As a result of exposure to cosmic rays, the Thing possesses high levels of superhuman strength, stamina,
and resistance to physical injury. His strength has continued to increase over the years due to a combination of further mutation
and special exercise equipment designed for him by Reed Richards. He is capable of surviving impacts of great strength and force without sustaining injury. He is also
able to withstand gunfire from high caliber weapons as well as armor piercing rounds. The Thing's highly advanced musculature
generates fewer fatigue toxins during physical activity, granting him superhuman levels of stamina.
Aside from his physical attributes, the Thing's senses can withstand greater levels of sensory stimulation
than an ordinary human, with the exception of his sense of touch. His lungs possess greater efficiency and volume than those
of an ordinary human. As a result, the Thing is capable of holding his breath for much greater periods of time.
Despite his brutish, even monstrous form, the Thing suffers no change in his personality nor his level
of intelligence. Despite his greatly increased size, the Thing's agility and reflexes remain at the same level they had been
prior to his transformation.
The Thing is an exceptionally skilled pilot, due to his time spent as a test pilot in the United States Air Force and as a member of the Fantastic Four. He is also a formidable hand to hand combatant. His fighting style incorporates elements of boxing,
wrestling, judo, jujutsu, and street-fighting techniques, as well as hand-to-hand combat training from the military.
Ben once again tries to take on the Hulk within the events of World War Hulk in order to buy Reed Richards the time he needs to complete his plans for the Hulk. He gives him his
best shots, however the Hulk takes the punches and it does not even slow him down. The Hulk proceeds to knock out Ben by punching
both sides of his head simultaneously and would have delivered a killing blow, if not for the timely arrival of the Sentry; which turned out to be a hologram created by Reed in a failed attempt for calming the Hulk down.He is later seen captive in Madison Square Garden which the Hulk turned into a gladiatoral arena with an obedience disk
fitted on him.
Once released from his imprisonment, Ben, Spider-Man and Luke Cage attacked the Warbound, with Ben fighting Korg. Their battle was brought to an abrupt end when Hiroim repaired the damage to Manhattan Island, drawing the energy to do so from Ben and Korg.