Reed Richards' Greatest Secrets
As one of the Marvel Universe's most prominent genius-heroes, Mister Fantastic has a great number of skeletons in his closet.
The Skrull Kill Kows
Reed eventually joined forces with Doctor Strange, Professor X, Tony Stark AKA Iron Man, Black Bolt, and Namor to work behind the scenes as the Illuminati. Immediately after the Avengers helped stop the Kree-Skrull War, the Illuminati went to the Skrull homeworld, Skrullos, to tell the emperor to stay away from Earth. Instead, the Illuminati were captured, tortured, and ruthlessly examined. Though they managed to get back home, Richards and his secret teammates gave the Skrulls exactly what they needed to craft the Secret Invasion many years later, which almost destroyed the entire planet.
A Less-Than-Civil Warrior
Hiding the Body
In one potential future, a group of humans managed to trick Galactus into coming to Earth so they could harness his power and travel back in time to the present. The act killed the Future Devourer and Richards decided to bury the body inside the Earth. You know who did not appreciate that? Present-day Galactus! Reed went off to stop Galan from killing the culprits who had moved to Nu-World. While he was gone, Johnny Storm AKA the Human Torch had to sacrifice himself in the Negative Zone in a move that made his family and friends assume that he had died. The Torch survived, but a lot of people still had to deal with intense emotions because of Reed's choices.
Everyone Must Get Infinity Stoned
The Illuminati eventually decided that they should get their hands on the Infinity Gems. Richards attempted to use them all to destroy the Stones but failed. The group then decided to split the Stones up among themselves to keep them out of play. Mister Fantastic developed a pocket universe to keep the Power Stone safe, but when the Hood started gathering them, he got the Reality Stone and then used it to break into FFHQ to take Reed's! The heroes managed to stop the Hood, but exposed the existence of the Illuminati to the other heroes. Later, they brought the Stones together once more to try and stop reality Incursions in an effort that totally failed! Doctor Doom would go on to save pieces of reality on Battleworld.
Building an Angrier Hulk
Alternate Routes of Destruction
With SECRET WARS, the two remaining alternate realities crashed into each other and died. Doctor Doom figured out how to harness enough power to create Battleworld, a planet made up of chunks of alternate realities. Eventually, a contingent of surviving heroes -- including Mister Fantastic -- survived and worked together to dethrone Doom. Afterwards, Reed, Sue, Molecule Man and a bunch of kids decided to restart the multiverse. So, the next time one of those alternate reality bad actors decides to start trouble, you know who to blame!
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