U.S. citizen with a criminal record
Place of Birth
Fantastic Four #15 (1963)
The Thinker was imprisoned and dubbed “The Mad Thinker” by the media, which is a notion he detests. Since then, the Mad Thinker has spent a lot of his time in prison, frequently escaping by using his mind to transfer his consciousness into a series of Mad Thinker androids and committing his crimes while still physically in prison. The Mad Thinker was also one of the villains that Doctor Doom coerced into disrupting Reed and Sue's wedding, though Iron Man appeared and stopped him.
He has continued to construct new, more advanced androids, and later found and resurrected the original android Human Torch in order to fight the Fantastic Four. Though the original Torch soon turned on him, refusing to be a party to murder, and he destroyed it with his sentient computer, Quasimodo. Along with multiple confrontations with the Fantastic Four, the Mad Thinker has also faced many other heroes, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, Captain America, and the X-Men. The Mad Thinker recently teamed up with his sometime-ally, the Puppet Master, in order to take advantage of the chaos caused by the Super Hero Registration conflict.