Films: The Thing (1982), The Thing (2011)
Alias: Griggs, Juliette, Edvard Wolner/Adam Finch, Sandor Halvorson, Sam Carter, George Bennings, Noris, Palmer, Windows, Blair
Location: Tundra/Haunted home
Height/Weight: Depends on host and even then, it varies.
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil
Summary: We've seen our fair share of impersonators in these films. But try and name a copycat that not only sows seeds of mistrust everywhere, but makes everyone feel absolutely ill while doing it.
History: Somewhere at the bottom of the world, a massive spaceship has laid dormant for what can only be assumed to be millennia. Its cargo is a large frozen alien being. Naturally, the visiting humans thawed it out, and from there, it began to terrorize their base, assimilating them and driving them mad with paranoia.
Notable Kills: Every. Single. Time. It takes one's form, it ain't pretty.
Final Fate: Every time the Thing takes on a new form, it's bound to get incinerated one way or another. It was seemingly killed when it got blown up by several explosives at once.
Powers/Abilities: Can infect a body and twist it into a form of its own choosing. If given the chance, it can merge several bodies at once, and if one body is killed, a part of it can regenerate into the beast again.
Weakness: The Thing cannot stand fire, and explosives will surely kill it.
Scariness Factor: 4-We honestly cannot tell which is worse. Losing your trust in everyone because of an unseen alien super-predator, or watching said predator turn people into horrific parodies of life. Either way, expect the body horror to come flowing in like water from Niagara Falls.
Trivia: -The first film, like its predecessor from the 50s, is based on John W. Campbell Jr.'s short story, "Who Goes there?", but it follows it a lot more faithfully, right down to the shapeshifting alien.
-The effects for the prequel WERE mostly practical, but the problem was that some idiot thought it would be a good idea to drown it all in CGI because it "wasn't convincing enough". Oh yes, because the original film was totally fake looking without modern tech! Dunce.