Villains: Fear Itself
Foes of Asgard: Covert / Instinct / Strength
While serving time in prison for aggravated assault committed while a member of an extortion racket, Carl “Crusher” Creel was selected by Loki, the Asgardian god, as his unwitting agent in a scheme against his brother Thor. Loki added an enchanted potion composed of rare Asgardian herbs to Creel’s drinking water in the prison commissary, Loki granted the brutal convict the power to absorb the physical properties of anything with which he came into contact. Creel has been a menace to society ever since. When Skadi freed the Serpent an enigmatic being claiming to be the true all-father of Asgard, he called the Hammers of the Worthy to Earth. One of these hammers transformed the Absorbing Man into Greithoth, Breaker of Wills.