Marvel: 5 things we must see from the Fantastic Four in the MCU

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TOKYO – SEPTEMER 6: (L-R) Actor Chris Evans, actress Jessica Alba and actor Chichal Chiklis pose for photographers during the Japan Premiere of “Fantastic Four” on September 6, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on September 17. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images) /

Reed Richards: The oblivious genius

Reed is one of (if not the) smartest people on Earth. He’s created inventions that even his rivals marvel at. In Fantastic Four No. 25 (written by Dan Slott), Dr. Doom finds out that Reed discovered an energy that predates existence. As amazed as Doom was, he was just as annoyed. He felt like there was no reason Reed should have found it before him.

Reed will continue to uncover the fantastic things in the universe because, despite saving the universe on multiple occasions, he is a genius scientist first. With all of this being said, no matter how intelligent Reed Richards is, he somehow still manages to make silly mistakes.

Reed Richards is a genius who lacks the ability to see that people aren’t experiments. In X-Men/Fantastic Four No. 1, we found out that Reed created a device to mask his son’s mutant gene. Somehow he didn’t see the problem with doing that without his son knowing – especially since he was supposed to be helping him from losing his powers. Reed does things like this with good intentions. However, we know where those roads lead to. This may seem like a minor character trait, but it’s important. It’s one of Reed’s only flaws. Without it, he wouldn’t seem like the character we know.