Monitored by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Man-Thing was among the many creatures being observed by S.H.I.E.L.D. During the HYDRA Uprising, S.H.I.E.L.D. was dissolved and all of its files were publicized, including those regarding the Man-Thing and his background. It was briefly mentioned during a conversation between Pepper Potts and former S.H.I.E.L.D. Deputy Director Maria Hill as she was leaving a Congressional hearing. Hill was giving Potts a list of the questions asked her and one was pertaining to Man-Thing.
Champions of Sakaar
At some point, Man-Thing was stranded on Sakaar, where he was imprisoned by the Grandmaster and was forced to fight in his Contest of Champions. Man-Thing won many fights in the Sakaaran Arena, gaining the praise of the Grandmaster, who granted him the title of Champion of Sakaar and dedicated him a sculpture on the facade of his palace.
- Grandmaster - Imprisoner
- In the comics, Theodore "Ted" Sallis, the alter-ego of the Man-Thing, was a biochemistry professor at Empire State University who was married to Ellen Brandt, scarring her face after she betrayed him to A.I.M..