Reed Richards, patriarch of the First Family of the Marvel Universe. Endowed with one of the finest human minds in history, he pioneered a new exploratory vehicle using his missing father's money. As a result of the test flight, Reed and his three companions were exposed to cosmic rays, becoming the elementally-empowered Fantastic Four.
Dubbed "Mr. Fantastic", Reed has a phenomenal stretching ability that he can use in a number of creative ways. His most potent ability, however, remains his unequaled intellect and unbounded imagination.