Ben Grimm is always a favorite. On the outside he might seem crude and crass, but on the inside he was a sensitive man trying to hang on to his humanity. He hid his pain in gruffness and jokes. He could pop the ego of many geniuses with practiced ease. An important thing because someone had to keep Reed Richards grounded and put the likes of Doctor Doom in his place. Reed might be the brains of the Fantastic Four but it was with the Thing I'd wanted to have dinner with.