Marvel comics have created a number of different super powered teams of heroes over the years. Now these teams are now characters in major motion pictures. The attention on these heroes is increasing and with rival studios owning different rights to the characters, there are ongoing comparisons. The following is a character comparison between the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.
Invisible Woman and Kitty Pryde
Invisible Woman has the ability to become invisible and create invisible force fields. These force fields can be used for protection of herself and those around her. Invisibility gives her the ability to move with incredible levels of stealth that proves useful in attacking some targets. Kitty Pryde has the ability to phase in and out of our reality. This phase shift allows her to become intangible and pass through solid objects. Kitty also has the ability of stealth to move undetected through solid objects and can often surprise targets with an incredible degree of success.
Thing and Colossus
The Thing is the strength and power of the Fantastic Four. His body was transformed into a rock like substance following his exposure to cosmic rays. The transformation made his body invulnerable to physical attacks and gave him superhuman strength, endurance and durability. Colossus has the power to transform his body into organic steel which is virtually indestructible. While in his steel form Colossus has extreme superhuman strength.
Human Torch and Sunspot
The Human Torch has the ability to produce and control fire. He is covered in flames when he desires and has the ability to fly. The Torch can throw balls of fire and project flame blasts of various intensity. He also gains a partial invulnerability from physical attacks due to the flames covering his body. Sunspot has the ability to absorb solar energy and convert it into physical strength. One weakness that Sunspot has is that he must have access to solar energy to keep his strength. Once he runs out of solar energy, he powers down. Sunspot can also cast solar energy at targets with incredible heat and intensity.
Mister Fantastic and Beast
Mister fantastic gained the ability to elongate and reshape his body is various ways. He can lengthen his arms to strike targets, thin his body to repel attacks or glide in the air and can form hammer like fists to attack with. Beast has similar attributes in speed and agility. He is able to move with animal like agility and can use his animal form to attack with superhuman strength.