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The Blair-Thing is arguably the main antagonist of the 1982 American horror film The Thing.

After being assimilated, outpost biologist Blair kills the rest of the sled dogs and dismantles the team's vehicles in an attempt to construct an escape ship. When MacReady sets the outpost on fire, the Blair-Thing appears to kill him.

Appearance

The Blair-Thing resembles a gigantic mass of tumorous flesh with a humanoid torso emerging from the top. The creature's head somewhat resembles Blair's original head, but the left half of his head is replaced by an enormous maw filled with dinosaur-like teeth. Its right arm is that of a normal human, but its left arm is replaced by two long arms ending in two-clawed hands. Erupting from the Blair-Thing's waist is a vaguely canine-looking creature.

Powers and Abilities

The Blair-Thing possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Mimicry
  • Teeth

Fate

The Blair-Thing is killed after Macready blows it up with dynamite.

Trivia

  • The sequence with the Blair-Thing was originally meant to be longer, but limitations on the stop-motion animation meant it could only be a few seconds long.

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