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The Being, formerly known as Michael Smith, is the main antagonist of the 1983 American horror film The Being.

Once young teenager Michael Smith, The Being is a mutant brought about by exposure to radioactive materials from the dumpsite of the town of Pottsville, Idaho.

Appearance

The Being is a tall emaciated humanoid with no skin and exposed muscle. Its head is large, bulbous, and somewhat phallic in shape. The creature has two mismatched deep-set eyes, and it has a mouth full of sharp teeth.

Powers and Abilities

The Being possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Superhuman strength
  • Melting/resolidifying
  • Human intelligence

Fate

The Being is hacked to death with an axe by Detective Lutz. However, another similar mutant is born at the end of the film.

Trivia

  • The film was the first movie to be written and directed by cult film director Jackie Kong.

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