Identity: William Barrett Foster
Growth: Foster’s rank was Amazing, but his Strength could only reach Incredible. Each time he used this power, he would have to make an Endurance FEAT roll, or black out for 1-10 rounds. If he blacked out, he would have to make a second Endurance FEAT or lose one rank of Endurance permanently due to cellular degeneration. He no longer possesses this limitation. His Endurance has been restored.
Protection vs. Psychic Attacks: Giant-Man has Amazing protection against mental attacks.
Thing, Champions of Los Angeles, Project Pegasus, Tony Stark, Henry Pym
Longtime ally, former employee; former member of the Defenders and the Project Pegasus security team. A brilliant biochemist in the employ of Avengers benefactor Tony Stark, Foster was assigned to work with Avengers member Hank Pym on a cure for the latter’s gigantic stature (Pym had been temporarily trapped at an abnormally large physical size). They eventually succeeded in this, but Foster stayed on as Pym’s research partner and Avengers Mansion’s resident scientist. Foster eventually left the Avengers’ employ during one of Pym’s leaves of absence from the team, and later used a facsimile of Pym’s growth serum to become the super-hero Black Goliath. Still later, he assumed one of Pym’s old aliases as the new Giant-Man, though he was eventually forced to retire from adventuring when health problems curtailed his size-changing power (he briefly regained his powers for a time through the aid of Avengers West members, but recently lost them again). He has remained an ally and associate of the Avengers, and supervised the construction of their West Coast headquarters. He has also renewed his research partnership with Henry Pym, and with it his occasional association with the Avengers.