Franklin Storm (Trank series)
Real Name Franklin Storm
Gender Male
Movie Fantastic Four
Actor Reg E. Cathey
Status Deceased
"How did we get this far? Human beings have an immeasurable desire to discover. To invent. To build. Our future depends on us furthering these ideas. A responsibility that rests on the shoulders of generations to come. But with every new discovery, there is risk. There is sacrifice. And there are consequences."
―Franklin Storm[src]

Franklin Storm was the father of Fantastic Four members, Susan Storm and Johnny Storm.


Fantastic FourEdit

Born and raised in New York City, Franklin Storm has always had a knack for new, advanced and scientific research that would change the world and the course of mankind. He adopted his daughter, Sue Storm in Bosnia after her parents were killed trying to stop communist insurgents from overthrowing the country. He sees his daughter as his perfect prodigy, while his son, Johnny, is seen as nothing more than a cocky race car driver who nearly gets himself in trouble and killed while trying to prove he's the best there is. Franklin gets fed up with Johnny's recklessness after he wrecks his car that he built with his dad's money. Franklin tells him he will get the car back if he comes to work for him on the Quantum Gate. Sue is happy to see Johnny while Victor sees him nothing more than a spoiled child. After the accident at the Baxter Building, Franklin is horrified to see his children mutated at the genetic/molecular level. His employer, Harvey Elder, promises Franklin that he will find a cure after Reed escapes the facility. He tells Sue that they will be sending Johnny out to the field like Ben. To make sure his team won't be used as weapons for the government, he has Sue to try and locate Reed and have him find a cure to make them human again. Reed is happy to see Johnny, Sue, and Ben. While research team is sent to Planet Zero, Franklin is shocked to see Victor alive and well after being brought back. Victor, thinking that the human race needs to be destroyed, goes on a deadly rampage throughout the base and kills everyone. He tries to get to the Quantum Gate, but Franklin stops him, telling Victor that they are not gods; they are people who deserve a second chance. Victor tells Franklin that humanity had its chance and kills him. Before dying, he tells Sue and Johnny to look after each other. The team then names a research center after him in his memory.




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