The Blob (Frederick J. "Fred" Dukes) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is usually depicted as an adversary of the X-Men. A mutant originally depicted as an obese circus freak, the Blob claims to be immovable when he so desires. He possesses an extreme amount of pliable body mass, which grants him superhuman strength. Possessing the mindset of a bully, he mostly uses his powers for petty crime and as a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants and Freedom Force. He is one of the most prominent, long-running mutants to be depowered as a result of the Decimation storyline.
The Blob appears in the 2009 superhero film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he is played by actor Kevin Durand.
Blob may refer to:
Blob (visual system)
Blobs are sections of the visual cortex where groups of neurons that are sensitive to color assemble in cylindrical shapes. They were first identified in 1979 by Margaret Wong-Riley when she used a cytochrome oxidase stain, from which they get their name. These areas receive input from parvocellular cells in layer 4Cβ of the primary visual cortex and output to the thin stripes of area V2. Interblobs are areas between blobs which receive the same input, but are sensitive to orientation instead of color. They output to the pale stripes of area V2.
Blob (video game)
Blob is a platform-puzzle game, developed by Jonnathan Hilliard and published by Core Design for the Commodore Amiga personal computer. The game was released in the United Kingdom on September 1, 1993.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Blob \Blob\ (bl[o^]b), n. [See Bleb.]
Something blunt and round; a small drop or lump of something viscid or thick; a drop; a bubble; a blister.
(Zo["o]l.) A small fresh-water fish ( Uranidea Richardsoni); the miller's thumb.
n. (context databases English) (acronym of binary large object English) (gloss: a data type that allows storage of binary data often of indeterminate length).
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"drop, globule," 1725, from a verb meaning "to make or mark with blobs" (early 15c.), perhaps related to bubble. The same word was used 16c. in a sense "bubble, blister."
Usage examples of "blob".
The enemy blob was expanding slowly on the screen as he moved toward the target base.
Although it was lying fairly Aat, the blob was slightly larger than a human being, and it had spread across the bridge in a pile of steaming ooze.
Tash and Deevee both scrambled backward as the blob lunged forward and landed heavily on the spot where they had been standing.
The blob made no sound, except for the slimy slap of its wriggling, fatty skin on the surface of the bridge.
Deevee tried to pry himself loose as the blob began to creep up his silver legs.
He grabbed the upper edge of the blob in his gloved hands and yanked hard.
First the mysterious Wedge Antilles appeared out of nowhere to save them from a weird blob creature, and then told them that no one but Imperials had been allowed on Gobindi in weeks.
A small slurp above her gave Tash just enough warning, and she scrambled out of the way as another blob dropped from the ceiling.
It was as if the first cell contained a fully developed blob, while farther down the line they were still forming.
Passing even more rooms, Tash saw a blob that was just about the size and shape of a human man, lying on the floor.
A bright streak of energy shot out of the gloom and struck the blob head-on.
Wedge poured blaster fire onto a bold blob that had charged toward them.
Tash remembered the Rodian turning into a blob in his cell, and shivered uncontrollably.
In a little while you will be just another mindless blob spreading my virus around the planet.
The weight of the virus blob on her shoulders made her feel as though she were carrying another person.