Harvey Allen
Appeared in Fantastic Four
Status Deceased
Actor Tim Blake Nelson
"We gave you six years and millions of dollars and you gave us nothing, what's changed?"
―Harvey Allen[src]

Harvey Allen was a government scientist and supervisor of the Baxter Foundation.


Fantastic Four

Harvey Allen and other military officials met with Dr. Franklin Storm to discuss funding his experiment to transport people to another dimension. Harvey notes his doubts in Franklin, mentioning that he was given a great sum of money to achieve this goal last time and criticizes Franklin's choice of letting Victor von Doom on the team noting how he set his lab on fire before leaving. Franklin assured them he would oversee Victor personally.

Eventually, they all agreed to fund the project which was a success thanks to Franklin's children Johnny and Sue Storm, Victor, and newly recruited prodigy Reed Richards. Harvey thanked them but told them they would not be going on the actual excursion. Reed, Victor, and Johnny disobeyed this and used the teleporter with Reed inviting his best friend Ben to come along. However, a crisis occurred and Victor was seemingly, while Johnny, Reed and Ben, along with Sue who managed to bring them back where affected with strange and unique powers. The four were then put in government custody, however, Reed managed to escape.

Harvey went to Ben who had been turned into a super strong almost invulnerable rock creature and told him that Reed had abandoned him and would not be coming back but assured him that scientists would fix him but until a cure could be found Ben would have to work for the government on assignments. A year later Allen presented to military officials the powers of Sue, Johnny and Ben. Later, when Reed was located, Allen sent Ben in to capture him who successfully captured him. Allen had Reed fix the teleporter who easily fixed it. Harvey then sent a team over who discovered Victor. Bringing him back, Allen tried to question Victor about the Dimension. Victor responded that the dimension saved him. He then proceeded to kill Harvey by making his head explode.

Character traits

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Behind the scenes

  • Tim Blake Nelson's role was originally announced as Harvey Elder, the villain known as Mole Man in the comics.
  • Tim Blake Nelson previously portrayed Samuel Sterns in The Incredible Hulk.


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