Quote:A power tether? Booooooooo! If that was the case, Ben would have wasted away during his MTIO adventures or died when he was on weirdworld after the first secret wars.
I think the tether is much longer than the diameter of our planet. Assuming it exists, of course. (Reed and Sue aren't even in our universe so no tether, no matter how long, could span the gap.)
How long was Ben on Weirdworld? Years? If so, then never mind, my guess is wrong. I know Ben has been captured by various extra-terrestrials at various times, but he has never been gone for years, I don't think. But I could easily be wrong.
I'll vote for the emotional state/depression like the Count. Power tether would mean as you kill off the FF they grow weaker? Ben seemed pretty Ben Like when he one shot stomped the Crewmember. Giving it over to the emotional problem just gives us more of the often unseen "Johnny has a brain" And if it were a tether thing and affected Reed and Sue then Frank would just fix it or Val would explain something to her father (since he's not as smart as her) to alieve it
Gosh I dislike Know It V-all. Even in the warm loving light of MTiO #1 the sarcasm escapes my typing fingers.