Karl was a Norwegian geologist stationed at Thule Station. The character appeared in the 2011 film The Thing and was portrayed by actor Carsten Bjørnlund.


Karls death is very notable as being the first and possibly only victim of Juliette-Thing and the fact that his death alerted the disbelieving station to the dangers of the Thing.


  • He has a facial resemblance with Fuchs.
  • In a deleted scene, after Jonas extinguished the fire they go back to check on his dead body, but he is gone and Lars follows his blood trail. He then sees Karl get up from behind a desk. The wound he sustained is gone. Seeing the others, he lets out an inhuman roar before being incinerated, revealing to be Karl-Thing.