Charlie Weiderman
Charlie Weiderman
Personal Info:
Real Name: Charlie Weiderman
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Queens, New York
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man 515
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Enhanced Abilities: Charlie Weiderman has super human strength and endurance. He is capable of increasing in strength with anger.
Body Armour: Charlie Weiderman has a Vibranium skinsuit which is fireproof; can absorb impacts, rendering him virtually invulnerable; and can vibrate at frequencies that allow him to split diamonds and slough off Spider-Man's webbing.
Charlie Weiderman was the one student at Midtown High School more bullied than Peter Parker. Even Peter took advantage of Charlie to score some points with the in-crowd before guilt led him to make friends with his scorned classmate, but Charlie, beaten by his father at home and humiliated at school, only sought revenge. First, he ingested a homemade version of Captain America's super-soldier formula, which only landed him in the hospital; later, he tried to pull a knife on his tormentors. When Charlie slashed his classmates' tires and lied about it, Ben Parker told him never to come see Peter again.
As an adult, Charlie still searched for vindication. His father died and left him enough money to help fund the creation of a porous polymer compound that could completely cover a soldier and protect him from harm. Charlie eventually realized that his "skinsuit" would have to be composed of the energy-absorbing metal Vibranium to protect the wearer from any impacts. Charlie talked Peter into a letter of recommendation that swayed industrialist Tony Stark, aware of Spider-Man's true identity, into authorizing a large grant. When Peter saw Charlie's hasty shortcuts involving the volatile Vibranium, however, he wanted to pull the plug on the project. Frantic, Charlie rushed the procedure and the Vibranium blew up, encasing him in a skinsuit that bestowed the metal's properties on him.