Personal Info:
Real Name: Leila Davis
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Lethal Foes of Spider-Man 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Redeemers and the Sinister Syndicate
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Danny Fingeroth and Al Milgrom
Enhanced Abilities: Hardshell has super human strength and endurance.
Body Armour: Hardshell wears an exo-skeleton that gives her protection from physical and energy attacks.
Energy Blasts: Hardshell can fir blasts of concussive force.
Flight: Hardshell is able to fly.
Leila Davis was married to Anthony Davis, the Ringer. Abner Jenkins, The Beetle, coerced him into attacking Spider-Man, who easily defeated him. Sometime after that the Ringer found himself in the Bar With No Name and was one of the nineteen villains gunned down by the Scourge of the Underworld. Leila sought revenge on those that she blamed for her husbands demise. Spider-Man, The Beetle & Scourge. She inserted herself into Abner's Sinister Syndicate posing as Boomerang's girlfriend and later Speed Demon's when Boomerang was captured. When Abner's guard was down, she aligned herself with the Rhino and Boomerang in attempt to kill Jenkins using her husband's weapons. The battle was stopped by Spider-Man and the entire group was arrested.
Leila was later paroled and she immediately formed a new group with the intention of continuing where she left off. Donning a power armour, she dubbed herself Hard Shell.