Senator Stewart Ward
Senator Stewart Ward
Personal Info:
Real Name: Stewart Ward
Also Known As: Stewart Ward, Sentry
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Peter Parker: Spider-Man Vol.2 #1 (1999) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Z'Nox
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Howard Mackie and John Romita Jr
Disease Generation: Stewart Ward was infected with a Z'Nox pathogen which slowly consumed his body, transforming it into an oozing, pink mass, although Ward could seemingly assume human form at will. He can spread his disease to others, either via contact or projectile blasts. Once infected, victims of Ward's pathogen develop an oozing pink rash, and spread the virus to anyone they come in contact with. Ward also demonstrated the ability to transform the infected into monstrous, mindless "viral zombies", although it appears that this required prolonged contact. The pathogen gradually ate away at Ward's body, slowly killing him.
Growing up in a military family, Stewart Ward was a black ops operative for the CIA and was assigned a top secret mission to uncover a HYDRA alien project with Arthur Stacy and the Ranger. The mission went bust after it was revealed that Ward was helping HYDRA with the project to use the powers of the alien race known as the Z'nox. Who had been banished to the Negative Zone by the X-men and Fantastic Four years earlier. HYDRA was using a type of virus that could create Z'nox/human hybrids that would allow them to return to Earth. Arthur and the Ranger were able to over load one of the generators and Ward was contaminated by the virus and left to die. However, he survived but was suffering amnesia from the attack. He eventually quit the CIA and ran for office whilst working with HYDRA on the side.
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