Personal Info:
Real Name: Basil Sandhurst
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Kittery Point, Maine
First Appearance: Iron Man Vol.1 12
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Hood's Crime Syndicate, Former lackey of Thanos
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Iron Man
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Exo-Skeleton: The Controller possesses a stainless steel exoskeleton body armour that has been micro-surgically attached to his body. The body armour provides him with some protection from physical damage. The armour is also covered with micro-circuited power converters designed to receive cerebral energies from the slave discs he places on his victims and convert it into physical strength. Each disc is capable of diverting 85% of a persons cerebral energies to the Controller for his use.
Telepathy: The Controller can telepathically communicate with any being he has placed a slave disc on.
Mind Control: The Controller can control and direct a subject’s actions mentally for as long as he concentrates on that person.
Basil Sandhurst was a research scientist whose reputation for unorthodox practices and theories resulted in him being barred form all legitimate commercial and governmental research centres. Thanks to the influence of his brother Vincent, an unscrupulous lawyer, Sandhurst found work at Cord Industries one of the leading competitors of Stark Industries. During a visit by his brother, Sandhurst feeling frustrated by the mundane work, went into a frenzy, wrecking valuable instruments and machinery. Attempting to pacify his brother, Vincent accidentally pushed him into some volatile chemicals, which exploded, scarring and crippling Sandhurst.
Consumed by guilt, Vincent embezzled funds from Cord Industries to outfit his paralysed brother with an automated laboratory of his own. Sandhurst used the facilities to create a “mental wave absorbatron”, a device that drained the cerebral energies of whoever was connected to it. He then transferred it to a uniquely equipped exo-skeleton that he wore, in the form of motive power. Calling himself the Controller he began his criminal career.