Armstrong was a government agent who was critically injured while protecting a dignitary from the mercenary group Shadowforce Alpha. He was saved by Dr. Noah Purl using the regenerative therapy pioneered by Curt Connors. The operation was successful, and he gained superhuman strength and durability. He then teamed up with Scarlet Spider against Shadowforce Alpha and a creature that was mistaken for the Lizard, the alter ego of Curt Connors. Armstrong was dubbed Strongarm by a journalist who misheard his last name.

After Civil War

After the Civil War, he was listed as a potential recruit for the Initiative.[1]


Armstrong possesses superhuman strength, resistance to injury and regenerative powers.


He is skilled in the use of firearms

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