SHOCK

Real Name: Ariel Tremmore

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Professional criminal; former prostitute

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Slash and several other inmates

Enemies: Daredevil, Mr. Fear (Alan Fagan)

Known Relatives: Alan Fagan (father), Cora Tremmore (mother, presumed deceased), Larry Cranston (grand-uncle)

Aliases: Mistress of Fear

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#314 (March, 1993)

 

 

Powers/Abilities: Shock can generate terror in others via generation of a chemical similar to the "flight scent" pheromone generated by herd animals. She can also generate hatred and rage. Rather than just generating raw, primal fear like her predecessors, she actually causes her victims to see their greatest fear.

    Via consumption of a certain potion, she transforms into a monstrous appearance, with razor sharp talons. She returns to normal by consumption of the same or another chemical (it wasn't clear). She did not appear able to generate the pheromone in her normal form.

 

 

History:
(Daredevil I#315 (fb)) - Ariel is the illegitimate daughter of Alan Fagan, who used her mother for a good time and then left her behind, refusing to accept responsibility for her care. Ariel's mother trained her from an early age to hate her father and to be better than him. Ariel's mother had to take a job at a poultry factor, during which time she was caught in a fire. After this, Ariel began to desperately accumulate money so that she could achieve her life's goal. She stole and even sold sex in order to get the money.

(Daredevil I#314/315(fb)) - Shock paid Slash and a group of other inmates to attack her imprisoned father, now Mr. Fear, cutting off a piece of his face. After receiving her father's skin, she had a chemist examine it and synthesize and rework the fear chemical which had impregnated it. Ariel then used the variant fear chemical to transform into Shock, Mistress of Fear.

(Daredevil I#314) - Shock went out into New York, using her powers to steal from and terrorize others. Daredevil discovered her actions and tracked the scent of the fear gas to Ariel, who again transformed into Shock. She used her powers to fill Daredevil with rage, and then she tackled him off the top of a building.

(Daredevil I#315) - Both Daredevil and Shock made it to the ground safely, where Shock then used her powers to terrorize the people on the streets. While Daredevil controlled the chaos she was causing, Shock fled, visiting her father in the hospital. Fagan's vital signs were initially weak, but Shock tormented him until his signs began to strengthen. Daredevil tracked her down again, and while she confronted him with images of being assaulted by Elektra, Daredevil managed to keep his wits about him. He forced her to consume another dose of the sample, returning her to normal so that she could be arrested. However, along the way, her hands returned to their taloned form, and she prepared to break free.
    Meanwhile from his hospital bed, Fagan plotted revenge.

Comments: Created by Scott McDaniel with writing by D. G. Chichester and inks by Bud Larosa.

Her mother's first name was revealed in Shock's entry in Fear Itself: Fellowship of Fear (October, 2011).

Thanks to Coeloptera for pointing out that Shock is Cranston's grand-niece.

Profile by Snood.

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images:
Daredevil I#314 (cover);
Daredevil I#315 (cover);
314, p10, panel 5


Appearances:
Daredevil I#314-315 (March-April, 1993) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)


Last updated: 05/22/12

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