Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Professional criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Night Nurse (Linda Carter), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Electro", "Cyberguy", "Killyu"

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man II#583/1 (March, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Carapace wears an exoskeleton that grants him superhuman strength and durability, although it leaves his head completely unarmored.  It includes a jetpack and wrist-mounted energy blasters.  He is a skilled engineer, having constructed his suit himself.

History: (Amazing Spider-Man II#583/1) - An armored criminal fought Spider-Man in front of the Astoria Theater; Spider-Man distracted him while he was flying, causing him to fly right into the building.  He emerged unscathed, and tried to blast Spider-Man, but Spider-Man webbed up his unarmored head - as he asked for the armored man's name, all he could make out was "Killyu".  The web-slinger disconnected the wires on his suit, knocked him out, and left him webbed-up for the police.

(Amazing Spider-Man: Extra!#3/1) - The armored man attacked Night Nurse's clinic, looking for drugs.  Spider-Man, who was being treated there, suggested that he needed a name, and suggested "Cyberguy" and "Electro" before settling on "Carapace".  As they battled, Spider-Man's lighthearted mood darkened, influenced by recent losses suffered by his friends Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, and Von Gonzales.  He brutally pummelled Carapace and nearly throttled him to death before coming to his senses.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid, Barry Kitson, and Mark Farmer.

I assume the doodads on his head are some kind of cybernetic interface.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

The armored villain dubbed Carapace has no known connections to:

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Amazing Spider-Man II#583/1, p2, pan2 (main image)
Amazing Spider-Man: Extra!#3/1, p5, pan4 (headshot)

Amazing Spider-Man II#583/1 (March, 2009) - Mark Waid (writer), Barry Kitson (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! #3/1 (May, 2009) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), Fabrizio Florentino & Patrick Olliffe (pencils), Kris Justice, John Livesay, & Serge Lapointe (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)

Last updated: 02/10/13

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