In 1936 Alexander Bont was a minor Hell's Kitchen gangster. When an illict transaction with Nazi agents was disrupted by the heroic Angel, Bont escaped by punching him repeatedly. Encouraged and learning of crime kingpin "Lucky" Luciano's fall, Bont spent years building his own criminal organization. In 1945, Bont slew the costumed hero Defender, cementing his reputation. Decades later, Bont, now a criminal overlord, was targeted by rookie superheo Daredevil. Unknown even to Daredevil, Bont had ordered the death of Daredevil's father, Jack Murdock. Bont sought representation from Matt Murdock, but was sentenced to more than a decade in prison. Bont's position as crimelord was soon claimed by the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), who had trained under Bont's rivals, Don Rigoletto and Max "Hammer" Stryker.
Recently, Bont was enraged by reports that Daredevil and Murdock might be the same man. Acquiring the power-inducing Mutant Growth Hormone (MGH) shortly before his parole, Bont extorted the ex-criminal Gladiator into savagely beating Daredevil. Bont then dragged his opponent into the streets in order to publicly humiliate him. However, he was interrupted by Daredevil's friend, federal agent Angela Del Toro. Enraged, Bont used his new super-strength to fight the recovering Daredevil, but his heart gave out and he died.