Salvaging a Bad Situation
Herman Schultz’s criminal career began back when he was an employee for Adrian Toomes’ salvage company. Toomes’ company was working on cleaning up the remnants of alien technology left after the Chitauri invasion of Manhattan, dubbed the Battle of New York. Before Toomes’ workers could get too far into the job—which Adrian Toomes had invested a large amount of money in—Damage Control arrived on the scene and claimed official jurisdiction.
Now out work and financially ruined, Toomes and his men, including Schultz, secretly kept some Chitauri tech they’d already salvaged and embarked on a criminal career. Backed by Toomes’ ingenuity and crew member Phineas Mason’s talent for engineering and harnessing the alien parts for new advanced weaponry, Toomes’ crew sold their powerful weapons to the highest bidder. They were able to continue their illegal activity as they stole more technology left behind from other Super Hero battles.
One crew member, Jackson Brice, took to wearing a vibro-shock gauntlet and was the first person to dub himself “Shocker.” Ultimately, though, it was Schultz who was destined to continue on with that weapon and identity.
Shock the System
Schultz, like Jackson Brice before him, wears a specialized shock emission gauntlet. It was designed by Phineas Mason. With the gauntlet, Schultz generates and releases powerful electric shock blasts that propel targets away or ground them for capture. Because of the force produced by the gauntlet, Schultz can also deliver super-powered punches, capable of moving objects as large as a school bus.
Everything Was Great Until…
Aside from the government bureaucrats that took his job, Schultz’s main pain is the quirky Queens-based costumed vigilante known as Spider-Man. After all, the weapons business was booming and Toomes’ crew was operating in the shadows until Spider-Man stuck his nose into their affairs and started shining a spotlight on them.
Aside from Jackson Brice, who is a bit of a loose cannon, Schultz’s friends and allies are his tight-knit crew of former salvage workers—including their leader Adrian Toomes, and trusted men like Phineas Mason and Randy Vale.