When doning ths costume he becomes the supervillain known as "The Shocker". He is among Spiderman's most annoying and persistant villains. Essentially, the suite deflects physical blows and makes him virtually impossible to grasp. The suite is also equipped to shoot air blasts at targets from the fists which are strong enough to break through concrete. Various super-villains, such as Egg-head, may have assisted Shocker in perfecting this impressive costume. Shocker has no superhuman abilities, but is a very good street fighter.
One of the elements that makes Shocker a particularly dangerous foe is that he does not over-estimate himself as many of Spiderman's foes do. The Shocker knows he is just a thug in a fancy out-fit and, armed with that knowledge, he doesn't give Spiderman too many unnecessary advantages in close combat. Although Shocker is among the most meagre of villains, he is surprisingly well-connected among super-villains.