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Information-silkReal NameWalter Newell
Information-silkCurrent AliasStingray
Information-silkRelativesDiane Arliss Newell (wife), Tiger Shark (Todd Arliss) (brother-in-law)
Information-silkAffiliationFormerly Avengers, Secret Avengers (Civil War), Deep Six, Defenders, Point Men (Hawaii Initiative)
Information-silkBase Of OperationsHydrobase
Status
Information-silkAlignmentGood
Information-silkIdentityPublic Identity
Information-silkCitizenshipAmerican
Information-silkMarital StatusMarried
Information-silkOccupationOceanographer
Information-silkEducationDoctorate in Oceanography
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHeight6' 3"
Information-silkWeight200 lbs (91 kg)
Information-silkEyesHazel
Information-silkHairBrown
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesNone
Origin
Information-silkOriginWears battle suit
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
Information-silkPlace of BirthGloucester, Massachusetts
Information-silkCreatorsRoy Thomas, Bill Everett
First Appearance

(as Walter Newell)

(as Stingray)
Comic Book Showcase

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HistoryEdit

Quote1 'The Avengers need Stingray,' Steve said. 'Time to swim with the big fish again.' Guess he didn't realize that I never left the pool. And I don't plan to anytime soon. Steve's right. The world needs heroes more than ever. And with dozens of Avengers back on active duty, things on land are pretty much covered. That leaves approximately two-thirds of the planet's surface left to protect. I think I can fit that in. After all, if a new day really is dawning, then the warmth of the sun's rays should be felt everywhere, even at -- the darkest depths. Quote2
-- Stingray src 

Walter Newell designed a unique suit for exploration. He took the name Stingray after basing some of its design on manta rays. He was ordered by Edgar Benton to bring Namor in to investigate the disappearance of water from Earth's oceans. Stingray reluctantly did so, but later allowed Namor to leave. It was during this time that he met his future wife, Diane Arliss, the sister of Tiger Shark and the two started dating.

He was later targeted by Iron Man during the Armor Wars until Stark had finally determined his suit did not contain any stolen technology. [1]

Stingray joined the Avengers when they assisted him against the Lava Men. He and his wife became the caretakers of Hydro Base and offered the Avengers use of the facilities. Hydro Base was later destroyed.

He also assisted the Fantastic Four members damaged face Thing, Invisible Woman and Namor with help from Tiger Shark, Tamara Rahn and Psi-Lord (an alternate reality Franklin Richards)[2].

Civil War/Initiative

Newell continued his research and occasionally still acted as Stingray. He was part of Captain America's Secret Avengers. After the surrender of Captain America he registered and became one of the trainees at Camp Hammond.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

Stingray uses an armor originally designed for underwater exploration. The suit can safely operate in depths up to 1200 feet. It has a unique oxygen diffusion system based on fish gills.

The suit grants Newell superhuman strength and durability to handle underwater conditions. The suit is able to swim at high speeds underwater. Newell can also glide when not in water. Its main weapon is a potent electric blast.

Power Grid [3]
Intelligence
Strength
Speed
 3
Durability
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
 2

Strength level

20 tons? Expresses surprise when Namor can lift a few dozen tons easily.

ParaphernaliaEdit

Equipment

Stingray suit, which has an internal communication system

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Footnotes

  1. Iron Man #226
  2. during the Starblast crossover with the Namor comics
  3. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 11



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