Taylor, Carl Walker, Iron Man, Ultimate Weapon, Ultimate Defense
Wilson (publicly known); Walker (secret)
U.S.A. (as Wilson) with criminal record, considered legally deceased; (as Walker) U.S.A. with no criminal record
Place of Birth
Unrevealed, possibly someplace in Missouri
(as Wilson) Sub-Mariner #66 (1973); (as Force) Sub-Mariner #68 (1973)
6'1"; (with armor 6'3")
185 lbs.; (with armor 280lbs.)
The armor contains highly miniaturized generators that can create energy for a variety of effects including creating solid force fields for himself and others. Force can discharge pure force bolts that gain strength the further they travel. These can penetrate 2" thick steel at close range, and the discharge of the bolts can be adjusted to lower levels. Force can meld objects into steel by emitting a force pulse into the object itself, causing no damage to the object in the process. By surrounding his armored fists with force fields, Force can increase the amount of concussive force of his punches, enough to engage in hand-to-hand combat with superhumanly powerful beings. Force can also project force fields strong enough to support up to 25 tons and able to resist concussive force of approximately 80,000 lbs. per second. Can usually generate a field up to 20 feet in diameter, given enough energy, Force could theoretically engulf an entire city.
Force can electrify any force field he creates, sufficient enough to disrupt to nervous system of a normal person, causing death. Force can discharge EMPs that can shut down devices within 50-yards. Built into the armor is an EMI (electromagnetic interference) shielding, that protects from the blast.Force can compress air using two miniature magnetically powered turbines to enable him to fly at speeds up to Mach 1.2 (960 mph) for a distance of 4,500 without recharge.
Force later came under the employ of Justin Hammer, an unscrupulous industrialist, who offered to finance improvements on Wilson's armor in exchange for half of the profits made through Force's criminal ventures. Hammer placed Force in charge of all his illegal shipping operations, which included marine piracy, so Hammer could smuggle raw opium into the U.S. for an American businessman. During one of these routine operations, Force and his group of mercenaries hijacked the yacht of Tony Stark and took several hostages, including Bethany Cabe. As Iron Man, Stark trounced Force and his mercenaries and was able to rescue the hostages.
Unable to handle the grief and sorrow he had wreaked as Force, Wilson confided his doubt to Hammer who seemed unsympathetic. Tired of being used by Hammer, and repulsed by the man he had become, Wilson abruptly quits. In response, Hammer activates a fail-safe device, the "Safelok System", which he had secretly installed in the more recent patch of armor upgrades. Using this fail-safe, Hammer was able to trap Wilson in the armor and threatened to kill him if he broke their business arrangement.
Realizing that he had run out of options, Force turned to Iron Man to help him remove the armor and in return he testified against Hammer. While in police custody, Hammer sent his henchmen: Beetle, Blacklash and the Blizzard to kill Wilson before he had a chance to testify. They were promptly stopped by Iron Man, Jim Rhodes and a reformed Force. Afterwards, Stark reported to the authorities that Force was accidentally killed while attempting to escape, but in reality Stark helped him to establish a new identity, giving him a job as Carl Walker at Barstow Electronic.
When Stark was unable to wear the Iron Man armor after being shot, Stark Enterprises became vulnerable to corporate sabotage. One such attempt was made by the Roxxon corporation, which hired Fixer to sabotage Barstow Electronics. In an attempt to repay Stark for saving his life, Force accepted Tony's offer to stand in as Iron Man. As he wasn't so experienced in using the sophisticated armor, he was unable to stop the Fixer. Eventually Stark took control of Iron Man and beat the Fixer with Wilson's help.
Still working at Barstow Electronics, a particular Pentagon contract required Wilson to be subjected to fingerprint analysis and background checks. When the government ran the prints, they discovered that Walker was actually the thought-to-be-deceased Clay Wilson. Using this information, the Defense Under Secretary blackmailed Walker into assisting him to obtain Stark technology and manipulated Walker into believing it was Stark who had actually betrayed his secret.With this knowledge, Wilson donned the Force armor to "rescue" Stark in Iraq. Instead of rescuing Stark, Force openly attacked him believing that Stark ruined his new life by revealing his true identity. Once Wilson discovered the truth, he helped Stark out of Iraq.