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Michael Sitvak designed the powerful Torpedo suit for what th thought
was a noble purpose: national defense. But when he learns that his sponsor, Senator Eugene Sitvak--who is also his uncle--plans to use the suit to conquer the country. Wearing the suit while trying to destroy the plans. Michael tangles with Daredevil and happens to bring a building down on himself; he is unburied by Brock Jones. former pro football player and now a vice president of Delmar Insurance.
With his dying breath, Michael explains what he was trying to do and why, and asks Brock to take the suit and use it for good. Brock succeeds in destroying the plans and becomes The Torpedo. After a while, he learns that Senator Sitvak is in league with the alien beings known as Dire Wraiths
and, when they attack his Connecticut home disguised as rocket-suited Rocketeers
, he quits his job and moves his wife Lorraine and children Ann, Tammy and Daniel to Clairton and anonymity. While there he meets and befriends Rom
, the Spaceknight. Brock helped Rom against the Dire Wraiths. Rom took-off to space forawhile, and Brock was left to hold the fort. Poor Brock couldn't fight the Dire Wraiths by himself and was killed along with most of the town of Clairton.
The Torpedo has nuclear-powered jets on wrists and ankles which enable him with supersonic flight and pack a devastating punch. His battle suit provides him with damage resistance and also can generate shockwaves