Hobbie Brown is a no-name guy with absolutely no power in the city. He is humiliated by a crime lord, and seeks revenge. While trying to mug Mary Jane, Peter (as Spider-Man) catches him, furious that he would try to steal from his wife. Hobbie is sent to jail, where he saves Wilson Fisk's son, unbeknownst that Wilson Fisk is The Kingpin. To repay Hobbie, Fisk gives him absolute power, exactly what he's been wanting, in the form of The Prowler suit. It gives him tremendous powers, which enable him to take down Spider-Man, almost killing him! The Kingpin, always keeping strings attached, reduces the power of the suit, which he cannot take off without self-destructing himself. What's worse, is he's just made a fool of the crime lord, who wants revenge. Add that to the problem of the suit sending off electrical charges periodically to encourage Brown to visit him.