Powers: Body Armor, Electrical Generation, Gliding, Hyper-Swimming, Water-Breathing
Talents: Oceanography, Ichthyology, Cetology
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 determined his suit did not contain any stolen technology.
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)1.