Interior artwork of The Amazing Spider-Man #579 (December 2008).
Art by Marcos Martin.
|First appearance||The Amazing Spider-Man #46 (March 1967)|
|Created by||Stan Lee|
John Romita Sr.
|Alter ego||Herman Schultz|
|Team affiliations||Sinister Six|
Masters of Evil
Villains for Hire
The Shocker (Herman Schultz) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is usually depicted as an enemy of the superhero Spider-Man, and belongs to the collective of adversaries that make up his rogues' gallery. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Romita Sr, the character debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #46 (March 1967).
Herman Schultz, a self-taught engineer, started out as a low-level burglar and safe cracker, before using his skills to build a pair of gauntlents that can produce shock waves, which eased his line of work. He later incorporated these gauntlents into a special costume and became a supervillain, quickly rising through the ranks of the New York City underworld and being employed by various crime lords. Unlike most Spider-Man villains, who seek power, revenge against the hero, or to create chaos, Shocker is interested in making a living from his criminal career, and only harms those who get in his way. For this reason, he is among Spider-Man's least psychotic, ambitious, and respected adversaries.
The character has been featured in various media adaptations, such as feature films, television series and video games. The character made his live-action debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), portrayed by Bokeem Woodbine. IGN ranked him as Spider-Man's 23rd greatest enemy.
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The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #46 (March 1967) and was created by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. He appeared as a regular character in Thunderbolts from issue #157 to 162, when he deserted the team. He was also one of the main characters in "The Superior Foes of Spider-man" comic series.
Fictional character biography
Herman Schultz was born in New York City. He was a high school dropout who had brilliant talents as both an inventor and an engineer. Instead of using such talents to gain legitimate employment, he became a successful burglar and the world's best safe-cracker (according to him in later stories). After finally being caught and incarcerated for his crimes, he developed a pair of gauntlets designed to shoot air blasts, vibrating at high frequency. Schultz uses his gauntlets to escape from prison and becomes the supervillain known as "the Shocker". He defeats Spider-Man in their first confrontation (Spider-Man was at a disadvantage due to having a bad left arm sprain from an earlier battle with the Lizard) during a robbery. While robbing a bank, he was later beaten and sent back to prison after Spider-Man pinned Schultz's thumbs away from the gauntlets' triggers with the webbing and then knocked him out.
Shocker later stole an ancient stone tablet with an inscription for a formula that could restore youth, that had been earlier stolen by the Kingpin. Likely Schultz's most ambitious solo exploit was his attempt to hold New York City for ransom by blacking out various electrical grids to spell out his name, and extort one million dollars from the city. He then made one million dollars by harassing a stock broker. Shocker later joined Egghead's Masters of Evil (with Radioactive Man, Tiger Shark, Moonstone, and the Beetle) to incriminate Dr. Henry Pym, then on trial for treason. The Masters battled the Avengers in this encounter; Shocker was brainwashed and purposely abandoned by Egghead to deliver a false testimony, and subsequently cooperated with the authorities in exonerating the ex-Avenger.
Shocker was later hired by the Nazi war criminal Baron Von Lundt to kill Dominic Fortune, and built the vibro-shock units into his entire uniform to do so. Shocker was hired by the Chameleon and Hammerhead to induce Electro to join their organization. Shocker later attempted to steal thousands of charity dollars at the celebrity fund raiser for the New York City Library. He's captured by Spider-Man and sent to prison. He later escapes with the help of fellow inmate Boomerang. By this time, he's developed severe confidence issues and has become terrified that the Scourge of the Underworld is going to kill him. A tipping point occurs when Spider-Man apprehends him and seems to not take him seriously. Enraged, Shocker defeats Spider-Man and is about to finish him off when a Scourge imposter intervenes, causing Shocker to flee. When he next appeared his confidence issues are gone. He aims to hunt down Scourge himself and kill him first.
Shocker has proven to be a constant presence among Spider-Man's gallery of enemies. He often works as a member of a team (including Hobgoblin's Sinister Seven, Norman Osborn's Sinister Twelve, Doctor Octopus's most recent Sinister Six, and the Masters of Evil) or in partnership with at least one other villain. Previous alliances include Boomerang, the Beetle, Rhino, Leila Davis, Hydro-Man, and Speed Demon (all of which made up the Sinister Syndicate), and the Trapster, Constrictor and Jack O'Lantern. He also teamed up with a large group of villains during the Acts of Vengeance, when he helped them unsuccessfully attack the Fantastic Four. During one of his team-ups with Doctor Octopus, he participated in a raid on Avengers Mansion, hoping to help conquer it as the heroes were distracted by the events of the Infinity War. Shocker was forced to fight alongside the heroes called the Guardians of the Galaxy when alien doubles of both sides attacked. After the doubles stopped coming, Doctor Octopus tried to order Shocker and the others to continue fighting the heroes but instead, they turned on Doctor Octopus. They did not wish to harm the people who had helped save their lives. Shocker helped chase Doctor Octopus out of the building.
At one point in his career, Shocker became increasingly paranoid that he was on the Scourge of the Underworld's hit list, even though there was no actual proof that he was. He thus started seeking ways to become more powerful, hoping to thwart any attempt on his life by the vigilante group.[volume & issue needed] Shocker somehow acquired actual superhuman vibration powers. As he becomes more powerful, he realizes that the new powers will eventually kill him. He seeks a vibrational harness to cure himself and is aided by Night Thrasher and Spider-Man.
Shocker has had Spider-Man on the ropes on several occasions, with timely interventions often saving Spider-Man. Individuals thwarting Shocker's victories over Spider-Man include security guards, Dominic Fortune, and even a Scourge of the Underworld impostor. Shocker has also let Spider-Man go on a few occasions, the first being when he found Spider-Man incapacitated with a bout of vertigo on the outside of a tall building. He doesn't kill Spider-Man, thinking it an unworthy end, but doesn't help him either. Shocker found another moment of victory over Spider-Man when he teamed up with the Trapster. Sent by the Friends of Humanity to assassinate Paul Stacy, the duo managed to glue Stacy and Spider-Man together and corner them, only to be called off their assignment moments before finishing them off. Shocker would later turn on the Trapster at the behest of Osborn of having Trapster eliminated as a potential witness against his recent attempt to frame Spider-Man for murder. Preparing to kill the resigned Trapster in an alley, he was attacked and rendered unconscious at the last minute by Spider-Man (then disguised under the alias Dusk).
Shocker has a run-in with Iron Man on a subway car in NYC. Shocker is hired by the Golem, along with Constrictor and Jack O'Lantern, to protect a diamond delivery. He battles the Hood. Shocker was terminated as a freelance agent by Hammer Industries and captured by Spider-Man while trying to rob a federal bank alongside Hydro-Man. He accidentally evaporates his water-based ally with a misplaced vibration. He allied himself with Speed Demon of the New Thunderbolts in order to break into a particularly well-guarded safe. Though the police arrived at his hide-out in quick pursuit, he was saved by Speed Demon dashing in and stealing both the loot and Shocker's weapons, removing all traces of evidence (and, unfortunately for Shocker, also keeping the money to fund the Thunderbolts' further activities). Shocker plays a small role in the "Secret War" crossover event. A new version of the Sinister Six, with Shocker as a member, bands together during the Civil War but were stopped by Captain America and his Secret Avengers.
In The Punisher War Journal #4, he was among the group of villains that the Punisher attempts to kill at the wake of the recently deceased Stilt-Man. He survives the poisoning and fire-bombing. He later appears in She-Hulk #17 and later again in Avengers: The Initiative #3, in which he was shown to have partially reformed the Sinister Syndicate alongside Hydro-Man and Boomerang. This group attempts to rob Baily's Auction House but are interrupted by Spider-Man and then Initiative members War Machine and Komodo. The latter are there to neutralize Spider-Man. The trio escapes, only to be found and attacked by government operatives called 'Scarlet Spiders'.
In his first Brand New Day appearance, he is shown to have been hired by a mobster to take out a subway train wagon full of jurors. After a brief battle with Spider-Man, he is knocked unconscious while Spider-Man uses his gauntlets to destroy rubble blocking the path. Although he seems cooperative at first, as soon as he is secured by Spider-Man, he activates a powerful shock in his gauntlets through his belt, causing the main exit to collapse and allowing him to escape. On their way to collect money from bets on superhero fights, Shocker and Boomerang discover the dead body of "the Bookie". Shocker later appeared as a member of Hood's crime syndicate.
During the Origin of the Species storyline, Shocker is invited by Doctor Octopus to rejoin the reestablished Sinister Six, where he exchange for securing some specific items. He and Tombstone went after Menace's infant in the restaurant shop, until Spider-Man interfered. After he passes out from his fight, the police arrive but Shocker is carried away by Tombstone, who escapes. When Spider-Man goes on a rampage against the villains after the infant was stolen by Chameleon, Shocker is attacked in his hideout and threatens Shocker to tell him everything about the villains' whereabouts. Shocker tells Spider-Man that Chameleon has the baby at the Kravinoff Mansion. Shocker was then seen in the Raft due to a popular online vote at Marvel.com and was selected to join the Thunderbolts's new Beta team called the Underbolts where it was revealed that MACH-V has put his name on the list of likely candidates.
During the Spider-Island storyline, Spider-Man and Carlie Cooper encounter a six-armed Shocker. During the fight, Shocker reveals that he wants the money so that Mad Thinker can cure him. Shocker then pulls off his mask to reveal that he's slowly mutating into a spider-like creature. Shocker later appeared as a member of Villains for Hire (a villain counterpart of Heroes for Hire).
As part of the Marvel NOW! event, Shocker appears as a member of the latest incarnation of the Sinister Six, consisting of himself, Boomerang, Lady Beetle, Speed Demon, Overdrive, and the Living Brain. Shocker features as one of the main characters in The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, which concludes with Silvermane crowning him the new don of the New York underworld after Shocker saves dozens of mobsters by singlehandedly defeating the Punisher. Shocker shares a meal with She-Hulk while they discuss a memory Jennifer cannot remember, and Herman helps her by telling what little he remembers because she treated him well and bought him lunch, whereas other heroes would just beat him up and ask questions later. It was then revealed that a villain named Nighteater created a spell that would murder hundreds of people but made everyone think he was not a villain, but was instead a hero named Nightwatch, because it was more profitable. When Shocker found out, he assisted She-Hulk in defeating Nightwatch. When asked by Nightwatch why Shocker was angry after already getting his cut, even if he had forgotten, Shocker said that it was because he wanted to be a hero too.
When New York City was covered in the darkforce dome by the evil Captain America, the Shocker and Scorpia took advantage of this by robbing a bank but was stopped by Rogue. When the Shocker accidentally crushes the ground beneath them, they were surrounded by darkforce creatures and had no choice but to work together. When they finally beat the biggest of the creatures, Rogue flies away. Herman Schultz is being tried for his crimes as the Shocker and Rogue volunteers herself as a character witness. Rogue said that the Shocker, from her experience when she was fighting darkforce monsters alongside him, was smart, kind and courageous, and given the chance, could redeem himself.
Powers and abilities
The Shocker wears a pair of gauntlets he designed with vibro-shock units known as "vibro-smashers" that, when activated by a pump-action thumb trigger, can project a concentrated blast of compressed air that vibrates at an intense frequency. This creates a series of rapid-succession high-pressure air blasts that result in a series of powerful impacts. This allows Shocker to both effectively throw long range vibrational punches from a distance, creating destructive vibrations that can crumble solid concrete and cause extensive damage to the human body and its internal organs, as well as throw shock waves which vibrate the structure of something in order to weaken or destroy it. A lesser known ability of the gauntlets allows Shocker to make incredible leaps, by directing the air blasts toward the ground in front of him. Holding the thumb triggers down for an extended period of time increases the intensity, speed, and even spread of the air blasts.
The feedback from the Shocker's gauntlets is extremely intense (the initial test almost killed him). To guard himself from this, he developed a protective costume consisting largely of yellow quilt patches designed to absorb the shock. The costume is made of foam-lined synthetic fabric which absorbs all vibrations and establishes a vibrational shield which deflects normal blows and allows him to slip from any grasp. The costume's appearance has been the source of ridicule on the part of Spider-Man and other characters. How fellow villain the Looter was able to once wield one of the gauntlets without wearing a protective costume and suffering injury is unclear, though his super strength and durability were presumably a factor. Despite having no superhuman abilities, his vibrating suit and gauntlets enable him to trade blows with Spider-Man.
Around the year 2000 (real time), Herman Schultz began upgrading the abilities of his costume and weapons. His suit now contains a number of built-in shock units, which throw up a protective vibrational field when triggered by accompanying motion detectors. Besides deflecting most physical blows, this makes it difficult, if not impossible for someone to physically assault or grasp him by surprise. This power upgrade was accompanied by a much bulkier and more protective looking costume (as designed by artist John Romita, Jr.).
He also recently allowed Hammer Industries to drastically upgrade the power of his gauntlets. However, not trusting to share the whole of his secrets (and thus become what he perceives as expendable), he refused Hammer's technicians access to his actual costume, which (at least at the time) likely wasn't providing him with thorough protection from the feedback of the upgraded gauntlets (he cited nosebleeds as a risk he was willing to take).
Shocker has since appeared repeatedly in his original costume and minus the redesigned super-gauntlets provided to him by Hammer Industries. Whether or not this means he has found a way to retain his upgraded abilities in his old costume or whether he no longer uses them remains in question.
While most Spider-Man villains usually shift from their original goals to a vendetta against Spider-Man, the Shocker is still concerned largely with making a living and protecting his reputation. As such, the character is usually portrayed as behaving in a more professional manner than the majority of his maniacal peers.
Shocker has a notably rational personality among Spider-Man's enemies. He has often been shown to recognize his own limitations amongst a universe of super-powered individuals. He was once stricken with chronic anxiety and paranoia (in the Deadly Foes of Spider-Man series) stemming from his fears about being targeted by anti-heroes Scourge and the Punisher (surprisingly, he has survived encounters with both). While partnered with the Trapster, he mentions that he engages in psychotherapy.
In recent stories ("Venomous" and "Senseless Violence"), Shocker has revealed that he is extremely frustrated with his place in life, not wanting to be known as a punching bag for superheroes like Spider-Man. He unsuccessfully attempts to purchase the Venom symbiote at an auction to gain some respect. When temporarily partnered with Hydro-Man, he rebukes Morrie's suggestion that they go kill Spider-Man, being far more interested in more financially lucrative ventures and trying to rebuild a professional reputation.
Other characters named Shocker
Dalt Kendall was a brilliant scientist who was obsessed with electric eels. He began breeding a pair of gigantic electric eels in his secret lab, slowly exposing himself to their electricity. Over time his body developed an immunity to electricity and the ability to discharge electricity at will. Using his new powers, he began a life of crime, calling himself the Shocker. Madeline Joyce witnessed his first robbery and in her costumed identity of Miss America, attempted to apprehend the Shocker. Shocker managed to evade capture several times before Miss America finally discovered the entrance to his secret lab. Once he discovered she was in his hideout, Shocker began to divulge the source of his powers before taking the opportunity to attack the heroine. Miss America then tricked him into thinking she was unconscious and struck back at him, punching him into his pet eel aquarium. Somehow, the eel's electricity killed him while unconscious even though he had the ability to harmlessly absorb their electricity otherwise.
Randall Darby is a mutant who took the Shocker codename after being recruited by Magneto to become a member of his Brotherhood of Mutants, but after Magneto abandoned him, Darby changes his code name to Paralyzer.
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows
During the "Secret Wars" storyline in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Shocker appears as an enforcer of Regent where he is seen assisting Boomerang and Rhino in beating up Demolition Man. He later appears as a member of the Sinister Six when they are tasked to hunt down Spider-Man.
While the Shocker has not actually appeared in the MC2 universe, his gauntlets have been seen in the use of the bounty hunter Mad Dog Rassitano.
The Ultimate Marvel incarnation of Shocker is 33-year-old petty crook Herman Schultz who raids money transports. He wears a purple trench coat and a pair of goggles to protect his eyes. He used to work at Roxxon Industries and invented his weapons there. He was fired later and then became the Shocker to "get what he deserves" for all the work he has done. He is not especially dangerous and has fought Spider-Man five times in the first 100 issues. During several, there was an unusual factor: Spider-Man wearing the black suit, or the presence of Kitty Pryde, or Wolverine putting Shocker at a disadvantage. Ultimately, he suffers five embarrassing defeats. Thus, he perpetually ends up in jail and his equipment is confiscated. However, he somehow manages to get a new set every time he escapes. It was shown in Ultimate Marvel Team-Up that he does make new vibration units in the machine shop of the prison. It is also implied that he isn't always charged with anything; Spider-Man simply leaves him at the crime scene. This was noted in their encounter in the second annual when Foggy Nelson advised Spider-Man to hand him over to the police rather than leave him on the ground.[volume & issue needed] He is seen in the annual being dropped off at a police station while crying.[volume & issue needed] He gets some measure of revenge, where he unexpectedly defeats, captures, and tortures Spider-Man, and relays his background. He studied at MIT vigorously and eventually secured a job at Roxxon Industries creating high-end weaponry before being cheated out of his work and earnings. With Spider-Man as his only outlet for rage, he proceeds to assault him before once again being arrested by the authorities led by NYPD's Captain Frank Quaid after a tip from Kitty and Mary Jane Watson.
The Shocker has appeared in two different What If stories:
- In "What If... The Punisher Had Killed Spider-Man?", Shocker is among the group of Spider-Man's enemies who welcomed the Punisher with a toast for killing the hero. Instead of accepting the toast, Punisher killed them all the villains present.
- In "What If Scarlet Witch Ended the House of M event by saying No More Powers?", after the Scarlet Witch removed all non-tech based superpowers, Shocker, along with M.O.D.O.K., Vulture, Stilt-Man and Trapster, broke into Kronos Building to steal the Cosmic Cube from Aleksander Lukin, but he wasn't present; in his place of him, was there the Winter Soldier, who attacked the group. After a short battle, Iron Man arrived and defeated the group.
Old Man Logan
In an alternate future of the Marvel Universe, the Shocker was one of the villains who seemingly became organized and attacked the X-Mansion as a group. Logan fought and killed all of villains before finding out that it was all an illusion cast by Mysterio, and that he was actually killing his fellow X-Men.
Marvel Universe Vs. The Punisher
In Marvel Universe Vs. The Punisher, when a plague turned the world's population into cannibals, the Shocker was one of the many supervillans that succumbed to it. He fought alongside the Hulk's army when they confronted the escaping heroes and scientists on the Goethals Bridge, but was decapitated in the ensuing battle. Shocker is later seen among the Punisher's collection of severed heads.
During the "Secret Wars" storyline in the Battleworld domain of Deadlands (based from the remnants of Earth-2149), Shocker is one the zombies who attacked the strike force that Crossbones had assembled to hunt down the Red Skull.
During the Spider-Geddon storyline, Earth-91053 featured a female version of Shocker named Anita Dillon, who is the mother of Max Dillon. Shocker breaks into the Brand Corporation in search of her son and takes several hostages, but is taken down by The Spider and arrested by the NYPD.
In the Marvel Noir universe, Herman Schultz is an American citizen who owns his own company, called Schultz Enterprises. In 1940, during World War II, Schultz secretly allied with the Nazis, building for them a battle suit capable of firing powerful shock waves, which, according to Schultz, would help them "end the war in a month". In the middle of a meeting between him and some Nazi officers, Spider-Man Noir and the White Widow, in an attempt to prevent Schultz from selling the suit, confront him and they manage to disable it after a brief fight.
The Shocker is part of a small group of supervillains who survived for decades after America was conquered and laid to waste. This group comes between a war between the new Avengers and Doctor Doom, but do not survive.
In other media
- Shocker appeared in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends animated series episode "Along Came a Spidey", voiced by John Stephenson.
- Shocker appeared in the 1990s Spider-Man animated series, voiced by Jim Cummings. This version's gauntlets fire electric bolts rather than compressed air and is usually seen under the Kingpin's employ. In his first appearance during "The Alien Costume" saga, he was hired by the Kingpin to eliminate Eddie Brock to ensure the Rhino's theft of the Promethium X asteroid was not compromised. Due to Spider-Man's arrival, however, Brock escaped Shocker's wrath and the Promethium X was taken back. When Shocker learned of this, he kidnapped John Jameson and demanded Spider-Man give him the asteroid in exchange. The two met in a church tower and got into a fight after Jameson escaped. Spider-Man eventually won after disabling Shocker's gauntlets, though the web-slinger nearly killed the villain due to the symbiote suit's influence at the time. When Spider-Man returned to his original costume, Shocker and Rhino attempted to take advantage and joined forces to kill the web-slinger, only to be defeated by Venom. The two villains ended up in jail, but Kingpin broke the two out during the "Insidious Six" two-parter to join the eponymous group and kill their mutual enemy, Spider-Man, though they failed to do so. While the group disbanded and rejected Kingpin, Shocker returned in "The Awakening", having been hired by Kingpin to work with Dr. Herbert Landon to kidnap Michael Morbius. They succeeded, but Morbius escaped with help from Spider-Man and Black Cat. Shocker's last appearance was in the "Six Forgotten Warriors" saga as part of a reassembled Insidious Six until they were attacked by the Red Skull and Electro.
- In The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series, the Shocker alias is used by Jackson "Montana" Brice (voiced by Jeff Bennett) instead of Herman Schultz due to a creative choice made by series producer Greg Weisman.
- Shocker appears in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, voiced by Troy Baker. In the episode "Burrito Run", Spider-Man, Power Man, and Squirrel Girl find him trying to break into a building and engage him in battle. After defeating him, Shocker claims to not remember how he got there as the last thing he remembered was being in his apartment. The heroes later learn he was a brainwashed pawn of Mesmero, who used Shocker, Boomerang, and Grizzly to assist him in his crimes, though Spider-Man was able to free the villains from Mesmero's control and leave them for the police. Shocker later made minor appearances in "Halloween Night at the Museum", "Nightmare on Christmas", "Contest of Champions" Pt. 1, and "Anti-Venom".
- Herman Schultz appears in the 2017 Spider-Man animated series episode "Osborn Academy", voiced by Cameron Boyce. This version is an overweight teenager who specializes in vibration technology and competes with Clayton Cole for a position at the eponymous school until Spider-Man intervenes. A three-way battle ensued until the Jackal steals Herman and Clayton's technology, though the two boys helped Spider-Man disable them and defeat the Jackal.
Herman Schultz / Shocker appears in the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: Homecoming, portrayed by Bokeem Woodbine. This version of the character is an employee of Adrian Toomes' salvaging company before it went out of business following Damage Control being established and the group turned to crime. In the film, the Shocker alias is initially used by Jackson Brice (portrayed by Logan Marshall-Green), who wielded a modified version of Crossbones' vibro-blast emitting gauntlet, until he is accidentally killed by Toomes. Following this, Schultz assumes the Shocker mantle and gauntlet before tracking down a weapon retrieved by Spider-Man and assisting in a weapons deal aboard the Staten Island Ferry. The deal is ambushed by the FBI and Spider-Man, though Schultz and Toomes manage to escape. When the crew pulls their final heist on a cargo plane transporting weapons from the Avengers Tower, Schultz is tasked with stopping Spider-Man from intervening. The former initially overpowers the web-slinger until he is distracted by Ned Leeds, allowing Spider-Man to web Schultz onto a bus. In a deleted scene, students find Schultz still webbed and take photos with him before he is eventually turned over to the authorities.
- Android replicas of Shocker appear in Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge as mini-bosses during Spider-Man's levels.
- Shocker appears as a mini-boss in the Sega Genesis and SNES Spider-Man video games.
- Shocker appears as the first boss in Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro, voiced by Daran Norris. In this game, Shocker is an underling of Electro, who tasks him with stealing a piece of a bio-nexus device to aid in his plans. Though Spider-Man tracked Shocker to a warehouse, the latter passes the device piece to the Beetle to prevent the former from getting it. After Spider-Man defeats his henchmen, Shocker fights the web-slinger himself, but is ultimately defeated and left for the police.
- Shocker appears in the Spider-Man video game, voiced by Michael Beattie. He worked with Vulture to rob a jewelry store, but after Spider-Man defeats him, Shocker gave up his hideout's location to spite Vulture for stealing his share while he went to prison.
- Michael Beattie reprises the role in the Spider-Man 2 video game. Shocker is briefly released from prison to participate in a contest arranged by Quentin Beck to prove that Spider-Man's powers are fake, but manages to escape during the competition. After this, he dons his costume again and returns to his life of crime. Spider-Man and Black Cat track down and fight him, but he escapes after injuring the latter. Shocker later takes over an abandoned Oscorp lab to use an experimental space propulsion system to enhance his powers, but Spider-Man and Black Cat fight and defeat him before leaving him for the police.
- In the PlayStation Portable version of the game, Shocker is broken out of prison by the Rhino alongside Mysterio and Vulture before they are both hired by Doctor Octopus to steal high tech equipment. After Spider-Man defeats Vulture and learns Shocker and Rhino are at the docks, he goes there and defeats them. He leaves them for the police, though not before Shocker reveals Doctor Octopus' plan to Spider-Man.
- The Ultimate Marvel version of Shocker appears as a minor boss in the Ultimate Spider-Man video game, voiced by Brian George.
- Shocker appears as a mini-boss in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, voiced by Michael Gough. This version is part of Doctor Doom's Masters of Evil. Shocker also appears in a simulation disk that sees the heroes fighting him aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
- Shocker appears as a boss and later a possible ally in the PSP and PS2 versions of Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, voiced by Liam O'Brien. In order to halt a symbiote invasion, Spider-Man seeks out Shocker for his vibro-shock gauntlets to construct a sonic emitter. After being defeated by Spider-Man whilst trying to rob a hotel vault, Shocker gives him the gauntlets and urges the hero not to turn him in. Depending on the player's choices, Spider-Man can either turn him over to the police or trust him and let him go. If the latter choice is made, Shocker becomes an assist character who defeats enemies with his vibro blasts.
- Shocker appears as a mini-boss in the next-gen versions of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, voiced by Rick D. Wasserman. He kidnaps Ms. Marvel, but the heroes track him down and defeat him.
- Shocker appears as an exclusive character in the Nintendo DS version of Spider-Man: Edge of Time, voiced by Steven Blum. He fights Spider-Man 2099, who traveled to Earth-616 to recover a fragment of The Tablet of Order and Chaos in Shocker's possession.
- Shocker appears in Marvel Heroes, voiced by David Boat.
- Shocker appears as a playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes, voiced by Greg Cipes. In a bonus mission, Shocker and Electro collaborate to rob a bank, only to be defeated by Captain America, Iron Man, and Spider-Man.
- Shocker appears as a boss and later playable character in Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
- Shocker appears as the first boss in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game, voiced by Ryan Alosio. Herman Schultz initially appears as a low-level gang boss and arms dealer whom Spider-Man defeats and interrogates for Dennis Carradine's whereabouts. As Schultz gives up the information, he also reveals how his gang and the Russian Mob started a gang war before tricking the web-slinger into letting him escape. In the hopes of winning the gang war, both groups attack Oscorp to steal its advanced weapons. Schultz in particular stole construction equipment called the "Seismic Harness Construction Resource". Calling himself "Shocker", he fights Spider-Man, but is defeated. After interrogating him a second time, Spider-Man leaves Schultz for the police and uses his equipment to upgrade his web-shooters.
- Shocker appears as a mini-boss in Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2.
- Shocker appears as a playable character and a boss in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. His Marvel Cinematic Universe iteration is also playable and serves as a mini-boss in the game's open world. In the game's story, Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, and White Tiger fight several escaped inmates and supervillains from the Raft, including Shocker and most of the Sinister Six. The heroes defeat them moments before Kang the Conqueror arrives and makes Manhattan part of Chronopolis.
- Shocker appears in Marvel's Spider-Man, voiced by Dave B. Mitchell. While this incarnation's backstory is similar to the comics, he sports a more modern look, and can use his gauntlets to jump great lengths. Within the game's continuity, Spider-Man has been a hero for eight years, and is well-familiar with Shocker, having fought him multiple times in the past. In the character's biography, Spider-Man refers to him as his first real "super" adversary, and the least psychotic one, as he usually avoids civilian casualties while committing robberies for a living. In the game, Shocker is released from Ryker's Island on parole, only to run afoul of Mister Negative's gang, who forced him to commit bank robberies to finance their crimes. He has two encounters with Spider-Man, both of which end with his defeat and re-incarceration.
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