Technology: Egghead’s many inventions include insect control devices, orbiting lasor satellites, mind control devices, robots and many others.
Nuclear Physics, Robotics, Electronics, Biology, Engineering, Repair/Tinker
Puppet Master, Mad Thinker
Elihas Starr was a government scientist who was caught and jailed after smuggling blueprints out of work, presumably to sell on the black market. The media dubbed him “Egghead,” and he was soon contacted and freed by a high placed crime lord, who gave him the charge of proving his worth by defeating the original Ant-Man. Although using his technological expertise, Egghead failed and narrowly avoided capture. Time and again he would try to defeat Hank Pym, who would soon adopt a diferent guise of Giant-Man, and his partner, the Wasp, but would be routinely defeated.
Giving up on pure revenge, Egghead tried to use a orbiting laser death ray to extort money from the United States, but was defeated by the Avengers when Hawkeye’s (then, Goliath) brother tipped them off, even though he would die in the ensuing battle. Later, Egghead would use the Swordsman to capture Goliath, thinking him Hank Pym, but Hawkeye-as-Goliath soon defeated both criminals, avenging his brother.
Escaping from prison, Egghead planned to use a mind-transferral machine to rob Pym of his intelligence, and went so far as to test it on his own neice before being defeated by Pym-as-Ant-Man again. Egghead, in revenge, planted a bomb in his neice’s car, who survived the blast but lost her left arm.
A later incident found Egghead forming the Emmisaries of Evil, but when his scheme failed, Egghead was presumed dead in the resulting explosion. Instead, lying low, he learned of Pym’s mental breakdown and expulsion from the Avengers, and set up an elaborate scheme to frame Pym for kidnapping and stealing from a nuclear base. Forming the third Masters of Evil, Egghead pretended to “free” Pym from his trial, making the world believe him to be a supercriminal. Egghead forced Pym to work on Egghead’s deepest wish, a cure for aging, but instead, Pym constructed a weapons device that allowed him to defeat the Masters of Evil just as the Avengers arrived to rescue him. Egghead attempted to shoot Pym in the back, but Hawkeye used an arrow to plug his gun, which misfired, killing Egghead.