|Base of Operations||Genosha Island Prison|
|Place of Birth||Vermont|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- When you spend nearly twenty years rotting in prison, you have a lot of time to formulate a plan out.
- Puppet Master
The Pawn Shop
When Philip Masters was attempting to gain money for his child support, he took some of his clay sculptures to a dark and droopy Pawn Shop in a bad neighborhood. When he attempted to sell his sculptures, the strange owner of the Pawn Shop eventually scammed Philip into buying a "Special type of clay". He told Philip to sculpt his favorite superhero, but he hated superheroes, so he opted for the first one that popped into his head: Iron Man. When he asked what to do next, the man said he would find out eventually, and then kicked Philip out of his shop.
Discovering the Magic Clay
He fiddled with the Iron Man sculpture a few times and he eventually got ahead of himself and began playing with it as if it were an action figure. Little did he know, that Tony Stark's Iron Man Armor was obeying Philip's commands. Soon, the Armor was at his door step, and Philip thought he was going to be attacked, but the armor did not act. He soon discovered it would do whatever he told it to do, and he soon decided to take advantage of this discovery.
Manipulating Iron Man
He soon began making the Iron Man Armor rob several banks and bring the money back in order to pay for the child support he had been struggling on. This obviously came to Tony Stark's attention, and it troubled him that his armor was missing. He soon contacted the other Defenders and he managed to trace his armor's location to Philip's house, but he quickly gathered his things and abandoned the house to escape from the Defenders and whatever punishment he would be given.