Paul Duval was a chemist working in S.H.I.E.LD.'s employment, studying the Terrigen Crystal's and experimenting to see if he could create a serum that could repel its effects. When he submitted his trial approval it was denied. Then he experimented on himself, the serum partially worked giving the ability of motion, however he was still turned to stone. The Serum also allowed him to obtain the Diviner's ability to turn living organisms to stone. Duval then set out on a criminal career as the nefarious Grey Gargoyle, taking his name from the stone carvings atop the cathedrals of his native France.
Powers and Abilities Edit
- Transformation: With a combination of the serum he developed and the Terrigen Crystal's Diviner metal, he became the Grey Gargoyle and obtained the following abilities:
- Petrification: After absorbing the effects of the Diviner, Duval gained the ability to turn people to stone.
- Superhuman Strength: While in his transformed state, the Grey Gargoyle's strength is increased to superhuman levels. At his peak, he is capable of lifting about 11 tons.
- Superhuman Durability: Also while transformed, the Grey Gargoyle's stone body is highly resistant to physical injury. He can withstand high caliber bullets, falls from great heights, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury.