The Mauler’s armor was created by Cord Conglomerate, under contract with the U.S. Government. The first one
who got to wear the armor was disgruntled Cord employee Aaron Soames, who had been deprived of his pension when his legal records were destroyed and Cord refused to acknowledge the claim. While trying to take revenge on Cord, Soames came to blows with Daredevil. When he finally cornered Cord in front of the hero, he took his revenge – he did not kill his target. Instead, he destroyed Cord’s ID card and legal papers from his waller. Right afterward, he was killed by a group of security men firing a beam which destroyed his armor.