History Paul Bouvier
was dying and gave his life to bring the new X-O Manowar Armor
, Pol-Bekhara to life. Because the Manowar Class Armor was never designed to have a human life create it, Paul never merged correctly with the armor and he managed to gain control over the armor and recreate himself.
After a battle with Aric for control, Aric
purged Paul from the armor (depriving it of sentience in the process). As the two were fighting near the remains of Aric's original armor, Shanhara, Paul was able to merge with the remains and become a new being, Alloy. Because Shanhara was essentially dead, the merger rendered Paul completely insane and he sought out Aric to kill him. After a fierce battle that triggered an avalanche, Aric rose from the snow with Alloy's severed head. He cast the head aside and departed.
Alloy appeared to have all the offensive capabilities of a Manowar Armor but as he was comprised of a destroyed armor was not stable (physically nor mentally). Alloy also exhibited the ability to flex the metal parts of his arms to increase his physical striking range.