Arthur Woodman attended the biannual roundtable meeting of HYDRA leaders that was hosted in the mansion of Octavian Bloom. Among the other attendees were the Sheikh, the Baroness, and Doctor List, representing Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
As wine was poured to give a toast to Daniel Whitehall joining the Red Skull in the afterlife, Arthur Woodman refused to have his glass filled. After the toast, Arthur admitted that he did not like Whitehall. He wanted to replace Whitehall as leader of his faction; however, the others wanted the same. List decided that whoever destroyed S.H.I.E.L.D. before it could make its move against them would have the position, Arthur and the others agreed.
Just as Octavian Bloom and Sunil Bakshi gave a kill-order for Woodman to be terminated, Lance Hunter lied to Bakshi telling him that he was sent to kill him so that he could not take his rightful place as Daniel Whitehall's replacement. An assassin, known as Barrett Gage, received the order from his superiors and waited for Woodman to go inside an elevator. Once Arthur was inside, he was attacked by Gage, who used a Splinter Bomb on him that caused him to disintegrate.