Edward Cobert was a former S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy graduate who went rogue after the HYDRA Uprising. Having Inhuman lineage in his genes, Edward had undergone Terrigenesis which activated his superhuman powers during the early days of the Inhuman Outbreak. Now having the ability to grow to giant-size, Edward had went on a rampage until he was apprehended and imprisoned by the Advanced Threat Containment Unit. However, he was soon freed by the HYDRA Empire and earned the name "Gargantua".