First Appearance
Last Appearance

This page is for the super-hero identity. For the civilian identity see: Alexander Patel.

To see a list of Comics and Story-Arcs Hardnose has appeared in see: Hardnose (Appearances).

Hardnose is the hero identity of Alexander Patel.


Hardnose wears a plain black jacket and t-shirt underneath. A green mask covers his face while he wears a red belt and bright blue trousers.


Hardnose is created after a crystal transforms Alexander Patel when at Madison Square Park.


  • Can generate crystal and manipulate it in a variety of ways.

Role in the Spider-Man SeriesEdit

He is made to rob a bank at Rockefeller Center by Elias Flynn and is disgusted inself for doing so but cannot fight Elias' mind control. He was to be sold off by Elias for a large profit but the plan changed and he with the other Metahumes end up fighting The Seekers in which they win.

After Elias' death he is no longer under mind control but is forced to join The Hostiles when they reveal they have taken one of his loved ones captive. He is then forced to fight The Hostiles after they are transformed into a giant crystaline monster due to Darkhawk's Crystals. Once defeated they thank Spider-Man for his help and decide they need time to become use to their new powers.

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