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Arnim Zola was HYDRA's leading scientist and an ally of the Red Skull. He built a suit that held his essence, allowing him to live for decades past a normal life span. He and Zemo created the villain Vermin.
Arnim Zola had battled Captain America and Whizzer in WWII where he was supposedly defeated and his technologically advanced garments were given to S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury for research. During a class in the Triskelion, Spider-Man and Iron Spider noticed that Iron Spider's armor was being hacked. After class, they traced the hack and learned that he was actually alive and well, and both of the Spiders had reawakened him. He used his magnetic powers to pin Iron Spider's amor against the wall and almost crushed both of them. He escaped and created a small army of synthezoids to attack S.H.I.E.L.D., but Spider-Man and his team, Iron Spider, Power Man, Iron Fist, Nova, White Tiger, and others defeated him. Arnim Zola has battled them since.