I love villains like the Trapster. Here's a guy whose gimmick is an unbeatable paste fired from glue guns. Some of those snooty-type fanboys like to scoff at him, saying it's unrealistic that such a villain would turn to a life of crime when he obviously could sell his formula for adhesives and make a ton of money. Uhm. Yes, and then what? That might allow him a cushy sum for a year or two at a comfortable salary, but after that, it's back to the drudgery of lab work or an office job. And that's even AFTER the drudgery of patent filing and licensing meetings, marketing… forget about it. Might as well turn to the best get-rich-quick scheme a gimmicky scientist can just jump right into--- a life of crime! And you get to meet the most interesting people…
But okay, so let's give in and get Trapster a more legitimate job than chasing armored cars that carry bags of money with "$" labeled on them. What's the kind of job that would require trapping people in creative ways so they would just stop for a second and stand still long enough to hand them, oh I don't know, say, a slip of paper? Yes, that's right-- meet the Trapster, New York's finest process server!
Let's have him team up with another re-invented villain-- Hammerhead. Long considered nothing more than hired muscle for the mob, this guy has one great asset, and that's his great loyalty. So much so, that when the mob runs into trouble, the only one they can count on his Hammerhead, even if it means transforming him into their defense counsel. You could go one of two ways-- first of all, let's give a boost to that metal plate in Hammerhead's noggin. Let's allow it to pick up on the empathic thoughts of others around him, perhaps even surface-level telepathy. It'll give him the edge in front of any jury, tailoring his case to fit the feelings of the room. Alternatively, there is a bit of his origin that made him awaken in a darkened alley in an injury that necessitated the plate in his head. Why not have him be a mob lawyer in the first place, and suddenly his talents are in demand again, reverting him to what he was before.
Ultimately, you have a villainous duo that can fight the heroic vigilantes in an area they are not really familiar with -- that "Order" part of "Law and Order." The new pair of process server and shady mob lawyer make a great villainous duo for pre-Shadowland Daredevil and even She-Hulk.
"These are their stories…" DUN DUN!