Armus demonstrated many powerful abilities. It seemed unaffected by phaser fire and was able to manipulate and even transport matter. Armus claimed that it had once been a part of beings not unlike Humans. In the distant past these beings had discovered a way to convert their negative personality traits into a physical skin, which they then shed. These people had subsequently become dazzlingly beautiful and had departed their home planet, leaving the 'evil' material - Armus - behind.
Armus made several attempts to terrorize the Enterprise crew, but each time was frustrated by their total refusal to assist it. Eventually they realized that the energy field preventing transport was reduced in strength each time Armus was frustrated; Captain Picard beamed down and confronted Armus, provoking it into a rage of such magnitude that the ship was able to beam its crew back.
The Enterprise posted warnings to prevent any vessels from approaching Vagra II and abandoned Armus there. It's fate is unknown, but there is no reason to suppose that it is not still on the planet.
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