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He was born in the populous Grand Rapids Michigan, and spent most of his childhood with his two bizarre parents. Both of them were a little eccentric in their own ways; from his father's lawn furniture made from beer cans, to his mother's lawn gnome collection. Stan even so had a mostly peaceful life excepting his mutant abilities. Both his parents were mutants of a sort. His mother Janine was an empath and psychic. She could guess 5 out of 6 lottery numbers perfectly every time, just not the right order always. His father Walter had extremely good healing, letting him recover from almost any injury.
Stan discovered at age 5 that he was a mutant as well, capable of eating large portions of food without getting fat. His parents didn't believe Stan until he began a bacon, crisco, and ice cream diet for the better part of a year without gaining even an ounce of fat. Willing to accept, but unsurprised by, their son's unique abilities, they took him to Millenium City to get an appraisal from Melvin Hunko. Melvin did his examination and stated the official mutation to be a hyperactive metabolism that digested calories just as quickly as they were consumed. Stan thought to ask if ALL of his bodily processes would work quickly, and Melvin confirmed with a yes.
Stan Abuses His Powers
It's not that Stan became a violently insane criminal, or even much of an upstart. But nonethless, Stan used his natural mutant abilities to surpass his elementary school friends at pretty much everything. He could run faster, learn faster, recover faster, eat faster, and toss out smart-aleck comments faster. He joined the junior football team as a runner, and was easily the fastest 8 year old on the field. Wanting to advance his life as quick as possible, Stan got to weight training early.
By the age of 10, Stan had a six-pack of abs that was extremely unusual for a boy his age and height. His parents attempted to encourage him to slow down, and even took to grounding him when he started to get unruly. Stan quickly became defiant of his parents, and literally ran away from home. The longer he ran the faster he could go, until at last Stan broke the sound barrier and wound up lost in Florida.
Stan goes Home
Stan was deeply traumatized by his destination. The severe distance from anything familiar, plus his difficult to control speed, lack of money, and wind-torn clothing made him realize that his parents only wanted what was best for their little boy. He called his parents to apologize, and they wired him some money for a flight home. Rather than buying a plane ticket however, Stan told his mom and dad that he intended to make it home on his own two feet, and bring them back the exact amount of money he was wired.
It took Stan a full year of mowing lawns, running errands, and doing whatever chores a 12 year old could legally do to stay fed, stay clean, and walk the entire distance back to Grand Rapids. The journey of self discovery was a tremendous eye-opener for Stan, and significantly improved his intrest in geography. When he showed up at home on his 13th birthday, his parents thought he was an adult at first. But as promised, Stan produced the exact amount of money he was given, and was welcomed home.
By extreme coincidence and luck, Janine Quinney FINALLY got all six of the Detroit State Lottery numbers right, and won the family a total of $350 million dollars to be paid over the next 10 years. Now well off enough to retire, the family sent Stan to a private school which he raced through over the course of three years. He took up martial arts as a diversion, and earned the name Quickstrike from his teacher. (No, his teacher was not Japanese.)
Puberty didn't go the same for Stan, as the physical maturity one would normally gain in twenty-years came to Stan in only three. But with his metabolism repelling sickness and injury just like his father, it became clear that Stan's capacity to age was slowing down, and might even stop entirely. Unlike the old cliche that doing everything fast would make a person age fast, Stan was actually becoming superhumanly healthy to the point where the effects of aging were staved off.
Stan never lost his taste for fatty foods, and eventually used his family's money to buy a special utility belt for food. He loved french fries and bacon extensively, and always kept it handy.
White Star Coalition
Finishing high school at 16, Quickstrike hit the streets of Millenium City to attend a youth program for aspiring superheroes. It was on his journey to Millenium City that he made his first 'archnemesis'. (But not really.) Quickstrike was leaving gaping potholes behind everywhere he tromped adding weeks of work for a transit construction foreman. Quickstrike simply named this man 'Road Crew' and vowed to see him behind the glass of a repaving vehicle for his crimes against humanity. Road Crew had never committed such crimes, but he did file a civil complaint towards 'That Orange Speedy Guy'.
Quickstrike bummed around Club Caprice while waiting for Professor Heismeir to review his application. Hearing that Heismeir was recruiting in Canada, Quickstrike ran the distance on foot (like an idiot) only to discover there was a private jet line just for superheroes upon his arrival. Neverthless he joined the White Star Coalition as the Red Squad's speedster under 'Busta Move.' He developed a respectable rivalry with another speedster in the program name Liberation who lacked Quickstrike's enhanced physique, but had the advantage of training with weaponry.
Powers, Abilities, Weaknesses
Hyper Metabolism - Quickstrike has what he likes to call 'Fast Food Powers' letting him metabolize food, poison, and any ill-effects to his body almost instantly. Through daily physical training he reaps the rewards of a considerably muscular physique for someone his age.
Speed - His legs and arms are attuned to travel at extremely high speeds, letting him run very quickly, and even project powerful punches and kicks as a result of enhanced velocity.
Shockwaves - By vibrating his arms and punching the ground, he can create localized earthquakes that make him appear stronger than he actually is.
Friction Suit - Quickstrike does not perform well in clothing that is not specifically made for speed. His standard outfit is coated in a friction displacement polymer that lets him run extra fast without problems.
Limitations - Quickstrike's reaction times are only slightly advanced. That, plus his body is essentially human. He can get hurt just as easily as most people, but will heal from it rapidly.
Quickstrike is a sass-mouth, and something of a self-proclaimed comedian. He is very sociable, assuming the person he's talking to isn't bothered by his zelaous demeanor. He has a tendency to poke fun at demons, anti-heroes, and other people with a more stoic sense of humor. He considers himself infinitely clever for custom painting 'emo buckets' and handing them out to individuals who try to have dark and brooding personalities. He often makes a mockery of cliches (despite being an obvious one himself), and in particular does not take Black/Red color schemes seriously at all. It is extremely ironic that his WSC placement is on the red team. He avoids his uniform whenever he can.
• Road Crew - A mass-transit construction foreman driven insane by Quickstrike leaving damage to the roads wherever he goes.
Notes & Trivia
• Voice Actor: Will Friedle
• Quickstrike's father had a short stint as a hero named Expeller.
• QS owns a motorcycle at home, but he's too young to have a license for it.
• His birthday was November 8th, 1994.
• QS is extremely intelligent, and invented the frictionless polymer on his costume himself.
• Assuming he isn't killed, QS will be forever young.
• His favorite animal/bug is a scorpion.
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