Friday, April 13, 2012

ABC's of Crimsonstreak: Letter C

Our third stop brings us to the letter C.

We've already learned a bit about Chris Fairborne AKA Crimsonstreak, but here's a little more background on our main character.

Chris is born and raised in Indiana, a Hoosier through and through. A graduate of a small liberal arts college, Chris has a lofty family legacy to live up to. His father, Colonel Chaos, is a reformed supervillain who became one of the earth's mightiest heroes. His mother, Miss Lightspeed, is an equally formidable champion of justice who captured Chaos and then fell in love with him.

Chris is the super couple's one and only son, and while he inherited his parents' devotion to fighting injustice, he didn't inherit some of their more impressive powers. Both Chaos and Lightspeed are super-strong. Both can fly.

Chris can do neither of these things.

He is, like his mom, a super-speedster. However, Chris displays the kind of super-speed that's off the charts. The speed at which he moves could prove a danger not only to himself, but to the rest of the world. Thankfully for us, Chris is on our side.

He's the product of a happy family, but in 2000, his mother died during a fight with a supervillain named Zeus Caesar. His father arrived too late to save her. Following Miss Lightspeed's death, Chris and his father drifted apart. After a mysterious explosion near Chris' hometown, his father blamed Chris for the disaster and threw his son in the Clermont Institution for the Criminally Insane.

When the book begins, Chris has been imprisoned for three years with little knowledge of what's happened to the world.

Let's just say he missed a lot.