Monday, April 16, 2012

ABC's of Crimsonstreak: Letter D

We now turn to the letter D in the ABC's of I, Crimsonstreak.

D is for Dashboy.

Make that Scarlet Dashboy.

Every hero must have an equal, a rival who pushes the hero to do his or her best.

Scarlet Dashboy is not that equal.

Dashboy's origins are shrouded in mystery, but one thing is clear: he's obsessed with Crimsonstreak. It's so bad, in fact, that Dashboy once stole Crimsonstreak's uniform in order to "fight crime" as his supposed idol.

He even ripped off Crimsonstreak's color, choosing "scarlet" instead of "crimson."

The guy is a menace whom Crimsonstreak must put up with because a real hero doesn't go around eliminating aspiring sidekicks, even when he'd rather kill them.

Dashboy is a speedster, though he couldn't hope to match Crimsonstreak stride for stride. His secondary power is the ability to grate on our hero's nerves. No one sees a very bright future for the young man, but potential left untapped could turn to bitterness down the road.