Posted: Oct 22 2017, 12:51 AM
24 | Violist | Jeff Hardy | The Lightning
The truest example of an Anti-Hero if there ever was one. Leo, or "The Lightning" as he is called on Earth-23, is Earth-23's speedster. He was taken at a young age and experimented on by a secret government organization. They wanted to determine what would happen when they introduced tachyon particles along with an elixir that was suppose to give humans extraordinary abilities. However, the evening they injected Leo with this new concoction, there was a violent electrical storm.
As soon as they started injecting Leo, his body started violently seizing as his body was trying to reject the injection. And by chance, or perhaps fate, a lightning bolt crashed through the ceiling and zapped Leo, which caused his heart to start beating so fast that the EKG wasn't able to read it. However, he was still breathing so the doctor's decided to sedate him to see if it had any effect on his heart rate. And sure enough, it started slowing enough that the monitors could read it again.
So they kept him in a medically induced coma for over six months until his body started metabolizing the medicine they kept him on far faster than it could have any effect on him. And he woke up. It took him several weeks to realize what he could do and how to control it. The whole time, however, these 'scientists' were running experiments on him. Inflicting pain, forcing him to run as fast as he could, constantly taking blood and bone marrow and tissue samples.
One day, Leo decided he had had enough and learned that he could phase through the restraints. Now, he could have escaped and there was nothing he could have done about it. But Leo was barely 19 at the time. And the only thing his mind was focused on was revenge. And he took it. He used his super speed to kill everyone, down to the janitor, at the research center. Not wanting to face his mother and sister after what he had done, Leo decided to go on the run.
When Earth-23 was under siege by some new threat, he would suit-up and help out with other super heroes in order to make sure that his Earth kept spinning. However, he thought fighting street crime and other low level stuff was beneath him. And he certainly wasn't opposed to robbing a bank if he needed money. After all, he felt the world owed him. But soon, he grew bored with Earth-23. There was no one really interesting enough to keep him there. And then an event happened that opened up a worm hole into another universe. It took him a while, but he learned how to run fast enough and use the Speed Force in order to hop to different Earth's. And after searching for a few months, he finally stumbled upon Earth Prime.
Leo yawned as he cracked his neck and played at the ring with a black lightning bolt on his right ring finger. He found quiet a few more interesting things on this particular Earth than the others he had already ventured to. He was sitting in the Central City's Big Belly Burger restaurant. "Good to know that some things are multi-versal wide..." He thought to himself as he ate his third burger and sipped on his fourth strawberry milkshake. He occasionally dipped a group of three or four french fries into the milkshake before eating them.
His hair was a bright orange color and tied back in a tight pony tail. He was wearing a simple white muscle shirt and a pair of black, baggy cargo pants. His feet had black running shoes with a red streak along the center of it. This was pretty much how he dressed on all of the seven different Earth's he had been to. Leo had been around just in time to see the race between this Earth's "Flash" and some different speedster named "Zoom". "What a lame ass nickname..." He thought to himself about Zoom. But then again, maybe he didn't come up with it? If Leo had to have picked his nickname, he would have picked something better than "The Lightning". But that's all people saw when he ran. White Lightning.
He took out a "Flash" wallet that he had stolen from a store when he had just got to this Earth and pulled out a hundred dollar bill and placed it on the table while he was finishing his last milkshake. The waitress was a little amazed at how much food this one guy could put away. Or maybe she was shocked from his look. The big sleeve of tattoo on his right arm and his bright colored hair. It didn't bother him one way or another. He cracked his neck again and started walking out.
He took out a "Flash" wallet that he had stolen from a store when he had just got to this Earth and pulled out a hundred dollar bill and placed it on the table while he was finishing his last milkshake. The waitress was a little amazed at how much food this one guy could put away. Or maybe she was shocked from his look. The big sleeve of tattoo on his right arm and his bright colored hair. It didn't bother him one way or another. He cracked his neck again and started walking out."Sir! Your change..." the waitress came running after him. "Keep it..." He said casually and walked out with his hands in his pockets.
Posted: Oct 22 2017, 02:28 AM
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