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Whizzer (II)
Real Name: Stanley Stewart
Occupation: Former postman, now adventurer and crimefighter
Identity: Publicly known
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States of the Squadron Supreme's Earth with no criminal record
Other Aliases: None
Place of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Madeline (wife), Tina (daughter)
Group Affiliation: Squadron Supreme
Base of Operations: Squadron City
First Appearance: AVENGERS #85

History: A native of the Earth of another dimension, Stanley Stewart gained the ability to move at superhuman speeds from passing through a fogbank of unknown nature. He became a costumed crimefighter under the name of the Whizzer and became a founding member of the Squadron Supreme, an organization of superhuman champions.

Coincidentally, on "mainstream" Earth, there was a superhuman champion named the Whizzer who was active during the 1940s. Also, after the alien grandmaster forced the Squadron's Whizzer to serve as his pawn, the Grandmaster enabled a native of the earth of his own dimension to gain superhuman speed. This man became the criminal known first as the Whizzer and later as the Speed Demon.

The Squadron Supreme's Whizzer married a woman named Madeline, and they had a daughter, Tina. The Whizzer publicly revealed his true identity when the Squadron launched its Utopia Program to attempt to transform the United States into a utopian society following the end of the takeover of earth by the alien Overmind.

After several months of implementing the program, the Squadron was openly opposed by the Redeemers, a team dedicated to opposing the Squadron's "Utopian" rule. The battle was devastating, and the Squadron was convinced to dismantle the Utopia Program.

Before the Squadron could fully dismantle their program, a white being of immense size began to grow and threaten to devour the Sun. Members of the Squadron, including the Whizzer, sought help from various avenues and boarded a space ship to battle their mysterious foe. The threat was thwarted thanks to Arcanna's newborn son, but when the team tried to return to Earth, they found themselves exiled to the "mainstream" Earth. Stewart stood by the other Squadron members during their time trapped on Earth.

Later, when the Squadron had been duped into attacking the Avengers by Imus Champion, the Avengers found themselves able to use one of Champion's pieces of equipment to send the Squadron back to their native dimension. The team returned to find their world completely different than they had left it. The people of Earth-S had grown weary of the constant natural, political, and social upheavals that had plagued the world in recent years, largely because of the presence of the Squadron. Instead, they elected leaders into a Global Directorate with far-reaching and invasive political powers. The enigmatic Mysterium implored the Squadron to fix what had begun by their Utopia efforts, charging them with re-forming the founding members of their team. The new Squadron thought Master Menace behind the tyrannical regime, but found him to be only a pawn of the Global Directorate. The Squadron rescued Menace and returned him to their new headquarters on Utopia Isle, which was left abandoned by the Power Princess' people. The team dedicated themselves to their new role, that of freedom fighters and champions of the oppressed.

The Whizzer remains a member of the Squadron Supreme to this day.

Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: White-blond

Strength Level: The Whizzer possesses superhuman strength primarily in his lower body as part of his body's adaptations for running. With upper body he can lift slightly more than a normal human being of his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise The Whizzer can leg press approximately 1500 pounds under optimal conditions.

Known Superhuman Powers: The Whizzer possesses the capacity to move at superhuman rates of speed. The Whizzer can run speeds of up to 175 miles per hour for up to an hour before fatigue impairs his performance.

The Whizzer's entire body is adapted towards the rigors of high-speed running. His cardiovascular and respiratory systems are many times more efficient than a normal human being's, and are able to function at rates of eight to ten times that of a normal person's. His metabolism is such that he can make use of an estimated 95% of the caloric energy content of foodstuffs (normal human use is about 25%). The chemical processes of the Whizzer's musculature are centered around high energy reactions that are greater than a normal human being's by a factor of 25. His joints are smoother and lubricated more efficiently. His tendons (where much energy is stored during the act of running) have the tensile strength of spring steel. His bones contain unknown materials significantly more durable than calcium to withstand the dynamic shocks of his feet touching the ground at speeds of over 100 miles per hour. The Whizzer's practical reaction time is about five times faster than a normal human being's, and the speed at which his brain processes information is heightened to a level commensurate with his bodily speed, enabling him to perceive his surroundings while traveling at high velocities. The Whizzer's lachrymose is more viscous than a normal person's, thus preventing rapid evaporation and replenishment of surface fluids on his eyes under the influence of high wind velocity to occlude his vision.

The Whizzer's body is highly resistant to the adverse effects of air friction from moving at superhuman speed. It is not clear why this should be so, but it has been theorized that when moving at superhuman velocities, the Whizzer's body generates a force field that helps to protect him from friction. The field, however, is not strong enough to protect him from injury from being struck by a solid object.

Limitations: Unlike the bodies of certain individuals with similar powers to move at superhuman speeds, such as Quicksilver, the Whizzer's body generates fatigue poisons, the normal by-products of locomotion which force the body to rest. As a result, after using his superhuman speed powers extensively during the day, the Whizzer must lie in a deep sleep for approximately eight hours so that his body will gain sufficient rest. The Whizzer must also consume an unusually large amount of food due to the huge amounts of energy that superhumanly fast movement requires.

Paraphernalia: The Whizzer wears goggles to help protect his eyes from the adverse effects of running at superhuman speed.

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