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| real_name = Thomas Shepherd
| real_name = Thomas Shepherd
| identity = Secret
| identity = Secret
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| occupation = Student
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| occupation = Adventurer
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| place_of_birth = New York, New York
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| place_of_birth = Cresskill, New Jersey
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| groups = [[Secret Avengers]], [[Young Avengers]]
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| groups = [[Young Avengers]]
| citizenship = U.S.A.
| citizenship = U.S.A.
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| education = Still in high school, which school is unknown.
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| education = High school  
| aliases = None
| aliases = None
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| relatives = Frank Shepherd (adoptive father), Mary Shepherd (adoptive mother), Wanda Maximoff ([[Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)|Scarlet Witch]], mother), [[Vision]] (father), William "Billy" Kaplan (twin brother), Erik Magnus Lehnsherr ([[Magneto (Magnus)|Magneto]], grandfather), Magda (grandmother, deceased) Pietro Maximoff ([[Quicksilver]], uncle), Lorna Dane ([[Polaris]], aunt) 
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| relatives = Wanda Maximoff ([[Scarlet Witch]], mother), [[Vision]] (Victor Shade, father), William "Billy" Kaplan ([[Wiccan]], brother), Frank & Mary Shepherd (adoptive parents)  
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| height = Unrevealed
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| height = 5'8"
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| weight = Unrevealed
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| weight = 155 lbs
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| eyes = Blue
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| eyes = Silver
| hair = White
| hair = White
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| powers = Thomas has the powers of super-speed and can use his speed to accelerate and destabilize atomic matter thereby causing it to explode.  
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| powers = Speed can move, think, & react at superhuman speeds.  His entire body is adapted towards the rigors of high-speed running, including his cardiovascular & respiratory systems.  He metabolizes an estimated 95% of caloric energy content of food (normal human use is about 25%).  Speed's musculature is enhanced making him virtually tireless due to his metabolism not producing fatigue-building poisons.  His body constantly expels waste products through his accelerated respiration through exhalation.  His tendons have the tensile strength of spring steel & his bones can withstand the impact of traveling at high speed to his bones containing unrevealed materials significantly more durable than calcium.  Speed's practiced reaction time is about five times faster than a normal human's & 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.  Speed's body has an invisible aura that prevents his clothing from being affected by air friction as he moves at high rates of speed.
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Speed can travel up to 175 miles per hour & can run at this average speed for about 4 hours until he needs to replenish his energy.  Speed can run up the side of a surface at speeds up to 250mph over water & up vertical surfaces before gravity overtakes him.
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By rapidly vibrating his hands in close proximity, Speed can create hyperkinetic vibrations that he can throw at objects, causing its atomic matter to accelerate & destabilized until it explodes.  
| paraphernalia = None
| paraphernalia = None
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| debut = Young Avengers #10 (2006)
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| first appearance = (Thomas) [[Vision]] & The [[Scarlet Witch]] #12 (1986), (Speed) [[Young Avengers]] #10 (2006)
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| origin = Young Avengers #11 (2006)
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| origin = [[Young Avengers]] #11 (2006)
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| significant_issues = broken out of prison (Young Avengers #10, 2006)
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| significant_issues = broken out of juvenile correctional facility [[Young Avengers]] #10 (2006), got his 1st costume [[Young Avengers]] #12 (2006), meets [[Master Pandemonium]] [[Young Avengers]] Presents, [[Wiccan]] & [[Speed]] (2008)
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bio_text= When the [[Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)|Scarlet Witch]] became desperate to have children, she used her reality-altering powers to create twin boys from two lost souls. Scarlet Witch and [[Vision]] named their children William and Thomas and lived normal lives until [[Mephisto]] claimed the two souls as his own.
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bio_text= Years ago during a battle with the Salem Seven, the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) channeled the chaos magic found within New Salem, inadvertently using fragmented energies of the Hell-lord Mephisto, into herself to conceive twin sons.  Believing the twins were fragments of his own lost soul, Master Pandemonium abducted the twins resulting in the twins seemingly being reabsorbed into a reconstituted Mephisto; however, the twins' souls had been so transfigured by the Scarlet Witch's magic that they temporarily destroyed Mephisto.  Believed destroyed, the twins' souls were apparently cast back in time & reborn as individual entities.  Thomas ended up in Springfield, new Jersey, while William was adopted by Jeff & Rebecca Kaplan & raised in New York's Upper West Side by Frank & Mary Sheperd.
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When the Scarlet Witch used her powers to recreate the world after the [[House of M]] event, she inadvertently recreated both William and Thomas as well. However instead of recreating them as her children, they ended up as the children of other parents. Thomas ended up as the son of the Shepard family while William ended up as the son of the Kaplans family. The two boys had no idea of their true past until [[Super-Skrull]] told them enough information to have Vision verify and research the information.
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Often erupting into violent behaviors, Thomas was arrested & placed in the NJ Youth Correctional Facility after "accidentally" vaporizing his school where they attempted to turn him into a weapon.  When the Hulkling (Teddy Altman) was abducted by the Super-Skrull (Kl'rt), the Vision used the Avenger's fail-safe program to locate Thomas to recruit him into the Young Avengers.  Upon being rescued, the Young Avengers discovered Thomas & Wiccan (William Kaplan) looked nearly identical & Wiccan later came to believe the two were both sons of the Scarlet Witch.  After rescuing Hulkling & narrowly averting a war between the interstellar Skrull & Kree Empires, which both claimed custody over Hulkling, Wiccan & Thomas, now calling himself "Speed," planned to locate their missing mother; but they were interrupted when the SHRA (Superhuman Registration Act) passed & the Young Avengers were banned as outlaws when they failed to register.  Captured by a SHIELD Superhuman Restraint Unit, the Young Avengers were soon rescued by Captain America (Steve Rogers) & joined his underground resistance movement. Afterward, the Young Avengers helped the young Runaways team escape a similar arrest by SHIELD & teamed up against Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr), a nanite-controlled agent of the top-secret Cube prison facility.  Speed was among the heroes captured by the Cube's Warden, although he was promptly rescued by the Young Avengers & Runaways who had not been apprehended.  
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After the [[Young Avengers]] stopped the [[Kree]] and the [[Skrulls]] from declaring Earth their battleground for a second time, Thomas decided to join the Young Avengers.
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When the Skrulls began their invasion of Earth, the Young Avengers joined in stopping their plans of world domination.  Afterward, Speed & Wiccan traveled to Genosha, Wundagore Mountain, & the Cresskill house, searching for answers to questions about their origins.  Strangely, it was Master Pandemonium helped the twins realize they should embrace the present & not the horrid past they once lived.    
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Current revision as of 00:21, 13 January 2010

 

Universe
Marvel Universe

Real Name
Thomas Shepherd

Aliases
None

Identity
Secret

Citizenship
U.S.A.

Place of Birth
Cresskill, New Jersey

Origin
Young Avengers #11 (2006)


Years ago during a battle with the Salem Seven, the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) channeled the chaos magic found within New Salem, inadvertently using fragmented energies of the Hell-lord Mephisto, into herself to conceive twin sons. Believing the twins were fragments of his own lost soul, Master Pandemonium abducted the twins resulting in the twins seemingly being reabsorbed into a reconstituted Mephisto; however, the twins' souls had been so transfigured by the Scarlet Witch's magic that they temporarily destroyed Mephisto. Believed destroyed, the twins' souls were apparently cast back in time & reborn as individual entities. Thomas ended up in Springfield, new Jersey, while William was adopted by Jeff & Rebecca Kaplan & raised in New York's Upper West Side by Frank & Mary Sheperd.

Often erupting into violent behaviors, Thomas was arrested & placed in the NJ Youth Correctional Facility after "accidentally" vaporizing his school where they attempted to turn him into a weapon. When the Hulkling (Teddy Altman) was abducted by the Super-Skrull (Kl'rt), the Vision used the Avenger's fail-safe program to locate Thomas to recruit him into the Young Avengers. Upon being rescued, the Young Avengers discovered Thomas & Wiccan (William Kaplan) looked nearly identical & Wiccan later came to believe the two were both sons of the Scarlet Witch. After rescuing Hulkling & narrowly averting a war between the interstellar Skrull & Kree Empires, which both claimed custody over Hulkling, Wiccan & Thomas, now calling himself "Speed," planned to locate their missing mother; but they were interrupted when the SHRA (Superhuman Registration Act) passed & the Young Avengers were banned as outlaws when they failed to register. Captured by a SHIELD Superhuman Restraint Unit, the Young Avengers were soon rescued by Captain America (Steve Rogers) & joined his underground resistance movement. Afterward, the Young Avengers helped the young Runaways team escape a similar arrest by SHIELD & teamed up against Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr), a nanite-controlled agent of the top-secret Cube prison facility. Speed was among the heroes captured by the Cube's Warden, although he was promptly rescued by the Young Avengers & Runaways who had not been apprehended.

When the Skrulls began their invasion of Earth, the Young Avengers joined in stopping their plans of world domination. Afterward, Speed & Wiccan traveled to Genosha, Wundagore Mountain, & the Cresskill house, searching for answers to questions about their origins. Strangely, it was Master Pandemonium helped the twins realize they should embrace the present & not the horrid past they once lived.


Contributors: JJO4, Myst3, Angelus52, Catz1_6 and Cormacru999

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