Continuing with kicking Upbringing into High Gear, this time we thought we'd introduce on of the Omega Knights, and their most important member!
Meet DC Dynamo, American Patriot, Legendary Hero, and Leader of the Omega Knights.
In a world of Superheroes, there is no hero greater than DC Dynamo. DC Dynamo is leader of the world's greatest superhero team, the Omega Knights and is the arch-enemy of Lord Wrath.
Born Sam Smith in America, 1760, DC Dynamo was a patriot and minute man who fought in the Revolutionary War. On a night when he was stationed to Guard the Founding Fathers during one of their many meetings, he and the soldiers were ambushed by British Spies. Mortally wounded, out of nowhere a meteor feel from the sky and crash a few feet away from him. Sam was bath in cosmic kinetic energy rays and given superpowers, which he used to fend off the remaining soldiers. The Founding Fathers then used him as the ultimate soldier to win the war and freedom for the United States.
Since then, Sam Smith has gone on to hold many roles in his life due to the kinetic energies in him granting him immortality He has fought in the help found many new states in the US, become a humanitarian during the Great Depression, and going on to be a founding member of many superhero teams, from the Golden Age team of World War II to the more recent hero team, the Omega Knights.
In recent years, DC Dynamo has been able to keep his long-time rival, Lord Wrath, from succeeding in his plans of taking over the world. DC Dynamo is unaware that Lord Wrath has taken on an apprentice time to his evil empire. However, certain situation involving Ronnie Miller's training have gotten DC Dynamo noticing the teenager at certain times they have fought the Dark Ones. He's not sure that this is a coincidence or not, but his gut is telling him the latter.
-Body is a generator of Kinetic Energy which grants him Superhuman Strength, Speed, Flight, Invulnerability, Energy Absorption, and the ability to Channel Kinetic Energy into Concussive Blasts.
-Years of experience and wisdom as a hero, which he offers to those new to the superhero game
-Leader of the Omega Knights with tabs on almost every superhero in Titan City and the World
-Arch-Enemy to Lord Wrath, sworn to bring his evil empire to an end.
•Due to his name and grey hair, it is often assumed that DC Dynamo was the inspiration for the American Icon, Uncle Sam.
•DC Dynamo didn't adopt his superhero name until WWII when he was leader of the Golden Age Superhero Team, the Golden Patriots. He chose the name to honor America's Capital, Washington D.C.
•Due the kinetic energy in his body, DC Dynamo doesn't age. While it looks like he is aging, it more has to due with his mind being burden with living for so many years. When he is feeling rejuvenated, he looks much younger.
• DC Dynamo was once married, however he outlived his wife. Many ask if they had a child together, but it was later reveal that his wife could not conceive.
•One of DC Dynamo's contributions to the world of heroes is opening up an academy for young heroes in Titan City, where new heroes are tutored and taught everything they need to know about fighting the Dark Ones.
So, first superhero of the Upbringing universe and first Omega Knight as well! DC Dynamo is the ultimate superhero in Ronnie's World, and will go on to play a major role later on in the story.
For his design, I wanted to go with a classic patriotic superhero look, but the idea for DC Dynamo was easier than coming to with a look. Eventually, through much research of many other heroes, I was able come up with an look I was proud of.
Sam Smith aka DC Dynamo is © of NRG Comics!