(owner & operator of Surge Pack)
A man frantically
runs through a darkened alley as if the Devil himself was after him.
His name is Ken Cunningham and until about a minute ago he was set
to make the deal of his lifetime. Ken stumbled into some plans for
a prototype weapon when he car jacked a wealthy looking business man
as an initiation for the Freakshow. Ken looks over his shoulder to
see if he is being pursued and crashes into a full trash can. He trips
and lands in a puddle of dirty water. "Legs, need to upgrade the legs
next," Ken thinks.
As Ken climbs to his feet he reflects on his failed
and miserable life. He thinks of all the teachers that failed him
by trying to make him work hard at school work. His parents who just
werenít there to cater to him and all the jobs he lost that never
paid him what he was worth. "This was going to put me on top with
Freakshow then those schoolyard super heroes from Team Hero had to
show up," says Ken to himself.
Team Hero, a group of teenage meta-humans
that were brought together by philanthropist R.J. Bronski in order
to train the next generation of superheroes. Ken mentally recaps the
Freakshow meeting. He was just about to hand over the plans when he
is knocked flat from behind. "Yeah, that bouncing bimbo Bubble Girl
started it. She was causing all kinds of confusion for the boys bouncing
around and sending the guys flying like ten pins." Bubble Girl who
has the ability to inflate her body into a ball like shape and bounce
due to her super durable skin. She is a gifted mathematician that
can mentally calculate angles and vectors of trajectory to give her
perfect aim and direction in her bouncing initiated the assault.
that mountain of muscle, Saberstar had to get into the act." Saberstar
has the ability of flight as well as super strength and limited invulnerability,
lands in the middle of the chaos and grabs Kenís cyber-arm. "Iíll
take the plans, cyber-bum. Oops, sorry I donít know my own strength,"
says Saberstar as he crushes Kens robotic arm in his fist, breaking
"That cost me big time to have that arm installed you steroid
stupor-hero." Ken thinks to himself back in the alley as he looks
down at the stump of mangled metal and hanging wires that used to
be his left arm. A shadow passes over Ken and he bolts. He frantically
scans the rooftops to see who or what passed over him. Ken rounds
a corner and glances over his shoulder. He runs head on into a firm
red wall that feels and gives like rubber. He is thrown back by the
recoil of what he just ran into and smashes onto the hard surface
of the alley. As he looks up he sees two silhouettes caused by the
back lighting of the streetlight.
One, a near seven foot form of solid
muscle and a five foot ball. As Ken clears his head he sees the ball
transform into a teenage girl. "Heck of a first date, huh Bubble Girl."
"If all our dates are this much fun Saberstar, I think we should go
steady." "Here let me give you a hand, well your hand at least," jokes
Saberstar as he wraps the severed cyber-arm of Kenís around his body
trapping his one arm and legs. "There, all wrapped up for a Police
pick-up," laughs Bubble Girl. Ken now has two more names to add to
his list of failures.