|Real Name:||Dave Wallis|
|Place of Birth:||Confidential|
|Date of Birth:||Confidential|
|Current Residence:||Millennium City, USA|
|Known Relatives:||None known|
|Superspeed; maximum speed unknown; enhanced reflexes, stamina|
|Training / Abilities|
Hotshot is a young, enthusiastic speedster who is powered by a mysterious energy source.
A relatively normal high school student, David Wallis did have something of an obsession with speed. He liked going fast and was drawn to fast things; fast cars, fast bikes, running fast and so forth. This obsession even extended so far that he was a member of the school’s athletics team, being their best runner simply for the thrill of going fast. Unfortunately, he was also more then a little brash and prone to making bad decisions.
This trait got him into trouble when a few friends found a box containing canisters of a mysterious green substance. One of them dared David to drink it, a blatantly stupid gesture. However, being the brash young man he was, he agreed, downing an entire canister of the substance in a single swig.
He discovered two things; the first was that it tasted really nice. The second was that the mysterious substance gave him the ability to run at incredible speeds while also heightening his reflexes and stamina. He proceeded to tear across the city at speed, running as fast as he could simply to prove what he could do. Along the way, he intervened in several muggings and caught a runaway dog before finally returning.
After claiming the crate for his own (there was no clear indication as to who it belonged to and his friends had run off after seeing him sprint away at a hundred kilometres an hour), he decided that he really liked going really fast and helping people while doing it. Taking the remaining canisters, he made himself a costume and took the name “Hotshot”.
His initial experiments in crime fighting went well, with few opponents seeing him coming before he ploughed them down at high speed. Unfortunately, he also found that he was running low on the mysterious substance – which he called “JaAm” for some reason – with no idea on how to replace it. With no new source of JaAm, he had no way to continue his career.
Going back to his high school, he was surprised to find a second crate where he had taken the first one from – and it was also full of JaAm. With no labels on it, he took it and proceeded to use up its contents. However, again, when he ran out, he found another crate in its place.
Accepting this without a single thought as to what the substance was, where it came from, who it belonged to or what long-term effects consuming mass quantities of JaAm might have on him, he has continued to fight crime, fuelled by its power.
All of Hotshot’s powers come from a mysterious substance known as “JaAm”. Normally an average human, when he consumes a canister of JaAm, he gains a number of abilities. The first and foremost is his ability to run at incredibly high speeds. Furthermore, he seems to be able to run across water and up sheer surfaces; how he does this is unclear, and Hotshot himself seems to be rather unsure on the matter. It’s possible that he does it by simply not thinking about it – in fact, not thinking seems to be his modus operandi.
In addition to his speed, the JaAm also gives Hotshot enhanced reflexes, allowing him to perform actions much faster then a normal human could. Favourite tactics include rapidly hitting a target, or using something to tie them up before they can react. It also makes him an incredibly elusive and hard to hit target; he is constantly in motion and doing his best to evade his enemies.
Some people would describe Hotshot as a little strange. Other, less charitable individuals would describe him as an idiot. Somewhat hyperactive and over-enthusiastic, he has a tendency to leap into action without thinking first. More often then not, he will blurt out purely random things that have no connection to the situation at hand, such as commenting on the fact that he has feet.
His most unusual trait is his obsession with the mysterious “JaAm” that is the source of his powers. Nobody else knows what exactly it is, but they figure it must be important, given how much he talks about it. While all up, Hotshot is rather naive and more then just a bit annoying, he is also brave, determined, loyal to his friends and dedicated to doing the right thing.
Dave Wallis is a man in his early twenties with blond hair and blue eyes. He seems to also wear a perpetual goofy grin for no real reason. As Hotshot he wears a red and yellow costume with a grey harness, black boots and large shoulder pads, which he claims hurt.