Alias




Ahwehota

Bluestreak

Buckshot

Lightning

Max Mercury

Quicksilver

Thunderbolt II

Thunderpace

Whip Whirlwind

Windrunner


Nick Name

The Smilin' Speedster

Zen Guru of Speed


Civilian ID

Unknown


Alias

Max Crandall


Occupation

Circus Acrobat

U.S. Army Messenger & Scout

Mentor to Impulse


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States of the early 19th Century.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States of the early 19th Century
Group Affiliation

Flash Family

Freedom Fighters

Young Justice


Base of Operations
Manchester, Alabama
Height
6' 2"
Weight
177 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Grey- Formerly Brown
Known Powers

Mystically enhanced ability to tap into the energy known as the Speed Force to achieve super-sonic speed, agility, endurance, an ability to leap over great heights and perform linear time travel.


Note: Velocity beyond light-speed causes a merging with the Speed Force. Flash III is the only person known to return from the other side to the Speed Force barrier.


Accessories
None
Common Enemies

Inertia

Reverse-Flash


Regularly Appearing

National Comics Vol. 1

Flash Vol. 2

Impulse Vol. 1


First Appearance

Quicksilver

National Comics Vol. 1 #5 (Nov. 1940)


Max Mercury

Flash Vol. 2 #76 (May, 1993)


Creator
Jack Cole & Chuck Mazoujian
Origin

A young messenger for the U.S. Army at a fort in the 1800s, Max Crandall discovering an ambush being set for the local Blackfoot clan. Using ancient magic he was empowered by a dying Indian shaman with super-sonic speed.


Crandall found and disarmed both the Indians and the U.S. Army detachment, preventing the massacre. From that day forth he became known to the Indians as Ahwehota -- "He who runs beyond the wind."


Feeling the call of what is now known as the Speed Force, Windrunner ran faster than he had ever run before. Hesitating at the last moment, he caromed off the edge of the Speed Force, stopping several decades in the future. Periodically attempting to reach the Speed Force again he traveled forward in time to a new era, where he adapted and used a series of names, eventually becoming known in the current era as Max Mercury.


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