the Human Top
Davy Mitchell is an altered human, a young man who was exposed to bizarre energies thanks to the meddling of the diabolical Agent Axis. Not only was he not harmed by said exposure, but he'd gained fantastic powers that he uses to fight evil as the Human Top!
Gyration: Davy's primary power is his astounding ability to spin his body at extremely high speeds! He may do this with rank value 30 ability, allowing him to move about at like ground speeds (81.81 miles per hour), and he's evinced these power stunts thus far:
* Cyclone: when spinning at nigh-reckless speeds, Davy can whip the air around his person into something of a frenzy! This fast-moving air reduces the intensity of physical and energy damage by 1 RS, and inflicts power rank value damage to anyone adjacent to him!
* Invulnerability to Vertigo: his body now adapted to spinning at impossible velocities, Davy is completely immune to dizziness and vertigo. Even if artificially applied by super human abilities, such sensations cannot derail Davy's activities whatsoever!
Limitations / Enhancements:
Botany: as a floral arranger and delivery guy, Davy would need a basic knowledge of plants in order to simply tell them apart. His Intellect trait concerning planty matters should be considered +1 RS compared to others of like intellect.
Martial Arts type E: as fast as he is, Davy sort of has this martial art style by default. It boosts the results of his initiative rolls by 1 every turn of combat (unless he rolls a 1, of course), assuming he is fighting in an unarmed fashion.
Trivia: Davy Mitchell is an avid baseball fan and often used quotes alluding to baseball, both in regular life and while working as the Human Top. As such, his Intellect trait (concerning any sort of baseball matter) should be considered +1 RS.
After World War II, Davy joined up with the new V-Battalion, a group of heroes from the War dedicated to hunting down escaped Nazi war criminals. He can easily rely upon them, and his former Kid Commandos allies, for assistance should he ever find himself in need.
While active as the Human Top, Davy wears a somewhat simple costume. It consists of green and black striped, stretch fabric trousers, a green and black striped stretch fabric shirt, the latter of which had a blue collar, green and black striped boots, and a blue belt.
Once he joined the V-Battalion and retired from perpetual action, Davy used two different costumes. The first included an ankle-length purple overcoat with red cuffs under a black leather belt and a large, red 'V' shaped collar, and red leather boots.
When not operating 'outside', he wore a primarily dark blue Spandex ™ body suit, which was accessorized with red buccaneer boots, red and blue gloves, red and blue boots, a red 'V' shaped belt, and a red and white 'V' shaped collar with a blue and white cape attached.
Empowered as a side effect of a bizarre Nazi's scheme, Davy vowed to use his newfound abilities to fight those villains with everything he had - happily doing so both during and after World War II. He's quite an avid baseball fan, knowing everything there is to know about the sport.
Real Name: Davy Mitchell
Occupation: adventurer, former floral delivery man
Legal Status: American citizen with no criminal record
Marital Status: married (possibly)
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the V-Battalion, former member of the Kid Commandos
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 145 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none
Little is known about Davy's history, save that he was an orphan who quite literally stumbled into the kidnapping of a then-critically wounded Toro from the Pacifica General Hospital. A witness to the hero's abduction by Agent Axis, Davy was also taken hostage by the fiend.
As it turned out, Agent Axis had several other captives as well, including Bucky and Doctor Sam Sabuki, whom he'd forced into performing a bizarre procedure to split him into his three component selves; the villain was in fact three separate Axis agents somehow merged into one.
Strapping Davy and Sabuki's daughter, Gwenny Lou, onto the equipment Dr. Sabuki was using, Agent Axis never got to see his plan bear fruit, as the injured Toro woke up and attacked immediately. In the ensuing fight, the equipment Davy and Gwenny Lou were strapped to exploded!
Instead of killing them outright, the bizarre energies released actually gave the two youths super-human powers. Davy himself gained the ability to spin his body at amazing speeds, a skill he decided would come in handy as a super-hero in his own right... the Human Top!
The four angry super-powered beings chased Agent Axis off, even though two of them were freshly empowered, and went about tracking him down. Finding him at the same War Relocation Camp Dr. Sabuki was abducted from, the four teenagers soundly trounced the man.
Of course, this 'Agent Axis' turned out to be Namor in disguise, who for some reason thought it would be prudent to use the identity as a good test of the youths' power and conviction. Of course, the Sub-Mariner said he 'only' used the amount of power that Agent Axis had access to.
Nonetheless proud that they managed to defeat the legendary hero, they decided to stick together... as the Kid Commandos! The quartet were mostly active domestically, fighting Nazi infiltrators, attending war bond rallies, and working hard to boost American morale.
Davy and his fellow Kid Commandos performed these duties for the remaining duration of the second World War. Soon after, Davy was recruited into the V-Battalion, a squad of former World War II super heroes bent on capturing every last Nazi war criminal at large.
He served as a 'regular' operative of this team for a time and eventually earned a place on their Penance Council. These days however, he seems to have left this role, being replaced first by his son, the Twister, and then his grandson, Topspin.
He nonetheless serves the cause of the V-Battalion to this very day!
The Human Top entry originally written with Keith Kilburn!