Ken AldrinAlter Ego:
Black Bullet (or just "Bullet" for short)Gender:
Super Speed, Healing Factor
Ken has the ability to move faster than the speed of sound. His super speed includes the ability to enhance his perception to match his speed, an aura that protects him from friction, and an accelerated healing factor. He is also incredibly tough, enough to allow him to withstand the forces that come with moving at superhuman speeds. Recently, Ken has discovered that he could go much much faster than the speed of sound. The fastest he has ever gone was faster than Mach 10, but even then it is unknown whether or not that is his true top speed.
Ken's super speed comes with an accelerated metabolism, meaning that he would have to consume a lot more food than the average man of his size and age. While he has control over his accelerated perception of time, if he's not consciously controlling it, he may end up activating it without even noticing. For example, he could be standing in line for what would feel like hours on end. Only when he starts paying attention will he realize that only five seconds have passed in "real" time.Skills:
Hand-to-hand combat, proficiency with firearms, interrogation and tortureWeapons:Affiliation:
Normally an easy-going person with a carefree and lackadaisical attitude and approach to things. Ken is best described as a daydreamer who likes to spend most of his time with his head up in the clouds. He could even be described as a being a bit goofy. He's approachable and tries to be friendly with other people. In spite of this, he can be surprisingly prideful and stubborn, leading to him making very reckless decisions at times. Once he's made up his mind about something, he'll see through it to the end.
Despite not exactly being the brightest bulb in the class, he can be very perceptive and analytical to the point of practically becoming a human lie-detector. He may even fake his usual aloof and carefree nature to hide the fact that he's paying attention for once. He's most likely to be like this when he has finally set his mind on a single, tangible goal. This can be especially true whenever he's helping out a friend due to his great sense of loyalty.Appearance:History:
Several days before America joined WWII, a mysterious black-armored figure appeared on the battlefield in Germany. This costumed hero known only as the Black Bullet could move faster than humanly possible, being able to dodge a hail of gunfire like it was nothing. One of the most unusual aspects about this man was that he had a very strict "no-killing" policy. He never took a single life for the entirety of the war, preferring instead to knock his enemies out with his shock gloves and take prisoners. Joining forces with German Freedom Fighters who opposed the Nazi regime, Black Bullet directly opposed A.X.I.S., encountering other super-powered individuals like himself along the way. It wasn't long before the Black Bullet joined a specialized team of individuals with gifts with the singular purpose of battling against A.X.I.S. science division and eliminating the enemies ever growing power. It was there that he met Nathanial Grayson, future leader of the defenders.
Nathanial and the Black Bullet were sent on a mission to stop Reinhold from completing his time portal device. Before the mission officially started, however, the Black Bullet confided in Nathanial in private. He revealed his secret identity as Ken Aldrin, a superhero from the future. Nathanial's telepathy confirmed that Ken was telling the truth, though considering how much they went through together, he probably didn't have to. Unfortunately, during the mission, Reinhold was somehow able to bring down a bolt of lightning upon Nathanial. Moving quickly, Black Bullet pushed Nathanial out of the way and took the lightning bolt himself. There was a flash and then... he was gone. It was believed that he had been incinerated into specks of dust.
Several decades later...
Ken had been living out on the streets ever since he ran away from home at the age of nine. Shortly after turning thirteen, he along with several other street kids were kidnapped by a mysterious group of criminals. These criminals were helping one of AXIS' evil mad scientists collect guinea pigs for an experiment involving the creation of super soldiers. Ken was one of the guinea pigs who was injected with super serum, which initially caused great pain and stress to his young body. Once the pain was over, however, the young teenager found himself travelling faster than the speed of sound. In addition to being injected with super serum, the kidnapped street kids also had bombs implanted into their heads.
After developing super speed, Ken and whoever managed to survive the super soldier experiment were inducted into the A.X.I.S. super soldier project. For the next five years, they were all given a high-level of education along with years of paramilitary combat training. They were regularly sent on life-and-death missions whose ultimate goals were kept secret even from them. All they could do was achieve their objective, then return to headquarters. If they disobeyed, the bombs in their heads would be set off, killing them. The super soldier unit also began to show the first signs of starting down a darker path. Ken's teammates performed acts of cruelty... acts of monstrosity against the enemies they defeated. At first, Ken was feeling uneasy about being among a group of sadistic torturers. The ones behind the super soldier project even seemed to encourage this sort of behaviour. Soon, however, the young soldier was swept up along with the rest and he soon found himself joining in on these cruel and horrific crimes. He was taught how to perform the art of torture and interrogation during the last two years he was with them.
Five years after being inducted into the super soldier project, Ken and his team found themselves up against a group of S.W.O.R.D. agents. Not only were they soundly defeated, but Ken found himself captured by the agents. The bomb in his head was discovered and promptly removed before it could be set off. Finally being freed of the bomb, Ken repaid S.W.O.R.D. by leading them back to headquarters to free the other super soldiers. Unfortunately, during the aftermath of the rescue operation, Ken found himself recaptured by A.X.I.S. At first, they considered implanting another bomb inside his head, but ultimately decided to dispose of him. The one in charge of his execution, however, decided to let Ken's former torture trainer have a little fun first. For ten days, Ken would endure the same torture and interrogation that he himself had put many others through. He suffered under the personal hands of his former torture trainer.
Ken's powers alone would not save him for the secret organization had equipment designed specifically for speedsters like himself. Of course, he did not have his powers alone. He had his training under the super soldier project. He had his knowledge of the equipment they used. He had his skills and experience from the missions they sent him on. Within seconds, he had escaped from his prison and as soon as he was out, he ran. He ran as far away as he could. He didn't know where he was going. He didn't care where he was going. He just had to go... somewhere.
Wandering about in solitude, Ken became an aimless drifter, moving from one place to the next, all around the globe. One day, he came across Nathanial Grayson, who encouraged him to use his powers for good. Deciding that he wanted to fight on the side of justice, Ken became the superhero known as the Black Bullet.