Speed Demon
Speed Demon
Personal Info:
Real Name: James Sanders
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: New Your City
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 222
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Employee of Justin Hammer, Former member of Squadron Sinister and the Sinister Syndicate.
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Spider-Man
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Lightning Speed: Speed Demon can run at a maximum speed of 150 mph. He has used his speed as an attack by running in a circle to create a cyclone and landing multiple blows in seconds.
Protected Vision: Speed Demon wears a set of goggles that protect his eyes during high speed running.
Many years ago, an Elder of the Universe known as the Grandmaster played a tournament of powers with the time traveller known as the Scarlet Centurion. The Scarlet Centurion used his enemies from an alternate Earth, the Squadron Supreme, as his pawns in the contest. A few years later, the Grandmaster became involved in the same type of contest with Kang The Conqueror. The Grandmaster contacted four humans and offered them powers similar to the Squadron Supreme. One of the humans was James Sanders, a chemist for the Hudson Pharmaceutical Company. The Grandmaster gave him the formula for a pill that would give him superhuman speed. Sanders agreed to play the Grandmaster’s tourney in return for the formula.
The Grandmaster gave him a costume and called him the Whizzer. Sanders and the other Squadron Supreme copies were beaten in the contest by Kang’s team of Pawn’s, the Avengers. After the defeat the Grandmaster kept his word and returned Sanders to earth with his powers. Sanders adopted the name Speed Demon and has operated as a costumed criminal ever since working with other villains and for Justin Hammer.