Shortcut has a mover power that seems to be a type of controlled spatial distortion, this spatial warping was accomplished by drawing out circles with his polearm and then stepping on the affected space to propel himself forward.
He surfed on the blade that allowed him to move at an unbelievable speed.
He is one of Advance Guard's more mobile members. While retreating he was among the last to be evacuated by the team teleporter.
As a Titan, his abilities are hugely upgraded. He is capable of dropping into the ground as if it were liquid, doing a large amount of damage to everything around himself. He can move through the ground rapidly.
Met an uppity girl who manipulated an accident scene to her advantage to make him look bad. Then she got into a cape fight of her own. He made sure such a person would not be accepted into Advance Guard.
When he heard this rude girl, Victoria, was applying for an interview with Advance Guard he told the team rep to turn her down and to inform her it was he who made the recommendation. Instead Advance Guard never replied.
During a Riot, Advance Guard is deployed and Shortcut meets Victoria again. She is being chatted up by Spright and Tandem. He relieves Spright and reveals to Victoria his opinion of her.
Pursued Trial and Error. Was unwilling to accept assistance, even if it meant tearing at them for a whole other day. But after Breakthrough and a dozen of other heroes added their weight, arrested villains at drop-off point.
↑My old friend Shortcut. He’d been an incidental run-in prior to the Community Center attack. Stupid fucking costume that looked similar to ReSound’s, except the circle bits were bladed and were crafted to look like they were stuck in his body. His weapon was stuck into the dirt behind him. - Excerpt from Radiation 18.7
↑Slowly, he came together, sleek, long-limbed and tall, but incapable of standing straight, as his back arched in an ‘s’ shape. [...] Sleek, long-limbed, and uniform in color and shade. - Excerpt from Infrared 19.5
↑He stepped down from the pole of his battleaxe and set foot on the road. Pavement splashed as if he’d stepped in a puddle. More splashed and rippled as he moved his axe in a circle around him.
When he took a step and moved, it was faster than I could track. I could see the splash that followed behind, a cresting wave that quickly settled, leaving only a faint wavy pattern in the road as it dissipated. - excerpt from Daybreak 1.1
↑Moose stepped forward, and Shortcut took a step to meet him. The road distorted, space rippling and appearing like water, spray and all, and he leaped forth at Moose’s side. Shortcut was there, pole in motion, the blade at the end making the end heavy even as he used the dull side to connect with the back of Moose’s leg.
Moose didn’t go down, and swatted in Shortcut’s direction. Shortcut disappeared, appeared again, swinging. This time the blade was more apparent. Moose was forced to take a step back. - Excerpt from Shadow 5.4
↑ 9.09.1Behind me, it seemed. A man in costume. It was a good outfit, too, more in the dollars that had been put into it than in terms of looks, but that was personal opinion. Partial discs of metal seemed to intersect his body, forming a look where he looked like a blender caught mid-whirl, axe blades and metal rings jutting from his breastplate, armguards, leg armor, and even his face, with blades running along one brow and cheekbone to frame one eye.
There were heavier blades at his hands and feet, such that it looked like he shouldn’t be able to walk or even stand without difficulty. As it was, he had one end of his long-handled axe resting on the ground, the length of it bowing beneath his weight as he perched on it, one arm outstretched to one side, hand gripping the head. He was crouching on the thing while it rested at a diagonal, in a way that looked like he’d wipe out if the end of the weapon lost traction on the roadtop. - excerpt from Daybreak 1.1
↑He dropped into the ground like it was water, producing a liquid ripple that shook buildings, street, and cracks in reality.
I heard the reactions, the shouts.
His upper body sticking out of a crack between realities, he reached out to sweep nine people and part of a fallen building off of a section of street and into the crack. - Excerpt from Infrared 19.5