Appearance & Equipment[edit | edit source]
As Velocity, Robin wears a red costume with racing stripes down either side and two stripes meeting in a 'v' on his chest. His costume didn't include a "cup", allowing increased mobility..
Personality[edit | edit source]
Robin likes being a cape and is happy to have an 'out' from military service, which could have well killed him due to the despair and frustration he felt if nothing else. However, he still feels quite frustrated. His ambition was to learn languages and travel.
Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]
This breaker state enables him to function without shattering his bones while hammering his feet against the ground ten times a second, from getting torn to shreds by friction, or running out of oxygen due to an inability to breathe. However, it also prevents him from so much as lifting even small objects like cups and pitchers, and it makes his punches almost as weak as an eight-year-old's at high speeds; more like a very strong, sentient wind than anything else when attacking. His power seemingly reduces the effect of melee attacks on him, even when he can't see them, although Skitter speculated that may have simply been his enhanced ability to roll with them. It doesn't make him immune to poison.
His perceptions are accelerated as well as his body. At full speed, Velocity was effectively impossible to hit in melee, having several subjective seconds to see and react to attacks. He could also make use of his enhanced reactions to judge the optimal location to place his punches.
Grue's darkness interfered with his power in some way. Skitter speculated that it was the same effect that caused it to interfere with Shadow Stalker's power, although it may simply have been that it put up more resistance than air; even the weight of Skitter's bugs seemed to slow him down a little. However, even blinded and with his speed reduced, Velocity was still able to feel his way to targets and strike at them with around half effectiveness.
He was fast enough that insects had difficulty landing on him, and was fast enough to kill the ones that did. However, if he was distracted, he did become somewhat vulnerable. Similarly, he was unable to dodge attacks he couldn't see coming.
History[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Robin enlisted into the military due to the promise of a way to learn languages (Russian and Chinese) and hoped to travel during/after the fact. Instead, he got stuck in the rank and file with no follow-through and longer terms than he expected.
He eventually triggered after being "caught in a bad situation in a bad place and a bad mental state."
Story Start[edit | edit source]
Velocity was present alongside Armsmaster and Miss Militia at the Battle at the Gallery. He squared off against Bitch and her dogs, then engaged Skitter only to be taken down by pepper spray and a baton between the legs.
Post-Leviathan[edit | edit source]
As with other fallen defenders of Brockton Bay his name was placed on a memorial in his honor.
Chapter Appearances[edit | edit source]
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|Founders||Alexandria † • Eidolon † • Hero † • Legend|
|Leaders||Legend • Alexandria (Second-in-command) • Chevalier • Rime (Second-in-command)|
|Anchorage||Cask • Horizon • Lightslinger • Rail • Snaptrap|
|Baltimore||Mayday • Turtleshell • Aerobat|
|Brockton Bay||Adamant • Assault • Armsmaster • Battery • Challenger • Clockblocker • Dauntless • Dovetail • Miss Militia • Sere • Triumph • Velocity|
|Chicago||Anomaly • Brazier • Campanile • Gauss • Myrddin † • Revel • Shuffle • Stardust|
|Houston||Dispatch • Eidolon † • Exalt|
|Las Vegas||Blowout ‡ • Floret ‡ • Leonid ‡ • Nix ‡ • Pretender ‡ • Ravine ‡ • Satyrical ‡ • Spur ‡|
|Los Angeles||Alexandria † • Arbiter • Rime • Usher|
|New York||Astrologer • Cache • Clay • Legend • Prism • Ursa Aurora|
|Seattle||Fume • Gasconade • Snubnose|
|Toronto||Grumman • Narwhal|
|Unknown Location||Albatross • Chubster † • Leister • Pinpoint • Scroll • Tomcat|
|Director||Emily Piggot ‡ • Thomas Calvert † • James Tagg †|
|Staff||Renick (Deputy Director) • Jessica Yamada (Parahuman Psychologist)|
|Leader||Armsmaster ‡ • Miss Militia|
|Members||Adamant • Assault • Battery • Challenger • Clockblocker • Dauntless • Dovetail • Sere • Triumph • Velocity|
|Team Captains||Battery • Triumph • Aegis † • Weld • Clockblocker • Crucible|
|Members||Browbeat † • Chariot • Flechette • Gallant † • Glory Girl ‡ • Kid Win • Shadow Stalker • Toggle • Vista|