Wow, time can sure fly when you are swamped with work.
Anyway, I finally had time to finish this guy, he is Ultra, the All-American, powerhouse of the Guardians of Democracy.
Richard White is the living ideal of all that it means to be American (in the 1950’s) BUT he has a dark secret that could cause a scandal if it ever got out.
I will post the details of this dark secret tomorrow. Until then, if anyone wants to have a go at guessing it, there are clues in this post that will point you to a previously created character of mine. Good hunting
Richard White is actually Reinhardt Weiss the original Superion. Grown in a Lab, the original Superion began life in a fully grown adult body but with the mind of an infant. Mental Programming ensured he was loyal to his masters and followed orders. As time passed, Reinhardt began to develop his own personality which, influenced by the atrocities he both witnessed and was part of, grew to loathe his Nazi masters and their ideals. Eventually he grew strong enough to break his conditioning and then contacted his former enemies in the Guardians of Liberty. In the next battle between the Guardians and Axis Elite, Superion was seemingly atomised but in reality was secretly transported to America. The Nazi’s having seen signs of Superion’s wavering morals were already in the process of replacing him. They had grown a new Body but this time they transplanted the brain of an injured SS Officer into the new Superion.
Superion willingly underwent years of tests by US scientists, enduring every indignity in order to atone for what he had done (admittedly he had no choice at the time). Eventually, the US had exhausted all tests and set Reinhardt up with the civilian identity of Richard White as well as his new role as Ultra, the All-American and his position with the Guardians of Democracy. He served the team and his adoptive country nobly for years more. He even began a romance with his former foe turned teammate Briquette.
His final fate is unknown as both he and his now wife Briquette disappeared along with most of the GoD team in late 1969.