Quickman is boasted as
being one of the fastest Robot Masters ever created. Quick can maintain
a cruising speed of around 45 miles per hour (70 km/h) and can reach a
top speed of 95 miles per hour for short distances, only using his
legs. Quickman also has impressive strength and durability; his
favorite tactic is to hit-and-run, ramming his opponents at high speed.
Originally Quickman's speed was like a rocket: great for distance and
wide open spaces, but impossible to maneuver in tight enclosed areas.
Through practice Quick's reaction time and reflexes have greatly
improved, and while he doesn't have the agility of Shadowman or
Slashman, it is very difficult to land a blow on him, even in an
enclosed area. Quick's speed also augments his robotic strength; a
punch, a kick, or even a body tackle gains more destructive force the
more speed Quickman puts behind it, and Quickman can accelerate
Quickman's trademark weapon is his Quick Boomerang launcher, which can
rapid-fire a seemingly endless supply of "energy boomerangs." Quickman
has also been known to carry a gigantic, razor-sharp metallic boomerang
on his person from time to time. It can serve triple function as a
shield, a sword, and a long-distance weapon (and, due to the speeds
Quick can throw it at, carries a heavily destructive force in its own
right when thrown).
|All I Need to Know I
Learned from TV
Quickman's personality tends to be an amalgam of TV programs, books, movies, and other media he's
ingested. This means that he tends to come off as crazy, constantly
spouting quotes, jokes, and other random bits of information. It also
leads to rampant cases of Creepy Fan Syndrome, especially in the case
of Law and Order, Quickman's favorite show.
Quickman's history is tied to
Cut Chan's of the Sinister Six (http://www.sinister6.com/cutchan.shtml).
Quickman, or "Starnik" (a nickname he's taken to) was originally built
in the 2nd robot rebellion. Thought to be destroyed, a second Quickman
was designed and built; however, Quickman was only deactivated, buried
underneath a pile of rubble. After awhile, a third Quickman was built,
and took the name Tristan; this was the Quickman that Shadowblade
(Bubbleman), Tails28(Crashman), and Johnny (Flashman) knew (See Season
It's unknown what happened to Tristan, but some time after Quickman II,
or "Quickie" was turned into Cut Chan, the original Quickman was found
by the Warriors, and joined the team. Quick currently has no idea there
were any Quickman copies, or that anyone shares his super speed
abilities (mainly because he is too lazy to ever check the news).
Since it's inception, Quickman has vied for the power of leader in the
warriors: not because he thought he could do a better job, but merely
because he's an adversarial jerk with a huge ego (traits he models
after his "hero", the Decepticon named Starscream). Quickman also has
constantly belittled and tricked Ben (Heatman), although Heat has made
sure Quick ended up paying for his misdeeds (usually via Heat's fists).
Quickman became the de facto leader after a Doctor Wily wiped the
memories of everyone on the team except for Heatman and Quick. The
experience has shaken him up quite a bit, and he seems to be slightly
more responsible now.
|He's A Hero... Right?
Starnik and heroism is a bit of a grey area. Starnik
has traits that would suggest he's the antithesis of a hero.
He's lazy, self-absorbed, and often ill-tempered. However some people
believe it is merely a front he puts up, as he seems to go out of his
way every once and awhile to do the right thing.
most notable traits offhand are his ego and vanity, as well as a
devil-may-care attitude about danger that doesn't affect him
personally. However beneath this front there is also a mind scheming
and plotting away, constantly trying to work out any situation to his
favor. Quickman also wants to be liked and adored by everyone who meets
him, which could be the reason why he spouts out nonsensical jibberish
and TV quotes, trying to get a laugh. Quick's biggest personality flaw
is probably his competitiveness. He likes to think he is the best at
what he does and gets frustrated if he's ever proven wrong.
While Starnik is a cynical, egotistical, competitive jerk, he seems to
have good points. From time to time they show up when he's not busy
putting up a front. Starnik is not randomly cruel like Ben, and has
been known to go out on a limb for people every once and awhile.
"I'll take speed and guile over brute strength any