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Johnny Quick possesses the power to move at Class 3000 speed, and can attain velocities equal to that of the speed of light (186,000 miles per second). His super-human endurance enables him to run great distances without tiring.
Biochemistry * Physics * Pharmacology
Photography * Writing * Poker
The Crime Syndicate of America * Per Degaton * The Weaponers of Qward
John Chamberlain was a brilliant young pharmacy student when he turned to crime. He became a drug manufacturer, and was quickly climbing the ladder in an American drug cartel. One night, while he was engaged in research to create a new form of addictive stimulant, a posse of opposing hoods broke into his lab and shot it up, leaving him for dead. Unknown to anyone involved, Chamberlain was exposed to a strange mixture of chemicals and unrefined drugs. He healed at a vastly accelerated rate, and returned to work, rebuilding the lab at super-speed before anyone else knew that it had been shaken down.
Using his new powers, Johnny Quick (as Chamberlain now called himself) carried out his research and successfully created a new designer drug, which accelerated the metabolism of any of the drug's users by several orders of magnitude. He tracked down the gang which had attacked him, and administered his new drug to them at super-speed. They quickly died of massive overdoses, though it seemed to them as if their agonies lasted forever.
Johnny Quick became the only supplier of the new drug, making several fortunes by doing so. However, he soon left the drug business, as he held contempt for most of his business contacts and customers. He continued to lead a life of crime, motivated by profit and the desire for wealth.