Real Name: Unknown
Current Alias:Max Crandall
Other Aliases: Ahwehota, Windrunner, Whip Whirlwind, Lightning, Bluestreak, Quicksilver, the "Zen Guru of Speed"
Known Relatives: Bart Allen ("nephew"), Dr. Helen Claiborne (daughter)
Group Affiliation: New Outsiders, JLA (reserve)
Past Group Membership: Freedom Fighters (?)
Base of Operations: Manchester, Alabama
The young messenger for a fort in the American West discovered an ambush being set for
the local Blackfoot clan. The shaman, with his last breath, used tribal magic to imbue the
scout with superhuman speed. The scout found the Indians and the US Army detachment,
and disarmed them all, preventing the massacre. From that
day forth he became known as Ahwehota-- "He who runs
beyond the wind."
Years later, Windrunner felt the call of what has since been
called the speed force. He ran faster than he had ever run
before, but hesitated at the last moment... and caromed off
the edge of the field, landing several decades in the future.
He periodically attempted to
reach the field again, each time
jumping forward to a new era,
where he adapted and used a
series of names, eventually
becoming known in our era as
In 1948, Max was seriously
injured saving Manchester,
Alabama from a toxic bomber. He
was found by a local doctor, and
taken to his remote home to
convalesce. Dr. Claiborne was
away much of the time, and Max
developed a close relationship with his wife Laura -- which
culminated in a brief affair. When David discovered them
together, Max ran, brushing up against the speed force again
and time-jumping. Only decades later did he discover that they
had a daughter.
Jay Garrick and Johnny Quick recently brought Max out of
retirement to fight the false Barry Allen. Since then, Max has
become advisor to Wally West as he discovers his destiny, and has taken over Bart
Allen's training as his guardian. Most recently he has taken duties as co-teacher of the new Outsiders.
Thanks toKelson Vibber for use of his bio.