Real Name: Tommy Paine

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Adventurer

Affiliations: Doc Cyber (James Bartholomew Cyber), Becca Smith, Dream Angel Pandora, Zoomer, NZ3, Marz Grr_, ; formerly Lord Ultra, Kokopelli

Enemies: Leadfoot, Professor Schism (a.k.a. Lord Ultra), Princess (a.k.a. Kokopelli), Lady Araknid

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Buzzboy Diner, New Paradise Metrogrove

First Appearance: Buzzboy #1 (Sky Dog Press, 1998)


History: When Tommy Paine was 12 he became superhero Captain Ultra's sidekick, working alongside him as Buzzboy until Ultra revealed he was really an extradimensional villain using his heroic persona to facilitate intelligence gathering. He erased the memories of all of Earth's other heroes, including Buzzboy, then renamed himself Professor Schism and established a dictatorship in New Paradise Metrogrove. Eventually however Tommy regained his abilities and successfully overthrew his former mentor, freeing the city and becoming its greatest hero and a media darling. Now he works alongside his magic-wielding friend Becca Smith, retired (not really reformed) mad scientist supervillain Doc Cyber, and another former sidekick, Zoomer, protecting the city and the world.

Comments: Created by John Gallagher.

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