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Troy Hickenbottom

Troy Hickenbottom Date of birth: 1966

Eyes: White with no visible irises. Originally blue.
Hair: Blond
Height: 8' after transformation
Race: Human

Legal status: U.S. citizen with a criminal record
Marital Status: Married
Known relatives: Wendi Hickenbottom (wife)

Story: Troy Hickenbottom was imprisoned in Greenville Federal Correctional Facility on July 22, 1994, when his cellmate Leo who had taught himself to focus energy accidentally gave Troy superpowers instead of himself. For some unknown reason it gave him the looks and powers of his comic book idol Superion [1]. With his newfound powers he escaped prison and looked up Wendy who was with another guy. While Troy was on his way, Wendy was infused with the same type of energy as Troy, giving her the superpowers and looks of the comic book character Afterglow [2].

When he found Wendy, he disposed of her new boyfriend (i.e. killed him) and wanted to stay with her [2]. In the following days they tried to adjust to their new powers, but instead ended getting on each other's nerves and start fighting [3-4]. After a short while Troy became too violent and dangerous and had to be stopped which Wendi did by breaking both his legs and hand him over to the police [5].

Skills & abilities: Super strength, invulnerability.

Continuity: Broadway Comics
Publisher(s): Broadway Comics
First app.: Shadow State (vol. 1) #1 (1995)
Creator(s): Jim Shooter
Janet Jackson
Joseph A. James
Pauline Weiss
Stefano Gaudiano
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- Broadway Comics
- Afterglow
- Jason Karlsbad/Superion
- Wendi Hickenbottom

  1. Shadow State (vol. 1) #1
    Broadway Comics, 1995
  2. Shadow State (vol. 1) #2
    Broadway Comics
  3. Shadow State (vol. 1) #3
    Broadway Comics
  4. Shadow State (vol. 1) #4
    Broadway Comics
  5. Shadow State (vol. 1) #5
    Broadway Comics