Real Name: Stuart Anthony Whyte
Identity/Class: Human, high-tech device wielder
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Thunderstrike, Skyways Express, Bloodaxe
Known Relatives: unnamed wife and children (deceased)
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Thunderstrike#12 (September, 1994)
Powers: Whyteout possessed no superhuman abilities. He wore an electronic device called "the Stealth Harness" around his waist, which could "white out" objects with blasts of energy. Although the affected objects were still present, physically, they could not be seen. By "whiting out" even part of a person, a body would lose it's coordination. Whyteout was also armed with an energy pistol, and carried Flash-Bombs to blind his opponents.
History: (Thunderstrike#12) - Three years prior, the family of Stuart Anthony Whyte flew aboard a Skyways Express plane to Disney World, but the plane went down. Overcome by grief, Whyte spent years developing an array of weaponry, including his Stealth Harness with which to avenge himself upon Skyways.
With his assembled gear, Whyteout assaulted Thomas Grossman, CEO of Skyways Express. To his displeasure, Grossman had been hired a year and a half ago, and could not be held accountable to his family's tragedy. The Avenger Thunderstrike had arrived upon the scene, and fought Whyteout, but due to the disorientation caused by Whyte's devices, he plowed through a wall, and fell from the building. By the time Thunderstrike recovered, Whyteout had departed.
His next assault was upon JFK airport, where he "whited-out" an entire runway and plane, to prevent them from flying. Thunderstrike again arrived on the scene to stop him, but Whyteout "whited-out" all of him save his head. Thunderstrike was able to overcome the disorientation this time by lying flat on the ground and firing a blast of energy from his mace into Whyteout's sphere of white-ness. The electrical feedback from this shorted out Whyteout's backpack device, returning everything to normal, and Thunderstrike easily disarmed his remaining weapons.
Whyteout begged to be killed, but Thunderstrike refused, and tried to encourage him to find a new life for himself-- but at that moment, Thunderstrike's opponent Bloodaxe appeared, and killed Whyteout with a blast of energy from her axe.
Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. But he's got a Ditko-esque mask, don't you think?
He's The Living Eraser for the 90's, don't you think?
by Prime Eternal
Whyteout should not be confused with:
Thunderstrike#12 (September, 1994) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (writer/pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 08/01/02
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