CRAZY LEGS

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Criminal, gang member

Group Membership: Trash

Affiliations: Trash (Airhead, Blasting Cap, Brute, Razor Cut, Thor Kid, Troop), Garbage Man, Rapidfire (former employers)

Enemies: Luke Cage, Garbage Man, Power Pack, Troop

Known Relatives: Unnamed mother

Aliases: Crazylegs, occasionally called "Legs" for short

Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
(formerly) New York

First Appearance: Power Pack I#31 (August, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: Crazy Legs had extremely strong leg muscles which could kick and jump far better than normal. He could also extend his legs to great lengths. As his legs stretched further, the muscled looked thinner, but when he stood at normal height they appeared compact and overly developed for his size. He could also jump farther than a normal person.

History: (Power Pack I#31) - With the rest of Trash, Crazy Legs ran drugs for the Garbage Man. This led to a confrontation with Power Pack and a battle that destroyed a crackhouse.

(Power Pack I#32) - The Garbage Man beat the team for losing a crackhouse in their battle with Power Pack, then sent them on another mission. When they spotted Power Pack trailing them, Crazy Legs decided to lead them back to Garbage Man's hideout so they could beat them there. Garbage Man was furious, but he and Trash did manage to knock the heroes out. Trash refused Garbage Man's order to kill them, which led to a fight with the Garbage Man. When joined by Power Pack, they managed to take out the Garbage Man and destroy his warehouse. Power Pack tried to convince them to give up crime and Crazy Legs considered it for just a moment, before deciding it would never work.

(Cage I#5) - Working out of Chicago now, the team ran into Luke Cage and fought with him until the people of the neighborhood united and chased the gang away.

(Cage I#11) - Trash approached Troop offering him membership in their gang to help take down Cage. The team went to Rapidfire and arranged to work for him, getting guns with armor piecring rounds that could kill Cage. They set up an ambush, but Troop warned Cage and things got chaotic. Thor Kid ordered Legs to shoot Cage, but he refused. Thor Kid smashed Legs with his hammer. When the building exploded Cage pulled Legs and Blast to safety and they were put onto an ambulance.

Comments: Created by Louise Simonson, Jon Bogdanove and Hilary Barta

Crazy Legs blamed society for their situation because it made it so difficult for people like them just to stay alive. "Society-- The system-- is the villain, dude. The system that makes us society's trash-- an' drugs society's panacea!" Given that speech I'd expect that he is the one that named the team.

Leg's took a portion of his payment from the Garbage Man in drugs which he gave to his mother because she was "sick". Who knows what happened to her by the time he started working in Chicago.

He was not a good kid, but on two occasions he stated that he didn't want to kill anyone.

by Patrick D Ryall

CLARIFICATIONS:
Crazy Legs should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Power Pack I#31, page 14, panel 1
Cage I#11, page 17, panel 5


Power Pack I#32 (October, 1987) - Louise Simonson (writer), John Bogdanove (pencils), Hilary Barta (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Cage I#5 (August, 1992) - Marcus McLaurin (writer), Dwayne Turner (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Cage I#11 (February, 1993) - Marcus McLaurin (writer), Gordon Purcell (pencils), Andrew Pepoy (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)

Last updated: 04/17/05

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