KID COLT

Real Name: Elric Freedom

Identity/Class: Human (Counter-Earth (Franklin)) mutate

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Young Allies (Bucky/Rikki Barnes, I.Q., Jolt/Hallie Takahama, the Rip, Toro/Benito Serrano)

Affiliations: Peggy Barnes, Richard Barnes, Exiles (Blink/Clarice Ferguson of Earth-295, Heather Hudson of Earth-3470, Longshot, Sabretooth/Victor Creed of Earth-295, Power Princess/Zarda of Earth-712, Spider-Man/Miguel O'Hara of Earth-6375), Thunderbolts (Atlas/Erik Josten/Dallas Riordan, Baron Zemo/Helmut Zemo, Fixer/Paul Norbert Ebersol, Jolt/Hallie Takahama, MACH-3/Abe Jenkins, Moonstone/Karla Sofen)

Enemies: Anomaly (Koyami Sazaki), Atlanteans (Queen Dorma, others), Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom), Proteus (Kevin MacTaggert) of Earth-58163, the Rip (O & K), SHIELD

Known RelativesMr. & Mrs. Freedom (parents)

Aliases: Elric Whitemane

Base of Operations: Capital City (formerly Attilan) of Counter-Earth (Franklin);
formerly home of the Barnes family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA of Counter-Earth (Franklin);
formerly mobile in the USA's Southwest of Counter-Earth (Franklin)

First Appearance: Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1 (January 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Elric can transform into a hybrid human/Kymellian form at will. It is unknown where his clothes and equipment are stored while he is in his Kymellian form, but it can be presumed he can temporarily store his belongings in another dimension the same way he presumably stores his Kymellian form's extra mass. His belongings return instantly when he reverts to his human form. He is also a teleporter, capable of opening portals he can use as quick jumps to appear like he is running fast and for long-range teleportation around the world. He can teleport himself and at five others through his portals. The stress of long-range teleportation makes him feel severely nauseated. He was a vegetarian.

Height: (Human form) 5'6"; (Kymellian form) 5'8"
Weight: (Human form) 135 lbs.; (Kymellian form) 150 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

History:

(Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1 (fb) ) - Elric Freedom was the son of Hippie parents. When SHIELD's nationwide search for a candidate for the eugenics experiment intended to mix human and Kymellian DNA led them to Elric as a suitable candidate, they made Elric's parents an offer they couldn't refuse. His parents turned their teenage son Elric over to SHIELD leading to months of incessant testing on Elric.

   <11 months ago>Elric's body finally accepted the Kymellian genetic graft and adapted to its newfound capabilities.

   Months later Elric escaped SHIELD. Assuming the hybrid Human/Kymellian name Elric Whitemane and became the outlaw Kid Colt in the gamma-irradiated Southwest.

(Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1 (fb) - BTS) - Kid Colt managed to avoid SHIELD for six months. He once again escaped them when he stole food supplies for locals in the gamma-irradiated Southwest of the US.

(Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1) - SHIELD caught up with Kid Colt, but the short-range teleporter couldn't be caught. When they threatened the locals Kid Colt had meant to feed the stolen food supplies, the Young Allies Bucky and Toro came to his aid, saving Kid Colt from the hostile SHIELD agents. Kid Colt transformed from his Kymellian form to his human form before Bucky asked him to become their teleporter, but Bucky explained that their friend I.Q. knew Kid Colt's powers better than Kid Colt did. After Kid Colt gave the locals the stolen food he accompanied Bucky and Toro to their stolen SHIELD craft.

   A few days later the Young Allies arrived in Philadelphia where Bucky took Toro and Kid Colt to her grandparents Richard and Peggy to stay for some rest and a full meal. Kid Colt only ate the vegetables because he was a vegetarian. Kid Cold and Toro then comforted Bucky's grandparents, who feared Bucky couldn't handle her dangerous life. Elric then asked for a dessert. After conversing with I.Q. Bucky joined Kid Colt and Toro downstairs again and told Kid Colt that I.Q. would aid Kid Colt in attaining his full potential as a teleporter. I.Q. then telepathically conversed with Kid Colt and went through his own and Kid Colt's origin, gaining Kid Colt's trust because they were both mutated by evil men. Pushed by I.Q. Kid Colt teleported himself, Bucky and Toro to Muir Island and the experience made Kid Colt throw up. They landed almost safely and invaded the facility where Nortel Energy CEO Leland Walker tried to turn himself into a conduit for the energies of the Rip, which had previously destroyed Paris. The Young Allies broke into the lab and witnessed Walker transforming into the conduit. The Young Allies tried their best to stop Walker, but the Rip's energies had already become part of him. Kid Colt created a stable warp-opening to reroute more of the energies into Walker and give the energies a chance to become its own being. In front of the Young Allies Walker split into physical manifestations of the abstract beings of Order and Chaos. Kid Colt gave them the names O (for Order) and K (for Kaos...90s spelling included) and the cosmic beings joined the Young Allies until Order and Chaos could determine if Counter-Earth was worthy to survive. When Kid Colt wanted to know how they would leave Muir Island the others pointed to him. Kid Colt wasn't thrilled he had to teleport everyone again.

(Thunderbolts I#52 (fb) - BTS) - The Young Allies opposed Dr. Doom's tyrannical rule on Counter-Earth aka. Planet Doom.

(Thunderbolts I#52 (fb) ) - Kid Colt opened a portal for Bucky and Toro to Earth. Bucky and Toro used it to get to Latveria and threaten the land with a biochemical gas to force Dr. Doom to retire from his rule on Counter-Earth.

(Thunderbolts I#51 - BTS) - Dr. Doom showed Captain America and the Redeemers a holographic image of the terrorists threatening Latveria: the Young Allies (Bucky, Kid Colt and Toro) from Counter-Earth.

(Thunderbolts I#52 - BTS) - Kid Colt opened a portal for Bucky and Toro back to Counter-Earth after their mission to force Doom to retire from his rule on Counter-Earth had failed.

(Thunderbolts I#60 - BTS) - When the Thunderbolts got stranded on Counter-Earth Jolt mentioned the Young Allies as some of the few remaining heroes forced to deal with natural disasters and cosmic threats.

(Thunderbolts I#62) - The Young Allies witnessed on TV the take-off a rocket carrying a satellite to grant Germany sole access to global communications. The stranded Thunderbolts destroyed the rocket to prevent Germany taking full control over the world economy.

(Thunderbolts I#72 (fb) - BTS) - The Young Allies learned a giant alien ship on both planets at the bottom of the Mir diamond mine in Russia had become a connection between Counter-Earth and Earth. The Rip concluded that Earth had to die for Counter-Earth to keep existing. The other Young Allies didn't like the idea to sacrifice an Earth for the other and traveled to the ship's location to find a way to save both Earths.

(Thunderbolts I#72) - The Young Allies confronted the Thunderbolts at the ship in the Mir mine. Rip revealed that Earth had to be sacrificed angering the Thunderbolts. Bucky told Jolt that the Young Allies were actually searching for a way to save both Earths while their teammates fought each other. Anomaly stopped the fight explaining once again that only one Earth could surive. Baron Zemo offered him his help!

(Thunderbolts I#74) - The unconscious heroes including Kid Colt awakened while Zemo forged plans with Anomaly to destroy one Earth to save the other. While Kid Colt and the others started working on the ship I.Q. contacted Zemo and came up with a plan to save both Earths by covering the ship in a bioelectro-ionic field, using the powers of Atlas and Jolt, to cut off the connection between the ship on Counter-Earth and its counterpart on Earth. A short time later the Young Allies witnessed the plan succeed. Fixer saved Jolt's life, who would have lost her life in the process, by grounding her and as a result stranding her on Counter-Earth. Jolt only wanted to know if the plan had worked and Kid Colt pointed out that it seemingly did because the ship was gone.

(Thunderbolts I#75) - Kid Colt teleported the Young Allies to Attilan in front of a cheering crowd, who recognized Jolt as one of their saviors the Thunderbolts, but not the others. Jolt asked the team to keep saving Counter-Earth and they agreed to her plan.

(Exiles I#81 (fb) - BTS) - The Young Allies kept trying to make Counter-Earth livable again and took in as many refugees on Attilan as they could.

   Queen Dorma eventually tricked the Young Allies to fly Attilan to a meeting point of her choosing, claiming she sought an alliance. She actually planned to shoot down Attilan with a missile.

(Exiles I#81) - Kid Colt and the other Young Allies were waiting for Dorma when the Statue of Liberty, animated by Proteus of Earth-58163, stranded on Counter-Earth after Earth-3470's Heather Hudson, a member of the Exiles, tricked him to go there instead of Earth in Reality-616. Kid Colt teleported his team to Proteus to hear him out. Proteus handed over the Atlanteans' missile to the Young Allies and offered his aid against their enemies in return for the Young Allies aiding him against his enemies: the Exiles. Kid Colt was present when Bucky told Proteus everything to know about Counter-Earth. When the Exiles arrived on Counter-Earth to capture Protues they were opposed by the Young Allies. They were shocked when Proteus turned out to be utterly evil making Kid Colt wonder if they had picked the wrong side. The Rip, deciding Proteus was the being able to judge Counter-Earth once and for all, then took Proteus away, leaving the Exiles and the Young Allies behind on Attilan.

(Exiles I#82) - The Young Allies explained to the Exiles who the Rip was. When both teams arrived in Atlantis they found the Atlanteans including Dorma dead as they city had been lifted from the ocean by Proteus and the Atlanteans couldn't survive outside the water. Proteus fired the Atlanteans' rockets and Jolt and Kid Colt did their best to stop them. Kid Colt used his portals to send some of them back into the ocean. Meanwhile Blink had put a behaviour modifier into Dorma's crown, which the proud Proteus put on. Proteus' mind was modified to only access its host Morph's memories, defeating him.

   After the Exiles' Heather Hudson sent the remaining rockets into space the Young Allies thanked the Exiles for their aid against Dorma and Proteus.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils) & Al Vey (inks).

Due to the nature of Counter-Earth as an artificial world created by Franklin Richards it is no wonder he had a Kymellian-like being created. He was an ally to Power Pack, who were close with Kymellians, after all. This also explains Kid Colt's choice to name himself after one of the most famous Kymellian families Whitemane.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Kid Colt has no known connection to:

Mr. & Mrs. Freedom have no known connection to:


Mr. & Mrs. Freedom

The Freedoms were hippies and presumably not named Freedom originally. Naming their son Elric they raised him in their hippie ways. One day SHIELD made an offer to them for their son the Freedoms could not refuse (probably drugs! Isn't all about drugs, world peace and crap for hippies?) and they took the offer.

--Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1 (fb)













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Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1, p5, pan2 (main image)
Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1, p12, pan8 (head shot)
Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1, p11, pan6 (growing up, mutating)
Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1, p1 (Kymellian form)
Exiles I#82, p15, pan1 (teleporting)
Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1, p11, pan4 (with parents)


Appearances:
Heroes Reborn: Young Allies#1 (January 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#51-52 (June-July, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#60 (March, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zicher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#62 (May, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zicher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#72 (November, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Chris Batista (pencils), Rich Perrotta (inks), Andrew Lis (editor)
Thunderbolts I#74 (January, 2003) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Chris Batista (pencils), Rich Perrotta (inks), Andrew Lis (editor)
Thunderbolts I#75 (February, 2003) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Manuel Garcia (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Andrew Lis (editor)
Exiles I#81-82 (July-August, 2006) - Tony Bedard (writer), Jim Calafiore (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Mike Marts (editor)


Last updated: 04/30/15

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