Real Name: Harris Young

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Mover;
    formerly an unidentified occupation

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Coach Pavlich, Coach Woodward, Gene, Derek Lu, the Woodlawn High School Banshees, Connor Young

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Connor Young (Darkhawk, son)

Aliases: "Dad"

Base of Operations: Woodlawn Heights, the Bronx, New York, USA

First Appearance: Darkhawk II#1 (October, 2021)

Powers/Abilities: Harris Young has no superhuman powers but he is extremely caring and will do just about anything for his son, Connor.

He appeared to be a capable mover.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'4")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 135 lbs.)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black (slightly graying)

History: (Darkhawk II#1) - The morning after his son Connor scored the winning point within the last ten seconds of his high school basketball game, Harris Young watched and rewatched a clip of the game. When Connor woke up and came downstairs, he reminded his father that he could simply watch the clip on the app rather than using the laptop but Harris replied that he couldn't save the videos on the app and the videos needed to be saved as the start of an amazing journey for his son. Noticing Connor looked tired, Harris asked if Connor slept much and when Connor mentioned he had a headache, Harris reminded him that his doctor had warned Connor about returning headaches. Connor reassured his father and decided to go for a run and later, Harris accompanied Connor to the hospital when Connor fell and received a head injury during his run. At the hospital, Harris worried what was taking the doctors so long to return with the results of Connor's MRI but Connor calmed his dad down just in time for the doctor to return.

Later that evening, Harris was meeting with Connor and Connor's basketball coach, Coach Pavlich, when Connor's friend Derek Lu arrived to check on Connor. Despite Harris saying that it wasn't a good time for a visit, Connor invited Derek in and revealed that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. When Connor went to lay down, Harris discussed the diagnosis with Coach Pavlich and Derek until the pizza arrived. Harris tried to talk Derek out of paying for the pizza but Derek insisted, feeling like he wanted to help somehow. Connor soon returned and when he remarked on how he wasn't hungry, Harris insisted Connor eat something, even if he was only doing so for his father. Coach Pavlich soon tried to reassure Connor that his future was not over and Harris added that even if the MS diagnosis affected his basketball future, his life was not over. Some time later, when a now-benched Connor left his team's basketball game against the Lions, Harris had trouble reaching Connor and began to worry. When Connor returned home later that night, a worried Harris embraced his son and admitted that he feared something had happened. Connor explained that he just needed to clear his head but when Connor nearly explained how he had been transformed into the new Darkhawk, Harris looked at Connor worried and Connor instead decided not to tell his father. The two then went back inside their home.

(Darkhawk II#2 (fb) - BTS) - Harris spoke with Gene at his work and informed him of his son's diagnosis and Harris' need to take some time off. The two discussed Harris possibly returning to work a month from then.

(Darkhawk II#2) - Harris called Connor downstairs to discuss with Connor his first day taking MS medication. Harris reminded Connor that he was there for him but the discussion kept getting interrupted by Harris' buzzing cell phone. Connor told his dad to pick up the phone and Harris answered the phone, speaking with Gene about his employment. Gene informed Harris how tough it had been with Harris' absence and Harris insisted that he would love to eventually return to work, even if only part-time, but Gene apparently had to let Harris go. Walking into another room, Harris thanked Gene for calling back and said he understood the situation and that he would let Gene know if anything changed. Returning to the kitchen, Harris found Connor on the floor, having attempted to give himself a shot of medicine, and he tearfully embraced Connor as Connor suffered through the pain.

(Darkhawk II#3) - Harris Young accompanied Connor to a doctor's appointment and noticed how Connor had been staring at his cellphone for an hour, prompting to ask what was up. When Connor replied that Derek was acting weird, Harris remarked that Derek was always weird but in a good way. He then listened as the doctor informed Connor of new lesions on his brain and asked questions as Connor asked his own questions about what was causing the lesions to multiply. Later, Harris called Connor downstairs, where Coach Pavlich informed Harris that Derek had died and both Harris and Pavlich attempted to console the grieving Connor.

(Darkhawk II#5) - Harris attended Derek Lu's funeral, where he asked how the other members of Connor's basketball team were doing. He then located Connor, walking up just in time to see Empire State University's Coach Woodward leaving. Connor started to mention how he couldn't even think about his scholarship at a time like this but the conversation was halted when Connor noticed Shawn Trella at the funeral. Knowing of Trella's part in Derek's death, Connor excused himself from his father and Coach Pavlich to take things outside with Trella, telling Harris that he needed some air. During Connor's battle with Trella as Darkhawk outside, Harris attempted to call Connor twice, leaving three voicemails. After Trella was downed, Connor called his father back and claimed that he felt like he wasn't there for Derek. Harris assured Connor that Derek's death was not Connor's fault and suggested Connor return to the funeral to be there for Derek's family. Following the funeral, Harris got a new job with a moving company and when one of his co-workers asked why Harris didn't even take time for a bathroom break, Harris replied (through bites of a sandwich) that he had to keep the job for health insurance.

Comments: Created by Kyle Higgins and Juanan Ramirez.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Harris Young
should be distinguished from:

Coach Woodward

Coach Woodward was the basketball coach at Empire State University who was interested in recruiting Harris Young's son Connor. During the funeral for Derek Lu, Coach Woodward was introduced to Connor via Connor's high school coach, Coach Pavlich, and Woodward expressed condolences for Connor's loss. As Woodward was departing, Harris walked up and asked Connor if that was Coach Woodward.

--Darkhawk II#5


Gene appeared to be Harris' supervisor at work and Gene allowed Harris to take some time off when Harris' son Connor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After a while, Gene phoned Harris and apparently had to let Harris go from employment even though they had discussed revisiting full-time employment for a month in the future due to the hardships Harris' absence had created.
--Darkhawk II#2 - BTS

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Darkhawk II#3, p6, pan3 (Harris Young, main image)
Darkhawk II#1, p9, pan1 (Harris Young, headshot)
Darkhawk II#5, p2, pan6 (Coach Woodward)

Darkhawk II#1 (October, 2021) - Kyle Higgins (writer), Juanan Ramirez (art), Darren Shan (editor)
Darkhawk II#2 (November, 2021) - Kyle Higgins (writer), Juanan Ramirez (art), Darren Shan (editor)
Darkhawk II#3 (January, 2022) - Kyle Higgins (writer), Juanan Ramirez (art), Darren Shan (editor)
Darkhawk II#5 (March, 2022) - Kyle Higgins (writer), Juanan Ramirez (art), Darren Shan (editor)

First posted02/17/2022
Last updated: 02/17/2022

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