World War II saw an explosion in the number of super-powered beings. One of these was young Zeke McReedy, an otherwise-ordinary teenager until a freak accident involving a chemical tanker car, high-tension power lines and a stray meteor imbued him with incredible speed.
Throughout this war and the following decades the Silver Streak, basing himself in his hometown of Freedom City, made a name for himself combatting saboteurs, spies, and would-be world-conquering gorillas. However, his bitterest enemy and most capable foe was Photonik, The Master of Light. Their battles were the stuff of legend, as the 'Streak foiled plot after plot. At long last Photonik, aka Mortimer Stearn, was captured and sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.
It was shortly thereafter that Franklin Moore was elected mayor and costumed "vigilantes" outlawed. Ezekiel, always a law-abiding citizen, complied and retired from being a super-hero. It was just as well - the so-called "heroes" of that era absolutely disgusted him; "punks with guns" was a frequent saying of his.
Ezekiel, who had earned his Masters in History, began teaching at FCU. Throughout the 70's, 80's & 90's he became a fixture at FCU… and a thing of terror to incoming freshmen. Professor McReedy tolerated no "shenanigans" in his class - students were to be punctual, polite and well-attired at all times. No one could argue with his results, tho - his classes held a higher percentage of honor students than any other instructor. After nearly 40 years, he finally accepted a position of Professor Emeritus and retired from active instruction.
Retirement was not without its perils - chief among them: boredom. He offered his services to Duncan Summers as a teacher at Clairmont. In addition to History, Prof. McReedy also teaches The Art of Improvisation to the "special" classmen, instructing them on how to use their powers creatively and to think "outside the box" (an expression he hates, by the way).
The Silver Streak
Strength 0, Stamina 2, Agility 3, Dexterity 1, Fighting 2, Intellect 3, Awareness 3, Presence 3
Speed 8, Quickness 8, Improved Initiative: Enhanced Advantages 4, Movement 2 [Wall-Crawling 1, Water-Walking 1; Limited: Only while moving], Immunity 1 [Friction Heat]
Speed Tricks array:
Air Control: Move Object 10 [Cone Area; Close]
Alt: Air Cushion: Movement 1 [Safe Fall; Burst Area, Affects Others]
Alt: Vacuum: Affliction 5 [Resisted by Fort.; Dazed, Stunned, Incapacitated; Burst Area, Cumulative, Concentration]
Alt: Vibration: Insubstantial 4
Alt: Vibro-Strike: Damage 8 [Penetrating]
Languages 1 [Latin (English native)], Assessment, Defensive Roll 6, Evasion 2, Improved Disarm, Instant Up, Move-by Action, Redirect, Takedown, Taunt, Uncanny Dodge, Improved Initiative 4
Athletics (+0), Close Combat: Unarmed 10 (+12), Deception 9 (+12), Expertise: History 7 (+10), Insight 7 (+10), Intimidation (+3), Investigation 5 (+8), Perception 5 (+8), Persuasion (+3), Stealth 7 (+10)
Dodge 11, Parry 12
Toughness 8 (Def Roll 6), Fortitude 6, Will 8
Abilities 34 + Powers 47 + Advantages 17 + Skills 25 + Defenses 27 = Total 150
Motivation: Thrills - being a superhero makes him feel young again
Identity: Prof. McReedy
Relationship: Once his enemy, Mortimer Stearn has become McReedy's closest friend
Hatred: "Punks with guns" (anti-heroes)