Real Name: Sylvester Pemberton, Jr.
Alias: Star-Spangled Kid I
Occupation: Adventurer, owner of Stellar Studios
Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California
Weight: 136 pounds
Tech: Modern (1)
Reflexes 3D: Acrobatics 7D, boating 6D, brawling 8D, climbing 5D, dodge 8D, driving 7D, piloting 5D (self +3D), sneak 4D
Coordination 3D: Catch 7D, thrown weapons 5D
Physique 3D: Flight 4D, leap 6D, lifting 4D, running 4D
Knowledge 2D: Scholar 5D (business +2D), science 4D, security 4D
Perception 2D: Engineering 4D, hide 7D, invent 4D, know-how (telekinesis) 8D, shadowing 7D
Presence 2D: Charm 6D, command 4D (Infinity, Inc. +4D), persuasion 6D, willpower 7D
Advantages/Disadvantages: Ally (JSA) -25D, Ally (Infinity, Inc.) -20D, Charismatic -3D, Fast Reactions -4D, Leadership Ability -2D, Wealth -8D, Dark Secret (originally from the 1940s) +1D, Enemy (Helix, Injustice Unlimited) +5D each, Enemy (Ultra-Humanite) +3D
Unarmed BDV: 4D
P/l Bonus: +2
Hero Points: 21
Character Points: 168
Body Points: 30
Equipment: Costume (AV 5, Body Points 30; Powers: Telekinesis (flight) 11D)
History: In 1942, his sidekick, Stripesy and he joined the Seven Soldiers of Victory. The Seven Soldiers became lost in time on their last mission in October 1948, and were rescued by the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America; the members of the Seven Soldiers of Victory who chose to do so were brought to the present day (originally a timeline jump of 20+ years).
Although he had previously been a non-powered hero, using fisticuffs, gadgets, and a keen strategical mind to fight crime, upon joining the JSA, Sylvester gained possession of the Cosmic Converter Belt designed by Starman. This belt gave him the ability to fly. He also was given use of Starman’s cosmic rod on several occasions, but declined to take on the mantle of Starman himself.
As an adult, Sylvester founded the Los Angeles-based super-hero team, Infinity, Inc. Late in his career, he abandoned his Star-Spangled Kid persona and adopted the more adult identity of Skyman. Skyman shared in many adventures with Infinity, Inc., until the fateful day when Solomon Grundy used the insensate form of the poisonous Mister Bones to burn Sylvester’s face, killing him.
After Sylvester’s death, the Cosmic Converter Belt and the name of Star-Spangled Kid were taken up by Courtney Whitmore.