Real Name: Dwight Hubbard
Identity: Known to Authorities
Occupation: Vigilante, Gang Banger
Citizenship: American Citizen with a Criminal Record
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York
Known Relatives: Chantal (Sister, Deceased)
Group Affiliation: Psionex
First Appearance: New Warriors #4 (V1)
History: Dwight Hubbard, much like the name sake he would adopt with Genetech, was an impulsive person, often acting before thinking. As a gang banger, Dwight made a name for himself, before Genetech took him in and experimented on him, turning him into Impulse. As Impulse, he had enhanced strength, agility, endurance and super human speed. The armor he was equipped with also had blades that were tainted with a powerful toxin that could instantly paralyze and render people unconscious. Impulse was one of the original members of Psionex, and as such, had several encounters fighting the New Warriors.
When the New Warriors fought against Terrax, only Mathemanic and Impulse remained from Psionex to help the New Warriors. Mathemanic was put into a coma when Terrax shifted the earth and buried Mathemanic under stone. Terrax also, with a swift strike, snapped Impulse’s back. Mathemanic eventually awoke from his coma, but Impulse remained bound in the wheel chair.
Impulse’s luck would continue to go poorly, as a young boy found the mask of the original Asylum, who had led Psionex and took it to show his older sister, Dorrel. The woman, intended to keep it and wear it, showed it to her boyfriend, who happened to be an extremely violent gang banger, by the name of Joachim, who beat her and took it from her. While wearing the mask, Joachim could suddenly see ‘the darkness’ in people’s souls, and his violent behavior escalated as he and his gang members simply began gunning down innocent people. One of those innocent people was Chantal, Impulse’s younger sister. He had witnessed the whole thing.
Later at his home, Night Thrasher (I) and Rage approached him and offered to help him, but he declined, only to have the new Asylum, along with Pretty Persuasions, Coronary, and Mathemanic. Asylum offered to clean up the streets, and get rid of the very gang members that had taken the life of Impulse’s sister.
During this time, Psionex became street vigilantes, helping put an end to crime.
Psionex turned up again, during the Superhuman Registration Act as a part of the Maryland Initiative Team. Their current whereabouts since then remains unknown.
Weight: 205 lbs
Hair: Black (None, Bald)
Powers: As Impulse, he had enhanced strength, agility, endurance and super human speed.
Armor: The armor he was equipped with also had blades that were tainted with a powerful toxin that could instantly paralyze and render people unconscious.