So here we are. The final part of how Dwayne Taylor's "New Fantastic Four" became the Six Heroes that called themselves The New Warriors
Dwayne Taylor aka Night Thrasher had decided that he needed to put together his own group of Super Heroes, mainly to assist him in his quest to take on the Criminal element of New York City.
|The Night Thrasher aka Dwayne Talyor|
His initial idea was to model his new team on the Fantastic Four, and realised the family connection this team had was something he could try and replicate.
Choosing younger Heroes who were not part of any existing group was his idea. These heroes also needed one other thing in common....... a Longing to find a family unit...... something and somewhere to belong to.
His first recruit was Kid Nova, an already established hero, who had since lost his powers. Dangling Richard Rider off of a building was all it took to reignite the dormant Nova Force within him.
|Kid Nova aka Richard Rider|
The 2nd recruit was Marvel Boy aka Vance Astrovik. Rejecting his unhappy home life, and then being rejected for membership as an Avenger by his Boy hood Hero Captain America, made young Vance ready to accept any offer of a place on a super hero group
|Marvel Boy aka Vance Astrovik|
The 3rd recruit was Firestar aka Angelica Jones. After months of being manipulated by Emma Frost and the Hellfire club, Angelica returned home to her widowed Father to realise that he was so frighted of her Mutant ability he did not want her around him. Originally Night Thrasher had asked Firestar to join his group, BUT Angelica rejected this offer, as she was worried that she could end up in the same situation as she has been under Emma Frost's care, However, Dwayne did not take kindly to Angelica's refusal to join so he blackmailed her into joining his group.
|Firestar aka Angelica Jones|
However as Firestar has on her way to meet Night Thrasher for the first time an emergency literally popped up in the Centre of New York City.
Namorita Prentiss , taking a break from her studies at Empire Sate University, she attended the ground breaking of a building project of her cousins company Oracle Inc.
|Namorita aka Namorita Prentiss|
|TERRAX, FORMER HERALD OF GALACTUS|
Terrax the Former Herald of Galactus and foe of the Fantastic Four had regained his powers and his form and wanted to cause destruction to the planet and the people of Earth...... Originally Terrax had been believed to have been destroyed in battle many months before. However, although his body had been destroyed his essence and energies had remained buried beneath the soil. As manipulation of Earth and Rock was a main part of his powers, his supposed death was not all it had been believed.
When the newly reformed Terrax emerged from this underground grave, this caused enough noise and destruction to cause Night Thrasher, Kid Nova, Marvel Boy and Firestar to race to the location where they met Namorita and Speedball who had already engaged the monster.
Speedball also had been in New York city, and literally jumped at the chance to help defeat the cosmic foe.
|Speedball aka Robbie Baldwin|
The Teen heroes battled the Cosmic Foe, and found they were no match for Terrax's power cosmic and his powerful Axe, however, Terrax's body was not fully reconstructed and Night Thrasher noted that when the Alien Powerhouse lost contact with the Earth, his body began to disintegrate.
|A REAL BAPTISM OF FIRE|
With this knowledge Night Thrasher used his leadership skills to direct the other heroes into eventually defeating Terrax.
After the Battle Night Thrasher convinced the 5 other heroes to remain together as a new fighting force. The Name of The New Warriors was suggested and thus the newest super hero group was born.
|Presenting The Original New Warriors|
As time went on member came and went, and members grew as heroes.
Night Thrasher would front the team mostly, and as he was funding the Team via his Company found he had built a very successful super team to rival that of the The Mighty Avengers or Fantastic Four.
The Original Line up remained the same for some time, however the Heroes look changed as did their understanding of their Powers and each other...
|Some of the many looks of the original New Warriors|
Close Relationships began, Firstly with Marvel Boy and Firestar, and then with Kid Nova (Now calling himself Nova) and Namorita.
One of the biggest changes happened when Marvel Boy was arrested for the accidental murder of his father. On his release from prison Vance Astrovik took the name Justice as he felt this title better reflected his personality.
|FROM MARVEL BOY TO JUSTICE|
Next Time something NEW !
Until Then Enjoy !