Tommy Shepherd

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Tommy Shepherd (Scenesys ID: 2661)
Name: Thomas Shepherd
Superalias: Speed
Gender: Male
Species: Mutant
Occupation: Student
Citizenship: US
Residence: New York
Education: Juvenile Hall
Theme: Marvel (FC)
Groups: Mutants
Apparent Age: 20 Actual Age: 20
Date of Birth 09 Jul 2002 Played By
Height: 5'10" Weight: 150 lbs
Hair Color: White Eye Color: Green
Theme Song:

Character Info


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Tommy Shepherd hasn't had an easy life. His parents divorced when he was super young and a series of emotional outbursts landed him in and out of juvie. This culminated when he accidentally used his powers to blow a math classroom during his freshman year of high school. This landed him in a maximum security juvenile detention center for mutants. Recently, a combination of mutant and child-rights activists secured his freedom, and he has transferred to Happy Harbor.


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* 2002: Born in Springfield New Jersey to Frank and Mary Shepherd
* 2005: Parents divorced.
* 2009: (Creation)In a moment of desperation and to have something of her own, Wanda attempts to create a family using her chaos magic. As nothing manifested before her, she fully believed it failed, but it didn't. Not really. It just didn't got to plan, like most chaos magic, and Billy and Tommy were manifested retroactively into the world as parts of other families.
* 2011: Enters Juvenile Hall for first time.
* 2016: Tommy discovers his abilities while running track.
* 2017: Tommy accidentally vaporizes his high school and is imprisoned.
* 2020: Mutant Rights activists litigate Tommy's release
* 2021: Tommy enrolls in Happy Harbor

IC Journal

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Afraid To Fail:
Tommy is incredibly worried about failing and disappointing people he admires or respects. As a result, he will often push himself past his limits and sometimes needs to be stopped from harming himself.

People show their true colors eventually. The hammer is always waiting to fall on unsuspecting heads.

Tommy is afraid to let people get close. Rejected and neglected by both parents then rejected by society, Tommy does not easily trust others.

When someone does manage to earn Tommy's trust, he will not hesitate to help them in a pinch.

Character Sheet


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Accelerated Perception:
Tommy's reaction time is several times faster then the average human. His brain processes information at a rapid rate allowing him to react to his surroundings while traveling at supersonic speeds. Additionally, he is able to read entire books in a matter of moments though his retention is short lived.

Molecular Acceleration:
By generating hyper-kinetic vibrations, Tommy is able to accelerate molecules and cause solid matter to explode.

Molecular Destabilization:
By focusing on the acceleration of his own molecules, he is able to vibrate his body through solid matter.

Tommy's top running speed is clocked around 761 miles per hour. Due to his mutant physiology, he is able to maintain this speed for several hours before becoming exhausted.

His respiratory and cardiovascular systems are incredibly efficient, allowing him to rapidly metabolize food to maintain the energy output required to fuel his powers. His advanced metabolic rate is a double edged sword causing poisons and toxins to affect him more quickly but also drastically shortening their duration. In some cases, this allows him to shrug off the effects of a lethal dose, as the typically lethal symptoms are not maintained long enough to end his life. Similarly, the chemical side effects of fatigue do not seem to affect him.

His physiology incorporates a strengthened skeleton, musculature and flesh allowing him to resist the shock and tearing forces of moving at supersonic speeds.

Superhuman Strength:
Tommy is able to lift up to eight hundred pounds with his arms and up to one ton with his legs.


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Beyond just applying his powers, Tommy practically grew up in juvie. Thus, he's scrappy in a fight. While outpaced by individuals with more formal training, he's learned a few things from the school of 'Hard Knocks'


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Chemical Reaction:
Tommy's accelerated metabolism causes poisons, toxins, and diseases to progress more rapidly. Sometimes this is beneficial, other times it leads to rapid incapacitation.

Tommy's speedster powers have left him with a skewed perspective on time. If forced to wait, he becomes extremely frustrated, and he's quicker to feel isolated and alone.

Rough Childhood:
Tommy had a very rough childhood which has left him isolated and untrusting of authority figures. As a result, he has almost no resources to draw upon. He's starting his life from square one.



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Title Date Scene Summary
Don't Mess With The Wongs July 30th, 2023 With the power of Hostess Fruit Pies and headbutts, a would-be robbery of Wong's Corner Store is foiled! Tigra and Tommy get to enjoy some delicious kung pao chicken for their troubles.
A Time for Punching July 30th, 2023 On a particularly obnoxiously hot afternoon, Nettie determines that a movie is in order and closes the Candle for business. Taking two of her adopted 'grandkids' to the movies results in the severe beating and subsequent pantsing of a number of racists deciding to intimidate the East Village neighborhood theaterscene.
Get In Loser, We're Going Shopping July 14th, 2023 Tommy visits Nettie at her shop for some birthday gifts. Instead he leaves with ideas.
Young Avengers: Bubblegum Bandits June 16th, 2023 On an outing as Young Avengers, Emiko and Bunny come across Belinda Gutierrez and Jane Roe (AKA Vermillion, Hacker) and Daniel Ketch (AKA The Ghost Rider who doesn't have an action figure, is not Post Apocalyptic Mad Max Johnny Storm). The quintet end up facing against a five-pack of Bubble Gum Bandits, expies made out of a polymer and controlled by remote!

With Tommy Shepherd joining in and having a ball, the group manages to defeat the gummy types with the power of WD-40, Fire, Hell Cycles and... friendship, right?

Young Avengers...Assemble May 31st, 2023 The Young Avengers have, indeed, assembled. Hopefully we shall see great things from these young heroes!
Happy Harbor: Prom 2023 May 27th, 2023 Prom for HHHS is interrupted by the Puritans...and justice is served!
Central Perks at Central Park May 27th, 2023 A couple of Young Avengers (and one guy who claims not to be a Young Avenger) hang out in Central Park. Magic coffee is consumed, bunny rabbit blankets are sat upon, and thankfully no one gets beaned in the face with a frisbee (but it was a close thing there for a moment).
Beep Beep Beeper II: The Beepening May 23rd, 2023 Upon returning home from wa-- err, vacation, Tommy discovers he has a dino-son. His name is Beeper and he loves sweet corn.
Justice League Dark: The Pool Party April 29th, 2023 A Mixer in a Hotel Pool. So fancy.
Wistful Evening April 20th, 2023 A Queens street hockey game devolves into a fight, like they do.
Happy Harbor: Spring Science Fair 23' April 1st, 2023 The Happy Harbor Science Fair is here...and yes, per usual there was CHAOS.
Something Stinks in Caerbannog April 1st, 2023 Talia al Ghul, Gabby Kinney, Tommy Shepherd and Robbie Reyes, under the auspices of Nettie Crowe, help to clear an ancient evil from Caerbannog -- while turned into rabbits, they fight zombie knights and Tom the Necromancer (cousin to Tim the Enchanter). Graham Chapman is returned to Heaven at the end of the scene, thanks to Tommy adjusting particles, Gabby stealing a tongue, the Ghost Rabbit (Rabbit Reyes) setting things on fire and wrecking things with Chains, and Talia being a suitably dangerous distraction for a great number of Knights who don't like... Ni.
So A wolf walks into a tea bar... March 25th, 2023 A Wolf walks into a tea bar, and there's conversation, motor parts, and ships passing in the night.
The Dreaded Beneath the Pond March 12th, 2023 Row-ho, row-ho, row with weapons loosed,

The incidental crewmen did in the devil goose Row-ho, row-ho, before the smell sinks in

Tommy Shepherd exploded the demon cobra chicken!

The Jersey Hawai'ian Pizza Massacre February 24th, 2023 Pizza comes to life! Heroes like MJ and Tommy save teens by consuming pizza and Brunnhilde limits her property damage to a few tables and a syringe. Did anyone notice /Superman/ saving the day in his mild-mannered way?
Communication is a Two-Way Street... February 19th, 2023 ...and in this metaphor, Doug is the crossing guard while Tommy doesn't bother looking both ways.
Shove at First Sight February 11th, 2023 No description
Happy Harbor: Game Night (January) January 17th, 2023 January game night goes off without a hitch and a surprise visitor!
Housewarming idk god i suck at titles January 17th, 2023 No description
Mutant Libersion Makes No Friends of Humanity January 9th, 2023 The Mutant Liberation Front attacks the Friends of Humanity. The two groups have enough hate and murder on both sides that they can't be told apart. Some things are universal about humanity.
A Royal Wedding Reception December 31st, 2022 The wedding of Prince Pietro Maximoff and Micola Lykaios is had and no one ends up causing a stir. A good new year's eve is had!
Pre-Wedding Calorie Loading December 30th, 2022 Pietro and Tommy meet up to share a speedster-sized lunch ahead of the former's wedding ceremony. Nobody wants a growling stomach to interrupt the vows.
IDK something about housewarming December 14th, 2022 No description
Dark Elves Capping Cap December 12th, 2022 Dark Elves who slipped through during the attack on the spaceport make an assassination attempt on the 'Thane of Midgaard'. But unfortunately for them, other Avengers were in the area.
Bushwick Bound: Hot Under the Collar December 8th, 2022 Though the day ends with Sophie still wearing a power-suppressing collar, she has a safe place to stay and some new friend who want to help her. Things could have gone worse.
Happy Harbor: Morrigan's Office Hours December 6th, 2022 Tommy and others stop by for Office Hours with Doctor MacIntyre!
Disorganized Chaos December 6th, 2022 Tommy Shepherd arrives on the scene of a breakfast massacre and eats oatmeal, hugs a unicorn, and makes a rabbit cry with new shoes.

Bunny MacLeod does laundry and cooking and is a wuss about spicy foods

Bushwick Bound: Red Light, Green Light December 4th, 2022 A young mutant is pursued through Bushwick by a group of mysterious figures intent on capturing her, but the quick intervention by a whole host of brave Mutant Town residents (and visitors) manage to track her down and save her at the very last possible moment!
Little Trouble in Big Downtown December 3rd, 2022 A trio of young superheroes happen upon a drug deal crashed by a hungry Venom. A small confrontation ensues, which may or may not involve a high symbiote.
Big Gay Mental Breakdowns at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop December 3rd, 2022 Actually, it turns out ice cream can do wonders for averting breakdowns.
Speed(y) Service Guaranteed November 30th, 2022 A protest against the union-busting activities of a corporation-owned coffee chain comes to an abrupt end when an explosion blows the shop wide open. Lonnie (leading the protest) and Gabby and Tommy (bystanders) provide first aid and discover the source of the explosion: a young mutant unable to control her emotion-based powers. She runs away, but her overbearing, abusive mother ends up with a broken nose caused by... well, there were no witnesses, so who knows!
The Man In The Mirror November 28th, 2022 Billy knows that the best way to drop a bomb on Tommy is to placate him with food first, and afterwards.
Happy Harbor: Turkey Day November 25th, 2022 Turkey Day for Happy Harbor High School goes off without a hitch. Or anything exploding!
Happy Harbor: Game Night (November) November 18th, 2022 Game night is quiet and a change of pace for HHHS.
Merry Mayhem at Mootant Town Milkshakes November 7th, 2022 Bunny and Gabby both visit the holiday petting zoo set up by the proprietor of Mootant Town Milkshakes, where Tommy is helping out an old employer by running samples. Nothing bad at all happens! Except maybe traumatizing Bunny's little sister some (she kinda had it coming though).
MutantTown Townhall November 2nd, 2022 A discussion is had OOC/IC plans are made for MutantTown. Poor MutantTown.
A Maximoff Birthday Party October 19th, 2022 The Avengers, family and friends gather to celebrate Wanda and Pietro Maximoff's birthday.
Happy Harbor Fall Festival October 7th, 2022 The 2022 Happy Harbor Fall Festival goes off without a hitch!
The Swedish Labyrinth: Part II September 21st, 2022 Dimensional walls and Arcade's nose, what do they have in common? Both broken by the end of this scene.
Maximoff Magical Mayhem September 7th, 2022 As it turns out, chaos magic is NOT a reliable magic 8-ball.
The Swedish Labyrinth September 6th, 2022 Several less than stellar heroes manage to get themselves lost in an Ikea. With monsters.
UrbEx pun go here September 4th, 2022 No description
Happy Harbor: Beach Day August 15th, 2022 Happ Harbor High School and friends go to the beach...and don't get attacked!
Happy Harbor: A Haunting August 8th, 2022 The Twins are back at HHHS. A few guests stop in and Delia has brought a ghost friend. It's Another day at Happy Harbor.
Twin Freaks August 7th, 2022 Like the show, but with milkshakes instead of coffee. Damn fine milkshakes. Billy and Tommy discuss what to do now that they're (re)united.
YA Beginnings: Getting the Band Back Together August 6th, 2022 The first meeting of the Young Avengers at their (eventual) base goes off with only a few hitches. It looks like a new team is truly forming in the heart of the Big Apple.
Midnight Mootant Milkshake Madness July 18th, 2022 Micola and Tommy get to know each other a little bit over midnight milkshakes. It's a perfectly wholesome encounter (shocking, given Tommy's usual behavior).
Pride After Party! June 26th, 2022 A party after NYC's Pride Parade! Things are a bit crazy, numbers are exchanged (and not exchanged), only Gabby is a clone. Probably.
Happy Harbor: Cairo By Night June 10th, 2022 The Happy Harborites are out for a night of fun in Greater Cairo, but fate is about to intervene. Macha returns from her dead sisters essences that have stored away in Morrigan and they both die as a result. Teens and Faculty are heroic, but sadly death takes Morrigan in the end.
Happy Harbor: Cairo By Day June 6th, 2022 Day One of Happy Harbor's end of the year trip goes off without a hitch. Which could be bad!
Volunteer Blues May 26th, 2022 Terry learns two very valuable lessons: Never bring Kate Bishop along when gathering signatures for a good cause... and people never like being approached by anyone with a clipboard in hand. Tommy has also learned a valuable lesson: Keep running!
Pizza Brings all the Heroes to the Yard May 23rd, 2022 Gabby, and Tommy meet Billy and Jon Kent over some shared pizza. Nothing sus happens.
Down the Rabbit Hole May 7th, 2022 No description
An Odd Discovery May 2nd, 2022 A night at Coney Island is ruined by the discovery of a dead body...but how did it get there?
Drown My Sorrows in Ice Cream April 27th, 2022 Gabby and Tommy do the thing in the title. Then they go to the museum (200 miles away).
Bushwick Bound: Conditions of Release April 26th, 2022 The afterparty of an opera performance by a famed mutant singer is nearly crashed by a couple of Feds trying to make off with one of the attendees. Quick intervention by the Genoshan security team (and Genoshan Royalty) manages to save the day. Though someone still makes off with half the hors d'oeuvres.
Home is Where You Keep Your Stuff April 25th, 2022 Clarice and Tommy meet in the garden. They talk about homework, and home.
Late Night Snacks... IN SPACE April 25th, 2022 Lorna manages to chase down Tommy to question him about his uncanny likeness to her brother. The chasing down was figurative, just to be clear.
Ground Control to Major Tom June 23rd, 2021 Blink and Speed discuss a little bit of their pasts and the possibility of revenge. Milkshakes and brownies were harmed in the making of this scene.
The Brotherhood Patrols Bushwick May 31st, 2021 What should have been a simple patrol ends with a new friend, Haunt, on Asteroid M, drinks for everyone! And who should happen by? Lorna Dane and Magneto, now that's entertainment!
Strike Force Frost (well, that's how Emma thinks of it!) May 28th, 2021 Mutant slaves freed. Guards mangled, shot, beaten, and otherwise abused. Two researchers assaulted, one additional in Emma's loving embrace. Drones are on the way.
Speedy Service Like Lightning May 8th, 2021 Tommy and Leslie work a shift at Mel's Diner. It goes totally fine except for one bigot who has a TOTALLY RANDOM car accident. Also one kid who loses his electric scooter. But the milkshake machine is working!
Tommy goes to Space April 25th, 2021 Tommy meets Magneto in Bushwick. After a few questions on Tommy's outlook on the 'system', Magneto extends him an invitation to the Brotherhood and a place to live.... IN SPACE.
1000 Faces: Down Into Darkness April 20th, 2021 Flight SU 110 lands -- but 290 people and more are dead in the process. SHIELD somehow isn't responsible.
Still wanted April 19th, 2021 Still wanted, somehow not arrested yet


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