Derek James aka. Sideways is a metahuman teenager who has the power to create rifts in midair and leap through dimensions at will.

Derek was in Gotham with his adoptive mother, Helen James, when Challengers Mountain returned from the Dark Multiverse. After being separated from his mother by the subsequent earthquake, Derek fell into a massive fracture in the ground and through a rift into the Dark Multiverse. After four days, Derek was able to teleport back to Gotham. After a month, his friend Ernestine designed a costume for him to use. However, in his first live-stream as the hero Sideways, Derek is confronted by the Tempus Fuginaut, a mysterious figure who intends to kill him for supposedly damaging space-time.[1]


  • Dimensional Teleportation: Derek can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will, allowing him to move from one place to another whenever he wants.[1]
  • Spatial Disruption: The edges of Derek's rifts are indestructible and razor-sharp, meaning he can use them to cut through solid matter.[2]
  • Superhuman Strength: Derek is much stronger than a normal human, strong enough to easily carry a fully loaded dresser drawer over his head.[1]
  • Superhuman Durability: Derek's body is tougher and more resistant than the body of a normal human, though he's far from invulnerable.[1]
  • Accelerated Healing: Derek possesses some degree of healing factor abilities and can recover from any injuries or wound faster than normal humans. For example, he only need two days to heal from his shoulder wich dislocated. The time it takes for full healing seems depending on the level of his injury.[2]


  • Power Instability: Due to lack of control over his newfound powers, Derek can't predict where he will leap and could end up anywhere. In addition, his powers can potentially disrupt the balance of space-time if not used carefully.[1]



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