Quote1 All in favor of sticking it to the Dargonians right now, say 'Aye!' Quote2
-- Impulse src

Trace Wyndham was born on a colonizer ship heading to create a new civilization. But disaster struck on the ship, and before it was destroyed, Trace's parents managed to place him in an escape pod. Trace spent years in the pod, drifting through space, while the pod's virtual reality program developed his mind and body.

Trace's pod was eventually picked up by a Dargonian ship heading to the planet Mtoncanf. Trace became quite a troublemaker for the Dargonians, and was eventually discovered by the speedster Kinnock. Kinnock brought Trace in to his resistance movement and taught the boy that he's genetically in-tune with the Speed Force. After some training, Trace became the hero Impulse and began the slow process of repelling the Dargonians.


  • Speed Force Conduit: People who, for whatever reason, are connected to the Speed Force are sometimes called Speed Force Conduits. This means that they are connected to the Speed Force and are tethered to it.[1]
    • Accelerated Healing: The Speed Force connection allows the speedster's body recover from injury much faster than normal.[citation needed]
    • Enhanced Senses: The Speed Force enhances the speedster's senses, allowing them to perceive the world at a rate attuned how fast they can react.[2]
    • Phasing: Speed Force conduits can tap into the Speed Force to vibrate their molecules in a way to achieve intangibility for short bursts, allowing them to phase through objects.[3]
    • Speed Force Aura: The Speed Force also manifests an aura around the speedster and whatever they are carrying, protecting them from adverse effects of their speed, such a friction with the air.[4]
      • Superhuman Durability: The Speed Force Aura also protects speedsters from kinetic impacts, which in turn, makes them much more durable and resistant to injury than any normal human.[5]
    • Superhuman Stamina: While not unlimited, the connection to the Speed Force does bolster the speedsters stamina well beyond the limits of a normal human.[2]
    • Superhuman Speed: The main effect of the connection is to allow a speedster to move at vast superhuman speeds[2]. This also confers:
    • Vortex Creations: Speed Force conduits are able to create vortices of air by running in circles or rotating their extremities at super-speed. These vortices can be used for a number of effects.[6]



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