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Information-silkReal NameRobert Farrell
Information-silkCurrent AliasRocket Racer
Information-silkAliasesRobert Johnson[1]
Information-silkRelativesUnnamed mother;
unnamed six siblings;
Information-silkAffiliationBriggs Chemical LLC; formerly MODOK's 11 , Avengers Academy; Initiative, Ally of Silver Sable's Wild Pack (at times), Outlaws
Information-silkBase Of Operationsformerly Avengers Compound, Los Angeles; formerly New York City
Status
Information-silkAlignmentNeutral
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkCitizenshipAmerican
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationMercenary; formerly Air Force Janitor
Information-silkEducationCurrently a College Student
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHeight5' 10"
Information-silkWeight160 lbs (73 kg)
Information-silkEyesBrown
Information-silkHairBlack
Origin
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
Information-silkPlace of BirthBrooklyn, New York
Information-silkCreatorsLen Wein, Ross Andru
First Appearance
Amazing Spider-Man #172
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HistoryEdit

Robert Farrell was originally a criminal as the Rocket Racer. He snatched a courier's bulging briefcase. Spider-Man couldn't stop him because he was moving too fast on his rocket powered skateboard. However, a car pulled out in front of him suddenly and Spider-Man was able to defeat him and leave him with the police.[2]

Later Spider-Man gave him a break and he took a high school equivalence test which garnered him a perfect score. This test allowed him a special scholarship to Empire State University. At one point he fought another university student called Eddie the Cross who was a white supremacist. During a fight in the Science Laboratories, Rocket Racer fired a rocket at a jar he held above his head filled with Spider-Man's new web formula. Unfortunately this poured all over Eddie and he became the villain named Skinhead.[3]

Later Robert joined the Wild Pack and was involved in the great game.

...

Shattered Heroes

He later joined the Avengers Academy when they opened their doors to a more larger crew.[4]

When Jeremy Briggs came back to the Avengers Compound to enrol others students and offer them a new way of seeing the world, Robert agree to the proposition, both for the money offered by Briggs (intending to use it to pay the scholarship for his siblings) and because he saw himself more as an engineer than as a hero.[5]

As he wasn't present during Briggs' last fight, his current whereabouts are unknown.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

Power Grid [6]
Intelligence
Strength
 2
Speed
 3
Durability
 2
Energy Projection
 2
Fighting Skills
 2

ParaphernaliaEdit

Equipment

Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 56
The Racers costume is made of synthetic stretch fabric which has been augmented to make it highly resistant to damage.

Transportation

Rocket Racer uses a jet-powered skateboard with gyroscopic stabilizers, and magnetic boots that keep him attached to the board. The skateboard also adheres to vertical and inverted surfaces. The board is cybernetically controlled via the Rocket Racer's head-set.

Weapons

Rocket Racer wears gloves that are each capable of firing up to four micro-rockets simultaneously. The gloves also provide him with a rocket-powered punch.

Design and manufacture of Paraphernalia: Robert Farrell and the Tinkerer

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