Quote1.png Well, Buried, how does it feel to be the fastest man alive? Quote2.png
-- Runner src

 

"Buried Alien" was an amnesiac speedster from another universe, he claimed that he had a wife and friends and that he had to run fast to try to save his universe, he was discovered by the Runner and invited to participate in his great race. He beat several other speedsters and was declared to be the fastest man alive, but never recovered his memory.[2] He later adopted the alias "FastForward".[1]

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  • Superhuman Speed



  • "Buried Alien" is a reference to Barry Allen, the Flash of the DC Universe. Besides a similar sounding "real" name, the character wore a tattered red costume with yellow accents and boots, felt like he had a "ball of energy -- like lightning -- inside of" him, was from an alternate reality, and when he first appeared the last thing he remembered was "running," a reference to Barry Allen's death in Crisis on Infinite Earths, where he ran himself to death (here, instead of dying, he was transported to another reality). He is also declared the "fastest man alive" (the Flash's most common epithet) by the end of his first appearance, which he says "feels... right."

Fastforward at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe

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