History and Origins:
Seven years ago, while Rafael Ortega (better known as Velocity) waited
out his last "vacation" in Stronghold, he thought
about what had gone wrong with his plans to be a supervillain. Despite a promising start (in which he stole $100,000 in
emeralds from the Fisher Museum in Key West, Florida), he kept
getting caught, arrested, and sentenced to prison. This was the
first time he was sent to the Orbital, but he knew he'd probably
be back. Eventually, after long thought, he figured out
what he needed: backup.
When his jail term was up he went searching for people who
were as fast (if not faster) than he was, and had the same love of
getting rich very quickly.
And the rest was
The Prime Movers are a quintet of supervillains, each with
the power to move with great speed. They specialize in smash and grab robberies,
and are little more than thieves who can move very quickly. They sometimes
hire themselves out to other villains as backup or as a distraction.
They have shown great disregard for the safety of
others in the past, and while they have not yet killed anyone, most people in
authority feel that it's just a matter of time. In combat, each Prime
Mover will single out a separate target and concentrate on them, only moving to
double- or triple-team an opponent who seems truly dangerous.
Area of Operation:
North America and Europe
The Prime Movers have one goal and one goal alone: living the
high life. They steal to support extravagant lifestyles, to
support drug habits, and just to have fun stealing things.
The members of the Prime Movers are all friendly, for the most part, and very
loyal to one other. They most likely wouldn't die for one
another, but they do watch out for one another. Despite the
loose and rather frenetic nature of the group, they all tend to
follow Velocity's lead. This may be because they realize that he
is the "brains" behind the organization. Or it could be that they feel that
since he hasn't ever really lead them astray, he should be in charge.
Velocity and Quick are romantically involved, though he takes the
relationship much more seriously than she does. The others have on again off
again relationships with random people. Gyro keeps himself
distant, but not enough for the others to get suspicious. They
know him by a false name, and believe he is French Canadian.
Gyro's been very careful to not let the other members of the Prime
Movers to know about his history of pedophilia.
The Prime Movers are not well-considered by most other criminal
elements. Among the higher-class villains, they are viewed as nothing more than vulgar bandits
with no class or style, while among the more thuggish supervillains,
they are seen as untrustworthy and unreliable. The Global Guardians see the Prime
Movers as a medium-level threat. Their speed and proficiency
with ambush tactics make them more dangerous than their choice
of tactics and targets would lead them to be otherwise.