Torque, also known by his full name John Torkelson, is a member of the superhero team known as the Renegades. They are a group of young Harbingers who battle the evil Toyo Harada and his Harbinger Foundation. Prior to Peter Stanchek activating his powers, Torkelson was a spindly handicapped boy who could barely walk. He spent most of his time lying in bed, fantasizing about a dream reality called Torquehalla. His powers allow him to create a psionic energy shell, making him appear huge and muscular and handsome as he does in Torquehalla. This shell also includes enhanced abilities such as superhuman strength and invulnerability.


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Powers and Abilities

  • Mindscape Materialization/Psionic Projection: Torque's powers allow him to visualize his perfected self as a hard light shell he can wear, restoring his ability to walk and move around as well as granting him superhuman physical abilities.
    • Superhuman Durability
    • Superhuman Speed
    • Superhuman Stamina
    • Superhuman Strength
  • Boundless Inner World: Torque's fantasy world called Torquehalla, a place of limitless wonder and imagination that he can change and alternate as his will deems it.
    • Mindscape Transportation: Torque can absorb the minds of others into his perfect world.


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Quote1 I found the stars of Torquehalla. Torquehalla never felt like this before. And me, I'm inside. Safe inside. Like I'm in some kinda shell. Like I'm a turtle in this... this what? Inside this... idea... my idea... me, the cripple... inside the perfect man. And I hope to Hell I never ever wake up back in the real world again. Quote2
-- Torque[src]
Quote1 I just want to say... not to sound super gay or whatever, but I'm really glad we're all okay. Quote2
-- Torque[src]
Quote1 Look at me! I'm a lion, baby! why you playin' with kitties when the big cats are in town?! Quote2
-- Torque[src]
Quote1 Yo! Here come the popo! Split! Quote2
-- Torque[src]
Quote1 Freight train! Coming through! Quote2
-- Torque[src]
Quote1 What?! There's no lions in the sea! I'm not stupid, Faith! Quote2
-- Torque[src]
Quote1 You're just incredibly annoying is al. And you have the body of a little boy, but it's nothing we can't handel. Quote2
-- Torque to Kris[src]
Quote1 We're way too awesome for something to happen to us. Quote2
-- Torque[src]
Quote1 I promise not to call things gay anymore, unless they're actually gay. Like disco. Quote2
-- Torque[src]
Quote1 Our whole lives are like some crazy story written by a sadistic douche who never lets us win... Quote2
-- Torque[src]


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