Kid Pocky

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From Dave's art site: Techno-mystical master of Pocky, the Super Snack. No relation to Pockyman. Eventually revealed as Acton Lord post-DF60. 1/28/96
Kid Pocky is a net.hero created by Dave Van Domelen.
Alter Ego: Algernon Berthold
Aliases: Acton Lord I
Primary Writer: Dave Van Domelen
Status: Member of Dvandom Force, reserve member of the LNH
Usability: Usable With Permission


Algernon Berthold was born half-Japanese and half-American in Japan, which is not the best thing that can happen to a kid there. To protect himself from bullies, he took up martial arts, and in his travels eventually learned many of the secrets of the Tao of Baked Goods (Sig.Lad had previously learned some of these skills in relation to bagels). Deciding he stood a better chance of making a name for himself in the Loonited States, Kid Pocky (as he now called himself) came to and stumbled across the headquarters of the new Warlord. He ran to warn Dvandom Force, and ended up joining the team.

In fact, Kid Pocky is the time-travelling reincarnation of Acton Lord, after being given a single, non-Writer-influenced choice by the Pega.SYS.

He quickly grew close to the newly humanized Kat and developed a strong attraction to her, because she was someone who, like him, was trying to atone for her past and build a new life. (And because of her complicated past history with Sig.Lad.) He rescued her from being tormented by her guilt in a dream-facsimile of Dante's Hell. (See Mark Dante.) Soon after, she confronted him about what he'd seen and he revealed the full extent of his feelings to her.

From Dave's art site: Due to appear in Dvandom Force #87, a parody of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Shows Kid Pocky as a pilot. 9/25/97

After uncovering the true nature of the Century Pact, Dvandom Force was at an impasse, as they couldn't be defeated through traditional net.heroic means. Kid Pocky sabotaged their plan by returning to Andale Atoll and (re)assuming the identity of Acton Lord, falsely claiming credit for the plot to make it look like an evil conspiracy, which, in fact, it was. This revealed his true identity to his teammates, but they decided to accept him after everything he'd done to atone for his past.

Kid Pocky and Kat continued to grow hesitantly closer as they battled the Pact's loose ends and the Death Duck. This was where the series left them behind as it came to an end.


Young, eager to prove himself, and hopelessly hung up on Kat. Under that, though, he can be the same forceful and frightening person he once was as Acton Lord. He's striving for redemption, but knows that, sometimes, the villain can succeed where the hero would fail.

Powers and Abilities

An expert in several arcane forms of martial arts, including the skills taught by the Tao of Baked Goods. His specialty is the summoning of various sizes and flavors of Pocky. In the Looniverse, high-velocity Pocky explodes on impact, so Kid Pocky built a set of wrist-launchers to turn his tasty treats into lethal weapons. Kid Pocky is also totally immune to the Corruption Force, having been a former host.