Kid Enthusiastic (20)
|Kid Enthusiastic is a net.hero created by Drew Nilium. Not to be confused with Kid Enthusiastic (Classic) and Kid Enthusiastic-Y.|
|Alter Ego:||James Hatachi Preponderation|
|Status:||Member of the LNH (Team 20)|
Kid Enthusiastic's early history is largely unrevealed. It's known that his parents were members of The Network, retiring around the time he was born; that he gained his powers at the age of ten, and that his father died about the same time; and that his path to net.heroing was rocky, but that he overcame it and came to see his immortality, not as a curse, but as an opportunity to be awesome.
Before The Killfile, he was a wandering, freelance net.hero. He created Tori sometime in the '80s, and often worked with Professor Penumbra, back when he was Adam Polcein, post-pulp adventurer. During The Killfile, he did much the same; as his powers and scientific prowess were unaffected by it, he was one of the few who could take care of the subtle weirdness that remained in the world.
At some point, he joined Pla.net.ary Investigations. He discovered the LNHQ along with them, and became one of the founders of the modern LNH!
In the LNH, he became their main gadgeteer and inventor, along with that guy who dies to establish how powerful the threat is. He discovered the God Clock and started experimenting with Kirbytech. As well, he acted as de facto goodwill ambassador to many less-than-friendly societies.
After W.H.A.T.E.V.E.R. took over America with social media algorithms, Kid E was separated from the rest of the team, unable to make contact. In a secret W.H.A.T.E.V.E.R. base, he found and freed the Ultimate Saviors, helping them stay underground and learn to be net.heroes. When Captain Killfile was tossed into the present, they helped her stop the imposter Captain Killfile that had appeared, and took her in to help her deal with what she'd experienced and what she'd done.
Enthusiastic! Also, energetic, highly open-minded, and easily lured off a train of thought by a new idea. Thoughtful and analytical; has a touch of wisdom that belies his apparent age.
In Japanese, uses the personal pronoun "watashi" (私) when he's talking scientifically, "boku" (僕) when he's with friends, and "wate" (わて) the rest of the time.
Powers and Abilities
Super-science gadgetry, genius-level intelligence, naturally sunny disposition. Is immortal; regenerates from anything up to and including being rendered down to atoms, and is permanently fixed at the age of ten.
Prepubescent East Asian/Caucasian mixed-race male. Short brown hair; spiky, but more in a kid way than an anime way. Black eyes.
Wears a black T-shirt and black jeans, streaked with red and blue speed lines radiating from his chest, and a purple domino mask.
Carries around a backpack stuffed to bursting with random this and that. Keeps extra costumes in it, because his clothes don't regenerate (other than his poly-Awesomenium-weave boxers).
Terra Tinkerer and Knight Genesis are his parents. Tori is often considered his child. Emme is his complicated ex.
- First Appearance: LNH20 Comics Presents #1
- LNH20 Comics Presents #2, 4-5, 12, 14-16, 18, 22, Special #2-3
- RACCCafe: The New Crowd
- Ultimate Mercenary v20 #1-2
- A Drop of Blood & add-on
- Emme: Blood Gaiden #3
- Bite-Size Tales of the LNH v20 #6, 8-9
- Tales of the LNH v20 Stocking Stuffer Holiday Special