Lightning Speed: Amazing Ground Speed
Wrist Blades: Blades on his wrist do Good damage and are coated with an Amazing Intensity knockout drug
Genetech, New Warriors, Psionex
Impulse is a violent youth with a sarcastic sense of humor, falling into a street gang at an early age. Under circumstances yet to be revealed, he was approached by Harmon Furmintz of Genetech to undergo experiments that would grant him super powers. Joining his similarly powered teammates, he was a founding member of Psionex, capturing the New Warriors on behalf of Genetech. Impulse stayed with the team when they escaped Genetech, but they were all drawn into battle when Furmintz became Terrax, fighting alongside the New Warriors. Impulse was hospitalised during this battle with a broken back and later was seen in a wheelchair although it was later discovered he was only pretending his legs were paralyzed
Impulse’s reflexes and endurance were enhanced to superhuman levels, and enjoyed superhuman lightning speed, allowing him to run and perform actions at blinding rates. Impulse’s costume was outfitted with blades on his wrists, which were usually coated with a powerful knock-out drug.