- I can't save everybody-- people die even while I'm saving lives here-- but I can still do what I can.
The man named the Samaritan came from the 35th century in a world where the earth was dying and humanity faced extinction. To save the planet that times scientists came up with a plant, time travel, sending someone back in time to a specific event and change it to prevent the future. This man succeeded in his training and was chosen for the mission. After saying good bye to his family he was put through a time machine that send him into the time stream. However it also exposed him to the energy called the empyrean fire that changed him forever. After arriving in late 1985 he discovered he had gained incredible powers, energy projection, flight, super strength and dimensional travel. After a time in training he was alerted of the event that would happen in 1986, the moment the space shuttle called the Challenger was supposed to be destroyed. In stead of the crew dying he used his new powers to save their lives, changing the flow of time. When news reporters asked who he was he simply called himself a good Samaritan. From that day on he was known by that name and chose to stay in this time to ensure the world and the future was save. He did return to the 35th century and yes things did change for the better, but his family was gone, they never existed, only he lived. Currently Samaritan is a member of the Honour Guard and the patron superhero in Astro City. He persues a romantic relation ship with Winged Victory and saved the world a dozen times over, from the Living Nightmare to alien invasion.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Unique Physiology: Samaritan's body was forced through a field of energy called "empyrean fire". Because of this he was afforded superhuman abilities. This energy is as ambient as time itself and sometimes affects Samaritan's body in different ways such as allowing him to visit the Closet.
- Energy Projection: Samaritan can project "empyrean" energy from his body. It appears in a manner of waves including blueish lightning, a weblike form and ambient energy.
- Flight: Samaritan flies at hypersonic speeds. It takes him mere seconds to travel around the world and even less time to travel short distances across towns or cities.
- Superhuman Strength: Samaritan can use his energy to supplement his strength which allows him to lift and pull heavy objects or force himself to withstand pressures of flying in and out of orbit.
- Dimensional Travel: Samaritan cannot teleport in the conventional fashion. Instead, if he relaxes completely, he can travel to a dimension called the Closet in which he stores various trophies and/or other objects.
- The true origin of Atomicus is never stated and most likely will never be exposed to ensure the mysteriousness of the character.
- Samaritan's hair was originally brown, got turned a bright blue by the empyrean energies he was exposed to and is being bleached white for his civilian identity as Asa Martin (which may be also his birth name).
- Samaritan is also known as Big Red by some of his teammates.
- Samaritan made a guest appearance in the non-Astro City comic book Shi/Cyblade: The Battle for Independents.
This list is incomplete.