Peter B. Gillis & Don PerlinFirst Appearance:
The Defenders #143 (May 1985)Role:
Cosmic Flash-Type GuyGroup Affiliations:
The Elders of the UniversePL 15 (353)
Athletics 2 (+13)
Deception 4 (+6)
Expertise (Science) 2 (+8)
Expertise (Cosmic Lore) 7 (+13)
Expertise (Space Traveller) 14 (+20)
Expertise (History) 4 (+10)
Intimidation 3 (+8)
Perception 5 (+6)
Persuasion 5 (+10)
Technology 4 (+10)Advantages:
Agile Feint, Benefit (Elder of the Universe), Close Attack, Defensive Attack, Great Endurance, Improved Critical (Unarmed), Improved Defense, Improved Disarm, Move-By Action, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 9, Redirect, Seize Initiative, Takedown 2Powers:
"The Power Primordial"
Immunity 11 (Aging, Life Support) 
Immortality 3 (1 week) 
Regeneration 2 (Feats: Regrow Limbs) 
Senses 1 (Communication Link- Other Elders) 
Movement 3 (Space Travel 3) 
Impervious Toughness 15 
"Likeability Field" Affliction 6 (Will; Impaired Attacks/Compelled) (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst, Reaction +3) (Flaws: Limited Degree) 
"Speediest Damn Thing in the Universe"
Flight 20 (2,000,000 mph) (40) -- 
AE: Speed 20 (2,000,000 mph) (20)
Quickness 15 
Enhanced Advantages 5: Enhanced Initiative 5 
Movement 3 (Wall-Crawling 2, Water-Walking) (Flaws: Limited to While Running) 
Cosmic Blast 17 (34) -- 
AE: "Knockdown Whirlwind" Affliction 12 (Dodge; Hindered/Prone) (Extras: Area- 60ft. Line +2) (Flaws: Limited Degree, Instant Recovery) Linked to Damage 6 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Line +2) (30)Offense:
AE: "Suffocating Whirlwind" Affliction 12 (Fort; Dazed/Stunned/Incapacitated) (Extras: Area- 30ft. Cylindar) (24)
AE: "Move Debris" Move Object 12 (Extras: 60ft. Cylindar +2) (Flaws: Touch Range) (24)
AE: "Rapid Attack" Strength-Damage +2 (Extras: Multiattack 15) (17)
AE: "Hit Everyone in Range" Strength-Damage +2 (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst +2 for 13 ranks) (28)
AE: "Throw Debris" Blast 8 (Extras: Multiattack) (Quirks: Requires Debris -1) (23)
AE: "Spin Attack" Affliction 14 (Fort; Impaired & Dazed/Stunned & Defenseless/Incapacitated) (Extras: Extra Condition) (Flaws: Grab-Based) (14)
AE: Deflect 15 (15)
AE: "Invisibility" Concealment (Visuals) 2 (4)
AE: "Phasing" Insubstantial 4 (20)
AE: "Restructure Matter" Transform 7 (Anything to Anything) (Feats: Increased Mass 5- 3,200 lbs.) (Extras: Continuous) (Flaws: Distracting, Unreliable- 5 Uses) (33)
Unarmed +15 (+13 Damage, DC 28)
Rapid Attack +15 (+15 Damage, DC 30)
Hit Everyone +13 Area (+13 Damage, DC 28)
Spin Attack +15 (+14 Affliction, DC 24)
Suffocation +12 Area (+12 Affliction, DC 22)
Cosmic Blast +13 (+17 Ranged Damage, DC 27)
Dodge +14 (DC 24), Parry +14 (DC 24), Toughness +16 (+8 Impervious), Fortitude +16, Will +9Complications:
Obsession (Running & Travelling)- The Runner wishes to see the Universe, and he does this by running his whole way through it.
Motivation (Hedonism)- The Runner enjoys life, and typically does not engage in violent acts. Except for when he does, which is a lot, actually.Total:
Abilities: 132 / Skills: 50--25 / Advantages: 23 / Powers: 159 / Defenses: 14 (353)
-The Runner is one of the cooler-looking Elders, being a high-level Golden-Skinned God-type, and he makes his due being the generally fastest guy in the entire Marvel Universe. He's supposedly a hedonist out for pleasure and fun, but he seems to get into an awful lot of fights, including taking part in a plot to kill Galactus, and threatening to beat Thanos to death at Light Speed with the help of his Space Gem- it can only be assumed that later writers basically changed his characterization in order to justify various fight scenes. And this guy is one of the few beings around to hold an EASY victory over The Silver Surfer, pounding him into the dirt at super-luminal speeds while Norrin could only sit there and take it.
-The Runner's stats are truly-frightening: He's basically Flash combined with The Hulk, bashing people to smithereens at super-speed while being super-resistant to harm himself. PL 15 is basically putting him at the Surfer's level (implying that it'd be more even if Norrin was read for him- hell, that same storyline he got tripped up by MANTIS, and Steve Englehart wasn't even writing... oh wait, OF COURSE HE WAS, so she might as well have been PL 20 at the time). And he's not just high-powered- he's EXPENSIVE, costing a ridiculous amount of points (easy to see why, given all the Templates he sticks over himself- hell, he even has a weird Aura of Likeability that makes people more likely to agree with and like him, even if he's betrayed them in the past!).
-The Runner's stats and Advantages means that he can alter many of his caps at-will, including being more defensive than normal (common for Speedsters- his durability means he isn't as dodge-focused comparatively as a scaled-up Speedster would normally be). He can use The Power Primordial for a stunning array of effects, considering he normally just fights like a Speedster does- he can rearrange stuff, phase through solid objects, go invisible, etc. (the latter stuff is from Marvel SAGA RPG, so I'm not sure if that's ever REALLY shown up or is just conjecture, but whatever, it's not like I was out to crib on points here).
-The Space Gem would make him even TOUGHER, probably boosting him to PL 16-17, enough to EASILY defeat Thanos just by using hand-to-hand. At those speeds, his punches were virtually Perception-Ranged attacks.