Alan Archer (AKA Hot Rod)
Exposed to chemical fumes, Alan Archer became the speedster known as Hot Rod. Archer only operated for a handful of years in the late 1970s and early ‘80s before he realized he wasn’t making an impact—not on crime, but on people’s lives. Alan retired the spandex and went back to school to pursue his first passion, teaching. He’s been working as a physical education teacher ever since, though the Terminus Invasion saw a brief return to duty to help save the city. A couple of years after the invasion, the Freedom League put Duncan Summers in contact with Alan when Duncan was looking for teachers to help educate young supers. Alan’s been at Claremont Academy since then, and he’s become good friends with Duncan. Alan reconnected with his high-school sweetheart, Sarah, in recent years after she lost her first husband in a car accident. The two are engaged to be married.