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Real Identity: Thomas Kim
Appearances (SS): Tantrum
Powers/Skills: Enhanced Strength
Voiced By: John Cho
Thomas Kim was a diligent and focused student at Dakota Union High School. Kim was conditioned by his father to seek perfection and thus, studied laboriously for a perfect 4.0 grade point average. His room was adorned with academic achievement while his life was imbalanced. Mrs. Kim was concerned with his lack of friends and a social life. However, Kim was somehow exposed to Quantum Vapor from the Big Bang. He was unaware of his power and suffered a condition similar to that of the lead characters from "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde." When Kim entered a highly agitated state, he would transform into an orange haired purple giant with super strength and a second personality. The monster, Tantrum, attacked a restaurant and Ms. Pettibone in the Dakota Union parking lot for giving Kim a 99/100 score on a slight grammarical error.
When Virgil Hawkins and Richie Foley investigated and revealed Kim's test, left at the parking lot, the monster later attacked the Hawkins' residence. Hawkins quickly changed into Static and led him to the Reel World amusement park. Static then let Kim work through his anger. Eventually, he calmed down and tranformed back into a human and fainted. Kim and his parents were informed of Tantrum and put him through the best of care. Years later, Kim was likely exposed to Dr. Todd's remedy and cured of his ability.