|Real Name||Lewis Wyler|
|Alternate Identity||Turbo Jet|
|Powers and Abilities||A/R Spacesuit (High Speed Propulsion, Pulls and Throws Objects)|
|Team Affiliations|| National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
Empire State University
|Family and Friends||Jolenna|
Lewis Wyler was an electronics genius who worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. However, after a scandal cost him his job, he took up a life of crime as the armored villain Turbo Jet.
Little is known about his early life.
The man known as Wyler was an engineer for NASA and a high-tech firm working on a new A/R Spacesuit. The suit would allow travel at extremely high speeds and allow objects to be pulled towards and pushed away from the suit. At some point and for reasons unknown, he began stealing from his firm.
However, no one believed in his theories. The government even called his ideas a hoax. When it was discovered that he was stealing from the firm he was fired.
Wyler continued to develop his technology and was successful in building a suit. However, he began to steal in order to fund his actions. He would secretly meet with a man who bought the items he stole. The man wore a nice suit, possibly working for Kingpin.
He began work at Empire State University as a janitor, living in Villeroy Towers along with other workers and students. However, he had no feelings for them considering them fools. One of his neighbors, Jolenna, tried to be his friend but he kept his life secret from her.
For whatever reason, Wyler kept newspaper clippings of his past on his wall.
At a protest rally for the Towers, Wyler was sweeping the sidewalks and interrupted the student Peter Parker who was taking photos.
Peter asked him why he needed to sweep in the exact spot he was standing on when everyone was on their lunch break. Wyler pointed out that everyone was protesting.
The student wondered why he wasn't protesting. Wyler responded that while he didn't like what was going on, he wasn't going to protest.
Peter then tried to take his picture. Wyler said he would let him if it mean finishing his work. Wyler then walked away.
Modern Robin Hood
Wyler got into his A/R suit and went to the museum. He watched a woman give a speech as he put on his helmet. The same boy from before was there taking pictures for The Daily Bugle. He was taking pictures of the large ruby.
He flipped up his handles and activated the suit. The suit went from grey to white.
He raced from the alley down the street at extremely high speeds. He stopped near the boy then activated the puller to grab the ruby. He snatched it and sped off.
Wyler fled down the street moving faster than the cars. Soon, Spider-Man appeared and tried to grab Wyler.
He turned around and sped off backwards. He fired his puller at the hero causing him to go right past Wyler.
Spider-Man turned to face him. He pulled a large truck towards him then pushed it towards the hero. Spider-Man slid under the truck but turned to stop it from hitting bystanders.
Wyler ran off and up a building. He returned to Villeroy Towers, running up the side of the building to the roof.
It is unknown exactly how or why, but the residents of Villeroy Tower found the ruby. It is possible that Wyler dropped it and they found it, or he could have given it to them for the reward money. Either way, it was returned to the museum and the reward was used for the defense fund.
The media dubbed him Turbo Jet while at the same time blaming Spider-Man since he was at the scene of the crime. The people began comparing him to Robin Hood.
Steal from the Rich
Turbo Jet raced through the city until he got to the store. Two guards were outside and pulled their guns, but Turbo Jet pulled the weapons towards him, along with the glass and book behind them.
In the attack, one of the guards was hit by a loose electrical wire. Spider-Man appeared and kicked Turbo Jet back. He then used his webbing to save the guard. The other guard got his partner away.
Turbo Jet stood and the hero knocked the book away. He then pulled the book towards him and put it in his backpack with the webbing still attached.
He sped away pulling Spider-Man behind him. The hero tried to stop him by sticking him to the street but Turbo Jet got away.
Spider-Man then leapt up and began swinging after him. Turbo Jet knocked a car around as he ran into a building. Spider-Man followed into the top level.
Turbo Jet hid behind a line of mannequins. As the hero entered the room Turbo Jet pushed the dummies into him knocking him down. As Turbo Jet fled Spider-Man threw a mannequin at him knocking him down.
The hero asked for the book back, but Turbo Jet claimed no one would miss it. The hero responded that it wasn't for him to decide. Turbo Jet decided that the wallcrawler blindly enforces the rules while he tries to help people.
The hero pointed out that because of him innocent people and a guard were almost killed. Turbo Jet claimed he was jealous because people liked him more than the webslinger.
Spider-Man once again asked for the book. Turbo Jet leapt up and sped off. He put his helmet on a mannequin to fool the hero while he fled.
Gives to the Richer
Turbo Jet sold the book to his criminal contacts and gave the money to the defense fund. This gave them over one million dollars in funds. The people became even more convinced that he was a hero.
Wyler swept the sidewalk while another protest rally was held. He saw that the crowd turned against Peter and his friend Harry Osborn. Harry being the son of the deceased Norman Osborn, whose company was responsible for destroying Villeroy Towers.
That night, Wyler worked on his suit, building himself a new helmet to replace the other, when Jolenna knocked on his door. He closed the curtain to his work area to keep the suit hidden.
When he answered the door she wanted him to come to the Protest Committee meeting. She told him they were having pizza, but he refused.
She wondered if he was working on something. Wyler told her that the committee was useless and wouldn't do anything. She objected but left anyway.
Wyler went back to his workship. He claimed that Spider-Man would not mess with him again. He activated the pusher and blasted a mattress that he set up.
Wyler donned his suit putting a coat over to hide it. He then left the building to meet his contact.
He went to a dark alley and met his contact. The man handed him a large bag of cash asking what he had in store next.
Wyler held up the article about the priceless telescope. Wyler told him he wanted four million dollars for the telescope. The man responded that there were easier heists. Wyler responded that he wanted the telescope.
His contact said that Wyler could make a lot more money if he quit being a hero. Wyler responded that he was only a hero because his fans were too dumb to do anything themselves.
The man then agreed to the telescope and left.
As Wyler turned to leave he bumped into Spider-Man. As the hero swung down, a police car drove up distracting him.
Wyler dropped his coat revealing his suit. He pulled a large dumpster and threw it at Spider-Man. The hero ran but was knocked down. An alarm then went off.
He turned off his suit and went to get the money. However, Spider-Man webbed the cash and pulled it away.
A cop car then pulled into the alley. Officer Barr saw the two of them and got out. Turbo Jet turned and ran.
As he fled, Barr thought that Turbo Jet was a shadow. Wyler then heard shots behind him.
At the next rally, the people cheered for Turbo Jet while berating Spider-Man.
Wyler went to the ceremony where Harry was to give the school the telescope. He donned his suit and put on his helmet, readying the suit.
He saw that the crowd was angry at Harry with many yelling at him. When Harry held up the telescope Turbo Jet activated the suit and raced forwards.
He stopped near Harry and pulled the telescope towards him. The protesters cheered as Turbo Jet raced off onto a nearby building.
He was stopped by the sudden appearance of a large web. Spider-Man dropped down and told him he should stop. Turbo Jet said that the cops would take him in too.
He went on to say that the people liked him more. Spider-Man leapt onto the ledge asking if they were the same people he earlier claimed were too dumb since they made him a hero.
Cops ran up and pulled their guns on Turbo Jet. He lifted the telescope threatening to destroy it. Spider-Man then told him that it was a fake.
An officer agreed explaining that the hero tipped them off. Oscorp's board helped them with the ruse.
Realizing he had nothing, he threw the telescope down hitting a woman knocking her down. Spider-Man leapt up but Turbo Jet dodged.
He claimed that he helped people. Spider-Man then pointed out all the people that Turbo Jet had hurt.
Getting mad, Turbo Jet pulled a small planter and hit Spider-Man. He grabbed a random red-headed woman to him and sped away.
He headed into traffic with his hostage causing cars to dodge him. Spider-Man had gotten up and swung after him.
Mary Jane then began pounding Wyler through the helmet. Spider-Man webbed himself to Turbo Jet to hang on. He then webbed Turbo Jet to various trees and lampposts that they passed.
Spider-Man leapt onto Turbo Jet's back and hit the controls turning off the suit. The woman smashed in the helmet just before Turbo Jet was sent flying back.
Turbo Jet flew backwards until the webs stretched the other way. He was then pulled forward again.
As he got close to Spider-Man, the hero punched him knocking Turbo Jet out. He fell to the ground and the webs pulled him back down the street.
Wyler was presumably arrested. He wasn't seen by Spider-Man or ESU again.
Powers and Abilities
- See also A/R Spacesuit.
Wyler has no inherent powers on his own. To commit crimes, he uses his technological know-how to build himself a specialized suit. The suit allows him to travel at incredibly high speeds, though the exact speed is unknown. He is also able to pull and push objects to and away from him. The exact method of this technology is unknown.
Wyler built the suit himself, though it is unknown how he got the money or resources to complete it.
Wyler apparently has a genius level intellect having worked at NASA and built the complex A/R Spacesuit. He was able to build it in his room with ordinary tools, without the advanced technology NASA would provide.
He apparently has no sympathy for anyone else, concerned only with his own problems. He appears to have contempt for other people. He had no problems stealing from his employers to further his own ends. He will also hurt anyone who gets in his way. He seems to find special pleasure in the idea that the people he is disgusted by would like him more than someone actually trying to help them.
Turbo Jet was voiced by Harold Perrineau, credited as Harold Perrineau, Jr.
The character is original to the series. Like many other original characters, he is based on the characters of Blue Streak and Rocket Racer, specifically being identified as the former in the liner notes of the DVD release.
- Lewis Wyler (Earth-760207) at Marvel Database