- Some information lifted from the official bio.
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|First appearance||Pride High #1|
|Created by||Tommy Roddy|
|Alter ego||Craig Newman|
|Place of birth||Pacific City, CA|
|Hair||Black (shaven head)|
|Team affiliation||Pride High|
|Notable aliases||none known|
Mindsweeper is the heroic name of Craig Newman, the leader of Pride High.
The son of an investment banker and lawyer, Craig grew up in the Marina district of Pacific City. As one of the few black children in the posh neighborhood, Craig nevertheless felt quite at home. That was until his telepathic abilities manifested at the age of 12. Suddenly, he began to experience a jarring disconnect with how he saw himself and how others perceived him due to his race and burgeoning sexuality. This led to a period of depression that began to lift the day he saw a documentary on the Poseidon Preparatory Academy for Heroic Youth. He had yet to tell his parents the reason for his melancholy, but the desire to attend the school spurred him on. Luckily, his parents took the news of his powers in stride, and were quite proud of their son when he gained admission.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
While many of his mentalist peers also have various psionic abilities such as telekinesis, Mindsweeper is a pure telepath. Along with reading minds and "mindsweeping" memories, he has the power to bend enemies completely to his will.
Specifically chosen his freshman year to serve as Suravi's telepathic facilitator. He is quite skilled in rendering and transferring accurate telepathic images of everything he sees to Suravi in real time.
Mindsweeper is a playful, intense young man. Whereas some telepaths turn inward to escape the ever-present hum of minds not their own, Mindsweeper revels in the background noise of mental activity. He was instantly drawn to Kid Mischief, who he saw as a kindred spirit. In the middle of class, the two have been known to engage in "mental making out" that only they can see and feel.