Hector Chang

Real Name
Hector Chang
Current Alias
Captain Dynamo (father), Spencer Bridges, Gage Reinhart (half brothers), Bridget Flynn, Olivia Lews, (half sisters)

Marital Status
Exposed to unidentified radiation
First appearance


Smasher (real name Hector Chang) is a comic book superhero, a member of the superhero team Dynamo 5, which appears in the monthly series of the same name from Image Comics. Created by writer Jay Faerber and artist Mahmud A. Asrar, Under the codename "Visionary" first appeared in Dynamo 5 #1 (January 2007).

Following the assassination of Captain Dynamo, the much-beloved superhero protector of Tower City, his widow, former government agent posing as a now-retired investigative reporter Maddie Warner, discovered from his personal effects that he had been unfaithful to her countless times. Despite her devastation at this discovery, Warner realized that without a full-time protector, Tower City would be vulnerable to Captain Dynamo’s legion of super-villain enemies. She used her skills and the information she discovered to track down five people who could be Dynamo’s illegitimate children.

Hector Chang was the first of Captain Dynamo’s children Warner contacted. Hector is an intellectually curious Vancouver, British Columbia high school geek who has found himself the victim of bullies. When Warner appeared before him offering to change his life, Hector was initially skeptical, stating that he had heard such things before from guidance counselors. Gathering all five of the children together, Warner exposed them to the same unidentified radiation that gave Captain Dynamo his powers forty years earlier, unlocking their powers. Hector inherited all of his father’s vision-related powers. Donning a costume with the same color design as his father’s, Hector took the codename Visionary, and works to protect Tower City with his newly discovered brothers and sisters, whom he is still getting to know.

In their first published mission one month after gaining his abilities, Visionary and his siblings fought the paramilitary organization known as The Veil. Although he and the team acquitted themselves well against that foe, Visionary himself was kidnapped during the fracas, and brought to The Veil’s base, where he was injected with a serum to make him amenable to interrogation by The Veil’s leader, who called himself The Superior. Visionary divulged everything about himself and his siblings, how they inherited their powers, and how Warner assembled them, but before The Veil could make use of this information, Visionary was rescued by Warner and the rest of Dynamo 5, who had tracked him using Scatterbrain’s telepathy. [1]

Recently Hector and his siblings lost their superhuman powers, and in an attempt to restore them, assumed powers that were previously exhibited by another sibling. In Hector's case, he assumed the superhuman strength and durability previously belonging to his sibling Bridget Flynn.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


As Visionary he previously had superhuman abilities related to his eyesight that include laser vision, x-ray vision, and telescopic vision. [2] His laser vision is used as an offensive weapon, and can be used to neutralize human opponents, and large objects such as armored tanks, though unlike his father’s laser blasts, Visionary’s are yellow instead of red. His x-ray vision allows him to see through solid objects. His telescopic vision allows him to see great distances. The upper limits of each of these powers is not yet known. [3]



  1. Dynamo 5 #1
  2. Weiland; Ibid
  3. Ibid; Pages 3 & 4

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