Group: Young Champions
Security Level: 14
Online Name: Red Banner
Country of Origin: Deutsche Demokratische Republik
Origin of Powers: Mutant
Powers: Dark Melee / Regeneration
Battle Cry: Defend the Worker's Paradise!
Progressing steadily through the ranks on the Young Pioneers to become a troop leader. After he was done with school, he joined the valiant forces of the National People's Army but was quickly recruited by the KGB to serve as a translator in the Soviet Embassy in Bonn.
While on a rare outing outside the Embassy grounds, Heinrich was
abducted by a gang of Capitalist dogs who whisked him off to a strange office building . The capitalist leaders offered Heinrich money and riches beyond his dreams to betray Soviet cause but Heinrich refused each offer. Eventually he was released but his time in captivity, surrounded by the trappings of wealth and exploitation, had exposed him to some sort sort of dark power. Top Soviet scientists tried to cure him but found that the infection was permanent and Heinrich must live to rest of his life tainted by the dark power of capitalism.
Knowing he could not longer lead a normal life Heinrich began intense training and exploring the limits of his powers. Heinrich was reborn as the Red Banner and he vowed to defend the Proletariat wherever they were oppressed.