Kelvin Mao was a member of the Gotham City Police Department
Tactical Unit. This unit was sent to face the alien parasite Angon
, who was committing murders throughout the city. The entire squad was killed except Mao, who was bitten by Angon and received massive injuries. Mao was placed in a body-cast at the hospital; this lasted until the alien's bite mutated him; a rare occurrence for bite victims. The alien's bite activated Mao's metagene and gave him armored skin and other enhanced abilities. Taking the name Ballistic, he teamed up with Jean-Paul Valley
, who was filling in for Batman
at the time, and together they drove Angon out of the city.
Blood Pack and Forgotten Heroes
Some time later, Ballistic joined with several other "New Bloods" to defeat all the spine-sucking aliens. Ballistic next became a member of the superhero reality show, The Blood Pack
, a group filled with many New Bloods. He helped the team beat the Quorum but the team disbanded shortly after. Kelvin then spent some time on his own as a vigilante, occasionally aiding Batman, but soon found another team. Cave Carson
's Forgotten Heroes
came calling and Ballistic joined them for a mission aiding Resurrection Man
. It seems Ballistic left the Forgotten Heroes after this mission. After that he decided to try the lone vigilante act once again. Mao was later see being tossed out of Guy Gardner
's bar, Warrior's, for throwing his weight around.
Ballistic joined with dozens of other superheroes and villains to defend Metropolis. from attack by the Secret Society of Super-villains. Ballistic teamed up with several other former members of the Blood Pack to tackle Solomon Grundy. While fighting Grundy, Ballistic, and the other members of the Blood Pack present, along with that incarnation of Grundy, were killed in a blast of heat-vision from the insane Superboy-Prime.
During Blackest Night, Ballistic was resurrected as a member of the Black Lantern Corps. Alexander Luthor then organized Ballistic and other resurrected members of the Blood Pack to attack Superboy Prime.
Powers and Abilities
Being a former member of the Gotham City Police Department Tactical Unit, Mao has considerable weapons training and expertise.
When he gained his powers, Mao mutated into a large monster of a man. He gained superstrength, red-armored skin, night vision, and super-hearing.