Captain Awesome is the teenage superhero persona of Shack Lockhood. He leaps into a lake with blue ooze. When he resurfaces, he has a strange glow which brings out the blue color of his eyes. Though the glow fades, Shack discovers that he can fly through the air. Gus uses his knowledge of comic books to surmise that Shack has gained a vast arsenal of superpowers: flight, x-ray vision, heat vision, and the ability to freeze anything around him and to use super-strength.
Gus explains that Shack must use his powers to flight for truth, and justice. Thus, with the aid of an eye-mask, and blue cape.