For 17-year-old Jason James, "question authority" isn't just a motto, it's a daily necessity. He's suspicious of every move city founder Brett Ronson III makes, no matter how benevolent it seems to be...and so far, he's found an ulterior motive every time. As Z-Strap, Jason can also transform all or part of his body into living metal, with all the attendant properties of whichever metal he chooses. He can even fire metal spikes from his hands and transform his limbs into various simple metallic weapons and tools. Eventually, with concentration he can change his entire body into mercury and flow through or around obstacles as "Liquid Z-Strap."