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Quote1 I possess the force of a hurricane and the speed of a whirlwind-- And nothing can stop a Whirlicane! Not even Superman! Quote2
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Whirlicane is an enemy of Superman.

Emilo Storn was a bio-technician before he became the super villain named Whirlicane after apparently giving himself super powers. He attempted to hi-jack first a fuel train and then a jet-liner before being captured by Superman. Paroled into the custody of S.T.A.R. Labs, he absconded and hatched a scheme to seek revenge on Superman and S.T.A.R. using the artificial man called Lightning, who he created. Unfortunately, Storn hid Lightning's true nature from him, persuading the creature that he was merely a human criminal whom Storn had given super powers to. When Lightning discovered that he was nothing but a robot, he went insane and allowed his powers to run out of control, destroying himself and Storn's lab and seemingly killing Storn.


  • Aerokinesis: As Whirlicane, Storn could generate and control winds and create whirlwinds and hurricanes.

  • This version of Whirlicane, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths event and later restored following the rebirth of the infinite Multiverse during the Dark Crisis of 2022-2023. Even though other versions of the character may have appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.



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