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|As a result of the New 52 in 2011, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
Red Tornado is an android superhero with wind manipulating powers.
New 52 Origin
The technology that would eventually become Red Tornado was created by T.O. Morrow sometime around the first Atlantean invasion of the surface. Morrow discussed using it to alter the weather disturbance caused by the Atlanteans. However, Doctor Silas Stone rejected the idea, due to the components hailing from another dimension and unstable.
Eventually, Red Tornado was completed, having the power to manipulate air, and was released into the world.
Following the cosmic upheavals of the Rebirth period, this character's history was revised.
Red Tornado was built at some point early on in the existence of the Justice League by villain T.O. Morrow.
At some point, Red Tornado married Kathy Sutton and began raising a daughter, Traya with her.
Challengers of the Unknown
Over the years, Red Tornado became an ally of Carter Hall and the Challengers of the Unknown. When the Challengers mounted an expedition into the Dark Multiverse, Red Tornado travelled with them. The mission was a catastrophic failure, resulting in the whole of Challengers Mountain being pulled into the Dark Multiverse and the disapearance of the Challengers. Their final transmisions included, amongst the screams, a warning from Red Tornado of a great dragon that prowled the dark- Barbatos. When the Challengers escaped, they used Tornado's wind harmonics to guide them to the House of Heroes, and then back to Earth. Tornado and the rest of the Challengers were found when Challengers Mountain appeared suddenly in the middle of Gotham; when the Blackhawks made contact with the Justice League and brough them to Blackhawk Island, they also retrieved the inactive Red Tornado. While the League and the Blackhawks discussed the impending invasion of the Dark Multiverse, Red Tornado spontaneously activated, trying to stop them.
Later on during the incursion, Red Tornado and the Metal Men were used as part of a harmonic machine designed to make contact with the House of Heroes. Afterwards, he was restored to functionality, and was present to watch over the recovering Carter Hall.
Main article: Doomsday Clock Vol 1
After Superman is framed and rendered comatose, Red Tornado joined the group of heroes heading towards Mars to confront their mysterious enemy. The heroes meet and engage Doctor Manhattan, but they are easily defeated.
Destruction and Resurrection
Some time later, though the initial Dark Multiverse invasion was repelled, another attack was attempted. Tornado, an active superhero again, worked to contain the chaos.
Together with the Blue Beetle and Animal Man, Red Tornado arrived at the location of Robin King to stop him. As they fought, the Robin King sprayed Tornado with a chemical called "Mortal Coil", which made him spin uncontrollably at a speed faster than he ever had done before and turned him into a human, causing him to be ripped apart. He was later temporarily resurrected by Batman using the Black Lantern Ring, and then resurrected for good in the wake of the cosmic realignment.
Powers and Abilities
- Android Body
- Red Tornado was created by Kelley Puckett, Gardner Fox, and Dick Dillin, first appearing in Justice League of America #64. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Red Tornado first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Red Hood and the Outlaws #16 by Scott Lobdell and Timothy Green II.
- 32 Appearances of Red Tornado (Prime Earth)
- 9 Images featuring Red Tornado (Prime Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Red Tornado (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Red Tornado (Prime Earth)
- Wonder Twins #2
- Justice League (Volume 2) #16
- Justice League (Volume 2) #26
- Legends of Tomorrow #2
- One-Star Squadron #4
- Young Justice (Volume 3) #20
- Dark Nights: Metal #1
- Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1
- Dark Nights: Metal #1
- Doomsday Clock #9
- Dark Nights: Death Metal Robin King #1
- Dark Nights: Death Metal #5
|Justice League member|
This character is or was a member of the Justice League of America, or the Justice League in any of its various incarnations, sworn by a duty to act as guardians of America and the world by using their skills and/or superpowers to protect Earth from both interstellar and domestic threats.
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