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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.[2]

Much later, during the invasion of the Crime Syndicate, a still unfinished version of Red Tornado was left in the Red Room as Cyborg went into major cybernetic-replacement surgery.[3]

Eventually, Red Tornado was completed, having the power to manipulate air, and was released into the world.

Red Tornado wasn't a hero very long before being hacked by the Calculator to fight the Metal Men.[4]

Following the cosmic upheavals of the Rebirth period, this character's history was revised.

Current Origin

Red Tornado was built at some point early on in the existence of the Justice League by villain T.O. Morrow.

Later Adventures

At some point, Red Tornado married Kathy Sutton and began raising a daughter, Traya with her.[5]

Eventually, Red Tornado joined the Justice League, later becoming a liason to Young Justice, essentially acting as a trainer and chaperone to the young heroes.[6]


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.[7]

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.[8] Afterwards, he was restored to functionality, and was present to watch over the recovering Carter Hall.[9]

Doomsday Clock

 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.[10]

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.[11] He was later temporarily resurrected by Batman using the Black Lantern Ring,[12] and then resurrected for good in the wake of the cosmic realignment.

Infinite Frontier


At some point, Red Tornado began working for Heroz4U. He became a dedicated employee, and ascended to a leadership role when Paul Kirk was fired.





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