TEMPEST

Tempest

Real Name: Angel Salvadore
Aliases: Angel IV
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Formerly Student, Model, Terrorist, now an Adventurer
Citizenship: United States Citizen With No Known Criminal Record
Place of Birth: Unknown location in Wyoming
Known Relatives: Unidentified mother, step-father & sister; Barnell Bohusk (husband), Tito (son), Axel (son), Kara (daughter), three unidentified children
Group Affiliation: Formerly Brotherhood, Xavier Institute, now New Warriors
First Appearance: New X-Men #118
History: For Angel Salvadore, life did not take long to become difficult. By the young age of fourteen, Angel Salvadore’s powers manifested themselves. Horrified and ignorant, her abusive step-father drove her out of the house and banned her from ever returning. As if life could not get stranger, the next morning she awoke in a human cocoon – when she emerged, much like a butterfly, she had sprouted wings.

However, they were not like the wings of a butterfly. Instead, her wings appeared to be the same kind of wings found on common house flies, but they were large enough to grant her flight, as one of her many powers that would manifest.

Captured by the mutant-hating organization the U-Men, she is then saved by the X-Men’s Wolverine. From there, the two go to a diner to eat, but find themselves under attack when the owner notices that Angel Salvadore eats her food in the same manner as house flies.

She’s brought to Xavier’s Institute where she has difficulty fitting in, until she met the mutant known as Beak. The two of them, both awkward in appearance, grew closer when she was dared to kiss him on the lips and had done so. Later, Angel Salvadore would reveal to Beak that she was pregnant. She had her children, which for all intents and purposes, looked like humans with wings. They were all welcomed in by the X-Men.

Angel Salvadore then finds herself serving the mutant they had believed to be Xorn, but turned out to be the mutant terrorist Magneto. Beak and the children also join, but Beak rebels early on and is seemingly killed; but survives and leads the X-Men back to Magneto, where Magneto is defeated and decapitated by Wolverine.

Angel Salvadore was one of many mutants, who lost her powers after the events of M-Day.

She would eventually be recruited by a man calling himself Night Thrasher and join a team that had adopted the name “The New Warriors.”

Early in this newly formed team of “New Warriors” the team suffers a casualty when Longstrike, Phaser’s sister is killed. Night Thrasher is hard on the New Warriors and tells them that this is a war, and there will be casualties.

Sometime later, at the Appalachian Safehouse, Night Thrasher finds that the entire area is undisturbed. He had hoped that if Dwayne were still alive he would be hiding here. He does however, managed to snag some of Dwayne’s DNA for testing. As he exits the house however, he discovers he’s not alone and is confronted by Counter Force which consists of: Justice, Rage, Debrii, Slapstick and two of the Scarlet Spiders.

Both Rage and Justice try to talk to Night Thrasher but he refuses to discuss it with them and a fight breaks out – and just when it seems like Night Thrasher’s been captured – the arrival of the New Warriors tips the balance once more.

Throughout the fight Night Thrasher is thinking about how Justice and the rest of Counter Force think he’s a Skrull – while he’s wondering if it was Skrull who perished at Stamford, not his own half-brother. As the fight processes, Night Thrasher realizes that this has to end quickly.

He decides to stop the fight and unveil who he is. He explains his actions about looking for the truth about Dwayne – and whether he would ever take part of some reality television show as a part of the “New Warriors.” Justice steps up and informs Donyell that he can help – because he knows the location of Dwayne’s body.

The New Warriors, along with Counter Force, arrive at the Helicarrier only to find it under attack by Skrulls. The New Warriors and Counter Force get out of the plane as Night Thrasher crashes it into one of the Skrull ships. After that, they follow Justice onto the Helicarrier and begin helping the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents against the Skrulls.

As the New Warriors and Counter Force battle the Skrulls, Night Thrasher grabs Justice and enables “ghost mode” – allowing them to phrase through the floor. The others continue to battle the Skrulls – and just when it seems like they might be doing all right – the arrival of a Super Skrull, looking a lot like Nova, appears and tilts the odds back in favor of the Skrulls.

Meanhile Justice leads Night Thrasher to the bodies of what appears to be Dwayne and Microbe, with Nita’s ashes in a jar. Night Thrasher takes a sample from Dwayne’s body and begins the DNA comparison. All three turn out to be positive identifications – proving that the Dwayne, Namorita and Microbe did indeed die at Stamford. Night Thrasher turns to Justice and explains, he’s taking the remains with him. Justice, after a brief pause, agrees to help.

They bury the New Warriors and create a memorial plaque for Dwayne, Namorita and Zachary.

Later, the New Warriors burst in through the roof and the Dread Dealers are subjected to Pym Particles and reduced in size.

Their victory is short lived however, with the sudden appearance of Sykes, Givens and the New Warriors Task Force. The New Warriors make a break for it – but Blackwing, who is carrying Night Thrasher gets tagged and the two crash to the ground. Panicking, Tempest screams out and doesn’t see the net shot at her – Wondra tries to push her out of the way but gets snagged.

One of the New Warriors Task Force members fires a shot – but Ripcord kicks him at the last moment. The shot hits the flame tank of another New Warriors Task Force member – and Ripcord stops to try and help him. Skybolt seeing that the tank is about to explode tries to get to Ripcord – he manages to grab her and start flying away – but the tank explodes, causing a blinding flash. Night Thrasher gets the other New Warriors together, and they quickly make their escape – unsure of the fate of both Skybolt and Ripcord. They later learn that both perished in the fire.

The New Warriors are later teleported to an alternate reality, in which Dwayne Taylor has become Iron Man, and Tony Stark has become Night Thrasher. Dwayne has become an evil corporate leader, and while Donyell struggles to not betray his brother, in the end he knows he has to stop him. After a long fight, the New Warriors defeat Dwayne, and return to their own time.

Donyell tells them to keep their tech equipment regardless, because they had definitely deserved it. As everyone exits the room, Wondra approaches Night Thrasher and the two seem to be ready to say something – instead, Wondra kisses Night Thrasher on the cheek then follows the others out of the room, leaving Donyell there to sit and think about all that he had done – and what he was going to do next.

Height: 5’4”
Weight: 121 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

Powers: Formerly able to do a number of things, all related to a housefly. She had a pair of veined wings growing from her back, which granted her flight; as well as giving her the ability to vibrate the wings at high speed, creating a deafening ultrasonic sound. She was also able to vomit a highly acidic substance that she used to digest her food.

Accessories: Tempest uses armor that allows her to emulate both heat and frost, from each hand. The magnitude of the heat and frost, at this time, remains unknown.

Note: She possessed a reproductive system, much like a housefly, that essentially involved laying eggs. The complete gestation period seemed to be only five days from conception to birth. She also bore a number of children, whose current fate remains unknown, since both she and the father of the children, are both members of the New Warriors.