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Occupation: Mentor to Young Justice
Base of Operations: Happy Harbor, Rhode Island (JLA Cave)
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Traya Smith (step daughter), Kathy Sutton (wife)
Group Affiliation: Young Justice, Justice League of America, Primal Force
First appearance: (Tornado Tyrant) Mystery in Space #61, (Tornado Champion) Justice League of America #17, (Red Tornado) Justice League of America #64.
Originally a sentient cyclone that terrorized the planet Rann, the Red Tornado became heroic under the influence of Rann's champion, Adam Strange. It was later infused into an android body created by T.O. Morrow, losing its memories in the process. Although Morrow sent the Red Tornado to destroy the Justice League of America, his heroic nature prevailed and he was accepted as a valuable JLA member. Adopting the guise of "John Smith", he sought to explore his human nature. He even fell in love, with a woman named Kathy Sutton, and together they adopted a daughter. But duty forced Red Tornado to sacrifice himself on several occasions. Each time, he reconstituted after a long period of dormancy. Ultimately, Red Tornado assumed the mantle of Air Elemental of Earth.
Now, Red Tornado is the mentor of Young Justice. Relearning humanity as he watches over a group of super powered kids. Red Tornado, has began having more interaction with his wife and step daughter. Through these events, Tornado has opened up a weakness that the A.P.E.S. and Old Justice, have both used to try to get Red Tornado to work for them.
Living Embodiment of Primal Elemental Force. Red Tornado has total
control over wind and air. Red Tornado is also an android, and
holds information on all of the heroes and villains of the DCU.