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The Red Tornado is a DCComics character, best known as "the robot member of the JusticeLeague". His personal history, however, is a little more convoluted than that.

!!Abigail "Ma" Hunkel version
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RedTornadoMa.jpg [[caption-width:240:How can you confuse THIS...]]

The GoldenAge Red Tornado, from the [[TheForties 1940s]], was actually a ''woman'' disguised as a male hero (she was pretty burly). She had no superpowers and was associated with (but not a member of) the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Abigail "Ma" Hunkel was a hefty housewife who started out as a supporting character in ''Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist'', but quickly overshadowed the title character when she donned her characteristic soup pot and longjohns to keep her neighborhood safe for her kids. She was both one of the first female superheroes and one of the first superhero parodies.

Hunkel first appeared in ''"All-American Comics''" #3 (June, 1939), created by Sheldon Mayer. She assumed the Red Tornado identity in issue #20 (November, 1940). Her series ended in #59 (July, 1944). She had a minor crossover with the Justice Society in ''"All-Star Comics''" #3 (Winter, 1940). After the end of her series, Hunkel remained a fond memory. She was given minor cameos in retro stories and crossovers. But was not seriously considered for revival until "JSA" #55 (February, 2004). Where she was revealed to be still alive. Her long absence was explained with her having joined the Witness Protection Program back in 1950.

Ma Hunkel is still around. Though now in her 80s and long past retired, she serves as the JSA's resident museum curator while looking after her granddaughter Maxine, alias the wind-powered superhero Cyclone.

!!Android version
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/red-tornado.jpg [[caption-width:250:...With THIS??]]
During the SilverAge, like many other DC characters, the Tornado was reinvented. This time, he was an [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots android]] with wind-creating powers. This version first appeared in ''"Justice League of America''" #64-65 (August-September, 1968). The two parter was written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Dick Dillin.

The android was created by MadScientist T.O.Morrow to infiltrate the Justice Society and destroy it from within, pretending to be the original Red Tornado suffering from amnesia. Despite realizing that could not be true (because they knew the facts about the original Tornado- obviously Morrow didn't) the Society allowed him to join them. Eventually The Tornado discovers the truth and turns on his own creator, saving the Society and becoming a true hero.

Later, the Tornado joined the Justice League and gained his own secret identity ("John Smith"--he didn't have much imagination), a human girlfriend, and even adopted a little girl orphaned in a Middle Eastern war. Although often given a robotic personality in other mediums, the Tornado in the comics had human emotions and spoke normally, though he did angst about "not being human enough."

Tornado's origin [[ExpansionPackPast got more complicated]] in the [[TheEighties 1980s]] when a Justice League writer decided to reveal that Tornado was actually the Tornado Tyrant, an [[ElementalEmbodiment Air Elemental]] enemy of the League who had taken refuge in the android's body while it was being made, only to gain [[EasyAmnesia amnesia]] in the process. For a while, Tornado abandoned his robot body and became DarkerAndEdgier as a living storm, but has recently returned to his humanoid body and role as a hero.

He also spent some time as the "adult mentor" of Comicbook/YoungJustice. The series spotlighted his relationship with his daughter, and really fleshed him out. One of his defining moments came when YJ's first foe, an omnipotent wish-granting being, returned and was about to destroy all life. Red Tornado pleaded with the being to make -him- human, too, so that he could die along with his friends and loved ones. The being granted Tornado his wish, and observed how the now human embraced his wife and daughter before facing the end. This touched emotions in the omnipotent being that it had never felt before, and it wondered the eternal question "oh, what it must mean to be human"... and inadvertently turned itself into a depowered, harmless newborn human. The lack of Ontological Inertia reverted Tornado into a robot. Red Tornado's CrowningMomentOfAwesome came when he had to defend his right to retain his guardianship of his adopted his daughter due to his legal status as a machine (which was all part of ThePlan to destabilize the entire super-hero population of the DCU). While it's true that he lost the case and ended up in a jail cell, some readers had never found themselves rooting so hard for a tertiary character before or since.

A new version of Red Tornado has since appeared in the {{New 52}} continuity as part of the ''Comicbook/{{Earth 2}}'' series. In keeping with the series' emphasis on diversity, the new Red Tornado is a {{Gynoid}} [[GenderFlip rather than a masculine Android]].

Reddy has starred in two limited series. The first, in 1985, was written by Creator/KurtBusiek and revealed the aforementioned twist that the Red Tornado was actually an elemental in a robotic body. The second, in 2009, was by Kevin [=VanHook=] and introduced his three robotic "siblings"--Red Torpedo, Red Volcano, and Red Inferno. Reddy has not, to date, starred in an ongoing series.

The Red Tornado appeared in [[AnimatedSeries animated form]] in ''[[SuperFriends The Super Powers Show]]'', as a member of the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', in some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' and as a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' - the cartoon, that is, in addition to the [[Comicbook/YoungJustice comic]].

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!!Related Tropes:
* ColorCharacter
* LegacyCharacter: Actually a aversion. Red Tornados I and II only share the name and the fact that are both super-heroes. In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' there is a Red Tornado III, that in the current main continuity is called Cyclone and is the grandaughter of the first Red Tornado.
* TangentComics: In this alternate version of the DCUniverse, "Red Tornado" was actually a Russian bioweapon.
* TornadoMove: Red Tornado could ride on tornados and generate them with his hands. One memorable episode had him doing a BeamOWar with three Wind Dragon clones.


!!Red Tornado I:
* ActionMom
* ApronMatron: Ma is pretty much the doting aunt of the JSA. She has a particularly close bond to Power Girl, who she helped through her identity problems during ''InfiniteCrisis''.
* BadassNormal: We're talking about an overweight woman in her 80s with no exceptional skills or abilities who once helped fight off a group of supervillains armed with nothing but a frying pan.
* BreakoutCharacter: Ma originally appeared as a neighbor in "Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist". After she adopted the Red Tornado persona, she quickly became more popular than Scribbly and the strip's name was changed to "Scribbly and the Red Tornado". Today, Scribbly is all but forgotten while Ma is a member of one of the foremost super-teams in TheDCU.
* BucketHelmet
* ComedicHero
* FryingPanOfDoom
* LargeAndInCharge
* MamaBear
* {{Sidekick}}: Her daughter and Scribbly's younger brother eventually became "the Cyclone Twins", the Red Tornado's sidekicks.
* SuperZeroes: The Red Tornado was an early parody of the "mystery man" concept.
* SweetPollyOliver
* TeamMom

!!Red Tornado II:
* BigScrewedUpFamily: With his "father", T.O. Morrow, and his three robot "siblings".
* BlowYouAway
* TheChewToy: It's probably impossible to count the number of times Reddy has been blown up, shut down, shorted out, or otherwise put out of commission to show [[TheWorfEffect how the bad guy means business]]. And because he's a robot, and can always be rebuilt or repaired, there's never any dramatic tension.
* ElementalPowers
* ElementalEmbodiment: The Tornado Tyant/Champion, Reddy's "soul", is an air elemental.
* {{Flight}}
* GenderFlip: Red Tornado is a {{Fembot}} in the {{New 52}}.
** [[spoiler: CompositeCharacter: ....and also a robot clone of LoisLane.]]
* HappilyMarried
* TheMole: Originally.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots
* RunningGag: Reddy's physical body has been destroyed so many times, they've lost count.
* TinMan
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: GregWeisman originally wrote the miniseries that would have introduced Reds Torpedo, Inferno, and Volcano. Torpedo was based on Jim Lockhart, a Golden Age Charlton Comics character of the same name, and Inferno was based on Danette Reilly, the heroine Firebrand. The reveal would have been that they were also intended to infiltrate the Justice Society. For whatever reason, Weisman's version was axed and the published miniseries switched the genders of Red Torpedo and Red Inferno, but Weisman's versions of the characters appeared in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

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The Red Tornado is a DCComics character, best known as "the robot member of the JusticeLeague". His personal history, however, is a little more convoluted than that.

!!Abigail "Ma" Hunkel version
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RedTornadoMa.jpg [[caption-width:240:How can you confuse THIS...]]

The GoldenAge Red Tornado, from the [[TheForties 1940s]], was actually a ''woman'' disguised as a male hero (she was pretty burly). She had no superpowers and was associated with (but not a member of) the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Abigail "Ma" Hunkel was a hefty housewife who started out as a supporting character in ''Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist'', but quickly overshadowed the title character when she donned her characteristic soup pot and longjohns to keep her neighborhood safe for her kids. She was both one of the first female superheroes and one of the first superhero parodies.

Hunkel first appeared in ''"All-American Comics''" #3 (June, 1939), created by Sheldon Mayer. She assumed the Red Tornado identity in issue #20 (November, 1940). Her series ended in #59 (July, 1944). She had a minor crossover with the Justice Society in ''"All-Star Comics''" #3 (Winter, 1940). After the end of her series, Hunkel remained a fond memory. She was given minor cameos in retro stories and crossovers. But was not seriously considered for revival until "JSA" #55 (February, 2004). Where she was revealed to be still alive. Her long absence was explained with her having joined the Witness Protection Program back in 1950.

Ma Hunkel is still around. Though now in her 80s and long past retired, she serves as the JSA's resident museum curator while looking after her granddaughter Maxine, alias the wind-powered superhero Cyclone.

!!Android version
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/red-tornado.jpg [[caption-width:250:...With THIS??]]
During the SilverAge, like many other DC characters, the Tornado was reinvented. This time, he was an [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots android]] with wind-creating powers. This version first appeared in ''"Justice League of America''" #64-65 (August-September, 1968). The two parter was written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Dick Dillin.

The android was created by MadScientist T.O.Morrow to infiltrate the Justice Society and destroy it from within, pretending to be the original Red Tornado suffering from amnesia. Despite realizing that could not be true (because they knew the facts about the original Tornado- obviously Morrow didn't) the Society allowed him to join them. Eventually The Tornado discovers the truth and turns on his own creator, saving the Society and becoming a true hero.

Later, the Tornado joined the Justice League and gained his own secret identity ("John Smith"--he didn't have much imagination), a human girlfriend, and even adopted a little girl orphaned in a Middle Eastern war. Although often given a robotic personality in other mediums, the Tornado in the comics had human emotions and spoke normally, though he did angst about "not being human enough."

Tornado's origin [[ExpansionPackPast got more complicated]] in the [[TheEighties 1980s]] when a Justice League writer decided to reveal that Tornado was actually the Tornado Tyrant, an [[ElementalEmbodiment Air Elemental]] enemy of the League who had taken refuge in the android's body while it was being made, only to gain [[EasyAmnesia amnesia]] in the process. For a while, Tornado abandoned his robot body and became DarkerAndEdgier as a living storm, but has recently returned to his humanoid body and role as a hero.

He also spent some time as the "adult mentor" of Comicbook/YoungJustice. The series spotlighted his relationship with his daughter, and really fleshed him out. One of his defining moments came when YJ's first foe, an omnipotent wish-granting being, returned and was about to destroy all life. Red Tornado pleaded with the being to make -him- human, too, so that he could die along with his friends and loved ones. The being granted Tornado his wish, and observed how the now human embraced his wife and daughter before facing the end. This touched emotions in the omnipotent being that it had never felt before, and it wondered the eternal question "oh, what it must mean to be human"... and inadvertently turned itself into a depowered, harmless newborn human. The lack of Ontological Inertia reverted Tornado into a robot. Red Tornado's CrowningMomentOfAwesome came when he had to defend his right to retain his guardianship of his adopted his daughter due to his legal status as a machine (which was all part of ThePlan to destabilize the entire super-hero population of the DCU). While it's true that he lost the case and ended up in a jail cell, some readers had never found themselves rooting so hard for a tertiary character before or since.

A new version of Red Tornado has since appeared in the {{New 52}} continuity as part of the ''Comicbook/{{Earth 2}}'' series. In keeping with the series' emphasis on diversity, the new Red Tornado is a {{Gynoid}} [[GenderFlip rather than a masculine Android]].

Reddy has starred in two limited series. The first, in 1985, was written by Creator/KurtBusiek and revealed the aforementioned twist that the Red Tornado was actually an elemental in a robotic body. The second, in 2009, was by Kevin [=VanHook=] and introduced his three robotic "siblings"--Red Torpedo, Red Volcano, and Red Inferno. Reddy has not, to date, starred in an ongoing series.

The Red Tornado appeared in [[AnimatedSeries animated form]] in ''[[SuperFriends The Super Powers Show]]'', as a member of the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', in some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' and as a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' - the cartoon, that is, in addition to the [[Comicbook/YoungJustice comic]].

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!!Related Tropes:
* ColorCharacter
* LegacyCharacter: Actually a aversion. Red Tornados I and II only share the name and the fact that are both super-heroes. In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' there is a Red Tornado III, that in the current main continuity is called Cyclone and is the grandaughter of the first Red Tornado.
* TangentComics: In this alternate version of the DCUniverse, "Red Tornado" was actually a Russian bioweapon.
* TornadoMove: Red Tornado could ride on tornados and generate them with his hands. One memorable episode had him doing a BeamOWar with three Wind Dragon clones.


!!Red Tornado I:
* ActionMom
* ApronMatron: Ma is pretty much the doting aunt of the JSA. She has a particularly close bond to Power Girl, who she helped through her identity problems during ''InfiniteCrisis''.
* BadassNormal: We're talking about an overweight woman in her 80s with no exceptional skills or abilities who once helped fight off a group of supervillains armed with nothing but a frying pan.
* BreakoutCharacter: Ma originally appeared as a neighbor in "Scribbly the Boy Cartoonist". After she adopted the Red Tornado persona, she quickly became more popular than Scribbly and the strip's name was changed to "Scribbly and the Red Tornado". Today, Scribbly is all but forgotten while Ma is a member of one of the foremost super-teams in TheDCU.
* BucketHelmet
* ComedicHero
* FryingPanOfDoom
* LargeAndInCharge
* MamaBear
* {{Sidekick}}: Her daughter and Scribbly's younger brother eventually became "the Cyclone Twins", the Red Tornado's sidekicks.
* SuperZeroes: The Red Tornado was an early parody of the "mystery man" concept.
* SweetPollyOliver
* TeamMom

!!Red Tornado II:
* BigScrewedUpFamily: With his "father", T.O. Morrow, and his three robot "siblings".
* BlowYouAway
* TheChewToy: It's probably impossible to count the number of times Reddy has been blown up, shut down, shorted out, or otherwise put out of commission to show [[TheWorfEffect how the bad guy means business]]. And because he's a robot, and can always be rebuilt or repaired, there's never any dramatic tension.
* ElementalPowers
* ElementalEmbodiment: The Tornado Tyant/Champion, Reddy's "soul", is an air elemental.
* {{Flight}}
* GenderFlip: Red Tornado is a {{Fembot}} in the {{New 52}}.
** [[spoiler: CompositeCharacter: ....and also a robot clone of LoisLane.]]
* HappilyMarried
* TheMole: Originally.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots
* RunningGag: Reddy's physical body has been destroyed so many times, they've lost count.
* TinMan
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: GregWeisman originally wrote the miniseries that would have introduced Reds Torpedo, Inferno, and Volcano. Torpedo was based on Jim Lockhart, a Golden Age Charlton Comics character of the same name, and Inferno was based on Danette Reilly, the heroine Firebrand. The reveal would have been that they were also intended to infiltrate the Justice Society. For whatever reason, Weisman's version was axed and the published miniseries switched the genders of Red Torpedo and Red Inferno, but Weisman's versions of the characters appeared in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

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9th Dec '13 6:33:50 AM ablackraptor
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** [[spoiler: CompositeCharacter: ....and also a robot clone of LoisLane.]]
21st Aug '13 5:42:55 PM foxley
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* BucketHelmet
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* LegacyCharacter: Actually a aversion. Red Tornados I and II only share the name and the fact that are both super-heroes. In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' there is a Red Tornado III, that in the current main continuity is called Cyclone and is the grandaughter of the first Red Tornado.



* LegacyCharacter: Actually a aversion. Red Tornados I and II only share the name and the fact that are both super-heroes. In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' there is a Red Tornado III, that in the current main continuity is called Cyclone and is the grandaughter of the first Red Tornado.

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* LegacyCharacter: Actually a aversion. Red Tornados I and II only share the name and the fact that are both super-heroes. In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' there is a TornadoMove: Red Tornado III, that in the current main continuity is called Cyclone could ride on tornados and is the grandaughter of the first Red Tornado.
generate them with his hands. One memorable episode had him doing a BeamOWar with three Wind Dragon clones.

12th Dec '12 9:41:39 PM Gatordragon24
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A new version of Red Tornado has since appeared in the {{New 52}} continuity as part of the ''Comicbook/Earth2'' series. In keeping with the series' emphasis on diversity, the new Red Torndao is a {{Gynoid}} [[GenderFlip rather than a male-presenting Android]].

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A new version of Red Tornado has since appeared in the {{New 52}} continuity as part of the ''Comicbook/Earth2'' ''Comicbook/{{Earth 2}}'' series. In keeping with the series' emphasis on diversity, the new Red Torndao Tornado is a {{Gynoid}} [[GenderFlip rather than a male-presenting masculine Android]].



* GenderFlip

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* GenderFlipGenderFlip: Red Tornado is a {{Fembot}} in the {{New 52}}.
9th Dec '12 9:32:05 AM comicwriter
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A new version of Red Tornado has since appeared in the {{New 52}} continuity as part of the ''Comicbook/Earth2'' series. In keeping with the series' emphasis on diversity, the new Red Torndao is a {{Gynoid}} [[GenderFlip rather than a male-presenting Android]].


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* GenderFlip
3rd Sep '12 4:06:57 PM mlsmithca
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The android was created by MadScientist T.O.Morrow to infiltrate the Justice Society and destroy it from within, pretending to be the original Red Tornado suffering from amnesia. Despite realizing that could not be true (because they knew the facts about the original Tornado- obviously Morrow DidNotDoTheResearch) the Society allowed him to join them. Eventually The Tornado discovers the truth and turns on his own creator, saving the Society and becoming a true hero.

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The android was created by MadScientist T.O.Morrow to infiltrate the Justice Society and destroy it from within, pretending to be the original Red Tornado suffering from amnesia. Despite realizing that could not be true (because they knew the facts about the original Tornado- obviously Morrow DidNotDoTheResearch) didn't) the Society allowed him to join them. Eventually The Tornado discovers the truth and turns on his own creator, saving the Society and becoming a true hero.
27th Aug '12 6:55:18 AM FELH2
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Hunkel first appeared in ''"All-American Comics''" #3 (June, 1939), created by Sheldon Mayer. She assumed the Red Tornado identity in issue #20 (November, 1940). Her series ended in #59 (July, 1944). She had a minor crossover with the Justice Society in ''"All-Star Comics''" #3 (Winter, 1940). After the end of her series, Hunkel remained a fond memory. She was given minor cameos in retro stories and crossovers. But was not seriously considered for revival until "JSA" #55 (February, 2004). Where she was revealed to be still alive. Her long absence was explained with her having joined the Witness Protection Program back in 1950.

to:

Hunkel first appeared in ''"All-American Comics''" #3 (June, 1939), created by Sheldon Mayer. She assumed the Red Tornado identity in issue #20 (November, 1940). Her series ended in #59 (July, 1944). She had a minor crossover with the Justice Society in ''"All-Star Comics''" #3 (Winter, 1940). After the end of her series, Hunkel remained a fond memory. She was given minor cameos in retro stories and crossovers. But was not seriously considered for revival until "JSA" #55 (February, 2004). Where she was revealed to be still alive. Her long absence was explained with her having joined the Witness Protection Program back in 1950.
1950.



During the SilverAge, like many other DC characters, the Tornado was reinvented. This time, he was an [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots android]] with wind-creating powers. This version first appeared in ''"Justice League of America''" #64-65 (August-September, 1968). The two parter was written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Dick Dillin.

to:

During the SilverAge, like many other DC characters, the Tornado was reinvented. This time, he was an [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots android]] with wind-creating powers. This version first appeared in ''"Justice League of America''" #64-65 (August-September, 1968). The two parter was written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Dick Dillin.
Dillin.



* LegacyCharacter: Actually a aversion. Red Tornados I and II only share the name and the fact that are both super-heroes. In ''KingdomCome'' there is a Red Tornado III, that in the current main continuity is called Cyclone and is the grandaughter of the first Red Tornado.

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* LegacyCharacter: Actually a aversion. Red Tornados I and II only share the name and the fact that are both super-heroes. In ''KingdomCome'' ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' there is a Red Tornado III, that in the current main continuity is called Cyclone and is the grandaughter of the first Red Tornado.



* ActionMom

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* ActionMom ActionMom



* FryingPanOfDoom

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* FryingPanOfDoom FryingPanOfDoom



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: GregWeisman originally wrote the miniseries that would have introduced Reds Torpedo, Inferno, and Volcano. Torpedo was based on Jim Lockhart, a Golden Age Charlton Comics character of the same name, and Inferno was based on Danette Reilly, the heroine Firebrand. The reveal would have been that they were also intended to infiltrate the Justice Society. For whatever reason, Weisman's version was axed and the published miniseries switched the genders of Red Torpedo and Red Inferno, but Weisman's versions of the characters appeared in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: GregWeisman originally wrote the miniseries that would have introduced Reds Torpedo, Inferno, and Volcano. Torpedo was based on Jim Lockhart, a Golden Age Charlton Comics character of the same name, and Inferno was based on Danette Reilly, the heroine Firebrand. The reveal would have been that they were also intended to infiltrate the Justice Society. For whatever reason, Weisman's version was axed and the published miniseries switched the genders of Red Torpedo and Red Inferno, but Weisman's versions of the characters appeared in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
20th Jun '12 9:18:17 PM nombretomado
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The Red Tornado appeared in [[AnimatedSeries animated form]] in ''[[SuperFriends The Super Powers Show]]'', as a member of the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', in some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' and as a recurring character in ''[[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Young Justice]]'' - the cartoon, that is, in addition to the [[Comicbook/YoungJustice comic]].

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The Red Tornado appeared in [[AnimatedSeries animated form]] in ''[[SuperFriends The Super Powers Show]]'', as a member of the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', in some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' and as a recurring character in ''[[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Young Justice]]'' ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' - the cartoon, that is, in addition to the [[Comicbook/YoungJustice comic]].



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: GregWeisman originally wrote the miniseries that would have introduced Reds Torpedo, Inferno, and Volcano. Torpedo was based on Jim Lockhart, a Golden Age Charlton Comics character of the same name, and Inferno was based on Danette Reilly, the heroine Firebrand. The reveal would have been that they were also intended to infiltrate the Justice Society. For whatever reason, Weisman's version was axed and the published miniseries switched the genders of Red Torpedo and Red Inferno, but Weisman's versions of the characters appeared in ''Series/YoungJustice''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: GregWeisman originally wrote the miniseries that would have introduced Reds Torpedo, Inferno, and Volcano. Torpedo was based on Jim Lockhart, a Golden Age Charlton Comics character of the same name, and Inferno was based on Danette Reilly, the heroine Firebrand. The reveal would have been that they were also intended to infiltrate the Justice Society. For whatever reason, Weisman's version was axed and the published miniseries switched the genders of Red Torpedo and Red Inferno, but Weisman's versions of the characters appeared in ''Series/YoungJustice''.''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
30th May '12 11:32:47 PM PaulA
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Reddy has starred in two limited series. The first, in 1985, was written by KurtBusiek and revealed the aforementioned twist that the Red Tornado was actually an elemental in a robotic body. The second, in 2009, was by Kevin [=VanHook=] and introduced his three robotic "siblings"--Red Torpedo, Red Volcano, and Red Inferno. Reddy has not, to date, starred in an ongoing series.

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Reddy has starred in two limited series. The first, in 1985, was written by KurtBusiek Creator/KurtBusiek and revealed the aforementioned twist that the Red Tornado was actually an elemental in a robotic body. The second, in 2009, was by Kevin [=VanHook=] and introduced his three robotic "siblings"--Red Torpedo, Red Volcano, and Red Inferno. Reddy has not, to date, starred in an ongoing series.



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