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"My name is Lei Ling. I'm an architect. If you want something beautiful, you call me. But sometimes the people of this city call me by a different name..."

Aero is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics as part of the Marvel: A Fresh Start initiative. It has an all-Chinese creative team (Zhou Liefen writes, Keng draws) and is translated to English by Greg Pak. It is a spin-off from New Agents of Atlas.

In the city of Shanghai, China, Lei Ling lives a double life. By day, she is a famed architect. By night, she is Aero, Shanghai's wind-controlling champion.


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  • Arch-Enemy: Has one in her former mentor Madame Huang.
  • Beware the Superman: One of the reasons Zao Yu distrusts Aero. She answers to nobody.
  • Blow You Away: Aero's main power is the control of wind currents, enabling her to fly and blow things around.
  • Clark Kenting: All she does to hide her identity is wear glasses and put her hair in a ponytail.
  • The Dragon: Keystone serves as Madame Huang's muscle.
  • Elemental Powers: Aero can control wind. Her ally Wave can control water, and Keystone can control earth.
  • Evil Mentor: Madame Huang was once Aero's mentor. Now she is Aero's archenemy.
  • Hates My Secret Identity: Inverted; Lei Ling's boyfriend Zao Yu loves her, but does not like Aero, even as he suspects that she is Aero.
  • Razor Wind: By focusing her wind powers, Aero can cut through rock or metal.
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  • Self-Duplication: She can make duplicates of herself out of air, though this takes up a lot of energy.
  • Smash Sisters: With Wave. While they have something of a rivalry, they work well together since their powers compliment each other.
  • Super-Deformed: One cab driver has an air-freshener that looks like a Super-Deformed version of Aero.
  • Turtle Island: According to Madame Huang, the world was once populated by Kaiju called Nests who carried entire cities on their backs. But when human technology advanced, they decided the Nests were too dangerous and slaughtered them using the white crystal towers now popping up all over Shanghai.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair usually appears as dark blue, although it varies depending on the artist.


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