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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.

See New Agents of Atlas for her Character page.

Aero provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Beware the Superman: One of the reasons Zou Yu distrusts Aero. She answers to nobody.
  • 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.
  • Hates My Secret Identity: Lei Ling's boyfriend Zou Yu loves her, but does not like Aero, even as he suspects that she is Aero.
  • I Want Grandkids: Aero's mother calls her while she's in the middle of fighting an army of crystalline monsters to nag her about getting married and to tell her about a friend's daughter who just got married.
  • Ki Manipulation: Able to sense Madame Huang's chi.
  • Old Maid: Aero's mother passive-aggressively mentions that her friend's daughter, who is three years younger than Aero, just got married.
  • Rejected Marriage Proposal: Aero does this to her boyfriend towards the beginning of the comic, though she doesn't outright break up with him either.
  • 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.