Real Name: Lane Quintana
Identity/Class: Human mutant
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First Appearance: Codename: Strykeforce #1
Powers/Abilities: Tempest is a mutant with the ability to summon wind gusts strong enough to punch through a sixty ton tank, or form a wall of wind strong enough to deflect an atomic explosion. Creating a wind vortex around herself, she can fly at speeds in excess of 1,200 miles per hour.
History: Born into a poor Puerto Rican family, Lane Quintana slipped into a life of petty crime as a youth in order to keep her family fed. Her control over the winds developed early, allowing her to use gusts of wind to create diversions during the robberies she participated in. Her unusual ability brought her to the attention of the corrupt members of an unspecified Central American government, who recruited her while leading her to believe it was the Americans she was now working for. She was sent on a mission with a number of others, which the mission objective being the assassination of that country's President. But Morgan Stryker had infiltrated the group, thwarting the plan and seeing to the incarceration of the would-be assassins. For the first time in her life, Lane ended up in jail. Stryker talked to her, and when he heard why she had participated in the operation, he helped reduce the charges against her. She was placed in his custody, given the codename Tempest, and inducted into his squad, Codename: Strykeforce.
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