Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate (pre-modern
citizen of unspecified Asian nation
Occupation: Professional criminal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Axis, Howler (Luke Garrow), Positron, the Scythe, unidentified Skrull agents
Enemies: First Line (Blackjack, Effigy/Velmax, Firefall, Mr. Justice/Timothy "Tim" Carney, Nightingale, Oxbow/Sam Matonabbe, Pixie, Reflex)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Foreigner" (nickname given by Axis)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly: mobile throughout America and unrevealed parts of Asia
First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (September 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Through unrevealed means, Typhoon
gained the ability to command particulate matter. Perhaps
telekinetically, he could whip up storms of fine dust, picking it from
either the surface or drawing it from the atmosphere. Typhoon was able
to control these "dust storms," possibly using them to sandblast his
victims or cause them to choke on the fine matter. He wore a samurai
style helmet that protected his eyes and nose from the immediate effects
of his powers.
Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed, possibly brown
Hair: Unrevealed, possibly black
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 - (fb) - BTS) - The man who became known as Typhoon was born in Asia, presumably Japan. He became infamous in the United States when he started operating there as as a super powered mercenary.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 - BTS) - Aware of the fact mankind was about to embark on their first major space exploration by landing on the Moon, the Skrull Empire sent three agents to Earth to destroy Apollo 11. Figuring the failure of the Apollo mission would discourage humanity from spreading out among the stars, the three Skrulls disguised themselves as humans and contracted Typhoon and several other super-villains (Axis, Howler, Positron and the Scythe) to do their bidding.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6) - Not too concerned about the fate of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin or the other astronauts aboard the Apollo 11, Axis and the other villains gladly agreed to help the three disguised Skrull agents out in light of the major compensation they were promised. However, the white supremacist Axis was annoyed he had to work with the Asian Typhoon and the bestial Howler, who he respectively referred to as a foreigner and a sub-human. Howler attacked him over these slights, but their argument was broken up by Positron, who fired a blast at the the two combatants shortly before all of them left for the Moon aboard the Skrulls' flying saucer (unbeknownst to them, the First Line's leader Effigy had learned of the planned attack on Apollo 11 and brought the First Line to the Moon as well).
Typhoon and the others watched in awe as the Lunar Module landed on the surface of the Moon, impressed by the fact the astronauts dared such a feat in so fragile a craft. Typhoon then joined the other villains on the surface of the Moon while the three Skrulls remained on board their craft, unaware the First Line had arrived on Luna as well.
The First Line member, and reformed villain Blackjack was the first to spot the villains. Maddened beyond reason, Howler stormed off to kill him, causing Typhoon to comment to the Scythe that Howler had lost his final thread of sanity. As Typhoon joined the fight, he was confronted by First Liner Firefall, who much to his surprise was able to use her fire powers. She, on the other hand, incorrectly assumed Typhoon possessed weather control powers and was powerless in an environment without an atmosphere.
She was shocked when Typhoon whipped up massive clouds of lunar dust in an attempt to smother her. She then realized the villain probably picked the codename Typhoon because he liked how it sounded. Later during the battle, the arrogant Axis foolishly pushed the battle crazed Howler aside to get a shot in. In response to his affront, Howler ripped him apart only to fall before the blade of the Scythe. Deeming the battle lost, Typhoon retreated to the ship to make his "benefactors" pay for leading them to the slaughter. However, he was unaware that First Liner Effigy had used the confusion of the battle to reach the shuttle where he eventually killed the Skrull agents and rigged the vessel to explode. Moments after Typhoon reached the command deck, where he was amazed to find the dead Skrulls, the ship took off and detonated in orbit.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).
It's truly a testament to Roger Stern's skills as a writer that a character like Typhoon, with one appearance and barely more than 10 lines of dialogue, still doesn't feel like a throwaway character. Having him pick a codename not based on his powers but on what he simply thought sounded cool is rather unique in the Marvel Universe, where pretty much every name is meant to reflect either a power or a secret identity (I'm looking at you Leland Owlsley, Otto Octavius and Reynard Slinker). As it lays, Typhoon is right up there with Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the flippant name department.
Profile by Norvo.
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Marvel The Lost Generation I#6, p9, pan2 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#6, p20, pan2 (closeup)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (September 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 05/11/14
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