007) Air Manipulation

Air Manipulation – The ability to control air.  Air Manipulation is also known as Aerokinesis, Airbending, Air Control, Air Element Control, Anemokinesis, Atmosphere Control, Atmospheric Gas Manipulation, Fūton, Spirarekinesis, Wind Control, Wind Manipulation, and Wind Release.

Literary Critique of Air Manipulation 

This is a power with a very old lineage.  The wind is a primordial force that in the form of hurricanes and tornados can do incredible damage.  Interestingly this very destructive force is not necessarily associated with evil!  Aeolus (son of Hippotes)  is the God of Wind in Greek and Roman mythology.  Many other civilizations also had wind gods.

Aeolus is the god and father of the winds. He is the ruler of Aeolia, north of present-day Sicily. He is son of Hippotes and Melanpipe ( The Greek God Aeolus ). Aeolus’s sons became the north, south, east, and west winds ( Aeolus ). He is associated with horses, birds, air, and wind (Pixi).

The Red Tornado (DC) was an android that could create tornados through scientific means.

Air Manipulation-Red Tornado (DC)

Texas Twister (Marvel) has a more specialized version of air manipulation (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #11).

Air Manipulation-Texas Twister-Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #11

Tornado Man is a member of the Mighty Heroes (Mighty Heroes #1, Dell).

Air Manipulation-Tornadoman-Mighty Heroes #1(Dell)

Whirlwind (Marvel) is a super villain that has added wrist blades to augment his superpower (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V2 #).

Air Manipulation–Whirlwind-Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V2 #14-51 Air Manipulation–Whirwind-Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V2 #14-52

Tempest was a member of Strykeforce (Cyberforce-Sourcebook #2).

Air Manipulation-Tempest-Cyberforce-Sourcebook #2

Terraspin (Ben 10) can create tornedos.

Air Manipulation-Terraspin-Ben 10

B.L.A.I.R. 12000 AD #1072

Cyclone (Holyoke) – Whirlwind Comics #1

Judge Dredd – Suction Trap – 2000 AD #1006

 

Windfall (DC) is a supervillain who uses her power to kill fraternity members by taking the air out their lungs.  The fraternity brothers spiked her drink and took turns raping her and ruined her reputation.  Described in the Who’s Who Update ’87 #5.

Air manipulation is a power that is used in both the superhero genre and sword and sorcery genre.  Djinn Stormsword is a powerful miniature that can summon a tempest (D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 2).

Djinn Windbow is similar to Djinn Stormsword but not as famous (D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 2).

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