|Real Name||Vernon Henry Carlysle|
|Wild Card Traits||Aerokinesis, flight|
|Place of Birth||San Francisco, USA|
|Citizenship||United States citizen, deceased|
|Occupation||Vigilante, super hero, entertainer, air force combatant|
|Event Participant||Vietnam War, Swarm War|
|Base of Operations||Marin County, California|
|Relatives||Cornelia Owens (wife), Mistral (daughter)|
|First Appearance||Wild Cards|
History[edit | edit source]
Born to a San Franciscan family, Carlysle turned his wild card in 1965 when during a skydiving outing his parachute failed to open, and he was able to ease himself safely to the ground. Being a shameless self-promoter he quickly adopted the name Cyclone and used his new power to find fame and fortune.
Cyclone's early significant exploits included a tour in Vietnam with an independent Air Force commission that allowed him to operate as a free agent, fighting where he thought he could be useful. Nearly two decades later he made a notable contribution in the Swarm War, repelling the attack on Texas.
Wild Card Traits[edit | edit source]
Cyclone had the power of aerokinesis, the ability to manipulate the air. Like his daughter, he could create highly focused whirlwinds and wind shields. He could also use the air currents to fly with the assistance of his wind catching costume.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
At the time of his death Cyclone was a well muscled man in his fifties just under six feet tall. He had fair skin, hazel eyes, and receding light brown hair.
Cyclone wore a blue and white costume, with a blue parachute-like cape fastened to his wrists and ankles that caught the air currents and allowed him to fly.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Cyclone was egotistical and a shameless self-promoter. He maintained residences in a number of major cities, although preferred to base himself in the West Coast of the United States where there are fewer aces to share the glory.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Cyclone employs an armed camera crew.
Selected Reading[edit | edit source]
- Wild Cards Volume XI: Dealer’s Choice