RIPTIDE: Whirlwind Marauder
"I'll strip the meat of your bones before you can reach me."
Comic Book History
Who is RIPTIDE?
RIPTIDE is Janos Quested a Marvel Comics supervillain appearing mostly in X-Men books. He is a member of the Marauders and has the power to spin at superhuman speeds, shooting sharp objects out of his tornado-like body at his enemies. RIPTIDE was created by Chris Claremont, John Romita, Jr., and Dan Green.
RIPTIDE started his comicbook career as a member of Gambit's Marauders, a team requested to be brought together by the villainous Mister Sinister.
RIPTIDE was part of the Marauders that Mr. Sinister dispatched into the sewers under New York City to kill the subterranean mutant collective known as the Morlocks.
RIPTIDE was responsible for severely injuring X-Men members Nightcrawler and Colossus.
Having seen the results of RIPTIDE's actions, Colossus had been pushed close to his emotional breaking point and later finally snapped. Colossus faced off with RIPTIDE who believed that his power could fall the metal giant mutant. Colossus being hit by a deluge of blade thrown out by RIPTIDE, which penetrated the other mutant’s armored skin, Colossus then, managed to reach an incredulous RIPTIDE, seize his throat, and snap his neck.
RIPTIDE along with many of the dead Marauders was cloned by Mr. Sinister. This new group later attacked the “proactive empath” mutant Threnody but was defeated by Nate Grey, the mutant known as X-Man.
RIPTIDE was one of the mutants who retained his mutant abilities during the vast depowerment of mutants in the event known as "M-Day". RIPTIDE still part of the Marauders, had another clashing with the X-Men.
During the storyline "Messiah Complex", he is part of the final battle on Muir Isle. He seems to be aware of the fact his neck had been broken before
Aside from his neck, RIPTIDE does not have any big break yet on any comicbook storyline. :)
LIVE MEDIA APPEARANCE
In the movie X-Men : First Class RIPTIDE is a mutant with the ability to create tornadoes. He was a member of the Hellfire Club, serving as one of Sebastian Shaw's enforcers. Following Shaw's death, he chose to join Magneto as a founding member of the Brotherhood of Mutants.
POWERS & ABILITIES
Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.
RIPTIDE is a mutant with the ability to spin his body at an incredibly fast rate. Upon reaching his top speed, RIPTIDE then hurls shuriken and other objects created from calcified masses at such high velocity that they can punch through steel.
Is capable of creating and manipulate wind and gusts.
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