- ... But could yuh ever ferget... The Texas Twister?
- -- Texas Twister src
Drew Daniels was born in Amarillo, Texas. He is working at a cattle ranch when a tornado and radiation from a nearby nuclear reactor affect him at the same time. The net effect was to give him the power to generate tornadoes at will.
Calling himself Texas Twister, he answers a newspaper ad placed by The Wizard to fill a vacancy in the Frightful Four. When he discovers they would not pay him to join, Twister declined membership and instead accepts the offer to join the Super-Agent program being developed by S.H.I.E.L.D.. However, two of the four super-agent trainees (Blue Streak and the Vamp) turn out to be traitors and the program was disbanded. Twister decides to use his powers to earn a living and joined Cody's Rodeo Extravaganza. There he meets Shooting Star, who would become his partner both professionally and personally. Trying to garner publicity for themselves, Star and Twister answer a summons from Rick Jones, seeking the help of The Avengers in containing a rampage by the Hulk. The pair meet up with Firebird, Night Rider and Red Wolf, and the five decided to continue to work together as The Rangers. However, because of the geographical separation among the members, the Rangers did not last long.
Shooting Star's identity was at some point taken over by an unnamed demon in the employ of Master Pandemonium, who believed Firebird to be one of the possessors of his fragmented soul. To keep the Rangers from meeting regularly and perhaps posing a threat to him before he had completed his study of Firebird, Pandemonium dispatches the demon to take Shooting Star's place. Firebird nevertheless believed the demon to be hiding among the Avengers' West Coast branch and with her guidance the Rangers confronted the heroes. This serves to bring the demon out of hiding. The demon claims that Shooting Star was a human guise it had taken long before, that there never was a Victoria Star. The Avengers imprisoned the demon at their Compound and began an investigation of Master Pandemonium. For his own unrevealed reasons, the Texas Twister did not accompany them.
Soon, however, Texas Twister returns to the Avengers Compound at a time when Hawkeye was alone, demanding to see the captive demon. Twister declares his love for the demon, which turns back into Shooting Star. Texas Twister went on to explain that the demon had come to him months ago when Twister's powers seemed to be fading, making him afraid that he'd lose Shooting Star if their rodeo act broke up on account of his lost powers. The demon offered to augment the Twister's powers in exchange for his soul, and the Twister agreed, but after his powers were restored he begged to be spared. The demon then takes over Shooting Star instead. The demon proceeds to cast a spell that prevents Twister from telling anyone about this. The spell did not prevent Twister from researching the occult on his own; this is how he finds a way to break the demon's original spell.
The demon then possesses Twister himself and battles Hawkeye and Shooting Star. Ultimately, Star threatens to kill the demon rather than allow the possession to continue, and the demon reluctantly imprisons itself in a statue. Texas Twister and Shooting Star were finally reunited.
Civil War/The Initiative
During the Civil War, Texas Twister was recruited by the Thunderbolts to help round up un-registed superheroes as a way of working off the public properties he accidentally destroyed when he was drunk.
Weeks after the conclusion to the Civil War event, Texas Twister was seen as a member of Texas' new government-sponsored superhero team, the revived Rangers, as part of the 50 States Initiative Program.
Using a floating base called a 'Terrorcarrier', HYDRA attacks Crawford, Texas, a vacation spot for the President of the United States. He and his fellow Rangers join a large group of heroes in attacking the carrier. Texas Twister is injured in the firefight.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Texas Twister has the psychokinetic ability to accelerate air within a radius of 100 feet from his body, thereby creating a tornado-like mass of swirling wind around him. The largest tornado he can create is approximately 200 feet in diameter; the smallest is approximately 2 inches in diameter. The approximate wind speed he can create is about 225 miles per hour. Such a wind swirling about his body is capable of lifting him off the ground and supporting him in midair. He can control the size of the tornado at will and also project its center to a point outside of his body.
He has various physical abilities enabling him to withstand the rigors of motion inside a tornado, such as denser skin to prevent unwanted heat loss, friction burns, and particle abrasions, enhanced eyesight, and a high degree of resistance to dizziness and motion sickness.
Drew has received S.H.I.E.L.D. training.
- 33 Appearances of Drew Daniels (Earth-616)
- 5 Images featuring Drew Daniels (Earth-616)
- 3 Quotations by or about Drew Daniels (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Drew Daniels (Earth-616)
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- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #13
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