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Ironing Man

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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 at 01:00:21 pm EDT
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> > I haven't been able to follow the recent JLA storyline, but I had heard that the Red Tornado now has a human body. I'd really appreciate it of someone can explain how this happened and how he's retained his abilities. Thanks!
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> Lord Majestros:
> Usually, his soul just floats around, waiting for his body to be repaired when it's destroyed. However, after his body was fixed after being destroyed during "Infinite Crisis", he asked Deadman (really Felix Faust posing as Deadman) to help Reddy put his soul into the recently deceased human body of some guy. I don't remember if they explained how he retained his powers, but his did. anyway, the whole thing turned out to be a plot by Solomon Grundy. Basically, it was explained that when Grundy dies and comes back, his mind and personality vary, sometimes he's smart and other times he isn't. Grundy wanted to combine Reddy's body with Amazo's tech and put his own soul in that body. The process Faust used to put Reddy's soul into a human body was meant to eventually kill him, but Grundy sped up the process by beating the human body badly. There was also a spell that trapped Reddy's soul in the human body, so when it died Reddy wouldn't be able to leave it. Reddy was able to muster an attack that ripped Grundy in half and the JLA got Zatana and some other mystics to lift the spell that trapped his soul in the human body and it was then put back in his android body. Reddy chose to have all the enhancements that had been added to his body, like the Amazo tech, removed.

Assuming that they didn't retcon it. Reddy is also the Tornado Tyrant, an old enemy of the Justice League, and/or Earth's Air Elemental with the soulimprint of Tommorow's stillborn son if i remember correctly.
Don't know which origin survived into IC-continuity, but he is a sentient force of nature inside an artifical body, hence it shouldn't really matter in which body he is stuck, he alway would retain some of his air powers.

> Assuming that they didn't retcon it. Reddy is also the Tornado Tyrant, an old enemy of the Justice League, and/or Earth's Air Elemental with the soulimprint of Tommorow's stillborn son if i remember correctly.
> Don't know which origin survived into IC-continuity, but he is a sentient force of nature inside an artifical body, hence it shouldn't really matter in which body he is stuck, he alway would retain some of his air powers.

He's (still) a sentient force of nature inhabiting a robot body, he's not a robot who got a soul (like say Marvel's Vision). I never heard about the whole soul impring thing from Tomorrow's son, I like the idea, but I haven't seen it mentioned in a while at least.