A major event that shakes the foundations of the junior super heroes of "Young Justice" occurred in the episode "Homefront," which has the group's father figure, Red Tornado, discovering he has "siblings," and then turning on the team at the end. His betrayal of the team should come as no surprise to followers of the character in comic books.
"Homefront" has Robin and Artemis arriving at Mount Justice to find it under attack by two robots that are similar to Red Tornado. They both have elemental powers and can individually control fire and water. Robin and Artemis soon discover that their team mates have been captured and they must rescue them before it's too late.
Red Tornado made his debut in comic books in 1968. He first appeared in Justice League of America 64. Gardner Fox (Sandman, The Flash) and Dick Dillin (Blackhawk, Black Canary) created him. The character was originally built by super-criminal T. O. Morrow as a weapon against the super heroes he had made enemies with. He commissioned the android to join the Justice Society and Justice League to destroy them from the inside. After an elemental named Ulthoon possesses Red Tornado, he begins to have a conscience and will of his own. He decides to take up the battle against evil and work with the Justice League.
Red Tornado's powers include creating cyclonic winds that could take down an entire building at full force. He can also fly at high speeds. The super hero can also easily divert objects.
It wouldn't be surprising to see the scientist T. O. Morrow make another appearance on "Young Justice." A plotline where Morrow has retaken control of Red Tornado would be very interesting after he already attempted to do so in an earlier episode, "Welcome to Happy Harbor." With the arrival of two robots that look and seem to have powers just like Red Tornado, there seems to be no doubt that Morrow is behind the attack on Mount Justice.
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