Personal Info:
Real Name: Garth
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Poseidonis, Atlantis
First Appearance: Adventure Comics Vol.1 269
Died: Blackest Night 2
Resurrected: Blackest Night 2
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Black Lantern Corps; formerly Teen Titans, Sentinels of Magic
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: All sentient life
Creators: Robert Bernstein, Ramona Fradon and Phil Jimenez
Enhanced Abilities: Tempest has superhuman strength, agility and endurance.
Atlantean Heritage: Tempest is biologically adapted to the deep ocean environment. Tempest can breathe underwater, endure the pressures of the deep (among other adaptations), and can only spend a very limited time out of water. He is also a master swimmer.
Marine Telepathy: Tempest has the ability to communicate directly with sea life and has done so throughout most of his life. Lately he possesses a greater range of control that can actually force sea creatures to obey his whims.
Enhanced Senses: Tempest has enhanced sight, hearing and smell.
Magic: Tempest's magical powers are great and he has demonstrated a vast array of spells including: water control, teleportation, force beams, dimensional travel, precognition and many others.
Black Power Ring: The Black Lantern Rings are capable of wielding the black energy outside of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. When Black power rings choose wearers, they present themselves to the deceased without a charge. The rings (which constantly ask for "flesh") are recharged by killing living beings and removing their hearts; each heart restores .01 percent power to every ring in the Corps. Black Lanterns are also able to read the emotions of the living as a coloured aura that correlates to the emotional spectrum (red for rage, violet for love, etc.). Black Lantern Rings will regenerate a corpse each time it is damaged, they can create constructs, but this ability is rarely used and they allow flight.
The Idylists were a group of pacifists living in self-exile from Atlantis in the Hidden Valley for over 4,000 years. They knew no violence; peace and serenity were their way of life. King Thar came into power and ruled from Shayeris, the Idylist capital city. Thar had inherited much of his ancestor's mythic power, and practiced sorcery alongside his brother, Slizzath. The history of Atlantis is fraught with a recurring theme: brother against brother. King Thar was no exception.
Thar's brother Slizzath thought the power should be his and resented his brother taking it from him. Slizzath was denied his birthright because he dabbled in the black arts by practicing necromancy Ė the evocation of the dead. He was banished from the Hidden Valley but returned 20 years later with an army of undead soldiers. Fearing his brother's attack, Thar assembled an armory of weapons, specifically designed to stop Slizzath. The Idylists, however, thought Thar was going insane. The peace-loving people revolted, killing their once-beloved king. Fearing the monarchy was tainted by foul violence, the Idylists banished his now-pregnant wife, Berra, who found her way to Atlantis and gave birth to a son - who she named Garth.
Before Thar died, he was able to use his magicís to trap Slizzath in an other-dimensional prison. It was, however, an imperfect imprisonment; Slizzath would be able to manipulate particular spells as a means of escape. Such a spell was Garth's birthright ritual - which he would one day perform to seal his mystical powers. Upon giving birth to Garth, Berra gazed upon his purple eyes - the Idylist mark of power. At that moment, her son's destiny seemed clear: Garth would one day perform the very spell that would free Slizzath. Feeling she had no other choice, Berra left her son to die. Eventually, Garth met and rescued Aquaman and became his sidekick, together they shared many adventures.
As Tempest Garth, served for many years with the Teen Titans and as an ally of Aquaman. When Aquaman died Garth and Mera attempted to bring his body back to the seas, but they were interrupted by the Black Lantern Dolphin, Tula, and Arthur Curry, who had brought along an army of dead sea life. Garth held back the Black Lanternís allowing Mera to escape before having his heart ripped out and being transformed into a Black Lantern.