Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: Ren Takamori
Place Of Birth: Inaplicable
First Appearance: Hawk and Dove Vol.1 #1 (1988) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: M’Shulla, Gorrum, Icicle II, Ragdoll, Shiv, Solomon Grundy, Tigress III, Wizard
Group Affiliation: Minion to Lords of Chaos, Injustice Society III
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Hawk and Dove
Creators: Karl Kesel and Rob Liefeld
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: Kestrel has enhanced strength, endurance and agility.
Talons: Kestrel’s talons can slice through virtually any substance. The talons can even slice through reality opening inter-dimensional doorways.
Invulnerability: Kestrel seems to be indestructible although he does seem to be susceptible to magical attacks.
Extra Sense: Kestrel’s host is able to track down and home in on Hawk.
Dimensional Travel: Kestrel could use his claws to slice through the fabric of space separating dimensions to allow himself to travel to a dimension of chaos that would fuel his powers more so than the standard earthly plane.
Power Distribution: Kestrel was able to imbue underlings with power that came from himself to further enhance the powers they already possessed.
Kestrel is the living essence of murder and killing. Created by M’Shulla and Gorrum, two Lords of Chaos, Kestrel was unleashed to destroy the Hawk and Dove “experiment” an experiment that seeks to prove that Chaos and Order can and should work together. Kestrel can only do this by killing Dove, or by forcing Hawk to reject his partner and go completely over to Chaos’s side of the mystic war.
Kestrel is a magical spell that can be cast upon or can possess a host body. This host body is physically unchanged by the possession, but when the host voices the name “Kestrel” aloud, the spell is activated and the Kestrel force takes over. A purple and black costume spreads across his body as the host’s muscles harden and hands become razor edged talons.
Kestrel at DC Database
Kestrel at Comic Vine