Personal Info:
Real Name: Nicolette Giroux
Also Known As: Nature Exemplar
Place Of Birth: France
First Appearance: Iron Man Vol.3 #22 (1999) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Bedlam, Carnivore, Conquest, Decay, Inferno, Juggernaut, Stonecutter
Group Affiliation: Exemplars
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Avengers
Creators: Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern and Jose Ladronn
Weather Control: Tempest has been invested with phenomenal power by the extra-dimensional being Watoomb. Tempest is able to control and manipulate weather patterns with a skill only rivalled by Thor.
Flight: Tempest is able to manipulate winds to allow her to fly.
Nicolette Giroux was a French international game warden working to track down ringleaders in the illegal exotic bird trade. Passionately dedicated to her job and to environmental issues, Giroux has not advanced as far in her career as one of her skills might be expected to. Her idealism does not permit compromise, and she has clashed repeated with superiors over methods of operation and over political relaxation of various international game restrictions. Her track record, however, is commendable- few in her field have achieved her kind of success. But she's been censured seven times for violating procedure in the apprehension of criminals.
More recently, she was tracking illegal trappers in the northern rainforest of Australia when she happened by a cave during the awakenings of the various Exemplars worldwide. Inside, Giroux found the wondrous waterfall of Watoomb, becoming transformed into the Exemplar known as Tempest.
Tempest at Marvel Database
Tempest at Comic Vine