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Origin: Birthright
Real Name: Norda Cantrell
First Appearance: All-Star Squadron #25 [DC Comics September 1983]
                            Character created by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway


Prowess 5 {Good}
Coordination 5 {Good}
Strength 6 {Great}
Intellect 4 {Fair}
Awareness 5 {Good}
Willpower 4 {Fair}

Stamina: 11
Determination: 1


Aerial Combat Expert
Animals (avians)


Extra Body Parts [Wings: Flight] 6 {Great}
Mind Control [Limit: Animal Control, Avians] 5{Good}
Regeneration 4 {Fair}
Supersenses 4 {Fair}
       Additional Sense [Direction Sense]
       Additional Sense [Ultraviolet Vision]
       Additional Sense ["Weather Sense", sense approaching weather patterns]
       Extended Sense [Telescopic Vision]


. Outsider: a half-breed amongst Feitherans and humans.
. "Can't let my mentor down": Hawkman's godson.
. "Can't ignore a call for help". 

Points: 53


Norda Candrell was born in Feithera, a hidden city, somewhere in the Artic Circle, built by an evolved civilisation of intelligent birds. This civilisation was the stuff of legend until 1946 when a pilot managed to see some of its inhabitants during a flight. The novelty was carried on to the United States by radio and was brought to Hawkman's attention when, as Carter Hall, he overheard a conversation between members of the explorator's club he frequented. The club members, a group of gentlemen-adventurers, spoke of the possible existence of those "man-birds" and the challenge it would represent for them to finally hunt an intelligent species. Alerted, Hawkman decided to find this bird-people and warn them of the coming threat.

In Feithera, he made the aquaintance of Worla, leader of the bird people. He learned of their great, millenia-old culture, their language and technology. The Fietheran spoke in melodic, bird-like intonations but also possessed thelepatic abilities. Worla told Hawkman that the pacifistic Feithera had the means to defend itself against the humans with its "goblass" technology. The goblass is the authorised weapon in Feithera. It consists of a gun firing a non-lethal ray which affect the equilibrium centers of the brain. Trata, a political adversary of Worla overheard the warning of Hawkman and, with a small group of dissidents, chose to warn the hunters and provide them with the means to protect themselves from the effect of the goblass. Fortunatly, Hawkman stopped their machinations and managed to convince the hunters that killing an intelligent species, even birds, could only be considerd as murder. The hunters seemed impressed by the accomplishments of the bird people and, proved to be less beggoten and short-sighted than the average safari-hunter. They agreed to leave and keep secret the existance of this civilisation.

Years later, Worla had a girl: Osoro; and she fell in love with a human savant named Fred Candrell. Fred was aventually accepted in Feithera and the two soon got married. They had a son, an hybrid, and named him Norda. The old Worla was still the ruler of the hidden city and the family frequently received the visit of Hawkman and Hawkgirl who became Norda's godparents. The friendship between Norda and their son Hector Hall dates from this period. When he reached adulthood, Norda left his native Feithera to live in Los Angeles. Along with Hector Hall, Lyta Trevor and Albert Rothstein he applied for membership in the Justice Society under his super-hero identity of Northwind. After the JSA's refusal to take the youngsters in on the team, they joined with Jade and Obsidian whom they had encountered at that same JSA meeting and, along with the Skyman and Brainwave, they formed Infinity, Inc.

Norda Cantrell is very much the worst character in the old Infinity, Inc.. books, along with having the most nonsensical origin. See, writer Roy Thomas was a Golden Age nut, and wanted to showcase the Feitherans, a bird-like race shown in an ancient Hawkman book way, way back in the day. Doing so, he had the ridiculous notion of putting a human anthropologist into their mix, and he immediately fell in love and had a child with a Feitheran female. The panels in the origin issue were ludicrous to say the least, featuring a man crushing on a "chick" who looked like a skinny big bird dressed in something similar to a burka, and a half-black guy/half-bird baby cracking out of an egg. How this didn't get laughed out of the editorial process I have no idea, but there he was. Converted characters, most of the times, unavoidably exceeds the 45-point limitation that the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game core book recommends. Character revised according to rules presented in ICONS Great Power book. Streamlined, once again, according to ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying: The Assembled Edition.


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