Origin: Birthright
Real Name: Berta Skye Haris
First Appearance: Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 2 #272 (February, 1981)
                            Character created by Robert Harris


Prowess 5 {Good}
Coordination 5 {Good}
Strength 3 {Average}
Intellect 4 {Fair}
Awareness 3 {Average}
Willpower 4 {Fair}

Stamina: 7
Determination: 1


Aerial Combat
Martial Arts


Air Control 7 {Incredible}
Super-Sense 2 {Weak}
       Additional Sense [Infravision]
       Additional Sense [Spatial Sense: air currents]



. Seriously committed to be a Legionnaire.
. Mature and pensive.
. Tries to project the image of a commanding and self-assured person.

Points: 56


Berta Skye Haris was born on Earth in the late 30th century and grew up longing for membership in the legendary Legion of Super-Heroes. Berta’s powers are the result of a genetic anomaly found in certain female descendants of her bloodline, anomalies that endow them with the ability to generate and manipulate wind currents. While possibly tied to the hormone cycle, the exact genetic cause of this power has not been established, nor has the exact method of genetic transfer. According to Berta, she was “given” her power by her grandmother when she was very young. There are rumors that Berta is actually from a small tribe on another planet where everyone has the power to control winds, but the truth is unclear.

In October 2983, she tried out for the Legion as Nightwind. She was rejected in favor of Blok. Her powers were considered worthwhile, but her cockiness and inexperience came through clearly during her try-out, when she assumed that an attack by the Starburst Bandits was simply a staged test. As a result, she did not treat the threat seriously and was knocked out without ever being a factor in the battle. Indeed, she was lucky to escape serious injury.

Upon the suggestion of Wildfire, whom she greatly admired, she enrolled in the Legion Academy, along with her fellow rejectees Lamprey and Crystal Kid. Although she desired the honor and recognition of Legion membership, she was very happy at the Academy, making good friends (Lamprey became her roommate), studying, and having opportunities to meet many of the Legionnaires. She treasured most her friendship with Wildfire, which she and Lamprey have kept up, becoming confidantes of sorts for him. This occasionally caused argument with other students like Comet Queen, who did not like his abrasive personality.

Some time after beginning her studies at the Legion Academy, Nightwind made a conscious effort to appear more mature and deserving of Legion membership, cultivating a somber, pensive manner and new, conservative costume in hopes of impressing the Legionnaires with her seriousness.

It's a pity the writers of Legion didn't take time to portray Nightwind in a deeper, clearer fashion. She seemed to be a nice character, with a nice set of powers and a different background (powers inherited only by females). Converted characters, most of the times, unavoidably exceeds the 45-point limitation that the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game core book recommends. Character created according to rules presented in ICONS Great Power book and ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying: The Assembled Edition.


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