Wendy Hernandez (born January 9, 1972)[1] is a meta-human and one of the children in the pods regulated by A.S.A.. Her power is aerokinesis.

Biography

Original multiverse

Early life

Wendy Hernandez was born in January 9, 1972, to unnamed parents.[1] During the 1980s, Wendy was identified as a Meta-human by A.S.A. spotter Peter Gambi. She had just graduated high school and was preparing to attend nursing school. Wendy was kidnapped by the A.S.A. and placed in a stasis pod. During her time in the pod, both of Wendy's parents passed away.[2]

Liberation

Wendy was released from her stasis pod when another subject woke up and released himself using his powers. Disorientated and suffering from a psychotic break, Wendy used her powers to break down a section of wall and escape from the A.S.A. despite Lynn Stewart's best efforts to calm her down. Lynn contacted Jefferson about Wendy's breakout, and he went to Gambi who filled him in on Wendy's background.

Wendy's first stop after escaping was the store where her mother worked. Trying to track her, Gambi hypothesized that she was trying to find something familiar from her old life that was now thirty years gone. He identified four other locations he felt that she would go to in her quest to find something familiar.[2]

Back to A.S.A.

Wendy headed to the youth center she used to hang out at. Gambi's surveillance alerted Jefferson and he arrived just as Wendy crashed a police car using her powers. Jefferson took several hits from her powers, but shocked her with his own lightning abilities. The blast brought Wendy out of her psychotic break, allowed Jefferson to get through to her and tell her he knew someone who could help. Wendy took his hand and accepted his assistance, eventually choosing to go back into a stasis pod.[2]

Lynn later gets Wendy transferred to another part of the facility so she can test her stabilization serum on her. Later, Cutter and Shakedown assault the A.S.A. Dr. Jace monitors them and enacts the emergency lockdown protocols, sealing Wendy in with Lynn, who wakes up Wendy and gets her to use her aerokinesis powers to free them from the sealed room.[3]

Days later, Lynn talks to Wendy about having Perenna help her with her powers. Wendy is nervous about being out in Freeland after thirty years in a cryopod. Lynn tells her that she can choose whether or not to use her powers since they do not define her, even if they are the only thing she has left. Wendy appreciates Lynn's concern for her and notices that she does not like working with Odell, who later tries to take Wendy out of Lynn's care for more training.[4]

Wendy's body, along with Khalil Payne and Issa Williams, is seen inside of pods being overlooked by Odell, likely to be used as soldiers in the war against Markovia.[5]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Wendy as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019,[6] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[7]

New multiverse

The events of Wendy's life are the same.[8]

Duplicated powers

Lynn Stewart had a sample of Wendy's DNA and was able to use it to make a formula so that Lynn could duplicate and use Wendy's aerokinesis.[8]

Powers and abilities

Powers

"Wendy's power is aerokinesis. She controls wind like you do electricity. She can speed up a breeze into a full-blown hurricane."
Peter Gambi to Jefferson Pierce[src]
  • Meta-human physiology: Through unknown means, Wendy’s DNA was altered and her cells supercharged, turning her into a meta-human and thereby allowing her to access her powers.
    • Aerokinesis: Wendy has the ability to control and manipulation winds. According to Gambi, if Wendy gets powerful enough, she can create hurricanes.

Appearances

Black Lightning

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Behind the scenes

References

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