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Hurricane is a name used by four different fictional characters appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. One was an Old West outlaw turned superhuman villain, (an enemy of the Rawhide Kid and by extension one of Marvel comic's many supervillains) one was an enemy of Captain Britain, and two are enemies of the X-Men (one is a member of the Liberators and one is a member of the Dark Riders.

Harold Kane

Harold Kane was the leader of a gang of owlhoots who were defeated by the Two-Gun Kid while attempting to rob a train. Kane was the only one able to escape the Kid and fled across the desert in desperation. Kane eventually found a campsite held by an old Native medicine man. The man was preparing a potion which he hoped would increase the speed of the braves in his tribe, but Kane drank it instead. He fought the Two-Gun Kid several times in his own costumed identity of the Hurricane, but was ultimately defeated each time. Hurricane was defended at his trail by the Kid's alter-ego Matt Hawk and was ultimately released on the grounds that he no longer posed a threat to society as it looked like his powers had faded.

Later, however, Kane regained his former powers and was contemplating his next action when he was discovered by Carter Slade, otherwise known as the Phantom Rider. If fear of having the return of his abilities outed, Hurricane confronted Slade and found his mask, realizing the school teacher's secret identity of the Rider. Kane beat Slade, tied him in rope and tossed him of a cliff to end his threat to his schemes. The rope, however, caught on a ledge on the way down, saving Slade's life, and he returned to confront Hurricane as the Phantom Rider who Kane know believed to be a real spirit of vengeance. The Rider eventually beat Hurricane by causing him to fall off of the cliff himself.

In 1876, Hurricane was among the group of old west 'super-villains' put together by the Iron Mask. They were opposed by the Two-Gun Kid, the Rawhide Kid, the Phantom Rider and the time travelling West Coast Avengers. Hurricane battled Tigra, but she was able to dodge his gunshots and threw the Rattler into him, knocking him unconscious.

Later in 1876, the old medicine man who had originally given Kane his powers requested a favour from the man. He asked Hurricane to escort the Native maiden Little Cloud to Canada where she was to join her parents. Hurriane agreed and the pair set out on a trek which would take the better part of a year. The girl was initally quite fearful that the medicine man had made a mistake by choosing him as her escort, as he had quite bad aim and did not at all appear as fast as the legends said. Hurricane explained that it was only that he was in danger when his powers would kick in, causing him to become the fastest draw in the world. One night, in Colorado, Hurricane and Little Cloud were confronted with a posse of about a hundred men who were out to collect the bounty on his head. It was here that Little Cloud saw Hurricane in action for the first time as he was able to gun down all of his pursuers with his speed, using dozens of guns which Little Cloud threw to him from his supply horse. Afterwards people called the event a massacre though it was only one man against one hundred. He and Little Cloud subsequently resumed their journey towards Canada.

Albert Potter

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Albert Potter was an embittered meteorologist who was fired for overspending and achieving no results. To prove his theories he flew an experimental weather control craft into a hurricane and tried to end the storm. However the Nethergods, seeking to create a foe for their adversary Merlyn's agent, Captain Britain, caused the storm to destroy Potter's vehicle and imbue Potter with energy. Unaware of the Nethergods' involvement, an unhinged Potter developed a suit to help him control his new weather based powers, which he used as a super-villain. Defeated by Captain Britain, he later gained new powers from medical experiments conducted on him by Dr. Samuel Merrick while he was incarcerated in Darkmoor Prison, which he used as a servant of the Mys-Tech corporation for a time after they had released him from suspended animation, fighting the Gene Dogs.

Eventually cured of his insanity and apparently of his extra powers (which had damaged him physically), Potter was released. He married, emigrated to America, but was unable to find work and considered returning to crime until the Fantastic Four convinced him otherwise.

After the Civil War, he was listed as a potential recruit for the Initiative.

Liberators

Hurricane (Liberators) (Earth-1610)

Hurricane was a woman with super-human speed (gained from surgery) from North Korea.

Killed by Quicksilver while holding America hostage. She died when Quicksilver moved so fast while holding her she disintegrated.

Dark Riders

Hurricane (by Joe Kubert)

Huricane was a member of the Dark Riders under its organization of the villain Genesis. He was killed in a confrontation with the mutant Wolverine, who violently escaped capture from the Riders.

Hurricane, along with a few other Dark Riders, have been resurrected by Selene by the Transmode virus.

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