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Riptide

Riptide AKA Janos Quested is a villain in the Marvel Comics Universe, and an enemy of the X-men.

History

Riptide is a member of the Marauders which is a team of villains brought together by the mutant thief Gambit at the request of Mister Sinister. He is killed when Colossus snaps his neck.

Movie History

Main article: Riptide (X-Men Movies)
Riptide (X-men 1st Class)

Riptide in X-Men First Class

Janos Questes is a mutant born with the ability to create tornadoes (hence the moniker Riptide). In 1962 he was a member of the Hellfire Club, serving as one of Sebastian Shaw's enforcers alongside Azazel, helping to instigate the Cuban Missile Crisis. He is the quaternary antagonist in X-Men: First Class but does not speak.

During the battle, he was hit by Havok with an energy blade, though his tornadoes seemed to stop the attack from killing him. He was then knocked out by Magneto with a chunk of the ship.

Following Shaw's death at the hands of Magneto, he (along with the rest of the Hellfire Club mutants) chose to join him as a founding member of the Brotherhood of Mutants.

A viral marketing for X-Men: Days of Future Past shows that Angel and Azazel were killed by Project Wideawake operatives. Riptide's fate is left unknown.

Powers and Abilities

Janos is capable of creating and manipulate wind and gusts. He is also capable of using the wind to spin at tremendous speeds, becoming at best a human tornado with enough force to toss a submarine and a the X-Jet at a large distance.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Riptide is portrayed by Álex González in X-Men: First Class.
  • He is never referred on the film by his real name, Janos Quested. The name is given in the credits, however.

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