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Real Identity: Garth
Affiliation(s): Conservatory of Sorcery and The Team
Appearances: Downtime, Failsafe, and Endgame
Appearances (Comics): What's The Story?, Under The Surface..., and ...Here There Be Monsters
Appearances (Games): Legacy
Powers/Skills: Underwater Survival and Magic
Voiced By: Yuri Lowenthal
Garth is a citizen of Atlantis and is from Crastinus. In Team Year Zero, he was 16 years old and was enrolled at the Conservatory of Sorcery. He is best friends with Kaldur'ahm and Tula. One day, Garth and Kaldur'ahm helped Aquaman defeat Ocean Master. Rather than take up Aquaman's offer, Garth continued his studies while Kaldur became Aqualad. Soon enough, Garth and Tula became romantically involved in Aqualad's absence. One of his known teachers was Queen Mera, herself. However, he seemed to be lacking the ability to improvise in combat sorcery despite being the top of his class.
During a siege by Black Manta, Garth observed explosions in all but one sector of Poseidonis. Aqualad realized the real target was the Science Center. He and Garth arrived and fought Black Manta. It became very apparent that Garth lacked the field prowess that Aqualad possessed. Nonetheless, Garth called on the Power of the Tempest and helped prevent Black Manta from extracting a giant echinoderm. On September 6th, Garth and Tula joined Aqualad, Miss Martian, and Superboy in stopping infighting at the Conservatory of Sorcery. On September 7th, Garth summoned the power of the Tempest to defeat Ocean-Master and save Queen Mera.
Garth later joined the Team as Tempest and received the designation B-10. On February 17th, Team Year Five, Tempest reported for duty in the Sandsmark kidnapping after Alpha Squad returned from Verhoyansk. As the Team went over scans for the statue fragments taken from Sportsmaster, Tempest observed the presence of etchings similar to ancient texts. He speculated they could be sigils, indicating the statue had magical properties. After the Gotham mission, the Team watched in dismay as Aquagirl was tricked by Klarion, who posed as Tempest, and combined all fragments into one statue. On February 18th, in the aftermath of the battle against Tiamat, Aqualad and Tempest arrived too late. They looked in horror as Nightwing directed them to Aquagirl's body among the debris. As Nightwing praised Aquagirl for her sacrifice, Tempest held her in his arms in disbelief. At 09:59 Eastern Standard Time (EST), Artemis attempted to console Tempest in his grief after Batman addressed the Team.
Between February 18th and December 1st, Team Year Five, Tempest appeared to have resigned his position. On June 20th, Team Year Six, Tempest took part in the strikes against the Reach's Magnetic Field Disrupters. He was assigned to Eta Squad with Aquaman.