reappears when Gloria Hancock
, the CEO of Hancock Transport Airlines wants the Taylor Foundation to pay for rejecting her petition to use their landing strips in Bosnia-Herzigovina. The aerial terrorist organization known as Air Command employs Air Force to take care of that assignment. The original team is present except for Killer Shrike who was replaced by an operative named Oriole. Air Force targets the Taylor Foundation Board of Directors as they fly towards the former Yugoslav Republic to bring much needed technological aid. Air Force intercepts the plane and get on board. Oriole would shoot one of his spring blades into the shoulder of Sprocket
after she shoots Cardinal with her pistol. Dwayne Taylor
hides in the cargo bay while everyone else is taken hostage. Taylor manages to take out Tanager and Oriole inside the cargo bay. Taylor would manipulate their armor and use Tanager's command controls in her helmet to override Oriole's systems. Taylor would defeat Sparrow and Cardinal by locking down their armor systems. Taylor gave Cardinal two options: replace the early-detection-scanner that was damaged and take it to the UN troops in Sarajevo or get dropped off from the plane during mid-flight with no control of their suits. Cardinal and the rest of Air Force decide to make a positive difference and help the troops in Sarajevo.
Oriole reappears with Air Force when they try to help the starving refugees in Rwanda by delivering much needed supplies to them. Air Force would get ambushed by the Soldiers of Misfortune
at a Rwandan refugee camp and Oriole is killed in battle.
Oriole was created by Fabian Nicieza
and David Boller
in 1993 and first appeared in Night Thrasher
Abilities & Paraphernalia
Oriole wears an aviary capable flight exoskeleton which allows him to attain flight when he activates wing assembly. Oriole has two blades attached to his wrist gauntlet which he can shoot for range attacks.