A Tuskegee Airman, Roscoe Hynes was flying a mission over Italy in 1944. Attempting to test his prototype plane's capabilities, he broke formation, and mysteriously disappeared. Sucked into the Speed Force, Hynes became trapped for seven decades, becoming mentally unstable and increasingly obsessed with escaping and returning home by any means necessary.
Turbine was created by writers Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul. He makes his first appearance in The Flash #7. He shares some features with the Flash villain Top.
Major Story Arcs
In the Speed Force, Hynes develops speed powers, however, every attempt to use these powers to escape causes him to spin extremely quickly. This creates destructive vortexes and time warps in the main universe. He demands Flash return him to his time, but Flash instead pulls him into the present.
During their journey, Flash and Turbine become separated. Dropped in Central City, he becomes disoriented and loses his memory. He meets Patty Spivot, and has his memory jogged by her and a news broadcast about Flash. He tells her that he knows where Barry is, and offers to help her find him in exchange for help getting home. He abandons his quest to return home when the gorilla invasion begins, and seeks the assistance of Solovar. He helps rescue Flash from Gorilla Grodd, and later joins the Rogues during their assault on the gorilla stronghold at the coliseum. Impressed, they invite him to join the team.
Powers and Abilities
Due to his time in the Speed Force, Turbine has the power to create and control powerful whirlwinds. He can use these offensively and defensively, as well as lifting himself or other objects in controlled flight.