Real Name: Christine Trelane
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Christine has the ability to activate any latent powers a human has. Originally, she could only activate Seedlings, but over the years she activated and transformed other forms of super-humans as well (see Swift). When she was Weatherman, she received cybernetic implants that allowed her to control the movement of Skywatch, Stormwatch's orbital base. The implants also allowed her to collect and process all information that Skywatch gathered. As a member of the Monarchy, Christine often goes on field assignments by herself. She has access to very advanced technology and often uses highly advanced weaponry. She also has the ability to deactivate super-humans, though only temporarily.
Little has been revealed about Christine's life before she joined Stormwatch. She does have a good relationship with her mother, who is still alive.
In the Wildstorm universe, a special comet passed the Earth during the 70s. The comet gave off special radiation that would turn many humans on Earth into Seedlings, people with (latent) superhuman powers. When the United Nations decided to create their own superhuman team, Stormwatch, the Seedlings were the most logical choice for recruits. Recruitment became a lot easier when Christine Trelane joined; a Seedling herself, her powers allowed her to activate the mostly latent powers of the Seedlings. As one of only a handful of Activators on Earth, Christine was invaluable and therefore she was given mostly administrative duties.
Christine did participate in several field missions as a member of Stormwatch and due to her training she performed quite well, but her powers were of little use during combat. She grew close to Stormwatch field leader Jackson King, also known as Battalion and the two had a long-term romantic relationship. When Henry Bendix was forced to resign as Weatherman, Stormwatch's administrative director, Christine was chosen as his replacement. During her time as Weatherman, Christine was given cybernetic implants.
Henry Bendix returned later as Weatherman and Christine's implants were removed. Bendix fired many Stormwatch agents, Battalion was assigned to training duties and Synergy became a recruitment officer; Bendix thought that Christine and Jackson's relationship would hamper King's ability to command.
Christine's recruitment duties led her to confront Samuel John Fleisig, a potential recruit. He, in fact, was a serial killer, made only more dangerous by the powers someone else entirely soon activated within him. Christine ultimately defeated him by turning his powers back off, a move that stuns and disorients.
Shortly afterward, it turned out that Bendix had gone insane. Stormwatch fought him, but he escaped. This time Jackson was assigned as Weatherman and Christine was given the assignment to investigate Bendix's secret files. She succeeded, digging up much information that benefited Stormwatch and it's allies. Shortly afterward Stormwatch's base Skywatch was invaded by Aliens and many of its members were killed. The Stormwatch base itself was destroyed. Both Christine and Jackson survived, but Stormwatch was disbanded shortly afterward.
Several members of Stormwatch went on to form the Authority, but Jackson and Christine remained with the U.N. They acted as superhuman consultants, not knowing that Stormwatch Black was still in operation, now the Authority and very, very busy. They became U.N. liaisons for the Authority for a while, but Jackson came to resent the Authority and their methods more and more, feeling that they were being used by them. During a party on the Authority's Carrier, Jackson was contacted by the Weavers who offered him and Christine a job. They both accepted, resigned from the U.N. and got married. Shortly afterward they disappeared from the public to form the Monarchy.
Following Worldstorm, Jackson and Christine were in charge of Stormwatch. When Jackson was put into a coma following a high-powered laser shot to the head, it was revealed to have been done by Christine. Apparently the couple tried to have a child, but their altered genetics caused the baby to die in a miscarriage. The result was Christine suffering insanity and postpartum depression. Eventually, Christine was cured of her mental problems, but it caused an unstable relationship between her and Jackson.
In the post-apocalyptic Earth, Christine and Jackson coordinated the Stormwatch team from Skywatch in missions ranging from helping survivors to dealing with villainous threats. She noticed Jackson becoming more paranoid and cruel, this being a result of Tao's manipulations. They both abandoned Skywatch after it was damaged during the battle with the Knights of Khera and later joined the Authority and other superhero teams in London when they were all given a choice to stay on Earth or leave the planet on the Carrier. Christine chose to leave while Jackson stayed on Earth to rebuild. Following the Carrier's departure, Synergy was made a member of the Authority.
First Appearance: Stormwatch (1993) #1
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#8 DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: Aliens (2016)
- 'Wildstorm Rising Part 8'
TPB Gamorra Swimsuit Special (1996)
- 'DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: Aliens'
Homage Studios Swimsuit Special (1993)
James Robinson's The Complete WildC.A.T.s (2009)
TPB Number of the Beast (2008)
- 'James Robinson's The Complete WildC.A.T.s'
#8 Stormwatch (1993)
- 'Verse Eight: The Late Great Planet Earth'
TPB vol. 05 Stormwatch: P.H.D. (2007)
- 'Final Orbit'#1
- 'Hard Rain - Strange Weather 1 of 3'#2
- 'Red Sky in the Morning - Strange Weather 2 of 3'#3
- 'A Storm Coming - Strange Weather 3 of 3'#4
- 'A Finer World 1 of 3'#7
- 'Bleed 1 of 3'#8
- 'Bleed 2 of 3'#9
- 'Bleed 3 of 3'#10
- 'No Reason'#11
- 'No Direction Home'
The Authority (1999)
The Authority (2008)
TPB vol. 01 The Authority [GER] (2001)
- 'World's End: Book 1'#6#7#18
- 'Homecoming, Part 1'#19
- 'Destination Unknown'#20
- 'Mondregon Part 2'#25
- 'This is Gonna Suck'#26
- 'Slaughter Moon'#28
- 'Fight And Flight'#29
- 'Change, Not Die'
#15 The Monarchy (2001)
- 'Schöne Neue Welt III/Hoher Einsatz'
#1 Union (1995)
- 'Book One: Red Shift'#2
- 'Book Two: Union City Blues'#3
- 'Book Three: Vox Populi, Part 1: Blackbird'#4
- 'Book 4: Vox Populi'#5
- 'Book 5: Making the Metropolitan, Prelude: The Boy Who Talked to Spiders'#6
- 'Book 6: Making the Metropolitan, Part One: Towing the Drag Line'#8
- 'Book 8: Making the Metropolitan, Part Three: Fever'#9
- 'Book 9: Making the Metropolitan, Part Four: God Save the Queen'#10
- 'Book 10: The Idiot's Guide to the Death of the World, Part 1 of 3: Angels and Insects'#11
- 'Book 11: The Idiot's Guide to the Death of the World, Part 2 of 3: Bellerophon'#12
- 'Book 12: The Idiot's Guide to the Death of the World, Part 3 of 3: Reweaving'
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams (1992)
#30 Wildstorm Swimsuit Special (1994)
- 'Bad Medicine Part 4 of 4: In Practice'
WildStorm Universe (2009)
Wildstorm Universe Sourcebook (1995)
Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years (2017)
HC Wildstorm! (1995)
- 'Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years'
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