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Real Identity: Garth
Affiliation(s): Conservatory of Sorcery, The Team, United Nations, and Justice League Reserve System
Appearances (Episodes): Downtime, Failsafe, Endgame, Royal We, Elder Wisdom, Nevermore, The Lady, or The Tigress?, Og Htrof Dna Reuqnoc!, Nautical Twilight, Leviathan Wakes, Odyssey of Death!, Rescue and Search, and Death and Rebirth
Appearances (Comics): What's The Story?, Under The Surface..., ...Here There Be Monsters, and Yesterday's Children: Memory Six
Appearances (Games): Legacy
Powers/Skills: Underwater Survival and Magic
Voiced By: Yuri Lowenthal
Garth is a citizen of Atlantis and is from Crastinus. He was born in 1994 to Thar and Berra. 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. He attended Wally West's funeral later that month. At some point, Garth became the United Nations ambassador for Atlantis and was a constant thorn in the side of Secretary-General Lex Luthor. In January Team Year Eight, Garth was present at United Nations when the Joker attacked the General Assembly. On July 30th, 14:21 EDT, Catherine Cobert finished her address to the General Assembly during the Meta-Human Summit. Luthor commented it went without saying that the independent nations of the world were deeply disappointed that some of the Justice Leaguers didn't seem to believe in the values that the League claims to represent.
Ambassador Garth thought blaming the League was laughable and instead claimed the ridiculous quantity of conditions, exclusions, and stipulations that the body added to the League's charter over Atlantean protest made it impossible for the League to do its job and even humanitarian missions could not begin without the unanimous approval of the Security Council. Garth stated those policies were costing lives. Ambassador Sumaan Harjavti of Greater Bialya was amused the Atlantean ambassador supported the League and pointed out it was currently co-led by an Atlantean and Themyscrian. Ambassador Troia then embarrassed him. On December 31st, 09:00 CAT, Garth was present at the United Nations Climate Conference. Shadows posing as the Bwundan Independence Front attacked. One of the darts they fired nicked Garth's neck and he lost consciousness. Several Outsiders made their presence known and engaged the Front. Garth later recovered and used water from the swimming pool to repel the Front's arrows.
On February 17th, 12:04 EST, Team Year Nine, Garth was present at the United Nations when Superboy revealed his origins at Project Cadmus and his relation to Lex Luthor. Garth called for an immediate vote of no-confidence in Secretary-General Luthor. On April 20th, 15:56 UTC-2, Team Year Ten, Garth attended the opening ceremony of the Conference of Delegates in Poseidonis to fulfill his responsibility as Minister of Diplomacy. Kaldurah'm arrived just in time. The two exchanged nods. On April 21st, 09:58 UTC-2, Garth was present for the first official day of the conference. Nanaue Sha'ark dug into Garth and noted he thought his embassy was supposed to fix climate change and pollution from the surface. Garth stated it was his highest priority but too many surface dwellers were foolish and stubborn, obsessed with short-term economic concerms that blinded them to the larger issues facing the planet. On May 14th, Garth joined Black Lightning, Superman, and Nightwing in Agra to deal with the pillar of fire left behind by Child.
On July 3rd, after 19:36 UTC-2, Garth and the other ministers watched Mera Nereus's first speech as High King. At the end of August, Garth was considered for the Justice League reserve system. On September 3rd, 00:00 EDT, Garth attended a gathering of magic practitioners at the Tower of Fate. They all joined hands around the tower's bell and cast a spell to locate Superboy's spirit but it failed. On September 16th, Garth attended Conner Kent and M'gann M'orzz's wedding in Happy Harbor. By that time, Garth had accepted an invitation to join the Justice League's reserve system and was assigned the designation E-03.