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"I am the perfect storm!"

Vortex is the extremely powerful ghost of weather, and is thousands of years old. He finds Earth to be a meaningless planet and has wreaked havoc on Earth throughout the ages.

Vortex was one of Danny's most powerful foes (along with Undergrowth and Dark Danny); Danny was only able to defeat him by using Vortex's own powers against him.

History

For centuries, Vortex terrorized Earth with his catastrophic and unpredictable meteorological creations (tornadoes, massive storms, and hail the size of cannon balls, to name a few).

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Vortex in custody of the Observents.

At some point, Vortex was captured and imprisoned by the Observant High Council (who kept him powerless with a Spectral Barometer), until Vlad Plasmius broke him free during his trial.

Though Vortex had intended to resume wreaking havoc on the world at his own whim, Vlad threatened him with Spectral Barometer and instead forced him to target Amity Park with his weather powers, with the ultimate goal of boosting Vlad's reputation in the town.

First, Vlad got him to create an enormous heat wave, then claimed he had made a machine to control the weather. He then made Vortex create a rain storm. Vortex planned to keep the storm raging, but Vlad told him he wanted the rain to stop, angering Vortex. He refused to comply, so Vlad zapped him with the barometer again. This time, however, Vortex was able to reflect part of the blast back at the barometer, disintegrating it.

With the barometer destroyed, Vortex was free to use his powers to go on a global rampage. He flew off to begin doing so, though Vlad followed him. After a brief battle, Vlad discovered he was way out of his depth and no match for Vortex. In anger for his humiliation under Vlad's control, Vortex sentenced Amity Park to suffer the worst weather ever.

Vlad, panicking, decided to avoid the problem by having Danny join him in battling Vortex, hoping that together, they could stop him. But at the last minute - remembering what happened the last time they fought - he got cold feet and fled, leaving Danny to battle Vortex alone.

The two battled, but Danny also soon found himself overwhelmed, unable to even hurt Vortex but receiving wounds, himself. The battle ended shortly with Vortex blasting him into a building with his lightning and ghost rays.

Vortex then left to send the rest of the world into chaos, unaware that his attack had caused Danny to actually absorb some of his weather-manipulating powers.

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Vortex vs. Danny & Vlad (well, Danny technically).

Realizing that Danny's new powers allowed him to alter weather based on his moods, Tucker and Sam lure Vortex back to Amity Park, calling him a coward for leaving, he arrives there and starts destroying Amity park with intense heat and cold.

Danny, Tucker, and Sam met up and used Tucker's Virtual Reality program to manipulate Danny's emotions, creating the proper weather attacks to weaken Vortex, as last ditch effort he blasts Danny "and as such removes his weather powers", however using the Fenton Plane's weapons deliver the final blast to weaken him enough for him to be captured.

After the battle, Danny discovered he has lost the weather-based powers and returns Vortex to the Observants.

Vortex makes a cameo appearance in "Boxed Up Fury" on a wanted poster to which the Box Ghost declared in outburst, "$2 million...for an overgrown cloud?!" This implies he has escaped again.

His final appearance was in "Phantom Planet" where he got his powers back and was first seen causing havoc in Amity Park before the Masters' Blasters defeated him. Vortext was one of the members of the circle of ghosts that surrounded Danny. When Danny was thrown towards him, he gleefully electrocuted the halfa.

Vortex was later one of the millions of ghosts who helped Danny and Skulker turn the planet intangible.

Appearance

Vortex is a ghost of large stature. He wears metallic armor on his torso and shoulders, which is also decorated with spikes. Rather than having legs, his lower half is always a ghostly tail that mimics a tornado.

A lightning-shaped "V" crosses his right shoulder and comes to a point at his chest; he also wears black gloves and has red eyes. His most notable vocal tic is his constant, mid-sentence wheezing.

Personality

Vortex is a relatively arrogant and egocentric ghost. He calls his power over meteorology "art" and is infuriated by Vlad's demand to stop a rainstorm.

He seems to find himself as being better than normal ghosts when he does not thank Vlad for freeing him and tells him that he is "lucky that he does not fry him in his presence."

He is also shown to be somewhat ignorant of Earth's culture, since he confused Pablo Picasso with Leonardo da Vinci as the artist who painted the Mona Lisa.

Powers

Vortex is said to be one of the most powerful ghosts in existence. Vortex has a number of abilities, many related to meteorology. His entire body mimics weather, allowing him to manipulate the shape of his body at will, turn into clouds or vapor, and even duplicate himself.

  • Atmokinesis: His signature power is to create/generate and manipulate/control any type of weather, be it maelstroms, droughts, rainstorms, etc. He can control the weather on a global level. He can sense and influence weather patterns, creating effects such as rain, snow, wind, hail, lightning, fog, and temperature changes. This includes the ability to attack using elements such as airlightningice, and heat. The only Ghost who shares this power was Danny.
    • Aerokinesis: He can create powerful gusts of wind and destructive tornadoes, and use the wind to suspend his enemies in midair.  Vortex uses this power multiple times and in a variety of ways, such as when he sends Vlad Plasmius flying into an alleyway or when he creates his maelstrom. He can summon thunderclouds, conjure spiritual winds, and any kind of storm.
      • Flight: Standard Ghost Power. Due to his power over the air Vortex is fast enough to cross the entire globe in hours.
      • Super Breath: Vortex can blow anything away with the force of a hurricane level like he sent Vlad flying into an alleyway.
      • Sonic Shriek: Just like Danny and Dark Danny but on a lesser scale with a sonic blast resembles in appearance and power, Vortex can produce a shriek powerful enough to cause mass destruction. It presumably not as powerful as Danny's Ghostly Wail
    • Cryokinesis: Similar to Danny's and Frostbite's, but on a much greater scale. He can completely encase entire buildings in snow and ice just by passing over them and create various huge snowballs.
    • Electrokinesis: He can summon and project very powerful blue bolts of electricity from his fingertips, hands, or eyes. He often creates an electric aura around him, fires blue electric energy blast/ghost rays of electric ectoplasmic energy, and summon powerful lightning bolt directly from the sky. He can use his electrical powers to deliver a painful shock to his enemies.
      • Ghost Ray: Vortex fires off powerful blue ghost rays of electric ectoplasmic energy. In "Phantom Planet," Vortex summoned a powerful lightning bolt directly from the sky.
      • Ghost Stinger: Vortex can use his electrical powers to deliver a painful shock to his enemies.
      • Power Sharing: In Torrent of Terror, He accidentally shared his powers with Danny when he hit him with Lightning Bolts during their first fight.
    • Thermokinesis: He can heat objects until they combust or melt, cool objects until they freeze or shatter, and alter the temperature of any given environment. He also melted building as he pass by them. He can also manifest this power as heat vision.
      • Heat Vision: He can shoot beams of heat from his eyes that can easily melt ice.
  • ImmortalityIntangibilityInvisibilitySpectral Body Manipulation: Basic ghost power. Vortex is over a thousands years old and can manipulate the shape of his body at will, and turn his body into clouds or vapor.
  • Super Durability: He can easily withstand all but the most powerful attacks. He easily stop either Vlad or Danny's ghost rays/energy blast with his bare hands without showing any discomfort at all. They were nothing but annoyance to him, overpower Vlad with a simple bolt.
  • Atmokinesis (maelstrom)
  • Ghost rays
  • Electric vision
  • Lightning summoning
  • Ghost stinger (possibly)
  • Duplication
  • Icy construct
  • Heat vision
  • Transformation
  • Duplication (cloud)
  • Snowball creation
  • Lightning projection
  • Aerokinesis
  • Electric aura (1)
  • Electric aura (2)
  • Electrokinesis
  • Lightning ball projection
  • Duplication
  • Ghostly Wail (1)
  • Ghostly Wail (2)
  • Power Sharing (Possibly)

Weaknesses

  • Sunlight: His weakness is direct sunlight, which causes him to shrink and lose power.
  • Spectral Barometer: He is also weak against the Spectral Barometer, since it was made to keep him under control. The Observants used the barometer to keep Vortex contained while he is on trial for the crimes he committed on Earth. Following his release, Vlad Plasmius uses it to keep Vortex under his control. However, it breaks when a bolt of lightning rebounds. It was the only thing that can harm Vortex since it used his own power.

Sightings

Season 3

Quotes

  • "Thank you!? Vortex thanks NO ONE!"
  • "Now stand aside, as I unleash the full fury of my power on that meaningless planet Earth."
  • "Did anyone ask Picasso to stop painting the Mona Lisa!?"
  • "Come to admire my greatness up close?"
  • "I was expecting a more... ELECTRIFYING performance from you."
  • "Now, to show the rest of the world, the fury of...Vortex!"
  • "I am the perfect storm."

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