Hyperstorm is a fictional supervillain from the Marvel comics universe. Also known as Jonathan Reed Richards, Hyperstorm is both the future descendant and enemy of the Fantastic Four.
The Fantastic Four first encountered Hyperstom when Reed Richards and Doctor Doom were ripped out of the timestream by him and ended up in his future, after which he sent Reed thousands of years into the past and kept the crippled Doom as his tortured prisoner. The rest of the Fantastic Four managed to track down Reed. Then, together they traveled back into Hyperstorm's timeline to confront him. His real name and parentage was revealed by Nathaniel Richards, who had through extensive time travel learned that Hyperstorm was born as the son of Franklin Richards and Rachel Summers with his sister Dream Summers who had telepathy/empathy, in an alternate version of the Days of Future Past timeline. The point of divergence between his particular timeline and the original DoFP timeline must be assumed to be Franklin Richards surviving the attack by Sentinels instead of perishing, as seen in Uncanny X-Men #141. Once grown up, Hyperstorm used his vast powers to destroy all opposition in his timeline and gradually became corrupted by such unparalleled powers and became a heartless tyrant set on nothing less than complete universal domination and blind obedience to his will. In time he had conquered great portions of the known universe, and purposed to extend his dominion to other timelines as well. He was last seen being trapped by Reed Richards in a sub-dimension, being fed upon by the exiled Galactus. His current whereabouts now that Galactus is free are unknown.
Hyperstorm is a mutant with the power to tap into the extradimensional realm of hyperspace and draw virtually limitless amounts of energy for any effect. He can control all forces of matter (electromagnetism, strong and weak nuclear forces, gravity) which, in his fictional universe, emanate from hyperspace which he "is one with." Hyperstorm displayed telepathic, telekinetic, and energy and matter manipulation abilities both as Hyperstorm (Fantastic Four Unlimited #12) and as his otherworld counterpart David Richards. For the latter, his powers are described as an amalgam of the powers of Professor X, Magneto and The Phoenix Force. Hyperstorm displayed the ability to teleport through hyperspace from one point in the universe to another with no known limitations. He was able to counter the Invisible Woman's forcefield with one of his own in a display of his mastery over hyperspatial energies. He is also an extraordinary genius, possessing an intellect on par with Reed Richards', evidenced by his ability to create devices such as a time machine, a brain disarrator which he employed on Doctor Doom to disrupt any chance of him forming coherent thoughts, and his nigh unstoppable mechanical constructs known as the Destructoids. He was able to outwit Reed Richards, Nathaniel Richards, and Doctor Doom for an extended period.
The reality-hopping team encountered a younger alternate timeline analogue of Hyperstorm called 'David Richards' instead of Jonathan, though it seems that they are otherwise genetically identical and have the same powers. In yet another variation of DoFP, Franklin and Rachel instead had a daughter, Dream Summers.
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