Abigail Mathilda Hunkel was a housewife and grocery store owner until mobsters turned her life upside down and kidnapped her little girl and her girl's best friend. Taking on the name of Red Tornado she showed people what a hero was capable of. Joining the Justice Society of America she earned respect. At the passing of the Anti-Superhero Act, she retired from it, and testified against mobsters. She was in witness protection until those mobsters died, and now assumes her real name once again as she runs a JSA museum.