Downburst was a super in The Incredibles.
Originally working in a doctor's office, he pursued a life of hero work after feeling underappreciated and wanting a "sexier" line of work.
Early in his superhero career, Downburst had little recognition in the Super community and called himself an "onlooker". However, he began to gain acceptance later on.
Downburst was one of the Supers targeted by Syndrome for Operation Kronos. The Operation Kronos database asigned him a threat rating of 6.5. He defeated the Omnidroid v.X2 but was subsequently killed by the Omnidroid v.X3 during the training sessions for Operation Kronos.
Atomic Manipulation: Downburst's superpowers centered around manipulate atoms, allowing him to reshape matter and heal minor wounds. His powers had limitations, however; he could not reshape matter into complex forms and his reshaping of organics was limited to small wounds. This resulted in him undergoing NSA training to develop his abilities.
Downburst has a rivalry with Frozone for Blazestone's affections; his NSA file warns to not bring Frozone up in conversation due to this. It is implied from Downburst's recording that he has struggled to gain widespread acceptance within the Super community.
- During Mr. Incredible's discovery of Operation Kronos, Downburst's file erroneously lists his powers as "flight" and "gaseous expulsions," powers instead attributed to Stormicide.