Hank Crowley was a common soldier serving in a unit stationed at the undiclosed military facility Area X in Roswell during the “Days of Annihilation” following the attack of the alien “Harvesters”. When Dr. Hayden Creed needed experimental subjects for a trial involving the new found Xenogene, Hank volunteered himself after tests on the staff had showed that he had the gene in question.
After a series of several medical treatments Dr. Creed actually managed to activate Hanks dormant Xenogene, which led to the development of a synthetic Xenogene-activator, and this in turn ultimately to the “Awakening” event, when 0.5 percent of the world’s population developed simultaneously super powers in consequence.
Even after the end of the occupation Hank continues to work at Area X – but now as the official leader of the superhuman rapid response team “Flagwatch” and head of “Project Phoenix” – a government-owned training camp for superhumans who just discovered their abilities.
Hank posseses a pair of bird-like wings attached to his arms along with the matching hollow airfilled bones who gives him the ability to fly with a natural winged flight limit (95 miles per hour) and great aerial maneuverability. However his capacity for flight doesn’t seem to come just from his wings and his bones, since he can even hover in place whithout having any motion.
Furterhmore Hank can see in absolute darkness and has a sonic scream at his disposal that can reach 300 decibels, which is enough to make a person’s ears start bleeding – even if they’re not directly attacked. With this potent ability he is able to damage and stun foes or objects, to the point of shattering metal.