|Real name:||Mai Miyazaki|
|First Appearance:||Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #90 (October, 1989)|
|Created by:|| John Ostrander|
|Affiliations:||Parliament of Waves|
Connection to Clear
Mai believed in direct action as a way to promote her radical environmentalism. Sailing her boat, Naiad, into the storm-swept north Pacific to call attention to a leaking oil rig being abandoned by Shotgun Oil was something she saw as her environmental duty. The rig's director ordered a crewman to fire a flare into the oily waters around Mai's boat, engulfing it in flames. Horribly burned, Mai jumped overboard. However, Earth's spirit, Maya offered Mai a chance of life as the planet's Water Elemental, Naiad.
Transformed into a living wall of water, Naiad swept over the oil rig, sparking the first Elemental war when Firestorm, the Nuclear Man - then Earth's Fire Elemental, flew to the site to investigate. The epic conflict grew to involve the Red Tornado and Swamp Thing (Air and Plant Elementals respectively), before Maya convinced the Earth elementals to leave her human children alone. Naiad rained destructively down on Shogun oil once more, but was stopped by the Spectre and Superman.
Naiad then battled Corona, Earth's newest Fire Elemental before Aquaman convinced the forces of nature to make peace with one another.
She recently appeared during the Brightest Day crossover event, where she was one of the metahumans driven insane by Allan Scott's Starheart powers. She attempted to destroy Gotham City using massive tidal wave, but was defeated and knocked unconscious by the duo of Batman and Supergirl.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Water Teleportation: She can "teleport" by manifesting in small or large bodies of water anywhere on Earth.
- Connection to Clear: Mai is connected to a section of the Morphogenetic field known as the Blue or the Clear
- Size Alteration