|“||The first thing you need to know about Rayne Martinez is that she one heck of a scraper! The next thing you need to know is that she comes with her own giant killer robot! Now lock and load!||”|
|Alias|| Little Thunder (by Berto)|
|Occupation||Member of Team Turbo|
|Interests|| Punk Rock|
|Family|| Unnamed mother|
Roberto Martinez (brother)
Unnamed four brothers
|Enemies|| The Elementors|
|First Appearance||Team Turbo|
|Voiced By||Lili Beaudoin|
Ranye Martinez, known as Tempestra, is a member of Max Steel's Team Turbo and Berto's younger sister. As the superheroine Tempestra, she gets the ability of creating Turbo Storm Modes and control the weather. She debuted in Team Turbo and is voiced by Lili Beaudoin.
Rayne is the youngest of her five siblings, all described as "rowdy older brothers". She always had to fight to be heard, which explains why she is such a feisty fighter. Because of that, her brother Berto gave her the affectionate nickname "Little Thunder", which sometimes make Rayne angry.
She also revealed in Team Turbo Fusion-Tek that when Berto and her were younger, they used to play in their aunt's farm house, which was built by him. The house is armed with heavy weaponry having N-Tek's signature colors (black, white and green), which might point out that Rayne knew about the agency's existence since her childhood.Daedelus Platform was destroyed, Steel received an emergency signal from World 31, one of N-Tek's facilities. There, Max met Rayne, who at first attacked them with C.Y.T.R.O. thinking they were threats. After she found out that it was Max and Steel, she hugged Max and Steel called her by little thunder, which made her angry. Afterwards, Max asks what Rayne was doing in that base, and she explains that in that morning her bdother gave her a medallion and told her to go to the World 31 base. She was hoping to find Berto there, but instead she encountered Extroyer and his clones stealing technology from the base and a deactivated C.Y.T.R.O., so she sent a help signal. Steel proceeds to analyze her medallion and realizes that it was made of the same technology as C.Y.T.R.O. and inserts the chip on his head, resulting him in gaining his own consciece. He recognizes Max and Steel, and Rayne introduces herself to him afterwards, and he explains that he was activated to protect her in case if something really bad happened with N-Tek or Berto. Rayne stays in awe, until C.Y.T.R.O. refers to her as "Little thunder".
Shortly after, Extroyer's clones attempt to break into the room, so the group decide to escape. After activating Turbo Hammer Claw Mode, Max tears through the base and defeats the clones, while C.Y.T.R.O. protects Rayne. They make their way out of the base and end up meeting Extroyer, who transforms into an ape and commands his clones to destroy them. Rayne attempts to fight against them, but gets hurt and C.Y.T.R.O. proceeds to protect her. The group are forced to escape and they go to a mountain, where they see the city at havoc. There, C.Y.T.R.O. uses a spray of organic compost on her bruise, though she misunderstood that he was painting above it. Max says that he had to take her to a safe place, but they end up realizing that there was no such place as the city was turned upside down due to the villains' combined efforts. Max decudes that the only place that the Connect-Tek could be was at the Ice Box facility, where N-Tek stored Makinian technology in low temperature.
The group goes to the facility, and at first glance Rayne mentions that she didn't saw a base anywhere, of which Steel sarcastically replies that it was a secret base. They enter and realize that no one was there and they find a hologram explaining of Jim McGrath explaining the origins of the Connect-Tek and its abilities. They are interupted by an unknown threat approaching the base. Rayne affirms that they couldn't simply let someone take the base and tells Max and Steel that she was a great markswoman, and picks a very big gun while C.Y.T.R.O. stands near hear, whom she refer as her "own giant killer robot". They give her the smallest gun and rushes to the beach, where they find Alejandro Villar, the supposed threat. They are forced to enter on the base again when the Elementors appear.
They successfully invade the place and attack the group. Luckily, they manage to slow them down and lock themselves at another room. Max asks if Alex had led the Elementors there, but he angrily disagrees and Rayne tells them to go easy on him, as he had just saved her life. After dropping the last piece of the Connect-Tek sword, a door opens and the Connect-Tek is revealed to be there. Thanks to the Elementors, they are forced to lock themselves with the device, and Alex and Rayne start to discuss with Max to activate it so they can protect themselves, though he is reluctant at first. He decides to power up the Connect-Tek with T.U.R.B.O. Energy, which launches tendrills on Alex, Rayne and C.Y.T.R.O. and then Team Turbo is created. A large explosion happens, and the Elementors are tossed away as a result. The group clash against the aliens with their new powers. Rayne uses her agiltiy to dodge the attacks of Air and Water, whom refer her as "little", angering her and makes her activate her Thunderclap whip and using it to electrocute them. She then says to call her by "Tempestra". Meanwhile, Fire invaded the base and got the Connect-Tek, so Max commands his team to attack him, but they end up being defeated. After the Elementors leave and Toxzon steals the Connect-Tek, Max leaves Tempestra, La Fiera, C.Y.T.R.O. and Steel behind and go after the villain while they recover.
After Max successfully get the Connect-Tek back, he is rescued by C.Y.T.R.O. and upon waking up Rayne asks him if he is okay and Alex and her proceed to explain what happened. Their reunion are interupted by the Elementors, Extroyer and Toxzon, who team-up to take them down. Max charges Team Turbo with his T.U.R.B.O. Energy and they proceed to activate their Turbo Modes, with Tempestra going Turbo Lightning Storm. While La Fiera fights Extroyer, Max versus Toxzon, Tempestra and C.Y.T.R.O. take on Metal and Water Elementors. Air, Fire and Earth decide to fuse themselves to create Firestorm Elementor, who knocks them down with a fire wave. After fighting against them for a while, Metal and Water decide to join the fusion to create Mega-Elementor. Tempestra and C.Y.T.R.O. combine their attacks in order to weaken them, and then the rest of the team coordinate their attacks and successfully take down the creature. Afterwards, Steel and Tempestra high five and they commemorate their victory over the villains, until Mortum, who steals the Connect-Tek with his Transdimensional Energy.
Luckily, they put a piece of the Connect-Tek sword on the case where the device was and they track down to Mortum's hideout. Before escaping, he plants boms on Jim, Kat and Molly and activates a shield to prevent them from being saved from Max. Steel quickly finds the source of the shield and each member of the team goes after it. Tempestra destroys many walls and uses her electricity powers to destroy it and after the rest of the team also disable it, Max successfully save his loved ones. Team Turbo reunites with Max and they celebrate their victory against Mortum.
Alongside with Max Steel, La Fiera and C.Y.T.R.O., Rayne invaded an abandoned warehouse believing that there were hostages there. However, it turns out that someone had set a trap to Max's team. Few energy cubes start emerging from the ground and Max and his team attempts to stop them, but they are ultimately defeated and captured by a mysterious villain. Tempestra and the rest of Team Turbo are contained in chambers and were uncouscious. However, they forcibly wake up after a Nexus agent electrocutes them. Upon Max saw his friends hurt, he releases a T.U.R.B.O. Energy shockwave that destroys the electronical devices, including Team Turbo's chambers and later on the entire place.
After the accident, Rayne, Alex and C.Y.T.R.O. hid in a subway, coincidentally where they were building a hideout. Steel asks to Rayne where C.Y.T.R.O. was and she points out to him, who was missing few body parts. The group goes to their hideout, where Max trains his new Green T.U.R.B.O.. Meanwhile, Rayne was doing a research about who could possibly set the trap on the warehouse and she eventually finds Dr. Prometheus Halifax, the founder of Halifax Industries. After the discovery, Max decides to invade the building to confirm Rayne's suspicions and Steel presents to Team Turbo the Steel-Tek.
While Max and Alex would investigate the building, Rayne and C.Y.T.R.O. would recover information from the top of the building. When they attempt to steal information, the alarm rings and they are discovered. A prison of lasers forms around them and gets closer as time passes by. Eventually, Tempestra decides to activate her Turbo Ice Storm Mode to freeze the lasers, but it doesn't work. After some time, they manage to recover all the information needed and the duo escapes from the place, who explodes shortly after they left.
They destroy the floor of the room where Max, Alex and Terrorax where. After they arrive, Tempestra humorously says that they forgot to invite them to the party. Terrorax's arm suddenly rises from the wreckage and Tempestra is tossed away by the impact. The villain suddenly grabs her and squeezes her until she turns back to her base mode. Afterwards, he tosses her and C.Y.T.R.O. attempts to defeat Terrorax, but fails. Max is later on tossed from the building and La Fiera appears carrying Tempestra. While Terrorax was talking with Max, Tempestra and Alex distract him by throwing thrash on him. Max throws a truck containg combustible on Terrorax, which causes a massive explosion, and the group escapes.
Back on Team Turbo's base, Rayne appears listening to Steel's studies of Terror Energy's effects. Later on, Rayne assists Max in reactivating C.Y.T.R.O.. Later on, Steel manages to find Terror Energy emitters located on three different locations and Team Turbo goes to these places, where they meet Team Terror. C.Y.T.R.O. and Tempestra met Monstro, a twisted product of science. He attacks the duo with his minions and Tempestra decides to activate her Turbo Ice Storm Mode while C.Y.T.R.O. transforms into Turbo Drill Mode. Before she could defeat the creature, C.Y.T.R.O. buries him alive. Afterwards, they leave the location and goes to Terrorax's Hideout.
There, Tempestra and the others activate their new and upgraded Turbo Modes in order to defeat Terrorax. However, he releases Team Terror and Tempestra fights against Snare, an assassin robot bent on eliminating humanity. She is eventually restrained in the wall by him and he sends a saw to her, but she freezes and sends it back. It hits his shoulder and ultimately deactivates him. She releases herself from the wall and releases a fog that helps Max to defeat Monstro.
Afterwards, Tempestra, C.Y.T.RO. and Max team-up and attack Terrorax and temporarily takes him down. Afterwards, Max says that he was going to reactivate technology on Copper Canyon (deactivated while Team Turbo was fighting against Team Terror) and Tempestra protests, saying that this process would require large amounts of Green T.U.R.B.O.. Suddenly, Terrorax gets up and Team Turbo distract them. Eventually, Max manages to revert the situation and Terrorax gets extremely angry and releases a shockwave that makes Tempestra, La Fiera and C.Y.T.R.O. faint.
Eventually, Terrorax is defeated by Max and his base starts to collapse. Team Turbo rescues Team Terror and they are forced to escape from the base. Afterwards, they fly back to their hideout.
- Superhuman Strength: Rayne is stronger than a average human due to her Connect-Tek suit that enhances her abilities.
- Turbo Storm Modes: With these modes, Tempestra is capable of unleashing the weather. With these modes, Tempestra can get stronger, more agile and durable and even fly. Rayne can only use these modes if her Connect-Tek suit is charged with enough T.U.R.B.O. Energy.
- Connect-Tek Suit: When Rayne's suit is charged with Max Steel's T.U.R.B.O. Energy, she gains the ability of transforming into many Turbo Modes with the ability of controlling the weather.
- Thunderclap Whip: When she uses Turbo Lightning Storm Mode, Rayne gains a large and powerful whip made out of electricity.
- Expert Markswoman: Rayne once stated in Team Turbo that she is a very skilled markswoman. This was later seen in the sequel, when Rayne used a gun and managed to knock down many zombies.
- If Rayne's Connect-Tek armor runs out of Max's energy, she is temporarily unable to switch between her Turbo Storm Modes.
Her name makes a reference to her main power, the control of the storms. Part of her name (Tempestra) refers to the word tempest, which is a violent windy storm.
Rayne's name also sounds very similar to the word rain, which could be a reference to her powers.
Rayne is the shortest member of Team Turbo. She has short black hair with purple pangs over her left eye and green eyes and light pink lips. She uses purple earrings, a white shirt over a black and purple jacket, dark purple jeans and white shoes.
As Tempestra, she wears a close-fitting purple-black-pink suit. She uses a sleveless suit with a black and pink helmet, two gauntlets matching the colors of her armor and has the Team Turbo logo in the right side of her chest, featured by a white piece with a small blue logo.
Like other members of Team Turbo, Rayne's suit was redesigned to match with Max's new Green T.U.R.B.O., featuring a slightly complex and more detailed design. Her suit gains green patterns on her neck, lower torso and gauntlets. She also gains dark purple on legs and the white piece on the right side of her chest gains a slight redesign, this time being having angular edges and Team Turbo's logo being in the center.
- "Rayne is mercurial, like the weather – stormy one minute, all sunshine the next. But one thing about her never changes: her desire to help the people in need. That, and she can’t stand being called Little Thunder!" - Official Website
Rayne is described as temperamental, similar to the weather. She is strong, brave, friendly, perky, smart and tomboyish. Like other members of Team Turbo, she likes to help people in need and do good. Rayne also gets very angry when someone calls her by "Little Thunder", or simply little. For instance, C.Y.T.R.O. once called her by "Little Thunder" and she replied she hated that nickname. She also seems to be a little impulsive, as when she disobeyed Max's orders and attacked Air Elementor with a lightning spear and ignored the fact that his body wasn't solid, which only led to Team Turbo's defeat.
Roberto and Rayne are siblings. He deeply cares for Rayne and even programmed a special chip that contained C.Y.T.R.O.'s AI (Artificial Intelligence), especially made to protect her if he wasn't around anymore, which later Rayne realized how Berto cared for her. He also nicknamed her "Little Thunder".
Prior to the events of Team Turbo, it is revealed that Rayne and Max already met before. When Max found Berto's old robotic laboratory through a help signal (set by Rayne), she firstly attacked Max and Steel thinking that they were threats. However, she later realized that Max wasn't an enemy and hugged him, also saying asking him if he was there to help him, which points out that, like other Copper Canyon citizens, Rayne considers Max and Steel as a hope.
She also cares a lot of Max, seen when she felt relieved when C.Y.T.R.O. managed to rescue Max from drowning in a deep lake located on Copper Canyon. Other instance was in Turbo-Charged, when Max was about to reactivate the technology on Copper Canyon, but Rayne protested and said that he couldn't do that, as it would require large amounts of Green T.U.R.B.O..
Alex and Rayne are good friends. When the Elementors were attacking the Ice Box facility, Alex saved her life and she greatly admired his action. She often jokes around with him, as seen in Team Turbo Fusion-Tek and Turbo-Warriors.
In Turbo-Warriors, when Alex was on flames after being attacked by Fire and Metal Elementor, Rayne calms him down by saying that she was there and there was no need to worry.
C.Y.T.R.O. and Rayne have good terms. Roberto programmed C.Y.T.R.O. to protect her, so he is very protective over Rayne and tries to take her away from the danger in every way possible, which she sometimes despises. C.Y.T.R.O. saved Rayne multiple times before and after she got her powers and usually refers her as "Little Thunder", which makes Rayne feel angry. In battles, they usually help each other, seen when she made a combined attack with C.Y.T.R.O. in order to defeat Mega Elementor. She also accidentally attacked him with a lightning spear in a desesperate move to win the battle against The Elementors.
Of The Elementors, Rayne shows a rivalry against Air Elementor, who called she by "little" while fighting, which made Rayne angry. She also called him by "wind head" and tried to attack him with a lightning spear.
Appearances on other media
Tempestra is the only member of Team Turbo who does not have an action figure. A designer of the toy line stated that it was because female action figures usually don't sell very well, and by releasing her, they would be taking a very high risk. However, she is indirectly present in the Mega Max Steel toy, which has the wings of her Thunderstorm and Ice Storm modes.
Rayne appears as a playable character on Techno-Zombie Infection, where the player has access to her Turbo Base Mode and Turbo Thunderstorm Mode.
Most of the merchandise does not feature Rayne, yet she appeared few times on products, such as notebooks and t-shirts.
|The Gallery of Rayne Martinez can be seen Here.|
- Rayne's design was likely inspired by female characters of the old series, such as Electrix and Kat Ryan. Her Turbo Lightning Storm mode presents similiarities with Electrix's suit, such as the black color and the white lines resembiling thunders. Her hairstyle and green eyes also resembles Kat's from the classic series.
- She is the first female character who is a hero introduced in the show with powers.
- She is the youngest member of Team Turbo.
- Her background story is very similar to Agura from Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5.
- Unlike Berto, she doesn't uses spanish words in her phrases.