Solar Wind possessed superhuman strength, reflexes, agility and durability. He was also able to survive in the cold vacuum of space without life support, and he can project powerful bolts of force from his chest.
Solar Wind is an adequate hand-to-hand combatant with the ability of flight
Solar Wind's origin remains shrouded in mystery. He was a member of the Shi'ar, Imperial Guard. At some point he along with his teammates Moondancer and Voyager became captives of the enigmatic Stranger on his mysterious Laboratory World. Solar Wind and his teammates were able to free themselves from the Stranger's Laboratory World when the being known as Overmind, a warrior who possessed the collective psionic power of the billion brains and who carried in his memory the subliminal command to subdue the universe, arrived on the Laboratory World of the Stranger. Solar Wind and the Imperial Guard would later participate in the cosmic event known as Operation: Galactic Storm.