Red admiral is a meta-being, born Colin Church. From birth he possessed a pair of bird like wings. he was forced to hide his deformity in order to fit in. As a teenager he learned that his wings actually worked and since few knew he had them he created an alter ego for himself to fight crime in Opal City.
Now by day he works in the legal office as Colin Church and a night he fights crime as the Red Admiral.
His wings give him the ability to fly at subsonic speeds. He possesses Olympic level strength, agility and has a high tolerance to stress and illness. However he is still basically human and anything that can kill a human can harm him.