Warnado was supposed to be born a simple turtle and lead a humdrum life in a Skylands swamp. But in an exciting turn, while still a tiny, unassuming egg, he was plucked from his nest by an enchanted twister and sucked into the sky. Upon hatching, he found himself being hurled around the spinning centre of the twister with no apparent way out. After a while, Warnado became quite accustomed to his twirly, whirly surroundings. Being enchanted, the twister taught him Elemental secrets and magical wind tricks. By the time he hit adulthood, Warnado was as skilled as a senior Skylands sorcerer. And it was around this time that the next exceptional event took place: a storm of dark magic collided with the twister, knocking Warnado out onto solid ground for the first time in his life.
But, to a turtle, who had spent his life inside a twister, solid ground didn't feel all that solid. In fact, it made Warnado a little seasick (or perhaps landsick). He found that the only way to avoid dizziness was to avoid standing still altogether – so he carried on spinning. As he twisted and turned across the Skylands terrain, Warnado was spotted by a creature in kind – Whirlwind. Whirlwind presented Warnado to Master Eon, who managed to convince the turtle to sit still for just long enough to make him his latest Skylander.