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Firestorm during the 1980s (DC Comics) (Raymond / Arkadin version)

Firestorm

(Raymond and Arkadin version)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Firestorm is a DC Comics super-hero, who was introduced in 1978. As often with DC, while this was the Bronze Age the character still had a certain Silver Age look and feel.

The fire didn’t quite catch, but Firestorm had his own book through much of the 1980s. He has since kept returning in many forms, and with many different characters having the Firestorm powers. And he still has a fanbase .

Our Firestorm writeups are primarily an update of his official game stats for his different forms throughout the 1980s and 1990s. There is some material added for context, but these are primarily technical articles. The series goes like this:

  1. Firestorm (Raymond/Arkadin version) – this here writeup
  2. Firestorm (universal fire elemental version
  3. Firestorm (Raymond 1990s solo version)

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Powers and Abilities

Firestorm’s unique nuclear-molecular structure allows him control over the structure of matter, allowing him to reshape it into any form desired.

He can now control and project flame, as well as sheath himself in it. He can fly and disperse his own molecular structure in order to pass through solid matter, as well as increase his density to toughen his body.


History

During a terrorist attack on an experimental nuclear power plant, Professor Martin Stein and teenage jock Ronnie Raymond were fused together into Firestorm (I), the Nuclear Man. As the nuclear-powered hero, they were members of the Justice League and worked as a team to defeat menaces such as Black Bison and Killer Frost.

During a battle with the Soviet hero Pozhar, Firestorm suffered one of his “attacks” and split into Stein and Raymond. Raymond and Pozhar merged to form a new Firestorm (II) when they were hit with a nuclear missile. This Firestorm had a mind of his own, but still required Pozhar and Raymond to merge.


Description

Firestorm’s hair was floating in the air and on fire. He possessed a yellow and red costume.

Ronnie was an ex-football player, and just graduating high-school.


Personality

Firestorm is (ironically) very cold. He is still unfamiliar with existence as a seperate lifeform. This inexperience with mankind allowed him to be manipulated by the Manhunters during the Millenium crisis. Firestorm resented the fact that he needed to periodically split into Mikhail and Ronnie, as during this time he ceased to exist.



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Firestorm II

Dex: 07 Str: 09 Bod: 12 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 09 Wil: 08 Min: 08 Occupation: Hero
Inf: 08 Aur: 07 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 024 HP: 075

Powers:
Density Increase: 07, Dispersal: 15, Energy Absorption: 10, Flame Being: 14, Flame Control: 15, Flame Project:12, Flight: 13, Invulnerability: 12, Matter Manipulation: 18

Bonuses and Limitations:
Flame Project and Matter Manipulation cannot be used while Dispersed.

Skills:
Acrobatics: 02

Advantages:
Insta-Change.

Connections:
Vandemeer University (High), Firehawk (High), Martin Stein (High), Captain Atom (Low), Soyuz (Low).

Drawbacks:
Alter Ego: Uncontrollable (Ron Raymond/Mikhail Arkadin), Innocent, Secret Identity (Composite of Ronnie Raymond and Mikhail “Pozhar” Arkadin).


Ron Raymond

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: High School Student
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 014 HP: 030

Skills:
Acrobatics 02

Connections:
Firehawk (High).

Drawbacks:
Alter Ego: Uncontrollable (Firestorm II).


Pozhar (Mikhail Denisovitch Arkadin)

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Reponsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Hero
Inf: 03 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 012 HP: 015

Connections:
Soyuz (Low).

Drawbacks:
Alter Ego: Uncontrollable (Firestorm II), Married.

By Danielle Mendus.

Source of Character: Firestorm comic books.

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