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Firestorm of Extreme Justice (DC Comics)

Firestorm

(Ron Raymond version)


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

Background

  • Real Name: Ron Raymond
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Father (Don’t know his name), Grandfather (deceased), Step-Mother
  • Base Of Operations: Ivy Town
  • Group Affiliation: JLA Reserve


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 fly and disperse his own molecular structure in order to pass through solid matter.

His matter control allows him to “see” patterns in matter, enabling him to perceive heat patterns, as well as see through the use of radio waves and radar.

However, Firestorm no longer has access to the mind of a physics professor, severely limiting his knowledge of atomic structure. He can now only reshape small quantities of matter into simple shapes.


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.

Eventually, Firestorm learned that he was Earth’s fire elemental. Raymond and Pozhar were submerged into Firestorm’s consciousness as he took his place among Earth’s protectors and remained Firestorm (III) permanently. Eventually it was revealed that Stein was intended to be the “top” Fire Elemental of the Universe.

An attempt to ascend Stein took place, eventually destroying Firestorm III, splitting him back into his component parts of Pozhar and Ronnie Raymond. Stein became the Universal Fire Elemental and departed the Earth.

And I bring you… fire

Ronnie went on to become a moderately successful male model, and developed a slight drinking problem. When Ronnie learned that his time as Firestorm had given him a rare form of leukemia, he went to his old friends in the Justice League to seek a cure. After little luck, Ronnie promptly burst into flames. Extreme Justice was called in, and eventually Stein returned to the Earth.

As it turned out, the Firestorm powers had been “written” into his meta-gene, and he still possessed the power, but in a dormant state. Stein “rebooted” Ronnie’s genetic structure, allowing the original Firestorm powers to return, as well as eliminating Ronnie’s leukemia.

Ronnie then returned to action as Firestorm (V). He is currently working on his alcoholism.


Description

As Firestorm, Ronnie’s red hair was floating in the air and on fire. He possessed a yellow and red costume. As Ronnie, he was a male model, with shoulder length dark red hair and an ex-football player’s body.


Personality

Ronnie is a former party animal, who tended to drink due to his inadequacies. Ronnie does not seem at all to be the hot-head he once was. He doubts his own abilities, and over-thinks situations.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Firestorm V

Dex: 07 Str: 08 Bod: 10 Motivation: Reponsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Former Model/Ivy University Student
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 017 HP: 075

Powers:
Dispersal: 09, Energy Absorption: 06, Energy Blast: 11, Flight: 15, Heat Vision: 08, Matter Manipulation: 11, Radar Sense: 10, Regeneration: 04, Sealed Systems: 15, Thermal Vision: 06, Ultra Vision: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Energy Blast and Matter Manipulation cannot be used while Dispersed
  • Matter Manipulation receives +2 CS to it’s OV/RV for all attempts unless Firestorm can communicate with someone who has a firm grasp of chemistry

Skills:
Acrobatics: 02

Advantages:
Insta-Change

Connections:
JLA (High), Vandemeer University (High), Extreme Justice (High), Ray Palmer (High), Firestorm IV (High), Firehawk (Low, Formerly High), Mikail Arkadin/Pozhar (High), Rasputin (Low)

Drawbacks:
Alter Ego:Controllable (Ron Raymond), Secret Identity, Uncertainty


Ron Raymond

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 04
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 05
Init: 014 HP: 030

Skills:
Acrobatics: 02

Connections:
Modeling Industry (Low), Ray Palmer (High), Firestorm IV (High), Firehawk (Low), Mikail Arkadin/Pozhar (High), Rasputin (Low)

Drawbacks:
Alter Ego (Firestorm V), MIA (Alcohol)*, Uncertainty
*This is currently in remission

By Danielle Mendus (using Who’s Who)

Helper(s): Sean MacDonald

Source of Character: Extreme Justice/JLA (DCU)

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