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Firestorm as an universal fire elemental (DC Comics) flying in space

Firestorm

(Universal fire elemental 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 (universal fire elemental version) – this here writeup

Background

  • Alter Ego: Martin Stein
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Not sure…
  • Base Of Operations: The Universe
  • Group Affiliation: None


Powers and Abilities

As the Universal Fire Elemental, Firestorm gained the ability to teleport to open flames, allowing him to cross the universe this way, or fly with interstellar speed.

He could still manipulate his own molecular structure, as well as others, and now could manipulate Gravity and grow to over a hundred feet tall.


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.


Description

Firestorm’s skin is chalk white, and he wears an almost completely red costume with flames around the wrists and ankles, as well as his trademark flaming mop.


Personality

Martin Stein has grown beyond humanity to achieve godlike status. When dealing with “lesser beings,” he speaks in a very detached manner. However, when he is around Ronnie, his tone softens and his emotions show through.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Firestorm IV

Dex: 07 Str: 09 Bod: 12 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 09 Wil: 08 Min: 08 Occupation: Universal Fire Elemental
Inf: 10 Aur: 12 Spi: 09 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 024 HP: 090

Powers:
Awareness: 09, Density Increase: 08, Dispersal: 16, Energy Absorption: 11, Flame Being: 15, Flame Control: 16, Flame Project: 20, Flight: 30, Gravity Decrease: 05, Gravity Increase: 05, Growth: 12, Heat Vision: 15, Invulnerability: 13, Matter Manipulation: 18, Teleportation: 25

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Flame Project and Matter Manipulation cannot be used while Dispersed
  • None of his Powers have any effect on other Elementals
  • Firestorm has sworn not to use his Matter Manipulation due to it’s destabilizing effect on the environment
  • Teleport can only teleport to open flames
  • Flight may only be used to a maximum of 15 APs unless Firestorm is dispersed or in outer space
  • Flame Being is Always On

Skills:
Scientist: 08

Advantages:
Scholar (Physics)

Connections:
JLI (High), Vandemeer University (High), Firehawk (High), Martin Stein (High), Captain Atom (Low), Soyuz (Low), Maya (Low), Orishas (Low)

By Danielle Mendus (using Who’s Who)

Source of Character: Fury of Firestorm, Extreme Justice (DCU)

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