These guys only ever showed up in the ninth issue of the original Fantastic Four run, in 1962. Even by our unusual standards, they are obscure.

These small notes were taken in the spirit of “oh, wouldn’t it be fun if they came back in a story ?”.


This tribe lives deep in the boondocks, in an undisclosed part of Africa.

Their secret is that they have developed a magical potion that makes them immune to fire. They have elaborate rituals involving walking through fire, handling it, firebreathing, etc..

The Human Torch fails to scare away the fireproof tribals

Flame on !

Namor once sent the young Human Torch (Johnny Storm) to the area as part of a trap. The cocky Torch thought he would scare the natives off with his flame. But they instead took him prisoner.

The Torch escaped, then triggered a volcanic explosion. This forced the tribe to flee their village while leaving their potion behind to be engulfed by flowing lava.

But they will be back one day. Oh yes they will.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Fireproof warrior

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Warrior
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 011 HP: 010

Acrobatics (athletics): 04, Military science (camouflage, tracking): 04, Thief (stealth): 03, Weaponry (melee, missile): 05. The witch-doctors responsible for the potion may have some Occultist, or Scientist or Scholar to account for it.

Language (Their own tribal tongue, likely related to an undisclosed African linguistic group. Of *course* they also speak fluent English).

Their tribe (High).

None demonstrated.


  • MAGICAL POTION [BODY 01, Flame immunity: 07, Misc.: Tipping melee weapons in the potion also allows them to negate as many APs of Force Field or Skin Armour Contingent on Flame Being as the Potion’s Flame immunity].
  • Spear [BODY 02, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Bludgeoning, Piercing, R#3, Limitation: Bludgeoning has Limited penetration]. These also can be thrown.
    If the spearwielder’s opposition is within a four feet range, the spearwielder gets a -1 to the final roll of their melee attacks while the opposition gets a +1 to the final roll of their melee attacks. If the range is greater, these are reversed.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Helper(s): David Johnston, Roy Cowan.