Firestorm as a fire elemental (DC Comics)


(Fire elemental version)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


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. .
  3. Firestorm (fire elemental version) – this here writeup.
  4. .
  5. Firestorm (Raymond 1990s solo version).

Powers and Abilities

As Earth’s Fire Elemental, Firestorm gained even greater control over fire and flames and now possessed “Cosmic Awareness.” He could still manipulate his own molecular structure, as well as others. He can focus energy into beams, and could fly.


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 intended to be 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 permanently.


This new Firestorm possessed a look drastically different from any previous incarnations. His skin was chalk white, and he wore a completely red costume with flames around the wrists and ankles, as well as his trademark flaming mop.


Firestorm had evolved from his previous incarnation in that he now had a purpose: protecting the Earth and her environment from any aggressors. The Fire Elemental did not go out looking for people to save, but if any were in danger, he would do his best to protect them.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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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

Awareness: 09, Density Increase: 08, Dispersal: 16, Energy Absorption: 11, Flame Being: 15, Flame Control: 16, Flame Project: 20, Flight: 14, Heat Vision: 15, Invulnerability: 13, Matter Manipulation: 18

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.

Acrobatics: 02


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

Secret Identity (Composite of Ronnie Raymond and Mikhail “Pozhar” Arkadin [unable to split]), Fatal Vulnerability (Leaving Earth).

By Danielle Mendus (using Who’s Who).

Source of Character: Fury of Firestorm (DCU).