Flame Strike

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character was part of a RPG campaign run by writeups.org contributor Bil.


  • Real Name: Valarie Ravenstand.
  • Marital Status: Single (and looking).
  • Known Relatives: Allison Ravenstand (Gateway, sister).
  • Group Affiliation: New Legion.
  • Base Of Operations: Denver.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 140lbs. Age: 27
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Bright red


Powers and Abilities

Flame Strike is a genetic mutant with powers very similar to her sister, Gateway. However, one end of her gateway is stuck in the corona of the sun.

The end result is that, whenever she opens the other end, it shoots out a powerful jet of flame. She cannot hold it open for long, nor can she open it very wide. The power of the flame burst this generates is thus directly proportional to these two factors.

Because of her psionic  bond with her gateways, she has developed an extreme tolerance for intense heat. In addition, exposure to the intense gravitational fields has toughened her body to superhuman, and in fact bulletproof levels.

Her strength is also slightly greater than would seem normal for a woman of her height, age, and weight, but is not superhuman.

Valarie is very used to getting her own way, and has learned all the best ways to accomplish this in personal interactions. She is powerfully charismatic, and has almost mesmerized opponents before toasting them with her solar blasts.


Valarie and Allison are sisters who grew up in the New York City slums. Allison was relatively short, and plain, while her older sister, Valarie, was a knockout. When Allison was 12, and Valarie 18, the latter sister was forced into prostitution to take care of her sister, something Allison does not know to this day.

Eventually, they found out about the Mendolsson Memorial Hostel for Displaced metahumans, shortly after both their powers emerged. They haven’t looked back since.


Taller than her sister, Flame Strike has bright red hair.

She has no specific heroic garb, but always wears a brooch in the shape of a rose of fire, carved out of garnet.


She has both a fiery temper and a passion of legendary proportions. Seeing as Black Tiger is the most common recipient of her anger, and Hauler the only recipient of her passion, it is quite clear that she loves the huge strongman, and, oddly, cares for Black Tiger like a brother.

DC Universe History

Flame Strike and Gateway are a pair, and should be kept together even if the New Legion is not used. Otherwise, they can be an independent duo, members of another hero team, or otherwise together.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Flame Strike

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 11 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 05 Occupation: Adventurer, Deputy Leader of the New Legion
Inf: 06 Aur: 07 Spi: 09 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 017 HP: 051

Flame Immunity: 19, Flame Project: 22, Flash: 18

Accuracy (All Physical): 10, Charisma (Interrogation, Persuasion): 11, Vehicles*: 07

Attractive, Headquarters (Expansive), Popularity (Local Hero [Denver]).

New Legion (High).

Dark Secret [Former prostitute], Limelight, Public Identity, Uncertainty.

By William Chamberlin.

Source of Character: Homegrown.