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5th Dec '16 3:43:24 AM AgProv
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* Music/BlueOysterCult's ''Spy In The House Of The Night'' is about a pyromaniac who gets his kicks from being normal on the outside but a secret arsonist by night. Tellingly it's also a Shout Out to Music/TheDoors song ''The Spy In The House Of Love'', about a sexual voyeur.
11th Nov '16 5:03:12 AM Beedle
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* In ''Film/BigBully'', David's childhood friend Ulf, who liked to play with fire, ironically grew up to become a firefighter. He still displays some of his old habits, like when he entertains some schoolkids at a safety drill by lighting his own arm on fire.
27th Oct '16 10:08:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Firefly of GIJoeRenegades.'' Not only a dedicated pyro, he is also known to talk to the fires he starts as one might talk to their lover. Or he'll talk about the fires in a religious context. The guy is completely bat-shit insane.

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* ''Firefly of GIJoeRenegades.WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades.'' Not only a dedicated pyro, he is also known to talk to the fires he starts as one might talk to their lover. Or he'll talk about the fires in a religious context. The guy is completely bat-shit insane.
7th Oct '16 4:11:53 PM NegiSpongie
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* Cary from ''Film/Super8'' constantly totes a satchel of fireworks, blows things up at random intervals, and builds his own M80s. Lampshaded when Charles chews him out about his extreme obsession with fireworks.
20th Sep '16 8:33:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Blister from ''JasonXToTheThirdPower''.

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* Blister from ''JasonXToTheThirdPower''.''Literature/JasonXToTheThirdPower''.



* The 1986 young adult novel ''The Fire Raiser'', by UsefulNotes/NewZealand author Maurice Gee, is about a group of kids tracking down the title character during WorldWarI. Later made into a MiniSeries.

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* The 1986 young adult novel ''The Fire Raiser'', by UsefulNotes/NewZealand author Maurice Gee, is about a group of kids tracking down the title character during WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Later made into a MiniSeries.
16th Aug '16 4:54:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* A large number of mages and planeswalkers in ''MagicTheGathering'', including Jaya Ballard and Chandra Nalaar.
* ''{{Champions}}'' has a few villains like this, including Blowtorch and Firebug.

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* A large number of mages and planeswalkers in ''MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', including Jaya Ballard and Chandra Nalaar.
* ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' has a few villains like this, including Blowtorch and Firebug.



* Pyromania (called "Firebug") is a mental disorder in ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'', which forces the character to roll willpower whenever given a chance to start a fire (which is surprisingly often) and gives Fellowship penalties from depression whenever the character isn't setting fire to stuff. Most characters who acquire it tend to live short, interesting lives before being put down by law enforcement or their fellow party members after setting fire to something they really shouldn't. And if the party [[PlayingWithFire Red Wizard]] ever gets it, run. Run like your pants are on fire, which they will be shortly if you do not.

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* Pyromania (called "Firebug") is a mental disorder in ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'', which forces the character to roll willpower whenever given a chance to start a fire (which is surprisingly often) and gives Fellowship penalties from depression whenever the character isn't setting fire to stuff. Most characters who acquire it tend to live short, interesting lives before being put down by law enforcement or their fellow party members after setting fire to something they really shouldn't. And if the party [[PlayingWithFire Red Wizard]] ever gets it, run. Run like your pants are on fire, which they will be shortly if you do not.
15th Aug '16 1:44:20 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Though the encyclopedia relased in 2011 gives a large dose of realism, saying that anyone who used a flamethrower in active service is prescribed psychological assessment immediately afterwards.

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** Though the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' encyclopedia relased released in 2011 gives a large dose of realism, saying that anyone who used a flamethrower in active service is prescribed psychological assessment immediately afterwards.
14th Aug '16 1:52:00 PM nombretomado
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** The song ''Feuer Frei'' means "fire at will", ''Benzin'' is "gasoline". There's also ''Mein Herz brennt'' (my heart is burning), ''Sonne'' (sun), ''Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen'' (do you want to see the bed on fire), ''Feuer und Wasser'' (fire and water). ''Asche zu Asche'' (ash to ash) is about being burnt at the stake. Even the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp9z-9RdwwM&feature=related bands name]] is a reference to an air show disaster which is famous for the video footage of a huge fireball of a plane crashing into a crowd of spectators.

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** The song ''Feuer Frei'' "Feuer Frei" means "fire at will", ''Benzin'' "Benzin" is "gasoline". There's also ''Mein "Mein Herz brennt'' brennt" (my heart is burning), ''Sonne'' "Sonne" (sun), ''Wollt "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen'' sehen" (do you want to see the bed on fire), ''Feuer "Feuer und Wasser'' Wasser" (fire and water). ''Asche "Asche zu Asche'' Asche" (ash to ash) is about being burnt at the stake. Even the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp9z-9RdwwM&feature=related bands name]] is a reference to an air show disaster which is famous for the video footage of a huge fireball of a plane crashing into a crowd of spectators.



* In "Lament for a Toy Factory", DoctorSteel sings about burning down the toy factory that fired him with "gasoline-filled Super Soakers."
* The narrator of "Psalms 40:2" by TheMountainGoats is a pyromaniac seeking a meaningful connection with God through setting fires.
* ''Music/TheOffspring'' song "Burn It Up".

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* In "Lament for a Toy Factory", DoctorSteel Music/DoctorSteel sings about burning down the toy factory that fired him with "gasoline-filled Super Soakers."
* The narrator of "Psalms 40:2" by TheMountainGoats Music/TheMountainGoats is a pyromaniac seeking a meaningful connection with God through setting fires.
* ''Music/TheOffspring'' Music/TheOffspring song "Burn It Up".



* ''Creator/{{Cascada}}'' has a song called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsdXPPp8dNk "Pyromania."]]

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* ''Creator/{{Cascada}}'' Music/{{Cascada}} has a song called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsdXPPp8dNk "Pyromania."]]
8th Aug '16 10:18:35 AM Willbyr
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* Kasai from ''MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''. He really loves burning things, but he's a bit more complex than that.

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* Kasai from ''MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''.''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''. He really loves burning things, but he's a bit more complex than that.
4th Aug '16 12:00:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* You can play one in ''{{Arcanum}}''. While it's one of the lamer character backgrounds (the bonus is rather useless when you intend to specialise in Explosives anyway), the description is just lovely:

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* You can play one in ''{{Arcanum}}''.''VideoGame/{{Arcanum}}''. While it's one of the lamer character backgrounds (the bonus is rather useless when you intend to specialise in Explosives anyway), the description is just lovely:



* Several villains of the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series, like [[PsychoForHire psychotic]] BlackKnight Yuber and ''[[SerialEscalation more]]'' [[AxCrazy psychotic]] Luca Blight.

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* Several villains of the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, like [[PsychoForHire psychotic]] BlackKnight Yuber and ''[[SerialEscalation more]]'' [[AxCrazy psychotic]] Luca Blight.



* Sid Burn, the leader of a domestic terrorist group called the Coyotes and the BigBad of the first ''{{Vigilante8}}'' game.

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* Sid Burn, the leader of a domestic terrorist group called the Coyotes and the BigBad of the first ''{{Vigilante8}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante8}}'' game.



* Spawn a Pyro in ''{{Scribblenauts}}'' and he burns down anything possible.

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* Spawn a Pyro in ''{{Scribblenauts}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'' and he burns down anything possible.
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