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* ''Literature/ForestKingdom'': In the ''Hawk & Fisher'' spinoff series' book 2 (''Winner Takes All''), Roxanne, one of the mercenaries hired by Hardcastle, loves setting random fires for the fun of it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'': Mzingo the Vulture just enjoys dropping torches and setting the Pride Lands on fire.


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* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Gokudera Hayato threatens to blow someone up every time he gets pissed.



%%* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Quartum, [[spoiler:the Averruncus of Fire]].



* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Johan has set lots of buildings on fire (some of them with people in them) throughout his life (and he's still only a young adult in his late teens or early twenties), but since he's TheSociopath who's '''extremely''' fond of DissonantSerenity, it's hard to tell if he actually derives any pleasure from setting the fires or watching them burn (or even killing people for that matter). The neo-Nazis seemed fond of setting [[KillItWithFire buildings on fire and burning people to death]], [[FridgeBrilliance which probably helps to explain why they sought out Johan and wanted him to join them]] (aside from the whole "master race" thing), though they clearly took pleasure in attempting to wipe out people they thought were inferior or who stood in their way.

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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': ''Manga/{{Monster}}'': Johan has set lots of buildings on fire (some of them with people in them) throughout his life (and he's still only a young adult in his late teens or early twenties), but since he's TheSociopath who's '''extremely''' fond of DissonantSerenity, it's hard to tell if he actually derives any pleasure from setting the fires or watching them burn (or even killing people for that matter). The neo-Nazis seemed fond of setting [[KillItWithFire buildings on fire and burning people to death]], [[FridgeBrilliance which probably helps to explain why they sought out Johan and wanted him to join them]] (aside from the whole "master race" thing), though they clearly took pleasure in attempting to wipe out people they thought were inferior or who stood in their way.way.
%%* ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'': Quartum, [[spoiler:the Averruncus of Fire]].
* In ''Manga/Reborn2004'', Gokudera Hayato threatens to blow someone up every time he gets pissed.



* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Mononobe no Futo enjoys setting things on fire when she's feeling scared or simply emotional, such as when she was deeply moved by a thought she had and decided she had to burn something. In ''Hopeless Masquerade'' her [[LimitBreak Last Word]] is to set the entire stage on fire, which causes continuous damage to the opponent. The whole thing is a HistoricalInJoke about the person she's based on's involvement in the burning of Buddhist temples during a religious war.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': ''Franchise/TouhouProject'': Mononobe no Futo enjoys setting things on fire when she's feeling scared or simply emotional, such as when she was deeply moved by a thought she had and decided she had to burn something. In ''Hopeless Masquerade'' her [[LimitBreak Last Word]] is to set the entire stage on fire, which causes continuous damage to the opponent. The whole thing is a HistoricalInJoke about the person she's based on's involvement in the burning of Buddhist temples during a religious war.

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*** The Fire Lords chapter of the Space Marines has something of an obsession with flame, and makes heavy use of flamer weapons and incendiary missiles during battle.


** [[TheDitz Ralph Wiggum]] has shown signs of pyromania on a couple of occasions. He shows Bart the place where he claims to have seen a leprechaun, who told him to burn things. When asked by a fire safety man if he was going to start any fires, he replies that "at my house, we call them [[UnusualEuphemism uh-oh]]s". In ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'', he'll also spout out the "the leprechaun tells me to burn things!" line when you pick him up.

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** [[TheDitz Ralph Wiggum]] has shown signs of pyromania on a couple of occasions. He shows Bart the place where he claims to have seen a leprechaun, who told him to burn things. When asked by a fire safety man if he was going to start any fires, he replies that "at my house, we call them [[UnusualEuphemism uh-oh]]s". In ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'', ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsRoadRage'', he'll also spout out the "the leprechaun tells me to burn things!" line when you pick him up.

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* ''Film/TalesOfHalloween'': Alice in "The Weak and the Wicked" likes to burn things. When first encountered she about to burn the lost trick-or-treater with her cigar; she later douses the Stranger in high-proof alcohol and tries to light him up; and a flashback shows that, as a child, she killed the Stranger's parents by burning down their caravan with them inside.

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* ''Literature/HiddenTalents'': [[MeaningfulName Torchie]] often starts small fires in his room, at meals and even in the middle of lessons. He also carries around half a dozen lighters with him so he can watch the sparks. [[spoiler:His fire-starting is actually due to PowerIncontinence rather than pyromania, but that still doesn't explain all the lighters.]]


** In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the Bright Order itself -- the College of Magic which specializes in fire magic -- is something of a subversion. Aqshy, The Wind of Fire, tends to inspire rampant pyromania in human wizards who use it regularly, so a significant part of a Bright Wizard's training is dedicated to resisting the pyromaniac urge that might overtake him.

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Bright Order itself -- the College of Magic which specializes in fire magic -- is something of a subversion. Aqshy, The the Wind of Fire, tends to inspire rampant pyromania in human wizards who use it regularly, so a significant part of a Bright Wizard's training is dedicated to resisting the pyromaniac urge that might overtake him.him.
*** The Skaven of Clan Volkn, which lives within the volcano of Fire Mountain, have a decidedly unhealthy fasciation with fire and the setting thereof, and is particularly known for its prosperity for using large number of warpfire throwers in battle.



*** Each and every Ork Burna Boy, and most Skorcha gunners, at least to the degree that orks can be called 'mentally ill' by human standards (Orks will happily kill each other for their equipment or [[KlingonPromotion their position]] in the hierarchy, but skorcha wielders are considered unhinged because they will set orks on fire just to see them "do the burny dance".). The Arch-Arsonist of Charadon, an Ork warlord, measures his success in worlds burned. Orks do not do things by halves (well, except people anyway).

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*** Each and every Ork Burna Boy, and most Skorcha gunners, at least to the degree that orks can be called 'mentally ill' "mentally ill" by human standards (Orks standards. Orks will happily kill each other for their equipment or [[KlingonPromotion their position]] in the hierarchy, but skorcha wielders are considered unhinged because they will set orks on fire just to see them "do the burny dance".). The Arch-Arsonist of Charadon, an Ork warlord, measures his success in worlds burned. Orks do not do things by halves (well, except people anyway).


* The Kiryuin family in ''Fanfic/NaturalSelection'' show traits of this seeing as their favorite method of destruction involves burning things to the ground. Ryuko set fire to the Honnouji slums twice over in a fit of rage and Ragyo burned down the hospital she well as several rival companies that offend her sensibilities.

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* The Kiryuin family in ''Fanfic/NaturalSelection'' show traits of this seeing as their favorite method of destruction involves burning things to the ground. Ryuko set fire to the Honnouji slums twice over in a fit of rage and Ragyo burned down the hospital she was born at as well as several rival companies that offend offended her sensibilities.

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* "Arsonist's Lullabye" by Music/{{Hozier}} is [[VillainSong sung from the perspective]] of a pyromaniac who seemingly finds peace when he falls in love, [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint only to conclude]]:
--> But my peace has always depended
--> On all the ashes in my wake

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* The Kiryuin family in ''Fanfic/NaturalSelection'' show traits of this seeing as their favorite method of destruction involves burning things to the ground. Ryuko set fire to the Honnouji slums twice over in a fit of rage and Ragyo burned down the hospital she well as several rival companies that offend her sensibilities.
* Pyro Goblin, the StarterVillain for Optimus and Sari in ''Fanfic/TFAKaleidoscope'', fits the bill. Besides the name, she's absolutely obsessed with fire and burning things alive. She's also a MadArtist who views burning things to ash as some form of ''art''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' becomes one of these after taking a blow to the head in the Creator/CarlBarks story "The Firebug". When another pyromaniac menaces the city, Donald helps bust him to prove that he's the only true "firebug" in town -- and then gets himself thrown into jails as we'll after lighting a fire in the judge's trash can.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' becomes one of these after taking a blow to the head in the Creator/CarlBarks story "The Firebug". When another pyromaniac menaces the city, Donald helps bust him to prove that he's the only true "firebug" in town -- and then gets himself thrown into jails jail as we'll well after lighting a fire in the judge's trash can.


May overlap with AxCrazy. Compare PsychoElectro for [[ShockAndAwe electricity-based powers]] and MadBomber for a common, terrifying overlap. For a more lighthearted take on mental illness-induced criminality, see TheKleptomaniac.

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May overlap with AxCrazy. Compare PsychoElectro for [[ShockAndAwe electricity-based powers]] and MadBomber for a common, terrifying overlap. For a more lighthearted take on mental illness-induced criminality, see TheKleptomaniac.
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'': Mr. Match's entire schtick is setting things on fire, which he relishes even after leaving WWW. Of course, he barely [[{{Pun}} holds a candle]] to the fire-themed [=NetNavis=] he operates throughout the series. He has a new one in every game, and each one is swathed with flames and at least as manic about fire as the man himself.


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* ''Literature/BagthorpeSaga'': Daisy Parker may well be the youngest ever pyromaniac. She started at the age of four and has since solidified her reputation as an all-round [[PersonOfMassDestruction Holy Terror]].

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* ''Literature/BagthorpeSaga'': ''Literature/TheBagthorpeSaga'': Daisy Parker may well be the youngest ever pyromaniac. She started at the age of four and has since solidified her reputation as an all-round [[PersonOfMassDestruction Holy Terror]].

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