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    Martin Stein

  • Comic Book Death:
    • He's killed during Brightest Day by Black Lantern Firestorm.
    • According to the start of the New 52 run, he's dead before the story begins, but soon it turns out he's not entirely dead, and he's back in the living soon after.
  • Cool Old Guy: Commonly depicted as a benevolent mentor to his partners/fellow host bodies.
  • Married to the Job: It got so bad that his wife divorced him.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's a scientist and is never the host body for Firestorm.
  • Retcon: Doomsday Clock claims he was actually a government plant all along, becoming Firestorm included.

    Ronnie Raymond

  • Alliterative Name: Ronald Roy Raymond.
  • An Arm and a Leg: During The Fury of Firestorm, he loses an arm at one point. He eventually manages to get it back.
  • Comic Book Death: Stabbed through the chest during Identity Crisis, which kills him. He gets revived at the end of Blackest Night.
  • Dumb Jock: A high school American Football player who is not very bright.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: In Doomsday Clock, thanks to a mix of Ronnie's powers apparently going off and turning an entire crowd of people to glass, anti-metahuman suspicion, and Ronnie's behaviour whenever caught on camera making him come across as a raving lunatic.
  • Lovable Jock: Despite his Dumb Jock status above, his heart is in the right place.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Commonly depicted as such.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Jason, after his resurrection, and in The Fury of Firestorm. The former because Jason unfairly blames Ronnie for what the Black Lantern Firestorm did to Gehenna. In the later, it's just because, and they do eventually manage to get over it... mostly.
  • Two First Names: His last name could easily pass as his second given name.

    Jason Rusch


    Felicity Smoak


  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Her death's something out of a horror movie - turned into salt while screaming to Jason that she loves him, then her heart's punched out.
  • Dying to Be Replaced: Dies horrifically just so Ronnie can take her place in the Firestorm team-up.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hairstyle.
  • Only One Name: She doesn't have a last name, although she was referred to as "Ms. Hewitt".
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: In Blackest Night, she's killed so Jason can angst and have a reason not to work with Ronnie.
  • Teleportation: She can teleport to certain distances.

    Mikhail Arkadin / Pozhar

    Doreen Day

    Tonya Lu



    Black Bison
John Ravenhair is a Native American born Black-Cloud-in-Morning and raised in Queens, New York. When his great-grandfather, Bison-Black-as-Midnight-Sky, is killed in a mugging, he becomes influenced and possessed by his ancestor's spirit. This leads him to set about avenging the wrongs committed against the Native American people. When removed from the angry spirit, he occasionally acts for good, but is frequently a threat to Firestorm.
  • Alliterative Name: Black Bison.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Can bring to life any inanimate object through magic. These can range from toys to even the Statue of Liberty.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Dresses in a stereotypical native American outfit and wields a coup stick and a tribal shield as weapons.
  • Color Animal Codename: The Black Bison.
  • Grand Theft Me: John Ravenhair was possessed by the soul of his great-grandfather, forcing him to become Black Bison.
  • Killed Off for Real: He was one of the many casualties of the Infinite Crisis event, and would only return due to the New 52 reset.
  • Weather Manipulation: Black Bison's Coup-Stick can control the weather; allowing him the ability to command storms to ride in his wake.

    Black Star


Bernard "Barney" Bonner became the electronic villain the Bug. He along with his partner Byte fought Firestorm on several occasions on the electronic web.


Blythe Bonner and her brother would create power-suits able to have complete electronic interaction. Taking the name Byte she would come to battle both Firestorm and Firehawk on waves of electronic web


Originally an independent sentient Black Lantern version of Firestorm, following The New 52 reboot, Deathstorm was a member of the Earth-3 Crime Syndicate who invaded Earth during Trinity War & Forever Evil.


Leroy Merkyn
A mercenary, he worked under the employ of Henry Hewitt on behalf of the 2000 Committee. The Enforcer aided in the abduction of Lorraine Reilly and fought with the hero known as Firestorm.
  • Hired Gun: He was hired by Tokamak to fight Firestorm.

Mica Love
Mica Love was a hired mercenary and the second of such individuals to assume the guise of the Enforcer. The Enforcer, as well as her predecessor Leroy Merkyn, worked for the 2000 Committee under industrialist Henry Hewitt. Hewitt had the Enforcers abduct U.S. senator Walter Reilly and his teenage daughter, Lorraine.
  • C-List Fodder: She lasted longer than her predecessor, but not by much, being killed off on the Suicide Squad in the early nineties.
  • Hired Gun: Much like her predecessor, she was mostly a mercenary.


Frederick Delmar, aka Goldenrod is an enemy of Firestorm with plant-related powers.

  • Death of Personality: Realizing that he could no longer continue to exist as he was, he chose to remove his physical form, transforming into a free-floating cloud of pollen. Goldenrod's dispersed molecules blew away into the night wind.
  • Killed Off for Real: His human personality died at the end of his only appearance and has never been brought back.
  • Plant Person: Was turned into a humanoid plant after being exposed to some experimental drugs.


Summer Day
The first Hyena, Summer Day, joined the Peace Corps as a result of relational issues with her father and was turned into a werehyena as a result of an accident in Africa. Taking the name the Hyena, Summer returned to America and began attacking both criminals and police officers. A result of her condition is a steadily progressing madness.
  • Anti-Villain: She isn't really evil, just completely wild and unpredictable. Although she will assault the cops or heroes for no apparent reason, she is likely to attack the common criminals just as well, since she actively hates them. And when Firestorm gets afflicted with her curse, she is willing to help him find a cure.
  • Artistic License – Biology: She is supposed to be a humanoid hyena hybrid, but bears no similarities to actual hyena, looking more like a standard werewolf, albeit with penchant to laugh all the time. Oddly enough, her very first appearance was slightly closer to the source material.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Her initial incarnation used to dish these out to Firestorm like candy. During their first fight, he was unable to land a single hit on her, while Hyena was beating him up without much effort. He only managed to save his neck by bringing down an electric pylon (behind her back) onto her.
  • Demoted to Extra: Started out as one of the most prominent and dangerous Firestorm's enemies, but got pushed to the background and nearly forgotten rather quickly, having only few very short cameos here and there. Eventually, she was killed (rather unceremoniously) by Deadshot during one such cameo.
  • Enemy Mine: Strikes an alliance with Firestorm when he and Summer's lover Jivan Shi are infected with Hyena's curse. She even saves the former one's life when he is about to be killed by the latter.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The main reason why she usually wins one-on-one fights against Firestorm (or at least she used to) is her speed. She easily dodges his ranged attacks and he is no match for her in close combat (when he tried to fire his energy beam point-blank at her, she just grabbed him by the wrist and yanked his arm, redirecting the beam elsewhere). Apart from that, Hyena is also quite durable (bringing down an electric pylon onto her mentioned above only served to temporarily knock her out) and according to Firestorm himself, she has a "wallop like a wrecking ball".
  • Our Monsters Are Different: Everything about her screams werewolf, except for the fact that she is a hyena.
  • Tragic Villain: She has no control over her transformation, and the whole reason she got stuck with her curse in the first place was because she tried to help a wounded warrior, and had shown zero signs of corruption prior to that event.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The curse of the werehyena causes anyone suffering it to gradually go insane. It is theorised that the madness suffered by the werehyenas is one's bestial side taking over, coupled with an exaggeration of negative emotions.

Jivan Shi
The second Hyena, Doctor Jivan Shi, was a psychiatrist whom Summer Day had fallen in love with while he was attempting to treat her werehyena condition. One night, as Summer and Jivan were embracing, Summer transformed into the Hyena and infected Jivan with the werehyena curse. Professor Stein noted that being the Hyena seemed to have warped Jivan Shi's mind.
  • C-List Fodder: He is one of the many villains that was killed off in Salvation Run.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The curse of the werehyena causes anyone suffering it to gradually go insane. It is theorized that the madness suffered by the werehyenas is one's bestial side taking over, coupled with an exaggeration of negative emotions.

    Killer Frost I - III 

Killer Frost is a legacy super-villain name with ice powers. The name was originally used by Crystal Frost, a Hudson University student who angrily hated men. Her successor was Louise Lincoln, a friend who took up the mantle after her death. After the New 52 relaunch, Caitlin Snow was introduced as the first to take the name in the new timeline. A scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs, she was transformed during an attempt to save herself from H.I.V.E. agents.

Tropes Common to all Killer Frosts

  • Aborted Arc: The Fury of Firestorm begins with a Zithertech agent called Doctor Loren Fortier, who's caught in the blast of Ronnie and Jason first becoming Firestorm, and is shown to start freezing everything around her while turning blue. Then the writers change (several times) and Fortier is forgotten. Dan Jurgens's run introduces Caitlin Snow as Killer Frost instead.
  • Breakout Villain: Killer Frost has proven popular enough with fans and writers that she has been used in Justice League, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as several video games and animated movies. The kicker? She appeared in most of these WITHOUT Firestorm. The only adaptations she appeared in that also included Firestorm were The Brave and the Bold, Justice League Action, and The Flash (2014).
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: Her first incarnation was a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds, but the second one was completely Axe-Crazy.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: She and Firestorm serve as the Trope Codifier.
  • An Ice Person: All versions of Killer Frost have the ability to absorb heat from external sources and transmute it into waves of cold. Using these powers, they can create an ice-sheen across her entire body that grants her increased durability, cause intense blizzards that can instantly freeze the target and generate objects composed completely of ice, such as projectiles in the form of ice shards and defensive walls or shields. She can also instantly freeze animate matter through physical contact, and is unable to touch a normal person without freezing them.
  • Kill It with Fire: Averted. Contrary to others who share her power set, heat did little damage to Killer Frost. In fact, heat was essential to her continued existence. Attacking Killer Frost with a heat based-weapon would only serve to strengthen her.
  • Kiss of Death: A favored tactic of hers is to kiss men and absorb their heat/freeze them from the inside.
  • Legacy Character: There have been no less than three incarnations of Killer Frost, the second of whom explicitly took up the identity as a tribute to the first.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Their supervillain outfits are very revealing and/or form-fitting.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Two incarnations have Frost and Snow as surnames.

Crystal Frost

  • Hot for Teacher: When Crystal Frost was a student at Hudson University, she fell in love with one of her professors, Martin Stein. Stein however, rejected Frost's affections.
  • Hot Scientist: She was Stein's protege before her Face–Heel Turn.
  • Killed Off for Real: She eventually died after she absorbed too much energy from Firestorm.
  • Sanity Slippage: After found that her powers were slowly killing her, Crystal became even more insane and began terrorizing innocent civilians until she is stopped by Firestorm and dies in the process.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: She retains her last name, Frost, in her super villain identity, since it conveniently matched the ice powers she developed. In point of fact, her whole given name, Crystal Frost, turned out to be very prophetic of her eventual powers.
  • Straw Feminist: She has an extreme hatred of men and froze them solid on sight, even her defense attorney. Granted, her male workers did not treat her with much respect, but she did not go crazy until Martin Stein brushed off her advances when she mistook his platonic interest in her for attraction.
  • Woman Scorned: Rejected by Martin Stein, she was devastated and her low self-esteem eventually developed into a hatred of all men and try to kill Professor Stein multiple times.

Louise Lincoln

  • Alliterative Name: Louise Lincoln.
  • Ax-Crazy: Louise is an insane super-villain who takes joy in killing people. There has been times where she has killed innocent civilians for no reason, or goes on a rampage in New York to get the Firestorm's attention. She is one of the most psychotic female villains of DC.
  • The Bus Came Back: She finally returned to the main continuity during Doomsday Clock.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She manipulated the Tragic Villain Mr. Freeze into a relationship with her, only for her to reveal that she had never truly loved him and was using him as a pawn the entire time while they were being carted off to prison. In another story from before the Mr. Freeze incident, she discovered that she had contracted cancer, and manipulated the new Firestorm host Jason Rusch into curing it for her, and then went on a rampage, leading to Firestorm reversing the effects as a form of revenge.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While all three versions have revealing and/or form-fitting outfits, Louise has the most sexualized look.

Caitlin Snow

  • Heel–Face Turn: She reformed during the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad event, and went on to join the Justice League.
  • One-Woman Army: In "Justice League Vs Suicide Squad", Killer Frost takes out the entire Justice League after absorbing the solar energy in Superman's body.
  • Pair the Smart Ones: Justice League of America (Rebirth) paired her with fellow scientist Ryan Choi.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: A woman whose last name is "Snow" ends up becoming An Ice Person.
  • Tragic Ice Character: She was once a brilliant young scientist with a bright future ahead of her and wanted nothing more than to help people. Unfortunately, some of her own coworkers locked her in a thermodynamic machine, intending to kill her. When she emerged, she was unable to generate her own body heat, and now needed to kill others (by freezing them) in order to survive. She becomes a stone-cold supervillain- but all she really wants is to feel warmth again. Thankfully, her story ultimately has a happy ending, as she learns to control her hunger and ends up joining the Justice League of America.


  • Brain Uploading: After dying on a mission with the Suicide Squad, her brain is used to create the digital supervillain Ifrit.
  • Delinquent Hair: Her hair is in a mohawk.
  • Killed Off for Real: She is one of the many Firestorm Rogues to die whilst serving on the Suicide Squad.
  • Master of Illusion: One of her powers was to project illusions.
  • Mind over Matter: Mindboggler can psionically induce highly convincing illusions in the minds of anyone in her vicinity.

Danton Black is a nuclear physicist who worked as Martin Stein's assistant in the designing of the Hudson Nuclear Facility. Feeling that he is not receiving his due credit, he begins stealing lab equipment. When he is caught by Stein and fired, he publicly accuses Stein of stealing his designs for the power plant. He breaks into the plant to steal blueprints to fabricate evidence on the same night that Stein attempts to bring it on line. Caught in the same explosion that fuses Stein and Ronnie Raymond into Firestorm, he gains the ability to split himself into identical duplicates, though those duplicates are smaller than the original, and get smaller the more he splits.

    Sand Demon
The manager to King Crusher who provided him the mutative steroids, Eddie Slick (who bears a strong resemblance to Martin Stein) was exposed to the same drugs as his wrestler and after being buried in the desert for exposing the drug ring behind the steroids. Developing the power to control sand, he sought revenge and crossed paths with Firestorm.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: As his name implies, he has the power to control sand.
  • Killed Off for Real: He was turned into glass and shattered by Firestorm in only four issues.
  • Sentient Sands: He was a metahuman who gained sand powers after being buried in the Nevada desert and mutated by the sand exposure. He could turn his entire body into sand. Firestorm defeated him by solidifying his sand body into glass and then shattering him.

    Silver Deer

When Chanka Silver Deer, a Cherokee woman, was a child, her twin brother Bobby was bitten by a rattlesnake. Her father tried to seek help for Bobby at a hospital, shoving a nurse aside and causing a bigoted security guard to shoot them both. The guard was not punished. Ordinarily, Chanka's grandfather would pass on his secrets of Native American medicine (sorcery) to the firstborn male, but with her brother dead, Chanka received the sacred teachings.

Years later, the adult Chanka did not forget about the unjust deaths of her father and brother, and sought revenge on all white people. To achieve that end, she forced John Ravenhair to again become the Black Bison, and together fought Firestorm.

Slipknot (Christopher Weiss) is a master in the use of ropes, including unbreakable ones, and a trained assassin. He created a chemical adhesive which he then applied to his ropes, making them nearly indestructible. Weiss uses the ropes to strangle, grapple, and hold down his opponents. Slipknot is an expert assassin, able to kill swiftly and silently. He is an exceptional martial artist and hand-to-hand combatant.

Tokamak (Henry Hewitt) is one of Firestorm's chief enemies. Known as a "Living Nuclear Reactor," he is able, with the aid of his containment suit, to create energy rings that manipulate atomic structure.

Exposed to radiation and ocean water, Martin Stein's colleague David Drake developed the ability to control weather. Initially going berserk whenever he entered the Typhoon identity, Drake later learned to control his powers and developed a hatred for Firestorm due to his numerous defeats at his hands.
  • Alliterative Name: David Drake
  • Boom, Headshot!: Had his head blown off by The Comedian.
  • Killed Off for Real: Killed by The Comedian during Doomsday Clock.
  • Shock and Awe: Typhoon can fire lightning from his fingertips.
  • Weather Manipulation: Typhoon can generate storms of tremendous strength that generate tornadoes and driving hail. While the storms were originally localized to Drake's vicinity, over time he has gained the ability to generate entire storm systems that can stretch over multiple states.

Todd Walton sought to develop a non-addictive painkiller but instead created Venom-X, an addictive hallucinogen that gives abusers snake-like qualities. Walton went on a killing spree, equipped with a wrist-mounted blaster that fired his drug.
  • Name's the Same: He has no connections to a certain symbiotic menace from Marvel, and was actually created two years prior to Venom's debut.

The Weasel is John Monroe, a costumed villain and enemy to Firestorm. He was a student of Martin Stein who became a serial killer. The name "Weasel" was inspired by a nickname others had given him. Monroe eventually died on a mission with the Suicide Squad.

  • Adult Fear: Her children were killed by Firestorm powers gone wrong, burned beyond all recognition.
  • Big Bad: For The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men.
  • Body Horror: Her husband, a Flawed Prototype of the Firestorm protocals, burned half her body by accident.
  • Create Your Own Hero: Had she not sent her clean-up crew to find anyone who had Stein's work and kill them, the New 52 version of Firestorm would never have come into existence.
  • Two-Faced: Uses a face-mask to hide the scarred left side of her body.


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