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     Martin Stein

  • 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.

     Ronnie Raymond

     Jason Rusch


     Black Bison


Leroy Merkyn

  • Hired Gun: He was hired by Tokamak to fight Firestorm.

Mica Love

  • C-List Fodder: She lasted longer than her predecesser, but not by much, being killed off on the Suicide Squad in the early nineties.
  • Hired Gun:



Summer Day

  • 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.
  • 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.

Jivan Shi

  • C-List Fodder: He is one of the many villains that was killed off in Salvation Run.

     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

  • Breakout Villain: Killer Frost has proven popular enough with fans and writers that she has been used in Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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



     Sand Demon

  • Dishing Out Dirt:
  • 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





  • 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.

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