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"Look into those flames, supplicant! Raise your head, look! Is that what you wish to hold, supplicant? Is the shaping of flames what stirs your heart? Know that flames can burn, and if you would learn their power, you must suffer their touch."
Ignus's teacher, Planescape: Torment

Fire is one of the basic classical elements and usually the starter element from the Fire, Ice, Lightning trinity that console role-playing games love so much. It's a very popular power to use, mainly because it comes from the prettiest of explosions. This seems to work best when used on the undead, arrows, swords, and, against all common sense, even people. It even works when rolled up into a tangible ball and thrown!

People who are literally packing heat also tend to be fireproof and have a very high heat tolerance, as Required Secondary Powers. But sometimes, they aren't and are, in fact, just as vulnerable to their own flames as everybody else. Similarly, such characters may be Glass Cannons physically or emotionally owing to their element's reputation for extreme destruction and fragility.


A person with fire power often possesses — get this — a fiery personality. You could say that they are Hot-Blooded, choleric, or that the flame of passion burns within them. And who knows, maybe their burning anger powers their burning hands; it's certainly possible for it to make them literally burn from anger. They also tend to be redheads (or dye their hair). They may even give you due warning by being Fiery Redheads. If they're also a Pyro Maniac, heaven help you. In jRPGs, this person is likely to be a Black Magician Girl.

Contrast with the natural foil, An Ice Person, Making a Splash (with which it combines for boiling or steam), and Shock and Awe (which can be perceived as this trope plus Blow You Away). Compare Kill It with Fire, and Having a Blast. May overlap with Magma Man (which could be perceived as a combination of this trope and Dishing Out Dirt). If you're caught in a literal firefight with these people, you should probably Kill It with Water. Frequently shown (off) via Finger Snap Lighter and Blasting Time. Expect them to sneer at anyone using a Faux Flame. See Fiery Stoic for a Power Stereotype Flip.



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  • Takahisa Tajima from 11eyes has the ability to conjure and control fireballs. Which gets really bad when he goes into an Unstoppable Rage.
  • Zelman Clock from Black Blood Brothers has a power called Eye Ignite which lets him create and control fire.
  • In Black Cat, Kyoko, one of the members of the Apostles of the Stars, can raise her body temperature high enough to burn everything she touches, breathe fire, and create a force field made of fire. Her expies in To Love-Ru as well. She usually passes this off as magic tricks and special effects on her show during her acting role as "Magical Kyōko" TV series, or to defend herself from perverts.
  • Flame Magic is fairly common in Black Clover. Magna can throw different types of fireballs, Fuegoleon creates large fire forms, and Mereoleona uses her fire to burn through spells and form fists to pummel her enemies. Mars and Fana can also use fire to heal themselves, and Fana has the fire spirit Salamander, allowing her to create extremely destructive fire blasts and claw slashes.
  • Bleach:
    • Shinigami head captain Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai uses the sword Ryujin Jakka (Flowing Flame Blade) but defies the personality portion of this trope by having learned self-control (a thousand years ago, he was much more thuggish and hot-headed). His zanpakuto's release command is "Reduce all creation to ashes, Ryuujin Jakka!" and the initial release can create an inferno capable of engulfing an entire town. Anyone within range tends to react with justifiable fear. His Bankai becomes The Power of the Sun. All of the flames are concentrated into the blade, and create an invisible armour of flame around both the sword and Yamamoto's body. Anything the blade touches is incinerated and anything that touches Yamamoto's body is incinerated. All of the moisture in Seireitei evaporates, and if the Bankai remains active too long, the world will be destroyed. Its maximum heat is the same as the core of the Sun—1.5 million degrees.
    • Hinamori is gifted with fire, including fire-based Kido. Her Zanpakutou is Tobiume ("Flying Plum Blossom", but can also refer to the snap and crackle of bonfire flames). Her Shikai is released with the command "Snap!" and produces fireballs that can create large explosions.
    • Grimmjow's Fraccion, Edrad Liones, gets this ability when he releases his Zanpakutou, Volcanica (Spanish for "Volcanic").
    • Love Aikawa's Zanpakutou, Tengumaru ("Long-Nosed Goblin"), has the ability to manipulate fire, though nowhere near to the extent of Yamamoto.
    • Isshin's Zanpajutou, Engetsu ("Scathing Moon"), is released with the command "Burn!". It appears to create a wall of flame and allow its user to literally spit fire.
    • Bazz-B is known as "The Heat" among the Vandenreich. His fire abilities are so great that he can stop Yamamoto's flames from harming him and his comrades, as well as melt Hitsugaya's ice with one finger.
    • Yuushirou's Shunkou is fire-based. Whenever he uses it, it causes huge explosions akin to a fire bomb.
    • Shusuke Amagai from the New Captain arc had fire-based powers.
    • Yoshino Soma's doll Goethe from the Bount arc was a fire elemental. Yoshino later merged with Goethe and obtained Human Torch-like powers.
    • The movie villains Yang (from the 2nd movie) and Shuren (from the 4th movie).
  • The Anti Anti Christ of Blue Exorcist has blue flames as his Red Right Hand.
  • In Cardcaptor Sakura, there is the Fiery Card, which takes the form of a young boy with burning wings. Also, Syaoran uses a Paper Talisman with fire-based powers now and then. (Usually to fight Clow Cards, but he set Touya's jacket on fire with it once.)
  • A Certain Magical Index:
    • Stiyl Magnus, the first magician Touma faces, uses liberally distributed magical runes to throw 3000°C fireballs and control an indefinitely regenerating fire demon (at least, as long as the runes aren't disrupted).
    • Fiamma of the Right is one of the most powerful human villains the series' protagonists have faced so far. His ability, "The Holy Right", manifests in the form of a flaming third arm behind him, allowing him to perform incredibly broken acts like conjuring a forty kilometer long Flaming BFS and flames which destroy objects without any destructive force.
  • Ogami from Code:Breaker uses his flames to kill his enemies.
  • 006 (Chang Changku) from Cyborg 009 can breathe fire hot enough to melt almost any surface.
  • One of contractors' power in Darker Than Black is massive pyrokinesis. This would not be that bad...if it were so easily triggered instinctively or the contractor in question wasn't a little girl prone to emotional overreaction and rolling downhill into long, dreamwalking trances. Another contractor caused, at will, fiery explosions of handprints he previously left on something. Which is spectacular when the boy bothers to mark with his skin fat everything in a room.
  • In the anime Dragon Crisis!, we have Rose, a cute loli with a strange necklace—who is also able to throw fire.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Natsu, the Fire Dragon Slayer, and by extension his adopted dragon parent, the Fire Dragon King Igneel. Then there's also Natsu's Honorary Uncle, the dragon Atlas Flame.
    • Elemental Four member Totomaru, who can control flames as well create different-colored flames with different properties.
    • Macao, another Fairy Tail Wizard has Purple Flare, though it sticks to objects instead of burning them. His son Romeo, becomes a fire wizard after the Time Skip, and even took lessons from Totomaru.
    • Then there's Zancrow of the Seven Kin of Purgatory, who's a Flame God Slayer that uses black divine flames. The very first villain, Bora, also counts.
  • Homura Hinooka's specialty in Fire Girl is to conjure flames and control them.
  • Recca Hanabishi and Kurei from Flame of Recca specialize in this. They are also expies of Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami.
    • Recca especially, as in-universe his flame is cursed and thus formless, meaning he can use his flames as anything he can think of.
  • Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist, aka "Flame Alchemist". He uses alchemy to increase the concentration of oxygen in the air, then ignites it using gloves made of a material that sparks when he snaps his fingers.
  • While all the Suzaku Senshi in Fushigi Yugi are the servants of the fire god, Tasuki is the only one with actual powers over fire and flames, probably because he's the most deserving, given his Hot-Blooded nature.
  • The title character of Hana the Fox Girl breathes foxfire when she becomes embarrassed.
  • Amateur exorcist Izuna from Hell Teacher Nube. Her pyrokinesis first manifested when she experienced her first love, but unfortunately for her, it was completely uncontrollable and she tended to become Wreathed in Flames which would burn her clothes down to nothing (much to her distress and embarrassment), and Nube and friends were worried that her own fire could consume her. Eventually, she learned to control it with deadly accuracy.
  • Fire Force: People with 'Spontaneous Human Combustion' are classified into three categories:
    • 1st Generation, people with no control over their fire powers and are little more than mindless monsters when it randomly activates.
    • 2nd Generation, people who have the ability to control already existing flames, be it turning the fire into shapes, move it, or even nullify it.
    • 3rd Generation, people who are given strange abilities with fire and unlike 2nd gen, are able to create their own fire.
  • Renkotsu of the Band of Seven in InuYasha is a firearms expert who seems to love blowing stuff up and even breathes fire with his explosives and other equipment.
  • Jojos Bizarre Adventure
    • In Part 3, Muhammad Avdol's stand, Magician's Red, has the ability to conjure and control flames. Strangely enough, his flames also seem to be useful at binding people.
    • Part 8's Jobin Higashikata wields the stand Speed King which is capable of a heat variant. It doesn't create physical fire, but it can drastically raises the temperature of a single point in space, and when weaponized can cause multiple blood vessels to burst and leave his victims near catatonic. However, it is heavily implied that this is merely an application of Speed King's true power.
  • HOMRA, the Red Clan in K, has powers that manifest as fire. The Red Sanctum represents destruction, and this is something that all of the Red Kings shown in the story have to grapple with.
  • Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss is a centuries-old Kitsune who has a tendency to summon fireballs so much he might qualify as pyromaniac. He also has a nasty little habit of combining this with Baleful Polymorph; namely transforming his victim into a game animal of some kind and than roasting them alive.
  • Kämpfer: Natsuru uses fire powers as his Zauber ability.
  • Kara no Kyoukai has Azaka Kokuto, whose fire abilities are shown in the 6th chapter.
  • Played with in Katekyō Hitman Reborn!. Certain people have the ability to use Dying Will Flames, which can be one of seven types that correspond to a weather phenomenon and have a special property. Subverted in that some flames have a property that seems more like another element, namely, Rain Flames and Lightning Flames.
    • In the manga, seven more flames are added when the Simon Family enter the story. The new Earth Flames (as opposed to the Sky Flames) correspond to themes associated with the Earth such as Flames of the Forest, Glacier, and Mountain.
  • In Kaze no Stigma, the whole Kannagi family (except Kazuma) use fire magic due to the fact that the first Kannagi made a contract with the spirit king of fire. Ayano even fits the personality aspects of a fire user to a T, being a Tsundere, Hot-Blooded, and Fiery Redhead triple threat.
  • In Kitsune No Yomeiri Kyouka has the ability to produce Fox Fire. These magical flames are usually only small balls of flame but can grow to great pillars of fire when she is angry.
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: So Yuuta's delusions go. Black fire, to be exact.
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
  • In Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, the prince, Alibaba Saluja, and Aladdin's constant companion has the spirit of fire possess his dagger and at first, he can only shoot flames from the sword itself, but later on he gains the ability to use Djinn Equip and turn his arms to black lava-like things and his sword gets bigger and he can shoot more flames, but by the next series, he can completely surround himself with flames and move around in them, flying as well, and also his hair gets longer and looks like flames as well. So yeah, he fits the trope pretty well.
  • Hikaru Shidou from Magic Knight Rayearth, the Magic Knight of Flame (and a bit of Lightning).
  • The Festival arc of Mahou Sensei Negima! has Mei Sakura, who is also a fire magic specialist, and the significantly more competent Chao Lingshen, who, after releasing the seal on her magic, reveals herself to be scarily powerful at it. Later on, the main hero's childhood friend Anya displays this ability. From the arc following it is Homura, one of Fate's loyal minions and number four in the series he comes from, Quartum, Averruncus of Fire.
  • Mai Tokiha from Mai-HiME has an Element that allows her to manipulate fire.
  • Quite a few people in My Hero Academia wield fire thanks to their Quirks:
    • Wielding fire is half of Shoto Todoroki's power, inherited from his father Endeavor; the other half is ice, inherited from his mother. Shoto notably refused to use his fire powers at the start of the series, because his father is such an asshole that Shoto refused to honor his wish of wielding fire. However, a talk from Izuku convinced him to start using both sides of his power, not for his father but for himself.
    • Other people with fire powers include villain Dabi, and Izuku's father, Hisashi.
  • Naruto:
    • All the Uchiha clan members have a natural affinity for fire, though many of them can use other elements as well. In fact, fire is the dominant chakra nature of the Hidden Leaf Village as a whole (as would be expected from a place located in the Land of Fire), and the Sarutobi are another of its clans who seem to have a natural affinity for it. Some ninjas from other villages can use fire as well.
    • Uchiha with Mangekyo Sharingan eyes can also use Amaterasu, a special black fire which can burn anything, even regular fire.
  • One Piece:
    • Pearl, Co-Dragon to early villain Don Krieg, used friction from his gauntlets to ignite the armor he wore. He also flung small burning pearls.
    • Portgas D. Ace, main protagonist Luffy's older brother, is quite literary the embodiment of fire, having eaten the Mera Mera no Mi (Flame-Flame Fruit). He can create fire, manipulate it however he wants, and turn his body into it at will, allowing both for rocket-like flight and letting attacks pass through him. Extra credits for shooting flame beams from finger guns. After Ace dies, the Mera Mera no Mi returns into circulation and, in the Dressrosa arc, is eaten by his and Luffy's other brother, Sabo.
    • Marco the Phoenix can transform into a blue phoenix and can use fire to heal his wounds.
    • Sanji's Diable Jambe (Devil Leg), which covers his foot in heat, allowing him to set fire to or burn opponents.
    • Luffy by combining vulcanization and gear second can also use burning attacks.
    • Kinemon, who can cut with fire as well as cut fire blasts.
    • Charlotte Oven, of a sort. His Devil Fruit, the Heat-Heat Fruit (Netsu Netsu no Mi) allows him to radiate heat and make anything he touches extremely hot, as if they had been just taken out of the oven - case in point, Pedro tried attacking him with his sword and wound up scalding his hand badly because his sword overheated from touching Oven. Oven's younger brother Basskarte can also project fire from his hands (and, in the anime, his mouth).
    • The anime-only character Don Accino has a similar power with his Hot-Hot Fruit (Atsu Atsu no Mi), which can also explicitly manipulate external heat sources, such as lava and hot air (the Heat-Heat Fruit can heat up external things, but only manipulates the heat that Oven puts into it), and throw balls of heat energy.
    • The anime-only character Bear King has the Kachi Kachi no Mi (Hard-Hard Fruit), which gives him the powers of stones being knocked together, letting him harden his body and increase his temperature at the same time, burning anything he touches.
  • Kotohara Ren from Popcorn Avatar, while not actually having an avatar of her own yet, is still the incarnation of Agni, the Deva of Fire, and will likely provide the fire-based abilities.
  • Goh, the Leafe Knight of Fire, from Prétear.
  • Pretty Cure
  • Phoenix King Saffron from Ranma ½. He doesn't just project fire, it heals him.
  • Shizuma Kusanagi from Real Bout High School is a Hot-Blooded brawler with fiery moves… that are usually performed with alcohol and a disposable lighter. The important thing is it still works like Kyo's moves do, and they still involve a great deal of physical exertion.
  • Rei Hino (Sailor Mars) from Sailor Moon has appropriately fire-based powers, and also reads flames in her work as a miko.
    • Likewise are her villainous counterparts Koan of the Ayakashi Sisters with her Dark Fire attack, and Eudial of the Witches 5 with her Fire Buster move. Hawk's Eye of the Amazon Trio sported the ability to breath fire with help from a torch.
  • In Saint Beast, Goh is gifted with fire-based Elemental Powers.
  • Saint Seiya:
  • The Silver Saints, Centaurus Babel. He attacks con his flames.
  • A Filler Villain, the Saint Of Fire. He can throw jets of flame that surround the victim.
  • Homura in Sekirei, against personality type, is one of the more stoic characters. The Hot-Blooded Tsundere is the water Sekirei, Tsukiumi, who exhibits the remainder of this trope.
  • Shana from Shakugan no Shana. The translation of her series' title is "the girl with fire in her eyes". That's not the only thing about her that's fiery, either.
  • Gurren from Shōnen Onmyōji uses the fires from hell in his attacks. He's considered the strongest out of the 12 shikigami in terms of attack power.
  • While her strengths are more in Black Magic, Lina Inverse of Slayers mostly uses fire Shamanistic Magic to fight—appropriate, given her nature. Also, the most basic and best-known mage spells are either White Magic or fire Shamanism.
  • Jacqueline O. Lantern Dupré from Soul Eater has the Weapon form of a lantern that doubles as a flamethrower. She can also generate fire without fully transforming. In fact, the trio of Ox, Kim, and Kirikou are fire and lightening based: Harvar is an electricity-generating lance, and Pot of Thunder and Pot of Fire's powers are what their names suggest.
  • Two characters in Tiger & Bunny can create/control fire: Flamboyant superhero Nathan Seymour/Fire Emblem and criminal-killing vigilante Yuri Petrov/Lunatic. Both avert the standard Personality Powers for fire as Nathan is cheerfully camp and Lunatic is unnervingly calm both in and out of costume.
  • In the manga version of Tokkô, Sakura's Sword Beam attack seems to be fire-based. Also, Ito is shown to be able to make a giant flaming hand shoot up out of the ground.
  • Starjun from Toriko can create and control fire hot enough to melt iron. On top of that, he also has a flaming kithcen knife, which, due to his length, doubles as a sword. In the anime adaptation, his flames were made blue.
  • Fatina from The Tower of Druaga is a fire mage who channels her magic through a magic gun/flamethrower.
  • In Umi Monogatari, Kanon's power is to control fire.
  • Dilandau's Giant Mecha in The Vision of Escaflowne is equipped with giant flamethrowers... which Dilandau loves to use.
  • Burner the Fire Demon from Yaiba.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! has Joey Wheeler/Katsuya Jonouchi; his favorite monster is the Flame Swordsman.
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX has Axel Brodie/Austin O'Brien; his Deck utilizes the Volcanic archetype.
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's has Hunter Pace/Mukuro Enjo; his Deck utilizes the Burning Skull archetype.
  • Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho is a fire youkai. He first demonstrates this ability by incinerating another fire youkai (Zeru), who had been hyped up as being pretty powerful. Rando can also throw fireballs because he stole the technique. Though he claimed to use "demonic fire", Zeru was only limited to flames in the human world; Hiei, on the other hand, because of his transplanted Jagan Eye could also control "Darkness Flame": the living black flame of the demon world Makai.
  • Zatch Bell!:
    • Zofis to start with, though his powers are officially based on explosions.
    • Much later, we have Fango, who plays the trope straight.
    • There's also Fire Elbow, pyrokinetic human that's part of an American superhero team called the Majestic Twelve. But they're all background characters, minor at best.

    Comic Books 
  • X-Men:
    • Pyro's mutant power allows him to control fire, but, notably, not create it; in the comics and the third movie, he uses a specially designed harness to produce flame, but in the first and second movies, he used an ordinary lighter.
    • Shiro Yoshida/Yashida, the Japanese Captain Ethnic guest-star Sunfire, complete with a rising-sun emblem and scary pseudo-samurai mask that looks like it's made of fire half the time.
    • Jean Grey and her daughter Rachel Summers with the power of The Phoenix Force. Her Phoenix powers give her cosmic pyrokinesis, essentially magic fire.
    • The Ultimate Universe Pyro is not immune to fire and is horribly scarred all over his body.
  • Johnny Storm (the second, but more famous Human Torch) from the Fantastic Four. The original hothead. He can generate shapes composed of fire from any point on his body (He usually employs his hands to "sculpt" the flames, occasionally as a lasso to ensnare enemies). He can form fire into long streams, spheres, or even more complex shapes like letters in skywriting. These flames-objects will only remain their shapes as long as he concentrates upon them. The objects will only burn about 3 minutes before expiring unless the Torch continues to infuse them with energy
    • Frankie Raye had powers similar to the Torch's, and her powers were augmented to cosmic levels when she became Nova, a Herald of Galactus.
    • Another one of Galactus' Heralds, the aptly named Firelord, has similar powers (his original name was also Pyreus Kril, tying into the theme)
    • The Golden Age Torch was an android who accidentally burst into flame on contact with air. He later gained control over his powers, became a superhero, and picked up a sidekick, Toro, who was also on fire, but a human boy mutated by radiation rather than an android.
    • Tara, a Distaff Counterpart to the Golden Age Human Torch, is also an android who bursts into flames. Unlike The Golden Age Torch, she never gained full control over her powers, so she was given a special suit so she could "flame off".
    • The Golden Age Human Torch was sometimes impersonated by Captain Kerosene, who had similar powers.
    • Super-Skrull has this power as well. Since he has all of the F4's powers.
  • Liz Sherman from Hellboy. As it turns out in the comicbooks, she actually has some kind of free-willed elemental fire-spirit living inside her, hence her occasional Power Incontinence.
  • The Ghost Riders can do this with Hellfire, the biggest example being the original Johnny Blaze.
  • Magma from New Mutants controls fire in addition to lava, so she's kind of a Fire/Earth elemental.
    • And various versions of Sunfire, as well.
    • Matchstick, a mutant at the Xavier school. Part of his mutation is that his head is permanently on fire.
    • School rioter Glob Herman's body was made of a gelatinous substance that could also be set on fire (until he was extinguished). The "setting on fire" part was taken care of by fellow rebel student Redneck, who had actual fire powers.
    • Fever Pitch, another mutant fire guy. His powers eventually destroyed his body, but his flaming skeleton continues to walk among us, fully alive.
  • Doom Patrol:
    • Fever had the power to increase the temperature around her and she was invulnerable to the heat, so invariably, she would light herself mostly on fire. She's a spacey Cloudcuckoolander, though. Well, until being imprisoned on Apokolips made her Darker and Edgier, that is.
    • One of Crazy Jane's multiple superpowered personalities is the gigantic "Sun Daddy" who shoots fireballs out of her flaming head. There was also Flaming Katy, who had more conventional fire powers.
  • Effigy, a Green Lantern villain, had powers that worked kind of like a Green Lantern Ring, but with fire instead. He was originally intended as a Sinestro-style Evil Counterpart to the then-new (and very pyrophobic) Lantern, Kyle Rayner.
    • This is the gimmick of several DC villains, most notably Heat Wave, who is an extreme pyromaniac who burned down his home as a boy and designed a pocket flamethrower and fireproof suit so he could handle fire better.
    • Similarly, Batman villains and pyromaniac arsonists Firefly and Firebug, who actually have nothing to do with each other.
    • And the Human Flame, a small-time crook brought down by the Martian Manhunter decades ago. When he got out of the joint, friends in high places let him get revenge by roasting MM alive. The Human Flame's suit shoots fire from nozzles located on its chest, leading to jokes about him having "fire nipples".
    • And minor villain Vulcan, as part of his group's Classical Mythology theme.
  • Fire Lad, of the Legion of Substitute Heroes, could breathe fire. He was rejected by the Legion of Super-Heroes because he couldn't control his powers very well; a recent version of him had his powers officially listed as "breathes fire with at best moderate control." Sun Boy had more direct, Human Torch-style fire abilities (and a way with the ladies not unlike Johnny's). Wildfire, a little, as well.
  • DC heroine Beatriz DaCosta, also known as Fire. Unlike most other fire wielders, her flames burn green, and, even de-powered, her hair is permanently bright green.
  • A number of minor Marvel Comics supervillains possess this power. Firebrand was a radical political anarchist who created his own suit of flame-blasting armor to battle Iron Man, the second one stole the battlesuit of the first and went on to battle Spider-Man and a few B-list heroes, and the third was mutated by a horrible lab accident and essentially became a Psycho Electro, except with fire. Another notable example is the supervillain Solarr, who possesses the ability to absorb solar radiation and convert it to blasts of fire that he can control. Using this ability to become a supervillain, he would later go on to battle Captain America, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Alpha Flight.
  • In Superman, Chris Kent's girlfriend and Supergirl's childhood friend, Thara Ak-Var, has pyrokinesis in addition to standard Kryptonian powers. She can harness fire even if being stunned by kryptonite, red sunlight, or some other Kryptonian weakness.
  • Supergirl:
    • In story arc Red Daughter of Krypton Sheko gains pyrokinesis as well as telepathy once she becomes a Red Lantern. She probes minds to judge people. If she finds them innocent, she let them go; If she finds them guilty, she burns them down.
    • In Supergirl (Rebirth), Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On has -and uses- fire Eye Beams.
    • In Demon Spawn, villain Nightflame can channel tongues of flames through of her blade. She is more than capable of bringing down a building with her pyrokinesis.
    • In Supergirl Vol. 2, Supergirl happens upon a pyrokinetic mutant who can control and shoot fire.
    • In Bizarrogirl, the titular Bizarro character breathes fire.
  • In Empowered, Willy Pete's body burns hotter than the sun, and he can fill a building with flames before anyone even knows he's there. Don't ask how he takes advantage of his powers.
  • Flame, from Wonderworld Comics, can control fire and even burst into flames.
  • Vulcan, from Super-Mystery Comics, can control fire and is effectively bulletproof since the bullets melt before hitting him.
  • Fireman, from Liberty Scouts, can control fire and even turn into glass.
  • The Ultimate Spider-Man version of the Green Goblin drops his usual aresnal for immense fire abilities including melting bullets and being a Walking Wasteland.
  • Fireball, from Pep Comics, can control fire and uses his abilities to fight arsonists.
  • Thor has created fire blasts and expanding fire waves with Mjolnir. The hammer can also be used to absorb fire-based attacks, while Thor himself has withstood Ghost Rider's hellfire, Heimdall's cosmic fire, and the Super Skrull's nova blast for extended periods. There's also Surtur, Lord of the Fire Demons of Muspelheim, can produce massive amounts of fire akin to stars.
  • Taranee Cook from W.I.T.C.H., who averts the firey personality aspect by being shy, bookish, and the brainy one. She still has a temper: as Cedric put it when Elyon asked him to stop a furious Taranee, "I can't! The Power of Fire is the most untamed of all! Run away! RUN AWAY!". It gets better: Cedric cried that when Taranee got furious and started melting the supposedly fireproof bubble she was imprisoned into, and he rebuked Elyon because he told her not to provoke Taranee.
  • The title team in Wildguard features two heroes with this power: Ignacia and Freezerburn. This clashes with Superhero Speciation standards, especially since Freezerburn also having An Ice Person powers causes many people to write Ignacia off as redundant.
  • Surprisingly averted by Nedor's Pyroman—he actually has electrical powers.
  • Johnny Do, a character from The New Universe title Psi-Force, combines this power with severe Hollywood Autism. The results are not pretty.
  • Femforce has Firebeam, the ghost of a woman killed in a house fire, whose spirit can now control fire.
  • Robin Series villain Fuego is a Latina woman wreathed in flames which she can control and direct at others.
  • Marvel and DC each have a pretty fire-wielder named Volcana.
  • A major plot point in The Wicked + The Divine's first arc is which gods have fire within their domains, since whoever does also had the ability to kill the judge and frame Lucifer for murder. Lucie herself, obviously, is one, and she often flicks her thumb on fire to light her cigarette. Baphomet also lights a subway on fire in his first appearance. Beyond that, Cassandra figures that any god with domain over the sky, since that includes the sun and therefore fire. Ananke later clarifies that all the gods (except Woden, who makes machines that achieve the same affect) can perform miracles, which means any of them could have killed the judge. As it turns out, it was Ananke, to punish Lucifer for boundary-pushing, and to give her an excuse to execute her.
  • Burn from Strikeforce: Morituri had standard pyrotechnic powers.
  • Judge Dredd:
    • The villain Judge Fire is a mass-murdering skeleton wreathed in flames with fire-based powers, which he shoots out of a trident. This makes his physical shell ridiculously hard to destroy even compared to the other Dark Judges, with water logically proving most effective to counter him. Has a hotheaded personality and is a psychopathic pyromaniac.
    • There are some psychics in Mega-City One who are able to project fire, but they're kept under permanent observation by Psi-Division because they tend to suffer from Power Incontinence.
  • The Astro City villain Flamethrower is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. There's also an alien species called the Thermians who are Wreathed in Flames and wear backpacks that let them manipulate fire.
  • Johnny Storm from Ultimate Fantastic Four. He's the Human Torch. Bursting into flames and throwing fire around is part of the package.
  • Dante "Inferno" Pertuz is yet another fire-slinger in the Marvel Universe, introduced in the 2014 Inhumans series. Nobody besides his creator Charles Soule gives him much respect and his powers (and characterization) have grown increasingly generic in other authors' hands. In 2017's Secret Warriors, Kamala Khan calls him "the Inhuman Torch," and he admits that he gets teased this way constantly. It doesn't help that he was recently cooped up in New Attilan while both Johnny Storm and Thomas "Toro" Raymond (the Golden Age Torch's sidekick who's a recently-retconned Inhuman) were in residence.
  • Star Trek: Early Voyages: The Lirin are able to mentally generate fires. Lt. Nano is a grade two pyrotechnic.
  • In Soulsearchers and Company, Baraka is a fire demon from the Arabic Hell, whose powers allow him to create, control and manipulate fire.
  • Gen¹³: Burnout powers allow him to manifest fire and heat blasts as well as fly.

    Fan Works 
  • Child of the Storm has most magical people capable of doing this, but few are particularly good at it - the jack of all trades thing being in play. Loki is very skilled, Harry Dresden is a prodigy and Harry Thorson is likewise, if not more so, which only makes sense since his protection came from the Phoenix Force, which his mother merged with. However, all three have varying levels of skill in manipulating other elemental magics, even if it takes the latter a while to get into it.
  • In Keepers of the Elements, Izzy gains this as her Element.
  • Gerland in The Tainted Grimoire is a master of fire-based spells.
  • Nathaniel Augustine' psychic powers manifest this way in The Legacy Of The Blood Ravens.
  • The wizard Emeth from Warriors of the World specialises in fire spells.
  • Aurora Borealis has this as her special talent in Whispers.
  • Celestia gets some aspects of this ability in the Triptych Continuum, which seems to be a unique side effect stemming from her link to Sun. However, she hasn't been shown to generate direct flame. Instead, she seems to create pure heat, apparently from nowhere. (This is in contrast to pegasi who know the heat-shifting technique: hot spots can be created—by lowering the temperature somewhere else.) She can channel this on a very small and subtle scale: in particular, she can literally burn out infections. However, when she gets upset, the temperature in her vicinity tends to spike… A Mark Of Appeal shows her having a nightmare in which the ability goes out of control, sending Equestria into literal meltdown.
  • Haeten from Hard Being Pure is a pyrokinetic. Astrex also uses a weak flame spell to good effect.
  • In The Big Four Cjupsher Series, various people are shown possessing pyrokinetic abilities
    • Anna Callagh/Firestar
    • Frollo
  • In The Witch of the Everfree, while Sunset has a wide variety of spells at her disposal, she has a particular affinity for fire magic, and has a set of enchantments on her to make herself fireproof.
  • In Children of an Elder God, Asuka possesses fire powers.
    She sat upright, face contorted into an angry scowl, her fists suddenly ablaze with flame.
  • In Thousand Shinji, a blink-and-you-will-miss-it moment hints that Asuka has pyrokinesis. During a scene where she's pissed, a small leaf spontaneously combusted near from her, and Shinji attributed it to Asuka.
  • The New Adventures of Invader Zim:
    • Norlock's favorite magical attack is to launch blasts of black fire.
    • In Episode 11, Viera gains an amulet called the Eye of Fire, which shoots fire on command.
  • At the end of A Warm Blizzard, a Frozen fanfic, Prince Hans is revealed to be a pyrokinetic as a counterbalance to Elsa's frost. A binding was put in place so he won't be able to use his magic, but a magical scissor unlocks his powers.
    • In fact, many fan works depict Hans having hidden fire powers, but suppressed them because of the constant belittling he received from his brothers for this.
  • Azazel and Uriel can use this element in Aesir: Cross Wars.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell: One of the Nightmare's powers; it is shown throwing a fireball during the final battle. Xvital also gains this when she gains magic; in the days after, it's noted that she has trouble with accidentally creating fire in her sleep.

    Films — Animation 
  • La Muerte from The Book of Life, gives little sparks that are red like fire. And she literally, blew her top when she found out that Xibalba cheated again. At the end, when she and Xibalba have The Big Damn Kiss, the candles on her hat become fireworks.
  • Sunset Shimmer of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is hot-headed (although not quite hot-blooded), very good-looking, very short on patience, and distinctly associated with fire. Her demonic, phoenix, and angelic forms all have fire motifs, and her demonic form (or demonic persona; Sunset wasn't exactly in control) throws fireballs. And in her normal human form, her long, complex red-and-gold hair looks almost fire-like, especially when billowing up above her.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Chi is the least stoic and solemn of the Warriors of Virtue. Though he also represents Wisdom, he's still eager and impulsive: "Patience is not my virtue."
  • Wilder and Wallace in Wilder Napalm are two brothers with pyrokinetic abilities. Things start heating up between them when they start querreling over a woman.
  • X-Men Film Series:
    • Pyro can't generate fire, but is immune to it and can direct and grow any nearby fire. As such, he uses a lighter to create it when he needs to in the first two movies, and he gets a wrist-mounted flamethrower in the third.
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: Sunspot's mutant ability consists of converting the sun's energy into bursts of flame that he can aim at his enemies.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: The Ancient Egyptian Famine's mutant power is pyrokinesis. It's very much like Pyro's in that she only seems capable of manipulating already existent fire instead of being able to create it.
  • Liz Sherman in the first and second Hellboy movies has pyrokinesis, but is unhappy with it and has difficulty controlling it (she burned down an entire city block and killed her family as an eight-year-old). Ultimately, she is able to embrace it and, in the second film, has greater control and is in a relationship with the luckily fireproof Hellboy. Oddly, Hellboy has the fiery, impulsive, and chaotic personality, while Liz is comparatively stable and reserved.
  • In the film The Last Airbender, Firebending is handled differently than in the show; no firebender can create their element, so they all have to carry around tiny lanterns. Only the most powerful can generate flames from nothing.
  • In the film Firestarter, little Charlie McGee slowly comes into her powers until her pyrokinesis lets her take down an entire hardsite full of armed agents.
  • Legend (1985)
    • The alicorn (unicorn horn) allows its holder to start fires and throw fire.
    • In the climactic fight with Jack, Darkness repeatedly fires fire out of his hands and weapons he's holding and causes fire to blaze up at a distance.
  • Due to a failed anti-radiation vaccine, the main character of Spontaneous Combustion is born with an ability to set people on fire when he's pissed off enough.
  • In Yamato Takeru, the ability to conjure fire is the signature power of the priestesses of Amaterasu. Oto Tachibana in particular has fireball-throwing as her signature spell and combines it with martial prowess to be a Kung-Fu Wizard.
  • The ghost that is haunting Sid in The Gravedancers is a child Pyro Maniac who now possesses pyrokinetic powers.

  • Implied and discussed the second chapter of Abominable, when we're introduced to Finn, who Stephanie tells us is a phoenix.
    “How, exactly,” I said, very slowly, “is it practical to try intimidating a phoenix at a gas station?”
  • In The Quest of the Unaligned, aeshes (fire-aligned mages) are an example of this trope. As an example, Laeshana, one of the book's main characters, has a fiery personality that accompanies her literal fire powers that results in her arguing with powerful governmental figures and "flaming" herself unconscious.
  • DeMarians in Tales of the Branion Realm. They are literal fiery redheads, and are worshiped as avatars of a god of Flame.
  • Dora Wilk Series has magical furies and infernal pyres, both of which can control fire, although it takes time to learn how to do this without burning everything and everybody in sight at the slightest strong emotion, leading to both furies and pyres being outcasts in their respective societies. Out of characters in story, Laoise and Katarzyna are half-furies, while Miron becomes a pyr due to freak magic accident.
  • Frozen has a book dedicated to meeting a new friend—A Warm Welcome, which is part of the Anna & Elsa series of books—which is about a queen whose uncontrollable heat powers causes her kingdom to be stuck in an eternal winter, which Elsa had done before, inverted.
  • Lord of the Rings:
    • Gandalf, servant of the Secret Fire and wielder of the Flame of Anor (which may or may not have to do with bearing Narya, the Elven Ring "red as fire"). However, he needs wood to sustain a fire, as he cannot burn snow.
    • In the battle that cost him the Ring, Sauron's body was described as blackened from the immense heat he gave off and even set people who got too close to him on fire.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • Harry Dresden prefers fire evocations, with a minor in wind and force, except for a period where, after being horribly burned with a flamethrower, he actually became pyrophobic. There was also the time period where he had a fallen angel living in his head that granted him access to Hell-Fire. The Hellfire has since been replaced with Soulfire, which is sort of Hellfire's opposite number. Instead of being like a really bad bank loan, with immediate payoffs but nasty costs later, it's more like an investment; the costs are immediate (using it dips into his actual specific soul, draining life force which may or may not grow back), but the gains are much greater and more constructive than the brute force of Hellfire.
    • Sidhe of the Summer Court also tend to use fire-based magic, though theirs is usually described as more gentle than destructive, in opposition to the cold-based magic of the Winter Court.
    • It should noted that for human base magic, Harry uses "Fuego" as his magic word to summon fire because of the mental connection he makes between it and the power. If he used English words, such as "fire" every time he thought or said "fire" cue summon. So one time when Harry was truly and righteously pissed at his enemy, he cried out "Fuego. Pyrofuego! *Burn!*" Sometimes, though, he needs only a small flame. For lighting candles, it's "Flickum Bicus."
  • Charlie McGee from the Stephen King novel Firestarter is a pyrokinetic. She can set anything on fire, even fireproof materials, and doesn't appear to have limits; her problem is stopping. According to The Other Wiki, this is the book that coined the term 'pyrokinesis'.
  • Carrie had various powers, including psychokinesis and pyrokinesis.
  • Among the most commonly used spells in the Sword of Truth series is Wizard's Fire, which acts a lot like napalm. Used to greatest effect in the sixth book, where Zedd and another wizard decide to show an enemy army "an old fashioned fire fight"; They hurl fireballs the size of houses at the enemy army, killing thousands in moments.
  • Lavan Firestorm from Brightly Burning. He even has to get mad before his powers will manifest at first; fiery temper, indeed...
    • Elsewhere in the Valdamar stories, it's mentioned that self-taught magic users typically figure out how to call fire as their first spell. An evil wizard uses this tendency to set a trap at one point...
  • Some of the more powerful vampires in The Vampire Chronicles have the Fire Gift, which basically amounts to pyrokinesis. In Queen of the Damned, Akasha uses this to eliminate most of the world's other vampires and also pass the Fire Gift on to Lestat by allowing him to drink her blood.
  • In Codex Alera, firecrafters could generate enormous bursts of flame and heat or otherwise control fires. They also have the ability to evoke powerful emotions in others, such as anger or terror; the best orators in Alera are firecrafters for this exact reason.
  • In the first The Kingdom Keepers book, tossing fireballs is Maleficent's perferred methold of attack. It's especially strange since she's described as freezing the ground where she walks.
  • In Mystic And Rider and its sequels, Senneth has enormous power to light and put out fire and is constantly warm. She loses her power in the fourth book but regains enough of it to light a small flame or, by the fifth book, put out all the lights in a room.
  • In The Guardians, Each Guardian has a unique Gift related to their life. Alejandro's Gift is creating, manipulating, and shielding from fire, which works well in tandem with his ex-lover's Gift of metal.
  • In Robert E. Howard's The Hour of the Dragon, Zeiata uses fire to show Conan the Barbarian what happened in his realm in his absence.
  • In the Harry Potter series, it's strongly suggested that Albus Dumbledore's weapon of choice is fire. Amongst other things, he uses fire to intimidate the young Tom Riddle and to fight off the Inferi guarding the fake locket in The Half-Blood Prince.
  • Many Adepts in the Savage Empire book have pyrokinetic talents.
  • Leo from The Heroes of Olympus is one of the few sons of Hephaestus to have the ability to create and control fire.
  • In Artemis Fowl, all goblins can generate fireballs at will. While their skin and internal surfaces open to the air (such as the inside of the nose and moth) are entirely fireproof, they can still be damaged when the fireballs detonate (as demonstrated in the first book when a goblin sucks a fireball up his nose in order to blow it right back out but is thwarted when his nostrils are blocked and the fireball explodes inside his oral-nasal cavity).
  • The first screamer we see in the web-novel Domina has this power. She doesn't use it much, though—probably because she's a near-mindless zombie.
  • Pyromancy is one of the "legal" magical schools in Shadow Ops. It is also one of the most powerful and destructive schools, though it lacks any of the other elemental schools' versatility. All a pyromancer can do is create flame in various amounts and generate mindless fire elementals, though their ability to do so makes them one of the more valued schools if only through sheer, literal firepower.
  • Fire is the second Elemental Magic that each of the twins learns in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Sophie learns it in the second book from the Comte St Germain and Josh learns it in the fourth book from Prometheus (yes that one). It's also revealed that Prometheus's fiery Aura brought the very first humans to life.
  • Trapped on Draconica: Daniar can breathe fire because she's a dragokin, i.e. a human blessed with dragon powers.
  • Fire Masters/Mages in the Elemental Masters series by Mercedes Lackey. Most of them end up married to Air Masters, as those two elements are strong allies and very compatible, since Air feeds Fire.
  • In Destined to Lead all feas can technically unlock this power and use it, but Kajiya seems particularly found of it as a self-defense technique. Well, when battling spiedes at least.
  • The Sharra Matrix in the Darkover series. A powerful psychic amplifier designed to invoke the Form of Fire, which at least one character claims is a sentient other-dimensional entity, either a Physical God or Eldritch Abomination depending on how you look at it. In any case, using the matrix makes the users Ax-Crazy. In The Heritage of Hastur some rogue psychics use it to destroy a spaceport.
  • The One Who Started Fires, has the title character, a young girl, who can make and control fire. She is not immune to it.
  • "Clockpunk and the Vitalizer" has Dr. Awesome, though we don't get to see him in action.
  • A Mage's Power: The first spell Eric learns is Fire Ball. It's supposed to be a simple one for beginning mages. During the Rescue Arc, he upgrades to the more impressive ""Flame Wave".
  • Fancy Apartments has Tisa the jinn and her elemental control of fire. Tisa also, when in jinn form, has flaming eyes and hair.
  • Hector Hell in Devils Cape is this, having been the fire-eater before his carnival troupe developed their powers.
  • Braze from Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare, has pyromantic abilities, and is able to create ropes made of fire. He can also apparently control how hot they are, since he can tie up ponies with said ropes without burning them to death.
  • Vampire Academy:
    • Christian Ozera's main power. He is a fire user. His first impressive feat is setting the clothes of Ralf Sarcozy on fire, scaring but not hurting him. He later uses his fire powers to kill Strigoi.
    • Tasha Ozera's brand of magic. She uses her fire powers in an offensive way, and teaches Christian to do the same.
  • Rumor's Block: Burnout is a fire manipulating super hero. The power is apparently common enough that it took him a long time to find a name that wasn't taken.
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Emma Bloom—it's her peculiarity. By personality she's a little fiery, but not to the extreme.
  • The most destructive of the mage castes in Kroniki Drugiego Kręgu is Sparks, with a flame as their sigil. Płomień, the Spark who features most prominently in the series, once made several glass figurines without any sort of tools - a feat noted by the narration to be several levels of difficulty above the casual flinging of fireballs, as it needs very tight control.
  • In Sarah Kuhn's Heroine Complex; the demon hunting defender of San Francisco Aveda Jupiter is a parlor trick level telekinetic who relies mainly on martial arts and showmanship. It is her childhood friend turned Beleaguered Assistant Evie Tanaka who has been repressing her pyrokenisis and much of her emotions since she burned down the university library three years before the start of the story.
  • Despite the characters all being dragons in Wings of Fire, only three out of seven types of dragons can breathe fire: Mudwings, Skywings, and Nightwings.
  • Release That Witch: Anna's magic ability is control over fire. Her body is completely unharmed by any type of high tempature, and she can create and eventually control the exact temperature and shape of her flames as her abilities evolve.
  • The Silerian Trilogy: The Guardians' ability, along with Calling the dead.
  • The Reunion With Twelve Fascinating Goddesses: This is the signature power of warriors of Ifnatus, such as Gilfrain. They can produce heat so intense that it melts weapons used against them, and when used to attack, it can melt through enemy shields.
  • In Renegades, pyromancy is described as both one of the more common and one of the most coveted prodigious abilities. In story, only Sentinel has it, although his control over it is... tenuous at best.
  • RWBY: After The Fall: Bertilak Celidon, while not having control over fire, has the Semblance to increase the temperature of or around a target to scalding levels. He demonstrates this when he uses it to torture Fox Alistair.
  • The Witchlands has Firewitches, who are Exactly What It Says on the Tin. In contrast to other form of witchery, where a witch can only control small section of its element (for example, Water is divided into Tides, Poison, Ice and so on), Firewitches seem to all have the same powerset including the ability to craft magic lights and heatstones.

    Live-Action TV 

  • Lindsey Stirling's "Elements" features a lot of fire that she dances around, based in a frame quickly constructed from Home Depot materials.
  • Rammstein. Shows include flamethrowers, fire-shooting masks, massive fireballs errupting from the stage, instruments shooting sparks or bursting into flames... One of their most famous gags involves singer Till Lindemann rising from stage engulfed in fire. And they would use that in their opening number.
  • DJ the S' "Disciple of the Fire" is a compilation remix of Fire-based themes from video games.

    Myths & Religion 
  • Hephaestus from Greek Mythology is the god of fire, as well as the god of the forge. Sometimes, the three solar dieties (Hyperion, Helios, and Apollo) also are associated with Fire, if not with Light. Also, a well-known myth tells of the Titan Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods to give to mankind.
  • Surtr, Lord of the Fire Giants from Norse Mythology. Also, sometimes, Loki.
  • Pele. No, not the soccer player. The fire/volcano goddess of Oceanian Mythology.
  • The traditional dragon of myth and legend is a creature who can breathe fire.
  • Elijah from The Bible was notable to use a few fire-related thaumaturgy. Some of em also counts as Kill It with Fire.
  • Dietrich Von Bern, a legendary Germanic king based on the real-life Theodoric the Great, was said to have the ability to breathe fire when angry. He uses this ability against Sigfried in Du Rosengarten zu Worms.


  • Chell/Summer from Sequinox can control heat and has a flaming sword. The stars Antares and Scorpio also have fire powers.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Throwing "fireballs" (actually just flash paper) at an opponent was an occasional heel trick in the 70s and 80s, perhaps most notably used by Jerry Lawler. Often there is no Kayfabe explanation for it. The first territory to use fire as a hazard during matches was Puerto Rico, specifically CSP.
  • The infamous 1992 FMW Atsushi Onita & Tarzan Goto vs Sabu & Original Sheik no rope barbed wire death match, often held up as an argument against Garbage Wrestling (or at least the horrific extremes of overdoing it), where the Sheik tried to burn his opponents with a flaming stick and ended up setting the ring on fire. The men then tried to wrestle but not a minute into the match the ring started to melt, causing them to all panic and dive out under the flames...except for the Sheik himself, who caught on fire and chastised Sabu for using water to reduce his burns because it prevented him from throwing fire balls at what he thought was the perfect time.
  • In his wilder and younger days, Mick Foley was known to do some fire-based stunts, including what he himself calls the incredibly stupid innovation of the Fire Chair—a metal folding chair wrapped in a flaming, gas-soaked rag, and used as a club. He swore off this gimmick after nearly killing Terry Funk with it, but has played with fire from time to time since, most notably in his WrestleMania match with Edge.
  • WWE's Kane has a great love of fire, though whether he's a pyrokinetic or just a pyromaniac tends to vary based on how realistic he's being played at the moment.
  • WWE/F tried to create a fire-based gimmick match, the Inferno. While this looked cool, it made the match a bore, since the wrestlers were effectively trapped in the ring, and were taking too-obvious care to avoid the open flames.

    Tabletop Games 
  • One of the most common elemental damage powers in Dungeons & Dragons, with such favorites as the Wizard's Burning Hands, Fireball, Flaming Sword, and Fire Trap spells, the red dragon's breath weapon, and so on.
    • The pyrokineticist prestige class embodies this trope.
    • Strangely enough, the Druid class is prone to this trope, gaining spells like Produce Flame, Flame Sphere, and Flame Blade within their first few spell levels. If that's not enough, Wild Shape lets them take the forms of elementals, including, yes, FIRE.
    • Ironically, fire is also the most commonly resisted damage type, leading it to being shunned by dedicated powergamers in 3rd edition in favor of sonic damage.
  • The Path of the Brilliant Flame fu path from Feng Shui essentially gives you fiery kung fu powers. And fire is one of the most common Blast powers that a sorcerer can use.
  • Fire magic is one of the most common means of offensive magic available to a Red mage in Magic: The Gathering, along with Shock and Awe (and more rarely Dishing Out Dirt). Classic Magic's most iconic fire mage is Jaya Ballard, Task Mage, best known for providing the flavor text for many fire-related cards. Chandra Nalaar, her disciple of sorts, took over her role in the post-Mending era.
  • Jaina Stormborne from the Fantasy Strike games sets herself on fire in addition to the usual flame attacks. In Yomi, she also sets the arena floor on fire.
  • The Firestarter Battlemech from BattleTech is dedicated to the role, mounting four fusion-powered flamethrowers.
  • Games Workshop:
    • In Warhammer, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar & Warhammer 40,000, the magic conjured by Tzeentch, his daemons and his followers commonly takes the form of dazzling, multi-coloured flames that can burn the very soul of the victim, mutate them beyond all recognition, or anything in between.
    • In Warhammer specifically, one of the basic forms of magic available to the majority of magic uses in the setting is the Lore of Fire that specialises in the use of pyromancy.
    • Warhammer 40,000 specific examples:
      • The 6th Edition of the game added Pyromancy as a universal psychic power pool, as an option for many races that use psychic powers.
      • The purity and psychic abilities of the elite Grey Knight Purifiers typically manifests as a cleansing blue flame capable of incinerating the body and soul of any evil creature caught in the conflagration. This ability is represented in the 8th Edition of the game by the 'Purifying Flame' Ability that increases the damage done by the Purifier's Smite psychic power but reduces its range.
    • Necromunda:
      • One of the four types of Wyrds that gangs could hire in the first two editions of the game was the Pyro Wyrd. Possessing powerful pyrokinetic abilities Pyros were capable of flinging fireballs at their enemies, creating walls of flame or unleashing a blast of heat equivalent to an anti-tank meltagun.
      • One of the powers available to the Witches who accompany Chaos Cult gangs in the 3rd Edition of the game is Scouring. This Psychic Power causes balefire to engulf his enemies, inflicting damage equal to auto or las weaponry.
  • In 7th Sea, there is the rare sorcery "El Fuego Adentro" of Castille, where a practitioner can create and wield fire. Just don't let the Inquisition find out...
  • In Heavy Gear, the Flammjager gear was not only a specialised incendiary mecha, but its pilots had a (justified) reputation as Pyromaniacs.
  • The Pyrokinetic mutant ability in Paranoia. Of course, this being Paranoia, if it's actually helping at any point, the GM will probably cause the pyrokinetic to cook off the grenades he's carrying or otherwise inflict hilarity on the hapless fellow.
  • Call of Cthulhu. The Great Old One Cthugha and his Fire Vampire servants can perform fire-based attacks.

    Theme Parks 

  • There's several subspecies with this power in BIONICLE, though some of the more notable characters are Tahu, Vakama, and Jaller. More often than not, they're The Leader of their group.
  • The Infernites from Mixels. They habitat the Magma Wastelands and are one of the headliner tribes. They include Flain, Vulk, and Zorch. Wave 4 later introduced a second group of more lava-based members: Burnard, Flamzer, and Meltus.

    Video Games 
  • The eponymous campaign in Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade follows the story of Adrienne, a Fire Witch, who follows the trope to a 't'.
  • Mass Effect: Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 give you several flame-based powers. Against the 80% of enemies who aren't robots, these are the deadliest attacks in the games.
    • Incinerate: Engineer and Infiltrator Shepard each get this as one of their basic powers, as do Mordin in the second game and EDI in the third. Miranda gains it in the final DLC.
    • Incendiary Ammo: given to Soldier and Vanguard Shepard, as well as Grunt and Jacob in the second game and James in the third.
    • Inferno Grenade: Zaeed's bonus power in the second game, which you can give to Shepard after you unlock it, and one of Ashley's powers in the third game.
    • In the third game, Engineer Shepard's heavy melee move is him/her stabbing the enemy with a flaming omni-blade.
    • Also, in the third game, one of the upgrades for the Sentry Turret power (possessed by Engineer Shepard) gives it a flamethrower.
  • BioShock
    • The Incinerate! plasmid from BioShock lets you set fire to your enemies with a snap of your fingers; in BioShock 2, upgraded versions include launching fireballs or a continuous stream of flame. The chemical thrower with napalm ammo has similar effects.
    • The "Devil's Kiss" vigor of Bioshock Infinite lets you toss a fireball out like a grenade. There are also the Firemen you fight from time to time, who carry a personality as fiery as their attacks.
  • The King of Fighters
    • Orochi Chris (but not Chris as Orochi) used fire, too, cementing him as the New Faces Team's Kyo counterpart.
    • Shingo Yabuki, Kyo's protege, is under the impression that he can actually "shoot fire" under certain conditions, but he totally can't.
    • Sho Kirishima, the original concept version of Kyo, has similar abilities (and a more exaggerated personality).
    • Also, one of Kyo's strongest moves involve him being a Man on Fire, and if an opponent stands close to him before he launches the attack (since the attack can be held), they get damage - even more if their moves are countered. If Kyo's opponent takes that attack head on and gets countered - it's enough for a KO. Then again, who takes that attack head-on...
  • Lucca from Chrono Trigger.
  • Dark Souls has this in the form of Pyromancy. Unlike Sorcery or Miracles, Pyromancy Flames don't scale with any stats but their own level, and also have various support spells, like Power Within or Iron Flesh. Due to this, it remains consistently useful throughout the game as long as the flame is upgraded frequently, often dealing more damage than high-level Sorceries in the late game.
    • In order to address issues of Pyromancy being OP, later games make it so that Pyromancy now scales with intelligence (INT) and faith (FTH)...this means that a pyromancy build requires heavier investment in those two stats to make it work. In addition, pyromancies have differing requirements for both INT and FTH to even use properly.
  • Mei Fang's default Arcana from Arcana Heart.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • Fire-based spells are available throughout the series as part of the Destruction school of magic, which includes the entire Fire, Ice, Lightning trio. While its exact effects vary depending on the game, fire spells tend to cause the most outright damage, cost the least Magicka to cast, and often have the effect of continuing to burn the target for some time after the initial impact.
    • Flame Atronachs are a type of unaligned lesser Daedra who are essentially the Elemental Embodiment of Fire. They appear throughout the series, typically being immune to Fire damage while dishing out powerful Fire spells of their own.
    • Daedroths are a crocodilian form of lesser Daedra which appears throughout the series. They are capable of using fire-based attacks, be they magical Fireballs or "natural" fire breath.
    • Dremora are an intelligent race of lesser Daedra who are most commonly found in the service of Mehrunes Dagon as his Legions of Hell. Though they have been known to use other spells from the Destruction school of magic, Dremora most frequently use fire-based magic attacks.
    • Scamps are the weakest and smallest known form of lesser Daedra. Despite this, some Scamps are capable of casting minor fire-based spells. In addition, they have a resistance to fire, both magical and natural. It is said that they are not bothered by heat.
    • In Daggerfall, this is the standard attack of Nymphs. They use a mystical fire spell which drains stamina in addition to health.
    • In Morrowind, fire-magic tends to be the least useful of the three elements of Destruction spell, as over half of the NPCs in the game are the fire-resistant Dunmer. This reverses for Bloodmoon expansion, where the snowy atmosphere lends itself to many ice-based opponents who are severely weak to fire.
    • In Oblivion, you shoot, well, Fireballs.
    • Skyrim:
      • You can shoot fireballs, emit a constant stream of fire from the palm of your hand, lay fire rune traps, enchant your weapons to do fire damage and cause a huge explosion by hitting the ground with your fist.
      • In addition to standard fire spells, both dragons and the Dragonborn can use the Thu'um to "breathe" fire.note 
      • At several Giant camps, one can find humanoid remains tied to spits over their campfires. It is unclear if this is simply a method of executing intruders or if this is part of their meal preparation.
      • Hagravens, a species of flightless harpy who were once mortal women that performed a ritual to trade in their humanity for access to powerful magic, have a preference for using fire-based magic. In particular, they prefer fire-based spells with a large Area of Effect.
    • Online introduces Daedric Titans, a type of lesser Daedra created by Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and Corruption, by corrupting dragons. Ash Titans are a stronger variant created by Mehrunes Dagon and imbued with fire magic.
  • Sure, psyblasts and levitation are probably more useful than pyrokinesis, but setting squirrels on fire with your mind is one of the best parts of Psychonauts.
  • Billy Kane in Fatal Fury can channel fire through his bo staff. Ironically, he hates smoking.
    • In Fatal Fury 2, Mai Shiranui comes in with an arsenal of flame-based attacks, which she has retained since.
    • And then there's Kim Jae Hoon and Kevin....
  • Stahn Aileron from Tales of Destiny thanks to the Swordian Dymlos, who also specialized in fire when he was still human. His son, Kyle Dunamis, is surprisingly more variative in element.
  • Although she does have access to spells of every element, Rita Mordio from Tales of Vesperia always defaults to casting Fireball in cutscenes, and it's implied in a few skits that it's her favorite spell to use in general.
  • Alvin from Tales of Xillia can use all six elements, but his strongest attacks and his mystic arte use fire. Milla is supposedly a master of all elements but specializes in fire alongside wind, light, and lightningnote  Agria of the Chimeriad is the fire specialist in their Four-Element Ensemble and Gaius uses a fire-themed mystic arte despite his main element being light.
  • Three characters from Super Robot Wars: Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy Hwang Yang Long and his Fire Elemental Lord Granveil from SRW Gaiden: Masou Kishin (also SRW EX), Ax-Crazy Ignis and his Ruina mecha Impetus from SRW: Destiny, and, finally, Aloof Big Brother Altis Tarl of the Shura and his Shura God Mardikt.
  • Yukimura Sanada, Shingen, Nohime, Chosokabe Motochika, Toshiie Maeda, Magoichi Saika, Hisahide Matsunaga, and Xavi from Sengoku Basara. Hideaki Kobayakawa may count as well.
  • Fire is the element that draws from the Red Moon in Skies of Arcadia, and it also provides status buffs. Vyse has the second-weakest magical power in the game (the weakest being Drachma), but he can learn all of the fire spells quicker than the others. And though Aika learns nature spells the quickest, all of her Super Moves are fire-based.
  • Super Mario Bros. has Mario and Luigi. Grabbing a Fire Flower allows them to shoot fireballs from their hands, giving an alternative to the Goomba Stomp. Spin-off games often give Mario fire abilities that don't require the Fire Flower to be activated. Though, while Mario is consistency associated with fire, Luigi is just as likely to get a different element in contrast to his brother as he is to get fire.
  • Super Smash Bros.
    • Both Mario and Luigi can shoot fireballs (Luigi's are green). Mario's Final Smash in Brawl is a pair of fireballs in the form of a Kamehame Hadoken.
    • Bowser can breathe fire, while both Roy and Ike can deliver fire-powered slashes with their swords. Captain Falcon uses his punch instead.
    • Charizard qualifies, being a Fire-type Pokémon.
    • Ryu also qualifies with his Shakunetsu Hadouken.
  • Lee Rekka and Kagami (who even uses one of Kyo's signature attacks and resembles Kyo a great deal) from The Last Blade series.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
    • Fire is one of the most basic spells for the protagonists; usually it takes the form of a fiery projectile, but the second game veils the user in flames instead for an area-wide attack.
    • Breakout Character Axel/Lea is the fire specialist among Organization XIII's various elemental powers. He's been shown launching fireballs, setting his weapons on fire, creating walls of flame and melting the floor underneath him.
    Axel: (mid-battle) Burn, baby!
    • In Kingdom Hearts II, Mulan's skills and Limit Break are all fire-based, due to being used along with Mushu. Mushu himself was a fire-based Summon in the first game.
  • Odin Sphere:
    • Velvet can use Fire Attacks in the remake.
    • All characters have access to "Blaze" or "Volcano" potions, which cause various fire-based effects.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
  • In Capcom's Mega Man series, this trope is applied to fire-oriented Robot Master. Such as Fire Man from the first game, Heat Man from Mega Man 2, etc.
    • Fefnir from Mega Man Zero and, by extension, Mega Man Model F from Mega Man ZX.
    • And also the net navi versions of the above robot masters from Mega Man Battle Network and the fire lion power up from Mega Man Star Force, which is also called Fire Leo (not related to the one listed below).
    • And from Mega Man X, there's Flame Mammoth, Flame Stag, Magma Dragoon, Mattrex/Burn Dinorex, Blaze Heatnix, Flame Hyenard, and Burn Rooster. X3 is the only game in the series without a fire-elemental boss.
  • Fire Leo from Viewtiful Joe. Joe himself gets fire powers from using his fast forward ability.
  • Main character Batsu Ichimonji from Rival Schools has a Super Mode in the sequel Project Justice, Burning Batsu, which gives his ki fire-like properties.
  • In Guilty Gear, several characters bust out with the occasional fire attack, including Robo-Ky, Axl, Faust, Potemkin, and Bridget. Sol Badguy is the most common, as almost all of his special moves light opponents on fire.
  • Bang Shishigami from BlazBlue. His Drive attack is the only thing in the game that sets the enemy ablaze. Chronophantasma introduces Bullet, who has the pyrokinetic gauntlet armagus.
  • The Final Fantasy games have multiple examples:
    • Phoenix, another Summon, burns your enemies while simultaneously reviving/healing allies.
    • Terra from Final Fantasy VI specializes in fire magic, learning Fire/Fira/Firaga and Meltdown naturally
    • Sazh of Final Fantasy XIII gets the Fire line of spells most readily, including Firaga, while getting no direct Water or Blizzard spells at all. His summon, Brynhildr, is fire-based as well.
    • Seifer from Final Fantasy VIII specializes in using fire magic, starting every one of his Limit Break attacks with a fire spell.
    • In the Dissidia series, Cloud specializes in the Fire line of spells, since, unlike nearly other character with black magic spells, Cloud *only* uses the Fire line, and is the one of the few characters in the game to have more than one or two tiers of a spell line.
  • The Kirby series have their fair share of fire-starters:
  • Kazuki, Kyoshiro, and Tam Tam from Samurai Shodown. Kazuki's special moves all involve fire (except for Bust Kazuki, which is more about exploding), breathing fire is one of Kyoshiro's signature special moves, and Tam Tam can also cough up fireballs of varying intensity. Sieger's moves sometimes burn opponents, but that's because his gauntlet uses gunpowder.
  • While the Pyro from Team Fortress 2 usually attacks with a flamethrower, two of his taunts (Hadoken and Armageddon) have him seemingly creating fire from his own body.
  • Ignus from Planescape: Torment, who has been turned into a living conduit to the Plane of Fire. And likes it.
  • Dhalsim from the Street Fighter series breathes fire as one of his special moves. His ability comes as a gift of Agni, the Hindu god of fire.
    • Ken likes to set opponents ablaze with his Dragon Punch, while Fei Long does the same with his Dragon Kick.
    • In some games, Ryu can produce fire Hadokens as well.
    • Crimson Viper from Street Fighter IV uses both fire and lightning in her special attack arsenal.
    • Akuma can produce the flame-encrusted Hadoken (in the regular Street Fighter games) or Shoryuken (in the Marvel vs. Capcom series).
    • Gill, when he hits you with the fire half part of his body (the other half is ice).
  • Mortal Kombat:
    • Liu Kang is fond of mixing fireballs with his Shaolin-style kung fu.
    • Scorpion is fond of breathing fire (especially as a fatality).
    • Sonya Blade is also known for setting opponents ablaze with her signature fatality.
    • Shang Tsung and his penchant for hurling flaming skulls at people and sending gouts of fire shooting up at people during his fights (when he's not morphing into other fighters, that is).
    • Tanya and Kai from Mortal Kombat 4 also qualify.
  • Garet and Jenna are the Mars Adeptsnote  present in Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age, with fiery personalities and red hair, to boot. The villainous duos of each game (Saturos and Menardi in the first game; Agatio and Karst in the second game), hailing from a fire-wielding clan, also fall under this trope. The third game, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, has Garet's son Tyrell picking up the torch alongside Eoleo, who's element was previously something of a mystery.
  • Pokémon: For all main games, one of the starters will always be Fire-Type.
    • Specialists of the type include Kanto Gym Leader Blaine, Hoenn Gym Leader Flannery, Sinnoh Elite Four member Flint, Unova Gym Leader Chili, Kalos Elite Four member Malva, and Alolan Captain Kiawe all specialize in using Fire-type Mons.
    • All Fire-type Pokémon themselves also qualify, with certain Pokémon capable of using Fire-type moves like Flamethrower despite not being actual Fire-types (such as the Dragon Pokémon Dragonite).
    • In offense, Fire is one of the best types, thanks to its ability to do damage to Steel-type. In defense, is a bad type being weak to Water, Rock and Ground (all teams carrying Earthquake and Stealth Rock doesn't help). Improved slightly thanks to its new resistance to Fairy.
    • Usually Fire Pokemon have high Special Attack (there are some ones with high Attack instead) and usually decent speed. However, they usually have subpar defenses.
    • Fire is also one of the more common types for Legendary Pokémon. Examples include Moltres, Entei, Ho-Oh, Heatran, Reshiram, and Primal Groudon.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • From Shin Megami Tensei:
    • In general, Agi skills are some of the most common skills throughout the entire franchise. Depending on the game, you may get a fourth-tier, single-target fire spell either called Ragnarok or Trisagion.
    • Walter from Shin Megami Tensei IV is fond of using fire spells when he's not using physical attacks. Preceding him was the Chaos Hero of Shin Megami Tensei I, who acted similarly.
    • Heat from Digital Devil Saga, who also happens to be a Fiery Redhead.
    • Persona:
      • Yukino Mayuzumi and Yuka Ayase in Persona 1, though Yukino is branching out to several different elements. The Hero also ends up specialising in this.
      • In Persona 2, Yukino comes back, with Tatsuya and Katsuya Suou in tow. They all combine this with I Love Nuclear Power.
      • Junpei Iori from Persona 3 has some fire magic with his Persona and is strong against fire spells, although he mostly uses physical attacks. Koromaru the dog applies as well; although his Persona also has Dark-type attacks, you'll probably see him using fire in most boss battles due to Contractual Boss Immunity.
      • Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4 also has fire magic with her Persona, but unlike Junpei, she focuses herself more on magic power, thus her fire magic usually does more damage. With Yukiko, it's particularly ironic, as her name means "snow child".
      • From Persona 5, Ann Takamaki's Persona specializes in hard-hitting fire magic.
  • Pyron from the Darkstalkers games is a Galactic Conqueror who is basically a walking star and, accordingly, is made of fire.
  • Garr from Breath of Fire III is naturally strong to fire (taking half normal damage from it) and has a few fire-related abilities. Considering that he looks like a demon, it probably fits the theme.
  • Several examples in Touhou:
  • City of Heroes includes a fire-based set for everything - melee, ranged, buffs and debuffs, control...
    • There's also the Hellions, the demonically-themed gang of pyromaniacs you start off fighting against. Blood Brothers and Fallen have resistance to fire, while bosses from this gang have full-on pyrokinesis.
  • World of Warcraft:
    • Warlocks and Mages both have a talent tree that specializes in fire damage. Shamans have some fire spells as well, although they primarily use lightning magic. Fire mages also tend to have much less survivability than Frost.
    • Ragnaros the Firelord and his fire elemental minions. His plane is even called the Firelands.
  • One of the Elementalist skill sets in Guild Wars is Fire Magic, though it's the most single-minded skillset of the class, focusing on one thing: damage, and in large quantities.
  • Black Magician Girl Cierra from Riviera: The Promised Land can use all kinds of magic, but her most powerful attacks are fire-based.
  • Adell and Raspberyl from the Disgaea series specialize in fire techniques. Red Skull and Mage classes also use fire spells. The Dragon, Entei, and Ifrit monster classes all specialize in fire attacks, as well (save for the first game, where the former two used attacks of whatever element they had an affinity for). The Dragon mostly uses it as a Breath Weapon, while the latter two manipulate it in a more spectacular fashion.
  • Burn Griffith and Regina Belfrond of Psychic Force.
  • Subverted in Tsukihime with Akiha. The description of her power mentions the burning sensation as though you're on fire and that, if you can see it, it looks like thin burning red lines coming at you. She's a bit of a Fiery Redhead when using her power and is also prone to 'kill it now ask questions later'. However, her power is actually something called Plunder and apparently involves the absorption of life energy itself.
  • Genesis Rhapsodos, the Big Bad of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, is an extremely skilled fire magic user.
  • Xan, the Pyromancer from DragonFable.
    • To emphasize his love of fire and his Ax-Crazy nature, a quest lets you control him. Here's his command list:
      Attack (with Fists of Fire)
      More Fire
      Lots of Fire
      Even More Fire
    • Later on, he reanimates the Great Dragon of Fire using the power gained from the Orb of Fire.
    • His apprentice Drakonnan gets in on the action by upping his fire power with the Orb of Fire. While Xan can be entertaining due to his craziness, Drakonnan has a thing for Revenge by Proxy. Yet oh how the fan girls spring to Drakonnan's defense...
  • Fire is a powerup in many Backyard Sports games.
  • Dison in Visions & Voices specializes in Fire skills.
  • All the units with some sort of firepower in the Command & Conquer games. Given that warfare is a major aspect and firepower is prevalent for most offensive units, some really are adept at the term. Look at the Flame Tanks and Flamethrower Infantry in Tiberian Dawn. Not only do they dish out massive damage at enemy infantries, but when your unit with flammable weaponry is killed, it goes up in massive flames, thus inflicting moderate damage on nearby units and structures, whether friend, foe, or neutral. This trait is also noticeable on GDI Grenadiers, but the resulting explosion is of a lesser degree. It makes a comeback in the Flame Towers, Flamethrower Infantry, and Grenadiers of the Soviet faction in Red Alert. In the Aftermath expansion, the Demolition Truck is available as a deliberate suicide unit; get these suicide bombing trucks out of your base right when you can, because once it explodes, the explosion is of a massive size.
  • Karnov, Russian strongman and one-time mascot of Data East, breathes fire.
  • Donkey Kong 64: Army Dillo shoots fireballs from his cannons, Dogadon and Puftoss spit them from their mouths, and Mad Jack throws them by hand. Since you rematch Army Dillo and Dogadon, that means six of the game's eight bosses use fireballs to attack.
  • In Dragon Age, all mages can learn fire spells if the player chooses, but a few stand out.
  • Amaterasu in Ōkami. Her signature weapon is a flaming disc she carries on her back; she is the Goddess of the Sun, after all. She also gains the power to control fire from the God of Fire, Moegami.
  • In Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Phoenix, Dormammu, and Arthur specialize in Fire attacks.
  • Nix in inFAMOUS 2 has powers over fire and oil, which Cole can actually gain a bit of if he decides to do a power transfer with her.
  • Delsin from In Famous Second Son has fire/smoke powers as the first one he starts off with.
  • Whichever of the 3 main characters that inherits the True Fire Rune from "The Flame Champion" in Suikoden III.
  • Zorne from Rosenkreuzstilette manifests this power in the form of creating bombs.
  • In The Tower of Druaga, sorcerers cast spells that start fires.
  • Plasmagenetic creatures from Dark Spore are a mixture between this trope and Shock and Awe.
  • Dark Souls has quite a few, as the opening movie shows.
    • PCs can learn the art of Pyromancy, though its control of the fire also branches into such effects as gaining fire resistance through sweating, acid, and charming the Undead.
  • Goenji Shuuya (Axel Blaze) from Inazuma Eleven is a fire elemental soccer player, who takes this trope up by creating fire tornadoes and summoning fire gigas-like effects during his special shoots.
  • Pyrrhon in Kid Icarus: Uprising is the Sun God, so his entire body is engulfed in fire. For his moves and actions, think like Johnny Blaze but much more cheesy.
  • Ignitus, the Fire Guardian from The Legend of Spyro. An elderly dragon who serves as Spyro's mentor and father figure who is capable of blasting all of his enemies away by exploding with fire!
  • Aurora in Black Sigil. Also Doll, who can use all elements.
  • Not counting skins, there are 3 fire based Champions in League of Legends.
  • Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars:
    • Lina, the Slayer, already based on Lina Inverse, specializes in hot, burning fire magic, with her quotes mostly about fire. Strangely, her ultimate is instead lightning elemental.
    • The literally-named Phoenix also comes with fire power.
    • Batrider carries several explosives that explodes, can leave a trail of burning fire on his path, or tie an enemy up and drag them with fire lasso.
    • Bone Clinkz, the Bone Fletcher, comes with the skill to set his arrows on fire, adding extra damage.
    • Xin the Ember Spirit, befitting of his name, is a spirit made of fire, wields a fire sword and all his skills involve manipulating fire to either damage others or using various utility.
  • In A Witch's Tale, Lyra's doll ability is to cast a powerful Volc spell.
  • Maxim specializes in the fire element in Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals. This is in contrast to the original game, where he could use the basic elements except for fire for some reason.
  • The pyrokineticist class in Telepath Tactics. In the campaign, Bloodbeard's bandits use pyrokineticists as their psy fighters of choice — one of them, Rebecca Flare, can be swayed to your side. Tarion is a pyrokineticist himself.
    Tarion: You are nothing but food. As befits raw meat, I will now cook you alive.
  • The Wizard of Dragon's Crown seems to use fire as his primary element. Not only does he have several fire spells, from the simple Blaze to the Awesome, but Impractical Meteor Swarm, but he also uses a fire staff as his starting weapon.
  • In Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Shantae could get a set of fire magic that lets her cast fire balls and flamethrowers to burn her enemies with.
  • Undertale's Toriel demonstrates this power in the intro when she saves the Protagonist from being unavoidably killed by Flowey and in her Boss Battle some time later, where all of her attacks involve fireballs. This isn't limited to just her, either. Asgore, her ex-husband, also uses a lot of fire attacks. To a lesser extent, Asriel, the two's deceased son, can also use this, although he only ever uses a fire attack if the player allows him to take his turn quickly enough.
  • Several monsters in Monster Hunter, such as Akantor, Rathalos, and Rathian.
  • In Destiny, you can utilize one of three Solar Light subclasses: Hunter - Gunslinger; Warlock - Sunsinger; Titan - Sunbreaker.
  • Nihilumbra: Red burns anything that steps on it, including enemies, or you.
  • Charnok from Gigantic is a drakkor sorcerer, and can wield fire both via his magic and his natural ability to breathe it.
  • The Fire Emblem series has several fire magic tomes that are usable by the Anima mage (sometimes just "Mage") class, ranging from the basic Fire spell that shoots a small fireball at an enemy, to extremely powerful spells like Bolganone (which opens up a volcanic fissure and incinerates enemies with the fiery explosion) and Meteor (which calls down a gigantic flaming meteor that deals damage in a wide area).
    • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 features a noble house full of mages specializing in Fire Magic, the House of Velthomer. Its leader, Arvis, is known for the ancestral fire tome Valflame, which is not only powerful, but also most famously used to roast the first half's main character Sigurd to permanent death.
  • Satomi Yajima from Advanced Variable Geo uses fire based ki attacks
  • Moshi Monsters: Diavlos' heads have pits of lava and fire in them, and firebugs can produce fire on the tops of their antennae, that runs on hot sauce.
  • Warframe: Fire is one of the four base elemental types, and has a chance to set enemies on fire for more damage over time. Any weapon can be modded to deal fire damage, many guns come with it by default, and the warframe Ember uses it almost exclusively.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Any Fire-element Blade, of course, but Pyra is an exception. While in gameplay she works the same as any other Fire Blade, it's a plot point that she's not actually a Fire Blade; anti-Fire tactics (such as inundating an area with water to dampen the Fire-element particles in the air) have no effect on her. This is because she is actually a Willfully Weak version of Mythra, a Light-element Blade.
  • Phantasy Star Online has the Foie spell line, which is one of the most useful elements due to how many enemies are either weak to it or at least don't resist it. The sequel Phantasy Star Online 2 expands on the Foie spell line and is generally considered to be the best element for Forces to put class points into.
  • In Grow Maze you will need to build a fire dog to defeat an ice monster.
  • Main character Alex of Lunar: The Silver Star has his magic potential unlocked at Black Rose Street in Meribia, granting him a natural talent for fire magic. This is removed from later remakes, which simultaneously replaced Mia's previous multiple-element black magic list with fire and ice spells. Sequel Lunar 2: Eternal Blue gave Mia's descendant Lemina the same dual affinities.

    Web Animation 
  • The Fire-Human, from Water-Human. He literally looks like he's made of fire and might, in fact, be just an Elemental Embodiment. His servants also have fire spells.
  • DSBT InsaniT: Killer Monster can spit fireballs and breathe fire. He also has lava powers.
    • ???'s Tyrannomon, fitting with the source material, can also spit fireballs and breathe fire.
    • Averted with Fire Guy. Despite being a fireball, he has no command over it whatsoever.
  • Dreamscape: Melissa has pyrokinesis.
  • Lewis from Mystery Skulls Animated uses his ghostly abilities to light some candles, braziers and his own hair with with magenta flames before filling an entire haunted mansion with the stuff. He is also able wreath his hands in the purple flames in a fight.
  • RWBY: After usurping the powers and title of the Fall Maiden, Cinder Fall gains pyrokenetic abilities that allow her to cloak her body in fire, fly, create flames, and even create obsidian weapons from her embers.

    Web Comics 
  • Embers from IronGate has been this ever since the Fey enchanted/cursed her with fire powers as a child.
  • The titular character from Nosfera can throw fireballs.
  • Kyros from Irregular Webcomic!, though he usually winds up causing more harm than good with it due to extreme trigger-happiness.
  • Cliff and Duster from Slightly Damned have the 'Siara Special'. It's powerful enough to ruin even a high-ranking Angel's afternoon. To a lesser extent, J has a tendency to make anything he touches explode.
  • Butterfly from Collar 6 apparently picked up this ability from Trina. She is a somewhat rare case of a non-Pyro Maniac villain to use this trope.
  • Wayward Sons: Hestya's powers are identical to Johnny Storm's, but almost nothing can withstand the heat she gives off while her powers are active. Like her clothes, for instance.
  • John Henry Hunter in Next Town Over. Aside from being able to produce flames from things like alcohol or matches, he is also able to mess with guns being fired, making it hard for people to shoot him.
  • In Gunnerkrigg Court, Antimony soon received a Blinker Stone and quickly learned to use it, mostly for various pyrotechnic effects. You may also count uses of the phrase "fiery Surma" or synonyms. Which is neither quite a metaphor nor a coincidence.
    • Later, it is revealed that she, like her mother, are actually descendants of a Fire Elemental/Human pairing, and thus have a bit of supernatural fire burning inside them. Coyote makes a bit of a point out of the fact that, while she can generally be mistaken for an Emotionless Girl, the right prompting can cause Annie's temper to 'flare' with REMARKABLE speed.

    Web Original 
  • From the Global Guardians PBEM Universe: Heatwave, Starfire, Fire Drake, Ablaze, Firefall, Fireworks, Flashpoint, Inferna, Hotshot, Centigrade (who is also An Ice Person), Incendie ("Blaze" in French), Mondfeur ("Moonfire" in German), Ulkataranara ("Comet Man" in Hindi), Matahari Merah, Firebird, Playma ("Flame" in Russian), Salamander, Sunfire, Wildfire, Flame, Ifrit, The Confessor, Morningstar, Komet, Molotov, Inferno, Fuoco Bianco ("White Fire" in Italian), Pumpkin Jack, Tourmaline, Pyro, Dragon, and Red Devil.
  • In the Whateley Universe, Fireball. And Sparkler, after she gets her power gauntlets in the first Ayla story.
    • In "Christmas Elves", Fey quite literally plays with fire — and then turns it back on the mooks who thought using flamethrowers against the reincarnation of a Sidhe queen on excellent terms with fire elementals back in the day was a good idea.
  • In Dead West, the Porcelain Doctor has this, paired with Healing Hands and a couple of other Psychic Powers. At the time the story begins, this power starts to overflow, making him running a constant fever. This particular gift comes in handy for field operations after clashes with the shamblers.
  • The Slender Man is often associated with fire, whether causing it or just being attracted to it. There's also TheArsonist of Dreams in Darkness.
  • The Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society's Tash uses very powerful fire magic, first with a staff, then with a sword.
  • Chronicles of Syntax has Shia, who can manipulate her own thermal energy to create and control fire. Unlike some other examples, she's neither a redhead not hotblooded. In fact, she can be quite the Cloudcuckoolander at times. Unless she's actually trying to kill you, in which case avoiding fireballs becomes a necessary skill.
  • Frollo has command over pyrokinetic magic, as well as a fireplace that doubles as a TV and computer, on The Frollo Show.
  • Worm has a few, most notably Burnscar, a member of the Slaughterhouse Nine, who can create intense fires and teleport between flames. The more fire she uses, however, the more damaged and weakened her emotions get—and she's already pretty unstable, having joined the Nine after escaping from a mental institution.
  • Marcus is the only mage seen using fire so far, wielding it when he rescued the group from a mob of feral ghosts.
  • Noob has fire elementalists that include Roxana and Pironess, the Phoenix of fire.
  • Agent Hu from Curveball can become a living pillar of flame (asbestos underwear not included).
  • SCP Foundation
    • SCP-2757 ("Dr. Wondertainment's Projector Fantastico™"). When the SCP-2757 projector is used with the film SCP-2757-1e The Valiant Crusaders, one of the powers gained by the experimental subjects is pyrokinesis.
    • SCP-2814 ("Heretic of the Torch"). When a human being wears the SCP-2814 mask they can (a) manipulate fire as if it were a liquid or solid (b) modify the temperature of fire under their control (c) touch or "hold" their fire without being harmed and (d) take no damage from heat or flame up to 5000 °C.
  • Oddly enough for a Mons setting, Mortasheen has only two of these: Smoldronand Thermalunk. Presumably because of the fact that most monsters can use these powers via Psychic Powers.
  • One of the first major villains in MovieBob's The Game Overthinker series is a Fire ninja known as Pyrothinker, who burns down classic game stores and arcades. A few episodes later he is revealed to have an Ice counterpart in the Cryothinker.
  • In How To Hero's list of reasons to change your codename, the hero formerly known as The Flaming Dick is mentioned under the reason "The evolution of language has resulted in your codename now having unfortunate implications" he now goes by "The Combustible Detective."
  • Deviant: Alpha and Flare both represent this trope - Alpha is a calokinetic who heats things up enough to set them aflame and is crazy to boot; Flare, meanwhile, can absorb and unleash solar energy as blasts of flame.

    Western Animation 
  • Flame Princess from Adventure Time, alongside many residents of the Flame Kingdom.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Firebenders, obviously. A select few also have secondary abilities like lightningbending (Shock and Awe) and combustionbending (explosive lasers, basically). The interesting part is that not all of them fit the hot-tempered mold that usually goes along with fire powers, given that they are an entire culture. Zuko is plenty hot-headed, but his sister Azula is more cold and cunning, which her blue fire reflects. Their father Ozai is somewhere in between, while Iroh has the personality of a warm campfire.
    • Aang, on the other hand, once he accepts that Firebending does not equal Bad Powers, Bad People, comes fairly close to Iroh's version of this, though he does become considerably more focused; it's implied that Firebenders have a tendency to become overly intense and Determinators.
    • In the original show, the Fire Nation's philosophy of firebending via rage plays a part in their hot-headed tempers; the Sun Warriors, the descendants of the original Firebending civilization, passed onto Iroh, Zuko, and Aang the original, life-affirming form of firebending that averts the need for firebenders to be Hot-Blooded to use their powers. It is indicated that this style of firebending allows for far more control than rage-bending does.
    • Then there's Mako from The Legend of Korra, who's The Stoic ("cool under fire," as a sports announcer puts it). Avatar Korra herself fits the Hot-Blooded stereotype and it's interesting to note that she will default to fire even though she's a Waterbender by birth.
  • Ben 10:
  • Jackie Chan Adventures: The Dragon Talisman possesses the power of combustion. Whoever wields it can shoots fire from their hands.
  • Lucius on Jimmy Two-Shoes sometimes shows the ability to do this, but it's mostly treated as a Running Gag when he's angry. Word of God says he has some powers he refuses to use out of pride. Presumably, this is one of them.
  • Most villains in the Men in Black animated show have some alien biology-related powers. One of them was Drekk whose power was to produce fire with his hands.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Being a dragon, Spike has fiery breath, and has used it a few times — including melting a lock in "Inspiration Manifestation" and quickly melting a falling ice mass in Equestria Games. But it wasn't until the fourth season that he used his fire breath to do much more than send scrolls, and he doesn't have anything like a hot-blooded personality.
  • Blossom's special power in The Powerpuff Girls is the ability to breathe fire and ice, although it tends to switch depending on the weather and her body temperature. (She doesn't use it much, though.)
  • Ruby from Steven Universe has this ability, while her lover Sapphire uses ice.
  • Transformers:
    • The Dinobots, are firebreathing dinosaurs. Appropriately enough, in several continuities they tend to be very ferocious and hot-blooded. In more recent series the actual fire breathing tends to apply specifically to Grimlock the robot Tyrannosaurus.
    • Scourge from Transformers Cybertron. Japanese name: Flame Convoy. His Cyber Key deploys a pair of small dragon heads with mouth-mounted flamethrower.
    • Inferno from Beast Wars, right down to being a fire ant.
  • Bloom from Winx Club has fire-based powers that can manifest in the form of fire dragons, fireballs, fire beams, firestorms and explosions at varying intensities. Justified because she has the mythical Dragon Flame power.
  • Taranee Cook from W.I.T.C.H., again. Like her comic book self, she is no hothead, instead being reserved and intelligent. Also, before she got her powers, she was afraid of fire.
  • The Hollow: Kai after their time in the theme park, he develops the power of manipulating and generate fire]].

Come on baby light my fire...

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Alternative Title(s): Pyrokinesis, Play With Fire


Firebending Demonstration and Duel

General Iroh demonstrates firebending form for Fire Prince Zuko / a duel between Zuko and Admiral Zhao

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