Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra is in news and has everyone excited. Kapoor’s character will have pyrokinetic superpowers. And while that’s a cool thing, hot actually, here are five other heroes who believe in frying the bad guys.
Firestorm from DC Comics: Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein debuted as the first incarnation in Firestorm, the Nuclear Man No. 1 (March 1978). Firestorm has the ability to rearrange Molecular to subatomic structure of any substance into almost anything else, changing the particles of matter & energy to create objects of different atomic characteristics of equal mass.
Fire from DC Comics: Fire or Beatriz da Costa is a comic book superheroine from the DC Comics universe. Her first appearance was in Super Friends #25, (October 1979), and was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon. The "new" Fire was now able to completely turn into a being of green plasma, in which form she could fly and throw devastating blasts.
The Human Torch by Marvel Comics: The character is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. Like the rest of the Fantastic Four, Jonathan ‘Johnny’ Storm gained his powers on a spacecraft bombarded by cosmic rays. He can engulf his entire body in flames, fly, absorb fire harmlessly into his own body, and control any nearby fire by sheer force of will. Trivia: Before playing Captain America, Chris Evans was Human Torch in the 2005 flop Fantastic Four.
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Ghost Rider by Marvel Comics: Johnny Blaze aka the Ghost Rider's story begins when motorcycle stuntman, Johnny Blaze, becomes bound to the Spirit of Vengeance Zarathos after making a deal with Mephisto to spare his surrogate father. With his supernatural powers, Johnny seeks vengeance as the ‘Ghost Rider’. The common theme of the Ghost Rider is a human host who transforms into a flaming-headed skeleton with a vehicle and supernatural powers. When riding their vehicles, they can travel faster than conventional vehicles. Johnny Blaze was portrayed by actor Nicolas Cage in the 2007 film Ghost Rider, and its 2012 sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Pyro by Marvel Comics: Pyro is a recurring enemy of the X-Men who later became a government agent. He is a mutant who cannot actually create fire himself, but has the psionic ability to manipulate flame by shaping it as he desires, increasing or decreasing its heat, intensity, and size.