Firestorm (DC)

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Fury and the Firestorms from Fury of Firestorm v1 #1.

The Ronnie Raymond is the name of several characters in the DC Universe.

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Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond)

Main Article: Ronnie Raymond

Pre-Flashpoint

In time, the Matrix began to evolve and became more unstable turning Firestorm into the most dangerous being in the universe as he could explode thus result in a new Big Bang. (Brightest Day v1 #10)

Post-Flashpoint

Firestorm (Martin Stein)

Main Article: Martin Stein

Pre-Flashpoint

Post-Flashpoint

Firestorm (Mikhail Arkadin)

Main Article: Mikhail Arkadin

Pre-Flashpoint

Post-Flashpoint

Firestorm (Jason Rusch)

Main Article: Jason Rusch

Pre-Flashpoint

Post-Flashpoint

Overview

According to one account, the Matrix was actually the ‘spark’ that preceded the universe and was the fire that resulted in the Big Bang. (Brightest Day v1 #10)

Notes

  • The concept of Firestorm was created by Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom where it made its first first appearing in Firestorm v1 #1 (March, 1978).

Alternate Versions

  • In Justice League of America v2 #26 (2008), an alternate timeline was created by the god Anansi where Batman never existed as the young Bruce Wayne shot Joe Chill with a gun after which he became a vigilante called Paladin. On this world, the Firestorm Matrix was inhabited by multiple people who formed the superhero called We Are Firestorm who was a red formed being that had an atomic symbol of energy around his body. He was shown as a member of the Justice League who was convinced to aid Vixen in restoring the true reality.
  • In Justice League v2 #26 (2014), an alternate version of Firestorm was shown as an inhabitant of Earth-3 in the Multiverse. On that world, Professor Martin Stein was a mad scientist obsessed with unlocking the secrets of life through death. Thus, he performed many controversial experiments on humans in order to test his theories as he was an expert in theoretical biology. He was recruited by one of the Crime Syndicate of America’s enemies with finding weaknesses among its members but Stein instead used it as a place for his own experiments leading to him merging himself with a corpse thus transforming him into Deathstorm who wielded the Firestorm Matrix. As Deathstorm, he was invited to join the ranks of the Crime Syndicate and became one of its members.
  • In The New 52: Future's End (2014), an alternate timeline set five years in the future was shown. On this Earth, Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch both remained as Firestorm, however, Ronnie dies in order to save the life of a civilian named Madison Payne. This causes her to merge into the Firestorm Matrix with Jason Rusch causing her to become Firestorm.
  • In Electric Warriors v1 #5 (2019), an alternate version of Firestorm was shown to exist in a possible future set in the 28th century. This version was Lex Luthor who had forcibly taken control of the Firestorm Matrix and bonded with Superman. In this position, he became a tyrannical being who enforced a brutal rule in the cosmos. He was eventually given the position of the Lord Preceptor that was in charge of the Great Compromise arranged between the Gilded business beings in the cosmos and the Gil'Dishpan. Under this role, he arranged for gladiatorial games as a means of settling disputes between worlds with Electric Warriors gifted superpowers through the Electric Seed where they battled for vital resources in a match between them. Slain Metahumans were then secretly sold to the Gilded for whatever needs they desired including consumption whilst the Lord Preceptor secretly enforced the rules of the Compromise.

In other media

Television

  • In the Arrowverse, Firestorm appeared as a number of different characters in the shared continuity setting.
    • In The Flash, Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein were introduced into the live-action television series first season where they were portrayed by actors Robbie Amell and Victor Garber.
    • In The Flash, Jefferson "Jax" Jackson was introduced into the live-action television series second season where he was portrayed by actor Franz Drameh.
    • In Legends of Tomorrow, Jefferson Jackson alongside Martin Stein join the cast in the live-action television series where he was once again portrayed by actor Franz Drameh.

Video games

Appearances

  • Firestorm v1:
  • Brightest Day v1:
  • Fury of Firestorm v1:
  • Justice League v2:

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