Identity: Johnny Storm
Invulnerability: Class 1000 vs. Heat and Flame
True Flight: When his fire sheath is active Johnny can fly at Excellent airspeed. He cannot fly without ‘flaming on’ first.
Fire Sheath: Johnny can surround himself with a sheath of flame that provides Incredible body armor against weapons of less that Amazing material Strength. Anyone touching the Torch with this active Torch suffers Incredible fire damage.
Fire Control: Johnny can control flame itself with Unearthly ability.
Flame Constructs: Amazing intensity flame barriers, rings, cages and other restraining devices.
Dampen flames with Unearthly ability.
Self Duplication: Create up to 10 duplicates by shaping flames to resemble his human Torch appearance
Fire Generation: Emit Unearthly intensity flames up to 3 areas. He has developed several stunts with this power:
Sky Wright: Johnny can draw any shape from flame that remains for 4 turns
Nova Flame: Shift-Z damage to all in the same area as the Torch, Shift-X damage up to 5 areas away. His flames are reduced to Feeble for 1-10 rounds afterwards and he must make an Endurance FEAT or pass out for 1-10 rounds.
Mechanics, Race Car Driver
Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Avengers
Johnny Storm was a teenager when he accompanied his older sister, Sue, and her boyfriend, Reed, and their friend, Ben, in stealing aboard Reed’s experimental rocket ship to give it its test flight, but instead became transformed by the cosmic radiation that leaked through the faulty shielding to turn Johnny into a flame-powered super being. Taking his name from the Golden Age Human Torch, Johnny helped his friends in forming the Fantastic Four, and has adventured with them ever since, enjoying his identity of the Human Torch almost as much as his hobby of car racing, and had many other adventures outside the Foursome, including extensive team-ups with Spider-Man.
On the FF’s encounter with the Inhumans, Johnny met and soon fell in love with Cyrstal, who later joined the Foursome as a member. There relationship did not last, and Cyrstal returned to her home in Attilan. Later, Johnny helped “rescue” Alicia Masters from the Skull home planet, but this was actually a plot by the Skrulls to place Lyja (later, Laserfist) as a spy among the Four’s circle of friends. Lyja ended up falling in love with Johnny, and as Alicia, Johnny courted and soon married her, to the disappointment and anger of Ben, the Thing.
During this time, Johnny was determined to remain in school, and enrolled in Empire State University. Eventually, Lyja was discovered, and although dismissing her at first, Johnny soon reconciled with her, and soon she revealed she was having his child. The “child” ended up being a Skrull bio-weapon, which the Four quickly defeated.
Johnny was among the heroes fighting the menace known as Onslaught, and seemingly sacrificing himself to absorb its energies. In actuality, he was displaced in another universe, and was soon returned to our reality with the rest of the heroes.