Real Name: Major Ross Jonas

Identity/Class: Human, mutate

Occupation: Military commander, super-villain

Affiliations: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Enemies: Peacekeepers, Underground Legion

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

First Appearance: Blackwulf#2 (July, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Scorch has the ability generate flames from his body, and to manipulate the shape and direction of flames. He is also immune to fire.

History: (Blackwulf#2)- Major Ross Jonas was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where two Skrulls who had landed in 1947 were being studied. Jonas had derived a chemical from the adrenaline of the Prime Skrull, and when the Peacekeepers came to capture the Skrulls, Jonas ingested the chemical. As the Peacekeepers fought their enemies the Underground Legion, a fire broke out, and Jonas was engulfed in flames, believed dead. The Peacekeepers escaped with the body of the Skrull pilot, while the Underground attempted to flee in a stealth fighter. However, Jonas had revived, and now able to control flames, shot the stealth fighter out of the sky.

(Blackwulf#3)- Underground member Wildwind was killed in the explosion. Jonas engaged in battle with Blackwulf of the Underground, whom he considered a monster, along with the rest of his allies.

Although Blackwulf held his own against Jonas, the Underground surrendered when soldiers from the base arrived to reinforce Jonas. The Underground members were placed in military custody, including Dr. Caitlin Maddox, who had previously worked at the base. Imprisoned with the body of the Prime Skrull, Maddox was surprised to discover that he was still alive. She was then confronted by Jonas, now garbed in a colorful costume, who introduced himself to her as "Scorch."

(Blackwulf#4)- Scorch attempted to seduce Maddox, but she brushed him off, and beat him unconscious with his own helmet. Maddox and the Prime Skrull set the other members of the Underground free, but Blackwulf was determined to recover the body of Wildwind, so that she could receive a burial. Arriving where the body was held, he found Scorch waiting for him, who was under the impression that Blackwulf's people ate their own kind. Blackwulf fought Scorch, and seemed overwhelmed by his powers, until he used a fire extinguisher on him to make him cool enough to strike down with a single blow. Blackwulf then recovered Wildwind's body and fled the base with the Underground.

Comments: Created by Glenn Herdling, Angel Medina and Bill Anderson.

Profile by Prime Eternal

Scorch should not be confused with:

Blackwulf#2-3 (July-August, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Angel Medina (pencils), Bill Anderson (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Blackwulf#4 (September, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Angel Medina (pencils), Bill Anderson & Rich Rankin (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

First Posted: 12/21/2003
Last updated: 12/23/2012

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