THERMITE

Real Name: Sam Yurimoto

Identity/Class: Unknown, possible human technology user

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: New Enforcers

Affiliations: The Dragon Man, Dreadnaught, Foreigner, "Super-Adaptoid"

Enemies: Bloodrose (Richard Fisk), Spider-Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man#100 (May, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Thermite can generate fire and heat from one hand and ice and cold from the other. The extent of these powers is unknown.

History: Thermite's origins are unrevealed. At some point he joined the criminal New Enforcers.

(Web of Spider-Man#99 - BTS, 100) - When Bloodrose tracked the New Enforcers down to their headquarters, Thermite and his teammates attacked the vigilante, and Thermite used his heat powers to disarm Blood Rose. However, Spider-Man arrived in his new armor. Spider-Man defeated all of the New Enforcers until only Thermite remained. Thermite managed to destroy Spider-Man's armor, but Spider-Man then put Thermite down for the count with a single punch. Thermite and the New Enforcers were arrested by the police.

Comments: Created by Terry Kavanagh, Alex Saviuk, and Joe Rubinstein

The New Enforcers are working for HYDRA in the Sega 32X game Spider-Man: Web Of Fire. I wouldn't bother mentioning established characters' appearances in video games, but I thought it was an interesting place for a second Thermite-616, Blitz and Tangle appearance.
It's a pretty awful game, though.
--Graham Weaver

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover#4. Real name revealed in Enforcers profile.

Thanks to Prime Eternal for the image!

Profile by Stunner

Clarifications:
Thermite has no known connections to:

  • Thermal – Humanity’s Last Stand’s Mutant Liberation Front, Generate blasts of heat or cold --Punisher III#15 
  • Thermal Man - android created by Professor Chen, usurped by Chinese communists. —Thor I#168
  • THERMAL THIEF - Energy Drainers --Captain America and the Campbell Kids
  • Thermatron - Retrievers of Atlantis red; project heat--Fantastic Four I#195
  • THERMITE of Earth-S (Sam Yurimoto) - Redeemers --Squadron Supreme I#10
  • Thermo (Dr. Walter Michaels) - costumed criminal.  Absorbs energy from other humans on contact -—Marvel Team-Up I#108

images:
Web of Spider-Man#100, page 15, panel 2


Appearances:
Web of Spider-Man#100 (May, 1993) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Alex Saviuk (pecnils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)

Last updated 09/22/04

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