Real Name: Nolan (first or last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human mutant or mutate

Occupation: Mercenary, pyromaniac

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Bud Adams, Gale, Hellfire Club, Mayhem, Shriek, the Unwanted, Webber

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Miss Folendahl, John Jameson, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City;
   formerly Ravencroft Institute, Upstate New York

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man Annual I#10 (1994)
{Edizione Italiana: L'Uomo Ragno#174 Marvel Italia (30 agosto 1995)}

Powers/Abilities: Pyrokinesis (generating fire with his mind). He can project flames and fly. His fire can burn Mayhem's toxic mist without any effect on him.

Pyromania webbed in Spider-Man's webHistory: Pyromania wants to burn something (Web of Spider-Man Annual I#10 - BTS) - Pyromania was a pyromaniac, and was declared mad by the law. He had super-powers so he was sent to the Ravencroft to be studied and, possibly, cured or rehabilitated.

(Web of Spider-Man Annual I#10) - Pyromania was in one of the security cells when Shriek was brought to the Institute. Thanks to Barker's emotions, Shriek fed enough to free herself and other "guests" of the Institute: Pyromania, Gale, Mayhem and Webber, manipulating them with her powers. However Mayhem didn't want to ally with assassins like them so she attacked them with her toxic gas. Pyromania burnt the toxic gas, saving Webber, and Gale knocked Mayhem down. Soon after, Pyromania joined his fire to Shriek and Gale's powers and smashed the titanium door that cut them off from the rest of the institute.

   They found Spider-Man and John Jameson. Spider-Man webbed Pyromania who burned the web in two seconds. Then Pyromania flew behind Jameson and melted his narcotic gun with his fire. Spider-Man webbed again Pyromania, but this time he used the pyrokinetic as a whip against Mayhem. Pyromania again freed himself from the web and tried to attack Spider-Man but he was hit in his "low" parts from Spider-Man, who had been warned by his Spider-Sense.

A few minutes later, Pyromania, Gale, and Webber were being manipulated again by Shriek, who changed ideas and directed her energy powers against them. Spider-Man saved them and after having defeated the shrieking criminal with the help of Jameson, took Pyromania and the other criminals in their cells.

BTS - At some point Pyromania was released or escaped from Ravencroft.

(Daredvil III#10.1 (fb) - BTS) - The Hellfire Club hired Pyromania to bring Matt Murdock to them because he was in possession of the Omegadrive, a hard drive filled with information on numerous criminal organisations.

(Daredvil III#10.1 (fb) ) - Pyromania started a fire at the offices of Nelson & Murdock, threatening their client, Miss Folendahl. While everyone else fled Matt put on his costume and tackled the villain through a window to the outside. Pyromania melted a car to break his fall then tried to take out Daredevil with a fireblast, but Daredevil fled into the sewer system where he broke a gas pipe. Pyromania followed him and his fire caused a massive explosion, knocking him out.

(Daredvil III#10.1 (fb) - BTS) - Pyromania woke up in a special prison cell that blocked his powers with massive temperature changes and loud noise 24/7. He claimed cruel and unusual punishment.

(Daredvil III#10.1) - Murdock came in as Nolan's lawyer and was given 30 minutes with him. Nolan started by testing if Murdock was really blind because he wanted to make sure he was not Daredevil (he couldn't believe a blind man could beat him). Murdock then asked him how and why Pyromania ended up in prison. Nolan told him about his fight with Daredevil while Murdock started feeling sick due to the sub- and hyper-sonics in the cell. Eventually Nolan revealed he had been hired to bring Murdock to the Hellfire Club and tried to take him hostage, but Murdock beat him up. When the guards entered the cell Murdock claimed he didn't see what had happened. The scared Nolan kept repeating that Murdock was not Daredevil. Murdock still deemed Nolan's punishment cruel and unusual, which was against the law.

(Ravencroft#4) - Conundrum escaped Ravencroft during a mass breakout after they were all released from their cells by Bud Adams and the Unwanted.

Comments: Created by Terry Kavanagh/Mike Lackey, Jerry Bingham and Tom Palmer.

Profile by Spidermay. Updates by Markus Raymond (DD & Ravencroft).


Pyromania has no known connections to

Miss Folendahl

(Daredevil III#10.1) - Miss Folendahl visited the law offices of Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson, inquiring about filing a malpractice suit against Doctor Strange. While she met with Murdock, Pyromania burst in and Folendahl fled, trying to help the blind Murdock get to safety.

--Daredevil III#10.1

Daredevil III#10.1, p9, pan2 (main)
Web of Spider-Man Annual I#10, p14, pan2 (body shot)
Web of Spider-Man Annual I#10, p17, pan1 (head shot)
Daredevil III#10.1, p8, pan1 (Miss Folendahl)

Web of Spider-Man Annual I#10 (1994) - Terry Kavanagh (plot), Mike Lackey (script), Jerry Bingham (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Eric Fein (editor)
Daredevil III#10.1 (June, 2012) - Mark Waid (writer), Khoi Pham (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Ravencroft#4 (November, 2020) - Frank Tieri (writer), Angel Unzueta (artist), Danny Khazem (editor)

First Posted: 06/10/2005
Last updated: 03/08/2023

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