Real Name: Lumina
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Microverse, Coronar) human mutant
Group Membership: Big Hero Six (Baymax, Ebon Samurai, GoGo Tomago, Honey Lemon, Hiro Takachiho)
Affiliations: Alpha Flight (Centennial, Major Mapleleaf, Nemesis, Puck (Yu), Sasquatch, Yukon Jack), Otomo, Ravellonians (King of Ravellon, Prince Arion), Red Ronin
Enemies: Deadline, Scions of the Azure Flame;
formerly Alpha Flight
Known Relatives: Empress Hynodia (mother)
Base of Operations: The planet Ravellon in the Microverse;
formerly the Microverse planet Coronar
First Appearance: Alpha Flight III#9 (January, 2005)
Powers/Abilities: Sunpyre displayed many of the same abilities as Earth-616's Sunfire. She could fly and emit a type of fire from her body, which she could project.
History: (Big Hero 6#2: Sunpyre (fb) ) - Lumina, eldest daughter of Coronar's Empress Hynodia, was groomed since childhood to one day inherit her mother's kingdom. Upon her 18th birthday the cult known as Scions of the Azure Flame laid siege to Coronar's capital city, abducted Lumina and threatened to execute her if Hynodia did not cede power the the cult's leader. Big Hero Six's Honey Lemon inadvertently transported herself to Coronar through her Power Purse and assisted Hynodia in infiltrating the cult and saving Lumina, who felt honor bound to return with Honey Lemon to Japan so that she could repay the "soul debt" she owed for saving her life. Honey Lemon reluctantly agreed.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Teams 2005 (fb)-BTS) - Honey Lemon brought Sunpyre transported Sunpyre to Earth.
(Big Hero 6#2: Sunpyre (fb) ) - Honey Lemon and Sunpyre defeated Deadline, who had taken control over the team's HQ during Honey Lemon's absence (she fled from him in the first place).
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Teams 2005 (fb)-BTS) - Sunpyre joined Big Hero 6.
(Alpha Flight III#9 (fb)-BTS) - The team was then placed under the control of an unknown party, who sent the team to Canada to battle Alpha Flight.
(Alpha Flight III#9) - Sunpyre, along with the rest of Big Hero Six, attacked Alpha Flight, with Sunpyre matching up against Puck (Zuzha Yu). When Puck attacked Honey Lemon, Sunpyre struck out against the Alpha Flight member, but Centennial threw her against a tree. Sasquatch found the device used to control the Japanese heroes located on Baymax. Returning to their senses, the two teams were attempting to figure out who was responsible when Flashback arrived and begged Alpha Flight for their aid.
(Alpha Flight III#12 - BTS) - After Alpha Flight went into the past on an adventure, they eventually ended back up where they started (kind of...), finishing up their fight with Big Hero Six.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Teams 2005) - Big Hero Six returned to Japan to find the parties responsible for controlling them.
(Civil War Battle Damage Report#1) - Sunpyre and the rest of Big Hero Six attended a press conference with Otomo and Red Ronin, reaffirming their stance on protecting Japan from superhuman threats.
(Big Hero 6#2: Sunpyre (fb) ) - Upon learning the Scions of the Azure Flame had regrouped and again threatened her mother's kingdom, Lumina returned to Coronar to help defeat her mother's enemies, vowing to one day return to Honey Lemon.
(Big Hero 6#3/2 (fb) ) - Lumina arrived too late as her mother had already been deposed by the Azure Flame. With Hydonia in exile on Ravellon it was arranged to wed Lumina to Prince Arion of Ravellon hopoing he would raise the Ravellonian fleet to seize Coronor as the kingdom that should be his when he became king. Learning of her mother's plan Lumina fled the Microverse and returned to Earth.
(Big Hero 6#3/2) - Tooking residence at BH6's HQ Lumina slept on the couch when Ebon Samurai, another former BH6 member, accidentally sat on her. After talking about both their fates they went to get some sake and heard the villain Deadline entering the building by force. Rushing into battle Sunpyre was shot by Deadline with a heat blaster.
(Big Hero 6#4/2 - BTS) - Sunpyre played possum to enter the fight later and defeat Deadline by surprise.
(Big Hero 6#4/2) - Overhearing how Deadline planned to save the world with his doomsday device by sacrificing a few millions for the greater good Sunpyre decided to aid him, so she could indirectly save Honey Lemon by saving the world. She melted Ebon Samurai's wakazashi blade when he flinged it at Deadline, forcing Ebon Samurai to draw his demon-possessed katana against her. Sunpyre fled from his attacks until she got buried beneath the remains of the hallway. Surviving she rejoined Ebon Samurai and Deadline in the lab and asked the mad Ebon Samurai not to kill Deadline. Ebon Samurai jumped at her, but when she didn't defend herself, he came back to his senses. He told Sunpyre that she had to return back home to deal with all the unresolved problems there. Sunpyre agreed and joined by Ebon Samurai was ready to return to the Microverse.
Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell, Clayton Henry and Mark Morales.
Sunpyre and Ebon Samurai were replacements on the team meant to evoke the original members, who were being used elsewhere (Silver Samurai had been "killed" in Elektra's book).
While dialogue in Alpha Flight III#9 might seem to imply that Sunpyre and Honey Lemon were lovers--Honey Lemon gets struck. Sunpyre cries out "My beloved!" and Centennial hits her, remarking "I don't EVEN want to ask."--the Teams 2005 Handbook clarified the situation, stating that Sunpyre, in fact, worships Honey Lemon as a deity. This clarification was made after the Handbook team contacted Scott Lobdell, who gave the final word on what was occurring.
Sunpyre has no known connections to (but may be an
alternate counterpart of )
Alpha Flight III#9, page 6, panel 1
Alpha Flight III#9 (January, 2005) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Clayton Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
Civil War Battle Damage Report#1 (2007) - Anthony Flamini & Ronald Byrd (writers), Scott Kolins (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Big Hero 6#2 (December, 2008)
Big Hero 6#3-4 (January-February, 2009) - Jordan D. White (writer), Jhazmine Ruiz (pencils), Mark Paniccia (editor)
First Posted: 01/12/2006
Last Updated: 02/06/2014
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