Real Name: William Boddicker
Identity/Class: Human cyborg (see comments)
Occupation: Professional criminal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Mash-Up (Zel Credo)
Enemies: Elektra, Misty Knight, Shroud (Max Coleridge)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Raft prison, Ryker's Island, New York
First Appearance: Heroes for Hire III#9 (September, 2011)
Powers/Abilities: Firefight is able to generate flame from his hands and forearms. He is apparently immune to the effects of his own flames.
History: (Heroes for Hire III#9 (fb) ) - Criminal Zel Credo somehow acquired pyrotechnic powers and became the super villain Firefight. At some point he was apprehended and imprisoned in the Raft.
(Heroes for Hire III#9) - When the Juggernaut (possessed by the Dark Asgardian Kuurth, Breaker of Stone) destroyed the Raft, Firefight was among the prisoners who tried to escape in the chaos. Alongside fellow inmate Mash-Up, he encountered the Shroud, who Misty Knight had called in to help quell the breakout. Both criminals attacked the Shroud, failing to notice Knight's other operative, the assassin Elektra, who kicked the frail Boddicker in the chest and knocked him out.
Comments: Created by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Kyle Hotz, and Bob Almond.
One would usually use the word "pyrokinetic" to describe someone with Firefight's powers, but Misty says that Boddicker has "pyrotechnic abilities". "Pyrotechnic" usually refers to fireworks and special effects and the like, so it's possible that a) Misty (or Abnett and Lanning) meant to say pyrokinetic, or b) Boddicker is a cyborg or something. I choose to go with b).
That's not a costume Firefight is wearing - it's the standard Raft prisoner uniform with the sleeves torn off.
Profile by Minor Irritant.
Firefight has no known connections to
Heroes for Hire III#9, p12, pan3 (main image)
Heroes for Hire III#9 (September, 2011) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Kyle Hotz (pencils), Bob Almond (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Last updated: 06/27/13
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