Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human; advanced technology/exo-skeleton user
Group Membership: The Seekers (Chain Lightning/Thomas Bannion, Laserworks, Sonic/Daniel Bannion; two unidentified)
Affiliations: Leonard CarlsonEnemies: Darkhawk (Chris Powell), Metahumes (Assault/Edward Wong, Blazeye/Barbara DeGioia, Diamond Hammer/Carl Hollister, Hardnose/Alexander Patel, Hyperia/Denise Havens, Makina/Fiona Rivera), Venom (Eddie Brock/Klyntar symbiote)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
Darkhawk I#35 (January, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: Fireball wears an armored exoskeleton,
which granted her superhuman strength (lifting roughly 10 tons) and
durability due to the armor's metal (presumably steel) composition.
At least earlier versions of the Seekers' armors had limited resistance to extreme heat and cold.
Like her teammates, Fireball's armor included simple onboard computers with radar and contained jet boots that enabled flight at 150 mph.
Laserworks could project fiery
blasts, although her maximum heat level and duration of sustained
output are unrevealed.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'6")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 125 lbs.); (armored) unrevealed (perhaps 300 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (he was not shown unmasked)
Hair: Unrevealed (he was not shown unmasked)
(Darkhawk I#35 / Iron Manual Mark 3: Seekers) - The Seekers renovated their armors and reassessed their membership. Grasp left, with new members Fireball and Laserworks joining in his stead.
We don't know the circumstances
under which Grasp left nor why Laserworks and Fireball joined. We also
know nothing of the pasts of Laserworks and Fireball. Were they also
previous AIM members? Who knows?
That Shadow kno...I mean, I bet Danny Fingeroth knows.
Friends and Enemies#2, Sonic noted that they had three new members, but
it looks like the same four from the Darkhawk issues, plus two more
unidentified. Maybe there was a new person in one of the armors?
Fireball doesn't look quite the same...Or maybe there was a seventh
Seeker not shown on panel?
The Iron Manual noted that they had TWO new members at that point.
OK, whoever Hyperia blasts is not
clearly shown, and Assault says, "I disoriented HIM mentally..." when
Fireball's armored form makes it clear she is a woman.
However, we clearly see Sonic and Laserworks being taken out by Hardnose and Blazeye, respectively.
We then see Diamondhammer punch out someone who is barely seen as he notes, "Three down!" There is a cable connected to the gauntlet (which both Laserworks, Chain Lightning, and one of the unidentified characters have), and there are large shoulder pads structures. However, we clearly see Laserworks taken out in the previous panel, and then the unidentified character with cables running from/to the gauntlets is clearly active before being taken out in the following page; the shoulder pads fit with Chain Lightning.
Again, the fourth person taken out cannot be identified at all, but since we see the two unidentified characters still conscious in the next panel before being taken out, it has to be Fire ball by process of elimination.
Yes, Assault says "him," but the confrontation was fast and furious, and Assault may not have gotten a good look at his target in those seconds...
Profile by Snood.
Fireballs should be distinguished from:
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Darkhawk I#36, pg. 2, panel 2 (flying, projecting fiery blast);
Spider-Man: Friends and Enemies#2, pg. 17, panel 1 (red mask, flying toward foreground);
pg. 18, panel 1 (blasted by Hyperia);
Iron Manual Mark 3: Seekers entry
Darkhawk I#35-37 (January-March, 1994) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Todd Smith (penciler), Ian Akin (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Spider-Man: Friends and Enemies#2 (March, 1995) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Mick Gray & Mark McKenna (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Iron Manual Mark 3 (June, 2010) - Ronald Hugh Byrd Jr., Anthony Flamini, Kevin Garcia, Michael Hoskin, Rob London, Mark Robert O'English, Mike O'Sullivan, Markus Raymond, Peter Sanderson, Gabriel Shechter (writers), Mario Gully (new art), Alex Starbuck (assistant editor), John Denning (associate editor), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
First posted: 02/19/2020
Last updated: 02/19/2020
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Back to Characters(Darkhawk I#35 / Iron Manual Mark 3: Seekers) - The Seekers not only renovated their armors, but also reassessed their membership. Grasp left, with new members Fireball and Laserworks joining in his stead. Chain changed his alias to Chain Lightning and added projectile electrical blasts to his repertoire.