Real Name: Tommy Ng

Identity/Class: Human mutant;

Occupation: Business owner; former criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Steel Waves

Enemies: Bandit (Donyell Taylor), Night Thrasher (Dwayne Taylor), Midnight's Fire (Aaron Chord), Silhouette (Silhouette Chord)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Night Thrasher II#13 (August, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Scorch possesses the mutant ability to conjure fire and then control it. He also appears to be able to control fire so well that he can stand in the flames without either him or his clothing burning. His eyes turn red while using his powers.

Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

(Night Thrasher II#14 (fb) - BTS) - Tommy Ng was born in poor circumstances and he had dreams of becoming rich and powerful. After discovering his mutant ability to light things on fire, he called himself Scorch and got involved in the drug trade, with the ultimate goal of running his own legitimate company.

(Night Thrasher II#13 (fb) - BTS) - Scorch set up a drug-running business in Chinatown in New York City. He paid the Steel Waves gang to run the drugs for him.

(Night Thrasher II#13 (fb) ) - Night Thrasher, Midnight's Fire, and Silhouette attacked the Steel Waves, easily defeating them, even knocking one into a vat of acid. Scorch revealed himself and set the building on fire in an attempt to kill the heroes, but they survived as he escaped.

(Night Thrasher II#14 (fb) - BTS) - In the years following, Ng used the capital from the drug trade to build his own company, and he soon became president of his own pharmaceutical enterprise, Bio-Dyne. In time, Bio-Dyne worked on a drug called Sonovil, which could quell aggression and violent impulses, but they took the research as far as they could. Multi-Chem, a larger company and a subsidiary of the Taylor Foundation, sought to acquire Bio-Dyne and Sonovil, and Ng agreed to meet with the company president, Dwayne Taylor, the civilian identity of Night Thrasher.

(Night Thrasher II#13) - Taylor arrived to meet with Scorch.

(Night Thrasher II#14) - Realizing the contract being offered Ng was not the master copy, Ng burned the paper, even as he told Taylor that his days of being Scorch were over. He told Taylor to bring the contract to Multi-Chem that evening. When Ng showed up at Multi-Chem, he found Taylor in his Night Thrasher suit, and the hero confessed he'd initially designed the suit after fighting Scorch the first time, and Ng accused Taylor of having anger management problems. Before Taylor could retrieve the contract, Silhouette attacked, flanked by Bandit, and she wanted revenge against Scorch for putting drugs on the street when she was a kid. As a fight broke out, Ng fled, saying he had started a new life, but Silhouette went after him, causing him to put up a wall of flames and then attack the heroine directly. Taylor jumped in, his armor resistant to the flame, and put a knife to Ng's throat, asking Silhouette if she wanted Ng dead. Silhouette preferred Ng be arrested to face justice, but Taylor helped her realize that lawyers would get him off scot-free. They let Ng go instead.

Comments: Created by Dan Slott, Gordon Purcell, Nelson Ortega, Guy Dorian, Fred Fredricks, Sam de la Rosa, and Mike DeCarlo.

Thanks to Loki for adding a few things to his powers section, his approximate height and weight and an additional image.

Profile by Chadman.

Scorch has no known connections to:

Steel Waves

(Night Thrasher II#13 (fb) ) - When the Steel Waves gang began peddling drugs for Scorch, Night Thrasher, Silhouette, and Bandit attacked and defeated them. One man fell into a vat of acid with Midnight's Fire, who survived as the criminal screamed. Scorch then burned down their entire operation.

--Night Thrasher II#13 (fb)

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Night Thrasher II#13, p14, pan3 (main)
Night Thrasher II#13, p22, pan4 (face)
Night Thrasher II#14, p13, pan3 (in suit)
Night Thrasher II#13, p11, pan1 (Steel Waves)

Night Thrasher II#13 (August, 1994) - Dan Slott (writer), Gordon Purcell, Nelson Ortega, Guy Dorian (pencilers), Fred Fredricks, Sam de la Rosa, Mike DeCarlo (inkers), Rob Tokar (editor)
Night Thrasher II#14 (September, 1994) - Dan Slott (writer), Guy Dorian (penciler), John Stokes (inker), Rob Tokar (editor)

First Posted: 01/11/2021
Last updated: 01/17/2021

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