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SUNFIRE
Earth-92131

Real Name: Shiro Yoshida

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-92131) human mutant

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: None;
formerly Magneto's army (Arclight/Philippa Sontag, Blockbuster/Michael Baer, Callisto, Copycat/Vanessa Carlysle, Dawnsilk, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Forearm/Michael McCain, Garrison Kane, Kangaroo/Frank Oliver, Marianna, Mole, Moondragon/Heather Douglas, Reaper/Pantu Hurageb, Sunder, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, Tusk and unrevealed others)

Affiliations: Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier), Avalanche (Dominikos Petrakis), Blob (Fred J. Dukes), Caliban, Domino (Neena Thurman), Mystique (Raven Darkholme), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier), Pyro (St. John Allerdyce), Rictor (Julio Richter), Warpath (James Proudstar), X-Men (Gambit/ Remy LeBeau, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Storm/Ororo Munroe)

Enemies: Genoshan magistrates (Boone, Leader and unrevealed others), Sentinels, Bolivar Trask

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Hammer Bay, Genosha;
   formerly mobile throughout Japan

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Sunfire had the mutant ability to ionize matter into a state of fiery plasma, capable of reaching 1000.000 degrees Fahrenheit which also granted him the ability to fly.

Height: 5'1" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 175 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Black, red when using powers or enraged
Hair: Black

History:
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - Along many other mutants, Sunfire was apprehended and imprisoned on Genosha. Outfitted with power-dampening collars to prevent them from using their mutant abilities the imprisoned mutants were made to work as slave-workers to complete a dam which would power a Sentinel factory.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Sunfire, Aurora, Blob and other slave-workers were in for a shock when three of the X-Men: Storm, Gambit and Jubilee were also imprisoned and forced to work alongside them. However, when the Magistrates deactivated the collars Storm immediately tried to escape and was quickly rendered immobile by a Sentinel and placed in the "box" (isolation). Not long after, the slave-workers once again stopped work when the Magistrates noticed a fire in the nearby forest (courtesy of time traveler Cable), to be safe all slave-workers were returned to their cells.

   That night, the slave-workers were woken by the optimistic Jubilee, who escaped her cell and urged the mutants to join an uprising. Sunfire and the others refused, believing they would be released when the work on the dam was finished. However, the following morning morale had shifted as the mutants told Jubilee they would join the uprising. Sadly Jubilee's uprising failed when she proved unable to deactivate the power-dampening collars.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - The following day, Gambit acquired the power-dampening collar's key, freed his friends and together agreed to free the slave-workers.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Sunfire, Feral, Warpath and many other slave-workers were shocked when the X-Men returned, successfully deactivating the power-dampening collars. Freed, Sunfire and the others joined the X-Men in their fight against the Magistrates and Sentinels. Having defeated them, Jubilee urged the former slaves to help them deal with the Sentinel factory. Sunfire, speaking for the former slaves refused reminding her of their last failed uprising and explained they would take over Genosha as a whole after which they left. To deal with the Sentinel factory, Storm then summoned a powerful storm causing the dam to collapse and destroy the factory.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Phoenix Saga - Part V: Child of Light") - When Earth suffered a multitude of environmental disasters, Sunfire did his best to help the people of Japan. He was seen destroying large boulders, saving a train while Mount Fuji was erupting. Sunfire, like other heroes of Earth were unaware the disasters were the result of the Shi'ar emperor D'Ken using the M'Kraan Crystal.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" - BTS) - When Magneto spoke at the United Nations, revealing his mutants-only utopia on Asteroid M, he showed them footage of mutant oppression, amongst it was footage of Sunfire as a slave-worker in Genosha.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day") - Sunfire and other former slave-workers built their own civilization on Genosha. Attracting many other mutants as time went on, amongst them Magneto who they viewed as their leader.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day") - From Genosha, Sunfire, Feral, Tusk and several other mutants watched the televised debate between Henry Gyrich and Charles Xavier over the "mutant containment bill". Worldwide viewers were shocked when Gyrich attacked Xavier, used an energy disruptor to reveal Xavier's mutant nature to the world. Enraged even one such as Xavier would be attacked on television, Sunfire rallied the Genoshan mutants to stand besides Magneto and declare war on humankind.

   As time went on the world saw many localized mutant uprisings which caused the impatient Sunfire to complain against Feral wondering when their enigmatic leader Magneto would finally lead them into war against humankind. Then, moments later Magneto addressed his people and calling all mutants from around the world to stand beside them.

   However, the X-Men also picked up the message which led them to send a small strike team consisting of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Wolverine to try and persuade Magneto to stop. During the night Sunfire and Feral noticed suspicious movement in the encampment, discovering the X-Men. However, because it was night, both Sunfire and Feral didn't recognize the mutant heroes and interrogated them until Magneto appeared again which allowed the X-Men to sneak away. The X-Men successfully reached Magneto after which they revealed Charles Xavier was dying and could be saved if he'd help them send a message to Shi'ar empress Lilandra. Determined to help Xavier, Magneto called off the impending mutant war and left with the X-Men.

Comments: Created by Mark Edward Edens (writer) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

Sunfire was voiced by Dennis Akayama.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sunfire has no known connections to


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X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (fighting alongside Northstar and Mystique)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Phoenix Saga - Part V: Child of Light" (active at Mount Fuji)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993) - Mark Edward Edens (writer), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson (color key design), Dan Gausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Grey Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboard directors), Fred Carillo, Pat Agnasin, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Phoenix Saga - Part V: Child of Light" (September 9, 1994) - Mark Edens (writer), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (October 21, 1995) - Steven Melching, David Dermott (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Tifany Lenhart (assistant editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (September 20, 1997) - James Krieg (writer), Roy Burdine, Mark Lewis (model design), James Agnasin (model clean-up), Marcos Borregales, Vadim Sokolov (prop design), Patricio Agnasin, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Joe Dempsey, Romeo Francisco, Bob Fuentes, Rick Hoberg, Aleta Kozak Tom Nesbit, Danny Taverna, Thomas Tholen, Danilo Tolentino, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboard design), Patricio Agnasin, Ernie Chan, Vinton Heuck, Abel Laxamana, John T. Miller, Kirk Van Wormer (storyboard clean-up), Trish Mendelson (color key), Ladonna Hannover, Trish Mendelson (ink and paint), Kelly Akins, Rey Zipagan (color backgrounds), Philippines Animation Studio Inc. (animation), Tom McLaughlin (producer)


First Posted: 05/01/2020
Last Updated: 05/01/2020

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