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THX – that was what I indended since I was going for a mix of James Bond and Nick Fury, so I’m quite pleased with the result.



Barrett Mackenna and his little brother Aidan (Spitfire) were still kids when Barrett accidentally set his bed in the children’s room on fire while playing with matches. The fire spread fast and soon the boy were trapped in the burning room but just before the flames reached them, their Xenogene was activated and the disaster took its course to the worst. In their fear from the fire they unconsciously kindled it even more with their newly acquired powers and set the whole house in flames in a matter of seconds.

But even though the boys were ultimately immune to the fire and survived the blaze unscathed, their parents weren’t so lucky and died a painful death. After this tragedy the boys were split up and while Aidan was taken in by his caring aunt and her husband, Barrett was blamed for the accident and landed in the system bounced from one foster family to the next over the following years.

Afraid of the reactions of other people to their strange abilities both the brothers kept it secret until the “Awakening” event, when people around the world suddenly developed super powers. It was on that day that the ways of the brothers should separate forever. While Aidan became a superhero, Barrett blamed the whole world for his hard life full of abuse and fear and decided never again to be victim but rather perpetrator himself. This was the beginning of his career as a super villain.


Like his brother, Barrett possesses the physical ability to envelop or transform his entire body, or portions of it, into a fiery plasma-like state of will without harm to himself. The cells of his body convert energy from foodstuffs into a form of complex energy containing molecule that not only provides ordinary bodily energy but contains large stores of latent chemical-bonding energies. He is able to utilize this extra energy by converting it into a moderate-density, plasma-like state that can be modified by an act of will.

Even in his plasma state, Barrett’s body is still solid but due to the temperature of his plasma at approximately 2,800 F (near the melting point of iron) any projectile is melted before it even reach his body. He also can generate shapes composed of fire from any point on his body (usually his hands) and has the mental ability to control the ambient heat energy and objects’ temperatures within his immediate environment, even when he himself is not aflame, and to form fire into long streams, spheres, and more complex shapes which will remain their shapes as long as he concentrates upon them.

Barrett himself is immune to fire and heat, including his own, and his flesh cannot be burned by any heat source whose level is below that of his maximum output which can reach about 1,000,000 F at the cost of exhausting his entire reserve of energy.