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Johnny Storm

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Created on 2014-10-26 04:47:50 (#2336818), last updated 2014-12-14 (144 weeks ago)

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Name:Johnny Storm // HUMAN TORCH
Birthdate:Nov 7
Location:New York, United States of America
I had this Johnny muse over on LJ back in 2010, and now that the LJ days are over, have recently been enabled to bring him back here on DW. Could be a bit rusty with his voice - bear with me!

J O H N N Y S T O R M · H U M A N T O R C H

"You know that looked cool!"

JOHNNY STORM: Like the rest of the Fantastic Four, Jonathan "Johnny" Storm gained his powers on a spacecraft bombarded by cosmic rays. He can engulf his entire body in flames, is able to fly, can absorb fire harmlessly into his own body, and can control any nearby fire by sheer force of will. "Flame on!", which the Torch customarily shouts when activating his full-body flame effect, has become his catchphrase. The youngest of the group, he is brash and impetuous in comparison to his reticent and compassionate sister, Susan Storm, his sensible brother-in-law, Reed Richards, and the grumbling Ben Grimm.

Growing up in suburban Glenville, Johnny Storm was drawn to automobiles despite his mother's death in a car accident, and became quite a mechanic at a young age. While still a teenager he selflessly rescued two of his friends from a burning building. Later, Dr. Reed Richards, a genius but timid and bankrupt physicist, is convinced that evolution is triggered by clouds of cosmic energy in space, and has calculated that one of these clouds is soon going to pass near Earth. Together with his friend, astronaut Ben Grimm, Reed convinced his equally brilliant but conceited Massachusetts Institute of Technology classmate Dr. Victor von Doom, CEO of Von Doom Industries, to allow him access to his privately-owned space station.

Von Doom agreed, in exchange for control over the experiment and a majority of the profits from whatever benefits it brings. He brought aboard his beautiful chief genetics researcher (and Reed's ex-girlfriend from MIT) Susan Storm, and her hot-headed brother Johnny, his private astronaut, who specializes in fast cars, pretty girls, and extreme sports and was Ben's subordinate at NASA but is his superior on the mission, much to Ben's disgust. The quintet traveled to space to observe the cosmic energy clouds, but Reed miscalculated and the clouds materialized well ahead of schedule. Riddled with cosmic radiation, Johnny transformed into a flaming monster when the flight crashed back to earth.

The astronauts made it home intact; however, before long they begin to mutate, developing strange powers. Reed able to stretch like rubber; Susan to become invisible (by bending light around objects) and create force fields, especially when angered; Johnny can engulf himself in fire at up to supernova-like temperatures, and is able to fly; and Ben is transformed into "The Thing", a large, rock-like creature with superhuman strength. After Ben accidentally caused a major traffic pile-up while attempting to stop a man from committing suicide, the four use their powers to prevent any loss of life and to rescue a fire truck and its crew from falling off the bridge. The media dubs the team the 'Fantastic Four'. Johnny eagerly embraced his powers and new life, calling himself Human Torch in tribute to the World War II era hero of the same name, the youthful Johnny found new adventure as part of the Fantastic Four, proving to be an invaluable if somewhat volatile member of the team.

POWERS & ABILITIES: Storm gained a number of superhuman powers as a result of the mutagenic effects of the cosmic radiation he was exposed to, all of which are related to fire. His primary ability to envelop his body in fiery plasma without harm to himself, in which form he is able to fly by providing thrust behind himself with his own flame, and to generate powerful streams and/or balls of flame. He can also manipulate his flame in such a way as to shape it into rings and other forms. Even when not engulfed in flame himself, Storm has the ability to control any fire within his immediate range of vision, causing it to increase or decrease in intensity or to move in a pattern directed by his thoughts. Additionally, he is able to absorb fire/plasma into his body with no detrimental effects. He has shown the ability to detect heat signatures (infra-red vision).

The plasma field immediately surrounding his body is sufficiently hot enough to vaporize projectiles that approach him, including but not limited to bullets. He does not generally extend this flame-aura beyond a few inches from his skin, so as not to ignite nearby objects. Storm refers to his maximum flame output as his "nova flame," which he can release omnidirectionally. Flame of any temperature lower than this cannot burn or harm the Torch. This "nova" effect can occur spontaneously when he absorbs an excessive amount of heat, although he can momentarily suppress the release when necessary, with considerable effort. Storm can also direct momentary beams of "nova heat" as a weapon.

Storm has demonstrated enough control that he can hold a person while in his flame form without his passenger feeling discomforting heat. His knowledge extends to general information about fire as well, supported by regular visits to fire-safety lectures at various firehouses in New York. In one instance when poisoned, Storm superheated his blood to burn the toxin out. Storm's ability to ignite himself is limited by the quantity of oxygen in his environment, and his personal flame has been extinguished by sufficient quantities of water, flame retardant foam, and vacuum environments. He can reignite instantly once oxygen is returned, with no ill effects.

Storm is depicted as transmuting his body itself into living flame; in all subsequent appearances his power consists in the generation of a flaming aura. Storm was trained in hand-to-hand combat by the Thing, and is skilled in the use of his superhuman powers in combat. He is also a skilled race-car driver, auto mechanic and designer.
[ source: human torch @ wiki ]

Johnny is from Marvel Enterprises comics and Twentieth Century Fox's Fantastic Four movies.
Muse is a mix of comic and movie canon.

canon: fantastic four · pb: chris evans
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