- I'm too hot! ... That's where you're supposed to come in and say "Hot Damn!" What, do you not have that song on your world?
- -- Firestar
- -- Firestar
Born in the wrong body and given the name Jonathan, Johanna Storm began transitioning into her correct gender at the young age of 11. She would later go on to study with NASA and was selected for the mission to go into space and study cosmic rays alongside her sister, Susan, and her sister's fiance, Reed Richards, as well as his best friend, the pilot, Ben Grimm, who Johanna developed a small crush on after they were all bombarded by cosmic rays and mutated into the Fantastic Four. Johanna took on the name of Firestar and quickly became accustomed to the lifestyle of a hero.
Firestar was recruited into the Outsiders under the threat that she would accidentally lose control of her powers and burn her nephew, Franklin, alive. Terrified of this prospect, Johanna agreed to become an Outsider.
She would eventually form a relationship with another Outsider who was recruited after her known as Sunspot. They were very happy together before his untimely death on a mission, which simply strengthened Johanna's resolve to save people on future missions.
Powers and Abilities
- Unstable Molecule Suit
Transportation: The Tallus
Weapons: None known.
- No special notes.
- At the time of being recruited into the Outsiders, Johanna was 22-years-old.
- Johanna was not recruited as a replacement, rather the Outsider recruited her, Beast, and Archangel to make up for the losses of Quicksilver and Hulk on the first mission.
- Firestar doesn't particularly like meeting alternate versions of herself, because so far every single one she's met has been male and shown no signs of being transgender.
- Johanna appears in the animated film Age of the Outsiders voiced by transgender actress Nicole Maines. Maines's real life twin brother, Jonas, voiced Firestar's Earth-9999 counterpart, the Horseman of Famine.
- Appearances of Johanna Storm (Earth-1969)
- Character Gallery: Johanna Storm (Earth-1969)
- Quotations by Johanna Storm (Earth-1969)
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