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Real Name
Jonathan Lowell Spencer Storm
Current Alias

Johnny Storm, Fireman, Flaming Guy, Superstar, Human Matchstick, Candle, Eternal Flame, Human Lighter, Womanizer, Mr. Amequelin




Franklin Storm (father; deceased), Mary Storm (mother; estranged), Susan Storm (sister), Reed Richards (brother-in-law); Crystalia Amaquelin (girlfriend), Bobby Drake (ex-boyfriend), Daken (ex-boyfriend), Doris Evans (ex-girlfriend), Liz Allan (former fling)


Base Of Operations
Baxter Building, Manhattan, New York City, New York






Marital Status

Adventurer, firefighter; former actor, mechanic, race car driver

Glenville High graduate

Human mutated via exposure to anti-matter cosmic rays

Place of Birth

First appearance

Modern Comics:
Fantastic Four Vol 1 1


Quote1.png All my life, I've always been flamin' on, like I'm some perfectly-lit candle that'll never stop burnin'... I gotta say, I loved thinking that way. But that was a long time ago. Now, I realized that I have to cool off some time for myself... Quote2.png
-- Human Torch

Early Years

Jonathan "Johnny" Storm was born in the early 1980s to scientist Franklin Storm and the estranged Mary Storm, who disappeared when he was young in order to pursue her undisclosed career. Growing up as into adulthood denouncing a scientifically-exclusive family and academically-dedicated environment, he developed an impulsive and juvenile personality, which his older sister Sue took consideration and understanding at her younger brother's attitude, showing how she was caring and, in a way, more supportive for him than their father ever was, despite still focusing in her scientific studies at the Baxter Building.

Despite successfully graduating from high school, Johnny never had any interest in pursuing any further education, be it in college or at the government-sanction Baxter Building, where Sue was learning as an alternative to college. Instead, Johnny spent his early adulthood earning a legendary name whilst participating in illegal local drag racing in New York, which in return made him earn enough money to live his life carelessly drinking, dancing, and womanizing, as if there was no tomorrow.

Johnny also spent his formative years at the Baxter Building labs, but rebelliously resisted taking advantage of this opportunity to learn, much to his older sister's dismay at him for Johnny not taking this chance seriously. Taking a time off from his drag-racing "career" after finally being caught by his sister and father, a bored and reluctant Johnny eventually joined her sister in Reed Richards's approved project in the Baxter Building, which his father saw as an opportunity for Johnny to realize the marvels of science.

A Fantastic Foundation

Main article: Fantastic Four (Earth-61615)

Human Torch and the rest of the Fantastic Four bands together for the first time

Accompanied by a bevy of military officers and scientists, Johnny, Sue, Reed, Ben, and Victor stood at the control panels of the transmit platform, and as the portal opens to the other side, the five of them were side by side trying to teleport an apple to the interdimensional gate leading to the N-Zone. But one tiny "miscalculation" turned into tragedy, transporting the five instead of the apple. Along with it, a brutal cosmic ray storm had battered the crew as they were on the alternate dimension. The Negative Zone's cosmic rays left Johnny the ability to transform his body into a fiery plasma-like state, which he could in return, generate and manipulate fire. Reed himself responsible for the accident which transformed the four, and he wrapped himself around his work in an attempt to reverse their condition. The exposure to the cosmic cloud brought out the worst in the already arrogant and megalomaniac Victor von Doom.

Sue, Johnny, Reed Richards, and Ben Grimm had now embraced their cosmic powers for the greater good, joining forces as the heroic Fantastic Four and battled against their new enemy, Doctor Doom. When the four officially named themselves as the iconic Fantastic Four to the very public later on, they dedicated to the use of their powers for the safety and overall benefit of humanity, along with their missions of further exploration across the cosmos. As a founder and the co-leader of the heroic four, Sue confidently embraced his public persona as the flashy, famous, and popular superhero superstar that was the Human Torch.

Powers and Abilities


Pyrogenesis: During his expedition on the Negative Zone, Johnny Storm received his powers when cosmic rays bombarded his body, thereby gaining the mental ability to control ambient heat energy and the physical ability to transform his entire body, or portions of his body into a fiery, plasma-like state of will. Another favorable mutagenic change are his cells' ability to utilize this extra energy by converting it into a moderate-density, plasma-like state that is regulated by a subconscious mental field and can be modified by an act of will. When sufficient quantities of energy are consumed, the Torch unavoidably reverts to his solid state.

  • Plasma Form
  • Pyrokinesis
  • Fire Manipulation
  • Nova Flame
  • Flight
  • Thermokinesis
  • Immunity to Fire & Heat
Power Grid [1]
Energy Projection*
Fighting Skills
* Heightened states represents Johnny's potential power under the empowerment of enhancing factors and scenarios (ex. heightened durability towards heat)


  • Expert Mechanic
  • Experienced Driver

Strength level

  • Class 13+


  • Energy Depletion
  • Physical Condition
  • Fire Extinguishing


Equipment: None known.

  • Flight
  • Fantasti-Car

Weapons: None known.


  • Throughout his adult life, Johnny has been secretly contemplating on his sexuality. In his late adolescence until his early twenties, he spent his years as a flirty and overconfident womanizer, though moving years later, he began to question his orientation after finding more attraction his men than women. At some point in these times, Johnny initially felt and thought he was gay, notably when he was in a secret relationship with X-Man Bobby Drake (Iceman). However, when he felt that he was still hung up on his former flame Crystal after reuniting with her after a few years since they broke up, he realized that his attraction was never based on gender after all, and was rather determined on how he truly connected with the people he had been seeing.
    • Speaking of Johnny and Crystal's relationship, the former realized that the latter was the only person (besides the rest of the Fantastic Four themselves) who truly knew and understood was Johnny was going through, especially when the two got a lot closer after their first break up compared to when they were first together, making Crystal one of the the most important people in his life later on.
  1. Modern Comics: Fantastic Four Vol 3 5


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