Johnny Storm was a founding member of the Fantastic Four alongside his older sister, Susan, her fiance, Reed, and his best friend, Ben. For a time, they were the world's premiere superhero team, and they ended up fighting alongside S.H.I.E.L.D. after Apocalypse began building his empire.
When S.H.I.E.L.D. was destroyed, the Fantastic Four joined the Avengers, only for Johnny and Ben to be almost immediately abducted by Apocalypse's forces. The Thing was experimented on extensively to remove his outer shell, placing him in a human concentration camp. The Human Torch, however, was made use of. He was transformed into the new Horseman of Famine, completely losing his mind and becoming a sadistic, murdering arsonist.
Later when the Outsiders came to Earth-9999, the Horsemen were sent to engage them in battle. Famine was fascinated to discover his counterpart, Firestar, and became obsessed with killing her. However, she was saved by her teammate, Loki, who was able to freeze him solid before being shattered into pieces by Hulk.
Powers and Abilities
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: Capable of Flight
Weapons: None known.
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- Since becoming Famine, Johnny's fire is immune to water and lack of oxygen.
- He has been compared to the Ghost Rider due to his flame burning off his entire outer layer of skin and muscle, leaving just a skeleton on fire.
- Human Torch is the only Horseman to have replaced a previous Horseman, as previously Storm was Famine, but retired the title after becoming Apocalypse's wife.
- Famine is in love with his fellow Horseman, Pestilence, as they make sweet madness together.
- In the animated film Age of the Outsiders, Famine is voiced by Jonas Maines, who has never previously voiced the character before. Maines was cast because his real life twin sister, Nicole Maines, plays Famine's counterpart from the Outsiders, Firestar.
- Appearances of Jonathan Storm (Earth-9999)
- Character Gallery: Jonathan Storm (Earth-9999)
- Quotations by Jonathan Storm (Earth-9999)
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