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"Flame on!"
―Johnny Storm [src]

Jonathan "Johnny" Storm, also known as the Human Torch, is a superhuman who can generate and manipulate fire. He is also a member of the Fantastic Four.

Biography

Fantastic Four

When Johnny got hit by the cosmic radiation that gave the Fantastic Four their powers, Johnny gained the power of pyrogenesis, pyrokinesis, fire mimicry and flight.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

When Sue and Reed's wedding was interrupted by the Silver Surfer, Johnny pursued the Surfer and lost the subsequent confrontation. Due to his contact with the Surfer, Johnny was thereafter able to switch powers with any of his teammates through physical contact, though he loses this ability after his second contact with him, just before the Surfer confronted Galactus.

Character traits

Johnny differs from his fellow teammates by being very immature and hedonistic. He is into extreme sports and enjoys thrills, however, foolhardy or poorly thought out they may be.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Superhuman Physiology: Due to being exposed to the Cosmic Storm, Human Torch possesses superhuman attributes; such as pyrogenesis, pyrokinesis, fire mimicry and flight.
    • Pyrogenesis: Human Torch can generate, create and project fire from both of his hands or his entire body. He is capable of creating and discharging concussive, explosive force when doing so. Human Torch can encompass himself entirely in fire. He can also use his plasma form to create a miniature super nova around his body around 1000000 degrees in heat.
    • Pyrokinesis: Human Torch can manipulate fire. He is capable of blasting fire and mentally controlling it in a very limited way.
    • Organic Fire Transformation: Human Torch is capable of transforming his entire body completely into pure fire.
      • Flight: When Human Torch is in his fire form, he is able to fly at amazing speeds and at high altitudes; his top flight speed is at least equivalent to that of a missile and almost on par with the Silver Surfer's atmospheric flight speed.
    • Superhuman Immunity: Human Torch is completely immune to fire, as he cannot be burned or harmed by it's effects; no matter how intense the flames are. He is also immune to extremely warm temperatures and environments.

Former Powers

  • Power Transferal: Due to Human Torch's physical contact with the Silver Surfer; he is able to temporarily switch his powers with Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman and the Thing respectively, by physically touching his teammates or if they touch him, at one point, during his second confrontation against Doom, he possessed all the combined powers of the Fantastic Four; but after Human Torch's second physical contact with the Silver Surfer, he no longer possesses this power.
    • Organic Rock Skin: Human Torch possesses an indestructible rock form.
      • Superhuman Strength: Human Torch is much stronger than normal humans and most other superhumans. He was able to go head-on against Doom.
      • Superhuman Durability: Due to Human Torch's rock-like skin, he is far more durable than normal humans and most other superhumans. He was able to withstand Doom's powerful blows and was completely unfazed by the latter's blows.
      • Superhuman Stamina: Human Torch possesses far more stamina than normal humans and most other superhumans; allowing him to remain physically active for long periods of time.
    • Elasticity: Human Torch is able to expanding any part of his anatomy at least 1,000 feet. He is able to stretch, deform, expand, compress, flatten and inflate the structure part of his body.
    • Shape-Shifting: Due to Human Torch's elasticity powers, he can wrap himself around other individuals; such as Doom. He can also shape-shift his hands into fist like weapons. Human Torch is capable of contracting at least his hand under a doorway with it was locked.
    • Superhuman Immunity: Due to Human Torch's elasticity powers, he is almost completely immune to striking, and submission holds and can even turn submission holds against his opponents.
    • Superhuman Flexibility: Due to Human Torch's elasticity powers, he is far more flexible than normal humans and most other superhumans. He is capable of twisting and bending his body in an superhumanly fashion.
    • Invisibility: Human Torch is able to become completely invisible.
    • Flyrogenesis: Human Torch can generate, create and project bright blue force fields from both of his hands or his entire body.
    • Flyrokinesis: Human Torch can manipulate force fields.

Abilities

  • Semi-Skilled Pilot: Johnny is a very contradicting pilot, in the manner that he at times flies very well like when he flew the Fantasti-Jet and at other times he doesn't like when he crashed a flight simulator.
  • Skilled Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Human Torch has used his powers very well in combat situations.

Relationships

Appearances/Actors

Behind the scenes

  • Paul Walker was considered for the part of Johnny Storm.
  • Chris Evans improvised some of his dialogue.

Trivia

  • Chris Evans was initially skeptical of accepting the role of Captain America when it was offered to him in early 2010, going so far as to turn it down three times. The main reason for this was because he was afraid that people would compare him the Human Torch role, and didn't want people to think he was juggling two different superheroes at once. However, since Evans had previously gone on record to say he didn't think that a third Fantastic Four film would be made, he finally decided to take the role.
  • During the final battle against Doctor Doom in Rise of the Silver Surfer, Johnny gains all of the Fantastic Four's powers. This is direct reference to Kl'rt aka the Super Skrull, one of the FF's enemies in the comics who possesses all of the powers of the FF.

Gallery

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

See Also

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