Beatriz Bonilla da Costa had originally been bequeathed with her powers due to Brazilian mysticism. She was the President of Wayne Enterprises' Brazilian Branch. She has served as a member of various teams, but Fire is most well known for her team-ups with her friend Ice.
Powers and Abilities
Pyroplasm Form: Originally Beatriz's only power, gained from a saturation by an organic energy source called Pyroplasm, was the ability to breathe a jet of green flame from her mouth (this accident also permanently dyed her hair green as well). During the Invasion cross-over event, the alien Dominators set off a "metagene bomb" in the upper atmosphere which affected all super-powered beings and, after a period of illness, Fire found her powers greatly magnified as an after-effect. The "new" Fire was now able to completely turn into a being of green flame, in which form she could fly and throw devastating blasts, similar to the Human Torch. The Super Buddies continuity established (and made light of) the fact that flaming on destroyed Bea's clothing, rendering her naked when she stopped using her powers. Checkmate and other appearances have ignored this, suggesting she wears flame-retardant clothing.
- Pyrokinesis: Fire can create and project green flame. She can also transform her body into living green flame.
- Intangibility: Solid objects could pass completely through her form without causing injury.
- Flight: Fire can fly through an act of will.
Covert Ops Agent: Beatriz is also a skilled investigator and espionage agent.
Expert Combatant: Beatriz was also trained by Batman in hand-to-hand combat.
Mental Resistance: She has some resistance to mind control due to the fact that, as a native speaker of Portuguese, her mind is resistant to instructions given in English.
Fashion Designer: She is shown to have a marketable fashion sense having at times worked as a fashion designer.
Fire's strength is consistent with that of an adult human female in good physical shape who engages in moderate regular exercise.
Emotional Distress: Unfortunately, it took her some time to come to terms with her increased powers, and she often "flamed on" involuntarily when stressed or angry (and sometimes still does), a distressingly common event for a character depicted as having a tendency towards passionate outbursts.
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: Self-powered flight.
Weapons: None known.
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- Appearances of Beatriz da Costa (Earth-X0) (Chronological)
- Character Gallery: Beatriz da Costa (Earth-X0)
Links and References
- Fire at Wikipedia.org