Real name) Garfield Lynns
Detective Comics #184 (June, 1952)
France Herron and Dick Sprang
I wanted this one to have a bit of a steampunk theme to him.
1."feel the burn"
2. "How do you want to die? The quick, incinerating flash of an explosion? Or a nice...slow...BURN?!"
Garfield Lynns was originally a pyrotechnic expert for motion pictures, but became a victim of Gotham City's severe poverty and turned to crime, displaying signs of pyromania. Lynns was captured by Batman and Robin after his first robbery. Lynns took up arson as a hobby, but it soon turned to an obsession; he believes he can see visions in the flames. Inspired by actual fireflies, he built a suit and became a professional arsonist. Early in his criminal career Firefly became the protégé of Killer Moth, looking to duplicate the success of crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin. The alliance fell apart when Killer Moth realized the full extent of Firefly's madness and feared for his well-being.
Once Bane broke the criminals out of Arkham Asylum. Firefly's plan was to burn down all the places he didn't go to as a child. These plans were furthered by Joker and Scarecrow forcing the mayor to cancel the firemens' pensions. In consequence the fire service went on strike. Firefly burnt down his first target and escaped when Batman arrived. When he burned down his second target Batman arrived again and Firefly escaped from him again. At his third target, Gotham Zoo, Batman arrived again and their fight ends up on a bridge where Batman captures Firefly and leaves him hanging on a bridge over the crocodile exhibit.
In a recent attempt to burn Gotham to the ground, Firefly was horribly burned when a chemical factory he set erupted in an explosion. Ninety-percent of his body was burned, and he began his recovery in Blackgate Prison.
At some point afterwards, he was made a member of Black Mask's Gang, beating out his arsonist rival, Firebug.
|My name is Joshua sigler ....If I can just show the world the things I can see in my twisted childish imagination with a piece of paper I will die happy.|