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ERG-1; Energy Reaction Generator 1




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Unusual Features
Wildfire no longer has a physical body. His body is comprised of anti-matter, which must be contained within a specially designed suit.


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A Blast of Energy

Drake Burroughs was born some time in the late 30th century. As a young man he attended Metropolis University. One day, while studying at the University research center, Drake was caught in a laboratory explosion that completely destroyed his body. For reasons unknown, his consciousness survived, and the atoms of his body reconstituted themselves as pure antimatter. A scientist named Professor Vultan created a specially designed suit to contain Drake's energy form. The suit enabled Drake the ability to function in a relatively normal existence, and it also provided him the ability to channel a wide variety of new energy-based powers through the suit. Calling himself ERG-1, Drake applied for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes. Unfortunately, the Legion maintained a policy which forbad inclusion of members whose powers duplicated those of other members. ERG-1's power-set included abilities shared by others such as Superboy, Colossal Boy and Shrinking Violet. As such, his application for membership was rejected.[1]


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Powers and Abilities


Known Powers: A being of pure energy, Wildfire possessed a variety of superhuman abilities.

  • Super-Strength: Wildfire possessed a strength level many times greater than that of the average human.
  • Size-alteration: Wildfire could expand his mass and volume several times greater than normal, allowing him to achieve heights similar to that of Colossal Boy. In contrast, he could compact the density of his molecular structure to assume a miniaturized form, similar to that of teammate Shrinking Violet.
  • Energy Projection/Absorption: Wildfire could produce concentrated blasts of pure energy for offensive attack. As such, he could also absorb large amounts of energy, without any undue stress to his form. Another application of Wildfire's energy projection, was the ability to generate simple hard-light constructs. The properties of this ability are similar to that produced by a Green Lantern Ring, but Wildfire can only create simple geometric constructs, as opposed to the more elaborate designs produced by members of the Green Lantern Corps.
  • Flight: Wildfire could travel at faster than light speeds without the aid of external applications.
  • Invulnerability: Although Wildfire's containment suit can be destroyed, his energy body is virtually invulnerable and can only be dispersed under the most extreme of conditions.
  • X-Ray Vision: Like his teammate, Superboy, Wildfire possessed the abiltiy to see through varying layers of solid objects.



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This character is exclusive to the continuity of the original Legion of Super-Heroes universe and its variations.

The original LSH universe and its variations are from between their first appearance to Zero Hour and from Lightning Saga and beyond.
Any official designation for the home universe for this character has not been given, and thus this page may have to be moved in the future. In the meantime, it's designated as "Pre-Zero Hour".

Legion of Super-Heroes member
This character is or was a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes from the 30th/31st Century, in any one of their various continuities. Including but not limited to, the Original Continuity, the Post-Zero Hour Legion, and the "Threeboot" Continuity.
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