Pyro: I can only manipulate the fire, I can't create it. Magneto: You are a God among insects. Never let anyone tell you different.
Name: Mands/Miranda AIM: mandsangelfox|electrikblueskye|purensimplemands E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com Other characters you play (if any): Dean Winchester (hunters_blood)
Name: John Allerdyce
Nickname: Johnny, St. John
Height: 5' 9"
Distinguishing Characteristics: Always carries a small butane lighter around with him
Important Note: Pyro's current method of accessing what he needs to use his power comes in the form of black leather gauntlets that wrap his forearms, wrists and spread out across his palms. The gauntlets are fed through long tubes and the initial spark is nothing more than a tiny pilot light that he can turn into whatever he wants it to be. The familiar pattern of a shark teeth can be found on the area around the pilot light.
Powers/Abilities: His power enables him to manipulate fire which in turn allows him to shape the flames as he desires, increasing and decreasing its heat, intensity and size. He lacks the ability to create the fire himself and so carries with him a small butane lighter however since being with the Brotherhood he has now flame throwers fitted to his body. Pyro can manipulate the flames to do whatever it is that he desires and on occasion he is able to create semi-solid form to make an animate flame being (these creations, though capable of movement and of grasping or carrying solid objects, are not alive and do not think on their own).
Extent/Limitation of Powers/Abilities: The degree of concentration necessary to manipulate a flame is directly proportional to the being's size, power and flame. Although Pyro cannot be burned by a flame which he is manipulating he can be harmed by any fire that he doesn't control. It's generally accepted that he must be able to see a flame in order to take control, his mental influence is usually limited to approximately 100 yards.
Personality: John is a impetuous young man with very little patience. He thrives on danger and conflict, he enjoys showing off his power and doesn't believe in restraint or any form of self control. He's by no means stupid, he's very intelligent and due to this he finds himself easily bored and often finds new and interesting ways to keep himself occupied. He is capable of friendship, loyalty and feelings of compassion and all the emotions you might expect from another human being but he's very picky about who he shares these things with. He's mistrustful of most people and has no time for humanity on a whole. He's also very angry and likes to play by his own rules. He's aggressive, upfront and honest to a greater or lesser degree - it tends to depend on the question or the situation he's faced with. He can be blunt, to the point and times cruel and sarcastic.
History: John comes from what is known as a very dysfunctional family, mother and father would constantly argue and he would always get trapped in the middle. One parent trying to use him to gain the upper hand on the other. There isn't a time when John can remember them being happy, they've always fought and they've always struggled for control. His family isn't rich, his mother and father struggle by and subsequently John didn't have a lot of the same privileges as other children and the poor finances was often a cause for bullying whilst he was in school.
He didn't have the right clothes so kids would often jeer at him and given that John has a mouth on him that often led to a fiercer beating simply because he would give lip. He wasn't popular, he didn't have a lot of friends and he was never really a team player. He'd avoid gym at all costs and any social events. He became a social hermit and kept his own company. He soon gained himself a reputation for being a trouble maker for disrupting class and getting detentions, John had no respect for his teachers and their so called authority.
John had no idea that he was a mutant until one day when the bullying got to be too much and he lost his temper and before he knew what had happened the school had been destroyed by a sudden and incredible blaze of fire. Fire that had been manipulated by him using a Zippo lighter that he had bought himself for no other reason than he liked the design and felt a certain draw towards the element held within the metal. The fire was blamed on faulty wiring when the truth was that John's power had manifested itself, it didn't take long for word to spread.
He was expelled from school, called names and regarded with fear especially by his parents, the atmosphere at home became cold until they were like strangers passing one another in the street. That was until John came home one day to find his bag packed with his father waiting with car key in hand, a man called Professor Xavier had paid their home a visit and told John's parents of their son's mutant gene and they had made the decision to enroll him in Xavier's school. It was a good way to get rid of him.
Pyro arrived at Xavier's School with the clothes on his back and the one bag of clothing his parents thought to pack for him. From the beginning it was abundantly clear he still had no respect for authority. He constantly looked for ways to show off his powers and it brought him into repeated conflicted with teachers and classmates alike.
During his time at the school he struck up a friendship with Iceman and Rogue despite having very little in common in terms of powers or personality. His friends were often the ones resolving problems or literally putting out fires created by him. Truth be told, the first actual friend he had was in Bobby in spite of their many differences and Pyro's recurrent jealousy for the things and qualities that Bobby had and he lacked.
Eventually Pyro was tempted away from Xavier's school by Magneto, who observed the young man's ambition and strength of power. His already oversized ego was fed by Magneto telling him he that he was "a god among insects," the flattery appealed to Pyro more than the lessons of level-headedness and self-restraint that Xavier is always so fond of telling his students.
Leaving behind Xavier's school Pyro became a fully fledged member of the Brotherhood. A vow of loyalty that would have him engaging in battle with the people he left behind, one of which was his old best friend, Bobby. During a scuffle on Alcatraz island, John was knocked unconscious and carried to safety by this old friend of his.
John now awakes to a whole new world.
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