Little is known about the past of the pyrokinetic criminal Burn. It is not known how Burn gained his powers or when he joined Capers, Inc., a gang of criminals with psionic abilities. What is known is that Capers' Inc. earned a notorious reputation due to a string of successful and lucrative bank robberies throughout the American Midwest.[1]

Capers, Inc's latest target was First Bankorp, a major Dakota City bank whose main vault contained much of the wealth of late billionaire industrialist Edwin Alva. Alva's fortune was protected by formidable security systems whose schematics were known only to him. Capers, Inc realized that breaking into the bank would be impossible even for them. Then, the criminals learned of Hyacinth Porter, a little girl with a metahuman intuition to solve any problem, a power that would be useful for breaking into a bank. So, Capers, Inc placed Hyacinth under surveillance and waited for the opportunity to kidnap her.[1]

That opportunity came when Hyacinth was baby sat by her mother's co-worker, Jean Hawkins, and her son Virgil Hawkins, who was secretly the superhero Static. Capers, Inc kidnapped Hyacinth's parents who would be used as leverage to persuade her to help them. The trio then attempted to kidnap Hyacinth, meeting some brief resistance from Jean Hawkins. However, Jean's actions gave Virgil enough time to slip out in the confusion and don his Static costume. Surprised by Static's arrival, Capers, Inc retreated, but Jump telekinetically grabbed Hyacinth as the criminals fled in their getaway van. Static tried to catch Capers, Inc., but Burn's fiery attacks held him at bay.[1]

After losing Static, Capers, Inc. informed Hyacinth that she and her parents would be freed if she helped them rob First Bankorp. An scared Hyacinth complied and enabled the criminals to quickly overcome the security systems protecting the main vault. Leaving Hyacinth behind, Capers, Inc proudly entered the vault to begin stealing its contents. The criminals' celebration was short-lived when they were locked in the vault by Static, who had figured out that First Bankorp was their target. Capers, Inc tried to escape the vault, but were immobilized by a powerful electromagnetic field generated by Static. Defeated, Capers, Inc. surrendered to Static and told him where they had hidden Hyacinth's parents, who were happily reunited with their daughter. The criminal trio were then turned over to the police.[1]


Pyrokinesis: Burn is a pyrokinetic, a person with the psionic ability to generate heat and flames. The simplest manifestation of his power is causing heat and flame to appear around his body.[1]

  • Thermal-Blast: Burn can also project theses flames at a distance from himself. He must point at a specific target to focus his power on it.[1]
  • Force Field: Burn instinctively creates a psionic force field around himself that protects him from the effects of the heat and flames he generates. The force field cannot, however, protect him from other forms of harm.[1]

Enemy of Static