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Danette Reilly was the heroine Firebrand, a member of the All-Star Squadron.

Origin

While conducting research in Hawaii, "volcanologist" Danette Reilly encountered time-traveling felon Per Degaton. The encounter left her with the ability to control and create fire with her hands.

All-Star Squadron

She returned to New York just after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, during which her brother Rod was injured. Learning that Rod was the original Firebrand, she modified one of his costumes and became the new Firebrand, joining the All-Star Squadron. Danette became a leading member and mentored younger heroes when they joined the team. She fell in love with the Shining Knight. They married, and she became the adoptive mother of Terri Rothstein, future mother of the Atom-Smasher.

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Firebrand was one of the chosen heroes to help Harbringer on her mission during a deadly crisis.

Death

After her husband was displaced in time after a battle between the Seven Soldiers of Victory and Nebula Man, Firebrand tried to stop a plot by the Dragon King. He defeated and killed her.[1]

Powers

  • Pyrokinesis: Firebrand could control fire which normally erupted from her body. Through mental discipline it never burned anyone or anything she didn't allow it to.
  • Flight: Concentrating her flames she was able to propel herself through the sky with great control.

Abilities

  • Science: A self-proclaimed "volcanologist", she is a learned scientists with a distinct affinity towards volcanoes.

Weaknesses

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and no longer apply.
  • Firebrand was created as a member of the All-Star Squadron to fill the place of Wildfire, that DC decided not to include.

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