Many thousands of years ago the White Martians created a metavirus, a metagene that could be passed from host to host via touch. This metavirus was responsible for the empowerment of the Son of Vulcan. From that time on the Vulcans passed the metavirus down in an unbroken line, sworn to hunt and kill White Martians.
A young orphaned Miguel "Mikey" Devante is taken hostage by the Floronic Man at the Big Belly Burger in his hometown of Charlton’s Point. Vulcan frees Mikey and tells him to free the other hostages while he battles the Floronic Man. Mikey remains at the site after he frees the hostages to help the Vulcan against the Floronic Man. Mikey saves Vulcan by chopping off Floronic Man's arm with Vulcan's sword. Vulcan then decides to appoint Mikey his succesor and takes him from the orphanage to the travel to the Vulcan’s Forge.
- Pyrokinesis: Thanks to the unique Vulcan Metavirus, he is able to generate intense heat from any part of his body.
- Vulcan Armor: wears a special suit of body armor created by previous Vulcans, with gauntlets capable of generating forcefields.
- Vulcans had access to the Encyclopedae Vulcanis, the collected lore of everyone who had ever borne the mantle of Vulcan.
- Justi-Flyer is a specialized jump-jet used by the Vulcan.
- All Vulcans carry a special sword with a translucent monomolecular blade that can apparently cut through almost anything.
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