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Firefly Fly
Information-silkReal NameGarfield Lynns
Information-silkCurrent AliasFirefly
Information-silkRelativesAmanda Lynns-Kelso (sister)
Information-silkAffiliationThe Society
Information-silkBase Of OperationsGotham City
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkHeight5' 11"
Information-silkWeight167 lbs (76 kg)
Information-silkUniverseEarth-Two, Earth-One, New Earth
Information-silkPlace of BirthGotham City
Information-silkCreatorsEd Herron, Dick Sprang
First Appearance

Quote1 Cross the Firefly and you burn. Quote2
-- Firefly src

Garfield Lynns, alias Firefly was originally a pyrotechnic expert for motion pictures, but became a victim of Gotham City's severe poverty and turned to crime, displaying signs of pyromania. Lynns was captured by Batman and Robin after his first robbery. Lynns took up arson as a hobby, but it soon turned to an obsession; he believes he can see visions in the flames. Inspired by actual fireflies, he built a suit and became a professional arsonist. Early in his criminal career Firefly became the protégé of Killer Moth, looking to duplicate the success of crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin. The alliance fell apart when Killer Moth realized the full extent of Firefly's madness and feared for his well-being.

During the events of Knightfall, Firefly's plan was to burn all the places he did not go to as a child. Firefly burnt down his first target and escaped when Batman arrived. When he burned down his second target, Batman arrived and, again, Firefly escaped. At his third target, Gotham Zoo, Batman arrived again and their fight ends up on a bridge where Batman captures Firefly and leaves him hanging off of the structure.

In a later attempt to burn Gotham to the ground under Nicholas Scratch's instructions, Firefly was horribly burned when a chemical factory he set erupted in an explosion and his gasoline reservoir spilled all over his body. Ninety-percent of his body was burned, and he began his recovery in Blackgate Prison.[1]

Some time later, in the midst of the confusion created by a gang war that erupted in Gotham, Firefly was hired by Penguin[2] and he was able to start his arson attacks around Gotham.[3] Firefly was present at the massive criminal gathering at Robinson Park and was one of the first criminals to spot and attack Batman.[4] After the battle at the park, Firefly left the place andn went to the Escabedo Cartel's main building on the East Side. He was looking for someone in the building when Nightwing appeared and attacked him. Both started to fight and soon they were on the streets, where some police officers tried to stop them. Nightwing knocked Firefly and left him unconscious, ready to be arrested by the police.[5]

He made a short appearance during the JLA "Crisis Of Conscience"[6] fighting Catwoman in Gotham City over a diamond before Batman turned up. Although an epic battle between the Secret Society and the Justice League ensued, Firefly was knocked out and stayed down during the entire battle. He made another short appearance during the events of Villains United, when the Secret Six attempted to escape the Society's grasp.

Firefly was among the numerous heroes and villains slain by the O.M.A.C.s during The OMAC Project, though he later appeared alive in the Battle of Metropolis, and during the events of Gotham Underground.

Firefly was recruited by a new Black Mask to a part of a group of villains that aiming to take over Gotham. We see him following his own agenda inspired on the chemicals that Black Mask used on him by inserting chips in Gothamites and making them burn.


  • Pyrotechnics: Firefly is an expert in pyrotechnics and explosives.


  • Pyromania: Firefly suffers from Pyromania, an impulse control disorder in which he deliberately starts fires in order to relieve tension or for gratification.


  • Jetpack: He carries himself around on a custom made jet pack and has wings on it to manipulate where he is planning on flying to.
  • In his Pre-Crisis appearances, Firefly utilizes tricks using colored lights in his crimes. It is not until after the Crisis on Infinite Earths event that he becomes a pyromaniac.
  • 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.
  • Lynns is one of very few people to have spent time in both Blackgate Prison and Arkham Asylum.
  • 90% of his body was covered in burn scars after an accident.[1]


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