|Johnny Storm (Scenesys ID: 767)|
|"Drop the plan and follow the man."|
|Full Name:||Jonathan Lowell Spencer Storm|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Residence:||Four Freedoms Plaza (Midtown, Manhattan)|
|Education:||Metro College, Empire State University|
|Groups:||Fantastic Four, Space-OOC|
|Apparent Age:||26||Actual Age:||26|
|Date of Birth||13 June 2001||Actor:|
|Height:||178 cm (5'10")||Weight:||77 kg (169 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Blonde||Eye Color:||Blue|
|Theme Song:||"I Can't Wait" - Sleepy Brown|
Johnny Storm is your typical just out of college young adult millennial who also just happens to be publicly known and famous hero known as the Human Torch, and part of the Fantastic Four. His social media is on blast and he never misses an opportunity to expand his brand and popularity.
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His body tone is athletic and trim, on the more 'lean' side than robustly muscled, creating a tone of movement and acrobatic ease.
All of this aside, the classic lines of the blue and black uniform shared by the Fantastic Four are known all across the world. The unstable molecules basically have the same effect as spandex, formfitting from mid-neck, and covering the entire body. Black at the top, with matching black gloves and boots. The rest of the uniform is a lightish blue, aside from the round symbol in the middle of his chest with a giant stylized '4'.
Way back in 2017, when Johnny Storm was a teenager, he went for a ride with his sister, her boyfriend, and some other guy. It probably wouldn't make an especially good story, but the 'ride' they took was on an experimental spacecraft.
Exposure to cosmic rays caused all four of the astronauts to develop strange physiological quirks when they crashed/landed back on Earth. Johnny found that he'd developed the ability to coat his body in a fiery plasma, without getting burned.
Rather than consigning themselves to a freakshow, the four decided to stay together and do something fantastic with their new abilities. The Fantastic Four would be a group of superheroes for the modern age, tackling the problems that could only be solved by a heapin' helpin' of science. Johnny came to be known as The Human Torch, the member singlehandedly responsible for maintaining the group's Q Score in the 'Tween to Teen' market demographic.
It's been more than eight years now since the Fantastic Four banded together, and the world has changed drastically. But the F4 remain surprisingly constant in their unwavering devotion to their mission and each other. Most impressively, Johnny has almost entirely avoided growing up, despite being in his mid-twenties.
Johnny has a pretty short fuse and he tends to make decisions extremely quickly, with minimal thought. This works out in his favor roughly half the time.
But he's not merely tempermental and impulsive, Johnny is truly passionate. About... pretty much everything he does. He gets excited pretty easily, and he tends to pursue goals with a lot of temerity. He's audacious in social situations, and fearless in the face of danger, but it's his steadfast refusal to ever be embarrassed that makes him simultaneously endearing and infuriating.
Johnny puts everyone else's safety above his own so his brashness may be interpreted as immaturity, which it is, but the reason isn't hardheadness. It's because he tends to take on more than he can chew.
Johnny has the ability to project fire. Fireballs. 'Streams' of fire and the like as offensive capabilities. He can also use them to defend projectiles headed in his direction.
With a mental trigger, Johnny Storm is able to 'flame on' and cover all or part of his body in a fiery plasma without getting burned. The fire enveloping him normally ranges in intensity from 'torch' levels to hotter than the Sun's surface.
Normally, the plasma covering him is hot enough to melt solid objects that get within a few inches of his body. Bullets tend to splash off of his chest, and he can fly straight through concrete or metal walls, leaving giant holes behind him. But he can also lower the intensity to avoid causing property damage, and he can selectively 'flame off' portions of his body if he wants to... say... carry someone along for the ride on one of his flights.
The hot air he produces provides sufficient positive buoyancy for him to float. By forming a jet from his feet, directed behind him, he can achieve a normal flight speed of 140 miles per hour, and accelerate up to supersonic speeds capable of catching up with faster beings such as the Silver Surfer while in the Earth's orbit.
Everybody knows that the Human Torch can control fires, amping them up or putting them out. But technically he's not controlling 'fire', he's controlling the heat that produces the flames. Specifically, by 'absorbing' heat from the environment or 'projecting' heat back into it.
Practically, this means he can warm or cool his surroundings. He's also able to generate flames independently of his body, and he can make the flames take shapes and do tricks. One of his favorites is to form giant messages out of flame, or to create flame duplicates of himself that have sick dance moves.
Even when he's not consciously controlling it, or when he's totally passed out, Johnny is still immune to heat. And flames, by extension. The heat would have to be hotter than the hottest heat that he can produce in order to burn him. That'd be crazy, since Johnny can burn hotter than the Sun.
The Human Torch's preferred method of getting around combines creative use of flame propulsion, aerial maneuvers, and acrobatics. He's extremely maneuverable when he's airborne, and people tend to have a hard time keeping track of him when he's on the move. Much of his training involves flying through demented aerial obstacle courses that his so-called family members design for him, but it has ultimately paid off by making him blazingly fast and highly agile.
Before he could even legally drive, Johnny Storm was living out his Paul Walker fantasies and competing in drag races. These days, he tends to stick to closed tracks and semi-pro events, but he also does a lot of different types of charity races several times a year. As it stands, Johnny is basically a semi-pro caliber driver. To stand a chance at competing in Formula 1 or NASCAR, he'd need to devote way more time to mastering the skillset.
Lots of teenagers add sport wheels and loud mufflers to their Honda Civics. When Johnny was a teenager he restored a Datsun 510 from little more than a rusted out frame. Ever since then, he's been restoring/rebuilding cars as a hobby and souping them up to drag race. He's a gifted auto mechanic who would have no problem finding work in a variety of traditional garages or custom shops if he were ever to need a conventional job.
Although he mostly restricts his mechanical inclinations to fast cars, Johnny has been known to occasionally tinker with more exotic machinery. He's largely responsible for designing and maintaining the various versions of the Fantasti-Car, for example, and sometimes serves as an ersatz 'Scotty' on some of the ships that Reed has built.
Recently, Johnny agreed to slap his name on a mid-priced athleisure line available in stores that specialize in affordable sporting goods. He's not exactly sure if it's going to turn a profit yet, but it fits well with his business plan of 'constant self-promotion.'
With a huge internet following and a high-profile superhero career, Johnny Storm is at least considered a B List celebrity. He's often referred to as the 'face' of the Fantastic Four, and he does nothing to dispel this notion. This amount of celebrity results in occasional endorsement deals, ad revenue from videos he posts, and paid public appearances.
As a member of the Fantastic Four, Johnny has access to all of the tech, access, perks and benefits that comes along with the exclusive membership to the family. This can include weird devices and amazing vehicles, being bailed out of situations where he's in over his head, and being trusted by most of the general population to be heroic. As a Fantastic Four member, he's included in war meetings with other groups, and can expect acceptance and respect in general (deserved or otherwise).
Johnny has pretty special requirements from his clothing. Put simply, he'd be naked all of the time if he didn't have clothing capable of withstanding great amounts of heat. Fortunately, the Fantastic Four have access to unstable molecule fabric that suits all of Johnny's needs nicely. Virtually all of his clothing is made of unstable molecules, allowing him to flame on even when he's just chilling in a hoodie and sweatpants.
Do It With Style:
Johnny has a bad habit to showboat. Do it with style or don't bother doing it. It can be a distraction.
Most of Johnny's abilities require actual combustion to work properly. If his flames are doused, he still can generate heat, but where's the fun in that? Extinguishing Johnny's flames is a sure way to keep him from flying away or throwing balls of fire at you, and it can effectively take him out of the fight. To do this, one needs to have specialized flame-retardant substances on hand, or a way to deny him oxygen. Simply splashing him with water won't cut it, but submerging him in sufficient quantities certainly would. He can also be wrapped in fire-proof blankets, or trapped inside some sort of airtight bubble. Be creative, it's not that hard to figure out ways to put out a fire.
Not only is Johnny's superhero identity completely public, but everyone knows where he lives. He's basically an open book, who posts his daily routines on social media all the time. Fortunately, he likes the attention, but it makes him a pretty obvious security risk.
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|Bruce Banner meet Rooftop.||December 28th, 2019||Bruce Banner comes to the Freedom Bulding seeking Reed Richards so that he can have one of those cool suits that changes with your body. He gets the suit but he has to go through Johnny.|
|Party Crushers||December 16th, 2019||Grant Washington's mercenaries invade a fancy gala. They get their asses kicked by heroes who just happen to be in the right place at the right time. And also Captain America.|
|There's a Storm Coming||June 7th, 2019||Johnny Storm stops by to greet the Avengers. He and Wanda discuss the charity race and other incidents.|
|I'm Not Sure If You Remember Me, But...||June 5th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Setting a Torch to the Mansion||May 28th, 2019||Johnny Storm shows up at Avenger's Mansion and drops a challenge on Janet van Dyne's lap.|
|Sentinels: It comes with more options||April 22nd, 2019||Johnny learns about the stolen gun.|
|Equal Exchange||March 14th, 2019||Jessica Drew and Johnny Storm meet about Sentinels and a present for the Avengers.|
|Sentinels: Cluttered Sky||March 9th, 2019||Spider Woman and Human Torch examine some sentinels flying over the city.|
|What happens -outside- of Starbucks||November 20th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Pool Night at Josie's||September 25th, 2018||Pool night at Josie's brings and odd collection of heroes to the table.|
|Patch and||September 2nd, 2018||Patch shows up at FF HQ, and finds out Grimm's removed his security clearance as a joke. Johnny comes to the rescue, and they plan the next big Poker Game.|
|Fire Flower Power!||July 26th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Planetary Matters||July 11th, 2018||Kara, Lar, Zod and Johnny protect New York from falling debris, but an argument breaks out among the aliens regarding Krypton and the decisions of the El family.|
|Suspiscion||July 10th, 2018||Spawn wants answers, Torch wants his credit card. There can be only one!|
|Falafal Time!||June 19th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Germination - I love plants, plants are wonderful!||May 30th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Log 4507||May 24th, 2018||Jah'Storm negotiates to rent a Cafe for a New Girl to impress|
|Crimson Fenders Rock||March 21st, 2018||Random meeting in NYC prompted by a band called the Crimson Fenders|
|Communing with the Electric Ancestors||February 22nd, 2018||Summary needed|
|Coney Island Car Show||February 7th, 2018||Just some young people at a car show|
|Some Men really are Pigs||February 6th, 2018||Summary needed|
|You Know How Ladies Are||January 13th, 2018||Lar clears up a misunderstanding caused by Livewire with Johnny Storm.|
|The Interview||December 22nd, 2017||Summary needed|
|Night guardians||November 28th, 2017||Summary needed|
|New York Airshow!||November 15th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Troubled Research||November 11th, 2017||AMedical Research Facility that is being robbed is stopped by Johnny Storm and Gregory Stark with a little help from Crusader.|
|Cindy Moves In||November 9th, 2017||Cindy decides not to stay with the Fantastic Four and go at it alone for a bit.|
|Log 2724||October 6th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Out for Shawarma||October 4th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Ice Cream in the face of Ping Pong||September 8th, 2017||Ping Pong in the Park for Victory Ice Cream|
|The Air-Quotes Graduate||July 13th, 2017||Summary needed|
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