Heat Wave
Heat Wave
Personal Info:
Real Name: Rory Calhoun
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Central City, Missouri
First Appearance: Flash Vol.1 140
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Society, The Rogues
Base Of Operations: Central City, Missouri
Grudges: The Flash
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Flame Thrower: Heat Wave carries a hand held flamethrower that allows him to project a concentrated stream of fire at opponents.
Asbestos Suit: Heat Wave wears an asbestos suit with a breathing mask that affords him protection against fire and heat.
Fire Retardant: Heat Wave has a pipe attached to his left arm that can project a fire retardant which allows him to put out fires.
Born on a farm outside Central City, Mick Rory became fascinated with fire as a child. This fascination turned into an obsession and one night, he set his family's home ablaze. His obsession was so great, that he simply watched the flames engulf his house, instead of running to get help. His entire family died in the fire.
After this event, Rory went to live with his uncle. His pyromania continued and he was forced to run away after locking a schoolmate in his house and setting it on fire because the boy locked Rory in a meat locker during a field trip as a prank. He took a job as a fire eater with a traveling circus. This did not last long either, as he ended up setting the circus on fire.
It was these events that made him desperate to fight his fire obsession and after seeing the Rogues in action in Central City, he decided to use his mania to become a villain. He created a protective costume made of asbestos, built a gun-sized flamethrower and became Heat Wave.