Personal Info:
Real Name: St. John Allerdyce
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Sydney, Australia
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men Vol.1 141
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants III-IV, VII and Freedom Force
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: X-Men and X-Factor
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Fire Control: Pyro has the mutant ability to control normal flames. He is able to create flame creatures as long as he concentrates on them.
Resistance to Flame: Pyro is invulnerable to the effects of any flames under his control.
Flame Thrower: Pyro wears a suit with a flame thrower attached to it. Pyro uses his powers on the flames from the thrower.
St. John Allerdyce was born and raised in Australia. His mutant powers emerged at puberty, but since he could not think of a way to use them for profit, for years he did not use them except in emergencies. For a time Allerdyce drifted from job to job around the South Seas. Eventually he became a journalist for an Australian wire service and covered Vietnam and Indonesia. What he saw and experienced in his travels became the basis for the novels he began writing. (He also wrote torrid Gothic romances.) Serious novelists and the critics despised Allerdyce’s novels, but they found wide readership throughout the English-speaking world.
Under circumstances that have yet to be revealed, Allerdyce met the mutant called Mystique, who learned of his mutant powers. As a result Allerdyce joined her new version of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants under the name of Pyro.