Personal Info:
Real Name: Samantha McGee
Also Known As: Exemplar of Fire
Place Of Birth: Tennessee
First Appearance: Iron Man Vol.3 #21 (1999) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Bedlam, Carnivore, Conquest, Decay, Juggernaut, Stonecutter, Tempest
Group Affiliation: Exemplars
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: None
Creators: Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern and Jose Ladronn
Plasma Generation: As Inferno, McGee has been invested with phenomenal power by the extra-dimensional being Balthaak. Her body has become a reactor for high-energy plasma, capable of producing great amounts of heat and energy.
Flight: Inferno is also able to fly.
Samantha McGee was born in poverty in rural Tennessee, escaping economic deprivation by joining the Air Force and learning to fly. She did not respond well to military discipline, however, and left the service, choosing instead to be self-employed as owner and charter pilot for McGee Charter Service and to be living in the freedom of Canada's under-populated northern territories. Unfortunately, the business was less lucrative than she had hoped, and she never grew used to the harsh weather conditions.
At one point, when staying with new clients of an archaeological dig, McGee discovered a door that allowed her to enter the temple of Balthaak. Touching the blazing brazier of Balthaak, McGee was transformed into the powerful being Inferno and became the first of the Exemplars.
Inferno at Marvel Database
Inferno at Comic Vine