Fireball – Fictional (Icons Writeup)

aka James “Jimmy” Holland

Prowess 5
Coordination 5
Strength 5
Intellect 3
Awareness 3
Willpower 5

Stamina 10

Fireball is an android. His artificial nature gives him the following super-abilities:
*Immunity 10 (Heat & Fire)
*Fire Control 9 (Extras: Flight, Aura, Blast)

In addition, his articial blood means he can function as a universal donor.

Sparky is his sidekick – a human mutant with similar powers to his mentor. Sparky’s stats are:

P 3 C 4 S 2 I 3 A 2 W 3 Stamina 5
Immunity 10 (Heat & Fire); Fire Control 7 (Extras: Flight, Aura, Blast)

Aerial Combat (Expert +2)

*The world’s first artificial man
*Surrogate father to Sparky
*Stalwart member of the Crusaders


This version of Fireball was a fictional character on Earth-1 in DC’s pre-crisis multiverse. He was a member of a team of Nazi-busting heroes known as The Crusaders alongside his sidekick Sparky, the sea-king Barracuda, and the patriotic heroes Americommando and Rusty. At some point after the Freedom Fighters had made their trek from Earth-X to Earth-1, a group of people appeared claiming to be the actual Crusaders. They went after the Freedom Fighters, who were wanted for murder at the time, but eventually it was revealed that the Americommando was actually the Freedom Fighters’ arch-enemy, the Silver Ghost, in disguise. He had used technology to transform comic book fans into the other members of the Crusaders.

This writeup is of the fictional Fireball. Jimmy Holland is an artificial man, an android with combustible flame powers. If he reminds you of anyone, that’s purely by coincidence.

Well, not really.

You see, the same month that the Freedom Fighters fought these Invaders-like Crusaders, the Invaders at Marvel fought a group of Crusaders modeled after the Freedom Fighters. It was all part of a stealth crossover that the Big Two used to do from time to time. I based this writeup on what little we were told about the fictional hero in the Freedom Fighters’ storyline.

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