Character » Flashfire appears in 196 issues.

    An alien who is a member of The Imperial Guard of the Shi'ar Empire. He can be considered a veteran.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Flashfire last edited by Thor_Ul on 11/11/23 12:57PM View full history


    Flashfire is a member of the Imperial Guard which is a legion of super-powered champions who protect and defend the Shi'ar galactic empire. Its members are drawn both from the Shi'ar and other alien races governed by the Shi'ar. The majority of the Imperial Guard's members are known as Borderers. They assist the governors of conquered planets in enforcing the Shi'ar imperial law. The Imperial Guardsmen however belong to the elite corps that protects the ruler of the empire, known as the Majestor or Majestrix, and executes his or her orders. Nothing much is known about Flashfire's history.


    Flashfire was created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum in 1977 and first appeared in X-Men # 107.

    Much like many of his Imperial Guard peers, Flashfire is loosely based on the DC Comics superhero from the 30th century Lightning Lad as were many of the other Imperial Guards fashioned after members of the Legion of Super-heroes.

    Major Story Arcs

    Imperial Guard

    Granzz was a veteran of the Imperial Guard whom briefly fought the X-men wen the Imperial Guard was ordered to take them out by the mad emperor D'ken. However, when D'ken was dethroned and Empress Lilandra took his place, Flashfire fought alongside the heroes on more then one occasion. He also fought in the so called Operation Galactic Storm, witch was a war between the Kree and the Shi'ar empires.

    Realm Of Kings

    Flashfire was part of the Imperial Guard who was sent into the Fault by Gladiator to investigate the threat.




    Height--5' 1"

    Weight--195 lbs (89 kg)





    Bursts of fire light

    Electricity Generation

    Equipment: Flight belt

    Transportation: Various Shi'ar starships


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