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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances: Episode 7, Episode 8, Episode 9, Episode 10, Episode 11, Episode 12, and The Movie
Voiced By: Not Applicable
The Fire Totem is one of five Anansi Totems built by the trickster god Anansi. It represents the element of fire and is made from tourmaline, indigenous to Zambesi. The totem was given to a chief of one of the five great Zambesi tribes. Nearly a thousand years later, the totem was lost as the age of colonialism changed the landscape of Africa. In the present, Professor Macalester's expedition discovered the totem along the Mchanga River. He decided it would be placed on display at the Detroit Museum of Natural History's Hall of Gemstones indefinitely. Two weeks later, a man named Eshu bankrolled a break in at the Detroit Museum. Mr. Jones stole several gemstones from the museum, including the totem. Jones charged $100,000. Eshu wanted to inspect the stones. He wore the totem and was able to command its powers. Jones was irate and wanted his payment but Eshu lit him on fire and he fell out the window. He then used the totem's powers against Vixen. She couldn't win and was forced to hide in a swimming pool.
Mari McCabe and Professor Macalester sought out Kuasa in Africa. Kuasa believed the Water Totem was the best of the other four to combat the Fire Totem. She claimed to know its location and wished to join the fight. However, in battle, the Water Totem failed to stop the Fire Totem. Vixen eventually launched Eshu into a pier and sank them underwater. She summoned an octopus spirit and snatched the Fire Totem off Eshu. She surfaced and gave it to Macalester but was pulled down. Vixen used the electric eel and crocodile to dispatch Eshu. Macalester instructed Vixen to break the soul of the totem with akbara or "great strength" and then it would return to the gods, severing the bond with Eshu. Vixen tried an elephant but the totem was not damaged. Macalester guided her to get more help. Vixen summoned many animal spirits at once and managed to smash the totem into pieces. The pieces were placed back on display at the Detroit Museum.