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Real Identity: Mick Rory
Powers/Skills: Flame Emission
While on a school field trip to a meat packing factory, young Mick Rory was locked in an industrial freezer. Rory cried and cried, until no one responded Rory thawed his hands out long enough to pick the freezer's lock and escape. Afterwards, Rory was plagued with cryophobia, a fear of the cold, and became obsessed with heat. Rory's pyromania led to accidents and deaths.
As an adult, Rory started a criminal career in Central City with a self-designed Heat Gun and insulated suit. The gun, much to its namesake, can generate extrememly focused high temperature flames, while the suit is insulated with thermal dampening and heat resistant material. Calling himself "Heat Wave," Rory went on a crime spree until he crossed paths with the Flash. He then joined the Rogues, a group of villains opposed to the Flash.
While on a operation to break into the Flash Museum, Heatwave fought the Flash in tandem with Mirror Master but was easily dispatched. Once Professor Zoom's real plans were revealed, Superman took Heat Wave to a cliff and held Heat Wave's belt buckle and the bomb in his hands until it detonated. Afterwards, Heat Wave was arrested.