|The Nuclear Powered Man|
|Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Brown - Flame when powered|
|Black - Flame when powered|
Genetically altered human capable of merging with other human beings and transforming into a being capable of superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and flight. Capable of rearranging matter on an atomic level and projecting bolts of nuclear energy.
Note: The merger with another human being shunts the person to a pocket dimension where their personality and mind is still active and able to converse with Rusch.
|Firestorm Vol. 3|
|Firestorm Vol. 3 #1 (July, 2004)|
|Dan Jolley & ChrissCross|
Traveling on a remote road to deliver a package for a known criminal - financially struggling student Jason Rusch was bathed in a blinding light. Regaining consciousness Rusch went on to deliver his package only to be caught up in a gambling related shootout. The stress activated a defense mechanism and Rusch merged with a dying man and was transformed into Firestorm.
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