My theory about Firestorm's matter-rearranging powers was that they make more sense and tie into the fire elemental stuff okay once you tie in the stuff from the end of Millar's "Swamp Thing" run, where the fire elemental equivalent of the Parliament of Trees lives in the Sun, and thus "fire" includes nuclear fire, with all the fission/fusion that that implies. "Those are Ronnie's metahuman powers" is a good theory too, though.
Yeah, the theory that Scott and I came up with was that Ronnie’s not supposed to be there when Martin Stein gets obliterated by the reactor (in the same way that Alec Holland was burned and decomposed in the swamp). So Ronnie’s powers are the matter restructuring ones that require the “fusion” with another person, and Stein’s powers are all the fire-based ones, including the flaming hair. It’s why Stein doesn’t remember he’s Firestorm at first, because his body is destroyed in the explosion, and Firestorm is putting it back together by rearranging matter every time they “fission” back to two identities. That’s why he can’t affect organic matter, because that part of his power is too busy keeping Stein together, up until he goes off to become Fire Elemental Firestorm.
We had a LOT of lunches where we talked about Firestorm.
Nobody is shooting our kids, because our kids respect authority and do not get into physical altercations with policemen - white, black, or anything else. The 18 year old that was shot was black, but was also a threat to the officer that killed him. If you knew anything about the criminal justice system which you clearly do not you'd try alittle harder to think about the facts of the case instead of supporting a social justice flaw that this particular shooting has no evidence of enforcing.
Oh, golly, Anon. You have certainly made up some salient points there. If only I weren’t such a clearly ignorant little so-and-so, talking out of her depth! If only I were the kind of person who took care to back up her points with actual research! If only I were the kind of person who kept data on hand because she knew poorly-informed douchebags would be showing up with their fairy tales sooner or later.