Midnight's Fire (Marvel)
Real Name: Aaron Chord
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Midnight's Fire has very subtle abilities, due to the energies of the Well his physical attributes are at the peak of human possibility, he has enhanced speed, strength, agility, and sensory perception on par with Captain America. He is also an unparalled martial artist.
In 1966 during the Vietnam War, an American recon patrol in Cambodia stumbled upon the ancient, hidden temple of a cult kown as the Dragon's Breadth, which had remained hidden for centuries. It had been built upon a well-spring of raw, primal energy called the "Well of All Things". The inhabitants decided to breed a superior race that would one day unite with the ways of the west. They believed that this union would produce children capable of harnessing the power of the Well. The members of the recon patrol were to be the fathers of these children, one of these men was Andrew Chord the man who would become Midnight Fire's father.
Midnight's Fire and his sister Silhouette are the only children of Andrew Chord former guardian of Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher) and his wife Miyami (daughter of Tai). Silhouette and Midnight's Fire were operating as independent vigilantes in the streets of New York City when they met Dwayne before he became Night Thrasher, and the three began an organized effort to take down various New York City street gangs.
Their partnership ended when Silhouette was shot and paralyzed from the legs down in a sting gone bad. Midnight's Fire blamed Dwayne and became a cop killer and a druglord in order to lure Dwayne into a physical confrontation he could not possibly win. Later the partially paralyzed Silhouette reunited with Dwayne, distancing herself from her brother's evil actions.
Diego Cassias, one of the other members of the recon patrol now calling himself the Left Hand, stole the power of the Well from his own child, then gathered the other children of the pact including Midnight's Fire into a group called the Folding Circle. The Circle attempted to take control of the Well away from Tai. Members of the Circle, together with the New Warriors, managed to defeat Tai, but the Well was sealed, Cassias and Tai were apparently killed, and the surviving members of the Circle escaped in a stolen Avenger's Quinjet.
The remaining members of the Folding Circle later crashed in Madripoor and attempted to usurp the role of local druglord which was then held Aardwolf a Mutant crimelord. They succeeded, but were later taken down by Night Thrasher and Silhouette.
Midnight's Fire is not a mutant, he is a mutate like the other members of the Folding Circle as well as his sister Silhouette, Joystick and Speed Demon. His powers come from the Universal Wellspring as seen in Thunderbolts #107.
First Appearance: The New Warriors (1990) #2
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A Year of Marvels: The Unstoppable (2016)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#4 Dark Reign Files (2009)
- 'Damon Dran to Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, & Holliway'
Destructor Nocturno (1994)
New Warriors (2007)
#7 Night Thrasher (1993)
- 'Reunion: Part 1'#8
- 'Reunion: Part 2'#10
- 'Thrashed: Part 2'#12
- 'Thrashed: Part 4'#13
- 'Thrashed: Part 5'#16
- 'Blood and Iron: Part 1'
#1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
- 'Family Ties'#3
- 'Madripoor Knights'#4
- 'Connect the Dots'#7
- 'Stolen Hearts'#9
- 'Temper Tantrum'#13
- 'Old Flames'#14
- 'Inner Fires'
The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Errant Knights'Annual 02
- 'Questions of Power The Hero Killers Part 4'#2
- 'Mirror Moves'#16
- 'Ground War'#21
- 'The Folding Circle'#22
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part One: The Stolen Children'#23
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Two: Passed Lies'#24
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Three: The Cheating Corner'#25
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Four: Justifiable Homicide'
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