Real Name: Lauren Pennington
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Fahrenheit is a seedling (mutant) whose pyrokinetic powers enable her to agitate the molecules in objects, quickly heating them like a microwave oven. When used on combustible materials, they burst to flames. When using it on the air surrounding her, she can create and control updrafts strong enough to let her fly at formidable speeds.
In joining StormWatch, she also underwent a bit of combat training (from the hands of Backlash) to get a solid level of hand to hand fighting skill.
Fahrenheit awoke from a coma sometime after the destruction of the Stormwatch sattelite to find she had lost her powers.
Lauren's latent powers were revealed when she found herself trapped in a burning building as a young woman. The building was ravaged by the fire, reduced to ash and cinders, but when firefighters combed through the wreckage, they found her unconscious but otherwise unhurt. Hearing of her miraculous survival, Synergy tracked her down and activated her powers. After undergoing the rigorous training required of a StormWatch operative, Lauren was offered a position in StormWatch Two, the reserve team.
At this point, the UN was still under the control of the shadowy, paranoid group of multi-billionaires called the Special Security Council - and their claws were sunk particularly deep in StormWatch. Thus, while they were heroes, the operatives of StormWatch were quite ruthless and did not hesitate to violate the rights of a country in order to advance the agenda of the Special Security Council.
Fahrenheit, an old StormWatch hand, served under Bendix's leadership, then Synergy's. When Bendix was put in charge again and modified the teams' lineup, Fahrenheit was appointed leader of StormWatch Red, the heavy fire team designed for deterrent display and retaliation. But the kind of missions she was sent to perform were not making her very comfortable - though she acted as a good, moral soldier. She began a relationship with fellow StormWatch Officer Hellstrike.
Fahrenheit met her doom when the StormWatch super-satellite was boarded by hundreds of Aliens as it attempted to destroy an incoming celestial body before it would collide with the Earth. The courageous young woman was mourned as a hero by her few surviving team mates.
Text taken from wikipedia article with permission from the GNU Free Documentation License: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_%28comics%29#Powers_and_Abilities
First Appearance: Stormwatch (1993) #2
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#8 Badrock & Company (1994)
- 'Wildstorm Rising Part 8'#17
Coup D'Etat: Afterword (2004)
DC/WS DreamWar (2008)
TPB Fire From Heaven (1996)
- 'DC / WildStorm DreamWar'#1
- 'Chimera Rising'#3
- 'Bad To The Bone'
#1 Gamorra Swimsuit Special (1996)
- 'Chapter One: Gamorra Rising'
#10 Homage Studios Swimsuit Special (1993)
- 'Rumble in Gamorra!'
James Robinson's The Complete WildC.A.T.s (2009)
TPB Number of the Beast (2008)
- 'James Robinson's The Complete WildC.A.T.s'
#8 Sleeper: Season Two (2004)
- 'Verse Eight: The Late Great Planet Earth'
TPB vol. 05 StormWatch (2003)
- 'Final Orbit'#1
- 'Hard Rain - Strange Weather 1 of 3'#2
- 'Red Sky in the Morning - Strange Weather 2 of 3'#3
- 'A Storm Coming - Strange Weather 3 of 3'#4
- 'A Finer World 1 of 3'
Stormwatch: P.H.D. (2007)
#1 Stormwatch: P.H.D.: Armageddon (2008)
- 'In a New York Minute'#2
- 'What Happens In Vegas'#4
- 'Ladies' Night'#5
- 'Talking With the King'#6
- 'A Day at the Office'#7
- 'Assault on Precinct 18'#8
- 'Upstairs, Downstairs'#9
- 'Who Shot J.K.?'#10
- 'Where Are They Now'#11
- 'Family Matters'#12
- 'The Big Payback'#13#14#15#16#17#19#20#22#23#24
The Authority (2008)
#18 The Authority: Prime (2007)
- 'Homecoming, Part 1'
TPB The Savage Dragon (1993)
- 'Breach of Trust'#1
- 'Breach of Trust, Part 1'#2
- 'Breach of Trust, Part 2'#3
- 'Breach of Trust, Part 3'#4
- 'Breach of Trust, Part 4'#5
- 'Breach of Trust, Part 5'#6
- 'Breach of Trust, Part 6'
Voodoo - Zealot: Skin Trade (1995)
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams (1992)
#19 Wildstorm Rising (1995)
- 'Red Blade, 1 of 3: Red Dawn'#20
Wildstorm Swimsuit Special (1994)
WildStorm Universe (2009)
Wildstorm Universe 97 (1996)
Wildstorm Universe Sourcebook (1995)
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