Real Name: Garfield Lynns
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Garfield Lynns was originally a pyrotechnic expert for motion pictures, but became a victim of Gotham City's severe poverty and turned to crime, displaying signs of pyromania. Lynns was captured by Batman and Robin after his first robbery. Lynns took up arson as a hobby, but it soon turned to an obsession; he believes he can see visions in the flames. Inspired by actual fireflies, he built a suit and became a professional arsonist. Early in his criminal career Firefly became the protége of Killer Moth, looking to duplicate the success of crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin. The alliance fell apart when Killer Moth realized the full extent of Firefly's madness and feared for his well-being.
In the Knightfall storyline, Firefly's plan was to burn all the places he didn't go to as a child. Firefly burnt down his first target and escaped when Batman arrived. When he burned down his second target Batman arrived again and Firefly escaped from him again. At his third target, Gotham Zoo, Batman arrived again and their fight ends up on a bridge where Batman captures Firefly and leaves him hanging on the bridge.
In a recent attempt to burn Gotham to the ground, Firefly was horribly burned when a chemical factory he set erupted in an explosion. Ninety-percent of his body was burned, and he began his recovery in Blackgate Prison.
He made a short appearance in the JLA story arc "Crisis Of Conscience" fighting Catwoman in Gotham City over a diamond before Batman turned up. Although an epic battle between the Secret Society and the Justice League ensued, Firefly was knocked out and stayed down during the entire battle. He made another short appearance in the 2005 mini series Villains United, when the Secret Six attempted to escape the Society's grasp.
Firefly was among the numerous heroes and villains apparently slain by the OMACs in the pages of DC's The OMAC Project, though he later appeared alive in Villains United: Infinite Crisis Special and Gotham Underground.
First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #184
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1st Issue Special (1975)
#7 Azrael/Ash (1997)
- 'Menace Of The Human Firefly'
Batgirl Year One (2003)
HC Batman (1940)
- 'Batgirl: Year One Deluxe Edition'TPB
- 'Batgirl: Year One'#5
- 'Chapter Five: Moth to a Flame'#6
- 'Chapter Six: Bird of Prey'#7
- 'Chapter Seven: Hearts Afire'#8
- 'Chapter Eight: Seasoned Crime-Fighter'#9
- 'Chapter Nine: Ashes & Blood'
HC Batman Vs. Two-Face (2008)
- 'Life After Death'TPB
- 'Life After Death'#495
- 'Knightfall, Part 7: Strange Bedfellows'#497
- 'Knightfall, Part 11: The Broken Bat'#560
- 'Road to No Man's Land: Bruce Wayne Goes To Washington, Part One: The Jackals'#698
- 'Riddle Me This, Part One: Black Magic Tricks'#699
- 'Riddle Me This, Part Two: A Means to an End'
Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years (2014)
HC Batman: Battle for the Cowl (2009)
- 'Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years'
HC Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Companion (2009)
- 'Batman: Battle for the Cowl'TPB
- 'Batman: Battle for the Cowl'#1
- 'A Hostile Takeover'#2
- 'Army of One'
TPB Batman: Battle for the Cowl: The Underground (2009)
- 'Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Companion'
Batman: Blackgate (1997)
Batman: Cataclysm (1999)
Batman: Face the Face (2006)
TPB Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
- 'Batman: Face the Face'
#56 Batman: Knightfall (1993)
- 'War Games, Act 1, Part 4 of 8: Rules of Engagment'
Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
Batman: Orphans (2011)
#2 Batman: Spoiler/Huntress: Blunt Trauma (1998)
- 'Part 3: Way of the Bat/ Part 4: The Twist'
#1 Batman: Streets Of Gotham (2009)
- 'Cataclysm, Part Thirteen: Blunt Trauma'
Batman: War Games (2005)
Batman: War Games (2015)
Batman/Two-Face: Face the Face Deluxe Edition (2017)
HC Booster Gold (2007)
- 'Batman/Two-Face: Face the Face Deluxe Edition'
#11 DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
- 'Vicious Cycle, Part One'
DC Crossover (1998)
DC One Million (1998)
DC One Million Omnibus (2013)
DC Universe Online: Legends (2011)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Detective Comics (1937)
#184 Flashpoint: The Canterbury Cricket (2011)
- 'The Human Firefly'#661
- 'Knightfall, Part 6: City on Fire'#662
- 'Knightfall, Part 8: Burning Questions'#689
- 'The Blazing Heart'#690
- 'Burning Love'#714
- 'A World for Burning'#715
- 'Days of Fire'#727
- 'Road to No Man's Land: Fight or Flight, Part One: Nest of Vipers'#728
- 'Road to No Man's Land: Fight or Flight, Part 2: Chaos Squared'#798#799#1000000
- 'The Bug That Ate Tomorrow'
#1 Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman (2012)
- 'The Scoundrel's Tale'
TPB Gotham Underground (2007)
- 'Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman'
#2 Hawkman (2002)
- 'Book Two: Gangs of Gotham'#3
- 'Book Three: "Fancy Meeting You Here..."'#4
- 'Book Four: Scars'#7
- 'Book Seven: War'
#20 JLA (1997)
- 'The Headhunter, Part 1'
#115 Nightwing (1996)
- 'Crisis of Conscience Part One'#116
- 'Crisis of Conscience: Part Two'
#35 Nightwing Secret Files (1999)
- 'No Man's Land: Escape to Blackgate, Part One: The Belly of the Beast'#36
- 'No Man's Land: Escape to Blackgate, Part Two: Nothing But Time'#37
- 'No Man's Land: Escape to Blackgate, Part Three: Escape from Blackgate'#88
- 'War Games, Act 3, Part 3 of 8: Casualty of War'
Robin: Year One (2000)
Showcase '94 (1994)
#3 Superboy (1994)
- 'Blue Beetle - Psyba-Rats - Arkham'#4
- 'Blue Beetle - Psyba-Rats - Arkham'
#93 Superman/Batman (2003)
- 'Joker: Last Laugh: Die Hard Laughing'
Tales of the Batman - Tim Sale (2007)
HC The Creeper by Steve Ditko (2010)
- 'Tales of the Batman - Tim Sale'TPB
- 'Tales of the Batman - Tim Sale'
HC The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'The Creeper by Steve Ditko'
HC The OMAC Project (2005)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
The Outsiders (1985)
#12 Titans (2008)
- 'Nothin' Left To Lose!'#16
- 'The Firefly's Blaze Of Glory'
#28 Villains United (2005)
- 'Past Sins'#29
- 'Family Reunions, Part Two: Clear and Present Danger'#30
- 'Family Reunions, Part Three: The Future's So Dark...'
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