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Firefly (DC)
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 protégEof 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"[1] 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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Issue Appearances:
1st Issue Special (1975)
Azrael/Ash (1997)
Batgirl Year One (2003)
Batman (1940)
Batman Vs. Two-Face (2008)
Batman: Arkham Unhinged (2011)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl (2009)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Companion (2009)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl: The Underground (2009)
Batman: Blackgate (1997)
Batman: Cataclysm (1999)
Batman: Face the Face (2006)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Batman: Knightfall (1993)
Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
Batman: Orphans (2011)
Batman: Spoiler/Huntress: Blunt Trauma (1998)
Batman: Streets Of Gotham (2009)
Batman: War Games (2005)
Booster Gold (2007)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Crossover (1998)
DC One Million (1998)
DC One Million Omnibus (2013)
DC Universe Online: Legends (2011)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Detective Comics (1937)
Flashpoint: The Canterbury Cricket (2011)
Gotham Underground (2007)
Hawkman (2002)
JLA (1997)
Nightwing (1996)
Nightwing Secret Files (1999)
Robin (1993)
Robin: Year One (2000)
Showcase '94 (1994)
Superboy (1994)
Superman/Batman (2003)
Tales of the Batman - Tim Sale (2007)
The Creeper by Steve Ditko (2010)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
The OMAC Project (2005)
The Outsiders (1985)
Titans (2008)
Villains United (2005)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)

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