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Real Name: Charles Burlingame
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Charlie Burlingame can transform into a being seemingly composed of charcoal. He has the ability to manipulate heat and reshape himself into any carbon form, including flaming incendiary or rock-hard diamond.

Charlie Burlingame's father moved around a great deal and had trouble finding work, until he attended a rally of the Imperial Forces of America. The elder Burlingame joined that organization and took his son with him. Arnim Zola, working for the Imperial Forces, discovered that Charlie possessed the genetic potential to develop superhuman powers and facilitated the youngster's transformation into Charcoal, the Burning Man. As part of a group called the Bruiser Brigade, Charcoal fought the Thunderbolts as an enemy, but joined the team soon after.

After the team was officially disbanded and pardoned, Charcoal was assimilated into the Redeemers. During battle with Graviton, Charcoal was ground into Dust and has not been seen since...

Charcoal was created by a fan through Wizard by the "Create-a-Villain Contest."

First Appearance: Thunderbolts (1997) #19

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Issue Appearances:
Avengers (1998)
Maximum Security (2000)
The Avengers by Kurt Busiek & George Perez Omnibus (2015)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
Thunderbolts (1997)

Group Affiliation(s):
Redeemers (Marvel)
Thunderbolts (Marvel)(01 - Masters of Evil)

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