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Firelord is one of Galactus' Heralds sent to other parts of Earth creating machines for Galactus to feed upon.

He was killed by the Hulk after the others weakened him.



Firelord has been imbued with the Power Cosmic and possesses a number of superhuman attributes.

Cosmic Energy Manipulation: Firelord primary use of the Power Cosmic is to manipulate cosmic energy in the form of stellar fire. His entire organic carbon-based body was transformed to accommodate the nuclear energies that course through him. These energies make him the humanoid equivalent of a miniature sun. Projected from any point on his body at mental command, Firelords energies encompass the entire electromagnetic spectrum possessed by a star: heat, light, gravity, radio waves, and charged particles. The maximum amount of energy he can produce at once is determined by his mass. When all the atoms of his body are in fusion, his energy level is equivalent to the outer layers of a small star. By the slightest manifestation of his stellar powers, he can burn through any Earthly substance, with the known exceptions of True Adamantium and Captain America's shield. He can project a stream of fire resembling a solar flare for distances measured in the hundreds of miles. Firelord can control the path of his cosmic fire to such an extent that he can project a sustained ring at a fixed distance around a person or object. His flames have even injured Silver Surfer who can stand up to supernovas

  • Cosmic Knowledge: Along with the Power Cosmic comes great knowledge of the Universe that is already known by Galactus. Firelord possesses the knowledge of the stars in space as easily as he knows the back of his hand.
  • Flight: By utilizing his cosmic power uni-directionally. Firelord can fly at near-light speeds through interstellar space. (Flying at such speeds near planetary bodies, however, could cause devastating gravitational disturbances.) Firelord can even traverse hyperspace without danger to himself. Firelord uses the gravitational fields of stars to help him break his speed.
  • Superhuman Strength: Firelord's cosmically enhanced form grants him physical strength far in excess of a human being. While channeling the Power Cosmic into acts of physical strength, he can augment his musculature to the point of being able to lift up to 50 tons.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Firelord's enhanced musculature is vastly more efficient than the musculature of a human being. During physical activity, Firelord's muscles produce virtually no fatigue toxins, granting him almost limitless physical stamina. However, Firelord's brain is still organic and does, on occasion, require him to sleep for the purposes of maintaining mental stability.
  • Superhuman Durability: Although Firelord still possesses a solid physical body, he is virtually impervious to most forms of physical harm. His body automatically incinerates most projectiles before it reaches the surface of his "skin." Firelord is also functionally immortal in the sense that he is immune to disease and to the effects of aging. He no longer needs to eat since his body takes its nourishment from the carbon-carbon cycle of solar fusion. He no longer needs to breathe air and hence can exist indefinitely in the hard vacuum of space. He can withstand the blazing heat of the stars in the universe.
  • Superhuman Senses: Firelord's senses can detect a speck of dust in motion a million miles away and also scan the vastness of space to locate a specific object.
  • Superhuman Agility: Firelord's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Firelord's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the finest human athlete.

He was stated to have an "Universal" threat level by the Nova Corps when herald of Galactus, but "Minimal" on is own.


Firelord is a formidable combatant. Although he's had little formal training, the sheer scope of his abilities makes up for that and are sufficient for him to overcome most physical adversaries.


Firelord's major limitation is that his brain, still organic in perceptions and function, needs occasional sleep to resuscitate itself. A severe concussion to his body can cause temporary unconsciousness, but no conventional injury can kill him.



Cosmic Staff: Firelord carries a near-indestructible staff five feet in length, the ends of which he keeps ablaze with his cosmic flame. He uses this fire-staff as a striking weapon and an astrogational aid. Firelord generally projects his cosmic flame through the stick rather than directly from his body. On one occasion he instead had two batons with spheres that emitted cosmic flame. It is presumed he somehow transmuted his staff into the batons.


Going by the two stars on his uniform Pyreus achieved the rank of Denarian in the Xandarian Nova Corps before his commander Gabriel Lan was abducted by Galactus.


  • Galactus has associated four of his Heralds with the four elements: the Silver Surfer with water, the Air-Walker with air, Firelord with fire, and Terrax the Tamer with earth.