"A man with the heart hotter than the sun and a fist that'll cause more destruction then any wild fire, the God of fire himself, El Luciérnaga!"
El Luciérnaga, "The firefly"
When the first fire burned.
Fire and warmth
- Though he does have a physical body, the fire god himself is the flames covering it, previously the flame lighting the many candles embedded into his hunched frame, and now manifesting itself as the luchador mask he proudly wears. If his physical form is vanquished, but the flames still remain, he will eventually reform his body. Though there's absolutely nothing stopping you from just throwing a bucket of water over him after beating his body to a pulp, it may become very difficult to do this when you fight him in say, a highly flammable forest. However, he still needs to come into actual contact with the forest or anything else flammable, so even in these favourable situations there’s still a window of extreme vulnerability. Though if you do extinguish him before punching him out, he'll be able to survive as long as his body still remains, but his powers will be rendered useless until he dries off or otherwise be able to set himself alight again. He is, of course, immune to his own flames and any other for that matter, and practically immune to high temperatures.
- He is capable of manipulating fire, coxing it into a roaring inferno or quelling it into a dull ember. This, however, still requires fuel, so he cannot produce fire from absolutely nothing, and neither can he set something non-flammable on fire. He is also able to manipulate the flames inhabiting his physical body, though this is again inhibited by the need for a fuel source. During his time on the mortal realm, he had to resort to consuming food stuff and maybe the occasional log, and the worst he could do is turn his fingers into blow torches or turn into a walking talking bonfire that would turn a mortal too near him to a cinder, and be incredibly uncomfortable to a fellow god and perhaps cause some superficial burns, as long as said god didn't stand near him for too long. In the celestial realm, however, this is greatly bolstered, able to easily melt steel with his bare hands and cover himself in an inferno even a fellow god would find it difficult to last long in. Though if he can find fuel source of some kind to further power himself, the flames can be made even hotter, if only temporarily.
– Whenever others are in El Luciérnaga’s presence, they will notice that music will play in the background, as if he’s a star in some show with his very own theme music. The true nature of how this came about is unknown, whether it’s an age old favour called in from the God of music, or something else entirely. In any case, this has no practical use, and only seems to serve style.
Take note - though he can be difficult to put down for good, and it’s hazardous to say the least to get close to him, he is not incredibly tough or agile, and neither does he have much in the manner of ranged capability, apart from throwing (preferably on fire) stuff at you.
He is an incredibly passionate God, putting his heart and soul into everything he does, which often results in extreme amounts of exaggeration and shouting, and being generally annoying to the other Gods. Whereas other Gods might plot and scheme against each other, the God of fire has no time for such petty squabbles, or at least he could never care for long enough to form any kind of grudges, prone as he is to whimsy and flights of fancy. Despite his immature attitudes, he still has a good heart, more than ready to give a helping hand, even if he won’t admit it and brush it off as another fancy of his, followed by customary shouting and posing.
He came into existence the moment man brought fire into the world, and the gods early existence was a somewhat painful one, the first few fires sparse, power constantly shifting, but it wasn't too long until fire became more wide spread and his power became more consistent. Now it's hard to find someone who hasn't seen him, or at least heard his voice echoing in the distance as he cruises through the realms. Though his home lies in Averna, he frequents all of the celestial realms, ether because he’d fancy a ‘change in scenery’, or his services are required.
Though perhaps not the most well liked God in the celestial realms, his presence is tolerated in all of them; nearly every God has required his services at one point or another, to provide light, warmth, and whatever else they require at the time. He isn’t really restrictive or picky on what you use it for, granting fire to the street lamps of [order realm] and making the branding irons of [torture realm] glow red hot. This has afforded him a lot of freedom of movement across the Celestial realms, and a lot of safety. Every God whose made use of him will have to again at one point, and those who don’t would have to deal with a multitude of very pissed off Gods who do. In any case, though annoying, for the most part he was harmless. Though he might have run in and suddenly punched you from time to time, or burnt down your house, but he did that to everyone, and despite this he was harmless as far as fellow Gods were concerned, if a minor inconvenience.
When "The Fall" came about, he dropped down in America, descending from the sky as a fiery comet into the mojave desert, finding that his power was greatly reduced, unable to summon the blazing inferno's he was used to, but he took this in his stride. Maybe just punching stuff instead of fire punches could be interesting. He hadn't been to the mortal realm in a long time anyway. During his time on the mortal realm, he discovered a wonderful thing called wrestling that humanity had created, and soon after it's Lucha Libre variant, it's more flashy nature drawing him in. He became a Luchador himself, becoming El Luciérnaga, or the firefly, the God of fire, unwittingly evading the attention of both his fellow Gods and the ill-intented demi-gods, despite making no attempt to hide the truth about himself. Such ludicrous backstories were common in wrestling, and no one batted an eye to another show man claiming to be the God of fire.
Gratitude to Beta and others for helping me develop this character.