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Nick Pugh

Arson Alias: Arson

Eyes: Brown
Hair: None, originally light brown
Other distinguishing features: Arson is engulfed in flames
Race: Human

Occupation: Arsonist
Legal status: U.S. citizen
Marital Status: Single
Identity: Secret
Known relatives: Wanda (sister)
Group affiliation: The Regulators
Base of operations: New York City, USA

Story: Nick Pugh was a fireman who liked fire so much he began working as an arsonist for hire under the name Arson [1].

On a job for the crime czar Vendetta he ran into the vigilante ShadowHawk [2]. In the following fight with ShadowHawk, his tank with liquid for his flamethrower exploded [3] and he found himself on fire [4].

Being on fire all the time became a problem in time. He couldn't touch anything and whatever he ate became burned before he could taste it leaving only the taste of charcoal. He was also unable to walk around anonymously and was isolated from his friends and family. The only contact he had was the other Regulators. The teammate Scandal who had the ability to adapt to his power offered the only physical contact he could have [1].

Arson's current whereabouts are unknown but must be assumed to be with the Regulators still.

Skills & abilities: Arson's skin is on fire making him able to burn whatever he touches that is not flameproof. Arson has not pyrokinetic abilities himself but his exoskeleton gives him powers equivalent to having a flamethrower.
Equipment: Originally Arson wore a fireproof armor with a flamethrower. Later he wore an exoskeleton, which made him able for focus his powers.

Continuity: Shadowline's part of the original Image Universe.
Publisher(s): Malibu Comics
First app.: ShadowHawk (vol. 1) #1 (1992)
Creator(s): Jim Valentino
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- Shadowline characters
- Blackjac
- Hardedge
- Liquifier
- Max Boldd/Vendetta
- Paul Johnstone/ShadowHawk
- Scandal
- Tajana Juarez/Vort-X

References: 1: Regulators (vol. 1) #1
2: ShadowHawk (vol. 1) #1
3: ShadowHawk (vol. 1) #2
4: ShadowHawk (vol. 1) #3