Publication Date: 
30th Aug 2018
Written By: 
Real name

Shiro Yoshida


Famine IV


5’ 10”


175 lbs.





First appearance

X-Men (1st series) #64

Known relatives

Saburo Yoshida (father, deceased),
unnamed mother (deceased),
Tomo Yoshida (uncle, deceased),
Leyu Yoshida / Sunpyre
(half-sister, deceased),
Lord Shingen Yashida (uncle),
Mariko Yashida / Scarlet Samurai (cousin),
Kenuichio Harada / Silver Samurai I
(cousin, deceased)
Shingen Harada / Silver Samurai II
(cousin), Yoshi (cousin, deceased)


Government operative, adventurer

Group affiliation

X-Men, Avengers Unity Division, Marauders,
Horsemen of Apocalypse, Big Hero 6, The Twelve,
Pacific Overlords, New Tian


• Ionize matter to transform it into a plasma state, dissipating solids and liquids and turning gases into nuclear-charged solar fire which he can use as pyrotechnic blasts or to create thermal updrafts for flight, infrared vision allows him to view his surroundings as heat signatures, can augment his powers by absorbing sunlight or electromagnetic energies, personal psionic field shields him from his own radiation emissions and a certain degree of physical impact
• Formerly wore an enhancement armor including solar panels that increased the rate at which he absorbed energy, focusing units that released his solar fire as a laser-like beam, and stabilizers that increased his aerial speed and maneuverability
• As a Horseman, re-engineered to generate flashes of light that influence the brain through the retina, inducing psychosomatic sensations of intense hunger and starvation, as well as internally generated "bio-oxygen" reserves allowing him to both burn and breathe in space
• Previously existed in an energy state contained in a support suit that provided human dimensions and substance to his form