Reignfire (Character)


Created by: Fabian Nicieza and Matt Broome

1st appearance: X-force #26 (1993)

Alias: Sunfire, Roberto Da Costa, Project 19

Nationality: Unknown

Team Affiliations: Mutant Liberation Front

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 220 lbs    Height: 6’

Eyes: Brown        Hair: Black

Relatives: Robeto Da Csta/Sunspot (Genetic twin)

Skills and abilities: He possesses all the skills of Roberto Da Costa

Powers: Reignfire is a genetic clone of Roberto Da Costa and thus has his solar absorption and re-channeling powers which he can use in a variety of ways. Chief among them is super human strength, flight, project light, heat and concussive blasts. He can also project a stream of fire from his body. In addition he had a telepathic link with Roberto Da Costa allowing him to read his mind and impose his will on him to control his mind.


His initial origins are unknown but he existed as a formless protoplasmic being in the possession of the celestials. Somehow he came into the possession of the immortal mutant Gideon who gave him to Dr. Joshua one of his chief scientists to experiment on. Over the course of experimentation he acquired a male form which was highly unstable. When Roberto Da Costa was acquired as a test subject Joshua took a sample of his blood and introduced t directly into his body, now called Project nineteen. Dr. Joshua kept the project a secret from Gideon as Reignfire used the blood of Da Costa to rebuild itself into his genetic duplicate. A side effect of becoming Da costa’s twin also granted him a telepathic link and access to all his memories. When he escaped he went into hiding until after the “Mutant Liberation Front” had been jailed. He rescued the original members and recruited new ones, they clashed with X-force after his team tried to kill mutant hater “Henry Peter Gyrich”,  him and Locus ended up teleported away.

When he reappeared he took control of Sunspot’s mind and had him attack X-force. Cable then “exercised his influence from Sunspot’s mind resulting in telepathic feedback which left him amnesiac briefly. Upon recovering he found Locus and the two plotted to finally be rid of Da Costa and X-force once and for all. The mission was half successful as Sunspot and his teammates were captured though Locus and Skids were left stranded. In the conflict he revealed his origins to the team before he was reduced back to his protoplasmic form and separated from Da Costa after briefly possessing him.  He was then captured and used as a component of a celestial Golem. While inside he was apparently destroyed by Arcadia and Dani Moonstar.


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