The term pyrokinesis is derived from the Greek words "πυρ" ("pûr", meaning "fire, lightning") and "κίνησις" ("kínesis", meaning "motion"). It literally means "to move fire", but more commonly denotes the ability to create and/or to control fire using only the mind.

Pyrokinesis is present in many works of fiction, such as the Stephen King novel "Firestarter". Many fictional characters from comic books also possess this technique. For example, three of Nintendo's famous characters, Mario and Luigi (who has been shown to occasionally manipulate electricity instead), use pyrokinesis. Certain fictional characters, such as Marvel's Pyro, possess only the ability to control fire and cannot actually create it. Others, such as the Firebenders in the television show "", can not only create fire but manipulate it in a variety of ways such as creating explosions.

Characters with pyrokinesis

Appearances in novels

*Manfred Bloor (Children of the Red King)
*Charlie McGee (Firestarter)
*Hooch Palmer ("Red Prophet")
*Morgan Rowlands (Sweep)
*Maeve Riordan (Sweep)
*Torchie (Hidden Talents)
*Ascher Rafferty (Witchfire)
*Mia (The Shapeshifter)
*Cyndercraft (The Fiddle of Fire)
*Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files)
*All spellcasters from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Appearances in movies

*Warren Peace (Sky High)
*Pyro (X-Men,,)
*Freaky Student/Jaison Trumar (Accepted)
*Wilder and Wallace Foudroyant (Wilder Napalm)
*Elizabeth "Liz" Sherman (Hellboy, )
*Charlene "Charlie" McGee (Firestarter)
*The Human Torch (Fantastic Four, )
*Hellboy (Hellboy, )

Appearances in television

*Azazel (Supernatural)
*Cecil L'Ively (The X-Files)
*Chris Griffin (one episode only, Family Guy)
*Christy Jenkins (Charmed)
*Tyler (Charmed)
*Wyatt Halliwell (Charmed)
*Cole Turner (Charmed)
*Meredith Gordon ("Heroes")
*Peter (That's So Raven)
*Sailor Mars ("Sailor Moon")
*Portgaz D. Ace (One Piece)
*Ralph Hinkley (The Greatest American Hero)
*Recca Hanabishi (Flame of Recca)
*Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
*Kaito (Psycho Busters)
*Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)
* Robin Sena (Witch Hunter Robin)
*Hao/Zeke Asakura (Shaman King)
*Kimiko Tohomiko (Xiaolin Showdown)
*Yang (Yin Yang Yo!)
*Yin (Yin Yang Yo!)
*Zelman Clock (Black Blood Brothers)
*Karen Kasumi (X-1999)
*Robin Sena (Witch Hunter Robin)


*Sasuke Uchiha
*Itachi Uchiha
*Kakashi Hatake
*Jiraiya (Naruto)
*Many other unnamed ninjas.

*Jeong Jeong
*Avatar Kyoshi
*Fire Lord Ozai
*Avatar Roku
*Admiral Zhao

Appearances in comics

*Fiery Mask ("The Twelve")
*Pyro ("X-Men")
*Taranee Cook ("W.I.T.C.H.")
*Elizabeth Sherman ("Hellboy")
*Human Torch (Fantastic Four)
*Hikaru Shidou ("Magic Knight Rayearth")
*Typhoid Mary (comics)
*Legion (Marvel Comics)
*Rusty Collins ("X-Men")
*Firelion ("Nocturnals")
*Natsume Hyūga ("Gakuen Alice")
*Silk Fever ("Marvel Comics")
*Firestar ("Marvel Comics")
*Red Star ("Teen Titans")

Appearances in video games

*Y'Berion (Gothic)
* Axel (Kingdom Hearts II)
*Razputin Aquato (Psychonauts)
*Blaze the Cat (Sonic the Hedgehog)
* Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, K', Ash Crimson (King of Fighters)
*Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat)
*Vivian ()
*Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
*Initiates (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2)
*Ness (EarthBound)
*Lucas (Mother 3)
*Gill (Street Fighter III)
* Link (The Legend of Zelda series)
*Dario Bossi ()
*Rubicante (Final Fantasy IV)
* Nick Scryer (Psi-Ops)
*Alma Wade (F.E.A.R)
* Jack (Bioshock)
* Ryu (Street Fighter)
* Dhalsim (Street Fighter 2)
* Ken Masters (Street Fighter)
* Terry Bogard (Fatal Fury)
* Lucca (Chrono Trigger)
* The Magician (The House of the Dead)
* Psycho Mantis ()
* Mario and Luigi (Super Mario Bros.)
* The "Pyro" class from Team Fortress 2
* Neku Sakuraba (The World Ends With You)

See also

*Fire and heat manipulation

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