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Fireball 1993 - 2010 by DBed Fireball 1993 - 2010 by DBed
Yet another gem from the past. 1993 to be precise. Like any kid interested in superheroes, I created a multitude of fire-based characters including FIREBALL!

He had a Silver Age feel in his costume so that's where I started this revamp. I had another direction that I wanted to take the redesign so I added a future, more apocalyptic version of the character.

"Bernie Redman was a high school student who was unfortunately dowsed in top secret chemicals and then subjected to the blast of an experimental rocket propellant during a field trip gone horribly awry. Bernie's burns healed at a miraculous rate in the hospital, where he also discovered he now possessed the ability to generate and control balls of fire. Immune to heat and flames, Bernie turned his fire throwing abilities into a career as the costumed crusader FIREBALL as a founding member of the TEN TEENS!

During a battle against cosmic forces beyond the comprehension of the common man, FIREBALL's abilities were amplified to point of self immolation. However, due to Bernie's accelerated healing and resistance to all things fire, he did not die but continued "living" as a flaming skeleton. Housed in control armor, FIREBALL stills fights the good fight, but with a much more frightening appearance."

Who knew that a doodle from 1993 could end up with such a story?
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Guillefashion Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
i like the last version
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DBed Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Digital Artist
He does becomes a bit more extreme over time
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist
Whoah, quite the evolution there! Just as fascinating as all of your random characters and updated revamps! :)
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Icky-Icarus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Oh, so the middle and right ones were done around the same time, okay.

Both designs are pretty cool for their own reasons. Really sick stuff.
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celamowari Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Nice evolution of the character!
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TBolt66 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
really cool. love the future version of him.
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LegacyHeroComics Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
An absolutely amazing history to the character and his design.
Very cool.

As a coincidental parallel, I also have a character named 'Fireball' who was once part of a teen-based group called The Teen Legion.
(He never got a cool make-over though)
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DBed Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Fireball is such a great go to name for fire-based characters. I'm sure kids everywhere have a "Fireball" of their own
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roygbiv666 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I had a similar looking character as a kid, but I called him Captain Flame or Captain Fire.
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DBed Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   Digital Artist
Those are good names
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