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    Mick Rory (Earth-1: Pre-Crisis)




    I think you fell in love with your dad's lighter fluid. I think you fell in love with the flames dancing around. But then you realized you couldn't control them, and you ran without waking your family. The only thing you were concerned about was your own skin.
    — Mick Rory to his younger self[src]

    Mick Rory is a former pyromaniac criminal active in Central City and later reformed to be a Legend. He was nicknamed Heat Wave by Cisco Ramon due to his use of the Heat Gun during his partnership with Leonard Snart. Years later, the two were recruited by Rip Hunter to the Legends of Tomorrow, as one of its first recruits.

    As a Legend, Rory slowly reformed and became a vigilante, while committing minor crimes during his missions. He also became a romantic story writer and used the pen name Rebecca Silver. The mantle was later passed onto Mona Wu, and he also left the Legends to raise his human-Necrian hybrid children with Kayla.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]

    Early Life[edit | hide]

    Mick Rory was born to Dick Rory and an unnamed woman in Central City.[10]

    Pyro[edit | hide]

    Since a young age, Rory has been obsessed and fascinated by flames, falling in love with his abusive father's lighter fluid. He eventually became an arsonist, subsequently meeting a 14-year-old Leonard Snart in juvenile detention center.[10][20][21]

    In 1989, despite still being held at the juvenile detention center, Rory planned to break out and attend prom with Ali, a classmate who he had been exchanging letters with. However, he cancelled and decided not to attend.[7]

    In 1990, Rory was playing with flames and accidentally set his house on fire. Shocked and scared, Rory escaped from his house without waking up his parents, surviving the fire. As firefighters arrived on the scene, Rory set by and witnessed the flames, fascinated by it.[10]

    Pilgrim[edit | hide]

    The Flame and the Frost[edit | hide]

    Job Gone Wrong[edit | hide]

    In 2014, Rory partnered with Leonard Snart in a crime. However, presumably due to Rory's uncontrollable obsession with flames and his impulsivity, the job went wrong and half of Rory's body was burnt in a fire. On the way to the hospital, Rory escaped from the ambulance and fled from the scene, with his injuries permanently scarring both his arms.[2][22] Since then, Rory insisted in wearing long-sleeved shirts and leather gloves to cover his scars, fearing that others would see the results of his past.[23]

    Fastest Man Alive[edit | hide]

    Rogues' Gallery[edit | hide]

    Recruited by Rip Hunter[edit | hide]

    In 2015, Rory, alongside Ray Palmer, Sara Lance, Martin Stein, Jefferson Jackson, Kendra Saunders, Carter Hall and Leonard Snart were recruited by Rip Hunter. They were then the founding members of the team known as the Legends of Tomorrow and defended the timeline.[11]

    After their first mission, Rory slept through the night and used Rip Hunter's decorative urn as a bedpan.[24]

    During the activities of hunting down Vandal Savage, he was attracted to the chaotic environment of Star City of Earth-16 in the year 2046, and he was forcibly taken away by the team. Snart then had a fight with Rory and abandoned him at an unknown point in time where the Time Masters noticed his activities at the time and recruited him as a bounty hunter known as "Chronos", before betraying the Time Masters.

    Crisis on Infinite Earths[edit | hide]

    During the Crisis, Rory was in Star City organizing a book signing. It was later disturbed by a giant Beebo created by Sargon. Rory was angry and shot Beebo with his Heat Gun. However, the flame was not effective. Later, the other heroes realized it was a diversion for a robbery. He was presumably given back his Earth-1 doppelgänger's memories.

    After they defeated Beebo and Sargon, they realized the Anti-Monitor was alive and Rory was sent to S.T.A.R. Labs to protect the "geek team". During the battle, Rory and Frost were discussing which of them would kill the Shadow Demon, only to be assisted by Black Lightning.

    Encores[edit | hide]

    Meet the Legends[edit | hide]

    High School Reunion 2003[edit | hide]

    Erased Timeline[edit | hide]
    Rory's death in an erased timeline
    Current Timeline[edit | hide]

    Bachelor Party[edit | hide]

    Bonding with Lita[edit | hide]

    Fighting Fate[edit | hide]

    England Zombie Apocalypse[edit | hide]

    Star Trip[edit | hide]

    Final Showdown[edit | hide]

    Into the Cosmos[edit | hide]

    Search for a Friend[edit | hide]

    Responsibilities[edit | hide]

    Day Off[edit | hide]

    Rule number one, stay out of my way. Rule number two, this place is like a revolving door. Don't unpack. And rule number three, I drink on the job.
    — Mick to Spooner[src]

    Taking Charge[edit | hide]

    Journey to Space[edit | hide]

    Escape from Pliny X-19[edit | hide]

    Unconventional Pregnancy[edit | hide]

    Lita of 2023[edit | hide]

    The Legends vs. Pin Killers[edit | hide]

    Chaos on the Waverider[edit | hide]

    Proud Father[edit | hide]

    Contacting Kayla[edit | hide]

    Invasion[edit | hide]

    Leaving the Legends[edit | hide]

    Ex-Legends Reunion[edit | hide]

    Possible Future[edit | hide]

    Magog[edit | hide]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Powers[edit | hide]

    Former Powers[edit | hide]

    • Aerokinesis: When Spooner briefly switched Rory and Zari Tarazi's powers, Rory was able to create a strong gust of wind out of his hands without the need of wearing the Air Totem.[19]
    • Immortality: After drinking from the Chalice of Dionysus, Rory was given a 24-hour limited immortality.[25]
    • Powers via the Fire Totem: During the war against Mallus, Rory was the bearer of the Fire Totem, one of the six Totems of Zambesi.[26]
      • Pyrokinesis: With the Fire Totem, Rory was able to generate flames from his own body, heating the surrounding environment and creating powerful blasts.[26]

    Abilities[edit | hide]

    • Engineering: Rory was taught by Snart to memorize how to repair his Heat Gun.[27]
    • Intimidation: Having a muscular physique, Rory poses as an intimidating person to many, especially to Gary Green.[28]
    • Marksmanship: Rory is familiar with firearms and his Heat Gun.[2]
    • Peak Physical Condition: Rory trained himself to attain a muscular physique in prison, making him a formidable person to many.[2]
      • Hand-to-Hand Combat: As a long-time criminal, Rory had become an expert in combat skills and was able to defend himself against opponents with a far stronger physiology, ranging from Metahumans to Dominators.[2][29]
    • Tactics/Leadership: Despite often being considered a "thick" person, Rory has demonstrated his keen intellect at different times, most notably during Sara Lance's absence from the team. This was shown when Rory capably gave orders to the team to handle their respective issues when Lance was displaced to 1969,[30] and plotting a mission to Cuba when Lance was kidnapped by aliens.[31]
    • Writing: As Rebecca Silver, Rory wrote countless renowned romance novels.[14]

    Weaknesses[edit | hide]

    • Coulrophobia: Rory has an extreme fear of clowns, making him act much more violent and impulsive.[32]

    Equipment[edit | hide]

    Current Equipment[edit | hide]

    • Heat Gun: After realizing he could not combat The Flash on his own, Leonard Snart decided to give the Heat Gun to Rory and partnered with him. The Heat Gun soon became Rory's signature weapon, which could increase surrounding temperature at a significant rate and generate powerful flames.[2]
    • Heat Wave Goggles: In his early days, Rory wore a pair of welding goggles as Heat Wave to protect his eyes from the flare of the flames. He soon adapted to the flare and rarely wore the goggles, only doing so occasionally.[2]

    Former Equipment[edit | hide]

    • Brigid's Diary: In hopes of stopping the destruction brought forth by Tagumo, a fictional monster, Rory wrote on Brigid's Diary and created a scenario where Garima, a warrior from his stories, defeated the monster. Rory continued to keep the diary afterwards, using it to conjure Garima until it was confiscated by the Time Bureau.[33][34]
    • Timeship: To travel across time, Rory was provided a Timeships.[3]
    • Energy Guns: As Chronos, Rory wielded a powerful energy rifle that severely damaged the Waverider.[11]
    • Fire Totem: During the war against Mallus, Rory was the bearer of the Fire Totem, one of the six Totems of Zambesi.[26]
    • Hunter Armors: As the bounty hunter Chronos, Rory wore the default Hunter Armor with slight variation.[11]
    • Thermite Grenade: Chronos utilized a Thermite Grenade to attack the Waverider.[11]

    Bibliography[edit | hide]

    Filmography[edit | hide]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Appearances
    Going Rogue Unseen
    Revenge of the Rogues Appears
    Rogue Time Appears
    The Man Who Saved Central City Dream
    Family of Rogues Mentioned
    Pilot, Part 1 Appears
    Pilot, Part 2 Appears
    Blood Ties Appears
    White Knights Appears
    Fail-Safe Appears
    Star City 2046 Appears
    Marooned Appears
    Night of the Hawk Appears
    Flash Back Pictured
    Left Behind (DC's Legends of Tomorrow) Appears
    Progeny (DC's Legends of Tomorrow) Appears
    The Magnificent Eight Appears
    Last Refuge Appears
    Leviathan Appears
    Rupture Mentioned
    River of Time Appears
    Destiny Appears
    Legendary Appears
    Out of Time (DC's Legends of Tomorrow) Appears
    The Justice Society of America Appears
    Shogun Appears
    Abominations Appears
    Compromised Appears
    Outlaw Country Appears
    Invasion! (The Flash) Appears
    Invasion! (Arrow) Flashback
    Invasion! (DC's Legends of Tomorrow) Appears
    The Chicago Way Appears
    Raiders of the Lost Art Appears
    The Legion of Doom Appears
    Turncoat Appears
    Camelot/3000 Appears
    Land of the Lost Appears
    Moonshot Appears
    Fellowship of the Spear Appears
    Doomworld Appears
    Aruba Appears
    Cause and Effect Mentioned
    Aruba-Con Appears
    Freakshow Appears
    Zari Appears
    Phone Home Appears
    Return of the Mack Appears
    Helen Hunt Appears
    Welcome to the Jungle Appears
    Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1 Appears
    Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2 Appears
    Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4 Appears
    Don't Run Mentioned
    Beebo the God of War Appears
    Daddy Darhkest Appears
    Here I Go Again Appears
    The Curse of the Earth Totem Appears
    No Country for Old Dads Appears
    Amazing Grace Appears
    Run, Iris, Run Mentioned
    Necromancing the Stone Appears
    I, Ava Appears
    Guest Starring John Noble Appears
    The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly Appears
    The Virgin Gary Appears
    Witch Hunt Appears
    Dancing Queen Appears
    Wet Hot American Bummer Appears
    Tagumo Attacks!!! Appears
    Tender Is the Nate Appears
    Hell No, Dolly! Appears
    Legends of To-Meow-Meow Appears
    The Flash & The Furious Mentioned
    Lucha de Apuestas Appears
    The Getaway Appears
    Séance and Sensibility Appears
    The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe Appears
    Egg MacGuffin Appears
    Nip/Stuck Appears
    Terms of Service Appears
    Hey, World! Appears
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two Mentioned
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five Appears
    Meet the Legends Appears
    Fadeout Pictured
    Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me Appears
    Slay Anything Appears
    A Head of Her Time Appears
    Mortal Khanbat Appears
    Mr. Parker's Cul-De-Sac Appears
    Romeo v Juliet: Dawn of Justness Appears
    Zari, Not Zari Appears
    The Great British Fake Off Appears
    Ship Broken Appears
    Freaks and Greeks Appears
    I Am Legends Appears
    The One Where We're Trapped on TV Appears
    Swan Thong Appears
    Ground Control to Sara Lance Appears
    Meat: The Legends Appears
    The Ex-Factor Appears
    Bay of Squids Appears
    Bishop's Gambit Appears
    Back to the Finale: Part II Appears
    Stressed Western Appears
    This Is Gus Appears
    Bad Blood Appears
    The Final Frame Appears
    Bored on Board Onboard Appears
    Silence of the Sonograms Appears
    There Will Be Brood Appears
    The Fungus Amongus Appears
    The Bullet Blondes Mentioned
    The Need for Speed Mentioned
    wvrdr_error_100 not found Memory
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist Mentioned
    Paranoid Android Pictured
    Too Legit to Quit Mentioned
    Knocked Down, Knocked Up Indirectly Mentioned
    The (Ex) Legends of Tomorrow Appears
    Booster's Day Out As Beebo
    Savior Complex Appears
    Phantom Punch Mentioned

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    Promotional Images[edit | hide]

    References[edit | hide]


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