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Real name
Siadwel Rhys
Current alias
Alignment
Affiliation
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Occupation
Superhero; pub landlord
Origin
Origin
Bred by Dr Michael Peyne
First appearance
Death

2000 AD prog 541
2000 AD prog 545

History

Siadwel Rhys, a character from the 2000 AD strip Zenith, was a product of Dr Michael Peyne's experiments in breeding superhumans. Once regarded as Britain's most powerful superhero, as the flame-generating Red Dragon he was a member of the team Cloud 9 in the 1960s and was one of the members who opposed his teammate Lux when he suggested they were destined to supplant humanity.

Following the dissolution of Cloud 9, Rhys's powers supposedly faded and he ended up a middle-aged alcoholic pub landlord in his native Wales until the day Ruby Fox and Zenith arrived to drag him back into action against the resurrected Nazi supervillain Masterman. Conquering his alcoholism with the assistance of Zenith (who proved to him that he still had his powers by the simple expedient of carrying him into the upper atmosphere and then letting go of him), the reluctant Siadwel joined the fight but was ultimately killed by Masterman.

Powers and abilities

Powers

Pyrokinesis; enhanced durability; flight.

Strength level

Superhuman.

Weaknesses

Whisky.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

He can fly.

Weapons

Fire.

Links

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