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Real name: Charles "Charlie" Burlingame
Occupation: Student, adventurer
Identity: Secret
Legal status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record, still a minor
Place of birth: Unknown
Group affiliation: Thunderbolts
Base of operations: Mt. Charteris
First appearance: THUNDERBOLTS #19

History: Charlie Burlingame's father moved around a great deal and had trouble finding work, until he attended a rally of the Imperial Forces of America. The elder Burlingame joined that organization and took his son with him. Arnim Zola, working for the Imperial Forces, discovered that Charlie possessed the genetic potential to develop superhuman powers and facilitated the youngster's transformation into Charcoal, the Burning Man. As part of a group called the Bruiser Brigade, Charcoal fought the Thunderbolts as an enemy, but joined the team soon after.

Height: 5 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 135 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black, shaved bald

Known superhuman powers: Charlie Burlingame can transform into a being seemingly composed of charcoal. He has the ability to manipulate heat and reshape himself into any carbon form, including flaming incendiary or rock-hard diamond.

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