Erik Frye had been in Central City when the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator exploded. The dark matter gave him pyrokinesis abilities and Erik decided to use his powers for personal gain. However, when The Flash appeared, Erik left Central City and decided to start a crime spree "on the road".
Over three years later when The Flash disappeared, Erik returned to Central City.
Erik tried to rob Central City Bank and melted the security guards' weapons. As he attempted to steal some money, Erik was suddenly challenged by Matthew Kim, who seemingly tried to appeal to him. Matthew touched Erik's shoulder but the latter threw him back and tried to kill him. However, Erik found that his powers were gone, much to his bewilderment. He was then tackled by security and arrested.
Powers and abilities
- Meta-human physiology: After Erik was struck by the energy of the particle accelerator explosion, this altered his DNA and supercharged his cells, augmenting his physiology into allowing him to access his powers. However, thanks to Matthew Kim/Melting Point, Erik was stripped of his powers, rending him a normal human once again.