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Erik Frye is a former meta-human criminal who attempted to rob Central City Bank. He lost his pyrokinetic powers when Matthew Kim took them and mistakenly transferred them to Jaco Birch. In the new multiverse, Erik still has his fire powers.


Original multiverse

Last robbery

Erik Frye had been in Central City when the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator exploded. The dark matter gave him pyrokinetic 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. He tried to rob Central City Bank and melted the security guards' weapons. As Erik attempted to steal some money, he 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 where they were unknowingly placed into Jaco Birch. He was then tackled by security and arrested.[1]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Erik Frye as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019,[2] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[3]

New multiverse

Arrested and trial

Frye was arrested after burning down a building. Butane was found on the scene, and so the state didn't believe his pyrokinetic powers to be the cause of the blaze. While in court, he was represented by Cecile Horton.[4]

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 Melting Point, Erik was stripped of his powers, rending him a normal human once again.[1] He is known to still have them in Earth-Prime's timeline.[4]
    • Pyrokinesis: Erik had the power to project fire from his hands of over 6,000 °F. These flames are hot enough to easily melt through the reinforced metal door of a bank vault.[1]


The Flash

Season 4

Season 7