The Fire Totem is a mystical object that allows the user to harness the power of fire. It is one of six mystical Zambesi totems presented to the great tribes. The totem was stolen and used by Benatu Eshu, before being donated to the Detroit Museum of Natural History. Damien Darhk later stole the totem, which the Legends later gained and Mick Rory became its bearer. Once the Legends defeated Mallus, Mick gave the Fire Totem to Kuasa from the new timeline to protect.


The five great Zambesi tribes presented with mystical totems


After the people of Zambesi faced numerous attacks from their neighbors and nature, they prayed for protection. Their prayers were answered as the five great tribes were each presented a mystical totem harnessing a power of each elemental forces. A tribe was presented the Fire Totem, the totem with the power of fire.[1]


After being lost to the sands of time, the Fire Totem was discovered in 2015 by Adam Macalester during his exhibition to find the lost totems of Zambesi. The totem was placed on display in the Detroit Museum of Natural History, where it was then stolen by Benatu Eshu, who threatened to use its power to burn down Detroit if Mari McCabe did not surrender her Anansi Totem to him. Eventually, Mari was able to defeat Eshu and smash the Fire Totem to pieces, rendering it harmless, although she lost her sister Kuasa, who had been wielding the Water Totem against Eshu, in the process.

After its shards were returned to the museum, the Fire Totem was subsequently stolen by Damien Darhk in 2018, who was collecting totems for Mallus. A resurrected Kuasa stated that while in pieces, the Fire Totem should still be feared, and that totems could never be destroyed completely, concluding that it would take a “brilliant mind” to fix it. Wally West was able to recover the Fire Totem from Damien Darhk while attempting to fix the totem in East Germany in 1962.[2] After Ray successfully repaired the totem using cold fusion it was then given to Mick Rory, who used its power to overwhelm Sara Lance, who was being possessed by Mallus through the Death Totem.[3]

Mick later wielded the totem again in the Legends' final confrontation with Mallus; both when they tried using all the totems against the demon at once, and when they combined the totems' powers to conjure something that could kill him. Afterwards, it was left in Zambesi.[4]

Powers and abilities

  • Pyrokinesis: The totem allows the user to harness the power of fire.
    • Heat generation: The totem allows the user to heat certain things like popcorn.
    • Fire Manipulation: The totem's user can create, shape and manipulate fire, the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products, flame being the visible manifestation of the fire.
      • Fire Generation: The totem's bearer can generate fire in many shapes and forms just by a wave of their hand, even forming fire out of thin air.
        • Fire blasts: The totem allows the user to be capable of releasing offensive and defensive blasts of fire.
  • Totem connection: The totem connects to other totems, either when in their presence or from afar and can also let its user know if a totem bearer has died.



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  • The Fire Totem was used by Benatu Eshu to destroy the Water Totem.[5]
  • Despite the shards of the Fire Totem going "dark and dim" according to Mari, the shards appear to be active once more after being stolen by Damien Darhk, who determined that the totem could somehow be fixed, after being told by Kuasa that a totem can never truly be destroyed.


  1. "Episode 1"
  2. "No Country for Old Dads"
  3. "Necromancing the Stone"
  4. "The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly"
  5. "Episode 5"
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