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.
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, at the loss of her sister Kuasa who possessed the Water Totem, and smash the Fire Totem to pieces, rendering it harmless.
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 during the 1960’s. It is currently in the possession of Mick Rory, who used its power to overwhelm Sara Lance, who was being possessed by Mallus through the Death Totem.
Powers and abilities
- Pyrokinesis: The Totem allowed the user to harness the power of fire.
- 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 when in the presence of them.
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- The Fire Totem was used by Benatu Eshu to destroy the Water Totem.
- Despite the shards of the Fire Totem going “dark and dim” according to Mari McCabe, the shards appear to be active once more after being stolen by Damien Darhk, who determined that the totem could somehow be fixed.