"How many time do I have to explain it to you, Martin? There's only one way to safely split the thermacore."
—Marie Curie to Martin Stein[src]

Marie Curie is one of history's most prominent physicists and was one of the scientists kidnapped by the time traveler Martin Stein to assist him in discovering a way to divide the Firestorm Matrix, so that the Firestorm powers would be left with Jefferson Jackson alone. Marie devised a way to split the thermacore, but not without leaving both of its users without powers.


Trapped on the Waverider in 1967, Marie Curie and two other kidnapped scientists, Galileo and Isaac Newton, were forced to work for hours by Martin Stein, who desperately searched for a way to separate the Firestorm Matrix in a way that would allow Jefferson Jackson to keep his Firestorm powers. Marie has been mostly quiet throughout the brainstorming, enjoying a slice of pecan pie. When asked for her opinion, Marie reiterated her postulate about there being only one way to split the thermacore of Firestorm: removing powers from both meta-humans. Afterwards, Marie was presumably brought back to her original time period by Martin.[1]


  • Genius-level intellect/Master physicist: Marie was a physicist famous throughout history for her discoveries, which was the reason Martin Stein sought her out. She was able to devise a way to separate the Firestorm Matrix, but not without leaving both Martin and Jefferson Jackson powerless.[1]


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  • In real life, Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a real person, a Polish and French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.


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