NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Pyro from the X-Men film series. The mainstream version can be found here: Pyro (Marvel).
You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about on the news? I'm the worst one.
~ Pyro before attacking a bunch of police officers.

Pyro is a recurring character of the X-Men film series, serving as a minor character in X-Men, an anti-hero in X2: X-Men United, and a supporting antagonist in X-Men: The Last Stand. He is a mutant with the power to control fire, though he can not actually project it from his body, so he uses a lighter.

He was portrayed by Alexander Burton and later on by Aaron Stanford.



Pyro first appeared when he tried to impressed a young mutant girl named Rogue with a fireball, only for Bobby Drake (or Iceman) to foil it by freezing the ball and causing it to shatter. This puts Pyro in trouble with Storm, much to his anger.

X2: X-Men United

Pyro escaped along with many of the students when William Stryker and his men stormed the X-School, though most of the students are captured. As such, the X-Men are forced to team up with the Brotherhood of Mutants (led by Magneto to stop Stryker from wiping out all mutantkind. In the end, Pyro decided that he's better off with the Brotherhood and escapes with withm following Stryker's death.

X-Men: The Last Stand

In the film, Pyro helped Magneto fight against the cure and X-Men where Iceman defeated him. Pyro advocated total domination over non-mutants as a relentless foe. Becoming a bitter rival of Iceman, Pyro engages into a fight against him, but ends up being beaten.

It is unknown what happened to Pyro afterwards.



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