After reading The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #2, I can’t help but wonder who is controlling Fury. I’ve been operating under the assumption that Fury’s independent persona comes from one of two places:
- Fury’s persona is an amalgamation of Ronnie and Jason’s subconscious minds; or
- Fury’s persona comes from the nuclear power itself.
However, after reading the panel below, I’m left wondering if there is another possible answer…
Seeing Ronnie and Jason operate consciously inside Fury reminded me of the “Blank Slate” incarnation of Firestorm. In that incarnation, Ronnie and Mikhail Arkadin were trapped inside the Firestorm persona, much like Ronnie and Jason in this issue. In the “Blank Slate” version, the Firestorm persona was being controlled by Professor Stein’s subconscious mind.
The panel above has me wondering if there could be a third person in the Fury matrix with Ronnie and Jason? Could Ronnie’s murdered friend Trev have something to do with Fury’s persona? Could Fury’s persona be derived from Professor Stein in some way?
What do you think?
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