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The Human Torch is a comic book superhero in the Marvel Universe associated with the Fantastic Four. The Human Torch first appeared in Fantastic Four #1 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The Torch's real name is Jonathan Lowell Spencer Storm, though he is mostly referred to as Johnny Storm.
As a result of the cosmic ray exposure during the space flight he took with his sister, Susan, Reed Richards and Ben Grimm, Johnny gained the most spectacular set of powers. Namely, he can harmlessly envelop himself in flame at will which allows him to fly, shoot flame offensively and absorb heat energy.
As the youngest member, he has proved the most impetuous and was given to many of the concerns of teenagers. This includes a playfully antagonistic relationship with Ben Grimm (the Thing). This hit a low point when Johnny fell in love with Ben's old flame, Alicia Masters and married her, only to learn that she was a Skrull imposter named Lyja .
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