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Top 10 Alternate Versions Of The Human Torch

Top 10 Alternate Versions Of The Human Torch


Johnny Storm is a character who first hit
the panels of Marvel comics back in Fantastic Four issue 1 in 1961, created by Stan Lee
and Jack Kirby. Repurposed from a character who had existed
back in the Golden Age when Marvel was still Timely comics, Johnny Storm was one of the
members of the publisher’s first major superhero team, gaining his powers after the spacecraft
the quartet was on was bombarded by cosmic rays. Now able to engulf his body entirely in flames,
fly and absorb fires, the character has become one of the most recognizable Marvel heroes,
even if you’re not a big fan of the Fantastic Four. But today, rather than looking further into
Storm’s 616 version, we’re taking a look at his alternate timeline counterparts, with
our list of the top 10 alternate versions of the human torch. Let’s get to it! 10 1602
The 1602 earth, technically known as Earth 311, is a timeline that takes place in, you
guessed it, the year 1602, over in Europe at that time. Our beloved heroes and villains are all of
that era, and mutants exist, but they’re called Witchbreed, and hunted because of their
differences. Storm was once a hot headed young man who
had to leave London after a duel, and ended up joining up with Richard Reed on his explorations
alongside his sister, who was fleeing a man she did not love. On these adventures, he gained his powers
when aboard Richard’s ship, the Fantastick, which encountered a wave of energy from the
Sargasso Sea which turned his body into an element like fire. This gives him the same abilities as his 616
self. They end up getting captured by Otto von Doom,
and he’s thrown under a waterfall as an attempt to calm his powers, but they manage
to escape and join up with Sir Nicholas Fury. 9 Ruins
The Ruins Johnny Storm is a very depressing one, as is the fate of pretty much every other
hero or villain in the Ruins timeline. So, for context, Ruins, which came out in
1995, follows a character named Philip Sheldon, a reporter who believed his world was warped
by some unknown force. He seeks out answers by travelling the country,
interviewing those with super powers, most of which suffer from medical or other horrible
circumstances due to the very abilities that make them special. Just google the Hulk from Ruins and you’ll
see what we mean about it being pretty darn depressing. Anywho, Johnny Storm’s storm has the character
still taking part in the space flight that would cause the Fantastic Four to gain their
powers. Except it didn’t work out the same way the
616 timeline did. Johnny’s body was found near the crash site,
with his body having caught fire on a cellular level, burning from the bones outward. All we see is a pretty depressing corpse. Yep. You’re welcome. 8 Fox Films
How could we do a list on the alternate versions of the Human Torch and NOT include the oh
so hilariously bad Fox Fantastic Four films? For the sake of this number, we’re looking
specifically at the first iteration, where the Human torch is played by none other than
the MCU’s Captain America himself, Chris Evans. This cinematic version of Johnny Storm is
initially all about getting girls and making money, but eventually goes on to learn to
rise up to his new responsibilities after Victor Von Doom aka Doctor Doom almost kills
the entire team. Evans would portray this version of Storm
in two films, this first in 2005 and the second in 2007, the Rise of the Silver Surfer, which
has become notorious for how terrible of a film it was. 7 Jonathan Strum (Earth 33)
From Earth 33, Jonathan Strum is a different kind of hero. For starters, this timeline takes place in
the 1950s and 60s, and the Fantastic Four are powerless. He first appears in Fantastic Four, unstable
molecules issue 1 from 2003, a story that places the members of the quartet in a ‘realistic’
narrative rather than one that involves super powers. In the 60s, he, Reed Richards, Ben Grimm and
his sister Susan Strum would become national heroes and government agents thanks to the
space program. And, to get super meta with you, the heroes
on this Earth inspired comic book superheroes, with Strum being the inspiration for Johnny
Storm, the comic book human torch in his world. He also has a crush on a comic book character
called Vapor Girl, a hero who could turn herself into mist. 6 MC2 (Earth 982)
The MC2 aka Earth 982, is an alternate timeline in which the Age of Heroes (which is initially
marked by the first appearance of the Fantastic Four in the 616 universe), occurs 15 years
earlier than it did in the main continuity of the comics. The result is that many of the OG heroes who
first emerged have retired or stepped down, with a new generation of heroes taking their
place. On Earth 982, Johnny Storm had tagged along
on Reed Richards’ ship, the one that crashed, leading to them getting their powers. Originally very hot headed and rash, this
Johnny would eventually grow up in a major way, going from feeling as if he wasn’t
taken seriously on the team since he was the youngest, to eventually leading the team after
the other members retired for the most part, with the team now called the Fantastic Five. Experienced and mature, he’s also married
to Lyja, who acts as the new Ms Fantastic. 5 Shame Itself (Earth 11201)
Almost every superhero in the Marvel universe has at least one alternate version that’s
a comedic take on their character. Shame Itself is one of the many comedic series
that Marvel has produced over the years, an amusing take on the Fear Itself crossover
story event from 2011. There’s actually two versions that appear
in Shame Itself of the human torch, and the one we’re looking at today goes by the name
of the Hunan Torch. Despite having the same powers and undergoing
the same accident as his 616 self did, this version of Johnny Storm has decided to use
a different method of fighting crime; he uses his powers to fling spicy Chinese food at
his foes, Doctor Doom and Galactus included. I have many questions. How spicy is spicy? What levels of spice does it take to knock
out Doctor Doom, let alone Galactus? Does he just target villains who don’t do
well with spice? Do they have specific dietary restrictions
we aren’t privy to? Is that even ethical? What if one of them has a severe allergy? Does he acquire the Chinese food himself? Like, at a restaurant? Or does he make it himself? Has he found a way of materializing it himself
via his powers? Otherwise, we’re looking at a pretty costly
method of fighting crime. Just saying. 4 Too Many Human Torches (What if vol 2 issue
11) What If volume 2 issue 11 features multiple
different kinds of versions of the Fantastic Four, featuring four different stories in
which each of the characters gained the powers of the team’s other members. We’ll only be focusing on one story at this
number though; What if the Fantastic Four all had the same power as the human torch? In this hypothetical story, the quartet’s
tale begins with their rocket crashing, and Johnny bursting into flames, unharmed. All four of the team members experience that
exact same thing, and all the powers that only Johnny normally has. When attempting to defeat the villain Miracle
Man, the team end up accidentally killing a civilian child when they set a building
on fire (assuming it had been abandoned). The tragedy is taken to court and the judge
determines it wasn’t the team’s fault, but they end up disassembling due to the traumatic
memories. They all end up going down different career
paths, with only Ben continuing to be a superhero, taking the name of the Human Torch. Meanwhile, as for Johnny, he ends up becoming
a race car driver. 3 Human Lantern
The amalgam universe is the combination of DC Comics and Marvel comics, a universe in
which all of their heroes have been amalgamated into their own unique cross over individuals. In this universe, the human torch has been
amalgamated with DC’s Green Lantern creating the Human Lantern. First appearing in Super Solider Man of War
vol 1 issue 1 from 1997, Human Lantern can use pryokinesis, similar to his Marvel counterpart,
and assumedly can do the things that the golden age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, can do, although
we never see him fully in action to make that assumption. It’s also assumed that the green lantern
he’s amalgamated with is Alan Scott based on his uniform. His entire body is engulfed by a mystic flame,
something that he’s always looking to put to good use in a plethora of ways, like baking
cakes (actually). As a part of the All Star Winners Squadron,
he’s always doing things like baking his teammates treats, even though sometimes they
don’t have much of an interest in snack attacking. Baking isn’t all he does though- During
World War 2, Human Lantern was known as the beacon of justice. 2 Earth A (Earth 721)
The Jonathan Storm of Earth 721 is a really interesting departure from the regular version
of the character. His story diverts when he never takes the
space flight up with the rest of the Fantastic Four, and therefore never gets his human torch
powers, with Reed Richards gaining the flame powers along with his stretching ones. Johnny instead ends up signing up to fight
in the Vietnam War, and is wounded in battle. He’s found by this Earth’s Arkon, who
erases his memories and restructures his mind so he can serve as the guardian of the nexus
between earths 616, 721 and the Fifth Dimension, and he takes on the new name of Gaard. Creative. Gaard basically looked like a glorified superpowered
hockey player, and even engaged with the Thing in a hockey style shoot out, causing the nexus
to be destroyed, and Gaard to skate off into its void. The void does something unexpected though;
it turns him into Vangaard, and gives him the ability to destroy realities. He gives himself a new purpose, which is to
travel to different realities and destroy the ones he believes are redundant. Eventually, he encounters the 616 Human Torch,
gets a change of heart, and decides he’ll end his tirade, rather helping timelines find
closure rather than destroying them altogether. He can also manipulate energy and reality,
so that’s pretty darn impressive, too. 1 Human Torch (Android)
Back in the day, long before Johnny Storm became the human torch, there was another
Marvel character who operated under that mantle; an android known as Jim Hammond, who first
appeared in Marvel’s predecessor, Timely Comics. He fought alongside the likes of Captain America
and Namor back in the Golden Age, working with them to take down axis enemies at the
height of World War 2. But he would fall into obscurity in the 50s,
much like many other heroes, and eventually by 1096, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby would repurpose
his name and his powers for Johnny Storm. So what was his deal? Hammond was an android created by a professor
named Phineas T Horton in Brooklyn New York, and when he was unveiled at a press conference,
thanks to being exposed to oxygen, he burst into flames. Despite being a sentient robot, many thought
he was a threat to the public’s safety, and he was sealed in concrete. But thanks to a crack in that concrete, he
broke free, eventually learnt to control his flames (after accidentally setting some parts
of New York City on fire first). The character would eventually return to the
comics and the modern day Marvel continuity when the Mad Thinker reactivated him to fight
against the Fantastic Four. He refused to kill the heroes, and eventually
went on to join the West Coast Avengers (or rather, the Avengers West Coast, when Marvel
changed the title so it’d be grouped together with other Avengers titles in stores. The more you know!) These days, he’s joined up with the reformed
Invaders team. There we have it friends! What other alternate versions of the Human
Torch can you think of? Should we do a part two of this list? Give us a shout in those comments below and
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Comments (100)

  1. Lol, what about the version from the Venture Brothers? 😉

  2. I love how ppl forget johnny storm isn't the first human torch 😂

  3. Can you do a Top 10 Alternative Version of Mega Man🤖

  4. I actually liked the Fantastic Four film with Chris Evans. Not a lot, but I liked it. (The sequel… not so much.)

  5. Fantastic four my all time favourite super hero team.

  6. Do Susie-que next please and thank you.

  7. So why happened to the one that is together with reed Richard’s or is that a alternate version of sue storm?.

  8. God i would so marry her lmao! 😆

  9. The original Human Torch was the template for Vision their share the same android form in a separate timeline well sort of Jim Hammond shutdown and he was rebuilt to the the Vision or he thought it was more complicated than that he copied a clone of sorts by a mysterious figure which had plan's to destroy the Avengers by using Vision by this time Jim's memories were still inside Visions head but were unable to function but later this changed of course and Vision went out of control until Jim regained control, it later found that the Original Human Torches body was found intact and his memory restored and the vision body was place in a safe place which gained new knowledge and memories of Wonderman and later became a hero a brother to Jim the OHT after some ups and downs in the vision life he and the team have worked this out but there still mysteries surrounding this android to his future and is there other version or doppelgangers out there of both Hero's?

  10. Am I the only one who liked Fox's version of the Fantastic Four.

  11. Please make one video on Top 10 Worst Superhero Movies of all time.

  12. Please make one video on Top 10 Superhero's from DC's Earth-32.

  13. Hey Top 10 Nerd—-Where's Roya Destroyaa. You said she would be back by summer.

  14. The Human Torch is so fiery

  15. You forgot the fact that Phineas's artificial man showed up at the beginning of the movie Captain America. It was a nice Easter egg and I wish you would have mentioned it. You also neglected to mention the Castle movie of the fantastic four.

  16. Is it just me or did she say the human tort at the start

  17. Can the next top 10 alternate verision can it be either Dr.Doom or Aquaman

  18. I Was Here When There Were 723 Likes And Chris Evans Played Human Torch :))

  19. I like the fox movies version the best

  20. Definitely do a part 2 and include hot rocks, zombie torch which is the zombie version of the Human Torch, the version of the Human Torch and it's from a babies vs X babies Human Torch from the second iteration of the Fantastic Four I believe came out in 2012

  21. ok how did they come up with the number 616 as the original earth?

  22. Part 2 please and thank you. 😊

  23. Please make a top ten black canary facts from dc

  24. 7:30 Chris Evans: okay now remember, YOU'RE the human torch. I'm gunna go be captain America over here.

  25. The human torch thor

  26. cool…but lets go out

  27. Yes… Do the part 2

  28. What about the Ultimate (Earth 1610) Human Torch? Thats my fav

  29. Plz do a part 2!!!

  30. Have you seen the new reboot it soooo sucked!!!

  31. Shes looking thicc😍😋😱😏

  32. Kelly is absolutely hilarious, omg i love this channel and her videos

  33. Chinese food why not Mexican haha hahahaha 😂

  34. Kelly, you are my crush…nice video…👌❤️

  35. Why was the Human Lantern on a diet? He could just burn off the calories.

  36. Fox f4 movies were good,f her watch it if u want to.dont listen to idiots that judge things over others opintions and just say oh yeah get your own opintion geez lazy.

  37. Don't get me wrong Johnny Storm will always be my human touch but Jim Hammond is the one who started it all flame on 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  38. Fantastic Assemble

  39. Do 10 alternates of the thing

  40. House of M inhuman torch.

  41. The original human torch's body was rebuilt by Ultron into the Vision.

  42. At the beginning before she listed the versions she said human tot,I was said HUMAN TORCH😂😂

  43. OMG Human Lantern is hilarious

  44. I thought she farted 7:11

  45. Jim Hammond is the one and true Human Torch!… end…

  46. Top Ten Facts About Daisy Johnson

  47. Needs another list. You forgot 1610 Johnny, and the Zombieverse Torch. And if you're gonna use Jim you might as well throw in Toro…

  48. Does Inferno(Dante) counts? I did use to call him The Inhuman Touch

  49. I actually liked Rise of the Silver Surfer.

  50. Kelly is so beautiful!!!

  51. Sorry, gonna go into overly obsessed nit picky nerd mode, so I apologize in advance.
    Otto von Doom of the 1602 universe isn’t an amalgam of Otto Octavius and Victor von Doom, he’s just Victor von Doom with a different first name. In fact, the 1602 universe has its own version of Otto Octavius, only his first name is Victor. It’s a little weird.

  52. Hey, Johnny storm was the only good part of those movies.

  53. There was a story where the Android Human Torch be came the Vision

  54. I am probably the only person who likes the OG fantastic four movies

  55. I think Human Lantern is an amalgamation of Alan Scott and Jim Hammond since the team is in WW2 and amalgamated the All Star Squadron And the All Winners Squad.

  56. I liked fantastic 4

  57. Atleast the silver surfer movie is still better than the new fatastic 4 movie

  58. Ultron used the original human torch to create the Vision

  59. Ok the fantastic four movie that fox made was a great movie i dont care what anybody says

  60. Beware the flames!

  61. Her little adorable gingle of mist girl and the human torch was suprising cute 😍😍

  62. So manny questions un answer I kind of want to know aswell

  63. What about the inhuman torch he was the coolest

  64. Michael B Jordan version

  65. Can you do a video on 10 people who tried to destroy the multiverse

  66. I’m in love 🥰 with Kelly 👌👈🧟‍♂️

  67. You should do a top 10 ruins characters

  68. I liked rise of the Silver Surfer!

  69. Venture Bros Human Torch

  70. What? No Tachyon Torch from an Avengers future timeline

  71. Human Torch is a dope superhero

  72. I liked both of the movies, i dont see why every complains about them

  73. The human torch was denied a bank loan

  74. The Mangaverse Human Torch

  75. Fire and mist don't necessarily go together. 😂😂😂

  76. 5:21 I seen that guy in Endgame 🤔😂

  77. I wonder how many people understood your gesture when you said “The more you know”
    💫💫💫Lol nostalgia…

  78. Lemme school you:
    Comic Human Torch.
    Cp. America Torch.
    and Creed Torch.

  79. #0’s the best Version: the human person.

  80. The parody version of the Human Torch in the Venture Bros.

  81. Anyone that says that movie or any movie is garbage should be ashamed of themselves, these actors and directors and others took the time and effort to make u a movie about your beloved superheroes so shut up and respect this stuff

  82. what about the alt universe where doctor doom had to force him to become the new sun for earth? cant recall which timeline it was though

  83. making money getting girls fixing and racing cars, so plasma up gaar

  84. Awkward . unfunny.. And annoying
    . just why.

  85. Love the random singing not saying keep doing it but don't stop

  86. Also Johny torch fought android torch and learned a thing or two from his senior!

  87. Why tell some one to look something up and then just throw a picture of it up on screen? lol.

  88. Say what you want about the fox films, but they're still better than Fant4stic

  89. Honestly I only watch because kelly is so entertaining lol

  90. Kelly you forgot about hot rocks. The human torch/ the thing. Remember?

  91. Hammond was the original Human Torch

  92. in the different version of Johnny Storm,which one was it that carried a smaller version of himself that later died?

  93. Is that how you say Hunan?

  94. I must be one of the few People who actually liked those 2 Fantastic Four Movies by Fox .

  95. idk why this popped into my head but i want a video called “the only ten….” i don’t expect it’ll ever happen lol just thought i’d put it out there

  96. Ma boi love him 😍👍🏻

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