|Tyler sets Ludlow ablaze|
A Firestarter is a very rare magical creature with the unique power of pyrokinesis which allows them to create fires or cause things to burst into flames with a simple thought and little bit of concentration.
Due to their unique power, The Source of All Evil covets Firestarters as his own personal bodyguards. The Source will often have Demonic Bounty Hunters track young Firestarters and then have them trained to use their power for evil by a powerful Upper-Leveldemon known as Ludlow at his Demonic Academy.
The power usually manifests in adolescence, in the form of headaches when they become particularly emotional, that result in things bursting into flames. ("Lost and Bound")
A firestarter plays an essential role on the Night of Aeolus. Every century, when nature falls out of harmony, a firestarter is responsible to gather the other elementals in the Circle of Gaea and join their powers to restore order of nature by performing the Ritual of the Guardians. This comes from one of the Charmed novels: The Brewing Storm.
The Book of ShadowsEdit
After learning about Tyler, Paige brought him back to the Manor where Piper showed him an entry regarding the Firestarters. The entry read:
- An extremely rare
- and coveted magical
- creature, usually a mortal. The power
- is linked to their emotions. It first manifests
- in adolescence with the onset of puberty.
- If subjugated while still impressionable, they
- can be persuaded to use their powers for evil.
- Because of this, they are often trained to be
- bodyguards of the Source.
- Alex Black won a Young Artist Award in the category of "Best Performance in a Television Drama Series - Guest Starring" for his role.
- Tyler, the Firestarter has made three more appearances in the Charmed Comics - "Innocents Lost", "Unnatural Resources" and "Where There's Smoke, There's a Firestarter".