The name Blowtorch refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Blowtorch.

Blowtorch is a G.I. Joe character from the A Real American Hero series.
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Blowtorch might give you the impression that he is a pyrophobic person. Often, when he goes in to a new building, one of the first things he takes note are the nearest fire exits. Cigarette smoke irks him no end. And you can be rest assured that the smoke detector will always be in good working order. Make no mistake, he has no fear of fire. On the contrary, he has a huge respect for its power and strength. He continues to refine his knowledge in structural and chemical engineering to the point that he is perhaps the only person qualified for all military-issue flamethrowers, incendiary weapons and heat-projecting devices. He knows how to harness the power of flame to its potential. He knows this because he knows what's it like to be on the receiving end of the fire.



A Real American Hero continuity

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Marvel Comics continuity
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Devil's Due Comics continuity
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G.I. Joe vs. Transformers

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Action Force (British) Comics continuity

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Animated continuity

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Sunbow animated series

Blowtorch from the A Real American Hero animated continuity.

Blowtorch first appears in The Revenge of Cobra

He is asked to test an energy reflector by Doc.

He later attempts to capture Destro in a temple he was using as a lab in Red Rocket's Glare, but the arms dealer escapes while mocking his choice of weaponry.

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Generation 1
Blowtorch A Real American Hero (1984)

Blowtorch was originally sold as part of the 1984 series of A Real American Hero toys.

Appearance: red hair; yellow shirt, pants, gloves, belt, and boots with orange-red pads on chest, arms, legs, and feet.

Accessories: yellow helmet with lights on sides (with or without holes); yellow face mask with hose; yellow fuel-tank backpack with hole for cord; olive-green M-7 flamethrower with cord.

Variations: The figure had either black or red eyes and eyebrows, and the hardness of the flamethrower's plastic varies. The figure appearing in the 1984 catalog and commercials had open goggles and a black hose attaching to his mask. page/Filecard

Generation 2
Blowtorch.jpg G.I. Joe vs. Cobra (2002)

Blowtorch managed to become part of the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra series with an entirely new body sculpt to go. In keeping with the theme of this toy series, he was packaged in a two-pack with a designated Cobra rival, Snow Serpent. page/Filecard
BlowtorchBTR.jpg Built To Rule (2003)

A repaint/retool of the JvC figure, in the old red and yellow colors, BTR Blowtorch was only available with the Raging Typhoon. page/Filecard
Generation 3
Blowtorch2009.jpg A Real American Hero (2009)

An update on the classic uniform. page


  • On the cartoon, Blowtorch's uniform was often colored brown instead of red.
  • In the cartoon, Blowtorch had an Irish accent, which is never mentioned anywhere in the comics nor his filecard (although isn't out of line with a last name like "Hanrahan").
  • Blowtorch's working names included "Hot-Foot" and "Pyro."

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