#194 - Pyreus Kril the Firelord/Gabriel the Air-Walker
Pyreus Kril was a Nova Corpsman before volunteering to fill the role of Herald of Galactus. With his fire-welding powers, Firelord was formidible member of the resistance against the Annihilation Wave.
Seriously? The guy who got the fire powers was named "Pyreus"? A bit on the nose, don't you think? It would be like if Terrax's real name was "Stony O'Houlihan," or Silver Surfer was "Tidal-Forces Jones." Talk about your nominative determinism! Firelord was Galacts' third herald, and wears a '70s-tastic yellow costume and red boots over his orange skin. See, because he's like fire! His chest and face are painted a different color than his limbs, for some reason. He has new fiery hair, an orange "exhaust cloud" flight stand, and his
giant flaming Q-Tip double-ended fire staff. It's molded from a very soft material, so he has trouble holding it.
Gabriel Lan served with Pyreus Kril as a Nova Corpsman before being abducted by Galactus and made a Herald. When he was killed by the Ovoids, Lan's soul was placed inside a robot body.
If the original idea behind Galactus was "the Fantastic Four fight God," then Airwalker takes that analogy to extremes: he is clearly just an angel. He's wearing an armored breastplate, a skirt, big gloves, and armored bands on his legs, making him look like a Roman legionaire - and of course, he has giant flaming wings on his back. You'd think that would make him more of a "fire flier" than an "air walker," but such is the crazy mixed-up world of comicbooks. His cap is new, with a tuning fork on the forehead, and there's a single-foot hover stand so he can lift off from the ground (though the fit in his foot is quite loose).