DIY Marvel Mutant: X-Men Fan Creates Wrist-Mounted Flamethrower

PyroYeah, so file this one under "Don't Try This At Home," kids. Self-professed X-Men fan Everett Bradford recently posted video of a wrist-mounted flamethrower he created to mimic the powers of Pyro, the Marvel mutant created in the '80s by Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

Able to manipulate flame and hurl it around in much the same way Bobby "Iceman" Drake handles the frozen stuff, Pyro made an appearance in both "X2: X-Men United" and "X-Men: The Last Stand," played by Aaron Stanford. In the case of Bradford's real-life "Prometheus Device," however, the wearer is able to generate large bursts of flame from an assembly that wraps around one's wrist and forearm (sorta like Spider-Man's web-shooters).

According to Bradford's YouTube site, it took him eight months to build the device—but I can't help wondering how much it cost him in burn cream and bandages, too. Owch!


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