Charcoal Man is the Hero Watch's DNA sample of a Pyronite from the planet-like star Pyros.
Charcoal Man is a magma-based lifeform whose body is composed of a bright blue inner magma body covered by dark black rocks. As a fire-based entity, his body radiates high amounts of heat. His feet have a slight oval-like design with only two toes and one back toe. His tongue is also made of fire. When under the effects of a cold, Charcoal Man's body and flames turned blue. Charcoal Man is actually hotter than Heatblast, and that's why his fire is blue and his rocks are black.
Powers and Abilities
Being one of Ben's most versatile alien forms, Charcoal Man is a pyrokinetic, meaning he has the ability to generate and manipulate intense heat and fire from his body. He can form fire into any shape that he chooses, commonly fireballs. He can also enhance the fire in his hands for flaming punches, and can breathe fire like a dragon. To top it all off, he can even absorb heat and fire at the same time. This means he can put out a fire faster than he can start one.
Charcoal Man's fire can become hot enough to melt a tank or a road, as seen as Heatblast almost buried Vilgax in boiling tar when he was younger. Several years later, Heatblast was able to bury him in the ground up to his shoulders. Charcoal Man can make his flames explosive, explaining why his fire tended to cause explosions on a regular basis. On that note, he can even create fire uses with the snap of his fingers.
Charcoal Man has enhanced strength and durability, just as Heatblast had enough to hold his own with his fists against Viktor when he was 16, making the latter stumble several steps backwards. He could also survive being thrown through multiple buildings at high speed by Vilgax with no damage. Charcoal Man can swim and use his powers underwater, but with a very low intensity. He can even breathe underwater despite being a fire-based alien.
If exposed to enough water or fire-extinguishing substances, Charcoal Man's fire will be extinguished, though he can still heat up and reignite his fire in short amounts of time. Because of his fiery hands, Charcoal Man cannot hold anything without burning or melting it.
As mentioned above, when under the effects of a cold, Charcoal Man's pyrokinesis is replaced with cryokinesis (the ability to create and control cold and ice). Despite these new powers, Charcoal Man works completely "nonfunctional" to his fiery nature and the cold still prejudiced his health, meaning that it's still technically a "weakness", but not totally since it never exactly slowed Heatblast down (albeit taking a while to master it).