Torchy had a specialized mechanism as a hand that worked as a flame thrower and a drill. It is unknown how it came to be this way, but he used it to carry out sabotaging operations. One of his assignments from Scarecrow was to go down to a spa and douse the drinking water with fear gas. However, Batman, having heard rumors of this deed, arrived and stopped Torchy. The two engaged in a fight which ended with the gas being released and exposing them both. After Torchy was sent to the hospital, hallucinating vividly, Batman used his devices to try to figure out what exactly he was up to. He then examined Torchy's medical charts and realized he was effected as well, just as Scarecrow had planned. His gear is in exibition on the batvave.