|First Appearance:||Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight #12|
|Game:||City of Heroes|
|Real Name:||Perihelion/Benjamin Carter|
|Place of Birth:||'|
|Base of Operations:||Paragon City|
|Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight, Furia and the Guardians|
|energy manipulation, transformation, flight|
Sunstorm is a character in the now-defunct City of Heroes MMO.
He is one of the first merged Kheldians called Peacebringers.
When the Kheldian warrior called Perihelion arrived on Earth, it sought a human warrior with courage and strength to match its own as a host. When it spied a uniformed human facing certain death against insurmountable odds to stop a tide of unliving monsters, it thought that it had found a soldier who would be a perfect match. It offered the embattled Sgt. Benjamin Carter the opportunity to bond, and form a powerful Kheldian Peacebringer. The two joined in that moment to form the being called Sunstorm, and handily defeated the surrounding Vahzilok.
What Perihelion didn't realize was that Sgt. Carter wasn't a soldier like it expected, but an upstanding member of the Paragon Police Department. As a result, Sunstorm is not as martial and merciless as Perihelion, having been tempered by Carter's high ideals. This has turned out to be quite a blessing. Sunstorm is often able to see new solutions to problems.
Sunstorm usually coordinates the activities of his fellow Peacebringers on Earth. While he holds no real rank over the rest of his kind, wise Peacebringers listen to what he has to say.
When a supermassive coronal mass discharge threatened Earth, Sunstorm was one of dozens of Kheldians, both Peacebringers, Nictus, and Warshades, that joined the Peacebringer Redeemer Daybright to mount an energy shield that would form a break in front of the planet. It was successful in blocking most of the energy, but at a devastating cost to the Kheldians themselves.
Sunstorm was one of the first heroes rescued in space by Galatea Powers and the Justice-Knights. He was taken aboard the Gilgamesh, where he was treated by Doctor Frostburg and was able to make a recovery.
For his participation in the crisis, he was honored by President Barack Obama with the Medal of Freedom.
Powers and Abilities
Sunstorm's primary ability is Luminous Blast, able to manipulate energy into an offensive weapon.
His secondary ability is Luminous Aura. He can internalize his energy to defend himself against attacks.
As with other Peacebringers, he can also transform into either kind of legacy forms for Kheldians.
(Check out his Paragon Wiki entry for more information.)