From a very young age, Charleston Tumaki was obsessed with a number of side projects turned full-on hobbies. These primarily included music (he was a founding member of Purple Juda) and lighting things on fire in the name of art. This led him to hone his fire-controlling skills and seek employment as a pyrotechnics coordinator in order to channel his hobby into something useful. In most cases, his work would have been considered "arson", but properly channeled, his abilities have been incredibly useful to us. He personally owns or controls one third of all known explosives in the United States.