Brimcoal was born Lucas Scott in California who was a bad seed who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. When an evil sorcerous was set free from her prison she needed to recruit help to exact revenge on those who imprisoned her. She transformed him into the being known as Brimcoal.
Brimcoal is strong enough to pick up a tank, and durable to take a point blank shot from one. Brimcoal can also absorb and redirect thermal energy.