Quote1 What do we think? I mean, do we want know...clean up our act a little? Be their sort of Avengers? ... Guys? Can I get an answer -- ? What do you want to be? Quote2
-- Melter src

Origin & Early Years

Christopher Colchiss was an apparent mutant, who killed his parents when he was young.[3]

Young Masters/Young Avengers

As Melter, he was the leader of the Young Masters, the team assembled by Coat of Arms and backed by the Enchantress.[3]

Melter has some serious doubts about the moral conviction of most his teammates, and twice he has made mistakes with his powers that killed people: his parents and more recently an old lady who maced him in the face thinking he was a mugger. Melter also caused a subway station to collapse by melting its supports by accident, though without causing any serious casualties. These incidents have resulted in making him extremely hesitant to use his powers in combat. Melter desires to be a hero, but is unsure just what he needs to do in order to be one.[4]

Coat of Arms says that she picked Christopher as the leader because he asks the right questions, like what gives them the right to do what they do?[5]


Colchiss was employed by Mandarin, who gave him an upgraded suit. Then Chris helped Mandarin in his vengeance on Iron Man, alongside many other past foes of the hero.[6]

Avengers Undercover

Colchiss was with the Young Masters when they worked for the Shadow Council's incarnation of the Masters of Evil.[7]

Avengers: Standoff!

At some point, Colchiss was apprehended by S.H.I.E.L.D. and placed in Pleasant Hill which served as the most unlikeliest of prisons.[8]


Molecular Acceleration: Melter can mentally agitate the molecules in solid matter so that it loses cohesion, thereby melting the object(s) in question. He has not been shown to be able to produce actual fire. He has melted bullets while they are in the air, and can even melt people.

Strength level

Melter possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.


Magical teleportation by the Enchantress.

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