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Powering up The Flame

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

The Flame will power up on Wednesday.

The Calgary Flames and Guardian Media Entertainment are proud to present Guardian Night at the Calgary Flames-Anaheim Ducks game on March 30, 2011.

The Flame, along with 29 other NHL Guardians, were unveiled in January at the all-star game in Raleigh, N.C.

Now The Flame comes to the Scotiabank Saddledome.

As part of the powering up Guardian posters will be given to everyone in attendance, we'll have merchandise and graphic novel giveaways; an interactive concourse display w/ autographs from Tony Chargin, one of the Guardians key creators; comic books and colouring books; video features (including a 5 minute mini-documentary) and a video feature of "The Flame" being "powered-up."

Who is The Flame?

The Flame is deeply affected by the people of Calgary - he has a strong sense of pride in his city and he takes his position as a representative of Calgary very seriously.

As a result of Calgary being a young city, and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in Canada, the Flame has a personality that is multifaceted.

One of the Flame's favorite hobbies is snow skiing, which is ironic considering he's comprised primarily of fire.

He has a true passion for hockey, which leads him to be an ambassador for the sport.

The Flame is completely resistant to heat and possesses the ability of pyrokinesis. He has the ability to generate heat and flame in his bare hands and can launch fireballs at his enemies. He can also focus flaming lasers from his eyes to melt a specific object or blow a hole through a steel door, concrete wall or bulletproof glass.

He possesses wings made entirely of flames that enable him to scorch his way through the sky.

The basic foundation for the Guardians is family values and teamwork - a way that lets kids know that being a part of a team and achieving your goals by working together is something to aspire to.

One new Guardian was introduced each day over the first 30 days of January through a very successful Facebook application, leading up to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, NC where all 30 debuted together for the first time and keyed up the storyline.

The Guardians are now in the "powering up" stage with The Flame set to power up on March 30.

Each powered-up Guardian can be found in the Guardian Vault on guardianproject30.com.

Guardian Media is a joint venture partnership created between the National Hockey League (NHL), SLG Entertainment, LLC and Stan Lee (Chairman, POW! Entertainment, LLC). Announced in October 2010, The Guardian Project is the latest superhero franchise from Stan Lee, the creative mind behind Spider-Man®, The Incredible Hulk®, X-Men®, The Fantastic Four® and Iron Man® among many others. Created and developed by Lee and Tony Chargin, Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs for GME and Jake Shapiro, each Guardian superhero character was created from its corresponding NHL team, complete with special powers representative of each team and city.

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