I've been engrossed in free roam since "finally" unlocking it after the Hawkeye/Black Widow mission. Is there a fire character I can unlock at this point? I had hopes for Nova but his beam is electric.
Absorbing Man is a throwaway character, imo he is easily the most disappointing character in the whole game.
I am trying to think of an early fire character though. You unlock human torch on level 6, and on level 5 you can buy Killian which has fire breath with holding down X. Pyro comes in later on. Thats the best i can think of right now.
I reccomend whenever Super Skrull pops up you get him, one of the best characters in the game since he has fire, flight, mind control, stretching to pull things, going through grates, invisibility and super strength.