Tyler Michaels was a foster child with the ability to create fire, adopted by two Demonic Bounty Hunters, Stephen and Annette. Believing him to be a Firestarter, they wanted to deliver him to the demon Ludlow so he could be trained as a bodyguard to the Source of All Evil. After he was saved by the Charmed Ones, Tyler had his powers bound by Piper at the age of eleven..
Tyler's powers were unbound six years later when he was targeted by demons. He began attending Magic School and started dating Kareem. When he suddenly gained new powers, it was discovered that Tyler was not a Firestarter, but an Archaiinstead.
- "The power is linked to their emotions. It first manifests in adolescence with the onset of puberty."
- — The Book of Shadows on the powers of a Firestarter. [src]
- Pyrokinesis: The ability to create and control fire with the mind. At first, his power was triggered by anger. He would place his hands on his temples and would cause objects to ignite. He learned to control his powers while under the care of the Charmed Ones. He learned to control his emotions was able to vanquish his foster parents.
- Portal Creation: The ability to create portals to other places or dimensions. An an Archai, Tyler has the ability to burn holes in reality, creating flaming circles with black holes inside.