Fire Punch, Vol. 1
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You may be able to guess where this is going. All the villagers perish horribly, except for young Agni, whose regenerative powers battle with the magical fire; as soon as he's consumed he regenerates and burns again. For years.
It takes several years for him to grow used to this enough to even try to think about his situation, and years more to begin to control himself such that he can move around even while on fire. This is a mind-bending situation, appalling and horrifying and... OK, pretty awesome as well, once he gets going. But this isn't something he can shake off for long, and I foresee a very grim ending to this story.
As of this volume, though, he's on a quest to find and destroy the man whose power has made him burn forever. On the way he helps some people, and wins the adoration of a lost little boy with his own "blessed" powers; looks like the tot will find refuge with a helpful girl in a comfortable house, but that goes south very quickly and in horrifying fashion. (This series seems to be very fond of cutting off people's limbs. Just saying.) I wasn't surprised at the way this society tries to use the "blessed" for purposes ranging from tools to sex-toys, but the way poor little Sun was treated... Yeesh!
By the end of this volume, Agni has indeed found his quarry, only to learn that things aren't quite as he'd expected; not sure where things will go from there.
[There's a TV Tropes page on the series with some entertaining tidbits.]
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