Phinias Horton was an American scientist who created the "Synthetic Man" which would be used in combat during World War One and displayed at the Stark Expo.
Phinias had a grey beard and hair and he wore round glasses.
Creating the Human Torch
Phinias created a "Synthetic Man", however, when it was exposed to oxygen, it ignited in flames. Curtis Jackson sought out Phinias to use the android for combat during World War One. Curtis helped Phinias design a suit to control oxygen exposure using gaseous shields around the android. The android was dubbed the "Human Torch" and it was approved for combat with the Invaders until retiring to expos and displays.