Captain Boomerang
Captain Boomerang
Personal Info:
Real Name: Owen Mercer
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Identity Crisis 6
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Suicide Squad, Former member of The Society, The Rogues, The Outsiders
Base Of Operations: Central City, Missouri
Grudges: The Flash
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Super Speed: Captain Boomerang has limited super speed that allows him to run in short bursts and throw his boomerangs at super speeds.
Boomerang: Captain Boomerang has a series of razor sharp boomerangs.
Long after Captain Boomerang had disappeared from the public eye, rumours began to surface that he and Golden Glider had given a love child up for adoption. Tabloid reporters even tracked down and photographed the alleged son. They were half right. Boomerang, seeing the headlines, decided to track down and reconnect with his lost son.
“Digger” and Owen got along fabulously, as it turned out, bonding over—of all things—the father teaching the son tricks with boomerangs. While “training,” Owen threw a razor-edged boomerang straight at his father. Panicking, he rushed to his aid...only to get there first and push his father out of the way. That was his first brush with super-speed. The senior Boomerang confirmed at this point that Golden Glider was not his mother.
Owen’s father came into his life at a dangerous time. Someone had been killing heroes’ loved ones, and Digger got a contract to kill Jack Drake (Robin’s father), he had no idea his intended victim had been warned and armed. The two men killed each other. Owen, idolizing the father he barely knew, chose to carry on his legacy.