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|“||I hate Nazis.||„|
|This scum Bombshell (DC)|
is driving Cruella insane!
IT MUST BE REWRITTEN OR ADDED TO!!
So sayeth the great Lord of Darkness Sauron:
or he will send Darth Vader to terminate you.
Bombshell is woman with electrokinetic abilities and a villainess in both the DC comics and the Batman Beyond TV series.
First mentioned in Teen Titans vol. 3, #38, she was a member of the Teen Titans during the one-year gap after Infinite Crisis. She has similar powers to Captain Atom as she underwent the same alien metal skin experiment that Nathaniel Adam did. Prior to this, she was recruited into a rogue military black ops unit when she was arrested for assault and battery and faced jail time. This rogue group made a habit of accepting dubious freelance contracts in addition to their own projects. Using the same extraterrestrial metal that comprises Captain Atom's skin, the group grafted the metal onto Amy's human skin.
In Teen Titans vol.3, #40, Bombshell is revealed to be a traitor to the Titans, as she threatens to kill Raven, and attacks several members of the team to get a disc that contains the essence of the deceased Titan Jericho, but is stopped by Ravager., At the end of issue #41, the Titans beat her by shattering her metal skin. Since it is this metal coating that provides her powers she temporarily lost her abilities.
In Teen Titans vol.3, #43, Cyborg and Miss Martian visit a depowered Bombshell in jail. After refusing to tell them who she worked for, Miss Martian proceeds to probe her mind. In doing so she discovers the existence of Titans East, and that Bombshell is a member. Before any additional information is discovered, Batgirl and Risk break into the cell — but not to save their former teammate. Instead, Batgirl slices Bombshell's throat with a batarang.
In Teen Titans #63, it is revealed that Bombshell is alive. It is also revealed that she was convinced by her father to take part in the procedure instead of serving a prison sentence for assault. When Project: Quantum learns of her survival, they attempt to have her killed. Bombshell learns that her father is the head of the project, and sets out to kill him. In #64, Amy's father reveals that her joining the Titans East, and her current predicament, is due to a rogue factor within Project: Quantum. At his urging, Bombshell agrees to be sheltered by the Titans for the time being. In #65, it was revealed that the one behind the attempts on Amy's life is none other than her own mother, the new head of Project Quantum.
Furthermore, in Final Crisis #3 she's revealed as one of the heroes covered by Article X, the mandatory draft introduced by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Justice Society to reunite under a single army every non-hostile metahuman or mystery man.
In Teen Titans #71, Ravager's return to the team causes friction between her and Bombshell, as Bombshell had previously tried to frame Ravager as a traitor. The two have an altercation, where Ravager forces Bombshell to admit her loyalty to the team. Satisfied with Bombshell's statement, Ravager leaves the team.
In Teen Titans #84, Bombshell and her rival, Aquagirl are swallowed by a demonic sea monster during a mission to rescue Raven from an extradimensional being called Wyld. In issue #88, it is revealed that after their rescue, both Bombshell and Aquagirl were asked to leave the team by Wonder Girl, who had come to believe that it was hazardous to have "inexperienced" heroes as a part of the Teen Titans.
Following her dismissal from the Teen Titans, Bombshell appears in Batgirl #23 as one of the young heroines who helps Batgirl in her battle against the Reapers. Alongside Aquagirl and a host of other former Titans, Bombshell later returns in Teen Titans #99 to aid the Titans during their battle with Superboy-Prime.
A member of the infamous Brain Trust, Bombshell possesses the ability to fire blast projectiles from her hand. It is also hinted that she has the ability to manipulate minds, although this is never truly revealed in the series. She is later apprehended by Batman and sent to jail. Voiced by Kate Jackson.
Powers and Abilities
As an electrokinetic, Bombshell had the ability to generate powerful electrical charges, which she could discharge by snapping her fingers. She once stated that they are strong enough to take out a small infantry. However, she seemed to need her hands in order to aim her attacks, and could not perform them with her arms restricted.