Boomerang

History

Owen Mercer grew up in a variety of foster homes, sometimes loving caring environments, sometimes less so. He had no idea who his parents were or anything about his background. He grew up in the streets mostly, getting into limited amounts of trouble, trying to prove himself whenever possible.

Around the time he was twenty, and working at a dead end construction job, he met his real father. Not only did he have a father, but he had a super villain father! It was like a dream come true for a tough kid. He and his father slowly bonded, of course his father really only knew how to bond over a few things: boomerangs, crime, and booze. Owen was introduced to the Rogues around this time, and found himself having a real "family" of sorts.

Things fell off the rails when his father accepted a job to assassinate a hero's father. Somehow Digger wanted to prove that he was more than a lower level villain. He wasn't. He died in the process, but still managed to kill his target. Unsure of how to handle the loss, Owen did what he assumed was the right thing and took up his father's mantle. He pulled many jobs with the Rogues and some independent contracts. At first it was a thrill to prove he could do it, but as time wore on he found himself disillusioned with the effects of his "career."

After landing in prison for a second time, at a real maximum security outfit, Owen heard about a way to redeem himself. He managed to volunteer for Task Force X. At first they weren't even sure they wanted a second rate version of a second rate villain, but Owen persisted. He trained with the squad and became a somewhat willing member. Having done enough to merit a pardon, he left for NYC, far away from his home in Gotham and hopefully far away from Robin and his old man's shadow.

Recent Events

And while Owen has made some progress in changing his life for the better in some areas, he still remains firmly entangled with issues from his former life in many others.

Over the last year Owen has managed to find a steady normal job working at Luke's bar, nearly die when that bar exploded, find out his coworker is actually his half-brother and that they are both time displaced from the future, relapse, rehab and repeat.

Personality

Owen didn't have an easy childhood, and his personality developed as a way to deal with his difficult situation. Deep down he wants desperately to be a good person, someone that people can look up to, can appreciate. However more often than not what comes out is a scathing sarcasm, meant to insulate him from any criticism or hurt. He flirts and jokes, often willingly pushing people away. He pushes back against authority, but respects it immensely when wielded properly. He has had to be independent his whole life, but wishes he had other people to truly rely on. Unfortunately even his "family" has proven themselves selfish and only interested in him if it helps their cause. He's not an easy person to get to know, but if given a chance he's fiercly loyal and protective of anyone he considers close.

RP Hooks

Bartender

Owen is a full time bartender at Luke's bar. You need to come vent to someone about your "lady problems", assuming those lady problems involve a murderous band of female ninjas trying to sacrifice you to some elder god, Owen's your man.

Underworld

Who do you know that has drug dealers on speed dial? Who can find you a fence that might know something about that missing painting of the governor in the nude? How can you get an in to that underground casino that only accepts bets in obscure latin based codes? Owen has many weird and strange such connections that he might occasionally leverage.

Secret Secret Agent

Owen is a part of the Suicide Squad, those ne'er-do-wells who are called on to do the unmentionable in unattractive lands. Crossing paths with legitimate agents in places he shouldn't be is just a hazard of the job.

Defender

If something is going down in Hell's Kitchen and to some extent NYC at large, Owen's been drafted into a team that has not so much sworn to protect the neighborhood as generally agreed that someone should do something.

Relationships

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Character Sheet

Speed Burst

Owen is able to move at superhuman speed for very limited amounts of time. He can easily break the speed of sound but only for a few seconds at a time. He mostly uses this to throw boomerangs or other throwing weapons at incredible speed. He can also use it to run, dodge, and move at super speed as well. He can dodge bullets at point blank range or even run and catch a bullet in flight. He also has a handy protective aura from the speed force during these movements that allows him to throw super human punches without shattering his bones, or run super-fast without being subject to usual friction / drag.

Speed Effects

Owen is able to use his speed bursts to speed up his own natural healing (ie heal bones faster, no regrowing limbs). He can also use speed bursts to shake off the effects of poisons, gasses and more often drugs, alcohol and hangovers much faster than normal. He has to consciously use speed bursts to do this though, it doesn't happen automatically. Using his speed this way means it is less available for other purposes, and he has to replenish food and liquids more.

Miscellaneous

Over the comms, "I'm sorry Batman, I couldn't hear you say how f***ing great you are. You cut out there. Need a hand?" Because Captain Boomerang is a dick. And it's really fun to offer to help Batman.

Gallery

Appearances

August 17, 2019. Rollin' On Up

Owen and Emery roll on up to the mansion while Atli, Toothbender and Brightwind burst upon the scene.

Posted On: 18 Aug 2019 16:02 (Related Tags: atli boomerang moonstar samael)


July 17, 2019. Overnight

Waller has Owen Mercer brought in to ask a few questions… and she doesn't let him go right away.

Posted On: 18 Jul 2019 04:06 (Related Tags: amanda-waller boomerang)


July 15, 2019. Launched 1000 Ships

After ignoring her calls and messages, Owen Mercer shows up to find out what Jessica Jones is calling him for.

Posted On: 16 Jul 2019 03:27 (Related Tags: boomerang jessica-jones)


July 12, 2019. Novel Experiences

Dani needs money. Thank god for Warren. Owen Mercer finds himself funded by a sugar-bird.

Posted On: 13 Jul 2019 16:19 (Related Tags: angel boomerang moonstar)


July 06, 2019. It's Gonna Cost You

Dani reaches out to Owen to help her with some tinkering. Friends discount applied!

Posted On: 07 Jul 2019 17:05 (Related Tags: boomerang moonstar)


June 16, 2019. All the Best Places You Never Wanted to Go

The Suicide Squad gets a Thai vacation!!! (They're totally killing people in Thailand.)

Posted On: 27 Jun 2019 02:42 (Related Tags: amanda-waller boomerang deadpool harley-quinn)


May 23, 2019. Punchbug

Four Defenders try to help a frightened unregistered meta leave the state. It gets messy.

Posted On: 24 May 2019 02:43 (Related Tags: boomerang daredevil defenders jessica-jones power-man)


May 11, 2019. The Opening Strains

The Punchline in Gotham has its Grand Opening!

Posted On: 12 May 2019 06:37 (Related Tags: batwoman boomerang domino harley-quinn joker polaris)


March 08, 2019. It's Not You It's Me

Owen finally gets around to getting in touch with Bart to check up on things.

Posted On: 27 Mar 2019 05:02 (Related Tags: boomerang impulse)


March 07, 2019. Terrible

Emery Papsworth and Jessica Jones catch up with Owen Mercer at last. He is not ok.

Posted On: 08 Mar 2019 07:51 (Related Tags: boomerang jessica-jones samael)


February 27, 2019. Hypocritical Justice

Boomerang, Arsenal and Hashmark walk into a bar.

Posted On: 10 Mar 2019 02:14 (Related Tags: arsenal boomerang hashmark)


February 26, 2019. Everything is Fine! *insert flame emoji*

Dani receives a text from Jane saying Owen is possibly dead. She goes to investigate.

Everything is fine! Really!

Posted On: 27 Feb 2019 14:45 (Related Tags: boomerang moonstar)


February 26, 2019. Where is (my) Sock?

Owen busts up a club on a quest to find an old friend who might know too much. Batwoman puts an end to his mayhem.

Posted On: 27 Feb 2019 13:54 (Related Tags: batwoman boomerang)


February 18, 2019. The World's Greatest Party Pt. II

The Joker's party may be crashed but he intends to have the last laugh.

Posted On: 14 Feb 2019 10:27 (Related Tags: atli batman boomerang harley-quinn impulse iron-man joker pepper-potts raven)


February 18, 2019. The World's Greatest Party Pt. I

Who ordered the clowns? Someone's throwing a party of explosive proportions at Stark Tower. Unfortunately some people didn't get the memo.

Posted On: 14 Feb 2019 10:02 (Related Tags: atli batman boomerang harley-quinn impulse iron-man joker pepper-potts raven)


February 06, 2019. Time Crisis II

Dani reaches out to Owen to ask a favor. Bets are placed too.

Posted On: 08 Feb 2019 00:38 (Related Tags: boomerang moonstar)


January 22, 2019. Serenity Prayer

Eddie asks Owen to go to an NA meeting with him. She then tries to make amends.

Posted On: 24 Jan 2019 00:55 (Related Tags: boomerang hashmark)


January 19, 2019. You're Fired Bro

Owen finds out that Bart is now the majority shareholder of Stark Industries. This bit of good news leads to a bit of bad news.

Posted On: 20 Jan 2019 04:59 (Related Tags: boomerang impulse iron-man)


January 12, 2019. Double-O 7 Secrets

Owen reaches out to Dani to pass along information about potential SHIELD shenanigans

Posted On: 13 Jan 2019 03:53 (Related Tags: boomerang moonstar)


January 07, 2019. New Year, Same Resolution

Jessica and Owen catch up in the new year on new friends and old struggles.

Posted On: 07 Jan 2019 14:20 (Related Tags: boomerang jessica-jones)


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Captain Boomerang
Captain Boomerang II, Son of Captain Boomerang!
Captain Boomerang II, Son of Captain Boomerang!
Full Name: Owen Mercer (Harkness)
Code Name: Captain Boomerang
Occupation: Bartender, addict, unwilling government agent.
Aliases: Boomer, Captain Boomerang, The Worst
Reg. Status: Registered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: The Defenders
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Metahuman
Species Detail: Speed Force Adjacent
Age: 28
Height: 6'
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Ginger
Eye Color: Green
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Theme Song: Hurt People - Two Feet
Character Type: FC
Universe: DC
Wiki Tag: boomerang
Played Since: 11/17/2018

Last Posted Activity: 18 Aug 2019 16:02

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