Boomerang
Boomerang
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Portrayed by Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Statistics
Full Name Owen Mercer
Age 26
Height 6'
Build Athletic
Eyes Green
Hair Reddish Brown
Skin Caucasian
Factions Suicide Squad

Quoted!

Son of Captain Boomerang!

Reputation

Owen is known among various circles as having taken over as Captain Boomerang after his father died. He is not as experienced but his powers made him quite capable. He dropped off the board though and hasn't been active with the Rogues for some time. More recently he seems to have dropped the "Captain" and the criminal activity.

Biography

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.

Character Details

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.

Relationships

Playlist

I thought I saw the devil
This morning
Looking in the mirror, drop of rum on my tongue
With the warning
To help me see myself clearer
I never meant to start a fire
I never meant to make you bleed
I'll be a better man today

I'll be good, I'll be good
And I'll love the world, like I should
Yeah, I'll be good, I'll be good
For all of the time
That I never could

My past has tasted bitter
For years now
So I wield an iron fist
Grace is just weakness
Or so I've been told
I've been cold, I've been merciless
But the blood on my hands scares me to death
Maybe I'm waking up today

RP Logs & Journals

June 17, 2018: No Good for Nobody

Owen returns to Gotham to try and apologize for pulling a runner on Harley. Few things get worked out, but at least some things get acknowledged.

(permalink: log:7544 | tags: boomerang harley | posted: 18 Jun 2018 03:28)

June 15, 2018: Family

Owen and Emery stop avoiding each other long enough in Rand's gigantic mansion to have a solid heart to heart. With much swearing and threatening to maim or kill one another.

(permalink: log:7536 | tags: boomerang samael | posted: 16 Jun 2018 03:44)

June 14, 2018: Pots & Kettles

Luke Cage lets Jessica Jones know when Owen Mercer turns up. Result? Lots of rooftop snark, of course.

(permalink: log:7534 | tags: boomerang jessica_jones power-man | posted: 15 Jun 2018 03:29)

June 11, 2018: Boomerangs and Ninjas

Owen brings Danny an artifact with a link to his power. No good deed goes unpunished.

(permalink: log:7528 | tags: boomerang iron_fist | posted: 13 Jun 2018 23:08)

June 09, 2018: Have Mercer

#MakeUpAndHeelsChallenge

(permalink: log:7512 | tags: boomerang deadpool | posted: 10 Jun 2018 09:36)

June 08, 2018: Running Away From Home

Where has Owen Mercer disappeared off to? Welp, let me tell you.

(permalink: log:7507 | tags: boomerang | posted: 09 Jun 2018 03:21)

May 17, 2018: Crossing the Ex (Pt. 1)

Harley delivers on her part of the bargain with Taskmaster to get her babies back, and Owen gets dragged along for the ride. The problem is… success could come with a high price.

(permalink: log:7414 | tags: boomerang harley taskmaster | posted: 17 May 2018 19:37)

May 05, 2018: Hive of Scum and Villainy

A trash bar. Heroes/villains spoiling for a fight, one Amazonian killjoy, and some haters with guns.

(permalink: log:7347 | tags: boomerang grifter scandal_savage valkyrie wonder_woman | posted: 05 May 2018 14:40)

May 01, 2018: New Reality, Who Dis

Emery calls Dani for a favor and Owen stumbles on in. All the awkward.

(permalink: log:7330 | tags: boomerang moonstar samael | posted: 03 May 2018 00:07)

April 29, 2018: Technically Bespoke

Owen delivers Danny Rand a shiny new suit.

(permalink: log:7404 | tags: boomerang iron_fist | posted: 15 May 2018 23:29)

April 29, 2018: Brothers Gotta Hug

Owen works up the nerve to talk to Bart about their family history, while at a bar Valkyrie just happens to be drinking at. There is no actual hugging.

(permalink: log:7318 | tags: boomerang impulse valkyrie | posted: 29 Apr 2018 13:41)

April 26, 2018: Chain Smoking

Fresh off his return from an alternate dimension, Owen Mercer stops by Alias Investigations to talk.

(permalink: log:7312 | tags: boomerang jessica_jones tnp | posted: 27 Apr 2018 03:13)

April 22, 2018: From One World to the Next

Owen Mercer, on the hunt for more information about Trask and his collars, finds his path leading to the Brotherhood… which is led by a pair of very familiar faces. Some deals are very uncomfortably made.

(permalink: log:7293 | tags: boomerang frenzy quicksilver scarlet_witch tnp | posted: 23 Apr 2018 05:04)

April 19, 2018: Like An Off Brand Q

Owen summons Danny to Stark towers to try out the new suit. Danny doesn't make it past the lobby before Tony picks him up and tags along.

(permalink: log:7283 | tags: boomerang iron_fist iron_man | posted: 20 Apr 2018 03:05)

April 18, 2018: Are You Kidding Me

Owen and Dani's paths intersect from their respective jobs. SHIELD and Suicide Squad.

(permalink: log:7282 | tags: boomerang moonstar | posted: 20 Apr 2018 01:50)

April 10, 2018: Pan!c at the Disco (Part 2)

The continuation and end of the Suicide Squad mission to Croatia to investigate a town decimated by a mysterious event.

(permalink: log:7249 | tags: ballistic boomerang enchantress_m harley taskmaster | posted: 12 Apr 2018 00:28)

April 08, 2018: Dragon Punching

Fine, there are no dragons punched in this log. But there is much talk about the punching of dragons and some thug punching. And then Owen and Danny discuss Danny's need for a mask and some gear and Owen floats the idea of a job with Rand.

(permalink: log:7233 | tags: boomerang iron_fist | posted: 09 Apr 2018 02:21)

April 07, 2018: Wakey Wakey - Cutscene - Owen's HoM End

The Owen Mercer of this world "wakes up" from the dream life of House of M, his memory of the other world in tact. There is much revelation not just about who he was there, but who he is period. His mother. His family. And what could be.

(permalink: log:7230 | tags: boomerang hom | posted: 09 Apr 2018 00:52)

April 04, 2018: HoM: It's the End of the World - I'm Fine

HoM Owen is acting suspicious; Dani investigates and both agents find closure.

(permalink: log:7218 | tags: boomerang hom moonstar | posted: 06 Apr 2018 16:58)

March 28, 2018: Pan!-ic at the disco (part 1)

The Suicide Squad is called out to investigate after a situation involving the decimation of a small town, instead they find a party … kind of. Scene is 'To be continued…'

(permalink: log:7174 | tags: ballistic boomerang harley taskmaster | posted: 28 Mar 2018 23:29)

March 26, 2018: When You Hate the Sound

Owen Mercer fully expects Jessica Jones to yell at him when she finally decides to talk. But that's not quite how things go down.

(permalink: log:7165 | tags: boomerang jessica_jones | posted: 27 Mar 2018 03:13)

March 23, 2018: Okay Not Okay

Owen swings by to have breakfast with Emery. Emery tells him more about who and what he is, and they both know Owen is doing Okay, not Okay.

(permalink: log:7338 | tags: boomerang samael | posted: 03 May 2018 17:25)

March 23, 2018: For a Fix

Personalities clash as Owen Mercer goes back to Alice Walker for a fix, Jessica Jones goes to try to clear up Walker's status, and Jason Todd mostly tries to stay out of everyone's way.

(permalink: log:7150 | tags: alchemist boomerang jessica_jones red_hood | posted: 24 Mar 2018 06:28)

March 22, 2018: Birdies, Baddies, and Gotham Tourism

Owen and Harley get up to some light vandalism in Gotham as part of their ongoing commitment to truth in the tourism industry, but Tim Drake is a total party pooper.

(permalink: log:7176 | tags: boomerang harley red_robin | posted: 29 Mar 2018 04:55)

March 22, 2018: If It Feels Good

In the continuing saga of Harley and Owen's sustained bad choice, they compound it.

(permalink: log:7138 | tags: boomerang harley | posted: 22 Mar 2018 15:19)

March 11, 2018: IT'S SCIENCE

Owen, Dani, Bucky and Jane are doing SCIENCE. Magical science. Okay maybe Owen is just sleeping off some alcohol poisoning. :)

(permalink: log:7113 | tags: boomerang dr._jane_foster moonstar the_winter_soldier | posted: 19 Mar 2018 00:26)

March 05, 2018: HoM: The Kick

Dani and Owen's search for powerful telepaths, on Pietro's behalf, yields one Nate Summers. Together, he and Wanda are able to see the world for the illusion it is, and plans form to break it apart.

(permalink: log:7048 | tags: boomerang hom moonstar quicksilver scarlet_witch x-man | posted: 05 Mar 2018 23:53)

March 05, 2018: Crayon Plans

Harley shares her elaborate set of plans to retrieve her stolen babies Bud and Lou with Owen.

(permalink: log:7045 | tags: boomerang harley_quinn | posted: 05 Mar 2018 13:22)

March 03, 2018: Speedy-Weedy Stuff

Jessica Jones finds Owen Mercer watching her client's house. What he has to tell her might just throw a new monkey wrench into the search for Kendra Walker.

(permalink: log:7040 | tags: boomerang breaking_the_universe jessica_jones | posted: 03 Mar 2018 06:27)

March 02, 2018: HoM: All the King's Men

Dani and Owen find Nate Summers soon to be cadet for SHIELD and powerful telepath.

(permalink: log:7038 | tags: boomerang hom moonstar x-man | posted: 03 Mar 2018 03:57)

March 01, 2018: The New and Improved Gotham Tourism Department

The newly minted Gotham Tourism Department sets about re-writing Gotham billboards to more accurately represent the true appeal of Gotham City.

(permalink: log:7032 | tags: boomerang harley | posted: 01 Mar 2018 21:55)

February 28, 2018: Walk Like A (Kitty) Egyptian

Miss Moreau targets the Gotham Museum of Natural History for it's recent Egyptian Feline Exhibit. Alice, a Ghost, and Captain Boomerang arrive amidst the heist!

(permalink: log:7024 | tags: boomerang gentleman_ghost miss_moreau sensation | posted: 28 Feb 2018 15:07)

February 24, 2018: Welcome to Dirt

The aptly named Rogue's Roost plays host to colourful chaos

(permalink: log:7006 | tags: atli big_barda boomerang merrow power-man rocket valkyrie | posted: 24 Feb 2018 05:03)

February 23, 2018: HoM: It Was All A Dream?

Dani and Owen finally talk about what they each saw in that dream world presented by Wanda.

(permalink: log:7004 | tags: boomerang hom moonstar | posted: 24 Feb 2018 04:24)

February 23, 2018: Maggots, Crows, and Porcumodos

Captain Boomerang seeks to know who killed the arms dealer Shooky, and nearly shot him and Harley to bits. He asks the White Roses. The Boss interrupts and a pact is struck.

(permalink: log:7002 | tags: boomerang miss_moreau | posted: 24 Feb 2018 00:00)

February 20, 2018: Second Chances and Second Careers

Owen comes to see Harley Quinn with a delivery of sugar, booze, and more wonderful bad ideas.

(permalink: log:6969 | tags: boomerang harley | posted: 20 Feb 2018 21:17)

February 19, 2018: Weekend at Danny's 2

There are no voodoo reanimated corpses or sweet 80s fashion, no, it's just Owen, Emery and Danny chatting over breakfast foods at Danny's palatial Manhattan home.

(permalink: log:6965 | tags: boomerang iron_fist samael | posted: 19 Feb 2018 21:36)

February 19, 2018: HoM: Garden of Forking Paths

HoM. In punishment for removing Wanda from her room, Erik Magnus commands two members of Pietro's own Red Guard, Agents Moonstar and Mercer, to attempt psychic rehabilitation on Wanda behind Pietro's back. In the process the mad princess shows them something which none of them could have expected. AU-Magneto cameo by Pietro.

(permalink: log:6958 | tags: boomerang hom moonstar quicksilver scarlet_witch | posted: 19 Feb 2018 05:39)

February 17, 2018: No More Treadmills!

Impulse, Red Robin and a somewhat recovered Owen all show up at Stark towers to discuss Professor Zoom with Tony and Pepper.

(permalink: log:6953 | tags: boomerang breaking_the_universe impulse iron_man pepper_potts red_robin | posted: 18 Feb 2018 13:23)

February 14, 2018: The Project

Professor Zoom kidnaps Owen Mercer for his connection to the Speed Force… Alice helps him, in more ways than one.

(permalink: log:6933 | tags: boomerang breaking_the_universe professor_zoom sensation | posted: 15 Feb 2018 04:41)

February 13, 2018: Apology Alcohol

The former Heralds of the Demon Bear, as part of the apology tour, check in with Emery and Owen. There is alcohol and a significant amount of awkwardness.

(permalink: log:6966 | tags: boomerang dr._jane_foster moonstar samael the_winter_soldier | posted: 20 Feb 2018 01:11)

February 13, 2018: Balls The Size of Texas OR Telepathic Eye Borrower

Owen has a meeting with Matt Murdock to see if he can't help Luke get his bar rebuilt. In the process he silent whisper fights with Stephanie and makes wildly inaccurate guesses about Matt's abilities.

(permalink: log:6938 | tags: boomerang daredevil know_my_name spoiler | posted: 16 Feb 2018 04:15)

February 12, 2018: Space Invader

Harley invades Owen's space while he's busy getting obliterated. She tries to show concern, (and guess what?) Owen is a dick about it.

(permalink: log:6925 | tags: boomerang harley | posted: 13 Feb 2018 13:34)

February 09, 2018: HoM: Eye for an Eye

In the HoM reality Agent Moonstar and Agent Mercer are dispatched to deal with a possible human terrorist cell.

(permalink: log:6913 | tags: boomerang hom moonstar | posted: 11 Feb 2018 01:18)

February 08, 2018: Flash Juice?

Owen visits Tony at Stark Towers to talk about the poorly named Speed Force and ask for help in figuring out more about his powers.

(permalink: log:6905 | tags: boomerang iron_man | posted: 09 Feb 2018 14:21)

February 03, 2018: Another Burned Down Amusement Park?

Firefly shows up to spout some crazy and a whole lot of flaming explosions all over Gotham's Amusement Mile. Owen is offended at the thought of yet another burned out amusement park in Gotham.

(permalink: log:6886 | tags: boomerang firefly | posted: 04 Feb 2018 21:34)

January 27, 2018: Calibration

Owen finds a lab that can help him figure out what happened with his speed. Ironically the man who stole it himself 'helps' Owen with that.

(permalink: log:6876 | tags: boomerang professor_zoom | posted: 01 Feb 2018 05:38)

January 24, 2018: Off the Wagon

After his surprisingly wholesome night with Harley, Owen gets blitzed and then thrown out of a gentleman's club (strip club) and starts a good ol' brawl. Spoiler swings in to put a stop to it and Owen is a dick about it.

(permalink: log:6830 | tags: boomerang spoiler | posted: 25 Jan 2018 03:28)

January 24, 2018: Meet Zook

Owen introduces Harley to her true love, Zook, the pie-zooka. And then they go off for ice skating and hot cocoa like responsible adults.

(permalink: log:6829 | tags: boomerang harley | posted: 25 Jan 2018 01:01)

January 23, 2018: Red Lightning

Professor Zoom visits Stark Tower, collects a few things and menaces more than a few heroes. And Owen.

(permalink: log:6822 | tags: astrea boomerang breaking_the_universe glh hal_jordan iron_man professor_zoom superman | posted: 23 Jan 2018 21:30)

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