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

RP Logs & Journals

November 01, 2018: This is a Horrible Idea

The darkness of the night sky above Gotham is once again pierced by a beacon, calling not for justice but a second chance.

(permalink: log:8217 | tags: boomerang gotham harley | posted: 02 Nov 2018 13:28)

October 30, 2018: Family Resemblance

Owen comes clean with Bart about his shared history with Red Robin. The two continue to not know how to brother.

(permalink: log:8211 | tags: boomerang impulse nyc | posted: 31 Oct 2018 20:44)

October 30, 2018: Post Demon Drinking

Backdated to after the Sneak Log, Owen and Frank go to a diner for a bite and discuss stuff.

(permalink: log:8210 | tags: boomerang nyc punisher | posted: 31 Oct 2018 16:48)

October 29, 2018: It's a Deal

Moonstar finds herself in a bit of a mess with some demonically possessed office equipment. THANK GOD FOR OWEN MERCER.

(permalink: log:8206 | tags: boomerang inferno moonstar | posted: 30 Oct 2018 03:13)

October 28, 2018: What Is Normal, Anyway?

Harley and Owen trade breakup gifts on the anniversary of their breakup.

(permalink: log:8201 | tags: boomerang harley | posted: 29 Oct 2018 02:22)

October 27, 2018: Professional Sneaks

Nothing says 'sneaky' like fifty suits of Stark-made armor tromping through Hell's Kitchen heading toward Mutant Town. (GM by Iron Man)

(permalink: log:8195 | tags: adara_hong boomerang impulse inferno iron_man merrow nyc pepper_potts polaris raven sage x-man | posted: 28 Oct 2018 06:04)

October 24, 2018: Save The Upholstery

Eddie needs an extraction. Owen is the only one she can call. What could go wrong?

(permalink: log:8186 | tags: boomerang hashmark | posted: 25 Oct 2018 03:04)

October 23, 2018: Demons and Other Unwanted Things

Jake Lockley, a cabbie alter ego of Moon Knight, goes sniffing for information on mobster-related activity in Hell's Kitchen by talking with the staff at Luke's Bar. Owen Mercer and Luke Cage are more than a bit skeptical of the cabbie's intentions.

(permalink: log:8178 | tags: boomerang moon_knight nyc ouroboros power-man | posted: 24 Oct 2018 03:08)

October 21, 2018: A Man, A Job, A Thing

Owen seeks out Eddie to help him on a job for Rand.

(permalink: log:8166 | tags: boomerang hashmark kun-lun | posted: 22 Oct 2018 03:57)

October 17, 2018: Smells Like Team Spirit

Danny asks Owen for a favour.

(permalink: log:8136 | tags: boomerang iron_fist kun-lun | posted: 17 Oct 2018 02:25)

October 16, 2018: I'm No Hero

Backdated to early October after Fisk falls and before the demon invasion. Matt fills in Owen on the Defenders concept and makes him an offer.

(permalink: log:8134 | tags: boomerang daredevil nyc | posted: 16 Oct 2018 22:57)

October 13, 2018: People Still Gotta Drink

Owen and Luke work a shift together at Luke's bar. They catch up on some of Luke's plans and firmly establish that Owen was not in fact flirting with Batgirl. At all.

(permalink: log:8123 | tags: boomerang power-man | posted: 14 Oct 2018 03:20)

October 12, 2018: Post-Demon Drinking

Owen and Frank grab a drink after kicking demon butt and talk about… well, pretty much everything.

(permalink: log:8209 | tags: boomerang inferno punisher | posted: 31 Oct 2018 16:43)

October 12, 2018: Revenging New York

When a pair of demons figure out they can make blood magic potions out of enhanced humans, a demon army immediately swarms through Hell's Kitchen towards Mutant Town. GMed by Tony Stark.

(permalink: log:8116 | tags: amaterasu boomerang bruiser dr._jane_foster hawkeye_ii inferno iron_man punisher speed the_winter_soldier thor wiccan | posted: 13 Oct 2018 15:50)

October 10, 2018: An Apple a Day

Owen stops by Gotham Arms in an attempt to smooth things over with Harley. Ivy is having none of that.

(permalink: log:8106 | tags: boomerang poison_ivy | posted: 11 Oct 2018 03:05)

October 07, 2018: Crazy Exes

Owen Mercer and Kate Kane bond over their shared love of alcohol. New drinking buddies are forged over the flames of poor decisions with past relationships. This, of course, can only end well.

(permalink: log:8094 | tags: batwoman boomerang | posted: 08 Oct 2018 03:58)

September 28, 2018: You're Not All Bad, Owen Mercer

Owen gets back in touch with Barbara after the docks. They actually have a civil conversation. What is the world coming to?

(permalink: log:8053 | tags: batgirl boomerang from_the_ashes | posted: 29 Sep 2018 23:05)

September 27, 2018: Pier 41

Luke Cage and Owen Mercer get the call, and come to help Frank Castle and Barbara Gordon hunt down The Blacksmith.

(permalink: log:8044 | tags: batgirl boomerang from_the_ashes power-man punisher | posted: 27 Sep 2018 06:14)

September 23, 2018: Sleepless in Manhattan OR You've Got Text

A series of texts between Owen and Luke catching up on a few things and realizing they've been roped into the same whacky scheme. Rated R for Luke and Owen banter.

(permalink: log:8023 | tags: boomerang from_the_ashes inferno power-man | posted: 24 Sep 2018 01:25)

September 22, 2018: Weekend At Tonys

Demons have invaded Stark Tower and their mistress bids them bring Tony Stark to her, alive. Heroes show up to rescue Tony's body, hijinks ensue.

(permalink: log:8016 | tags: atli boomerang daredevil fairchild foggy_nelson harley impulse inferno iron_man jessica_jones merrow moonstar raven spider-man the_winter_soldier | posted: 22 Sep 2018 19:35)

September 20, 2018: It's A Prank War

It's a montage! Owen & Harley are broken up. They're not talking. Only pranking.

(permalink: log:8010 | tags: boomerang harley power-man | posted: 20 Sep 2018 19:47)

September 18, 2018: Smoke If You Got 'Em

Owen's just looking for a place to chill. Enchantress…is being very much…herself.

(permalink: log:7992 | tags: boomerang enchantress_m gotham | posted: 18 Sep 2018 22:04)

September 17, 2018: Bats and Boomerangs and Bullets Oh My

Owen tracks Frank down right before a meeting the Punisher set up with Batgirl.

(permalink: log:7998 | tags: batgirl boomerang from_the_ashes punisher | posted: 19 Sep 2018 07:18)

September 14, 2018: A King of Crime Falls

(permalink: log:7973 | tags: agent_carter boomerang daredevil foggy_nelson iron_fist jessica_jones kingpin power-man samael six | posted: 16 Sep 2018 04:58)

September 12, 2018: Asking a Favor

Batgirl tracks down Owen Mercer to ask him for a favor to help Frank Castle. To the surprise of no one, Owen is a dick about it.

(permalink: log:7954 | tags: batgirl boomerang from_the_ashes | posted: 12 Sep 2018 19:37)

September 12, 2018: Defenders: Dark Mirror

After a harrowing two years of facing off through proxies and trading blows, the Defenders corner Wilson Fisk and the last and most dangerous of his supporters in an abandoned subway station deep beneath New York City. The finale to "You Know My Name."

(permalink: log:7952 | tags: boomerang daredevil iron_fist kingpin know_my_name power-man samael six | posted: 12 Sep 2018 05:23)

September 07, 2018: Mr. Sunshine

Owen comes to take Luke's mind off his vigil at Jess' hospital bed. It works for a little while.

(permalink: log:7941 | tags: boomerang know_my_name power-man | posted: 09 Sep 2018 21:21)

September 07, 2018: Defenders: Some Assembly Required

Daredevil escapes the Kingpin, crash landing injured back at Casa Rand. Owen delivers a tip once he's done digging glass out of his face.

(permalink: log:7927 | tags: boomerang claire_temple daredevil foggy_nelson iron_fist know_my_name nyc power-man samael six | posted: 07 Sep 2018 05:04)

September 06, 2018: No Mister

Owen visits Tony in the medlab at Stark Towers and is filled in on some details by JARVIS.

(permalink: log:7926 | tags: boomerang iron_man | posted: 07 Sep 2018 02:37)

September 03, 2018: AKA J is Down

Jessica Jones is dying, Daredevil has been captured by the Kingpin, and it's up to Claire Temple to stop the bleeding and rally the Defenders.

(permalink: log:7906 | tags: boomerang claire_temple iron-man jessica_jones know_my_name power-man | posted: 04 Sep 2018 00:33)

August 28, 2018: Cutscene: Serenity Prayer

Owen decides to try to move ahead with his life and leave the Suicide Squad behind. Waller hasn't had such a good laugh in a while.

(permalink: log:7874 | tags: boomerang | posted: 29 Aug 2018 02:27)

August 23, 2018: A Past Remembered

Days after encountering Pietro Maximoff, Dani reaches out to Owen for a sanity check. LANGUAGE WARNING :)

(permalink: log:7848 | tags: boomerang moonstar | posted: 23 Aug 2018 16:13)

August 19, 2018: Pouring Syrup

Owen learns a bit more about Luke's past, before they decide to stop talking about their feelings and go break something.

(permalink: log:7832 | tags: boomerang power-man | posted: 20 Aug 2018 02:57)

August 14, 2018: Olive Branches Made of Scotch

Danny calls Owen to extend an olive branch. Surprise! Owen is a dick about it.

(permalink: log:7819 | tags: boomerang iron_fist know_my_name | posted: 16 Aug 2018 02:55)

August 14, 2018: Drinks on the House

Owen invites Moonstar for drinks.

(permalink: log:7813 | tags: boomerang moonstar | posted: 15 Aug 2018 00:24)

August 07, 2018: Teddy Bear Picnic

A couple ne'er-do-wells get notified of a job in Gotham. The heist doesn't go so well. Those teddy bears are /way/ tougher than they look.

(permalink: log:7786 | tags: boomerang deadpool harley taskmaster | posted: 08 Aug 2018 15:01)

July 31, 2018: Burning Down Luke's Bar, Again

No bars were harmed in the making of this log. But there is a lot of adult joking between Emery and Owen as they try to entice a flaming ghost chicken to let them light up cigarettes in the basement of Luke's new bar.

(permalink: log:7761 | tags: boomerang samael | posted: 01 Aug 2018 03:58)

July 27, 2018: Clementine

The scene where Owen and Harley most certainly should not talk. But do to disastrous end.

"But alas, I was no swimmer, so I lost my Clementine."

(permalink: log:7740 | tags: boomerang harley | posted: 28 Jul 2018 04:55)

July 26, 2018: Fall Down Seven

Owen Mercer has a case for Jessica Jones. Jessica has a demand for him.

(permalink: log:7729 | tags: boomerang jessica_jones know_my_name | posted: 27 Jul 2018 03:48)

July 25, 2018: Helloooo Nurse!

At Jessica's advice Owen calls Claire for some medical care after his run in with the Joker. (Backdated to a few days ago)

(permalink: log:7749 | tags: boomerang claire_temple | posted: 29 Jul 2018 14:15)

July 25, 2018: Lend Me Some Sugar, I Am Your Neighbor

Owen wraps up a shift at a bar in Gotham and meets a friendly neighbor looking to borrow a cup of sugar, or murder him. Either one.

(permalink: log:7723 | tags: boomerang ill_wind joker | posted: 26 Jul 2018 03:49)

July 19, 2018: 37 Times

Owen finally makes his way back to Gotham to check in on Harley and finds Poison Ivy instead, at least at first.

(permalink: log:7700 | tags: boomerang harley poison_ivy | posted: 19 Jul 2018 14:46)

July 18, 2018: How to Brother

Owen and Bart start trying to navigate how to relate to one another now that they are aware that they are related.

(permalink: log:7690 | tags: boomerang impulse | posted: 18 Jul 2018 13:07)

July 16, 2018: Defenders Disassemble

A mixed group gathers to plot about Wilson Fisk, and disagreements separate them again.

(permalink: log:7682 | tags: boomerang claire_temple daredevil dr._jane_foster foggy_nelson iron_fist jessica_jones know_my_name power-man samael six the_winter_soldier | posted: 17 Jul 2018 03:13)

July 13, 2018: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Luke invites Owen to Pop's so they can talk on neutral ground and the gloves end up coming off when Cage hears to the full story of Owen's run in with Fisk. And then Owen gets an apartment.

(permalink: log:7671 | tags: boomerang know_my_name power-man | posted: 14 Jul 2018 03:49)

July 09, 2018: It's Serious Business at the DEO

A day or so after the bombings of HK, Dani and Owen finally meet to discuss how he knew something was going to occur.

(permalink: log:7646 | tags: boomerang know_my_name moonstar | posted: 10 Jul 2018 01:58)

July 08, 2018: Green Tea Milk Cream

Emery Papsworth is enjoying a night off with ice cream, booze and Princess Aurora when a Rich Ninja and a Drunk Hood decide to join him. Serious conversation and confessions ensue.

(permalink: log:7649 | tags: boomerang iron_fist know_my_name samael | posted: 10 Jul 2018 02:48)

July 06, 2018: Poking a Hornet's Nest

Daredevil pays Owen Mercer a visit after hearing the man may have been tipped off about the bombings in Hell's Kitchen.

(permalink: log:7634 | tags: boomerang daredevil know_my_name | posted: 08 Jul 2018 02:46)

June 30, 2018: Roller Skating Afterparty

Owen sets out to find Harley after getting a ping that her phone at least was in the kitchen during the bombings. They do their usual dance of talking / not talking but this time with rollerskating and junk food.

(permalink: log:7620 | tags: boomerang harley know_my_name | posted: 04 Jul 2018 23:39)

June 30, 2018: Cutscene: Alongside the Aftermath

After the bombing of Hell's Kitchen Owen Mercer tries to make sense of what's happened and what he was inadvertently a part of. This scene occurs at the same time and intersects Daredevil and Six in Aftermath (http://cmbeta.wikidot.com/log:7589) and happens right before Owen runs into Luke in Half Truths, Partial Lies (http://cmbeta.wikidot.com/log:7592)

(permalink: log:7597 | tags: boomerang know_my_name | posted: 02 Jul 2018 01:57)

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