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

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 | 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 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 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)

June 30, 2018: Biker Moose from Jupiter Two

Moose Attack.

Rated M for Mature (Strong Language, Cartoon Violence)

(permalink: log:7595 | tags: boomerang deadpool martian_manhunter tbd | posted: 01 Jul 2018 13:28)

June 30, 2018: Half Truths, Partial Lies

Owen tells Luke the truth about the bombing in Hell's Kitchen. Sort of.

(permalink: log:7592 | tags: boomerang know_my_name power-man | posted: 01 Jul 2018 04:35)

June 29, 2018: Blowin' Up the Kitchen: Part 3

Death and destruction reign in Hell's Kitchen as a mass bombing rages. These are the tales of the heroes who took the top of the kitchen.

(permalink: log:7587 | tags: angela boomerang dr._jane_foster foggy_nelson hercules kingpin know_my_name moonstar punisher rapture sister_grimm spider-man the_winter_soldier | posted: 30 Jun 2018 05:13)

June 23, 2018: The Big Leagues

Wilson Fisk makes Owen Mercer an offer he can't refuse. Or. Well. He could

(permalink: log:7556 | tags: boomerang kingpin know_my_name | posted: 23 Jun 2018 06:09)

June 22, 2018: The Awkward Dinner Party

Harley and Owen invite Emery Papsworth to his own penthouse apartment to cook them dinner. It's absolutely as awkward as it sounds.

(permalink: log:7643 | tags: boomerang harley samael | posted: 09 Jul 2018 21:14)

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)

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