Real name: Tabitha Smith Other known aliases: Time Bomb, Boom Boom, Boomer Occupation: Full time hero, former student and thief. Current group affiliation: X-Force Past group affiliations: Fallen Angles, X-Terminators II, New Mutants. Major enemies: Hellions III, Magneto. First appearance: Secret Wars II #5 Origin: Secret Wars II #5 Description: Tabitha is an attractive woman who is 5'5'' tall and weighs 120 lbs. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.
8 STR -2
18 DEX 24
19 CON 18
13 BODY 6
13 INT 3
10 EGO 0
13 PRE 3
14 COM 2
7 PD 5
8 ED 4
4 SPD 12
6 REC 0
38 END 0
27 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 75
Powers, Skills and Equipment
99 11D6 EB,"Time Bombs",Thrown range only.(-1/4),Explosion
(+1/2),Time Delay(+1/4),1/2 END(+1/4),She can dispel them
before they go off.(+1/4) 5
5 7 Mental Defense
4 8" Running 2
3 Acrobatics 13-
3 Breakfall 13-
3 Computer Programming 12-
3 Flying Tackle
3 Interrogation 12-
4 KS: Video games 13-,(INT based)
6 3 Levels: With timebombs.
4 Martial Dodge
5 Sacr Disarm
3 Sleight Of Hand 13-
5 Streetwise 13-
8 4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2)
2 5 Flash Defense,"Sunglasses",Sight Group,OAF(-1)
2 Radio XMIT/REC,OAF(-1)
Powers Cost: 162
Base Points: 100
10 Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
25 Hunted,"By various mutant hating groups.",more powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
20 Normal Stats
10 Psych Lim,"Enjoys using her powers.",common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"In love with Cannonball II or Sunspot.",common,
15 Psych Lim,"Tries to project a tough girl attitude.",very
10 Public ID,"Tabitha Smith"
5 Rep,"Loose cannon.",occur 8-
5 Watched,"By Domino.",as powerful,harsh,appear 8-
Disadvantages Total: 125
Experience Spent: 12
Total Points: 237
Explanation of the conversion:
History: A thirteen year old girl named Tabitha Smith, nicknamed
Boom Boom, had not gotten along with her parents for most of her life.
Tabitha's superhuman power to create balls of explosive concussive
energy, which she calls her time bombs, emerged when she was
thirteen, and when her parents discovered them, they were appalled.
Resentful towards her father, Boom Boom put a small explosive ball of
energy in his lasagna. In retaliation, her father beat her severely.
Apparently, Boom Boom's father also beat her on other occasions after
he discovered her mutant powers. Somehow learning there was a school
for mutants in New York's Westchester County, Boom Boom started journeying
there by train. She decided to give herself the alias Time Bomb.
Near Washington, D.C. the train was wrecked on a whim by the
cosmic entity calling itself the Beyonder. Thinking he was a mutant,
Boom Boom accompanied him. The Beyonder abandoned her but returned
and took her to Xavier's school. There the X-Men and New Mutants
attacked the Beyonder, who escaped. Boom Boom, frightened and
bewildered by witnessing the attack, left, but was later found by the
Beyonder, who brought her to a distant planet that he called "World
Complex Headquarters" of the alien Celestials. There, threatening to
destroy the universe, the Beyonder fought and seemingly defeated a
number of Celestials.
Terrified, Boom Boom demanded that the Beyonder transport her back to
Earth and leave her, and the Beyonder complied. Back on Earth, Boom
Boom alerted the Avengers about the Beyonder. Summoning the Beyonder,
Boom Boom thereby led him into an ambush by the Avengers and other
costumed champions. The Beyonder, who had regarded Boom Boom as his
only friend, allowed the Avengers to defeat him, but then left. Boom
Boom left during the battle (Secret Wars II #5).
She eventually encountered the mutant criminal known as the
Vanisher, who made her a member of his gang of thieves, the Fallen
Angels, and taught her how to steal. Believing that
the Vanisher was treating her badly, Boom Boom alerted X-Factor, whom
she believed to be a group of mutant hunters, about him, but when two
members of X-Factor arrived, who were
actually the Beast and Iceman, Boom Boom changed
her mind about turning in the Vanisher and used her time bomb power on the
Iceman as a prank. The Beast and Iceman pursued her and
caught up to her in their costumed identities. She agreed to leave
the Vanisher's gang and live at X-Factor headquarters instead.
Later, after Boom Boom set off another of her time bombs in the
X-Factor laboratory as a prank, the Iceman pursued her through the
headquarters. Another member of the Vanisher's gang, Ariel, used her
powers to enable Boom Boom to escape X-Factor headquarters.
Thereafter, Boom Boom stayed for a time with the Fallen Angels. After
an adventure on another planet with the Fallen Angels, Boom Boom
returned to X-Factor headquarters only to be captured by the
anti-mutant organization called the Right. Boom Boom and other
mutants associated with X-Factor regained their freedom, however, and
she and her fellow X-Factor trainees went into action as the team
called the X-Terminators II. While diving
with her teammates they discovered an ancient Atlantean horn that summoned
sea monsters. After they accidentally called one they were joined by the
New Mutants and Namor in defeating it (New Mutants #76).
Still later, Boom Boom joined the New Mutants.
As a member of the New Mutants, Boom Boom became enamored with Samuel
Guthrie, Cannonball II. She served as a
member of the team until they formed the new mutant team, X-Force. Early
on, Boom Boom decided to change not just her costume but also her
name. For a short time she called herself Boomer.
Tabatha participated in
the assault on the home of the Gamesmaster in the Alps where the Gamesmaster
mind controlled her into attacking Cable, Domino
II and Night Thrasher.
Silhouette knocked her out with a taser (New Warriors #46).
went though a deeper and more drastic change in looks and personality and
changed her code name to Meltdown. She is no longer afraid to use
her time bombs in nearly lethal ways. Currently, Meltdown is a member
Powers: Meltdown can create balls of energy of an
unknown kind, which she calls her time bombs. These bombs explode
with concussive force. She can produce marble-sized bombs which have
little concussive impact and which she uses for playing pranks. She
has produced time bombs ranging up to the size of beach balls,
which, when they explode, can smash tree trunks and even metal
objects. To at least some extent Meltdown can control the amount of
time between the creation of one of her bombs and the time it
detonates. She can also mentally muffle the sound of the detonation
to a limited extent. The limits on her power to create and control
her time bombs are as yet unknown.
Links to other Meltdown pages:
Character created by Marvel Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - December, 2002