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Fred Myers (Earth-616)
Boomerang
Full name: Frederick Myers
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish #81 (July 1966)
Created by: Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Home Universe: Earth-616
Alignment: Bad
Status: Alive
Place of Birth: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Citizenship: Australian, American
Base: Mobile
Affiliations: Sinister Six; formerly Thunderbolts, Heavy Hitters, Masters of Evil, Sinister Syndicate; Former employee of the Secret Empire; ally of Viper and Silver Samurai; employee of the Kingpin, Sinister Twelve, Assassin Guild
Powers/Abilities: World-class baseball pitcher, skilled marksman and hand-to-hand combatant
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Unique Features: None


Fred Myers (of Earth-616), better known as Boomerang and Outback, is the current leader of the Sinister Six. In his super villain career, Boomerang has been a member of several prominent super villain teams and clashed with several heroes, the most notable being Spider-Man.

History

Early life

Civil War

The Initiative

Jackpot

Boomerang appeared as a hired goon of the Rose and came into conflict with Jackpot, where he discovered her secret identity. He tracks Sara down at her house and murders her husband in front of her and her daughter.

Assassins' Guild

Boomerang appear later as a member of Belladonna's Assassins' Guild and confront Wolverine, Domino and X-Force.

Thunderbolts

After being imprisoned at the Raft, Boomerang was selected to be a part of the "beta team" of the Thunderbolts, alongside Shocker, Troll, Mister Hyde, and Centurius.

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Powers & Abilities

Abilities

Boomerang is a world-class baseball pitcher, skilled marksman and hand-to-hand combatant.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Bommerang in action

Boomerang in action

  • Costume: Boomerang's costume contains a wide variety of hidden pockets and pouches for his smaller, specialized boomerangs, in addition to attachments for securing the seven larger primary boomerangs.
    • Light body armor: Boomerangs costume acts as light body armor.
    • Boot Jets: Boomerang's costume is equipped with boot jets which are mentally commanded using cybernetic circuitry built into the cowl. These are capable of two hours of flight at 30 mph before needing to be refueled, and generate enough thrust to support Boomerang's own weight plus and additional 100 lbs. The boot jets can be used as offensive weapons when fired at close range.
  • Specialized Boomerangs: Boomerang's primary weapons are the boomerangs, which he wears on his uniform. There are seven boomerangs attached in plain sight, each of which is rigged with special gimmicks.
    • Shatterangs - These detonate with a force equivalent to twenty hand grenades.
    • Gasarangs - These release highly concentrated tear gas upon impact.
    • Razorangs - These razor-edged boomerangs are capable of slicing through steel.
    • Screamerangs - These generate high-intensity sonic waves as they fly through the air.
    • Bladarangs - These whirling boomerangs cut like buzz-saw blades.
    • Gravityrangs - These create a local gravity field around their target.
    • Reflexerangs - These are solid-weighted boomerangs

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