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Charles Foster Taine




Bouncing Boy Alias: Bouncing Boy


Date of birth: April 5
Place of birth: Earth


Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
Height: 5' 8''
Weight: 221 lbs.
Race: Human


Occupation: Legionnaire
Marital Status: Married
Known relatives: Lournu Durgo Taine (wife)
Group affiliation: Legion of Super-Heroes
Base of operations: 30th Century Earth


Story: Charles Taine was the errand boy of a famous scientist. He was given the task of delivering the scientists new super-plastic fluid to the Science Council but on the way there he took a small detour to watch a little of the Robot Gladiator Tournament. While at the tournament he accidentally drank the super-plastic fluid instead of a soda he had bought. The fluid gave him bouncing powers which could be activated at will [ Adventure Comics No. 301].

With his new powers, Taine tried to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, but lost the competition [Action Comics #276]. He did not give up hope of joining the Legion, and shortly after he helped the Legion and was made subsequently made a Legionnaire [ Adventure Comics No. 301].


Skills & abilities: Inflatable body, electrical invulnerability (while bouncing) and resistance to injury. Super-bouncing.


Equipment: Legion flight ring, giving him flight capability.


Continuity: Pre-crisis DC Universe
Company: DC Comics
First app.: Action Comics #276 (1961)
Creator(s): Jerry Siegel
Jim Mooney
Country of origin: USA USA


Related links/characters:
- DC Comics characters
- Pre-crisis LSH characters
- All LSH characters