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Cherry Bomb lived in the 30th century on Earth 247. She was one of many super powered teenagers who auditioned to be in the
Legion of Super-Heroes
but was ultimately rejected. Bitter, Cherry Bomb sided with other rejects from the auditions and launched a bid for re-entry. The rejects caused a mine cave-in and waited until the Legion arrived, hoping to impress the team by solving the cause of the disaster. When they found the Legionnaires who arrived were new members
who had gotten in over them, Cherry Bomb and the other rejects changed their plan to kill the Legionnaires and create new openings in the team.
Cherry Bomb paired with
but was ultimately defeated and captured by Umbra, whose defeated them despite her senses being temporarily dampened by Cherry Bomb's powers and her own dark-sphere, which she used to blind them. Incidentally, the mine cave-in that she and the others caused ultimately led to the freedom of the villainous sorceror
Powers and Abilities
Cherry Bomb has the ability to unleash a blinding flash of light and sound from her body, causing those in an immediate area to temporarily become deaf and blind. She plays off this fact by wearing a shirt that says "boom" and wearing protective goggles to shield herself from her own powers, though she neglects to wear any protective devices to shield her hearing from her abilities. After each energy discharge, Cherry Bomb must wait an undisclosed amount of time before triggering her power again - that limitation was possibly the reason she was rejected for Legion membership in the first place. Another reason for her rejection most-likely stems from the fact that her powers are radial in nation, and not selective like many of the Legionnaires' abilities, meaning that it is entirely possible that her teammates would be susceptible to friendly-fire should she use her powers while in close proximity to them. This was evidenced when The Tongue had to shield his eyes and ears from her powers before she could use them on Umbra.