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Meltdown for Champions

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-
10     Unluck,2D6
 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).

She recently 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 of X-Force.

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 -
    Last Updated - December, 2002

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.