DC Comics has given the world some of its most iconic and memorable pop culture figures ever; from the Red Cape fluttering high above the earth (Superman), to the dark cowl waiting in the shadows like a silent guardian (Batman), to the near innumerable others who have entertained and enthralled masses for years and years and years (Plastic Man, et al.).
However, while there is absolutely no shortage of cool, badass, DC heroes, there are also those who have invoked rather different reactions from audiences.
From pint-sized animals donning the moniker of famous heroes, to an entire living planet who serves as a galactic defender, there have been a number of times when DC creators sprinkled a little too much of the old Bizzaro into their characters. This is true for both the hero and villain side of things. And the funny thing is - more often than not - these unconventional characters end up doing more harm than good for their ilk.
With all that being said, let’s dive straight into this sea of strangeness and pick out its weirdest fish who also happened to be good guys...
10. Bouncing Boy
Chuck Taine was just a regular earthling from the 30th century who had no superpowers. But as we all know, you don’t have to be born with abilities in order to be a superhero - all you have to do is become part of an experiment involving a body enhancing liquid and boom! You’re swelling with muscles and flying through the sky.
This is especially true for Chuck because his only expected involvement with the super-plastic formula was that he was supposed to deliver it to a certain group. Unfortunately, before he could get there, Chuck was struck down by the most dangerous of all enemies – thirst. And then, he, drank it. No kidding, he literally drank the formula and turned into a human inflatable ball with the power to... bounce around really hard.
His initial applications to the join the Legion of Super-Heroes were turned away, because of course they were. But after he thwarts a villain with electrical powers thanks to his ability to not touch the ground (this just doesn’t stop getting any weirder), Bouncing Boy was officially inducted into the prestigious group.