Tabitha Smith
Tabitha Smith - Comics
Biographical Information
Identity: Secret
Alias: Boom-Boom

Boomer Time Bomb

Species: Mutant
Citizenship: American
Place of Birth: Roanoke, Virginia
Family: Marty Smith (Father)

Amanda Smith (Mother)

Affiliations: X-Men

New Mutants

Languages: English
Interests: Cannonball
Physical Description
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5
Weight: 120 lbs
Character Information
Powers: Energy bombs
First appearance: Secret Wars II #5
(November 1985)
Portrays: Boom Boom



Tabitha Smith is a mutant who originally had the unusually strong ability to create variably-sized yellow orbs and spheres of pure plasma, fiery-like energy, which she calls her "time bombs." These "time bombs" explode with concussive force. She can produce marble-sized energized "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 are able to destroy durable objects including a Predator X, and a futuristic Nimrod. Tabitha can also control the amount of time before detonation. Finally, she can mentally muffle the sound of the detonation.

She is a fair hand-to-hand combatant, coached in unarmed combat by Cable. She loves video games and is an accomplished thief, having been trained by the Vanisher.

Early Life

When Tabitha Smith's mutant nature manifested at age 13, she ran away from her abusive home. After an encounter with the otherdimensional Beyonder, Smith was recruited into the Vanisher's band of thieves the Fallen Angels.


Briefly taken in by the X-Factor group as a trainee, Smith soon returned to the Fallen Angels only to rejoin her former fellow trainees as the X-Terminators. Subsequently joining the New Mutants, Smith stayed with the team after they were restructured by Cable into X-Force. She began a relationship with Cannonball that would last until he graduated and joined the X-Men.

Following her father's near-death experience with Sebastian Shaw and Holocaust, Tabitha underwent a drastic change in looks and personality. She renamed herself Meltdown and became something of a loose cannon. When ex-spy Pete Wisdom assumed leadership of X-Force, he introduced them to the shadowy world of covert operations. After a mission, the team was considered deceased (including Tabitha).

When Cable reformed X-Force, Tabitha briefly rejoined the team. Later, she resurfaced as a member of Nextwave. She later appeared as a captive of a resurrected Leper Queen as a part of sentinel-from-the-future Bastion's plan to wreak havoc on the remaining mutant populace. However, she was rescued by members of the new X-Force and taken to San Francisco to be with the X-Men.


  • Is a High School dropout.

Other faces of Boom Boom

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