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Lagoon Boy

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Titans Member
Joined:
Teen Titans East Special #1 [2007]

Lagoon Boy Quick Bio: Though young and slight of build, the aquatic young mutant known as Lagoon Boy can inflate his body like a puffer fish to intimidate predators and foes. His love for the surface world united him in friendship with the mutated whale, Bludder, and the Trironian mermaid, Sheeva. Eventually, Lagoon Boy’s travels led him to meet other teen heroes and become part of their community.

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History


Landlovers

Though young and slight of build, the aquatic young mutant known as Lagoon Boy can inflate his body like a puffer fish to intimidate predators and foes. The young sea dweller one day journeyed to Atlantis to celebrate Aquaman’s birthday. There, Lagoon Boy met the mutated speaking whale known as Bludder and the Trironian mermaid, Sheeva. Sharing a love for the culture of the surface world, the trio quickly became friends and called themselves “The Landlovers.”

The three friends began to explore the frontier above the waves, bringing the surface’s rich cultural and commercial diversity back to Poseidonis. The Landlovers hoped the denizens of the deep would learn to embrace the worldly delights of Super-Gulps, MTV, video games and Big Belly Burgers.

ABOVE: Lagoon Boy’s travels lead him to Gotham in
YOUNG JUSTICE NO MAN’S LAND SPECIAL #1 [1999]. 

BELOW: Lagoon Boy displays his powers  in YOUNG JUSTICE #21 [2000].

Friendly Waters

Lagoon Boy’s travels eventually led him to Gotham City, where he helped Robin, Superboy and Impulse stop Kobra’s latest terrorist plot.

Lagoon Boy later helped Young Justice defeat Klarion the Witch Boy, after the mischievous magic-user turned the adult heroes into teens and their teen heroes into adults. After the final showdown with Klarion, Lagoon Boy temporarily joined a make-shift Young Justice team composed of Beast Boy, Flamebird, Captain Marvel Jr. and Batgirl. Together, they stopped Li’l Lobo and Klarion from killing each other and everyone around them.

Lagoon Boy returned to aid Young Justice and a cadre of young heroes in assaulting Zandia.

Lagoon Boy joins the ill-fated Titans East in TEEN TITANS EAST SPECIAL [2007].


Titans East Massacre

After reclaiming Titans Island on the East River, Cyborg set out to create an East Coast Titans team. After the elder Titans turned down membership, Cyborg gathered a Titans East composed of Hawk & Dove, Power Boy, Little Barda, Anima, Lagoon Boy and Son of Vulcan.

During a routine training exercise, Cyborg ordered the rest of the team to take down Power Boy. But the newest Titans were shocked to discover Power Boy’s burned corpse hanging from a tree. Before the team could react, they were savagely attacked by the children of Trigon. This onslaught left Lagoon Boy comatose.


Powers & Abilities


Though young and slight of build, the aquatic young mutant known as Lagoon Boy can inflate his body like a puffer fish to intimidate predators and foes. Lagoon Boy can also communicate some some forms of aquatic life. His unique physiology also allows him to breathe underwater and withstand the pressures of the ocean depths.

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A 2011 Son of Vulcan & Lagoon Boy commission by Chris Vance, from the collection of Jeff Streeter.

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Essential Reading


Aquaman #50 [1999]: Lagoon Boy, Blubber and Sheeva meet at Aquaman’s birthday celebration. First appearances of Lagoon Boy, Blubber and Sheeva.
Aquaman #54 [1999]: Lagoon Boy, Blubber and Sheeva travel to New York City to get a taste of surface world culture. But the Landlovers’ presence causes unforeseen disaster!
Young Justice No Man’s Land Special [1999]: “No Man’s Land” one-shot special. Lagoon Boy’s travels lead him to Gotham City, where he helps Robin, Superboy and Impulse stop Kobra’s latest terrorist plot.
Sins of Youth: Aquaboy and Lagoon Man [2000]: “Sins of Youth” one-shot special. Klarion the Witch Boy has turned the DC Universe’s adult heroes into teens and their teen heroes into adults. Now, Lagoon Man and Aquaboy team up to prevent an ancient Atlantean talisman falling into the wrond hands.
Young Justice #20-21 [2000]: After the events of “Sins of Youth,” Lagoon Boy temporarily joins a make-shift Young Justice team composed of Beast Boy, Flamebird, Captain Marvel Jr. and Batgirl. Together, they stop Li’l Lobo and Klarion from killing each other and everyone around them.
Young Justice #49-51 [2002]: Young Justice, along with an assembled cadre of other teen heroes, invade the island of Zandia, home of Agua Sinn Gaaz, the man who killed Empress’s father.
Teen Titans East Special [2007]: A flashback reveals an untold tale of the New Teen Titans saving a pop star from Joker and Bizarro. Flash to the present: Cyborg seeks out his old Titans allies to become Titans once again. All the elder Titans (Nightwing, Flash, Troia, Raven, Starfire, Red Arrow and Beast Boy) turn him down. Undaunted, Cyborg gathers a Titans East composed of Hawk & Dove, Power Boy, Little Barda, Anima, Lagoon Boy and Son of Vulcan. During a routine training exercise, Cyborg orders the rest of the team to take down Power Boy. Power Boy holds his own against the heroes, until Dove takes a leadership role and starts using teamwork to reign in Power Boy. The team is then shocked to discover Power Boy’s lifeless, burned body hanging from a tree. Before the team can react, they are savagely attacked by an unseen foe shooting laser blasts from the sky. Continued in Titans #1. Cyborg, Hawk & Dove, Power Boy, Little Barda, Anima, Lagoon Boy and Son of Vulcan form Titans East in this issue; the team is also massacred in this issue. Death of Power Boy.



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