Karen Beecher-Duncan aka Bumblebee
✊🏾DC's 1st African American female superhero
✊🏾Appeared in Teen Titans #45 in December 1976. ✊🏾She has been a member of the Teen Titans and Doom Patrol.
✊🏾She is the girlfriend of Teen Titans member the Herald (aka Mal Duncan, Vox The Guardian, Hornblower).
✊🏾She assisted the Herald in creating his horn.
✊🏾She created a bumbleebee themed super suit and attached the Teen Titans to make Herald look good in front of the team.
✊🏾She later explained to the Herald and the Titans what she had done; in return they offered her membership, which she accepted. ✊🏾She and Mal relocated to San Francisco becoming members of the new Titans West team.
✊🏾Karen and Mal married and 'retired' from super heroics after the team dissolved, but would help often with battles. ✊🏾Karen took a job with S.T.A.R. Labs designing non-lethal weaponry.
✊🏾After a helping in a battle in space, a Zeta Beam Ray altered Bumblebee's physiology, leaving her 6in height and apparently transferring her body mass to Hawkgirl.
✊🏾Due to medicinal efforts from Dr. Caulder, she has grown to a height of seven inches, and she can live in a dollhouse.
✊🏾Karen and Mal divorced in Doom Patrol (vol. 5) #1, but they would reconnect; Karen is seen as the pregnant wife of Mal Duncan DC Rebirth.
✊🏾Abilities: intelligence, Shrunk to insect-like size. solar-powered suit allowing flight, fire sonic force blasts, and unleash electrical 'stings'.
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