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Real Identity: Karen Beecher
Affiliations: Super Hero High School
Appearances (Webisodes): Welcome to Super Hero High, All About Super Hero High, Crazy Quiltin', Power Outage, Fall Into Super Hero High, Hero of the Month: Poison Ivy, Designing Disaster, Weaponomics, Clubbing, Hero of the Month: Bumblebee, Saving the Day, Hero of the Month: Wonder Woman, New Beginnings, Hero of the Month: Supergirl, Batgirl vs. Supergirl, Hero of the Month: Harley Quinn, License to Fly, Hero of the Month: Batgirl, Dude, Where's My Invisible Jet?, Hero of the Month: Frost, The Blunder Games, Hawkgirl's Day Off, Hero of the Month: Hawkgirl, The Cheetah Who Cried Wolf, Ring of Mire, Hero of the Month: Star Sapphire, The Ultimate Accessory, Roomies Return: Frost's Bite, Cold Blooded, Surprise!, Hero of the Month: Beast Boy, and Tales From the Kryptomites Part 2
Appearances (Novels): Wonder Woman at Super Hero High and Supergirl at Super Hero High
Appearances (TV Specials): Super Hero High
Appearances (Comics): Free Comic Book Day Edition 2016, Intro to Prehistory Part 1, Halloween ComicFest 2016 Edition, The Dino Egg Effect Part 1, Savage High Part 1, Savage High Part 2, Harley & Batgirl's Excellent Adventure Part 1, Harley & Batgirl's Excellent Adventure Part 2, Egging On Part 1, Egging On Part 2, Deja Vu Part 1, and Deja Vu Part 2
Appearances (Graphic Novels): Finals Crisis and Hits and Myths
Appearances (Books): Super Hero High School Yearbook
Appearances (Movies): Hero of the Year
Powers/Skills: Flight, Size Manipulation, Enhanced Strength, Sonic Generation, Engineering, and Technological Aptitude
Voiced By: Teala Dunn
Here's the buzz on Bumblebee! Her ability to shrink makes her the perfect Super Hero to secretly find out what Super-Villains are up to without them knowing. It's how she makes sure her team is never surprised by their plans. The social butterfly's top three traits are energetic, outgoing, and being a tech genius. Bumblebee can fire sonic blasts to 'sting' unsuspecting Super-Villains. Most of the time these blasts are all the distraction she needs for villains to drop their guard and lose their balance. One of the perks of Bumblebee's technologically advanced super suit is that it makes her very strong. She has to bee careful though, it comes with a lot of responsibility. As luck would have it, the microchip in Bumblebee's earbuds had a small side effect that gives her shrinking powers.
Bumblebee is a Metropolis local and even built her special tech suit. A microchip in her earbuds have a small side effect that gives her a shrinking ability. The eletrical blasts the suit can fire are used to "sting" super villains. The suit also makes her super strong. The one weakness of the suit is the battery pack has to be routinely charged. Bumblebee is happy-go-lucky, is always up on the latest trends and music, is the life of the party, one of Super Hero High's smartest students, and goes out of her way to make new students feel at home. Bumblebee is the ambassador to new students at Super Hero High and a member of the Metropolis Junior Detectives Society, Glee Club, School Internet Radio Station, and Citizens Helping Extraterrestrials Succeed Society (CHESS). She's the night DJ on the radio and CHESS buddies with Miss Martian. She shrank down and flew around the newest student, Wonder Woman, but was caught. She returned to normal size and was introduced formally then gave Wonder Woman a map. They proceeded inside but Hal Jordan opened the door for them. Wonder Woman mistook his hand sticking out for a chance to spar. After Wonder Woman tossed Jordan, Bumblebee told her about a handshake.
She took Wonder Woman on a full tour of the school and introduced a few classmates on the way around like Cheetah, Hawkgirl, Starfire, Miss Martian, Beast Boy, Katana, and Poison Ivy. The tour ended at Wonder Woman's dorm room, where they met her roommate Harley Quinn. She later earned Hero of the Month a month after Poison Ivy. For the 100th Annual Super Triathlon, Bumblebee was Team Super Hero High's weapons and equipment manager.
During midterm finals, Bumblebee worked with Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn to save Lucius Fox and the Amethyst. Unable to release Fox from his malfunctioning Invisible Jetpack, Bumblebee shrunk down. She was unable to catch Fox but Quinn threw out an oversized whoopee cushion for him. She attended the party celebrating Wonder Woman's first supervillain defeat. Bumblebee flew to the DJ booth and started up some music. Bumblebee participated in a Save the Day alarm regarding Killer Croc. She remained small and pelted him with blasts. After Supergirl crashed into the Super Hero High cafeteria, Waller had Bumblebee shrink down and check for any additional microscopic infrastructure damage. About a week later, she also participated in the Save the Day alarm about Giganta. Thanks to Cheetah's taunt, Supergirl lost her focus and accidentally shot Bumblebee in the leg with her heat vision. Harley Quinn took Bumblebee to safety. During Granny Goodness' take over of the school, Bumblebee briefly fought Speed Queen.
For midterms in Weaponomics, Bumblebee invented several hi-tech accessories instead of just one: the Boing Boots to enhance jumping, the Weapon Homing Device to retrieve lost weapons remotely, and the Heat Vision Enhancing Glasses. At every turn, Frost told Bumblebee she couldn't use them on account she could fly, didn't use a weapon, and didn't have heat vision powers. Despite the irregular request, Fox allowed Bumblebee to present at the Metropolis Docks in an actual battle against King Shark. It turned out Harley wore the boots, Katana used the homing device with her sword, and Miss Martian used the glasses. Bumblebee joined in with super sonic blasts. The team defeated Shark with ease. Bumblebee stated to best way to aid her fights were to accessorize her team. Fox gave her an "A" for technology, technique, and teamwork. Batgirl, Bumblebee, and Ivy overheard Frost's sneezes and investigated her dorm room. It was totally frozen. They spent the rest of the day and the entire night tending to Frost. Bumblebee tried giving her honey tea. By the next morning, Frost was back to normal and in good spirits again. Batgirl, Ivy, and Bumblebee, however, caught her cold.
The day before semester finals, Bumblebee crammed with the Flash and Starfire. She was too hungry and set off for a honey smoothie from the Capes & Cowls Cafe but happened upon a robbery in progress. Killer Croc was trying to steal a stack of tuna fish sandwiches. Bumblebee took him down with her sonic blasts but accidentally shot the smoothie machine. She determined the Solar Reconflabulator would repair it. She returned to campus to borrow it from the Weaponomics Supply Closet but Lucius Fox was already gone. After running into Beast Boy, she took the device anyway intent on returning it before anyone realized it was gone. After she fixed the machine, Steve Trevor made her a honey smoothie on the house. While flying back to school, she fell prey to Lex Luthor's Smell-Lure. Thinking she smelled honey cookies, cake, and latte, she investigated but was ambushed in an alley by Luthor. He removed her battery then netted her. The next morning, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Katana, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy defeated Luthor as a team. Bumblebee flew into Luthor's chest plate and blasted up the circuitry. The girls raced back to school but they were late. They convinced Waller to pass them with video of them fighting Luthor.
Bumblebee was one of the nominees for Hero of the Year. On the Wednesday evening before the event, Bumblebee joined Batgirl in a late night search for an intruder. Bumblebee made the mistake of going into Beast Boy's locker and was overwhelmed by an old pumpernickel sandwich. They eventually found Big Barda who turned out to be a new student. The next day, Wonder Woman went to Themyscira with Bumblebee, Supergirl, and Batgirl to get her shield repaired. Bumblebee loved the look of the royal spa but was taken aback by Wonder Woman's trophy room. When Wonder Woman was presented with the Tiara of Triumph, a Shadow Demon appeared and stole the ruby off it. The shadow shoved Bee and damaged her suit in the process. As the girls chased the shadow, Bumblebee's suit failed but luckily Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl broke her fall. They returned to school and learned a super villain came out of the Amethyst and attacked Hawkgirl. Later on, Batgirl went to Bumblebee's room to drop some hero history homework she left behind.
Bumblebee revealed something was wrong with her battery and she didn't have enough power to alter her size. She was stuck in her shrunken form. Batgirl gave her a pep talk about doing the impossible one more time. Bumblebee tagged along with Batgirl to search the city for Opal with Wonder Woman and Supergirl. Bumblebee's battery continued to drain. Despite Dark Opal's orders for only Supergirl, Batgirl, and Wonder Woman to show up for an exchange, Bumblebee stowed away on the Batjet. As predicted, it was also a trap. Bumblebee managed to steal Eclipso's Black Diamond without her noticing. She deduced if the diamond could create, it could destroy. She used the last of her battery power to fire a sonic blast through the Black Diamond at the cage construct around the girls. It worked and they were freed but Bumblebee was powerless and stuck in her tiny size. Bumblebee hitched a ride on Batgirl for the trip back and subsequent battle. After Dark Opal was secured, Bumblebee requested to be put on the ground due to motion sickness.
In the aftermath, Bumblebee discovered a piece of Supergirl's Mnemosyne Crystal. She realized the crystal might have been a viable power source for her suit and speculated they could make a battery to replicate it after studying it to see how it generated power. Supergirl overheard and cut a sliver with her heat vision. Batgirl used some tweezers and Beast Boy's monocle to place the sliver in the receptacle of Bumblebee's suit. It worked and she returned to normal size. Ultimately, Bumblebee's sacrifice was the deciding factor and she won the Hero of the Year award. It was announced at the Kent Farm post-gala dinner with her parents present.
On a Friday, Bumblebee was set to join Wonder Woman's slumber party on Themyscira the day after one of her deejay shows. The Batjet was stolen, however. Bumblebee shrank and discovered a strand of pink hair in the bushes. Batgirl's tech determined it was synthetic and came off a wig. Bumblebee shrank down and gained them access to the back stage area of the auditorium. Ravager didn't take kindly to the intrusion and had Mammoth and Star Sapphire attack. Batgirl explained the situation. Ravager was horrified to see the costume room in disarray. They found Etrigan's copy of "The Odyssey" and checked his classroom, which was also a mess. Bumblebee was the first to detect the presence of sulfur. Ivy, Batgirl, Harley, Wonder Woman, Katana, Hawkgirl, Flash, and Bumblebee came to the aid of Supergirl's team at the Portal Coffee Shop. Bumblebee took out Black Condor with her stinger blasts. Wonder Woman was still stressing out so Bumblebee reminded her to delegate.
Bumblebee was on Wonder Woman's team and they ventured into the Underworld to save Etrigan. Bumblebee figured out the carefully laid out red stones were part of a trigger mechanism that set off geysers of flames. They overheard Trigon, lord of the Underworld, vowing Etrigan would pay for his crimes. Raven, Trigon's daughter, came to their aid and showed them the path to Etrigan. Trigon, however, appeared and put them in cages, too. Etrigan explained his past. Miss Martian reappeared after turning invisible from fright. Bumblebee directed her to a set of stones and everyone was freed. They raced back to Portal Coffee Shop before the portal closed. Wonder Woman's team joined up with Batgirl's in Smallville to recover the Batjet from Black Canary, Black Condor, and Magpie. The girls took the Batjet to Themyscira and had their slumber party. Bumblebee opted to write a dinosaur book report than go on Intro to Prehistory's field trip to the Jurassic Era. Time travel didn't agree with her stomach and she got motion sickness just from thinking about it.
The field trip to the Jurassic Era affected and changed the timeline. Super Hero High was now Savage High. Bumblebee was the student ambassador but had no friends. Vice Principal Grodd ordered her to take Katana, Wonder Woman, Beast Boy, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Supergirl indoors. Bumblebee thought they were new students and didn't know who they were. Batgirl soon deduced they had to find Liberty Belle and fix the future. She hid them behind a poster of Principal Savage when the Anti-Savage Insurgency alert sounded off and lied to Star Sapphire's group to cover the girls. Bumblebee stopped Wonder Woman from going after Belle and suggested they should strategize. They went into an old room that was once used by the Junior Detectives. Bumblebee thought the club sounded awesome but investigative work was strongly discouraged. Bumblebee used her clearance to lead Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Beast Boy, Katana, and Ivy to insurgency detention to rescue Belle but Cheetah discovered Ivy.
Gizmo blasted Bumblebee in the back but Wonder Woman came to her aid and deflected a second shot back at him. Bumblebee was shocked. No one ever helped her before. Bumblebee went into the vents and used her sting blast to destroy several Power Drainer panels in the detention hall. Beast Boy, Supergirl, Katana, and Poison Ivy were able to escape. They reunited with Wonder Woman and Bumblebee and headed off to rescue Liberty Belle. Bumblebee knew she couldn't come along with the supers on their Time Machine school bus because of the rules of time travel. Liberty Belle informed Wonder Woman that once they fixed the rift in time, the new timeline would cease to exist and both Bumblebees would merge. She thanked Wonder Woman for being her friend but Wonder Woman admitted she was the one who taught her how to be a friend. They hugged and declared they were best friends forever no matter what timeline they were in. Bumblebee held off Principal Savage, Red Tornado, and Wildcat with her stings while the bus jumped back to the past and set things right.
Bumblebee tied with Wonder Woman as "Most Likely to Save the Day" in the Super Hero High School Yearbook. She was also voted "Best Super Suit" and "Neatest Room."