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Real Identity: Michael Jon "MJ" Carter
Affiliations: Justice League
Appearances: Shazam Slam (Night of the Bat), Time Out, Booster's Gold, Phased and Confused, System Error, Watchtower Tours, Keeping Up With the Kryptonians, and She Wore Red Velvet
Appearances (Webisodes): Lasso of Lies, Selfie Help, and Special Delivery
Powers/Skills: Enhanced Physical Attributes, Invulnerability, Teleportation, Flight, Time Travel, and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Diedrich Bader
In the year 2462, Michael Jon Carter fell out a dumpster and officially hit rock bottom. Then he met Margo Montgomery, the heiress to the Montgomery Regular Toilet fortune. It was love a first sight and they were inseparable ever since. Despite being a broke nightwatchman at the Space-Time Museum, Carter's marriage proposal was accepted. During the wedding, he realized he had to do better by her and suddenly ran off. He borrowed a time suit on loan from the future collection and went to the 21st century to make a fortune for them as Booster Gold. At some point, he returned and they wed. However, the marriage drove Montgomery mad. He was the worst husband ever and squandered her family fortune on terrible investments like beach front property on Pluto, nuclear barbecues, and self-zipping pants. Plus, he went bald and snored like a lumberjack. Montgomery became a super villain named Red Velvet and went to the 21st century to get revenge on Booster Gold.
In the present, Booster Gold advertised himself as a time travelling super hero from the 25th century but it became obvious he was out to make money. He did anything and everything from writing books, selling autographs, and developing a cartoon. For some reason, he looked up to Batman. Booster built a citadel overlooking space and time and named it the Vanishing Point. Somehow, he became a member of the Justice League and Batman tried to teach him what it took to be a true hero. Weekly sparring sessions were held in the Hall of Justice's training area. Each session was very short as Batman knocked him out with one punch usually. Between League missions, Booster would return to the Vanishing Point. While it started out as a hobby, Booster started to actively protect time and monitored for any threats or disruptions like the time eating Chronovores. One night, Uthool possessed Batman and went to the Hall where he planned to overload the power core, causing an explosion to restore Earth's primitive glory.
Booster Gold, unaware of the possession, grabbed Batman and pulled him into the training area for their sparring session. Uthool was fixated on getting to the power core and tried to leave the boxing ring. To Booster's surprise, he flipped Batman. Batman pounded him mercilessly. During Superman and Uthool's fight, Booster awoke. Something was bothering him so he accessed his files and rewatched sparring sessions from 30, 18, and 8 days ago. In all of them, Batman took him out with one hit. Wonder Woman, still tied up in her Lasso of Truth, told him this time it took Batman more than a punch to win. Booster finally noticed Wonder Woman. She heavily suggested he untie her so she could pulverize the fake Batman. Booster was buried under rubble after the Hall collapsed due. He emerged last, still oblivious of what happened. He wondered who broke the Hall but quickly followed up where they were going to sleep. He proposed the Batcave. Booster Gold's time suit stopped working at some point.
Over the course of a few months, he would pretend to travel in time but in reality, he was going to ice cream shops eating sundaes pretending they were paste like the glob he ate in second grade. He carelessly parked his Booster Card in a junkyard. In need of a new car, Booster stole the Lasso of Truth to make sure he was getting a good deal. He asked Plastic Man to stand-in as the lasso in the meantime. Wonder Woman discovered Plastic Man before Booster returned. She caught him red-handed after he teleported into the alley where she had Deadshot captive. Booster tried to run but Wonder Woman got him with the Lasso and forced him to confess the truth. Booster was impressed with the Lasso and exclaimed he felt amazing. Deadshot caved and revealed Lex Luthor hired him to take out Wonder Woman. Booster proposed ice cream for all. Booster Gold went on a mission with Batman and Wonder Woman to prevent H.I.V.E.'s recruitment drive at a youth center. After H.I.V.E. Master took control of his soldiers with a hive mind signal, Batman prompted Booster to take out the device.
Booster flew towards them but he was distracted when a fire hydrant suddenly vanished. H.I.V.E. Master launched a net and captured him. Batman took out his robot instead. Booster wouldn't admit it was his fault. Batman had enough and pointed out he always said it wasn't his fault like in the past with Gorilla Grodd, Lex Luthor, or Guy Gardner getting stuck in the elevator. Booster tried to make light of what happened to Gardner but Batman reiterated being a crime fighter wasn't a game and mistakes could get people hurt. Booster tried to play if off as no big deal but Batman stated it was a repeated pattern of behavior of being lazy, unprofessional, and unfocused. Booster posted the conversation through his phone using hash tag "Bat Time" then promised he would do better next time. Batman declared Booster was the worst crime fighter he ever knew. Booster grimmaced but noticed a distortion caused by a time fissure. He checked his gauntlet to confirm it and told Batman it was a disruption in the normal flow of time.
Batman asked why they weren't frozen in time and Booster revealed he had a temporal bubble around him of a 10 foot range at all times. Batman happened to be in it when the causality broke. Booster remembered the fire hydrant and flew to where it used to be. He explained to Batman that deleted objects were a sign of the time stream trying to repair itself. Booster stated it normally wasn't something to be worried about but he noticed the epicenter was too big. Batman noticed a swarm of creatures flying towards them. Booster realized they were time's antibodies. They fought off the antibodies while trying to stay within 10 feet of each other. A second swarm erupted from a manhole. Booster opted to open a portal and went through with Batman. They arrived at Booster's headquarters, the Vanishing Point. Batman was surprised he built a secret base and routinely saved the time stream. Booster identified the threat as a really big Chronovore. He declared all they had to do was remove a crystal from the Chronovore's belly then gave Batman two devices worn over the knuckles that allowed for contact with the beast without being rapidly aged.
They went six hours into the past. Booster quickly shoved Batman to the ground behind some bushes to avoid creating a paradox from meeting their past selves. Batman inquired why Booster never told anyhone what he does with his time. It wasn't a big deal to him. Booster pointed out how no one ever sets out to be a rat exterminator but somebody had to do it. He likened himself as "time's rat guy". They watched as H.I.V.E. opened fire on their past selves then time froze. They soon ran into the Chronovore. Booster reminded Batman he could go 10 seconds outside his temporal bubble. Anything more and he would become untethered and shunted to the point before the fissure with no memory of what happened. Booster flew around and punched the Chronovore but he was swatted into a building. He emerged and was grabbed. The Chronovore aged him 100 years but Batman severed its tentacles with exploding Batarangs. Batman landed, caught Booster, and tossed him to his feet. Booster stretched and returned to normal.
Explosives failed to damage to Chronovore. Batman deferred to Booster to his surprise. Batman pointed out he was a little out of his depth and Booster was the expert for once. Booster proposed they get in close, back to back, and make it a street fight. They joined arms and swung each other around. Batman was hurled and he decked the Chronovore. Booster recognized their efforts weren't enough. Booster knew the beast was bigger than any he encountered before but Batman prodded him to figure out what else was different. Booster realized he was operating at half strength since Batman was also present. It was twice the drain on his suit's power cells. Booster adjusted his temporal bubble to push Batman outside the timestream. Batman pointed out he wouldn't remember anything. Booster replied it was okay and he would. Batman admitted to being wrong about him and stated he was a better person than anybody gave him credit for. He mused he would find that out again someday then he vanished.
Booster fought his way past the antibodies and flew into the Chronovore's belly. As he swam around, Booster aged again but he sighted the crystal, the repository of the stolen time energy. He strained and grabbed it. Overcome with a surge of energy, Booster found himself back when Batman was yelling at him about being the worst crime fighter. Booster was about to say something but he stopped himself and told Batman he was right. Batman believed he needed to hear his harsh words. Alone, Booster looked at the photo he took with Batman at Vanishing Point. While on monitor duty at the Watchtower, Booster was approached by Space Cabbie for a selfie. At first he asked for $5 then stood up to pose. As Cabbie got ready to snap a picture, Booster brought out a can of Golden Fizz, a beverage he endorsed. Cabbie realized he was trying to insert an ad. Booster insisted he wasn't for $5.
Following a battle on Apokolips, Booster Gold stayed behind to upload victory selfies. Granny Goodness and two Parademons pursued him. Booster eventually found a Space Cab the same time as a pregnant woman. Booster insisted they would split the fare and wanted to go to Earth. She revealed she was about to give birth. Cabbie took off for Cosmos General Hospital but Granny found Booster. The Parademons tore the roof off but Cabbie hit the brakes and sent them packing. Granny used her weapon's tractor beam to pull Booster. She readied a swing but noticed a woman in pain in the backseat. Booster explained she was having a baby. Granny wanded Boosted into the windshield then helped the woman give birth. Granny was planning to steal the infant but Booster took it away. He screamed at its alien visage. Cabbie activated the ejector seat and launched Granny into the sky. Booster opted to remember this event with memories rather than photos.
Booster settled at his posh home one night and watched a movie, on his primitive 2D TV, about scientists who used DNA to fill an amuseument park with dinosaurs. Within the first 10 minutes, Booster stopped the movie and came up with a get-rich scheme based on it. Instead of using far fetched science, Booster used time travel to steal dinosaurs from the past and take them to an island in the Bermuda Triangle. He named the island "Dinosaur Island" and the park "Booster World". He neglected to show up for monitor duty at the Watchtower. Batman traced the last signal from his comm in an area that Green Arrow happened to be flying to for a retreat and asked him to look for Booster. Booster's island happened to be the same one Arrow was once stranded on. Booster found Arrow just as he started to contemplate how the impact on the modern ecosystem would be catastrophic. Booster offered him a free tour at first then changed it to a 8 percent Justice League discount. He encapsulated Arrow with his Legion Flight Ring and took off for the park.
Booster told Arrow about his idea but admitted he never saw the ending of the movie on account of super-short attention spans of people in the future. The dinosaurs escaped their terribly built pens and chased after them. A young velociraptor bit Booster and damaged his flight ring in the process. They jumped off a cliff into a lake and swam to the deep end to thwart four velociraptors that Booster ejected from the park for being too nasty. They were swallowed by the plesiosaur in the lake. The safeguard in Booster's suit's time-travel circuits activated since his life was in danger. They emerged from a wormhole and jumped thousands of years into the future. The dinosaurs developed a flourishing utopian city evidenced by advanced floating cities above the island. A humanoid dinosaur boy accidentally hit Arrow in the back of the head with a beach ball and was frightened off. The dinosaur police force converged on them in flying cars and fired. They ran to the edge of the island and discovered it was encased in a force field.
Luckily, Booster's wormhole activated and they avoided certain death. They found themselves in the past outside Booster's home right before he saw the dinosaur movie. As Booster asked Green Arrow if he ever thought of shortening his name to just "Green", he came up with an idea to sabotage Booster's electrical panel and trigger a blackout so he never saw the movie and got the idea for his scheme. Arrow hesistated and wondered if they had the right to prevent the dinosaur utopia from happening but Booster wasn't paying attention to him and blasted the panel. The timeline reset and Booster had no memory of Dinosaur Island. He asked Arrow what he was doing or his past self for that matter. Arrow sighed and declared he needed a vacation. Booster Gold overslept in his quarters at the Watchtower and never checked in for monitor duty. Batman arrived and discovered a temporary rift opened near the Sun and Zod escaped from the Phantom Zone. He called in Superman and Wonder Woman. After Batman woke Booster up, the trio headed to S.T.A.R. Labs to stop Zod from stealing the Kryptonian Prism.
Booster Gold checked in for monitor duty with a ton of pizza but realized he was alone when in fact Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman were out of phase. Booster checked in, ignored their distress call, and played Blvd Brawlers. Batman discovered they had just enough tangibility to affect tiny changes in the visible world. Booster thought Batman's Morse Code message was a sign it was time to change a bulb. He went to the locker room and played pretend. He put on one of Batman's, Superman's then Wonder Woman's suits last and imitated them to their annoyance. He returned to monitor duty but crank called Arkham Asylum. He asked the operator if they had Poison Ivy. The operator checked and confirmed they had her. Booster told her she should fire the gardener. Batman turned the hot water tap in the bathroom and wrote a message on a mirror. Booster wiped the mirror and picked food out of his teeth. After Superman declared Booster had a knack for always doing the wrong thing, Wonder Woman got an idea.
They went to the kitchen and pushed a glass bowl of Jaw Destroyers off the table. Booster came in and figured someone else would clean the mess up then changed his mind and started eating. They made a trail to the Phantom Zone Projector. Batman placed a dollar bill atop the projector. Booster grabbed it and unknowingly triggered the projector, but Zod flew in front of them at the last second. Booster rushed Zod but was smacked into a table. Zod freed his allies Faora and Quex-Ul from the Phantom Zone. Booster could see the others through the Kryptonian Prism they confiscated from Zod. Batman communicated a plan to Booster. He begged Zod to be sent to the Phantom Zone so he could be with his friends. Zod fell for it. Booster held out the prism and restored Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to normal. They exiled Zod, Faora, and Quex-Ul soon enough. Batman picked up the prism and checked on Booster. Booster was touched. Superman commended him on being brave enough to fight Zod alone. Wonder Woman noted he had perfect timing for once but to Booster's dismay they held off on freeing him.
Booster Gold met a robot duplicate of himself after his Justice League destroyed test data collected by Darkseid. Booster didn't think he sounded anything like it but Batman disagreed and thought it was spot on. Booster gave everyone signed copies of his autobiography "All That Glitters: The Booster Gold Story" for Christmas. Booster came up with another scheme, the "Justice League Watchtower Guided Celebrity Tour and Souvenir Emporium". He showed up early for watch duty shift but reassured Batman that he took his League duties seriously. Batman told him he would see him in six hours and left. Booster started setting up the docking bay and the maiden voyage arrived with three tourists. The blonde cited the website promised they would be greeted by a superhero. They had no idea who Booster Gold was. Some time later, Booster took them to the last of the free laundry facilities. Booster was about to end the tour at the boiler room but Toyman called the tour dull and pointed out they paid good money for it.
Booster declared he was his favorite. Booster took them to the hangar and cast off Justice-1 as his private jet Booster-1 but Granny pointed out its name was on the side of it. Booster directed them to the Batjet then an empty room after Jackie asked about Wonder Woman's jet. He was amused they believed it was there but invisible. Rather than go to the restrooms like Granny requested, Booster took them to the kitchen. They soon discovered it doubled as a training room after Booster Gold accidentally requested a simulation related to the Green Lantern Boodika after the computer failed to recognize him. The room turned into a lava pit. They dodged tendrils and buzz saws. With the door out of their reach and Booster's power nearly depleted, the suit's Automatic Emergency Space-Time Shift activated and teleported them 35 minutes into the future in the monitor room. Granny noticed it was 5:12 pm and there still wasn't any restroom around. Jackie looked at a console and was scanned.
Internal defenses detected a suspicous device. Lockdown procedure was inititated and a rapid deployment team of 32 security drones were dispatched to them. Teddy, Toyman's robot, interfaced with systems and began trying to infect it with malware. Toyman was unable to turn Teddy off nor get past its force field. Granny suggested using her Mother Box to destroy the drones. Jackie revealed herself to really be the Joker all along. Out of the three, he was only one who actually came for the tour. Booster couldn't believe they all used his tour for their evil plans. The drones arrived and attempted to eradicate them with lasers. Granny tossed Mother Box to Toyman as the desk he used for a hiding spot was blown up. He ran it to the Joker who ran into Booster then put the box in his hand then ran off. Booster quickly activated it and threw it near Teddy. It fell into the Boom Tube and 31 drones followed. The last drone chased after Booster. He opened a door, dodged it at the last second then closed the door.
Defenses still detected intruders and sent more drones. Booster Gold was annoyed the others were properly identified but he was an 'unknown associate.' They ran for the hall. Booster tried to call Batman with Joker's phone but was forwarded to voicemail. They dodged the drones and cheered after they crashed but they reassembled. Booster realized his suit charged for one person to make the jump. He teleported out of the tower. Toyman, Granny, and Joker tried to seal themselves in a room but the drones broke in. Suddenly, 32 Booster Golds appeared behind the villains and blasted the drones to pieces. After several terrible drone puns, the present day Booster explained they were all from alternate timelines and gave them marshmallows as they departed to their respective points in time. They realized Batman was in the room. Booster claimed the obviously negligent and unlicensed tour business was actually a clever ruse to trap three villains and foil their plots to destroy the Watchtower.
At his prompting, Booster remembered Joker was completely innocent. He and Skeets left to return the boat to Yachts for Fun. He opened the door, saw the drone, and closed the door promptly. He advised Batman to avoid that door. Booster Gold arrived from the Vanishing Point outside the space-time continuum and was bewildered at the new present. Supergirl tossed Superman into a building. Booster tossed his apple core and hit Mxyzptlk. He was smitten with the imp but Mxyzptlk could care less who he was. Flaming cars landed near them. Booster knew it wasn't his fault because he switched from eating butterflies to caterpillars. Supergirl sliced a thrown car in half with heat vision then Superman fired his own. Booster made a force sphere between them and asked why they were fighting each other. Superman threw her into a car. Booster pointed out she was his cousin. Superman was surprised. Booster continued and explained they were from Krypton by way of Kansas. He realized it was all just a trick caused by Mxyzptlk and saw through his disguise despite Supergirl not.
Booster was excited to learn he was an agent and showed him glamour photos and asked for a spot on his "Mxy Zone" show. Mxyzptlk admitted Booster outsmarted him, revealed his true form, then dropped the Daily Planet globe on top of Booster. Just before he could reset reality again, Superman tricked him with a fake Kasnian phrase. Mxyzptlk understood the language but didn't understand one word: Kltpzyxm. He realized he was tricked into saying his name backwards and was banished back to the Fifth Dimension. Reality was restored back to normal. Booster ate the rest of Ma Kent's pie while Supergirl and Superman hugged. Booster pointed out he was just fine then Superman noticed the pie was gone. Booster faked an urgent time call then teleported away.
Booster Gold lured a lot of people to an "All That Glitters" book signing at Gotham Books by making a fake promise that Batman would make a special guest appearance. Booster tried summoning him with a code 10 emergency but got no response. Some didn't know who Booster was. A woman thought he was Animal Man. Red Velvet appeared and was mistaken for an Elseworld's Harley Quinn by a cosplayer and for a Red Lantern by Booster. She fired her lasers. Booster grabbed the cosplayer and formed a protective sphere around them. Red Velvet mentioned she did it get his attention then collapsed the store. When Booster emerged, she was already gone. On a Sunday, Booster Gold told Batman, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman about his book signing at Gotham Books but they never heard of Red Velvet. Arrow believed she was scammed by him. Booster insisted he was an entrepreneur and Philistine. An intruder alert was set off. Red Velvet appeared from a portal then referred to Booster Gold as "MJ" and he knew the truth. She was his fiancee.
Velvet used time travel to go back in time and blasted through the Earth's crust so that at that exact moment, the volcano where the Watchtower was built on would erupt. Batman and Arrow got to Justice-1 thanks to Wonder Woman and activated the thrusters while Booster took a shower. Booster told his story while the time suit charged and Batman suspected everything transpired because he didn't go through with his wedding. He believed the only choice was for Booster to marry her in the future and reset the timeline. Red Velvet found them and shot at Justice-1. Batman and Booster went back to the future to the day of the wedding. He presented Batman as a celebrity bridesmaid. Booster produced their rings from one of his gauntlets. Before the Ministron 3000 could pronounce them husband and wife, Batman realized they couldn't go through with it and objected. Red Velvet appeared and confirmed the marriage drove her mad. He noticed Velvet wore the same golden ruby marriage band that Booster put on Margo Montgomery's finger.
Red Velvet went on about all the reasons he was a terrible husband. Batman tagged Red Velvet with a mini-Batarang and electrocuted her. Booster caught and didn't believe the marriage could have been all bad. To his shock, she revealed he went bald. Montgomery called off the wedding, Velvet faded away, and the timeline was reset. Back in the present, they explained it to Wonder Woman and Green Arrow at the tower. Batman confirmed there was no record of Velvet in the present or future anymore. Batman attempted to console Booster Gold but he almost immediately asked for Giganta's phone number. Batman walked away. Booster pointed out he wasn't going to call it since he was always a bridesmaid.