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Real Identity: Unknown
Affiliation(s): Meta-Men
Appearances (SS): Bent Out of Shape, Consequences, Showtime, A League of Their Own Part One, Where Rubber Meets the Road, and Kidnapped
Powers/Skills: Impenetrable Skin and Enhanced Strength
Voiced By: Kevin Michael Richardson

A pair of friends and students in Dakota City were turned into metahumans after the Big Bang. Renaming themselves Puff and Onyx, they set out to become the best. Onyx's skin turned purple, he became invulnerable, and as a direct result, became super strong. While Onyx expressed second thoughts about quitting school, Puff quickly countered with a new plan, become top bounty hunters in the city. A reward for the capture of Rubberband Man was posted in the Daily Dakotan newspaper. After stealing a surveillance van, Onyx listened in on conversations coming from the Hawkins household, as Sharon Hawkins was romantically linked to the escaped convict. When Rubberband Man was revealed, Puff and Onyx leveled part of the house. The battle spilled outside to a nearby bleacher. Static collapsed it onto the duo.

Now branded as criminals, Puff and Onyx needed to find an alternative way to finance their future. After their asset Dante tipped them off, they proceeded to rob the Dakota Multiplex's movie theater box office. Virgil Hawkins happened to be at the theater and quickly challenged them as Static. In the battle, some debris dealt Daisy Watkins with a head injury. The duo escaped and resurfaced at a dockyard pool hall. Upon hearing of Static's anger, Puff hatched a new plan to lure Static into a trap. However, Static and Rubberband Man defeated them near a stone bridge. Months later, Puff and Onyx were caught robbing a store by Static and Gear. Frustrated with constant defeat, they formed the Meta-Men gang with Carmen Dillo and HotStreak. In their maiden battle with the two heroes, they encountered the Justice League. Onyx was rendered unconscious when Hawkgirl decked Carmen Dillo into him.

A year later, Onyx was sighted at the same dockyard pool hall but when Tarmack celebrated an alleged payoff from a high technology theft he was contracted for. A short time later, Dr. Roberts hired Puff and Onyx to kidnap Robert Hawkins. They ambushed him while he left Freeman Community Center. After relinquishing Hawkins to Roberts, they then were assigned to deliver a message to Static. Unlike Hawkins, the duo failed to see the connection between he and Static. Onyx was most likely cured by Dr. Todd after he exposed all of Dakota City to it.