Despite what it looks like, Micro Lad has not the power to increase his size, but he's a giant with the power to shrink to 6 feet.
His hometown, Big City, formerly known as McMurdo City, in Antarctica on Earth. The continent became much warmer after the effects of global warming, various citys were built across the now habitable continent. McMurdo City was normal-sized until the 29th Century when Bizarro Brainiac the backwards clone of Brainiac enlarged it to its current size. In his mind he was trying to do the reverse of Brainiac who shrank the city of Kandor by increasing the size of McMurdo City. The people who live there voluntarily stay there to prevent anyone from accidentally squishing someone.
However Gim was born with the meta-gene, which gave him the ability to shrink to normal human size and have been able to travel to other places.
Gim dislikes being called Colossal Boy and prefers to be called Micro Lad. Many of his team mates feel he tries too hard to please everyone. Nevertheless, he is loved by all because his heart is always huge. He's a bit clumsy and has been referred to as being a walking avalanche. Gim appears to enjoy being with the "little people".
After the Legion Headquarters was destroyed, the Legion used Gim's home as a base of operation until the new Headquarters was finished.
Later, several youths from Big City appeared across the globe and began destroying property. However, the Legion managed to stop them with the help of Supergirl. But Gim was beaten badly by the youths when they were freed by a mysterious team of villains during interrogation.
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