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| Identity = Public
 
| Identity = Public
 
| Alignment = Bad
 
| Alignment = Bad
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| Affiliation = [[R.E.C.R.U.I.T.S.]]
 
| Relatives =
 
| Relatives =
 
| Universe = New Earth
 
| Universe = New Earth
| BaseOfOperations = [[Cairn]], Formally [[Bummb'l]]
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| BaseOfOperations = [[Cairn]], formerly [[Bummb'l]]
   
 
| Gender = Male
 
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| UnusualFeatures =
 
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| Citizenship = Bummb'l's
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| AlienRace = Bummb'l
 
| MaritalStatus = Single
 
| MaritalStatus = Single
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| Occupation = Student
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| Origin =
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| PlaceOfBirth = [[Bummb'l (Planet)|Bummb'l]]
| PlaceOfBirth = [[Bummb'l]]
 
 
| Creators = Alan Grant; Barry Kitson
 
| Creators = Alan Grant; Barry Kitson
 
| First = L.E.G.I.O.N. #30
 
| First = L.E.G.I.O.N. #30
 
| Death = L.E.G.I.O.N. #56
 
| Death = L.E.G.I.O.N. #56
   
| Quotation =
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| Quotation = BANZAI!
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| Speaker = [[Jiv Reduu (New Earth)|Jiv Reduu]]
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| QuoteSource = L.E.G.I.O.N. Vol 1 56
 
 
   
| HistoryText = '''Jiv Reduu''' came from the planet [[Bummb'l]], where all natives are born with the ability to swell their bodies into balloon like forms. When the [[L.E.G.I.O.N.]] was formed, the planet held a competition to select a planetary representative to join. Jiv Reduu won this championship and enrolled in the L.E.G.I.O.N. academy. But when it came time to admit new recruits, Reduu was rejected by [[Strata (New Earth)|Strata]]. <ref>{{c|L.E.G.I.O.N. #30}}</ref>
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| HistoryText = '''Jiv Reduu''' came from the planet [[Bummb'l (Planet)|Bummb'l]], where all natives are born with the ability to swell their bodies into balloon like forms. When the [[L.E.G.I.O.N.]] was formed, the planet held a competition to select a planetary representative to join. Jiv Reduu won this championship and enrolled in the L.E.G.I.O.N. academy.
   
Jiv Reduu then began murdering Strata's other graduates in revenge. He was rejected due to his powers which he used to take his revenge. It took some time for these murders to come to the core teams attention, mostly due to [[Captain Horgath]]'s preference to solve the case himself. Unfortunately for Jiv Reduu, the former core member [[Garv (New Earth)|Garv]] had recently resigned from the [[L.E.G.I.O.N.]] and was investigating the case himself, under the guise of the Masked Avenger.
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He was recuited into the [[R.E.C.R.U.I.T.S.]] along with [[Amon Hakk (New Earth)|Amon Hakk]], [[Borb Borbb (New Earth)|Borb Borbb]], [[Darius (New Earth)|Darius]], [[Davroth Catto (New Earth)|Davroth Catto]], [[Ig'nea G'odd (New Earth)|Ig'nea]], [[Bertron Diib (New Earth)|Bertron Diib]], [[Lydea Mallor (New Earth)|Lydea Mallor]] and [[Zena Moonstruk (New Earth)|Zena Moonstruk]]. Reduu was, however, rejected by [[Strata (New Earth)|Strata]], who saw little use for his unusual power.<ref>{{c|L.E.G.I.O.N. #30}}</ref>
   
Eventually Strata deduced the killer's identity and with [[Garv (New Earth)|Garv]] they corner Jiv Reduu. In one final effort to kill [[Strata (New Earth)|Strata]], Jiv Reduu found himself bouncing out of control, and landed on the end of a spear, killing him. <ref>{{c|L.E.G.I.O.N. #56}}</ref>
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Reduu then began murdering Strata's other graduates in revenge. It took some time for these murders to come to the core team's attention, mostly due to [[Chief Horgath (New Earth)|Chief Horgath]]'s preference to solve the case himself. Unfortunately for Reduu, the former core member [[Garv (New Earth)|Garv]] had recently resigned from the [[L.E.G.I.O.N.]] and was investigating the case himself, under the guise of the Masked Avenger.
   
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Eventually Strata deduced the killer's identity and with [[Garv (New Earth)|Garv]] cornered Reduu. In one final effort to kill [[Strata (New Earth)|Strata]], Reduu found himself bouncing out of control and landed on the end of a spear, killing him.<ref>{{c|L.E.G.I.O.N. #56}}</ref>
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| Powers = * {{Transformation|Inflatable Body}}: Jiv Reduu is a [[Bummb'l (Race)|Bummb'l]] whose species has power to inflate their entire body into a solid spherical shape like a ball. While in this form, he can direct and deflect his body off solid surfaces with little to no damage to his physical person.
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| Notes = * As with many members of this incarnation of [[L.E.G.I.O.N.]], Jiv Reduu is modeled after a character from the [[Legion of Super-Heroes]]. Jiv Reduu has the powers of and is a reference to [[Bouncing Boy]].
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* The name of Reduu's home planet, Bummb'l, is most likely a reference to a line from the popular holiday special, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", in which the character Yukon Cornelius explains that "Bumbles bounce!". Reduu himself exclaims "Bummb'ls bounce!" in L.E.G.I.O.N. #56.
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Revision as of 17:44, April 3, 2020

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Jiv Reduu came from the planet Bummb'l, where all natives are born with the ability to swell their bodies into balloon like forms. When the L.E.G.I.O.N. was formed, the planet held a competition to select a planetary representative to join. Jiv Reduu won this championship and enrolled in the L.E.G.I.O.N. academy.

He was recuited into the R.E.C.R.U.I.T.S. along with Amon Hakk, Borb Borbb, Darius, Davroth Catto, Ig'nea, Bertron Diib, Lydea Mallor and Zena Moonstruk. Reduu was, however, rejected by Strata, who saw little use for his unusual power.[1]

Reduu then began murdering Strata's other graduates in revenge. It took some time for these murders to come to the core team's attention, mostly due to Chief Horgath's preference to solve the case himself. Unfortunately for Reduu, the former core member Garv had recently resigned from the L.E.G.I.O.N. and was investigating the case himself, under the guise of the Masked Avenger.

Eventually Strata deduced the killer's identity and with Garv cornered Reduu. In one final effort to kill Strata, Reduu found himself bouncing out of control and landed on the end of a spear, killing him.[2]

Powers

  • Inflatable Body: Jiv Reduu is a Bummb'l whose species has power to inflate their entire body into a solid spherical shape like a ball. While in this form, he can direct and deflect his body off solid surfaces with little to no damage to his physical person.
  • As with many members of this incarnation of L.E.G.I.O.N., Jiv Reduu is modeled after a character from the Legion of Super-Heroes. Jiv Reduu has the powers of and is a reference to Bouncing Boy.
  • The name of Reduu's home planet, Bummb'l, is most likely a reference to a line from the popular holiday special, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", in which the character Yukon Cornelius explains that "Bumbles bounce!". Reduu himself exclaims "Bummb'ls bounce!" in L.E.G.I.O.N. #56.

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