Created by: Bob Rozakis and Irv Novick
1st appearance: Teen Titans #45, December 1976
Skills and Abilities: Skilled inventor and scientist
Powers: Her power suit gives her superhuman strength, wings for flight, armor and the ability to project painful sonic blasts. After alteration she is now six inches in height and retains her powers.
Family: Mal Duncan (Husband, divorced)
Karen was a scientist for years who enjoyed a normal life. After she began a relationship with Teen Titan member Mal Duncan however he life changed. Since his powers were not “flashy” she wanted to cement his standing with the teen Titans so she created a power suit and fashioned the identity of Bumblebee. With this identity she attacked the Titans and escaped convincing them that Mal was a valued member. Days later she confessed this to Mal who in turn told the Titans. They were impressed by her skills and gave her membership. She remained with the Titans until the team dissolved, she and Mal then married and moved to San Francisco. Here they all but returned from heroics and only sporadically ventured out.
Later she and her husband are recruited by Donna Troy along with Firestorm during infinite crisis. A mishap caused her body to be shrunk to six inches. After this she joins the Doom Patrol where she must take special medication to stop her tiny heart from going into cardiac arrest. Her condition left her marriage strained and she and Mal divorced. She remains with Doom Patrol.