|Real Name:||David Smith|
|Known Aliases:||Human Firecracker, Metal Man|
|Eye Colour:||Light Blue|
|Place of Birth:||Confidential|
|Date of Birth:||Confidential|
|Current Residence:||Manhattan, New York|
|Affiliation:||Galactic Enforcers, Legion of Vigilance|
|Marital Status:||Romantically Involved with Hurricana.|
|Known Relatives:||Daniel Smith (Ammolite)|
|Superhuman strength and minimal flight capabilities while in armored suit.|
|Training / Abilities|
|Skilled inventor and mechanic and trained hand-to-hand fighter.|
|Suit made of pure metal, Hands-Free Communicator.|
|Is the brother of Daniel Smith, also known as Ammolite.|
Bottlerocket's real name is David Smith, a prestigious, middle-aged man from Staten Island. When he was 13, he had started experimenting with mechanical objects, and eventually got a part-time job as a mechanic downtown. He learned so much he began assembling a bottlerocket launcher, which shot firecrackers. He finished it one day, and the launcher accidentally fired on David's brother, Daniel, putting him in the burn unit at the hospital. Feeling it was all his fault, David disposed of the bottlerocket launcher, never to use it again.
Feeling depressed about what happened to his brother, David swore never to touch a gun again, as long as he lived. When he turned 19, he went to Empire State University, where he got to experiment more on things. After staying there for 7 years, David got his doctorate degree in mechanics, and moved into a nice apartment in the city. Although he made a promise to never touch a gun again, David started working on a new bottlerocket launcher. He completed it by the end of the week, and placed it in a small glass box display.
One day, he heard a loud bang. David stormed out of his door to locate the source of the loud noise, and saw a woman laying on the ground. Blood was pooling under her slowly. He saw a man, gun in hand, ready to shoot the woman again. David quickly grabbed his bottlerocket launcher, and fired one at the man. He heard the incoming firecracker, and tried to dodge it, but was knocked down by the blast. The woman was unharmed by the blast, though. With the mugger down, David called 911 and went to attend to the young woman.
The paramedics arrived to put in the cab of the vehicle. Cops arrived also to arrest the man who tried to murder her.
David felt complete, knowing that something that impaired his own brother, managed to save a woman's life.
- Suit of armor gives him superhuman benefits, such as superhuman strength and minimal flight.
- Trained hand-to-hand fighter.
- Skilled inventor and mechanic.
- Suit made of pure metal.
- Hands-Free Communicator.
- Variety of non-fatal firecracker-based weapons.
Bottlerocket doesn't have any powers, but is a fierce fighter in the field.
- David did not discover that his brother was a criminal until he was in the Galactic Enforcers. A total year span of 15 since he saved the woman from her shooter.
- Although firecrackers are non-fatal, they can seriously burn you if you stand too close to one.
- David got his trademark hero name after the first thing he invented, a bottlerocket launcher.