- Hiya, Tommy! Say, be a sport and hand over our Supreme Creator, would ya?
- — Bob, Employee of the Month
Bob is an entity created by the Source, the leader of an alien task force which came to Earth to collect power sources for their technology - which happened to be plain live cows. In order to coordinate its activities, it disguised its mothership as a newly founded fast-food restaurant, Mega Meaty Meat. From there it sent out collector ships to collect cows from the outlying farms and created an entity from its own substance named Bob, who posed as the restaurant's manager. After having collected enough cows, the Source intended to use a super weapon called Destruct-o-tron to destroy the Earth for good measure as well. To complete its disguise, the Source used its own body substance as a "nutritious meat-free" replacement for the scarce-growing meat.
The farm raids soon called the Teen Titans upon the scene, but each time they apprehended a collector vessel, it managed to gave them the slip. At the same time, Beast Boy desired to improve his mobility by getting himself his dream vehicle: a moped. He tried his hands at various jobs, but the only offer still left for him was working at the Meaty Meat restaurant - a horror for a sworn vegan. Nevertheless, Beast Boy was quickly swayed when Bob offered him a special price: his very own dream moped, to be granted to the employee of the month.
Finally, Beast Boy discovered the restaurant's secret and learned of the Source's existence. In order to stop its plans, he kidnapped the Source and started interrogating it; while the Source would initially not reveal information on its own volition, Beast Boy managed to persuade it by threatening to eat it for lunch. Subsequently, Beast Boy singlehandedly succeeded in thwarting the alien scheme, in the course of which he exploited the inherent weakness of Newfu, which he had forced out of the Source, by spraying all Bobs with water, which reverted them into a non-animated state. In the end, however, his efforts were somewhat nullified when his over-stressed new B-Ped collapsed into a scrap pile and the Source was inadvertently consumed by a hungry Cyborg.
Bob was reformed and joined the ranks of the Brotherhood of Evil with The Source. The Source and one of the Bobs made a cameo appearance among the recruits for the Brotherhood of Evil in Homecoming - Part 2, but have made no other appearance ever since, except being flash-frozen after the battle.
Power and Abilities
As a being composed of Newfu, Bob had several shape-changing abilities. Other than human form, he could also assume the form and physical and aromatic texture of meat and sesame bread, effectively turning himself into the merchandise of his own restaurant. He could also give up his form to act as an adhesive restraint for opponents. The most dangerous quality, however, was the superior numbers in which the Source could create him.
However, Newfu suffers from a weakness to water, which turns any Newfu entity, regardless of its current form, into non-animated blocks of Newfu.
- Homecoming - Part 2 (cameo)