Aliases: Francisco “Cisco” Ramon, Paco Ramon
First Appearance: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #2, 1984
Despite his humble origins, Francisco Ramon (alternately nicknamed Cisco or Paco) has left behind quite a legacy. He was the first Latin-American DC Super Hero to become a member of the Justice League of America, when he and several other young heroes joined what has been referred to as “Justice League Detroit.”
Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Ramon was a metahuman with the ability to emit intense vibratory shockwaves. At first, he ignored the calling of a hero, and resigned himself to be the leader of a local street gang called Los Lobos. But when the original JLA disbanded, and was later reformed and set up shop out of his hometown, Ramon took on the codename Vibe and joined the team, where he quickly earned the respect of veteran Leaguers like Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter.
Although his time with the League was brief, he proved himself a true hero, and was fondly remembered by his teammates after he was killed in action. When the history of the DC Universe was reimagined after the events of 2011's FLASHPOINT, Ramon lived again. In this new history, Vibe's powers came from being caught in the event horizon of a Boom Tube during an invasion from Apokolips, during which interdimensional forces rewrote his DNA. Not only did the new Vibe have vibratory powers, but also the ability to create interdimensional portals!