The New Genesphere, affectionately known as Sphere, is an extraterrestrial artifact from the world of New Genesis. She is capable of adopting several forms, including that of a flying motorcycle, which earned her the name Super-Cycle.
She apparently possesses some form of intelligent awareness and has attached herself to Superboy.
Sphere appears to be a metallic ball approximately 5 feet in diameter with a circular feature containing a pattern of lines and dots that glow indicating possible communication or reaction. She is capable of autonomous movement by rolling.
Sphere can transform into assorted forms, including the following:
Sphere-mode: The New Genesphere takes the default form of a sphere. She is capable of attacking others by charging into them at great speed. She appears to be more resistant to damage in this form, and according to Superboy uses this form to heal.
Super-Cycle mode: The New Genesphere transforms into a flight-capable motorized tricycle. The basic form has room for a driver (though she is able to act independently), plus one passenger at the front. She can also deploy a pod at the back with seats for up to six additional passengers. She is capable of shooting lasers and emitting anti-Apokoliptan signals.
Pill bug mode: The New Genesphere turns into a form reminiscent of a woodlouse. She is capable of jamming control signals and taking control of mechanized objects. She appears to be more vulnerable to damage in this form.
The Sphere saw Superboy and Miss Martian off before their first day of School. She also showed a bit of playful jealousy when Superboy was working on his bike.
Mount Justice September 22, 18:43EDT
Sphere interrupted an intimate kissing session between Superboy and Miss Martian. M'gann initially thought Sphere was jealous, but it turned out that Sphere was warning them about Kid Flash's arrival into the Cave. The lovers were eternally grateful.
When Red Torpedo and Red Inferno attacked the Cave, Sphere was smashed into a concrete wall, where she remained for the duration of the battle. Sphere was knocked offline when Artemis triggered an electromagnetic pulse, and recovered briefly before Red Tornado's face-heel turn.
Mount Justice September 23, 06:34EDT
The Sphere attempted to join the Team on their trip to Northern India but Superboy forbade it.
After his psychology session with Black Canary, Superboy decided to go riding with Wolf on his motorcycle. Sphere blocked their path, and transformed into a large wheeled bike.
Eastern Seaboard October 23, 18:04EDT
The trio was ambushed by the Forever People, who at first thought Superboy had stolen the Sphere. She cleared up the misunderstanding by explaining that Superboy rescued it from captivity. They decided to track down their stolen technology together.
In a battle with Desaad, Sphere was wounded, but she managed to save the day. The Forever People's combined form, Infinity-Man, was taken over by a Fatherbox, but by clamping on its head, Sphere allowed Superboy control of the behemoth.
The Forever People started healing her with their Motherbox, and intended to take her home to finish the process. Superboy told them that they bonded and that he didn't think of her as technology but as a lifeform, and was allowed to keep her.
After a mind-controlledBlack Canary attacked the Team in the Cave, the Sphere transformed into the Super-Cycle and transported them out before the arrival of three more enthralled Leaguers. Then, she tracked Superboy's signal and when she found the Bio-Ship, she proceeded inside.
As Martian Manhunter and Flash attempted to make contact with the alien ship hovering over Metropolis, the Super-Cycle carried Nightwing, Wonder Girl, Blue Beetle and Zatanna beside them, concealed within a glamour bubble created by Zatanna.
Metropolis December 1, post-17:54EST
Alpha Squad successfully entered the Collector of Worlds's ship through a hatch that was opened to expel Martian Manhunter, Flash and Atom.
Metropolis December 1, 18:20EST
Alpha Squad began to explore the ship, and came across a vast room filled with spheres–actually shrunken cities.
Metropolis December 1, 18:31EST
Alpha Squad continued to explore, until Zatanna's glamour spell was drained. The Collector of World's revealed himself and attacked them.
Alpha Squad was helpless against the Collector's attack.
The Collector's Ship December 1, 18:33EST
Blue Beetle and Sphere mounted a counterattack, allowing the Team to regroup and attack the Collector.
The Collector's Ship December 1, 19:01EST
Sphere transformed to Super-Cycle mode to attack the Collector. After reinforcements, former prisoners of Kylstar, were teleported in, Nightwing quickly apprised them of the situation, and Lagoon Boy took the coludroid out.
Metropolis December 1, 19:03EST
Dozens of more coludroids entered, surrounding Sphere and the others. But rather than attack, they halted, because the Collector noticed something was wrong with the force field around the city. Should it be taken down while the shrinking beam was still active, the planet could be destroyed. Atom and Nightwing convinced the Collector to shut down both, and he agreed, as he had no interest in destroying the planet.
Metropolis December 1, 22:03EST
Back on the ground, Sphere was present as the League and Team members gathered and discussed the events of the day.
When the group tracked Intergang to Arlington, the Super-Cycle destroyed the device controlling the Appellaxian. Superboy instructed Sphere to transform into pillbug mode to wrest control of the Golem, but Sphere was knocked away by one of Blue Beetle's staples.
After the destruction of Mount Justice, Mal found the Super-Cycle floating off-shore. She was carrying Nightwing, Superboy and Wolf, all unconscious, and struggling to stay afloat. Mal took Nightwing and woke up Superboy, who carried Wolf, allowing her to switch to Sphere mode, sink and heal.
Sphere entered a Warworld docking bay via airlock. Her arrival startled Nightwing and Miss Martian who were talking inside. They were relieved to be reunited with her, and M'gann asked Sphere if she could track Superboy. She responded enthusiastically, transforming into the Super-Cycle.
Outside the room where the captive Team members were being held, Sphere, Nightwing and Miss Martian confronted a squad of Reach soldiers and took them down. At that point, the door opened, revealing the freed Team members and their rescuers, Arsenal and the four teens the Reach had abducted. They all retreated to the Bio-Ship.
They arrived at a Bialyan cliffside. Batgirl had the Super-Cycle blast open the hidden doors to the complex inside. The team fought through the guards to reach the temple concealed inside. Zatanna prepared the ritual to cleanse Blue Beetle's scarab. When Green Beetle attempted to intervene, the Super-Cycle helped hold him off, along with Batgirl, Impulse and a group of reinforcements from the Team. Zatanna was able to cleanse both Blue and Green Beetle, freeing them from Reach control. Their mission complete, the Super-Cycle carried those unable to fly home, as the others flew alongside. On the way, Zatanna, Batgirl and Robin explained the lead-up to the mission to Blue, before reporting their success to Nightwing.
The Super-Cycle was a semi-character in the Forever People comics and the original Young Justice series, having been uncovered by Robin (Tim Drake), Superboy and Impulse (Bart Allen). Superboy boastfully named the cycle after himself (not realizing that it was the vehicle's official name on New Genesis). However, the Cycle did not develop any sort of kinship with him like in the animated series. Instead, it took on a dog-like behavior and loyalty towards Tim Drake, allowing only him to drive it. Later, when Robin temporarily left the team, the Cycle welcomed Slobo (a clone of Lobo) as his new master. Following the end of the Young Justice series, the Super-Cycle vanished into comic limbo. While the cycle would occasionally curl up into a defensive ball, it never transformed into a metallic sphere.