Bones was the cousin of the Human Torch. He ran the Bones 'n Bailey Circus and managed to convince the Human Torch to join his circus as the main attraction for a short time. 
Cousin Bones is extremely tall and thin. He towers over normal people by a good 2-3 feet. His best friend and traveling companion, Shorty, is a little person. He may be Aunt Jewel's son or grandson.
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