History ComicBook / LegionOfSuper-Heroes

6th Jun '17 9:13:16 AM rafi
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* LukeIAmYourFather

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* LukeIAmYourFatherLukeIAmYourFather:



* MasterOfIllusion: Princess Projectra.

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* %%* MasterOfIllusion: Princess Projectra.



* MightyWhitey: The comic set in 30th Century earth, for decades managed to have blue-skinned members, orange-skinned members, and green-skinned members, but no blacks or Asians. They were still almost entirely Northern European body-types right into the 1980s. When they decided to have a martial arts expert join the Legion--in 1966, before it was fashionable--they got Val Armorr, ''Karate Kid'' raised on an earth colony, allegedly of mixed human genetics, but with features and curly red-brown hair that suggested Irish ancestry, if anything.
** There was a (probably unintentionally) funny bit in the issue which examined Val's origin, where he's absolutely SHOCKED to discover that he's not actually entirely Japanese. Despite his appearance being as white as possible without making him blond, and his name being decidedly non-Japanese.
** Jim Shooter originally wanted Ferro Lad-- who joined the Legion at the same time as Karate Kid to be of African descent but got vetoed by Mort Weisinger (likely out of fear of offending readers in the South.) So Shooter had him make a HeroicSacrifice seven issues after his introduction. Later iterations of the character would be white.



* MoreHeroThanThou: Ferro Lad

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* MobySchtick: Early on, Lightning Lad had his arm destroyed by an ill-timed attack on a SpaceWhale, and became obsessed with revenge upon it. He got better.
* MoreExpendableThanYou /
MoreHeroThanThou: One in the Silver Age. To destroy the Sun Eater, Superboy had to fly into the creature and detonate it. He was about to do when he was suckerpunched by Ferro LadLad and he made the Heroic Sacrifice in Superboy's place.
2nd Jun '17 6:02:27 AM rafi
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* AlanSmithee: The final issue of the Threeboot Legion, which rapidly tied up all the plot threads before ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' gave us the original Legion again, was apparently written by "Justin Thyme".
13th May '17 8:23:31 AM rafi
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* TeamworkSeduction: Once with Superboy, Phantom Girl and Triplicate Girl. When Phantom Girl takes an opportunity to steal a kiss from Superboy, Triplicate Girl cuts in using two of her duplicate selves to steal Superboy away and get kisses for themselves.
9th May '17 5:31:30 AM rafi
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* DeusExitMachina: In the 1960s, when Adventure Comics featured the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legion had several one-off encounters with some guest character (often a stranger applying for Legion membership) who harbored a secret, and who often turned out to be (in disguise) someone whom the Legion already knew. In each of these stories, Saturn Girl was conveniently called away on some separate emergency and wasn't able to participate in the main adventure. Saturn Girl is a telepath: if she had been available to read the stranger's mind, the story would've ended on the first page.
24th Apr '17 5:34:18 AM rafi
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* HopelessAuditionees: Always a highlight of any Legion audition are the people with [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame powers]] trying their best to impress the Legion.



** In the first Post-Crisis continuity, this was {{Retcon}}ned so that all of the Human Aliens were actually humans who were sent to colonize other planets after gaining superpowers during ''{{ComicBook/Invasion}}''... and Projectra, still an actual alien, was a snake.

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** In the first Post-Crisis continuity, this was {{Retcon}}ned so that all of the Human Aliens were actually humans who were sent to colonize other planets after gaining superpowers during ''{{ComicBook/Invasion}}''...''ComicBook/{{Invasion}}''... and Projectra, still an actual alien, was a snake.



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Brainiac 5 and Matter-Eater Lad [[spoiler:after he eats the Miracle Machine]]. The Time Trapper is similarly revealed to be a victim of this at the end of v4.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity:
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Brainiac 5 and Matter-Eater Lad [[spoiler:after he eats the Miracle Machine]]. The Time Trapper is similarly revealed to be a victim of this at the end of v4.
24th Apr '17 12:31:08 AM rafi
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* SinglePowerSuperheroes: The pre-reboot Legion had the "No Duplicate Powers". They accept only one member with a prticular power..with some exceptions like Superboy and Supergirl.

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* SinglePowerSuperheroes: The pre-reboot Legion had the "No Duplicate Powers". Powers" rule. They accept only one member with a prticular particular power..with some exceptions like Superboy and Supergirl.
24th Apr '17 12:30:37 AM rafi
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* SinglePowerSuperheroes: The pre-reboot Legion had the "No Duplicate Powers". They accept only one member with a prticular power..with some exceptions like Superboy and Supergirl.
21st Apr '17 9:35:02 AM rafi
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* SeashellBra: Issues drawn by Adam Hughes (and some other artists about the same time) have had seashell bras (and bottoms) indicating nudity (simply assume they aren't there, then the characters' reactions make sense).
21st Apr '17 9:00:33 AM rafi
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* CaptainErsatz: Mon-El (a CaptainErsatz of Superboy) and Andromeda (a CaptainErsatz of Supergirl), after both Superboy and Supergirl were {{RetCon}}ned out of existence by ''The Man of Steel'' [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] by John Byrne. Byrne has since admitted that removing Superboy was a mistake. Note that Mon-El was a separate character before the RetCon. They had to bend over backwards in order to re-position him as a Superboy stand-in (whereas Andromeda was a straight SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute).


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* {{Expy}}: Mon-El (a CaptainErsatz of Superboy) and Andromeda (a CaptainErsatz of Supergirl), after both Superboy and Supergirl were {{RetCon}}ned out of existence by ''The Man of Steel'' [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] by John Byrne. Byrne has since admitted that removing Superboy was a mistake. Note that Mon-El was a separate character before the RetCon. They had to bend over backwards in order to re-position him as a Superboy stand-in (whereas Andromeda was a straight SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute).
20th Apr '17 12:53:08 AM rafi
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* GuineaPigFamily
* HalfIdenticalTwins

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%%* GuineaPigFamily: Timberwolf.
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* InsufferableGenius: Brainiac 5, in most versions. Invisible Kid is usually his friendlier foil.
* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Woman]]: Phantom Girl/Apparition.

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* InsufferableGenius: InsufferableGenius:
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Brainiac 5, in most versions. versions.
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Invisible Kid is usually his friendlier foil.
* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Woman]]: Phantom Girl/Apparition. Like all natives of the planet Bgztl, she possesses the ability to shift to another dimension, allowing her to phase through solid matter. As a veritable phantom, she cannot be harmed by conventional means of attack.



* {{Invisibility}}: Invisible Kid.

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* {{Invisibility}}: Invisible Kid. He can turn himself and his clothing invisible at will. His invisibility cloaks himself from many types of detection: ocular, auditory and telepathic.



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale



* StarCrossedLovers: Wildfire and Dawnstar.

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* StarCrossedLovers: Wildfire Dawnstar and Dawnstar.Wildstar as he is sentient energy trapped inside a containment suit. .



* SurvivalistStash

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* SurvivalistStashSurvivalistStash: During the second Universo story arc, the Legion has been outlawed and everyone on Earth turned against them by the mind-controlling villain. All their resources have been stripped away. Good thing they just happen to stumble across one of Lex Luthor's old hideaways, still fully stocked and functional after a thousand years.



* TeenSuperspy: Post-Zero Hour Invisible Kid.

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* TeenSuperspy: TeenSuperspy:
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Post-Zero Hour Invisible Kid.Kid thanks to his power.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Reep Daggle/Chameleon Boy and Yera/Chameleon Girl, who are Durlans, a species of shapeshifters.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: VoluntaryShapeshifting:
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Reep Daggle/Chameleon Boy and Yera/Chameleon Girl, who are Durlans, a species of shapeshifters.



* WingedHumanoid: Dawnstar

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* WingedHumanoid: DawnstarDawnstar possesses natural wings. This is a common physical trait of her people however, and is not considered unusual by the standards of Starhaven culture.
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