History Main / LegacyCharacter

13th Nov '16 3:00:08 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] in the show plays this trope straight. Kai-Ro was Earth's new Comicbook/GreenLantern and [[JusticeLeagueUnlimited John Stewart]]'s successor, while Warhawk was the son of Stewart and [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Hawkgirl]]. Micron was also essentially the future equivalent of ComicBook/TheAtom.

to:

** The [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] in the show plays this trope straight. Kai-Ro was Earth's new Comicbook/GreenLantern and [[JusticeLeagueUnlimited [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited John Stewart]]'s successor, while Warhawk was the son of Stewart and [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Hawkgirl]]. Micron was also essentially the future equivalent of ComicBook/TheAtom.
12th Nov '16 8:19:45 AM narm00
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** At one point Pym even took the identity of the Wasp, a name originally held by his ex-wife Janet van Dyne. After being mocked by foes such as Absorbing Man and realizing he needed to move on, Pym discarded the Wasp identity in favor of retaking the Giant-Man identity.

to:

** At one point Pym even took the identity of the Wasp, a name originally held by his ex-wife Janet van Dyne. After being mocked by foes such as Absorbing Man and realizing he needed to move on, Pym discarded the Wasp identity in favor of retaking the Giant-Man identity. Subsequently, Pym's daughter Nadia became the new Wasp.



** It gets weirder. Pym also created the robot Ultron, who rebelled and created two more robots (TheVision and Victor Mancha) who both rebelled from him and joined Comicbook/TheAvengers and the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, respectively. The Vision was programmed using brainwave patterns from Wonder Man. Vision married Scarlet Witch, and had two children with her who were killed but their souls (and thus powers) were placed in the bodies of Wiccan and Speed (members of the YoungAvengers; we'll get to them in a minute). Vision was then destroyed in the "Avengers Disassembled" story line. In the aftermath, a young Kang the Conqueror uses his own shapeshifting power armor and data copied from the Vision's remains to become Iron Lad, another Young Avenger. Kang eventually goes back to his own time, but leaves the Iron Lad armor behind, which has now gained sentience thanks to the Vision program and has become a legacy character to Vision I. Whew!

to:

** It gets weirder. Pym also created the robot Ultron, who rebelled and created two more robots (TheVision and Victor Mancha) who both rebelled from him and joined Comicbook/TheAvengers and the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, respectively. The Vision was programmed using brainwave patterns from Wonder Man. Vision married Scarlet Witch, and had two children with her who were killed but their souls (and thus powers) were placed in the bodies of Wiccan and Speed (members of the YoungAvengers; ComicBook/YoungAvengers; we'll get to them in a minute). Vision was then destroyed in the "Avengers Disassembled" story line. In the aftermath, a young Kang the Conqueror uses his own shapeshifting power armor and data copied from the Vision's remains to become Iron Lad, another Young Avenger. Kang eventually goes back to his own time, but leaves the Iron Lad armor behind, which has now gained sentience thanks to the Vision program and has become a legacy character to Vision I. Whew!



* Wiccan, Speed, Iron Lad, Vision II, and have all been members of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers, which is composed entirely of Legacy Characters. But there's the twist that some members' apparent legacies differ from their actual ones: [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulkling]] is actually [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel's]] kid; and while Wiccan looks like he takes after [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] (he started out as "Asgardian"), his powers actually come from the Scarlet Witch. Iron Lad modeled himself after Comicbook/IronMan, but he's actually a teenage Kang.

to:

* Wiccan, Speed, Iron Lad, Vision II, Hawkeye II, and Patriot have all been members of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers, which is composed entirely of Legacy Characters. But there's the twist that some members' apparent legacies differ from their actual ones: [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulkling]] is actually [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel's]] kid; and while Wiccan looks like he takes after [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] (he started out as "Asgardian"), his powers actually come from the Scarlet Witch. Iron Lad modeled himself after Comicbook/IronMan, but he's actually a teenage Kang.



*** In the main New 52 continuity, Alan Scott is out of the equation entirely, instead living on Earth-2, which doesn't seem to have a GL Corps.

to:

*** In the main New 52 continuity, Alan Scott is out On ComicBook/{{Earth 2}} of the equation entirely, instead living on Earth-2, which doesn't seem to have a GL New 52, Alan is the only GL, with no sign of the Corps.



*** In yet ''another'' BadFuture, Terry inherited the title from Bruce, and got sent back in time to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, [[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd ending up five years into the future of the main DCU]]. He died in the attempt, and the Tim Drake of that future took up the mantle, travelling to the present of the main DCU to complete Terry's mission, then getting thrown to Terry's time, where Tim takes his place.

to:

*** In yet ''another'' BadFuture, Terry inherited the title from Bruce, and got sent back in time to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, [[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd ending up five years into the future of the main DCU]]. He died in the attempt, and the Tim Drake of that future took up the mantle, travelling to the present of the main DCU to complete Terry's mission, then getting thrown to Terry's time, a now-changed future, where Terry was missing and Tim takes temporarily took his place.place until he was found. [[TimeyWimeyBall Ow.]]



* ComicBook/PhantomLady was originally Sandra Knight in World War II. Then because time passes she gave the mantle to her niece Dee in the eighties. Because time still passes on, Dee died passing it on to Sandra's grandaughter Stormy Knight in 2006. In 2012, the ComicBook/{{New 52}} introduced the latest Phantom Lady, Jennifer Knight. The prior Phantom Ladies have all presumably been {{retcon}}ned out of existence.

to:

* ComicBook/PhantomLady was originally Sandra Knight in World War II. Then because time passes she gave the mantle to her niece Dee in the eighties. Because time still passes on, Dee died passing it on to Sandra's grandaughter Stormy Knight in 2006. In 2012, the ComicBook/{{New 52}} introduced the latest Phantom Lady, Jennifer Knight. The prior Phantom Ladies have all presumably been {{retcon}}ned out of existence.



** In ''Comicbook/SupermanSuperLeague'', Superman tells his cousin that he is dying and asks her to carry on in his name. In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' she joins the DEO -Department of Extra-normal Operations- to help her to restore her powers and carry on her cousin's work.

to:

** In ''Comicbook/SupermanSuperLeague'', Superman tells his cousin that he is dying and asks her to carry on in his name. In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' she joins the DEO -Department - Department of Extra-normal Operations- Operations - to help her to restore her powers and carry on her cousin's work.



* Following the death of the New 52 Superman in ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', his legacy is taken up by the pre-Flashpoint Superman, the New 52 Supergirl, ComicBook/LexLuthor, [[ComicBook/{{Superwoman}} Lois Lane]], and [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/{{Superwoman}} Lana Lang]]]], and ComicBook/NewSuperMan Kenan Kong, DC deliberately homaging ''The Death of Superman''.



* The original Amazing-Man was Will Everett, a member of the ComicBook/AllStarSquadron. Decades later, the identity was taken up by his nephew, Will Everett III, who was a member of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League and Extreme Justice]]. After his death, the identity was taken over by his cousin, Markus Clay, who was a member of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. In the wake of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch, a new Amazing-Man named Rocker Bonn has been introduced as a former agent of ComicBook/{{Checkmate}}.

to:

* The original Amazing-Man was Will Everett, a member of the ComicBook/AllStarSquadron. Decades later, the identity was taken up by his nephew, Will Everett III, who was a member of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League and Extreme Justice]]. After his death, the identity was taken over by his cousin, Markus Clay, who was a member of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. In the wake of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch, a new Amazing-Man named Rocker Bonn has been introduced as a former agent of ComicBook/{{Checkmate}}.



** Following ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', the Iron Man legacy is taken up by Riri Williams and ComicBook/DoctorDoom.



* Creator/GrantMorrison played with this when he created a new version of the Shining Knight. Apparently the ''entire Myth/KingArthur story'' repeats itself every so often. The original Shining Knight, Sir Justin came from the [[AnachronismStew anachronistic]] 5th century of ''La Morte D'Arthur'', and ended up in WorldWarII. The third Knight, Sir Ystina, is the same character's counterpart from a much earlier Camelot which has more of a "Celtic twilight" feel, who ended up in the 21st century. This is parodied in the ''ComicBook/DemonKnights'' series, when Jason Blood and Xanadu, both refugees from the anachronistic Camelot, are accosted by Ystin, who insists that they're lying about being survivors of Camelot. But because her accusations are in Welsh, none of them understand her. Jason shrugs and advises his companions to smile and nod.

to:

* Creator/GrantMorrison played with this when he created a new version of the Shining Knight. Apparently the ''entire Myth/KingArthur story'' repeats itself every so often. The original Shining Knight, Sir Justin Justin, came from the [[AnachronismStew anachronistic]] 5th century of ''La Morte D'Arthur'', and ended up in WorldWarII. The third Knight, Sir Ystina, is the same character's counterpart from a much earlier Camelot which has more of a "Celtic twilight" feel, who ended up in the 21st century. This is parodied in the ''ComicBook/DemonKnights'' series, when Jason Blood and Xanadu, both refugees from the anachronistic Camelot, are accosted by Ystin, who insists that they're lying about being survivors of Camelot. But because her accusations are in Welsh, none of them understand her. Jason shrugs and advises his companions to smile and nod.



** Post-''Flashpoint'', Jaime is apparently the first Blue Beetle, but not the first bearer of the scarab. A younger Ted Kord teams up with Jaime in ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', inspired to create his own equipment to help Jaime out.

to:

** Post-''Flashpoint'', Jaime is apparently ends up inheriting two different legacies, the first Blue Beetle name and the scarab - the scarab's previous holder didn't take the Blue Beetle name, and Ted Kord, the previous Beetle, didn't have the scarab. Ted eventually had to step down as Blue Beetle, but not the first bearer came out of the scarab. A younger Ted Kord teams up with Jaime in ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', inspired to create his own equipment retirement to help Jaime out.



* The original Comicbook/SwampThing was Alex Olsen, who appeared in one ''HouseOfSecrets'' story, before the more famous Alec Holland incarnation was created. The ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' mythology created by Creator/AlanMoore and his successors would make both incarnations part of a lineage of Erl-Kings that dated to before humanity.

to:

* The original Comicbook/SwampThing was Alex Olsen, who appeared in one ''HouseOfSecrets'' ''ComicBook/HouseOfSecrets'' story, before the more famous Alec Holland incarnation was created. The ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' mythology created by Creator/AlanMoore and his successors would make both incarnations part of a lineage of Erl-Kings that dated to before humanity.



* Black Knight is another odd duck. The original was an actual Arthurian knight named Sir Percy who had his mantle taken up hundreds of years later by his decesendent Nathan Garrett, who became a villain. The mantle then passed to Nathan's nephew Dane, who famously became a hero and a member of Comicbook/TheAvengers. A new short-lived replacement named Augustine du Lac was later introduced, and he has now been succeeded by an unnamed female teenage incarnation, who like Nathan, is a villain.

to:

* Black Knight is another odd duck. The original was an actual Arthurian knight named Sir Percy who had his mantle taken up hundreds of years later by his decesendent descendant Nathan Garrett, who became a villain. The mantle then passed to Nathan's nephew Dane, who famously became a hero and a member of Comicbook/TheAvengers. A new short-lived replacement named Augustine du Lac was later introduced, and he has now been succeeded by an unnamed female teenage incarnation, who like Nathan, Nathan is a villain.



** The mantle's also been taken up independently of the Spirits of Vengeance by Robbie Reyes, the ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider.



* The only one of Marvel's original characters to be a legacy character was Comicbook/DoctorStrange, who is merely the ''current'' Sorcerer Supreme. His legacy stretches back thousands of years (some say back to [[PhysicalGod Agamotto]] himself).

to:

* The only one of Marvel's original characters to be begin as a legacy character was Comicbook/DoctorStrange, who is merely the ''current'' Sorcerer Supreme. His legacy stretches back thousands of years (some say back to [[PhysicalGod Agamotto]] himself).
8th Nov '16 11:06:19 AM SMARTALIENQT
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Similarly, the "James Bond is actually the same person" theory creates another ContinuitySnarl: if Bond is the same person, that means that [[MayflyDecemberFriendship a single man has remained eternally in his forties/fifties while everyone around him (particularly Q and M) ages and dies.]]
4th Nov '16 1:13:14 PM LuciaMoore
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The eponymous hero of the ''Film/{{Deathstalker}}'' franchise is always known simply as Deathstalker. Not ''The'' Deathstalker, just...Deathstalker. The mantle of Deathstalker is taken up by three different heroes of varying degrees of heroism throughout the franchise.
31st Oct '16 8:53:46 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Also played straight with the Trickster in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. [[Creator/MarkHamill James Jesse]] has terrorized Central City decades ago, but has been locked up in Iron Heights since then. Then Axel Walker, calling himself "the Trickster" appears and starts terrorizing the city again. Jesse appears angry at the upstart taking up his moniker without permission, but it turns out that he was Walker's secret mentor... and [[LukeIAmYourFather father]]. There are also the names Weather Wizard (given first to Clyde Mardon and then his brother Mark due to their similar powers) and Firestorm (the original Firestorm consisted of Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein; the next Firestorm has Jefferson Jackson replacing Ronnie). There are also several characters called "Flash", but they're all from different worlds/realities.
15th Oct '16 8:39:35 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the Fallout/My Little Pony fanfic ''FalloutEquestria'', at least 5 ponies have taken the title DJ-[=Pon3=], in addition to the original.

to:

* In the Fallout/My Little Pony fanfic ''FalloutEquestria'', ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'', at least 5 ponies have taken the title DJ-[=Pon3=], in addition to the original.
11th Oct '16 9:21:48 AM Hanz
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* It has been confirmed that the Garrett in the 2014 game from the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series is not the same Garrett that was the protagonist in the previous games.

to:

* It has been confirmed that the The Garrett in the [[Videogame/Thief2014 2014 game game]] from the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series is not the same Garrett that was the protagonist in the previous games.
11th Oct '16 9:07:57 AM Hanz
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'', the name of Darth Traya is described a title passed down to Sith Lords who "[have] been betrayed in their heart, and will betray in turn."[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Despite betrayal being essentially the defining characteristic of the Sith, this has never happened.]] The closest any Sith Lord has come to sharing a name with an earlier one is the background character "Darth Rivan", who apparently took his name from a misspelling of the ''[=KotOR=]'' character Revan.[[/note]]

to:

* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', the name of Darth Traya is described a title passed down to Sith Lords who "[have] been betrayed in their heart, and will betray in turn."[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Despite betrayal being essentially the defining characteristic of the Sith, this has never happened.]] The closest any Sith Lord has come to sharing a name with an earlier one is the background character "Darth Rivan", who apparently took his name from a misspelling of the ''[=KotOR=]'' character Revan.[[/note]]
1st Oct '16 7:23:28 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Pre-Crisis, the first Nightwing was actually none other than {{Superman}} himself, Kal-El/Clark Kent, who needed to become a Batman-like vigilante when he was in the Bottle City of Kandor. He later allowed his cousin Van-Zee (who had an UncannyFamilyResemblance to the Man of Steel) to use the identity to fight crime in the bottle city after Superman left. The best known Nightwing, former Robin Dick Grayson, then decided to adopt the name after he left Batman as a homage to both him and Superman.
*** Post-Crisis, Nightwing was the name of a Kryptonian vigilante that Supeman told Dick about, and Dick, being inspired by the story, took up the Nightwing identity. After OneYearLater another former Robin, Jason Todd, became a more sociopathic version to mock Grayson, and a woman named Cheyenne Freemont became a heroic version to help Dick. When Power Girl went to Kandor she also adopted the Nightwing persona. The mantle was briefly passed to Chris Kent, the adopted son of Superman. Sometime after poor Chris was trapped (seemingly forever) in the Phantom Zone, Dick Grayson retook the Nightwing identity following his lengthy tenure as Batman.
*** Nightwing’s sidekick Flamebird was originally none other than Mr. Action himself, Jimmy Olsen. After he left the bottle city the former Elastic Lad gave the title to the new Nightwing's son-in-law Ak-Var. ComicBook/PostCrisis the original Bat-Girl Bette Kane took the name to impress Nightwing and is probably the best known Flamebird. Supergirl took the identity when she went to Kandor. Even though the first two were male the name is now associated with female characters so much that when Superman retook the Nightwing identity, Lois Lane and not Olsen was his sidekick, and the sixth Flamebird Thara Var is the wife of the second Flamebird (who apparently no longer exists). Thara was eventually killed, and in a completely unrelated storyline, Bette decided to take up the Flamebird identity again in order to fight crime with the new ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, her cousin Kate. She would eventually leave the identity to become Hawkfire.
*** Jason Todd was killed by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. Jason Todd stole the Red Hood identity from SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (making him a Legacy Villain) and also wore the costume of Red Robin, but returned to his Red Hood identity.

to:

*** Pre-Crisis, the first Nightwing was actually none other than {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} himself, Kal-El/Clark Kent, who needed to become a Batman-like vigilante when he was in the Bottle City of Kandor. He later allowed his cousin Van-Zee (who had an UncannyFamilyResemblance to the Man of Steel) to use the identity to fight crime in the bottle city after Superman left. The best known Nightwing, former Robin Dick Grayson, then decided to adopt the name after he left Batman as a homage to both him and Superman.
*** Post-Crisis, Nightwing was the name of a Kryptonian vigilante that Supeman told Dick about, and Dick, being inspired by the story, took up the Nightwing identity. After OneYearLater another former Robin, Jason Todd, became a more sociopathic version to mock Grayson, and a woman named Cheyenne Freemont became a heroic version to help Dick. When Power Girl Comicbook/PowerGirl went to Kandor she also adopted the Nightwing persona. The mantle was briefly passed to Chris Kent, the adopted son of Superman. Sometime after poor Chris was trapped (seemingly forever) in the Phantom Zone, Dick Grayson retook the Nightwing identity following his lengthy tenure as Batman.
*** Nightwing’s sidekick Flamebird was originally none other than Mr. Action himself, Jimmy Olsen. After he left the bottle city the former Elastic Lad gave the title to the new Nightwing's son-in-law Ak-Var. ComicBook/PostCrisis the original Bat-Girl Bette Kane took the name to impress Nightwing and is probably the best known Flamebird. Supergirl Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} took the identity when she went to Kandor. Even though the first two were male the name is now associated with female characters so much that when Superman retook the Nightwing identity, Lois Lane and not Olsen was his sidekick, and the sixth Flamebird Thara Var is the wife of the second Flamebird (who apparently no longer exists). Thara was eventually killed, and in a completely unrelated storyline, Bette decided to take up the Flamebird identity again in order to fight crime with the new ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, her cousin Kate. She would eventually leave the identity to become Hawkfire.
*** Jason Todd was killed by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.Comicbook/TheJoker. Jason Todd stole the Red Hood identity from SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (making him a Legacy Villain) and also wore the costume of Red Robin, but returned to his Red Hood identity.



** Batman's other sidekick, Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, is also a legacy character. Betty Kane was the original Bat-Girl introduced in the 1950's, but she was retconned out of the DCU history and then brought back again as a minor heroine called Flamebird. Barbara Gordon became Batgirl, the "first" Batgirl in current continuity since Betty Kane never existed, and held the role until ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker shot and crippled her. The first actual legacy transfer occurred when the Batgirl mantle was picked up years later by Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress, when she realized the crooks were more afraid of Batman than they were of her. This only lasted a short while however, since Batman never gave her his consent or blessing. Eventually the costume passed to Cassandra Cain, an "official" Batgirl with the consent and partnership of ComicBook/{{Batman}}. Cassandra unceremoniously gave up the identity in the ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}}'' series and took on the new moniker of Blackbat. The cowl was picked up by Stephanie Brown, previously the Spoiler and the fourth Robin (See also Robin entry above), who starred in an acclaimed but short-lived solo series before having the Batgirl mantle returned to Barbara Gordon via CosmicRetcon.

to:

** Batman's other sidekick, Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, is also a legacy character. Betty Kane was the original Bat-Girl introduced in the 1950's, but she was retconned out of the DCU history and then brought back again as a minor heroine called Flamebird. Barbara Gordon became Batgirl, the "first" Batgirl in current continuity since Betty Kane never existed, and held the role until ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Comicbook/TheJoker shot and crippled her. The first actual legacy transfer occurred when the Batgirl mantle was picked up years later by Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress, when she realized the crooks were more afraid of Batman than they were of her. This only lasted a short while however, since Batman never gave her his consent or blessing. Eventually the costume passed to Cassandra Cain, an "official" Batgirl with the consent and partnership of ComicBook/{{Batman}}. Cassandra unceremoniously gave up the identity in the ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}}'' series and took on the new moniker of Blackbat. The cowl was picked up by Stephanie Brown, previously the Spoiler and the fourth Robin (See also Robin entry above), who starred in an acclaimed but short-lived solo series before having the Batgirl mantle returned to Barbara Gordon via CosmicRetcon.



* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} is an odd case. Suffice to say, there have been several different Supergirls ComicBook/PostCrisis; see the entry for details.
* ComicBook/RachelSummers, of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, is the daughter of Cyclops and Jean Grey from an alternate future. She has taken on both of her "mother"'s identities, as Phoenix and currently as Marvel Girl.
* Creator/AlanMoore referenced this in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', his {{deconstruction}} of the {{superhero}} genre, creating Legacy Characters in the context of a contained story. The "original" Silk Spectre retired early in this world's history and started training and stage-mothering her daughter to succeed her, while Nite Owl I handed over his mantle to an admirer.

to:

* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} is Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** In
an odd case. Suffice imaginary story (''Superman vol.1 #149'': "The Death of Superman!"), Kara Zor-El takes up the role of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} to say, there fight crime and protect Earth after her cousin Franchise/{{Superman}} gets murdered by Comicbook/LexLuthor.
--->'''Supergirl:''' You can stop wasting bullets! I
have been several different Supergirls ComicBook/PostCrisis; see all of Superman's astonishing powers! -- Gangdom may have succeeded in treacherously killing Superman, but I'm going to carry on his great work!
** After
the entry for details.
death of the original Supergirl, two characters took up the mantle of Supergirl (Matrix and Linda Danvers) before Kara Zor-El returned to the main universe.
** In ''Comicbook/SupermanSuperLeague'', Superman tells his cousin that he is dying and asks her to carry on in his name. In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' she joins the DEO -Department of Extra-normal Operations- to help her to restore her powers and carry on her cousin's work.
* ComicBook/RachelSummers, of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, is the daughter of Cyclops Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} and Jean Grey Comicbook/JeanGrey from an alternate future. She has taken on both of her "mother"'s identities, as Phoenix and currently as Marvel Girl.
* Creator/AlanMoore referenced this in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', his {{deconstruction}} of the {{superhero}} genre, creating Legacy Characters in the context of a contained story. The "original" Silk Spectre retired early in this world's history and started training and stage-mothering her daughter to succeed her, while Nite Owl I handed over his mantle to an admirer.



* This is the basis of ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity The Just #1]]''. Besides already established legacy characters [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Damian Wayne]], [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Chris Kent]], [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Off]][[ComicBook/PlasticMan spring]], ComicBook/{{Steel}} (Natasha Irons), [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Jakeem Thunder]], [[ComicBook/TheFlash Impulse, Flash]] (Wally West), ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} (Garth), [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Artemis]], [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]], and [[ComicBook/TeenTitans the]] [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker's]] [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Daughter]], Earth-16 features Alexis Luthor (ComicBook/LexLuthor's daughter), Sister Miracle ([[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Mister Miracle II]]'s daughter), Megamorpho (ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}'s daughter), Menta (Mento of the ComicBook/DoomPatrol's daughter), and a new version of [[ComicBook/YoungJustice Arrowette]] who is [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Connor Hawke]]'s daughter.

to:

* This is the basis of ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity The Just #1]]''. Besides already established legacy characters [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Damian Wayne]], [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Chris Kent]], [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Off]][[ComicBook/PlasticMan spring]], ComicBook/{{Steel}} (Natasha Irons), [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Jakeem Thunder]], [[ComicBook/TheFlash Impulse, Flash]] (Wally West), ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} (Garth), [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Artemis]], [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]], and [[ComicBook/TeenTitans the]] [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker's]] [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Daughter]], Earth-16 features Alexis Luthor (ComicBook/LexLuthor's daughter), Sister Miracle ([[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Mister Miracle II]]'s daughter), Megamorpho (ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}'s daughter), Menta (Mento of the ComicBook/DoomPatrol's daughter), and a new version of [[ComicBook/YoungJustice Arrowette]] who is [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Connor Hawke]]'s daughter.
30th Sep '16 9:24:55 AM FuzzyBoots
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Literature/TwoPercentPower'', the current Black Paralysis is the son of the former holder of that title, having inherited the same abilities and been trained by his father.
This list shows the last 10 events of 572. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.LegacyCharacter