'''Useful Notes on Legion Continuity:'''

The ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' has been ongoing in one form or another since 1958, encompassing three completely distinct continuities and several more "branch" continuities. That being the case, there are many alternate versions and a lot of CharacterDevelopment involved, and what tropes apply to what characters varies from version to version. Here's a thumbnail reference for what refers to what part of continuity:

->'''Preboot'''--The original continuity, prior to the 1994 ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' continuity reboot. These stories take place on Earth-1 (Pre-Crisis) or Earth-0 (current continuity).
--> '''V4''' / '''[=5YL=]''' / '''TMK'''--"Five Years Later", the fourth volume of the Preboot title, a DarkerAndEdgier continuation following (as the title suggests) a five-year TimeSkip. The [=5YL=] stories were mostly written by '''T'''om and '''M'''ary Bierbaum and drawn by '''K'''eith Giffen, usually abbreviated to "TMK".
---> '''Softboot''' / '''Glorithverse'''--The state of Legion continuity after a CosmicRetcon unleashed during V4 to write the Pocket Universe Superboy out of continuity. Glorith was a time-controlling villainess who took advantage of the retcon.
---> '''Batch [=SW6=]'''--One of the most significant ongoing storylines from [=5YL=], involving a group of time-paradox duplicates of the early Legion (who went on to star in the SpinOff ''[[SpinoffBabies Legionnaires]]'' until ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''). The term comes from the cryptic labels of the PeopleJars the duplicates were found in. [[note]]Well, that was the reason in-story. It actually came from half of a fan's postal code.[[/note]]
--> '''Retroboot''' / '''Deboot''' / '''Johnsboot'''--The version of the original continuity Legion that appeared starting in 2007's "The Lightning Saga", branching off from the Preboot continuity just before [=5YL=], except that Superboy didn't die.[[note]]Superboy had to die because changes to Superman's history post-Crisis erased Superboy from history. A "Pocket Universe" Superboy was introduced and killed to patch the plot holes. Superman's history was (partly) changed back, so this is no longer necessary.[[/note]] So named because its tone was set by writer GeoffJohns.

->'''Postboot'''--The continuity following the 1994 ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' reboot, up until it was rebooted again in 2004. These stories take place on Earth-247.
--> '''Archie Legion'''--The relatively lighter initial portion of the Postboot.
--> '''[=DnA=]'''--The DarkerAndEdgier "Legion of the Damned" and "Legion Lost" stories by '''D'''an Abnett a'''n'''d '''A'''ndy Lanning.

->'''Threeboot'''--The continuity following the 2004 reboot, re-envisioning the Legion as a rebellious youth movement in a stagnant society. These stories take place on Earth-Prime.

->'''[=L3W=]'''--''Legion of Three Worlds'', a ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' limited series bringing together the Retroboot, Postboot, and Threeboot Legions.

The version of the Legion currently appearing in comics is the "Retroboot" based on the original "Preboot" continuity, described above.

Characters below are listed in the era in which they were introduced, not when they joined the Legion. For instance, Night Girl was introduced in the 1960s but didn't become a full member until 2007, while Kid Quantum was introduced in 1990 but {{Retcon}}ned into being a member during the Silver Age era.

The AnimatedAdaptation has [[WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes its own main page]] and [[Characters/LegionOfSuperHeroes character sheet.]]


[[folder:The Founders]]
!!Cosmic Boy/Polestar
->'''AKA:''' Rokk Krinn
->'''Homeworld:''' Braal
->'''Abilities:''' Magnetism manipulation

In most incarnations, the leader of the Legion. Cosmic Boy's serious demeanor and respect for authority lends him to the role of leadership, but places him at odds with Lightning Lad. Preboot, his brother was Pol Krinn, aka Magnetism Lad. His personality, like his power, is magnetic--he draws people to his cause with his charisma.

In the FYL continuity, Cosmic Boy was {{De Power}}ed during a war between Braal and Imsk. He married Night Girl and had a son named Pol after his late brother. Shortly before his reality was destroyed by ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', he regained his powers thanks to a pair of power gauntlets and took the name Polestar.

Postboot, Cosmic Boy was a sports star whose talent helped him as a superhero. When half the team was stranded in the present day, Cos led them through ''ComicBook/FinalNight'' and ''ComicBook/{{Genesis}}'' and was instrumental in getting them home. When the Postboot Legion's Earth was destroyed in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', he continued to lead them, and in their current exile as the Wanderers, he is leading them in their search for a new home.

In Threeboot, though Cosmic Boy founded the Legion, he was widely disliked because he was forced to accept supervision from the United Planets. He struggled with command, and after the Dominator War, ceded leadership to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. He was approached by a group of superheroes from the 41st century whose legacy he inspired and joined them in the future.
* BadassBeard: Polestar.
* BatmanGambit
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Lightning Lad's Red Oni.
* TheCape
* TheChainsOfCommanding
* ChickMagnet: [[IncrediblyLamePun Har, har]].
* ConvenientComa: After half the postboot Legion gets thrown into the 21st century.
* ExtraOreDinary
* FanOfThePast
* TheHero
* TheKirk
* NotHimself
* ObliviousToLove
* ThePlan
* PowerTrio: As the ego, with Lightning Lad (id) and Saturn Girl (superego).
* RealMenWearPink: Some of Rokk's costumes included shades of violet and pink.
* RousingSpeech
* SanitySlippage: The gauntlets that gave Rokk his powers back as Polestar also took a toll on his grasp on reality.
* StandardizedLeader
* {{Stripperific}}: His costumes in the Grell era. Admittedly, so were most of the other characters' costumes at the time, but Cosmic Boy's [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky Horror]]-esque corset and Saturn Girl's bikini (see below) are the best-remembered.
* ThreeAmigos: With Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl.

!!Saturn Girl
->'''AKA:''' Imra Ardeen
->'''Homeworld:''' Titan
->'''Abilities:''' Telepathy

A telepath from one of Saturn's moons, Saturn Girl is the glue that holds the Legion together, keeping a balance between the cool-headed Cosmic Boy and HotBlooded Lightning Lad. When Cos isn't the Legion's leader, it's usually her. In all incarnations of the Legion, the love of her life is Lightning Lad.

In Threeboot, Saturn Girl's people were so reliant on telepathy that their vocal cords were useless. She was distant and reserved. Her mother was a member of the United Planets council, which put her at odds with the more iconoclastic Legionnaires.
* ActionGirl
* ConvenientlyOrphaned: Her Johnsboot counterpart was said to be an orphan, which seemed to be an effect of the CosmicRetcon which brought this version of the Legion back.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Iron Butt Imra" and "Iron Ass Imra."
* HappilyMarried: With Lightning Lad, Preboot. Following ''Legion of 3 Worlds'' in the Retroboot continuity, Imra and Garth went back to this in the latest Legion volume.
* IceQueen: Later DefrostingIceQueen.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: An odd precursor subversion. Silver Age Imra refused to stop looking for a way to bring Lightning Lad back from the dead after he performed his HeroicSacrifice because he died saving her, even though she had been trying to perform said sacrifice so her teammates wouldn't have to.
* TheLancer or TheChick
* TheLeader: Frequently takes this role in the Preboot era.
* MamaBear: Preboot/Retroboot. This woman went up against Darkseid to restore one of her sons to normal. Unless you want to end up as a mindless heap on the floor, do not mess with her kids.
* MindOverManners: Generally observed, although Postboot!Saturn Girl has had a few memorable, if accidental lapses. Like telepathically animating a comatose Cosmic Boy to help keep the Legionnaires trapped in the past together--and turning him into her [[RelationshipSue Relationship Stu]]. Then in ''Legion Lost'', Imra used her psychic powers to make Ultra Boy ''think'' that his wife, Apparition, was with them in their deep-space exile, and when he found out, he was ''pissed''.
* OfficialCouple: With Lightning Lad since the Preboot days. Various attempts at shaking it up have proven futile and/or unpopular.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The pink girl to Lightning Lad's blue boy. However, she's also been known to wear red instead of pink.
* PowerLimiter: Postboot. It comes off.
* PowerTrio: As the superego, with Cosmic Boy (ego) and Lightning Lad (id).
* {{Telepathy}}
** JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
** LivingLieDetector
** MindProbe
** PeoplePuppets: notably in the postboot era, when Cos is in a coma.
* [[TelepathicSpacemen Telepathic Spacegirl]]
* ThreeAmigos: With Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Preboot, during a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story where she rigged an election for leader, secretly stole her teammates abilities, and then had them suspended for arbitrary reasons. It turned out she did all that in order to spare her teammates from fighting in an upcoming battle with an alien overlord, where a member would've surely been killed. Her plan failed when Lightning Lad discovered what she was planning, and sacrificed himself in battle.
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on Lightning Lad with Ultra Boy in the Threeboot continuity because she feels "neglected". It ends badly for everybody involved. Averted in all other continuities, where the two of them are the couple that others wish they could be.

!!Lightning Lad/Live Wire
->'''AKA:''' Garth Ranzz
->'''Homeworld:''' Winath
->'''Abilities:''' Electrical generation and direction

An inhabitant of the planet Wynath, Garth Ranzz, his twin sister Ayla, and his older brother, Mekt, were attacked by lightning beasts after crashlanding on a distant planet. The bolts reacted with the siblings' body chemistry, granting them the power to absorb, store, and discharge electricity. When Mekt went missing, Garth set out to find him, meeting Cosmic Boy and Saturn Girl, and founding the Legion in the process.
* ArtificialLimbs: Loses an arm in most continuities, though what it's from varies wildly.
* BackFromTheDead: CameBackWrong in [=5YL=]. He also returned from a HeroicSacrifice near the end of the Postboot continuity, inhabiting Element Lad's crystallized body.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: When he became Starfinger, Preboot.
* CainAndAbel: With Lightning Lord.
* TheChosenOne: Preboot Garth was secretly revealed to be an individual whose life has been keeping a balance between science and magic, and that the actual Luck Lords of Ventura had been planning to manipulate his death during a cosmic convergence so as to bring about the return of magic and luck with science's death. None of the Legionnaires or Garth himself ever found this out.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: A retcon revealed that the Lightning Lad that returned to life, married Saturn Girl, and had children with her was actually TeamPet Proty in Lightning Lad's body.
* FarmBoy
* FieryRedhead: Subverted and played straight.
* GrandTheftMe: The original Lightning Lad never returned to life; Proty's consciousness was transferred to his body. Postboot, Livewire eventually became trapped in Element Lad's body.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: With Lightning Lass.
* HappilyMarried: With Saturn Girl, Preboot. Following the end of ''Legion of 3 Worlds'' and the beginning of the latest Legion series by Paul Levitz, Retroboot Garth and Imra have gone back to this.
* HeroicSacrifice: Several times in several continuities.
* HotBlooded: In later continuities.
* HouseHusband: The Preboot version, while his wife went back to being a Legionnaire, Garth was the one willing to stay at home and look after their twin sons, Graym and Garridan.
* InformedFlaw: His so-called legendary bad luck. However, a spotlight issue revealed that Garth's luck is exceedingly good, and has been preventing the Luck Lords from bringing about the death of science in the universe. He received lightning powers, came back from the dead, got a robot arm and later had his flesh arm regrown, married the love of his life and had her children, and they are all happy and healthy. Does ''that'' sound like the unluckiest Legionnaire?
* JerkJock: The [=SW6=] version.
** HiddenHeartOfGold: The [=SW6=] version is arguably the meanest of all the alternate Lightning Lads, at one point punching Cosmic Boy in the face because he thought he was coming on to Saturn Girl. A LotusEaterMachine experience revealed, however, when he was young he accidentally killed his pet and felt insanely guilty about it. His parents saying they could easily replace it and tossed it away didn't make him feel better. Live Wire's ruder tendencies seemed to have been amped up whenever he was around Inferno, who was an even bigger jerkass in comparison.
* TheLancer to Cosmic Boy's [[TheHero Hero]], when Saturn Girl isn't filling the role instead.
* TheMcCoy
* OfficialCouple: With Saturn Girl. Attempts to shake this up don't generally end well or popularly, as both the Postboot and Threeboot can attest.
* PapaWolf: Don't mess with this man's sons, not unless you want your synapses scrambled.
* PermaStubble: His Retroboot counterpart was consistently depicted with stubble until the beginning of the new Legion series.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The blue boy to Saturn Girl's pink girl.
* PowerTrio: As the id, with Cosmic Boy (ego) and Saturn Girl (superego).
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Cosmic Boy's Blue Oni.
* ShockAndAwe
* TookALevelInJerkass: His Johnsboot counterpart, which is supposed to be technically the original Lightning Lad, would often get angry as easily as some of his counterparts and sometimes had a tendency to throw temper tantrums when Saturn Girl wouldn't take his side. Fans were put off by this considering the original Lightning Lad actually subverted the FieryRedhead trope most of the time and only ''really'' got mad on certain occasions. However, when taking into consideration that this version of Garth has been forced to go into hiding, has been separated from his children and his sister, and has basically watched everything he and his friends built and stood for destroyed overnight while simultaneously getting branded as terrorists, this becomes a more JustifiedTrope. Also of note, since Paul Levitz returned as Legion author, the Johnsboot Garth has calmed down considerably.
* ThreeAmigos: With Cosmic Boy and Saturn Girl.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: His Pre-Crisis counterpart, in contrast to his counterparts, especially his [=SW6=] counterpart.

[[folder:Silver Age (1960-1969)]]
!!Bouncing Boy
->'''AKA:''' Chuck Taine
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Inflatable body, invulnerability (Preboot); expert mechanic (Postboot)

* {{Acrofatic}}
* BadassBeard: His [=FYL=] counterpart.
* BigBeautifulMan: Artists have drawn him with a fair amount of muscle over the years, making him appear beefy instead of simply fat. And even without that, fans find him attractive and utterly adorable.
* BigEater: Subverted. Chuck is implied to have a big appetite but it's never really seen on panel, save for the incident where he drank the experimental formula that gave him his power. He didn't bother to look down at what bottle he was reaching for.
* BigFun
* BouncingBattler: He combines this with BeTheBall. One story revealed that he'd studied advanced mathematics to learn to aim multiple bounces just right.
* DemotedToExtra / AscendedExtra: Like Matter-Eater Lad, Chuck was deemed too silly for the Postboot Legion, so he was recast as a non-powered mechanic contracted to the Legion. However, he proved popular, so during the [=DnA=] era he was promoted to "Chief Engineer" and joined the main cast... with his rather unique spaceship, the [[ShoutOut Bouncing Boy]].
* TheEveryman
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* FunPersonified: Pretty much his job for most of his career with the Legion. During the Preboot era, he was the Legion's self-appointed morale officer.
* HappilyMarried: To Luornu, preboot and retroboot. They were the first Legionnaires to get married.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Yeah, he seems silly, but think about it: he's pretty much physically invulnerable, can accelerate to outrageous speeds when he bounces, and then he slams into you in a massive attack from above. A 200 pound mass moving at 80 miles per hour generates an awful lot of kinetic force...
* LethalJokeCharacter: As pointed out elsewhere on the wiki, a 200+ pound weight that can fling itself around the room at remarkable speed is pretty dangerous.
* [[MrFixit Mr. Fixit]]: Postboot was too serious for Bouncing Boy, so it had Chuck Taine as the Legion's resident mechanic/engineer.

!!Brainiac 5/Brainiac 5.1
->'''AKA:''' Querl Dox
->'''Homeworld:''' Colu
->'''Abilities:''' 12th level super intelligence; force-field projection (Postboot only)

* AmbiguouslyBi: Postboot Brainy shows attraction to both Andromeda and Invisible Kid.
* BadassBookworm: He's the Legion's brains, but he can also throw down when he has to, and is rarely a hindrance when things get physical. Given who some of his teammates and enemies are, this makes him a certified badass.
* BarrierWarrior: Wears a belt that projects an impenetrable forcefield around himself; can sometimes extend the field to do more creative things with it.
* BrainsAndBrawn: With Supergirl, Preboot, and again in ''New Krypton''.
* BreakoutCharacter: Quite possibly the best known member of the Legion.
* TheChessmaster: His super-intelligence is sometimes played this way.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeflectorShields: He usually has one on his belt.
* FlatEarthAtheist
* GadgeteerGenius
* GuileHero: Often portrayed this way.
* InsufferableGenius: More often than not, depending on the writer. In the postboot continuity, he's so fed up with the other Legionnaires pestering him for help that [[spoiler:when the Emerald Eye grants his heart's desire, he becomes invisible and inaudible to everyone but himself and simply goes about his own projects without interference.]]
** This is most apparent in ''Legion of Three Worlds'', where Retroboot, Postboot, and Threeboot Brainy all have to work together and just can't stop arguing.
* MayDecemberRomance: His Retroboot counterpart during ''New Krypton'' is still in love with Supergirl, even though, at that point in time in the 21st Century, she's still a teenager and he's an adult. Of course, Querl doesn't admit this to Kara because she had yet to actually join the Retroboot Legion.
* MissingMom: In Postboot, it turned out that Brainy was traumatized by the memory of his mother, Brainiac 4, [[MissingMom abandoning him just as soon as she'd finished giving birth]]. Brainiac 4 was [[OedipusComplex a statuesque blonde woman, by the way]]. [[spoiler:Also a sociopath, who took on several wildly varying identities before eventually leading the Dark Circle and trying to kill Querl, all in pursuit of finding something that would provoke an emotional reaction in herself.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The many times when one of Brainy's creations becomes a problem for the entire Legion (see: Computo).
* NonActionGuy: Depending on the continuity. He's always preferred to be mission control, but in some (especially Preboot) he can still pack a hell of a punch.
* ScienceHero
* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: Goes crazy with remarkable frequency. [[spoiler:The apparently decorative wires on his face are, in postboot continuity, part of a mental ''limiter'' that keeps him from becoming so intelligent that he becomes hopelessly focused on matters of cosmic knowledge, useless and/or insane.]]
* TheSmartGuy
* TheSpock: Since very early on. He's always been portrayed as the cold, logical one.
* StuffBlowingUp: In some continuities, the frequency with which his experiments explode is a RunningGag.
* SummonBiggerFish: Notably employed against the ''Time Trapper''.
* {{Technopath}}
* TeenGenius
* WonderfulLife: He's subjected hilariously to a WonderfulLife plot in a side story in one of the Postboot issues. When it appears that everyone else really would be better off without him, he decides he would rather go on existing just to make them miserable.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: after DC introduced Brainiac, the makers of a toy computer called "The Brainiac" complained. [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2006/11/30/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-79/ DC had to place a trademark notice for the toy computer in the comic, and made Brainiac a robot with a computer mind.]] This made things complicated for Brainiac 5, who could not be a descendant of Brainiac and was retconned as the descendant of a humanoid who Brainiac adopted and who later rebelled. The animated version simply made Brainiac 5 and all Coluans robots, with Querl based on the original's code. In 2008 (the original change was in 1964), Brainiac was retconned back into being a living Coluan making this moot.
* YearInsideHourOutside: His Glorithverse counterpart. During an Annual which acted as a recap of events in Legion history altered to fit the new continuity, Glorith kissed Brainiac 5 for a few seconds after he discovered that she'd been manipulating the Legion the whole time. Due to her time manipulating abilities she made the kiss last an eternity, effectively driving him insane in order to make him forget this revelation.

!!Chameleon Boy/Chameleon
->'''AKA:''' Reep Daggle
->'''Homeworld:''' Durla
->'''Abilities:''' Shapeshifting

* CloudCuckooLander: His Threeboot counterpart.
* LukeIAmYourFather: In Preboot, it turned out that Reep was the son of R.J. Brande, who was actually a [[ShapeshifterModeLock Mode Locked Durlan]].
* MagicPants: In Threeboot, after his teammates get new uniforms, Cham decided to alter his costume's design. That's when it dawns on Star Boy that Cham's costume is a part of his body, meaning he's been walking around naked the entire time.
* OlderAndWiser: In the Five Years Later continuity, Cham becomes the mentor to the younger "Batch [=SW6=]" Legionnaires.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
** ShapeShifterBaggage
** ShapeShiftingSquick: Given a nod in Threeboot, in which one character suggests that Chameleon is not attracted to non-shapeshifters.
** [[MasterOfDisguise Master of Disguise]]: Obviously.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Early in Postboot, when he's just learning to speak Interlac. And kept up much longer than necessary as a form of ObfuscatingStupidity.

!!Chemical King
->'''AKA:''' Condo Arlik
->'''Homeworld:''' Phlon
->'''Abilities:''' Can alter the speed of chemical reactions

* DemotedToExtra: The Postboot Condo Arlik is a TV reporter, not a superhero.
* RaceLift: In Postboot, he's depicted with tan skin, whereas Preboot he was Caucasian.
* SacrificialLamb
* WeHardlyKnewYe
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: He worries about this in-story, despite his powers actually being pretty useful.

!!Colossal Boy/Leviathan/Micro Lad
->'''AKA:''' Gim Allon
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth (Preboot/Threeboot); Mars (Postboot)
->'''Abilities:''' Giant growth

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: Although he was portrayed as being out of his depth as the Legion's leader without Cosmic Boy advising him, he never quite crossed the line into full Umbridge-ness.
* CompositeCharacter: Threeboot Micro Lad is a combination of Preboot Colossal Boy and supervillain Micro Lad.
* GameBreakingInjury: Following an injury at the hands of Starfinger, 5YL Colossal Boy suffered intense pain whenever he grew.
* GentleGiant
* HappilyMarried: to a shapeshifting [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green-Skinned Space Babe]], at that.
* MartyrWithoutACause: In Postboot, his "heart's desire" is to die to save the lives of his teammates (ItMakesSenseInContext - see MyGreatestFailure, below).
** Which inspired one Elseworlds, "Superboy's Legion", to feature him doing just that - dying in the fledgling Legion's first encounter with the Fatal Five.
* MyGreatestFailure: In the Postboot, he was appointed the Legion's leader for one mission that ended in the death of Kid Quantum; he immediately abdicated in favor of Cosmic Boy and never forgave himself. (See MartyrWithoutACause, above.)
* TheNeidermeyer: In the Postboot, Leviathan was introduced as one of these (since he was a former Science Policeman in that continuity). [[BreakTheHaughty The Haughty is soon Broken]].
* {{Sizeshifter}}

!!Dream Girl/Dreamer
->'''AKA:''' Nura Nal
->'''Homeworld:''' Naltor
->'''Abilities:''' Precognition

* ActionGirl: The strongest non-superpowered hand-to-hand fighter on the team after Karate Kid.
* BeautyMark: A star-shaped one on her right cheek.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome
* FaintingSeer: Postboot, she literally only gets visions in her dreams, but visions can strike at any time, resulting in narcolepsy- until she gets over it via TrainingFromHell which results in her no longer sleeping. Ever.
* HotScientist
* HotWitch: Picked up some tricks from her sister, the White Witch.
* MsFanService: by design, from her very first appearance.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Her flirtatious persona makes her easy to underestimate; this is generally a mistake.
* ProphecyTwist / PropheticFallacy
* TookALevelInBadass: Postboot; see above. In original continuity and Threeboot she can use her shorter-range precognition to predict opponents' moves in battle, and even uses this to take out two Naltorian cops who've been trained in the same skill.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Being well aware of the limits of her power, she became a [[RenaissanceMan Renaissance Woman]] in order to be useful to the team.

!!Element Lad/Alchemist/The Progenitor
->'''AKA:''' Jan Arrah
->'''Homeworld:''' Trom
->'''Abilities:''' Capable of transmuting the elements

* AGodAmI, BlueAndOrangeMorality, HumanoidAbomination: "Legion Lost"
* ApocalypseHow: Varies. Preboot, a greedy space pirate/marauder exterminates the Tromians before we meet Jan. Postboot, we meet Jan, Jan's dad, and Jan's whole town before [[PlayerPunch getting to watch]] four Daxamites with the powers of Superman simply roast the planet with heat vision. Threeboot, mention is made obliquely of [[ShoutOut Jan being the only survivor of a genocide by the Daxamites]], now a dead race themselves.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Postboot Jan is kidnapped and brainwashed into becoming the Postboot Starfinger.
* CloudcuckooLander: Postboot.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: "Legion Lost".
* HourOfPower: Unlike his counterparts, Threeboot Element Lad's transmutations only last for sixty seconds.
* LastOfHisKind: Every time (spell his home planet's name backwards, why don't you?). See ApocalypseHow, above.
* MartialPacifist: Some continuities have him as a deeply religious man who only uses his transmutation powers in nonviolent ways- and it's easy to see why, once Leviathan suggests that he just "turn the Fatal Five into Cheez Whiz".
* OddFriendship: His Postboot version with Monstress. He was often seen complimenting her on her appearance and wardrobe without appearing to be hitting on her, but from the way they interacted with one another there appeared to be potential for a romantic relationship.
* TimeAbyss: In "Legion Lost".

!!Ferro Lad/Ferro
->'''AKA:''' Andrew Nolan
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Can turn into living iron, gaining super-strength and invulnerability

* BackupTwin: His brother Douglas.
* ChromeChampion
* ContinuityNod: The Preboot Ferro Lad is best known for sacrificing his life to stop a Sun-Eater. The Postboot Ferro first appears during the ''Final Night'' crossover, featuring another Sun-Eater, and offers to give his life to stop it, but is quickly told, "That's OK, son, but you've got too much to live for," and [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] stops it instead.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Preboot. Punches Superboy in the face, then carries a bomb into the center of the Sun-Eater, destroying it.
* FacialHorror: Why he always wears a mask. We never get to see it, but Postboot he looks for medical treatment and is told that notonly is his skull structure [[FutureSlang sprocked up]] beyond repair, but his muscle and skin tissue are mixed in with it at random. The only help possible would come from a metallurgist and require him to remain metal for the rest of his life, sacrificing most of his senses of smell, taste, and touch. He still considers it for a while before deciding to keep his fleshy form. Later, he was just starting to accept his appearance when he was wounded and [[ShapeshifterModeLock Mode Locked]] into metal form- with the mask on.
* HeroicSacrifice: Preboot, when he dies protecting Earth from the Sun-Eater. Postboot, he had a twin brother who died protecting him and some of the timelost Legionnaires under unrelated circumstances.
* MadeOfIron: Literally.
* MissingMom: Postboot, he and his brother were abandoned by their mother and locked up with a number of other metahumans for experiments by a corrupt government-sponsored scientist.
* MoreExpendableThanYou / MoreHeroThanThou
* NiceGuy
* ParentalAbandonment: Postboot.
* PercussivePrevention
* ShapeshifterModeLock: Postboot. He was mortally wounded by a criminal and only stayed alive by morphing to iron form, forcing him to remain "ironed up" permanently.
* SomeoneHasToDie: Preboot.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Jim Shooter wanted to make Ferro Lad African-American, but the editors were worried that they'd lose distribution in the South. So Shooter decided to have him heroically sacrifice himself.

!![[Characters/GreenLantern Green Lantern]]
->'''AKA:''' Rond Vidar
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Green Lantern power ring

* ImmuneToMindControl: He cannot be hypnotised.
* KilledOffForReal: in Legion of Three Worlds.
* SacrificialLion: A variation where the character himself has been around for a long time, but his new role as a Legion member came just before his death--he was first revealed to be a member in Legion of Three Worlds, where he was killed. Previously he was only an honorary member, and he had only had the ring for a brief time.

!!Invisible Kid I
->'''AKA:''' Lyle Norg
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Invisibility

* AmazonChaser: Invisible Kid develops a crush on Gazelle after seeing her in action.
* GadgeteerGenius: In the Postboot continuity, Brainy was more the pure scientist, doing things like creating antigravitic material as a side effect of an experiment, and Lyle was more the engineer, doing things like taking said metal and producing flight rings from it.
* {{Invisibility}}: Threeboot amps up the power by making him undetectable even by the most advanced tech.
* NaiveNewcomer: Threeboot's first arc is told almost entirely through his perspective and is about how alien everything is to him.
* NewMeat: Threeboot again.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: See SuperSerum, below.
* ScienceHero
* SuperSerum: The source of his powers. In the Threeboot, he gives the serum to the Science Police in exchange for them leaving the Legion alone- but not before somehow encoding it with a virus that gives the Legion a backdoor into SP computers after it's analyzed.
* TeenGenius: Threeboot Brainy goes so far as to say that Lyle's plan involving the virus mentioned above was the cleverest thing a human had done since the discovery of fire.
* TeenSuperspy: Postboot, this was his pre-Legion job, and he goes on to found the Legion Espionage Squad with Triad, Apparition, Shrinking Violet, and Chameleon. He also leads the Squad in most continuities where it exists.
* TheEveryman: Threeboot has him as an obvious audience identification character.
* WordOfGay: Postboot.

!!Karate Kid
->'''AKA:''' Val Armorr
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Martial arts master

* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: Karate Kid's martial arts skills have progressed to the point where they are a legitimate superpower, allowing him to split steel beams and destroy spaceships with his hands, even going so far as to give Superboy a tussle during his entrance exam. In fact, Karate Kid's skills are so advanced that when the United Planets outlaws the use of superpowers in one Preboot story, he is no longer allowed to use his karate or judo because they qualify as a superpower.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An unusual example. Karate Kid doesn't actually have any innate superpowers, yet his development of his martial arts skills has reached the point where he is classified as having them anyway.
* FadSuper: An unusual case because he is a preexisting character who became one for a while long after he was introduced. In the 1970's, he was suddenly modelled after Bruce Lee (and drawn Asian), given a robe instead of a superhero costume, and spun off into his own series which was sold as a martial arts series until the martial arts fad died out. Also, note that the movie ''Film/TheKarateKid'' came out decades ''after'' his premiere - the credits actually mention that DC Comics owns the rights to the name. (Unfortunately, in-universe he debuted a thousand years later, which leads to silly jokes being made every time he meets someone from the 21st century.)
* TheGreatestStyle: He uses a future style of Karate that has been refined after one thousand years of progress in a universe of superhumans. Val is completely human, but his style is ''not''. It enables him to smash through extremely tough constructs, and damage or restrain superhuman opponents as if he had power equal to theirs.
* HappilyMarried: To Princess Projectra Preboot.
* HeroicSacrifice
* HotBlooded: In the Preboot, where he was portrayed as brash, hot-headed, and only too glad to charge into situations. Later versions have portrayed him as more of a stoic.
* MartialArtsUniform: His uniform usually resembles some form of martial arts costume.
* RaceLift: Started out Caucasian and has been {{Race Lift}}ed back and forth to and from Asian a couple times.
* WriterOnBoard: Keith Giffen ''really'' does not like Karate Kid, and has said up-front that any time he ends up writing the Legion he will kill off the character, as he did in 1984. (To Giffen's credit, he gave the the character an appropriately badass exit saving his wife's planet from the Legion of Super-Villains in a story arc that's remembered fondly by many fans.)

!!Lightning Lass/Light Lass/Gossamer/Spark
->'''AKA:''' Ayla Ranzz
->'''Homeworld:''' Winath
->'''Abilities:''' Electrical generation and direction (as Lightning Lass/Spark); gravity manipulation (as Light Lass/Gossamer)
* BareYourMidriff: Her Threeboot outfit. It's somewhat fitting considering her "girl next door" characterization.
* BiTheWay: Her Preboot and FYL counterparts were both heavily implied to be in relationships with Shrinking Violet. Following the Retroboot, it appeared that she had gotten back together with Timber Wolf, but her relationship with Violet appears to have been brought back in the recent Legion annual.
* CainAndAbel: Not to the degree of Garth and Mekt, but she isn't fond of her [[PsychoElectro lunatic brother]] to say the least.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Garth
* LightningCanDoAnything: Like restore your old powers, for example.
* [[GravityMaster Gravity Mistress]]: As Light Lass/Gossamer, she can make objects lighter.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: With Lightning Lad.
* PluckyGirl
* ReallyGetsAround: Exaggerated into this in Threeboot which has her sleep with half the men in the Legion.
* ShockAndAwe: As Lightning Lass/Spark.

!!Magnetic Kid
->'''AKA:''' Pol Krinn
->'''Homeworld:''' Braal
->'''Abilities:''' Magnetism manipulation

* AlwaysSecondBest: Pol is Cosmic Boy's younger brother, and the preboot incarnation of the character struggles with living in his older brother's shadow and finding a way to live up to his example. It ends in tragedy.
* DecompositeCharacter: Postboot, Magnetic Kid's role is split between Pol Krinn (Rokk's younger brother, now a successful pro magno-ball player who never joins the Legion) and Magno (the young Braalian Legionnaire who has difficulty related to being overshadowed by Cos).
* ExtraOreDinary: As a Braalian, Magnetic Kid controls magnetism and can use it to manipulate metals.
* HeroicSacrifice
* KilledOffForReal

!!Matter-Eater Lad
->'''AKA:''' Tenzil Kem
->'''Homeworld:''' Bismoll
->'''Abilities:''' Matter consumption

* AdamWesting: A fictional version. By the time of the FYL Legion, Tenzil had gained a rock star persona and reveled in the ridiculousness of his power. He's a senator on Bismoll and a star of multiple TV shows, which he used to his advantage to get Polar Boy out of jail by having his trial televised and utterly owning the Dominator-controlled Earthgov.
* CasanovaWannabe: The [=SW6=] version.
* CoolShades: In [=FYL=], Postboot, and Threeboot. In the latter, his shades have a built-in camera and lie-detector.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The Threeboot version. He bit a guy's finger off.
* DemotedToExtra: As with Bouncing Boy, Postboot was too down to earth for a guy with powers like his, so he became the Legion's cafeteria chef. Threeboot, he's a lawyer who searches for Cosmic Boy alongside the Legion- seeking to arrest him for war crimes.
* DrivenToMadness: By eating the Miracle Machine.
* ExtremeOmnivore
* FunPersonified: In [=FYL=] and Postboot.
* LethalJokeCharacter: [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway When he says he can eat anything,]] he does literally mean ''anything''. So not only can he destroy objects that nobody else can even scratch (he was the Legion's only method of neutralising the Miracle Machine) but in theory he could bite clean through, say, [[{{Superman}} a Kryptonian]].
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The Threeboot version.
* PutOnABus: After he ate a cosmic "Miracle Machine", M-E Lad went insane and was returned to his home planet. This was because the writers thought he was too silly and wanted to get rid of him without killing him.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: A HyperactiveMetabolism and a kind of acid spit that allows him to ''chew'' through anything -- without either of these his powers would be completely worthless.
* TeamChef: In Postboot.
* TemporaryBulkChange: In a Preboot [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] issue involving the Legionnaires trapped in a prison camp for superheroes, M-E Lad was hit by a ray that slowed down his Bismollian metabolism to that of a normal human, thereby making it impossible for him to eat anything anymore. He had previously eaten about a ton of dirt in order to form an escape tunnel, so when his metabolism slowed down he swelled to the size of a balloon.

!![[Characters/{{Superman}} Mon-El[=/=]Valor[=/=]M'Onel]]
->'''AKA:''' Lar Gand (Bob Cobb, Jonathan Kent)
->'''Homeworld:''' Daxam
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, speed, senses, flight, and invulnerability

* SecretIdentity: Postboot, Valor is a religious figure due to having seeded intelligent life on most of the worlds the Legion hails from, and when they manage to release him from the Phantom Zone, there's very nearly all sorts of riots over different races' beliefs regarding the legendary hero. They manage to get him out in secret, though, and eventually he takes the name M'onel as his new identity.

!!Night Girl
->'''AKA:''' Lydda Jath
->'''Homeworld:''' Kathoon
->'''Abilities:''' Superhuman strength, activated in darkness

* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: She was a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes and idolized Cosmic Boy to the point of being a stalker. As the {{Superdickery}} of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} was quietly downplayed, she became Cosmic Boy's long-time girlfriend. She only became a Legion member recently after a long stint as a supporting character.
* SuperStrength
* WeaksauceWeakness: She's super-strong and NighInvulnerable... as long as she's not in sunlight (Kathoon is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_planet rogue planet]]).

!!Phantom Girl/Apparition/Phase
->'''AKA:''' Tinya Wazzo
->'''Homeworld:''' Bgztl
->'''Abilities:''' Intangibility
* AbsoluteCleavage: A cleavage cut-out in her Grell-era costume and has a CleavageWindow that shows this in her Retroboot costume.
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: ...bell-bottoms and...
* ContinuitySnarl: During the TMK era, Tinya was killed in front of Ultra Boy; about the same time, ''L.E.G.I.O.N.'' had an amnesiac Bgtzlian from the future--"Phase"--suddenly appear, with the obvious implications. However, Jo and Tinya were reunited shortly before the first reboot, while "Phase" was revealed to be Tinya's long-lost sister "Enya". After the reboot, "Enya" never existed... [[VoodooShark so it turned out that Tinya was half-Carggite (Triad's race), and her illegitimate father secretly abducted and sold her other two selves before anyone found out]]--and one of ''them'' became Phase, who [[SplitPersonalityMerge merged with the then-bodiless Tinya]] while she was trapped in the 20th Century. Not quite as bad as Wonder Girl, and the Threeboot swept the whole thing under the table, but still...
* GirlishPigtails: In the Grell era outfit.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Retroboot Tinya repeatedly brings up that she hates people touching her without her saying so. Yet she goes around hugging people all the time, see No Sense of Personal Space below.
* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Woman]]
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: A relatively mild case, but Tinya really, really likes hugging people. The Legion, Brainy aside, are fine with it though.
* OfficialCouple: With Ultra Boy in most continuities. Trying to change it is rarely met with any enthusiasm.
* RebelliousPrincess: In Postboot, she's the daughter of her planet's ambassador and earns her way into the Legion virtually as soon as they're announced to the world for helping to defeat a terrorist attack on the United Planets. Her mother's not pleased with either this or her romance with Ultra Boy.
* SpiritAdvisor[=/=]NotSoImaginaryFriend: Tinya became this for Jo in Postboot, after she was incinerated by the White Triangle. She got better.
** ShapeshifterModeLock

!!Polar Boy
->'''AKA:''' Brek Bannin
->'''Homeworld:''' Tharr
->'''Abilities:''' Cold control

* AnIcePerson
* ArtificialLimbs
* AscendedFanboy
* HandicappedBadass: In Retroboot, Polar Boy's arm was ripped off by Earth-Man. He replaced with a [[ArtificialLimbs prosthetic made of ice]] that he animates with his powers.
* TookALevelInBadass: Retroboot.

!!Princess Projectra/Queen Projectra/Sensor Girl/Sensor/Imperiatrix
->'''AKA:''' Projectra Wind'zzor (Preboot); Jeka Wynzorr (Postboot); Projectra Vauxhall (Threeboot)
->'''Homeworld:''' Orando
->'''Abilities:''' Illusion casting; mind control and super-strength (Threeboot only)

* BadassPrincess: Between casting illusions that can drive you mad, and packing one of the hardest punches this side of Karate Kid, Projectra is one of the toughest female Legionnaires.
* CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown: Preboot, when she secretly returned from retirement as "Sensor Girl."
* FaceHeelTurn: Threeboot.
* HappilyMarried: To Karate Kid, Preboot.
* IntellectualAnimal: Postboot, Jeka Wynzorr is a giant snake.
* MasterOfIllusion
* MixAndMatchCritter: Near the end of Postboot, she was mutated into a naga-like form.
* NeckSnap: How she killed Nemesis Kid, Preboot.
* PsychicPowers
* RichBitch: Threeboot, in the Shooter run.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She's the actual princess (later queen) of planet Orando.
* SuperSenses: Appropriately enough, she demonstrates these as Sensor Girl.
* UnstoppableRage: After he kills her consort Karate Kid, Projectra scares the crap out of Nemesis Kid, and breaks his neck with her bare hands.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Supergirl was going to be revealed to be Sensor Girl, having come back from the dead with her Kryptonian sensory powers enhanced.

!!Shadow Lass/Umbra
->'''AKA:''' Tasmia Mallor, Betsy Norcross
->'''Homeworld:''' Talok VIII
->'''Abilities:''' Generate absolute darkness

* CastingAShadow
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DefrostingIceQueen: Postboot.
* {{Expy}}: Personality-wise in Postboot, She's basically Andromeda 2.0.
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]: Tasmia's origin lies somewhere between "native powers" and "unique powers", in that she is the "Shadow Champion" of Talok VIII. In some continuities, this means that all Talokians have these powers and she's officially the best at using them in combat; in others (Postboot particularly), she's officially the best in combat among Talokians, and that earns her the right to her powers. The latter scenario turns out disadvantageous in Postboot when she's missing and presumed dead by her people and they appoint a new champion.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In some continuities, "Shadow Champion" is a hereditary position, making her akin to a princess or queen who is officially required to kick ass.
* ShipTease / WhatCouldHaveBeen: Upon her introduction in Postboot, her narration briefly mentioned an attraction to M'Onel. They had been a long-standing couple in Preboot, but nothing came of it.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Her Retroboot counterpart has broken up with Mon-El and entered into a relationship with TokenEvilTeammate Earth-Man. Tasmia tries to justify this in that he is a warrior befitting of her race, but her teammates aren't exactly buying it. After Earth-Man's death, she continuously mourns his death while attempting to show that he was good man deep down because of his sacrifice.

!!Shrinking Violet/Virus/Veye/[=LeViathan=]/Atom Girl
->'''AKA:''' Salu Digby
->'''Homeworld:''' Imsk
->'''Abilities:''' Able to shrink to microscopic size; giant growth (Postboot only)

* [[FutureMeScaresMe Alternate Me Scares Me]]: Batch [=SW6=] Salu is intimidated by her tougher, more bitter [=5YL=] counterpart, at least until she gets to know her better.
* [[SociopathicHero Heroic Sociopath]]: Threeboot.
* LegacyCharacter: Postboot Salu changes her codename to "Leviathan", or more accurately "[=LeVIathan=]" after gaining Gim Allon's powers alongside her own in the aftermath of the "Emerald Vi" debacle.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Salu picks up a lock of green hair in the aftermath of being freed from the Emerald Eye.
* ShrinkingViolet: TropeNamer.
* {{Sizeshifter}}
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Postboot Vi after she bonds with [[ArtifactOfDoom the Emerald Eye]], especially after she accidentally causes Leviathan's death with it.
** EvilCostumeSwitch
** GollumMadeMeDoIt
** MoreThanMindControl: The Eye actually influences her personality slowly over time.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Emerald Vi.

!!Star Boy[=/=]Comicbook/{{Starman}} VIII
->'''AKA:''' Thom Kallor (Danny Blaine)
->'''Homeworld:''' Xanthu
->'''Abilities:''' Gravity manipulation

* TheAce: Postboot only.
* BigEater: The Retroboot version.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Retroboot again (though only occasionally)- doesn't hurt that he's schizophrenic.
* ForegoneConclusion: Invoked but averted. Postboot Star Boy learns that the Starman that succeeded Jack Knight in the 21st century is him in his future, but Jack tells him that the future can always change. Lo and behold, the future Starman later turns out to be Retroboot Star Boy instead.
* GravityMaster: Most versions of the character could only make things heavier. The Retroboot version can also make things lighter.
* LegacyCharacter: Retroactively. Though not originally conceived as such, later continuity connected him to the Starman mythos.
* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe example: the Postboot Star Boy crashed a spacecraft ''once'', so all his friends thought he was a [[DrivesLikeCrazy terrible driver]].
* RaceLift: The Threeboot version is black; all others are white.
* SuperpowerLottery: Postboot, Star Boy manifested SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, NighInvulnerability, and [[EyeBeams Lightning Vision]], from (unbeknownst to anyone) eating SpaceWhale flesh. These extra powers faded after the battle against Mordru.
** This was also true in preboot/current continuity. Star Boy's first appearance showed him having many powers, while his later appearances showed the gravity powers. This was explained away with a story explaining that he had had the gravity powers from birth and the others were temporary.
* WeaksauceWeakness[=/=]BizarreAlienBiology: In threeboot, he's more or less diabetic because people from Xanthu can't break down sugars properly. Unlike most Weaksauce Weaknesses, this is only mentioned in a throwaway scene and never actually used against him.

!!Sun Boy/Inferno I
->'''AKA:''' Dirk Morgna
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Solar energy generation and manipulation

* BroughtDownToNormal: Retroboot Sun Boy lost his powers not long before ''Lo3W''
* CarpetOfVirility: His Preboot counterpart. Fans often joked that Dirk really needed a chest wax.
* ChestInsignia
* TheChewToy: His deaths throughout the various verions of the Legion. His FYL counterpart was rendered a perpetually burning corpse before he was shot in the head, the Threeboot Dirk had his head completed destroyed by Superboy-Prime, and now [[spoiler: his post-Flashpoint counterpart dies from a crushed skull and then has his body cooked and devoured by the natives of the planet his team crashed on.]] At least he was able to go out like a hero.
* ChickMagnet
* DemotedToExtra: Postboot, though he still gains his solar powers (albeit for only a short time, and less controllable- while he has them, he glows so brightly that he needs a tinted transuit to keep from blinding or burning people).
* DudeWheresMyRespect: [=FYL=] Dirk has this in spades, which is why he became a pawn of the Dominion.
* FaceHeelTurn: In [=5YL=], Sun Boy becomes a willing pawn of the Dominators.
* FreudianExcuse: The [=FYL=] Dirk had a really crappy childhood due to an absent mother and a jerkass lecherous father who taught Dirk that all women want a man who is a jerk and that if you don't win you're nothing, which instilled in Dirk the sense that being amorous and boastful would help him get women and that he had to be better than everyone else.
* GenderFlip: Subverted. A female Inferno appears on the [=WorkForce=] in the Post-Zero Hour continuity, but she turns out to be a different person than Dirk Morgna.
* HandsomeLech
* HeroicBSOD: Retroboot, after he's imprisoned and tortured by Earth-Man. He gets better after seeing his Threeboot counterpart get murdered by Superboy-Prime.
* IgnoredEpiphany: [=SW6=] Inferno swore he would become a better person and avoid the same fate as his older counterpart... only not.
* {{Jerkass}}: Inferno was an insufferable, lecherous pig.
* {{Manchild}}: During Dirk's dreams of his failed tenure as leader following the Black Dawn incident, his inner thoughts revealed that he believed his teammates were leaving because they were all jealous of him for being so awesome.
* ParentalNeglect: [=FYL=] and [=SW6=] Dirk. Averted in regards to Threeboot Dirk, whose parents were very understanding and openminded towards the Legion's goals. Though, this ticked Dirk off somewhat, and he left the Legion because he felt he was only a member because of his parents and not because he wanted to be with the team for himself.
* PlayingWithFire
* ReallyGetsAround: Has had a lot of girlfriends, though this stops at Postboot and Threeboot Dirk.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: His Five Years Later counterpart decided to finally do some good, only to have the people of Earth reject him for being a sell-out. He's then caught in a nuclear blast and his powers are warped to the point that he's rendered a perpetually burning corpse until his lover Circe puts a bullet in his skull. His body then gets hijacked by Wildfire.
* SpaceMadness
* SpoiledBrat: [=FYL=] and [=SW6=] Dirk were this.
* TookALevelInBadass: Threeboot, after quitting the Legion.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: [=SW6=] Inferno had this effect around Live Wire, who was always something of a jerk, but around Dirk he acted out even more.
* WellDoneSonGuy: [=FYL=].

->'''AKA:''' Kara Zor-El (Linda Lee, Linda Lang)
->'''Homeworld:''' Krypton
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, speed, senses, flight, and invulnerability

!!Franchise/{{Superman}}/ComicBook/{{Superboy}} I
->'''AKA:''' Kal-El (Clark Kent)
->'''Homeworld:''' Krypton
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, speed, senses, flight, and invulnerability

!!Lone Wolf/Timber Wolf/Furball
->'''AKA:''' Brin Londo
->'''Homeworld:''' Zuun
->'''Abilities:''' Super-human strength and speed, heightened senses, and claws

* {{Animorphism}}: {{Mode Lock}}ed into the bestial Furball in [=5YL=].
* BadassLongcoat: Threeboot.
* BeastMan / WolfMan: To varying degrees depending on which part of continuity you look at.
* CatchPhrase: "Think fast!"
* IneffectualLoner: Occasionally averted- in one Postboot story, he takes on the current Fatal Five solo and beats them because [[AnAesop they're horrible at teamwork.]] Generally this holds true, though.
* ParentalSubstitute: Apparition's baby boy Cub Nah began to see Brin as more of a father than his actual father, which is understandable because Brin was the only father figure in his life when he was first born.
* RealMenWearPink: His interactions with Cub Nah.
* RomanticFalseLead: Sometimes plays this role for Phantom Girl, against her [[OfficialCouple already-established relationship]] with Ultra Boy.
* SuperSenses
* SuperStrength
* TookALevelInJerkAss: His Threeboot counterpart after he received a power upgrade. He became stronger and faster, but he also became more aggressive and threatening to his teammates. Slightly Justified by the reveal that Saturn Girl had been exerting a bit of control over his emotions to keep him in check for a while.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: One of his outbursts is caused when he's thanking, in his own way, future teammate Giselle for helping in a battle, and learning that the reason why she wasn't with the rest of the citizens in the safety zone was because the city manager locked her out on purpose. He then attempted to tear said manager's throat out before Saturn Girl intervened. Some of his other outbursts after that could be contributed to his overprotective nature with Princess Projectra.

!!Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel/Triad/Una/Duplicate Damsel
->'''AKA:''' Luornu Durgo, Marie Elkins
->'''Homeworld:''' Cargg
->'''Abilities:''' Able to split into three bodies (as Triplicate Girl/Triad); two bodies (as Duo Damsel); or unlimited bodies (as Duplicate Girl)

* AndIMustScream: Glorith brought back one of Luornu's bodies after killing her and deaging her over and over again in order to break her.
* BrokenBird: One of her counterparts later in the [=FYL=] Legion's era.
* DoppelgangerSpin
* DualityMotif: She can split into two people, and in some versions has two eyes of different colors. This is strange since 1) she had the ability to split into three before one body was killed, but didn't have three eyes, 2) it's a planetary power and other people from the planet don't have this, and 3) when she splits, each body has two of the same color eyes, making it impossible for her to pretend to not be split when she is.
* HappilyMarried: to Chuck "Bouncing Boy" Taine.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind]]: Threeboot Triplicate Girl started out as an amnesiac in the ruins of a world called Cargg, and eventually duplicated enough to repopulate it. She/they sent one of her as an ambassador to the United Planets, who became a Legionnaire... but can't go home again. See StrangerInAFamiliarLand, below.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Postboot, each duplicate embodies a different personality aspect. Preboot and Retroboot are more Single Minded Triplets (see below). Threeboot is a whole other story originally, but works out similarly to the Single Minded versions.
* [[MesACrowd Me's A Crowd]]: Probably one of the more interesting variations.
* PowerPerversionPotential: A mild example; early in her relationship with Chuck Taine, she split into two people and each of her selves kissed Chuck on both cheeks at the same time, which he seemed to enjoy.
* [[SingleMindedTwins Single Minded Triplets]]: Some versions.
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Threeboot Triplicate Girl is shunned by her other duplicates back home because of how she's changed from her experiences on Earth.

!!Ultra Boy/Emerald Dragon
->'''AKA:''' Jo Nah
->'''Homeworld:''' Rimbor
->'''Abilities:''' Able to use one power at a time--ultra-vision, strength, speed, or invulnerability

* BoisterousBruiser
* FlyingBrick: To a degree; the twist is that he can only use one of his powers at a time... but his Legion flight ring takes care of flight for him, so he tends to have a slot open.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold / JerkassFacade
* KryptoniteFactor: He's harmed by a mysterious "X-radiation", though he almost never encounters it.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the [=5YL=] continuity, Ultra Boy reveals that he plays dumb to throw off his enemies.
* PermaStubble
* PropheticName: Got his powers from being swallowed by a SpaceWhale in some continuities. It's even noticed in-story.
* SixthRanger: In the Postboot, Ultra Boy was originally the leader of CorruptCorporateExecutive Leland [=McCauley's=] [=WorkForce=], his answer to the Legion.

!!White Witch/Jewel/Black Witch
->'''AKA:''' Mysa Nal
->'''Homeworld:''' Naltor (Preboot); Sorcerer's World (Postboot)
->'''Abilities:''' Sorcery

* AntiHero: Seems to have become this in the Retroboot, due to absorbing Mordru's magic and becoming the Black Witch.
* HeroicAlbino
* MysticalWhiteHair: In Preboot she was born a redhead, but her intense magical studies turned her hair and skin white.
* PowerTattoo: Postboot.
* VancianMagic
* WickedWitch: Her Postboot incarnation invoked this trope in her appearance, though she was more amoral than evil. Then she got de-aged into an attractive twenty-something and became a lot more pleasant.
* WomanInWhite


[[folder:Bronze Age (1970-1989)]]
->'''Homeworld:''' Dryad
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, durability

* GentleGiant
* HeelFaceTurn: Originally appeared as a member of the Legion of Super-Assassins before going hero after learning he'd been tricked.
* LastOfHisKind
* NighInvulnerable: He is far more durable than a normal human, and can probably withstand impacts and pressures that could severely injure or kill a human with no discomfort.
* SacrificialLamb: His FYL counterpart. His death at the hands of Roxxas was what nudged the Legion into finally reforming.
* SuperStrength: He is many times stronger than a normal human being, although his strength level is unknown.

!!Chameleon Girl
->'''AKA:''' Yera Allon
->'''Homeworld:''' Durla
->'''Abilities:''' Shapeshifting

* DistaffCounterpart: To Chameleon Boy, natch.
* HappilyMarried: To Colossal Boy. The pair and secretly married.
* TheMole[=/=]AWolfInSheepsClothing: Impersonated Shrinking Violet when Violet was kidnapped. Yera was not told of their plans and didn't believe she was assisting in any crime. She ended up marrying Colossal Boy while in disguise, although the marriage did not end when she was revealed.
** EasilyForgiven: Justified, as she not only had started to question her superior's orders, but had done none of what she did out of malice. However, it's been a plot point that Shrinking Violet is not fond of her at all, to the point of flat out warning Yera to never use her form again no matter what. In the Five Years Later Legion Vi and Yera reconciled their differences, but in the Johnsboot Legion Myg (the second Karate Kid) pointed out the tension between Vi and Yera as an example of how the Legion is a joke.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Implied during her first night with Colossal Boy after the truth came out.
* SuperSense: Yera scan's the molecular structure of any object or person he encounters via the invisible emanations emitted from her antennae.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Like all Durlans, Yera possesses the ability to transform her body's size, shape and color to mimic any person, creature or object in the universe.

!!Comet Queen
->'''AKA''' Grava
->'''Homeworld:''' Extal
->'''Abilites:''' Superfast Flight (including though the vacuum of space), Stun "Comet" Gas release
* AscendedFangirl: Wanted to be a legionarre, to the point she went though a dangerous comet trail just in the hopes of giving herself powers,which ended up paying off. Decades later realworld time, after stints as both a legion cadet and a substitutie legionarre, she finally became a full fledged legionarre post reboot.
* FlamingHair
* GenkiGirl
* KnockoutGas
* [[spoiler: ManchurianAgent: Retroboot, during the second New 52 arc thanks to a post-hypnotic suggestion left by Saturn Queen to betray the legion at her first opportunity]]
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Teased with Polar Boy
* {{Superspeed}}: While in flight.
* ValleyGirl: She's basically a futuristic version of one.
* VerbalTic: Makes quite a few cosmos, particularly star, related statements in her speech. It's unknown if this is a normal thing on Extal or if it's just her.

!!Computo II
->'''AKA:''' Danielle Foccart
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Controls technology

* CanonForeigner: Sort of. She existed in the original series but only got powers in 5YL.
* GrandTheftMe: She was possessed by the original Computo as a child (which is how she got her powers).
* MissionControl
* RedeemingReplacement: Of Legion ''villain'' Computo, the sentient computer who posessed her in an earlier story (giving her powers in the process). She's also the younger sister of the second Invisible Kid.
* {{Technopath}}: She can "speak" to and control computers.

->'''Homeworld:''' Starhaven
->'''Abilities:''' Flight, long-range tracking

* AbsoluteCleavage: She usually wear a yellow body that show much cleavage and legs.
* BiTheWay: When the Justice Society tracked Dawnstar's flight ring to Thanagar, they found it in the possession of a woman who implied that she knew Dawny in a rather... intimate way.
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: She lives in the 30th century on another planet, but wears a fringed buckskin dress and boots anyhow. Justified by her planet having been colonized by 13th Century Native Americans.
* DemotedToExtra
* {{Flight}}: Dawnstar and other Starhavenites have pairs of large, white-feathered wings that grow out of their upper backs, the result of genetic engineering. In deep space, she can travel at faster-than-light speeds. In an Earth-normal atmosphere or in a sizable gravity well, her speed is diminished.
* MagicalNativeAmerican
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Dawnstar is a master tracker and can track life forms and objects across light years of distance and through interstellar space. She can even use this ability while unconscious, asleep, under mind control, intoxicated and sensory blinded.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Wildfire.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Her Five Years Later counterpart. There was a supporting character with the same skin tone as Dawnstar who called herself "Bounty", and she was an AntiHero bounty hunter with a vague backstory. It turned out that she was really Dawnstar, being possessed by a demon called Bounty that amputated her wings. Unlike Lightning Lad and Shrinking Violet, who both had their limbs grown back, Dawny's wings were never restored. And then ComicBook/ZeroHour happened, and that was the last fans saw of her until ''The Lightning Saga''.
** During ''Legion of 3 Worlds'', artist George Perez drew the wingless Dawnstar deliberately behind where Cosmic Boy's word bubble would be placed.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Dawnstar had a lengthy romance with fellow Legionnaire Drake Burroughs (Wildfire). Wildfire was an anti-energy being in a containment suit, and thus had no physical body. When he briefly was able to partially reverse this, they attempted a physical relationship, but were unsuccessful.
* WingedHumanoid: Though descended from Earth humans, Dawnstar possesses natural wings. This is a common physical trait of her people however, and is not considered unusual by the standards of Starhaven culture.

->'''AKA:''' Kirt Niedrigh
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->''Ablities: Power Copying
See "Justice League of Earth" Under "Other Villians" for more info.

!!Invisible Kid II
->'''AKA:''' Jacques Foccart
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Invisibility, formerly Uncontrolled Teleportation

* HumansAreWhite
* {{Invisibility}}
* LegacyCharacter
* LockedIntoStrangeness: He got the white streak in his hair from being touched by {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}.
* MyGreatestFailure: He treats the death of Wharlik as this, in spite of not really being responsible.
* PowerIncontinence: Postboot, Jacques was permanently invisible.
* SkunkStripe
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Thanks to his DNA being different from Lyle Norg's, he developed this as a secondary power from the serum. However, it was activated by adrenaline and he couldn't control where he ended up, which meant that every time he was startled, or angry, or fighting, he might get sent who-knows-where. Thus, after he accidentally teleported himself and Wharlik, a Khund he was fighting, into space, he had it removed.

->'''AKA:''' (real name untranslatable)
->'''Homeworld:''' Teall
->'''Abilities:''' Object animation

* EnergyBeing
* FunPersonified: His primary motivation is to seek out exciting new experiences and have fun.
* GrandTheftMe: Sort of, in that his powers are the possession and animation of ''inanimate objects''.
* RogueDrone: He's an escapee from his universe's hive mind.
* StarfishAliens: Lacks a body in the traditional sense
* TheUnpronounceable

->'''AKA:''' Ganglios
->'''Homeworld:''' Hyrkaius
->'''Abilities:''' Telepathy and telekinesis

* PsychicPowers
** MindOverMatter
** {{Telepathy}}
* StarfishAliens

->'''AKA:''' Troy Stewart
->'''Homeworld:''' Marzal
->'''Abilities:''' Sonic manipulation

* AbsoluteCleavage
* AngryBlackMan
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Paul Levitz, despite ignoring him in the 1980s, has devoted enough effort in the current Legion volume to move Tyroc beyond his previous "angry black man" personality and make him likable. For the most part, its worked.
* CollaredByFashion
* ExecutiveMeddling: How he was created. The writers and artists were all equally disgusted that the editors forced them to include a black character who was both a stereotypical angry black man and a racial separatist, in a time when racism should've been eliminated. Paul Levitz ignored him completely during the 1980s.
* GreenLanternRing: His superpowered screams can do basically whatever the writer likes. (Though after a while most writers just treated them as destructive blasts.)
* HumansAreWhite
* LeotardOfPower
* WriterRevolt: No one liked the idea behind this character, especially given that the writers had previously tried to introduce black characters. Mike Grell intentionally made his outfit stupid, comparing it to a cross between Elvis and a football player.

->'''AKA:''' Drake Burroughs
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Composed of anti-energy, energy blasts and manipulation

* [[CantHaveSexEver Can't Have Sex Ever]]: Because he doesn't have a body.
* DemotedToExtra
* EnergyBeing
* FusionDance: Postboot, Wildfire was created by the fusion of the powers and souls of two dead heroes, Randall "Atom'X" Burroughs and Jahr-Drake "Blast-Off" Ningle.
* TheHeart: Postboot, but not in the main series itself. Two FlashForward series--''Legends of the Dead Earth'' and ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion''--show Wildfire as the only surviving member of the original Legion in both the 57th and 853rd centuries, respectively, having kept the Legion name alive all that time.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* StarCrossedLovers: With Dawnstar.

[[folder:Five Years Later (1989-1994)]]
->'''AKA:''' Laurel Gand
->'''Homeworld:''' Daxam
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, speed, senses, flight, and invulnerability

* TheAtoner: After the Daxamite attack on the Postboot United Planets, she joins a convent to atone for her sins.
* DefectorFromDecadence: In the Postboot continuity, she was raised in a racist cult, but turned over a new leaf (a while) after she joined the Legion.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Before turning over her new leaf, Postboot Andromeda was a hugely racist bitch, only agreeing to join an interspecies, pro-integration organization like the Legion because being a superhero surrounded by "lesser races" still beat being an ordinary teenager going to school back home, where she didn't have any powers.
* {{Expy}}: Of Supergirl, when that character was removed from the Preboot timeline. Her Postboot name was taken from Laurel Kent, Superman's descendant and Legion Academy student from the original continuity.
* TheMole: In the Postboot, Laurel was secretly a member of the White Triangle, and gave the Daxamite-led group the formula to the serum that protected her from lead.
* StarSpangledSpandex
* StatuesqueStunner
* SuperpowerLottery: Before Valor joined the Postboot Legion, Andromeda was the team's most powerful member.
** EyeBeams
** {{Flight}}
** FlyingBrick
** SuperBreath
** SuperSpeed
** SuperStrength
* WeaksauceWeakness: Like all Daxamites she has a fatal allergy to even trace amounts of lead. In all continuities where she exists, Brainiac 5 developed a serum which soon rid her of the problem, but early on in the Postboot she had to wear a transuit at all times to avoid exposure (and actual physical contact with the "lesser races").

->'''AKA:''' April Dumaka
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Super-human strength and speed, enhanced senses, and claws

* {{Beastess}}
* CatGirl
* {{Expy}}: Catspaw was the Legionnaires' rough equivalent to Timber Wolf (who also existed in their continuity, but was not one of the Batch [=SW6=] duplicates).
* SuperSenses
* TouchedByVorlons: She got her powers from gene-altering experiments performed on her by the Dominators.

->'''AKA:''' Xao Jin
->'''Homeworld:''' New Shanghai Colony
->'''Abilities:''' Sorcery

* AmbitionIsEvil: His desire to get his powers back Postboot led him to inadvertently release the Elements of Disaster, who almost destroyed the United Planets.
* CanonImmigrant: He first appeared in [=5YL=] as a new member to join the [=SW6=] Legionnaires; he later reappeared in Postboot, albeit not as a Legionnaire. He briefly turns up as one of Mordru's undead warriors (in the Preboot universe) in ''Legion of Three Worlds''.
* DePower: By Mordru Postboot.
* EthnicMagician: He's very stereotypically Chinese, at least in appearance and powers.
* SquishyWizard

!!Kent Shakespeare (Impulse I)
->'''AKA:''' Richard Kent Shakespeare
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, speed, durability, and healing abilities

* CaptainErsatz: He was blatantly created as a stand-in for Superman, though not a direct stand-in as Mon-El was made to replace Kal-El's role as the Legion's inspiration, and Kent was seemingly created for the sake of having another Superman-esque Legionnaire.
* FlyingBrick
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: He's a fast healer.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Ivy on Quarantine.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Inverted, as Glorith turned him into a kid with all his memories intact the last time the Legion fought her before ComicBook/ZeroHour.
* RememberTheNewGuy: He shows up in issue 12 with almost no introductory build-up. Though this is not as blatant as most examples, given that during the Five Year Gap it was likely that there would've been new Legionnaires who joined in that time.
* [[RetGone Ret Here]]: A living example, as he was created as a result of Glorith rewriting the timeline.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* SuperSpeed
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were plans to send him into the 20th Century alongside Celeste Rockfish and Ivy to be with time-displaced Timber Wolf.
* WordOfGod: He was identified as one of the Legion cadets from the last days of the Reboot Legion, sporting pink glasses alongside versions of Polar Boy and Stone Boy.

!!Kid Quantum I
->'''AKA:''' James Cullen
->'''Homeworld:''' Antares (Preboot); Xanthu (Postboot)
->'''Abilities:''' Temporal manipulation; shapeshifting, telepathy (Preboot only)

* BackFromTheDead: Preboot, very shortly before ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''.
* BreakTheHaughty: His Postboot counterpart was a smug, egotistical {{Jerkass}} who died because he took too much time to mouth off about his power to get away from Tangleweb before his neck was snapped.
* HumansAreWhite
* PosthumousCharacter: Kid Quantum was originally created as one of these, who died tragically to justify the Legion's rule against members using [[AppliedPhlebotinum devices]] for their primary powers.
* [[RetGone Ret Here]]: In V4, he was a side effect of a small-scale CosmicRetcon.
* SacrificialLamb: Postboot actually showed his induction into and first mission with the Legion--during which, of course, he died, becoming Leviathan's [[MyGreatestFailure Greatest Failure]] in the process.
* TimeStandsStill: He augmented his ability with a "stasis belt", which failed at the worst possible time.

!!Spider-Girl (Wave)
->'''Alias''': Sussa Paka
->'''Homeworld''': Earth
->'''Abilities''': Web-like hair

* AllThereInTheManual: Her "Who's Who" entry states that, while she is from Earth, she was chosen by the matriarchal society of the planet Taltar as an agent to stage a coup on Earth and thus gave her her powers.
* AnimalMotifs: Her "web-like hair" which became more web-like after she died it grey.
* ChivalrousPervert: Her FYL counterpart constantly put the moves on Ultra Boy.
* CombatStilettos: Her high heels in the Johnsboot are exceedingly sharp, almost to the point that one must wonder if she borrowed them from [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Esme Squalor]].
* DeadpanSnarker: FYL.
* EvilRedhead: Originally.
* FirstGirlWins: Inverted with her Reboot counterpart, who had been dating Ultra Boy while he was with the Workforce only to lose him to Apparition.
** MythologyGag: This is a reference to the fact that she lost Ultra Boy to Phantom Girl in the continuity that preceded the Reboot Legion.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Depending on the continuity. Her Pre-Crisis counterpart was evil, FYL counterpart went from lovable thief to legitimate hero, while her Reboot counterpart was kind of self-serving neutral but not evil, and her Johnsboot counterpart was once again evil.
* IceQueen: Her Johnsboot counterpart.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: When Jo Nah discovers Phantom Girl may still be alive in the 20th Century, Sussa, who had been nursing a crush on him, told him to go after her.
* LovableRogue: Her FYL counterpart.
* NonIndicativeName: Her Wave codename had nothing to do with water powers but the fact that her now blue hair could create the image of a wave.
* PrehensileHair
* RapunzelHair
* ReallyGetsAround: Her list of boyfriends across continuities include Earth-Man, Radiation Roy and his Reboot counterpart Radion, FYL and Reboot Ultra Boy, and she once made goo-goo eyes to Lightning Lord.
* RedheadInGreen: Originally.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: During the Silver Age when the Legion broke up Tarik the Mute's supervillain school, Sussa fled during the battle with the Legion.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She dyed her hair to a shade of blue after she changed her codename to Wave. Her Johnsboot counterpart dyed her hair to a shade of grey to play up the spider aspect of her name by giving it a literal web-like appearance.

[[folder:Postboot (1994-2004)]]
->'''AKA:''' Ti'julk Mr'asz
->'''Homeworld:''' Vyrga
->'''Abilities:''' Teleportation

* BeePeople
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Unlike almost every other Legionnaire, he was ''not'' a volunteer. His planet ''drafted'' him so they'd have a representative on the team.
* CanonImmigrant: Postboot is the only Legion continuity with a Gates. In ''Legion of Three Worlds'', he notices and calls speciesism on the parallel universes. He joins the Retroboot Legion to even things out a bit.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Cynically killed off in the first issue of ''Legion Lost'' v2, 2011.[[spoiler:..although it turned out he was NotQuiteDead.]]
* MassTeleportation
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* PortalCut: [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul]] loses most of an arm being cut off by the edge of one of Gates's portals being used to rescue someone from the villain's grasp, taking the arm with him. This is the first indication that the portals which he's been using for years have sharp edges, which is kind of terrifying when you consider that he can create and move them about at will...
* SoapboxSadie: Most of his dialogue consists of complaining about the "capitalist police state" he's been drafted into.
* [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]]: He's a revolutionary communist, and most of his appearances make fun of him for his extreme views. This doesn't stop him being an interesting and well-developed character, though.
** However, his beliefs turned into a ChekhovsGun when the Legion was being controlled by the Emerald Eye of Ekron, as his political viewpoints and philosophical outlook were so strong his willpower managed to shake off the Eye's control and regain a brief sense of self before he was turned into an egg.
* TeleportersAndTransporters[=/=]ThinkingUpPortals
* WeAreAsMayflies: Inverted. Gates's species has a much shorter lifespan than humans, with 20 being elderly.

->'''AKA:''' I.Z.O.R.
->'''Homeworld:''' Linsnar
->'''Abilities:''' Grows organic technology from his body

* DefectorFromDecadence: Gear's species see themselves as nothing but tools for other people to use. Gear (with a little help from Sensor) said "Screw that!" and set out to make his own destiny.
* DoAnythingRobot
* HollywoodCyborg: His entire species are bio-mechanical machines.
* HumansAreWhite
* MrFixit
* NonActionGuy: Constantly reiterated that he was a noncombatant.
* RayGun: Among Gear's bio-equipment are a number of laser blasters.

!!Kid Quantum II
->'''AKA:''' Jazmin Cullen
->'''Homeworld:''' Xanthu
->'''Abilities:''' Temporal manipulation, throws damaging "q-spheres"

* DefrostingIceQueen
* HumansAreWhite
* ImportantHaircut: She sported a curly hairstyle for a long time before getting her hair cut shorter around the time of the ''Legion'' volume just before the Threeboot Legion.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Originally. She hated the Legion because she blamed them for her brother's death, but was still heroic in her right. After some time, she decided to leave the Uncanny Amazers and joined the Legion, eventually being elected their leader.
* LegacyCharacter
* SassyBlackWoman
* TimeStandsStill: Without the belt, this time.

->'''AKA:''' Zoe Saugin
->'''Homeworld:''' Aleph
->'''Abilities:''' Manipulates inanimate objects

* AmbitionIsEvil: Ultimately averted, but her [[IJustWantToBeSpecial well-intentioned obsession with gaining powers]] wasn't portrayed as healthy.
* AndIMustScream: After she was killed by Superboy-Prime, Mordru absorbed her essence into himself, which the White Witch explained meant he absorbed all her magic, her spells, pretty much her soul, into his being. Mysa promptly did the same thing to Mordru and absorbed ''his'' body and power into herself, turning her into the Black Witch. It's unknown if Zoe is still alive in some way inside Mordru, inside Mysa.
* BalefulPolymorph: Happened to her more than once.
* BroughtDownToNormal: She lost her powers early on, prompting her to go on a search for new ones or a way to restore them.
* CatGirl: Postboot crone!Mysa turns her into one for a while.
* PowerTattoo: Briefly.
* PutOnABus: Along with the rest of the Postboot Legion.
** BusCrash: During Legion of 3 Worlds, she was killed in the fourth issue when she took on Superboy-Prime, unaware of his immunity to magic.
* RedheadInGreen: Her original costume was red and gold, but after she was repowered her costume changed to green.
* RedHerringMole: She was constantly portrayed as a potential Emerald Empress-in-the-making, until TheReveal of who had the Eye.
* SealedGoodInACan: Apparently, as a Terrorform, Zoe absorbed the lingering magical energy of Universe-247 after it was destroyed during ''InfiniteCrisis''.
* TheStarscream: When Violet remade the Legion in the image of the Emerald Eye, Kinetix tried to turn on her teammates to usurp the Eye's power for herself.

->'''AKA:''' Dyrk Magz
->'''Homeworld:''' Braal
->'''Abilities:''' Magnetism manipulation

* BreakTheCutie: In his early appearances Dyrk is upbeat, idealistic, and eager to help people as part of the Legion. Losing his powers makes him not only ineligible for Legion membership but effectively a cripple and a second-class citizen on his homeworld, which does quite a number on his self-worth (especially with his older brother around to rub it in at every opportunity).
* CListFodder: Magno was one of several characters introduced specifically to raise the stakes of the Mordru arc by giving the villain heroes to brutalize without seriously affecting the status quo.
* DemotedToExtra: He spent all of ten issues as a member of the Legion before getting summarily depowered, was given just enough development to be interesting, and then mostly got relegated to the background before the ''Legion Worlds'' miniseries finally managed to abandon the character in a way that gave him no resolution but also left him in a position from which it would be hard to bring him back into play. And then the Legion's continuity was rebooted entirely a few years later anyhow.
* DecompositeCharacter: Magno fills the role in the Legion that, pre-Crisis, was occupied by Pol "Magnetic Kid" Krinn, who in this continuity does not become a superhero.
* {{Depower}}: Dyrk loses his powers in the fight against Mordru, and ends up as part of the Legion's support staff when the team won't give up on him.
* ExtraOreDinary
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Averted. He's the second of four children, but the truth is his older brother Omar is the one who constantly feels the need to assert his superiority. His parents are shown to be loving and supportive towards Dyrk, if somewhat blind to Omar's cruelty; his little sister Trin openly idolizes him to the point that she was devastated that Dyrk had to leave the Legion because she felt it wasn't fair to him. All the while Omar grumbles about not getting enough respect when Dyrk ignores his needling and insults.
* MissionControl
* ReplacementScrappy: In-universe, several characters - most notably Live Wire - treated him this way after he joined the Legion in Cosmic Boy's absence. Some fans see him this way as well, even though his character was never actually presented as a replacement for Cos, who was still a series regular (just stranded in the past).
* ShipTease: While XS is depicted as crushing on a number of different guys, Dyrk was the first one to show interest in ''her''... which she didn't notice until after she'd accidentally brushed him off. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen And then the timeline ended.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In ''Legion Worlds'' #3, Cosmic Boy promises to let Dyrk, now a Sci-Cop, in on what the Legion is up to (the construction of Legion World and their return to active duty) as soon as he has a chance. ''The Legion'' ran for a year or two after that, but even when Cosmic Boy is shown returning the planet where Dyrk is still presumably serving as a police officer, Dyrk is never mentioned again and has yet to appear in any subsequent versions, not even [=L3W=].

->'''AKA:''' Candi Pyponte-Le Parc III
->'''Homeworld:''' Xanthu
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength

* ApronMatron: A young version, as she's always calling her teammates "dear" and watching out for their emotional well being without being overbearing.
* {{Beastess}}
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Even Candi has her limits.
* BrawnHilda
* DroppedABridgeOnHim
* {{Expy}}: Postboot's rough equivalent to Blok.
* HyperAwareness: Candi pays attention to her teammates and how they interact, and if she thinks something's off, she will step in to lend a hand if she can.
* IAmBigBoned: Never stated outright, but her size is due to her mutated bone structure.
* MamaBear
* OddFriendship: With Postboot Element Lad. Which makes her death all the more sadder.
* SpoiledSweet
* SuperStrength

!!Shikari Lonestar
->'''Homeworld:''' Kwai migrating colony
->'''Abilities:''' Flight, transdimensional navigation, bio-armor

* BeePeople
* {{Expy}}: Of Dawnstar, who was deemed too silly for Postboot.
* MeaningfulName: "Shikari" is a term used in India for a hunter and guide.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Sort of. In the peaceful, community-minded culture of her species, Shikari's wanderlust and more warlike tendencies make her something of a throwback.
* TheNicknamer: Of sorts; some quirk of culture or language leads her to call her teammates names along the pattern of "X Legion" - Brainiac 5 became "Smart Legion" or "Green Legion," Umbra is "Dark Legion," etc. Possible explanation is that she is from a such different part of the universe that even the translated interlac sounds too weird to her.
* CanonImmigrant: In the Legion annual that wiped Postboot from continuity and established Threeboot, Shikari was accidentally trapped in the Threeboot world. This clearly earth-shaking development was ''never followed up on'', and she simply reappeared with the Postboot Legion in ''Legion of Three Worlds'' saying "Oh, there you guys are."
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: This is a racial ability, which eventually leads to Kwai navigators being implemented as a means of using "thresholds" for personal interplanetary teleportation throughout the United Planets, because the Kwai can navigate in the other-space that threshold technology moves mass through.

!!ComicBook/{{Superboy}} II
->'''AKA:''' Kon-El (Conner Kent)
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, speed, senses, flight, invulnerability, and tactile telekinesis

* FishOutOfTemporalWater: He was stuck in the Legion's time period for a while, but simultaneously appeared in Teen Titans... eventually, Teen Titans had a crossover with the Legion in which he disappeared from the 21st century, then came back moments later, having traveled ''to'' the point in the Legion's timeframe where he first appeared, then spent several months there before being sent back to get the Titans and bring them to the future for a time-traveling team-up.

->'''AKA:''' Cece Beck
->'''Homeworld:''' Binderaan
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, speed, flight, invulnerability

* FishOutOfTemporalWater: She's from the 90th century, 6000 years after the Legion's time.
* {{Flight}}
* FlyingBrick
* LegacyCharacter: Of [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]].
* OlderAlterEgo: Like Captain Marvel. She's around 10 or 12, but her super-powered form appears around 16.
* PutOnABus / BrotherChuck: It was established early on that ''only'' Thunder had been sent to the Legion's time period; when she changed back to Cece, she appeared in her home time, and when she transformed again, Thunder was back with the Legion. After "Legion of the Damned", which destroyed the stargate system and made interplanetary travel take months or years again, the Legionnaires are devastated by the sudden distance separating them from friends and family, and Thunder, realizing she's lucky enough to be able to visit her parents without a ship, says the magic word and returns home. She says she'll be back, but the timeline ends before she's seen again.
* ShoutOut: Her name and home planet are in-jokes on Captain Marvel creators C.C. Beck and Otto Binder.
* SuperStrength
* SuperSpeed

->'''AKA:''' Jenni Ognats
->'''Homeworld:''' Aarok
->'''Abilities:''' Super-speed

* CanonImmigrant: First appeared in the Postboot Legion; ''Legion of Three Worlds'' retconned her as being a refugee from the Retroboot Legion's world and had her join them.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Jenni seems to have completely disappeared from the [=DCU=] thanks to ''Flashpoint'', even though her cousin and Gates still exist.
* CowardlyLion: Originally, but in literally her second appearance she gets over it in time to save the entire Legion from [[spoiler:an explosive device planted in Kid Quantum's coffin.]]
%%* FragileSpeedster: Notably, unlike most [[TheFlash speedsters]], she's never shown vibrating through solid objects (destructively or otherwise)- probably because this would make Apparition obsolete.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* HumansAreWhite
* LegacyCharacter: The granddaughter of [[TheFlash Barry Allen]].
%%* MotorMouth
* {{Retcon}}: GeoffJohns wrote that Jenni is originally from the main DC Earth, along with Bart and their parents, and that the families migrated to Earth-247 to hide from Professor Zoom and his soldiers.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Her origin story has her growing up without superspeed, despite being the granddaughter of the Flash and the daughter of one of the Tornado Twins- until, in an attempt to understand and duplicate her bloodline's powers, the Dominators [[AlienAbduction abducted her]], and the trauma of their experimentation triggered the emergence of her powers.
* SuperSpeed

[[folder:Threeboot (2004-2009)]]
!!Dream Boy
->'''AKA:''' Rol Purtha
->'''Homeworld:''' Naltor
->'''Abilities:''' Precognition

* CassandraTruth: Nobody listens to him because they're bitter about his status as (more or less) an affirmative action hire. The fact that he's a precog like the original Cassandra makes this even more appropriate.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He disappeared after the Dominator War.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome
* ReplacementScrappy: In-universe, almost no one liked him or wanted him on the team for a number of reasons pertaining to the fact that he was drafted by Naltor's government and was not recruited by the Legion himself.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In-story, a replacement for Dream Girl sent by their planet's government.

->'''AKA:''' Giselle Smith
->'''Homeworld:''' Triton
->'''Abilities:''' Conscious metabolic control

* FacialMarkings
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: She's considered a freak by her own society because of her powers and appearance, and even her parents seem to slightly think she's a lost cause. She also got off to a rocky start with the Legion, considering them "sell-outs", but she does help a squad of Legionnaires by telling a group of Science Policemen they went the other way.
* SuperSpeed and SuperStrength: In limited bursts.
* WeaksauceWeakness: She can only "run hot" for a few minutes, after which she becomes extremely fatigued until her protein levels get back up. She keeps supplies of glycogen on hand to stave this off.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In addition to "running hot", she can also slow down her metabolism and play dead. She admits that this is a very limited power.

->'''AKA:''' Teela Spuunvll
->'''Homeworld:''' Abaddonus
->'''Abilities:''' Absorbs, alters, and redirects energy

* GlassCannon
* WeaksauceWeakness: She needs a steady power source to fuel her energy projection powers. This also makes her fairly redundant.

->'''Homeworld:''' Unknown
->'''Abilities:''' Bonded to clairvoyant symbiont

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Following Mark Waid's departure, Theena appeared for only one panel the next issue and then completely disappeared from the series.
* MauveShirt: She's one of the hordes of teens camped outside Legion headquarters.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: The strange "screens" on her psychic symbiont's appendages allow for remote viewing of almost any location in the universe. She usually uses them to help the Legion's allies keep tabs on them.

->'''AKA:''' Bogdan Tarka
->'''Homeworld:''' Doopa
->'''Abilities:''' Invulnerability

* NighInvulnerable: His only power is that he's ridiculously hard to harm (though it ''is'' possible). This was deemed cool, but his lack of offensive capabilities sent him to the Legion Reserve.
* PettingZooPeople: Doopans are all very turtle-like, but evidently Turtle is especially durable.
* StoneWall[[/folder]]

[[folder: Retroboot (2008-2013)]]

!!Chemical Kid
->'''AKA''' Hadru Jamrik
->'''Homeworld:''' Phlon
->'''Abilites:''' Can alter the speed of chemical reactions
* AudienceSurrogate: To a degree
* DifficultButAwesome: His powers, which took quite a bit of study just to get to the point he could join the academy, and even as a Legionnaire he's still learning to control them, but their potent enough to take down a full grown daxamite.
* FakeoutMakeout: With Dragonwing, to his displeasure and her delight
* LegacyCharacter: To Chemical King, albeit with a different name
* ShipTease: With Dragonwing
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Averted. While he's still hasn't fully mastered his power, he has doubts more due to a lack of experince and control of his powers than any doubts about what they can do. Luckily his teammates are fully aware of this.

->'''AKA''' Mayra Pai
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilites:''' Fire Breath, Acid Breath and Acid Absorbtion

* BreathWeapon: In both acidic and firey flavors
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The portion of earth she grew up on was rather seedy and is populated with gangs, one of which [[spoiler: her sister joined]]
* FakeoutMakeout: With Chemical King, to his displeasure and her delight
* ShipTease: With Chemical King

!!Glorith II
->'''AKA''' Glorith
->'''Homeworld:''' Unknown
->'''Abilites:''' Manipulation of Mystical Energy
* CuteWitch
* GlowingEyes
* RedeemingReplacement
* ShrinkingViolet

!! Harmonia
->'''AKA''' Harmonia Lee
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilites:''' Elemental
* {{ElementalPowers}}
** BlowYouAway
** MakingASplash
** DishingOutDirt


In addition to the Legion, myriad other characters, heroes and villains alike, live in the 31st century.

[[folder:Other Heroes]]
->'''AKA:''' Dev-Em (Preboot); David Emery (Softboot)
->'''Homeworld:''' Krypton (Preboot); Titan or Daxam (Softboot)
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, speed, senses, flight, and invulnerability

* ContinuitySnarl. He was originally one of the [[ThereIsAnother many Kryptonians]] of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and was PutOnABus by having him stay in the Legion's future. This made him available to be brought back during the 1980's Legion series. Okay so far, until Superman's history was changed in 1986 to make Superman the sole surviving Kryptonian. This caused problems. He was variously {{retcon}}ned into a Titanian [[VoodooShark whose powers turned him into a Kryptonian]] (which was [[AllThereInTheManual mentioned only in supplementary material]]), a good Daxamite, and an evil Daxamite. Now that there are other Kryptonians again, two characters with that name have been introduced, one Kryptonian criminal, and one cultist in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''; neither one fits with the Legion version.
* HeelFaceTurn
* SuperpowerLottery
** EyeBeams
** {{Flight}}
** FlyingBrick
** SuperBreath
** SuperSpeed
** SuperStrength

!!Inferno II
->'''AKA:''' Sandy Anderson
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Pyrokinesis, flight

* AntiHero
* BrokenBird
* CanonImmigrant: Sort of. First appeared in the reboot era, and came to the present as part of a story where several Legionnaires were stuck in the present day. When they returned to the future, she stayed in the present. Since she was not PutOnABus with the rest of the reboot, she could in theory show up at any time. A green-skinned version also appeared in the Threeboot.
* {{Flight}}
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: in the Threeboot.
* PlayingWithFire

!!The Legion of Substitute Heroes
* MundaneUtility: After bombing as superheroes, Color Kid and Fire Lad went into business as very successful glassblowers.
* {{Superzeroes}}
* TrueCompanions: Perhaps moreso than the "real" Legion, the Subs see each other as family first.
* UnskilledButStrong: One of the primary reasons why many of them can't join the real Legion.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The other primary reason many of them never make it to the real Legion.

!!!Antennae Lad
->'''AKA:''' Khfeurb Chee Bez
->'''Homeworld:''' Gryxor
->'''Abilities:''' Can hear radio transmissions
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: He can hear radio transmissions... all of them. Not necessarily from this universe or time period, mind you, but he can hear them.

!!!Chlorophyll Kid/"Plant Lad"
->'''AKA:''' Ral Benem
->'''Homeworld:''' Mardru
->'''Abilities:''' Manipulates plant growth; claims he can talk to them, which he cannot
* GreenThumb: Essentially taken to its logical conclusion - he can accelerate the growth of plants, and that's his only power. The inability to actually ''control'' plants is the largest reason for him never being accepted
* HeroicBuild: Originally played straight when he was first introduced in the Silver Age, up until the 1980s when the Subs were rewrote as a group of incompetent fanboys, and he was made rather obese. Following the return of the "original" Legion, he was slimmed back down.

!!!Color Kid (Color King)
->'''AKA:''' Ulu Vakk
->'''Homeworld:''' Lupra
->'''Abilities:''' Can change color of any object

* AmbiguouslyGay: In some continuities, most notably the cartoon.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: When it can turn Green Kryptonite into harmless Blue Kryptonite, when you can use it to turn the air black (remember, Night Girl is his teammate), and when you need an effective disguise or you want to disorient your foes.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The page picture, even!

!!!Double Header
->'''AKA:''' Frenk and Dyvud Retzun
->'''Homeworld:''' Janus
->'''Abilities:''' Has two heads. (Really.)
* KilledOffScreen: By Earth-Man, prior to the "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" storyline.
* MesACrowd: Kinda. Eventually, he'll split into two whole people.
* MultipleHeadCase
* SiblingYinYang: Sort of. The heads are technically brothers, and they ''hate'' each other.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Even among the Substitute Heroes, having two heads that never cooperate is an incredibly pathetic "power".

!!!Fire Lad
->'''AKA:''' Stag Mavlen
->'''Homeworld:''' Schwar
->'''Abilities:''' Breathes fire with moderate control at best
* UnskilledButStrong: The reason his membership has been repeatedly denied. His fire breath is incredibly potent, but he lacks the ability to control it in any meaningful way. The original incarnation even had terrible allergies that would often activate his powers. Preboot, he would eventually achieve a level of control that was frankly ridiculous, capable of making ice sculptures with his fire breath, but this would be ignored in Retroboot.

!!!Infectious Lass
->'''AKA:''' Drura Sepht
->'''Homeworld:''' Somahtur
->'''Abilities:''' Spontaneous generation of infectious diseases

* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]
* PlagueMaster: A rare heroic example.
* PutOnABus: In Retroboot, she was banished to Limbo by Earth-Man (where she joined up with Doctor Thirteen and a Nazi gorilla).
* UnskilledButStrong: Like many of her teamates, her inability to control her powers is her downfall. In her second attempt to apply for Legion membership, she boasts that she's much more powerful than before and can even cause epidemics... but her control hasn't improved remotely.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Initially, she could only give people aches and sniffles. Afterwards, she averted this by becoming much more powerful; it's just that she lacks meaningful control over her diseases.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: In the last postboot story, Drura is introduced as a Legion cadet, airlifted in as part of emergency backup during a riot in Metropolis, and demonstrating much greater control of powers than the previous version, [[http://www.comicvine.com/148827-infectious-lass/105-195082/ reduces]] two dedicated terrorists to vomiting bags of sick who eagerly give up the location of their ringleader.
--> '''Infectious Lass''': Hi, fellas. You're now officially walking '''hot zones'''.
--> ...
--> '''Arrow''': I'm... I'm willing to die for my cause.
--> '''Chameleon''': Oh, you'll die. We'll all die someday. The ''issue'' is, do you want to die in your bed surrounded by loved ones... or bent over in this alley with a ''woefully'' inadequate supply of tissues?

!!!Porcupine Pete
->'''AKA:''' Peter Dursin
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Shoots quills from his body
* FlechetteStorm
* UnskilledButStrong: His quills are extremely harmful.. to friend and foe alike, since he can only shoot them all at once and in all directions surrounding him.

!!!Rainbow Girl
->'''AKA:''' Dori Aandraison
->'''Homeworld:''' Xolnar
->'''Abilities:''' Wields the powers of the mysterious emotional spectrum, resulting in unpredictable mood swings
* MoodSwinger: She doesn't have full control over her power to tap into the emotional spectrum, which leads to her going from raging mad to hopeful to cocky and willful in the space of a few panels.

!!!Stone Boy
->'''AKA:''' Dag Wentim
->'''Homeworld:''' Zwen
->'''Abilities:''' Able to transform his body to stone, but forced to remain inanimate
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He even won a contest held by the Legion proper with membership as the prize, which he rejected because he couldn't bear to abandon his friends.
* TheStoic: Often characterized as being an extremely taciturn and serious individual
* StoneWall: Essentially invulnerable in stone form, but incapable of movement.
* TakenForGranite: What his power amounts to, turning into an immobile statue. Eventually, Preboot Stone Boy learned how to turn just his fists to stone, but this is usually ignored by other incarnations.

!!!Members who went on to join the Legion:
* Dream Girl
* Night Girl
* Polar Boy
* Star Boy

!!The Uncanny Amazers (Postboot)
* Atmos
* Atom'X
* Insect Queen
* Kid Quantum I and II (joined the Legion)
* Konk
* Monstress (joined the Legion)
* Phrenologax Lad
** NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: His power.
* Star Boy (joined the Legion)

!!The Wanderers (Preboot)
* Dartalg
* Elvo
* Immorto
* Ornitho
* Psyche
* Quantum Queen

!!The Wanderers (Threeboot; in spite of their name, they're a combination of the Legion of Supervillains, the Substitute Heroes, and miscellaneous Legion washouts and associated heroes.)
* Grav
* Inferno
* Jeyra Entinn
* Kid Quake
* Kromak
* Mekt Ranzz
* Micro Lass
* Nemesis Kid
* "Plant Lad"
* Polar Boy
* Thoom
* Vrax Gozzl
* White Witch

!!The [=WorkForce=] (Postboot)
* Amber
* Blast-Off
* Dune
* Evolvo
* Inferno (defected)
* Karate Kid (joined the Legion)
* Live Wire (defected from the Legion; later went back)
* Lori Morning
* Particon
* Radion
* Repulse
* Spider Girl
* Ultra Boy (joined the Legion)

[[folder:The Fatal Five]]

!!The Emerald Empress
->'''AKA:''' Sarya/Falyce/Cera Kesh/Ingria Olav
->'''Homeworld:''' Venegar
->'''Abilities:''' Controls the Emerald Eye of Ekron, a mystic ArtifactOfDoom.

Sarya was just a minor criminal with an eye for archaeological artifacts before she discovered the Emerald Eye of Ekron. Bonding with the Eye, Sarya seized control of her planet, Venegar, only to be drive offworld by rebels who were appalled at her tyranny. She was a founding member of the Fatal Five, and after her death, several other women have taken up her role.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Emerald Eye of Ekron
* TheBaroness: Though which version she's closer to tends to vary from comic to comic.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The Postboot version of the Eye can grant wishes, but is more of a JackassGenie. Leviathan and Shrinking Violet learned this the hard way.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Falyce was implicitly stated to have been used a plaything for an Orandian duke who blinded her right eye so badly it was just one giant scab. This is what made her so susceptible to the Eye's power.
* BigBad: In the cartoon, and sometimes, the comics, where she and Tharok go back and forth on this.
* BreakTheCutie: Cera Kesh from the Glorithverse ''Legionnaires'', a rejected Legion applicant who showed everyone WhosLaughingNow when the Eye chose her. Similarly, Ingria Olav, Leland McCauley's girlfriend, had no idea what she was getting herself into when Leland let her become the Empress in his new Fatal Five.
* BroughtDownToBadass: In a meta sense; the Reboot introduced the Fatal Five before it was ready to resolve the ongoing subplot about the Emerald Eye - so "The Empress" was simply an AxCrazy BadassNormal who used vague political platitudes as a fig leaf for her killing.
* TheDarkChick: In the comics, although she and [[EvilGenius Mano]] sometimes swap these roles.
* TheEmperor
* FacelessEye: As her main weapon.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Sarya was a minor criminal before accessing the eye, at least in the preboot. She's now the most wanted female criminal in the UP.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Empress who succeeded Sarya, Falyce, took over Orando as its new queen before Sensor Girl took on the role of queen again.
* HystericalWoman: Ingria became this three minutes into her first, and last, battle.
* JackassGenie: The Eye.
* LegacyCharacter: Postboot, several women have posessed the Eye -- or been turned to the dark side by it when they caught its fancy. Preboot, Sarya was succeeded in the role of Emerald Empress by Falyce, who proved even nastier than she.
* MoreThanMindControl: The Eye exerts some control its user. Cera Kesh made a psychic plea to Saturn Girl to free her before its implied the Eye fully took over, and Sarya begged Sensor Girl to free her from the Eye's grasp.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Implied to be the case with Sarya.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: All the Empress' have green hair, to fit with the emerald theme.

* CoolHelmet: As part of his spacesuit.
* TheDarkChick: More so than the Empress even (who's often TheBigBad). He's definitely weird, and has been known to clash with the other members, especially in later versions of the story. Played up in the cartoon; in the comics he might be closer to TheEvilGenius.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Deliberately blew up his home planet of Angtu in the original series.
* TheFaceless: His entire species resemble shadows, and as such, have no faces.
* {{Mutant}}
* PersonOfMassDestruction: When he wants to be.
* PoisonousPerson: His touch causes the bonds between atoms to break down, resulting in disintegration.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: An extreme example: while his Preboot origin story features him using his disintegrating touch to destroy his entire homeworld and everyone on it, he was never even remotely that powerful in any of his actual appearances, where plenty of characters can survive zaps from his hand.
* RedRightHand: Yellow actually. It really stands out on his shadowy black body.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Postboot only.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Preboot.

!!The Persuader
* AbsurdlySharpBlade[=/=]AnAxeToGrind: His Atomic Axe can cut through anything--including space/time.
* BaldOfEvil
* TheBrute
* TheDragon: To the Empress in the cartoon and sometimes the comics to Tharok and Empress.
* EmpathicWeapon: Sometimes used to justify his axe's abilities.
* HeavyWorlder
* SuperStrength

* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: In the comics.
* CrazyPrepared: He has ''tiny missiles inside his ears'' just in case someone with [[{{Sizeshifter}} shrinking powers]] tries to mess with his brain.
* EvilGenius: The smartest, most competent member of the team. In the TV show he also fullfills this role in the FiveBadBand, as the Empress is the BigBad.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Tharok was a low-level criminal of average intellect. His fusion with machinery instantly turned him into an EvilGenius second to none.
* HollywoodCyborg
* SuperStrength
* TwoFaced: His left side is completely robotic, while his right side is flesh.
* WeCanRebuildHim: He was once a common thief, but his left side was vaporized when he was apprehended. The authorities rebuilt him, turning him into a hyper-intelligent cyborg in the process. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice one!]]

* TheBerserker: Sometimes slips into UnstoppableRage mode. It's the reason he's to be executed in the original comics, despite not being an actual villain: he's simply too dangerous to leave alive.
* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle
* PsychicPowers: He can generate intense blasts of "mental lightning" that stun his foes.
* RetroactiveLegacy: Tribulus from ''R.E.B.E.L.S.'' is a clear precursor to whatever technology created him.
* StableTimeLoop: His whole existence is one, as Validus faced the Legion several times before {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} turned Garridan into Validus and sent him some years into the past.
* TragicMonster: ''Whoo boy.''
* UnstoppableRage

* TheBrute: But not DumbMuscle, as he was actually a fairly sensitive poet.
* CanonForeigner: Mordecai appears only briefly in Glorithverse.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Of Validus, who was off-limits at the time due to messed-up continuity issues.

[[folder:The Legion of Super Villains]]

!!The Legion as a whole
* {{Archenemy}}: The LSV is the collective nemesis of the LSH, especially in the Preboot/Retroboot continuity.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Not actual aristocrats, but check out the names on most of them, especially the original three.
* CardCarryingVillain: The LSV isn't hiding its evil nature from anybody. Whether this is because they genuinely see themselves as evil, or are under the impression that they are the heroes and the name is ironic, varies.
* EvilCounterpart: Not only was its original leadership a case of PsychoRangers vis-a-vis the LSH, but the organization as a whole is the ideological counterpart to the LSH.
* LegionOfDoom: Have evolved over the years into a conglomeration of various criminal and supervillain organisations, united largely by their hatred for the Legion of Super Heroes.
* PsychoRangers: How they started out, with [[PsychoElectro Lightning Lord]], [[MindRape Saturn Queen]], and [[BigBad Cosmic King]] balancing out [[ShockAndAwe Lightning Lad]], [[{{Telepathy}} Saturn Girl]], and [[StandardisedLeader Cosmic Boy]]. Some later members, like [[PyroManiac Sun Emperor]] have conformed with this, others, like [[GreenLanternRing Nemesis Kid]], have not.
* TerribleTrio: Originally made up of Cosmic King, Lightning Lord, and Saturn Queen.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The initial trio of Cosmic King, Lightning Lord, and Saturn Queen.

!!Cosmic King
->'''AKA:''' Laevar Bolto
->'''Homeworld:''' Venus
->'''Abilities:''' Transmutation of chemical elements

* {{Alchemy}}: His scientific research has more in common with alchemy than with traditional science, and its final product, the transmutation ray, is essentially the Philosopher's Stone.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: After accidentally gaining his powers, he was exiled from his home planet of Venus, where transmutation is regarded as inherently evil.
* AndManGrewProud: How the other Venusians view his creation of the transmutation ray.
* BigBad: In UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} at least, where he was not only a founding member of the Legion, but the leader of the initial TerribleTrio, and counterpoint to Cosmic Boy.
* BeardOfEvil: In later versions. The original was clean shaven.
* CoolHelmet: Sometimes pictured in a space suit and helmet.
* DemotedToExtra: He's one of the founding members of the Legion of Super Villains, but he doesn't get nearly the screen time of Saturn Queen, Lightning Lord, or even {{Sixth Ranger}}s like Nemesis Kid. The various reboots have sometimes forgotten him completely.
* ExtraOreDinary: Has displayed magnetic powers on occasion, despite it not being his main ability.
* EvilCounterpart: To Cosmic Boy, though their powers are vastly different. In fact, his powers make him more like Element Lad or Chemical King. As the leader of the original TerribleTrio however, and the man who formulated the LSV's ideology, he is very much the EvilCounterpart to Cos.
* TheExile: Kicked off of Venus for practising transmutation.
* EyeBeams: His transmutation rays usually come out of his eyes.
* FreudianExcuse: Exiled from his homeplanet for trying to help them.
* TheLeader: Of the original Legion of Super Villains, where he is first among equals in the TerribleTrio.
* MadScientist: Pre-supervillany
* RealityWarper: Creates an alternate reality in which he and his colleagues raised Superman and Batman.
* {{Revenge}}: In classic Super Villain fashion, he sees his actions as a way of getting back at the Venusians who banished him.
* StartOfDarkness: Tried to create a transmutation ray to solve his planet's environmental problems. Was shunned and exiled for it. [[CreateYourOwnVillain Way to]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero go people]].

!!Lightning Lord
->'''AKA:''' Mekt Ranzz
->'''Homeworld:''' Winath
->'''Abilities:''' Electrical generation and direction

The older, and dangerously unstable, brother of Garth and Ayla Ranzz, Mekt was born a solo on a world where twins are the norm. Ostracized as a freak, and resenting his siblings for their closeness, Mekt was already well on his way to a mental breakdown when the trio's encounter with the lightning beasts and acquisition of control over electricity, drove him around the bend. Styling himself "Lightning Lord", Mekt became a founding member of the Legion of Super Villains, alongside Cosmic King and Saturn Queen, frequently warring with his brother and sister. Well-established as Lightning Lad/Live Wire's archnemesis, Lightning Lord is the only member of the LSV to make it into every reboot.
* AloofBigBrother: Even at his most sympathetic, Mekt is aloof and remote.
* {{Antihero}}: Threeboot only, where he leads a black ops superhero team.
* ArchEnemy: To his brother and sister in the Preboot, Postboot, and Retroboot continuities.
* ArtisticAge[=/=]YoungerThanTheyLook: He looked about sixty in his original appearances. Later versions have been better about this, but the combination of his ravaged face and white hair still make him look a lot older than his younger brother, whether this is supposed to be the case or not.
* BadassMoustache: In the original comics, though this was dropped by the end of the Preboot.
* BigBad: In the reboots where he is the leader.
* BreakoutVillain: Easily the best known member of the LSV and the one who has made it into the most reboots.
* CainAndAbel: With Lightning Lad and Light Lass, his two younger siblings. In the Preboot continuity he was still rather protective of them despite this, while in the Postboot continuity he hated them both.
* CorruptTheCutie: Preboot he would repeatedly try to get Light Lass to come over to his side.
* DeathSeeker: In the Threeboot, where he's an unbalanced antihero looking to die.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Preboot Mekt cares about Ayla and wants her to leave the LSH and join up with him.
* EvilCounterpart: To his brother Garth, alias Lightning Lad/Live Wire.
* EvilOldFolks: Has this look in the early years of the Preboot. Since the initial Legion of Super Villains are from even farther into the future than the Legion of Super Heroes, this is justifiable.
* EvilRedhead: When he's not a WhiteHairBlackHeart or an [[ArtisticAge old man]].
* FreudianExcuse: If you think [[LonersAreFreaks being a solo counts]].
* HeelFaceTurn: In most continuities, Mekt turned into a good guy, or at least ''less'' of a bad guy.
* LonersAreFreaks: His mental instability is usually attributed to being born a "solo" on a world where twins are the norm.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: DependingOnTheWriter he's been written as sadistic, sociopathic, and suicidal. What he's never been is right in the head.
* MightMakesRight: The Preboot Lightning Lord argues that as he and his siblings have powers that normal people do not, they have the right to take what they want and damn the law.
* PetTheDog: The Preboot version has a genuine soft spot for his sister, who he wishes would join him in his life of crime.
* PsychoElectro: Though how [[AxeCrazy psycho]] he is varies from version to version.
* TheResenter: Resents the twins for having one another.
* ShockAndAwe
* TheSociopath: The Postboot version, who was bad to the core from the time the siblings were children.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Often drawn with white hair, regardless of whether he is age appropriate or not.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Invoked in-universe during the Postboot. Live Wire believed that the lightning abilities which the three of them gained would wind up corrupting them, which is why Mekt became a criminal. When Garth finally confronted his brother with this theory, Mekt rebuffed it, and Ayla finally managed to convince Garth that Mekt was always rotten... after Mekt had destroyed Garth's right arm.

!!Saturn Queen
->'''AKA:''' Eve Aries
->'''Homeworld:''' Titan
->'''Abilities:''' Telepathy

* TheBaroness: At her iciest.
* CardCarryingVillain: In the original comics, there was no crime on Saturn due to certain minerals in the rings (hey, it was UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}). Upon coming to Earth, and getting out of range of the rings, she just decided, "hey I think I'll turn evil for the Hell of it."
* EvilCounterpart: To Saturn Girl.
* EvilMatriarch: In "Absolute Power" and the Kandor arc of the new Supergirl series. She seems to have developed an obsession with having a child to serve as her [[TheDragon Dragon]]. In both cases, she's gotten to watch said child die.
* EvilRedhead
* ForTheEvulz: Why she originally became a villain.
* FreudianExcuse: Being able to read the every thought of the people she meets has convinced her that they are all scum, and deserve to be taken advantage of.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Invoked by her codename.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the original comics, prompted by Superman exposing her to Saturnian elements. More recent versions, not so much.
** Her Five Years Later counterpart turned and stayed good, eventually marrying Matter-Eater Lad and becoming queen of Titan.
* HumansAreBastards: More like all living beings are bastards. This has become her belief in the most recent reboot.
* IceQueen: And one who isn't going to be defrosted. At times her portrayal verges on TheBaroness.
* MindRape: Inflicts it on her victims, including Superman.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Which she uses to justify her ForTheEvulz tendencies.
* {{Telepathy}}

!!Sun Emperor
->'''AKA:''' Nigal Douglous
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Solar energy generation and manipulation

* AxCrazy
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Nigal was pissed off that Saturn Queen recruited Sun Killer instead of him into her new Legion of Super-Villains.
* EvilCounterpart: To Sun Boy
* ForTheEvulz: He once murdered a waitress for no apparent reason other than he felt like it, freaking out his teammates, who are known as vicious psychopaths.
* PlayingWithFire
* PyroManiac
* TheSociopath

!![[Characters/{{Superman}} Superboy-Prime]]
->'''AKA:''' Kal-El (Clark Kent)
->'''Homeworld:''' Krypton/Earth-Prime
->'''Abilities:''' Super-strength, speed, senses, flight, and invulnerability

!! Chameleon Chief
->'''AKA:''' Jall Tannuz (?)
->'''Homeworld:''' ''Not'' Durla, strangely enough.
->'''Abilities:''' Shapeshifting, can also change objects

* EvilCounterpart: To Chameleon Boy.
* IAmNotWeasel: Looks like a Durlan, has the same powers as a Durlan, but apparently not actually Durlan.
* VoluntaryShapeShifting

!!Nemesis Kid
-->'''AKA:''' Hart Druiter
-->'''Homeworld:''' Myar
-->'''Abilities:''' Spontaneously develops powers to defeat a single opponent

A Khund spy who infiltrated the Legion, Nemesis Kid had the power to defeat any single opponent in combat. Run out of the Legion after his treachery was revealed, he later joined the LSV, briefly becoming their leader.
* ArchEnemy: To Karate Kid.
* GreenLanternRing: His power can literally do anything if it could help him defeat his opponent. In the cartoon, his power was simplified so that he could just {{Depower}} superhumans.
* ManOfKryptonite: Literally when fighting Superboy, but more generally, his power usually lets him generate an opponent's specific weakness.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Delivers one of these to [[spoiler:Karate Kid]], basically killing him with his bare hands.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Delivers a fine one when he realizes that Projectra is going to ''destroy'' him.]]
* TheMole / SixthRangerTraitor: He joined the Legion to spy on them for the Khunds. Later, he became a member of the Legion of Super-Villains.
* SmugSnake: Thinks his abilities make him better than the Legionnaires.
* SixthRanger: Joins the Legion of Supervillains long after its foundation, yet becomes the leader.
* {{Turncoat}}: A legion member who sold them out to the Khunds.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Adapts ''one'' power to defeat ''one'' opponent, which uncontrollably changes if he encounters another. Strength enough to beat Superboy would be nice to take into battle against a group, but as soon as he ran into, say, Phantom Girl it would turn into the ability to affect intangible people instead. [[spoiler:And it turns out the ability to see through illusions isn't all great against the widow of the greatest martial artist in the universe. [[NeckSnap KRRACK!]]]]

-->'''Homeworld:''' Neptune
-->'''Abilities:''' Able to flatten his body to two-dimensions.
His application for Legion membership ws rejected, as his power is considered "too unusual." He joins the Legion of Super-Villains during the five part war between the two Legions in the 1980s Legion of Super-Heroes series. He was not that helpful. He eventually redeems himself when he joins the Legion of Substitute Heroes, whose 1985 special he was referred to in, in their fight against the Dominators' control of Earth.

* PaperPeople: His only power is to turn his body two-dimensional.

[[folder:Other Villains]]
!!Composite Man
->'''Homeworld:''' Durla
->'''Abilities:''' Copies the powers of those around him; shapeshifitng

* AllYourPowersCombined
* EvilCounterpart: Of Chameleon.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Composite Superman, a ridiculous [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Superman/Batman villain who had all the powers of the Legion. He also bears a resemblance to the Preboot Chameleon Chief.
* SealedEvilInACan
* SuperSoldier: He was created as a living weapon by the Durlans.

!!Computo I/Mister Venge
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth; later Robotica (Postboot)
->'''Abilities:''' Controls technology

* AIIsACrapshoot
* ArchEnemy: Arguably, to Brainiac 5.
* FunWithAcronyms: Postboot, its name was an acronym--Cybercerebral Overlapping Multi-Processor Universal Transceiver Operator.
* GrandTheftMe: In Pre- and Postboot, Computo has possessed Danielle Foccart, Cosmic Boy, and Triad.


!!The Dominators
* PlanetOfHats: A race of {{Mad Doctor}}s.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Valor.
* AscendedExtra: Was a one-shot minor villain in the 1960's until brought back for Five Years Later.
* BackFromTheDead: She was killed in her first appearance in the 1960s until she was brought back in 1989.
* BigBad: Of the Glorithverse, naturally.
* TheChessmaster
* SmugSnake: She enjoyed rubbing it in to the Time Trapper that all his accomplishments were replaced by her's, and that she had all his power.
* VainSorceress

!!Grimbor the Chainsman
* BadassNormal
* TheJailer

!!The Justice League of Earth

* AxCrazy
* FantasticRacism: They're the leaders of a pro-human, anti-alien movement.
* HumanityIsSuperior: Basically they're whole creed is centered around the inherent superiority of humanity. They managed to become so popular that the Earth itself seceded from the interplanetary alliance and started deporting or enslaving aliens en masse.
* PuttingOnTheReich

!!!Earth-Man/Absorbancy Boy
->'''AKA:''' Kirt Niedrigh
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth
->'''Abilities:''' Super-power absorption and duplication

** AllYourPowersCombined: Though he has to periodically recharge the powers he steals.
** BigBad: Of Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes
** FantasticRacism: He's the leader of an anti-alien movement.
** HeelFaceTurn: Came to see his method of doing things was wrong, and eventually his way of thinking.
** HeroicSacrifice: Earth Man died in battle fighting an ancient evil named the Bringer of Chaos and saved the Earth.
** {{Hypocrite}}: Makes no secret of his prejudice against aliens as inferior and monstrous, but still starts an intense relationship with Shadow Lass, an alien princess.
** PuttingOnTheReich
** TokenEvilTeammate: The Legion was forced to take Niedrigh on as a member by Earthgov due to his popularity among anti-alien humans. He later agreed to remain on the team and continue helping aliens despite his dislike for them.
** TookALevelInBadass: Went from a D-List villian and legion reject to turning the Earth against the Legion, being the leader of a team that kept them at bay, and likely would've won if Superman hadn't arrived to put doubt in his followers thoughts.
** VillainWithGoodPublicity: He has such good publicity among humans that the Earth Government literally forced the Legion to make him a member in return for allowing the Legion to remain on Earth.

!!!Eyeful Ethel
** EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She and Tusker really do love each other.
** SadistTeacher: Revels in the fact that her students will believe anything she tells them because she's their teacher.
** WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Her power is that she can sprout eyeballs on any part of her body. Not terribly useful in combat.

!!!Golden Boy
** EvilBrit: Possibly. His mother apparently lives in Britain but there's no guarantee that he himself is British.
** ChromeChampion
** UpperClassTwit: Has shades of this.

!!!Radiation Roy
** BlessedWithSuck: His atomic powers permanently disfigured him.
** ILoveNuclearPower
** [[PureEnergy Energy Beams]]

!!!Storm Boy
** DarkIsEvil: His now black hair and cloak evoke this, as well the storm clouds he can generate.
** HeelFaceTurn: His Five Year Later counterpart actually got over his rejection and went on to work with weather-generating machinery, before joining the Legion when they were desperate for members during the Five Year Gap.
** IJustWantToBeSpecial: So he replaced most of his internal organs with weather-control machines.
** MotiveDecay: His original reason for joining the Legion was a stunt for a fraternity. In the Johnsboot continuity he claims that he very badly wanted to join the Legion and considers them amoral bullies for not understanding what that kind of rejection does to someone.
** PsychopathicManchild

** TheBrute
** EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's in a relationship with Eyeful Ethel.
** NighInvulnerability: Specifically, his skeleton is indestructible. His skin is pretty durable, too.
** PetTheDog: Saved Ethel from being hit by the Subs' high-jacked school bus.
** TookALevelInBadass: His powers evolved from a set of expandable tusks to an unbreakable skeleton.

!!The Khunds
* TheEmpire
* {{Heavyworlder}}
* HumanAliens: In their first appearance.
* RubberForeheadAliens: Postboot and since, Khunds resemble burly humans with pointy ears and mauve, yellow, or gray skin.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Khunds are not unlike Franchise/TheDCU's answer to [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons]].
* SpacePirates

!!Leland [=McCauley=]
* BubbleBoy: In the [=5YL=] continuity, he's an extreme germaphobe who lives in a plastic bubble.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* EvilCounterpart: To R. J. Brande.
* EvilMentor: To the [=WorkForce=].
* {{Fiction 500}}: He's the ''second''-richest man in the galaxy, after R. J. Brande. [=McCauley=] hates Brande for this reason.
* PresidentEvil: Postboot, in the [=DnA=] era. It was actually Ra's al-Ghul, who killed [=McCauley=] and used his fortune to run for president.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: He typically buys his way out of his problems.
* SmugSnake
* VerbalTic: [=5YL=] [=McCauley=] liberally peppers his dialog with nervous laughter.

!!Mordru the Merciless
->'''Homeworld:''' Sorcerers' World
->'''Abilities:''' Sorcery, immortality
* ArchEnemy: One of the Leigon's
* BigBad: one of the most recurring villains in the series.
* AwfulWeddedLife: The case with [=FYL=] Mordru and Mysa.
* DimensionLord: In some continuities, Mordru's domain, Sorcerer's World, is a dimension unto itself. (In others, it's merely a planet in the material universe.)
* EvilSorcerer
* GalacticConqueror: Mordru ruled a star-spanning empire before his initial defeat.
* HumanoidAbomination: ComicBook/PostCrisis, Mordru was revealed to be one of the immortal Lords of Chaos rather than a human wizard.
* KryptoniteFactor: Mordru suffers from a crippling phobia of being buried alive. A ShoutOut to its origin appears many years later: "We all make our own weaknesses, his from a nightmare happenstance long in his past." [[spoiler:In his first appearance, at the climax of the story, after trying the Legion for "acts of anti-crime" and sentencing them to death, Mordru "gathers the power to annihilate worlds, to shatter suns, preparing to hurl it at the helpless heroes." But the cavern they're in can't endure the stress of the leaking energy. The end result is Mordru and his "devil's jury" are buried, the Legionnaires survive due to Mordru having trapped them in a powerful force field, and Mordru, who cannot die by any known means, but can't remain conscious without air, is sealed inside solid rock.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: His original era and post boot incarnations both started as this.
* TimeAbyss: He's at least a few thousand years older.
* WizardBeard
* WizardsLiveLonger

!!Praetor Lemnos
->'''Abilities:''' Memory modification

* BigBad: In the Threeboot verse.
* TheChessmaster
* CursedWithAwesome / BlessedWithSuck : His powers allow him to get away with anything, but at the same time he can't form any lasting relationships, or be remembered for doing anything good.
* EvilGenius
* FacialMarkings
* {{Fiction 500}}: Those who can remember his name know he's one of the richest and most influential men in the galaxy. Not that there's many who do.
* FreudianExcuse: Built in. He had to stay in his parents' line of sight, so they'd remember to feed him. And then there was that bit where the government tried to capture him to learn how his powers worked.
* InvisibleToNormals: He has the unique ability to alter information with his mind--including recorded data ''and'' people's memories--making him effectively invisible.
* KarmaHoudini: His power. "You'd be amazed what a smart man can get away with in this world, if he never has to take responsibility for his actions." [[SubvertedTrope They do get him in the end though]].
* TheManBehindTheMan: And not always by choice.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[BlessedWithSuck Not that it was intentional]].
* ShadowArchetype: To the Legion as a whole. They both want to shake the 31st century out of its malaise, but whereas the Legion wants to do it peacefully, Lemnos wants to do it with a war.
* WellIntentionedExtremist

* AwesomeByAnalysis: He defeated an entire team of members of the Legion after his elite guards decided to quit using tactical planning, knowledge of bodily anatomy and powers, and well-time reflexes.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: He planned on speeding up the evolution of mankind by putting it through extreme environmental shift known as hyptertaxi which would cause a planetary genocide.
* FullFrontalAssault: After destroying one of his bodies to escape, he transferred his mind into a new clone body and fought against members of the Legion soon after. He was completely naked at the time.
* HumanoidAbomination: He's been dunked in the Lazarus Pits so many times his very essence has fused with its contents. His bodies are essentially carriers of the Lazarus Pit fluids that contain his consciousness and memories.
* PresidentEvil: Ra's al Ghul took over the identity of Industralist Leland McCauley who by that time had been appointed President of the United Planets.
* Really700YearsOld: He's already been around for hundreds of years at the start of his appearance. By the time he's appeared in the 31st century he's got even more centuries of age under his belt. However, it turns out he's been using clones of himself to prolong his existence.

!!Sklarian Raiders
* AmazonBrigade
* OneGenderRace
* PirateGirl
* SpacePirates

!!The Time Trapper
->'''AKA:''' Identity changes frequently
->'''Homeworld:''' Unknown/multiple
->'''Abilities:''' Temporal manipulation; others depending on identity
* AfterTheEnd: He/She/It lives at the end of time, or not. [[ContinuitySnarl Depending on the continuity]]
* {{Archenemy}}: One of them for the Legion
* BigBad: If Mordru is in the role then Time trapper is.
* [[BlackCloak Purple Cloak]]: Wears one.
* TheChessmaster: Good at planning.
* DeflectorShield: His/Her/It's iron curtain of time.
* InTheHood: Trapper's identity is either [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Superboy-Prime]], Cosmic Boy, Lori Morning, [[GuardianOftheMultiverse Weeja Dell]], a sentient Time-Line, a living embodiment of Entropy, or some dick with [[RealityWarper Cosmic Powers.]]
* MultipleChoicePast: Probably the only character for whom this is an actual power--he has the ability to change his own past, down to his very identity. The Time Trapper has been, among others, Cosmic Boy, Lori Morning, and Superboy-Prime.
** Or S/He could be all of those people, only from different futures.
* PhysicalGod: At least while he was Superboy-Prime.
* TimeAbyss: An odd case. The Trapper's history ''begins'' a thousand years in ''our'' future, but ''ends'' untold billions of years after ''that''.
** But with the constant change in Identity and continuity, He/She could be from the modern time or from the beggining of time or [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture even next week]].
* TimeMaster: In the truest sense.

->'''AKA:''' Vidar (Preboot) / Sarmon Ardeen (Postboot)
->'''Homeworld:''' Earth (Preboot) / Titan (Postboot)
->'''Abilities:''' Mind control

* BaldOfEvil / BeardOfEvil: The ultimate in evil haircare!
* TheChessmaster
* EvilGenius
* FallenHero: Preboot Universo was a renegade GreenLantern.
* ManipulativeBastard
* OffingTheOffspring: Subverted. He didn't kill Rond personally, but he stood there and watched as Prime snapped his neck.
* {{Telepathy}}: Preboot Universo was a skilled hypnotist and manipulator. ''Post''boot Universo was an unspeakably powerful telepath several orders above Saturn Girl.
** JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
** MindManipulation
** MindProbe
** MoreThanMindControl
* [[TelepathicSpacemen Telepathic Spaceman]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: He tried this on Rond. Rond responded by spitting in his face before his neck was snapped.

->'''AKA:''' Not Applicable
->'''Homeworld:''' Unknown
->'''Abilities:''' Nuclear energy, radar sense, heat vision

* ColdBloodedTorture
* ExtraEyes: His race has three eyes
* HeatVision: Can emit it from his middle eye
* HeroKiller: He gets this sort of build up, and lives up to it, killing four heroes in two issues.
* HighCollarOfDoom
* ILoveNuclearPower: Has nuclear energy in his veins
** NuclearNasty: So very much
* MindRape: Subjects Brainiac 5 to a psychological torture designed to make him lose his sense of identity.
* {{POW Camp}}: Runs one for superheroes
** HellHolePrison: Deliberately invokes this, forcing superheroes to build their own prison.

[[folder:Supporting Characters]]
!!The Athramites
* PlanetOfHats: They're a race of fashion designers.
* ShoutOut: They look like a horde of SuperDeformed [[Manga/{{Appleseed}} Briareoses]].

* DrJerk
* FanOfThePast: He collects 20th-century comic strips.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

* ContinuityNod: He's a reference to the evil [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Brainiac, who had a pet alien monkey named Koko.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
* PokemonSpeak: "KOKO!"
* ShooOutTheClowns: At the end of the more lighthearted Peyer/[=McGraw=]/Stern era, in the issue before the DarkerAndEdgier [=DnA=] era began, Koko leaves the series to settle down with a female space monkey on a remote jungle planet.
* TeamPet

!!Lori Morning
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* LegacyCharacter: She gets a hold of the Hero Dial from ''ComicBook/DialHForHero'' for a while.
** WordOfGod eventually supported Epileptic Trees from the time that she was meant to be the Postboot Glorith. (At one point the Time Trapper calls her "glorious"; glorious + Lori = Glorith.)
* PlotRelevantAgeUp
* TagalongKid

!!Marla Latham
* AmbiguouslyGay: Insofar as he's impeccably groomed and enjoys hanging out with Brande at mud baths.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

* ImprobableAge: He's a 13-year-old economic/diplomacy genius.
* TagalongKid
* {{Tuckerization}}: Reference to fan Richard Morrissey.

* GrandTheftMe: Was thought at first to have sacrificed his lifeforce to bring Lightning Lad back to life. A retcon revealed that it actually transferred his mind into Lightning Lad's body.
* HeroicSacrifice: Pre-[=5YL=].
* LegacyCharacter: Another member of Proty's species shows up after the original's death.
* TeamPet
* TheVoiceless: The first Proty; the second one eventually learns to shapeshift a working mouth and vocal cords. (Postboot Proty could speak from the beginning.)
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

!!R. J. Brande
* CatchPhrase: "By damn!"
* FanOfThePast: He has a sizeable collection of 20th- and 21st-century memorabilia. Not surprisingly, since he's either implied to be or explicitly from the PresentDay, depending on the continuity.
* {{Fiction 500}}: He's the richest man in the galaxy.
* LukeIAmYourFather: A Preboot miniseries revealed that Brande was a {{mode lock}}ed Durlan, and Chameleon Boy's father.
* [[{{Mentors}} Mentor]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It was blatantly obvious that Postboot was building up to TheReveal that Brande was actually the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, drastically weakened and {{Mode Lock}}ed into human form, but the continuity was rebooted before the reveal ever took place.

!!The Science Police
!!!Gigi Cusimano
* {{Tuckerization}}, of PaulLevitz's wife

!!!Lon Norg
* LivingProp

!!!Officer Dvron

!!!Shvaugn Erin/Sean Erin
* TheCommissionerGordon: Frequently a liason between the Legion and the Science Police.
* GenderBender: The infamous story from V4 where Shvaughn -- or "Sean" -- reveals that ''he'' had been using the drug "Profem" to become a woman so "she" could date Element Lad; unfortunately, the war with the Dominators cut off "her" supply. [[IfItsYouItsOkay Jan not only doesn't mind the revelation]], he [[ArmedWithCanon actually implies that he was with "Shvaughn" despite "her" gender]]. The Postboot Legion stayed clear of the entire issue.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Named after a cousin of a friend of Paul Levitz. He didn't know how to spell the name correctly, however. [[http://paulfrench.ca/losp/?p=164 (53:45 in interview)]]