->''My name is Stephen Leeds, and I am perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad.''

A novella by BrandonSanderson.

Stephen Leeds is a schizophrenic, but not an ordinary schizophrenic. The people he sees are not only developed enough to be their own person, they are experts in a wide variety of fields -- Ivy the psychiatrist, Audrey the handwriting expert, J.C. the Navy Seal, etc. Professors want to study him. Governments want to hire him. Stephen just wants to be left alone.

Until a woman named Monica shows up, representing a company that claims to have invented a camera that can take pictures of the past -- a camera that's been stolen. Too intrigued to pass it up, Stephen accepts the case.

Optioned for a TV series by Lionsgate.

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!!Legion provides examples of:

* ArbitrarySkepticism: "We're on a plane hunting a camera that can take pictures of the past," I said. "How is it harder to believe that I just learned Hebrew [in a matter of hours]?"
* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: J.C. gets called on his unsafe gun handling techniques; he claims he has "total control" over every muscle in his body. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because -- he's a ''hallucination''.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Basically, Stephen.
* BelligerentSexualTension: [[spoiler: J.C. and Ivy]], apparently, to Stephen's consternation when he catches them making out in a corner.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: As the page quote states, some of Stephen's hallucinations are crazy in their own way: Tobias has his own hallucination named Stan, Armando styles himself [[CriticalResearchFailure the emperor of Mexico, even after being told Mexico doesn't ''have'' an emperor]], and J.C. refuses to believe he's a hallucination.
* CrazyAwesome: Stephen.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Salic.
* GagBoobs: Apparently, J.C. would like Stephen to imagine Ivy with bigger breasts.
* GuileHero: Stephen.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Discussed. Stephen says likes things the way they are, though he wishes people would leave him alone. Monica suggests he finds being quite possibly the smartest man alive a burden, and invented the hallucinations as a way of coping.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: Stephen points out this isn't the case, but when he [[NotSoStoic briefly loses his cool]] with Monica, he can tell she -- like most people he meets -- assumes it to be the case.
* InSeriesNickname: One of Stephen's many psychologists came up with the name "Legion". [[EmbarrassingNickname He doesn't care for it much]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: People tend to assume Stephen is a [[LonersAreFreaks reclusive]], [[{{Jerkass}} amoral jerk]]. He admits to being a recluse and a jerk.
* LivingLieDetector: Ivy is very good at reading people, though she can't always tell if someone is telling the truth or not.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The story deliberately leaves it ambiguous whether the projections are "real" or Steven is just using them as a trick to avoid admitting that he's doing all the thinking.
** The ending leaves the question of [[spoiler: the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth]] ambiguous in a very intriguing fashion.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg:
-->'''Stephen''': I'm ''not'' a genius. My hallucinations are.
-->'''J.C.''': Thanks.
-->'''Stephen''': ''Some'' of my hallucinations are.

-->'''Stephen''': They're useful.
-->'''J.C.''': Thanks.
-->'''Stephen''': ''Some'' of them can be useful.
* NoodleIncident: A disturbing one: [[spoiler: apparently, before he was in control of his aspects, some of Stephen's projections became, in his words, nightmares.]] We don't get any clarification, but [[NothingIsScarier we honestly don't need it.]]
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Stephen claims he isn't this, since it's his hallucinations that are geniuses. But since all his hallucinations are in his head ...
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: What does J.C. stand for? [[spoiler: WordOfGod is J.C. was based on [[{{Firefly}} Jayne Cobb]]/[[{{Chuck}} John Casey]].]]
* SequelHook: The book was deliberately written in the style of a TV pilot, and leaves several questions unanswered. A sequel is in the works, and Lionsgate has optioned it for a TV series.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted, though some aren't particularly helpful. Stephen has both Ivy and a non-hallucinatory psychiatrist, though we never see the latter.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Armando, the photography expert, styles himself the "Emperor of Mexico" and occasionally talks like this.