Preboot—The original continuity, prior to the 1994 Zero Hour continuity reboot. These stories take place on Earth-1 (Pre-Crisis), Earth-0 (Post-Crisis continuity) or an Earth-2-ish continuity (Post-Flashpoint continuity).
5YL / V4 / TMK—"Five Years Later", the fourth volume of the Preboot title, a Darker and Edgier continuation following (as the title suggests) a five-year Time Skip. The 5YL stories were mostly written by Tom and Mary Bierbaum and drawn by Keith Giffen, usually abbreviated to "TMK".
Softboot / Glorithverse—The state of Legion continuity after a Cosmic Retcon unleashed during V4 to write the Pocket Universe Superboy out of continuity. Glorith was a time-controlling villainess who took advantage of the retcon.
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 So named because it brought back the "classic" Legion and their costumes, de-rebooting them, and was started by Geoff Johns.
Reboot / Postboot—The continuity following the 1994 Zero Hour 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 Reboot.
DnA—The Darker and Edgier "Legion of the Damned" and "Legion Lost" stories by Dan Abnett and Andy 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 Final Crisis limited series bringing together the Retroboot, Postboot, and Threeboot Legions.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 Retconned into being a member during the Silver Age era.The Animated Adaptation has its own main page and character sheet.
- The Founders
- Silver Age (1960-1969)
- Bronze Age (1970-1989)
- Five Years Later (1989-1994)
- Postboot (1994-2004)
- Threeboot (2004-2009)
- Retroboot (2008-2013)
- Other Heroes
- The Fatal Five
- The Legion of Super Villains
- Other Villains
- Supporting Characters