->''"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.

A sequel novella, entitled "Legion: Skin Deep" has been released.

Optioned for a TV series by Lionsgate.

!!Legion provides examples of:

* AchievementsInIgnorance: J.C. is able to keep up with a car doing 40 miles per hour on foot... until one of Stephen's other hallucinations wonders how he's doing that in Stephen's hearing, at which point J.C. suddenly has to stop to catch his breath.
* 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''.
* ArtisticLicenseMedicine:  It's repeatedly mentioned that Stephen's condition is completely unique and makes absolutely no sense when compared to other forms of hallucinations or multiple personality disorders.  One of the ways he makes money is by charging the many many psychologists who want to study him.  He initially did it to get them to stop, but it ended up making him rich.
%%* 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]], J.C. refuses to believe he's a hallucination and Andrea hallucinates that she'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:
** Multiple times, usually with J.C.
--->'''Stephen''': I'm ''not'' a genius. My hallucinations are.\\
'''J.C.''': Thanks.\\
'''Stephen''': ''Some'' of my hallucinations are.
** And remember that everyone else only hears half the conversation.
--->'''Stephen''': They're useful.\\
'''J.C.''': Thanks.\\
'''Stephen''': ''Some'' of them can be useful.
* NoodleIncident:
** A disturbing one: 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.]]
** From Skin Deep:
*** "Not all of my missions involve terrorists or the fate of the world. Some are far more simple and mundane. Like locating a teleporting cat.
*** "Not again, I thought, 'I hate zombies.'"
* 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? WordOfGod is J.C. was based on [[{{Series/Firefly}} Jayne Cobb]]/[[Series/{{Chuck}} John Casey]].
* RightForTheWrongReasons: Andrea believes that she's a hallucination not because she actually is one, but because she's crazy.
* 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.