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     Blok 
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Homeworld: Dryad
Abilities: Super-strength, durability, energy reflection/deflection

Born the last of his race on Dryad, his stony physiology makes him incredibly strong and durable. He is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, although he originally appeared as a member of the League of Super-Assassins, a group of brainwashed villains who were tricked and brainwashed by the Dark Man into thinking the doomed planet Dryad had been destroyed by the Legion. Unlike the other members, he was a native of said planet. His long-term romantic interest is the White Witch.


  • Breath Weapon: Eventually he develops strange "pipes" on his shoulders that spew energy when he's upset.
  • Energy Absorption: Owing to his silicon-based nature. He can also reflect it.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Heel–Face Turn: After learning that the Legionnaires had been helping evacuate Dryad, he shook off whatever brainwashing had affected him and offered his aid to stop the Dark Man.
  • Immune to Mind Control:
    • He is highly resistant to telepathic attack or possession, as when Esper Lass failed to possess him during the attack of the Legion of Super-Villains.
    • The Dark Man's brainwashing didn't affect him as badly as the other Super-Assassins.
  • Interspecies Romance: Although crush on Mysa Nal is one-sided in the early comics, it's reciprocated after she becomes the Black Witch.
  • Last of His Kind: Blok is possibly the last of his people, convinced by Dark Man that the Legion was trying to destroy Dryad, but they were actually trying to save it.
  • Metamorphosis: Knowing nothing of his race, he suspects he may be in a pupal form of some sort after his body starts undergoing strange changes.
  • Mighty Glacier: His massive size makes him slow and sometimes clumsy.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: 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.
  • No-Sell: Against energy attacks, or attacks which only work on organics.
  • Odd Friendship: Blok seemed to have an interest in people with unusual appearances, like Timber Wolf and White Witch.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: His FYL counterpart. His death at the hands of Roxxas was what nudged the Legion into finally reforming.
  • Scars Are Forever: He debuted with a formation of stone around his neck in the shape of a collar and large nose. They get both get broken off.
  • Super Strength: He is many times stronger than a normal human being, although his strength level is unknown.

     Chameleon Girl 
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AKA: Yera Allon
Homeworld: Durla
Abilities: Shapeshifting

The wife of Colossal Boy. Being a native of Durla, Chameleon Girl has the power of shape-shifting. She is also an accomplished actress and once posed as Legionnaire Shrinking Violet for an extended period of time.


  • Distaff Counterpart: To Chameleon Boy, natch.
  • Fantastic Racism: As a Durlan she's on the receiving end of this. She fights it by proving how talented an actress she can be.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Orange skinned.
  • Happily Married: To Colossal Boy. The pair and secretly married.
  • Interspecies Romance: As mentioned above.
  • The Mole/A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: 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.
    • Easily Forgiven: 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.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She thought Shrinking Violet had just wanted to go on a vacation in secret, and was horrified to learn the truth.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Averted. Gim's parents were surprised he married a Durlan, but they were fine with it. They do want any kids to be raised Jewish, though.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Implied during her first night with Colossal Boy after the truth came out.
  • Super Senses: Yera scans the molecular structure of any object or person she encounters via the invisible emanations emitted from her antennae.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: 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. Naturally she cannot duplicate super-powers.
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     Comet Queen 
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AKA Grava
Homeworld: Extal
Abilities: Superfast Flight (including though the vacuum of space), a degree of invulnerability, Stun "Comet" Gas release

Comet Queen was a member of the Legion Academy. She "Graduated" to the Legion of Substitute Heroes. Post 52 reboot the Subs membership may have been retconned. She was recently inducted into the Legion.


  • Ascended Fangirl: Wanted to be a Legionnare, 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 Substitute Legionnaire, she finally became a full fledged Legionnaire post reboot.
  • Flaming Hair
  • Flight: She has great skill in flying, showing hairline maneuvering through various obstacles at high speeds. Grava has a small force field that surrounds her body when she flies allowing her to resist friction.
  • Future Slang: Peppers her speech with it.
  • Genki Girl: Thoroughly jazzed about the Legion.
  • Knockout Gas / Smoke Out: She can generate various gases from the trail off her head. One is a gas that blots out light allowing her to escape or hide. Another gas she uses induces sleepiness.
  • Manchurian Agent: 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.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Teased with Polar Boy
  • Super Speed: She is able to fly at super-speeds while trailing a stream of stellar energy, much like a comet does.
  • Valley Girl: She's basically a futuristic version of one. She speaks her own brand of slang, much to the annoyance of nearly everyone she's around because half the time they have no idea what she's talking about.
  • Verbal Tic: 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.
  • Violation of Common Sense: "Star Boy got super-powers from the flaming tail of a comet once, so I'll go into space, strip naked and jump into the first comet I see!" She apparently forgot, didn't realize, or didn't care that he was in a spaceship at the time.

     Computo II 
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AKA: Danielle Foccart
Homeworld: Earth
Abilities: Controls technology

Computo is Danielle Foccart who can mentally communicate with computers. Her name is derived from the villainous Computo.


  • Canon Foreigner: Sort of. She existed in the original series but only got powers in 5YL.
  • Grand Theft Me: She was possessed by the original Computo as a child (which is how she got her powers).
  • Mission Control
  • Redeeming Replacement: Of Legion villain Computo, the sentient computer who possessed 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.

     Dawnstar 
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Homeworld: Starhaven
Abilities: Flight, long-range tracking

Born on the planet Starhaven colonized centuries earlier by Native Americans, her abilities include flight and long-range tracking. Her longest-running relationship is with teammate Wildfire.


  • Absolute Cleavage: She usually wear a yellow outfit that shows much cleavage and legs.
  • Bi the Way: 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.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: 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.
  • Broken Angel: Dawnstar in v4 lost her wings after being possessed for three years by Bounty, a thrill-seeking entity that used her tracking powers to go into business as a bounty hunter. The reason for this was never explained.
  • Demoted to Extra
  • 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.
  • Interspecies Romance: Technically, since Mama Burroughs' boy ain't exactly human any more.
  • Magical Native American
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her original costume was a revealing yellow dress of Native American design, with a plunging neckline and long ornamental fringes on the sleeves and boot cuffs. This costume design went virtually unchanged throughout most of original continuity.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: 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.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Wildfire as he is sentient energy trapped inside a containment suit.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: 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 Anti-Hero 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 Zero Hour! 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.
  • Will They or Won't They?: 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.
  • Winged Humanoid: 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.

     Earth-Man 
AKA: Kirt Niedrigh
Homeworld: Earth
''Ablities: Power Copying

See other villains page ("Justice League of Earth" folder) for more info.

     Invisible Kid II 
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AKA: Jacques Foccart
Homeworld: Earth
Abilities: Invisibility, formerly Uncontrolled Teleportation

Jacques Foccart is the successor of Lyle Norg (Invisible Kid I), who drank Norg's serum to save the world from Computo. In Reboot Legion continuity, there is a version of Jacques who becomes a government spy.


  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Hails from Côte d'Ivoire and is both black and French. Well, the first part counts.
  • Humans Are White: One of the characters who averts this.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Infectuous Lass in 5YL.
  • Invisibility: Like his predecessor Lyle Norg, Foccart can become undetectable via light waves in the range of human vision. Unlike Norg, Foccart was invisible to other levels of EM detection as well.
  • Legacy Character: In the original continuity is the successor of Lyle Norg (Invisible Kid I).
  • Locked into Strangeness: He got the white streak in his hair from being touched by Darkseid.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He treats the death of Wharlik as this, in spite of not really being responsible.
  • Power Incontinence: Postboot, Jacques was permanently invisible.
  • Skunk Stripe: He has a white stripe down the centre of his hair. Originally, this was caused by an encounter with Darkseid (see above), but in the Reboot Legion, flashbacks show he had it from a very early age.
  • Teleportation: 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.
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     Nightwind 
AKA: Berta Skye Haris.
Homeworld: Earth (Possibly)
Abilities: Air creation and manipulation, thermal vision.

  • Blow You Away: Her powers.
  • Character Development: Started out a flightly, bubbly type, with a flirtatious attitude (much like Comet Queen), but in her later appearances she was a lot more driven and somber. According to her Who's Who, she's cultivating this mature attitude in order to impress the Legion. After her membership and during 5YL, however, she's got a lot to be legitimately serious about.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: When training troops during 5YL.
  • Facial Markings: Around her eyes, after her appearance change.
  • Flight: Can make the wind carry her.
  • Innate Night Vision: Some sources say she's got it, apparently in order to use her powers more effectively.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Solid blue before and solid white after her appearance change (though the artist forgot sometimes).
  • Multiple-Choice Past, Some stories go with the Mutant backstory below, others say she's from a small tribe on another planet where everyone has wind powers. She herself claimed that her grandmother gave her her powers once, which doesn't exactly add up and may have been changed.
  • Mutants: She says her powers come from a certain genetic anomaly that occasionally pops up amongst females of her bloodline. If she's not an alien, this may explain her appearance.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Downplayed as Wildfire is far from a devil, but he is a harsh teacher with an abrasive attitude. After hearing his story and realizing just how much of a wreck his life had become after being turned into living energy, she and Lamprey developed a strong sense of empathy for him. At one point they even got into a physical altercation with Laurel Kent and Comet Queen when they bad-mouthed the guy.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Her appearance radically changes between issues, as does her personality. Welcome to minor character-hood in the Legion!

     Quislet 
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AKA: (real name untranslatable)
Homeworld: Teall
Abilities: Object animation

Quislet is an energy being from the dimension of Teall, and was then recruited into the Legion of Super-Heroes. The Teallians exist in a hive mind, but Quislet enjoyed his individuality so tried to escape his people.


  • Animate Inanimate Object: Possesses inorganic objects and makes them move according to his will.
  • The Assimilator: Defied. He was sent to our world to find other sapient energy beings and bring them back to Teall, when they would be converted into his peoples' Hive Mind. He refused.
  • Birds of a Feather: Gets along well with the more light-hearted or non-introspective members of the Legion (Dream Girl, Timber Wolf) and those with similarly alien outlooks (Tellus).
  • Blue and Orange Morality: He wants to help, but his truly alien perspective can lead to him unintentionally offending people.
  • Bubble Boy: The "bubble" in question being a spaceship he can't leave for long unless possessing something (at least in our dimension).
  • Curious as a Monkey: Especially when it comes to gossip.
  • Energy Beings: He was a microscopic energy-being from the alternate dimension of Teall who flew around in a tiny spaceship.
  • Fun Personified: His primary motivation is to seek out exciting new experiences and have fun.
  • Grand Theft Me: Sort of, in that his powers are the possession and animation of inanimate objects.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Easily the most self-centered, egotistic member the Legion has ever had...but he came to this dimension with the specific desire to do good, and firmly declined to pursue his original mission as soon as he got here.
  • Possession Burnout: He can only possess objects for a short amount of time, and the objects disintegrate after he leaves them, except for his ship.
  • Rogue Drone: He's an escapee from his universe's Hive Mind.
  • Starfish Aliens: Lacks a body in the traditional sense.
  • The Unpronounceable: His real name was an unpronounceable glyph.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's got a pretty useful, versatile power, but he refuses to train it any further because he regards himself as perfect already.

     Tellus 
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AKA: Ganglios
Homeworld: Hyrkaius
Abilities: Telepathy and telekinesis

Born on the planet Hykraius, he is a natural telepath with extremely proficient skill. His alien physiology means he needs a helmet to breathe in air, simulating his native environment of liquid methane. He has also been a member of the religious organization Dark Circle, the Legion Espionage Squad, and the temporally displaced Legion Lost.


  • Awful Truth: Accidentally scanned Saturn Girl's mind and discovered she was hiding a terrible secret. Investigations with other new members proved that she, along with several other Legion members were planning to break the Legion Code and kill the Time Trapper. He was horrified to learn that the pillars of the Legion would betray it in such a way.
  • Birds of a Feather: Got along well with Quislet, as both of them were very unlike typical aliens in the Legion.
  • Cult: During 5YL Hyrakius joined The Dark Circle, a quasi-cult/criminal organization opposed to Mon-el/Valor, and Ganglios (no longer a Legion member) followed them, though he maintains a distant friendship with his former teammates.
  • Hive Mind: Not quite, but since Hyrakians are a close-knit society of psychics, they're pretty close. He found the Legion's teamwork and familial atmosphere quite comforting...At first.
  • Nice Guy: Very polite and well-intentioned.
  • Odd Friendship: Developed one with Magnetic Kid, who joined at the same time he did and shared an interest in improving his powers and distinguishing himself among the Legion.
  • Psychic Powers
    • Mind Manipulation: Although rarely used, Ganglios' can force his telepathic powers to control lesser minded beings. Normally he uses this ability to allow himself into other's mind to sift through their thoughts without resistance.
    • Mind over Matter: One of Ganglios' main abilities is his telekinesis. He uses this to move his large, heavy body about with no difficulty as well as levitating himself and others (with more stress per person).
    • Telepathy: One of Ganglios' main abilities. He uses it as a means of communication, investigation, searching, controlling and deciphering. He can even search the mind of an unconscious foe and reach into the subconscious of other individuals. This is a natural ability of his race.
  • Training the Gift of Magic: Psychic Powers are native to his species, but training under Saturn Girl expanded his abilities well above the norm.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Or telepaths it, in this case. He's been xenologically trained to be able to use his powers on minds radically different from his own. Like, you know, ours.
  • Starfish Aliens: He is a Hykraian hailing from the ocean world of Hykraius. The Hykraians are an aquatic methane-breathing fish-like people.
  • Telepathic Spacemen: All Hyrakians are.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Kind of. When he was chosen to join over a Saturnian telepath who went by "Mentalla", the spurned psychic decided she'd trick the Fatal Five into letting her join and then use her powers to help the Legion capture them. She did do, but the Five realized what she'd done and killed her horribly.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: At first. Finding the Awful Truth above and losing his two closest friends changed him quite a bit.

     Tyroc 
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AKA: Troy Stewart
Homeworld: Marzal
Abilities: Sonic manipulation

Born on Earth, he has reality-warping screams that give him many different abilities. His home is the racial separatist island Marzal. They are a highly advanced society descended from African slaves, who exist in a dimension that only appears to Earth once every several years. During the apocryphal Five Years Later era, he briefly succeeded Invisible Kid to become President of Earth. There is no counterpart to Tyroc in Reboot Legion continuity. In Prime Legion continuity, Tyroc is briefly depicted as an urban legend.


  • Absolute Cleavage
  • Angry Black Man: Even though it takes place in the year 3000. Notably, the writers and artists were all painfully aware of how this trope was being played in a setting where racism should've been eliminated, but were forced to portray Tyroc as such due to the Executive Meddling.
  • Characterization Marches On: 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.
  • Collared by Fashion
  • Humans Are White: In the Silver Age, the Legion of Super-Heroes featured many aliens but no black human or Human Alien members. Tyroc was added as the Angry Black Man that was a common sort of Token Minority back in the day. Supposedly, in the 30th century, the world is above caring about things like race, but the meddling executives, very much of that point in the 20th century, weren't quite up to having a black character as just another guy instead of The Black Guy.
    "I always wanted to have a character who was African-American, and years later, when they did that, they did it in the worst way possible....instead of just incidentally having a character who happens to be black...they made a big fuss about it. He's a racial separatist....I just found it pathetic and appalling." -Jim Shooter
  • Leotard of Power
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: He possesses a sonic scream; the pitch, volume, and words of his scream could initially vary to produce a variety of different effects.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: His superpowered screams can do basically whatever the writer likes. He could do nearly anything, from teleportation to pyrokinesis to... making it rain glue. The character was soon written out; common wisdom is that the writers had no idea what to do with him. In his reintroduction he seems to have been Retconned into having more conventional Banshee/Black Canary scream powers.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Mike Grell has stated that Tyroc was inspired by actor and football player Fred "The Hammer" Williamson.
  • Stripperiffic: Grell's dislike of Tyroc was strong enough that he intentionally made his outfit stupid, comparing it to a cross between Elvis and a football player.

     Wildfire/ERG-1/NRG/Wildflame 
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AKA: Drake Burroughs
Homeworld: Earth
Abilities: Composed of anti-energy, energy blasts and manipulation

Drake Burroughs exists as sentient antimatter energy in a containment suit. This grants him incredible powers, although he can never be truly human again. There have been two other primary versions of Wildfire in different Legion continuities. In the Reboot Legion, he is a composite of Atom'X and Blast-Off named Wildfire; in Prime Legion continuity he has taken the name ERG-1. His primary romantic interest is Dawnstar, despite their complications.


  • The Ageless: Energy doesn't age, so he'll be around for a good long while.
  • Blessed with Suck: Wildfire cannot contain his form without a special suit and he cannot touch most beings without burning them. This places a burden on his love life and social abilities, and makes him quite short tempered.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: As a student, Professor Vultan felt he had a lot of potential, but no self-discipline. Ironically, discipline is now incredibly important for him.
  • Can't Have Sex Ever: Because he doesn't have a body. When he managed to put one together with the help of Quislet, his touch still burned Dawnstar.
  • Clingy Costume: Without his ERG-suit, Wildfire is just a mass of anti-energy, shapeless and largely unable to interact with the rest of the world.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Using his powers at too high a level can damage or destroy his Containment Suit. He keeps spares.
  • Demoted to Extra
  • Determinator: It takes incredibly strong willpower to reassemble himself from dispersal or maintain himself when outside of his suit.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Wildfire was killed off in the Noodle Incident known as Black Dawn, with the only details stated being that his death was horribly violent.
  • Energy Beings: He is pure anti-matter energy.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: His devotion to the Legion is just as endless as his lifespan, thus he's the light who in the 57th Century restores the Legion from darkness. He's so good at it there's a Legion in the 853rd century.
  • Fusion Dance: 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.
  • The Heart: Postboot, but not in the main series itself. Two Flash Forward series—Legends of the Dead Earth and DC One Million—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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • At first it was thought that he'd died saving three Legionnaires on the planet Manna-5, but he'd only damaged his suit so badly it couldn't contain him any longer. He was out of commission until he managed to reassemble himself via force of will, something that would come to happen more than once.
    • However, he seemed to have destroyed himself permanently when he was forced to use his power to re-ignite the sun. Not quite.
  • Hot-Blooded: Passionate and impetuous.
  • I Am a Monster: One of his first reactions after his accident was to call himself a thing, and realize that he wasn't even human anymore. After he was forced to shoot his terrified former girlfriend's car in order to save a bunch of kids she was fleeing toward when her car went out of control, he used this trope by name.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's got a sharp tongue and an abrasive attitude, but he's firmly dedicated to the Legion.
  • No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: His original Containment Suit.
  • One Size Fits All: Averted in regards to his Containment Suits.
    • His original suit was designed by the now-dead Professor Vultan and allowed him to utilize his energy in flexible ways, and thus mimic the powers of several other Legionnaires. It was destroyed by his first Heroic Sacrifice.
    • Every suit since then has been an imperfect copy, nowhere near as as comfortable (according to him) nor as efficient, and the powers they provide (if any) tend to be far more limited. They all let him use Super Strength, Flight and energy blasts, at the very least though.
  • Powered Armor: His various Contaimment Suits operate this way, super-tough and allowing him to use his energy to replicate Super Strength, FTL Flight, and Energy Blasts, among other things.
  • Second Love: During his college days, Drake had been seeing a young lady named Kerri, who though he was dead after his accident. Afterward, he fell for Professor Vultan's daughter, and thought she felt the same. It's not clear if this was the case or she thought it would make it easier to keep him around. (See Unwitting Instigator of Doom)
  • Soul Jar: In 5YL,having just barely been able to reassemble himself from his Heroic Sacrifice, the exhausted Wildfire felt his control over his form slipping. Desperate for a receptacle to place himself into before he dispersed for good, he found Sun Boy's corpse on Shangalla and stuck himself inside it. He spent a while hiding the truth within his containment suit.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Dawnstar.
  • Superpower Lottery: A being of pure anti-matter energy, Wildfire possessed a variety of superhuman abilities, depending on which Containment Suit he's wearing.
    • Flight: He could travel at faster than light speeds without the aid of external applications.
    • Hand Blast: Wildfire could produce concentrated blasts of pure energy for offensive attack.
    • Nigh-Invulnerability: Although Wildfire's containment suit can be destroyed, his energy body is virtually invulnerable and can only be dispersed under the most extreme of conditions. Even then, most of the time he could use his willpower to reassemble.
    • Sizeshifter: He could expand his mass and volume several times greater than normal, allowing him to achieve heights similar to that of Colossal Boy, or contract it to shrink like Shrinking Violet.
    • Super Senses: Depending on which suit he's wearing.
    • Super Strength: He, or rather his suits, possessed a strength level many times greater than that of the average human.
    • X-Ray Vision: Like his teammate, Superboy, Wildfire possessed the ability to see through varying layers of solid objects.
  • That Man Is Dead: After his accident, Vultan had to break it to him that his life as Drake Burroughs, normal human, was no more.
  • Unable to Cry: After discovering he was no longer human and life as he'd known it was over, you can bet he gave it a shot.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • The reason Vultan had a Containment Suit ready so quickly after Drake's accident was because Vultan was terminally ill and had planned to use the suit to prolong his own life. Vultan unselfishly chose to sacrifice his chance at using it for his student's sake...
    • ...While Vultan and his daughter Zera were helping him adapt to his suit, however, Zera was also secretly siphoning his energy and using it to extend her unknowing father's lifespan. But Drake left Earth for over a year with Vultan's blessing and the good doctor died. Drake didn't know about this until Zera tried to kill him for revenge.
  • Was Once a Man: Drake was originally an astroengineering student. While he was working on a new propulsion system, the unit's safety valve snapped and discharged a blast of anti-matter energy. He was engulfed instantly but somehow his consciousness survived and Drake found himself transformed into a being of pure anti-energy.
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