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     Atmos 
AKA: Marak Russen
Homeworld: Xanthu
Abilities: Flight, protective energy field, nuclear bolts, superhuman physical abilities, transmutation of matter via nuclear bolt, electrical disruption via nuclear bolt, strong force of will, super strength, possible mind control. Full abilities unknown.

After Star Boy left Xanthu, the Tribune which rules the planet decided the world needed a new champion, and chose former child actor and amateur athlete Marak Russen. By altering his genes and flying him through the tail of a comet, they hoped to recreate the events that gave Star Boy temporary Kryptonian-esque powers, but on a permanent basis. Fluctuations within the comet, however, caused Russen to develop a set of different, but quite sufficient nuclear-based abilities.

Following years as the Champion of Xanthu, Atmos made a play to join the Legion of Super-Heroes after Star Boy left the organization, partially so that he could contact the bereft Dream Girl, who had been effectively dumped and abandoned by her lover Star Boy, and rekindle the relationship they'd once had. After the Legion turned him down due to his imperious attitude, he returned to Xanthu with Dream Girl by his side.During the Magic War, Dream Girl came to the conclusion that Atmos had been controlling her mind, and socked him while his force field was down.

Atmos joined the Legion properly during the Five Years Later storyline/continuity (which would seem to indicate that he was proven innocent of DG's accusation or otherwise forgiven) but left as Earthgov (controlled by the Dominators) became increasingly anti-Legion, got captured by the Dominators, and was killed as a test of their Hero Killer android B.I.O.N.


  • Achilles in His Tent: Following his embarrassing defeat at the hands of Star Boy, Atmos pridefully refused to act as a hero, despite the threat to Xanthu and the rest of the UP during the Magic Wars. Even a contingent from the Legion pleading for his help wouldn't sway him. This was one of the factors that helped Dream Girl develop the gumption to get her head together and leave him.
  • Age Lift: His Reboot version appears to be a teenager.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • Dream Girl, fresh off being dumped by her long-time love Star Boy and a series of unsuccessful dates with other men, is miserable and depressed. Atmos goes out with her and treats her kindly, and she finds herself drawn to him and starting a relationship, even though she doesn't particularly like him and knows it's a bad idea (having dated him before). This much is clear. Later, she comes to the conclusion that he was subtly mind-controlling her into passivity and wanting to be with him. Atmos is never explicitly shown to have mind-control abilities, though his charisma and force of will are mentioned to be extremely strong. Is this a power or completely mundane? If it's a power, does he know it? Can he control it? Is the whole thing just Dream Girl trying to justify a crappy rebound relationship and bad judgement at the lowest emotional point in her life?
    • Less seriously: Do chunks of his torso vanish when he uses his powers or is that just his costume?
  • Celebrity Superhero: His status as Champion of Xanthu grants him galaxy-wide fame, cash, and excellent living quarters.
  • Charm Person: The Dominators noted in their studies that he had a force of will strong enough to be quasi-hypnotic, which is probably the writers being ambiguous about whether this charisma is due to a power or not.
  • Combo Platter Powers: If he has any mind control abilities, they would stand out sharply against his chiefly energy-based powers and physical enhancements.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Although he's quite athletic, his powers are such that he hasn't bothered with hand-to-hand combat training. Most of his opponents don't match his level of strength so this usually isn't a problem, until it is...
  • Deflector Shield: Called an "inhibitor field", this provides invulnerability sufficient to fly in space unprotected, and of course defends him from physical and energy attacks.
  • Delinquent Hair: A red mohawk.
  • Domestic Abuse: If he forced Dream Girl into a relationship, then yes, obviously. Otherwise, averted as he just seems a bit overbearing and oblivious to her depression.
  • Dumb Muscle: Dream Girl privately thought of him as this, mostly because he was more down-to-earth and less cultured than she was.
  • Flight: Not as fast as many ships of the time, but still more than fast enough to be casually interstellar.
  • Flying Brick: Flight, Super Strength, and personal Deflector Shields.
  • Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: He was both genetically altered and exposed to an empowering event.
  • Hand Blast: Fires "nuclear bolts".
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Following his easy defeat at Star boy's hands, he retreated to his home and refused to leave even as the Magic War raged on.
    • In Starman, Reboot Atmos the only member of the Amazers to escape the Shadow Wraiths, and is trapped in a flashback about their attack.
  • I Love Nuclear Power: This is said to the the basis of his abilities.
  • Intimidation Demonstration: He's good at these, backed by his skill as a former actor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's the willing protector of Xanthu, and he seems to be a basically decent person. However, he's rather boorish and arrogant, and a slave to his pride. During his relationship with Dream Girl, he treated her tenderly, but was a bit patronizing as well as missing the telltale signs that she was depressed and not really enjoying the relationship. Of course, if mind-controlled her, then he's just a straight-up Jerkass.
  • Large Ham: Given to broad, powerful actions and statements.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Regarded Star Boy as a disgrace to Xanthu (presumably for leaving to join the LSH), and shortly after he started dating Dream Girl, the two of them got into a physical altercation, with Atmos suffering the worst of it.
  • Mind Control: Dream Girl thinks he has this power. In-universe, he's simply noted as having powerful charisma.
  • Mind Rape: Dream Girl invokes this trope when she comes to the conclusion that, because Universo's "Universo Project" had once incarcerated them based on willpower that Atmos must have had a power that let his will dominate others.
  • Opposites Attract: Him and Dream Girl. Deconstructed in that their interests and personalities really were wildly different and being with him just made her miss Thom more.
  • Pride: It's what made him try to join the Legion, refuse to enter the Legion Academy, try to fight Star Boy and then become a sulking recluse after being thrashed.
  • Prophet Eyes: Except when they're not.
  • Protectorate: Champion of Xanthu. Subverted during the Magic Wars when he refused to help out.
  • Super Strength: Not Kryptonian-level as intended, but quite impressive nonetheless.
  • Swiss Army Power: His nuclear bolts can alter matter and cause electrical disruptions.
  • Thought-Controlled Power: His force field appears to need conscious activation, as Dream Girl was able to sock him just after he woke up. She also believed that she had only been able to come to the realization that he was controlling her because he was asleep and he'd been using his powers to prevent her from doing so all along.
  • Underestimating Badassery: During his fight with Thom Kallor, the Legionnaire was able to use his physical training and gravity power to humiliate Atmos in combat and fix the problem they'd been summoned to solve.

     Dev-Em 
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AKA: Dev-Em (Preboot); David Emery (Softboot)
Homeworld: Krypton (Preboot); Titan or Daxam (Softboot)
Abilities: Super-strength, speed, senses, flight, and invulnerability

Youth from the planet Krypton who was on his way to becoming a serious criminal but eventually reformed. He is also one of Krypton's only survivors of its destruction. He is a member of the Interstellar Counter Intelligence Corps and ally of the Legion of Superheroes.


  • Continuity Snarl: He was originally one of the many Kryptonians of the Silver Age and was Put on a Bus 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 retconned into a Titanian whose powers turned him into a Kryptonian (which was mentioned only in supplementary material), a good Daxamite, and an evil Daxamite.
    • Decomposite Character: Now that there are other Kryptonians again, two characters with that name have been introduced, one Kryptonian criminal, and one cultist in 52; neither one fits with the Legion version.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The original Dev-Em was a Kryptonian juvenile delinquent that attacked Superboy; after being thwarted by Superboy, Dev-Em traveled to the 30th century where he became an occasional ally of the Legion.
  • Superpower Lottery: In both his Daxamite and Kryptonian iterations, Dev-Em is possessed of the same superhuman abilities (and weakness) of both races while beneath the empowering light of a yellow sun such as that of Earth's solar system.
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     Inferno II 
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AKA: Sandy Anderson
Homeworld: Earth
Abilities: Pyrokinesis, flight

A former ally of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the future, but currently resides in the present day.


  • Anti-Hero: She has a quick temper and a bad attitude which causes strain in her relationships. As a member of the Workforce, she shown killing opponents by immolating them, much to the chagrin of Legion members.
  • Broken Bird
  • Canon Immigrant: 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 Put on a Bus with the rest of the reboot, she could in theory show up at any time. A green-skinned version also appeared in the Threeboot.
  • Flying Firepower: By expelling her fire she can propel herself forward with great accuracy and speed.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: In the Threeboot where she comes from Mercury and has light-green skin.
  • I Choose to Stay: In the past she befriend a group of homeless girls and confront a monster that was haunting her and the mall. Conquering her fear of the dark and saving the lives of the girls, Inferno decided to stay in the past as she felt no allegiance to the Legion or their future.
  • Playing with Fire: Inferno has expert control over fire. She can generate this fire from within herself, often fueled by anger, and any ambient fire around her. She has such fine control over fire that she can burn shards of glass into chunks or cause massive explosions. She can also inflame her body or boils liquids.
  • Primal Fear: She has a fear of darkness. Shadows, low light and the night sky all give her an intense fight or flight reaction. Covering her eyes or shrouding her in darkness will cause her to panic.

    Heroes of Lallor 
The Heroes of Lallor were a group of five teens who gained powers after exposure to atomic fallout. They were exiled from their dictatorial homeworld and made their way to earth.
  • The Exile: Exiled from their planet by Prime Minister Vorr, who was worried they'd prove a threat to his dictatorship. As it turned out, rightly so, though not in the way he expected.
  • The Face Of The Band: When Duplicate Boy's powers briefly seemed to briefly stop working out of guilt, the broadcast news of Lallor claimed it was the end of an era—much to the annoyance of his teammates, who were still quite active, thank you very much.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The aforementioned Vorr had planned to use secret nuclear armaments to cement his control over Lallor. When one of his scientists bungled and the lab blew up, not only were his plans revealed, but the fallout ended up creating five threats to his rule...and the heinous act of banishing the five innocent youths from their home planet led the people to finally rise up and strike him down.
  • I Love Nuclear Power: They all got their powers due to nuclear fallout.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: After being exiled, Marden King, brother of the deceased villain Monster Master, welcomed them to Earth...but told them the "wicked tyrants" in the Legion Of Superheroes might see them as rivals and force them to leave. Things eventually got sorted out.
  • Mass Super-Empowering Event: The quintet all gained their powers due to the same event.
  • True Companions: They were all born with powers and have been together since. Sometimes Duplicate Boy's arrogance causes a bit of friction, but it seems they'll be together for the foreseeable future.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Life Lass and Gas Girl are the only girls on the otherwise all male team.

Beast Boy

AKA: Ilshu Nor
Homeworld: Lallor
Abilities: Can change into animals, and act as alpha.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Unlike his teammates, people were terrified and disgusted by his powers, leading him to leave Lallor for Vorn, the planet of beasts.
  • Animorphism: His power is to change his form to that of any animal in the universe.
  • Attack of the Killer Whatever: Vorn was a dangerous place even before Beast Boy started whipping the local wildlife into a frenzy.
  • The Beastmaster: He can mentally command animals, though some such as the Maw seem to have very powerful instincts.
  • Blinded by the Light: One of the forms he took on Vorn was a Flasher-Beast, a sort of reptilian ape that could emit blinding rays from its eyes.
  • Cruel Elephant: The form he uses to disguise himself among the captured Vornian animals is a tork, an innocuous-looking elephantoid with a horn on each of its two heads.
  • Driven to Villainy: The rejection of the people of Lallor turned him into a misanthrope, though to his credit, his first instinct was to isolate himself and drive people away (admittedly, from their homes) rather than kill them outright.
  • Earth Is the Center of the Universe: The threat Beast Boy poses hits closer to home when he gets himself shipped to Metropolis on Earth, with a bunch of Vornian beasts in tow.
  • The Exile: The second time was self-imposed.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Embittered by society's rejection, he became a misanthrope who was willing to endanger innocent people's lives in order to live alone with the beasts of Vorn.
  • Fast Tunnelling: In Vornian Mole form.
  • The Hermit: Tried to drive the last settlement of humans off of Vorn in order to be alone with its native life.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In spite of his bitterness, in the end he threw himself into the jaws of a much more powerful beast to save the life of a little girl who'd fed him and been kind to him while he was in dog form.
  • Killed Off for Real: He's a comic book character whose friends regularly interact with a group that has figured out how to revive their own deceased members but he's not coming back.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Uses the Flasher-Beast's mental illusions to make the Legionnaires think they lost their powers and forces Mon-El and Superboy to fight to the death in order to save the other Legionnaires. Superboy's invulnerable costume getting ripped tips Brainiac 5 off to the truth.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: One of his forms is a slith, essentially a six-armed gorilla.
  • Multiple Head Case:
    • One of his forms, the gurn, is a Lallorian animal which resembles a two-headed tiger.
    • The above-mentioned tork has heads on the front and back of its body.
  • Needle in a Stack of Needles: Hides himself among numerous Vornian creatures being shipped to Metropolis Zoo by taking on the form of one of them.
  • Psychic Static: He can guard his thoughts from Saturn Girl, though it's not clear if he has to be in animal form to do so.
  • Red Is Heroic: His uniform is mostly red, and he started out as a hero until he was Driven to Villainy, yet in the end turned out to be a better person than even he thought.
  • Shock and Awe: When in the form of a Lightning Monster of Korbal, he can shoot lightning bolts from a protrusion on his head.
  • The Strategist: Demonstrated this ability while trying to drive people away from Vorn, organizing its varied native animals in co-ordinated group attacks that left the experienced hunters of the planet baffled, and even held up against the Legion.
  • Super Hearing: His Lallorian darkbeast form, as a cave-dweller, has this.
  • Superpower Lottery: While on a rather smaller scale than Duplicate Boy, as you can see from just these examples, there are a lot of very strange, very powerful animals out there in the universe, and on the planet Vorn in particular. Beast Boy can both transform into and mentally control them.
  • This Was His True Form: Takes on his original human form in death.
  • What You Are in the Dark: In spite of becoming a Misanthrope Supreme, he gave his life to save a kind child rather than simply continuing to flee the Legion in his dog disguise.

Duplicate Boy

AKA: Quelu Ord
Homeworld: Lallor
Abilities: Power duplication

  • Always Save the Girl: He surrendered to the "evil tyrants" of the Legion of Super-heroes when he realized that collateral damage from fighting them could injure Violet.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: In the Heroes' first appearances, DB is the leader by virtue of being the most powerful. As time went on, however, Evolvo Lad's genius and talent for strategy led to him taking over.
  • Badass Mustache: Grows a porn 'stache as an adult.
  • Beauty = Goodness: When Marden King temporarily convinced the Lallorians that the LSH was evil, he had difficulty believing that a pretty girl like Shrinking Violet could be a villain. For her part, Violet felt that this handsome boy sure didn't look evil.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Deeply possessive of Shrinking Violet when he dated her, often checking up on her with telescopic vision, or threatening harm upon guys she hung out with. When he thought she was sleeping with Colossal Boy, he legitimately, tried to murder him, and their fight destroyed a mountain range.
  • Dumb Jock: Not the brains of the team, for sure. Tends to focus on imitating simple physical powers over the far broader applications of others.
  • Fatal Flaw: His impulsiveness and Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: His teammates don't dislike him, per se, but they tend to roll their eyes and get annoyed at his Glory Hound antics. Post-kidnap Violet launching into a tirade and shoving the "I'm-sorry-I-didn't-tell-anyone-you-were-being-impersonated" gift he sent her into his mouth and breaking up with him outright amused Evolvo Lad, and none of the others lifted a finger to help.
  • Glory Hound: Soaks up a lot of attention from the Lallorian media.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be childish and a bit of a Dumb Jock, but he does want to help people.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: Engaged in one with Shrinking Violet, but the fact that he can easily teleport across the universe (and does, when Matter-Eater Lad takes her out on a date), raises some questions...
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After Shrinking Violet shoved his apology gift down his throat, he went through a long period of depression.
  • My Greatest Failure: He thought Violet was cheating on him with Colossal Boy, but when he realized it was actually someone impersonating her, DB came to the conclusion that Violet must have gone undercover on a mission without telling him. In a fit of jealous pique, he decided not to investigate any further or reveal the deception. The real Violet, meanwhile had actually been kidnapped months before and was being tortured at the hands of Imskian rebels, and could have been rescued long before the truth finally came out if he'd only said something. DB spent a long while justifiably beating himself up over this one, and was never the same afterwards.
  • Oblivious to Love: As teens, Life Lass and Gas Girl had crushes on him (and Life Lass still loves him as an adult), but he doesn't notice.
  • Power Copying: He can copy any power he has properly encountered, and can use more than one at the same time.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: This occasionally happened when he tried to imitate something incredibly powerful (like Validus), or tried to use magic.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: After his greatest failure he felt so guilty that he actually temporarily lost his powers. He gets them back thanks to a ruse by his teammates, but he never gets over Vi.
  • Strong, but Unskilled: He's well-aware that he's the most powerful hero in the universe, and as a result hasn't bothered to really train and study his powers or learn even the basics of personal combat—in fact according to his Who's Who entry he has no particular skills for anything at all—and has a limited imagination that revolves around simply choosing powers that let him beat things up. As such, he tends to be quite shocked when he runs into limitations such as Validus being off the scales in terms of physical power or his power being unable to process magic properly. At least he would be shocked if he was conscious.
  • Superpower Lottery: His "single" power works out more like all the powers ever since he's met a lot of superheroes and villains, and he can combine them if he wishes.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: As noted by his teammates, his guilt over Violet left him out of step for years, even after his powers came back.

Evolvo Lad

AKA: Sev Tcheru
Homeworld: Lallor
Abilities: Can shift between weaker super intelligent form and super-strong less intelligent form.

  • Animorphism: He can de-evolve into an ape.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: In his hyper-evolved form.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Gets pretty frustrated trying to check Duplicate Boy's impetuous nature. In fact, by the time of the Who's Who, he's become the de facto leader...and still dealing with DB's issues.
  • Hollywood Evolution: Can become an ape, a caveman, or a big-headed psychic.
  • Informed Attribute: He claims that in his evolved form his brain's more super than Brainiac 5's, but we never see him accomplish anything on the level Brainy has.
  • The Leader: Although Duplicate Boy is the leader in the initial appearances due to being most powerful, by the 80's his advanced intellect in evolved form makes Evolvo the one who's really running the show.
  • My Brain Is Big: His "intelligent" form includes an expanded cranium.
  • Psychic Powers: Demonstrated telepathy, at least, when evolved.
  • The Strategist: In his evolved form.
  • Super Intelligence: In his evolved form.
  • Super Strength: As a cave-man or ape, he has enhanced physical abilities, but since he's nowhere near as strong as Duplicate Boy he prefers to stay in his evolved form and strategize.
  • Teen Genius: As a youth in his evolved form.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Unsurprisingly, his caveman and ape forms aren't exactly intellectuals.

Gas Girl

AKA: Tal Nahii
Homeworld: Lallor
Abilities: Ability to turn herself into any kind of gas

  • Alien Hair: In her later appearances, her hair flows and moves like a visible gas, and since we can see her scalp through it, that's probably no coincidence.
  • Deadly Gas: She's unlikely to do this, being a hero, but she could.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Can become any gaseous element she wishes.
  • Knock Out Gas: Can turn into this.
  • Super Smoke: Her power in a nutshell.
  • Unfortunate Names: Her hero name makes it sound like she has trouble with, or powers connected to, flatulence.

Life Lass

AKA: Somi Gan
Homeworld: Lallor
Abilities: Imbue inanimate objects with life

     The Legion of Substitute Heroes 
The Legion of Substitute Heroes is a 30th Century super-hero team of rejected applicants to the Legion of Super-Heroes, who they originally deemed their super-powers as useless. They were founded by Polar Boy, Night Girl, Stone Boy, Fire Lad, and Chlorophyll Kid to prove themselves as actual heroes.

  • Gaslighting: They used all their powers together to create an illusory hellscape which allowed them to easily beat the mentally-unstable League of Super-Assassins.
  • Mundane Utility: After bombing as superheroes, Color Kid and Fire Lad went into business as very successful glassblowers.
  • Offscreen Inertia: Averted. Some authors forget that the Subs don't just sit around sucking all day. They train all the time, fight crimes and solve mysteries (some Legion-level) that the LSH never even hears about. This makes them remarkably effective, at least when they're not supposed to be a joke.
  • Superzeroes: The group consists of this, all of them being rejects from the Legion of Super-Heroes. The Subs have varied in terms of effectiveness across continuities, and most of them were rejected on the grounds that they needed more training in order to control their abilities more than because their abilities themselves were useless.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Depicting as well-meaning but not-entirely-effective for much of their career, the original Substitute Heroes ultimately wound up joining the Legion proper in its darkest hour, when it was being hounded out of existence by a corrupt Earthgov. When the Legion itself falls apart, they refuse to be hounded into quiescence. While Polar Boy is ultimately arrested for trying to incite a riot, the other founding members go underground, train themselves up, and form the core of the resistance movement.
  • True Companions: Perhaps moreso than the "real" Legion, the Subs see each other as family first.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: One of the primary reasons why many of them can't join the real Legion.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: The other primary reason many of them never make it to the real Legion.

Antennae Lad

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AKA: Khfeurb Chee Bez
Homeworld: Gryxor
Abilities: Can hear radio transmissions
  • Power Incontinence: His power could actually be really useful if he could even slightly control what transmissions he picks up, getting access to transmissions that haven't actually occurred yet for instance would be nice if done intentionally, but transmissions from a hundred years ago in a different universe are going to be pretty useless almost all of the time as are most transmissions in general.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: 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"

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AKA: Ral Benem
Homeworld: Mardru
Abilities: Manipulates plant growth; claims he can talk to them, which he cannot

  • Green Thumb: 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.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: He slowly learns to control the direction and to an extent shape of plants he's speeding the growth of making his power much more useful in a fight, and depending on just where a plant starts growing from, like say on or in an opponent, it always was. The subs first real fight as a group was against Plant Men, which worked out really well for Ral.
  • Heroic Build: Originally played straight when he was first introduced in the Silver Age, up until the 1980s when the Subs were rewritten as a group of incompetent fanboys, and he was made rather obese. Following the return of the "original" Legion, he was slimmed back down.
  • Super Power Lottery: Indirectly. There are a number of unusual plants in the galaxy with qualities that can be weaponized or otherwise useful in battle.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: He started out with the ability to speed up the growth of plant life, and that was it. This caused him to be turned away when he applied to the Legion since while his power did have very useful applications those applications were not so useful in a fight.

Color Kid (Color King)

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AKA: Ulu Vakk
Homeworld: Lupra
Abilities: Can change color of any object

  • Ambiguously Gay: In some continuities, most notably the cartoon.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: 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. His power has greater applications that it at first appears since he's actually changing the color of the object and with some things this wreaks much larger molecular changes, like with Kryptonite.
  • Horned Hairdo: His hair is constantly horned.
  • Master of Disguise: Want to look like a different race or species, or blend in with an Amazing Technicolor Population? Here's your man!
  • Master of Illusion: His power can create simple illusions by, say, changing the color of the air.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes are solid black. Well, sometimes.
  • Rainbow Lite: His costume always includes a color spectrum representation somewhere in the vicinity of his upper torso, and this "rainbow" never contains more than five colors. Usually red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
  • Shoulders of Doom: His costume's upright external shoulder pads/pauldrons give him a distinct silhouette, even if they're a bit smaller than most examples.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: The page picture, even!

Double Header

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AKA: Frenk and Dyvud Retzun
Homeworld: Janus
Abilities: Has two heads. (Really.)

  • Badass Normal: No, wait, come back! They turn out to be a remarkably good fighter after some training. And probably counseling.
  • Cerebus Retcon: It's later revealed that their race was created by the Dominators.
  • Human Aliens: Part of a race that starts as conjoined twins, then grows apart with age.
  • Killed Offscreen: By Earth-Man, prior to the "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" storyline.
  • Me's a Crowd: Kinda. Eventually, they'll split into two whole people.
  • Multiple Head Case: Their two heads are the trope image.
  • Punny Name: Maybe? Retsin's the special ingredient in Certs, a breath mint. Get it?
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Sort of. The heads are technically brothers, and they hate each other.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Even among the Substitute Heroes, having two heads that never cooperate is an incredibly pathetic "power".

Fire Lad

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AKA: Stag Mavlen
Homeworld: Schwar
Abilities: Breathes fire with moderate control at best

  • Breath Weapon: He can breath fire, and on Schwar with it's low oxygen levels had fair control. In earth's oxygen rich atmosphere he creates a lot more fire than he wants and does not have the control he needs to keep from being a danger to his allies.
  • Flaming Hair: It seems to be a permanent illusion of some sort.
  • Magic Meteor: Stag gained his fire breathing abilities after exposure to a strange meteorite.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Develops these in the Bronze Age for some reason.
  • Pointy Ears: Has these in 5YL for some reason.
  • Power Incontinence: A fire-breather with allergies. During 5YL, he got training that allowed him much better control, at the cosssst of hisssssing hisss ssibilantsss.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: 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.
  • Verbal Tic: During 5YL.
  • You Don't Look Like You: His design receives a complete makeover in 5YL, giving him a more demonic appearance including reddish skin. No explanation is given.

Infectious Lass

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AKA: Drura Sepht
Homeworld: Somahtur
Abilities: Spontaneous generation of infectious diseases

  • Ascended Fangirl: A fan of superheroes and the Legion who becomes a Legion affiliated hero in her own right.
  • Gender Bender: One of her viruses can change a person's sex.
  • Interspecies Romance: Starts dating Jacques Foccart (aka Invisible Kid II) in 5YL.
  • Plague Master: A rare heroic example.
  • Put on a Bus: In Retroboot, she was banished to Limbo by Earth-Man (where she joined up with Doctor Thirteen and a Nazi gorilla).
  • Unskilled, but Strong: 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.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: 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.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: 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, 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?
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her purple locks reach her ankles in length.

Porcupine Pete

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AKA: Peter Dursin
Homeworld: Earth
Abilities: Shoots quills from his body

  • Flechette Storm: He launches all of his quills every time, making him equally dangerous to friend and foe.
  • Gonk: His facial features are somewhat simian, or perhaps hedgehog-like.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Depending on which version you read, he either got his powers from a curse or was born a mutant.
  • Spike Shooter: Shoots quills from his body.
  • Stripperific: Probably to let as many quills as possible fly, or so he doesn't have keep picking them out of as many clothes.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: 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.
  • Youthful Freckles: In his first appearance, and sometimes afterward.

Rainbow Girl

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AKA: Dori Aandraison
Homeworld: Xolnar
Abilities: Wields the powers of the mysterious emotional spectrum, resulting in unpredictable mood swings, sometimes broadcast empathy.

  • Emotion Control: Some stories give her the ability to control the emotions of others, though she still has a case of Power Incontinence.
  • Mood-Swinger: 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.
  • Rainbow Lite: Her costume includes a "rainbow" of only three colors (blue, green and red).
  • Rule of Funny: Whether or not she can affect other people or just herself seems to depend on this.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: One consistent thing about her powers is that she can alter her own emotions. Bank robbers, beware.

Stone Boy

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AKA: Dag Wentim
Homeworld: Zwen
Abilities: Able to transform his body to stone, but forced to remain inanimate

  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Could be used as a club or dropped on/thrown at people in his immobile stone form.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: 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.
  • The Needless: In his stone state he doesn't need to eat, drink, or breathe. After the Subs disbanded, he ended up a deep-space explorer.
  • Partial Transformation: Eventually, he learns how to transforms parts of himself, such as his fists or his head, into stone. This makes him considerably more useful, as you might imagine.
  • Sleepwalking: Later on in his preboot career (during 5YL), he trained himself to do this, enabling him to move will in stone form.
  • The Stoic: Often characterized as being an extremely taciturn and serious individual
  • Stone Wall: Essentially invulnerable in stone form, but incapable of movement.
  • Taken for Granite: 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.
  • Training the Gift of Magic: Everyone on his planet can turn their whole bodies to stone and hibernate for up to six months. Dag, on the other hand, has been trained to do things like solidify his fists, and even move in stone form without having to hibernate. Technically, he could go back to his planet and be a superhero there.

Members who went on to join the Legion:

  • Dream Girl
  • Night Girl
  • Polar Boy
  • Star Boy
  • Off-panel, the entirety of the original lineup wound up joining during the five-year gap period between volume 3 and volume 4, shortly before the team was disbanded.

     Kid Psycho 
AKA: Gnill Opral
Homeworld: Hajor
Abilities: "Psycho Force" - Extremely powerful telekinesis predominantly directed toward projecting impenetrable force fields.

  • Awful Truth: Completely unaware that the power he'd been blithely using his entire life was actually killing him. Even the Legion couldn't bear to give it to him straight after they rejected him.
  • Barrier Warrior: His primary power.
  • Cast from Lifespan: In his debut story he finds out that every time he uses his powers the strain on his brain shaves roughly a year off of his lifespan. As such, the Legion made him a reservist ("No. 1 Secret Weapon") whose powers would only be used in case of an extreme emergency.
  • Commonality Connection: After his death, it's revealed that Element Lad had always been rather fond of him, as they were both survivors of doomed planets who were trying to do good with their great power.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: All the set-up with Your Days Are Numbered and all that and he dies like a punk when rubble falls on him during the destruction accompanying the Crisis on Infinite Earths, then gets hit by the anti-matter wave. He doesn't even go out making a force field!
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: His home planet was hit with an asteroid while he was still a small child and he only escaped with the help (sacrifice, in some versions of the story) of his parents. This may explain why he's so focused on creating barriers with his powers and why he wants to be a hero so badly.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Not only did he freely offer the use of his potentially-fatal powers whenever the Legion needed him, he dies helping people evacuate during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • Heroic Wannabe: His background as the sole survivor of his home planet filled him with the desire to use his powers for good.
  • Honorary True Companion: Often placed among the Subs in big splash panels full of characters, but not actually a member of that group.
  • Mind over Matter: Although he primarily creates telekinetic force fields, he's able to use his powers for other feats. Little things like tearing a hole through the barriers of time and space, for example.
  • Mutant: His parents were irradiated by the emanations of a strange space creature.
  • My Brain Is Big: Thanks to being a mutant.
  • Nice Hat: A pretty cool turban.
  • Psychic Powers: Had very powerful telekinesis at least.
  • Recurring Extra: Tended to show up in the background at important Legion events, often hanging out with the Legion Subs, though he wasn't a member. He also pops up in other continuities, though its unclear if the downside to his power remains canon.
  • Ret-Gone: After being hit by the anti-matter wave during the Crisis, his friends forget (at least) how exactly he died.
  • Semantic Superpower: Uses his force field-creating power to drill his way through the Time Barrier (an actual physical thing) and thus pass between the 30th and 20th centuries.
  • Time Travel: When the Legion weren't clear about why they turned him down for membership, he went so far as to use his power to travel backwards in time and petition Superboy himself to find out why, as mentioned above.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Well, considering he uses his power eight or nine times in his debut story and probably freely used it as often as he wished before finding out the Awful Truth...

     The Uncanny Amazers (Postboot) 
  • Atmos
  • Atom'X
  • Insect Queen
  • Kid Quantum I and II (joined the Legion)
  • Konk
  • Monstress (joined the Legion)
  • Phrenologax Lad
  • Star Boy (joined the Legion)
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     The Wanderers (Preboot) 
The Wanderers originally appeared as another team of adventurers predating the Legion, who were turned temporarily evil by a Negative Space Wedgie to set up a Let's You and Him Fight plot. In the late Eighties, Doug Moench wrote a Legion spin-off title starring them — or at least clones of them created by a rogue Controller. The clones were created with enhanced powers and drastically different appearances.
  • But Now I Must Go: At the end of the Moench miniseries (the dinosaur arc), the team decides that their destiny is to follow The Greys who had been killing the dinosaurs in the arc to A Higher Plane Of Existence.
  • Came Back Strong: The rogue Controller Clonus, who'd created the monsters who killed the original team, cloned them and brought them back with enhanced powers and forms so they'd win round two.
  • Cloning Blues: The various Wanderers had mixed feelings about their new selves. One frequent complaint was that clones like themselves could not reproduce without the children turning into monsters. As demonstrated by the children of Clonus and his wife Velissa, who killed the original Wanderers.
  • Dark Age of Supernames: Most of the team adopted new codenames to accompany their new selves.
  • Temporarily a Villain: Shortly after meeting the Legion of Super-heroes for the first time, due to having been affected by radiation from the Nefar Nebula. Fortunately, they were subdued and the effects wore off after a couple of weeks.
  • Whodunnit to Me?: The plot of the first arc of the Moench series. Clonus finds the corpses of the original Wanderers, and has a clone of himself create clones of the team to find out who (or what) killed them.

Dartalg

AKA: Dartalon (true name unknown)
Homeworld: Unknown
  • Came Back Strong: Sharp quills grow out of his body, which quickly replace themselves, and may be launched.
  • Cloning Blues: Dartalon was the Wanderer most uncomfortable with his changes from when he was Dartalg.
  • Expy: As Dartalg, he had a green costume and primarily used a missile weapon with trick ammo.
  • Improbable Weapon User:
    • Prior to his "resurrection", he used a blowgun.
    • Besides shooting his quills in his new form, he can also throw them, which probably counts.
  • Spike Shooter: Dartalon could shoot "darts" which he can quickly regrow.
  • Trick Arrow:
    • Pre-resurrection, he had a bunch of trick darts in his pouch.
    • As Dartalon, he often plucks quills out and dips them in sedatives, explosives and so forth to do the same thing.
  • Wolverine Claws: He has quickly regenerating "darts" that he can launch at people, and usually maintains a set between his knuckles.

Elvo

AKA: Elvar (true name unknown)
Homeworld: Unknown
  • Came Back Strong: His new body is shorter and more agile, and he gained the ability to focus his will through his energy sword, making it more powerful and capable of firing blasts.
  • Cool Sword: His "Power Sword" is a blade with energy running through it that tends to look like it's coated in flame.
  • Master Swordsman: In a time of casual intergalactic travel and all sorts of amazing futuristic weapons Evlar more than gets by using his energy sword.
  • Pointy Ears: The reborn Elvar has very oversized (by human comparison) pointed ears.

Immorto

AKA: Re-Animage (true name unknown)
Homeworld: Unknown
  • Came Back Strong: After coming back, he no longer aged, his healing factor became even faster and gained the ability to heal others, to the point of being able to reverse recent deaths.
  • Healing Factor: He can quickly regenerate from very severe damage.
  • Healing Hands: Re-Animage's enhanced powers allowed him to heal and revive other people.
  • No One Could Survive That!: He always had the ability to come back to life when killed, but he was vaporized. Yet Clonus still managed to get enough of him to clone!
  • Really 700 Years Old: His true age is unknown but he can no longer age as the same properties which give him his healing factor prevent his physical aging.
  • You Are in Command Now: In the series, "Re-Animage" was forced into the leadership role of the team, since Celebrand, the original team's leader, was not cloned successfully.

Ornitho

AKA: Aviax (true name unknown)
Homeworld: Unknown
  • Came Back Strong: Clonus's tinkering broadened his powers, allowing him to become any flying creature he could imagine, as well as creatures related to birds, such as (wink wink nudge nudge) dinosaurs.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Aviax transformed in order to have sex with a dinosaur once, in Wanderers #12. (For the record, it was a Phlebotinum Killed the Dinosaurs meets Only You Can Repopulate My Race plot.)
  • Flight: He can fly in even in space due to his gravity nullifying enhanced bone structure.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Previously he could turn to any bird, after coming back it was any bird, bird-like creature or flying creature—even ones that don't actually exist.

Psyche

AKA: Unknown
Homeworld: Unknown
  • Came Back Strong: Her powers were greatly enhanced, to the point of becoming a psychic vampire.
  • Emotion Eater: Post-resurrection, her powers developed to the point where she was constantly feeding on the emotions of anyone near her for sustenance. The effect is harmless, but her teammates are a little leery around her nevertheless.
  • Emotion Control: She can manipulate the emotions of those near her. This power gets much stronger after she's "resurrected".
  • The Empath: Her entire family can sense the emotional state of others, but she was born more powerful than either of her parents.
  • Human Aliens: She's from some far flung corner of the universe but looks human, even if her white hair would be a bit odd on a human of her apparent age.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: She tried, but her parents didn't recognize her new body, thought she'd killed their daughter and the planet's defense robots were summoned against the team. When her parents finally recognized her empathic cry for help, they tried to stop the robots and were killed. So now there's nothing to go back to, even though she inherited their property.

Quantum Queen

AKA: Unknown
Homeworld: Unknown
  • Artistic License – Physics: "Quantum" may be the Latin word for amount but its modern use is for the smallest possible unit of a thing, so it's probably not worth bragging about using "quantum energy" in the way she does.
  • Came Back Strong: After being brought back with Clonus's adjustments, she went from being an impressive flier/energy blaster to one of the most powerful and versatile heroes of the 30th Century.
  • Energy Beings: She can transform herself into a "quantum state" of pure living energy.
  • Flight: In energy/light form. After her upgrade, she could hit FTL-speeds. Take that, science!
  • Flying Firepower: She can fly and shoot "quantum energy".
  • Human Aliens: She's from some far flung corner of the universe but looks like some blonde lady with a growing out dye job.
  • Intangibility: By fluctuating her frequencies.
  • Invisibility: Another one of her powers.
  • Light 'em Up: Following her "resurrection", she developed complete control over the entire light and heat spectrum.
  • Master of Illusion: She can create holographic projections.
  • Planet Destroyer: When she "goes nova" and unleashes enough power, she can do this.
  • Self-Duplication: Gains the power to create light-duplicates of herself with her powers and split her consciousness among them so they can operate independently.
  • Sizeshifter: Gains the ability to grow or shrink.
  • Strong, but Unskilled: Prior to her upgrade, she expected to easily beat Sun Boy, but the canny Legionnaire managed to outfox her.
  • Super Speed: She had this power in quantum state, but it increased after she was brought back.
  • Stripperiffic: In the Moench series, she's essentially wearing some pink panties paired with random bits of matching tape.
  • Uncertain Doom: Her statue is shown in a future version of the Legionnaire's memorial hall, though how she joined (and died) is as yet unrevealed, if that's even still canon.

     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.)

     The WorkForce (Postboot) 

Amber

Homeworld: Dendron

Dune

Homeworld: Mica

Evolvo

AKA: Sev Tcheru
Homeworld: Unknown

Lori Morning

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Homeworld: Earth
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: After traveling to the 30th Century to help defeat Chronos she elected to remain there despite being from the 20th.
  • Henshin Hero: She only has superpowers when transformed into her superhero form(s).
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She really really wants to be a superhero.
  • Legacy Character: She gets a hold of the Hero Dial from Dial H for Hero for a while.
    • Word of God 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.)
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: The team only allows for adults so the fact that she ages up to adulthood when powered up is important to her remaining on WorkForce.
  • Tagalong Kid: She really wants to be a hero and becomes part of WorkForce despite actually being a child.

Particon

Homeworld: Earth
  • Breast Plate: Her armor has two ludicrous lumps stuck to it over her breasts, just in case you were going to forget that she's a woman.
  • The Corruption: Was enthralled by the Blight and taken over by their putrefaction. Her final fate is unknown.
  • Powered Armor: She wears fancy red and gold powered armor.
  • Token Minority: She appears to be the only member of WorkForce with any African heritage.

Radion

AKA: Roy Travich
Homeworld: Earth
  • Battle Couple: The relationship didn't last but he fought alongside Spider Girl when they were dating.
  • The Corruption: Was enthralled by the Blight and taken over by their putrefaction. His final fate is unknown.

Repulse

Homeworld: Braal
  • Fictional Sport: A retired Magnoball champion, the same sport Cosmic Boy's little brother plays professionally in realities where he didn't follow Cos into superheroics.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: He can magnetically control things near him.

Members who joined or were originally part of the Legion:

Blast-Off

AKA: Jahr-Drake Ningle
  • Energy Beings: After being "killed" by Mordru it was revealed he had become this universe's version of Wildfire, as an energy being needing a containment suit.

Inferno

(defected, see Legion Of Super Heroes Silver Age)

Karate Kid

(joined the Legion, see Legion Of Super Heroes Silver Age)

Live Wire

(defected from the Legion; later went back, see Legion Of Super Heroes Founders)

Ultra Boy

(joined the Legion, see Legion Of Super Heroes Silver Age)

Spider Girl

(see Legion Of Super Heroes Five Years Later)


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