Legion introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he's confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. He's based on the Marvel comics character Legion, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier (played by Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy in the films), first introduced in 1985.
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The Legion of Super-Heroes is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino, the Legion is a group of superpowered beings living in the 30th and 31st centuries of the DC Comics Universe, and first appears in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958). Initially, the team was closely associated with the original Superboy character (Superman when he was a teenager), and was portrayed as a group of time travelers. Later, the Legion's origin and back story were fleshed out, and the group was given its own monthly comic. Eventually, Superboy was removed from the team altogether and appeared only as an occasional guest star. The team has undergone two major reboots during its run. The original version was replaced with a new rebooted version following the events of the “Zero Hour” storyline in 1994 and another rebooted team was introduced in 2004. A fourth version of the team, nearly identical to the original version, was introduced in 2007.
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During San Diego Comic-Con International 2008, it was announced that Geoff Johns would be writing an episode of Smallville titled “Legion”, which would introduce the Legion of Super-Heroes into the series' continuity. The Legionnaires included were the founding members Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad (portrayed by Ryan Kennedy, Alexz Johnson and Calum Worthy, respectively). The episode aired on January 15, 2009, and featured the three Legionnaires, starting with a brief battle with the Persuader (portrayed by Fraser Aitcheson), and then assisting Clark Kent in his fight against Brainiac. The episode featured Legion flight rings and made mention of future elements of the Legion, including Brainiac 5. Cosmic Boy returns in the episode “Doomsday” to warn Kent of his predestined death at the hands of Doomsday, and to inform him that the Legion is ready to fight the beast if Kent sends him to the 31st century. Kent, however, refuses, claiming that the creature is his responsibility. In Season 10, Episode 4, the show's 200th episode, Brainiac 5 – having been reprogrammed to fight for the Legion – appears to Kent and takes him through his past, present and future as part of his training. He was portrayed by James Marsters. In The Flash episode “Welcome to Earth-2”, as Barry, Cisco and Wells are traveling to Earth-2, glimpses of the Multiverse are seen, including an image of a Legion flight ring. A Legion flight ring appears in Supergirl season 1 episode “Solitude.” It appears as one of the objects inside the Fortress of Solitude. In the season 3 episode “Wake up,” Mon-El returns and introduces Legion member Saturn Girl. They are later joined by Brainiac 5. Chameleon is also mentioned as a member.
Cosmic Boy, Chameleon Boy, and Saturn Girl made an appearance on Superman: The Animated Series in the 1998 episode “New Kids in Town”; the three of them traveled through time to stop Brainiac from killing the Man of Steel at an early age. Jason Priestley voiced Chameleon Boy, Melissa Joan Hart voiced Saturn Girl, and Chad Lowe voiced Cosmic Boy. As with pre-Crisis continuity, Superman was the inspiration for the team. This episode also features cameos by other prominent Legionnaires (shown on the left). The Legion, along with the Fatal Five, later appeared in a 2006 episode of Justice League Unlimited entitled “Far From Home” with Googy Gress as Bouncing Boy and Matt Czuchry as Brainiac 5. Supergirl was taken to the future to help fight the Fatal Five and free the Legion, and decided to stay and join the Legion. The other Legionnaires who appeared in this episode included Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, and Wildfire. All had minor or cameo appearances. The Legion also had a featured appearance in Justice League Adventures #28.
The Legion of Super Heroes animated series premiered on Kids' WB! (the Saturday Morning kids' block on The CW network) in September 2006. The show's premise is that the Legion travels back in time to recruit Superman in their fight against crime in the 31st century, but they go a little too far back and recruit Superman before he has had a chance to fully develop his powers. Superman, the inspiration for the Legion, now has to learn from them how to be a hero. Season 1 focused on a “core” team consisting of Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Superman, and Timber Wolf, while other Legionnaires such as Cosmic Boy, Colossal Boy, Ferro Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, and Triplicate Girl appeared occasionally. Classic Legion villains such as the Fatal Five, Starfinger, and the Sun-Eater were included, and other Legionnaires, including Blok, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, and Tyroc, made cameo appearances. Season 2 takes place two years after the end of Season 1. New members, such as Chameleon Boy, have joined the Legion. Superman returns, older and wiser, as does Superman X, a clone from the 41st century, to battle Imperiex.
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