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    Default Top 10 Legion of Super Hero Members (Pre Bendis)

    As there are so many Legion members I'd be interested to see people's top 10 listed in order.

    (I found this extremely hard to do, not just ordering them from 1 to 10, but having to ho and hum as to who I was going to leave off)

    This is a pre Bendis list. Not to hate on him, but his Legion is such a radical departure from the previous incarnations that in many ways they seem like different characters.

    1. So simple: Arrange your top 10 Legion members from favourite to least (Example)


    1. Timber Wolf
    2. Lighting Lad
    3. Wildfire
    4. Dawnstar
    5. Shadow Lass
    6. Matter Eater Lad
    7. White Witch
    8. Ultra Boy
    9. Lightning/Light Lass
    10. Star Boy

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    Tough choices...


    Matter-Eater Lad.
    Lightning Lass.
    Wildfire
    Dawnstar
    Kid Quantum (Jasmine)
    Chameleon
    Brainiac 5
    DreamGirl
    Karate Kid
    Mon-el
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    1. Ultra Boy
    2. Dream Girl
    3. Phantom Girl
    4. Element Lad
    5. Mon-El
    6. Polar Boy
    7. Karate Kid (Val)
    8. Supergirl
    9. Invisible Kid (Lyle)
    10. Chameleon Boy

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    1. Shadow Lass - sword and blaster, Princess of Mars attitude, I love it
    2. Ultra Boy - all the power of Superboy, but he's got to work for a living, which is kinda neat
    3. Phantom Girl - Kitty Pryde 1.0
    4. Tellus - the first truly alien Legionnaire, much appreciated
    5. Timber Wolf - my favorite combat type, sleek and dynamic and agile, like Spider-Man or Nightcrawler
    6. Kid Quantum 2 - the best the Reboot had to offer, IMO
    7. Duplicate Damsel - Tinya and Lu, the 4th and 5th Legionnaires are way underappreciated, and duplication is one of my favorite powers
    8. Karate Kid - a badass so exceptional he merits an exception to the 'powers' rule
    9. Dream Girl - sass and style, a fun personality
    10. Brainiac 5 - being *smart* was a super-power? This science-nerd totally ate that up.

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    1) Lightning Lad favorite Legionnaire of all time, prefer father of Grayem and Validus version but liked the DnA version too
    2) Dream Girl
    3) Wildfire
    4) Timber Wolf
    5) Phantom Girl
    6) XS
    7) Ultra Boy
    8) Mon-el
    9) Shadow Lass
    10) Kid Quantum II

    Honorable mention: Cosmic Boy, and Computo II

    honorable mention The sequel Sensor Girl (never was a projecta fan but loved the mystery and mask of Sensor Girl) and Ferro Lad love his legacy but he was dead for most of my time loving the Legion.

    Just to mention I always wanted to like Catspaw and Dragonmage they just didn't have enough adventures to merit inclusion but I liked their looks

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmeraldGladiator View Post
    1) Lightning Lad favorite Legionnaire of all time, prefer father of Grayem and Validus version but liked the DnA version too
    2) Dream Girl
    3) Wildfire
    4) Timber Wolf
    5) Phantom Girl
    6) XS
    7) Ultra Boy
    8) Mon-el
    9) Shadow Lass
    10) Kid Quantum II
    We have some similar lists. Mine:

    1. Lightning Lad - also my favorite
    The rest is in the order of joining:

    2. Saturn girl
    3. Phantom girl
    4. Colossal boy
    5. Brainiac 5
    6. Ultra boy
    7. Dream girl
    8. Karate Kid
    9 Shadow Lass
    10. Timberwolf

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    I'm really interested in reading more about Dream Girl. I've only read a few things like the Great Darkness Saga but she was a definite highlight to me. Just seems like a fascinating character. Surprised to see her described as "sassy". Could someone recommend some singular issues from different eras?

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    1. Dreamer: I have a soft spot for her time as Legion leader. She's incredibly fun to read about.
    2. Brainiac V: I really can't picture the Legion without Brainy.
    3. Dawnstar: she's just really cool
    4. White Witch: I love how she's this powerful magic character amidst such a sci-fi heavy setting.
    5. Chameleon Boy: his relationship with Brande make him essential to the team
    6. Invisible Kid II: he was a great POV for my first Legion issues.
    7. Light Lass: especially because of her relationship with Vi. The Legion should be portraying many more non-heteronormative relationships.
    8. Polar Boy: the reject that truly graduated.
    9. Saturn Girl: My favorite out of the founders. She's just a solid hero others can rely on, even if I do think the original 3 can be a bit boring sometimes.
    10. Tellus: surpringly relatable and one of the few members who actually look alien.

    It was quite a challenge to pick just 10, because the Legion is full of great characters. I tend to gravitate towards some of the less popular ones, because they usually bring a lot more diversity and storytelling opportunities.

    Disclaimer: I haven't read the Zero Hour reboot yet, so this is mostly based on the Levitz run + start of 5YL run + Johns' Action Comics + Legion of 3 Worlds and the LOSH ongoings that followed it (Pre and Post- Flashpoint).

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    One of the reasons I *love* the Legion is one of those groups in which just about *every* character is on somebody's favorites list. Here's mine, at this moment:

    1. Wildfire - As a child of the 70's I gravitated towards characters with identifiable "character." Green Arrow was one. 70's era Wildfire was another.
    2. Blok - I'm a sucker for redeemed bad guys.
    3. Tyroc - In hindsight, yeah, he was problematic as hell. But that costume rocked.
    4. Quislet - The Legion needs more strange characters.
    5. White Witch - I always appreciated that she wasn't just a finger-wiggling sorceress - she needed time to prep her spells.
    6. Matter-Eater Lad - Once he became "the funny Legionnaire," he was gold.
    7. Dawnstar - Have I mentioned that I'm a child of the 70's?
    8. Polar Boy - The little reject that could.
    9. Bouncing Boy - The beating heart of the Legion at one point.
    10. Brainiac 5 - It's not every hero who can go insane, unleash Omega, and still be welcomed back to the team.

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    1. Ultra Boy

    2. Saturn Girl

    3. Timber Wolf

    4. Mon-EL

    5. Shadow Lass

    6. Dawnstar

    7. Wildfire

    8. Brainiac 5

    9. Cosmic Boy

    10. Star Boy

    Pretty predictable list, but what can I say... they're classics for a reason!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Nostalgia View Post
    As there are so many Legion members I'd be interested to see people's top 10 listed in order.
    1. Karate Kid
    2. Ultra Boy
    3. Matter Eater Lad
    4. Night Girl
    5. Brainiac 5
    6. Tellus
    7. Timberwolf
    8. Mon-El
    9. Shrinking Violet
    10. Duo Damsel

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Nostalgia View Post
    (I found this extremely hard to do, not just ordering them from 1 to 10, but having to ho and hum as to who I was going to leave off)
    Yeah that wasn’t easy to do at all!

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    Kind of surprised Superboy/Clark Kent isn't on anyone's list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vakanai View Post
    Kind of surprised Superboy/Clark Kent isn't on anyone's list.
    He was never the main draw (for me). It was all these other exciting characters I never got to see anywhere else.

    Thinking back, I guess this was the earliest example I remember of me learning comics were a business, as I realized the only reason Superboy was in the book was so more ppl would buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vakanai View Post
    Kind of surprised Superboy/Clark Kent isn't on anyone's list.
    Except for Wonder Woman, my favorite comic book characters have never been any of the major icons. I love the Legion for the weird, bizarre, odd characters with "goofy" powers.

    1-Dawnstar
    2-Princess Projectra
    3-Night Girl
    4-Triplicate Girl
    5-Phantom Girl
    6-Shadow Lass
    7-Chameleon Boy
    8-Tyroc
    9-Infectious Lass
    10-Wildfire

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    And this is (a good problem to have!) my big problem with picking ten 'favorite' Legionnaires is that I read everyone else's lists and regret not picking Sensor Girl or Lightning Lass or Night Girl or Mon-El, or wishing that characters like Tyroc and Dragonmage had gotten more development, because I totally *want* them to be favorites!

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