Legion of Super Heroes

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  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Dark Victory (2)

    Aired 4/5/08

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Dark Victory (1)

    Aired 3/29/08

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    In Your Dreams

    Aired 3/22/08

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Trials

    Aired 3/15/08

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    In the Beginning

    Aired 3/8/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Yuri Lowenthal

    Superman (Kell-El Season 2)

  • Andy Milder

    Lightning Lad

  • Kari Wahlgren

    Saturn Girl/Triplicate Girl

  • Adam Wylie

    Brainiac 5

  • Shawn Harrison

    Timber Wolf

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  • Kids WB! Brings you a new series inspired by the DC Comics legend. Legion of Super Heroes follows the adventures of a group of teenage superheroes one thousand years in the future who must travel back in time to recruit Superman, the greatest superhero of all time, in their fight against evil. Members of the Legion include: Lightning Lad: Garth Ranzz of Winath, he has the power to project lightning bolts. Saturn Girl: Imra Ardeen of the moon of Titan, who takes her name from the planet it orbits. She can read minds, project her thoughts, and mentally control others. Phantom Girl: Tinya Wazzo from the extra-dimensional world of Bgztl, she has the ability to phase through solid matter but materialize to hit her opponents. Brainiac 5: Querl Dox of the planet Colu, and descendant of the 21st century villain Brainiac. "Brainy" possesses a 12th level intelligence that lets him build any number of gadgets, including the Legion's flight rings and his personal force field. Timber Wolf: Brin Londo of the planet Zuun by way of Rimbor. Brin has enhanced strength, dexterity, and animal-like senses. Bouncing Boy: Chuck Taine of Earth, Bouncing Boy can inflate himself and bounce at will, using his body as a battering ram. These and many other superpowered teenagers band together with Superman to teenage superheroes battle such futuristic supervillains as the Fatal Five.moreless

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  • Quotes (225)

    • Phantom Girl: (about Clark) Is that... Superman? Lightning Lad: Superman? More like Supergeek!

    • Superman: Let them go, Empress! Emerald Empress: I love the cape. Very 21st century.

    • Bouncing Boy: Can you believe it? Food on a stick! Mmmm, primitive but delicious!

    • Clark: I'm going to the future, Ma! I'll be back in a few minutes! Ma Kent: Take a sweater! (long pause) Future???

    • Brainiac 5: Interesting. He must have been in some kind of super-agitated state. (pokes Timber Wolf) Timber Wolf: Do you mind?

    • Timber Wolf: To the Legion of Super Heroes, I make this solemn pledge, to use my powers for good, to fight for justice, and protect the innocent. To aid my fellow Legionnaires in times of peril, and keep their secrets safe. I choose a new name to honor the heroes of the past. I am Timber Wolf!

    • Superman: Bingo! (the Legion stare) That means "I've found it".

    • Superman: (about Saturn Girl) Is she going to be okay? Lightning Lad: Yeah, it's a healing trance. Careful what you say thou, sometime she can hear you. I found that out the hard way.

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    Notes (91)

    • UK airdate: 5th March, 2007.

    • Also appearing: The Fatal Five

    • Legion Role Call: Brainiac 5, Saturn Girl, Bouncing Boy, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Triplicate Girl (and introducing Superman)

    • The Clark at the start of the episode is very similar to that of the one in the TV show Smallville, in that he does not (yet) have superbreath or flight, but does have all of the other powers shown. He also does not have the "Superboy" costume, just like in Smallville.

    • UK airdate: 6th March, 2007.

    • Legion Role Call: Superman, Lighting Lad, Saturn Girl, Bouncing Boy (and introducing Timber Wolf)

    • Kari Wahlgren voices Saturn Girl but not Triplicate Girl in this episode, who appears on a monitor but has no dialogue.

    • Legionnaires seen on the monitors as Timber Wolf takes his pledge: Colossal Boy, Triplicate Girl, Blok, Element Lad, Phantom Girl, Dream Girl, Sun Boy, Cosmic Boy, Tyroc, Shrinking Violet.

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    Trivia (35)

    • When the Ferris wheel at the carnival is beginning to break down, one sees the motor driving the wheel on the axle assembly. In reality, Ferris wheels have their drive assemblies exerting somewhere on the outside of the wheel, either by a friction drive or a cable drive.

    • Trivia: Other Legionnaires that were referenced during this shows pilot were Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, and Cosmic Boy.

    • Saturn Girls eyebrows flash between black and blonde throughout the episode.

    • Trivia: The Legion-font name on Alexis' prison uniform at the end of the episode is "Luthor."

    • When in the Phantom Zone, if extending the shield's diameter lowered its lifespan to three minutes, why didn't the Legionnaires just move closer together? There was plenty of room to do this.

    • Drax's pets fly up to confront the Legion. They have super-strength and invulenrability. But a few minutes later Lightning Lad is surprised that they have super-powers.

    • Drax promises to free the Phantom Zone prisoners, and that seems to be the reason he was created. But... the first time he gets hold of the Phantom Zone projector, he destroys it. And only to trap the Legion in the Zone, even though they haven't been able to do much against him so far. He doesn't seem particularly upset about having messed up his "parents" plan.

    • When the Legion are chasing the two "pets," Phantom Girl dematerializes at least 20-30' of solid metal bridge, from where she lands to where the (running) pets are. But later she says she's never handled so many people before. However, the bridge section must have weighed considerably more and there's no clear indication why four people spread out would be more difficult then a large spread-out bridge section.

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    Allusions (33)

    • Episode title "Man of Tomorrow" has been used in the Superman comics as both a reference to the Man of Steel, and as part of one of the comic titles in which Superman has been featured.

    • Museum Cleaner/Service Robot When Clark visits the Superman Museum the first time, a blonde man with golden glasses and a blue-gold uniform can be seen polishing the floor. the character is an allusion to Booster Gold, a DC hero who was a 25th century athlete turned gambler who worked in a museum and stole a time-travel device to come to the 20th century to become a hero. For more information, see here. Also, when Clark was walking on the streets of Metropolis of the 31st century, before arriving to the museum, as well as floating next to Booster, a flying object passes behind him. This object makes allusion to "Skeets," a sidekick computer used by Booster Gold.

    • Clark: I'm definitely not in Smallville anymore. A reference to the famous quote from the movie The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy says "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore." Particularly since Smallville is traditionally located in Kansas.

    • Alexis stabbing a screwdriver into the Legion symbol This act is a reference to the Revenge Squad, their symbol being a number of knives equal to current membership driven into a picture of the Superman "shield". The Revenge Squad is a group of Superman foes, membership varied, that want to destroy Superman, and have banded together to do so. This group also appeared in the Justice League episode "Hereafter".

    • Wodehouse the Butler Alexis' robot butler is likely named after P.G. Wodehouse, author of the 1930s Bertie and Jeeves books. Jeeves was such a exemplary servant that his name was commonly used as a synonym for a butler/chauffeur as in "Home, Jeeves." "Jeeves" is now too cliched for use and so "Wodehouse" was likely used instead.

    • Lobo The biker that Alexis "borrowed" the bike from bore an uncanny resemblance to Lobo - an intergalactic mercenary from the planet Czarnia. The antihero Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, first appearing in Omega Men #3 (1983). Lobo is the last of his race, having killed the rest of the Czarnians just for fun. He possesses incredible strength and can heal from practically any injury. Lobo has chalk white skin, black hair and is often seen riding a flying motorcycle that can carry him through space.

    • Lex Alexis shares many similarities to another of Superman's enemies - Lex Luthor. The name Alexis contains the name Lex, both are extremely wealthy, and both characters had friendships with Superman before becoming enemies. Also, in this episode Alexis loses her hair just like the bald Lex. Also Alexis's purple outfit is of a similar design to the one worn by Lex throughout much of the Silver Age.

    • When Brainiac 5 transforms in this episode, you see his "skeleton." This somewhat resembles Brainiac's comic book appearance by Ed Hannigan as a robot from 1983.

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  • Fan Reviews (56)
  • Litteraly! Honestly though I did thoroughly enjoy this first episode. I can't wait to see future members/what else is to come from the Legion of Super Heroes. Until Next Week then...

    By JusticeLeaguer, Sep 23, 2006

  • BRING BACK THE LEGION, I LOVE BRAINIAC 5 AND REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPEND TO HIM.

    By pony-man, Jul 12, 2008

  • teenage superheroes of the future recruit superman to help them and help him further understand his powers, awesome show!

    By Andy315, Jan 23, 2009

  • A doomsday weapon is mysteriously activated.

    By earthpeople, May 29, 2008

  • A solid show but a lack of any real threatening antagonists and character development really holds back this show into becoming a truly great animated program.

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Sep 22, 2008

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