All About the Marvel Comic Book Villain – Legion

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Legion is a fictional character available in modern comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the son of Charles Xavier and Rogue. legion becomes an antihero also known as a psychotic killer with a serious mental disorder including a rare form of psychological disorder known as Multiple Personality Disorder or simply PTSD for short. The mental condition he suffers from leaves him with amnesia most of the time. However, he can remember some brief bits of information about his past.

An Overview

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Legion was introduced in Marvel comic issue 66. The character was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and has so far only gotten a limited mention in any of the mainstream comics. It was only later when the television show of the show X-Men made an appearance that many fans got to know about the character. At first, the legion was merely a member of the X-Men fighting team. But later on, after several episodes, he was given a starring role and became a favorite character among the viewers.

Bob Kane and Bill Finger were highly regarded in the comic book industry during the 1960’s. They created many iconic superheroes such as The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk and The X-Men. These characters are an example of classic comic book heroes that we all love and identify with. Indeed, nearly every superhero fan is probably familiar with at least one of their own favorite super hero or villains.


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Legion is an interesting and unique member of this group. Unlike most members of the X-Men, he never actually had a comic book appearance. His first appearance in any medium was in the highly popular Secret Wars series, which takes place within the Marvel Universe. He only received a brief, one-panel appearance in this storyline.

After Secret Wars, there was not another appearance of this character until the New Avengers series. However, things took a turn for the worse when he was brought back by Thanos in the lead of the series. Unfortunately, this did not do much to revive his popularity. Most fans simply wrote him off to be a follower of Thanos.

Luckily, there have been a lot of changes to the Marvel Universe since Secret Wars. First, there was the revival of the X-Men. There were new X-Men series that featured Scott Summers, now known as Cyclops. He also got to have his own ongoing series. The current run of X-Men features Jean Grey, already famous as theoenix, along with a new young X-Men member called Surge. She is a daughter of Cyclops and tries to reconcile her relation to the elder mutant.


Legion also has an interesting history. He was supposedly a member of the Weapon Plus Program, which was a secret program designed by Dr. Patrick Stewart in the early 2000s. The Weapon Plus Program was meant to help create super-soldiers, but instead turned out to be a means of mass-producing stronger mental powers. In many ways, the Weapon Plus Program was a front for sinister purposes, and Legion was one of those victims. The Weapon X program was uncovered after several mysterious deaths, and it was discovered that several of the subjects experimented on their human companions in order to give them super strength and abilities beyond their natural origins.


Regardless of the circumstances of his creation, or his role in the aftermath of the New York Eye and subsequent destruction of the Skrull castle, Legion is still one of the most intriguing and compelling members of the Marvel Universe. There is something fascinating about an immortal being that can survive both death and resurrection. It is possible that future stories will unravel the mystery of how and why he was given life, and whether or not he has any unfinished business from the past. As long as you enjoy the comic you are reading, there really isn’t much more to know about Legion.

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