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The Legion of Doom
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Legion of doom
Official Name
Legion of Doom
Leader
Headquarters
Purpose
Conquest of the Universe
Origin
Unknown
First Appearance
Legion
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In the Earth-1A universe, a similar universe to Earth-One, exists the Legion of Doom, an organized body of self-proposed Supervillains. Although they never seem to get the upper hand on their nemeses, the SuperFriends, they nevertheless quest for evil and the destruction of all that is good.


In response to the joining together of the the SuperFriends, these villains felt that they needed to combine forces to keep from being defeated.

Banded together from remote galaxies, thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time - the Legion of Doom!

SuperFriends, Narrator


In each episode that they appeared, the Legion of Doom would enact various plots against the Super Friends, only to be met with defeat by the end of the story. Often, however, they would escape capture through a last-minute escape plan.


The Legion

Proto-Legion of Doom

The Legion of Doom[1]

The Legion of Doom was always a mismatch against the likes of the SuperFriends. Indeed, by sheer numbers the Legion outdo the Friends with two extra members; however, when you consider that the Riddler is among the surplus members, the odds are still not in their favor.

This elite group of villains was formed by Lex Luthor, yet, he certainly did not maintain absolute leadership over the rest of the group. In-fighting, deceit, and suspicion are rampant throughout each and every Legion appearance.

Although the lineup is meant to be a collection of the best and brightest among super criminals, more than likely members of the production team tried to balance a lineup with at least one foe for every SuperFriends team member, such as Black Manta vs. Aquaman, and Captain Cold vs. the Flash.

Legion Members

First Incarnation

Lex Luthor 1.1
Braniac 1.1
Grodd 1.1
Black Manta 1.1
Cheeta 1.1
Sinestro 1.1
Lex Luthor Brainiac Gorilla Grodd Black Manta Cheetah Sinestro
Captain Cold 1.1
Scarcrow 1.1
Toyman 1.1
Solomon Grundy 1.1
Riddler 1.1
Giganta 1.1
Bizarro 1.1
Captain Cold Scarecrow Toyman Solomon Grundy The Riddler Giganta Bizarro


Second Incarnation[2]

In 1979, Mordru forms his own Legion to combat on the Superfriends. This incarnation doesn't last very long. There are only four members from the original lineup in the team at this point.

Legion Headquarters

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The Legion of Doom's headquarters is the Hall of Doom, which lies in some unknown swamp.

The Hall of Doom was mobile, lowered below or raised above the swamp water's surface, and often flown through the air via rockets if needed, even remotely controlled. It also had laser defense weapons and at times was altered to time travel to the past or future.



Appearances

Season 3 (1978):

The Legion also appeared in a few Super Friends shorts

Members of the team have solo appearances in later episodes

Lex Luthor appears in:

Brainiac appears in:

- Brainiac takes up a more robotic form from this appearance to Brainchild matching his current comic counterpart at the time.

Bizarro appears in:

The Riddler appears in:

The Scarecrow appears in:


Notes


External Links


Appearances in Other Media

Legion Of Doom (Justice) Legion of Doom The 2006, DC comic miniseries Justice features a version of the Legion of Doom; series plotter/artist Alex Ross is a passionate Super Friends fan. In addition to the thirteen villains featured in the Super Friends cartoon, this version of the Legion counts Black Adam, Metallo, Clayface, Parasite, and Poison Ivy as members. The Joker and Doctor Sivana also make appearances.

Legion of Doom-DCAU Legion of Doom Legion of Doom was a supervillain organization put together by Gorilla Grodd to counter the expanded Justice League. Grodd brought many of Earth's villains together into a third incarnation of his Secret Society. They would pay a tribute to take care of overhead, and could rely on each other's help. All this had a greater goal, but Grodd was unwilling to reveal it. When the plan was revealed - Grodd wanted to rewrite human DNA into becoming gorillas - Luthor usurped the throne. Luthor also had his own agenda - he wanted to reconstitute Brainiac. Tala eventually released Grodd from captivity, and mounted a large attack on Luthor's camp. In the end, Grodd and Tala were killed, and Luthor won. However, only few survived as Darkseid blew up the spaceship they were in.

- Go to the DCAU Wiki for more on the Legion of Doom

References

  1. This is early concept art from the Challenge of the SuperFriends that never made it to the final production. The image features Doctor Sivana, Poison Ivy, Heat Wave, King Kull, Gorilla Grodd, Mister Atom, Cheetah, Sinestro, Captain Cold, Joker, Beautia Sivana, Penguin and Abra Kadabra.
  2. As depicted on Legends of the Superheroes

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