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Night Girl (DC)(Earth-0)
Real Name: Lydda Jath
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She had super strength in areas of darkness and artificial light. She sometimes carries "shadow bombs" to create areas of pitch black darkness so her powers can manifest themselves. Her strength is second only to Mon-El and Kryptonians.

Cosmic Boy. And direct sunlight.

She fell in love with Cosmic Boy from her privileged youth on the sunless world of Kathoon. There, she pestered her scientist father to "create" a power for her so that she could go to Earth and attempt Legion membership. That attempt failed, because she didn't realize her powers would only work outside sunlight.

As she wandered around Metropolis immediately following her rejection, she encountered a similarly-dejected Polar Boy. Together, they purposed to create the Legion of Substitute heroes. In effect, then, she is the "Saturn Girl of the Subs"—its founding mother.

In her subsequent appearances, a dominant theme was her unrequited love for Cosmic Boy. She was typically put in situations where she could have told Cos how she felt, but didn't.

Eventually, though, the two did get together. One such occasion was the dominant 1960s vision of the Legion's future, in which it was posited that the two had finally married. However, in the 1970s, their relationship in their youths was finally depicted, no doubt aided by Night Girl's radical costume re-design.

To right, we can see what Night Girl was at first, and what she would become after she finally "got" Cosmic Boy.

Editorial comment:

Her initial Legion rejection was, according to some observers, never adequately explained. Given that the team frequently had missions in space, they would doubtless have operated on many occasions in conditions suited to Night Girl's power. Also, Shadow Lass' powers were the perfect compliment to Night Girl's deficiencies.

First Appearance: Adventure Comics (1938) #306

Other Identities:
Lydda Jath Krinn (DC)(Legion - 5 Years Later)
Night Girl of Earth-247

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Issue Appearances:
Action Comics (1938)

Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (2009)
All-New Collectors' Edition (1978)
Cosmic Boy (1986)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (2011)
DC Universe (2008)
Final Crisis (2008)
Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds (2008)
La Legion Des Super-Heros (1984)
La Legion des Super-Heros et les Nouveaux Jeunes Titans (1984)
Legends (1986)
Legion of Substitute Heroes Special (1985)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1984)
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years in the Future (2008)
Sarjakuvalehti (1985)
Secret Origins (1986)
Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes (1981)
Superboy (1949)
Superman (1987)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
Tales of the Legion (1984)
The Brave and the Bold (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
Valor (1992)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)

Group Affiliation(s):
Legion Academy (DC)
Legion of Substitute Heroes (DC)
Legion of Super-Heroes (DC)(Earth-0)
Legion Reject

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