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.
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
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Action Comics (1938)
HC Adventure Comics (1938)
- 'Superman: Reign of Doomsday'HC
- 'Superman And The Legion Of Super-Heroes'TPB
- 'Superman And The Legion Of Super-Heroes'TPB
- 'Reign Of Doomsday'#386
- 'The Home For Old Super-Heroes!'#860
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 3: Lightning and Shadows'#861
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 4: Chameleons'#862
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 5: Revenge of the Rejects'#863
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 6: Sun Rise'#900#900 (2nd Printing)#900 (Hughes Variant)#900 (Ross Variant)
#306 Adventure Comics (2009)
- 'The 5th Dimensional High-School!'#311
- 'The War Between The Substitute Heroes And The Legionnaires!'#313
- 'The Condemned Legionnaires!'#315
- 'The Titanic Boy Of Steel!'#319
- 'The Legion's Suicide Squad!'#322
- 'The Super-Tests Of The Super-Pets!'#331
- 'The Triumph Of The Legion Of Super-Villains!'#337
- 'The Weddings That Wrecked The Legion!'#351
- 'The Forgotten Legion!'#354
- 'The Adult Legion!'#374
- '[LSH:] Mission: Diabolical!'#523
- '[LSH]: First Night'#525
- '[LSH]: A Comet's Tale'#528
- '[LSH]: Graduation Day'#529
- '[LSH]: The End'
#1#9#11 All-New Collectors' Edition (1978)
- 'Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton: The Epilogue is the Future/Man of Valor, Finale'
C-55 Cosmic Boy (1986)
- 'Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes'
#1 DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
- 'Those Who Will Not Learn The Lessons Of History...'#2
- 'Is History Destiny?'#3
- 'Past, Present...And Future'#4
- 'Time Without End'
HC vol. 02 DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (2011)
- 'The Legion of Super-Heroes - The Life and Death of Ferro Lad'
DC Universe (2008)
#0 Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds (2008)
- 'Let There Be Lightning'
#1 La Legion Des Super-Heros (1984)
- 'Book One'#2
- 'Book Two'#3
- 'Book Three'#4
- 'Book Four'#5
- 'Book Five'
La Legion des Super-Heros et les Nouveaux Jeunes Titans (1984)
#17 Legends (1986)
- 'Titans: Les cendres aux cendres!'
#1 Legion of Substitute Heroes Special (1985)
- 'Once Upon A Time...!'
#1 Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
- 'You Can't Keep a Good Villain Down'#1 (UPC Variant)
- 'You Can't Keep a Good Villain Down'
Annual 01 Legion of Super-Heroes (1984)
- 'Monster in a Little Girl's Mind!'HC
- 'The Great Darkness Saga Deluxe Edition'#294
- 'What do You do the Day after Doomsday?'#297
- 'The Future is Forever!'#306
- 'Born Under a Lucky Star'
Annual 03 Legion of Super-Heroes (1989)
- 'There's No Substitute for the Real Thing'#3
- 'Everywhere A Villain...?'#4
- 'Lest Villainy Triumph'#8
- 'To Destroy a World!'#15
- 'Hostage On A Hostile Star'#23
- 'Back Home In Hell!'#36
- 'Peace, Quiet and Impending Doom'#37
- 'A Twist In Time'#38
- 'The Greatest Hero Of Them All'#45
- 'Unlucky Streak'#59
- 'Ghosts In The Clubhouse'#63
- 'The Magic Wars, Part 4: Where Has All The Magic Gone?'
Annual 03 Legionnaires (1993)
- 'Full Moon Fever, or: I Used to be an Animal but I'm All Right Now'Annual 04
- 'Bloodlines Earthplague 14 - Jamm'#1
- 'Five Years Later...'#2
- 'State of the Universe'#20
- 'Venado Bay'#36#39#44#45#50#52
- 'Broken Dreams, Fuzzy Memories'#54
- 'Time's Change'#60
- 'End of an Era, Part Three: Infinite Possibilities!'#61
- 'End of an Era, Finale: Borrowed Time!'
#18 Sarjakuvalehti (1985)
- 'End of an Era, Part Four: Changing Times'
1987-02 Secret Origins (1986)
- 'Teräsmies ja Batman: Legendoja'
#37 Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes (1981)
- 'Featuring Legion of Substitute-Heroes & Doctor Light'
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
#47 Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
- 'The Super-Life Of Lois Lane!'
Tales of the Legion (1984)
The Brave and the Bold (2007)
#35 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'Out of Time, Part Two of Two'
HC Valor (1992)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'
#23 Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'End of an Era, Part Five: Infinite Valor'
#11 Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
- 'Big Barda To Wanderers'
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
#13 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Krona to Losers'#16
- 'Mr. Terrific to Nightmaster'
- 'Gray Man to Lionmane'
Legion Academy (DC)(Earth-0)
Legion of Substitute Heroes (DC)
Legion of Super-Heroes (DC)(Earth-0)
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