Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Trivia Answers #13

Updated 7/13: fixed the answer that Matthew mentions in the comments.

This month’s theme was Time Travel. As usual, you got them all in just a few days (but it took extra time to post the answers due to the Legion of Super-Gamblers trip to Las Vegas).

1. Supergirl was just elected Legion leader (in a shady vote). What happened the last time a Kryptonian was elected leader?
As John said, "Superboy gets elected leader, but Wildfire takes command because Supes was only a part-time member." Superboy (1st series) #225.

2. The "Lightning Saga" Legion recently came to the 21st century. Of course, that’s not the first time that Legionnaires visited the past. But by my count, only 7 6 of the "traditional" Legionnaires (no retcons, no villains, etc.) never visited the 20th century during the ADVENTURE era (where Timber Wolf and Chemical King were the last to join). Which ones?
Here is the list of Legionnaires who were members during this time:

Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel, Phantom Girl, Chameleon Boy, Invisible Kid, Colossal Boy, Star Boy, Supergirl, Brainiac 5, Shrinking Violet, Superboy, Sun Boy, Bouncing Boy, Ultra Boy, Mon-el, Matter-Eater Lad, Element Lad, Lightning Lass, Dream Girl, Princess Projectra, Ferro Lad, Karate Kid, Shadow Lass, Chemical King, and Timber Wolf.

Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad went back to recruit Superboy. Mon-el, Duo Damsel and Shadow Lass went back to escape Mordru. Phantom Girl and Shrinking Violet were two was one of Supergirl's Super-Girlfriends, while Shrinking Violet came back to help Lois Lane in her 50th issue. Chameleon Boy once aided Superboy in protecting his secret identity from Lana Lang. Ultra Boy went back as part of his initiation task. Invisible Kid, Sun Boy, Element Lad and Light Lass went back with other Legionnaires as part of the Superman Super-Spectactular (Action 309). Bouncing Boy helped play a prank on Jimmy Olsen (Jimmy Olsen 72). Star Boy went in his first appearance to flirt with Lana. Brainiac 5 went back in Adventure 309, and Colossal Boy went in issue 315. Princess Projectra was part of the team that went back to get Superboy and Supergirl in issue 351.

That leaves Matter-Eater Lad, Dream Girl, Karate Kid, Ferro Lad, Chemical King, and Timber Wolf.

3. Not everyone traveled back in time – some went forward. From what time periods did all members of the Legion of Super-Pets travel from?
Krypto came from Superboy's time. Streaky, Beppo, and Comet came from the "present", which was Supergirl's time. Proty II didn't travel in time at all to get to meetings, unless he was running late. Comet first came from a couple weeks in Supergirl's future (she hadn't met him yet), but after that he was contemporary with the others from her time.

4. The Legion has fought a number of villains with 20th century roots, but which villain(s) survived from the 20th/21st century to the 30th/31st to fight the Legion, rather than traveled through time?
The ones I was thinking of were Mordru, Ra's al Ghul, Darkseid, Prof. Ivo, and the Emerald Eye. I left Brainiac out because I forgot what his true story was, whether he really had made it or not. And I forgot about Scavenger.

5. Who implanted a post-hypnotic suggestion in Superboy's mind so that when he went back to the 20th century, he'd forget anything he'd learned about his future while he was in the 30th century?
I didn't think anyone would remember that Supergirl gave it to him first, not Saturn Girl. But of course, you did remember.

6. Back in the days when new applicants had to perform a task, what was Ultra Boy tasked to do? There are two answers to this, pre-Crisis and Glorithverse.
Pre-Crisis, he had to find out Superboy's secret ID. Glorithverse, he went to find out what happened to Valor.

7. Their encounter with Lori Morning was not the first time the Legion had had to deal with the H-Dial. When was the first?
They met up with Superboy in "New Adventures of Superboy" #50, chasing the H-Dial and the guy who stole it from the Metropolis Museum of Heroes and Legends. He took it back to 20th century Smallville with the Legion in pursuit.

8. In Adventure 247, when the Legion traveled back in time to recruit/tease Superboy, how did the powers of each of the three Legionnaires manifest themselves?
Cosmic Boy had magnetic eyes from special serums, Lightning Boy clapped his hands to make electricity, and Saturn Girl read minds and sent mental commands.


Matthew E said...

Shrinking Violet wasn't a super-girlfriend, was she? Although she did go back to the 20thC; I recall she had to get Lois Lane's earring out of a drain or something.

J.D. Long said...

{{Pre-Crisis, he had to find out Superboy's secret ID. Glorithverse, he went to find out what happened to Valor.}}

You're certain it wasn't 'dance like a monkey"?


Michael said...

Matthew: you're right, I thought Shrinking Violet was one of "Supergirl's Three Super-Girlfriends" along with Triplicate Girl and Phantom Girl, but the third was Saturn Girl. Shrinking Violet did go back in Lois Lane #50.

JD: well, he was Glorith's dancing monkey for going back in time, wasn't he?

J.D. Long said...

See! I KNEW it!!! HAH!!!


Jim D. said...

One more 20th century villain: Xotar the Weapons Master (from JLA) was in Legionnaires #68.