Monday, October 26, 2009

Legion of Doom!

The Evil 3-Inch Plastic that is the Legion of Doom!

The Legion of Doom is an unusual case: it is made of comic book characters, but it's from a television show! The Legion of Doom was the "Challenge of Super Friends" show's analogous to the Secret Society of Super Villains. Lex Luthor banded these villainous criminals together to destroy the Super Friends. All their members are enemies of members of the Super Friends. Members are:

  • Bizarro (Willaim Callaway)- He is Superman's idiotic clone. On the show he has all the powers of Superman.

  • Black Manta (Ted Cassidy)- This evil inventor is Aguaman's arch-enemy (or at least the closest thing he got to one)!

  • Brainiac (Ted Cassidy)- He is super genius android that hates Superman.

  • Captain Cold (Dick Ryal and Michael Bell)- He is a villain with a freeze-ray that hates Flash!

  • Cheetah (Marlene Aragon)- She is a Wonder Woman foe with cheetah-powers.

  • Giganta (Ruth Forman)- Thanks to stealing mystic powder from an Apache chief, she gained the power to grow to super sizes and back. She is a Wonder Woman foe.

  • Gorilla Grodd (Stanley Rlaph Ross)- Exiled from his homeland of super intelligent apes for being evil, he became a foe of Flash.

  • Lex Luthor (Stanley Jones)- He is the evil-genius-long-time-foe of Superman and the Legion's leader.

  • Riddler (Michael Bell)- He is a Batman foe that uses riddles to confuse his foes.

  • Scarecrow (Don Messick)- Thanks to his fear gas, he can make the worst fears of people seem to come to life. But Batman is still brave enough to stop him.

  • Sinestro (Vic Perrin and Don Messik)- He is a former Green Lantern and now uses a yellow power ring.

  • Solomon Grundy (Jimmy Weldon)- He is a dim-witted zombie with superhuman strength and endurance and foe of the Green Lantern.

  • Toyman (Frank Welker)- He is a pyshco inventor who dresses like a jester and uses toy-theme weapons. But I have no idea if it's the Winslow Schott or the Jack Nimball version.

Despite the opening: "Banded together from remote galaxies, thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time - the Legion of Doom! ", 1o / 13 of them are natives of Earth. Only Sinestro (from Korugar), Brainiac (from Colu) and Bizarro (from Bizarro World) are aliens. They had a swamp dome-shaped base called the "Hall of Doom" able to travel in a bunch of ways. Please note: there is a wrestling team with the same name.

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