List of Marvel Comics characters: L
La Bandera was a young mutant with the power to influence groups of people to do whatever she wills. Additionally, La Bandera could fire energy blasts from her staff, the potency of which was determined by the number of people she was "inspiring" at the time.
Wolverine encounters La Bandera in South America whilst tracking the Nazi war criminal Geist. During the Acts of Vengeance, Kingpin sends Tiger Shark to kill La Bandera when she interferes with his drug trade. Wolverine helps her fight him off.
She has a brief appearance at the end of What If issue that asks "What if Magneto took over the US" (a follow-up to "What If Cable Destroyed the X-Men"). After the mutant resistance is crushed, she is recruited from a concentration camp by Wolverine to form the new X-Men.
La Nuit (Pierre Truffaut) is a fictional mutant and superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Peter Milligan (writer) and Mike Allred (artist), and first appeared in X-Force #116 (July 2001).
La Nuit (The Night) was a member of the second team of X-Force. He was teamed with Battering Ram, U-Go Girl, Plazm and other X-Force members on a mission to North Africa. Like with all their missions, Doop, a flying green creature, films them. On this particular one, they lose Sluk to a tank explosion.[volume & issue needed]
Back home, after the mission, Gin Genie, his teammate, is experiencing an anxiety attack. He offers sensible advice to calm down, but then insults her by mentioning 'skin blotches'. This brings a sarcastic mention of his 'Gallic charm'.[volume & issue needed]
La Nuit and the others are called to the meeting hall for a briefing by Coach, their leader. He talks of a media-friendly mission, where the good guys defeat the bad guys. La Nuit sarcastically asks which category X-Force falls under.[volume & issue needed]
When Money-hungry terrorists take over the New York studios of 'Sonic TV' and capture the popular boy band 'Boyz R Us', U-Go Girl teleports the team straight into the building. The mission is going well until an attack helicopter opens fire. La Nuit, most of the terrorists, the boy band survivors and most of X-Force all die. Doop, Anarchist and U-Go Girl are all that are left. The latter kills the helicopter crew. Anarchist kills the remaining ground troops.[volume & issue needed]
La Nuit could project a veil of dark energy, presumably in the same way as Darkstar or the Shroud. It is unknown if his powers had any connection to the Darkforce dimension.
Lady Lark (Linda Lewis), later named Skylark, is a character in the Marvel Comics series Squadron Supreme and hails from Earth-712. She first appeared in Avengers #85 (February 1971), and was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. She is based on Black Canary and later on Hawkgirl in DC Comics.
The character subsequently appears in The Avengers #141-142 (November-December 1975), #144 (February 1976), 147-149 (May-July 1976), Thor #280 (February 1979), The Defenders #112-114 (October-December 1982), Squadron Supreme #1-6 (September 1985-February 1986), #12 (August 1986), Quasar #13-17 (August-December 1990), #19 (February 1991), #27 (October 1991).
Lady Lark is Linda Lewis from Franklintown, New Babylon (a southern U.S. State in the Squadron's reality). She was a singer before an enemy of the Squadron Supreme, Doctor Decibel, surgically implanted synthetic vocal cords into her throat, giving her the ability to generate a "sonic cry" which could incapacitate opponents. A reluctant hero at best, Linda often wished to return to her singing career.
She often partnered in crime-fighting, and later romantically, with the character Golden Archer (mirroring the relationship between the modern Black Canary and Green Arrow); however, she refused his marriage proposal.[volume & issue needed] The Archer then used a mind-altering device to literally change her mind, but this had the unintended side effect of altering her personality to an air-headed, vapid persona that put her feelings for the Archer above all other priorities.[volume & issue needed] This led to the two of them leaving the Squadron Supreme for a time.[volume & issue needed]
When the Archer died under his later identity of the Black Archer,[volume & issue needed] Lady Lark seemed to slowly shake off the effects of the mental modification, and returned to active status with the Squadron.[volume & issue needed] Feeling she needed to increase her abilities to stand beside teammates that she perceived as more powerful, she began using the artificial wings that once belonged to deceased teammate Blue Eagle to gain the power of flight, and renamed herself Skylark.[volume & issue needed] With this new ability came greater confidence, and Skylark became far more aggressive in combat than she had been as Lady Lark.[volume & issue needed]
After returning to her native dimension with the team, she was injured in reentry and was remanded to hospital care.[volume & issue needed]
Lady Lark appeared as part of the "Squadron Supreme" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #12.
Within the context of the stories, Matt Landru is one of the mutants to retain their powers after "M-Day" and one that previously had refused to join the Xavier Institute.
As a story element, the character was both a retcon and a plot instigation. The writer created the character as a reason for Beast to research the "M-Day" of the "Decimation" storyline. As part of this, the character was killed in a car crash at start of X-Men: Endangered Species and give a previously unknown back story with Cyclops.
Lara the Illusionist
Lara has the ability to create illusions capable of fooling all of the five senses. She was one of scores of mutants who lost their powers following the events of the House of M.
Alternate versions of Lara
Larkin was a member of the original Howling Commandos and fought alongside the team during World War II. Larkin was a former comedy performer and joined the Commandos when he was diagnosed with cancer. Larkin, in kamikaze-style, was killed during a mission in Germany.[volume & issue needed]
As a child, Tommy Samuels contracted Polio, and lost the use of his legs. Years later, an alien came to Earth looking for a worthy person to bestow a great power upon. He chose Tommy, and granted him atomic powers and healed his legs. Thrilled with his new powers, Tommy Samuels became Lectronn and went out to test them. He came across a group of criminals and easily defeated them. However, while they were in custody, it was revealed that the criminals were grievously wounded by Lectronn's powers. He then learned that with great power comes great responsibility.[volume & issue needed]
Other versions of Lectronn
Yu-Ti apprenticed the young Daniel Rand to Lei Kung the Thunderer, who teaches him the martial arts while in the mystical city of K'un-L'un. The Steel Serpent (the exiled son of Lei Kung) later becomes one of the adversaries of the Iron Fist as he coveted the Iron Fist power.
Olivia was a former lawyer who was recruited to aid the Jury prosecute the criminals they abducted in their staged trials. Former jurist Max Taylor aka Screech served as the defense attorney. A mystery man named Gavel served as their judge.
Olivia was taken to the Jury's secret headquarters via an unchartered plane where all the windows were covered with mirrors (to prevent Olivia from deducing the location). Olivia appears to have been selected to serve the Jury because of some unrevealed past with Venom. She claims to have had experience with symbiotes. Olivia was shrewd and showed little compassion for the criminals she tried.
Olivia's relationship with the Jury seems to have come to an end. A comment in Thunderbolts #23 stated that the Jury had lost their funding and support system (including Gavel and apparently Olivia as well).
Alexander Lexington served in the military keeping his mutant powers a secret. While a skilled soldier, he also had a long disciplinary record. He was forced to use his powers while in the Sentinel Squad O*N*E Program, although he and Meld were able to hide the fact for a while. He was able to free his remaining teammates during a disastrous mission to the Savage Land. Lexington lost his mutant powers due to M-Day, and is currently the Sentinel Squad O*N*E field captain. During the Messiah Complex crossover, the squad were infected with nano-sentinel technology and compelled to attack the mansion. All pilots were killed as the infection robbed them of all humanity.
Lex was able generate electrical current to manipulate electronic systems or produce high-voltage discharges, now depowered, Sentinel mech gives him extraordinary size and strength, reinforced armor plating, pulsar beams, optical lasers, non-lethal smoke bomb and capture net ordnance, and boot rockets .
At one point in her life, Lightbright was apprehended by the Bio-Genes, a part of the terrorist group HYDRA due both to her mutant powers and the fact she was a Somali rebel.[volume & issue needed] The Bio-Genes were defeated by Silver Sable and her Wild Pack organization.[volume & issue needed] Battlestar offered Lightbright a chance to redeem herself and she agreed to join the group.[volume & issue needed] Joining the Wild Pack on several of its missions, Lightbright apparently liked the idea of being a super-hero. However the group disbanded.[volume & issue needed]
Lightbright is one of the few mutants to keep their mutant powers after M-Day.[volume & issue needed] When next seen, Lightbright was one of the many heroes who opposed the Super-hero Registration Act during the Civil War event.[volume & issue needed] Returning to her rebellious ways, she was stopped by Iron Man, Spider-Man and the local police.[volume & issue needed]
Lightning Bug was killed in the Mutant Massacre. Her astral essence survived and searches out a new form to inhabit. Her essence later perished.[volume & issue needed]
Lightning Rod was a member of Unus' gang in Genosha. With this group, he attacked Professor X.[volume & issue needed] He later helps Callisto attack some Magistrates.[volume & issue needed] He was depowered on M-Day.[volume & issue needed]
Link (Lorne Lincoln) is a fictional mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. He was created by Ann Nocenti and Don Perlin, and first appeared in Beauty & the Beast #2 (Feb. 1985), a mini-series starring the Beast and Dazzler. He was friends with Poltergeist.
Link has telekinetic powers. He was one of the young people staying at the Heartbreak Hotel, and worked as a street mime.[volume & issue needed] He and Poltergeist saved Dazzler from the Gladiators.[volume & issue needed] Link and Poltergeist later decided to leave the Hotel.[volume & issue needed]
Abner Little, also referred to as Mister Little, is a soldier of fortune in the Marvel Universe.
- Live Wire
- Living Brain
- Living Diamond
- Living Laser
- Living Lightning
- Living Monolith
- Living Tribunal
- Llan the Sorcerer
- Maximus Lobo
- Lobo Brothers
- Ted Locke
- Lois London (Mortis)
- Longbow (Amelia Greer)
Longneck possessed a nine-foot long neck which broke under its own weight during the decimation when thousands of mutants lost their powers.[volume & issue needed]
- Lord Chaos
- Lord Dark Wind
- Lord Order
- Lord Trantor
- Lord Votan
- Lorelei (Asgardian)
- Lorelei (Mutate)
- Nancy Lu
- Esther Lucas
- Leonard Lucas
Luchkov is a former informant for the KGB who had turned on many of his fellow agents. After the fall of the Soviet Union, he feared that the relatives of those individuals would have him killed, so he began hunting them down and strangling them. The Black Widow tracked and apprehended him, and turned him over to the authorities.
In other media
- Wolverine Vol. 2 #19
- Ronald Byrd & Anthony Flamini (w), Scott Kolins (p), Scott Kolins (i). Civil War: Battle Damage Report 1 (March 2007), Marvel Comics
- Marvel Premiere #15
- Fraction, Matt (w), Coipel, Oliver (p), Morales, Mark (i), Martin, Laura (col). Avengers vs. X-Men 7 (July 2012), Marvel Comics
- Mindy Newell (w), John Stanisci (p), John Stanisci (i). "Legacy" Marvel Comics Presents 135 (August 1993), Marvel Comics