List of Legion of Super Heroes episodes

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The Legion of Super Heroes is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation that debuted in September 2006, based on the DC Comics characters the Legion of Super-Heroes. The series centers on the young Superman's adventures in the 31st century, fighting alongside the Legion, an organization of young superheroes. The show is produced by its main designer James Tucker (a co-producer of the Justice League Unlimited series) for the Kids' WB line on The CW network.

Legion of Super Heroes episodes[edit]

Season 1: 2006-2007[edit]

Source for titles and descriptions: Legion Omnicom (originally from Superman Homepage but since removed)

This list is ordered by production number, which in some cases is different from the air date order. These are the original episode descriptions as provided by the network. Some of the Legionnaires, villains, and significant guests make cameos in some episodes, but their names were not mentioned.

Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s) #
"Man of Tomorrow" Ben Jones Amy Wolfram September 23, 2006 1.01
When a group of fearsome villains (the Fatal Five) set their sights on the newly formed Legion of Super-Heroes, three of the Legion's members go back in time to get help from the greatest hero of all time: Superman. Instead they find Clark Kent, aware of his powers but not yet of his grand destiny.
"Timber Wolf" Lauren Montgomery Matt Wayne September 30, 2006 1.02
A mysterious scientist asks the Legion to help capture a dangerous creature. They succeed, only to discover the creature is nowhere near as dangerous as the scientist himself.
  • Villains: Dr. Mar Londo
"Legacy" Tim Maltby Scott Sonneborn October 7, 2006 1.03
Superman unknowingly saves the life of Alexis, one of the wealthiest people in the galaxy. Alexis and Superman become fast friends, but when Superman's Legion responsibilities get in the way of their friendship, Alexis decides to do something about it...
  • Significant guests: Lobo (cameo only)
"Fear Factory" Ben Jones John Esposito November 18, 2006 1.04
During a cosmic storm, the team takes refuge in a creepy, derelict space station. On board, one-by-one, each Legionnaire faces his or her deepest fear—and then disappears.
  • Villains: Professor Planarus
"Champions" Lauren Montgomery Matt Wayne November 11, 2006 1.05
While supporting Lightning Lad as he competes in the challenging Galactic Games, Superman and Phantom Girl uncover a sinister plot by the Fatal Five! Lightning Lad has troubles of his own when he finds his biggest competition from someone close to him.
"Phantoms" Tim Maltby Rob Hoegee November 4, 2006 1.06
When Superman accidentally opens a gateway to a phantom dimension, a young man with powers identical to his is freed in the process. Now Superman must not only stop this destructive visitor, but also rescue the Legionnaires when they become trapped in the visitor's dimension.
"Child's Play" Ben Jones Marty Isenberg February 24, 2007 1.07
A young sorcerer arrives on Earth and causes a heap of trouble. In an effort to send him home, Superman learns of his vulnerability to magic, while Phantom Girl puts her diplomatic skills to the test as she travels to the sorcerer's secretive world to ask for help.
  • Villains: Zyx, Drax's pets (nicknamed "Comet and Cupid"), Mordru (as "Evil Wizard")
  • Significant guests: Pres. Winema Wazzo
"Lightning Storm" Lauren Montgomery Stan Berkowitz February 10, 2007 1.08
Much to the Legion's disappointment, Lightning Lad accepts an invitation to join an older, "cooler" team. Once there, however, Lightning Lad realizes these new heroes aren't exactly what they seem. Now, caught between the Legion and his new friends, Lightning Lad must decide once and for all where his loyalties lie.
"Brain Drain" Tim Maltby Rob Hummell February 3, 2007 1.09
A major malfunction sends Brainiac 5's genius IQ plummeting. To obtain the rare element needed to save him, Superman and Timber Wolf must travel to the most inhospitable planet in the galaxy—and thanks to a transporter accident, they have only Brainy's head to guide them.
"The Substitutes" Ben Jones Scott Sonneborn February 17, 2007 1.10
It's that time of year again—Legion Auditions! This year's crop is hardly promising, with most hopefuls turning out to be comic duds. But when the Legion is overwhelmed fighting a mysterious foe in Earth's upper atmosphere, a group of rejects takes it upon themselves to save the world below... with outrageous results.
"Chain of Command" Lauren Montgomery Amy Wolfram March 3, 2007 1.11
When disaster strikes Lightning Lad's home planet of Winath, the Legion is called to help. Lightning Lad's efforts to take charge are thwarted however when long-absent Legion leader Cosmic Boy arrives with an enigmatic new hero in tow.
"Sundown, Part 1" Tim Maltby David Slack April 28, 2007 1.12
The Legion is put to the ultimate test when an ancient weapon known as a Sun-Eater comes to life. The Legion mounts a heroic defense, but the Sun-Eater proves too powerful. Now at full strength, the unstoppable Sun-Eater sets its sights on Earth...

Part one of a two-part episode

  • Villains: The Sun-Eater, The Controllers
"Sundown, Part 2" Ben Jones Rob Hoegee May 5, 2007 1.13
With the Sun-Eater on a direct course for Earth's sun, the Legion has no choice but to ask bitter enemies for help to stop it. Superman meanwhile has his toughest battle yet when he discovers the stealthy alien controlling the sinister machine. In the end, the Legion triumphs... but at a terrible cost.

Part two of a two-part episode.

Season 2: 2007-2008[edit]

Source for titles and descriptions: Warner Bros. Animation's publicity department

This list is ordered by production number, which in some cases may be different from the air date order. These are the original episode descriptions as provided by the network.

Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s) #
"The Man from the Edge of Tomorrow, Part 1" Brandon Vietti Michael Jelenic September 22, 2007 2.01
In the 41st century, the universe will be terrorized by a warrior named Imperiex. The only person standing in the way of his plans for domination is a clone of the original Superman. But, unable to defeat Imperiex and his vast army alone, the clone travels to the 31st century to recruit history's greatest super hero team, the Legion, to help fight this threat.

Part one of a two-part episode.

  • Significant guests: Superman X (the clone identifying himself as merely "Superman")
"The Man from the Edge of Tomorrow, Part 2" Scott Jeralds Greg Weisman September 29, 2007 2.02
The Legion has returned from the 41st century with Kel-El, a genetically-enhanced Superman clone. But Imperiex, the destroyer of galaxies, has reached the 31st century first—and unleashed all of the Legion's greatest enemies. When the other Legionnaires (Dream Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Blok, etc.) went to the Prison Planet to stop them, they each got defeated one by one and got locked into the prison cells themselves. To restore order and combat this near-invincible foe, the Legion will once again turn to the past for help in the form of an older, more mature Superman with far greater grasp of his powers.

Part two of a two-part episode.

  • Significant guests: Superman X (now named 'Kell-El' to distinguish him from Superman/Kal-El)
"Cry Wolf" James Tucker J. M. DeMatteis October 6, 2007 2.03
After being convicted for a deadly attack on his father, Timber Wolf must escape Legion custody and track down the real assassin, while being both hunted and aided by various teammates. It's up to Chameleon Boy and Phantom Girl to help Timber Wolf clear his name and discover the truth.
  • Villains: Dr. Mar Londo
"Chained Lightning" Brandon Vietti Matt Wayne October 13, 2007 2.04
Lightning Lad discovers that his sister, Ayla, long thought to be lost in the same Lightning Beast attack that gave him and his brother, Mekt, their powers, is really alive. However, Ayla is now in the form of pure electromagnetic energy. Lightning Lad must find a way to save Ayla before Imperiex can harness this energy for his own diabolical use.
"Karate Kid" Brandon Vietti, Scott Jeralds Eddie Guzelian October 27, 2007 2.05
When the dreaded Legion Auditions produce just one potential new member (Nemesis Kid), Superman and Chameleon Boy go out recruiting and find an unlikely candidate to join the Legion. A perpetual underdog, Karate Kid has no super powers, which goes against Legion membership rules, but Superman believes he has the heart to be a Legionnaire. As the Legion hunts down Grimbor the Chainsman, both Karate Kid and Chameleon Boy believe that they can be essential to the team, while the others worry that they're only putting themselves in harm's way.
"Who Am I?" James Tucker J. M. DeMatteis November 3, 2007 2.06
In order to infiltrate Imperiex's ranks, the Legion decides to have Chameleon Boy take the form of the villain Persuader. However, in order to make the disguise complete, they must also reprogram Cham's mind so that he believes that he actually is Persuader. Things go terribly wrong when his Legion teammates are unable to make Chameleon Boy remember who he really is.
  • Significant guests:
"Unnatural Alliances" Brandon Vietti Keith Damron November 17, 2007 2.07
When Terra-Man, a villain from the future, arrives in the 31st century to hunt down a child, the Legion quickly acts to save the boy and keep him clear of Imperiex's obvious plot. However, after Imperiex proves to be the boy's protector, the Legion must uncover why.
"Message in a Bottle" Scott Jeralds and Brandon Vietti Joseph Kuhr December 1, 2007 2.08
Superman and the Legion must venture into the legendary bottled city of Kandor in order to stop Imperiex, who seeks an advanced Kryptonian technology believed to be hidden inside. In order to help the Legion and clear his "family" name, Brainiac 5 must delve deep into his memory banks to access information from the original Brainiac.
"In the Beginning" James Tucker Steven Melching March 8, 2008 2.09
While on a mission to rescue the Legion's benefactor, R. J. Brande, our heroes find themselves reminiscing about how the Legion was first created by Brande and its founding members: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl.
  • Villains: Grimbor, The Scavengers, Roderick Doyle
"Trials" James Tucker Steven Melching March 15, 2008 2.10
The evil sorcerer Mordru has attacked the magical planet of Zarok, forcing the young and immature wizard Zyx to turn to the Legion for help. While the Legion battles Mordru, Zyx (assisted by Kell-El) must restore his own powers by passing a series of trials designed to prove his worth as a wizard.
"In Your Dreams" Brandon Vietti Stan Berkowitz March 22, 2008 2.11
With the power to see the future in her dreams, Dream Girl warns the Legion of attacks by a criminal organization (The Dark Circle) aimed to take down the United Planets. However, Lightning Lad wonders if Dream Girl, or her visions, can be trusted.
  • Significant guests:

Note: Neither Superman nor Superman X appear in this episode.

"Dark Victory, Part 1" Brandon Vietti J. M. DeMatteis & Michael Jelenic March 29, 2008 2.12
Imperiex launches a full scale assault against the Legion while Brainiac 5 deals with the ever increasing presence of his ancestor. Eventually Brainiac 1.0 takes control, defeats numerous Legionnaires including Superman and joins forces with Imperiex. But in the end Imperiex is killed and Brainiac 5 is now in command. Meanwhile the Legion receives shocking news that Superman is presumed dead.

Part one of a two-part episode.

  • Significant guests:
"Dark Victory, Part 2" Brandon Vietti J. M. DeMatteis & Michael Jelenic April 5, 2008 2.13
After overpowering the hivemind on his homeworld of Colu, Brainiac 1.0 intends to bring "order" to the universe through his descendant, converting interferences into data. The Legion holds a funeral for Superman and sends his tomb to the Sun. When it was discovered that he is actually alive, Superman X retrieves a Sun-powered Superman. Brainiac 5 managed to overpower his ancestor with the help of a merged Superman. In the process, Brainiac 5 becomes a pure organic being, resembling Brainiac 5.1 from the comics, as he discards his robotic armor, and soon leaves the Legion to cope with this new state and his recent actions. Before leaving to go back to the 41st century, which now has an altered timeline free of Imperiex or Brainiac, Superman X becomes a member of the Legion. But somewhere in space, Brainiac rebuilds some parts together becoming a new Brainiac. Saying that "Evil does not die... it evolves."

Part two of a two-part episode.