Orando

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Not to be confused with Orlando.
Race(s) Orandans
Notable characters Princess Projectra
Publisher DC Comics

Orando is a fictional planet in the DC Universe. It is the home planet of Princess Projectra of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Fictional history[edit]

Pre-Zero Hour, Orando was a planet with technology about on par with Medieval earth, and where the practice of magic was common. The planet was ruled by Projectra's father, King Voxx. Despite being heir to the throne, Projectra joined the Legion and was not often on Orando. When she decided to marry Karate Kid, a commoner, Voxx sent him on a challenge to the past, to Earth in the 20th century (this was the basis of the short-lived Karate Kid comic book). Having proved himself, Karate Kid and Princess Projectra were wed. However, King Voxx died soon after, and Projectra's cousin attempted to seize the throne. With the aid of the Legion, Projectra was able to ascend to the throne with Karate Kid as her royal consort. They both retired from the Legion of Super-Heroes, to focus on Orando.

Their harmony was short-lived, however, as the Legion of Super-Villains chose Orando as their base for a scheme of revenge against the Legion of Super-Heroes. They seized control of the planet and used Projectra and Karate Kid to lure the rest of the Legion to Orando, which they then shunted into another dimension. Karate Kid died in an attempt to save Orando. The Legion of Super-Villains were defeated, but Orando remained in its alternate dimension, cut off from the rest of the galaxy.

After the Zero Hour reboot, Orando retroactively became a world populated by a species of sentient snakes with a second species akin to raccoons, who served the snakes.

In the rebooted Legion of Super-Heroes series, in 2005, the planet was once again the home of Princess Projectra, and was known to be the richest planet in the universe. The planet was destroyed by the villainous team Terra Firma in Legion Of Super-Heroes v5 #6, possibly leaving Projectra as the last Orandan. Whether or not any other Orandans were off-planet at the time of the destruction has not been revealed.