Real Name: Unrevealed, multiple
Identity/Class: Croup of demons
Occupation: Corruption of the innocent
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Agent of the Satan/Mephisto, ally of Challenger; Katy Milner (Roxanne Simpson, former host)
Enemies: Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze), Richard and Wendy Pini, Roxanne Simpson (former host), Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom/Hellstorm)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Possessors
Base of Operations: One of the many realms of Hell (presumably Mephisto's)
Appearances: Ghost Rider II#17 (April, 1976)
Powers: Legion could possess a human being and affect physical transformations, such as horns, fangs, and physical blemishes. It could control its hosts will, causing it to attack others or injure itself. It could release blasts of energy to repel mystical force. It could grant its host superhuman physical abilities (enhanced human strength). It could generate powerful winds, able to lift and carry a person with great force. It could generate poltergeist like phenomena, such as leviation of objects, and could transform the appearance of its surroundings.
History: Legion I is a name for a group of demons, presumably agents of Mephisto, who took its name from the bibilical quote (or paraphrase), "Call me Legion...for we are many!".
(Ghost Rider II#15)-Legion possessed Katy Milner (see below)
(Ghost Rider II#17)-Ghost Rider/Blaze learned of Katy's possession and confronted her, but was overpowered and repelled. Blaze sought the aid of exorcist Daimon Hellstrom, who agreed to help him in his form as the Son of Satan. Hellstrom proved able to coerce Legion to reveal its identity, thus loosening its hold on Katy Milner. The demons of Legion left the form of their host and attacked Blaze and Hellstrom. However, the combined power of the two "heroes" proved superior, and they slaughtered the various forms of Legion. Milner's form and spirit when then imprisoned by the Challenger, another demon serving Mephisto.
Comments: Created by Tony Isabella and Frank Robbins.
The Marvel Comic Index Part 9A, covering Ghost Rider, named this character as Legion, which it does use, although it first refers to itself as the Possessors.
Clarifications: Legion I has no known connection to:
Legion, of the Special Executive, @ Daredevils#5
Legion, David Charles Haller, the mutant who inadvertently created the Age of Apocalypse, @ New Mutants#25
The Challenger has no known connection to:
Challenger, the golden age hero, @ Daring Mystery Comics#7, Marvel Premiere#29
Katy Milner was actually Johnny Blaze's old girlfriend Roxanne Simpson, who had been transformed by the demon Inferno I. She served as the stunt double for actress Karen Page, and was hospitalized after being grazed by a bullet fired by Page (who was being controlled by the Orb). While hospitalized, she was possessed by Legion. After she was freed from those demons, she was abducted by the Challenger. She returned to her original form after the defeat of the Challenger.
--Ghost Rider II#13 (14, 15, 17-19)
Ghost Rider II#13-14 (August-October, 1975) - Tony Isabella (writer), George Tuska (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Len Wein (#13) & Marv Wolfman (#14) (editor)
Ghost Rider II#15 (December, 1975) - Tony Isabella (writer), Bob Brown (pencils), Don Heck (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Ghost Rider II#17-18 (April-June, 1976) - Tony Isabella (writer), Frank Robbins (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Ghost Rider II#19 (August, 1976) - Tony Isabella & Jim Shooter (writers), Frank Robbins (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
First Posted: 09/29/2001
Last updated: 08/02/2002
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