Gigantus

NAME + ALIASES: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #61 (January 1994)

The L.E.G.I.O.N. met Gigantus of Motus on the planet Rigon during a Legion marketing meeting on the planet Rigon. Dox and the others had seen footage of Gigantus, a towering powerhouse on his home world who was so revered there were songs written in his honor. To their astonishment, they soon discovered that the natives of Motus were relatively small people, and that Gigantus was simply much larger than other natives of Motus — but small as well.

Gigantus was sensitive about his comparative height and bristled when Stealth laughed at him. And when the Telepath attempted to sympathize with Gigantus, the brute took offense and struck Telepath. Gigantus' leader, Kaa Muuso was seriously embarrassed by this behavior. But Gigantus' worth was soon tested as the L.E.G.I.O.N. and numerous other strange representatives moved to prevent the assassination of Rigon's leader, Ahrr Tyunng. Despite his heroism, Gigantus was offered to Dox by Kaa Muuso as consolation for his rudeness. Dox accepted and Gigantus accompanied them back to Cairn. (LEGION #61)

Soon after his arrival, the L.E.G.I.O.N. was taken over by Lyrl Dox's mind control and Gigantus was among those who fell under his spell. (L.E.G.I.O.N. #69) He was freed along with the others when Vril Dox returned to defeat Lyrl. (R.E.B.E.L.S #17) The extent of Gigantus' service since then is unknown.

Layla

NAME + ALIASES: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: Lobo Annual #1 (1993)

L.E.G.I.O.N. officer Layla was one of Vril Dox's most promising commanders. So much so that he assigned her to supervise Lobo on a mission to investigate a rift in space. Layla set the tone from the start; she took none of Lobo's crap, and kept him under control using a hypnotic totem. (What she didn't suspect was that Dox was contemplating moving Layla to the core team. This mission was her test.) In the rift, they found a strange alient craft which was a nest for seven alien parasites. The parasites killed sevral Legionnaires before attacking Layla, whom they found was a suitable "food" for them. Lobo killed the one of the prasites, but the attack left Layla with no memories. Her compensation was newfound super-strength and invulnerability; she could now also survive the vacuum of space. Before escaping, they managed to set one explosive charge, but did not destroy the vessel. (Lobo Annual #1)

After meeting Lobo, Layla tagged along with him on a L.E.G.I.O.N. case involving a miniature universe. During this, they met another "new blood" named Pax. His bomb ultimately destroyed thousands of the alien brain parasites. Following this, Layla joined the regular L.E.G.I.O.N. police force rather than the super-powered core team. (LEGION Annual #4) NOTE: This story continued in Bloodbath #1.

When the L.E.G.I.O.N. was taken over by Lyrl Dox's mind control, Layla was among those who fell under his spell. (L.E.G.I.O.N. #69) She was freed along with the others when Vril Dox returned to defeat Lyrl. (R.E.B.E.L.S #17) The extent of Layla's service since then is unknown.

Layla later told Lobo that after the L.E.G.I.O.N. went bad, she began freelancing as a bounty hunter. (Lobo's Big Babe Spring Break Special)

» SEE ALSO: Blood Pack

The Presidential Guardsman

NAME + ALIASES: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: R.E.B.E.L.S. #14 (December 1995)

When the core L.E.G.I.O.N.naires were on the run from Lyrl Dox, they found themselves on the planet Devan 6, a client world. (Devan 6 was one whose world had recently lost their leader when Lyrl Dox killed a group of such planetary heads.) Lyrl had framed his mother Stealth for the tragedy and the rebels were recognized by Devan's premier protector, the Presidential Guardsman. Dox was able to quell their anger by having Telepath reveal the true circumstances of Lyrl's tyranny.

Then Dox realized that they had arrived just before Lyrl had sent a wave of his mind control to wash over the planet. The Guardsman was with the rebels as they escaped the wave and left the planet. (REBELS #14-15)

The Guardsman then accompanied the rebels in their quest to defeat Lyrl. Soon they returned to Cairn and Dox engineered the coup. (#16-17)