History

When the L.E.G.I.O.N. began to grow, they took applications from recruits from around the galaxy. Applicants were put into two categories: "Standard Life forms," who were meant to serve in the civilian force, and "Exotics and Mutates," who would be assigned to heavier-duty field work. (L.E.G.I.O.N. #30)

R.E.C.R.U.I.T.S. From L.E.G.I.O.N. #30; art by Barry Kiston

These "R.E.C.R.U.I.T.S" were allowed to wear variations on the standard L.E.G.I.O.N. uniforms. They bonded early on and kept true to each other when times got tough — and they got tough very quickly. One of their own number, Ig'nea was revealed as a spy who succeeded in making Dox disband the L.E.G.I.O.N. The recruits attempted to carry on and formed their own organization. This venture was a failure, but regardless, Ig'nea was defeated by the core team very soon and the L.E.G.I.O.N. was reactivated. (#35-37)

The rest of the recruits were fiercely loyal to each other and to the L.E.G.I.O.N. Perhaps because of this, many of this group were the first to fall prey to Lyrl Dox's "enhanced charisma" mind control program. (#69) They became his elite foot soldiers in Lyrl's war against his parents Vril Dox and Stealth, and the other escaped core members. The recruits were eventually freed when Dox and Captain Comet found ways of overcoming the mind control. (R.E.B.E.L.S #16-17)

The L.E.G.I.O.N. recruits were:

Amon Hakk

NAME + ALIASES: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #30 (August 1991)

Little is known about the early history of Amon Hakk. Obviously, he is the first and only known Khund to seek L.E.G.I.O.N. membership. Like most Khunds, he possesses strength and battle skill far greater than that of most humanoids.

When he first became a L.E.G.I.O.N.naire, one of his fellow recruits was rumored to have been a traitor. Being the lone Khund in all of L.E.G.I.O.N.'s personnel, suspicion first on Amon. He was quickly cleared of this by telepathic probe. Soon they found it was his fellow recruit, Ig'nea.

Amon was dedicated to the L.E.G.I.O.N. and developed a strong bond with his fellow "R.E.C.R.U.I.T.s." They were loyal to him as well. When he was arrested during race riots on Arga-Prime, his teammates risked their lives to free him. (#41)

When the L.E.G.I.O.N. was taken over by Lyrl Dox's mind control, Amon 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)

When Hakk attempted to return to Khundia, he discovered that his reputation was sullied by his participation in L.E.G.I.O.N. (REBELS v2 #6) He left and went into mercenary services, which brought him in pursuit of his former commander, Vril Dox. Soon both were forced to take the same side again, when Starro the Conqueror invaded the Milky Way galaxy.

Though he may have been unique as a Khund in L.E.G.I.O.N. service, this might not bee too unusual. The Khunds are not isolationist and themselves have a history of allying with a variety of races in the galaxy. The circumstances of Amon Hakk's path to Cairn remain unrevealed.

Bertron Diib

NAME + ALIASES: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #30 (August 1991)
DEATH: L.E.G.I.O.N. #58 (Sept. 1993)

Not much is known about Bertron, who hailed from Diibworld. All the people of his planet have near-impervious hides. Bertron was an extremely loyal and selfless L.E.G.I.O.N.naire. He died on the planet Maltus during the battle against an ancient trio of gods. He gave his life trying to shield innocents from a massive energy discharge. (#58) His fellow R.E.C.R.U.I.T.S returned his body to Diibworld to deliver the news to his mother. (#59)

Later, when the core L.E.G.I.O.N. were on the run from Lyrl Dox, they came upon an impervious ship (#70), which they dubbed the Diib, in his honor. (REBELS #8) Bertron was best friends with another recruit, Darius.

Borb Borbb

sNAME + ALIASES: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #30 (August 1991)

Borb Borbb never revealed any details about his past, his home world, or the origins of his teleportation power.

He quickly became a valued member of the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s new recruits and caught the attention of his superior officers. When the organization was restructured, he was promoted to the core team. (#62) With this promotion came a new measure of danger as well. In his first mission as a core member, Borbb was instrumental in helping the team escape from the Brain Trust. (#65)

Early on, Borbb developed a fondness for his superior officer Stealth. Many times he moved to protect her in battle and he longed to express his feelings to her. When the L.E.G.I.O.N. was taken over by Lyrl Dox, Borbb escaped from Cairn with the other core members. During this time, he was drawn even closer to Stealth and made his feelings more obvious. But she never would give him the time of day. In fact, she grew even closer to her true love, Vril Dox.

Borbb was jealous, and that jealousy led him to his final fate. The rebels' ship took them 10 billion years back in time, where they met an inorganic race called the Kregors. The Kregors wanted the rebels' brains and would not let them leave. In the midst of this, Stealth again showed her affection for Dox. This led Borbb to offer to stay with the Kregors so that the others could leave. (REBELS #15)

Borb has not been seen since then, but one might wonder what role Borbb played in sentient development. The Kregors invented brains as standalone power sources. Borbb would have been their template for a more complex organism, with a brain as its center.

Darius

NAME + ALIASES: A.I.-11, real name unknown
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #30 (August 1991)

The android called Darius came to Cairn as a L.E.G.I.O.N. knowing nothing of his past. According to him, he was on Earth and was simple farmer who was abducted by aliens. His next memory was that he awoke on barren planetoid, orphaned, and found his way to Cairn.

Darius was a loyal and selfless L.E.G.I.O.N.naire. He was also the first recruit to fall in battle. One of his fellow recruits, Ig'nea, had amassed an army of super-mercenaries. One of them, Varkan delivered a blow that beheaded Darius. Before he shut down, Darius asked Borb Borbb to return him to his homeworld, to his maker. (LEGION #50)

Back on Cairn, Darius' best friend, Bertron Diib had to remove his robotic head from Lobo's bike (which he'd used as an ornament). The rebels asked their chief, Dox to help them discover where he was from. Dox found a chip in Darius' head and commented that its "life-sim" circuitry was better than even that of Colu. Dox recommended that they go to the planet Acheron, which was rumored to be a haven of cybernetic science. (#52)

Acheron was on the very edge of galactic civilization; there they found a lone fortress of concentric walls. Because of the fortress' winged defenders, the recruits landed outside the complex but soon found their way in. Upon their entry, a swarm of small androids immediately recognized Darius and began to repair him. (#53)

The androids revealed more of Darius' origin. All of them had been created by Mardok, who lived in the center of the fortress. Darius was Mardok's first project and he helped his maker with successive projects. But where Mardok considered his creations expendable, Darius cared for the outcasts and eventually fought for their freedom and rights. He was injured and stripped of his memory, and cast out by Mardok. After this, he found his way to Cairn.

Darius and the others confronted Mardok, who ultimately threatened genocide on his creations. Darius killed Mardok and set all his "offspring" free. But Darius found that these sentients were totally without a purpose, so he decided to remain on Acheron to lead them. (#55)

Recently, Darius was seen in contact once again with the L.E.G.I.O.N. amid the galactic turbulence created by Alexander Luthor. The extent of his involvement was unrevealed. (Infinite Crisis #1)

Davroth Catto

NAME + ALIASES: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #30 (August 1991)

Little is known about the early history of Davroth Catto. He is a mutant from the planet Oziman with the power to fly, and an ex-professional aerialist.

When he first became a L.E.G.I.O.N.naire, one of his fellow recruits was rumored to have been a traitor. Suspicion fell on Davroth, because he kept a journal which was discovered by another teammate. In fact, his journaling led him to be one of the first to theorize that the L.E.G.I.O.N. was being sabotaged. Soon they found it was his fellow recruit, Ig'nea.

Davroth was dedicated to the L.E.G.I.O.N. and developed a strong bond with his fellow "R.E.C.R.U.I.T.s." When the L.E.G.I.O.N. was taken over by Lyrl Dox's mind control, Davroth 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 Davroth's service since then is unknown.

Jiv Reduu

NAME + ALIASES: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #30 (August 1991)
DEATH: L.E.G.I.O.N. #56 (July 1993)

Jiv Reduu came from the planet Bummb'l, where all natives are born with the ability to swell their bodies into balloon-like forms. When the L.E.G.I.O.N. was formed, the planet held a competition to select a planetary representative in the police force. Reduu won this championship and enrolled in the L.E.G.I.O.N. academy. But when it came time to admit new recruits, Reduu was rejected by Strata. (#30)

Dejected, Reduu began murdering Strata's other graduates in revenge —  with the very same power for which he was rejected. It took some time for these murders to come to the core teams attention, mostly due to Captain Horgath's preference to solve the case himself. Unfortunately for Reduu, the former core member Garv had recently resigned from the L.E.G.I.O.N. and was investigating the case himself, under the guise of the Masked Avenger. Eventually officer Strata stepped in to help. She deduced the killer's identity and joined with the officers and Garv to corner Reduu. In one final effort to kill Strata, Jiv Reduu found himself bouncing out of control, and landed on the end of a spear, killing him. (#56)

Zena Moonstruk

Zena Moonstruk

NAME + ALIASES: None
KNOWN RELATIVES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #30 (August 1991)

Little was revealed about Zena Moonstruk's origins, nor was her character explored much in the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s adventures. She is a shy, stuttering girl, who can absorb light and emit it back in short bursts.

She's only made one remark about her home planet having suffered a grim fate. When the L.E.G.I.O.N. was taken over by Lyrl Dox's mind control, Zena 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 Zena's service since then is unknown.