Alien Parasite  •   Computer Tyrants  •  Dagon-Ra  •  Ice Man
Ig'nea  •  Legions of Super-Villains  •  Max G'odd

The Alien Parasite

FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #45

The origins of the Alien Parasite are unknown. Somehow, it came to reside in the body of Captain Comet while Comet was in the servitude of Dagon-Ra. After three years of incubating in Comet's body, it found a suitable vessel with which it could procreate. It targeted the energy-wielding L.E.G.I.O.N.naire known as Lady Quark, who it believed would sustain its offspring after the procreation process. (LEGION #45) Instead, Quark's teammate, Phase, expelled the leech from Comet and fooled it into inhabiting a lump of bio-matter encoded with Quark's DNA. The parasite was horrified — it's proper life cycle was broken. As it shrieked, it molded the matter into a new body. (#46)

It left Cairn vowing revenge on Dox. In this new body, it now possessed the powers of both Quark and Captain Comet — the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s two most powerful members. (#47)

The Parasite remained hidden waiting for the proper time to strike. It ultimately found Lady Quark when she was dispatched to the planet Ith'kaa to retrieve several stranded teammates. Quark was ambushed and the Parasite left her for dead. It assumed Lady Quark's form then continued on to Ith'kaa, where it also incited a battle with Captain Comet. With Garryn and Marij'n Bek watching, it left Comet for dead. (#62-63) When they returned to L.E.G.I.O.N. headquarters on Cairn, Marij'n accused Quark of the murder, but the parasite told Dox that Comet had died in an earthquake. Though the story was odd, Vril Dox trusted Lady Quark and so saw no reason to continue questioning her. However, he opted for a covert approach, requesting that L.E.G.I.O.N.naire Telepath secretly read Quark's mind. (#64)

Unfortunately the Parasite sensed his mental probe and threatened to kill him as well if he revealed anything. Telepath lied to Dox and cleared her (#66) but he enlisted another ally and transmitted the truth about "Lady Quark" to Marij'n. (#67)

Meanwhile, Vril Dox's megalomaniacal son, Lyrl, had began to brainwash all L.E.G.I.O.N. officers. The effect failed on the Parasite, but sent it into a rage. (#69). Dox's suspicions grew, and when the parasite lost control again, Marij'n Bek was there with the solution. She had been hard at work creating a weapon that would "unravel" Lady Quark's genetic code. She fired the weapon at the Parasite and reduced it to dead matter. (#70)

Dagon-Ra

NAME + ALIASES: Dagon-Ra of Trom
FIRST APPEARANCE:
L.E.G.I.O.N. #14

"What use is mere wealth to one who can turn the very air to gold with a single thought?" Indeed, this is the reason Dagon-Ra set out from his homeworld of Trom in search of power.

As a pirate, Dagon-Ra amassed a fleet of at least a hundred ships and enlisted over a thousand crew members — both willing and not. Over several years he culled some impressive super-powered minions.

By chance, Dagon-Ra was alerted by the telepath called Qi'Qi of Zsiglon. Qi'Qi merely wanted to contact the outside world, but Dagon-Ra exterminated all the Zsiglonites and took Qi'Qi prisoner, where he became known simply as The Telepath.

His operations were nearly halted by the legendary space hero Adam Blake, Captain Comet, but Dagon-Ra's powers were too much for Blake's considerable talents. Blake was held as a prisoner for years. The feather in his cap was Lady Quark, who initially approached Dagon-Ra because she was impressed with his empire. She also soon fell into his trap and was forced to do his bidding.

Unlucky for Dagon-Ra, his empire grew to its peak just as Vril Dox's L.E.G.I.O.N. was gaining strength. Dox was contacted by Alanna and Sardath of Rann with a request help them free Adam Strange from the evil matter transmuter. Dox then sent his most powerful member, Lobo, undercover to infiltrate Dagon-Ra's pirate ring. Lobo successfully infiltrated Ra's band and began sowing the seeds of dissent.

With the power of Lar Gand and the Emerald Eye at his disposal, Dox soon launched a full-scale attack on Dagon-Ra. The Telepath declared his betrayal of Dagon-Ra and orchestrated the battle to render his master unconscious. Lobo moved to kill Dagon-Ra, but he was halted by Lar Gand. While they argued, a massive boulder fell on Dagon-Ra, killing him. (LEGION #14-18)

The Ice Man

NAME + ALIASES: None
FIRST APPEARANCE:
L.E.G.I.O.N. #32

By his own admission, the Ice Man was a being of pure organic energy. Somewhere along the line, it took the form and identity of the Ice Man and the profession of hired assassin. He could change his body back and forth from a body to a fluid-like energy form.

The Ice Man was hired by the galactic mobster Maximilian G'odd to kill Lobo, while G'odd's operatives would strike at the core of the L.E.G.I.O.N. itself. The Ice Man claimed that did not work for the money, but that he accepted payment simply because it was the only way his employers would respect his talents. He got Lobo's attention by killing one of his precious space dolphins. (#33) He made quick work of Lobo — an assassin himself — and buried him underneath a mountain of rock. He left him, he thought, for dead. (#34)

But Lobo was not so easily defeated. He crawled his way out of this grave and tracked down the Ice Man. With Lobo more prepared, this battle was more protracted and the Ice Man was nearly defeated. He ultimately escaped by changing into his energy form, which left no trail for Lobo to follow. (#38)

The Ice Man was again hired to bring down the core members of the L.E.G.I.O.N. when they were framed for the murder of dozens of planetary leaders. He absorbed information from the computers on a research station then set course for the rebels. (REBELS #11)

When they engaged in battle, Vril Dox trapped the Ice Man's energies in their strange alien ship, which ran off brain power. (#12) The Ice Man escaped by calling out to the demon Neron. Their ship jumped across the galaxy to Earth, but Dox was more clever; he offered an even sweeter deal to Neron, who agreed to help him destroy the Ice Man. (#13) The Ice Man has not been seen since.

Ig'nea

NAME + ALIASES: Ig'nea G'odd
KNOWN RELATIVES: Maximilian G'odd (father, deceased)
FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #30 (August 1991)

Ig'nea is the daughter of the galactic gangster, Maximilian G'odd. G'odd made his living on all things illegal, and so, the L.E.G.I.O.N. became an increasing threat to his organization. G'odd came up with a plan to divide and conquer the L.E.G.I.O.N., using his daughter's power of persuasion among others. Ig'nea was sent to apply for L.E.G.I.O.N. membership and she was quickly accepted as a new recruit. (LEGION #30) She displayed the power to generate heat and flame, but kept secret her other power: persuasion. She told them that she hailed from the planet Esprito, which may or may not be true. G'odd's planet was never named.

Ig'nea's presence was meant to sow dissent among the L.E.G.I.O.N.naires. She set about sabotaging the organization and taking out one of its most crucial players: Vril Dox. She made Dox fall in love with her, even propose marriage, and led him to disband the L.E.G.I.O.N. totally. Dox then accompanied her to her father's home world where G'odd offered Dox a position in his organization. Dox was completely under her spell and accepted — but he soon woke up. One day Dox secretly witnessed Ig'nea reveal her true colors; he saw her force a servant to kill himself.

Luckily, the L.E.G.I.O.N. also figured out what was going on came to Dox's rescue. In the end, Dox found himself in a stalemate, pointing a gun at Ig'nea as she threatened to burn him inside-out. He chose to let her escape. (#39)

Shortly after this battle, Vril Dox killed G'odd, and Ig'nea began planning her revenge. She assembled a massive army from the galaxy's most cruel most powerful mercenaries to wipe Dox and his child from existence. She was able to capture Stealth and her son, and used this to lure Dox into a trap. With the L.E.G.I.O.N. watching she delivered a critical stab wound to Stealth and offered Lyrl in exchange for Dox.

Ig'nea drew the L.E.G.I.O.N. to the uninhabited world of Bartok IV, where her new team ambushed them. This gambit failed as well; some of her henchmen were taken into custody and she escaped yet again. (#48-50)

She next appeared when Dox and the other core members were on the run from Dox's son Lyrl. Dox allied himself with the Blood Circle, who were also affiliated with Ig'nea. Dox planned to help them rob the Worldbank, but during the heist, he ran into Ig'nea. She tried to take the money for herself, but the entire underground complex collapsed and Ig'nea was apparently buried within. Her final fate is unknown. (REBELS #9-10)

"L.E.G.I.O.N.s" of Super-Villains

The first group of super-villains to oppose the L.E.G.I.O.N. were assembled by the mobster Maximilian G'odd. G'odd set his own daughter Ig'nea after Dox, hired the Ice Man to take down their wild card, Lobo, and a band of six mercenaries to go after the core team itself.

This team headed attacked in space, bringing a L.E.G.I.O.N. ship crashing down on an asteroid. The massive energy powers of Ronzin Daark gave the mercenaries the upper hand, but just as Daark was about to deliver the killing blow, Captain Comet unleashed the full extend of his own powers. The energy mental discharge took out all their opponents, and permanently lobotomized Ronzin Daark. The Telepath was able to elicit that G'odd had hired them, and they were all taken into custody. (L.E.G.I.O.N. #35-37)

They were:

  • Dogtag, a doglike cyborg
  • Kondor, a flyer
  • Ronzin Daark, an energy wielder
  • Wreeth, an insectoid
  • Yatini who had telekinesis
  • Zyn, a gray-skinned behemoth

Shortly after this battle, Vril Dox killed G'odd, and his daughter

Ig'nea began planning her revenge and trained her very own band of recruits. She hired a large group of the cruelest and most powerful mercenaries in the galaxy to wipe Dox and his child from existence. She also apparently found a way to free her father's previous six agents from L.E.G.I.O.N. custody. Ig'nea drew the L.E.G.I.O.N. in to the uninhabited world of Bartok IV, where they were ambushed by her team. (#49-50) a number of these wound up in LEGION custody (#54) Dox pays a visit and Fer'ryl ignites

  • Charron, red-skinned man with an acid touch
  • Fer'ryl, a wolf-like creature who later died under interrogation by Dox
  • Drakkan, a Khund
  • Electrix, with pale skin and electricity powers
  • Kromar, an armored man with a plasma energy staff
  • Grax, a blue-skinned powerhouse
  • Prolax, a woman who controlled the brain-dead Ronzin Daark
  • Varkan with an reptile-like body
  • and several other unnamed agents (a big guy, a robot, a wild-haired sharp-toothed alien and a telepathic midget)

Maximilian G'odd

FIRST APPEARANCE: L.E.G.I.O.N. #29

Maximilian G'odd — known as G'odd-father — was a major space gangster whose smuggling, protection, gambling and slave trade enterprises were increasingly threatened by the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s presence. To stem this tide, he formulated a three-pronged attack to take them down. (LEGION #29)

First, he employed his own daughter, Ig'nea to infiltrate the L.E.G.I.O.N. itself. Ig'nea became one of their new recruits and used her powers of persuasion to seduce Vril Dox and turn him into a romantic fool. (#30)

Second, he contracted the bounty hunter known as the Ice Man to kill Lobo, the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s savage wild card. (#32) Third, he assembled a group of six skilled mercenaries to take on the rest of the core team. (#35)

This was a formidable plan, yet each of his operatives failed him. At first, Ig'nea was successful in mesmerizing Dox. She even got him to propose marriage to her, and to meet G'odd himself. G'odd offered Dox a job in his organization, but Dox soon shook off Ig'nea's mind control. (#38)

The Ice Man was apparently successful too (#34), but Lobo is notoriously hard to kill and soon dug himself out of the grave in which Ice Man had buried him. (#38) Likewise, the team of mercenaries was no match for the core L.E.G.I.O.N., which included powerhouses Captain Comet and Lady Quark.

As the L.E.G.I.O.N. converged on G'odd's home world, Dox confronted G'odd himself. Dox intended to bring G'odd to trial, but made a critical error in judgment. After securing G'odd, he left him in the company of his pet dragon, Rebel. Starving, this savage beast actually ate his master! His daughter found the beast devouring G'odd and she escaped to carry out vengeance. (#39)

Later on, when Ig'nea attacked the L.E.G.I.O.N. again, Stealth killed Rebel. (#50)