The Legion Constitution: Article 3

So what DOES it take to become a member of the Legion?Ah yes, here we go: INEXPERIENCE REQUIRED! The United Planets have basically agreed to put their safety in the hands of teenagers, and ONLY teenagers.
Obviously, you can be quite a bit older when you get out.
Another Superboy clause, but a necessary one given the variety of powers Superboy might exhibit on any given day in the Silver Age. Even so, prospective members must sure hate Mon-El and Ultra Boy! Note also that someone like Iron Man could never join the Legion. I guess it's also the clause responsible for certain prospects inventing terms like "super-karate" just to get in.
Hahaha. Good one, Val!
The reason for many a rejection, it's the difference between a Polar Boy and a Matter-Eater Lad.
Don't you just hate freezer burn? So does the Legion.
Oh really?
Plainly put, that contradicts reams of Silver Age continuity.
Here's the clause that's about try-outs. Note that any reasonable testing procedures may be used to evaluate the candidate, including screwing with his mind and making him cry.
Moving right along...
No time is wasted. Sometimes, half the Legion doesn't even know who that new member is.
And a legend is born.
Often, that token will be a worthless Legion flight ring, which the candidate uses to commit crimes.
Oh the shame! Imagine making it into the Legion and then being sent to school for some brushing up!
Actually, my first issue of LSH, Invisible Kid II and the White Witch did exactly that. They fought escaped zoo animals. Yay!
Be careful about activating reserve members, you might not be able to get rid of them easily.
Again, a list: Pete Ross. Jimmy Olsen. This went to committee?!
Does this look like a legal vote to you?
Honorary membership RESCINDED!!!
Answers a question from yesterday.
So reserves have to go through stringent humiliation as well. Ok.
Whooo! Prompt induction into the reserve ranks! :P
Can we follow that training on alternate weekends?

Tomorrow: How to get out of there!

3 comments:

rob! said...

Legion Membership Trials = Futuristic version of "Mean Girls"

Jeff R. said...

At at least one part of the silver/bronze age, Karate Kid has the quasi-legitimate super-power of being able to detect the weakest spot of anything. (I can remember him using it when Grimbor put giant chains around the earth to squeeze the atmosphere until people couldn't breathe.) Which is at least marginally less lame than undefined "Super-Karate".

Siskoid said...

Yeah, like Korvac.

The DCHeroes RPG has him down for Iron Will, which is the power to take more damage than you'd normally be allowed.

 

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