REAL NAME: Jonathan Jackson
Khyron and Urydion were the last of the Centaurians, the inhabitants of the planet Toliman in the Alpha Centauri system, and a race gifted with incredible powers drawn from the cosmos itself.
Their planet had been engulfed in a civil war, instigated by Urydion in a bid for supreme power, and his use of forbidden weapons in a last ditch attempt to prevent his defeat had annihilated all life on Toliman except for himself and Khyron, the leader and champion of the Centaurian Guardian Force.
Fleeing the devastated world for the relatively nearby location of Earth, Urydion was pursued by Khyron, and their final combat in the hills west of Titan City was witnessed in 1928 by the 13 year old orphan Jonathan Jackson.
Overcoming his surprise and fear, the boy approached the broken and scorched ground that had been created by their battle, and found Urydion dead, and Khyron mortally injured. Helping the dying Centaurian to a nearby barn, Jonathan did all he could to make the alien’s last hours as painless as possible, and in exchange for the bravery and kindness that he’d shown, Khyron broke with the Centaurian tradition of returning their powers to the cosmos upon their death, and instead gifted them to Jonathan, telling him to use them to protect Earth from suffering the same fate that had befallen Toliman.
The powers took some time to fully manifest themselves in Jonathan’s still-growing body, and it also took him some time to fully master them, but by 1933, he had made his first recorded appearance as a superhero in Titan city, foiling a bank robbery in Prometheus Park.
Taking inspiration for his costume from the uniform of the Centaurian Guardian Force, and adapting Khyron’s title in the CGF, which was an ancient military rank on Toliman, he took the name ”Centurion”, and quickly became a familiar sight in the skies over Titan City.
As well as being one of the oldest and most powerful heroes in the world, he also founded the Legion in 1956, which quickly grew to become the world’s largest supergroup, and has been at the forefront of the fight against evil for decades, not only in America, but also across the world, and sometimes beyond.
The powers that Khyron gifted him with have given Centurion incredible strength, speed and stamina, to name just a few, and have also allowed him to exist in a seemingly ageless state, which combined with his decades of selfless service protecting humanity from the many threats that it’s been faced with have led to him becoming an icon of justice and freedom, and a hero that any supervillain bent on conquering the world is forced to take into account.
REAL NAME: Unknown
The first confirmed appearance of Shadow Walker in Titan City was in 1930, although the first alleged sightings date back to at least 1919. Although he usually works alone, he formed the Salem City Sentinels in 1956 to help coordinate the efforts of other heroes who were willing to walk the same path into the shadows.
A man of few words, and rarely seen during the day, Shadow Walker uses a combination of unarmed combat and a variety of throwing knives along with almost supernatural senses and agility to hunt down and bring to justice some of the worst villains who lurk in the darkest parts of Titan City, aided by his custom-made motorcycle which has been designed to navigate the narrow and winding streets of the old town district of Salem.
This area, once one of the original settlements that merged into the new Titan City, was built on drained land that had once been part of Blackwater Swamp, and has always had a sinister reputation - and there are some who wonder if its lure, which has called countless criminals to it has summoned Shadow Walker too, as no sane man would commit himself to an endless unwinnable war against the forces of evil that have Salem in their grip.
Others point to his un-natural longevity, and claim that he is drawn to cursed ground because he himself is cursed, either to fight an eternal battle in its dark streets, or until some distant point in time that even he himself may not be able to see.
REAL NAME: Zandra Atlantides
At the end of 1941, when increased Nazi U-boat activity in the Atlantic and America’s entry into World War II finally convinced the hidden undersea realm of Atlantis to end its long millennia of isolation from the rest of the world, Queen Calypso and King Evenor sent their two children, Princess Zandra and her younger brother Prince Hyantes as ambassadors to the surface world to offer the United States and her allies the aid of the Atlanteans in the struggle for freedom.
With their in-born Atlantean abilities that gave them speed, strength and agility far above that of normal humans, Zandra and Hyantes had an instant impact in Titan City, where they fought a number of the most dangerous villains of the time to prove the power and skill of their people to the citizens of America, who were still amazed at the revelation that Atlantis wasn’t a myth.
Centurion quickly invited them to join the recently-formed Legion, and during the following decades Princess Zandra’s warrior training and tactical ability saw her become one of the key members of the world’s largest and oldest supergroup, where her gift for strategy sometimes sees her taking the lead when the Legion is assembled in large numbers for battle.
Although a superb unarmed fighter, her favored weapon is an Atlantean power-sword, a blend of magic and technology that is a hallmark of her culture, and which can be set to deliver a level of force that ranges from a stunning blow to a deadly strike that can shatter stone and steel.
REAL NAME: Unknown
The mysterious Mystic Master has been active in Titan City since 1934, although before then it’s know that he spent many years travelling in Africa, visiting forgotten ruins and studying primal secrets to enhance his own spell craft and discover those who practiced darker magic from another age.
As one of the founding members of the Legion he’s taken part in more of their adventures than just about any other hero alive, and remains the Legion’s foremost expert on all things magical – although to this day, no one is thought to have ever seen his face or heard his true name.
REAL NAME: John Layer
When his older brother Martin was killed in the crossfire during a gang fight in Westside in 1969, the 17 year old John Layer swore to devote his life to reclaiming the streets from the criminals who were seemingly being treated by the police and other heroes as a low level threat that was often ignored.
Using tools and scrap metal from his father’s junkyard, he fashioned himself a suit of bullet-proof steel and bronze armor, and put himself through a punishing daily training routine to build up his strength and endurance.
His relentless one-man crusade drew considerable media attention, and several other heroes began to work with him, leading to him forming the Street Patrol in 1972, who went on to have great success in reducing gang violence in many of the less affluent neighborhoods of Titan City.
Although he’s now in his 60s, his years of training and fighting have left him in superb physical condition.
REAL NAME: Unknown
The woman known as the Celestial Sorceress first arrived in Titan City in1940 from unknown lands, and after encountering Mystic Master while both were investigating the theft of an ancient Egyptian amulet from the city museum, he recommended her to Centurion as a powerful new member for the Legion.
Her powers make use of starlight, channeled through her Moon Staff, and although she lives in one of the world’s great cities, she’s most at home under the open skies where there’s no barrier between her and the cosmos.
REAL NAME: Classified
Agent S is believed to be the head of the shadowy government security agency known as The Directorate, an organization whose motives, methods and goals are shrouded in secrecy.
The number of agents working for The Directorate is thought to be relatively small, and includes powered and non-powered members, chosen for their incredible level of skill and ability.
REAL NAME: Rex Rodgers
Ace USAF pilot Rex Rodgers gained his powers during a test flight of a top-secret supersonic rocket plane in 1944.
As he approached the speed of sound, he encountered a sudden and violent electrical storm, a bolt of lightning striking the plane and short-circuiting the whole cockpit, knocking Rex unconscious.
By a stroke of fortune, the plane came down in a heavily wooded area, softening the impact of the landing and allowing Rex to survive what should have been a fatal crash.
While recovering in a military hospital, he discovered that the accident had left him with the ability to move at supersonic speeds, as well as being able to harness the kinetic energy created by his movement and use it as a powerful weapon.
Deciding to give up his career in the air force to use his new-found abilities to fight crime and injustice, he headed to Titan City, the center of the world’s superpowered activity, where his sensational speed quickly earn him the nickname “The Fastest Man on Earth”, along with an invitation from Centurion to join the Legion.