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Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Current Alias

Aliases
Sister Andromeda

Identity

Race

Alignment


Relatives
Lar Gand (ancestor); Del Gand (ancestor)

Universe

Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 2"

Weight
160 lbs (73 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Legionnaire

Origin
Origin

Place of Birth
Ricklef II, Daxam


Contents

History

Laurel Gand, Andromeda was a Daxamite member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, with all the powers of Superman. She was introduced to the team during their initial draft, but later had to leave due to her conflicting relationship with the White Triangle.

Laurel Gand spent most of her life in a White Triangle community, being indoctrinated in the "horrors" of interspecies co-operation before the Triangle's political clout led her to become the Daxamite representative in the Legion. Away from Daxam's red sun, she gained powers similar to Superman's, but the race-wide hypersensitivity of Daxamites to lead that meant even minuscule amounts could prove fatal even to a powered-up Daxamite, forcing her to wear a transuit at all times. This did not trouble her, since it meant she never had to actually touch any non-Daxamites.

Her Triangle-derived beliefs hampered her effectiveness as a Legionnaire, thanks to her reluctance to physically engage with any enemies, but the real problems started after she let several Triangle members go after a mugging, shortly after which they beat and almost killed Triad. Angered more for their defiance of her than for the beating, when she was ordered away to prevent the Composite Man gaining her powers, she flew after them. Immediately, they tore her transuit and directly exposed her to lead, and she barely managed to turn them over to the Science Police before crashing through the walls of Legion HQ.

While Brainiac 5 worked on devising an anti-lead serum, he confronted her about her beliefs, and after discovering the serum Vril Dox, his direct ancestor, had created for Valor and tailoring it to her genetic structure to allow it to work properly on her (much to her surprise, as she had been taught that all members of the same race were identical), he forced her to confront the fact that he wasn't her inferior before giving her the serum. While this was happening, however, Shrinking Violet discovered a White Triangle necklace in her room and connected it to the group which had assaulted Triad and destroyed Trom, telling the rest of the team.

Confined to quarters after an unsuccessful attempt by Cosmic Boy to have her removed from the team, she used her super-senses to see Ambassador Roxxas gloating, but he managed to bully her into giving him the anti-lead serum. Taking it himself and giving it to four other Daxamites, they proceeded to cause mass destruction on Earth. When Andromeda herself confronted Roxxas over what he was doing and had made her do, she was almost defeated when Violet began thrashing around in his head, before coming out and telling Andromeda to take him down. As she pummelled him repeatedly, he destroyed the covering of an "atomic furnace", and both were thought to have died in the resulting inferno (causing Brainiac 5 severe depression). Only Cosmic Boy was told that she had survived and voluntarily exiled herself to Planet Hell.

Later, she was brought out of this exile by Live Wire after Cosmic Boy had told him where she was as part of a way to build up a "Legion Rescue Squad", and she was awed by Valor, himself being another member. However, she declined to rejoin the Legion after the Squad had served its purpose, preferring to head off into deep space.

Although Andromeda was erased from history along with the Legion and her entire future because of the Infinite Crisis,[1] she reappears as a regular member of the Legion during Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds.[2] She appears to be an acting member of the Legion again, alongside Legionnaires who would never have otherwise been chronologically teammates with her, such as the second Kid Quantum.[3]

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

While active under a yellow sun, Andromeda possesses powers that are common to all Daxamites. She has super-strength, speed and agility and can fly. She can also fire beams of energy from her eyes similar to that of Superman heat-vision.

Strength level

While active within a yellow star system, Andromeda's strength level is equitible to that of Superman.

Weaknesses

Like all Daxamites, lead is anathema to Andromeda. Protracted exposure to lead will ultimately prove fatal.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Notes

  • Andromeda is the Post-Zero Hour version of Laurel Gand from Pre-Zero Hour continuity. The character Laurel was originally created to be analagous to Supergirl from Pre-Crisis continuity. While Andromeda doesn't fit that bill exactly, her character is drawn along the same lines. Likewise to both previous incarnations, she has at least some degree of potential romantic entanglement with Brainy.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. Teen Titans/Legion Special #1
  2. Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1
  3. Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #2

Legion of Super-Heroes member
This character is or was a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes from the 30th/31st Century, in any one of their various continuities. Including but not limited to, the Original Continuity, the Post-Zero Hour Legion, and the "Threeboot" Continuity.
This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Legion of Super-Heroes members" category.


Legion of Super-Heroes
Legions Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Zero Hour) | Legion of Super-Heroes (Post-Zero Hour) | Legion of Super-Heroes (New Earth) | Legion of Super-Heroes (LSHAU) | Batch SW6
Original Membership Bouncing Boy | Blok | Brainiac 5 | Chameleon Boy | Chemical King | Colossal Boy | Cosmic Boy | Dawnstar | Dream Girl | Element Lad | Ferro Lad | Invisible Kid (Lyle NorgJacques Foccart) | Kid Quantum | Karate Kid | Laurel Gand | Lightning Lad | Light Lass | Magnetic Kid | Matter-Eater Lad | Mon-El | Phantom Girl | Polar Boy | Princess Projectra | Quislet | Saturn Girl | Shadow Lass | Shrinking Violet | Star Boy | Sun Boy | Superboy | Supergirl | Tellus | Timber Wolf | Triplicate Girl | Tyroc | Ultra Boy | White Witch | Wildfire
Reboot Membership Andromeda | Apparition | Brainiac 5 | Chameleon | Cosmic Boy | Dreamer | Element Lad | Ferro | Gates | Gear | Invisible Kid | Karate Kid | Kid Quantum (James CullenJazmin Cullen) | Kinetix | Leviathan | Live Wire | Magno | M'Onel | Monstress | Saturn Girl | Sensor | Shikari | Spark | Star Boy | Superboy | Thunder | Timber Wolf | Triad | Ultra Boy | Umbra | Violet | Wildfire | XS
Threeboot Membership Atom Girl | Brainiac 5 | Chameleon | Colossal Boy | Cosmic Boy | Dream Boy | Dream Girl | Element Lad | Invisible Kid | Karate Kid | Lightning Lad | Light Lass | Mon-El | Phantom Girl | Princess Projectra | Saturn Girl | Shadow Lass | Star Boy | Sun Boy | Supergirl | Timber Wolf | Triplicate Girl | Ultra Boy
Associated R.J. Brande | Shvaughn Erin | Science Police | United Planets | Rond Vidar | Marla Latham | Doctor Gym'll
Villains Legion of Super-Villains | Fatal Five | Time Trapper | Mordru | Glorith | Universo | Dark Circle | Darkseid | All Villains
Storylines Great Darkness Saga | Lightning Saga | Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes | Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds
Notable creators Otto Binder | Al Plastino | Jerry Siegel | John Forte | Cary Bates | Mike Grell | Jim Shooter | Paul Levitz | Keith Giffen | Tom McCraw | Mark Waid | Stuart Immonen | Barry Kitson | Geoff Johns
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