Dox, the son of the Coluan tyrant Brainiac, was a prisoner in the intergalactic detention center known as Starlag. While there, he gathered together several other disparate prisoners and led a jailbreak and escaped from Starlag. These volunteers assisted Dox in overthrowing the computer tyrants of his home world Colu. Their success inspired them to liberate other worlds. Along the way, they partnered with the galactic bounty hunter Lobo and together they overthrew the cartel of drug lords that dominated the planet Cairn. It was here that Dox's L.E.G.I.O.N. was first established.
His fellow outcasts formed the elite inner circle and the military arm was made up of dedicated officers from Cairn's security forces. L.E.G.I.O.N.'s influence quickly began to grow. However, their services did not come free of charge. They established an ever-growing network of client worlds - worlds that desperately needed help and did not have the benefit of assistance from the Green Lantern Corps or even the Darkstars. As the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s power base increased in size, so too did it's inner circle. New members included the likes of Earth adventurer, Captain Comet, the time-displaced Phase and the warrior-like Lady Quark.
At one point, L.E.G.I.O.N. member Stealth fell victim to a violent mating urge - one that resulted in the (temporary) death of her commanding officer Vril Dox. Dox's consciousness was preserved however and implanted into a clone fetus. Stealth gave birth to Dox's child, Lyrl.
Lyrl was gifted with a genius-level intellect and mastered several schools of scientific study before he was even a one year old. When his father eventually returned, he placed the infant in charge of the organization's administrative wing. Lyrl had his own designs for L.E.G.I.O.N. however. He masterfully mounted a political massacre that claimed numerous lives and also framed his father for the crime. Lyrl succeeded in brainwashing several of L.E.G.I.O.N.'s upper echelon into serving him including Lydea Mallor, Amon Hakk and Telepath. Wanted for crimes against the L.E.G.I.O.N., Vril Dox and his loyalists found themselves outcasts once again and staged a revolt against the now indisputably corrupt organization that he had founded.
- Vril Dox (Super Genius, Team leader, Planet: Colu)
- The Durlan (nameless shapeshifter Planet: Durla revealed to be R. J. Brande)
- Strata (powerful crystalline female, Planet: Dryad)
- Stealth (Mutant Gryxian outcast, Planet: Gryx)
- Garryn Bek (ex-policeman, Planet: Cairn)
- Lyrissa Mallor (Shadow Champion, Planet: Talok VIII)
- Lobo (Czarnian bounty-hunter)
- Lyrl Dox (super-intelligent son of Vril Dox and Stealth)
- Garv (Strata's husband, Planet: Dryad)
- Marij'n Bek (wife of Garryn Bek, Planet: Cairn)
- Phase (Time displaced sister of Phantom Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes)
- Lar Gand (Daxamite who later becomes known as Valor, Planet: Daxam)
- Captain Comet (Adam Blake, metahuman with advanced powers,Planet: Earth)
- Telepath (last survivor of a hive-dwelling race, Planet: Zsiglon)
- Lady Quark (co-ruler and lone survivor of Earth-Six, which was destroyed during the Crisis)
- Layla (female humanoid,Planet: unknown)
- Gigantus (diminutive champion Planet: Motus)
- Taptree (plantlike alien,Planet: unknown)
- Lydea Mallor (Lyrissa Mallor's daughter, Planet: Talok VIII)
- Amon Hakk (Khund recruit,Planet: Khundia)
- Bertron Diib (impervious alien, Planet: Diibworld)
- Borb Borbb (alien recruit with teleportation powers, Planet: unknown)
- Darius (android recruit Planet: Acheron)
- Zena Moonstruk (shy alien recruit with the power to emit it as energy blasts, Planet: unknown)
- Ig'nea (female recruit with pyrotechnic powers,Planet: unknown)
- Davroth Catto (arrogant recruit with power of flight, Planet: Oziman )
- In addition to the administrative branch and elite officers, the L.E.G.I.O.N. governs a military arm of specially trained officers. Most of the officers perform routine law enforcement functions, such as patrolling space sectors within L.E.G.I.O.N. jurisdiction or security responsibilities for L.E.G.I.O.N. facilities and/or prisons.
- R.E.B.E.L.S. stands for Revolutionary Elite Brigade to Eradicate L.E.G.I.O.N. Supremacy. It was formed by Vril Dox and former L.E.G.I.O.N. members Borb Borbb, Lobo, Phase, Stealth and Strata. Headquartered within the strange alien ship dubbed the Di'ib, they executed a series of guerrilla strikes against L.E.G.I.O.N. strongholds and patrol ships.
- The authorized history of the L.E.G.I.O.N. as recorded by archivist Alanash has been officially replaced with an abridged (and inaccurate) version provided by Lyrl Dox. However, a secret diary written by Alanash before he died at the hands of L.E.G.I.O.N. officers survived and was hidden within an Alpha-Probe. It is unknown if anyone ever discovered this outlawed historical document.
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