- Of course, when you're made of light, it's kinda tough to have a day that isn't bright...
- — Flash src
Lia Nelson is the second most recognized person on the planet, next to The Atom or Superman. She was a celebrity from the time of her birth, as her parents were the first astronauts to go on the Jupiter Mission. Her mother was somewhat of a minor hero herself and her father was an agent of Nightwing, though not very good at his job. After learning control of her power, she adapted the alias of the Flash. Though because of the circumstances of the attention she received when she was younger, Lia could never decide whether or not she was a celebrity or a hero. Despite that she later on joined the Secret Six.
Lia successfully showed off her acting abilities to pretend to be a "damsel-in-distress" to manipulate Jay Garrick of Earth-2 to defend her at the cost of almost his own life during the recent interdimensional conflict instigated by the Monarch in his war against the Monitors.
Lia survived the Arena battle by her successful manipulation of the Earth-2 Garrick, but was defeated by Johnny Quick of the Crime Society. Fortunately for the actions of the Superman of Earth-31, Lia was able to successfully return to her source Earth after the Arena conflict and avoided becoming involved in the war across the multidimensions against both the Monarch and now very individual dimensional Monitors.
Lia was engaged in trying to overthrow the control of Harvey Dent, the Superman native to her source Earth and managed to gain the aid of her and other superpowered counterparts from New Earth including Wally West to do so. While believing they had later succeeded in saving the captured Atom, it was really Powergirl in disguise. In the resulting battle Lia was captured. Luckily the Outsiders, comprised of Secret Six and Night Force members, and heroes from New Earth were able to rescue her and the other captured heroes. Once released, they were able to travel to New Earth, join defending forces there and defeat Superman.
In the aftermath of the "Metal Wars", Lia Nelson showed up on Prime Earth, active as a hero under the codename "Lightray" with the help of her partner, OMAC. While she tried to present a hopeful public persona, the burden of performing for her millions of social media followers, as the world became meaner and more dangerous, left her vulnerable to attack by Eclipso, who tried to convince her to commit suicide. However, the arrival of Apollo and Enchantress, to recruit her for Superman's new Authority team, pulled her out of his thrall. Lia was convinced to join the team's mission to liberate Warworld... but what she didn't know was that Superman had sought her out in response to a message he saw written on the Source Wall...
OMAC and Lightray joined the Authority, and were part of the team's first mission to liberate Warworld. Unfortuantely, the mission was a trap and Mongul was ready for them. The Authority fought his most powerful warriors and were defeated, with Lia being killed by Orphan and Darling. OMAC agreed to join Mongul in exchange for him returning Lia to life. However, rather than restore Lia as she was, Mongul fused her dead body with the corpse of a demon witch queen named Mother, transforming Lia into the Unmade warrior Black Razor.
Powers and Abilities
- Light Being: Lia is made of light allowing her to control, manipulate and generate light, as well as access light energy directly.
- Superhuman Speed: Lia can move at the speed of light.
- Metamorphosis: Thanks to her ability to produce solid holograms she can alter her appearance in order to appear as any other person, object or animal.
- Energy Construct Creation: Lia can manipulate light to create solid structures like cages.
- Energy Projection: Lia can project powerful beams of energy.
- Energy Absorption: Lia has the ability to absorb light in any form, even lasers.
- Acting: Lia is also a well trained and successful actress which allows her to manipulate her attackers and skillfully employ in her superhuman conflicts for maximum effectiveness.
- Telepathic Resistance : Being composed of pure light she was completely unaffected by Dr Psycho mental assault.
- Lia is considered queer as she is in a relationship with OMAC, who is AFAB genderfluid.
- 51 Appearances of Lia Nelson (Earth-9)
- 18 Images featuring Lia Nelson (Earth-9)
- 3 Quotations by or about Lia Nelson (Earth-9)
- Character Gallery: Lia Nelson (Earth-9)
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