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Lightning Lad is a founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th Century. Born on the planet Winath, he gained electric powers during an encounter with Lightning Beasts on Korbal. He is known for being fun-loving but hot-headed and aggressive. Every Winathian has a twin, and his sister Ayla is Lightning Lass. The exception to this rule is his older brother Mekt, who was labeled a freak and became the villain Lightning Lord. His best friend is Legion co-founder Cosmic Boy, and his wife is co-founder Saturn Girl. Their two children are Graym Ranzz, and Garridan Ranzz who grows up to become the villain Validus. In Reboot Legion continuity, Garth uses the alias Live Wire. This version has also been a member of Workforce. In Prime Legion continuity, he uses the name Lightning Lad again. Lightning Lad was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, first appearing in Adventure Comics #247. (1958)


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