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Saturn Girl


Saturn Girl
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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Adventure Comics # 247 (April, 1958)
Created by Otto Binder
Al Plastino
Characteristics
Alter ego Imra Ardeen
Homeworld Titan, Saturn
Affiliations Legion of Super-Heroes
Abilities Telepathy

Saturn Girl is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero, a telepath and a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, an organization of teenage heroes that exists one thousand years in the future. Her alter ego is Imra Ardeen of Titan, the moon of Saturn. She first appeared in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958). DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... Otto Oscar Binder (August 26, 1911 - October 14, 1974) was an American science fiction and non-fiction UFO author and comic book writer. ... Al Plastino (1921- ) is an American comic book artist best known as one of the most prolific Superman artists of the 1950s, along with his DC Comics colleague Wayne Boring. ... Titan (tye-tən, IPA: , Greek Τιτάν) or Saturn VI is the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest moon in the solar system,[3] after Jupiters moon Ganymede. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... The Legion of Super-Heroes is a DC Comics superhero team. ... (this article is about the parapsychological phenomenon. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Warning: This is NOT a scientific article. ... The Legion of Super-Heroes is a DC Comics superhero team. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... Look up Future in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Titan (tye-tən, IPA: , Greek Τιτάν) or Saturn VI is the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest moon in the solar system,[3] after Jupiters moon Ganymede. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... Adventure Comics #296 Adventure Comics is a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1935 to 1983. ...

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Silver Age

During the Silver Age of comics, Saturn Girl was the 30th century hero Imra Ardeen of Titan, a planet (moon) of powerful telepaths. She, Lightning Lad, (whom she later married) and Cosmic Boy were the founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, an organization of teenage heroes formed to honor the legacy of Superboy. She is the first female character to head a group of superheroes. A silver age is a name often given to a particular period within a history, typically as a lesser and later successor to a golden age, the metal silver generally being valuable, but less so than gold. ... The 30th century comprises the years 2901-3000 of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lightning Lad, or Live Wire, (Garth Ranzz of the planet Winath) is a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Cosmic Boy (Rokk Krinn of the planet Braal) is a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Superboy is the name of several fictional characters, DC Comics superheroes, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ...


Saturn Girl's design has fluctuated over the course of various series reboots. Her first design featured a yellow blouse with black trim, a "Saturn" planet design, her code-name "Saturn Girl" written on the front, and a green skirt and boots. Her second and most familiar design was the red and white blouse with a yellow planet Saturn, red skirt and leggings, and white boots. At the end of the "Legion of Super-Heroes" run in Action Comics #467, a cutaway swimsuit design sent in by a fan named K. Haven Metzger appeared and became her costume until 1982, when she returned to the familiar red and white costume.


Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad had twins, Graym and another one they did not become aware of because he was stolen at birth by Darkseid and transported into the past, where he was transformed into the monster Validus. Validus fought the Legion on numerous occasions but was eventually returned to his parents as an infant. Darkseid is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe created by Jack Kirby as part of the Fourth World series of comic books in the early 1970s. ... Validus is a fictional DC Comics supervillain, enemy of the Legion of Super-Heroes and a member of the Fatal Five. ...


Powers and abilities

Her powers, in her Silver Age incarnation, appeared to be limitless: she could summon distant people, probe human, electronic and animal minds, "push" weakened minds, and even directly control others' thoughts and emotions.


Post-Zero Hour

After the reboot of the Legion in the Zero Hour series, Imra remained known as Saturn Girl, and a founder of the Legion along with Cosmic Boy and the renamed Live Wire. Initially torn between her two fellow founders romantically, after she was left catatonic from shutting down the Composite Man's mind, and her mentor Aven was only able to restore her to an infant-like state, she demanded Garth, and it was only after he told her he needed her that she was restored to normal. Reboot, in series fiction, means to discard all previous continuity in the series and start anew. ... Zero Hour was a 1994 comic book miniseries and crossover storyline that ran in DC Comics. ... Live Wire, (Garth Ranzz of the planet Winath) is a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Catatonia is a severe psychiatric and medical condition, characterized by, in catatonic stupor, a general absence of motor activity, and, in catatonic excitement, violent, hyperactive behavior directed at oneself or others but with no visible purpose. ...


Later, controversially, after half the Legion, herself included, were stranded in the past by the Emerald Eye, she would unconsciously animate the comatose Cosmic Boy and almost married him in that state before her subconscious mind rebelled, turning Cos into Garth until she shut down the link and Cosmic Boy was properly awakened. The Emerald Empress is a fictional DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of the Legion of Super-Heroes and a member of the Fatal Five. ...


Later still, after Invisible Kid's resignation, she became Legion leader, and stationed Garth as part of a second group of Legionnaires on a spacestation known as the Legion Outpost to avoid the appearance of nepotism, a fact which irritated him for some time until the three founders went on a mission together against a corrupt regime using their identities and the Legion's symbols to prop up his regime, during which they cleared the air. Shortly thereafter, Garth proposed to her and she assented. Invisible Kid is the name used by two fictional characters in the future of the DC Comics universe, both of whom were members of the Legion of Super-Heroes with the superhuman ability to become invisible. ...


Unfortunately, both of them were among a group of Legionnaires stranded in another galaxy (Legion Lost) by a collapsing rift, during which time Imra also created a psychic projection of Apparition to stabilise Ultra Boy. When the deception was discovered, it severely strained her relationships with most of the other "Lost" Legionnaires. She resigned as leader, and soon thereafter Garth sacrificed himself to stop the mad Element Lad and allow the others to return home safely. Legion Lost was a twelve-issue comic book miniseries published by DC Comics starring the superhero team called the Legion of Super-Heroes. ... This page discusses the post-Zero Hour reboot version of the character. ... Ultra Boy is a fictional character, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the thirtieth century of the DC Universe. ... Element Lad is a fictional character in the thirtieth century of the DC Universe, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. ...


On their return home, her mind was strained by what she had gone through, and returned to her home moon of Titan to undergo psychic therapy, when Universo trapped her in an illusion where she had never impersonated Apparition, Element Lad was not a villain, and Live Wire had never died, to prevent her interfering as he absorbed most of the galaxy into a hivemind with himself at the centre. Depressed and angry, when Sensor broke her free, she used her anger to trap Universo in a similar illusion. Universo is the name of two Legion of Super-Heroes supervillains in the DC Comics universe. ... This page discusses the post-Zero Hour reboot version of the character. ...


Shortly thereafter, when she and Cosmic Boy visited Element Lad's home planet of Trom, they found a resurrected Garth in a crystalline version of Element Lad's body, recreated from electrified crystals Spark had found and placed there. Uncertain of how to react to him, it was some time before they reconciled properly. This page discusses the post-Zero Hour reboot version of the character. ...


Powers and abilities

Saturn Girl was a telepath, able to alter, manipulate and read minds, and communicate mentally, as well as casting illusions and maintaining them indefinitely, including pseudo-tactile contact, while the illusions could display a personality different from her own and she would be aware of all interactions the illusory figure was involved in at all times.


"Threeboot"

With the 2005 revamp of the Legion, Imra's personal history has stayed largely the same, although her powers (and those of the Titanian race) have now changed drastically. The Titanians only communicate telepathically, having lost use of their vocal cords due to centuries of evolution. It's stated, in the case of another Titanian, that somehow this type of telepathy can mimic the likeness of verbal communication, rendering a mute Titanian able to make some tongue-in-cheek humour, or change the "tone" of his/her telepathy accordingly to the situation.


As a result, Imra only "talks" by broadcasting her thoughts to her fellow Legion members. She is still able to read minds, but cannot express herself in spoken language, which puts her at a disadvantage in those situations where her telepathy is useless.


Imra has always been portrayed as cold, but this latest revamp further exaggerates this personality trait. She engages in emotional isolation, and has a very serious, introverted demeanor. This may, in part, be caused by shame over her muteness, which she managed to keep secret from the Legion (with the exception of Lightning Lad) for quite some time. In fact, Lightning Lad seems to be the only one Imra feels comfortable opening up to, a nod to their Pre-Crisis relationship. Her mother holds a high position in the UP Council, and was instrumental in forging the current alliance between the UP and the Legion.


Using her telepathy, Imra was instrumental in locating the wraith-like form of Valor, hearing his telepatic pleas for help. Lar Gand, known variously as Mon-El, Valor and MOnel, is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who is affiliated with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy, and later Superman. ...


Powers and abilities

The extent of her powers, though unknown, is substantially more limited in this modern version. Although she's retained the "soothing" effect of her powers from her Pre-Crisis incarnation, she is unable to probe shielded minds, and must concentrate to exert direct influence on an opponent's brain (such as disrupting an opponent's amygdala). Her mother, (a United Planet ambassador) seems more skilled than her daughter, able to instinctively sense when Imra is using her telepathy. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ...


Elseworlds and other appearances of Saturn Girl

In Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Saturn Girl appears in the form of a young, precognitive girl befriended by Carrie Kelly, also known as Catgirl. She uses the name Saturn Girl, "on account of she's not born yet". Another notable appearance was in the Amalgam Comics title Spider-Boy Team-Up, where Saturn Girl merged with X-Men member Psylocke to form the character Psi-Girl. She was a member of the Legion Of Galactic Guardians 2099. The Dark Knight Strikes Again is a Batman graphic novel by Frank Miller. ... Felicia A catgirl is a woman or girl with cat ears, a cat tail, or other feline accoutrements on an otherwise human-shaped body; they are found semi-commonly in anime and manga either as a form of cosplay or actual body parts, as well as in a few video... Amalgam Comics was a metafictional American comic book publisher, and part of a collaboration between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters to create new ones (e. ... Amalgam Comics was a metafictional American comic book publisher, and part of a collaboration between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters to create new ones (e. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ... Psylocke (Elisabeth Betsy Braddock, sometimes Elizabeth) is a Marvel Comics superhero, sister to Captain Britain, and often associated with the X-men. ...


Appearances in other media

Saturn Girl appeared in an episode of Superman: The Animated Series with Chameleon Boy and Cosmic Boy. She was voiced by Melissa Joan Hart. Image File history File links Saturn_girl_losh. ... Image File history File links Saturn_girl_losh. ... Legion of Super Heroes is the title of an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... Chameleon Boy (Reep Daggle) is a DC Comics superhero, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the thirtieth century. ... Cosmic Boy (Rokk Krinn of the planet Braal) is a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Melissa Joan Hart (born April 18, 1976) is an American actress who is best known for playing the title roles in two successful television series, Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. ...


She is a regular character on the Legion of Super-Heroes animated series, voiced by Kari Wahlgren, also the voice of Triplicate Girl. This version of the character is closer in abilities to the original Action Comics incarnation, except that she looks somewhat more alien. Besides her telepathic abilities, she displays advanced hand-to-hand combat skills. Legion of Super Heroes is the title of an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Kari K. Wahlgren (born in 1977 in Hoisington, Kansas) is an American voice actress who has provided English language voices for several anime titles and video games. ... Triplicate Girl is a superheroine in the DC Comics universe and a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st century. ...


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Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen of Titan, the moon of Saturn) is a DC Comics superhero.
She is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the future, and has the superhuman power of telepathy.
Saturn Girl appeared in an episode of the Superman animated series with Cosmic Boy and Chameleon; she was voiced by Melissa Joan Hart.
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