Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Who's Who: Kono

by Siskoid

Real Name: Brita An'Nan
Super-Power(s): Shift mass between herself and other people and objects to increase her density or become immaterial.
Planet of Origin: Sklar
Legion Seniority: Kono was the first new recruit following the Legion's reformation after the Five-Year Gap.

Legion Log 
Brita An'nan became a wanted felon at the tender age of five when her mother, a Sklarian technology pirate, took her on her first raid. The ship was attacked by Khunds whom Brita embarrassed by making their clothes immaterial and turning the tide in the Sklarians' favor. These powers were the product of a magic spell that had gifted her mother with a child after saving the life of the Hag (now better known as the White Witch). Fleeing the Khunds, the girl ended up on Rimbor where she developed fondness for Kono ale and took it as her nickname.

As a teenager, Kono's smuggling operations came into conflict with Jo "Ultra Boy" Nah's, who took her under his wing rather than start a war with her. When Chameleon Boy reformed the Legion of Super-Heroes, Ultra Boy recommended her for membership and she served on the team until her mother returned and convinced her to assume her traditional Sklarian duties. As a Legionnaire, she adopted Furball (a transformed Timber Wolf) as a kind of pet, and briefly became a vessel for the soul of the Lord of Order known as Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld.

After leaving the Legion, Kono still returned to help the team on occasion, such as the time she helped rescue Cosmic Boy from Mordru and Glorith only to disappear from reality in the wake of Zero Hour.

After the Reboot, Kono is just a Sklarian pirate the Legion must apprehend. She never joins the Legion. How she got her powers in this timeline isn't clear.

After the Threeboot, no version of Kono is known to exist.

Kono has yet to make a post-Infinite Crisis appearance, except as a Legionnaire from a collapsed timeline in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds.

Important Kono Stories:

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #233
First appearance of the Sklarian raiders from which Kono would spring
Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #2
Kono's first appearance and the story of how she became an enemy of the Khunds

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #3
Kono trains with former Legionnaires Ultra Boy and Chameleon Boy

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #6-7
Kono bonds with Furball and helps former Legionnaires against Mordru

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #26
Kono deals with her pet "Furball" turning into Brin "Timber Wolf" Londo

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #27
Kono helps the Legion defeat B.I.O.N.

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #44
Kono is gifted with the soul of Amethyst to help her fight Mordru

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #50
Kono leaves the Legion to join her mother's crew

Legionnaires #12-14
Kono helps the SW6 Legionnaires stop a ring of Sklarian food pirates

Legionnaires #18
Kono is wiped from existence in the wake of Zero Hour

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #106
The Reboot Kono makes her first appearance in #104 of the LSH's fourth volume as a Sklarian pirate

Legionnaires #67
Kono is not above working with (or rather for) the Legion (for a price)

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5
Kono fights Superboy-Prime along with Legionnaires from several timelines

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