Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Who's Who: Rainbow Girl

Rainbow Girl
by Russell & Siskoid

Real Name: Dori Aandraison
Super-Power(s): Irresistible pheromonic field
Planet of Origin: Xolnar
Relationship to Legion: Rejected applicant, later member of Legion of Substitute-Heroes

Legion Log
Rainbow Girl appeared only once during the original Legion era, as a would-be Legionnaire who was rejected by Sun Boy. Her powers and history were not detailed whatsoever. To view her one and only appearance, check out the reprinted panel below.

In her entry in the Who's Who in the Legion #5 (reprinted above) we are told that Dori Aandraison of Xolnar won a trip to Metropolis as part of the "Miss Xolnar" beauty pageant. She believed that her pheromonic control of other people's emotions would earn her Legion membership. Ironically, Sun Boy (the Legionnaire probably most receptive to her manipulations) was the member who officially rejected Rainbow Girl.  The entry further claims she investigated joining the Legion of Substitute Heroes, but instead dedicated herself to her rich new husband and their lifestyle of the rich and semi-famous.

Rainbow Girl does not appear to exist in either the Reboot, nor the Threeboot.

After Infinite Crisis, Rainbow Girl's original history has presumably been more or less restored. At some point after Earth-Man formed his Justice League of Earth, she found a better reason to join the Legion of Substitute Heroes, aiding them in the underground resistance. She has also begun to tap into the greater potential of her powers. She can now access (but not necessarily control) the entire emotional spectrum of colors, which use the same energies as do the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro Corps and others.

Important Rainbow Girl stories:

Adventure Comics #309
(reprinted in The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 2
and Showcase Presents: The Legion Vol. 1)
Rainbow Girl's charms don't work on Sun Boy?!? 

Action Comics #862-863
Rainbow Girl is now a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes

1 comment:

  1. As much as I abhor most of Rob Liefeld's work, it did look good under inkers who could smooth out his many rough edges and fix his imperfections. I didn't realize the top image was his drawing until I saw the post tags.