Just for fun, I’ve decided to rank the Silver Age Legion of Super Heroes. This is my list, so if you disagree, please create your own. I’d love to see it.
Here are the guidelines I’ve set for myself for this list:
- The Silver Age ends in 1968—the end of 1968
- Only active, full-time Legionnaires are being considered. No Subs, Reservists or Honorary members, and nobody that was a member for one story but was expelled afterwards.
- Rankings will be based on each character’s potential and actual contributions to the team. It’s entirely possible that a character I think is pretty awesome is ranked pretty low—or vice versa.
Characters will be ranked in several areas:
- Intangibles – what, beyond their powers and abilities, did they bring to the team? For instance, if a character helped significantly boost morale, made a major scientific contribution or brought great leadership, that character would likely get extra points.
- Perceived Value – Looking at the character’s powers and abilities, what should they bring to the table for the team.
- Actual Value – Looking at the stories, what did those characters actually do with their powers and abilities? What contributions did they make?
I’ll tell you all right now, there are gonna be some surprises.