Legion may be an underrated character in the X-Men universe but it’s the character that has landed himself what seems to be a very interesting looking t.v series on Fox network. Don’t fret if you do not know about Legion, as QuirkyByte is here to give you all the details about the character, how the comics will influence the series and what is so far known about the series anyway.
Legion Is Professor X’s Son:
In the comics, Legion is David Heller, the son of X-Men’s leader Professor X. You may recall that Professor X is a mutant with telepathic powers. His son is what the comics call an ‘Omega Level’ mutant: a term that’s never been strictly defined, but seems to indicate an almost unlimited potential. Professor X and David do not exhibit the most healthy of relationships in the comics and many of the story arcs are about the fragile relationship, but that seems to not be the focused in the t.v series. In fact, there seems to be little to no affiliation with the film version of the X-Men or Professor X in the series or trailer.
Legion Suffers From Multi-Personality Disorder:
As stated earlier, Legion is a mutant with unlimited power. His mutant powers are tied to his psychological problems. He suffers from multiple personality disorder, every personality has access to different power. Legion’s personalities aren’t exactly prosaic. They range from prostitutes to cowboys to bloodthirsty murderers.
Legion Story Arcs Will Be Based On Comics But Not Exact To The Source Material:
If fans are expecting to see Legion from the comics,they will be very disappointed.Showrunner Noah Hawley told IGN:
“So my approach to the Legion material is similar, which is it’s about a respect for the world, but it’s not about telling stories in that world that the reader is familiar with. It’s about taking that character and really exploring, almost on an existential level, what it’s like…”If you have a character who for his whole life has believed that he’s schizophrenic, and is now starting to think that he may have these powers, but he doesn’t know and he doesn’t know what’s real – well, that’s the experience the audience should have. To be put into his world is to enter something that’s by definition surreal, because he’s hearing things, he’s seeing things… Are these things real or not real? What can you trust that you’re seeing?”