Night Girl

© DC Comics / Used without permission
Origin: Transformed
Real Name: Lydda Jath
First Appearance: Adventure Comics #306 [DC Comics March 1963]
                            Character created by Edmond Hamilton and John Forte


Prowess 6 {Great}
Coordination 5 {Good}
Strength 8* {Amazing}
Intellect 4 {Fair}
Awareness 4 {Fair}
Willpower 5 {Good}

Stamina 11
Determination: 3

* Strength is 3 during daytime.


Martial Arts Expert
Wrestling Expert


Damage Resistance [Limit: Only at night] 6 {Great}
Supersenses 1
       Additional Sense (Infravision)



. Ultraviolet Negation.
. Relationship: Cosmic Boy.
. Loyalty: Night Girl is protective of those she loves.

Points: 40


Night Girl was the daughter of one of the most renowned scientists of Kathoon, a planet with a dead and distant sun which is heated by internal geothermal activity. Like all Kathoonians, Lydda can see in the dark. Because of their Terran heritage, humans from Kathoon can also adapt to normal sight, but take a period of adjustment before they can focus properly. 

Lydda's father had always wanted a son and, lacking one, he taught his daughter to be completely self-reliant and prodded her toward being successful. When she grew older, he used a vitalizing ray to give her limited super powers, primarily super-strength. In part, this was because Lydda, like most of her generation, was a huge fan of the nascent Legion of Super-Heroes, and secretly had developed a crush on Cosmic Boy, the Legion's first and quite dashing Leader. She asked her father to help her develop super powers that would qualify her for Legion membership. Though the vitalizing ray was successful, she only possessed her strength in darkness or in artificial light. Sunlight returned her to normal.

She gamely applied for Legion membership despite her limitations, but was rejected. Unwilling to give up and have all her efforts come to nothing, she joined together with four other Legion rejects to form a secret auxiliary of "Substitute Legionnaires" who would pitch in behind the scenes or when the LSH was unavailable. Inevitably, their activities came to the attention of the LSH, and the Subs were made a special branch of the Legion Reserve.

Once the Legion began officially recognizing the Subs, the two groups met intermittently for talk and training. During these meetings, Night Girl finally got to know Cosmic Boy, and the two have been a couple ever since. Recently, she was included in the Legion ranks. Besides working with the Legion, Night Girl serves as one of the instructors at the Legion Academy.

Night Girl's an odd one: she starts out, in the sixties, being rejected because her Superman-Class super-strength is only availabel to her at night. Yes, they actually TURNED DOWN someone at Kryptonian level! I guess they thought that with Superboy, M'Onel and Ultra-Boy they were covered. Character revised according to rules presented in ICONS Great Power book. Streamlined, once again, according to ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying: The Assembled Edition.


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