Sun Boy

© DC Comics / Used without permission
Origin: Transformed
Real Name: Dirk Morgna
First Appearance: Action Comics #276 [DC Comics May 1961]
                            Character created by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney


Prowess 4 {Fair}
Coordination 4 {Fair}
Strength 4 {Fair}
Intellect 5 {Good}
Awareness 4 {Fair}
Willpower 5 {Good}

Stamina: 8
Determination: 1


Power (Radiation Control)
Science (Physics)


Life Support 1 {Weak}
Radiation Control [Solar Energy] 8 {Amazing}
       Blast [Heat, (Burst)]
       Dazzle [Light, (Burst, Ranged)]
Radiation Resistance 8 {Amazing}
Super-Senses 1 {Weak}
       Additional Sense ["Infrared Vision": able to detect heat patterns]


Legion Flight Ring


. Enemy: Dr. Zaxton Regulus.
. Fame: A regular on the social scene and often hounded by the media and female fans.
. Phobia: Sun Boy is afraid of total darkness.

Points: 63


Dirk Morgna was helping out at his father’s fusion reactor, when an accident injured him and killed another young scientist. The accident was caused by Dr. Zaxton Regulus' unauthorized research. Dr. Regulus was fired and he blamed Dirk vowing revenge. Sneaking back into the lab, Dr. Regulus beat Dirk into unconsciousness and left him in the fusion reactor to die; instead exposure to the radiation activated his meta-gene and gave the youth solar powers. He applied to the Legion of Super-Heroes, as Sun Boy (at the same time as Brainiac 5, Shrinking Violet and Supergirl) and was rejected due to lack of control over his powers. At the next Open Call for members, Sun Boy had learned to control his powers and impressed the Legionnaires with his ability to project heat and light. He was inducted alongside Shrinking Violet. Sun Boy quickly became one of the most active and respected Legionnaires, often leading teams on missions; although he has resisted actually running for Legion leader. He did serve a term as deputy leader under Mon-El. Sun Boy has played important roles in many key battles, including: attacks by his arch-nemesis Dr. Regulus, the Earth War and the attack of the Sun-Eater, which was lured from destroying Earth’s sun by his solar powers.

Sun Boy is an unrepentant party boy and ladies’ man, boasting a long list of girlfriends and featured on the list of Earth’s most eligible bachelors. He enjoys nothing more than the fame and celebrity that his position affords him, and yet is the most active and involved Legion member. Sun Boy has a reputation as a macho, overconfident and shameless womanizer. He will flirt with any available woman he meets and has been romantically linked to many woman, including Science Police Officer Gigi Cusimano and Shrinking Violet. Sun Boy joined the Legion of Super-Heroes for the attention and the recognition, as a surefire way to get beautiful women to notice him. Although, secretly shy, Sun Boy acts the part of a confident superhero, womanizer and glory-hog who loves the spotlight. He is a player, a ladies’ man who enjoys dating and romancing women and shows no inclination to settle down. When it comes to the Legion, however, he is very dedicated and though a fun guy, he takes his work very seriously. When angered or the stakes are high, Sun Boy can be an implacable foe, and when Dirk unleashes the full range of his solar-powers the effect can be awesome.

One thing that is normally not spoken about is that Sun Boy is afraid of total darkness, which has been exploited by his enemies. His fear can cause him to hesitate or behave foolishly when confronted with his fears. Making it a quality seemed appropriate. Converted characters, most of the times, unavoidably exceeds the 45-point limitation that the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game core book recommends. 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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