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Origin: Birthright
Real Name: Jedediah Rikane
First Appearance: Legion of Super Heroes #240 [DC Comics June 1978]
                            Character created by Steve Lightle


Prowess 4 {Fair}
Coordination 4 {Fair}
Strength 4 / 7* {Fair}
Intellect 3 {Average}
Awareness 3 {Average}
Willpower 4 {Fair}

Stamina: 8 / 11*
Determination: 5

*Values when his Density power is on.


Martial Artist


Density 7 {Incredible}



. Eagerly wants to be a Legionnaire.
. Loyal to his friends.
. Thrill of adventure.

Points: 32


In the 30th century, Jedediah Rikane was a student in the Legion Academy, a training program developed and financed by the United Planets super-team - the Legion of Super-Heroes, based on Earth. Jed was born with control over his body's density, an ability that gives him super-strength, partial invulnerability, and purple skin.

He remained at the Academy for many years, taking part in several training missions and waiting patiently for a chance to tryout for the Legion of Super-Heroes. Jed would even stand ready to back up the Legion when necessary, helping friends in need, and pestering whomever necessary to get a tryout with the Legion. He finally got his shot in 2986, but he was rejected, and though he stayed at the Academy, he lost any hope of being a Legionnaire at that time. He decided to stay at the Academy anyway, participating in many more training missions and sessions.

Jed was born a mutant with particular control over his body's density which as he gains mass his physical attributes increase dynamically. This mass altering property to his powers causes a few specific effects including the ability of superhuman strength, a moderate amount of invulnerability, and a purple skin tone. 

One of the characters I've never understood why he couldn't make it to the Legion fold. Different power, great potential for characterization (a purple bisexual humanoid in the team, no less!) but even so, he was demoted, most of the times, to a secondary position. 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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