Karate Kid II


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Myg of Lythyl


Legion of Substitute Heroes, Legon of Super-Heroes, United Plantes Council

Legion of Super-Heroes v.2 #13 (July 1984)

JOINED: Undepicted, referenced in Legion of Three Worlds #1 (Oct. 2008)

Myg on Lythyl. From Legion v.3 #13 (); art by Steve Lightle.
From Legion Annual #3 (1987); art by Larry Malstedt.
Valiant to the finish. From Legion of Three Worlds #3 (2009); art by George Pérez.
Myg's apprentice. From Legion of Three Worlds #5 (2009); art by George Pérez.

Lythyl is a lawless world where a person is either a slave or a master, depending on his or her ability to fight. Myg is one native who learned this quickly and well, and by his early teens became one of Lythyl's three judges, a title reserved only for the elite. He was satisfied.

His life on Lythyl changed with the arrival of the Legion's Timber Wolf and the Sensei, who taught the original Karate Kid, Val Armorr. This pair came to Myg's world to fulfill a stipulation in Karate Kid's will. Intrigued by this honorable concept, Myg became their guide to Lythyl and learned about their way of life. For his own good, Timber Wolf and Sensei knocked Myg unconscious, brought him to Armorr's grave, and told him of Karate Kid's legend. Myg was inspired by the respect that others paid to Val and he vowed to become worthy of Karate Kid's name. (Legion v.2 #13, 15)

Myg enrolled in the Legion Academy, where he remained until being admitted to the Legion as Karate Kid II.

His tenure on the primary team was also rather short-lived. He left when the original Karate Kid, Val Armorr, was brought back to life. After his resignation, he returned to Lythyl as a force of positive change, becoming a diplomat and their liaison to the United Planets. (Legion of 3 Worlds #1)

Legion 1.5 (v.4)

In the history that unfolded after the first Crisis (no longer valid),

After several years in the Academy, during which he was part of the short-lived second Legion of Substitute Heroes, he was admitted to the Legion as Karate Kid II. Myg made a fine Legionnaire, but had the misfortune of being part of the team when the Dominators took control of Earthgov and started hounding the Legion. Myg's shady past made him an easy target for the harrassment campaign, and after Black Dawn he was framed by Earthgov for crimes and forced to flee the Legion.

The Dominators eventually captured Myg and experimented on him in their underground chambers, where they discovered and released the latent sonic-projection abilities he didn't know he possessed. The Dominators brainwashed him, making him a perfect soldier for the Dominion. The Dominion was forced off Earth before this came to pass, and Myg is now in the Legion's custody, where they are trying to deprogram him.





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