|by Chooch on May 06, 2012, 07:00:01 PM
By KCekeda, Andy, JQ, and Hyperion
Born without the native precognitive powers of her people, Mysa Nal of Naltor went to the Sorcerers' World to study magic, which she used on occasion to help the Legion after they helped release her from being transformed into the aged Hag. As her skills increased she underwent another physical transformation more reflective of her chosen name and inner self -- now with bright red eyes, white hair and a white sheen on her skin she joined the Legion alongside her sister Dream Girl as the
Hyperion - Mysa is a great example of the driven younger child hidden under the shadow of the wildly talented older sister. Dream Girl is the beautiful and most powerful pre-cog in Naltor's history, while her sister's talents are crippled. Rather than dwell on it, Mysa threw herself into her magic studies and shot past her sister in terms of raw power. I never thought the writers had a chance to play on the sibling aspect, or frankly got the chance to play with Blok and Star Boy talking about dating such diametrically opposite sisters. Pity how they've yanked her and Blok out of the Legion on such a lousy pretext.
Kcekada - I recall picking up the conclusion of the Great Darkness Saga way back in 1982 -- many years after having purchased a Legion comic, and not being sure if the White Witch shown within was the same one who debuted during the Evillo's Devil's Dozen story. Sure enough, it was -- though the character's 50s movie star looks were replaced by what can best be described as a Lothlorien type character. For the most part, the change worked. The characters introduced in the 70s and 80s helped diversify the Legion -- and I think Mysa's monochromatic look (with the red jewel on her neck) made her a visual standout. Best of all -- her flowing sleeves ensure that she doesn't suffer from Mattel's toothpick arms syndrome.
JQ - One challenge here -- which I'd hope a sculptor would find appealing -- may be the antennae at the edge of her eyes. How do you keep them from drooping on the production figure? Some Killer Moth and Chameleon Boy figures had a bit of a problem with this. They could rest a bit on her hair or forehead I suppose. Cast in bright white -- NOT GREY -- plastic, with some light flesh coloring where appropriate and bright red eyes and jewel and this would make a striking figure.
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