DC UNIVERSE ONLINE:
LONG LIVE THE LEGION (2020)
DC Universe Online
(DCUO) is the free-to-play action combat massive multiplayer online
game (MMOG) set in the fictional universe of DC Comics, developed
by Dimensional Ink Games and co-published by Daybreak Game Company
and WB Games. It also spawned a comic book series.
Typically, MMOGs involve large numbers of players,
often hundreds or thousands, on the same server. These games can
be found for most network-capable platforms, including the personal
computer, video game console, or smartphones and other mobile devices.
The player creates a new, original character that
interacts with the iconic heroes and villains of DC Comics, who
is then thrown into the world of DC Universe Online, progressing
on to missions to increase their level and skill in various content.
The game releases various scenarios on a regular
basis for gameplay, named episodes. The dedicated Legion of Super-Heroes
episode involves a battle (alongside theTeen Titans and Static)
with Emerald Empress, Validus and Mordru, who also previously appeared
in an episode featuring Justice League Dark.
As the game's description
states: In the 31st Century, the Legion of Super-Heroes is locked
in battle with the timeless sorcerer Mordru. Unable to defeat his
rivals, Mordru devises a new plan: to win the future by destroying
the past! The Legionnaires come up with a brilliant plan: to call
for help from the heroes from the past that Mordru seeks to destroy.
Girl, Cosmic Boy, and Lightning Lad now look to you for support
to face Mordru, Validus, Emerald Empress, and more. Will you answer
As the game begins,
players are introduced to the concept of the Legion and its founder
members Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad. Note these are
the current Bendis Legionnaires. There's also an artifact that acts
and looks like Quislet, and a fancy Legion HQ.
told of their missions by either Supergirl, Brainiac 5 or Computo
(the Danielle Foccart version).
The missions involve battles with Emerald Empress, Validus and Mordru.
From emails, it is evident Rond Vidar and Harmonia Li are also among
the cast of characters.
The Legion monitor
board and a Legion time sphere. Players have access to two types
of Legion-related styles for their character costumes: one based
on Cosmic Boy, the other on the Empress.
In one task, players
are asked to help defeat Shadow Daemons which are hunting Legion
Academy students. Players are asked to go undercover by posing as
students, and to do this they have to go to a special phone booth
where they are given the form of random trainees.
A selection of items
that can be bought by the player, and also rewards, which include
As the missions progress,
a new deputy leader is called for. Current deputy Brainiac 5 asks
for a vote. While players consider who to choose, information on
various Legionnaires is provided (shown below). Note the membership
is a mix of current Legionnaires and those from previous versions.
Interestingly, Sensor is referred to in the plural, with previous
game dialogue referring to her multiple identities (probably as
Projectra, Sensor Girl and Sneckie). Andromeda was also mentioned
but not described in the deputy leader vote information.
Players can collect
items from the Subs, and augment themselves with various Legion-related
items. And of course the Flight Ring is essential for the ability
NOTE: in the non-Legion
DCUO game, the central villain is Brainiac, whose identity is Vril
Dox. This is a different version to the Coluan who led L.E.G.I.O.N.,
although in some instances he has actually taken on the form of
the comic book character.