True Legion, commonly simply known as Legion are a race of plant-like women. Like other Legion races, they reproduce through conversion of other sapient life.
Legion have skin of varying unsaturated green colors. Their hair typically gradients between many colors that can be bright or dull, though an instance of a baby Legion of unclear canonicity was shown with solid green hair. Legion ears are lengthy with several points along them, resembling groups of leaves. Legion clothes are usually grown from the Legion's body, and as such usually have attributes like petals, vines, and bark. Legion have a yellow bump on each shoulder, with Legion Queens sometimes having two. They are capable of extending vines from their hands to inject Legion nanites for conversion, and in some cases have weapons to do so as well. Queens are instead created via a Legion Seed cocooning and transforming an individual. Legion are all influenced to a degree by an Environmental Imperative guiding them to reduce pollution in the environment and at its sources. Legion live in a telepathic hive society, with a Queen as the mother and the rest as sisters to each other. Additionally, Legion Princesses help ease the weight of the telepathy for the queen and can carry DNA from other races.
Legion have a variety of facets unique to the race:
- Battlers, the primary offensive facet
- Defenders, the primary defensive facet
- Biotechnicians, the primary mechanics and inventors
- Pilots, their primary vehicle users
- Duchesses, with an affinity for animals
- Terraformers, capable of shaping the land
- Renewers, capable of revitalizing soil and plantlife
- Consorts, capable of assuming other peoples' forms for infiltration or entertainment
- Trainers, who hold mastery over a single spell to teach others
- Recruiters, the final facet created which act as ambassadors
The Legion were the accidental byproduct of the Galactic Seed Initiative by the BioGalactica Corporation. When one of their nanitic seeds was accidentally launched at a polluted-but-already-inhabited planet, it determined humans to be responsible for the pollution and bonded to one human it found worthy, named Alton. The seed's and Alton's respective ideas of beauty slowly morphed him into a stunning plantish woman who took the name "Althea." She learned how to convert others, but this had the unintended side effect of rendering them emotionless shells. After they were killed by the corrupt government, an anguished Althea allowed herself to be consume by the Environmental Imperative, stowing her own soul away in a limbo called the Vault of Souls. Following this, she aggressively converted the whole planet into her mindless drones, each soul kept in the Vault of Souls. A prize ship from the BioGalactica Corporation was automatically dispatched, thus inadvertently granting them access to BioWarp technologies.
What followed was the very lengthy Legion War. Countless planets were invaded and their populations transformed, with the Legion's opposition performing many war crimes itself, leading to several problems down the line. However, just as the Legion had almost the whole Mahou Galaxy in their grasp, they surrendered. Althea had been saved from the Vault of Souls and committed suicide, mortified over what she had done. The rest of the Legion had regained their own minds and souls, but even centuries later, hatred for them remains in many groups. Not helping are the occasional hive of rogue Legion, who continue supremacist behavior to varying levels. Legion are banned from many planets, particularly in the Golden Alliance and Angelic Protectorate, and slurs such as "firewood" abound in them. Most Legion, however, are gentle and caring, and the GA has been known to ask for Legion assistance in a few matters.
Notable canon members
- Queen Althea
- Julia the Black Lotus
- Sasha Sunbringer
- Queen Violet