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Element Lad (Pre-Zero Hour)
Element Lad M Rat
Pre-Zero Hour
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Characteristics
Real name Jan Arrah
Alias Element Lad; Mystery Lad
Occupation Legionnaire
Alignment Good
Family None (last survivor of his race)
Affiliation Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Zero Hour)
Homeworld Trom
First appearance Adventure Comics vol 1 #307 (Apr 1963)
Universe Pre-Zero Hour
Alternate versions see Element Lad (disambiguation)
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History[]

Jan Arrah (aka Element Lad) was the last survivor of the planet Trom, after his family and the rest of his race were killed by space pirates led by Roxxas. He has the power to transmute elements.

He approached the Legion of Super-Heroes but declined to reveal his super-power except to Saturn Girl, and the Legion accepted him on her recommendation. He adopted the identity 'Mystery Lad' initially, but after a few months, changed it to Element Lad as he became more confident.

In the early years Element Lad's inexperience was obvious, but he gradually became more capable in using his powers effectively, and his greater confidence was recognised when he was voted in as Deputy Leader of the Legion for three terms. Eventually, he was elected Leader, and served two terms.

Jan had a somewhat strange relationship with the Science Police Officer, Shvaughn Erin.

Classic period (Adventure Comics/Action Comics)[]

Scorpius Gang[]

70s/80s (Superboy & the LSH/LSH vols 2 & 3)[]

Magic Wars[]

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