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MGK,

First, hope the York strike won’t be too disruptive to your life.

So, Atmos has subliminal hypnosis ability. I remembered seeing in a Legion Annual backstory, and wondered why Dream Girl was acting so strangely around him.

But I have another question, which you, with your vastly superior Legion history skills, might now: wasn’t Gas Girl originally a reader-submission character? And despite the goofy name, she’s rather powerful. When you look at them, from today’s perspective, she and Infectious Lass don’t seem as humorous as they used to — they’re Women of Mass Destruction — chemical and biological agents, if you will. 😉

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I guess the mohawk is to draw attention off the seven-dimensional invisible armpits.

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I never decided whether Atmos was supposed to be a 30th century Captain Atom, or final proof that for all his story skills, Paul Levitz couldn’t create characters for shit.

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Yeah I think apart from her horrible name, Gas Girl should have been a great hero.

I mean certainly better than Atmos, who despite his Superman-like powers still couldn’t get into the Legion, because even hypnosis can’t convince people you’re not a douchebag apparently.

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Cookie McCool said on November 6th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

The nice thing about having your armpits cosmically removed is that you lose a fair amount of weight.

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The process also appears to have seared off the right side of his beehive hairdo.

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Actually Atmos did get into the Legion briefly, offscreen, during the Five Year Gap between the Levitz series and the Five Years Later series. It was a dark time for the Rebellion.

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K. McAleese said on November 6th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Atmos is probably Exhibit A of “Why overdoing the crutches is bad: it will make your upper throrax disappear”.

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He looks like the victim of a horribly botched breast-augmentation surgery.

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Lister Sage said on November 6th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Mongo: I think you’ve got a point there. It’s not so much that he’s missing his armpits, but that his armpits are actually deeper! Think of the headlock he could give you!

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Cookie McCool said on November 6th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

You know it’s the future when even their cosmetic surgeries don’t make sense to our primitive monkey brains. We can’t possibly hope to understand the necessary awesomeness of armpit augmentation.

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I smell another Indy movie

Indiana Jones and the Search for Atmos’s Armpits

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Atmos is powered by a small sun.

You can guess what the gravity is doing to him.

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I’d just like to point out that in the post Zero Hour Legion books, he was part of a team called the Uncanny Amazers. So yeah…

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Evil Midnight Lurker said on November 8th, 2008 at 4:21 am

I used to think I was the only one who noticed his lack of armpits. Even when I pointed this out to another Legion-fan friend of mine, he said “it must be an art error.”

Good to know I’m not alone. :)

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Evil Midnight Lurker said on November 8th, 2008 at 5:26 am

And now that I look more closely, I remember that it’s actually WORSE than lacking armpits. That dark gray area? It’s the INSIDE of the BACK OF HIS COSTUME. His entire chest area is either gone or somehow invisible.

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It would have been great if, when he died, he disappeared and his armpits showed up. Like Captain Marvel and Rick Jones, except one of them is armpits.

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