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Old 02-15-17, 12:02 PM
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Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17



"Chapter 2" (Airs February 15, 10:00 pm e/p) - David reflects on his past with the help of new friends. Written by Noah Hawley; directed by Michael Uppendahl.
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Old 02-16-17, 10:03 AM
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

What a great follow up to the pilot. Really digging this so far. This cast is really good.

I had to do some wiki search to see what character this was based off of but it seems to be taking it's own path which I appreciate. Wow what an interesting and powerful character.
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

I'm still digging it as well.
Old 02-16-17, 07:57 PM
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

Two episodes in and I've had to watch them both twice. Not sure if that's good or bad at this point but I'm still enjoying the ride.
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

Just watched this and it was great.


Here are his powers from the comic:

http://x-men.wikia.com/wiki/Legion


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Legion was a mutant with three superhuman psionic powers. David is described as an Omega-level mutant by Scott Summers.

He was a telepath, capable of reading minds and projecting his thoughts into the minds of others. He was a telekinetic, who could levitate objects at will and create protective force fields around himself that could repel oncoming objects. He was also a pyrokinetic, who could psionically start fires. The extent of his powers within the real world is unknown.

His telepathic power was controlled by the consciousness of Jemail Karami within his mind,

Telepathy: capable of displaying various psionic feats with the minds of others including reading and communicating with thoughts over vast distances.

Telepathic Tracking: enhanced psionic senses enable him to detect and track other sentient beings by their unique psionic emanations (thought patterns contained in the psionic portion of the spectrum) especially if they pose a threat to his well-being in his immediate vicinity.

Telepathic Cloak: Can mask his presence from being detected by others. His abilities can at times go undetected or be counteracted by other more powerful telepaths depending on their level of skill in using their own psi abilities. He can extend these defenses to others around him as well.

Psychic Knife: described as "the focused totality of his psychic powers," by intensely channeling and focusing his psionic powers to his hands to create “psychic blades”, razor-sharp edges of pure mental energy which are said to be the ultimate physical manifestation of his powers which he plunges into the brains of his targets directly, which he often used to disrupt the neurons of his foes by driving the glowing "blade" of mental energy into their skulls.

Mind Control: capable of controlling the minds of others but only one at a time and if the target is in his physical presence.
Telepathic Illusions: ability to create illusions to make himself seem to be invisible, look like someone else, or make others experience events that are not truly happening.

Mental Paralysis: ability to induce temporary mental or physical paralysis

Mental Amnesia: Can erase any awareness of particular memories or cause total amnesia.

Psionic Blasts: can project psionic force bolts which have no physical effects but which can affect a victim's mind so as to cause the victim pain, unconsciousness or death.

Astral Projection: can project his astral form from his body onto astral planes or the physical planes. In the physical plane he can only travel in astral form over short distances. In the astral plane, he can mentally create psionic objects and manipulate the aspects of her environment.
His telekinetic power was controlled by his splinter personality Jack Wayne,

Telekinesis: can psionically manipulate the physical aspects of reality, including levitating at will objects weighing up to at least 10 tons, and creating protective force fields around himself that could repel oncoming objects. Legion could project his telekinetic energies as powerful blast beams directed from his brain that could apparently affect matter with concussive force

And his pyrokinetic power by his splinter personality Cyndi.

Pyrokinesis: could psionically generate and project intense heat and flame from and around his body or direct it at certain distances. The exact radius remains unknown. He was also able to manipulate flame created from other sources and could magnify their intensity or snuff them. The flames Legion generated could also be illusory in effect; for example, he could focus the power on an object making it appear to be on fire while it was not being damaged by the flames at all. Legion instinctively created a psionic force field about his entire body that protected him from the effects of the heat and flame he created and from other sources as well.

Time Travel: possesses the psionic power to displace himself and others at almost any specific point in the timestream and then reemerging in the physical world from as much as a few minutes to years by generating chronal energies. He could apparently travel in astral form as well. He could also travel to points in the future.

Teleportation: able to psionically transport himself, his clothing, and additional mass from one location to another.

For a long time David's dominant core personality could not control these powers; if Karami's, Wayne's, or Cyndi's personality took control of David then he could employ the power that personality controlled. Apparently, Legion's core personality finally took control of his splinter personalities' powers, since he manifested psionic abilities when he traveled back in time.

Since his resurrection, Legion's mind is shown as being inhabited by thousands of personalities, each with its own superhuman ability, including super speed, lycanthropy, flight, x-ray vision, heat absorption, super strength, matter animation, sonic screams, geokinesis, and a prehensile tongue. The number of personalities were greatly reduced when Magik massacred his mind with her soul sword in an attempt to locate Karma.

Strength level
In the real world Legion possessed the normal human strength of a young man of his age, height, and build, who engaged in no exercise for half his life, but thereafter began to engage in moderate regular exercise.


He's a fucking demigod.
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

But here it seems he can affect reality itself. When his girlfriend inhabited his body during the switch she changed the physical structure of the building. Either way, I suppose with all those powers together he could do pretty much whatever he wanted.
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

Loving this so far

I thought the whole show was gonna take place in a mental hospital
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

Just read the Talking Heads' Road to Nowhere cover was sung by Rachel Keller (Syd).
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

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I thought the whole show was gonna take place in a mental hospital
Who says it's not?
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

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Who says it's not?
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

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Think about it. We have no idea if any of what David is experiencing is real. I actually think that will make the series more interesting if it turns out it's not.
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Re: Legion (S1E02) -- "Chapter 2" -- 2/15/17

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Think about it. We have no idea if any of what David is experiencing is real. I actually think that will make the series more interesting if it turns out it's not.
Yep, The fact that we as the audience are basically experiencing this world the same way that David does is what makes this so interesting. Time, memories, experiences are all disjointed. We aren't sure where he is or which characters are real or imaginary. Hell, for all we know he could still be a little boy and all of this is a delusion.

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