Name: Saturn Girl
Alter Ego: Imra Ardeen
Other Names: Imra Ardeen Ranzz
First Appearance: Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #247 (Apr. 1958): "The Legion of Super-Heroes"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 616
Comic Book Appearances: 598
TV, Film Appearances: 18
Teams/Affiliations: The Legion of Super-Heroes
From email we received from Dan'l Danehy-Oakes on 16 March 2006:
I notice that your Big List only mentions one member of the "Legion of Super-Heroes." Several others have pretty clear religious leanings of one sort or another...
Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen Ranzz) is an interesting case - she seems to be either Catholic or High Church Anglican: at least her marriage to Garth (Lightning Lad) Ranzz, and the baptism of their first two children, were performed by priests in circumstances that looked Catholic. But she doesn't seem to be very devout; and at one time she paid homage to the evil god Darkseid (admittedly, not a religious sort of homage, but still...)
Lightning Lad (Garth Ranzz [Saturn Girl's husband]) and his sister, Lightning Lass (Ayla Ranzz; a/k/a Light Lass and Gossamer) practice the nature religion of their native world, Winath, though not devoutly. See also Saturn Girl.
From: "Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters" forum discussion, started 28 March 2006 on the Comic Book Resources website (http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=116753; viewed 4 June 2006):
3-28-2006, 01:51 PM
Sir Tim Drake
Other characters not [yet] on the [Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters] list:
Shadow Lass - ancestor worshipper
Element Lad - New Age
Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl - at least one of them was some kind of Christian, since their first child was baptized
[some others listed...]
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