is the real name of Legion of Super-Heroes
Mon-El comes from the planet of Daxam. Daxamites traveling to worlds with
a yellow sun have the same abilities as those from Krypton do: flight,
super-strength, invulnerability, super-speed, heat vision,
x-ray vision, etc.
Lar Gand was a space explorer who visited Krypton just prior to its
destruction. He met there Jor-El, Superman's father. Jor-El gave
Lar Gand instructions on how to reach Earth and Lar Gand left. Due to
the slower nature of his propulsion system, Lar Gand traveled 12 years in
suspended animation, before his craft crashed on Earth. It was discovered
by Superboy, who mistook Lar Gand as a Kryptonian and because of things in
the craft, assumed that Lar Gand was his older brother. Lar Gand was
suffering from amnesia at the time and could not confirm or deny who he was.
Adopting the human name Bob Cobb, Lar Gand was called Mon-El by Superboy, because
he arrived on a Monday and because Superboy's family name ended with an -El.
eventually succumbed to the effects of lead poisoning, which has the effect on
Daxamites that Kryptonite does on Kryptonians. The shock to Lar Gand's system restored
his memory and he told Superboy the story of how he came to be there. Superboy put Mon-El
in the Phantom Zone until a cure could be found for the lead poisoning. Brainiac 5
created a cure and Mon-El was released from the Phantom Zone. He then joined the Legion
and is one of the group's most powerful members.
Mon-El is romantically involved with Shadow Lass