Our best guesses for who’s who in Legion comic charactersLast year, FX premiered its X-Men franchise series Legion, about a mental patient who may actually be the most powerful mutant on the planet. Now in its second season, Legion has proven itself to be more than just your typical comic series. It’s beautiful and strange and completely unafraid to take risks. And it doesn’t set itself up to be a comic series, either. Sure, there are mutants. But it isn’t like we’ll ever see Wolverine in all his yellow and blue spandex glory. In fact, Marvel confirmed only two of Legion’s characters are based on X-Men characters.. The rest have only loose inspiration among existing characters. But with our deductive reasoning skills, we’ve managed to narrow down who exactly we think the Legion comic characters line up with on screen.
David Haller is a schizophrenic mutant who may actually be the most powerful psychic on the planet. He’s spent time in an institution, so we know he’s crazy. We just don’t actually know how crazy he is. Although if we’re to take anything from those memory flashbacks/dream sequences, it’s a goddam lot.