Fearless Leader (20)
|Fearless Leader is a net.hero created by Dave Van Domelen and Jeanne Morningstar. See also Fearless Leader (Classic).|
|Alter Ego:||Flamebroiled Lad|
|Status:||Leader of the LNH (Team 20)|
Felix Landers grew up in the slums of Netropolis. When some robbers attempted to steal the Antikythera Mechanism from the Netropolitan Museum of History, he went in to stop them. The Mechanism was triggered, and Felix was endowed with the cosmic might of the Flamebroiled Force.
He became Flamebroiled Lad, the youngest member of the Saviors of the Net. The Saviors helped him control his power and find peace.
But when his former teammate, Captain Killfile, said that the net.heroes had to be destroyed, Felix went roaring in to stop her. But she separated him from the Flamebroiled Force, using its power to create The Killfile. Felix lost not only his powers, but his team, and, for a long time, his ability to feel emotions, having been burned out in the separation.
Yet he still fought on to save the Earth, having been trained in hand-to-hand combat by Chromium Age Very-Disturbed-Scary-Creature Man. He began working for Pla.net.ary Investigations and gained experience as a hero, a fighter, and a thinker.
When The Killfile fell, he stepped in to investigate the appearance of the LNHQ, and ended up bringing together the heroes of a new era as the Fearless Leader of the Legion of Net.Heroes!
Currently, he leads the LNH, who have gone underground since W.H.A.T.E.V.E.R. took hold of the world via social media algorithms. After the Looniverse-A LNH stopped by for a crossover, he got romantically involved with the Fearless Leader of that world.
Basically the straight man to the weirdness of the Looniverse.
Felix lost his ability to feel emotions after losing his original powers, and gradually gained it back over a period of years. He has faced an enormous amount of suffering and overcome it, but the losses he's undergone still haunt him. He's kind and understanding, but often distant. He cares deeply for his teammates, but still has difficulty forming friendships after the loss of his old team.
Powers and Abilities
Skilled fighter and strategist. As Flamebroiled Lad, could channel the anger of the entire Internet. Always carries a sci-fi ray gun with various settings.
Fearless Leader wears a sleek, retro-futuristic uniform.
As Flamebroiled Lad, he had flaming hair much like Kindle does now; when he lost its powers, it went stark white.
The only senior member who can put up with Ultimate Mercenary, because he reminds him of his younger self. One of January Frost's few real friends, and the only one allowed to call her "Jan".
Kid Kindle is his biotropic clone, though Felix doesn't yet know of his existence.
Seems to have fallen into some kind of romantic and/or sexual relationship with the Fearless Leader of Looniverse-A.
Other alternate versions of him include Careless Whisper of the Oddball Legion.
- First Appearance: LNH20 Comics Presents #1
- LNH20 Comics Presents #6, 11-16, 18
- LNH20 Comics Presents #23 (mentioned)
- Tales of the LNH v20 #1, Stocking Stuffer Holiday Special
- Generation 2.0 #2, 6
- Bite-Size Tales of the LNH v20 #5, 5.5, 7, 15, 17-18, 21
- Ultimate Mercenary v20 #1-3
- A Drop of Blood & add-on
- FLASH! LNH Comics Presents Monthly #1
- Hungry, Hungry Sabertooths! #6
- Cover Gallery #1012i/50i