As we did with Fire Lad, check out the amazing foresight of Lightning Lad's wardrobe choice during his origin story!
Okay, I'm confronting lightning monsters. The fact that I'm wearing lightning bolts on my clothing for no particular reason is purely coincidental....
... but look! Now I can generate lightning of my own, as a result of one of the most implausible origin stories in the history of recorded literature! How fortunate it is that I happened to be wearing this outfit just in case an unplanned exposure to an electrical field permanently gave me electrical powers! Calooh, callay!
Wow, all you have to do is try out for the Legion and they give you a belt that enables you to fly? Why doesn't everyone try out if that's the consolation prize? Beats the heck out of Rice-a-Roni!
You know what? Even if I got through the audition, I'd decline membership. Why risk my neck on a regular basis (not to mention putting up with Saturn Girl) if I can just take the flying belt?
And on a side note, why didn't they show me Rainbow Girl's tryout? It had to be at least as entertaining as Jungle King's.... I think we should petition DC for a Tales of the Legion: Rainbow Girl mini-series.
I don't care how much you dislike your boss, you've got it easy compared to the Legion. I don't think Cosmic Boy is even the leader of the Legion at this point. Can you imagine what he's like when he's trying to get you to buy Girl Scout Cookies, give to the United Way, or visit the Bloodmobile?
He's got his colleagues trained, though:
"I say you all should buy Thin Mints!"
"We swear it, Cosmic Boy!"