Color Kid
Color Kid

Real Name

Ulu Vakk






Legion of Substitute Heroes

Abilities and Powers

Color Manipulation

First Appearance

Lightning Storm

Voiced By

James Arnold Taylor



Color Kid aka Ulu Vakk was born on Lupra and worked at a local laboratory. Its current project was conducting research on the nature of energy. While in the lab, Vakk was struck by a beam of light from another dimension and received the power to alter any electromagnetic property or organic and inorganic objects and beings. His first feat was to change the frequency and wavelength of an object. As a result, the object reflected light differently and took on a new color.

Vakk applied for Legion membership as Color Kid but was rejected on the basis that his power was useless in a fight. He believed it was because he chose the wrong colors to display. In the following battle against Starfinger, he used his imagination to make his powers an offensive threat. He could use his power to cast an illusion of sorts. After altering the color of Stone Boy, Starfinger was tripped up.

The Legion of Superheroes made an arrangement for them to handle cases they were to busy to deal with and gave them Flight Rings. During universal threats, the Substitutes arrived to help, including the Sun-Eater and Brainiac 1.0 cases.


Color Kid has the ability to change the color of an object at will. The exact limits of this ability are unknown as is the permanency of the effect. He has been shown to switch the colors of the sky and ground, temporarily confusing flying opponents. Color Kid can also project beams of the color black, blinding opponents. Color Kid continued to develop and refine his abilities throughout his career, eventually learning to disguise himself or others through a camouflage effect and confuse his opponents by switching between several colors at once.


  • Legion Flight Ring: Like all Legionaries Color Kid wears a flight ring. It allows him self propelled flight and protection in the vacuum of space.


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