Character » Proty appears in 49 issues.

    Proty, short for the Protean Beast of Antares, is a sentient, shape-shifting animal pet of Chameleon Boy from the Legion of Super-Heroes. Proty sacrificed his life so that Lightning Lad could live.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Proty last edited by doughnut42 on 09/02/20 04:39PM View full history


    Proty was a small specimen of his species. His modest size was one of the reasons why Chameleon Boy adopted him as a pet in the latter part of the 30th Century. Although the Proteans are believed to reproduce by genetic fission, they are customarily assigned gender identities by the humans they encounter in a mistaken desire to personalise them.


    Proty was created by Edmond Hamilton and John Forte.

    Character Evolution

    Silver Age

    Silver Age Proty
    Silver Age Proty

    Taken from his world to dwell with the Legion of Super Heroes on Earth, the telepathic creature developed an affinity for several of the members including Chameleon Boy and Saturn Girl. When Saturn Girl planned to sacrifice herself to restore Lightning Lad to life, Proty knocked her unconscious and took her place with his power to alter his form. His life-force awoke Lightning Lad from the deathly state he was placed in by Zaryan the conqueror, and Proty died. Proty's legacy lived on in it's successor Proty II.

    Reboot / Earth-247

    The Protean race attacked Earth while the Legion was facing the Fatal Five , all but one was destroy. The survivor Protean was adopted as a pet by Lori Morning and named it "Proty".

    Major Story Arcs

    Powers & Weapons

    Shape Shifter

    Proty has the typical Protean ability to transform it protoplasmic body into other shapes and forms, a power originally adapted as a survival mechanism.


    Proty possesses limited telepathic abilities, which permit it to read conscious thoughts and communicate.

    Physical Characteristics

    Height: Variable

    Weight: Variable

    Eyes: None

    Hair: None

    Other Versions

    Tiny Titans

    Proty appeared as pet of Chameleon Boy.

    Other Media


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