Officer Shvaughn Erin assigned liaison to the Legion of Super-Heroes in the later half of the 30th Century shortly after her graduation from the Science Police training academy. Shvaughn like most Science Police officers was extremely proud of the hard work of the young super-powered heroes and very happy with her assignment as their first liaison.
Shvaughn Erin created by Paul Levitz and Jim Sherman.
Original Continuity: New Earth
On her arrival she was assaulted by the Legion Headquarters defense protocol, tied up for just a short time until Wildfire and Dawnstar happened along and freed her. Embarrassed and annoyed at the remarks Wildfire was directing at her, Shvaughn was happy to see Element Lad stroll in, leaving Shvaughn at a loss for words. Shvaughn than was escorted by Element Lad through the complex passages of the Legion Headquarters they came to discover that the young patient named Danielle Foccart , whom Brainiac 5 was experimenting on healing, unleashed the evil C.O.M.P.U.T.O. Taking complete control of the Legion's HQ., the Legionnaire's and Shvaughn were taxed in escaping his machinations, and rescuing Foccart in the process. This would become Shvaughn's christening into the Legion, and the beginning of a complex relationship with Element Lad.
Much like the great majority of Science Police officers, Shvaughn was dedicated to her job, believing that they were a force for good in the galaxy. Imagine her disdain, then, when the Legion of Super-Heroes was formed, and, it seemed, had come to steal their thunder while being just a bunch of show-ff celebrities. She held Leviathan, in particular, in contempt; how could anyone resign from the Science Police to join the Legion? It didn't help that, during an argument with Leviathan, she was attacked by the Composite Man and got her back broken. Shvaughn Erin was given the job of Legion/SP liason as only her second job out of the Science Police Academy, after a short period of clerking under Commander Hagbard where she first encountered the then-SP Cadet Imra Ardeen.
Shvaughn does not appear in this continuity, but Chameleon Boy does take on her appearance as a joke to his other teammates.
Major Story Arcs
Original Continuity: New Earth
Five Years Later
However as time went on, in a strange unfolding of events, Shvaughn turned out to be a man named Sean. Shvaughn had been taking a gender-changing drug called Pro-Fem as a teenager because he thought it was the only way Element Lad would love him. During the invasion by the Dominators and the dilution of the Legion, Shvaughn was unable to obtain anymore Pro-Fem. After a painful time going through physical withdrawals and changing back to a male gender, Sean soon discovered that Jann had been at odds with his own sexuality, coming out to Shvaughn as a homosexual. The two finally came clean with all their secret misgivings and started to create a truly real relationship for the first time since they met years before. Happiness was short-lived for Sean and Jann due to the onset of Zero Hour, which erased them from DC continuity.
Initially angered by the desk job, and further enraged by the taunting of her colleagues who promptly dubbed her "Liason Lass", she grew to accept the assignment after studying the Legionnaires' files. She was particularly impressed by XS, Kinetix , and ironically enough, Leviathan's files, especially after she learned that he had resigned because his commanding officer was merely using him to further his image and career, and was more interested in that than even his men's lives. Shvaughn quickly became a loyal ally to the Legionnaires, offering condolences during Apparition's and Andromeda's funerals and trying to keep the Science Police out of a Legion Headquarters that had been destroyed after Brainiac 5 had experimented with time travel. She even successfully defended the headquarters against an invasion of semi-sentient shapeshifting beings who were trying to use an acid bomb to destroy the building's power generator - an act which, had it been successful, would have destroyed the entire city of Metropolis. Luckily, Shvaughn and the Legion support staff came through.
Shvaughn In The 20th Century
She next aided the Legion again when the Emerald Eye had taken over Shrinking Violet; Shvaughn briefly shattered the Eye, but was turned into a baby in retaliation. This didn't keep her down though; she joined Saturn Girl, Apparition and Inferno in an assault on the satellite Violet had taken over. They were able to spur Violet into leaving, but Shvaughn and the others were thrown back in time to the 20th century. It was during this time that the age gap between her and the Legionnaires became apparent. Although only a few years older, Shvaughn was still an adult and more mature than the Legionnaires, and so felt a little left out at times. To keep sane, she kept a computer journal of all the Legionnaires, their missions and even their day-to-day interactions. She also bonded with Ultra Boy, to the then-permanently intangible Apparition's intense jealousy.
Shvaughn remained a staunch ally and friend of the Legion's, though, and took part in many missions: meeting Superman, helping against the Final Night and tracking down Doctor Psycho after he attacked Saturn Girl. She was also the one who figured out that Saturn Girl had been unconsciously taking mental control of the body of a still-comatose Cosmic Boy. Her journal, though, proved a liability as C.O.M.P.U.T.O. was able to download these and use the information therein against the Legionnaires. After C.O.M.P.U.T.O. was defeated, though, Shvaughn accompanied the team back to the 30th century.
Upon their return, Shvaughn was quickly promoted to Lieutenant for helping the Legion on their "secret mission". This was a promotion that her friends in the Legion gladly celebrated with her. Shvaughn also helped convince Leland McCauley to drop criminal charges against Karate Kid after the latter had severely damaged his property, leading top Karate Kid joining the Legion. She also helped a team of Legionnaires get to Durla to reunite with Chameleon during the Dark Circle crisis, and helped the team disarm and neutralize the invading soldiers when time had stopped. Despite not having any powers, her Science Police training enabled her to remain one of the last free resistance fighters when the Blight invaded Earth. She, along with Live Wire, XS and Chameleon, were escorting a batch of refugees to safety when they were suddenly attacked by the Blight, and she was among those captured and taken into the Stem, the Blight's base of operations. To her credit, she remained conscious almost as long as XS did. She was later freed and reunited with her friends after the Blight were defeated.
Shvaughn Returns To The Science Police
Things might have turned out better, had the Legion not been disbanded after the Great Rift Disaster. Although missing the good times, she returned to her work with the Science Police, actively encouraging Dyrk Magz (formerly Magno), and inadvertently spurring Kinetix to join their ranks. She also worked with M'Onel to investigate the odd mechanism that Tharok had been carrying when he re-entered Earth's atmosphere. However, that thing, which was actually an envoy of the Robotican race, suddenly "infected" the lab they were working in, deleting a fellow officer, and might have spread all over the Earth had they not worked quickly to destroy it. After the Legion had reformed, Shvaughn was glad to work with them again. However, this led to another short ordeal as she was trapped on Earth with Brainiac 5 and Kinetix, the latter recently having become a Terrorform hybrid, when Robotica "downloaded" themselves onto Earth and swarmed the whole planet. The trios were almost able to reach the Threshold to Legion World, but were unable to prevent Brainy's capture, much to Shvaughn's dismay. Later, after Kinetix was starting to transform again to become more like the Roboticans, Shvaughn was able to get her to open a gap in the shield the Roboticans had erected around the Earth, letting a Legion strike team in the process. She would later accompany Ra's al Ghul's prison guard to Legion World in a bid to get him to save Sensor's life after she had been caught in a wave of hypertaxis energy. Unfortunately, she was unable to prevent Ra's escape and would have been killed had it not been for M'Onel.
Powers & Abilities
She is highly skilled Science Police officer. She being trained in hand-to-hand combat and weaponry.
Shvaughn Erin appeared in issues of Adventures in the DC Universe and Justice League Adventures.
Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century
Shvaughn Erin appeared in issue of Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century.