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Real Identity: Solis
Appearances (STAS): Apokolips...Now! Part One and Part Two
Appearances (JL/U): Twilight Part One, Part Two, Hereafter Part One and Destroyer
Powers: Flight and Solar blasts
Voiced By: Rob Paulsen
Solis grew up on New Genesis with his childhood friend, Orion. On one fateful day, the two were exploring the surface of New Genesis and discovered an encampment of soldiers from Apokolips preparing to attack the New Gods. The soldiers attacked the duo with solar blasts and hit Solis. Soon after he lapsed into a coma. Metron, a scientific genius and neutral party in the New Genesis/Apokolips conflict, was called to help revive Solis.
After several months, Metron succeeded and discovered that Solis had absorbed all of the solar radiation from the firefight and gained new powers; flight and the power to harness all frequencies of the light spectrum. Solis renamed himself Lightray and maintains a pretentious attitude towards mere mortals.
When Batman and Wonder Woman boomed to New Genesis to enlist Orion against a campaign involving Brainiac and Darkseid, they first encountered Forager and later found the New Gods' floating city where they met Lightray. Lightray was much more interested in toying with them than helping. Batman and Wonder Woman managed to trick Lightray and catch him using Batman's cape. Orion appeared and listened to the duo's story. When Darkseid briefly took over Brainiac, he destroyed the city. Lightray took the helm in the evacuation process and searched the surface for the other escape pods.
Some time later, Lex Luthor traveled to the galaxy that includes New Genesis to find remnants of Brainiac. Darkseid was resurrected instead and he destroyed the Legion of Doom ship. Luthor and a few villains survived courtesy of Sinestro and Star Sapphire. Lightray arrived to investigate. Not knowing they were villains, Lightray offered his help. Lightray was knocked unconscious. Luthor used Lightray's Mother Box to create a Boom Tube and return to Earth.