Bio: Lightray was originally a child named Sollis, one of the New
Gods living on the planet New Genesis. When he was a boy, Sollis and his
older brother, Arkal became friends with another New God, Orion. Arkal
was killed by the "Bugs" a race of insect-like humanoids living beneath
the surface of New Genesis. Lightray was deeply pained by his brother's
death. The friendship between Orion and Lightray however, has blossomed
throughout the years into a brother like relationship.
One day Orion, Sollis, and their older friend
Metron investigated a large hole on the surface of New Genesis.
Within was an outpost of soldiers from the planet Apokolips. These had
been soldiers transformed by an an energy bomb into beings composed of
solar energy. The soldiers attacked the group and bombarded Sollis with
solar energy blasts. Orion fought the soldiers, and finally Metron,
after summoning help, rescued the two boys while the arriving New
Genesis soldiers defeated the energy beings. As a result of the energy
blasts he took, Sollis lay in a coma. After a month of effort, Metron
succeeded in reviving him. Sollis learned that his body had absorbed the
solar energy fired at him and that he somehow gained solar energy powers
and renamed himself Lightray. Lightray has been a staunch ally and
friend of Orion in his battle against the forces of Apokolips.
For more on Lightray, see his
Justice League bio.