Luminary is a hero trainer in Talos Island in the New Troy section located just outside the Green Line monorail station at coordinates (-1100, 160, 7382). Her location is marked on the map as a contact.
The current Luminary is an android built by Positron to replace the original Luminary who retired in 1995. Far from being a cold machine, Luminary has developed a strong personality under the watchful gaze of the android Citadel of the Freedom Phalanx. Armed with powerful energy blasts, Luminary has become a shining example of heroism and progress for Paragon City.
The original Luminary is Kit Rafter. He retired from the Freedom Phalanx in 1995 to become the spokesperson for Hero Corps. At his wedding, Positron presented Kit and his new wife Jeanette with the ultimate wedding present: a new android modeled after Jeanette with powers similar to Kit's. This next-generation heroine was the new Luminary, carrying on Kit's fine tradition under the watchful eye of Citadel. Her systems were all more advanced than Citadel's, making her the state of the art in android technology.
The new Luminary has recently shown signs of developing a strong personality. It has caused Positron some concern that it seems similar to Jeanette's. He has performed many tests on her but has not determined the cause.
- Luminary's Vindicators profile for a list of her powers
- Luminary's Praetorian Earth counterpart is Nightstar.
- Luminary is a member of the Vindicators supergroup lead by Ms. Liberty.
- In the GameSpy preview that contains Luminary's background that was published a month and a half before the game's release, her archetype is listed as Defender and her power set is listed as Radiation Emission, Radiation Blast. This was corrected by a designer on the official CoH forum.
- In spite of the fact that the first Luminary was a male (Kit Rafter), the description of the Bright Star exploration badge describes the first Luminary with a feminine pronoun.
- More information about the original Luminary is available in the history of Paragon City.