The World's Angriest Boy in the World is a children's storybook from the false childhood memories of David Haller. It was implanted within his mind by the parasitic mutant Farouk, also known as the Shadow King. The book is the basis of the Angry Boy, one of the many forms adopted by the Shadow King to manipulate David.


After taking root within David Haller as an infant, Farouk began manipulating the boy's memories to weaken his grasp on reality [1]. David's memories of his adoptive father reading to him at bedtime were altered so that he recalled his father reading The World's Angriest Boy in the World instead. Whilst doing memory work with Ptonomy Wallace and Melanie Bird, David relived these repressed memories, which Ptonomy found disturbing [2].

Wandering through David's memories by herself, Melanie found The World's Angriest Boy in the World and curiously began reading the book. Upon reaching the last page, Farouk - in the form of the Devil With The Yellow Eyes - appeared behind Melanie, causing the book to slam shut on her hand. The shock of seeing her mangled hands caused Melanie to awaken in her own body in the physical world [3].


Page 1

To bed,
to bed,
mother said.

Page 2

To bed,
she said
the angry boy,
his face
turned red.

Page 3

His face
turned red.
And with a cry,
he chopped
her head.

Page 4

[...] I've heard
[...]ngry boy
[...]free as a bird
[...]king at him?


  • The World's Angriest Boy in the World was authored by Legion creator Noah Hawley. In addition, a physical copy of the book exists as well [4].


  1. Episode: Chapter 7
  2. Episode: Chapter 2
  3. Episode: Chapter 3
  4. (September 8, 2017)

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