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Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Aliases
Dark Lantern

Identity

Alignment


Relatives
unnamed 'mate' (deceased)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Oa, formerly Earth, Bolovax Vik

Characteristics
Gender

Height
7' 8"

Weight
720 lbs (327 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Skin

Status
Marital Status

Occupation
Genetic Scientist, Mechanic

Origin
Origin

Place of Birth


Image:Quote1.png He put rookies through Hell and back. He trained them to perfection. Image:Quote2.png
-- Kyle Rayner

Contents

History

Bolovax Vik was one of the most crowded planets in the universe; it had 16 billion residents with a communal mind. Kilowog was a geneticicist and one of Bolovax's most brilliant minds. After the previous Lantern, Branwill, died, Kilowog was chosen to be a member of the Green Lantern Corps. It was a great honor, but it meant leaving Bolovax and going into space on missions; this was tantamount to exile for a Bolovaxian. Nevertheless, Kilowog carried out his duties with pride. He would go on to be one of the Corps' best recruiters and trainers.

During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Bolovax Vik was destroyed. His ring automatically protected Kilowog, but not his people. Acting quickly, he placed all 16 billion life energies into his ring. By sheer force of his will they survived until Kilowog found a suitable planet to release his people. Sadly, the planet was soon destroyed by Sinestro. Kilowog could not rescue them again. He was now alone for good.

Along with some other GLs, Kilowog was assigned to Earth, where he spent some time in the Soviet Union. He was convinced socialism was the closest philosophy to that of Bolovax Vik, but he couldn't find any government that practiced it purely. While in the USSR Kilowog helped their scientists perfect the Rocket Red Brigade, a symbiosis of forced genetic evolution and advanced technology in the form of powerful armor.

During his time on Earth, Kilowog became close to the group of Green Lanterns who were assigned there. He always had a soft spot in his heart for Arisia of Graxos IV, a fellow ex-Green Lantern who helped him face his ultimate loneliness and loss of his people. However, since Arisia had feelings for Hal, he decided to just be her friend. Kilowog was also good friends with Salakk, John Stewart, Katma Tui and Ch'p, although the latter was initially mistrustful of him. Kilowog's relationship with Hal Jordan remains firm despite Hal's actions as Parallax.

His interest in genetics led him to join the New Guardians, supposedly the next step in mankind's evolution. Kilowog helped them establish an island base before Guy Gardner invited him to join the Justice League. While part of the Justice League Kilowog acted as their repairman and mechanic.

Kilowog was one the last Green Lanterns to engage Hal Jordan when Jordan became possessed by the Parallax entity. Driven insane by grief, Jordan used his ring to destroy his old friend, blasting Kilowog's body and leaving a blackened skeleton behind. Vengeful aliens later used 'black magic' to summon Kilowog's spirit, tranforming him into the Dark Lantern and sending him to exact revenge upon his former friend. This mission of vengeance ended when Oa was restored by Tom 'Pieface' Kalmaku, who used the residual energy of Jordan's old ring to redress some of Hal's former sins.

Restored to life by Kyle Rayner and Ganthet, Kilowog participated in the efforts to restore Oa and the Green Lantern Corps. He received a power ring from Kyle and fought alongside Rayner, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and a ressurected Hal Jordan in the battle against Parallax. After Parallax was once again imprisoned in the Central Power Battery, Kilowog began the monumental task of training thousands of new recruits, whom he affectionally dubbed 'poozers'. He apparently bore no ill will towards Hal, and playfully challenged him to a wrestling match in one of Oa's famous mud pools.

When two of his trainees were captured by the Spider Guild, Kilowog went on a solo mission to rescue them. He participated in the defense of Oa from the Spider Guild invasion, giving his recruits field instructions on how to overcome the yellow weakness of their power rings.

During the Infinite Crisis, where effects from the first Crisis on Infinite Crisis took place, Kilowog and Kyle Rayner aided efforts on Rann and Thanagar during their war.

Being a part of a greater whole is very important to Kilowog. His greatest fear is being alone, but with so many friends he has nothing to worry about. He is exceedingly loyal, kind, generous, and humble. His power ring constructs display amazing raw power, and Hal Jordan has noted that Kilowog's ring is the only one that makes a sound (usually a loud boom) when it is used.

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Blackest Night

During the Blackest Night event, Oa is invaded by a swarm of black power rings, that turn all the deceased Lanterns in the Oan crypt into Black Lanterns, who promptly attack the living Lanterns.[1] Kilowog is attacked by the reanimated Ermey, who mercilessy berates him for not preventing his death, and for saving the life of Sinestro, citing the deaths Sinestro had caused as being Kilowog's fault.[2] Gaining the upper hand, Ermey attempts to rip out Kilowog's heart, but is interrupted by the announcement that Black Lanterns' rings have reached one hundred percent power. Subsequently, the Black Lanterns are given new instructions: to devour the Central Power Battery. Ermey departs for his new objective, joined by the rookie Lanterns he had just killed. Kilowog then joined his fellow Green Lanterns in their attempt to protect the Central Power Battery.[3]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

As a Bolovaxian, Kilowog naturally has:

Superhuman Strength

Superhuman Endurance

Superhuman Durability

Communal Mind Link: He could also join his mind with other Bolovaxians.

Green Lantern Ring: He is one of the most skilled Green Lanterns.

Abilities

Kilowog is an expert in machinery and genetics.

Strength level

Class 100+; while using constructs created by the ring Kilowog is effectively able to lift/move tremendous weights far heavier than 100 tons with little effort. Without the ring Kilowog possesses the strength of a Bolovaxian his age,height and build who enages in regular exercise making him superhumanly strong.

Paraphernalia

Weapons

Green Lantern Ring. As the Dark Lantern Kilowog used a scythe that disrupted Oan energy.

Oath

Oath unknown.

Notes

  • 'Poozer' is apparently a Bolovaxian insult. Kilowog uses it fairly often.

Trivia

  • In Tangent Comics continuity, Kilowog was the four-armed bodyguard of billionaire playboy, Booster Gold. Under Booster's orders, he murdered archaeologist Lois Lane and dumped her body into the sea. Lois was resurrected as the mystical Green Lantern, and sought revenge against Booster and Kilowog. During the melee, Booster, while attempting to kill the Green Lantern, mis-fired and shot Kilowog instead.[4]
  • Kilowog has his own twitter account.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. Blackest Night #1
  2. Green Lantern Corps (vol. 2) #41 (October 2009)
  3. Green Lantern Corps (Vol. 2) #42
  4. Tangent Comics: Tales of the Green Lantern #1
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Main Characters Alan Scott (Original Green Lantern) | Hal Jordan (Modern Age) | John Stewart | Guy Gardner | Kyle Rayner | Jade
Supporting Carol Ferris | Kilowog | Katma Tui | Ganthet | Sinestro | Green Lantern Corps | Guardians of the Universe
Miscellanea Green Lantern Publication History | Coast City | Oa | Green Lantern Ring | Starheart | Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum
People Martin Nodell | Bill Finger | John Broome | Gil Kane | Dennis O'Neill | Neal Adams | Steve Englehart | Joe Staton | Ron Marz | Geoff Johns | Dave Gibbons | Ethan Van Sciver | Ivan Reis
Comics All-American Comics | Showcase | Green Lantern Vol 1 | Green Lantern Vol 2 | Green Lantern Vol 3 | Green Lantern Vol 4 | Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 | Green Lantern Corps Vol 1 | Green Lantern Corps Vol 2
Storylines Emerald Dawn | Emerald Twilight | Rebirth | Recharge | Sinestro Corps War | Blackest Night
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