KILOWOG: Green Lantern Drill Sergeant [bio]
"You're all just rookies right now. Rookies who have all been chosen to serve, protect, and obey. You've been recruited like others have for millennia cuz you all have the potential ta overcome fear. …"
Who is KILOWOG?
KILOWOG is the Green Lantern of Space Sector 674 and The Corps drill sergeant. Green Lantern KILOWOG was created by Steve Englehart and Joe Staton, and the character first appeared in Green Lantern Corps # 201 (June 1986).
KILOWOG was a geneticist and one of his planet's most brilliant minds. After the previous Lantern, Branwill, died, KILOWOG was chosen to be a member of the Green Lantern Corps.
KILOWOG is from the planet Bolovax Vik, like others of his race he is a towering alien with a brutish and porcine appearance. KILOWOG is renowned throughout the Green Lantern Corps as the primary trainer of the Corps' newest recruits.
KILOWOG started his Green Lantern career in the bottom of his rookie class. KILOWOG was trained by Green Lantern Ermey, who would often use the word "Poozer", which meant "useless rookies". After the death of his Teacher he worked hard to fill in the void of his mentor and became one of the renowned trainers of Rookie Lanterns.
During the "Crisis on Infinite Earths", Bolovax Vik, KILOWOG's homeplanet, was destroyed. This was a powerful blow to the giant Green Lantern, as his race lived a highly communal lifestyle, and to be alone was one of the worst things imaginable. However, KILOWOG was able to rescue the entire population of his homeworld by storing their collective life essences within his ring upon that world's annihilation.
At a time when the Guardian of the Universe left for a different dimension, the Green Lanterns were no longer bound to serve only on their own space sector. Green Lantern KILOWOG relocated to Earth with his former pupil Jordan. His appearance at first frightened most humans. KILOWOG was instrumental in the creation of the Soviet Union's first super-powered force, the Rocket Red Brigade.
During the "Emerald Twilight" arc, numerous Green Lanterns were sent to stop the supposedly insane Hal Jordan. The very last GL to oppose Jordan was KILOWOG himself, on Oa. He attempted to prevent his old pupil from entering and absorbing the power of the Great Battery itself, which destroyed the Corps. KILOWOG was disintegrated with a blast by Jordan's ring, leaving nothing but a seared skull and ashes.
The enigmatic being known as Dark Lantern seemed strangely familiar to those closely acquainted with the legacy of the Green Lantern Corps when he first made his presence known on Earth. He was created by some of the remaining Green Lanterns who had lost their rings when Hal Jordan went mad. They tapped into arcane forces and based on the unusual nature of the Bolovax Vik afterlife, they converted the soul of KILOWOG into the Dark Lantern in order to send him after Jordan.
KILOWOG along with many of the Green Lantern corps members who died were revived, they reformed with the Guardians leading them once again. KILOWOG returned to his role as Green Lantern drill sergeant, training new "poozers".
In “Flashpoint", KILOWOG perished trying to stop Nekron and his Black Lantern Corps from completely annihilating Sector 674.
Justice League Animated Series
KILOWOG has appeared in a several episodes of Justice League, voiced by Dennis Haysbert. This portrayal of KILOWOG casts him in a more jovial light, although at no loss of his significant competence as a Lantern
KILOWOG also appeared in the Duck Dodgers episode "The Green Loontern", this time voiced by John DiMaggio.
Batman : The Brave and the Bold
In the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Day of the Dark Knight" KILOWOG was voiced by Diedrich Bader. He was taking in a prisoner when Guy Gardner's antics caused that prisoner to go into rage. Thanks to him and Batman, he was caught.
Green Lantern: First Flight
Michael Madsen voices KILOWOG on DC's animated feature Green Lantern: First Flight. KILOWOG is initially distrustful of Hal Jordan, even demanding that he return Abin Sur's ring to him, despite being given it.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
Henry Rollins provides the voice of KILOWOG in the anthology film Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.
LIVE MEDIA APPEARANCE
MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN
KILOWOG like most of the alien Green Lantern's are computer generated in the 2011 Green Lantern Movie. Michael Clarke Duncan voiced KILOWOG in the film. KILOWOG was responsible for earth's new Green Lantern, Hal Jordan’s training course in ring slinging,
POWERS & ABILITIES
Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.
KILOWOG is a bearer of the Green Lantern Ring and one of the most powerful and experienced member of the Corps.
Read the list of the Power Ring's abilities in Abin Sur's Powers & Abilities list [here].
Sources : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowog : http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Kilowog_(New_Earth) : http://www.comicvine.com/kilowog/29-6952/
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