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Kilowog
Kilowog
Information
Species: Bolovax
Eyes: Black
Base: Oa
Affiliations: Green Lantern Corps
Abilities: Green Lantern Corps training, Advanced alien technology expertise
Weaponry: Power ring
Voiced by: Dennis Haysbert

"Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Kilowog. The man of a thousand talents."
The Flash [1]

Kilowog was a member of the Green Lantern Corps.

History

When John Stewart was put on trial by the people of Ajuris 5 for the destruction of an entire neighboring planet, Kilowog was among several other Lanterns who arrived on the planet.[2] The others joined in the crowd's vocal abuse of John, believing him to have disgraced the Corps, but Kilowog disagreed. He kept his disapproval to himself, until Hawkgirl shamed them into standing by his side. He spoke eloquently at John's trial about the several times John had saved lives, including Kilowog's own. However, his testimony was damaged on cross-examination from the prosecutor. When John was proved innocent, he and the other Lanterns joined the assault on Oa, which had been taken over by the Manhunters.[3]

Kilowog was later among the team led by Katma Tui that went to Ranstad-7 to fight Despero's invasion forces and bring him in. When two of his teammates fell, Katma Tui created a diversion to allow Kilowog to flee and warn the Guardians. However, he crashed on Earth terribly injured, and while John sped to Kalanor to rescue Katma, Kilowog was nursed back to health by J'onn J'onzz. He and the Flash went to John's apartment to recharge his power ring from John's battery. Once that was done, he led Flash, J'onn, and Hawkgirl to Kalanor to join John and Katma.[1]

Kilowog's new look

Kilowog integrating Oa's line of defense against Amazo

Kilowog was juvenile, but a rather competent Lantern nonetheless. His playful character bonded with that of the Flash. Kilowog was also gifted in thermal mechanics, as he managed to build a carbon bomb in only a few hours to extinguish the Flame of Py'tar. Mercifully, the bomb was not used, and the fight against Despero's forces continued on Kalanor.[4]

Kilowog joined the assembly of Lanterns who attended Superman's funeral at Metropolis, who were given the honor of walking directly behind his coffin as the League bore it to its monument.[5]

He was one of several Green Lanterns on Oa when Amazo approached, and was subsequently enraged by its apparent destruction. Along with Katma, Kyle Rayner, and other surviving Lanterns, he followed the android to Earth in an attempt to destroy it. However, when they confronted Amazo, he revealed that he had simply moved Oa to another dimension to get it out of his way. He just as easily moved it back, and the Lanterns withdrew, allowing the android to go with Doctor Fate.[6]

Powers and abilities

Like all Green Lanterns, Kilowog wielded a Power ring that enables him to create hard-light constructs from thought. He was also immensely strong and powerful.

He could eat anything, be it ice cream still in the container or a VHS copy of Old Yeller, and pronounce it delicious.[1]

Though at some times he appears simple-minded, he showed surprising technological prowess, as witnessed when he built a complex explosive device from scratch, out of scrounged parts.[4]

Background information

In the DC Comics, Kilowog is a former geneticist and the main drill instructor of the Green Lantern Corps, training hundreds of Lanterns over the years, including John Stewart, Katma-Tui, and Hal Jordan (until he was reassigned to Sinestro). His homeworld and species were wiped out during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a powerful blow to the communal minded Bolovax Vikian, but he managed to save his people's consciousnesses by storing them in his power ring. He created a new world for them which was destroyed by Sinestro. Kilowog was killed when the Parallax possessed Hal Jordan destroyed the Green Lantern Corps, but was resurrected following Kyle Rayner's restoration of the Guardians and the Central battery, and bears Jordan no ill-will following the revelation of Parallax's origins. He is currently training the new generation of Green Lanterns following the reestablishment of the Corps.

Kilowog has also appeared in the Duck Dodgers episode "The Green Loontern", this time voiced by John DiMaggio.

Appearances

Superman: The Animated Series

Justice League

Justice League Unlimited

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Damron, Keith (writer) & Lukic, Butch (director) (October 25, 2003). "Hearts and Minds, Part I". Justice League. Season 2. Episode 9 (airdate). Episode 35 (production). Cartoon Network.
  2. Berkowitz, Stan (writer) & Lukic, Butch (director) (November 19, 2001). "In Blackest Night, Part I". Justice League. Season 1. Episode 4 (airdate). Episode 4 (production). Cartoon Network.
  3. Berkowitz, Stan (writer) & Lukic, Butch (director) (November 26, 2001). "In Blackest Night, Part II". Justice League. Season 1. Episode 5 (airdate). Episode 5 (production). Cartoon Network.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Damron, Keith (writer) & Lukic, Butch (director) (October 25, 2003). "Hearts and Minds, Part II". Justice League. Season 2. Episode 10 (airdate). Episode 36 (production). Cartoon Network.
  5. McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Lukic, Butch (director) (November 29, 2003). "Hereafter, Part I". Justice League. Season 2. Episode 19 (airdate). Episode 43 (production). Cartoon Network.
  6. Berkowitz, Stan (story) & DeMatteis, J.M. (teleplay) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (September 18, 2004). "The Return". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 8 (airdate). Episode 7 (production). Cartoon Network.

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