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Arkillo was a member of the Sinestro Corps. A savage carnivore, Arkillo was recruited into the Sinestro Corps due to his ability to "instill great fear" in others.

Taken to Qward, Arkillo's brutal nature allowed him to quickly advance in the ranks becoming the Corps drill sergeant and overseeing the creation of new Qwardian rings. He was a principal combatant during the Sinestro Corps War, particularly at the battles of Mogo and Ranx, where he fought one-on-one against his analog in the Green Lantern Corps, Kilowog.[1][2]

During the battle of Earth, Arkillo and Kilowog had a rematch. Arkillo mocked Kilowog, saying that for all of his ability to overcome fear, Kilowog was still afraid of using his ring to take a life. However, Arkillo was defeated when Kilowog dropped a navy aircraft carrier on him. Kilowog refused to kill Arkillo, but would not let him kill with a power ring again, so he did the next best thing—he severed Arkillo's ring finger with the ring still attached.[3]

Despite the loss of his ring and finger, Arkillo was able to escape Earth following the defeats of Sinestro and the Anti-Monitor. His actions after this are unknown, but he eventually made his way to Daxam when Mongul II summoned the Sinestro Corps there. Arkillo found Mongul leading the Sinestro Corps, and challenged him to single combat without the rings, with the winner becoming leader.[4] What followed was a fierce battle, one which Arkillo seemed to dominate, but in the end Mongul defeated Arkillo, ripping his tongue out, but sparing him, so that Arkillo could be "seen but not heard" by the rest of the Sinestro Corps.[5]

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This history is continued in The New 52 at Arkillo (Prime Earth).
The DC Universe was rebooted in 2011 as part of the Flashpoint event. This was an attempt to simplify continuity, and make DC Comics more accessible to new readers. Prior to this, mainstream comics took place in New Earth continuity since the Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1985. The continuity established following Flashpoint is Prime Earth.



  • Intimidation: Due to his prodigious size and brutal demeanor, Arkillo was deemed to be a person who could inspire great fear - one of the requirements for recruitment in the Sinestro Corps.




"In Blackest Day, in Brightest Night,
Beware your fears made into light.
Let those who try to stop what's right,
Burn like my power ARKILLO'S MIGHT!"

  • Arkillo's tongue was ripped out and uses his power ring to communicate. He has since grown it back.[5]



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