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- Pity is weak. Pity is failure. What is pity... compared WITH RAGE?
- -- Atrocitus src
Atros was a native of the planet Ryut, located in Sector 666 of the 3600 space sectors of the universe. When he was an adult he met a woman named Ferta who he quickly fell in love with. Atros and Ferta would eventually get married and have two children, a daughter named Trakka and a son named Limmy. When Trakka and Limmy were young children, an intergalactic police force known as the Manhunters arrived on Ryut. These Manhunters were androids created by the immortal and ultra-intelligent Guardians of the Universe. Soon enough the Manhunters posted in Sector 666 began malfunctioning, killing anybody who committed a minor crime such as J-walking. Eventually the Manhunters devolved further and began killing everybody and everything in the Sector. Atros and his family were caught in the middle of this massacre, with Atros's family being butchered by the malfunctioning androids. Consumed by rage and grief, Atros fought the Manhunters with all his might, until the planet was ash and his civilization was gone.
In the aftermath of the massacre, Atros was discovered marooned on his home world by four creatures. These creatures were the only other survivors of the 666 massacre, named Qull, Roixeaume, Orphram and Dal Xauix. These creatures believed that the Guardians should be held responsible for the massacre of Sector 666 as did Atros. The four survivors convinced Atros to join them on their quest for vengeance, and they became known as the Five Inversions. The Five Inversions would battle the servants of the guardians for centuries, using cruel blood-magic. The Inversions eventually formed the Empire of Tears, a network of planets in Sector 2814 which was ruled from the planet Ysmault. After two millennia of the Empire, Atros sought to hold new power in order to exact his vengeance. Atros seduced Roixeaume into giving him more powers of blood magic. From there he kidnapped a Guardian and killed him with his bare hands. With the blood of the Guardian Atros gazed into his own future and saw himself standing over the corpses of the inversions on Ysmault.
After many more eons Atros and the inversions are finally defeated by the guardians due to the might of the new Green Lantern Corps. The group was left to rot on Ysmault. Knowing the prophecy must be fulfilled, Atros killed the Five Inversion making himself the last survivor of Sector 666. He then took the blood of the Inversions and began unlocking the red light of rage. Using their blood he constructed the Central Power Battery on Ysmault, a device that filled with red light that would refill the rage of any Lantern should they need it. He then empowered the rage within himself, constructing the first Red Lantern Ring. This power ring would allow Atros to direct his rage in the form of light, and replaced his heart. With this Central Power Battery and Ring, Atros became Atrocitus, the first of the Red Lanterns of rage. Eventually he created more rings which picked the most hate fuelled beings in the galaxy and made them into the first of the Red Lantern Corps.
Blood and Rage
Death of the Red Lanterns
The Second Prophecy
Rise of the Third Army
Wrath of the First Lantern
- Alien Physiology
- Immortality: Atros's race have an incredibly long lifespan. It is unknown how long they live for but Atrocitus fought the Manhunters for centuries before unlocking the red light of rage.
- Superhuman Strength: Atros's physiology boasts a strength level far greater then any human. He was able to destroy multiple Manhunters with nothing but his brute strength and his hatred for them.
- Superhuman Durability
- Atrocitus was created by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, first appearing in Green Lantern (Volume 4) #25. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Atrocitus first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Red Lanterns #17 by Peter Milligan and Ed Benes.
- Atros (Prime Earth) appears as Atrocitus (Prime) a playable character in the Infinite Crisis video game.
- Atros is also known as the Atrocity Butcher.
- 72 Appearances of Atros (Prime Earth)
- 28 Images featuring Atros (Prime Earth)
- 18 Quotations by or about Atros (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Atros (Prime Earth)
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