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Salakk was a member of the Green Lantern Corps.

Origin

A famous pessimist and loner, Salakk was a creature of protocol and laws. A veteran Green Lantern, he served in many Corps campaigns over the years.

Green Lantern Corps

During the battle with the Anti-Monitor, he protected multiple sectors, including Katma Tui's neighboring sector, 1417[2]. However, he found the experience depressing, seeing various comrades die during the Crisis, and went to Earth looking for company among his fellow Green Lanterns. He served with the contingent of Green Lanterns assigned to Earth and became good friends with Ch'p of H'lven.[3]

For a time Salakk lived in the future filling the identity of Pol Manning[4], as Hal Jordan had before him, and was married to a human woman. But Salakk returned to the present day to warn about the destruction of the Corps. However, he was too late to stop the execution of Sinestro. With the destruction of the power battery on Oa, Salakk's ring was made inoperable. He requested transport to H'lven where he was reunited with Ch'p. [5]

Salakk served briefly as Ch'p's adviser and friend in H'lven, but the memories of the long-gone Green Lantern Corps left him in a deep depression. In time, Ch'p sensed the return of the Guardians and the presence of new Green Lanterns, and together they traveled back to Oa to be reinstalled in the Corps. Sadly, Ch'p died that same night, killed by a truck through the Mosaic World's road.[6]

Emerald Twilight

Years later, after the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps, Salakk was one of scores of powerless Green Lanterns captured as part of an interstellar slave ring. Hee and the rest of the Green Lanterns were rescued by Guy Gardner.[7] He later attended the memorial service to Jordan on Earth.

With the second reformation of the Corps, Salakk was selected as a senior administrator and the Keeper of the Book of Oa. As Protocol Lantern, Salakk is at the top of the chain of command if the Guardians are ever out of commission.[8]


Abilities

  • Genius Level Intellect: Highly intelligent and makes calculated decisions rather than allowing sentimentality to get in the way. He is also quite adept at multitasking since his increased cranium and brain size allow for greater tasking processes brought by his four arms.
  • Indomitable Will

Equipment

Weapons


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Salakk was killed off by Alien Xenomorphs in a Green Lantern/Alien crossover, but as that is out of continuity he later turned up alive and well.
  • Salakk was redesigned following Green Lantern Rebirth. His eyes are closer to his mouth, and his neck placement is different.
  • Salakk is pessimistic and always sees the downside of a mission.
  • Salakk is meticulous to a fault, currently his charge requires him to be aware of what every Green Lantern is doing.
  • Many Green Lanterns don't enjoy being within Salakk's direct sight, they assume he will sell them to the Guardians if there is even a hint of disobedience.
  • His ring creations are precise, with nothing wasted on over-imagining them.

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Footnotes


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