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.
During the battle with the Anti-Monitor, he protected multiple sectors but found the experience depressing 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. For a time Salakk lived in the future filling the identity of Pol Manning, as Hal Jordan had before him (and was married to a human woman), but 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. Salakk served briefly as Ch'p's adviser and friend until the two journeyed to Oa to ask for reinstatement into the Corps. After the reformation of the Corps, Salakk lived on Oa but was captured by slavers when Parallax destroyed the Guardians of the Universe. He was freed by Guy Gardner and was on Earth for the memorial service to Jordan.
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.
The New 52
The DC Universe heavily changed its continuity into the DCnU following the events of Flashpoint in 2011. This was part of an effort to make storylines more accessible to newer readers, beginning with the New 52. This new timeline combines elements from the DCU, Vertigo Universe and Wildstorm Universe while drastically changing the origins and histories of characters.
Like most Green Lanterns, Salakk was largely unchanged in The New 52; he remained a Lantern in good standing throughout the Rise of the Third Army and Wrath of the First Lantern. When he became suspicious about the Guardians, he learned of their plans to create the Third Army and was imprisoned by them. He was rescued by Kilowog and Guy upon the conclusion of that crisis.
After the death of the Guardians, Salakk stepped down as Protocol Lantern, blaming himself (as did many other Lanterns) for not seeing the Guardians' betrayal, although he remained with the Corps as a member of the Green Lantern Honor Guard.
Holy anachronisms, Batman!
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- 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
- Multilingualism: In addition to his native language, Salakk can speak English (with a notable accent) and has a basic understanding of H'lvenite without the universal translator in his ring.
- 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 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.
- Green Lantern Recommended Reading
- Green Lantern (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern (Volume 2)
- Green Lantern (Volume 3)
- Green Lantern (Volume 4)
- Green Lantern (Volume 5)
- The Green Lantern (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 2)
- Green Lantern Corps (Volume 3)
- Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors (Volume 1)
- Green Lantern: New Guardians (Volume 1)
- Green Lanterns (Volume 1)
- Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1)
- 139 Appearances of Salakk (New Earth)
- 28 Images featuring Salakk (New Earth)
- 4 Quotations by or about Salakk (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Salakk (New Earth)
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