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Atrocitus is a being consumed with rightful rage over the eradication of all life, and by extension the deaths of his wife and children, on his home planet due to the awol Manhunter robots created by the Guardians of the Universe.
He was so consumed by this rage that it allowed him to form his own Power Battery as the first of the Red Lantern Corps; beings empowered with the emotional spectrum of Rage.

Background[]

When the rogue Manhunters rampaged through Space Sector 666, Atrocitus was one of only five beings in the entire sector to escape death. He and the other four survivors formed a terrorist cabal known as the Five Inversions, bent on the destruction of the Guardians of the Universe and all who served them, with Atrocitus serving as their leader. The Five Inversions performed a ritual which allowed them to peer into the future and discover the prophecy of the Blackest Night, which decreed that all life in the universe would end. Forming an "Empire of Tears", the Inversions attempted to destroy the Guardians, but were defeated and imprisoned on the planet Ysmault.

Some time later, Abin Sur began making periodic visits to Ysmault, and began to ask questions regarding the Blackest Night. Sur even went so far as to free Atrocitus from his imprisonment so that he could lead him to Earth, the prophesised birthplace of "the black" that would one day end the universe. Taken to Earth by starship, and bound by energy restraints created by Sur's ring, Atrocitus instilled fear in his captor, allowing the yellow impurity to seep into his willpower constructs and weaken them enough to allow him to break free. After mortally wounding Sur, Atrocitus jumped from Sur's failing ship.

After landing near an airbase, and killing an unspecified number of Air Force troopers, Atrocitus created a device using stolen gun parts that acted as a cosmic divining rod and used it to lead him to William Hand. Once he tracked down the human who, it was said, would play a prominent role in the coming of the Blackest Night, he attacked. Before his plan proceeded, however, Sinestro and rookie Green Lantern Hal Jordan intercepted him, spiriting William Hand to safety.
Defeated, Atrocitus was contained by Sinestro, and brought to Oa. He was later returned to Ysmault by Sinestro, where he prophesied that Sinestro's home planet Korugar would soon erupt into chaos and disorder.

In the aftermath of the Sinestro Corps War, Atrocitus was seen forging a Red Lantern power battery, utilizing the power of rage. He murdered a fellow member of the Empire of Tears by bludgeoning him with the power battery. In this way, the first power battery was christened with blood. Atrocitus murdered the other members of the Five Inversions, using their blood to create red power rings, power batteries, and a Red Central Power Battery on Ysmault.

Combat Statistics[]

  • Atrocitus (Coast City)
  • Atrocitus (Legends PvP)

Involvement[]

  • New players can select a pre-made character template inspired by Atrocitus.
  • Players must battle their way through Coast City to Ferris Aircraft. Here they face the unbridled rage of the Red Lantern Corps in a showdown to save the city and the Universe.
  • Atrocitus is a playable character for Legends PvP.
  • Atrocitus is an ally during the final fight in Blackest Night.

Heroes[]

Trivia[]

  • Atrocitus first appeared in Green Lantern Vol. 4 #25 (December 2007)
  • In addition to his Red Lantern powers, Atrocitus possesses knowledge of shamanistic magic, often employing blood rituals to see into the future and divine the location of certain beings and items.
  • In Red Lanterns Vol. 1 #2 (December, 2011), Atrocitus possess the ability to detect Rage across the Universe and react to the crisis at hand incredibly fast.

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Villains Amon Sur - Anti-Monitor - Arkillo - Atrocitus - Black Hand - Bleez - Doctor Light - Eclipso - Evil Star - Glomulus - Hank Henshaw - Hector Hammond - Krona - Larfleeze - Lyssa Drak - Major Force - Nekron - Parallax - Qwardian Thunderer - Qwardian Weaponer - Ranx - Sinestro - Solomon Grundy - Vandal Savage - Vice
Other Fatality - Indigo-1 - Munk - Predator - Star Sapphire (Carol Ferris)
Items
Light - Power Ring - Power Battery - Rage
Weapons Blue Energy - Green Energy - Hard-Light Shield - Power of the Starheart - Red Energy - Starheart Fragment - Yellow Energy
Apparel Alan Scott's Wrapped Treads - Ascetic's Ragged Shirt - Avatar of Ophidian - Black Lantern Corp Emblem - Blue Lantern Corp Emblem - Cap of Hope - Cybernetic Semblance - Death's Vest - Disciple of Parallax - Energy Armor - Energy Battery - Energy Battery Backpack - Energy Battery Gloves - Enhanced Green Lantern Emblem - Alan Scott - Fatal Gloves - Ferris Aircraft Hoodie - Gardner-style Vest - Green Knight - Green Lantern Corp Emblem - Green Lantern Emblem - Alan Scott - Green Lantern Hoodie - Heart of The Predator - Herald of the Black - Indigo Tribe Emblem - Life Shell - Manhunter Circuitry - Oan Tech Mask - Orange Lantern Corp Emblem - Qwardian Fighter - Qwardian Thunderer Elite Helm - Red Lantern Corp Emblem - Ryut Shoulderpads - Scion of Ion - Sector 13 Shoulderpads - Sector 3601 - Sector Agent - Sector Incendiary - Shepherd of Adara - Sinestro Corp Emblem - Sinestro Hoodie - Sinestro's Banded Gauntlets - Star Helmet - Star Sapphire Designer T-Shirt - Star Sapphire Emblem - Tunic of Greed - Vestments of Rage - Vesture of Proselyte - White Lantern Corp Emblem - Wings of the Betrayed
Other Amber Mist Container - Amber Mist Container Device - Amethyst Mist Container - Amethyst Mist Container Device - Azure Mist Container - Azure Mist Container Device -Black Energy Tendrils - Black Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Blight Corruption (Wall) - Blue Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Citrine Mist Container - Citrine Mist Container Device - Crimson Mist Container - Crimson Mist Container Device - Emerald Mist Container - Emerald Mist Container Device - Green Lantern Corps Memorial Statue - Green Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Indigo Tribe Wall Banner - Model of Mogo - Model of Ranx - MY Piggy Bank - Orange Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Power Ring Prison - Red Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Sinestro Corps Wall Banner - Spectrum Poster - Star Sapphire Console - Star Sapphire Console Column - Star Sapphire Crystal - Star Sapphires Wall Banner - Star Sapphire Wall Monitor - Star Sapphire Wall Seal - Violet Beacon - White Lantern Corps Wall Banner
Locations
Coast City - Ferris Aircraft - Korugar - Mogo - Qward - Ranx - Oa - Zamaron
PvE Downtown Metropolis Battlezone - Metropolis Battlezone - Metropolis City Hall - Mogo's Command Center - Oa Central Power Battery - Oan Sciencells - Ranx's Command Center - Secret Research Facility - S.T.A.R. Labs Research Facility
PvP
Miscellaneous
Alpha Lanterns - Black Lantern Corps - Blue Lantern Corps - Green Lantern Corps - Guardians of the Universe - Indigo Tribe - Justice League of America - LexCorp - Manhunters - Orange Lantern Corps - Red Lantern Corps - Sinestro Corps - S.T.A.R. Labs - Star Sapphire Corps - White Lantern Corps

Blackest Day - Blackest Night - Corrupted Zamaron - Fight for the Light - Oa Under Siege - War of the Light Part I - War of the Light Part II

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