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Quote1 And Despotellis, the most terrifying of them all, transforms entire planets into rotting graveyards. Quote2
-- Lyssa Drak src

Considered the deadliest member of the Sinestro Corps, Despotellis is a sentient biovirus capable of infecting any living organism and killing it within mere minutes. Despotellis was created in a medical lab on the planet Khondra. Miltary scientists trying to create a biological weapon tinkered with a highly experimental virus; upon each generation, the virus became stronger and more powerful until it actually became self-aware. One of his most infamous massacres was when he wiped out 85% of all the planets in Sector 119, including the Reemuz, the Green Lantern of that sector, after he had wiped out Reemuz's family and homeworld.[1]

During the Sinestro Corps initial recruitment phase, Sinestro sent Despotellis to infect and kill Maura Rayner, the mother of Kyle Rayner, knowing that the loss of another loved one would further break the "alley rat" and allow Sinestro to remove Ion from him.[2]

Despotellis was also responsible for infecting Mogo with a disease in the form of mushroom spores that caused the Green Lanterns that went to Mogo for counseling to be driven mad. As a result, when two of these Lanterns committed suicide while under the spore's influence, it caused Honor Lantern Guy Gardner of Earth to be framed for murder. Figuring out what happened, Guy went to Mogo and explained what was happening which Isamot Kol believed due to noticing something was strange on Mogo earlier which was why he did not accept counseling. With the aid of medic Soranik Natu they confirmed this and while fighting off Kilowog who had also been infected, they freed Mogo from the spore's influence just enough for Mogo himself to destroy the mother spore.[3]

During the Sinestro Corps invasion of Earth, Despotellis infected Guy Gardner. Fellow Earth Lantern John Stewart took Gardner to Soranik Natu. Locating Despotellis inside Gardner, Natu injected him Leezle Pon, a sentient smallpox virus and sector partner of Reemuz. Leezle Pon was able to neutralize Despotellis and save Gardner's life, capturing the biovirus in the process.[4]



  • Intimidation: Able to infect anyone at will and kill them within minutes, Despotellis is able to "instill great fear", leading to his recruitment into the Sinestro Corps.




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