- -- Indigo-1
- -- Indigo-1
Indigo is the leader of the Indigo Tribe; the group that wields the indigo light of compassion. Unlike the other Corps Indigo doesn't have a traditional uniform. Instead she has tattooed the symbol of her Tribe all over her body. The other members of the Tribe do so as well. Indigo and her tribe speak a language that is unknown even to the Green Lantern Ring which is supposed to be a universal translator for every language in the universe. In addition to a power ring Indigo and her Tribe wield a coral-like staff that act as their power battery and energy conduit.
In their debut portrayal, Indigo-1 and her tribe are shown traversing a desert landscape in Sector 3544 when they observe explosive displays of green and yellow light in the distance. Following the smoke left behind at the location of the conflict, the Indigo Tribe approaches to investigate. They come upon a porcine Green Lantern laying on the ground who has been seriously wounded in a conflict with what he reports is a "being who knows no mercy." Despite clearly needing medical attention (coughing up blood, having difficulty speaking, and open head injuries), he advises the Indigo Tribe to stay away so that they do not attract the attention of his attacker. Indigo-1, visibly concerned for his well-being, says something in an alien language that is unintelligible to the reader. When the Green Lantern asks his ring to translate, it replies that it is unable (despite having a catalog of all known languages in the DC Universe). Indigo-1 kneels beside him and places her hand on his heart; her indigo power ring responds by saying "will." Drawing power from him, she creates a simple green light construct that smothers him. Though he struggles, she persists and smothers him until he is dead.
Once the Green Lantern has died, his opponent (a Sinestro Corps member) emerges. Observing the coup de grâce Indigo-1 supplies to his enemy, he fires a beam of yellow energy at her and exclaims that he won't be taken down as easily. Not fazed by his attempt at intimidation, Indigo-1 effortlessly absorbs the assault into her power staff. Repurposing the energy, her power ring says "fear" as she creates a monstrous yellow light construct that frightens her attacker away.Munk arrive on Earth to aid Green Lantern, the Flash, and the Atom escape from a group of Black Lanterns. Their indigo rings prove very effective against the Black Lanterns. When Indigo-1 channels Hal's green light through her staff, she is able to completely destroy Black Lanterns Elongated Man and Sue Dibny. Indigo-1 and Munk teleport the group to the Hall of Justice where it is revealed that they can speak English "when they wish to." Indigo-1 explains that, in the beginning, the Universe is only darkness until light becomes strong enough to suppress it. As the darkness fights back, it shatters the light into the seven colors of the emotional spectrum. She also explains that the Black Lanterns can only truly be defeated by having more than one Corps work together. If all seven Corps were to work together, they could recreate the white light of creation and permanently destroy the Black Lanterns and their power source. Once a group of Black Lanterns break into the Hall of Justice, the Indigo Tribesmen escape with Hal Jordan. The group arrives on the planet Zamaron, saving Carol Ferris and Sinestro from a Black Lantern onslaught. Indigo-1 then brings Jordan, Ferris, and Sinestro to Korugar so that Sinestro can defeat Mongul, regaining control of his Corps. Indigo-1, along with Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Carol Ferris, and Saint Walker, arrive on Okaara to recruit Atrocitus and Larfleeze. After convincing the pair to join them they go to Ryut only to discover that they are too late and the Black Central Power Battery has been moved to Earth. On Earth, Indigo-1 instructs the others to combine their powers to create the white light of creation and destroy the Black Central Power Battery. Her information appears false, however, as the white light is insufficient to affect the Black Central Power Battery. Nekron responds by reclaiming heroes that previously cheated death; now capable of recruiting them as Black Lanterns, despite their being alive.
Later, a creature known as "the Entity" is introduced that is explained as being the embodiment of life itself in the Universe's creation. Soon after, Hal Jordan bonds with the Entity, and uses its power to restore the resurrected heroes that Nekron turned into Black Lanterns. The group of characters are recruited as members of a White Lantern Corps, and they combine their abilities to bring Black Hand back to life. Without Hand operating as a tether, Nekron is forcibly removed from the living world. In the aftermath of his defeat, Saint Walker remarks that the Indigo Tribe has disappeared. The vast procession of Tribesmen are shown in the following panels, led by Indigo-1 and Munk. They have Black Hand with them in tow, bound by shackles, imprinted with an Indigo Tribe symbol, and carrying a power staff.
During the subsequent search for the emotional entities, Indigo-1 returns to Earth to infuse Proselyte, the Indigo Tribe's emotional entity, into Shane Thompson, a paramedic who shows more concern for a fatally-wounded patient when his partner was more interested in the less-wounded man simply because he had insurance. When Indigo-1 and Black Hand confront Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Sinestro, Saint Walker and Larfleeze, Black Hand explains that the ring has 'cured' him of William Hand's sickness, prompting the others to realize that the Indigo Tribe cannot feel any emotion without their rings; furthermore, given Hand's role in the Blackest Night, Jordan implies that other Indigo Tribe members may have committed evil deeds in the past. Although the Indigo Tribe offer to take the remaining emotional entities into protective custody, Hal rejects the offer, concluding that he cannot trust them in the search for the entities with this new information, just as the being responsible for abducting the emotional entities appears with Parallax, proclaiming that any who feel emotion cannot be trusted.
With Indigo-1 trapped in the Book of the Black by Krona, her ring has been temporarily passed on to John Stewart after his usual Green Lantern ring has been contaminated by Krona and Parallax, although Stewart continues to have trouble properly wielding the ring's power. While attempting to escape the Book- which forces the New Guardians to re-live their lives prior to acquiring their current rings-, Sinestro discovers Indigo-1 in a prison cell, angrily proclaiming that she will escape whatever Abin Sur has planned for her, although he chooses to focus on his own escape rather than remain to question her more about this. In the finale of of the War of the Green Lanterns upon her release of the book of the black it is revealed that Indigo-1 is named Iroque. She is only concerned with finding Abin sur until her ring flies back onto her finger. Her last word in the story arch is the indigo tribes signature "Nok".
Indigo Tribe Power Battery
Indigo Tribe Staff, Indigo Power Ring
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