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Its origins are unknown; according to folklore Ranx is as old as the stars.[1] Circuitry running across and through each quadrant of the city enables Ranx to observe and act upon anything in his vicinity. Ranx can control gravitational forces in virtually any area, and control the very ground itself. Data feeds connect to a command center with a central processing unit, perhaps an quasi-organic brain.

According to a prophecy narrated to Abin Sur by Qull of the Five Inversions, Qull promised Sur to answer three questions, free of charge. The third question involved the end of the Green Lantern Corps. The prophecy stated that, during a battle with the unbound Empire of Tears, Ranx would detonate a blink-bomb in the center of Mogo, killing the sentient planet and ending the Green Lantern Corps once and for all.

Modern Time

Ranx appears in present times where it, a former bustling port, allowed itself to become a center for crime and vice. This attracted the attentions of the Green Lantern Corps to shutting it down and diverting its trade routes elsewhere. As a result, only drifters and fugitives inhabited Ranx, causing the city to develop a deep-seated grudge against Green Lanterns.

Green Lanterns Guy Gardner and Chthos-Chthas Chthatis came to Ranx in pursuit of one of the Children of the White Lobe. The city interfered their investigation until Gardner threatened to destroy its central processor. When Gardner and Chthos-Chthas Chthatis cornered the fugitive, she unleashed a powerful "Blink Bomb", causing Ranx to void its digestive system, expelling the Lanterns into space and humiliating Ranx greatly.[2]

Sinestro Corps War

Ranx later allied with the Sinestro Corps, apparently under the promise of revenge against Gardner. Increased in size many times, it is at the frontline of the Sinestro Corps' attack on Mogo, which fulfilled some elements of the prophecy to be coming true; however, Ranx was obliterated by Sodam Yat, who destroyed Ranx's power core, at the end of the Battle of Mogo.[3]

The New 52

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Abilities

  • Remote Viewing

Equipment

Qwardian Power Battery

Transportation

Interstellar Flight

Weapons

Qwardian Power Ring

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Footnotes


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