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->'''Emotion:''' Compassion
->'''Leader:''' Indigo-1
->'''Base of Operations:''' Nok
->'''Entity:''' Proselyte

->''[[TheUnintelligible Tor lorek san bor nakka mur.\\
Natromo faan tornek wot ur.\\
Ter Lantern ker lo Abin Sur\\
Taan lek lek nok-- formorrow Sur!]]''

Little is known of the Indigo Tribe as they are a reclusive group of monks with their own language known to only to themselves (and untranslatable by the Green Lanterns). The Indigo Light stands for compassion, defined as the ability to empathize with others while retaining distance and understanding the motivations of others. As such, they are able to access and redirect the powers of other lanterns when they are present, they possess the powers of flight, teleportation (though this consumes a lot of their energy), and flight auras. They are also able to force compassion on those who have none [[spoiler: including, it turns out, themselves. ''Every'' permanent member of the Tribe is a {{Brainwashed}} former sociopath.]]

It turns out that [[spoiler: Abin Sur created the tribe alongside a native of the Indigo Light's "homeworld", starting with Indigo-1, his daughter's murderer.]] He created them as a potential defense against a major potential threat to the universe: [[spoiler: The Guardians of the Universe]].

* CatchPhrase: "Nok."[[labelnote:Translation]]"Compassion be with you"[[/labelnote]]
* EmpathicWeapon: The original inhabitants of the Tribe's homeworld harnessed the Indigo energy to create weapons, until they discovered their weapons actually ''felt bad about killing.''
* {{Fictionary}}: Their Oath cannot be translated by other power rings, but it is clear that it follows the same rhythm as the other oaths.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceBrainwashing: All of them. The rings ''force'' compassion onto them. Given the kind of people they were before, this is not a hypocritical position.]]
* [[spoiler:LackOfEmpathy]]: Without the Indigo Light.
* NoNeedForNames: With a few exceptions for convenience.
* NobleSavage: The members of the Indigo Tribe give up their possessions and names to the service of compassion, and dress as primitive aboriginal tribespeople.
* PowerCopying: The Indigo Light can mimic any other color in the spectrum.
* {{Simple Staff}}s: With their Lantern batteries in their staffs' heads.
* [[spoiler:TheSociopath: Without the rings, every single one of them is this.]]
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: They're willing to brainwash and force compassion on people.]]

!Notable Indigo Tribe Members
!!Indigo-1
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->'''AKA:''' Iroque
->'''Homeworld:''' Unknown

The leader of the Indigo Tribe, first among equals, is a mauve-skinned alien woman called Indigo-1. She knows more about the secrets behind the War of Light than any other and offers cryptic hints on how to fight the Black Lanterns. She has a mysterious past with Green Lantern Abin Sur, whom she refers to as her savior.

* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: She was one of Abin Sur's greatest foes, and even killed his daughter]].
* [[spoiler:GoodFeelsGood: After the ring comes off and she reverts to her old, cruel personality, she decides that she actually liked being a compassionate person.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: Just see what she did to Black Hand.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: ''Legitimately''. Her time under the indigo ring showed her what she was like, and when it came off, she voluntarily wanted the Tribe to be put back together because she was now truly repentant for her actions.]]
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]
* TheAtoner: She was [[spoiler: an unrepentant sociopath, like all Indigo tribe members, until Abin Sur forced her to feel compassion by inducting her into the Indigo Tribe. However, after the ring came off, she is now this willingly]].
* [[spoiler: WouldHurtAChild: She was a child murderer before the Indigo Ring made her compassionate, and is said to have killed Abin Sur's daughter.]]
* YouAreNumberSix

!!Munk
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->'''AKA:''' Indigo-2
->'''Homeworld:''' Unknown

Indigo-1's second-in-command, a large alien male. In Blackest Night, he accompanying Indigo-1 to Earth at Coast City in order to recruit Hal Jordan, then departed to Oa in order to assist the Green Lantern Corps who were being assault by the Black Lanterns. Once there, Munk aided Vath Sarn and Isamot Kol who were defending their position from Black Lanterns. Through his manipulation of the light of compassion, Munk managed to sever the Black Lanterns connections to their Power Rings. He later assisted Soranik Natu in preventing Black Lantern Power Rings from claiming the recently deceased Kyle Rayner.

Munk later sought out Kyle Rayner, as an Indigo Power Ring had sought the Green Lantern on Earth on its' own. Calling Rayner a Ring Thief, Munk used his Power Ring's teleportation ability to enable the other Lanterns to follow Kyle Rayner to Oa, and then to Okaara when Larfleeze battled the Guardians on Oa.

* DarkAndTroubledPast: It's implied he has one, like all the Indigo lanterns, when on a mission with Fatality, she notes he's built and moves like a warrior, and how when he shows up he analyzes the situation to find all the tactical advantages. She asks who he was before joining the tribe, and he merely looks down not saying anything.
* GentleGiant
* HarsherInHindsight:
-->'''Guy:''' Still feel compassionate, Munk?
-->'''Munk:''' Always.

!!Natromo
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->'''Homeworld:''' Nok

One of the last survivors of his race after war devastated his homeworld, Natromo created the Indigo tribe with his ally Abin Sur after describing the unique compassion-related properties of certain elements of Nok. Together they planned to [[spoiler:defeat the inevitably despotic Guardians of the Universe by forcing compassion upon them, as they did to all Tribe members]].

* CoolOldGuy
* DespairEventHorizon: Discovering that Abin Sur was dead.
* HermitGuru
* IWillWaitForYou: A non-romantic example. He stayed behind forging indigo rings, waiting for Abin Sur to return when he needed his help.
* LastOfHisKind: Close, but there's still a few natives of Nok left. He's the only one who hasn't returned to the jungles though.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Destroying the [[spoiler: central power battery of the Indigo Tribe when he believes his plan is doomed to failure with Abin Sur's death, reverting some of the greatest psychopaths of the sectors to normal]].
* OnlySaneMan
* RetiredBadass: Helped repel an invading army with Abin Sur in his younger days.
* TheHermit

!!Proselyte
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->'''Homeworld:''' Unknown (originally Earth)

The Compassion Entity--the living embodiment of the Indigo Light, given life and strength from the empathy and concern every sentient being has for other creatures. Unlike with the rest of the tribe members, Proselyte seeks out those ''with'' compassion rather than without.

* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods
* MeaningfulName: To proselytize is to attempt to convert someone from one religion/belief/opinion to another. A proselyte is a person who has been converted.

!!Other Indigo Tribesmen
* Abin Sur (co-founder; see [[Characters/GLGreenLanternCorps Green Lantern Corps]])
* Black Hand (see [[Characters/GreenLanternBlackAndWhiteCorps Black Lantern Corps]])
* [[Comicbook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]] was temporarily deputized during the BlackestNight.
** TokenGoodTeammate: The first Indigo Lantern member who was chosen ''because'' of his compassion, not because of a lack thereof.
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