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Characters: GL Indigo Tribe

Back to the Green Lantern character sheet.

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

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 including, it turns out, themselves. Every permanent member of the Tribe is a Brainwashed former sociopath.

It turns out that 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: The Guardians of the Universe.

  • Catch Phrase: "Nok."Translation 
  • Empathic Weapon: 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.
  • Heel-Face Brainwashing: All of them. The rings force compassion onto them. Given the kind of people they were before, this is not a hypocritical position.
  • Lack of Empathy: Without the Indigo Light.
  • No Need for Names: With a few exceptions for convenience.
  • Noble Savage: The members of the Indigo Tribe give up their possessions and names to the service of compassion, and dress as primitive aboriginal tribespeople.
  • Power Copying: The Indigo Light can mimic any other color in the spectrum.
  • Simple Staffs: With their Lantern batteries in their staffs' heads.
  • The Sociopath: Without the rings, every single one of them is this.
  • Teleporters and Transporters
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: They're willing to brainwash and force compassion on people.

Notable Indigo Tribe Members

Indigo-1

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.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was one of Abin Sur's greatest foes, and even killed his daughter.
  • Good Feels Good: After the ring comes off and she reverts to her old, cruel personality, she decides that she actually liked being a compassionate person.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Just see what she did to Black Hand.
  • Heel-Face Turn: 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.
  • Ms. Exposition
  • The Atoner: She was 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.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She was a child murderer before the Indigo Ring made her compassionate, and is said to have killed Abin Sur's daughter.
  • You Are Number Six

Munk

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.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: 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.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    Guy: Still feel compassionate, Munk?
    Munk: Always.

Natromo

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 defeat the inevitably despotic Guardians of the Universe by forcing compassion upon them, as they did to all Tribe members.

Proselyte

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.

Other Indigo Tribesmen


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