Former History Professor with a spacecraft?

Former History Professor with a spacecraft?

By DCE Editorial Monday, May 16th, 2011
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ABIN SUR

REAL NAME: Abin Sur OCCUPATION: Green Lantern/Galactic Protector BASE OF OPERATIONS: Sector 2814 HOMEWORLD: Ungara HEIGHT: 6’ 1" WEIGHT: 200 lbs EYES: Blue HAIR: N/A FIRST APPEARANCE: Showcase vol. 1 #22 (September/October, 1959) AKA: Green Lantern BACKGROUND from the comic books: The planet Ungara is unique in that its climate never changes, keeping the world in a perpetual Spring. Abin Sur, a red-skinned humanoid and inhabitant of the planet, was a history professor before becoming the protector of sector 2814. This Green Lantern is one of the most well-known, respected and beloved members of the Corps. He was friends with neighboring sector Lantern Tomar-Re and has collaborated with him on countless missions. Abin was honored to have mentored Thaal Sinestro and has watched him develop into the greatest Corpsman. Their friendship became family when Sinestro married Abin's sister, Arin Sur. For Abin's final mission, he was sent to evacuate an entire planet before the terrible fear entity known as Parallax arrived. By the time Abin reached the world, he was shocked to discover it completely obliterated--he was too late. Yet Parallax remained and attacked Abin's rescue craft mortally wounding him and infecting him with fear. With the ship severely damaged, he fled using an escape pod. Through his power ring, Abin ordered the pod to make an emergency landing on the nearest habitable planet, Earth. With death inevitable, Abin fulfilled his final duty and sent his ring in search of a worthy successor. Hal Jordan was chosen. ATTRIBUTES:
  • Green Lantern ring allows for a protective shield and energy constructs. Extremely reliable, trustworthy and humble.

ABIN SUR’S SHIP

REAL NAME: N/A OCCUPATION: Transport Vehicle BASE OF OPERATIONS: Sector 2814 HOMEWORLD: Ungara HEIGHT: 40’ WEIGHT: 48,000 lbs. EYES: N/A HAIR: N/A FIRST APPEARANCE: Showcase #22 (October, 1959) AKA: N/A BACKGROUND from the comic books: Green Lantern Abin Sur chose to rely on spacecraft for travel, wanting to keep his ring at maximum charge in case of crisis. But neither his spacecraft nor his ring proved a match against the attack of the being called Parallax. Abin Sur escaped his damaged ship in a life pod, which crashed in a lake near Earth’s Coast City. Abin Sur was mortally wounded in the crash of his pod. Before dying, however, Abin Sur managed to warn the Green Lantern Corps that Parallax was at large. On Abin Sur’s death, his ring sought out his successor as Space Sector 2814’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. Abin Sur’s ship is long and angular, a series of irregular metal panels attached together. It was not built for comfort, but for utility only, reflecting its owner’s practicality. ATTRIBUTES:
  • Can travel faster than light.
  • Heavily shielded and impressively armed to lessen need for ring-generated defenses in case of attack.
  • Stocked with escape pods, survival gear, food and water.
  • Ample cargo bay, for transport of supplies, refugees or prisoners.
  • Compatible to augmentation from ring-generated willpower constructs.
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ABIN SUR’S ESCAPE POD

REAL NAME: N/A OCCUPATION: Emergency Transport Vehicle BASE OF OPERATIONS: Sector 2814 HOMEWORLD: Ungara HEIGHT: 15’ WEIGHT: 2600 lbs. EYES: N/A HAIR: N/A FIRST APPEARANCE: N/A AKA: N/A BACKGROUND from the comic books: After his ship was badly damaged by the attack of the being known as Parallax, Green Lantern Abin Sur escaped in a small life pod, careening into a lake near Earth’s Coast City . Abin Sur was mortally wounded in the crash of his pod. Before dying, however, Abin Su managed to warn the Green Lantern Corps of the danger of Parallax, and his ring selected Abin Sur’s successor as Space Sector 2814’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. The escape pod, made from the same materials as its mother ship, is large enough for one passenger, and has limited range, supplies and guidance. It was designed for emergency purposes only. ATTRIBUTES:
  • Capable of limited-range space flight.
  • Moderately shielded in case of attack.
  • Limited navigation capability.
  • Outfitted with minimal survival supplies.
  • Compatible to augmentation from ring-generated willpower constructs