Maxwell Lord
Maxwell Lord
Personal Info:
Real Name: Maxwell Lord IV
Also Known As: Alpha Leader, Black King, Lord Havok
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Justice League Vol.1 #1 (1987) Modern Age Villain
Died: Wonder Woman Vol.2 #219
Resurrected: Blackest Night Vol.1 #3
Known Associates: Nekron, Black Hand
Group Affiliation: Checkmate, formerly Black Lantern Corps, Justice League International, Super Buddies, White Lantern Corps
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Green Lantern's
Creators: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire
Mind Control: Maxwell Lord IV has extremely powerful mind control. He can mind control people from close range and also great distances. While originally not being a metahuman, Max gained this ability while serving as a leader of the Justice League International. While the mind control ability is useful, he does have a downside to using this great power. The more minds he controls, equals, more blood loss. Controlling one mind makes him bleed out of his nose, however wiping his entire existence from everyone's mind off of the planet caused Max to loose much blood from his eyes, ears, and nose. Eventually leading to blacking out, Max only uses his mind control ability when needed, however tries not to use it on many people all at once, as it could lead to his own death.
Black Power Ring: The Black Lantern Rings are capable of wielding the black energy outside of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. When Black power rings choose wearers, they present themselves to the deceased without a charge. The rings (which constantly ask for "flesh") are recharged by killing living beings and removing their hearts; each heart restores .01 percent power to every ring in the Corps. Black Lanterns are also able to read the emotions of the living as a coloured aura that correlates to the emotional spectrum (red for rage, violet for love, etc.). Black Lantern Rings will regenerate a corpse each time it is damaged, they can create constructs, but this ability is rarely used and they allow flight.
The origins of the Black Lantern known as Maxwell Lord were traced to the events highlighted in the Blackest Night Prophecy which stated that a great calamity would befall the cosmos that would bring about the end of the Guardians of the Universe as well as their great work. Over the years, this time slowly came to pass as Nekron, Lord of the Unliving set about his plans to bring about The Black onto the universe in order to purge it of all life in order to return it to its original state before The White Light emerged. Following the War of Light as the various aspects of the Emotional Spectrum were harnessed, The Blackest Night came to pass with Black Lantern Power Ring's being let loose onto the known worlds. These Power Ring's sought out the dead and reanimating them in order to turn them into undead members of the Black Lantern Corps who served only Nekron. Those that were resurrected included both heroes and villains who swelled the ranks of the Black Lanterns with Maxwell Lord being one of the many recipients of the Black Power Ring.
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