Alien Species / Race






Oan


Note: The Guardians of the Universe were modeled after the first prime minster of Israel, David Ben-Gurion.


Nick Name
Guardians of the Universe
Origin Galaxy
Unknown
Origin Star System
Unknown
Origin Planet
Maltus
Representatives

Ganthet

Krona


Group Affiliation

Controllers

Green Lantern Corps

(The) Halla

Manhunters

Psion

Zamarons


Base of Operations
Oa, Space Sector 0
Body Type
Humanoid
Average Height

Male: ~4'


Female: ~4'


Note: Although the Guardians were at one time exclusively male in gender - after their resurrection, by Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, the Guardian's spirits inhabiting both male and female bodies.


Average Weight
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Average Eye Type & Color
Humanoid - Blue
Average Hair Type & Color
Humanoid - White
Average Skin Type & Tone
Humanoid - Blue
Technology
Supremely Advanced: Achieving interstellar star travel, telepathy, telekinesis and immortality.
Government
Autonomous Collective: Ruled by council edict.
Known Powers
Immortal beings of immense mental powers.
Accessories

Book of Oa: Tomb of the history of the Maltusian race and their charges.


Crypts of the Green Lantern Corps: Crystalline sarcophaguses which house the bodies of fallen Green Lanterns.


Green Lantern Central Power Battery: Repository of the mental energies of the Oan race.


Green Lantern Power Batteries: Portable power batteries capable of drawing power from the Central Power Battery.


Green Lantern Rings: Device worn upon the finger to focus the energies of the Central Power Battery.


Common Enemies

Doomsday

Manhunters

Weaponers of Qward

Zamarons


Regularly Appearing
Green Lantern Vol. 2 & 3
First Appearance
Green Lantern Vol. 2 #1 (July - Aug. 1960)
Creator
John Broom & Gil Kane
Origin

Pre-Crisis

Over 10 billion years ago a race of beings started the long hard path to evolution on the planet Oa. In time they would become both mentally powerful and essentially immortal.


Constantly striving for betterment there was only one mystery of the universe the Oans had not discovered, its very origin. Although forbidden, the scientist Krona delved into the origin to the universe only to release energies which would result in the creation of the Multiverse.


Every planet in the cosmos now had a multitude of almost identical counterparts existing in other dimensions, except for Oa, which was balanced by the planet and dimension of Qward, which gave birth to an evil so great that it caused a Crisis on Infinite Earths.


Post-Crisis

Over 10 billion years ago a race of beings started the long hard path to evolution on the planet Maltus. In time they would become both mentally powerful and essentially immortal.


Their home planet stressed to the breaking point by overpopulation, war and the misuse of their formidable mental powers, the Maltusians spread across the galaxy.


One group settled upon a planet within the center of the universe known as Oa In time, members of this group would split off on their own creating three distinct species. Two species would leave Oa; the Controllers, founders of the Darkstars, and the Zamarons female warriors and possessors of the Star Sapphire.


The remaining colonist from Maltus would turn their mental energies toward the task of protecting all life as the Guardians of the Universe.