The Predator is a cosmic being that features in DC Comics.
According to the ancient Maltusian beliefs, the entity known as the Predator was rooted into their mythology. These beliefs linked it to the deities known as the Triarchs, specifically to their father Daalon. The myths state that over ten billion years ago, Daalon was slain by his children and his blood gave birth to demons that cried for vengeance. Their aim was to bring death to the people of Maltus but one of their number refused to fall down this path for he could not kill the innocent. It was this being that the myths label as the Predator who fought against his brothers and sisters which led to him being cast out from their number. When the Triarch departed Maltus, the Predator decided to strike out against the true heirs of their legacy who were the Guardians of the Universe. (Green Lantern Vol. 3 #42)
However, the truth of the matter was that the Predator was in fact one of the sentient manifestations of the Emotional Spectrum. This entity was similar to that of the fear element Parallax and the will powered Ion but was the embodiment of love itself. (Green Lantern #43)
War of Light
The Zamarons had later managed to contain the Predator on their homeworld with Queen Aga'po believing that the unique nature of Carol Ferris having mastered the violet light of the Star Sapphires making her a perfect potential host for the Predator. (Green Lantern #45)
Personality and attributes
Powers and abilities
- The Predator was created by Len Wein and Dave Gibbons where it made its first appearance in Green Lantern v2 #178 (July 1984).
- The character was retconned by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke into a creature of the Emotional Spectrum that embodied love.
In other media
- In Infinite Crisis, the Predator entity appeared alongside the playable Star Sapphire character in the MOBA game where it could be used in combat against enemy players.
- Green Lantern: