Citadel (comics)

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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Lantern (vol. 2) #137 (February 1981)
Notable members Blackfire
The Chief
Lord Damyn

The Citadel is a fictional organization, a fascist empire in the DC Universe.

Fictional history[edit]

The first Citadelian brother of Auron, and child of the goddess X'Hal adopted the technology of the Psions in order to betray his family and clone his own race of beings called Citadelians. The Citadel established an empire in the Vegan Star System, in order to conquer worlds with help from a computer called Complex-Complex. Various dictators arose to power, but Complex-Complex was always the man behind the curtain. The rulers were Lord Damyn, Komand'r, and The Chief. The reign ended in the Citadelian war when the Omega Men destroyed the Fortress Ring. An earthman named Harry Hokum (with help from Lobo) lead the Citadelians on its prison planet, and changed the name of it to New Alliance. The Branx Warriors, Spider Guild, and Gordanians reside under the earthman's command in that Star System.

Rann-Thanagar War[edit]

Main article: Rann-Thanagar War

More recently, the Citadel has chosen to take the Rann side in the Rann-Thanagar War. Their attack on Thanagar endangers two Green Lanterns, Isamot Kol and Vath Sarn, along with dozens of innocent Saurian lives.

New 52[edit]

In the New 52, people's motivations and histories have been changed to an unknown degree. A noticeable change within the Citadel is not every member is war like or totalitarian in nature, as one attempts to comfort a young Starfire, during a flash back into Kori's childhood. He first approaches her saying how she should be free, and when she requesst a boon of him, the guard replies if it's in their power they will attempt to do it to which Starfire kills the guard, telling him to die.[1]


  1. ^ Red Hood and the Outlaws #3(January 2012)

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