Space Sector: 911
Sector Partner: Unknown
Homeworld: Unnamed planet in the Obsidian Deeps
Rot Lop Fan is a member of the Green Lantern Corps, known to him as the "F-Sharp Bell Corps". He is blind and uses a power ring based upon the principles of sound. Rot Lop Fan protects Space Sector 911 and hails from the Obsidian Deeps.
The Obsidian Deeps is a black and lightless void in a remote section of space. As a means of adapting to the lightless void, the inhabitants of the Deeps have evolved an advanced sense of hearing, while at the same time losing their sense of sight.
Among the blind creatures of the Deeps was Rot Lop Fan, a brave and noble member of his people and an ideal candidate for the Green Lantern Corps. Rot Lop Fan was approached by Katma Tui to join the Corps and serve as a Green Lantern; however, her request was meaningless to the blind alien.
Being blind, Rot Lop Fan had no concept of light or color. The terms "green" and "lantern" had no meaning to him, and could not be translated by the power ring.
The resourceful Katma Tui reasoned that if she could not explain the concepts of light, she would translate using sound. She instructed Rot Lop Fan to imagine a sound with a pleasing resonance. This he did, as a sound in the F-Sharp range. With the concept of sound, Rot Lop Fan could manipulate the energy of the power ring. Rot Lop Fan was overjoyed and accepted the commission into the Corps.
Katma Tui modified Rot Lop Fan’s uniform to reflect a bell insignia on his chest and welcomed him into the "F-Sharp Bell Corps." His ring has also adopted the appearance of a bell, which Rot Lop Fan uses with great effectiveness.
Rot Lop Fan was created by Alan Moore.
Like many characters who first started in Tales of Green Lantern Corps Annual, Rot Lop Fan was giving a rich origin story and then became a background character in the Green Lantern Series, appearing in crowd shots and splash pages.
Major story Arcs
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual- "In Blackest Night"
The story of how Rot Lop Fan got his ring.
Crisis on Infinite Earths
Rot Lop Fan served during the Crisis on Infinite Earths
Last Testament of Sinestro
Rot Lop Fan was present on Oa when the Guardians of the Universe left our plane of existence.
Last of the Breed
After the second destruction of the Central Power Battery, Rot Lop Fan was seen briefly in an alien bar during Kyle Rayner’s encounter with another depowered Lantern, Adara.
War of the Green Lanterns
Some time later, Rot Lop Fan was one of the many former Green Lanterns who were freed by Guy Gardner from an interstellar slave ring. He has since resumed his duties as a Green Lantern following the rebirth of the Corps.
Rot Lop Fan appeared in the 2011 Green Lantern movie as a back Ground Green Lantern. He never spoke and he was completely CGI.
Rot Lop Fan's Oath
"In loudest din or hush profound,
my ears catch evil's slightest sound.
Let those who toll out evil's knell,
beware my power: The F-Sharp Bell!"