Skallox is shown being interoggated by his employer, Lancer over the location of some Cyber Eggs. When he does not give up their location he is cast into an oven and burned alive. As Skallox burns, he is overcome with anger to the point where he does not feel pain. The fact that he has been betrayed by his employer and that his own cunning did not forsee it causes his rage to burn like a fire. A Red Ring smashes through the oven before him.
Skallox was created by Geoff Johns and artist Shane Davis.
Little has been revealed about Skallox, however it has been shown that he possibly betrayed a previous employer which led to his scarring. He is one of the Red Lanterns chosen by Atrocitus to regain his sentience.
Major Story Arcs
Skallox is a member of the Red Lantern Corps and part of the pack that attacked the Green Lantern Corps and Sinestro Corps and abducted Sinestro. He is a Red Lantern from the Planet Ysmault that first appeared in Final Crisis.
Final Crisis takes place after Crisis On Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis, the DC Universe characters have an all-out battle.
Rage of the Red Lanterns
Seeking vengeance against the Guardians for the Massacre of Space Sector 666, and revenge against Sinestro for imprisoning him on Ysmault, Atrocitus harnesses the power of anger to create the Red Lantern Corps. Now the leader of a pack of bloodthirsty savages, Atrocitus will kill anyone or anything that stands in the path of his rage.
Sinestro Corps War and the fallout of the War of Light.
He later appears as one of Atrocitus' savage Red Lanterns whose mind is overcome with rage. Atrocitus tries to ask him a question and Skallox flies off. Atrocitus catches him and bites into his neck which allows him to see through Skallox's memories. Atrocitues witnesses Bleez gathering with Ratchet and Zilius Zox, while still savage, possibly plotting to kill Atrocitus. Skallox is then tossed into the Blood Ocean by Atrocitus so that he may relive his pain and gain his sentience. His past disappoints Ratchet who was hoping their mission of vengeance was for the innocent not the wicked.
While Atrocitus beats Bleez for her disobedience , Skallox stands to her defense and demands he stop. He joins Bleez as she leads her own group of Red Lanterns to Sector 666, to bring vengeance to former members of the Sinestro Corp. Skallox aids Bleez in the torturing of their victims. One of his spies informs Skallox that their is a new, human, Red Lantern on Ysmault and tells Bleez of this. She sends Skallox to Earth to find out more about Rankorr's origin. When Skallox arrives he is met by Apollo and Stormwatch in Devon, UK. After blinding Apollo, Skallox has his arm hacked off by Midnighter. Skallox goes into a coma and is taken into custody. Stormwatch removes his ring and keeps it separate. When Atrocitus comes across their ship in a rage it awakens Skallox and his ring as they are reunited. Engineer provides Skallox and Atrocitus with a portal to send them on their way as they do not wish to further the conflict.
Powers and Abilities
During the attack on the Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps, Skallox displays the same powers used by his fellow Red Lanterns to lead a brutal attack in space. The extent of his powers have remain to be seen.
Space Sector: Unknown
Sector Partner: ?
In Other Media
Skallox appears in the Green Lantern: The Animated Series episode "Reckoning." He briefly battles Kilowog when the hero tries to escape from the Red Lantern home base.