Space Sector: 13
Successor: Guy Gardner
Welcome to the Red Lantern Corps
During the rise of the Sinestro Corps, Arkillo killed and ate Vice's mate, a tragic loss that fueled the great rage that stirred inside of him. Since then, Vice has been consumed with revenge against Arkillo and the entire Sinestro Corps. On the planet Ysmault, beside a lake of blood, Vice swore an oath of vengeance at the behest of Atrocitus, and the red light consumed his body and replaced his blood. Vice was transformed into a Red Lantern, a killing machine fueled by an endless rage.
Vice was one of the Red Lanterns that attack both the Sinestro Corps and the Green Lanterns during the attempted rescue of Sinestro from the Green Lantern's custody. His new Corps tore through both groups with ease and abducted Sinestro. The Red Lanterns took their captive to Ysmault where Atrocitus planned on draining every drop of his blood into his ring. Once there, Vice laid in wait along with other Red Lanterns to ambush Hal Jordan when he arrived to take Sinestro back. The ambush was successful, and the Green Lantern joined Sinestro as one of their sacrificial captives. However, members of the Sinestro Corps arrived to free their leader, and even more surprising, two Blue Lanterns came to rescue Hal Jordan. Vice fought them, but both parties escaped with the people they came for.
Major Story Arcs
Prison Riot on Oa
Vice left Ysmault immediately after this incident and came upon Kilowog and Salaak on their way back to Oa from the failed attempt to take Sinestro home to Korugar for execution. Vice attacked them and was defeated by the two veteran Green Lanterns. He was muzzled and brought back to Oa, where he was forced into a sciencell. He didn't remain here for long. The burning blood of his power ring ate through the sciencell and allowed him to break free. Once free, he attacked the surprised warden of the Oan sciencells, Voz.
He severely injured Voz and sparked a chaotic prison riot on Oa. Neither Green Lantern or Sinestro Corps soldier was safe from his wrath. The Green Lanterns were eventually able to wrest control back from the inmates, and Vice was sealed away in his sciencell once more.
Later, the Black Lantern Corps laid siege upon Oa using the Green Lantern Corps own dead risen from the crypts. As they began an overwhelming assault upon the Central Battery, Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner retrieved Vice's sciencell. The released him and threw him into the midst of the Black Lanterns. Vice did not care who he was unleashing his wrath upon and immediately began tearing into the Black Lanterns. His fury was enough to turn the tide and weaken the Black Lanterns' attack, but only for so long as he lasted. He was killed by Alpha Lantern Chaselon, who struck without warning or necessity following the command that rampaging sciencell prisoners were to be executed.
Once Vice was killed, his ring found a new owner with Guy Gardner, who was furious over the brief death of Kyle Rayner.
Powers and Abilities
Vice follows a simple philosophy: tear and destroy. Vice's unusual facial structure allows him to clamp on and rip an enemies head off by using his bottom pincher bone to shove up and through someone's chin, while the top pincher clamps down on the top of the skull. He is a vicious and sadistic fighter; as soon as one Lantern is down, Vice goes to the next one.
As a wielder of a Red Lantern power ring, Vice's blood has been replaced with the red energy of rage. His blood can be spewed at will, having the effect of napalm and acid on whatever it comes in contact with. His ring is also capable of producing energy constructs, but Vice has yet to show enough control over himself to use his ring in this way.