Zilius Zox is a member of the same species as the deceased Green Lanterns, Galius Zed and Cundiff Cood. Like his fellow Red Lanterns, Zilius Zox was called to the red light because he possessed the capacity for great anger. The Red Lantern was among the many red warriors who pledged allegiance to Atrocitus, swearing revenge against Sinestro and his depraved Sinestro Corps.
Zilius Zox was created by Geoff Johns and Shane Davis and first appeared in the one-shot Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1.
Major Story Arcs
Rage of the Red Lanterns
For further details: Rage of the Red Lanterns
Following the Sinestro Corps War, Sinestro remained a prisoner of the Green Lantern Corps, sentenced to die for his countless crimes against the universe. In recognition of the tyranny he perpetrated against the Korugarian people, and the desire of the Korugarians to bring justice to the greatest villain in their history, the Guardians of the Universe agreed to transport Sinestro to stand trial on his own homeworld. Sinestro was placed in a Sciencell and turned over to Hal Jordan and John Stewart, who would lead a contingent of Green Lanterns assigned to guard their prisoner until he reached Korugar.
Although the mission details were highly classified, the Sinestro Corps were alerted to the transport. They immediately set into motion a plan to rescue their leader. Hiding behind an asteroid field, the Sinestro Corps ambushed the Lanterns with a surprise blast of power that decapitated the Green Lantern Arx. While the villains kept the guards occupied, the Sinestro Corps Soldier of Sector 3 raced for the Sciencell with a yellow power ring meant for his master. Before Sinestro could be freed, his Corps were themselves ambushed by the Red Lanterns who arrived to claim Sinestro for their own revenge.
The Red Lanterns killed members of both corps indiscriminately and with savage brutality. Zilius Zox nearly swallowed the Sinestro Corps Soldier of Sector 2332 in his massive jaws, crushing his adversary's chest with one fatal bite. Atrocitus seized Sinestro from Green Lantern control and the Red Lanterns fled with their hated prisoner, leaving behind the carnage of both Green and Yellow warriors.
Powers and Abilities
As a member of the Red Lantern Corps, Zilius has all of the abilities that a Red power ring bestows upon its wearer.
Red Lantern Status: Active
Space Sector: 3544
Sector Partner: ?