Oans (Race) (DC Comics)

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Green Lantern Vol. 2 #1 (July 1960)
Created by: John Broome, Gill Kane 

Characteristics

Name: Oans
Aliases: Maltusians, Guardians of the Universe
Identity: Public
Affiliations: Green Lantern Corps, formerly Manhunters
Universe: New Earth
Base of Operations: Oa
Body Type: Humanoid
Average Height: 116.84 cm
Average Weight: 61.23 kg
Eyes: Green
Hair: White
Skin: Blue
Number of Limbs: 4
Number of Fingers: 10 
Number of Toes: 10
Notable members: Ganthet, Sayd, Appa Ali Apsa, Lianna 
Inherent abilities: 
Special Adaptations: Small in stature; Very little physical variances between male members of the race

Origin

Origin: Oans evolved on the planet Maltus, and were possibly the first intelligent life forms in the Universe. At this time they were tall greyish blue humanoids with black hair. They became scientists and thinkers, experimenting on the worlds around them.

Star System Of Origin: Maltus
Home Planet: Oa
Place of Birth: Maltus

History

The Oans evolved on the planet Maltus, and were possibly the first intelligent life forms in the Universe. At this time they were tall greyish blue humanoids with black hair. They became scientists and thinkers, experimenting on the worlds around them. One experiment led to the creation of a new species, the Psions. In a pivotal moment, billions of years ago, a Maltusian named Krona used time-bending technology to observe the beginning of the Universe. This experiment flooded the beginning of the Universe with entropy causing it "to be born old".
Feeling responsible for this, the Maltusians relocated to the planet Oa (at "the center of the Universe") and became the insterstellar peacekeeping organization known as the Guardians of the Universe. Their goal was simple: combat evil and create an orderly universe. And they acted quickly on that goal. During this period they also changed to their current appearance.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Immortal: They possess vast knowledge and psionic power which mirrors the abilities of their Green Lanterns' power rings, as well as Cosmic level energy manipulation, telepathy, telekinesis 
  • Cosmic Level Oan Energy Manipulation: ability to manipulate the emotional spectrum of energy that is willpower. They formerly called the power the "Glow". This power is naturally generated by them and is capable of all the feats of the Green Lantern power rings.
  • Cosmic Level Telepathy
  • Cosmic Level Telekinesis

Abilities

Genius-level Intellect

Average Strength level

Average strength level unknown

Weaknesses

Anti-Matter Energy

Habitat

Habitat: Terrestrial - Temperate
Gravity: Standard
Atmosphere: Oxygen-nitrogen
Population: There are 9 Guardians on the current council

Miscellaneous

Type of Government: Autonomous Collective; ruled by council edict.
Level of Technology: Supremely Advanced
Cultural Traits: Coldly Logical, Emotionally Detached
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