Appa Ali Apsa
caption=Appa Ali Apsa. Cover to
Green Lanternv3, #8
character_name=Appa Ali Apsa
real_name=Appa Ali Apsa
Green Lantern" v2, #76 (April 1970)
Dennis O'Neil Neal Adams
Guardians of the Universe
aliases=The Mad God, the Old-Timer, the Earthbound Guardian
powers=All the powers of the Power Ring, used with his superior willpower, intellect and knowledge. He is virtually immortal.|
Appa Ali Apsa is a
fictional characterfrom DC Comics. He first appeared in " Green Lantern" v2, #76 and was created by Dennis O'Neiland Neal Adams.
Fictional character biography
Appa Ali Apsa, a.k.a. "the Old-Timer" and/or "the Mad Guardian," is one of the immortal
Guardians of the Universe, creators of the lawkeeping Green Lantern Corps. After Oliver Queen points out to the Guardians that they are too distanced from the mortals they have sworn to protect, the Guardians choose Appa Ali Apsa as their representative to experience life on Earth. Travelling across the U.S.A. with Green Lantern Hal Jordanand Green ArrowOliver Queen, Appa experiences many adventures and learns some valuable lessons about life. He later renounces his Guardian title and chooses to travel the universe. Shortly after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Guardians withdraw from this universe to mate with the Zamarons, but Appa Ali Apsa chooses to remain alone on the planet Oa. However, the isolation causes him to slowly lose his mind. The former Green Lanterncalled Priest decides to help the Guardian, but is ultimately killed by the Old-Timer after refusing to give up his own mind to merge with Appa's.
Now completely insane, Appa Ali Apsa ends his solitude by transporting multiple cities from multiple planets to
Oa, as his playthings and company, creating the "". All these are cities that Appa had visited during his many travels, including one from the USA. Earth's Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Guy Gardner intervene and oppose the mad Guardian. Finally, his brethren Guardians return from oblivion and defeat him. Appa Ali Apsa dies in the battle.
Powers and abilities
Appa Ali Apsa had all the powers of his fellow Guardians of the Universe. His body was a living receptacle of the energy found in the Green Lantern's Power Battery, and could be wielded by force of will power. Appa was virtually immortal due to the power. He had vast psionic powers, including telepathy, telekinesis, and thought projection.
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