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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances: Flight Club, Invasion, Homecoming, and Loss
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The Maelstrom is a massive, impenetrable asteroid barrier that separates the Forgotten Zone from Guardian Space. Millions of years ago, a lost civilization invented and placed the Lighthouse in the Maelstrom. The device enabled safe passage to and from the Forgotten Zone, given the code, "Red Dwarf born of Gauman Nebula," for the Lighthouse was broadcast in the correct translation, Galactic 6 Numeric. Some years ago, a Green Lantern archaeologist named Tahvaarus flew to the Maelstrom to find the code but was imprisoned.
The Red Lantern Corps planned to invade Guardian Space by utilizing the Lighthouse to pass through the Maelstrom. Bleez, Veon, and Skallox were the first to safely venture into the Maelstrom but were forced out by Hal Jordan's group. Atrocitus arrived and pursued them through it into Guardian Space. He detonated three Liberators and created a hole in the Maelstrom large enough for the Red Lantern armada to pass through. Kilowog volunteered to remain at the Maelstrom to hold off the armada as long as he could. Luckily, he turned the tide with the help of Saint Walker and Mogo. The Anti-Monitor and Manhunters breached the Maelstrom and entered the Forgotten Zone. The Anti-Monitor began coverting it into anti-matter and feasting.