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"Please, anger just clouds the issue."[1]

Kai-Ro was a Tibetan Green Lantern recruited at a very early age to the Justice League Unlimited.

History

Despite his young age, Kai-Ro showed remarkable maturity and wisdom. He had also been around the universe,[2] and exhibited excellent proficiency with the Power ring. It is unknown how Kai-Ro received his ring, though the possible scenarios are that the ring chose him after the death or retirement of Kyle Rayner or John Stewart, both of who shared the duty of Earth's sector of space.

He was more serene than most of the Justice League. When Superman brought Batman to join the group, Kai-Ro tried to temper down his hotheaded teammates, Big Barda and Warhawk.[3] Also, while others immediately resorted to violence, Kai-Ro advocated more peaceful resolutions.[2]

During a rescue mission, Kai-Ro alongside other members of the JLU used their powers to save civilians and stop exploding buildings from crashing down. When Warhawk was seemingly killed in an explosion, Kai-Ro was shocked, alongside the rest of his team.[3] Afterwards, when Batman called Big Barda "pigheaded" after refusing to believe that Superman was the traitor when showing her proof, she reacted in anger. Kai-Ro restrained Barda while telling her to calm down, in which at that moment Warhawk returned alive, much to their surprise and relief. The League confronted their leader and Superman engaged his teammates, but Kai-Ro was able to quickly create a wall with his ring which deflected Superman's heat vision. After Superman fled, they set off after him to the Fortress of Solitude, where they were able to subdue him. However, the League were suddenly attacked and subdued by Starro's psychic-parasite clones.
Future Kai-Ro

Kai-Ro, 15 years into the future.

After being released from the starfish's mind control by Batman and Superman, Kai-Ro alongside the rest of the team gained newfound respect for Batman.

Kai-Ro continued to serve the Justice League Unlimited into adulthood.[4]

Alternate timeline

In Chronos' alternate future, Dee Dee claimed they killed him.[5]

Background information

  • Kairo was the name of Hal Jordan's young alien sidekick in the 1960s Filmation Green Lantern shorts. The character is a stand-in for Hal Jordan's friend Tom Kalmaku in the comics.

Appearances and references

Batman Beyond

Static Shock

Justice League Unlimited

References

  1. Dini, Paul, Burnett, Alan (story) & Berkowitz, Stan (teleplay) & Lukic, Butch (director) (November 11, 2000). "The Call, Part I". Batman Beyond. Season 3. Episode 7 (airdate). Episode 50 (production). Kids WB!.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dini, Paul, Burnett, Alan (story) & Berkowitz, Stan (teleplay) & Lukic, Butch (director) (November 18, 2000). "The Call, Part II". Batman Beyond. Season 3. Episode 8 (airdate). Episode 51 (production). Kids WB!.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dini, Paul, Burnett, Alan (story) & Berkowitz, Stan (teleplay) & Lukic, Butch (director) (November 11, 2000). "The Call, Part I". Batman Beyond. Season 3. Episode 7 (airdate). Episode 50 (production). Kids WB!.
  4. Timm, Bruce, McDuffie, Dwayne (story) & McDuffie, Dwayne (teleplay) & Riba, Dan (director) (July 23, 2005). "Epilogue". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 26 (airdate). Episode 26 (production). Cartoon Network.
  5. McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (January 29, 2005). "The Once and Future Thing Part Two: Time, Warped". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 13 (airdate). Episode 13 (production). Cartoon Network.



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