|Real name:||Simon Baz|
|First Appearance:||The New 52: FCBD Special Edition #1 (June, 2012)|
|Created by:||Geoff Johns|
|Affiliations:||Green Lantern Corps|
White Lantern Corps
Justice League of America
|Sector:||Space Sector 2814|
Simon Baz was an just an average Lebanese American from Dearborn, Michigan. When he was ten years old, he and the rest of his family watched their television in horror as airplanes flew into the World Trade Center. As he grew up, he and his Muslim family found themselves falling under intense suspicion and ostracism in the days, months, and years following the attacks. After a financial crisis hits, the Detroit area is one of the hardest hit areas in the United States. Simon is fired from his job and, in a moment of desperation, he steals the wrong car which inadvertently steers him into a terrorism probe. Out of nowhere he is unexpectedly called to join the universe’s galactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. With their suspect gone, the federal agents interrogating Simon contact Amanda Waller about the situation. A transmission cyborg of the Justice League picked up the transmission. The cyborg brings the transmission up to Batman who asks if anyone has spoken to Hal Jordan since he quit the league. Meanwhile, Simon laid on the ground knocked out, while elsewhere, The Third Army begins to spread.
The Trinity War
Baz is first seen in a peak into the future during the Trinity War, angrily chasing Batman who is in possession of Pandora's Box, until Superman attacks him, while other heroes fight among themselves.
Powers and Abilities
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- Prior to The Trinity War, Baz was seen by Sinestro and Hal Jordan thanks to visions given to them by the The Book of the Black while trying to find out how the Guardians of the Universe planned to replace the Green Lantern Corps.
- Baz has a forearm tattoo that reads “courage” in Arabic. However, getting a tattoo is considered “haram,” or religiously forbidden according to most orthodox Muslim scholars. Also, Baz is depicted as black, which can be seen as unrealistic since he is supposedly of Lebanese heritage.