Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.
Today we look at the Alpha Lantern: BoodikkaAppearances in Heroclix: War of Light, Green Lantern Movie
First Appearance: Green Lantern #20 (January 1992)
Team Affiliations: Green Lantern Corps
Powers/Abilities: Green Lantern Power Ring
Created By: Gerard Jones – Pat Broderick – Romeo Tanghal – Albert De Guzman – Anthony Tollin
Boodikka hails from the planet Bellatrix, originally a member of the “Bellatrix Bombers,” a group of female mercenaries. After much of the group died, Boodikka was on her own. At the ripe young age of 300 years old, Boodikka joined the Green Lantern Corps.
Boodikka was more aggressive than the average recruit and was favored as a challenge by Kilowog. During her training, she was shown the Book of Oa which contained stories of Green Lanterns past and was supplemented by Kilowog’s own memory. She also helped battle Star Sapphire, Flicker, and Eclipso during this period.
After becoming a full fledged Green Lantern, Boodikka had several run ins with Guy Gardner. At the time, Gardner was using a Qwardian ring instead of a Green Lantern ring, though he had the same altruistic goals as the corps. She also encountered Lobo. As a proud warrior woman, she was smitten by Lobo’s fighting prowess. During the course of the fight, Lobo suggested they go somewhere alone and their actions led to them missing the entirety of the fight.
Boodikka was ordered to stop the Parallax possessed Hal Jordan from reaching Oa, but ultimately failed when Hal removed her hand which bore her power ring. Boodikka, and other victims of Hal, somehow survived their encounters with him and formed the Brotherhood of the Cold Flame. Together, they tried to atone for what Jordan had done in the name of the Green Lantern Corps.
Boodikka is among the lanterns found on Biot, powering the Manhunters. When her adversary turned friend Kreon dies, his ring chooses her and she replaces her lost hand with a power ring construct.
Boodikka goes on to join the Alpha Lanterns, a special unit of Green Lanterns that become Manunter powered cyborgs with a direct connection to the Central Power Battery. Eventually, Cyborg Superman manages to take control of Boodikka’s cyborg body. In the course of fighting him off and receiving help from fellow Lantern’s rings, Boodikka receives her full personality while retaining the Alpha Lantern body.
Boodikka is eventually attacked by Doomsday because she was unknowingly a host to Cyborg Superman. Though she heals from the encounter, she and the other Alpha Lanterns are killed during the trial of John Stewart by fellow Alpha Lantern Varix.