A Canadian Expatriate who joined the league of Assassins who was recruited by the red lantern corps because of his intense emotional volitility. Outwardly Howden is very much in control of his emotions but he could not hide the fact that he is incapable of forgivness and supresses all his anger from the Butcher
recruited Howden personally sensed his seething anger and provided Howden the means to channel it. Howden currently is the only red lantern other than Atrocitus that has no need for a red lantern recharge battery, his own personal hate is so intense it can power his own and multiple power rings around him.
With great focus and self control plus intense mental discipline learned as a ninja in Nanda Parbat
Howden has decide to focus his powers on the side of right. But his ties to the League of Assassins
and his tendency toward extreme violence disqualified him from the JSA
hero recruitment and training programs but he did find the Blackguard Saints, a league less concerned with the law and more concerned with justice, their motto "If not Justice then Revenge". It was a good fit for the former assassin, within the ranks of the Blackguard Saints he could allow his rage to flow without fear of censure, the only rule set upon him was no unjustified killing.
Powers and Abilities
Posseses a red power ring of rage
Extreme mental discipline
Ability to power his ring may not be endless
Physical toll of stress from internalizing emotions has caused physical damage to his body systems