Membership: none named

Base of Operations: Parthon

First Appearance: R.E.B.E.L.S. Annual #1 (December, 2009)

History:  (R.E.B.E.L.S. Annual #1) - General Smite was known as the scourge of the scars, invading planets not to conquer them, but to commit genocide, cementing his reputation as one of the most evil men in the universe. On the planet Parthon he'd met his equals in might, the warrior monks known as the Sodality of Virtue, who defended both their faith and their people with unwavering mettle. They battled for years, with their clashes always ending in a stalemate. Starro the Conqueror was intrigued, and attacked Smite, wounding him before throwing him to the Sodality and saying they were next. The Sodality would not kill their wounded foe, and Smite begged for their help in battling Starro, a common enemy. Their battles raged for months because Starro deliberately held back, amazed to watch Smite pull of the impossible redemption by working with the Sodality and defending the people of Parthon, showing there was goodness inside him. When Starro felt Smite had come to see hope in good he stopped holding back, defeating him and the Sodality, and saying one of the five could join him in his High Vanguard if they killed the rest. Smite was desperate for survival, and killed his recent allies.

Comments: Created by Tony Bedard & Derec Donovan.

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