|Created by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons|
Occupation: Sinestro Corps soldier
Space Sector: 3
Base of Operation: Mobile
Group Affiliation(s): Sinestro Corps
First Appearance: Green Lantern Vol. 4 #20 (July 2007): "Tales of the Sinestro Corps: The Fear Within"
Creators: Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons
Resembling a terrestrial hermit crab, Bedovian lives within a shell. It is not known if Bedovian created this shell through natural or artificial means, or like hermit crabs, is taken from another species. Likewise, if there is a molting cycle, of if Bedovian can regenerate lost limbs like terrestrial hermit crabs, has yet to be determined. The shell can withstand the rigors of deep space. Bedovian himself can survive in the vacuum of space, but it is not known if he needs the shell to survive. His life span is measured in centuries, if not millennia, and Bedovian can go for at least six hundred years without a meal. Of particular note is Bedovian's eyesight, which enables his to see across three sectors.
Bedovian had been waiting on an asteroid in the Daffath system in Space Sector 3. For months, the asteroid had been the site of a highly successful mining operation. At some point the owner of the mining operation came too close to Bedovian's shell which quickly opened, and Bedovian grabbed the helpless miner, pulling him to his doom. His hunger sated, Bedovian allowed himself to drift from the asteroid in search of a new home. A yellow power ring of the Sinestro Corps found him and took him to the Antimatter Universe of Qward. Like others in the Sinestro Corps, he was trained by Arkillo of Vorn, though he differed from the rest in one aspect. As told by Lyssa Drak, keeper of the Book of Parallax, since Bedovian had spent centuries in the darkness and isolation of his shell, he is the only member of the Sinestro Corps that did not have to enter a Fear Lodge. - Green Lantern Vol. 4 #20
Sometime after his training was complete, Bedovian went back to Space Sector 3 to lie in wait. With his visual acuity, Bedovian made an excellent sniper. When the contacted by Arkillo, Bedovian took aim at his far off target, the planet Oa, in Space Sector 0.
After successfully abducting Ion, the former Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, the Sinestro Corps used the confusion to strike. Once the Green Lanterns ventured beyond the safety of Oa's armor Bedovian opened fire striking two lanterns before they realized they were under attack. Even as hundreds of his fellow Sinestro Corps members swarmed Oa, Bedovian continued firing, picking off lanterns one-by-one. Green Lantern 1416 Chaselon of Barrio III was Bedovian's last victim before Green Lantern 2814.2 John Stewart of Earth located Bedovian and fired, destroying his shell and taking the Sinestro Corps' sniper out of the battle.
Following the Blackest Night, Bedovian has resurfaced with a new shell. He is currently part of an attack on the planet Qward.
POWERS AND WEAPONS
As a member of the Sinestro Corps, Bedovian possesses a yellow power ring and power battery.
For a definitive list of appearances of Bedovian in chronological order click here
From Wizard: http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/wizard/003000991.cfm: Johns drew inspiration from World War II Russian sniper standoffs to create the Sinestro Corps' resident sharpshooter: "He's like a hermit crab who goes into his shell and lives in an asteroid for months, stuff growing all over him, until the GL he's after appears. He's a very patient creature, and with his eyesight, he can see across three sectors."
"I loved the idea of some wormy snail bastard sniper sitting on an asteroid for years and waiting for the shot," shares Van Sciver with glee. "Bedovian lives off the fungus that grows on and around him, so he's very self sustaining. I wish I could do that."
From Newsarama: http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=108339: Ethan Van Sciver: "...Then with Bedovian, Geoff just had the name and said this guy's kind of a snail, kind of a hermit crab guy, and a sniper, and take it from there. But with the rest of the book, with the rest of the characters, I'm just going to be drawing whatever I think is scary, and Geoff's going to be naming them and coming up with origins for them later if he can come up with a good use for them."