Deron Ved, a native Thangarian, came to Earth to command the the Shadow War. He captured the police commissioner George Emmett and used him as a hostage to prevent the Hawks from destroying the Hyathis Corporation.
Deron Ved was a decorated member and founder of the planet-wide Thangarian police force.He was the first officer to earn honor wings and the first officer to kill someone in the line of duty. He was relegated to a teaching position and had retired his wings until he fought Hawkman eighty years later. He would regain his honor with Hawkman's defeat. Hawkman defeated the elder Ved and sent him back to Thanagar in shame.