- "Rage grows from murder." --The Entity-possessed Sinestro speaking of the Butcher's creation/transformation.
The emotion of rage was created from the White Light of Life after the Darkness mangaged to split it into seven component aspects. When this emotion was first diverged from the White Light, it became tied to the Red Light. The Butcher was the first sentient being to experience this emotion, and thus tap into the power of the Red Light. Because of this, it became the living embodiment of the emotion.