History Franchise / GreenLantern

25th Sep '16 11:39:40 AM maxwellsilver
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* WeaksauceWeakness: The ''colour yellow''. Fortunately it's not really as much of an issue since experienced [=GLs=] can easily overcome it.

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The ''colour yellow''.yellow'' for modern Green Lanterns. Fortunately it's not really as much of an issue since experienced [=GLs=] can easily overcome it.



--> "So I can take out both [Alan and Hal] with a no. 2 pencil?"
** Alan's weakness started out as a counterpoint to his immunity from metals, with {{flanderization}} taking hold over time. At first it was a case of being able to shrug off bullets, while at the same time being unprotected from organic items like a club or a fist. Later issues of his [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] series would describe wood as "Green Lantern's greatest enemy!"

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--> ---> "So I can take out both [Alan and Hal] with a no. 2 pencil?"
** Alan's weakness started out as a counterpoint to his immunity from metals, with {{flanderization}} taking hold over time. At first it was a case of being able to shrug off bullets, while at the same time being unprotected from organic items like a club or a fist. Later issues of his [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] series would describe wood as "Green Lantern's greatest enemy!" Later issues retconned this, explaining his Lantern belonged to a legendary Green Lantern and Earth's first Green Lantern who was nearly killed by a yellow monster, so the Guardians removed his ring's weakness to yellow, making him invincible. He soon went drunk with power and started tyrannizing the people he was to protect, so the Guardians made him weak to wood so the villagers could club him to death.
** The reason for the weakness to yellow varies over the years. Usually it's a result of an impurity in the power source's battery, but some issues claim it's there deliberately to keep Green Lanterns from getting too full of themselves. Other issues claim it's a mental construct for rookies which can be overcome by experienced [=GLs=].



* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Guardians tend to dip into this trope more often than not.
** Thanks to Geoff Johns, Sinestro counts big time

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* %%* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Guardians tend to dip into this trope more often than not.
** %%** Thanks to Geoff Johns, Sinestro counts big time
25th Sep '16 11:25:50 AM maxwellsilver
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[[caption-width-right:349:The humans chosen to be a Green Lantern, clockwise from the top: [[TheHero Hal Jordan]], [[MilitarySuperhero John Stewart]], [[MrImagination Kyle Rayner]], [[AntiHero Simon Baz]], & [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Guy Gardner]]. Not pictured: [[BadassGrandpa Alan Scott]], Charlie Vickers, Jennifer-Lynn Hayden, & Jessica Cruz.]]

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[[caption-width-right:349:The humans chosen to be a Green Lantern, clockwise from the top: [[TheHero Hal Jordan]], [[MilitarySuperhero Jordan, John Stewart]], [[MrImagination Stewart, Kyle Rayner]], [[AntiHero Rayner, Simon Baz]], Baz, & [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Guy Gardner]]. Gardner. Not pictured: [[BadassGrandpa Alan Scott]], Scott, Charlie Vickers, Jennifer-Lynn Hayden, & Jessica Cruz.]]



-->--'''[[BadassCreed The Green Lantern Oath]]'''

The Emerald Knights. The Ring-Slingers. The Cosmic Cops. '''''[[TropeCodifier The]]''''' [[SpacePolice Space Cops]].

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-->--'''[[BadassCreed The -->--'''The Green Lantern Oath]]'''

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The Emerald Knights. The Ring-Slingers. The Cosmic Cops. '''''[[TropeCodifier The]]''''' [[SpacePolice '''''The''''' Space Cops]].
Cops.



'''''Green Lantern''''' is a classic Creator/DCComics SuperHero and one of the first to embrace the concept of a LegacyCharacter. Green Lantern has the unique ability to create objects out of [[HardLight solid green light]], whose forms are limited only by the character's imagination. In addition, he can [[FrickinLaserBeams fire energy blasts]], [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace fly in deep space]], [[FlyingBrick generate force fields]], and [[UniversalTranslator translate (almost) any alien language]]. All this is provided by a quasi-technological [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Power Ring]], that [[HourOfPower must be recharged every 24 hours]] with a lantern-esque [[PowerSource Power Battery]]. [[WeaksauceWeakness Oh, and it can't work on the color yellow]] (usually).

[[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Created in 1940]], the original Green Lantern was a railroad engineer named Alan Scott. The train he was traveling in wrecked when the bridge it was on collapsed due to sabotage. Alan was the only one who survived the wreck, thanks to the green lantern he was holding at the time. He fashioned his ring from a part of the lantern, which unknown to him at the time was constructed out of a magic metal made from a meteor that fell to Earth, later retconned into the Starheart.

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'''''Green Lantern''''' is a classic Creator/DCComics SuperHero and one of the first to embrace the concept of a LegacyCharacter. Green Lantern has the unique ability to create objects out of [[HardLight solid green light]], light, whose forms are limited only by the character's imagination. In addition, he can [[FrickinLaserBeams fire energy blasts]], [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace blasts, fly in deep space]], [[FlyingBrick space, generate force fields]], fields, and [[UniversalTranslator translate (almost) any alien language]]. language. All this is provided by a quasi-technological [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Power Ring]], Ring, that [[HourOfPower must be recharged every 24 hours]] hours with a lantern-esque [[PowerSource Power Battery]]. [[WeaksauceWeakness Battery. Oh, and it can't work on the color yellow]] yellow (usually).

[[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Created in 1940]], 1940, the original Green Lantern was a railroad engineer named Alan Scott. The train he was traveling in wrecked when the bridge it was on collapsed due to sabotage. Alan was the only one who survived the wreck, thanks to the green lantern he was holding at the time. He fashioned his ring from a part of the lantern, which unknown to him at the time was constructed out of a magic metal made from a meteor that fell to Earth, later retconned into the Starheart.



However, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks in 1959]] , after the successful reinvention of the Flash, DC Comics revamped the title with a sci-fi bent, reimagining the hero as test pilot turned [[SpacePolice space cop]] Hal Jordan, who was given a [[RingOfPower Power Ring]] by a dying alien who crash landed on Earth (and was just one of many extraterrestrial peacekeepers serving the wise [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Guardians of the Universe]]). What most people know of the character originated during this era: the villainous Lantern renegade Sinestro, the living planet Mogo, alien drill instructor Kilowog, and aerospace entrepreneur/love interest Carol Ferris. Other characters were brought in as Green Lantern during this time. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold lovable jerk]] Guy Gardner first appeared, was PutOnABus, then came back full time during the Crisis. Stoic architect and former U.S. Marine John Stewart became a backup Green Lantern during the well-known "relevant" Green Lantern/Green Arrow issues, and then the main Green Lantern in the 1980s when Hal Jordan gave up the title. Alan Scott would also return, first as an [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]] counterpart to Hal, then after continuities got merged in the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' as a respected elder hero with only the loosest connection to the Corps.

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However, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks in 1959]] 1959 , after the successful reinvention of the Flash, DC Comics revamped the title with a sci-fi bent, reimagining the hero as test pilot turned [[SpacePolice space cop]] cop Hal Jordan, who was given a [[RingOfPower Power Ring]] Ring by a dying alien who crash landed on Earth (and was just one of many extraterrestrial peacekeepers serving the wise [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Guardians of the Universe]]).Universe). What most people know of the character originated during this era: the villainous Lantern renegade Sinestro, the living planet Mogo, alien drill instructor Kilowog, and aerospace entrepreneur/love interest Carol Ferris. Other characters were brought in as Green Lantern during this time. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold lovable jerk]] Lovable jerk Guy Gardner first appeared, was PutOnABus, then came back full time during the Crisis. Stoic architect and former U.S. Marine John Stewart became a backup Green Lantern during the well-known "relevant" Green Lantern/Green Arrow issues, and then the main Green Lantern in the 1980s when Hal Jordan gave up the title. Alan Scott would also return, first as an [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]] Earth-2 counterpart to Hal, then after continuities got merged in the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' as a respected elder hero with only the loosest connection to the Corps.



* In the '70s, Green Lantern shared his title with fellow DC Comics hero ComicBook/GreenArrow for a [[DarkerAndEdgier more socially-aware series that dealt with realistic topics]]. Notably, it featured Hal Jordan facing his ignorance about the plight of African-American oppression, and helping Green Arrow cope with his young sidekick becoming a drug addict. [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny Although its activism seems outdated from a recent perspective]], at the time it was groundbreaking to tackle such subjects in a superhero comic.
* In the mid-'90s, [[FaceHeelTurn Hal Jordan became a supervillain called "Parallax"]] due to witnessing the destruction of his hometown, Coast City. After Parallax obliterated the entire Green Lantern Corps, a single new replacement was chosen in geeky graphic artist Kyle Rayner, who brought in a whole new generation of readers with his [[OneOfUs nerd-chic attitude]] and more imaginative use of his Green Lantern powers. Unfortunately, the new status quo overrode the old supporting cast, driving a wedge between Hal Jordan fans and Kyle Rayner fans.
* In the mid-2000s, DC Comics would return Hal Jordan to his former glory, by [[RetCon explaining]] that "Parallax" was actually the name of an imprisoned [[EldritchAbomination cosmic parasite]] that [[EmotionEater fed on fear]] and [[DrivenToMadness corrupted]] Jordan through his Power Ring. Furthermore, Parallax was blamed as the source of Green Lantern's infamous weakness towards yellow, by revealing that emotions of fear are attuned to the color yellow, as per a pseudo-mystical "emotional color spectrum" shared by all living creatures, with "green" attuned to the neutral emotion of "willpower". Later developments would [[AdaptationDistillation merge the Jordan and Rayner eras]], have the Guardians descend further into KnightTemplar-hood, and introduce the rest of the spectrum and their corresponding Lantern Corps, such as Agent Orange or the Sinestro Corps.

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* In the '70s, Green Lantern shared his title with fellow DC Comics hero ComicBook/GreenArrow for a [[DarkerAndEdgier more socially-aware series that dealt with realistic topics]].topics. Notably, it featured Hal Jordan facing his ignorance about the plight of African-American oppression, and helping Green Arrow cope with his young sidekick becoming a drug addict. [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny Although its activism seems outdated from a recent perspective]], perspective, at the time it was groundbreaking to tackle such subjects in a superhero comic.
* In the mid-'90s, [[FaceHeelTurn Hal Jordan became a supervillain called "Parallax"]] "Parallax" due to witnessing the destruction of his hometown, Coast City. After Parallax obliterated the entire Green Lantern Corps, a single new replacement was chosen in geeky graphic artist Kyle Rayner, who brought in a whole new generation of readers with his [[OneOfUs nerd-chic attitude]] attitude and more imaginative use of his Green Lantern powers. Unfortunately, the new status quo overrode the old supporting cast, driving a wedge between Hal Jordan fans and Kyle Rayner fans.
* In the mid-2000s, DC Comics would return Hal Jordan to his former glory, by [[RetCon explaining]] explaining that "Parallax" was actually the name of an imprisoned [[EldritchAbomination cosmic parasite]] parasite that [[EmotionEater fed on fear]] fear and [[DrivenToMadness corrupted]] corrupted Jordan through his Power Ring. Furthermore, Parallax was blamed as the source of Green Lantern's infamous weakness towards yellow, by revealing that emotions of fear are attuned to the color yellow, as per a pseudo-mystical "emotional color spectrum" shared by all living creatures, with "green" attuned to the neutral emotion of "willpower". Later developments would [[AdaptationDistillation merge the Jordan and Rayner eras]], eras, have the Guardians descend further into KnightTemplar-hood, and introduce the rest of the spectrum and their corresponding Lantern Corps, such as Agent Orange or the Sinestro Corps.



* ''Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps'', likewise part of the DC Rebirth initiative, focuses on Hal Jordan in the wake of the disappearnce of the rest of the Corps. Basically covers what Hal's off doing while Simon and Jessica watch over Earth.

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* ''Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps'', likewise part of the DC Rebirth initiative, focuses on Hal Jordan in the wake of the disappearnce disappearance of the rest of the Corps. Basically covers what Hal's off doing while Simon and Jessica watch over Earth.



With a Corps of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters over 7,000 alien enforcers]], you better believe there's a [[Characters/GreenLantern Character Sheet]]. And if you're still confused about why there's so many Lanterns or how willpower tastes like green, feel free to read the [[Synopsis/GreenLantern Synopsis]].

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With a Corps of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters over 7,000 alien enforcers]], enforcers, you better believe there's a [[Characters/GreenLantern Character Sheet]]. And if you're still confused about why there's so many Lanterns or how willpower tastes like green, feel free to read the [[Synopsis/GreenLantern Synopsis]].



* AIIsACrapshoot: Before forming the Green Lanterns, the Guardians tried a lil' automated help with the android Manhunters, who were so good at their job... [[spoiler:they annihilated all life in Sector 666]]. After dispossessing the Manhunters, the Guardians proved they never learn by creating the cyborg [[InternalAffairs Alpha Lanterns]].

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Before forming the Green Lanterns, the Guardians tried a lil' automated help with the android Manhunters, who were so good at their job... [[spoiler:they annihilated all life in Sector 666]]. After dispossessing the Manhunters, the Guardians proved they never learn by creating the cyborg [[InternalAffairs Alpha Lanterns]].Lanterns.



* AngryBlackMan: [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] John Stewart. He cooled off thanks to later writers, becoming more contemplative, but he still has his moments.

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* AngryBlackMan: [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] John Stewart.Stewart in UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. He cooled off thanks to later writers, becoming more contemplative, but he still has his moments.
9th Sep '16 12:43:10 PM andersonh1
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** And ''again'', post-Convergence, Hal's is on the run without his ring, though this time it was his idea in order to take the fall for the rest of the Corps, whose reputation had suffered after the events of the Third Army and the Durlan war. Kilowog is in on the plan, so Hal has someone to vouch for him.

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** And ''again'', post-Convergence, Hal's is Post-Convergence, Hal was on the run without his ring, ring for a year's worth of issues during the aptly-named "Renegade" storyline, though this time it was his idea in order to take the fall for the rest of the Corps, whose reputation had suffered after the events of the Third Army and the Durlan war. Kilowog is in on the plan, so Hal has someone to vouch for him. As of "Rebirth", Hal has forged a new ring and is back in uniform.
21st Aug '16 5:50:46 PM empireofthesky
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[[caption-width-right:349:The humans chosen to be a Green Lantern, clockwise from the top: [[TheHero Hal Jordan]], [[MilitarySuperhero John Stewart]], [[MrImagination Kyle Rayner]], [[AntiHero Simon Baz]], & [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Guy Gardner]]. Not pictured: [[BadassGrandpa Alan Scott]], Charlie Vickers, & Jennifer-Lynn Hayden.]]

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[[caption-width-right:349:The humans chosen to be a Green Lantern, clockwise from the top: [[TheHero Hal Jordan]], [[MilitarySuperhero John Stewart]], [[MrImagination Kyle Rayner]], [[AntiHero Simon Baz]], & [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Guy Gardner]]. Not pictured: [[BadassGrandpa Alan Scott]], Charlie Vickers, & Jennifer-Lynn Hayden.Hayden, & Jessica Cruz.]]
28th Jul '16 10:07:42 PM vorpalgirl
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* ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns''

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* ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns''''ComicBook/GreenLanterns'' (written by Geoff Johns and Sam Humphries), part of the ComicBook/DCRebirth initiative, stars rookie Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz as they learned to work together to defend the Earth.
* ''Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps'', likewise part of the DC Rebirth initiative, focuses on Hal Jordan in the wake of the disappearnce of the rest of the Corps. Basically covers what Hal's off doing while Simon and Jessica watch over Earth.
28th Jul '16 8:58:29 AM rafi
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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' (written by Robert Vendetti), starring Hal Jordan who is currently a renegade, trying to take the fall for the poor reputation the Corps has obtained in recent months after the events of "Rise of the Third Army".
* ''[[ComicBook/GreenLanternLostArmy Green Lantern: Lost Army]]'' (written by Cullen Bunn), starring John Stewart, leading a group of Green Lanterns lost in an unknown universe.

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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' ''Green Lantern'' (written by Robert Vendetti), starring Hal Jordan who is currently a renegade, trying to take the fall for the poor reputation the Corps has obtained in recent months after the events of "Rise of the Third Army".
* ''[[ComicBook/GreenLanternLostArmy Green ''Green Lantern: Lost Army]]'' Army'' (written by Cullen Bunn), starring John Stewart, leading a group of Green Lanterns lost in an unknown universe.


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25th Jul '16 9:24:34 AM andersonh1
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* TheExile: Hal Jordan was exiled from Earth for a year by the Guardians, as punishment for not responding to a distress call from Ungara because he was helping Carol Ferris with business problems. Normally such an offense would have meant expulsion from the Corps, but his exemplary record saved him from that fate.
** He was later expelled from the Corps much later due to his cavorting with "known enemies of the Corps" (read:the New Guardians) and [[spoiler:managing to will his ring into killing Krona, who was then like a Guardian in all but name]].
** And ''again'', post-Convergence, Hal's been sent on the run and stripped of his ring.


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* TheExile: Hal Jordan was exiled from Earth for a year by the Guardians, as punishment for not responding to a distress call from Ungara because he was helping Carol Ferris with business problems. Normally such an offense would have meant expulsion from the Corps, but his exemplary record saved him from that fate.
** He was later expelled from the Corps much later due to his cavorting with "known enemies of the Corps" (read:the New Guardians) and [[spoiler:managing to will his ring into killing Krona, who was then like a Guardian in all but name]].
** And ''again'', post-Convergence, Hal's is on the run without his ring, though this time it was his idea in order to take the fall for the rest of the Corps, whose reputation had suffered after the events of the Third Army and the Durlan war. Kilowog is in on the plan, so Hal has someone to vouch for him.
18th Jul '16 11:09:36 AM andersonh1
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to Hal's girlfriend, Jillian "Cowgirl" Pearlman? Her last appearance was before Blackest Night began to ramp up, and she hasn't been seen since. The nature of her relationship with Hal remains unresolved.
18th Jul '16 11:03:55 AM andersonh1
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* TheScapegoat: Hal takes on this role after the Guardians severely damaged the reputation of the Corps by trying to create the Third Army, and after the Durlans made things worse. He steals the gauntlet of Krona and "goes rogue", planning to take the fall for the rest of the Corps, so they can regain their reputation as stalwart and trustworthy lawmen.
9th Jul '16 6:32:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Ganthet to Kyle in the '90s; today, him and Sayd for the Blue Lantern Corps.
** Also, Hal (as The Spectre) qualifies; quoted in ''Green Lantern'' (Vol. 3) #142:
-->'''Spectre''': ...Be prepared. It is coming. Make yourself whole.
-->'''Kyle''': Very... very Ben Kenobi of you, Hal...
** Alan Scott as well. Early on in Kyle's run as Green Lantern, Alan got him on the right track with how to use his ring and accept his position.
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