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->''"In Blackest Day, In Brightest Night\\
Beware your fears made into light\\
Let those who try to stop what's right\\
Burn like his power... Sinestro's might!"''\\
--'''[[AlwaysChaoticEvil Sinestro Corps]] Oath'''

Following his defeat in ''GreenLantern: Rebirth,'' {{Sinestro}} has retreated back to Qward, where he has taken over and started to amass an army of Yellow Lanterns capable of "instilling great fear." Modeling his army after the Green Lantern Corps and allying himself with the Anti-Monitor, he launches an all out war against the Green Lanterns.

A BatFamilyCrossover between ''GreenLantern'', issues #21 through #25, and ''Green Lantern Corps'', issues #14 through #18 with a prologue in the form of ''Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1'' (plus a single tie in with ''BlueBeetle'' #20), the Sinestro Corps War is the critically acclaimed second part of GeoffJohns' Green Lantern "trilogy." (preceded by ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' and succeeded by ''BlackestNight''.)

The story entered production in 2006 and was released following the ''Sinestro Corps Special'' in June 2007. It proved to be a massive success, financially and critically. Fans consider it among the best Green Lantern stories and it is easy to see why. It introduced new storyline concepts including the variously colored Lantern Corps and the emotional spectrum. It also brought back many Green Lanterns not seen in over 20 years such as Mogo and Sodam Yat.
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!!This crossover contains examples of:

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: It's established that "Ion" is actually the embodiment of willpower, just as Parallax is the embodiment of fear. The rest of the emotional spectrum weren't covered for some time.
* AnArmAndALeg: When Risk attempts to take revenge of Superman-Prime for tearing off his arm during ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Superman-Prime responds by tearing off his left arm.
* AscendedExtra: Many of the Sinestro Corps members. An example? Low and Maash have their own action figures now. "Who are Low and Maash?" you ask? They appear in the background of a few scenes.
* AscendedMeme: It didn't quite reach meme levels, but there's a rooftop fight with the sound effect "eepaa". The sound effect's origin? A one off gag in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''. (This is lampshaded in the commentary in the back of ''The Sinestro Corps War Volume Two''.)
-->Maybe it's the sound of Sinestro throwing Green Lantern into a vat of acid. Eepaa!
** Sadly, no vats of acid were involved.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Sinestro makes this boast while he, Hal, and Kyle fight.
--> '''Sinestro:''' As long as there is life, the universe will never be without fear!
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: [[MilitarySuperhero John]] forms a sniper rifle construct to take on Bedovian.
* BigDamnHeroes: ''Repeatedly.'' The Lost Lanterns on Qward, Kilowog's squad on Mogo, John and Guy on Qward...
* BreakoutCharacter: The Green Lantern franchise as a whole, in the larger DC universe. Most directly, ''Sinestro Corps''' success got its sequel ''BlackestNight'' expanded from a BatFamilyCrossover to a full-blown CrisisCrossover.
* BringIt: After Hal, Kyle and Sinestro have all had their rings drained and end up on a rooftop, Sinestro just glares at them. "Come on, then. The both of you."
* CListFodder: Particularly [[spoiler: Jack Chance]], who Geoff Johns admits was killed for being "Guy Gardner-lite".
* ColdSniper: Bedovian
* ColonyDrop: When discussing how to defeat the Anti-Monitor:
-->'''John:''' That'd take the grenade the size of a moon.
-->'''Guy:''' Hey, Johnny Boy... ''[points to Warworld]'' ...what do ya think ''that'' is?
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Obviously, but subverted by Parallax, who wears green while possessing Kyle.
* CombatBreakdown: Sinestro vs. Hal and Kyle, after all three get their rings drained.
* TheDeadHaveNames: During the epilogue, Vath insists on reciting the names of every Lantern killed in action.
* DeathSeeker: Henshaw / Cyborg-Superman, who only works for the Anti-Monitor because it's promised to kill him once and for all.
** UnwantedRevival: He almost gets his wish, but is revived by his Manhunters at the very end.
* DemonicPossession: Parallax does this to Kyle, and the resulting monstrosity [[spoiler: later absorbs Hal as well. This backfires: neither of them could beat him individually, but together they fight their way out from the inside.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Coast City was already suffering from morale problems after being destroyed in ''TheDeathOfSuperman'', and Sinestro intended to hit the event horizon by razing it ''again''. Averted when the people support the Green Lanterns and refuse to evacuate.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Hannu PUNCHES The Anti-Monitor.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Henshaw, who just wants to die, and Superboy-Prime, who wants revenge for losing his Earth.
* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Technically it's not; Oa is. But played straight because of:
* TheEarthPrimeTheory: The Sinestros don't want the center of the universe, they want the center of the ''multiverse''.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad and TheDragon: Sinestro and the Anti-Monitor, though YMMV which is which: the Anti-Monitor has far more power and officially holds the higher position of Guardian; but [[TheHeavy it's Sinestro's corps, his plan, and he's calling the shots]]. That the "lower" one could be a DragonInChief just complicates things further. Seems to fall just shy of being a BigBadDuumvirate, though.
** TheEvilGenius: Hank Henshaw
** TheBrute: Parallax
** TheDarkChick: Superboy-Prime - as powerful as any of them, but the most unstable. Becomes the SixthRangerTraitor by the end.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When the Guardians of the Universe decide to rewrite the Book of Oa, they tore out the "BlackestNight" prophecy. Ganthet and Sayd, fellow Guardians who objected to this and are thus kicked out, later explained the prophecy.
* GeniusLoci: Mogo (sentient planet), Ranx (sentient space-faring mega-city).
* GodzillaThreshold: The threat from a rival Lantern Corps is so great that the Guardians decide to revoke ThouShaltNotKill. On a smaller note, Hannu lights up his ring against the Anti-Monitor, when he usually takes personal pride in ''never'' using the thing.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: It's established that Sinestro can handle himself well in a fist fight.
* HeroKiller: Superboy-Prime and the Anti-Monitor. When they arrive on Earth, the entire situation takes a turn for the horrible.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Bedovian and John Stewart.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Amon Sur mocks Hal for being despised and abandoned by his Corps. Enter the Lost Lanterns (who hold a grudge against Hal / Parallax for leaving them for dead in space) to correct him.
--> "Despised is one thing, but abandoned? ''That'' the Green Lantern Corps don't do."
* LegionOfDoom: Sinestro, Parallax, Cyborg-Superman, Superboy-Prime, and ''[[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths the Anti-Monitor]]''? [-...[[IWantMyMommy Mother.]]-]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This is DC, so of course, but there are tons and tons of Sinestro Corpsmen with distinct appearances, names, and backgrounds who really only appear for a page or two.
* MassOhCrap: The yellow lanterns realizing that the greens are now allowed to use lethal force against them.
* MonumentalDamage: The Sinestro Corps destroy the Statue of Liberty and, somehow, replace it with a statue of their leader while they're busy invading Earth. Kyle and Guy fix it during the epilogue. Averted with the bit at Mount Rushmore, as the mountain doesn't take any damage.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: When Superboy-Prime does away with the Anti-Monitor, [[spoiler:[[BlackestNight allowing Nekron to claim the body]]]].
* NietzscheWannabe: Henshaw
* OmnicidalNeutral: Superboy-Prime stops caring about sides, deciding he'd really rather just kill anything that moves. "I'll take EVERYONE! Both Corps! Bring it on!"
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Superboy-Prime sits on the Moon watching Earth for much of the Sinestro War. When he finally gets involved, he does whatever he wants including punking his own teammates. (Though who knows why Sinestro thought Prime would work alongside the being who destroyed his universe.)
** Presumably, Sinestro thought that since there were now 52 (known) universes, Prime would be able to find one to suit him, not to mention the fact that he misjudged Prime's hatred of the Anti-Monitor to that of the DCU (as it turns out, Prime hates the Anti-Monitor ''slightly'' more than Earth-0).
*** It's more than that. The Anti-Monitor wanted to destroy all the earths, which would have ruined Sinestro's plans. Superboy-Prime wanted to destroy the Anti-Monitor and find his way back home. Cyborg-Superman had incredible resources and means to control them efficiently, wanted to die, and the Anti-Monitor was his only way to do so (and then, only after everything else was done -- the Cyborg had been planning on pushing the issue earlier). Sinestro picked three OmnicidalManiac teammates for their raw power, and then had them pitted against each other so that they'd likely destroy each other once their plans advance to a point they'd threaten Sinestro's.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Its War, so quite a few, a notable one however...
-->'''Sodam Yat as [[SuperMode Ion]]''': Now where were we?
-->'''[[HeroKiller Superboy-Prime]]''': '''Ion''' huh? you act tough, but you don't look so special to me.
* PsychoRangers: The Sinestro Corps. A handful of Lanterns even have specific {{Evil Counterpart}}s: Arkillo for Kilowog, Ranx for Mogo, Superboy-Prime for Sodam Yat, Enkafos for Salaak, even a guy called Romat-Ru for Tomar-Tu!
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Most of the {{Superman}} fights had this, with everyone being punched across cities and whatnot.
* {{Retcon}}: Just like ''Rebirth'' established Hal Jordan and Parallax as two separate beings, ''Sinestro Corps'' reveals that Ion is an entity separate from Kyle Rayner.
* SealedEvilInACan: Ganthet and Sayd dissect Parallax and seal him in four separate prisons - the Lantern batteries of the Earth-based Lanterns. The Anti-Monitor also becomes trapped in the Black Lantern Battery.
* SealedEvilInASixPack: The fear entity Parallax is captured by the Guardians of the Universe and split into four pieces, each stored in the power batteries of the four Earth Lanterns.
* SequelHook: Before the climax, Ganthet and Sayd explain that more Lantern Corps will be emerging, and at the end they begin laying out the foundations for the Blue Corps.
** TheStinger: Another Hook: The Anti-Monitor's body is drawn to a dead planet and becomes the Black Lanterns' Power Battery. We also see black-ringed hands rising from graves, but that's just metaphorical. For now.
* ShoutOut: When Karu-Sil comments that Earth's beasts are weak:
-->'''Guy:''' You ever see ''"Film/{{Red Dawn|1984}}"''? ''[makes constructs of]'' '''"Wolverines!"'''
** Also to the UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan - said wolverines are [[StealthPun wearing U of M armbands]], and Guy's got a U of M sticker on his lantern battery.
** Plus during the fight on the US West Coast, Kilowog and Arkillo go through the San Diego Comic-Con.
** Hal refers to Lyssa Drax as the "[[WizardOfOz Wicked Witch]]", and then uses his ring to create a house which he then drops on her.
** John calls the Anti Monitor [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Marshmallow Man]] before the Green Lantern Corps engages him.
* SpaceWhale: Ion's true form.
* StartOfDarkness: In retrospect, this war was one for the Guardians. The Sinestros and other emotion-powered Lantern Corps that emerged afterward terrified them so much that they started taking more extreme steps to fight them, until they tried to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill get rid of emotion altogether]].
* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: Kyle's life was already the trope namer for "Women in Refrigerators", but now it turns out that the disease that killed his mother was a ''sentient virus'' who joined the Sinestro Corps. Sinestro lets him know this to weaken his mental defenses against [[PuppeteerParasite Parallax]].
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: During the invasion of Earth, Salaak tells other Lanterns not to get involved in Kilowog vs. Arkillo.
* ThouShaltNotKill: No longer enforced. (Hey, if real-life cops can shoot to kill, why can't SpacePolice?) Rather than take it too far in the other direction, debates over proper use of this power continued being discussed within the Corps even after the war. Most Lanterns (including the human leads) make it a point to leave killing as a last resort.
* TookALevelInBadass: Every GL still alive after the Battle of Mogo, but particuarly a young Daxamite named Sodam Yat. Who was a simple nobody until he was given the Ion Entity to [[SuperMode increase his powers 100 fold]] (Oh and Daxamites have [[SuperpowerLottery all the powers of Superman]]).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The commentary in the second collection reveals that Parallax was going to take over Guy and John in addition to Kyle. This was rejected because it distracted from the rest of the story and would've led to VillainDecay by making him less unique.
* XanatosGambit: Sinestro set things up so that no matter what the outcome was, he would win. Either he and his troops gained control of the Multiverse, or he forced the Green Lantern Corps into adopting more aggressive tactics that he feels would be more suitable to bringing order to the Universe.

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[[caption-width-right:250:Magenta space Hitler is go!]]

->''"In Blackest Day, In Brightest Night\\
Beware your fears made into light\\
Let those who try to stop what's right\\
Burn like his power... Sinestro's might!"''\\
--'''[[AlwaysChaoticEvil Sinestro Corps]] Oath'''

Following his defeat in ''GreenLantern: Rebirth,'' {{Sinestro}} has retreated back to Qward, where he has taken over and started to amass an army of Yellow Lanterns capable of "instilling great fear." Modeling his army after the Green Lantern Corps and allying himself with the Anti-Monitor, he launches an all out war against the Green Lanterns.

A BatFamilyCrossover between ''GreenLantern'', issues #21 through #25, and ''Green Lantern Corps'', issues #14 through #18 with a prologue in the form of ''Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1'' (plus a single tie in with ''BlueBeetle'' #20), the Sinestro Corps War is the critically acclaimed second part of GeoffJohns' Green Lantern "trilogy." (preceded by ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' and succeeded by ''BlackestNight''.)

The story entered production in 2006 and was released following the ''Sinestro Corps Special'' in June 2007. It proved to be a massive success, financially and critically. Fans consider it among the best Green Lantern stories and it is easy to see why. It introduced new storyline concepts including the variously colored Lantern Corps and the emotional spectrum. It also brought back many Green Lanterns not seen in over 20 years such as Mogo and Sodam Yat.
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!!This crossover contains examples of:

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: It's established that "Ion" is actually the embodiment of willpower, just as Parallax is the embodiment of fear. The rest of the emotional spectrum weren't covered for some time.
* AnArmAndALeg: When Risk attempts to take revenge of Superman-Prime for tearing off his arm during ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Superman-Prime responds by tearing off his left arm.
* AscendedExtra: Many of the Sinestro Corps members. An example? Low and Maash have their own action figures now. "Who are Low and Maash?" you ask? They appear in the background of a few scenes.
* AscendedMeme: It didn't quite reach meme levels, but there's a rooftop fight with the sound effect "eepaa". The sound effect's origin? A one off gag in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''. (This is lampshaded in the commentary in the back of ''The Sinestro Corps War Volume Two''.)
-->Maybe it's the sound of Sinestro throwing Green Lantern into a vat of acid. Eepaa!
** Sadly, no vats of acid were involved.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Sinestro makes this boast while he, Hal, and Kyle fight.
--> '''Sinestro:''' As long as there is life, the universe will never be without fear!
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: [[MilitarySuperhero John]] forms a sniper rifle construct to take on Bedovian.
* BigDamnHeroes: ''Repeatedly.'' The Lost Lanterns on Qward, Kilowog's squad on Mogo, John and Guy on Qward...
* BreakoutCharacter: The Green Lantern franchise as a whole, in the larger DC universe. Most directly, ''Sinestro Corps''' success got its sequel ''BlackestNight'' expanded from a BatFamilyCrossover to a full-blown CrisisCrossover.
* BringIt: After Hal, Kyle and Sinestro have all had their rings drained and end up on a rooftop, Sinestro just glares at them. "Come on, then. The both of you."
* CListFodder: Particularly [[spoiler: Jack Chance]], who Geoff Johns admits was killed for being "Guy Gardner-lite".
* ColdSniper: Bedovian
* ColonyDrop: When discussing how to defeat the Anti-Monitor:
-->'''John:''' That'd take the grenade the size of a moon.
-->'''Guy:''' Hey, Johnny Boy... ''[points to Warworld]'' ...what do ya think ''that'' is?
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Obviously, but subverted by Parallax, who wears green while possessing Kyle.
* CombatBreakdown: Sinestro vs. Hal and Kyle, after all three get their rings drained.
* TheDeadHaveNames: During the epilogue, Vath insists on reciting the names of every Lantern killed in action.
* DeathSeeker: Henshaw / Cyborg-Superman, who only works for the Anti-Monitor because it's promised to kill him once and for all.
** UnwantedRevival: He almost gets his wish, but is revived by his Manhunters at the very end.
* DemonicPossession: Parallax does this to Kyle, and the resulting monstrosity [[spoiler: later absorbs Hal as well. This backfires: neither of them could beat him individually, but together they fight their way out from the inside.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Coast City was already suffering from morale problems after being destroyed in ''TheDeathOfSuperman'', and Sinestro intended to hit the event horizon by razing it ''again''. Averted when the people support the Green Lanterns and refuse to evacuate.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Hannu PUNCHES The Anti-Monitor.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Henshaw, who just wants to die, and Superboy-Prime, who wants revenge for losing his Earth.
* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Technically it's not; Oa is. But played straight because of:
* TheEarthPrimeTheory: The Sinestros don't want the center of the universe, they want the center of the ''multiverse''.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad and TheDragon: Sinestro and the Anti-Monitor, though YMMV which is which: the Anti-Monitor has far more power and officially holds the higher position of Guardian; but [[TheHeavy it's Sinestro's corps, his plan, and he's calling the shots]]. That the "lower" one could be a DragonInChief just complicates things further. Seems to fall just shy of being a BigBadDuumvirate, though.
** TheEvilGenius: Hank Henshaw
** TheBrute: Parallax
** TheDarkChick: Superboy-Prime - as powerful as any of them, but the most unstable. Becomes the SixthRangerTraitor by the end.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When the Guardians of the Universe decide to rewrite the Book of Oa, they tore out the "BlackestNight" prophecy. Ganthet and Sayd, fellow Guardians who objected to this and are thus kicked out, later explained the prophecy.
* GeniusLoci: Mogo (sentient planet), Ranx (sentient space-faring mega-city).
* GodzillaThreshold: The threat from a rival Lantern Corps is so great that the Guardians decide to revoke ThouShaltNotKill. On a smaller note, Hannu lights up his ring against the Anti-Monitor, when he usually takes personal pride in ''never'' using the thing.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: It's established that Sinestro can handle himself well in a fist fight.
* HeroKiller: Superboy-Prime and the Anti-Monitor. When they arrive on Earth, the entire situation takes a turn for the horrible.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Bedovian and John Stewart.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Amon Sur mocks Hal for being despised and abandoned by his Corps. Enter the Lost Lanterns (who hold a grudge against Hal / Parallax for leaving them for dead in space) to correct him.
--> "Despised is one thing, but abandoned? ''That'' the Green Lantern Corps don't do."
* LegionOfDoom: Sinestro, Parallax, Cyborg-Superman, Superboy-Prime, and ''[[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths the Anti-Monitor]]''? [-...[[IWantMyMommy Mother.]]-]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This is DC, so of course, but there are tons and tons of Sinestro Corpsmen with distinct appearances, names, and backgrounds who really only appear for a page or two.
* MassOhCrap: The yellow lanterns realizing that the greens are now allowed to use lethal force against them.
* MonumentalDamage: The Sinestro Corps destroy the Statue of Liberty and, somehow, replace it with a statue of their leader while they're busy invading Earth. Kyle and Guy fix it during the epilogue. Averted with the bit at Mount Rushmore, as the mountain doesn't take any damage.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: When Superboy-Prime does away with the Anti-Monitor, [[spoiler:[[BlackestNight allowing Nekron to claim the body]]]].
* NietzscheWannabe: Henshaw
* OmnicidalNeutral: Superboy-Prime stops caring about sides, deciding he'd really rather just kill anything that moves. "I'll take EVERYONE! Both Corps! Bring it on!"
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Superboy-Prime sits on the Moon watching Earth for much of the Sinestro War. When he finally gets involved, he does whatever he wants including punking his own teammates. (Though who knows why Sinestro thought Prime would work alongside the being who destroyed his universe.)
** Presumably, Sinestro thought that since there were now 52 (known) universes, Prime would be able to find one to suit him, not to mention the fact that he misjudged Prime's hatred of the Anti-Monitor to that of the DCU (as it turns out, Prime hates the Anti-Monitor ''slightly'' more than Earth-0).
*** It's more than that. The Anti-Monitor wanted to destroy all the earths, which would have ruined Sinestro's plans. Superboy-Prime wanted to destroy the Anti-Monitor and find his way back home. Cyborg-Superman had incredible resources and means to control them efficiently, wanted to die, and the Anti-Monitor was his only way to do so (and then, only after everything else was done -- the Cyborg had been planning on pushing the issue earlier). Sinestro picked three OmnicidalManiac teammates for their raw power, and then had them pitted against each other so that they'd likely destroy each other once their plans advance to a point they'd threaten Sinestro's.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Its War, so quite a few, a notable one however...
-->'''Sodam Yat as [[SuperMode Ion]]''': Now where were we?
-->'''[[HeroKiller Superboy-Prime]]''': '''Ion''' huh? you act tough, but you don't look so special to me.
* PsychoRangers: The Sinestro Corps. A handful of Lanterns even have specific {{Evil Counterpart}}s: Arkillo for Kilowog, Ranx for Mogo, Superboy-Prime for Sodam Yat, Enkafos for Salaak, even a guy called Romat-Ru for Tomar-Tu!
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Most of the {{Superman}} fights had this, with everyone being punched across cities and whatnot.
* {{Retcon}}: Just like ''Rebirth'' established Hal Jordan and Parallax as two separate beings, ''Sinestro Corps'' reveals that Ion is an entity separate from Kyle Rayner.
* SealedEvilInACan: Ganthet and Sayd dissect Parallax and seal him in four separate prisons - the Lantern batteries of the Earth-based Lanterns. The Anti-Monitor also becomes trapped in the Black Lantern Battery.
* SealedEvilInASixPack: The fear entity Parallax is captured by the Guardians of the Universe and split into four pieces, each stored in the power batteries of the four Earth Lanterns.
* SequelHook: Before the climax, Ganthet and Sayd explain that more Lantern Corps will be emerging, and at the end they begin laying out the foundations for the Blue Corps.
** TheStinger: Another Hook: The Anti-Monitor's body is drawn to a dead planet and becomes the Black Lanterns' Power Battery. We also see black-ringed hands rising from graves, but that's just metaphorical. For now.
* ShoutOut: When Karu-Sil comments that Earth's beasts are weak:
-->'''Guy:''' You ever see ''"Film/{{Red Dawn|1984}}"''? ''[makes constructs of]'' '''"Wolverines!"'''
** Also to the UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan - said wolverines are [[StealthPun wearing U of M armbands]], and Guy's got a U of M sticker on his lantern battery.
** Plus during the fight on the US West Coast, Kilowog and Arkillo go through the San Diego Comic-Con.
** Hal refers to Lyssa Drax as the "[[WizardOfOz Wicked Witch]]", and then uses his ring to create a house which he then drops on her.
** John calls the Anti Monitor [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Marshmallow Man]] before the Green Lantern Corps engages him.
* SpaceWhale: Ion's true form.
* StartOfDarkness: In retrospect, this war was one for the Guardians. The Sinestros and other emotion-powered Lantern Corps that emerged afterward terrified them so much that they started taking more extreme steps to fight them, until they tried to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill get rid of emotion altogether]].
* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: Kyle's life was already the trope namer for "Women in Refrigerators", but now it turns out that the disease that killed his mother was a ''sentient virus'' who joined the Sinestro Corps. Sinestro lets him know this to weaken his mental defenses against [[PuppeteerParasite Parallax]].
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: During the invasion of Earth, Salaak tells other Lanterns not to get involved in Kilowog vs. Arkillo.
* ThouShaltNotKill: No longer enforced. (Hey, if real-life cops can shoot to kill, why can't SpacePolice?) Rather than take it too far in the other direction, debates over proper use of this power continued being discussed within the Corps even after the war. Most Lanterns (including the human leads) make it a point to leave killing as a last resort.
* TookALevelInBadass: Every GL still alive after the Battle of Mogo, but particuarly a young Daxamite named Sodam Yat. Who was a simple nobody until he was given the Ion Entity to [[SuperMode increase his powers 100 fold]] (Oh and Daxamites have [[SuperpowerLottery all the powers of Superman]]).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The commentary in the second collection reveals that Parallax was going to take over Guy and John in addition to Kyle. This was rejected because it distracted from the rest of the story and would've led to VillainDecay by making him less unique.
* XanatosGambit: Sinestro set things up so that no matter what the outcome was, he would win. Either he and his troops gained control of the Multiverse, or he forced the Green Lantern Corps into adopting more aggressive tactics that he feels would be more suitable to bringing order to the Universe.
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12th Dec '13 12:47:22 PM MarkLungo
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->"In Blackest Day, In Brightest Night\\

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->"In ->''"In Blackest Day, In Brightest Night\\



Burn like his power... Sinestro's might!"
--> [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Sinestro Corps]] Oath

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Burn like his power... Sinestro's might!"
--> [[AlwaysChaoticEvil
might!"''\\
--'''[[AlwaysChaoticEvil
Sinestro Corps]] Oath
Oath'''



** Also to the University of Michigan - said wolverines are [[StealthPun wearing U of M armbands]], and Guy's got a U of M sticker on his lantern battery.

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** Also to the University of Michigan UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan - said wolverines are [[StealthPun wearing U of M armbands]], and Guy's got a U of M sticker on his lantern battery.



** John calls the Anti Monitor [[{{Ghostbusters}} Marshmallow Man]] before the Green Lantern Corps engages him.

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** John calls the Anti Monitor [[{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Marshmallow Man]] before the Green Lantern Corps engages him.
5th Nov '13 10:35:05 AM BlackTemplar
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** John calls the Anti Monitor [[{{Ghostbusters}} Marshmallow Man]] before the Green Lantern Corps engages him.
31st Oct '13 9:55:38 PM foxley
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* AnArmAndALeg: When Risk attempts to take revenge of Superman-Prime for tearing off his arm during ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Superman-Prime responds by tearing off his left arm.
14th Jul '13 3:38:43 PM W43
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** Hal refers to Lyssa Drax as the "[[WizardOfOz Wicked Witch]]", and then uses his ring to create a house which he then drops on her.
17th Jun '13 6:01:37 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* HeroKiller: Superman-Prime and the Anti-Monitor, when they showed up on Earth. Shit got serious.

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* HeroKiller: Superman-Prime Superboy-Prime and the Anti-Monitor, when Anti-Monitor. When they showed up arrive on Earth. Shit got serious.Earth, the entire situation takes a turn for the horrible.



*** It's more than that. The Anti-Monitor wanted to destroy all the earths, which would have ruined Sinestro's plans. Superboy-Prime wanted to destroy the Anti-Monitor and find his way back home. Cyborg Superman had incredible resources and means to control them efficiently, wanted to die, and the Anti-Monitor was his only way to do so (and then, only after everything else was done -- the Cyborg had been planning on pushing the issue earlier). Sinestro picked three OmnicidalManiac teammates for their raw power, and then had them pitted against each other so that they'd likely destroy each other once their plans advance to a point they'd threaten Sinestro's.

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*** It's more than that. The Anti-Monitor wanted to destroy all the earths, which would have ruined Sinestro's plans. Superboy-Prime wanted to destroy the Anti-Monitor and find his way back home. Cyborg Superman Cyborg-Superman had incredible resources and means to control them efficiently, wanted to die, and the Anti-Monitor was his only way to do so (and then, only after everything else was done -- the Cyborg had been planning on pushing the issue earlier). Sinestro picked three OmnicidalManiac teammates for their raw power, and then had them pitted against each other so that they'd likely destroy each other once their plans advance to a point they'd threaten Sinestro's.



-->'''[[HeroKiller Superman-Prime]]''': '''Ion''' huh? you act tough, but you don't look so special to me.

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-->'''[[HeroKiller Superman-Prime]]''': Superboy-Prime]]''': '''Ion''' huh? you act tough, but you don't look so special to me.
11th Jun '13 4:14:45 PM Drakkenmensch
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* MassiveOhCrap: The yellow lanterns realizing that the greens are now allowed to use lethal force against them.

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* MassiveOhCrap: MassOhCrap: The yellow lanterns realizing that the greens are now allowed to use lethal force against them.
11th Jun '13 4:14:21 PM Drakkenmensch
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* MassiveOhCrap: The yellow lanterns realizing that the greens are now allowed to use lethal force against them.
27th May '13 2:00:26 PM VampireBuddha
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Following his defeat in ''GreenLantern: Rebirth,'' {{Sinestro}} has retreated back to Qward, where he has taken over and started to amass an army of Yellow Lanterns capable of "instilling great fear." Modeling his army after the Green Lantern Corps and allying himself with the Anti-Monitor, he launches an all out war against the Green Lanterns. What follows is an epic with one CrowningMomentOfAwesome after another.

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Following his defeat in ''GreenLantern: Rebirth,'' {{Sinestro}} has retreated back to Qward, where he has taken over and started to amass an army of Yellow Lanterns capable of "instilling great fear." Modeling his army after the Green Lantern Corps and allying himself with the Anti-Monitor, he launches an all out war against the Green Lanterns. What follows is an epic with one CrowningMomentOfAwesome after another.
Lanterns.
23rd Feb '13 9:34:09 PM DragonRanger
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* AscendedMeme: It didn't quite reach meme levels, but there's a rooftop fight with the sound effect "eepaa". The sound effect's origin? A one off gag in ''TheSimpsons Movie''. (This is lampshaded in the commentary in the back of ''The Sinestro Corps War Volume Two''.)

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* AscendedMeme: It didn't quite reach meme levels, but there's a rooftop fight with the sound effect "eepaa". The sound effect's origin? A one off gag in ''TheSimpsons Movie''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''. (This is lampshaded in the commentary in the back of ''The Sinestro Corps War Volume Two''.)



* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroes]]: ''Repeatedly.'' The Lost Lanterns on Qward, Kilowog's squad on Mogo, John and Guy on Qward...

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* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroes]]: BigDamnHeroes: ''Repeatedly.'' The Lost Lanterns on Qward, Kilowog's squad on Mogo, John and Guy on Qward...



* CombatBreakdown: Sinestro vs. Hal and Kyle, after all three get their rings drained.

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* CombatBreakdown: Sinestro vs. Hal and Kyle, after all three get their rings drained. drained.
* TheDeadHaveNames: During the epilogue, Vath insists on reciting the names of every Lantern killed in action.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Hannu PUNCHES The Anti-Monitor. '''Without his ring.'''

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Hannu PUNCHES The Anti-Monitor. '''Without his ring.'''



* GodzillaThreshold: The threat from a rival Lantern Corps is so great that the Guardians decide to revoke ThouShaltNotKill. On a smaller note, Hannu lights up his ring against the Anti-Monitor, when he usually takes personal pride in ''never'' using the thing.



-->'''Guy:''' You ever see ''"Film/RedDawn1984"''? ''[makes constructs of]'' '''"Wolverines!"'''

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-->'''Guy:''' You ever see ''"Film/RedDawn1984"''? ''"Film/{{Red Dawn|1984}}"''? ''[makes constructs of]'' '''"Wolverines!"'''



* TheDeadHaveNames: During the epilogue, Vath insists on reciting the names of every Lantern killed in action.
* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: Kyle's life was already the trope namer for "Women in Refridgerators", but now it turns out that the disease that killed his mother was a ''sentient virus'' who joined the Sinestro Corps. Sinestro lets him know this to weaken his mental defences against [[PuppeteerParasite Parallax]].

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* TheDeadHaveNames: During StartOfDarkness: In retrospect, this war was one for the epilogue, Vath insists on reciting the names of every Guardians. The Sinestros and other emotion-powered Lantern killed in action.
Corps that emerged afterward terrified them so much that they started taking more extreme steps to fight them, until they tried to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill get rid of emotion altogether]].
* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: Kyle's life was already the trope namer for "Women in Refridgerators", Refrigerators", but now it turns out that the disease that killed his mother was a ''sentient virus'' who joined the Sinestro Corps. Sinestro lets him know this to weaken his mental defences defenses against [[PuppeteerParasite Parallax]].
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