History Synopsis / GreenLantern

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* '''Harold "Hal" Jordan:''' The updated, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Green Lantern. Replacing magic with SciFi, he was given the Power Battery and Power Ring of the Green Lantern Corps by a dying alien, Abin Sur. [[KryptoniteFactor His weakness]], along with the rest of the Corps, was the color yellow. He's been a perennial member of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. He was deposed as Green Lantern in 1994, as a result of the controversial "Emerald Twilight" storyline in which Hal [[ExecutiveMeddling went insane and killed a lot of people]], an event that saw the Green Lantern franchise [[BrokenBase break in half]]. Kicked around as a BigBad for a while, died, did a stint as {{the Spectre}}, and was finally restored to life and Green Lantern-hood in 2004. Due to having the longest tenure as Green Lantern, he's the flagship character of the franchise, and is the main focus of ''Green Lantern''.

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* '''Harold "Hal" Jordan:''' The updated, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Green Lantern. Replacing magic with SciFi, he was given the Power Battery and Power Ring of the Green Lantern Corps by a dying alien, Abin Sur. [[KryptoniteFactor His weakness]], along with the rest of the Corps, was the color yellow. He's been a perennial member of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. He was deposed as Green Lantern in 1994, as a result of the controversial "Emerald Twilight" storyline in which Hal [[ExecutiveMeddling went insane and killed a lot of people]], an event that saw the Green Lantern franchise [[BrokenBase break in half]]. Kicked around as a BigBad for a while, died, did a stint as {{the ComicBook/{{the Spectre}}, and was finally restored to life and Green Lantern-hood in 2004. Due to having the longest tenure as Green Lantern, he's the flagship character of the franchise, and is the main focus of ''Green Lantern''.
26th Dec '15 8:42:52 PM nombretomado
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Several years would pass until TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks began, and with DC having success relaunching ComicBook/TheFlash, Green Lantern was next in line for revival. In 1959, the series was relaunched, though with major changes, as the series abandoned the magic aspects of the Alan Scott Green Lantern for a science-fiction type relaunch.

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Several years would pass until TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks began, and with DC having success relaunching ComicBook/TheFlash, Green Lantern was next in line for revival. In 1959, the series was relaunched, though with major changes, as the series abandoned the magic aspects of the Alan Scott Green Lantern for a science-fiction type relaunch.



Hal's adventures were some of the Silver Agiest of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, with tons of weird SciFi plot loops and imaginative extrapolations of the core concept. Villains like Sinestro, the renegade Green Lantern with a yellow power ring acquired from the antimatter universe of Qward, or Star Sapphire, Carol Ferris' split-personality alter-ego empowered by the Zamarons, female ''anima'' to the Guardians' ''animus'', were defeated by clever and original use of the simple yet versatile GreenLanternRing. John Broome and Gardner Fox brought in strange plots laced with a subtle -- occasionally a bit ''too'' subtle -- dash of characterization. Alan Scott was even brought back, and the "green flame" was given a {{retcon}}ned link to the Corps.

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Hal's adventures were some of the Silver Agiest of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, with tons of weird SciFi plot loops and imaginative extrapolations of the core concept. Villains like Sinestro, the renegade Green Lantern with a yellow power ring acquired from the antimatter universe of Qward, or Star Sapphire, Carol Ferris' split-personality alter-ego empowered by the Zamarons, female ''anima'' to the Guardians' ''animus'', were defeated by clever and original use of the simple yet versatile GreenLanternRing. John Broome and Gardner Fox brought in strange plots laced with a subtle -- occasionally a bit ''too'' subtle -- dash of characterization. Alan Scott was even brought back, and the "green flame" was given a {{retcon}}ned link to the Corps.



* '''Harold "Hal" Jordan:''' The updated, [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Green Lantern. Replacing magic with SciFi, he was given the Power Battery and Power Ring of the Green Lantern Corps by a dying alien, Abin Sur. [[KryptoniteFactor His weakness]], along with the rest of the Corps, was the color yellow. He's been a perennial member of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. He was deposed as Green Lantern in 1994, as a result of the controversial "Emerald Twilight" storyline in which Hal [[ExecutiveMeddling went insane and killed a lot of people]], an event that saw the Green Lantern franchise [[BrokenBase break in half]]. Kicked around as a BigBad for a while, died, did a stint as {{the Spectre}}, and was finally restored to life and Green Lantern-hood in 2004. Due to having the longest tenure as Green Lantern, he's the flagship character of the franchise, and is the main focus of ''Green Lantern''.

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* '''Harold "Hal" Jordan:''' The updated, [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Green Lantern. Replacing magic with SciFi, he was given the Power Battery and Power Ring of the Green Lantern Corps by a dying alien, Abin Sur. [[KryptoniteFactor His weakness]], along with the rest of the Corps, was the color yellow. He's been a perennial member of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. He was deposed as Green Lantern in 1994, as a result of the controversial "Emerald Twilight" storyline in which Hal [[ExecutiveMeddling went insane and killed a lot of people]], an event that saw the Green Lantern franchise [[BrokenBase break in half]]. Kicked around as a BigBad for a while, died, did a stint as {{the Spectre}}, and was finally restored to life and Green Lantern-hood in 2004. Due to having the longest tenure as Green Lantern, he's the flagship character of the franchise, and is the main focus of ''Green Lantern''.
26th Dec '15 1:19:45 AM jormis29
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That something turned out to be the SinestroCorpsWar. Sinestro had gone and made a Corps of his own, only they wielded the yellow light of fear. Breaking Parallax out of the Central Power Battery, Sinestro then ripped Ion out of Kyle. Ion was revealed to be the AnthropomorphicPersonification of willpower, and was left without a host. Kyle was forced to be the new host for Parallax. With that done, Sinestro revealed that he had also recruited Cyborg Superman, Superboy-Prime, and the Anti-Monitor to his side. Any one of these [[BigBad Big Bads]] was a big enough threat on his own to warrant a CrisisCrossover, and indeed all five had done so in the past. Together, they seemed unstoppable.

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That something turned out to be the SinestroCorpsWar.''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar''. Sinestro had gone and made a Corps of his own, only they wielded the yellow light of fear. Breaking Parallax out of the Central Power Battery, Sinestro then ripped Ion out of Kyle. Ion was revealed to be the AnthropomorphicPersonification of willpower, and was left without a host. Kyle was forced to be the new host for Parallax. With that done, Sinestro revealed that he had also recruited Cyborg Superman, Superboy-Prime, and the Anti-Monitor to his side. Any one of these [[BigBad Big Bads]] was a big enough threat on his own to warrant a CrisisCrossover, and indeed all five had done so in the past. Together, they seemed unstoppable.
10th Dec '15 6:06:40 PM nombretomado
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This resulted in a MASSIVE amount of executive meddling and overall base breaking, all in the name of making Kyle Rayner (in editorial's own words) the "One, True Green Lantern". John Stewart's series "Green Lantern Mosaic" was retconned out of continuity in ''ZeroHour'' (the series itself had ended with the resurrection of Katma Tui and John evolving into gaining powers similar to that of the Guardians of the Universe). Stewart joined the Darkstars, a rival super-cop group and promptly had his back broken. Guy Gardner had his yellow power ring destroyed by Hal and was retooled into a shapeshifter who could turn any body part into a weapon (the 90s could be [[DorkAge a dumb time]]), and Alan (having retired and given his ring to Kyle; the ring was later destroyed by Parallax) had his power return as an internal energy source and started calling himself Sentinel.

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This resulted in a MASSIVE amount of executive meddling and overall base breaking, all in the name of making Kyle Rayner (in editorial's own words) the "One, True Green Lantern". John Stewart's series "Green Lantern Mosaic" was retconned out of continuity in ''ZeroHour'' ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' (the series itself had ended with the resurrection of Katma Tui and John evolving into gaining powers similar to that of the Guardians of the Universe). Stewart joined the Darkstars, a rival super-cop group and promptly had his back broken. Guy Gardner had his yellow power ring destroyed by Hal and was retooled into a shapeshifter who could turn any body part into a weapon (the 90s could be [[DorkAge a dumb time]]), and Alan (having retired and given his ring to Kyle; the ring was later destroyed by Parallax) had his power return as an internal energy source and started calling himself Sentinel.
3rd Nov '15 3:39:30 PM nombretomado
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Unfortunately, sales started to slip again and in the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the era]] of Franchise/{{Superman}} [[TheDeathOfSuperman dying]] and Franchise/{{Batman}} [[Comicbook/{{Knightfall}} getting his back broken]], the [[ExecutiveMeddling top brass]] decided a big event was necessary to pull GL back into the common eye. This was also tied into DC's decision to fight back against cynics who had condemned Superman's death and Batman being replaced as gimmicky stunts, plus DC's desperation to have a young, hip BigGun character to appeal to fans as their version of Spider-Man. So, in the course of the controversial three-part storyline ''Emerald Twilight'', Hal Jordan went insane from the destruction of Coast City (which took place in the aforementioned Superman's-death storyline, which occurred immediately before Emerald Twilight). Furious at the recently-returned Guardians for denying him the power to restore it, Hal went on a [[UnstoppableRage rampage]], tearing through the ranks of the Corps, killing and taking their power, and finally landing on Oa, where he fought and seemingly killed Sinestro and Kilowog before absorbing the power of the Central Power Battery, gaining immense power and calling himself Parallax.

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Unfortunately, sales started to slip again and in the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the era]] of Franchise/{{Superman}} [[TheDeathOfSuperman [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman dying]] and Franchise/{{Batman}} [[Comicbook/{{Knightfall}} getting his back broken]], the [[ExecutiveMeddling top brass]] decided a big event was necessary to pull GL back into the common eye. This was also tied into DC's decision to fight back against cynics who had condemned Superman's death and Batman being replaced as gimmicky stunts, plus DC's desperation to have a young, hip BigGun character to appeal to fans as their version of Spider-Man. So, in the course of the controversial three-part storyline ''Emerald Twilight'', Hal Jordan went insane from the destruction of Coast City (which took place in the aforementioned Superman's-death storyline, which occurred immediately before Emerald Twilight). Furious at the recently-returned Guardians for denying him the power to restore it, Hal went on a [[UnstoppableRage rampage]], tearing through the ranks of the Corps, killing and taking their power, and finally landing on Oa, where he fought and seemingly killed Sinestro and Kilowog before absorbing the power of the Central Power Battery, gaining immense power and calling himself Parallax.
17th Oct '15 12:11:01 PM Anddrix
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Hal's adventures were some of the Silver Agiest of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, with tons of weird SciFi plot loops and imaginative extrapolations of the core concept. Villains like {{Sinestro}}, the renegade Green Lantern with a yellow power ring acquired from the antimatter universe of Qward, or Star Sapphire, Carol Ferris' split-personality alter-ego empowered by the Zamarons, female ''anima'' to the Guardians' ''animus'', were defeated by clever and original use of the simple yet versatile GreenLanternRing. John Broome and Gardner Fox brought in strange plots laced with a subtle -- occasionally a bit ''too'' subtle -- dash of characterization. Alan Scott was even brought back, and the "green flame" was given a {{retcon}}ned link to the Corps.

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Hal's adventures were some of the Silver Agiest of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, with tons of weird SciFi plot loops and imaginative extrapolations of the core concept. Villains like {{Sinestro}}, Sinestro, the renegade Green Lantern with a yellow power ring acquired from the antimatter universe of Qward, or Star Sapphire, Carol Ferris' split-personality alter-ego empowered by the Zamarons, female ''anima'' to the Guardians' ''animus'', were defeated by clever and original use of the simple yet versatile GreenLanternRing. John Broome and Gardner Fox brought in strange plots laced with a subtle -- occasionally a bit ''too'' subtle -- dash of characterization. Alan Scott was even brought back, and the "green flame" was given a {{retcon}}ned link to the Corps.
8th Oct '15 5:59:17 PM nombretomado
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* '''Alan Scott:''' The original, [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Green Lantern. Not a member of the Corps; he instead acquired a mystical lantern made of green metal, out of which he carved a ring. His [[KryptoniteFactor only weakness]] is wood, and he's been a member of every incarnation of the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Nowadays, a BadassGrandpa.

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* '''Alan Scott:''' The original, [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Green Lantern. Not a member of the Corps; he instead acquired a mystical lantern made of green metal, out of which he carved a ring. His [[KryptoniteFactor only weakness]] is wood, and he's been a member of every incarnation of the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica.ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Nowadays, a BadassGrandpa.
15th Sep '15 9:08:14 PM nombretomado
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* '''John Stewart:''' The first black man to bear the mantle of Green Lantern, John was introduced in UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks at the very end of the famous O'Neil/Adams Green Lantern run. An architect (since retconned to also be a marine sharpshooter), he married fellow Green Lantern Katma Tui and headlined the book from 1983-1985 (the latter year, during the ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''). Sadly, Katma was killed and John Stewart spiraled downward due to the events of "Cosmic Odyssey", which had Jim Starlin write Stewart out of character as being a cocky jerk-ass whose refusal to take any help from Martian Manhunter led to an entire planet exploding. Got his own book in the early 90s called ''Green Lantern: Mosaic'', which was sadly retconned out by ''Emerald Twilight''. He gained a great deal of popularity due to his exposure as the primary Green Lantern of the {{DCAU}} ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Currently stars in ''Green Lantern Corps''. Due to the fact that all the other Lanterns have their own books (and the {{DCAU}} exposure), he tends to be the Green Lantern picked for team memberships.

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* '''John Stewart:''' The first black man to bear the mantle of Green Lantern, John was introduced in UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks at the very end of the famous O'Neil/Adams Green Lantern run. An architect (since retconned to also be a marine sharpshooter), he married fellow Green Lantern Katma Tui and headlined the book from 1983-1985 (the latter year, during the ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'').''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''). Sadly, Katma was killed and John Stewart spiraled downward due to the events of "Cosmic Odyssey", which had Jim Starlin write Stewart out of character as being a cocky jerk-ass whose refusal to take any help from Martian Manhunter led to an entire planet exploding. Got his own book in the early 90s called ''Green Lantern: Mosaic'', which was sadly retconned out by ''Emerald Twilight''. He gained a great deal of popularity due to his exposure as the primary Green Lantern of the {{DCAU}} ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Currently stars in ''Green Lantern Corps''. Due to the fact that all the other Lanterns have their own books (and the {{DCAU}} exposure), he tends to be the Green Lantern picked for team memberships.
11th Sep '15 4:33:04 PM nombretomado
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Naturally, they weren't. The Green Lanterns triumphed. Parallax was contained again, this time being split four ways and kept inside Hal, Kyle, John, and Guy's batteries. Conversely, the Guardians introduced a new rule into the book of Oa (the codex that defines all green lantern conduct): Green lanterns are now permitted to kill against corps enemies. Incidentally, this was one of the goals Sinestro had going into the war, making it quite the XanatosGambit on his part. Meanwhile Ganthet and Sayd (a female Guardian who had taken a name and Ganthet's lover) were exiled from the Guardians for the crime of feeling emotions. Before they left, they revealed that there was an entire emotional spectrum: Red for anger, Orange for greed, Yellow for fear, Green for willpower, Blue for hope, Indigo for compassion, and Violet for love. They shared a prophecy -- the prophecy of BlackestNight -- which stated that all seven Corps would be created, would war with each other, and then be overwhelmed by the black of death.

In the issues that followed, that's exactly what happened. Corps after Corps was formed (or discovered), and they began to fight with each other, often with rapidly shifting allegiances. The skirmishes escalated towards all-out war, until suddenly, from a dead sector of space, came black rings without number. The black rings attached themselves to the dead, rising them up as superpowered, ring-slinging zombies intent on devouring the hearts (and emotions) of all that lived. The BlackestNight had come.

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Naturally, they weren't. The Green Lanterns triumphed. Parallax was contained again, this time being split four ways and kept inside Hal, Kyle, John, and Guy's batteries. Conversely, the Guardians introduced a new rule into the book of Oa (the codex that defines all green lantern conduct): Green lanterns are now permitted to kill against corps enemies. Incidentally, this was one of the goals Sinestro had going into the war, making it quite the XanatosGambit on his part. Meanwhile Ganthet and Sayd (a female Guardian who had taken a name and Ganthet's lover) were exiled from the Guardians for the crime of feeling emotions. Before they left, they revealed that there was an entire emotional spectrum: Red for anger, Orange for greed, Yellow for fear, Green for willpower, Blue for hope, Indigo for compassion, and Violet for love. They shared a prophecy -- the prophecy of BlackestNight ComicBook/BlackestNight -- which stated that all seven Corps would be created, would war with each other, and then be overwhelmed by the black of death.

In the issues that followed, that's exactly what happened. Corps after Corps was formed (or discovered), and they began to fight with each other, often with rapidly shifting allegiances. The skirmishes escalated towards all-out war, until suddenly, from a dead sector of space, came black rings without number. The black rings attached themselves to the dead, rising them up as superpowered, ring-slinging zombies intent on devouring the hearts (and emotions) of all that lived. The BlackestNight ComicBook/BlackestNight had come.



''BlackestNight'' concluded, and a third title was added, named ''Emerald Warriors''. This short-lived title was cancelled along with "Green Lantern" and "Green Lantern Corps" with the advent of Flashpoint. Following ''Flashpoint'' and the start of the New 52, ''Green Lantern'' and ''Green Lantern Corps'' resumed publication with new first issues, while Kyle Rayner became the main character in ''Green Lantern: New Guardians''.

Coincidentally, as Green Lantern was doing so well in sales at the time, the story of the old continuity was permitted to continue. This lead to the WhamEpisode of GeoffJohns's run on the title: War of the Green Lanterns. The aftermath of BlackestNight did not bring peace between the various Lantern corps as hoped, but then, the mad Guardian Krona, who rebelled against the guardians before and turned the manhunters (the guardian's first army) into indiscriminate killers returned. Stealing the emotion entities, and gaining the attention of all 7 corps, the leaders (and Hal Jordan) pursued Krona hoping to retrieve the emotion entities (and in the red lantern leader's case, kill Krona for causing the manhunters to massacre his sector). However, Krona then took control of the green lanterns with the entities, enslaving the entire corps outside of Hal, Guy, Kyle, John and Kilowog (briefly). Teaming up with Ganthet, the earth lanterns were forced into impossible decisions, but ultimately killed Krona and saved the corps at a terrible cost.

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''BlackestNight'' ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' concluded, and a third title was added, named ''Emerald Warriors''. This short-lived title was cancelled along with "Green Lantern" and "Green Lantern Corps" with the advent of Flashpoint. Following ''Flashpoint'' and the start of the New 52, ''Green Lantern'' and ''Green Lantern Corps'' resumed publication with new first issues, while Kyle Rayner became the main character in ''Green Lantern: New Guardians''.

Coincidentally, as Green Lantern was doing so well in sales at the time, the story of the old continuity was permitted to continue. This lead to the WhamEpisode of GeoffJohns's Creator/GeoffJohns's run on the title: War of the Green Lanterns. The aftermath of BlackestNight ComicBook/BlackestNight did not bring peace between the various Lantern corps as hoped, but then, the mad Guardian Krona, who rebelled against the guardians before and turned the manhunters (the guardian's first army) into indiscriminate killers returned. Stealing the emotion entities, and gaining the attention of all 7 corps, the leaders (and Hal Jordan) pursued Krona hoping to retrieve the emotion entities (and in the red lantern leader's case, kill Krona for causing the manhunters to massacre his sector). However, Krona then took control of the green lanterns with the entities, enslaving the entire corps outside of Hal, Guy, Kyle, John and Kilowog (briefly). Teaming up with Ganthet, the earth lanterns were forced into impossible decisions, but ultimately killed Krona and saved the corps at a terrible cost.
14th Jul '15 5:34:01 PM nombretomado
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John Stewart went through a series of terrible events, as his wife Katma was murdered by a possessed Carol Ferris and an [[MyGreatestFailure overconfident failure]] to keep a planet from exploding, and leaving him contemplating suicide (only to be talked out of it by the MartianManhunter via tough love). He eventually got his own book, ''Green Lantern: Mosaic'', featuring his adventures in trying to lead a patchwork world made of chunks teleported from different planets. Elsewhere, Guy Gardner received a major revival, joining the Justice League and gaining a boisterous, if not sometimes obnoxious, personality.

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John Stewart went through a series of terrible events, as his wife Katma was murdered by a possessed Carol Ferris and an [[MyGreatestFailure overconfident failure]] to keep a planet from exploding, and leaving him contemplating suicide (only to be talked out of it by the MartianManhunter ComicBook/MartianManhunter via tough love). He eventually got his own book, ''Green Lantern: Mosaic'', featuring his adventures in trying to lead a patchwork world made of chunks teleported from different planets. Elsewhere, Guy Gardner received a major revival, joining the Justice League and gaining a boisterous, if not sometimes obnoxious, personality.
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