* Creator/LarryNiven wrote the GreenLantern writing bible and some stories. Notably one where Red shifting was abused to take down Sinestro.
* In [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Green_Lantern_Vol_3_178 this issue]], Kyle Rayner gets hit with a dart from Fatality that makes it hard to focus, and thus hard to use his Ring. When she has him on the ropes, on the deck of an aircraft carrier, he manages to start sketching something with his ring. Something with spikes...it's a LawyerFriendlyCameo of ''[[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]]'', who ''throws a jet fighter at Fatality like a paper airplane''.
* "In Blackest Night": Green Lantern rings are powered by willpower. Yellow Lanterns (Sinestro Corps) are fear. Red Lanterns are rage, and manifest as red, bloodlike puke-fire energy spewing from their mouths. After his capture Sinestro is being transported through space by the GLC, and his convoy is ambushed by the Sinestro Corps. Who are themselves interrupted by a blue space-cat in a red costume. Who proceeds to energy-puke on a being wielding one of the most powerful weapons in existence. And it takes off the top half of his head.
** The blue cat, Dex-Starr, is the Red Lantern of Sector 2814. He's from Earth.
* That one time during Blackest Night where John fought off an entire army of zombies on the reformed carcass of Planet Xanshi.
* The two occasions on which Alan Scott had to stop his son Obsidion when he was overwhelmed with insanity, wiping the Earth clean of all-encompassing darkness.
** Alan's been Awesome ever since 1944, when he took on the explicitly "unstoppable" Solomon Grundy (in Grundy's origin story) ''without his ring.'' And stopped him!
* EVERY time the oath is spoken.
-->'''In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night'''
-->'''No Evil shall Escape my Sight'''
-->'''Let those who worship Evil's Might'''
-->'''Beware my power, Green Lantern's Light!!!!'''
* Hal Jordan overcoming the yellow impurity in Secret Origins.
* John Stewart re-routing his very mind to combat Fernus
* People will never let Guy forget that Batman knocked him out with one punch. But say what you will about Guy, not many people have the stones to '''[[http://comiccoverage.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8345158e369e200e55439add68833-450wi moon Batman]]'''
** He doesn't just moon Batman. He moons Batman IN SPACE.
** And Batman is ''completely unfazed by this.''
-->'''Batman:''' "Tell Guy he needs a [[{{Squick}} shave]]."
* Near the end of ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' arc, Hal Jordan returns to Coast City, only to find that [[GalacticConqueror Mongul]] has destroyed it with the help of Cyborg Superman. Hal goes [[UnstoppableRage absolutely berserk]] and attacks Mongul, only for Mongul to wipe the floor with him. At the last minute, Hal finds ComicBook/{{Steel}}'s hammer, which said hero had dropped in an earlier battle, and threatens Mongul with it. This ensues:
-->'''Hal:''' Your day is over, crud! For you, and whoever the creep is you take orders from!
-->'''Mongul:''' Indeed? Your powers require ''will'', little man. Too bad I shattered that will.
-->'''Hal:''' Mongul...you shattered my arm...you shattered my knee...
-->(Uses his ring to create a ''glowing power suit'' and lifts the hammer)\\
...but my ''will'' is something you'll ''never'' touch.
* In Green Lantern 154 and 155, Kyle Rayner's associate and friend, Terry Berg, is the victim of a BuryYourGays level beating outside a gay club and left for dead on the street. Terry's parents still resent him for being gay and the police show little interest in tracking down any of the other attackers, since the one guy they caught claims the beating was self defence, so Kyle decides to pay a visit to the one perp the cops are holding. One would assume Kyle will use his powers as Green Lantern to get the names of the other attackers, and he does. But not before crossing into NightmareFuel territory. Kyle Soundproofs the cell with his Lantern ring. He suspends the perp from the ceiling, upside down. And then he starts breaking the guy's bones. One by one. Cut to the Justice League HQ where ''Batman'' says he went too far with that stunt. And Kyle isn't amused at being called out by Batman...
-->'''Kyle:''' You do the same every day before breakfast!
* When Sodam Yat is called upon by his mother to save his home planet of Daxam from the Sinestro Corps, Sodam refuses at first, because Daxam is a thriving cauldron of xenophobic hatred towards any species other than their own. To add to this, when he was younger Sodam watched as a friend he'd made, a member of a different alien species, was murdered and then put on display as an example of "hostile aliens", and then later Sodam's parents tried to have him brainwashed. When Sodam finally decides to help, he forces his mother to thank a construct of his deceased friend for saving her worthless life, as it was with his crashed ship that she was able to get off Daxam.
* When John Stewart is convicted of destroying a planet, he attempts to recreate it-to its entirety-for peace of mind. This is where his architectural prowess comes into play. This also proves that his {{Determinator}} goes far and beyond the scope of most human lanterns...or even most alien lanterns. How is this shown? With only four small words.
--->'''John Stewart's Ring''': Warning: Willpower exceeding Ring parameters.
** John seems to be involved with blowing up a lot of planets. In War of the Green Lanterns, [[spoiler: John blows up Mogo with a Black Lantern bullet]]
* Here's one for John Stewart After trying his best to create peace between the Sinestro and Green Lantern corps , things go ary and [[spoiler: Soranik Natu and her loyalist Yellow Lanterns turn back to their KnightTemplar ways and prepare to battle with the Green Lanterns , and as John struggles against an enraged Soranik (now calling herself Sinestro), he activates a secret 'Green Impurity' he placed in the Sinestro Corps' power battery , ending the battle with one brilliant BatmanGambit]]
* A robot is about to blow up Hal Jordan's home city and he has no charge in his ring, what does he do? He decapitates it, by punching it in the face, after jumping out of a jet that's on fire and traveling a mach 1.
* During the Sinestro Corps War John Stewart out-snipes Bedovian , a yellow lantern who often kills his targets from light years away.
* Just about anything Guy Gardner does: rides a motorcycle construct through space, talks back to the Guardians, [[spoiler: declares war on the Reach]], [[spoiler: steals Krona's power gauntlet]], [[spoiler: puts Parallax out of the central power battery]], etc.
* When preparing to face off against Alexander Nero, Kyle calls in the Justice League. He tries to explain the danger to them, but all they're hearing is "dangerous, ruthless villain with a powerful weapon. So?"
--> '''Kyle''': I can split atoms with this. It wouldn't take a lot of power. Just a lot of concentration. The hard part would be controlling and containing the blast afterward. But if you're not concerned about that... "\\
The entire League finally understands. Even Batman and Plastic Man are visibly shocked and scared.
* After Mogo has been blown up, he reforms, and sucks in John and Fatality. As all of the Third Army soldiers within three parsecs of his coordinates arrive, he destroys them all before reforming the Green Lantern symbol across himself and releasing John and Fatality.
* John becoming the very first human guardian
* In the very last issue of the legendary Johns run, [[spoiler:G'nort]] ''finally'' shows up, ''and'' pulls a BigDamnHeroes against a nigh-omnipotent RealityWarper.
* In the very same issue, we get a glimpse of Guy Gardener's future as an old warrior, traveling the universe telling tales of his service in the corps. When a wannabe alien brawler challenges him to a fight, Guy takes him out. [[NeverLiveItDown With one punch.]]
---> '''Alien''': One punch...
* In ''War of the Green Lanterns'', despite the repercussions, let it be remembered that Hal Jordan [[spoiler: ''ONE HIT KILLED'' [[PhysicalGod KRONA.]] Who, as a Guardian of the Universe, is supposed to be ''impossible to kill with a Green Lantern ring.'' But, does the impossible mean a ''damn'' to Hal? HELL no.]]
* The Coast City police are savvy enough to prepare for more zombie attacks after the Blackest Night.
--> '''DaChief:''' All right, boys, [[CrazyPrepared you thought it was a joke when we spent that week training up for a zombie attack.]] Nobody's laughing now. You know what to do! '''[[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain Head shots]] and major joints! Take 'em apart!'''
* The entire end to the Green Lantern Corps: Recharge miniseries. First, you have the '''''entire''''' Green Lantern Corps standing together next to the main power battery in their darkest hour when Oa is raided by a group of space spiders that is slowly working its way towards winning against them. Second, you have Guy Gardner giving this speech:
--> Guy Gardner: Listen up. We're the ''Green Lantern Corps''. We're the ''best team in the universe''. If we ''believe'' in each other, if we ''trust'' in each other, if we ''conquer fear'', '''''we're unstoppable!''''' ''Together'', we can turn this ''around''. But ''first'', there's ''something'' we gotta ''do''. Our ''power's'' gotta match our ''will''. So ''together'', now. Rings ''forward'', and '''''RECHARGE!'''''
** Third, you have the '''''ENTIRE''''' Green Lantern Corps recite the Oath '''''together'''''. And to top it all off, they proceed to collectively collapse a '''''sun''''' to send a massive power feedback to the ones trying to turn it into a black hole, utterly decimating them. Beware their power, indeed.
* Black Hand gets a villainous moment (albeit a crippling one) in ''Godhead''. The Source Wall basically "kills" anything that comes into contact with it, trapping them in the wall forever. When Black Hand realizes it is essentially a graveyard, he up and awakens several dozen of the horrors trapped within the Source Wall (although the experience does start petrifying him as well, leaving him screaming and running away from the final battle.)
* At the end of the recent ''New Guardians'' run, Kyle Rayner, Carol, Saint Walker, the Templar Guardians and two other characters Kyle encountered during the run are fighting against Oblivion. [[DespairEventHorizon When Kyle has fallen into despair]], the Guardians, Carol and Walker all convince him to find another way - Kyle then split up the Life Equation between seven other rings, officially creating the White Lantern Corps and averting the future seen in ''Future's End''.


[[folder: Green Lantern Rebirth ]]

* John Stewart confronts Franchise/{{Batman}}, who had up to that point in the story had been drawn completely in shadow. After listening to Batman constantly bad-mouthing Hal, John has had enough and puts the JerkAss in his place:
-->'''John Stewart''': I'm ''tired'' of this. I'm tired of the disrespect Batman ''slings'' Hal's way.\\
You've ''always'' had a thing against him, haven't you? And I finally ''see'' why.\\
''(illuminating Batman with his ring, revealing his true appearance - a man in a costume)''\\
Hal is the ''one'' person in the ''world'' that didn't ''buy'' what you're ''selling''.\\
Hal was the man ''without fear''.\\
And what is "the Batman" when you're not afraid of him? ''Just a man''.
* In Rebirth #6 when Hal [[spoiler: [[http://www.4thletter.net/gavok/50/19.jpg punches out Batman]]]].
** Which, if Guy's reaction in the background is any indication,[[spoiler: is a reference to when Batman pulled the "one punch!" thing on Guy way back when. Revenge is sweet, even if by proxy.]]
* The end of ''Green Lantern Rebirth'', when Hal Jordan stands up to the "Fear Entity" Parallax after his fellow Green Lanterns have fallen:
-->'''Parallax''': Give up.\\
You failed [[MyGreatestFailure once]], you'll fail ''again''.\\
Lay down and ''die''. You're ''weak''. You're ''scared''. Give up ''now''. Give up.\\
'''Hal Jordan''': I...\\
'''Parallax''': Give ''up'' damn you.\\
'''Hal Jordan''': [[{{Determinator}} I don't know]] ''[[{{Determinator}} how]]''.
* During the fight with Parallax [[spoiler:possessing Ganthet]], Hal describes how he and his fellow Lanterns opperate individually, showing just how powerful and unique TheChosenMany are.
-->"John's constructs are ''built'' from the ''inside'' out. You look close, you can see every ''nut'' and ''bolt'' that makes it work. Nothing he creates is ''hollow''. With or ''without'' the ring."\\
"Gardner's ring is like a ''leaky water faucet.'' Sparks always ''fly''. Even when he's just standing ''still''. His willpower can't ''wait'' to get '''free'''. He opens it up. And '''attitude''' disappears in a storm of emerald energy."\\
"Kilowog steps up to bat. His ring is the only one that makes a ''sound''. Like a '''cannon''' exploding."\\
"Kyle's ''sketching'' in his head. It sharpens into view, constantly being ''refined'' by his own ''imagination''. Kyle's ''never'' satisfied. He's an ''artist''."\\
"For me it's about ''precision''. Doing exactly what I need to do to get the job done. Concentrated power. Focused ambition. Tangible '''glory'''."\\


[[folder: Wrath of the First Lantern ]]

* As his final trump card against the First Lantern, Volthoom, Hal [[spoiler: goes back to the Dead Zone...[[GodzillaThreshold and summons Nekron.]] And not only does it actually WORK, but Hal then inherits the First lantern's ring and uses it to bring himself back from the dead and banish Nekron in one fell swoop. ]]
** And after THAT? He has a duel with Sinestro, [[spoiler: who's empowered with the full might of Parallax,]] and it's an ''even fight.''
* Saint Walker is one of many trapped by Volthoom's reverse LotusEaterMachine trick, having to witness his family getting turned into Third Army zombies. [[spoiler:He refuses to give in to despair, instead regaining his Blue Lantern powers and restoring his family to their true selves. Even though it's just an illusion, it's really awesome.]] All will be well, indeed.
--> '''Volthoom:''' [[spoiler:[[UnderestimatingBadassery It means I underestimated him. I'll wager I'm not the first.]]]]


[[folder: Sinestro ]]

* Even if he is the BigBad and leader of the Sinestro Corps, Sinestro definitely qualifies himself as Awesome and Badass. According to Sinestro himself [[NoodleIncident he has]] '''[[NoodleIncident broken]]''' [[NoodleIncident power rings through sheer force of will twice]].
* His impressive XanatosGambit in the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar''-create an army of [[TheDreaded the most feared beings in the universe]] in order to [[WellIntentionedExtremist make the Green Lanterns more like him]] by forcing them to revoke the ThouShallNotKill rule. Either they stay by their scruples and [[TheBadGuyWins lose, letting Sinestro command the universe the way he sees fit]], or revoke the ThouShallNotKill rule just as Sinestro plans. [[MagnificentBastard There's a good reason why Sinestro remains their arch-enemy!]]
* Sinestro can also create Green Lantern rings through his own will, and bestow them upon others.
* In Green Lantern (2011-), Sinestro is trying to get Hal Jordan to think like a Green Lantern, not a superhero. When Hal tries to save a woman who's fallen from a collapsing bridge, Sinestro shuts down Hal's ring, then uses his own to catch the woman. And her car. And every other person, vehicle, and bit of debris. He then cold-welds the deck and cables, re-seals the road surface, and places everyone and everything back on the bridge. All at once. This is the second time we see exactly why he was known as the [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels greatest of the Green Lanterns]].
** In the first time, seen in Green Lantern - Secret Origin, he '''de-exploded''' Hal's fighter jet, piece by piece.
* At the climax of "Wrath of the First Lantern," Sinestro does what lots of fans have probably been hoping and dreading he'd do for a ''while,'' now: ''[[spoiler: He becomes the host of Parallax. And he's in total control.]]''
* On top of that? [[spoiler: He actually]] ''[[spoiler: succeeds]]'' [[spoiler: in killing the Guardians, as punishment for their flagrant abuse of power.]]
* During the ''Blackest Night'', when Mongul has taken over the Sinestro Corps. and enslaved Sinestro's home world, he doesn't take it well. Mongul seems to have him on the ropes, before Sinestro reprograms Mongul's rings to impale him with several spikes and decides to ''crush him under the central power battery''.
-->[[PreAsskickingOneLiner "You look like you need a recharge."]]
** And after all this, he ''still'' doesn't kill him. Only because he doesn't want to deal with a Black Lantern Mongul.


[[folder: Simon Baz ]]

* Even if he is the new guy, Baz already has a number of awesome moments under his belt:
** He manages to escape '''THE JUSTICE LEAGUE''' by creating numerous decoy construct cars so that he can escape under cover when the find the one he was driving in.
** He uses the Green Lantern ring to try to bring his sister's husband out of a coma, when B'dg stated it was '''impossible''' for the ring to cure illness, and says exactly that when it '''WORKS'''.
** A tag-team moment with B'gd: Third Army trapped in sphere + Baz commandeering real missiles + MacrossMissileMassacre = AWESOME.


[[folder: Live Action Film ]]

* The climactic battle, especially on Earth. Whatever the faults of the film's writing, Jordan's showdown with Parallax is a thriller with the filmmakers just getting the possibilities with a ring that can create anything. What that enables is a mindblower of an action scene as Jordan creates one green energy construct after another in rapid-fire succession to fight the seemingly unbeatable foe. Finally, Jordan is being pushed to the floor by the entity who is ominously ranting of what failure he is and what is going to happen to everything he values so he might as well despair and surrender to his fear. Against that, Jordan quietly recites his Corps' BadassCreed, now realizing it has come to mean everything he values, until he roars why this worshiper of Evil's might must beware his power, "'''Green Lantern's Light!'''"
** The above, to wit:
--> '''Parallax''': "''I feel your fear growing. You will be dead soon.''"
--> '''Hal Jordan''': "In brightest day... Ngh... In blackest night..."
--> '''Parallax''': "''And when you're gone I'll destroy everything you ever loved.''"
--> '''Hal Jordan''': "No evil... Shall escape my sight..."
--> '''Parallax''': "''Your family, your home, your planet will be no more.''"
--> '''Hal Jordan''': "Let those who worship... Evil's might..."
--> '''Parallax''': "''The entire human race will be wiped out, because YOU, Hal Jordan... Were afraid.''"
--> '''Green Lantern''': "Beware my power... Green Lantern's '''Light'''!" '''BOOM'''!
* [[spoiler: He punches Fear ''INTO THE SUN'']]
* Every fight between Hector Hammond and Hal.
** Hal's ISurrenderSuckers gambit to defeat Hector.
* The training sequence on Oa, especially the duel with Sinestro, which mirrors the later climactic fight in its rapid and creative use of various weapons and other constructs.