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Alex Nero was an artist committed to an asylum for multiple mental disorders. He was given a yellow power ring by the Weaponers of Qward in order to eliminate Kyle Rayner, at the time the last Green Lantern.
Despite having a yellow ring, Nero was never a member of the Sinestro Corps (though they did manipulate him prior to the Sinestro Corps War). Following the war, Nero was executed by the Alpha Lanterns.
Homeworld: The antimatter universe
The living embodiment of antimatter
, who wishes to destroy all positive-matter universes so his own can reign supreme - and in Crisis on Infinite Earths
, he nearly succeeded. He was reborn after the multiverse was restored in Infinite Crisis
, and came to the attention of the Green Lanterns when he became the Guardian of the Sinestro Corps. He was defeated in the war (in part by Superboy-Prime, avenging the destruction of his home universe) and his body was taken to be the power source of the Black Lantern Battery. The White Light resurrected him in Blackest Night
, but Nekron simply banished him back to the antimatter universe, where he plotted to claim the White Lantern and consume its infinite energies but was stopped by Firestorm
- Arch-Enemy: To.....Everyone really.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Like Galactus, he's usually huge.
- Big Bad: The biggest, baddest threat in DC comic book history. Well until the next guy showed up.
- Dimension Lord
- The Dreaded: Everyone, and I mean everyone is either dead afraid of him or at least recognizes his threat.
- Duel to the Death: Had this with The Spectre. Subverted though since they were interrupted.
- Eldritch Abomination: A subjectively malevolent, mostly energy being locked inside of a huge suit of armor.
- Evil Overlord: of the Qwardians, and by extension the entire Anti-matter universe.
- Evil Twin: of the Monitor.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He was only created to justify the retcon that is the Crisis.
- Hero Killer: Doesn't matter who you are, Monty will drop you if he can.
- The Juggernaut: Remarkably hard to put down.
- Logical Weakness: He's made of Anti-matter, therefore being exposed to Positive Matter makes him a tad weak at the knees. So if you can rip open his suit, you have a small, small chance.
- Living Battery: Nekron turned him into the Black Lantern battery in Blackest Night.
- Multiversal Conqueror: Well, his motives seem to vary, but he's usually a...
- Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy everything that isn't part of the Anti-Matter Universe.
- Planet Eater: Although, he's only really expressed interest in eating Earth as far as individual planets go. Most likely due to it's relevance as a Multiversal keystone.
- Powered Armor: Keeps his body together, Without it, he's either a marshmallow or a living beam of energy.
- Put on a Bus: Vanished after The New 52 started, though he was mentioned in flashbacks and in Wrath Of The First Lantern.
- Rasputinian Death: Read his page example.
- Spacetime Eater: He almost devoured the entire multiverse, and due to his actions, caused what little remained to collapse into one small New Earth.
- Wave Motion Gun: His blast are devastating
- The Worf Effect: He was pretty easily deposed of by Superboy Prime, though it should be noted that immediately before this he'd been hit with an explosion stated to be powerful enough to obliterate an entire galaxy, so he was hardly at full power. Edit: He wasn't even at full power before that. The explosion was caused by dropping Warworld on him. The reason being, he had started up his anti-matter wave which would have obliterated Earth (and all other earths associated with it since it's the keystone for the multiverse) and re-powered him. His corpse was used by Alexander Luthor to try and restart the multiverse. When that fell through and created the first 52, the Anti-Monitor and the Monitor(s) were brought back since they are intrinsically linked to the multiverse. And even at a fraction of his power, he was soloing the Guardians of the Universe. The entire reason for starting up the AM wave was to finish the battle decisively. The Anti-Monitor gains power by destruction of matter using the AM wave. That's how he got so powerful during COIE.
Bolphunga the Unrelenting
Homeworld: Unnamed binary star system
An offshoot of the Guardians of the Universe, the Controllers didn't want to merely fight evil, but totally annihilate it
. Generally builders of doomsday weapons such as the Sun-Eaters, they also formed a rival police corps called the Darkstars. After that, they pursued other avenues in their quest for universal order, creating Effigy and attempting to steal the Orange Light from Larfleeze, but each time they failed. In the future, the Controllers later retreat to an alternate dimension and become frequent opponents of the Legion of Super-Heroes
AKA: Hank Henshaw
Homeworld: Biot (originally Earth)
The villain who, with Mongul I, destroyed Hal Jordan's home of Coast City, earning him the Green Lantern's eternal enmity. Years later, Cyborg-Superman resurfaced as the grandmaster of the mechanical horrors, the Manhunters, refitting them with internal power batteries designed to leech away a Green Lantern's power. After his defeat, the cyborg was locked away on Oa, but was freed by Sinestro's forces, who appointed him their quartermaster and captain of the new WarWorld.
All Cyborg-Superman wanted, however, was death, which Sinestro promised he would get after Earth was conquered—but this was not to be. Even though his body was almost totally destroyed in the Sinestro Corps War, the Manhunters found his corpse and rebuilt him. He has recently resurfaced and taken over the Alpha Lanterns through their Manhunter technology. While his plan with the Alphas failed, he might have gotten the death he desired.
See the Superman Character Sheet
for more on Cyborg-Superman.
AKA: Neal Emerson
Neal Emerson was a man tortured by schizophrenia, his mind shattered by abuse from his father. Originally a research scientist with an interest in magnetism, Emerson learned to harness power over metal through rigorous meditation. Unfotunately, when his powers manifested, Emerson's split personality took over, and Doctor Polaris was born. He battled Hal Jordan for years before being killed by the Human Bomb in Infinite Crisis
Later on, a businessman and Intergang associate named John Nichol, a follower of Neal Emerson's exploits, became the second Doctor Polaris after the death of Neal Emerson. He battles Blue Beetle, holding a definitive advantage, until he is shot in the shoulder by his own daughter. In Blackest Night #4, Nichol is reported to have been killed by the Black Lantern version of Emerson during a conversation between the Calculator and Lex Luthor.
AKA: Martin Van Wyck
Just like Kyle Rayner, Seattle slacker Martin Van Wyck was in the right place at the right time—but instead of getting a power ring from the last Guardian, he was given pyrokinetic powers by their enemies, the Controllers. And unlike Kyle, he didn't use his power to help people—he used it to lash out at a world he felt had walked all over him his entire life. The Controllers, whose Darkstar force had recently become defunct, wanted to create a force more like the Green Lantern Corps, but Effigy was found lacking, so they abandoned him. More than just producing flame, Effigy could shape fire into constructs just like a Green Lantern ring. He was eventually killed by The Spectre
for participating in the murder of Martian Manhunter
A scientist from the planet Aoran, Evil Star created a device called the "starband" that drew down the power of the stars, aging his fellow Aurians to death but making him immortal. Drunk on power, Evil Star left his planet seeking new worlds to conquer, making himself an enemy of the Green Lantern Corps, especially Hal Jordan. His starband provides him the powers of flight, energy blasts, and hard light constructs, and also powers his Starlings, a squad of miniature Evil Stars with super-strength.
The Guardians later send Evil Star to the Erral Rehab Facility, where they use a brain wave nullifier in an attempt to cure him. This rehabilitation is only partially successful, as the nullifier stimulates his subconscious mind, recreating the Starlings, who bring him the Star Brand. Evil Star flees to Earth in a confused state, believing the Starlings are persecuting him. He fights with Ferrin Colos, one of the Darkstars, who floods Evil Star's mind with reminders of the lives he has taken, starting with his homeworld. Evil Star's mind shuts down, and he is returned to the Guardians for re-education.
Evil Star is freed by Neron, with enhanced Starlings, but returned to captivity by the Darkstars and Guy Gardner.
The First Lantern
- Ascended Extra: Started out in the Silver Age as the name of a corrupt Buddhist monk mentioned in connection with the origin of the Earth-3 Lantern counterpart Power Ring and then became the name of the annoying consciousness pestering the villain rom within his ring before being reinvented as a major villain in the New 52.
- Bald of Evil: As of his Start of Darkness.
- Big Bad: Of the "Wrath of the First Lantern" arc.
- Despair Gambit: Pulls quite a few of these, since his powers grow stronger with despair.
- Eviler Than Thou: Pulls this on the Third Army.
- Godzilla Threshold: He's so dangerous that Hal and B'dg are forced to have Hal perform a Heroic Sacrifice to ask aid of Nekron by turning Hal into a Black Lantern to allow Nekron to exist in the mortal realm and help them to retain the existence of this version of reality. Considering what happened last time Nekron came to the mortal plane, this is about as serious as it gets.
- Green Lantern Ring: Averted, but in fact his power is the reason for the Power Rings: a way to use Magic from Technology to control the same power of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum he can naturally.
- Humanoid Abomination: He looks human, but his form and his power show he decidedly isn't.
- Was Once a Man: However, he used to be... before he got swept up in the actual First Lantern, the Great Heart, and came out able to wield the First Ring, which channels the emotions of the Guardians.
- Name's the Same: Shares a name with another Volthoom, who was either (In the pre-Crisis Earth Three) a monk who gave the villainous Power Ring his eponymous weapon, or (In the post-Crisis Anti-matter Earth) a benevolent mystical being who resided within the villain's ring. Of course, he may possibly be that person's mainstream counterpart...
- Reality Warper: To an insane degree, and capable of remaking reality itself entirely if he achieves full power.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Was sealed in the Chamber of Shadows, a Tailor-Made Prison, until the non-Hidden Ones Guardians took him away to make their Third Army from their own flesh.
- Time Travel: Capable of it.
AKA: Keith Kenyon
Keith Kenyon was a chemist in Coast City who discovered a sunken chest full of gold that had been irradiated by chemical waste. Using the irradiated gold, he created a serum that granted him super-strength and invulnerability for a limited time and became the super-criminal Goldface; eventually, the serum permanently turned his body into solid gold. After fighting Hal Jordan for years, moving to Central City and fighting The Flash
, and killing Tomar-Re in Crisis on Infinite Earths
, he was imprisoned. After time served, turned over a new leaf and became Keystone City's union commissioner.
The bastard offspring of Darkseid
, an outcast among the New Gods
, Grayven was a would-be Galactic Conqueror
who crossed swords with Kyle Rayner on a number of occasions. After several failed attempts at building an empire, Grayven joined forces with the Sinestro Corps against Rayner, then the host of the Ion Entity. Shortly after, however, Grayven fell victim to the war in the Fourth World and died in the fall of the New Gods.
An arrogant scientist who worked as a consultant for Ferris Aircraft. While studying Abin Sur's ship, his carelessness led to an accident that freakishly enlarged his head and gave him psychic powers. As the years went by, Hammond's brain has swollen to over two meters in width and the rest of his body is now useless. His deepest desire is to steal Hal Jordan's thoughts so he can live vicariously through them.
The Maltusian Mad Scientist
that wanted to study creation (despite legends saying that this would be a bad idea
) and ultimately prompted the race to become the Guardians. He was reduced to an Energy Being
for his crimes, but occasionally returns to either take vengeance on the Guardians or pursue his obsession with creation. One of the greatest threats to the entire universe—and others
. As his original experiment created The Multiverse
and Anti-Matter Universe, he is indirectly responsible for the Crisis on Infinite Earths
and all the disasters that followed
as a result of it.
Recent developments in Brightest Day
have revealed that he was once the keeper of the emotional entities, and can therefore bring them under his control. It's also explained that he induced the glitch in the Manhunters in order to highlight their flaws as emotionless beings. He used the entities to stage a takeover of the Green Lantern Corps and the Guardians, which was foiled by the Earth Lanterns. Krona was then killed by Hal Jordan, who overcame his ring's no-killing-Guardians restriction in the process.
- A God Am I: He became a god about twice in his lifetime. It went to his head.
- Arch-Enemy: To the Guardians of Oa.
- Awesome Ego: Not without justification, but he still refuses to listen to anyone who tells him he's wrong.
- Badass: His limitless life is made of this trope. First, by trying to find out how the universe was made, he ended up creating a presumably infinite amount. Next after being cast out from our dimension, he got Nekron, the king of the dead, to give him extra powers and a ticket out of death because The Afterlife couldn't have an Immortal walk around without ripping itself apart.Third, he found a way to destroy entire Universes that couldn't provide him with the answers he wanted. Next, Krona beat Galactus to death, that's right, he killed a cosmic entity with his bare hands. And these are only the feats showed on-panel.
- The Beastmaster: He was the guardian of the Emotional Entities, and still knows how to control them. He even manages to drag Parallax halfway across the universe and imprison it effortlessly.
- Bigger Bad: Arguably the Biggest Bad in the entire DC universe. His experiment to see the creation of the universe backfired spectacularly, creating numerous parallel universes as well as the Anti-Matter universe; originally, this was said to have been the origin of evil itself, but if that probably counts as Canon Discontinuity it still makes him responsible for the Anti-Monitor, the Weaponers of Qward (and by extension, Sinestro) and a host of other horrors. Its recently been revealed that he's also the boss of Parallax, and the other emotional entities and was responsible for the Manhunters going rogue. More accidentally, he was once sent to Nekron's realm. The impossibility of an immortal in the realm of the dead gave Nekron his first glimpse into the physical universe and started his streak of omnicidal mania (Krona was all too happy to help him at that point anyway). He's actually the reason the Guardians of the Universe even exist, as the Oans became this to atone for Krona's sins.
- Big Bad: Became this directly during the War of the Green Lanterns, where Krona poisoned the GL corps by placing Parrallax's fear energy in the main battery. Hal eventually beat him though.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: After being revealed to be Only Mostly Dead in the pages of Red Lantern, he is unceremoniously killed off-screen by Abysmus.
- Energy Being: Became this several times, Though he can still assume his original humanoid form.
- Eldritch Abomination: He became a Formless energy caught between space and time during his first banishment.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Used to be Ganthet's friend before he was imprisoned.
- Fallen Hero: He was the smartest mind on Maltus, and invented pretty much everything the Green Lantern Corp uses before he went mad and turned against his former allies.
- For Science!: The original reason why he wanted to view the creation of the universe, despite the warnings of Maltusian legend that turned out to be true all along.
- Humanoid Abomination: When he decides to go back to his original form.
- Mad Scientist
- Measuring the Marigolds: At least in the yearlong Trinity series.
- Omnicidal Neutral: He cares nothing for sides.
- Omnicidal Maniac: But if he can't get what he wants from a universe, he thinks nothing of destroying it.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: After Brightest Day, he's suddenly the same size as a regular Guardian, but still as dangerous as ever.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed in a "Cosmic Egg" by the JLA and some otherworldly heroes for a while.
- The Seer: Foresaw the events of Blackest Night and Brightest Day.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Has hints of this in Brightest Day. At the very least, he thinks he's one.
He is a foe of Abin Sur.
AKA: Paul Booker
AKA: Clifford Zmeck
Homeworld: Biot (formerly Oa, later Orinda)
Robotic precursors of the Green Lantern Corps. They wielded the same Green power source until the Guardians realized that they were too cold and inflexible to properly discern justice within the context of real cultures and real life situations. After being stripped of their status, the Manhunters formed their own group and have variously attempted to act upon their original purpose or exact revenge upon their creators. During the Sinestro Corps War, they joined forces with Cyborg-Superman, who became their Grandmaster and created a new breed of Manhunter that siphons power away from Green Lantern rings and recharges Sinestro rings.
Homeworld: Debstam IV
The son of Mongul I, despotic ruler of WarWorld and destroyer of Coast City. Like his father, Mongul II is a cruel and arrogant monster who lives for conquest. After the Sinestro Corps War, a yellow power ring found its way to Mongul, who used it to launch a hostile takeover of the Sinestro Corps; he nearly succeeded until Sinestro himself defeated him in single combat, trapping him within the yellow central power battery on Korugar. (See the Superman Character Sheet
for his father, Mongul I.)
- 0% Approval Rating: Its pretty damn clear the Sinestro Corps only followed him because he'd kill them otherwise. And many that he conquer prefer to die instead of live under him.
- Always Someone Better: With Arkillo. Mongul beat him within an inch of his life and tore his tongue out to prove he was a worthy leader.
- Bad Boss: Kills any underling who so much as irritates him.
- Bald of Evil
- Bullying a Dragon: Tried this with Mother Mercy and paid for it bigtime.
- Cain and Abel: With his vile sister, Mongal.
- Depending on the Writer: While he's always evil the great divide is that one writer paints him as a sociopathic, hulk-like monster that just loves to kill and talk a big game while doing so while the other paints a picture of a strategist with a very loose code of honor, that's not above helping his enemies when it benefits him too.
- Detachment Combat: His first run-in with the Green Lanterns resulted in him losing an arm. Thanks to his Sinestro ring he was still able to control it until he eventually got it reattached.
- Doomed Hometown: His homeworld is a barren wasteland thanks to his dad.
- The Dreaded: Why the Yellow Ring came looking for him.
- Eviler Than Thou: With Mongal, Arkillo, and Sinestro. That last one ends badly for him.
- For the Evulz: This is basically what his motivations boil down to. He has no grand scheme or overarching plan, he's just out to be as much of a dick as possible.
- Flying Brick: Once he got a power ring(s).
- Freudian Excuse: Just try growing up with Mongul as a father, being told that daddy is the hero and the dorks in bright colors are the evil villains keeping him from bringing the beauty of monstrous tyranny to the Universe. This doesn't justify dog shit of course, but it's at least an explanation.
- Galactic Conqueror
- Green Lantern Ring: Two fistfuls of Yellow Power Rings, taken from Sinestro Corps members who refused to join up with him.
- Jerkass: Not only does he have a Lack of Empathy, but he's an asshole who thinks he's better than everyone else and doesn't bother even with pleasantries.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Mongul II's decimation of xenophobic Daxam may be horrific, but it's also very satisfying to watch. As Sodam Yat notes, "congratulations mom and dad. You finally got the alien you deserve."
- Laser-Guided Karma: Given to him by Anti-Villain Sinestro
- Lotus-Eater Machine: His father's Black Mercy plants, but only until his first conflict with the Green Lanterns. The Lanterns discovered the plants were spawned by a benevolent "Mother Mercy" and helped her rebel against Mongul.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: It takes hits from Green Lantern Rings or someone as strong as Superman to actually hurt Mongul II.
- Overlord Jr.: Is less about holding entire worlds at his mercy like his dad and more about just being the absolutely worst thing he can be, which generally includes forcing people to serve him.
- Rogues-Gallery Transplant: First appeared in Superman's comics.
- Smug Snake
- The Starscream: Borderline example, since Mongul II started trying to take over the Sinestro Corps before he actually met Sinestro.
- Stupid Evil: He's hardly dumb, but he focuses way too much on trying to be as much of a dick as possible and/or forcing others to serve him without even pausing to consider the practicality of that approach or how it's going to bite him in the ass later on. Especially the latter.
- Super Strength: To scary levels. Mongul II and his father are among the most physically powerful beings in DC.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Mongul I, initially. He's since evolved into a rather different character.
- Took a Level in Badass: Never the threat that his father was, Mongul II's acquisition of a yellow power ring allowed him to take on multiple Green Lantern Corpsmen with little difficulty, achieving a status in the GL book similar to that of his dad in the Superman comics.
- What Might Have Been: See the character pic? At one point, he was going to try to collect all the rings, but that storyline got rewritten into a civil war with the Sinestro Corps.
- What Ever Happened To The Mouse: After being thoroughly swatted by Sinestro, he vanished from continuity.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As a child, he wanted nothing more than for his father to trust him and like him enough to let him tag along on his journeys to enslave the Galaxy.
Homeworld: Vega system
An early experiment of the Guardians' ancestors on Maltus, the Psions are a race of reptilian humanoids with a penchant for cruel scientific experimentation. They were abandoned by the Maltusians when they migrated to Oa, and later made violent contact with their Neglectful Precursors
. When the Psions were defeated, the Guardians allowed them to settle in the Vega system (which was off-limits to them due to their deal with Agent Orange) so as to afford them peace. The Psions have since become a powerful galactic force thanks to their relative immunity to the Green Lanterns' jurisdiction.
A mysterious gigantic being from the previous universe. Relic was trapped inside the Anomaly, a cyst-like region of space containing the remains of Relic's universe. An altercation between Kyle Rayner and the Anomaly's overzealous guardian Exeter released Relic. He seems to have some sort of grudge against the Spectrum and seeks to destroy it.
- Call a Lantern a Lightsmith: In his old universe, light users of the emotional spectrum were called Lightsmiths. He uses the same name for the Lanterns.
- Last of His Kind: True to his name, he's the remaining being from a previous universe.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: He appears to be twenty times bigger than a normal human. A person could fit in the palm of his hand.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: When fled the end of his universe, he became encased inside the Anomaly. He was released when Kyle Rayner examined it.
- The Stoic
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In his old universe, the Lightsmiths destroyed it by using up the power of the emotional spectrum. To make sure this doesn't happen again, he sets out to eradicate the Lanterns.
AKA: Bito Wladon
The Spider Guild
Homeworld: Vega system
AKA: Kal-El / Clark Kent
Once a young comic book fan in a world without superheroes, this Clark found that he was his universe's counterpart to Superman
, with all his powers. He helped the united heroes in Crisis on Infinite Earths
, but could not save his own Earth from the Anti-Monitor. With no home left to, he retreated into a paradise dimension... where he watched his favorite heroes descend into The Dark Age of Comic Books
. The years of isolation eventually got to him, convincing him that the new universe did not deserve to exist, leading to a Roaring Rampage of Revenge
in Infinite Crisis
. The Guardians imprisoned him after his defeat.
Over a year later, the Sinestro Corps staged a breakout on Oa and recruited Superboy-Prime. However, Prime only did so to get close to the Anti-Monitor to avenge Earth-Prime's destruction. After a protracted battle against Sodam Yat, Prime betrayed the Sinestro Corps and killed the Anti-Monitor, hurling him into space before the panicked Guardians hurriedly banished him from this universe.
See the Superman character sheet
for more on this character.
The Tattooed Man
AKA: Abel Tarrant
Abel Tarrant was a sailor based in Coast City who turned to burglary. During one of his heists, he was exposed to some mysterious chemicals which left him with the mental ability to create actual objects from the chemicals. When he got back from the robbery, he tattooed himself using the chemicals so he would always have the chemicals near him. Some of the shapes he was able to conjure from his tattoos were an axe, shield, cannon, and dragon.
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AKA: Mark Richards
Mark Richards was a former U.S. Marine who went missing after a helicopter crash and presumed dead until he showed up in Gotham City as a hit man. He claimed that the tattoos covering his body were the sins of men he had killed, and that by the art of "sin-grafting", which he had learned from the nation of Modora, in which he takes the sins of others and puts them on himself, he claimed to be redeeming the men and women he killed. All his victims had tattoos of their sins. He was eventually stopped by Green Lantern and Batman. In Brightest Day event, Mark appears as a member of Deathstroke's new team of Titans He is convinced to join by Deathstroke who offers to help him track down Slipknot, the person responsible for murdering his son.
After a breakout at Arkham Asylum, Richards was about to leave his team until Deathstroke reveals that he has captured Slipknot for him.[ Deathstroke allows the two to fight to the death, with Richards winning after he beheads Slipknot. After this act, Richards quits Deathstroke's team, declaring that he is done with killing. When Richards returns to Liberty Hill, he discovers his old neighborhood is afraid of him and the gangbangers have forced citizens and even the police themselves to clean up the area. His former assistant explains to him that they have taken control of the community and made a fortune for themselves through crime. Richards was then confronted by Vixen who believed that he was responsible for the acts of violence committed by his former thugs. Vixen rescinds her offer of Justice League membership and attacks Richards. After a brutal fight, Vixen willingly surrenders and Richards agrees to leave her and take care of his neighborhood in his own way. Richards later rejoins Deathstroke's Titans. Upon returning to the labyrinth, Deathstroke reveals to them that the items the Titans collected were used to form a healing machine called the "Methuselah Device", intended to restore his dying son, Jericho. After healing Jericho, Deathstroke declares that the machine can also resurrect the dead, including Richards' son. Richards initially accepts but after Cinder declares the Methuselah Device a curse, he joins her and Arsenal in fighting the other Titans to destroy the it. After Cinder sacrifices herself to destroy the Methuselah Device, Richards returns home.
The Weaponers of Qward
The eternal enemies of the Green Lantern Corps. The Weaponers are a race of aliens who inhabit Qward, a planet in the Anti-Matter Universe that occupies the same space that Oa does in the positive universe. They are known for their ingenious skill at creating devastating weapons, such as the lightning-like Qwa-bolts, the Void Hound starship, the black rings of their short-lived Anti-Green Lantern Corps, and even the yellow rings of the Sinestro Corps.
The Qwardians have suffered under numerous conquerors, including the Anti-Monitor, the Crime Syndicate of Antimatter-Earth, and the Sinestro Corps. Their own leader holds the title of Highlord. The greatest Weaponers include Highlord Roval, the
Weaponer (who created Sinestro's ring), and the caste of warriors called the Thunderers.
A warlord from the unmapped reaches of space beyond Sector 3600, Zardor desires conquest and has allied with Krona
to achieve his ends. By abducting psychics to boost his own mental powers, he can clairvoyantly view events in distant sectors, and has used his psychic powers to mentally dominate numerous Green Lanterns. The first Earth Green Lantern to fight him was Guy Gardner.