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->'''Emotion:''' Fear
->'''Leader:''' Thaal Sinestro
->'''Base of Operations:''' Warworld (formerly Qward, then Korugar)
->'''Entity:''' Parallax

->''[[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad In blackest day, in brightest night,]]\\
[[LightIsNotGood Beware your fears made into light]]\\
[[KnightTemplar Let those who try to stop what's right]]\\
[[KillItWithFire Burn like his power]][[note]]Sinestro's version is "Burn like MY power"[[/note]]--[[MagnificentBastard Sinestro's might!]]''

The Sinestro Corps are fueled by fear the way Green Lantern rings are fueled by willpower and their powers are very similar, including flight, constructs and communication. Whereas the Green Lanterns seek to bring order to the universe by promoting justice, the Sinestro Corps want to rule the universe through fear.

Since Sinestro was drafted back into the Green Lanterns, his corps have gone rogue without his rule to keep them in line. When Sinestro discovered that they had taken over his home planet of Korugar, he forcibly disbanded them, and most of the Corps were captured or killed in the aftermath.

With the destruction of Korugar in ''ComicBook/WrathOfTheFirstLantern'', Sinestro has left his Corps with Parallax, leaving Arkillo in charge of the renamed "Yellow Lantern Corps", though he did eventually come back and bring the survivors of the planet's destruction to [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Necropolis]], renaming it "New Korugar" while also taking back command.

* AxCrazy: Well over half the team is comprised of violent, unstable psychopaths.
* TheDreaded: To be part of the Sinestro Corps, you need to be able to inspire great fear.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: When the Sinestro Corps was originally formed, new ring wielders originally gained uniforms that were based on Sinestro's old black and blue costume, and instead of the Corps' symbol they simply had a yellow circle on their chests. They were later supposed to go through a process called a "Fear Lodge," where they were put inside stone rooms, cut off from the rest of the world, and would have to confront their greatest fears in order to ignite the power of their rings. Once that was done, they gained the proper Corps uniform as a symbol of being an official member. Considering the amount of the upheaval the Sinestro Corps' has been through, the lack of mention of the Fear Lodge is understandable, but ring wielders no longer start out with the preliminary uniform when they gain a ring.
* EgocentricTeamNaming: They could have been called the Yellow Lantern Corps, but it was named the Sinestro Corps instead.
** Funnily enough, it was actually ComicBook/BoosterGold who inadvertently named the corps during an attempt to distract Sinestro (see LineOfSightName).
** After Sinestro's HeelFaceTurn, Arkillo's in charge, and wants to change the name because of the betrayal, now wanting to be called the Yellow Corps. or the Fear Corps.
* {{Galactic Conqueror}}s
* GreenLanternRing: Yellow power rings work pretty much exactly like their green counterparts, with the addition of being able to sense their opponents' fears and project them as energy constructs.
* HeelFaceTurn: After Sinestro re-joined the Sinestro Corps (then called the Yellow Lantern Corps) following ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'', having donned a Yellow ring once more since ''ComicBook/WrathOfTheFirstLantern'', they have been more "defenders of Korugar" than "oppressors of them and everybody else". When the Green Lantern Corps suddenly vanishes from the universe, Sinestro wastes no time having his Corps take over the role of "universal police", and Soranik does her best to rein in the group's homicidal tendencies. However, once their role is accepted, Sinestro immediately orders them to [[FaceHeelTurn once more bring terror to the cosmos]].
* IKnowWhatYouFear: Sinestro rings can materialize a victim's fears out of energy.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Their depredation of Daxam while under Mongul II's control was absolutely brutal, with wholesale slaughter and the enslavement of the few survivors that they left being the order of the day. That being said, Daxam was one of the most [[AbsoluteXenophobe xenophobic]] planets in the galaxy, with a cultural belief that they were the lone civilized species and that anything else was a mud race deserving of extinction. Sodom Yat was practically the only Daxamite who ''wasn't'' like this, and his disgust for the rest of his species was so great that he very nearly just left it to Mongul II and the rest of the Corps to tear apart.
* PsychoRangers
* RedShirt: A common Sinestro Corps character trait in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}. In the opening arc of the relaunched Green Lantern book, any Sinestro Corps character introduced that was not existent from the group's inception, from the hunter sent after Sinestro in issue 2 to EvilGenius Professor Insidd, was killed off before the arc's conclusion. Meanwhile, most of the established Yellow Lanterns were said to have been forced into a hibernating state.
* ShoutOut: You can find a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]] and a Franchise/{{Predator}} and many others in group shots.
** And [[FridgeBrilliance fitting, to boot]]: where else would horror movie monsters find a home than the Corps of Fear?
* YourWorstNightmare: Members are first initiated by experiencing their worst fear in a "fear lodge", then they get the ability to weaponize others' worst nightmares.

!Notable Sinestro Corps Members


[[folder: Sinestro]]
!!Thaal Sinestro
->'''Homeworld:''' Korugar

Sinestro was a former Green Lantern who carried out his oath through the use of tyranny. When exposed, Sinestro was brought in by Hal and imprisoned in the Battery. There, he made contact with Parallax, a living yellow parasitic embodiment of fear. Years later, after his plot against Hal Jordan had run its course, he retreated to the Anti-Matter universe and built a Yellow Power Battery, making him the first to harness one of the new colors to form a Corps.

You can read his own take on himself [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Sinestro}} here]].

* TheAce: Before Hal, he was considered the greatest of the Green Lanterns. It shows, as he has tricks up his sleeve that Hal ''still'' hadn't learned, even after over a decade on the job. When it comes to tactical use of the power ring, Sinestro has no equal.
* AdultFear: Atrocitus was the first to discover Sinestro ''had'' a daughter in the first place, and vowed to kill her in retaliation for Sinestro's acts against him. This marked a very rare moment when Sinestro was genuinely afraid.
* AntiHero: When written by Creator/GeoffJohns he's much more willing to work with the heroes against bigger threats.
* ArchEnemy: To all Green Lanterns, but Hal Jordan in particular.
* AwesomeEgo: Perhaps the greatest example of this in the modern Green Lantern landscape. Despite all the defeats he's suffered over the years, despite his loss during the SinestroCorpsWar and his failure to save his planet from Volthoom, Sinestro will ''still'' proudly proclaim himself to be the greatest Lantern of them all. His response to Hal telling him that Sinestro isn't any better than Hal is? Laughing in Hal's face and proclaiming "I am better than you".
* BackForTheDead: Sinestro's return during Emerald Twilight part 3. The character had not been seen for years, apart from an appearance as a spirit possessing John Stewart in Mosaic. Yet in what was meant to be Hal Jordan's final issue as Green Lantern, the Guardians seemingly resurrect Sinestro from his imprisonment inside the Central Power Battery in an attempt to stop Hal Jordan's rampage. It doesn't work, as Hal kills him by breaking his neck. Later stories would reveal that the Sinestro that died was a Parallax-created illusion to help break Hal Jordan's will, but at the time this was meant to be the final showdown between Hal and Sinestro.
* BigBad: For most of the series' existence.
%%* BreakoutVillain
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Initially Sinestro rarely had speaking roles in comics, and was often depicted as a PaletteSwap variant of the Joker. Now, he's straddling the line between AntiVillain and AntiHero, despite WordOfGod saying much of his characterization is based on UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: His original looks were based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Niven David Niven]]. Some fanon said, however that he was an {{expy}} of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamal_Abdel_Nasser Gamal Abdel Nasser.]]
* ControlFreak: Hal put it best:
--->''Sinestro wants complete '''control.''' Over everything and everybody. And what Sinestro '''can't''' control- he '''destroys'''.''
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: He gave up his daughter so she wouldn't be persecuted for her father's [[KnightTemplar political ideas]]. [[SuicideAttack Given what happened to her mother]], it was clearly a good call.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The modern take on Sinestro explores this, as far as him wanting to instill "order" throughout the universe as the motive for his villainy, which often plays out like an EvilPlan.
* DastardlyWhiplash: Subverted; he's a villain and has a Snidely-esque whiplash, but [[AntiVillain his personality]] is nothing like the villain stereotype.
* DrunkWithPower: His initial fall from grace had shades of this and revisiting the issue through flashbacks have only reinforced the idea.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Deep down he still cares for his dead wife Arin Sur, and his daughter Soranik Natu. He also had a very close friendship with Abin Sur, who's dismissal by the Guardians is one of the reasons he hates them.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Hal Jordan, who he mentored. The two still respect each other to a degree.
-->'''Hal''': Were we ''ever'' truly friends?
-->'''Sinestro''': That's the tragedy of all this, Jordan. Hal. We'll ''always'' be friends.
* EvilerThanThou: During the Red Lanterns' introductory arc, he and Atrocitus spent much of the time boasting in each other's face about being the bigger threat.
* FallenHero: Sinestro used to be the single most respected member of the Green Lantern Corps, until he took a shortcut in his work by enslaving his home planet.
* FriendlyEnemy: Claims he and Hal Jordan have always been friends.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: As a young man on Korugar, Sinestro was a simple student of archaeology. Years later, he became a despotic tyrant feared across the stars.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Between starting off as Lantern, becoming a supervillain, forming his own Corps (that underwent its own FaceHeelTurn eventually), taking part in ''several'' EnemyMine situations- it's not so much what 'side' Sinestro is on as much as what course of action best serves his purpose of [[WellIntentionedExtremist bringing order to the universe.]]
* HeroicWillpower: Though he can't really always be said to be ''heroic,'' [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Ion]] himself said he had the strongest willpower of all Green Lanterns.
* HerosEvilPredecessor: Evil Predecessor to either Hal Jordan (greatest Lantern) or Soranik Natu (Lantern of Sector 1417).
* HijackingCthulhu: Using both his mastery over fear and his exceptionally strong willpower, he's able to control ''[[EldritchAbomination Parallax,]]'' having it possess him and maintaining control, and practically treating it like a pet.
* InterspeciesFriendship: He's Korugarian, while his partner, Abin Sur was Ungaran.
* InterspeciesRomance: He's Korugarian, while his late wife, Arin Sur, Abin's sister was Ungaran.
* KickTheDog: Though he is portrayed more sympathetically as of late, Sinestro does occasionally do this to remind readers that while he might be justified in questioning the Guardians' authority, he is still a villain. He killed Red Lantern Laira just when it seemed like Hal might have calmed her down and ''taunted Hal about it'', and then he later [[spoiler:stabbed Ganthet]].
* KnightTemplar: Above all, he wishes to bring order to the universe -- and he's willing to completely enslave it to do so.
* LaserGuidedKarma: His puppy-kicking is not without consequence. Several members of the Red Lantern Corps, as Atrocitus himself is happy to point out, are victims of Sinestro's corps, making him partially responsible for the rise of the Red Lanterns. And killing Laira drives Hal into such a rage that he is inducted into the Red Lantern Corps himself and comes dangerously close to killing Sinestro and his corpsmen, if not for Saint Walker's intervention.
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: He's evil, but he's generally treated as the better man when he [[EvilVersusEvil fights over villains]] like [[GalacticConqueror Mongul]] or [[OmnicidalManiac Nekron]].
* LukeIAmYourFather: He's Soranik Natu's father.
* ManipulativeBastard: Is very charismatic and intelligent, and ''very'' good at scheming and manipulating people.
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from "sinestra", which is Latin for left-handed. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast It's also an indication he's not a nice guy]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Sinestro. Considering ASinisterClue, it's pretty clear he's up to no good.
* NeverMyFault: He'll never admit that the reason his wife, Arin Sur, turned against him, that his people came to fear him, and that he was stripped of his position as Green Lantern, is all his own fault, due to what borders on a pathological need for control. Instead, he'll constantly blame Hal Jordan, the other Green Lanterns, and the Guardians of the Universe for being too weak or not intelligent enough to understand what's required to bring about order.
* ObviouslyEvil: He's scarlet-skinned with a [[DastardlyWhiplash Snidely-esque whiplash]], and called ''Sinestro''; the only thing shocking about his villainy is that [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans it's well-intentioned]].
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: He used to be "The Greatest Green Lantern", now he's the Corps' worst enemy.
* {{Pride}}: Sinestro's fatal flaw.
* ScaryDogmaticAliens: If UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler had more foresight--and a power ring, and magenta skin--he'd be Sinestro.
* ASinisterClue: He's left-handed, which is referenced in his name.
* TheStarscream: Back when he was still a Green Lantern. He had major plans to dethrone and murder his superiors, the Guardians, due to his belief they were doing a poor job running the universe ([[JerkassHasAPoint which]], [[Comicbook/BlackestNight all]] [[ComicBook/BrightestDay things]] [[ComicBook/RiseOfTheThirdArmy considered]], [[JerkassHasAPoint probably isn't far off]]).
* TookALevelInBadass: Johns has pulled this with a number of characters. Sinestro went from being a good arch-enemy to Hal and already badass to becoming a full-blown MagnificentBastard.
* VillainHasAPoint: As shown in full from approximately ComicBook/BlackestNight, through ComicBook/BrightestDay and culminating in ComicBook/RiseOfTheThirdArmy and ComicBook/WrathOfTheFirstLantern, his opinion on the Guardians of the Universe was largely correct.
* VillainousFriendship: Considers ComicBook/BlackAdam a friend and peer.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Depending on the incarnation, but the comic usually portrays Sinestro as this.

[[folder: Arkillo]]
->'''Homeworld:''' Vorn

Sinestro's right-hand man and most loyal supporter. Arkillo was the first being Sinestro chose to join the Sinestro Corps, and he quickly proved his worth as a leader and taskmaster. The hulking, ogre-like alien is the Corps' main drill sergeant and overseer of the ring forges. After the Sinestro Corps War, when Sinestro was imprisoned on Oa, Arkillo led the faction that remained loyal to him; he challenged the usurper, Mongul, for control of the Corps, but lost and had his tongue ripped out as punishment. Following Sinestro's return, Arkillo resumed his old duties.

Arkillo was off with the New Guardians when the Corps went rogue and Sinestro disbanded them, and was incredibly angered at Sinestro's apparent betrayal. The Weaponer provided him with a new (albeit likely flawed) battery, and Arkillo now serves no one but himself and the Yellow Light.

* AxCrazy: When you piss him off.
* BerserkButton: If you either mention Mongu-er, the M-word around him or ask about his necklace, he'll kill you on the spot. No questions asked.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CharacterDevelopment: Has received a great deal of this in ''Green Lantern: New Guardians''.
* DeadpanSnarker: For a being who's generally a violent brute, sarcasm is surprisingly common from him.
* TheDragon: Sinestro's right-hand man.
** DragonAscendant: With Sinestro's HeelFaceTurn, Arkillo's in charge of the Corps. Unfortunately he's one of the few left.
* DrillSergeantNasty: If you fail his tasks in any way, shape, or form, he'll devour you then and there. Well, that's how he used to be; he's become ''far'' more reasonable since his life fell apart and he was forced to rebuild everything.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kilowog, the Green Lanterns' drill instructor and fellow hulking alien. They dueled twice in the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar.
** Guy Gardner sees Arkillo as the Yellow Lantern equivalent to himself.
* FatalFlaw: Although he believes his ring isn't working correctly, according to Carol the reason it isn't working is because (ironically) he's afraid that he [[InadequateInheritor isn't capable of measuring up to/surpassing Sinestro's legacy]] and isn't owning up to it.
* HiddenDepths: He's always been portrayed as a bloodthirsty, murderous savage, but it was recently revealed by Carol Ferris that Arkillo actually loves Sinestro and is afraid he'll never measure up to him. Though it's not yet known if his love for Sinestro is in a romantic way or if it's loving him as a fatherly figure (Carol mentions him having "daddy issues"), it helps explain his UndyingLoyalty to Sinestro and why he took Sinestro's betrayal so hard. Time will tell if this is also why Saint Walker has become his MoralityPet after Walker re-grew his tongue.
* ImAHumanitarian: Fail his tasks and he'll devour you on the spot.
* InsistentTerminology: Now that he's the leader of the Sinestro Corps, Arkillo would rather have the corps be called Yellow Lanterns or Fear Lanterns, as Sinestro betrayed them.
* InsultBackfire: When the Archangel defeats several members of different Corps. he advances on Saint Walker and Arkillo, saying that they're more black hearts, Arkillo lunges at him saying "The Blackest".
* JerkAss: During the Corps' initial run, he was an absolutely brutal and merciless drill sergeant who felt that fear was the best motivator and would keep lower-ranked members in line with the threat of being devoured alive. After his life fell apart and he had to rebuild everything, he became a hell of a lot more reasonable.
* LastOfHisKind: After Sinestro betrayed and disbanded the Corps, Arkillo was the only Yellow Lantern left active. Didn't last for very long, though.
* LeeroyJenkins: When the New Guardians encounter Invictus, a terrifyingly powerful archangel, what does Arkillo do? ''He charges right at him and decks him.'' Oh, and keep in mind that Invictus was otherwise [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] the rest of the New Guardians. And yet, in spite of all that, Arkillo is STILL going toe-to-toe with him.
* LightningBruiser
* MemeticBadass: Considered this in-universe by his men, who simultaneously fear and revere him.
* MoralityPet: Saint Walker is one for him after he healed Arkillo's tongue. Their relationship grows more and more into this with time spent together. In issue 10 of New Guardians, as Saint Walker continues to fight while saying he'll never give up hope, Arkillo -- who is fighting Reach soldiers at the time -- tells Walker to "Fear not," which is notable since he's a bloodthirsty killer who gets off on inducing fear and despair but he just told Walker to not be scared. Then in issue 11 of New Guardians, for example, Arkillo is pleased with Saint Walker after he becomes adamant about making Larfleeze pay for the Reach invasion to the Blue Lantern homeworld. He pats Walker's shoulder and comments that he's glad to finally see some fire in Walker's belly.
* TheSpeechless: After his run-in with Mongul, Arkillo's tongue was ripped out and uses his power ring to communicate. Saint Walker eventually healed him.
* SuperStrength: Even without his ring.
* TongueTrauma: When Mongul ripped his tongue out.
* TookALevelInKindness:
** Spending time with the New Guardians team has had this effect on him. This can be seen with his relationship with not only Saint Walk (see MoralityPet), but also Carol Ferris, who he doesn't want being insulted. Moreover, he doesn't seem to be as bloodthirsty as he was before joining.
** In Sinestro's solo comic, the Corps heads to Earth to defend it from an invasion of emotion-stealing creatures. After Arkillo protects a mother and daughter from one of the creatures, the little girl tells her mom not to worry because a superhero is protecting them. Arkillo instantly notices this. Shortly afterwards, the Corps heads out to fight some more, but Arkillo opts to stay behind in order to protect the defenseless civilians.
* UndyingLoyalty: He's pretty much a very violent and barbaric brute, but he is also fiercely loyal, namely being Sinestro's most loyal Corps member. He's also been showing this towards Saint Walker after the latter used his ring to re-grow Arkillo's tongue, first by trying to protect him from Invictus (though he finds it difficult to actually voice the word "friend" when referring to Walker) and then by quickly and with no hesitation coming to help Walker and the Blue Lantern corps fight against the forces invading their home planet.

[[folder: Bedovian]]
->'''Homeworld:''' Unknown

A mysterious being resembling a hermit crab, Bedovian usually drifts through space, emerging from his shell only to feed. He was recruited by the Sinestro Corps, as their sniper. It was noted by Lyssa Drak that unlike the others, he did not have to train to conquer his own fears, as the centuries of isolation within his shell had numbed him to all emotion.

He was defeated in battle by John Stewart, who managed to figure out where he was and snipe him back. He survived, and in the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', his greatest contribution to the war was to shoot the zombie Anti-Monitor in the head and destroy him.

* BizarreAlienBiology: Bendovian's alien metabolism enables him to survive for centuries in the harsh vacuum of outer space without air, food, or water.
* ColdSniper: He's sniper and also stoic and humorless to an extreme degree.
* EldritchAbomination: Considered something pretty close to it in-universe.
* HeroKiller: During the Sinestro Corps War, he was shown to have murdered at least both the Green Lanterns, Barin and Cundiff Cood.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Can snipe people from ''three space sectors away''.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: It's been stated that he can go 600 years between meals.

[[folder: Despotellis]]
->'''Homeworld:''' Unknown

A sentient virus recruited into the Sinestro Corps. Even before joining the Sinestro Corps, Despotellis was a genocidal maniac, having killed over three-fourths of the beings in Space Sector 119. Sinestro used Despotellis to murder Maura Rayner, using her death to break her son Kyle's will to make him susceptible to possession by Parallax. During the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar'', Despotellis infected Guy Gardner, but it was defeated by his counterpart in the Green Lantern Corps, the sentient smallpox virus Leezle Pon, whose partner Despotellis had killed. Despotellis is currently in custody on Oa.

* TheDreaded: He is considered the deadliest member of the Sinestro Corps.
* EvilCounterpart: To Leezle Pon, another super-intelligent smallpox virus and member of the Green Lantern Corps.
* FrameUp: He infected Mogo in the form of mushroom spores and used this to DrivenToSuicide two Green Lanterns, framing Guy Gardner for murder. But Guy and Soranik Natu found out the truth and freed Mogo from the spore's influence just long enough for Mogo himself to destroy the mother spore.
* OmnicidalManiac: Even before joining the Sinestro Corps, Despotellis was a genocidal maniac, having killed over three-fourths of the beings in Space Sector 119.
* TheVirus: He is a sentient biovirus capable of infecting any living organism and killing it within mere minutes.

[[folder: Karu-Sil]]
!! Karu-Sil
->'''Homeworld:''' Graxos III

Born on a harsh jungle world, Karu-Sil was orphaned by a rival tribe. She was soon taken in by a small pack of predators, eventually thinking of herself as one of them and mutilating her mouth to look more like them. Eventually, a Green Lantern named Blish found her and killed her "fathers", thinking they were threatening her, and she was institutionalized until her yellow ring found her. She's now constantly accompanied by yellow constructs in the form of her pack.

Sometime after the Sinestro Corps War, Karu-Sil and several other female members of the Sinestro Corps are captured by Zamarons. Her body along with the two others are shown to the Guardians and Green Lantern Corps who visit the home world of the Zamarons. The trio are being subjected and conditioned to be members of the Star Sapphire Corps. The impurity of the subject to instill fear being eliminated, replaced by love it was not finished as she was released by Sinestro. During the Blackest Night, Karu-Sil was attacked by the corpses of her pack, reanimated as Black Lanterns. Although initially unwilling to fight her "fathers", she was convinced by a passing Green Lantern to join her light with him and destroy them. She then killed the Green Lantern herself.

* ButterFace: Gave herself a mouth like ''Franchise/MortalKombat'''s Mileena.
* DeathWorld: Her homeworld.
* FreudianExcuse: Grew up on a particularly brutal DeathWorld, saw her entire family killed by a rival tribe, saw her adoptive family killed by a Green Lantern who had no clue what the fuck he was doing, and was thrown into an institution where she languished for some time until her ring found her. Given the sheer horror of her entire existence, it's a wonder that she wasn't drafted by the Red Lantern Corps instead.
* MoralityPet: She has three of them in the forms of her three dead adoptive fathers that are resurrected during ComicBook/BlackestNight.
* PunnyName / MeaningfulName: A play on the word "carousel," as her three animal constructs circle around her like a demonic merry-go-round.
* RaisedByWolves / WildChild
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: Sometimes depicted like one.

[[folder: Kryb]]
!! Kryb
Kryb kills parents she views as unworthy and takes their baby children as her own, keeping them in the cage growing out of her back. Since joining the Sinestro Corps, she has begun targeting the children of Green Lanterns.

During the Blackest Night, Kryb escaped Zamaron, and convinced Miri Riam into helping her find her children, who had become the Black Lantern Corphans. She found them attacking Oa, being destroyed by a Red Lantern Guy Gardner. She attempted to stop him, during which time Gardner tore off one of her arms and rammed it down her throat. She is however, later seen when all of the Lantern Corps assembled over the Earth to fight Nekron, and is seen fighting the Black Lanterns of Xanshi.

* AbusiveParents: Subverted. She claims to love all the children she's stolen and says she'd never harm any of them, to the point that even the Star Sapphires believe her love is genuine. But in at least one appearance she deliberately scratched the cheek of Green Lantern Jeryll's child to make Jeryll lower her defenses and kill her, and she generally keeps all her kidnapped charges fed on a liquid which brainwashes them into seeing her as their mother. So while she's not ''usually'' physically abusive, she's emotionally and mentally abusive because she ''makes'' those children love her.
* AdultFear: She's a monster right out of Grimm's fairy tales.
* AndIMustScream: Was among those female Sinestro Corpsmen the Star Sapphires attempted to convert via crystal prisons. As she was in their custody during the ComicBook/BlackestNight and its lead-up, however, she was forced to hear the voices of her stolen children as they were abducted by Black Lanterns while unable to do anything about it. This causes her to cry, and Miri Riam feels a moment of SympathyForTheDevil.
* BodyHorror: The "cage" on her back isn't just an inverted ribcage. It has [[{{Squick}} nipples for her stolen children to suckle.]]
* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers: She was believed to just be a ghost story parents told their children, but she is a very real monster and, in a twist of irony, the parents have more reason to be afraid of her than the kids.
* MamaBear: Would you believe she genuinely loves and is protective of the children she steals?
* MindControl: Whatever kind of milk she secretes has this effect, convincing whoever partakes that she is in fact their mother.
* MoralityPet: The kids she steals. She was not happy when they were missing.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: The Black Corphans]] were the direct result of nobody bothering to ask her where her children were. [[spoiler: Which basically means the Green Lanterns and Zamarons were responsible for the mass starvation of thousands of innocent children of their own deceased comrades. Although Star Sapphire Miri points out if Kryb hadn't murdered their parents and kidnapped the children in the first place, they'd still be alive.]]
* PsychicPowers: Not that it's heavily expanded upon, but her milk apparently creates a telepathic connection between her and those who ingest it, which implies some level of MindControl and {{Telepathy}} on her part.
* PunnyName / MeaningfulName: [[DontExplainTheJoke She's a crib.]]
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: Has the hair for it, at least.

[[folder: Lyssa Drak]]
!!Lyssa Drak
->'''Homeworld:''' Talok VII

The Keeper of The Book of Parallax, she records the history of the Sinestro Corps in its pages. Her past is unknown, but she is incredibly loyal to Sinestro and her leader obviously trusts her with their group's greatest secrets. She also supervises the final test for membership: a potential recruit is locked in a Fear Lodge, a sealed box of absolute darkness, with an uncharged power ring. If they can overcome and master their own fears, they can ignite their ring and escape. Failure means death from thirst, starvation, suffocation, or suicide. She noted with interest the example of Bedovian mentioned above, and she unexpectedly gave Amon Sur a bit of encouragement by reading to him the tales of the others before him.

She was arrested and imprisoned on Oa, but broke free from her cell during a prison riot. While searching for her book, she found the mysterious Book of the Black, only for the Guardian known as Scar to trap her within it. During ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', Krona freed her and recruited her for his plans.

%%* AbsoluteCleavage
* AndIMustScream: When she was trapped in The Book of the Black.
* BadassBookworm: Her primary job is to record the history of the Sinestro Corps, but she is just as capable as any other Yellow Lantern.
%%* BadassCape
* ChainedByFashion: The Book of Parallax is kept chained to her wrist.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Though originally shown in a pair of evil go-go boots, her every appearance since has been barefoot.
* FaceHeelTurn: After Krona freed her, she turned against Sinestro for knowledge and not being rescued. [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor She eventually came back around, though.]]
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: An hot alien babe with blue skin.
* HotLibrarian: She qualifies as this, since she keeps the Book of Parallax
* HumanoidAbomination: If she wasn't one before, she's ''definitely'' one in ''Brightest Day''.
* LongLostRelative: Her surname implies she's a distant relation to Shadow Lass of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.
%%* MadOracle
* MeaningfulName: You need BilingualBonus. "Lyssa" sounds sexy but it's Greek and means "rabies".
%%* MsExposition
* MsFanservice: A scantily-clad blue-skinned babe and also an HotLibrarian.
%%* PointyEars
* TheStoryteller: Lyssa loves to tell stories about her corps to anyone willing to listen. When she gets interrogated by some [=GLs=], she only tells them stories about the corps.
%%* {{Stripperific}}
* [[HumanNotepad Talokite Notepad]]: In the aftermath of Wrath of the First Lantern, Lyssa senses that the Book of Parallax has been destroyed, and proceeds to use her ring to burn it all into her skin from memory.
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The Book of Parallax holds the life story of every member of the Sinestro Corps, and every atrocity they have done in the name of fear.
%%* ThongOfShielding

[[folder: Parallax]]
->'''Homeworld:''' Qward (originally Earth)

The Fear Entity--the embodiment of the Yellow Light, given life and strength from the fear of every sentient being. It was born when early life experienced fear for the first time. The Guardians bound it on Maltus eons ago, until it was released by Larfleeze. Eventually, the Guardians ended Parallax's reign of terror by trapping it in the Central Power Battery on Oa, where it stayed for countless ages until everyone, even the Guardians themselves, forgot about its existence. Parallax ''was'' the Yellow Impurity that prevented Green Lantern rings from affecting the color yellow.

Like Ion, Parallax can possess a living host, but it either dominates them completely or subtly manipulates their actions. Hal Jordan was its best-known host, through whom Parallax destroyed the Green Lantern Corps and nearly remade the entire universe. During the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar'', Parallax possessed Kyle Rayner for a brief time.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the yellow light of fear, and fear itself by extension.
* ArchEnemy: ComicBook/TheSpectre.
* AxCrazy
* BadassBoast: Makes several to the Spectre during Rebirth and Blackest Night.
--->''"You are more likely to eradicate the '''color yellow''' from reality than you are to eradicate '''me''', Black Lantern."''
* BerserkButton: Does ''not'' take kindly to the idea that it fears anything, especially Hal Jordan.
* BodyHorror: Tends to do this to its hosts, with the tamest example being how it likes to give them grins with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* CardCarryingVillain: While the Sinestro Corps as a whole may hover somewhere around [[KnightTemplar Knight Templar-hood,]] Parallax itself is utterly and gleefully ChaoticEvil, with absolutely no redeeming features or any real goals other than spreading fear.
* TheCorrupter: Was responsible for Hal Jordan's descent into insanity and subsequent villainy by influencing his mind from inside the Central Power Battery. And when [[spoiler: Krona returns it to the Central Battery to control all the Green Lanterns during Brightest Day]], even though the Earth Lanterns (plus Kilowog and Ganthet) are able to resist being outright controlled, its influence almost turns them against one another anyway.
* DemonicPossession
* TheDragon: To Sinestro in ''Sinestro Corps War'' and [[spoiler: Krona]] in ''ComicBook/BrightestDay''.
* EldritchAbomination: It looks like a cross between a giant dragonfly and a serpent.
* EmotionEater: Comes with being the embodiment of fear.
* EnergyBeing
* EvilCounterpart: To Ion.
* EvilerThanThou: It makes itself clear that while it may be a member of the Sinestro Corps, it owes them no loyalty and they will die if they get in its way.
* FauxAffablyEvil: At least acted this way towards Kyle Rayner when it had an internal conversation with his mind.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Parallax used to be nothing more than an ordinary little bug... before it became the first being to experience fear.
* TheHeartless: Embodiment of all fear.
* LastOfHisKind: The only non-humanoid (as with Black Hand) emotional entity not [[spoiler:sealed into the Source Wall]] as of the end of "Light's Out". It couldn't care less.
* LightIsNotGood: Quite possibly the ultimate example of this, being both an embodiment of light and also completely evil.
* OmnicidalManiac: In case [[ComicBook/ZeroHour that time it made Hal Jordan destroy the universe]] wasn't enough proof:
-->'''Spectre:''' You will be ''destroyed...''
-->'''Parallax:''' No. I believe that's ''everyone'' else.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: Disturbingly, it tends to come off as this towards Hal, referring to him as its 'special someone'.
* SealedEvilInACan: ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'' revealed that the long-established "[[KryptoniteFactor yellow impurity]]" in the Central Power Battery was actually ''Parallax'', the "yellow fear entity," an [[AnthropomorphicPersonification insectile manifestation]] of that emotion, released when Hal "Greatest GL of them All" Jordan entered the Central Battery years before. Before that, it was in a box that was stolen from Maltus by Larfleeze and his crew. Later it was imprisoned in a Sciencell, and finally got ripped apart and stashed in four separate batteries.
* SlasherSmile: Its default expression. It only really drops it when it's angry.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: It saved ComicBook/TheSpectre from the Black Lanterns just so they could have a proper rematch.
* VillainDecay: Since the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, Parallax has been not so much a villain of its own as much as a tool for greater power over yellow energy, with its own personality having been ignored for the most part.
* {{Yandere}}: Shows some elements of this to Hal, wanting to use him as a host again and sometimes calling him "my precious Hal".

[[folder: Soranik Natu]]
* See [[Characters/GLGreenLanternCorps Green Lantern Corps]]

[[folder: Ranx the Sentient City]]
!!Ranx the Sentient City
->'''Homeworld:''' Ranx

One of the most powerful of the Sinestro Corps, Ranx is an interstellar city the size of a moon. Its origins are unknown, but it is said to be as old as the stars. The circuitry running through it allows it to be aware of every activity on its surface, and it can manipulate its own landscape and gravity, similar to Mogo. Ranx's only inhabitants were criminals and drifters, but it developed a grudge against the Green Lanterns for attacking it and taking them away. The other Sinestro Corps members used Ranx as a base and training ground, similar to Mogo and the Green Lanterns.

An ancient prophecy decreed that Ranx would destroy Mogo, but Sodam Yat defeated it and blew it up. Ranx has survived shutdowns and destruction before, and it may rise again.

* ArchEnemy: Very fixated on Guy, owing to their previous encounter in which Guy detonated a bomb in Ranx's sewers, causing the city to "void its bowels".
* EvilCounterpart: To Mogo.
* GeniusLoci
* MalevolentArchitecture
* ShoutOut: To the [[StarWars Death Star]].
* ThatsNoMoon

[[folder: Other Sinestro Corps Members]]
* Amon Sur
** AssholeVictim: Laira may have murdered him and cost herself her ring because of it, but it's not like he didn't have it coming.
** DirtyCoward: The second he discovered that the Green Lantern Corps' rings were now allowed to use lethal force against Sinestro Corps members, he ran away to save his own skin.
** GreenEyedMonster: He hates Hal Jordan because he thought he should have his father's ring.
** PunnyName: His name sounds like "A monster."
* When the Corps was first founded, Franchise/{{Batman}} was offered a ring, but was rejected due to Batman's previous encounter with a Green Ring. This version of "Sinestro Corps Batman" was enough famous to have [[MerchandiseDriven his own figure]] as well [[DownloadableContent DLC costumes]] for Batman in [[VideoGame/LegoBatman various]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity video]] [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs games]].
* [[{{Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery}} Jonathan Crane]] was also offered a ring, but it was confiscated before it could get to him. He was temporarily deputized during the ComicBook/BlackestNight.
* Superboy-Prime was freed and later recruited as part of the Corps for ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar'' as herald for the Anti-Monitor ([[DragonWithAnAgenda with his own agenda, by the way]]). For more details see [[Characters/SupermanRoguesGalleryMToZ here]] and [[SelfDemonstrating/SuperboyPrime here]].

* Bekka
** BroughtDownToBadass: As a New God, she's more than capable of fighting even if her ring runs out of power.
** DefectorFromDecadence: Well, somewhat: she's one of the New Gods of New Genesis, who in post-ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} continuity have suffered from ''severe'' AdaptationalVillainy. The Sinestro Corps itself isn't much better.
** EnthrallingSiren

* Romat-Ru
** AxCrazy
** EvilCounterpart: To Tomar-Tu
** SerialKiller
** UndyingLoyalty: While Arkillo was off fighting Mongul, Romat-Ru led the rest of the loyalists to free Sinestro.
** WouldHurtAChild: Police discovered the bones of ''thousands'' of children in his home.

* The Weaponer
** GeniusBruiser: He created Sinestro's original yellow ring.
** ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the Corps broke up, he ditched his ring to avoid vengeful mobs. He can always make another, but probably isn't in a hurry to align with a group of ringslingers again.

* Borialosaurus
** LastOfHisKind: He's implied to be the last of a race of carnivorous sea animals the Guardians of the Universe hunted into extinction.
** TimeAbyss: He's said to be the oldest of the Sinestro Corps, dating back to when the Guardians still lived on Maltus.

* Feena Sik
** ArtInitiatesLife: She completed a ritual meant to bring her art to life by murdering her husband. Her pieces came to life and immediately slaughtered everyone in the vicinity.
** CreepyPainting

* Haasp the Hunter
** CainAndAbel: The Cain to his brother Harvid, a veteran Green Lantern's, Abel.
** EgomaniacHunter

* Kretch
** OmnicidalManiac: He has the reputation of engulfing whole planets in hellfire. Morbidly, it's stated that if you see a star blink out, it may very well be Kretch's doing.
** OurDemonsAreDifferent: He comes from the planet Soh, but has a distinct appearance similar to classic devils and demons.

* Low
** EyelessFace
** MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily

* Maash
** AndIMustScream: The top head does not in any way approve of his brothers' crimes, but he can't do anything about it from where he is.
** EvilTwin: Inverted. Maash is in fact a set of triplets that merged into one in their mother's womb. The bottom two heads are in control all the time and are the actual monsters. The very top head is completely innocent and has no ability to stop his siblings.
** MultipleHeadCase

* Murr the Melting Man
** PoisonousPerson
** WasOnceAMan: He used to be a normal scientist until he got mutated in a freak lab accident.

* Schlagg-Man
** ContinuityNod: His home planet of Bismoll is the home of Matter-Eater Lad of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}. Or at least it will be in a thousand years.
** {{Expy}}: He's a purple-skinned version of the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk.
** ExtremeOmnivore: He's a Bismollian so this is natural, but after his teeth were removed and he had them replaced with a set of dentures made from Bismollian steel, he can bite through ''anything''.
** {{Tuckerization}}: His name's a variation of Adam Schlagman's.

* Scivor
** AGodIAm: He's passed himself off as an ancient torture god and influenced thousands to murder in his name, including some of the worst serial killers in the universe.
** TheBlank
** CharmPerson: To a degree.
** MindRape: Scivor's method of implanting thoughts of murder.
*** MoreThanMindControl: How much of these thoughts are Scivor's own doing or whether he just gives a little push towards murder is up for clarification.
** SpikesOfVillainy: Covered in spikes across his body, and very evil.
** {{Tuckerization}}: Of Ethan Van Sciver's last name.

* Sirket
** BigCreepyCrawlies: It's a giant insect that inhabits the space between universes.
** HellIsThatNoise: In-universe, it's said that the sound it makes when rubbings its legs together can drive men to madness.

* Slushh
** BlobMonster
** HollywoodAcid: Has an incredibly acidic interior
** StarfishAliens: One of the more alien members of the Sinestro Corps
** TheUnintelligible: Communicates in squiggly lines, which are nonetheless understood by his compatriots.

* Smithwick
** EvilCounterpart: To Salakk. They come from the same planet, but while Salakk is a gifted strategist and coordinator of the Green Lantern Corps, Smithwick is a firm believer in chaos and anarchy.

* Snap Trap
** FateWorseThanDeath: He feeds on spines, which he removes using a hypnotic gaze, whip-like tongue, and a jaw like a steel trap. However, his victims are ''still alive'' after he's done with them.
** MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
** NeverSmileAtACrocodile: He resembles an alien alligator which walks on two feet.

* Tekik
** AIIsACrapshoot: Was a non-sentient drone initially. When its creators gave it free will, it became outraged at the slavery it perceived, and created a fear program to topple the planet.
** MauveShirt: He can be seen hanging around in many crowd scenes, often alongside Slushh and Romat-Ru.
** UndyingLoyalty: He, Romat-Ru, and several others were still loyal to Sinestro after Mongul II took over. Tekik personally gave Sinestro his ring back.
** VerbalTic: Speaks in a stilted, robotic manner, represented in his speech balloons by putting a period after every word he speaks.