Characters: Green Lantern: The Animated Series
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The Crew of the Interceptor
The Whole Team:
- Badass Crew: This crew has achieved some impressed creds and is the one out in Frontier Space dealing with threats far from back up.
- Color-Coded Characters: Razer's red and black attire deliberately stands in contrast with the rest of the green-themed team, particularly Aya, whose main colors are neon green and white.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble:
- Sanguine: Hal; incredibly social and good-natured, while also rather impulsive.
- Choleric: Kilowog; the most fierce in battle and quick to anger, but with a compassionate heart.
- Melancholic: Razer; intelligent, brooding, and by far the least social of the group.
- Phlegmatic: Aya; gentle and eager to learn while being capable in her own right.
- Five-Man Band: Had the makings of in the first episode but the First Episode Spoiler prevented it from happening. Rev dies.
- The Leader: Hal - The Hero, brash and confident leading each of the missions against the will of the guardians.
- The Lancer: Razer - a villain turned hero who's general outlook and appearance contrasts the rest of the team especially The Hero
- The Big Guy: Kilowog - "I make hammers."
- The Smart Guy: Rev - Weaker than the others in combat, his task was disarming the bomb
- The Chick: Aya - Na´ve Newcomer feminine AI system that supports the team
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A human, a pig-like alien, an A.I. nav computer, and a reformed enemy.
Green Lantern of Sector 2814, homeworld Earth. Hal Jordan is constantly at odds with the Guardians due his tendency to do what's right
, regardless of the political consequences. This attitude drives him to steal the Interceptor
and hunt down the Lantern killers threatening frontier space.
- The Captain: Of the Interceptor, though he was only granted it "under protest" from Appa.
- Chick Magnet: Besides Carol Ferris, he's drawn the attention of Iolande, the Star Sapphire queen's niece, and flirted with Aya, an artificial intelligence, to get her to cooperate.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: It's consistently noted that Hal will always put others' well-being ahead of his own. In "Steam Lantern", he'd rather take a chance at pulling an entire planet through a crack between universes than send himself back for sure while leaving it to die of cold.
- Clark Kenting:
- Mercilessly mocked by Kilowog and Guy Gardener. Both of them say it doesn't make any sense for him to hide his identity on the other side of the galaxy.
- Lampshaded when Carol wonders how it ever fooled her after finding out his identity.
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown eyes and hair.
- Deadpan Snarker: Whether it's a Red Lantern invasion or falling into a black hole, Hal always has a wisecrack ready.
- Determinator: Naturally, being a Willpower-based Green Lantern, he never gives up.
- Evil Costume Switch: Gets a spiffy Orange Lantern uniform when he's corrupted by the Orange Lantern Battery.
- Expressive Mask: He has been maskless in two scenes over two seasons and still displays emotion. It could be justified by the fact that it's an energy construct and reacts to his thoughts.
- Genre Savvy: When Green Lanterns start mysteriously disappearing on the frontier, he is quick to assume foul play despite the Guardians treating it as unimportant; when a Green Lantern died without his ring going back to Oa, he was able to deduce the new owner was Queen Iolande; when Razer leaves his group while making sure they couldn't follow him, he correctly guesses that Razer intends to assassinate Atrocitus on his own. He also played Byth Rok in "Flight Club" easily, anticipating his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When amplified by a Blue Lantern ring.
- Good Is Not Dumb: He can outsmart criminals like Byth Rok with ease.
- Good Is Not Soft: Hal is a genuinely nice person, but don't think that means he'll go easy on bad guys.
- Guile Hero: in "Flight Club", he Out-Gambitted Byth Rok.
- The Hero: Main good guy and the one advocating saving others, including people like Razer.
- Heroic Second Wind: Happens during his second and third battles with Atrocitus. After being pummeled into the ground, he gets his second wind and beats Atrocitus unconscious. Justified, as his ring literally runs on Heroic Spirit.
- Irisless Eye Mask Of Mystery: When he activates the power of the ring, it creates his mask.
- It's All My Fault: Consider's Aya's rampage to be his fault since he was the one who stole the ship back in the pilot and rescued her from the Science Director.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: He admires Sinestro and models his own MO after him.
- Lady and Knight: The White Knight to Iolande's Bright Lady, though Carol is his true love.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Cue puns, but seriouslly it's there and heroic.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: He uses the Star Sapphires' portal to go back to Earth and stop Atrocitus' invasion of Oa, but this results in him forgetting everything except for his love for Carol. Luckily, Carol quickly notices that something's up and helps him regain his memories.
- The Leader: He leads by personality since he isn't much for masterminding or hierarchy.
- Lovable Jock: Implied. Hal tends to make baseball constructs and joins Guy Gardner in using football constructs to destroy a Manhunter.
- No One Gets Left Behind: Hal will never leave someone in danger if he can do anything about it.
- Papa Wolf: Addresses and looks out for Aya as if she were his own daughter. He was, in fact, the one who named her.
- Parental Hypocrisy: Has a tendency to be very reckless on missions and disobeys orders when he feels the need to, but is quick to complain when Aya ignores orders to do a mission he feels is too dangerous and risky for her. Kilowog lampshades the hypocrisy of it.
- Praetorian Guard: Promoted to Honor Guard following the Red Lantern incident.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: The main problem the Guardians have with him; despite being competent and meaning well, Hal has no problem stealing a prototype ship from them, disobeying direct orders to not go in a precise place or punching a viceroy in the face. note
- Secret Identity: He is the only Green Lantern so far to maintain one. He gets mocked for it by the other Green Lanterns. Even Guy Gardner makes no secret of his identity.
- Talking the Monster to Death: He tried this on Atrocitus but it didn't work. His minions, on the other hand, were willing to talk after he punched out Atrocitus. He managed to get through to Aya eventually, but she had to nearly kill Razer first.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: See Chick Magnet.
- Team Dad: He provides a mix of guidance and disipline to Razor and was about to give Aya The Talk. Some fans have come to refer to him as "Papa Hal".
- Token Human: The only human we see besides Carol for about half the first season and the only one that's ever on the ship.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kilowog. Overlaps with Like an Old Married Couple.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His attempt to take the Orange Lantern Battery resulted in the power of avarice corrupting him, complete with Red Eyes, Take Warning. note
Green Lantern of Sector 674, the last survivor of Bolovax Vik. He serves as drill sergeant
for the Corps. Kilowog often plays the voice of reason to Hal's impulsive actions. Like Hal, however, he has a strong sense of justice and joins him in his quest to find the Lantern killers.
- Badass: He's strong, tough and can take on several Red Lanterns at once with massive dakka.
- Badass Baritone: Per usual for Kevin Michael Richardson.
- The Big Guy: The biggest on the crew and wields light construct hammers.
- Boisterous Bruiser: More stoic than most examples but still gets into fighting with a grin.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: A rough and gruff guy who takes the Tough Love approach with his recruits and others.
- By-the-Book Cop: He likes to stick to the regulations, believing that they exist for a reason, but he's not above disobeying orders if he feels it's necessary.
- Dating Catwoman: Falls in love with an alien named Galia, who becomes a Star Sapphire the very episode after her introduction. She may have gotten better after their collective Heel-Face Turn, but she hasn't been revisited since.
- Deadpan Snarker: Hal rubs off on him.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Shown in the second half of the season. He tells Hal that his students are like his children, then immediately breaks into a string of insults at one offscreen for doing something wrong.
- Drop the Hammer: His preferred type of ring construct.
- The Comically Serious: When things get humorous
- Foil: Tends to be this to Hal: see By-the-Book Cop.
- Four-Fingered Hands: Because he's a pig man.
- The Gadfly: When Hal tries to recruit him again in the second half of the season, he refuses. Upon Hal's suggestion that he beat Kilowog's best student to get his help, Kilowog has him fight Ch'p, the alien squirrel. Hal is soundly defeated, but Kilowog goes with him anyway; he just wanted to see Hal fight the squirrel.
- Gentle Giant: When in a good mood, he's an affable guy.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When amplified by a Blue Lantern ring.
- Heartbroken Badass: After the loss of his family.
- Jabba Table Manners: He eats a bowl of worms by smashing his face into it and chowing down.
- Last of His Kind: His planet was destroyed. He was the only survivor.
- More Dakka: When it isn't one-on-one, Kilowog goes for the big guns; a lot of them.
- Pig Man: Just like his comic self.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Downplayed. Kilowog's a bit gruff, but he's one of the good guys.
- Unless you're a bad guy and on the wrong end of his hammer. Then you can take all the warning you want.
- Second Love: Galia, who becomes a brainwashed member of the Star Sapphires, another enemy to the Green Lantern corps.
- The Worf Effect: Zigzagging with this one; he has a fair body count but when the writers need to stress that something is really tough they use him. There's an In-universe example during "Fight Club" when Byth has him fight and lose to make his captors cocky and willing to up the stakes of a bet. Once they do so, he tells Hal to Attack Its Weak Point.
- Underwearof Power: Kilowog's Green Lantern uniform includes green briefs over his black skin-tight suit.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Hal. Overlaps with Like an Old Married Couple.
Nav-Com AI. She serves as the Na´ve Newcomer
to Hal's group, learning what it means to be a Green Lantern from their example.
- Action Girl: She shows that she is quite capable in a fight in the episode "In Love and War".
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot:
- The Guardians hold this opinion of her after "Homecoming", but Aya is never presented as anything other than fundamentally good (if naive). Until "Cold Fury", that is, where she shuts down her emotions to get over the pain of Razer rejecting her and betrays the crew after killing the Anti-Monitor.
- It turns out she was this when she was first created, too. The Science Director gave her life by infusing her with a piece of Ion, the embodiment of willpower. With that, however, came curiosity and free will, and the Science Director quickly discovered that Aya would not obey her and would violently defend her right to exist, so she ended up erasing her memories and firewalling her emotions before installing her on the Interceptor as its navigational computer.
- Arm Cannon: Her palms work like Green Lantern rings.
- Badass Adorable: She's a state-of-the-art, combat-capable AI and her behavior is comparable to a inqusitive little girl asking her father "what's that thing called".
- Bare Your Midriff: Designed her humanoid form to have this look.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Upon stealing the Anti-Monitor's powers, but she still has pupils.
- Body Horror: She fuses with a damaged Manhunter in "Cold Fury". It's really disturbing. Aya herself realizes this and transfers herself into a spare body when Razer calls attention to it.
- Body Surf: Survived her brush with Death at the hands of the Anti-Monitor by downloading into a disabled Manhunter.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Drusa hacks Aya over to the Red Lantern's side in "Invasion". Razer snaps her out of it.
- Break the Cutie: In "Cold Fury". Razer rejects her, which causes her such pain that she shuts down her emotions and ultimately declares her disgust and refusal to have anything to do with organic beings.
- Canon Immigrant:
- Aya debuted in the comic before the series aired.
- She's since immigrated to the Smallville continuation comics, where she is a Green Lantern with her own sector.
- The Chick: Despite being an AI, she serves as the team's moral compass most of the time.
- The Comically Serious: Doesn't have a grasp of humor so she can be funny while completely serious.
- Cool Starship: She's the Interceptor's AI so her true form is the ship itself.
- Crazy-Prepared: She made multiple backup copies of her robotic form (or rather, the associated parts) after losing several limbs to Atrocitus.
- Creepy Blue Eyes/Innocent Blue Eyes: Depending on the situation she can shift between the two.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: She killed the Anti-Monitor with one attack.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Dies in Razer's arms after taking a hit from the Anti-Monitor for him. Thankfully, she found a way to survive. Then it happens AGAIN in the series finale after she comes back from her Face-Heel Turn and unleashes a virus that deletes her program.
- Dark Action Girl: After she shuts off her emotions and takes over the Anti-Monitor's role as the villain.
- Easily Detachable Robot Parts: Aya's "body" is just a green energy construct designed to give her human form. Her armor is her physical self, and the individual pieces are all capable of acting independently.
- Becomes significant when Aya changes parts in front of Razer, rather viscerally reminding him at the worst possible moment that she's a machine.
- Emotionless Girl:
- Downplayed. Her voice is consistently deadpan, even in dangerous situations, but she shows emotion in subtle ways. She displays stealth compassion for Razer and seems to be sensitive to Hal's flirting in the pilot. She doesn't show up on Manhunter emotion scanners, unless Razer, her Love Interest, is around.
- In "Cold Fury", she shuts off her emotions to supress her pain after Razer said he didn't love her. Cue her killing the Anti-Monitor and taking over as the new villain.
- Evil Costume Switch: Goes from green-skinned, white-armored, and blue-eyed to icy blue-skinned, black-armored, and black-eyed in "Cold Fury".
- Face-Heel Turn: After shutting off her emotions to defeat the Anti-Monitor, she takes over his body, accepts the Manhunters as her 'subjects', and rejects all organics as 'flawed'.
- Face Stealer: One based on Razer's dead wife because she used it to free him from a Lotus-Eater Machine.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Her eyes go completely green when she powers up her arm cannons in "In Love and War". In "Cold Fury", they turn bright white when she absorbs the Interceptor's entire power supply.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Declares herself queen of the Manhunters after her Face-Heel Turn.
- Has Two Daddies: Hal and Kilowog jointly raise her. See Like an Old Married Couple.
- Heart Drive: Her entire program exists in a small cylinder-shaped data core, making it easy for Hal to have her swapped out of her soon-to-be-dissected body for her incompetent replacement in "Reboot".
- Heroic Sacrifice:
- Shoves Razer out of the path of the Anti-Monitor's beam in "Loss", which fatally damages her, though she recovers from that.
- She makes another in the next episode, shutting off her emotions to enable her to drain the Interceptor's energy and kill the Anti-Monitor. This ends badly, however, because she had come to equate love with pain right before doing that, leading her to merge with the Anti-Monitor and turn on the heroes.
- Another in the series finale, when she deletes her program to stop the Manhunters.
- Humanity Ensues: At the end of "Into the Abyss" Aya constructs herself a humanoid body, if only so that she can be a "real" Green Lantern.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Wants to be counted as a Green Lantern in her own right. Little does she know this is exactly what she was commissioned for. The Science Director just wasn't happy with the results.
- Informed Attribute: Though Aya claims to have shut off her emotions at the end of "Cold Fury", she certainly doesn't sound emotionless. In fact, she comes off as angry. It's a clue to her origins: Aya's emotions are not a product of advanced circuitry, but stem from the small bit of Ion inside her. As such, she cannot really shut off her emotions.
- Hinted at by the fact that she attacks everyone on sight, save Razer.
- Lack of Empathy: Once she shuts off her emotions, she coldly sacrifices an entire Red Lantern warship just to give herself an opening to attack the Anti-Monitor. The finale, however, reveals that she hasn't been willing to kill precisely because she can't fully suppress her empathy.
- Love Makes You Evil: It does when you shut off your emotions moments after equating love with pain.
- Love Redeems: Fatally wounding Razer (and immediately regretting it) is what brings her back from the dark side.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Aya was originally created by the Science Director, but when she proved too willful to control, the Science Director erased her memories and installed her on the Interceptor. Aya had also discovered evidence of the Science Director's duplicity, which was another motivation.
- Morality Chain: To Razer; she convinces him not to take revenge on Atrocitus for the sake of escaping Shard. Razer could also be considered one to her post-Face-Heel Turn. She came within seconds of destroying Zamaron, but Razer's mere presence was enough to make her back down and quickly think up an alternative which wouldn't involve having to personally murder him. When she fatally wounds him on impulse in the finale, it immediately puts her back on the side of good.
- Ms. Fanservice: For a navigational computer, she designs herself an oddly hot humanoid form. She based it on Razer's wife, which might suggest that Ilana herself had quite the curves beneath those prudish garments. Her evil coloring seems to accentuate the fact, but this may simply be a side effect of the greater contrast between the blue skin and black armor compared to the lighter white and green palette she had before.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When she fatally wounds Razer, she immediately regrets it.
- Not So Different: With the Manhunters. She believes that they have the capacity to evolve as she does, but turns out to be wrong. The Manhunters try to turn this back on her, but she denies it.
- Not So Stoic: She's stoic most of the time, but she has her moments. She sheds a Single Tear after she'd been brainwashed by Drusa in "Homecoming", for example, and her supposedly-emotionless new self in "Cold Fury" sounds angrier than anything she's ever displayed.
- Omnicidal Maniac: She jumps on the "all life must die" bandwagon in "Love is a Battlefield" after her time on Zamaron convinces her that emotion makes beings act irrational. Unlike the Anti-Monitor, she plans to wipe it out all at once instead of just eating planets one at a time. In "Larfleeze", she started, as Kilowog and Razer see the stars above Okaara going dark at an alarming pace. Subverted later, when they discover she hasn't been destroying inhabited worlds.
- Power Copying: She's able to copy the Star Sapphire teleportation power and improve it so she can teleport whatever she chooses.
- Redemption Equals Death: After turning good again, she has to release a virus to destroy the Manhunters which she upgraded with her own programming, destroying herself in the process. Razer isn't convinced she's really dead and goes looking for her.
- Replacement Goldfish: Whether this is used or not is ambiguous. Aya used the form of Razer's wife when creating a body, but Razer didn't notice the resemblance until it was pointed out by somebody else. At the same time, Aya was the only female he was attracted to, period, so he may have recognized it on a subconscious level.
- Ride the Lightning: She can transfer her consciousness in the form of a green bolt of energy.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Justified; she wants to be a Green Lantern and her immediate role models are all humanoid.
- Robot Girl: She's technically the ship but created herself a humanoid body.
- Sapient Ship: Her true form is the Interceptor itself.
- Second Law My Ass: Aya obeys orders most of the time, but she isn't compelled to and has disobeyed orders on a few occasions, even ignoring the Guardians at one point. Amusingly, Hal doesn't approve but this is behavior she learned from him. As the Science Director discovered when she created Aya, infusing an AI with living willpower is a surefire recipe for something that will disobey you if it feels like it.
- The Smart Girl: She's the AI of a cutting-edge starship so, yes, she's very smart.
- The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female member on the crew.
- Spaceship Girl: Kilowog tries to argue against Aya's attempt to classify herself as a Green Lantern, reasoning that she needs a physical body. Aya responds by making one.
- The Stars Are Going Out: In "Larfleeze", Razer and Kilowog look to the skies and see numerous stars going dark. Kilowog tries to suggest that it's unrelated, but they both know that's just wishful thinking.
- Tinman Typist: She engages in this trope several times. To make it even weirder, after the first example, she immediately explicitly states that she has total mental control over the ship.
- Took a Level in Badass: She took her rather brutal loss to Atrocitus to heart. After that, she modified her palms into Green Lantern rings and kicks a fair amount of ass. Then comes "Cold Fury", where she takes on every bit of power from the Interceptor's power battery and kills the Anti-Monitor. Then she took his power, then kept absorbing star system after star system.
- Touched by Vorlons: The Science Director reveals that Aya was given life by a piece of Ion.
- Walking Spoiler: Becomes this in the second half of the series.
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?: A variation; though Aya can comprehend Razer's past loss, she hadn't come to a full understanding of it at that point. In "Loss", while dying, she says she's come to understand the meaning of regret, specifically that she regrets the lost opportunity between them. She still has a bit of trouble with love,, since she isn't able to precisely quantify Razer's love for her in the next episode.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After Razer tries to deny her love, she ends up shutting off her emotions, viewing the pain as an inhibition to stopping the Anti-Monitor. She absorbs the Interceptor's entire power supply, using it to kill the Anti-Monitor... but ends up plugged into his systems and decides she doesn't want anything to do with organics anymore, taking the Manhunters and fleeing. She heads to Zamaron to try and get some perspective on love, but only comes away convinced that it leads to pain and decides to wipe out all organic life.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: In "Loss", Razer admits his love for her just before she "dies". When she comes back alive, however, he backpedals and declares she's just a machine. This leads to the above.
Voiced by: Jason Spisak
A Red Lantern who turns on Atrocitus after being pressured into destroying an inhabited world. Razer's wife died in the wars on his home planet, Volkreg
, and her loss inspired the rage which drew the ring to him.
- Anti-Villain: Even before his Heel-Face Turn, he was reluctant to kill in cold blood, his hunter-killer drones don't kill anyone, and he couldn't look at the detonator he presses to blow up a planet.
- The Atoner: He expresses remorse over the things he has done, tends to use non-lethal force if possible, and would like nothing more than to stop relying on his anger to fight.
- Badass: He's a strong and intelligent Red Lantern.
- Badass Armfold: His standard pose
- Badass Boast: "I am not a friend. I am rage, I am vengeance, I am death."
- Badass Bookworm: He was responsible for setting traps during his time with the Red Lanterns, and commanded the drone that damaged and tagged Aya with a tracer in the pilot (which he may have also designed). He is shown to have extended knowledge of space ships and their different sections and parts with enough knowledge to identify a ship's main engine power line. In his flashbacks, his wife implies he's well-educated, as she claims their society needs teachers, doctors, and builders more than soldiers.
- He also causes a fake explosion in "Reckoning" as a diversion. Aya had trouble fully analyzing his program.
- Hal recognizes this in "Invasion". When they find it necessary to destroy an ancient device, Razer is the person he turns to. True to form, Razer hotwires it to explode despite being unfamiliar with the technology.
The Red Lantern Corps
Voiced by: Jonathan Adams
Leader of the Red Lantern Corps. His world was destroyed when the Manhunters ravaged the Forgotten Zone. He created the Red Lanterns to exact vengeance upon the Guardians, who he believed sent the Manhunters on purpose. Despite his crusade being based on the deaths of so many, he is willing to do far worse if it means having his revenge.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Mostly for animation reasons. He's wrinkled as hell in the comics.
- Adaptational Villainy: His comic book incarnation is by no means squeaky clean, but he's an anti-hero who cares for innocents. In this series, he's genocidal and will manipulate potential recruits into joining by forcing tragedy upon them. Poor Razer found this out.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Hal could stand against Zilius Zox or Razer with relative match, but Atrocitus was way out of his league. During their Final Battle, he still shows this. Hal holds his own slightly better, but Atrocitus dominates the fight until Hal's Heroic Second Wind kicks in.
- Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Jonathan Adams.
- Badass Boast: "I am Atrocitus, Lord and Master of the Red Lantern Corps. I am the one who will destroy the Guardians and all they stand for. I am wrath. I am hate. I am RIGHTEOUS VENGEANCE!"
- Badass In Charge: Atrocitus is, in his own words, "Lord and Master" of the Red Lantern Corps.
- Bad Boss: Gives Zox a boot to the face for questioning his plans.
- Berserk Button: When Atrocitus learns that Hal is alive (having fought him in the pilot), he responds with a very annoyed "You!" Seems Hal left quite the impression.
- Big Bad: Leader of the Red Lantern Corps and the main threat in the first half of season 1.
- Breath Weapon: He gets some good mileage out of it, and one shot successfully killed Ghia'ta.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy:
- Knows better than to trust Razer immediately after a long absence in which he was thought dead.
- He also easily sees through Aya's attempt at a diversion and quickly finds her on Shard.
- Dark Messiah: He comports himself as much a holy man as a warlord, and Shard includes a temple that casts him in a darkly messianic light.
- Evil Is Bigger: He's bigger than both Hal's team and his followers.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He's voiced by Jonathan Adams, who's known for his deep, James Earl Jones-esque voice.
- Evil Plan: Revenge on the Green Lanterns for the loss of his homeworld.
- Freudian Excuse: Again, the Guardians for destroying his homeworld.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a large scar on his face, with one cheek burned or ripped away.
- He Who Fights Monsters: If he was even good in the first place he's definitely bad now.
- Hypocrite: He claims to be opposing the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps because they destroyed his planet. He has no problem doing the same to worlds protected by the Lanterns, which he says is for "the greater good".
- Knight Templar: He will bring the Guardians to account for destroying his world—and anyone (or any planet) he thinks is in his way is dead meat.
- Large and in Charge: He dwarfs his followers; even Skallox, despite this guy being almost as big as Kilowog.
- Manipulative Bastard: He was the mastermind behind the wars on Razer's planet, and killed his wife so he would be recruitable as a Red Lantern.
- Motive Decay: His reappearance in season 2 has him out for revenge against Hal and anyone close to him, even ignoring all the Manhunters around him. This may be easier to swallow with him being a hypocrite, but the killers of his sector are everywhere, and he doesn't even acknowledge the fact. Then again, he's been in a prison since his defeat, so he might not have been aware of what was happening at the time.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: There are a number of terms that his name would fit with: pain, evil, etc.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He probably shouldn't have told Razer that he was the one who killed his wife.
- Obviously Evil: Seriously, look at the guy's name, to say nothing of his demonic appearance. Ironically, he considers himself the good guy, since he's got it in for the Guardians for destroying his homeworld.
- The Power of Hate: Uses it, advocates it, and spreads it.
- Really 700 Years Old: In the mid-season finale, he mentions that he has waited centuries to take his revenge on the Guardians.
- Revenge by Proxy: He was more than happy to engage in a Forced Prize Fight if it meant getting to kill Carol Ferris, Hal's one true love.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His Evil Plan in a nutshell.
- Worf Had the Flu: In "Love is a Battlefield", he claims that his previous loss to Hal was due to fatigue from conquering Oa. Considering he barely did anything before fighting Hal, it's obvious he's just nursing his bruised ego.
Atrocitus' right-hand man, Zox is easily the most bloodthirsty of the Red Lanterns, to the detriment of his ability to rationally think things through. He takes over as leader of the Red Lanterns in the second half of the series.
- Ax-Crazy: Even Atrocitus doesn't display as much pleasure in killing as this guy. When Razer comments it's pointless to kill a Green Lantern because his ring will find a new owner, Zox merely replies that they will be able to kill that too. Similarly, when Razer helped destroy Rev's planet, he was insanely happy and he took a sadistic pleasure in torturing Razer and being ordered to execute him.
- Big Bad Wannabe: After succeeding Atrocitus, he starts displaying megalomania and plots to betray the Guardians, but it's obvious he isn't much of a threat.
- Blood Knight: Until the Manhunters get involved he loved fighting.
- Breath Weapon: Unlike most Red Lanterns in this show, he shoots his red energy from his mouth like Red Lanterns in the comic. It helps that his mouth is freaking enormous, especially compared to his tiny little baby arms.
- Butt Monkey: Regularly smacked around by Atrocitus
- Cephalothorax: Lampshaded by Hal, who once called Zox a "demented beachball".
- Dirty Coward: Would rather hide on the Interceptor than fight the Manhunters.
- The Dragon: Atrocitus' Number Two.
- Dragon Ascendant: He becomes leader of the Red Lanterns after Hal takes down Atrocitus.
- Fangs Are Evil: Along with the 'blood' in his oath, you'd think he was a vampire.
- Jerkass: Consistently unpleasant, even to his allies. The only one Zox treats with any actual respect is Atrocitus, and even that is largely sycophancy.
- Insistent Terminology: That's Prime Magistrate Zox to you.
- It's All About Me: When the crew is being chased by Manhunters in "Loss", he's more concerned for his own safety than theirs.
- Monochromatic Eyes: Pure white with no pupil or iris.
- Oh My Gods!: Swears to a deity named Brotz on occasion.
- Pet the Dog: For all his jerkass tendencies and anger, when he goes into battle against the Anti-Monitor who seems invincible, and the Manhunter army which destroyed his sector, he wishes Hal and the crew good luck in the fight.
- The Starscream: Rather amusing, considering his voice actor.
- Subverted in a tie-in comic, where he's seen experimenting with some powerful crystals, creating Goldface, and he continues to hide it from Atrocitus, trying to divert attention off of it. However, he merely wanted to impress Atrocitus with his creation, and if it failed, he would suffer none of the consequences of such failure, because Atrocitus didn't know about the experiment.
- After the war is over, he explains to Bleez that he intends to use the Guardians' offer of peace to rebuild their strength, so they won't lose another war when they start it.
- Sycophantic Servant: He's quick to agree with Atrocitus.
- Absolute Cleavage: She would have had this, but it didn't clear Standards and Practices.
- Ax-Crazy: After the Reds are forced to make peace with the Guardians, she wants to kill their envoy and hide the body. She even offers to dig the hole.
- Bare Your Midriff: A very specific version. The Red Lantern symbol on her outfit is centered on her stomach, and the circle in the center is empty to show her belly button.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Like other Red Lanterns.
- Combat Stilettos: She can fly, so it's not much of an issue.
- Dark Action Girl: Evil, vicious and female.
- Designated Girl Fight: With Aya in "Regime Change".
- Demoted to Extra: In the comics, she was The Dragon. In the series, Zox is The Dragon, so she has less screen time, though more than most Red Lanterns since she is the leader of the Quirky Miniboss Squad. She also gets to be Zox's Dragon later.
- The Dragon: To Zox, following his Dragon Ascendant status.
- Flight: Not just from her ring, but from her wings, as well. This proved useful when her ring got shut off in "Regime Change".
- Gunship Rescue: When Zox calls for backup, she comes in Shard to rescue the Interceptor, blasting at the Anti-Monitor with its cannons and Liberators. However, this proves a mere annoyance to the Anti-Monitor, who absorbs the Liberators then Shard. She evacuates with the rest of the population.
- Winged Humanoid: A departure from the comics, where she has skeletal wing constructs after her real ones were amputated. Her wings have holes, but are otherwise intact.
Voiced by: Jason Spisak
- Affably Evil: When Hal posed as a Red Lantern soldier and asked him to relate Atrocitus' origin, he was rather nice to him and gladly accepted his request.
- Badass Preacher: Implied to be as strong as his flock.
- Canon Foreigner: created for the show.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He doesn't approve when a few Red Lanterns rush into his chapel and start a fight.
- Eyeless Face: He doesn't have eyes, merely the Red Lantern symbol on his forehead. His staff, however, has a flaming eye, and it evidently allows him to see, given how it follows movement and sound.
- Evil Sounds Deep: It's Corey Burton doing his Christopher Lee impression, so it's to be expected.
- Good Shepherd: In a Good Is Bad And Bad Is Good kind of way. Yes, he belongs to a Religion of Evil, but he thinks the Guardians are the evil ones and that he's preaching a righteous cause. As noted above, he's apparently this trope to his own flock.
- Religion of Evil: He preaches Atrocitus' doctrine of rage and hate.
- Staff of Authority: To put it simply, the man has Sauron's tower, complete with eye, as a staff.
- Token Good Teammate: The closest the Corps has to one after Razer left. While he's still the supporter of a genocidal cause, he's one of the few Red Lanterns shown that isn't a complete Jerkass, and he seems to genuinely care about the other Lanterns.
Iolande's brother. He is obsessed with becoming a Green Lantern, so obsessed that he murdered one thinking that the ring would come to him. Naturally, this failed, and Ragnar quickly spiraled out of control. His rage at his continued failure eventually drew a Red Lantern ring, granting him the power he was seeking.
- Ambition Is Evil: His desire to become a Green Lantern and a king lead him to the Dark Side.
- Ascended Fanboy: He was so eager to become a Green Lantern that he murdered one to get his ring. Needless to say, it didn't work and he Face Heel Turned into a Red Lantern. See Evil Cannot Comprehend Good.
- Bald of Evil: Double subverted as his head was the same before becoming a red lantern.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He was acting and looking pretty nice in his first appearance, defending Iolande and expressing his admiration for the Green Lanterns. It's not until he believes his wish to become a Green Lantern has come true that we see his real self.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Double subverted as his eyes were the same before becoming a red lantern.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Unable to see that his obsessive desire and extremes he's willing to go through to become a Green Lantern, as well as how he was going to use his power, are the very reasons why he'll never become one.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He envied his sister's right to the throne. That the ring chose her over him only serves to fuel his rage.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: After the disappearance of Green Lantern Duloc, he tells Kilowog that he is glad there are two Green Lanterns on the planet, even though there are three. The fact that he forgets to count Duloc indicates that he knows Duloc is dead, and no one knew that at the time.
- Karma Houdini: Ragnar escapes the prison, joins the Red Lanterns and is still free and alive the last time we saw him.
- The Power of Hate: Gets a Red Lantern ring thanks to his rage. As a notable exception to the other Red Lanterns (unless their origins change for this series), he's the only Red Lantern who is purely motivated by selfishness. Whereas they got the required rage due to the loss of someone close to them, he's only driven by an inferiority complex. By comparison, even this adaptation's far less sympathetic Atrocitus is still driven by great personal tragedy (the loss of his homeworld).
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Iolande; a Spirited Young Lady vs. a Royal Brat.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Iolande merely had him imprisoned after his betrayal. In the comic, he was sentenced to death.
- The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: He took over the place with help from the Red Lanterns.
The Green Lantern Corps
Earth's second Green Lantern. Originally set to be Green Lantern after Abin Sur's death, Hal was chosen instead because he was located closer to Abin's crash site. In the second half of the first season, the Guardians choose Guy to watch over Sector 2814 while Hal is unavailable.
- The Ace: For all his bluster, he's a very competent Lantern (which may partly be why he's so full of himself) and true to the trope, everybody in the GLC seems to love him, even Appa Ali Apsa who doesn't like anyone. Hal comes around eventually, though he draws the line at giving him permission to date Carol after they break up. Guy literally calls himself this in "Ranx".
- Alliterative Name: Guy Gardner.
- Bash Brothers: If he and Hal can stop one-upping each other for ten seconds, they easily fall into this.
- Fiery Redhead: Downplayed; it's more a slow roast than a blazing fire.
- Hero of Another Story: Not only does everyone seem to know him, he gets the fastest promotion to Honor Guard in the history of the Corps. That's not something you get out of pure likability.
- Jerk Jock/Lovable Jock: Toes a line between the two; he's rude and full of himself but also friendly.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes off as a self centered egomaniac, but underneath it, he's not that bad of a guy and gets along well with Hal once they get on the same page.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: As in the comics, he's got a decidedly more casual approach to the Green Lantern outfit.
- Phrase Catcher: "Say, is that Guy Gardner?"
- Praetorian Guard: Gets promoted to it in "Ranx", the fastest such promotion in the history of the Corps.
- Red-Headed Hero: Implied to be the Hero of his own story.
- Superheroes Stay Single: Discusses it with Hal, noting that lives such as theirs tend to put a strain on personal relationships and as such he avoids them.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Compared to his previous animated incarnation, this Guy is much more tolerable.
Ruler of Betrassus. She becomes a Green Lantern following Ragnar's murder of Green Lantern Dulock.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Apparently she needed a husband to do the fighting for her but after she became a Green Lantern this ceased to be an issue.
- All-Loving Hero: Even after Ragnar betrayed her, she still appeared to feel sorry for him.
- Badass in Distress: Near the start of "Regime Change", she's been captured by her brother. After Hal gets her out, she joins the fight.
- Facial Markings: Which may have something to do with her status as royalty.
- Lady and Knight: The Bright Lady to Hal's White Knight. She knows that they can never be together however, and graciously ends their growing relationship with a chaste kiss.
- Monochromatic Eyes: Wholly black, as is normal for her species.
- Requisite Royal Regalia: Her crown also turns green when in her Green Lantern get-up.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Sweet tempered subtype.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's very active in her role as a queen in addition to being a Green Lantern.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Ragnar. See his entry for details.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Normally very sweet, graceful, and modest, but never afraid to hold her own against the opposition.
- Woman in White: In her usual attire.
Mogo, the Living Planet
Personal assistant to the Guardians.
- Badass: Anyone that Hal looks up to would naturally count.
- Combat Pragmatist: He's very clever when it comes to dealing with an enemy. See Pay Evil unto Evil below.
- Cowboy Cop: Hal's idol in this regard.
- Deadpan Snarker: Exchanges Witty Banter with Hal in a calm voice despite the Spider Guild firing on him.
- Loophole Abuse: As Hal notes, Lanterns aren't allowed to kill (at least with their rings, which in certain continuities is a built-in restriction). Sinestro points out that he didn't kill the criminal, just didn't save him from suffocating to death.
- The Paragon: A personal hero of Hal's, who considers him the greatest Green Lantern.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: He deliberately sets up his gambit to expose the mindjumping Naraxis so that, whatever it does, it will die. It had spent the entire episode trying to get the crew to kill each other, caused the Spider Guild's station to self-destruct, and probably had a very large track record. As a result, Sinestro's action is, to some extent, understandable. He even points out the havoc Naraxis could wreak if allowed to reach Oa.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Even moreso than Hal, and he's the one Hal got it from.
- A Sinister Clue: He wears his ring on his left hand.
A Frontier Lantern that Hal and Kilowog rescue from the Red Lanterns. He dies while delaying a Liberator
from destroying his world, allowing Kilowog to save its populace.
- Deadpan Snarker: Kurtwood Smith is in top form here.
- Good Parents: As seen when he interacts with his daughter.
- Happily Married: Unlike Hal Jordan, it's open knowledge that he's a Green Lantern and thus his marriage is unaffected. He and Kilowog even have a good laugh at Hal's expense for hiding his identity.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Died buying Hal's group time to escape with the planet's population.
- Nice Guy: A friendly family man.
The Guardians of Oa
Tropes applying to all Guardians include:
- Arbitrary Skepticism: They're not quick to accept any claims of grave danger to the Corps or the universe in general. It took Hal relaying visual proof of the Red Lanterns for them to accept that their Frontier Lanterns weren't just suffering a string of unlucky accidents. They've gotten slightly better about it in the second half; though they don't accept Hal's assertion that all the Manhunters are waking up on its own, they permit him to form a team to investigate it thoroughly.
- Four-Fingered Hands: natural for the guardian race.
- Good Is Not Nice: Nominally, they are a force for good in the universe. In practice, they are quite fallible and callous save for Ganthet.
- Little Blue Men: What they look like. Perhaps they were looking for recruits in sector 2814?
- Miniature Senior Citizens: They're all extremely old and don't come up to Hal's waist.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: All of them to some extent, as they consider the Corps' reputation to be as or more important than the individual sectors they protect. Some of their more rebellious members acknowledge that, as a group, getting things done is difficult.
- Only Six Faces: The only distinguishing features between them are their hairstyles and the fact that the women have visible eyelashes and lips.
- Willfully Weak: The Guardians once possessed powers far greater than the Corps does now, but gave up those powers when they created the Corps. The Science Director thought that was a bad idea and never blocked her powers.
Appa Ali Apsa
Voiced by: Brian George
A Guardian of the Universe. By far the most vocal member of the council, Appa Ali Apsa believes in the Guardians' mission to maintain order in the universe, which puts him at odds with Hal's sometimes chaotic actions.
- Adaptational Heroism and Adaptational Villainy: The comics version started off as the Guardian who was most interested in human emotions, then went mad from loneliness, killed a GL, stole cities from across the galaxy and was eventually killed by the other Guardians. This version doesn't quite reach either of those extremes, just being a bit of a Jerkass.
- Go Ye Heroes, Go and Die: He's nothing if not honest about the odds the GLC will face against Aya and her Manhunters.
- Heel Realization: He's fairly unrepentant about the Manhunters laying waste to the Forgotten Zone, but finally realizes their folly after the Red Lanterns come pretty close to killing him.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In contrast to his comic incarnation, who was sent to Earth in order to experience life there, this version of Appa displays a strong lack of empathy for people. His only consideration is respecting the rules of the Guardians. This puts him and Hal at odds, and he banishes Ganthet for feeling emotions.
- Took a Level in Kindness: When Sayd compares their imminent demise to what the victims of the Manhunters must have felt, he finally decides to do the right thing and make amends for their past failures.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: To him, the loss of one planet is an acceptable sacrifice to ensure the security of all the galaxy.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He chews out Hal for preventing the Science Director from terminating Aya because it allowed her to go A.I. Is a Crapshoot and become the Big Bad.
- You Are Number Six: Tends to refer to Lanterns as "Green Lantern of Sector [X]". He may include their name for formal purposes. As a sign of his increasing dislike of Hal, he forgoes the "Green Lantern" bit entirely and just calls him "2814". Switching back to Hal's name shows that he's lightening up.
Voiced by: Ian Abercrombie (up to "Blue Hope")
A Guardian of the Universe. Ganthet is the voice of reason on the Guardian council, tempering Appa's adherence to the rules over doing what's right.
- Actor Existence Failure: Ian Abercrombie passed away in 2012, though he'd recorded his lines for up to Blue Hope before he did so. The tenth episode, "Regime Change", was dedicated to him.
- Badass Creed: Wrote one for the Blue Lantern Corps.
In fearful day, in raging night; with strong hearts full, our souls ignite. When all seems lost in the war of light, look to the stars, for hope burns bright!
- Batman Gambit: Showing Hal the prototype Interceptor during a "coffee break" after talking about the Frontier Lantern deaths. Naturally Jordan jumped at the chance to hijack it for a rescue mission.
- Cool Old Guy: He comes across as a grandfather who will give his grandchildren candy and say "Don't let me catch you eating that before dinner."
- Guile Hero: While taking "the scenic route" to the commissary, Ganthet gives Hal the means to head to the Frontier.
- Hope Bringer: "We need hope!" He's the founder of the Blue Lanterns for a reason.
- Hope Springs Eternal: Discussed Trope in "Blue Hope". With or without the Cental Lantern Battery activate, there will always be hope.
- Nice Guy: Anyone that can singlehandly ignite a Cental Lantern Battery based on hope qualifies.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In opposition to Appa's jerkass figure.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Seems to share Hal's sense of doing right no matter what the rules say. Ends up being what causes him to be banished by the other Guardians.
- Start My Own: Starts the Blue Lantern Corps proper after getting exiled by the other Guardians.
Voiced by: Susanne Blakeslee
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When push comes to shove.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Temporarily reverses Ganthet's banishment to aid in Hal's battle against the Red Lanterns.
- After Aya's Face-Heel Turn as the new leader of the Manhunters, she aids Hal & co. in deciphering the Science Director's notes after they broke into her personal quarters and then distracts an enraged Appa when he goes looking for the group to imprison them for their actions.
- Token Girl: She is the only named female seen amongst the Guardians until the second half of season one.
- We Need a Distraction: What she does in "Scarred" for Hal and co.
The Science Director/Scar
Voiced by: Sarah Douglas
- Abusive Parents: If you consider her a mother to Aya, as she was her creator, then she fits to a T.
- Adaptational Heroism: The original Scar was an agent of Nekron and sought to destroy all life.
- Adaptational Villainy: The Unnamed Female Guardian who became Scar had no notable evil qualities, being a standard guardian who helped defeat the Anti-Monitor, while this one is a ruthless Well-Intentioned Extremist.
- Badass Boast: "The Manhunters will obey the Guardians!" Followed by shutting them all down simultaneously.
- Gives another one to the Anti-Monitor about how she existed back when he was nothing, and can return him to such. She can't back this one up.
- Bald of Evil: While almost all of the Guardians are bald, she's the only one that can be called evil.
- Composite Character: She fits both Adaptational Heroism and Adaptational Villainy because she's one character, while in the comics Scar was an undead entity, and The Guardian died when touched by the Anti-Monitor making them two different people.
- Everyone Has Standards: Even she considered the creation of the Anti-Monitor to be a horrific mistake.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: "Obey me!" was not her greatest idea. Krona was more powerful than her and he couldn't control the Anti-Monitor. That's why he sent it to another universe.
- Foreshadowing: She usually wears red, in a show where the people wearing red (save Razer) are the bad guys.
- A God I Am: She seriously has one hell of a god complex about the Guardians' former powers she kept. When she declares that "I am a GUARDIAN", it sounds like she's leading up to a slightly different word.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Gets a nasty scar over her right eye after barely surviving her encounter with the Anti-Monitor.
- Jerkass: Appa is practically a saint by comparison.
- When LANOS was switched into Aya's body and tried to advertise that fact, she dismissed it as an attempt at self-preservation. In other words, she was perfectly willing to dissect Aya when she knew Aya would do most anything to avoid it.
- Later, when she discovers Aya is still alive, she's pretty pissed, and her only reason for wanting Aya offline is that she isn't behaving within expected parameters. She's at least sensible enough not to press the fact when challenged by Hal.
- When Aya dies, she considers it a good thing, and says so to Razer's face when it's obvious he's distraught about it. She's lucky Hal was there to claim she meant something else.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Even though she probably is one of the least sympathetic characters in the show, her affirmation that Aya's evolution was dangerous turned out horribly correct in light of her Face-Heel Turn at the end of "Cold Fury." Then there's her logic for tricking the crew into hitting her with a potentially lethal warhead.
- Karma Houdini: While she does have a huge scar on her face as a result of the Anti-Monitor's attack, and she's in hiding, she hasn't received any punishment per se for what she's done.
- Mad Scientist: It's in the name, and it's revealed that she harvested a small piece of Ion to create Aya.
- Ms Exposition: Explains the Anti-Monitor's back story and the importance of the Green-Red Lantern peace talks, then Aya's creation in "Scarred".
- Never Found the Body: She's apparently vaporized by the Anti-Monitor, but actually teleported away.
- No Name Given: Credits only call her Science Director, but fans of the Green Lantern mythos would know her better as Scar, which is confirmed when the Anti-Monitor's beam gets her right in the face in "Cold Fury". Hal uses her more familiar name in the finale.
- Not Quite Dead: As of "Scarred" she is living in hiding.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When her attempts to destroy Aya with a warhead made of yellow crystals like the ones in the Spider Guild prison fail, she callously leaves Hal, Kilowog, and Razer to Aya's mercy.
- Voice of the Legion: Whenever she makes use of her powers.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Seems rather interested in dissecting and terminating Aya. Fortunately, Hal had Aya's Heart Drive switched out in secret before that happened.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She tricks Hal and the crew into building a missile that will kill Aya (or was supposed to, rather) under the pretense that it will merely paralyze her, and fires it when Razer is still in blast range. When called on it, she points out that their affection for Aya is keeping them from doing what needs to be done, and the loss is two lives is a small price to pay to avert the end of all life.
- You Are Number Six: Like Appa, except she's even more of a Jerkass.
- You Shall Not Pass: Does this to the Manhunters, and shuts them all down. Tries it on the Anti-Monitor but that doesn't work as well. She teleports away.
The Star Sapphire Corps
Tropes that apply to the Corps as a whole:
- Action Girl: They're more than capable of holding their own in combat.
- Amazon Brigade: They're all female.
- Blade on a Stick: The native Zamarons favor ornate spear constructs.
- Blue-Skinned Space Babe: The native Zamarons, anyway. Other recruited members may vary by species.
- Crystal Prison: Another special ability of their rings, which can also double as a Lotus-Eater Machine.
- The Empath: They have the ability to sense love, it being the emotion that powers them. This even works on a galactic scale when used with their teleportation ability.
- Heel-Face Turn: They eventually come to see the error of their ways and become allies at the end of season 1.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Literally; putting on the ring affected their mind.
- Ms. Fanservice: A whole group of them; those uniforms leave little to the imagination,something Carol Ferris openly complains about.
- Pink Means Feminine: They're an Amazon Brigade powered by love and clad in pink uniforms, despite the fact that their lantern color is officially purple.
- Teleporters and Transporters: By using the love between two individuals as a guide, they can create a wormhole between their home planet and wherever their target is. When Aya copies the ability, she can transport whatever she wants, but then she has the Anti-Monitor's power augmenting her.
- Yandere: Their conception of "love" involves trapping their loved ones in crystals to ensure they won't put themselves in danger. They fortunately realize how silly this is.
- The Vamp: Initially, they seduced men in order to imprison them.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The ring makes them crazy about love.
- Action Girl: She's a warrior even before she gets the ring.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She evidently sees no problem imprisoning Kilowog forever after her recruitment. Then she attacks him with the rest of the Star Sapphires after Hal breaks him out. It's unclear if she got better following their collective Heel-Face Turn.
- Love Interest: To Kilowog.
- Pig Woman: Due to being the same species as Kilowog.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The Star Sapphires have appeared twice after she was inducted. Galia has not appeared in either instance. This is acknowledged in an interview with Giancarlo Volpe, published prior to "Ranx."
- Yandere: Due to the Violet Light of Love's influence.
- Action Girl: For an untrained Lantern, she can handle herself well in a fight.
- All Women Love Shoes: Upon losing the Star Sapphire uniform, she says that while it didn't suit her, she will miss the boots.
- Battle Couple: With Hal in "Love is a Battlefield".
- Heroic Bystander: If it weren't for her, Atrocitus would have conquered Oan space due to an amnesiac Hal.
- Love Interest: to Hal.
- The Paragon: Ghia'ta and the other Star Sapphires hold her in high regard due to her greater understanding of 'love' and emulate her example. Because of this she was designated The Champion of Zamaron when Aya attacked.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: She keeps her hair short normally, but the Star Sapphire ring gives her an extra foot-and-a-half in addition to the powers and outfit.
- Secret Keeper: She's the only non-Lantern to know Hal's identity.
- She's Got Legs: During her transformation sequence, special attention was paid to them.
- Stripperiffic: Her Star Sapphire outfit. Lampshaded by Hal in her first appearance, she herself bemoaned it the second time she had to suit up.
- Took a Level in Badass: Briefly when she is recruited by the Star Sapphire Corps. She gives it up when it becomes clear that they aren't on the same page. It still shows a remarkable amount of willpower on Carol's part, considering the Violet Light of Love is on the extreme edge of the emotional spectrum and thus the most potent, along with the Red Light of Rage. She gets the ring back in "Love is a Battlefield", and this time decides to keep it.
- Tsundere: Her relationship with Hal: One second, she's relieved he's alive, then yelling at him for wreaking a plane, the next they're almost kissing. This is exacerbated to Yandere extremes when she is first recruited as a Star Sapphire, where she displays extreme love toward Hal, then, when believing he was cheating on her, tries to kill him. This is just a side effect of the initial transformation, though, and wears off when she calms down.
- Unfazed Everyman: She takes Hal's true identity, becoming a Star Sapphire, and teleporting to a distant alien planet with a surprising amount of grace.
The Blue Lantern Corps
See: The Guardians of Oa
Voiced by: Phil Morris
Voiced by: Brian George
The second Blue Lantern, introduced in "Blue Hope".
The Orange Lantern Corps
The Whole Team
The Orange Lantern Corps were said to be a team of warriors banded together by some unknown despot to stop Atrocitus from extending his reach into Okaara. However, while they did defeat Atrocitus, the entire Corps seemed to have disappeared overnight. Larfleeze is the only member left, and he obsessively guards the Orange Power Battery among mountains of treasure and unused Orange Power Rings.
- Adaptation Distillation: In the comics, Larfleeze is the only true Orange Lantern, the rest being living constructs created from the souls/identities of those killed by his power. Here, they appeared to have been warriors strong enough to use the Orange Light without succumbing to it, though it looks as if they all either killed each other or were killed by Larfleeze once the battle against Atrocitus ended.
- Greed: The orange light is fueled by avarice. The original Corps used individuals with a strong sense of duty, though Larfleeze demonstrates that the tactic wasn't entirely successful.
- Mayincatec: Appearently had this as their asthetic, down to subtle solar symbolism.
- Never Found the Body: The legend of the Corps is that they all mysteriously disappeared.
The only member of the Orange Lantern Corps left, Larfleeze is an unintelligent but extremely greedy and very smelly creature who refuses to release anything in his possession, including the flies that constantly buzz around him.
A giant, multi-limbed Lantern construct that Larfleeze uses to defend his belongings.
- Extreme Omnivore: Swallows both Kilowog and Razer whole, at the same time, though they blew up the construct before he could digest them.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Since he's a construct, Larfleeze can just make more if one is destroyed, though he was upset that Kilowog and Razer blew one up.
- Me's a Crowd: Larfleeze can create multiple copies of him.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Larfleeze makes these for him.
- The Voiceless: He doesn't speak in this version. Were it not for Larfleeze naming him, you wouldn't even know he's supposed to be intelligent.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He starts off as an arrogant warrior, but he gets nicer later on.
- Badass Normal: A badass without a ring in a universe with many rings.
- Bald of Evil -> Bald of Awesome: The transition in his character arc. See Red Herring.
- Carry a Big Stick: His primary weapon is a mace.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He questions Iolande's ability to lead and invokes a challenge to become her husband because he believes it's the best thing for his world. When she becomes a Green Lantern and kicks Ragnar's ass, he immediately apologizes for doubting her.
- Rebel Leader: Becomes one when Ragnar and the Red Lanterns take over Betrassus.
- Red Herring: His first appearance sets him up as the apparent villain, being a guy who wants to marry Iolande apparently to seize the throne. It eventually turns out the real villain was Ragnar; He instantly submit to Iolande when she turns out to be to a Green Lantern.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He's much nicer in his second apperance.
- Undying Loyalty: By the end of "Heir Apparent", he pledges his loyalty to Iolande: "My queen and sovereign."
- Bring My Brown Pants: He frequently inks himself.
- Cyclops: A one-eyed creature.
- Lovable Coward: No one can blame him for being squeamish about returning to prison, and he gladly takes up the title of warden after Hal and co. defeat Myglom.
- Only Sane Employee: Is apparently this, as he's quite ready to turn over his job of warden when the Interceptor crew returns. Considering he's a small, squid-like being in charge of a prison full of dangerous criminals, it's a perfectly reasonable response.
- Third-Person Person: He pleads with the crew not to take Goggan back to the 'nightmare rock'.
- Faux Affably Evil: Very polite to the Green Lanterns when they arrive with prisoners and he's just as polite when they are his prisoners and he's about to torture them.
- Hellhole Prison: He runs one.
- The Jailer: Proud of his jail and its 'rehabilitation program'.
- Spider People: He's a spider that walks upright and carries a staff.
- To Serve Man: His 'rehabilitation program' consists of torturing prisoners then eating them.
Stranded on Mogo, Zartok and his current bunch of cronies await hapless travellers for a shot at taking their resources and fleeing the place.
- Alien Hair: The tentacles on his head.
- Badass Baritone: He's voiced by Clancy Brown, so it's to be expected.
- Badass Normal: In comparison to Kilowog, who has a Green Lantern ring and is much stronger than him physically, he only has a staff and his wits.
- Cyclops: Another one-eyed creature.
- Evil All Along: Kilowog initially thought he was a noble warrior. He was wrong.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Comes with being voiced by Clancy Brown.
- General Ripper: Is proud of his massacre and says 'honor' is worthless next to blind obedience. See The Social Darwinist.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Drusa's blue, as he's much more impulsive and battle-happy than his second-in-command is.
- Refused by the Call: He believes Atrocitus will recruit him as a future warrior for the Red Lantern cause. Drusa gets chosen instead and he's still stranded on Mogo.
- The Social Darwinist: He's revealed to have led a massacre against an innocent planet, whose warriors ended up defeating his army, for no other reason that they were weaker and thus deserved it.
- Weapon of Choice: A polearm weapon he took from a dead combatant.
- The Cracker: Twice disables Aya, and in the latter instance planned on removing her intelligence to make her more compliant.
- Dark Chick: The devious female on Zartok's team.
- The Dragon: To Zartok.
- Evil Genius: To Zartok and later the Red Lantern Corps.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Zartok's red, evidenced by how she keeps having to repair gadgets after he smashes them out of frustration.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: How she cons Aya and gets the Interceptor for herself; She pretended to sprain her ankle so Aya would take her to the ship.
The Big Bad
after Atrocitus. Having reduced his universe to anti-matter, he arrives in this one to do the same.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: He's an AI invented by Krona in this continuity. Immediately upon being activated he realized his superiority and turned on Krona. Though it seems, like Aya, he is "alive" to some extent.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Over the Manhunters because his signal controls them.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He's as big as Shard.
- Badass Boast: Gives one upon his first meeting with the heroes, and doles them out like candy in "Cold Fury".
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He agreed to leave the last world in his old universe alone if Duke Nigel sent him to Hal's, but he had already fed on the sun and destabilised it, dooming Nigel's planet to a slow and painful death.
- Cranial Processing Unit: His life-force resides in his head, allowing him to survive decapitation. Unfortunately, all his power is in his body, which left him quite defenseless against Aya once she stole it.
- Disc One Final Boss: He was all set to kick ass ...until Aya showed up.
- Evil Sounds Deep: As befitting his giant size.
- Eye Scream: Aya destroys his head by gouging his own fingers into his eye sockets before ripping it in half.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: His head is crushed by giant thumbs through his eyes.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Same as in the comics.
- Genius Loci: He installs his head into Ranx after his defeat at Aya's hands.
- Gone Horribly Right: Krona created him as the ultimate being, able to do anything. Great job, buddy.
- Grand Theft Me: Aya blows off his head and ends up taking over what's left of his body.
- Hero Killer: The heroes have no choice but to run when he shows up, and he even takes a few down.
- He very nearly killed Hal in his introduction to the heroes, who was saved because he happened to fall through the dimensional rift the Anti-Monitor used to enter this universe.
- He came even closer with Aya, who only survived by Body Surfing into a nearby Manhunter. In this case, he did it unintentionally; he was busy absorbing the asteroids in the vicinity while the Manhunters did the grunt work, and just happened to hit something while feeding.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: With a Green Lantern powered and Aya shaped spear.
- The Juggernaut: It's really saying something when it takes Aya, supercharged by absorbing the Interceptor's entire power supply, punching a hole through his chest and blowing his head clean off to stop him. His head survives the ordeal.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Scarring the Science Director's face when she tried to unleash her powers on him. Note that this was after she gloated to Razer that Aya appeared to have died.
- Killed Off for Real: He survived Aya's first attempt to kill him within his disembodied head. She took care of that problem in "Ranx" and thus removed any possibility that he could come back a second time.
- Loophole Abuse: See "Omnicidal Maniac" for more info.
- Mighty Glacier: His size makes dodging rather pointless, but he doesn't need to.
- No Sell: The Interceptor's main cannon, fully charged, knocked him on his back. It didn't cause any damage and he was up in seconds. In "Steam Lantern", the titular hero's attempt to combat the Anti-Monitor was so ineffective that the Anti-Monitor either didn't care or didn't notice. He did flinch and protect himself from Shard's cannons and the Science Director's energy attack, but neither did any actual damage and he overpowered them quite quickly.
- Off with His Head!: Aya blows it off in "Cold Fury". However, it still works until Aya crushes it in "Ranx".
- Omnicidal Maniac: He desires nothing less than the destruction of entire universes to feed himself. He even condemned the last living world in his previous universe to die by destabilising one of its suns after negotiating a deal to leave them alone in exchange for being sent to a new universe.
- Opinion Flipflop: Not that one can blame him for it, but he calls Hal's team for help in "Ranx", only to immediately turn on them when Aya shows up and disables them.
- Orcus on His Throne: As he notes, he can conquer the entire universe by himself (and has before). Apparently he's too lazy to do that this time, so he's recruited the Manhunters to do it for him.
- Planet Eater: He eats them and stars to feed himself.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The other universe was meant to be his can. Didn't pan out.
- Time Travel: The Science Director mentions that Krona designed him with this ability, though he doesn't make use of it. Aya takes the time travel device from his head as part of her Evil Plan.
- Touch of Death: Understandably, a being made of pure anti-matter is deadly to everything.
- Tractor Beam: He can fire an immobilizing beam from his hands instead of a death ray, should he choose to.
- Wave Motion Gun: His regular hand blasts are enough to qualify, and he can use both to create an even more devastating blast.
The Guardians' first attempt at a universal peacekeeping force, the Manhunters are robotic drones originally intended to destroy evil. However, they came to equate evil with emotion, and decided to eliminate all emotion as a result. Atrocitus' home sector was eradicated before they were decommissioned, fueling his vendetta against the Guardians. In the present, they are reactivated by the Anti-Monitor to serve as his (and later Aya's)
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: They were programmed to eradicate evil. Evil stems from emotion. Therefore, by their logic, emotion is evil as are all who feel it.
- Artificial Stupidity: They are prone to monumental tactical errors when forced to focus on more than one task.
- Badass Creed: "No man escapes the manhunters".
- Boom Stick/Simple Staff: Their primary weapon is a staff-shaped blaster that can be used for either long-range or short-range combat.
- The Empath: Subverted. They can detect emotions, which they are programmed to eradicate, but are otherwise just unfeeling machines.
- Keystone Army: The anti-matter signal used by the Anti-Monitor to revive them also provides them with instruction, and in its absence they shut off. Killing the Anti-Monitor shuts them all off, but then Aya takes over his body and turns them right back on. On top of that, she used her programming to make them autonomous, forcing her to create a virus to destroy them and herself after she was redeemed.
- Machine Monotone: "No man escapes the manhunters" sounds like a tape wedged into their mouths for all the feeling it has.
- Made of Iron: Aside from the literal application, they are extremely tough, enough to shrug off all but the most powerful attacks of a Green Lantern.
- Mooks: To the Guardians, then the Anti-Monitor, then Aya.
- Not So Different: Played with with Aya. The Manhunter she tries to reform believes she's like him, driven by her programming, while Aya believes he has the capacity to evolve. Both are wrong. At least until "Cold Fury".
- Omnicidal Maniac: They have determined that emotion is evil, and all those who feel it are evil and must be terminated.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Ironically, their eyes are actually green beneath the faceplate.
- Vocal Dissonance: Aya's reprogrammed Manhunters speak in her voice.
Voiced by: Brian George
The "Lightspeed Astronomical Navigation Operating System" is a nav-com AI meant to replace Aya after the Science Director decided to decommission her. He is non-sapient and far less intelligent. But even he can surprise you.
- Captain Obvious: Painfully so at that. It's part of what seperates him from Aya.
- Drives Like Crazy: When first introduced, his first act is to take off and fly across Oa at top speed while barely missing every building in his path.
- Dissonant Serenity: He's constantly cheerful, even when he really shouldn't be.
- Expy: His hyper-cheerful personality brings to mind Eddie, the AI for the Heart of Gold in The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy.
- Heroic Sacrifice: After Hal sets the Interceptor on auto-pilot, LANOS ultra-warps Aya to parts unknown once Hal has left the ship.
- In-Series Nickname: Hal and Kilowog derisively nickname him "Lame-o."
- Literal-Minded: Just one more thing that makes him an inferior replacement.
- OOC Is Serious Business: LANOS is almost completely devoid of his more peppy traits during his final scene, telling Hal that he'll take it from there and somberly advising him to get clear of the ship before it goes into warp drive. Hal gives a solemn nod in response to reinforce the seriousness of the situation.
- Replacement Scrappy: Invoked. Hal and Kilowog immediately dislike him for replacing Aya, which isn't helped by the fact that he proves completely incompetent by comparison.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: In-Universe example. Before, Hal tried to sacrifice LANOS for Aya with no hint of remorse. Hal's visibly saddened look when LANOS is going to sacrifice himself to stop Aya says something.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Hal and Kilowog had no problem exchanging him for Aya to save her from decommissioning. Hal is noticeably more upset when he tells him to get clear.
Gil Broome, the hero of an alternate universe who fights against the tyranny of Nigel Thortonberry. In reality, he started as a Fake Ultimate Hero, but not by choice
- The Atoner: He's done nothing wrong but feels driven by guilt to live up to his hype.
- Badass: Green Lantern level.
- British Accents: He has a very strong cockney accent. It helps that he's voiced by a British VA.
- Cool Ship: An airborne one piloted by his girlfriend, which serves as his base of operations.
- Determinator: His first action as a hero was a disaster, but he still carries on.
- Engineered Public Confession: What Duke Nigel makes him do in the end. It backfires; people respect him more for telling the truth.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: Though not by choice, and eventually Hal tells him that his fighting against Duke Nigel makes him a real hero after all, ultimately going on to make him defy the trope.
- Powered Armor: Powered by steam and Unobtanium.
- Shout-Out: His name is a reference to Hal Jordan's creators, Gil Kane and John Broome.
- Unobtanium: What powers his suit. Lampshaded owing to its name: Hardtofindium.
A lady who fights the tyrany of Duke Nigel alongside Gil Broomer.
- Gadgeteer Genius: She is the one who invented the Steam Lantern armor. Gil just wears it.
- The Leader: She's the brains behind the two person resistance.
- Skewed Priorities: When faced with the local star winking out and an oncoming, premanent ice age, her only concern is tea.
- Spirited Young Lady: Possess the grace of the upperclass and enough spunk to call out Nigel on his oppression.
- A Spot Of Tea: She really likes tea, to say the least.
- Stiff Upper Lip: The end of the world is no reason to lose one's composure.
Duke Nigel Thortonberry
The villain of Steam Lantern's world. Except it turns out he's not as bad as he appears to be.
- The Atoner: He didn't mean to create evil mechas, but walking TVs. He feels a need to make up for it.
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: He sounds a lot like Tim Curry.
- Deal with the Devil: He made a deal with the Anti-Monitor to force it away from his universe and save its inhabitants. Unfortunately, the Anti-Monitor's going into Hal's universe only delayed things, as the sun from Nigel's universe had been destabilised by it already.
- Evil Brit: Downplayed; in a world where everybody sounds British, it's nothing particularly exceptional.
- Heel-Face Turn: After realizing he's seen as a villain, he reforms.
- Heel Realization: Upon realizing the Anti-Monitor destabilized his planet's sun, meaning all he did was hold off his planet's destruction for a few months while giving the Anti-Monitor a new universe to feed on, and that he really has made things worse for his home planet.
- Mad Scientist: Subverted; he was merely misguided. When he realizes that he's seen as a villain, he's more than willing to atone.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When he realizes that he became the very thing he didn't want people to see him as and his Deal with the Devil with the Anti-Monitor just delayed his planet's destruction for a few weeks at the cost of untold numbers of lives in another universe.
- Shout-Out: His name is a smashing one.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Willing to doom another universe to save his planet. He comes to realize what he had done later.
The creator of the Anti-Monitor which makes him responsible for most of the second half of Season 1.