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.
Ace Pilot: This was his day job at Ferris Enterprises.
Badass: He's a Green Lantern who defeated Atrocius.
Brought Down to Badass: Anytime he's unable to use his Green Lantern Ring. As he puts it, "I was kicking butt long before I ever got this ring."
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.
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.
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.
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: Charismatic type. 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.
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.
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 Technically, he punched the viceroy in the stomach, then headbutted him in the face.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Ride the Lightning: She can transfer her consciousness in the form of a green bolt of energy.
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.
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.
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: Between Type I and Type II at his beginning. 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. Becomes a Anti-Hero Type III after his Heel-Face Turn.
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 Bookworm/Evil Genius: 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.
Badass Creed: Defied. He thinks the Red Lantern oath is "disgusting and vile." He'd much rather use the one Aya wrote for him. If only it worked.
Razer: Congratulations, after months of observing them, you've discovered when they dump their garbage. Victory is assured...
He's so good at this he can snark without even speaking. In "Babel", when the crew's rings run out of energy before they're forced to fight a giant. Among the trophies it has collected is a Manhunter head, which Hal and Kilowog use to recharge their rings before tossing it to Razer, who holds up his red ring with a deadpan expression.
Death Seeker/Driven to Suicide: He was hoping to die in the explosion of a planet, attempts to goad Hal into killing him afterwards, and doesn't struggle when stripped of his ring while Kilowog throws him around. His assassination attempt on Atrocitus may or may not have been planned to end in his execution, but Razer certainly wasn't struggling. He mentions not caring if he died against the Anti-Monitor in "Cold Fury", since Aya's dead.
Facial Markings: In the comics based on the show, they were stated to be clan tattoos.
Fangs Are Evil: Though not as much as Zox, and, unlike him, he switches sides eventually.
Good Costume Switch: While the audience never sees it, it's heavily implied that Razer becomes a Blue Lantern at the end of the series.
Guyliner: His eyes are outlined heavily with black. As Razer lived in a desert until adulthood, this was probably to reduce glare from the sun.
Heartbroken Badass: The death of his wife drove him to Red Lantern levels of grief and rage. He finally seems to have moved forward in "Loss", only for things to go so much more wrong.
I Will Find You: At the end of the series, he leaves on a quest to find Aya.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's rude to Hal and Kilowog (especially Kilowog), pessimistic, snarks constantly and lacks empathy with the group, but his intentions are good. This improves in the following arc.
Knife Nut: When attempting to bribe a guard in "Babel", all he has in his pockets are a lot of knives.
Last of His Kind: Implied in "Loss". Razer remarks that his home planet was a dead world in the Forgotten Zone. As Razer had a sword and shield in flashbacks, it's highly unlikely his people were spacefaring.
Besides the obvious implication of its homonym "razor" (a sharp implement), it's also the present active form of the verb "raze" (tear to the ground).
Also his species: the creators have stated that he is from the planet Volkreg (named for producers Giancarlo Volpe and Jim Krieg.)
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Right after telling Aya he loves her in "Loss", he goes back on it in the next episode, claiming he can't love her because she's Just a Machine. Aya is so heartbroken that she shuts off her emotions and ends up replacing the Anti-Monitor. While it's nothing new to see Razer suddenly retreat into his metaphorical shell, he could not have chosen a worse time to do it. Razer himself is painfully aware of this.
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.
Trauma Conga Line: In order: His wife died. He was forced to blow up a planet. He found out his wife was killed by his former leader. He suffocated to the point of blacking out when a mind-stealer couldn't use his ring to keep him breathing. Aya died, came back, and went on a rampage after Razer told her he didn't love her. Then Aya returned to the side of good, only to kill herself to save all biological life. The universe just doesn't want him to be happy but he takes the last one surprisingly well.
Tsundere: Type A, toward Aya. She's the only one he's nice to. In the mid-season finale, his feelings for her allow the Star Sapphires to teleport him to her location. He finally admits it in "Loss", then tries to go back on it. That backfired horribly.
Unstoppable Rage: He beat Atrocitus when it was revealed that Atrocitus killed Ilana. Razer also overcame the nullification effect of the Blue Lantern rings when Aya was shot by a Manhunter.
Vague Age: It's really not clear just how old Razer is supposed to be. Hal and Kilowog refer to him as "kid" fairly consistently, and it seems unlikely that Hal is any older than mid to late-20s. Kilowog is probably the older of the pair. This implies Razer is younger than everyone else, yet he was married and has a genius-level knowledge of engineering.
Vitriolic Best Buds: With Saint Walker. Razer provides the vitriol. Notably, Razer shared his past with Saint Walker, something he hasn't even been willing to do with Hal, Kilowog, or Aya (who discovered it on her own).
Yank the Dog's Chain: In "Loss", he is ready let go of his widow pain and ready to start fresh with Aya. Then the Anti-Monitor shows up and kills her. Then, after Aya's Face-Heel Turn and back again, she dies again, apparently much more permanently, and he embarks on a quest to locate her (because he refuses to believe she's really dead) without any idea where to start.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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".
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.
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.
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 HeroismandAdaptational 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.
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.
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.
In Memoriam: The tenth episode, "Regime Change", was dedicated to him.
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.
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.
A God I Am: She seriously has one hell of a god complex about the Guardians' former powers she kept...
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".
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.
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.
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.
Aga'po: I am no man. I am Aga'po, Queen of the Zamarons! (destroys him)
Badass In Charge: She's both Queen of the Zamarons and leader if the Star Sapphire Corps.
Benevolent Boss: Even before her Heel-Face Turn, the worst she does in response to Ghia'ta aiding Hal and his team is to say that she "has much to learn". Later, it turns out she did listen to Ghia'ta's arguments and let herself be convinced. Possibly justified, since Ghia'ta is her niece.
Heel-Face Turn: Becomes an ally to the Green Lanterns starting with her second appearance.
Hypocrite: Subverted; her first appearance seems to shape her as this, but it turns out she is just misguided, and truly believes in Love. When informed about her errors, she eventually admits it and get better.
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.
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.
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
Adaptational Badass: Impressively, the show succeeded in making him even more badass than he was in the comic while retaining all his traditional characteristics.
All-Loving Hero: Even though the Red Lanterns destroyed his home, he greets Razer without a hint of bitterness and tries to sway him from the self-destructive path of a Red Lantern.
Badass Normal: Able to take on Razer single-handedly (literally; he keeps one hand behind his back during the fight) and unarmed.
Big Damn Heroes: Pulls one in "Homecoming" along with Mogo to aid Kilowog against the Red Lantern armada.
Determinator: Climbs a mountain with his bare hands in search of a savior to battle the Red Lanterns. When he reaches the top, he is seemingly rewarded with nothing, and Mogo doesn't respond to his questions. Instead of giving up, he decides to keep hope and find another way to fight the Red Lanterns, which draws the Blue Lantern of Hope to him.
Establishing Character Moment: Snuck up on Razer, casually talks to him about what the various ships in the ship graveyard are and what was on them, and then cheerfully introduces himself. As a Blue Lantern, he shows up like an angel out of nowhere and punches a Red Lantern warship to disable it.
Good Shepherd: In season 2, he gives off the air of a monk with his meditation and monastary HQ and helping Razer let go of his anger.
Hope Springs Eternal: Like in the comics, he believes there is always hope, even when his quest for a savior is seemingly rewarded with nothing. The first Blue Lantern power battery is drawn to him for this reason and gives him the first Blue Lantern ring.
Prophecy Twist: He came to Mogo because he was told he would find the savior that would defeat the Red Lanterns. Mogo sent him up a mountain, where he found nothing. His refusal to succumb to despair in light of this fact summoned the Blue Lantern battery to him, and reflected on its surface he saw himself, the savior he was looking for.
Gentle Giant: He's some kind of humanoid elephant and takes up the Blue Lantern Creed.
Number Two: Second in command of the Blue Lantern Corps.
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.
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.
Determinator: When he's lost his battery, he wants it back. When Hal's using it, he keeps holding on to it even when Hal's flying and beating the others.
Expy: There's more than a little Gollum in this depiction of him.
Greed: His defining trait; he will fight to the death to keep the smallest thing he deems as "his".
Hair-Trigger Temper: Anything can set this guy off; step within his sight and he'll call you a thief.
I Am the Noun: When Hal accusses him of killing the Orange Lantern Corps, he responds, "I AM the Orange Lantern Corps." In this case, it's true; when Hal was corrupted by the Orange Lantern Battery he and Larfleeze fought each other to be the sole owner.
It Must Be Mine: The-one-of-a-kind Orange Lantern Battery belongs to him and no one else.
Large Ham: His greed causes him to be overdramatic.
No, You: Razer thinks that negotiating with him is pointless. He snaps "YOU'RE pointless!"
Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He and the Orange Lantern Corps fought Atrocitus and his Red Lanterns to a standstill. A painting depicting this shows Larfleeze fighting against Atrocitus himself.
Pet the Dog: Played with. He decided that Hal and the others deserved a gift before they left. Bringing out a treasure chest, he began rummaging through it, continually passing onto smaller and smaller pieces of treasure before settling on... one of the flies buzzing around his head. Which he then ate. He wished them a safe trip home instead.
Psychopathic Manchild: His "MINE!" shouts sound like a child's temper tantrum. He also throws one via a giant construct proxy after Hal takes his battery while under its avarice-inducing thrall, screaming and howling exactly like a bratty little kid would.
Sanity Has Advantages: If the painting depicting the Red/Orange Lantern war is accurate, Larfleeze at one time could fight toe to toe with Atrocitus. In his current state, he can barely remain coherent enough to put up a decent fight against Hal and the others.
Synchronization: Though perhaps not to the same extent as the comics, where he's so connected to his battery that his power is essentially limitless; here, he's shown to be able to sense when Hal is taking some of his Orange Lantern rings.
Larfleeze: He's touching my stuff! I can feel it! He's touching, touching, touching my stuff! (Angrish) Stop touching my STUUUUUUUUUUUUUFFFF!!! (Barrels off in Hal's direction)
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.
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.
Bald of Evil: More sneaky and manipulative than evil, but don't trust him to stick to your side.
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Presumably betrayed his fellow Thanagarians to get himself locked up inside the jail cell and then betrayed the Green Lanterns to the Red Lanterns and then betrayed the Red Lanterns to the Green Lanterns.
Exact Words: When Kilowog said "try and take it from me" concerning the dead lantern's ring he meant it as a threat. Byth interpreted it as a challenge.
Impossible Thief: He demanded the ring of a dead Green Lantern as payment for his help. Kilowog put it on and boasted that Byth would have to take it from him. He did. Kilowog didn't notice until Byth was long gone.
My Species Doth Protest Too Much: According to Kilowog, Thanagarians are known for being "organized, disciplined, and very clean," so of course only their pirates and scoundrels would end up in a prison.
Reliable Traitor: Hal plays him at every turn because he knows Byth will always look out for himself first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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) army.
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.
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.
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.
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 this 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.
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 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.