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During the third act of ''Reign of the Supermen'', Mongul and the Cyborg Superman eradicated Hal Jordan's hometown of Coast City. Hal, who was away in space at the time, would find the monstrous Engine City in its place, burst in, beat Mongul to a pulp and aid the returned Superman in shutting down the city and the Cyborg. But, it wasn't enough. Feeling empty, he used his Power Ring to recreate his hometown and everyone in it. The Guardians of the Universe, however, caught wind of this and sought to punish Hal for misusing his power. Going over the since that the Guardians couldn't even let him have a construction of his old life, Hal decided to seek out ultimate power and he would take the Green Lantern Corps with him.

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During the third act of ''Reign of the Supermen'', Mongul and the Cyborg Superman eradicated Hal Jordan's hometown of Coast City. Hal, who was away in space at the time, would find the monstrous Engine City in its place, burst in, beat Mongul to a pulp and aid the returned Superman in shutting down the city and the Cyborg. But, it wasn't enough. Feeling empty, he used his Power Ring to recreate his hometown and everyone in it. The Guardians of the Universe, however, caught wind of this and sought to punish Hal for misusing his power. Going over the edge since that the Guardians couldn't wouldn't even let him have a construction of his old life, Hal decided to seek out ultimate power power, and he his rampage would take the Green Lantern Corps with him.


During the third act of ''Reign of the Supermen'', Mongul and the Cyborg Superman eradicated Hal Jordan's hometown of Coast City. Hal, who was away in space at the time, would find the monstrous Engine City in its place, burst in, beat Mongul to a pulp and aid the returned Superman in shutting down the city and the Cyborg. But, it wasn't enough. Feeling empty, he used his Power Ring to recreate his hometown and everyone in it. The Guardians of the Universe, however, caught wind of this and sought to punish Hal of misusing his power. Going over the edge over the fact that the Guardians couldn't even let him have that, Hal decided to seek out ultimate power and he would take the Green Lantern Corps with him.

This story saw the complete and utter demolishing of the Green Lantern Corps (it had been done previously after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', but it didn't stick) and taking everything that was Hal Jordan's legacy with him as he was transformed into the villainous Parallax and saw it replaced with Kyle Rayner, who became [[LastOfHisKind last of the Green Lanterns]]. Guy Gardner, who had his own title at the time, was also affected as his own Green Lantern connections were severed and he was cast into the world of ridiculous retcons. Hal Jordan would stay a villain, causing ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' but performing a HeroicSacrifice in ''ComicBook/FinalNight'', bonding with ComicBook/TheSpectre and ultimately returning to life and restoring the Corps with ''ComicBook/GreenLanternRebirth''.

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During the third act of ''Reign of the Supermen'', Mongul and the Cyborg Superman eradicated Hal Jordan's hometown of Coast City. Hal, who was away in space at the time, would find the monstrous Engine City in its place, burst in, beat Mongul to a pulp and aid the returned Superman in shutting down the city and the Cyborg. But, it wasn't enough. Feeling empty, he used his Power Ring to recreate his hometown and everyone in it. The Guardians of the Universe, however, caught wind of this and sought to punish Hal of for misusing his power. Going over the edge over the fact since that the Guardians couldn't even let him have that, a construction of his old life, Hal decided to seek out ultimate power and he would take the Green Lantern Corps with him.

This story saw the complete and utter demolishing of the Green Lantern Corps (it had been done previously after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', but it didn't stick) and taking everything that was Hal Jordan's legacy with him as he was transformed into the villainous Parallax and saw it replaced with Kyle Rayner, who became [[LastOfHisKind last of the Green Lanterns]]. Guy Gardner, who had his own title at the time, was also affected as his own Green Lantern connections were severed and he was cast into the world of ridiculous retcons. Hal Jordan would stay a villain, causing ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' but performing a HeroicSacrifice in ''ComicBook/FinalNight'', bonding with ComicBook/TheSpectre and ultimately returning to life and restoring the Corps with ''ComicBook/GreenLanternRebirth''.



* FaceHeelTurn / FallenHero: Hal Jordan, the irony of which Sinestro takes especial delight in pointing out. For the most part, Hal's too far gone and angry to realise it, though he does have a brief moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone after killing Kilowog.

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* FaceHeelTurn / FallenHero: The story is about Hal's fall from grace into villainy.
* FaceHeelTurn:
Hal Jordan, the irony of which Sinestro takes especial delight in pointing out. For the most part, Hal's too far gone and angry to realise it, though he does have a brief moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone after killing Kilowog.


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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Hal's entire motivation once he starts towards Oa is to get enough power to undo the destruction of Coast City and all the deaths that Mongul caused. He's driven to change the past, and no one is going to stop him. Of course, once he actually gets the power he's looking for, he gets bigger ideas... ZeroHour.

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Hal's entire motivation once he starts towards Oa is to get enough power to undo the destruction of Coast City and all the deaths that Mongul caused. He's driven to change the past, and no one is going to stop him. Of course, once he actually gets the power he's looking for, he gets bigger ideas... ZeroHour.ComicBook/ZeroHour.


'''Emerald Twilight''' was a 1994 storyline for Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/GreenLantern. The storyline was notable for really shaking up the status quo for Green Lantern.

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'''Emerald Twilight''' ''Emerald Twilight'' was a 1994 storyline for Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/GreenLantern. The storyline was notable for really shaking up the status quo for Green Lantern.


* LastOfHisKind: By the end of the saga, Kyle Rayner would be the last Green Lantern while Ganthet would be the last Guardian



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Everything from the Green Lantern comic books was removed. The comic book will now be about someone else.

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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Everything from By the time issue 50 is done, the old Green Lantern mythos is destroyed as the Green Lantern comic books was removed. The comic book will now be about someone else.Corps and the Guardians of the Universe are no more, paired down to one man of each.


'''Emerald Twilight''' was a 1994 storyline of ComicBook/GreenLantern.

After [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman the destruction of Coast City]], Hal Jordan is completely filled with despair. He uses his ring to recreate the whole city again, along with the people and his family. But his ring eventually runs out of power, everything fades, and he's alone in a giant crater once more. Even worse, one of the Guardians want to take him to Oa to punish him for using his ring for personal gain. Hal snaps, and absorbs the energy from the Guardian's projection with the intention of traveling to Oa to take the full power of the Central Battery.

Along the way, he encounters one Green Lantern after another, sent by the Guardians to stop him. None of them are able to do so, and as he defeats them he takes their rings, wearing them all to boost his power levels. When he reaches Oa, he finds that the Guardians have released Sinestro from his imprisonment in the Central Power Battery in order to stop him. Sinestro is unable to stop Hal either, and Hal kills him by snapping his neck. He then kills Kilowog, who tries to talk sense into him and physically prevent him from reaching the battery.

The Guardians rightly accuse Hal of abusing his power, but he doesn't care any more. He enters the Central Battery, absorbs all the power, and then destroys the battery, emerging as (the as-yet unnamed) Parallax.

While Hal was stealing the power from the battery, the Guardians sacrificed their lives to give Ganthet all of their power. He uses it to repair and charge a single Green Lantern ring. He goes to Earth and gives it to the first random dude he finds: Kyle Rayner, the new Green Lantern.

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'''Emerald Twilight''' was a 1994 storyline of ComicBook/GreenLantern.

After [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman
for Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/GreenLantern. The storyline was notable for really shaking up the destruction status quo for Green Lantern.

The year is 1994. Riding off the high of ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' and ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', DC Comics was on a roll with creating YoungerAndHipper heroes and {{Anti Hero Substitute}}s, but weren't happy that fans had (rightfully) caught on that the four pretender Supermen and Azbats weren't replacing the real Superman and Batman. So, they decided to really pull a fast one.

During the third act of ''Reign of the Supermen'', Mongul and the Cyborg Superman eradicated Hal Jordan's hometown
of Coast City]], Hal Jordan is completely filled with despair. He uses City. Hal, who was away in space at the time, would find the monstrous Engine City in its place, burst in, beat Mongul to a pulp and aid the returned Superman in shutting down the city and the Cyborg. But, it wasn't enough. Feeling empty, he used his ring Power Ring to recreate the whole city again, along with the people his hometown and his family. But his ring eventually runs out of power, everything fades, and he's alone everyone in a giant crater once more. Even worse, one of the it. The Guardians want to take him to Oa of the Universe, however, caught wind of this and sought to punish him for using Hal of misusing his ring for personal gain. Hal snaps, and absorbs power. Going over the energy from edge over the Guardian's projection with the intention of traveling to Oa to take the full power of the Central Battery.

Along the way, he encounters one Green Lantern after another, sent by the Guardians to stop him. None of them are able to do so, and as he defeats them he takes their rings, wearing them all to boost his power levels. When he reaches Oa, he finds
fact that the Guardians couldn't even let him have released Sinestro from his imprisonment in the Central Power Battery in order to stop him. Sinestro is unable to stop that, Hal either, and Hal kills him by snapping his neck. He then kills Kilowog, who tries decided to talk sense into him and physically prevent him from reaching the battery.

The Guardians rightly accuse Hal of abusing his power, but he doesn't care any more. He enters the Central Battery, absorbs all the power, and then destroys the battery, emerging as (the as-yet unnamed) Parallax.

While Hal was stealing the
seek out ultimate power from and he would take the battery, the Guardians sacrificed their lives to give Ganthet all of their power. He uses it to repair and charge a single Green Lantern ring. He goes to Earth Corps with him.

This story saw the complete
and gives it to utter demolishing of the first random dude Green Lantern Corps (it had been done previously after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', but it didn't stick) and taking everything that was Hal Jordan's legacy with him as he finds: was transformed into the villainous Parallax and saw it replaced with Kyle Rayner, who became [[LastOfHisKind last of the new Green Lantern.
Lanterns]]. Guy Gardner, who had his own title at the time, was also affected as his own Green Lantern connections were severed and he was cast into the world of ridiculous retcons. Hal Jordan would stay a villain, causing ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' but performing a HeroicSacrifice in ''ComicBook/FinalNight'', bonding with ComicBook/TheSpectre and ultimately returning to life and restoring the Corps with ''ComicBook/GreenLanternRebirth''.


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* MoodWhiplash: Whoo-boy. The book goes from Hal finding the remains of Coast City, to a happy-go-lucky team-up with ComicBook/GreenArrow to ''this''.


After the destruction of Coast City, Hal Jordan is completely filled with despair. He uses his ring to recreate the whole city again, along with the people and his family. But his ring eventually runs out of power, everything fades, and he's alone in a giant crater once more. Even worse, one of the Guardians want to take him to Oa to punish him for using his ring for personal gain. Hal snaps, and absorbs the energy from the Guardian's projection with the intention of traveling to Oa to take the full power of the Central Battery.

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After [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman the destruction of Coast City, City]], Hal Jordan is completely filled with despair. He uses his ring to recreate the whole city again, along with the people and his family. But his ring eventually runs out of power, everything fades, and he's alone in a giant crater once more. Even worse, one of the Guardians want to take him to Oa to punish him for using his ring for personal gain. Hal snaps, and absorbs the energy from the Guardian's projection with the intention of traveling to Oa to take the full power of the Central Battery.


* EspeciallyZoidberg: Hal can not believe that those dammed Guardians sent even Kilowog against him. Kilowog corrected him: they sent ''especially'' him.

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* EspeciallyZoidberg: Hal can not believe that those dammed damned Guardians sent even Kilowog against him. Kilowog corrected him: they sent ''especially'' him.



* ShutUpHannibal: Sinestro is always game for a good villain gloat. Hal Jordan has not patience for him right now.

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* ShutUpHannibal: Sinestro is always game for a good villain gloat. Hal Jordan has not no patience for him right now.



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanityWithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Jordan resurrecting Coast City as ring constructs is treated as a sign of his fading mental stability, despite Kilowog having done this exact trick with his entire race and being lauded as a hero.


* FaceHeelTurn / FallenHero: Hal Jordan, the irony of which Sinestro takes especial delight in pointing out. For the most part, Hal's too far gone to realise it, though he does have a brief moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone after killing Kilowog.

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* FaceHeelTurn / FallenHero: Hal Jordan, the irony of which Sinestro takes especial delight in pointing out. For the most part, Hal's too far gone and angry to realise it, though he does have a brief moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone after killing Kilowog.


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* SanitySlippage: Hal's already well into one by the start of the storyline, best shown by the conversation he has with his 'father'. Seeing as its actually a construct Hal's making and controlling, Hal's dad's comments do not indicate a stable mind on Hal's part. He completely jumps off the slippery slope when the Guardians threaten to take away his ring.


* FaceHeelTurn/FallenHero: Hal Jordan, the irony of which Sinestro takes especial delight in pointing out. For the most part, Hal's too far gone to realise it, though he does have a brief moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone after killing Kilowog.

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* FaceHeelTurn/FallenHero: FaceHeelTurn / FallenHero: Hal Jordan, the irony of which Sinestro takes especial delight in pointing out. For the most part, Hal's too far gone to realise it, though he does have a brief moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone after killing Kilowog.

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* FaceHeelTurn/FallenHero: Hal Jordan, the irony of which Sinestro takes especial delight in pointing out. For the most part, Hal's too far gone to realise it, though he does have a brief moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone after killing Kilowog.


* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason this story exists. Sales were falling on the Green Lantern title in 1994, and editorial felt that writer Gerard Jones' original pitch for Emerald Twilight wasn't going to bring in new readers. So they ditched it and plotted out their own story, intended to replace Hal Jordan permanently with "the last of the Green Lanterns", Kyle Rayner.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: the original version of Emerald Twilight would have seen a second group of Guardians appear, with Hal Jordan having to determine which group was genuine, and the Green Lantern Corps split by the crisis. In the end Hal would have quit the Corps after being powered up, and he would have been replaced with a newer, younger character. Ads soliciting this version of Emerald Twilight were in fact published, showing how last minute the changes really were.

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Hal's entire motivation once he starts towards Oa is to get enough power to undo the destruction of Coast City and all the deaths that Mongul caused. He's driven to change the past, and no one is going to stop him. Of course, once he actually gets the power he's looking for, he gets bigger ideas... ZeroHour.

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* DespairEventHorizon: For Hal, it's the destruction of Coast City, though the refusal of the Guardian who appears after his ring runs out of power to even acknowledge Hal's grief seems to be what finally causes Hal to cross the line.

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