Green Lantern Corps (Earth Lanterns, Hal Jordan) | The Sinestro Corps (Thaal Sinestro) | The Red Lantern Corps (Atrocitus) | The Blue Lantern Corps | The Star Sapphire Corps | The Orange Lantern Corps | The Indigo Tribe | The Black, White, Ultraviolet and Gold Lantern Corps | Other Villains (Cyborg-Superman, General Zod, Mongul, Superboy-Prime) | Supporting Characters | Golden Age
Leaders: The Guardians of the Universe (formerly), The Templar Guardians (current)
Base of Operations: Oa, Mogo, New Oa (Kingdom Come)
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might
Beware my power—Green Lantern's light!
The Green Lantern Corps was created by the immortal Guardians of the Universe to empower sentient species with sufficiently noble qualities to police their own sectors of space. Originally numbering 3600 members, this number was increased to 7200 after the Corps was restored. At first, the Green Lanterns were prohibited from killing, but the Guardians amended the Book of Oa during the Sinestro Corps War to allow for the killing of designated enemies. Sinestro, a former Green Lantern, boasts that this was his primary goal in going to war with the Green Lanterns in the first place.
A Green Lantern's power ring enables its wearer to create constructs of any shape and size the wearer can imagine and maintain through willpower, as well as flight, a personal automatic force-field with contained native atmosphere, faster-than-light travel, communication with other Lanterns, automatic translation of any language known to the Oans, access to the Oan database, and scanning capabilities. Occasionally, Lanterns have been able to pull off more elaborate usages of the power, such as Mind Control, phasing through solid objects, genetic or biological manipulation, and the creation of permanent objects.
Green is the manifestation of willpower and sits at the balance of the emotional spectrum. Originally ineffective against yellow, this weakness was retconned as being the result of Parallax being imprisoned in the Battery. Now, Lanterns need only remember fear and overcome it (as opposed to being completely fearless as they were originally) in order to affect yellow objects.
- Badass Creed: See above, and they set the trend for every other Corps.
- Barrier Warrior: Most GLs prefer to fight this way, unless their imagination is particularly active.
- Determinator: Because the rings are powered by willpower, each and every GL is naturally one.
- Deus Exit Machina: If there's a Bad Future, expect the whole organization to be absent for one reason or another.
- Heroic Spirit: This is more or less what allows them to use their rings.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: Green Lantern power rings have at minimum the following powers, with potentially infinite others accessible depending on the user's imagination: flight, constructs, energy blasts, force fields, FTL travel, energy absorption, electromagnetic scanning, a galactic encyclopedia (from its link to the Book of Oa), a universal translator, an emergency beacon, a homing beacon, programmable security protocols, and pan-universal telecommunications.
- Jurisdiction Friction: They usually leave the planets in their sectors to handle their own affairs, but in one of the rare occasions when the situations therein become dire but the local authorities are still active in some capacity, the Lanterns tend to butt heads with them, and will even threaten to have them arrested◊ for overreaching themselves.
- Mundane Utility: Almost every Green Lantern is shown at some point using their rings for practical purposes beyond their original intent. Examples range from creating umbrellas when they forgot their own to creating chairs when none are available.
- Order Reborn: Hal Jordan-possessed-by-Parallax killed many of the corps and forced others into hiding, but by Ganthet's actions, they were able to double in size.
- Sanity Has Advantages: The usual explanation for why they're the most influential of the Lantern Corps is that since the Green Light is in the middle of the emotional spectrum, using them tends to cause the least With Great Power Comes Great Insanity.
- Space Police: Though they're more spread-out than most, with only one Lantern for many star systems; additionally, they're independent of any government, being run by Sufficiently Advanced Aliens and their mighty power rings pack an incredibly versatile punch.
- The revamped post-Rebirth Corps now has two Lanterns per sector, who are even referred to as police-style back-up. There are actually five Lanterns from Earth, but only two (Baz and Cruz) operate in Sector 2814, while the others (Gardner, Jordan and Stewart) are specialists based out of Oa.
- The GLC is also unusual (at least by comic book standards) in how far they take the law enforcement metaphor, having things like badges, allotments of vacation days, and specialized departments like the Alpha Lanterns who are an Internal Affairs department within the Corps. They've also been seen investigating crime like real-life detectives rather than just blasting bad guys through walls.
- Their limited number is partly justified by the fact that they tend to assist local law enforcement where feasible (eg. if Hal Jordan runs into a human supervillain, even one of his own enemies, they are more likely to be thrown in an Earth jail than an Oan one); there may be other superheroes in the area (e.g. Earth again, which has the Justice League of America, of which Hal is a member, and many others) who at the very least can act as support, or outright allies; and because sci-fi writers do have a sense of scale as the majority of star systems will likely have only one inhabitable planet, if any at all, and many won't even want or need a GL, assuming they've reached a level of technological advancement that would make one feasible in the first place. In many respects they are more like an intergalactic Interpol than a real police force, 'cept more proactive.
- But a real sense of scale contradicts the above with the simple number of galaxies theorized by real life scientists in the universe at one thousand billion galaxies. Each Green Lantern would have a mere 'beat' of only two-hundred-and-seventy-seven million galaxies to patrol by themselves.
- Starfish Aliens: They don't get much weirder than Dkrtzy RRR (a bio-sentient mathematical equation) and Leezle Pon (a superintelligent smallpox virus)
- Swiss-Army Weapon: The Green Lantern Corps's efficacy as a galactic police force is because of the Lantern Ring's ridiculous potential and versatility. It'd be easier to name what a Lantern Ring CAN'T do.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: It was verboten for Green Lanterns to use their rings to kill anyone until Sinestro forces them to abandon this rule.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Traditionally, Green Lantern rings were useless against the color yellow, which was eventually retconned to be due to the Central Battery imprisoning Parallax the Fear Entity, which introduced an impurity that made the rings weak against his color, yellow. This is no longer the case as experienced Lanterns can overcome the weakness.
- The Worf Effect: Unless they're the direct stars of stories involving them, they tend to be the first force to rise up against and fall to a titanic cosmic menace.
The Earth Lanterns
Other Green Lanterns
A member of the Pumice People a race of Stoneworld. Aa was selected by Hal Jordan to join the Green Lantern Corps alongside Kworri of the Obsidian-Folk. The two were temporarily given rings to determine which of them would be a better fit, a competition which Aa ultimately won. Aa eventually grew disenchanted with the Green Lantern Corps and the Guardians' strict rules and vague prophesies, and left the Green Lanterns to join the Darkstars. After the Darkstars were decimated by Grayven Aa's fate was left uncertain, but according to Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files and Origins #1 she appears to have survived and rejoined the Corps.
- Ambiguous Situation: Both the Pumice People and Obsidian-Folk are indigenous to Stoneworld, but it's never concretely established weather or not the two groups are races of the same species, and by extension weather or not Aa's appearance is due to Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism or Pumice People are sexually monomorphic.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Female Pumice People Look exactly like bald, grey, male humans.
- Silicon-Based Life: Her entire body is solid rock.
- You Remind Me of X: After she wins out over Kowarri to join The Green Lantern Corps, Hal tells her that he figured she'd be chosen because he saw a number of his own qualities in her.
Hal Jordan's immediate predecessor as Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814, Abin Sur served with great distinction for all his long years. During a mission to the ruins of the Empire of Tears, on the planet Ysmault, Abin was told the prophecy of the Blackest Night by the demon Qull of the Five Inversions. Abin took another of the Inversions, Atrocitus, in a spaceship to guide him toward a means to prevent the prophecy, but the demon escaped his bonds and mortally wounded Abin. The dying Green Lantern crashed on Earth, where he summoned Hal Jordan to be his replacement before passing on.
Unbeknownst to Hal for many years, Abin was a close friend of Sinestro of Korugar, who would later become the Corps's most persistent enemy; Sinestro married his sister, Arin Sur, and fathered Green Lantern Soranik Natu. Abin himself left behind a son, Amon Sur, whose burning jealousy toward Hal Jordan led him to join the Sinestro Corps, and a daughter. He also secretly co-founded the Indigo Tribe, recognizing that the Guardian's emotional detachment could become an incredible danger and hoping that the Light of Compassion would counter it.
- Arch-Enemy: Iroque, the woman who murdered his daughter.
- Bald Head of Toughness: He was bald like most members of his kind, and he was considered one of the toughest members in the GL Corps.
- Cassandra Truth: None of the Corps took his belief in the prophecies seriously. The Guardians made sure of it.
- Death by Origin Story: His impending death on Earth led the Green Lantern ring to choose its first human bearer (not counting Alan Scott, whose ring is of a different origin.) He's managed to stay since then dead. He also functions as one for his son, Amon, a ruthless killer and brief member of the Sinestro Corps. Amon blames Hal for his father's death.
- Expansion Pack Past: Under Johns, much of Abin Sur's past as a Lantern has been explored. Before he was usually just "the guy who came before Hal".
- Good Is Not Soft: He arrested dozens of criminals and imprisoned them in a secret facility where they were forcibly recruited into the Indigo Corps.
- I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: He summoned Hal Jordan to be his replacement and give his ring before passing on.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits: Sinestro married his sister. Abin's reaction to this is undocumented.
- Paranoia Gambit: Used on him by Qull.
- Posthumous Character: What is known from him is usually after death.
- Properly Paranoid: Had a suspicion the Guardians were Slowly Slipping Into Evil, and devised the Indigo Corps as a means of dealing with them.
- Really 700 Years Old: He became a Green Lantern in the mid 1860's and teamed up with an ancestor of Hal Jordan's during the Wild West.
- Seeker Archetype: He seeks out the mystery of the blackest night, and it leads to his death.
- Spirit Advisor: For a short time during Hal Jordan's time as the Spectre, Abin Sur's ghost provided him with advice.
- Too Awesome to Use: Treats his ring this way according to some accounts - he bothered with a spaceship so as not to use up ring energy. Though this could be chalked up to paranoia stoked by the Five Inversions' prophesies.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: He is from a species where they give birth to themselves after dying, but none of them were aware until Adam's ring began acting as a Message in a Bottle for him.
- Single Specimen Species: He dies as soon as another one of him is born.
- Time Abyss: Adam has existed for millions of years.
- Uplifted Animal: Originally wasn't sentient because he had no way of passing knowledge onto his children. Developed civilization when the Guardians of The Universe gave him a power ring that could store his memories.
Amnee Pree is a former member of the Green Lantern Corps. She protected Space Sector 35 with her husband Matoo until the two resigned.
- Battle Couple: With her husband Matoo, who happens to be her Sector partner.
- But Now I Must Go: She and her husband resign from the Corps in order to take care of their family. Before leaving, Soranik told Amnee and Matoo that they would always be considered Corps.
- Mama Bear: A prenatal example. When Kryb threatened to take her unborn child, Amnee was not going to let Kryb do so without a fight.
- Pregnant Badass: Goes into battle alone against Kryb, the baby-stealing Yellow Lantern, whilst heavily pregnant, and almost beats her in single combat, despite the fact she goes into labor whilst they are squaring off.
- Depending on the Artist: He will either look like a pumpkin, or an onion. The only consistency being long tendrils underneath his body as arms/legs and much shorter ones on top as "hair". A ring of eyes also counts as this.
- Elite Army: He is part of, and took part in creating, the Green Lantern Honor Guard.
- Starfish Language: He said something to Guy Gardner in Green Lantern Vol 1, #205, when he and K'ryssma were assigned to locate and retrieve him.
- Time Abyss: He could be this since his age is unknown.
- The Unfought: Played with. While normally just an extra, the only real fight he was in was against Guy Gardner, as stated above.
Honored Fallen Lantern of Space Sector 3014, Arkkis gained his power ring after killing and eating his predecessor; however, he went on to become one of the more powerful members of the Green Lantern Corps. He was replaced by Bareer Wot after his death.
- Due to the Dead: Sure, to humans and other species, eating their fallen foes is terrible, but that's how he and his people honor the dead.
- Killed Off for Real: He died defeating Maaldor the Darklord. His body briefly became a Black Lantern during Blackest Night.
- Klingon Promotion: He gained his ring by killing and eating his predecessor. Such is common among his people as they eat their fallen out of honor.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Though not until he got his ring. His people were in the process of invading Xanshi. When he was stopped by Green Lantern Reever, they fought to the death and Chummuck won. Reever surprisingly chose him as his successor before he died, prompting Chummuck to perform a Heel–Face Turn and and force his people to give up on conquest.
A gold-skinned, elf-like alien, Arisia Rrab was an adolescent when she joined the Green Lantern Corps (though due to her species' long lifespan, she was actually over 200 years old). She quickly developed a crush on Hal Jordan and the two started a relationship, which earned them some scorn due to their relative levels of maturity. She fought alongside him in the wars against Krona and Nekron. She moved to Earth to live with him, but broke up due to chaos that was engulfing the Corps at the time. After Hal became Parallax and the Corps disbanded, Arisia, now powerless, became a good friend of Guy Gardner. She was presumed dead, but is returned and now is a Green Lantern again and is dating the Daxamite, Sodam Yat.
- Badass Family: Uniquely among the Corps, the Green Lantern of her sector is effectively a hereditary title: Her grandfather was a Green Lantern, then her father, then her uncle, and now her, and there were other Rrabs before them. This is not a family to upset.
- Emotional Maturity Is Physical Maturity: Inverted! In recent years, she seems to have grown into the potosi all age that she made herself into. She’s a high ranking member of the corps and portrays no childish qualities whatsoever.
- Erotic Eating: In this scene◊ while waiting for Hal.
- Fanservice Model: After losing her memory, she became a model for a short time.
- Get A Hold Of Your Self Man: Provides the trope image when on the receiving end of this.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde-haired and very idealistic and heroic.
- Healing Factor: Only when triggered by massive trauma. Wasn't introduced until she was brought back, funnily enough.
- Impossibly-Low Neckline: Depending on the Artist with her modern outfit. Justified in that her costume is a ring construct.
- Interspecies Romance: With Hal Jordan (a human) and with Sodam Yat (a Daxamite).
- Killed Offscreen: Died on space when the central power battery exploded and her ring lost all power... but see Not Quite Dead.
- Meaningful Name: Shares a name with the species of Benevolent Precursors from the Lensman series.
- Mini Dress Of Power: Her choice of outfit.
- Ms. Fanservice: Enforced since the writers didn't want Hal to appear creepy by taking advantage of a little girl's crush on him, so Arisia was aged from a teenager to to an exotically beautiful young woman. On top of her outfit being more revealing than other Green Lanterns, she has a very flirtatious personality. Hell, she even worked as a glamour model for a brief period.
- Naïve Newcomer: Being a kid at the time she gained her ring makes her one naturally.
- Not Quite Dead: Her species has the ability to go into dormancy to survive otherwise fatal situations, so she was only presumed dead. Years later, Hal and Guy, now Green Lanterns again, discovered the comatose Arisia in the clutches of Cyborg-Superman.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: By using her Green Lantern ring to accelerate her growth, she physically ages herself from about 13 Earth years to at least 18 Earth years so she can pursue a crush on Hal Jordan. Later, to make Hal Jordan not look like a skeeve, this was subject to several Retcons, and, in current continuity, 13 years on her world are equivalent to 240 on Earth.
- Pointy Ears: Justified since she is an elf-like alien.
- Precocious Crush: She had one on Hal Jordan, which led to her using the Green Lantern ring to have a Plot-Relevant Age-Up in order to pursue a relationship.
- Really 700 Years Old: Her species is rather long lived and she is considered very young by their standards, over 200 years old.
- Xenafication: Post-resurrection. After Blackest Night, she even punched a Guardian in the face for their stupidity.
- Younger Than They Look: Despite having a supermodel body, Arisia was still mentally a young girl, which caused some concern among readers. With that said...
- Older Than They Look: To address these concerns, it was explained she was several times older than Hal, being 200 years old, due to her people's very long lifespans.
Ashel Sabian Formanta "Ash"
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He is purple.
- Character Death: He and his partner Saarek are killed on Ryut at the beginning of the Blackest Night.
- Crusading Widower: His wife Tasha was killed by vampires serving the Starbreaker, so after receiving his ring he went after the killers and destroyed the vampire using his new powers.
- Facial Markings: His forehead has some.
- In-Series Nickname: "Ash"
- Must Have Nicotine: Usually seen with a cigarette in his mouth.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has blue skin but is otherwise human-like.
- Cain and Abel: Killed his own brother for opposing him.
- Evil Counterpart: He’s basically a more evil Sinestro who sought to bring order to his home by ruling it by any means necessary.
- Karmic Death: He meets his end when his consort takes his ring and, in her death throes after he kills her, uses her willpower to make the corpses of Ayria's victims rise from the dead to kill him.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: Murder, dictatorship, torture, internment camps. He did it all.
- Token Evil Teammate: Proves that the ring doesn't always pick heroic people.
The successor of Arkkis Chummuck as Green Lantern of Sector 3014.
- Domino Mask: Just like his predecessor, he wears one.
- Dying Race: Apparently the Toomeyan race is an Endangered Species.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With his Lantern partner Lok Neboora.
- I Am a Humanitarian: His race eat their fallen out of honor.
- Legacy Character: To the late Toomeyan Lantern Arkkis Chummuck.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: They prioritize honor above everything else.
Successor of Ch'p as the Green Lantern of Sector 1014.
- Intelligent Gerbil: He looks like a squirrel.
- Mentor Archetype: He teaches Simon Baz how to use his ring and what the ring can do.
- Not Quite Back to Normal: By the end of Green Lantern (Infinite Frontier), when the Green Lantern Corps is rebuilt and most of the surviving Green Lantern Corpsmen have their rings restored, he finds to his chagrin that he has to put up with being a Blue Lantern instead for the time being.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Can understand and communicate with Earth squirrels.
- An Arm and a Leg: Parallax-possessed Hal Jordan cut off her right hand to get her ring.
- Became Their Own Antithesis: As Hannu angrily points out, Boodikka spent years held captive by the Manhunters, and after being freed she goes and becomes an Alpha Lantern, which uses Manhunter tech.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Like all Alpha Lanterns, Boodikka becomes a thoughtless drone to the Guardians' will, losing all her previous personality.
- Face–Heel Turn: Went from a noble Green Lantern to a mindless Alpha Lantern.
- Handicapped Badass: Learned to be as capable with her left hand as she was with her right one.
- Human Aliens: Prior to her conversion into an Alpha Lantern she looked like a human of European heritage.
- I Die Free: Hannu's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on her cracks her Power Battery, which as an Alpha Lantern she needed to live, but it does break her programming. And then she recovers.
- Killed Off for Real: Along with the other Alpha Lanterns when Varix has a Heel Realization that they've become corrupted by the increasingly villainous Guardians.
- Meaningful Name: Named after Boudica a famous warrior queen, and is a serious bruiser in her own right.
- Progressively Prettier: Initially looked very much like a total brute, but her features softened over time.
- Alien Hair: Instead of hair, Brik seems to have some sort of crest that imitates a hood or a hairstyle.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin seems to be grayish-purple.
- Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: Looks far more humanoid than other seen Dryads, like Strata, Garv, and the future member of the Legion of Super-Heroes Blok.
- Blank White Eyes: Her eyes are completely white.
- Interspecies Romance: She had a crush on Hal Jordan when she first joined the Corps and Aa suspects that she still harbors feelings for him, but according to her bio her affections have shifted towards another Earth-Man
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: Despite being made of rock, she appears to have breasts to indicate her gender.
- Silicon-Based Life: Like all native inhabitants of Dryad, Brik is made of organic rock.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Flew into Mongul II's mouth and poked holes in him from the inside out, giving his fellow lanterns just enough time to land a finishing blow.
- Insectoid Aliens: Looks like a combination of a fly and wasp.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Just because he's the size of a bug, it doesn't mean he isn't as capable as other Lanterns.
- Cyber Cyclops: C.H.A.D. seems to have only one eye.
- Heel–Face Turn: Was a Yellow Lantern during the alliance with the Green Lantern corp. When Soranik broke that alliance he stayed on Mogo and became a Green Lantern.
- Mechanical Lifeforms: He's a robot but he's sentient enough to have earned two different power rings.
- More Dakka: His constructs are usually gatling guns.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has four arms.
- Bizarre Alien Senses: Thirteen of them.
- Dead Partner: His partner Diamelon is one of the Lanterns sniped by Bedovian during the Sinestro Corps War.
- Devoured by the Horde: Doesn't even seem to care that the Black Lanterns are tearing him to pieces.
- Killed Off for Real: Ripped to pieces and smashed by Black Lanterns.
- Lawful Stupid: Like all Alpha Lanterns, Chaselon becomes dedicated to the Laws of Oa, without regard for the situation. Meaning he kills a Red Lantern who was fighting the Black Lanterns, simply for being an escaped prisoner.
- Starfish Aliens: An intelligent crystal with robotic tentacles for limbs.
One of the strangest Green Lanterns in the Corps, Ch'p resembled nothing so much as a two-foot-tall, anthropomorphic squirrel with overalls and a bowtie. Ch'p had his share of adventures on his home planet of H'lven, mostly against his archnemesis Doctor Ub'x. Ch'p met his tragic end while aiding John Stewart in protecting the Mosaic planet, when he was run over by a yellow truck. Ch'p is succeeded by his fellow H'lvenite, B'dg.
- Catchphrase: He would often exclaim "Muggle and tuggle".
- Cruel and Unusual Death: His final fate was as roadkill. To be fair, it was a yellow truck.
- Depending on the Artist: He resembles a squirrel, chipmunk, or a mixture of both.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: His roadkill death came completely out of nowhere and was quite anticlimactic.
- Early Installment Character-Design Difference: His earliest appearances depicted him as a realistic-looking squirrel clad in a generic Green Lantern uniform. By the mid 1980's, he was redesigned to look more like a Funny Animal and wore a Green Lantern uniform that included overalls, a bowtie and cartoon gloves, though modern appearances would go back to making him look like a normal squirrel.
- Fantastic Slur: It was never out of malice, but he often referred to the Green Lanterns taller than him as "biggies".
- Evolutionary Retcon: All H'lvenites portrayed since the reboot have been drawn realistically, rather than the "funny animal comic book" style that Ch'p was traditionally drawn in. They're also about the same size as a squirrel, instead of being the size of a three-year-old human child.
- Fully-Dressed Cartoon Animal: About the only Green Lantern to wear overalls and a bow-tie.
- Intelligent Gerbil: He was a from a race that was a sort of raccoon/chipmunk hybrid.
- The Mourning After: Ch'p doesn't take it well upon learning that the Crisis has altered the history of his homeworld so that his wife M'nn'e was now married to his best friend D'll. While trying not to let it get to him, he becomes a sobbing wreck when hearing about John Stewart and Katma Tui's plans to get married reminds him of the fact that he no longer is.
- Odd Friendship: The bright and cheerful Ch'p is close with the pessimistic and cynical Salaak.
- Ret-Gone: After the Crisis, he discovers his past has changed. He was killed in an accident 15 years before, and his wife M'nn'e married his best friend D'll. The only ones who remembers him are his fellow Green Lanterns.
- Shout-Out: To Disney's Chip 'n' Dale. Heck, he even has a friend named D'll, who is shown after the events of the Crisis to be the new husband of Ch'p's wife M'nn'e, whose name is blatantly a play on Minnie Mouse. For extra Disney nods, Ch'p's enemy Dr. Ub'x is a play on Disney animator Ub Iwerks and at one point had M'nn'e at the mercy of the B'gul Bears, who are obvious pastiches of the Beagle Boys from Carl Barks' Donald Duck comics.
- Bizarre Alien Senses: Thirteen just like his predecessor Chaselon
- Kill and Replace: Subverted. He seemed to be on the receiving end of this by a Durlan Blackstar who used his form to spy on the Corps, but he turned out to be alive and resumed his duties.
- Legacy Character: To Diamelon and Chaselon.
- Starfish Aliens: An intelligent crystal with robotic tentacles for limbs.
- Accidental Hero: It all started when Duck Dodgers took Hal Jordan's laundry by accident, including his ring...
A single mother from planet Zarox, Feska was recruited into the Green Lantern Corps in the aftermath of Wrath of the First Lantern. With little time to train, she was put in a squad under the leadership of John Stewart and was sent on her first mission. Her love for her son gives her the will to use her ring and hopes the Corps will give them a chance for a better life.
- Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: When she's restrained without her ring, she bends her arms, legs, and head backwards to slip free and get her ring back.
- Action Mom: She's a single mother raising her only son. She thinks the Corps could give them a chance to move out of the slums.
- Hartman Hips: She has quite a curvy bottom.
- Mistaken for Murderer: While on a mission on Jruk's homeworld, a Durlan took on Feska's appearance and killed a gladiator to frame her for it. Jruk fought in her defense and used his ring to determine that the wound was caused by a laser and not a ring; clearing Feska for murder.
Galius Zed was an alien and one of the more outspoken members of the Green Lantern Corps. Physically, he distinguished himself from other Lanterns by his over-sized cranium which comprised the bulk of his body mass. Like others of his race, Galius Zed did not possess a chest or abdominal area and his arms and legs extended directly from his head. He also had a third arm which protruded from the back of his enormous head.
Always eager for a fight, Galius Zed believed the Guardians had betrayed the Green Lantern Corps when he learned of the existence of a special Oan power ring which was impervious to the color yellow. He recalled all of the good Corps members who had died due to weaponry colored yellow and personally held the Guardians accountable for failing to provide them with adequate protection. He was murdered by Fatality, and rose again during the Blackest Night.
- Cephalothorax: He's a giant head with limbs and a tail.
- Evil Counterpart: Red Lantern Zilius Zox, kind of - Galius was long dead by the time Zilius appeared.
- Killed Off for Real: By Fatality.
- Recurring Extra: Pretty much.
- Starfish Aliens: He's that three legged ball-shaped guy you always see thrown in when there are crowds of three or more Lanterns (especially in animated versions). Perhaps the artists and animators just think he's fun to draw.
G'nort Esplanade Gneemascher was a doglike alien buffoon who was given a fake Green Lantern ring by the Weaponers of Qward in an attempt to discredit the Corps. However, G'nort showed courage in defeating the Qwardians, so he was nominated for membership in the Green Lantern Corps by Guy Gardner. However, he mainly just hung out on Earth with Justice League International, before getting shipped off to Antarctica by the JLI's leader, Max Lord, to keep him out of their hair. He hasn't been seen much since.
- Amusing Alien: Amusing for us readers, for the League he's maddening. Max even appointed him as member of the "Justice League Antarctica", along with the Injustice League, just to get rid of him by relocating him in the middle of nowhere.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: He resembles an anthropomorphic dog and doesn't wear shoes.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Even more so than Guy.
- Goofy Print Underwear: In one issue, he was seen wearing blue boxer shorts with little pigs printed on them.
- Humanity Ensues: He is briefly turned into a human in his story in the fifth issue of Green Lantern Corps Quarterly.
- Idiot Hero: Is not very smart, but is still very heroic.
- Joke Character: He's regarded as a joke in-universe, and the other Lanterns usually can't stand him, often sending him on long missions, in isolated sectors. When the Justice League meet G'nort on an alien planet, Hal just silently groans and facepalms through the whole encounter.
- The Lancer: Larfleeze decides to make him his sidekick at the end of his ongoing.
- Long-Lost Relative: To Larfleeze.
- Not Quite Dead: The "Sinestro Corps War" annual lists him as having died off-panel—though he's only presumed dead, so he can still come back.
- Took a Level in Badass: His New 52 incarnation has the guts and power to take on a pantheon of invading gods and Larfleeze (who he is initially terrified of) by himself.
Gorin-Sunn's people are known as Zezzites, beings made of pure lava with a natural ability of pyrokenisis, he is well respected by his people for being a Green Lantern. He is one of the survivors of the Lost Army arc.
- The Ace: At least among his fellow Zezzites.
- Convection, Schmonvection: Averted, he uses his ring to create a construct capable of containing his magma form.
- Dead Partner: Lantern Iath, who was killed when the Corps was lost in the previous universe. This weighs heavily on him.
- Hot-Blooded: Gorinn has quite a hot-head, both literally and figuratively.
- Magma Man: His people are made of lava.
- Odd Friendship: His partner Iath was a humanoid plant, while he's a Magma Man.
- Playing with Fire: A natural ability of his people.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Space Ape during the Yellow-Green Alliance. Nonetheless they will fight for each other.
- Action Girl: Par for the course for a Green Lantern. Gorius is a fairly cpable fighter and is quick to jump into the fray.
- The Bus Came Back: After only making a couple of cameos following her introductory arc in R.E.B.E.L.S., she eventually returns in the beginning arc of Grant Morrison's The Green Lantern.
- Breeding Slave: Like most female Psions, she was forced to be impregnated repeatedly against her will to produce more Psions.
- Creepy Good: As reptilian alien with piercing red eyes and a boney face, Gorius is a bit disturbing to look at. But she's just as heroic and dependable as any Green Lantern.
- Demoted to Extra: Her only appearances after the arc in R.E.B.E.L.S. that introduced her were cameos during the Eclipso Rising arc of Justice League of America Volume 2 and the War of the Green Lanterns arc of Geoff Johns' Green Lantern run.
- Heroic Spirit: She earned her ring through her indomitable willpower despite her dire situation as a breeding slave.
- Most Common Superpower: Gorius has a noticeably large chest, which stands out in contrast to her frightening visage.
- Non-Mammalian Hair: She's a reptilian alien woman and has long hair.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: She's a female reptilian alien with breasts.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: She is a Psion who most certainly does not approve of the males of her race making their females breeding slaves as well as their crimes against the Tamaraneans.
- Rape as Backstory: She was made a breeding slave and found herself inducted into the Green Lantern Corps because of her determination to persevere in spite of how frequently the male Psions violated her.
- Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: Like many characters, she hasn't been seen since before the New 52.
Graf Toren is a Karaxian Light Monk who he spent most of his life fighting against the 'Spider Guild', leading to his recruitment into the Corps. He is one of the Lost Lanterns.
- Bald Mystic: He's a space monk with a bald head, plus having his Green Lantern ring.
- Dwindling Party: He and Hannu are the only two surviving Lost Lanterns, since Kreon was killed before escaping Biot, Ke'Haan was killed by the Anti-Monitor, Jack T. Chance was killed by Parallax, Laira was stripped of her ring, jailed then forcibly turned into a Red Lantern before being killed by Sinestro, Boodika was killed along with the rest of the Alpha Lanterns and Tomar-Tu committed suicide out of guilt from his actions as a Darkstar.
- Facial Markings: Graf has a black marking that looks like a stylized trident missing its middle prong centered on his forehead in addition to a set that is reminiscent of a mustache and goatee.
- Human Aliens: Other than yellow skin, Graf looks pretty human.
- Price on Their Head: It is well known that the Spider Guild placed a bounty on his head, which far exceeds that of every other Green Lantern.
- Warrior Monk: He was a light monk of Karax who spent years fighting the Spider Guild before being recruited to the Corps.
"Green Man" is the name given to Green Lanterns from Uxor; who do not have names themselves because Uxorians frown on individuality. The original Green Man was one who attempted to assert himself as an individual before becoming a Lantern; he was later expelled from the Corps for enlisting help from the Omega Men, and went on to join the Omega Men himself before dying in the line of duty. The second Green Man was recruited in the recent rebuilding of the Corps, and quickly formed a close friendship with the robotic Lantern Stel. He eventually became part of the cyborg Alpha Lantern Corps.
- Alien Blood: Uxorian blood acts as a deadly nerve toxin to other species.
- Composite Character: Green Man II's bio in Sinestro Corps Secret Files includes elements of Green Man I's history, such as serving with the Omega Men. It's not clear whether this is a simple mistake or a Retcon merging the two.
- Cyborg: As an Alpha Lantern, the second Green Man was transformed into one.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: The second Green Man died when a rogue Alpha Lantern caused a reaction which killed all the others.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: The second, with Stel.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: The first Green Man sought to be an individual, and so was a misfit among his people. This trait, however, made him an ideal Lantern. Ditto for the second, presumably.
- No Need for Names: A species-wide trait since Uxorians do not believe in individuality.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The second Green Man is so indistinguishable from his predecessor that they may as well be the same character.
- Touched by Vorlons: The Green Man who joined the Omega Men was kidnapped and operated on by Psions, which caused him to gradually develop numerous Psychic Powers, such as Telepathy and warping to any of his allies who happened to be in danger.
Hannu hails from a race of rocky warriors who pride themselves on their personal strength, considering it shameful to use weapons. As such, Hannu never uses his ring beyond basic flight and protection; so far, the only enemy threatening enough to have Hannu use it offensively is the Anti-Monitor.
During the Blackest Night, along with his fellow Lost Lanterns, Hannu arrived to the Red Lantern homeworld of Ysmault, confronting the Red Lanterns to retrieve the body of Laira, who was killed by Sinestro. Hannu was then attacked by Atrocitus, fighting until black power rings descended to the world, reanimating the bodies of the Four Inversions and Laira. Both the Green and Red Lanterns stopped fighting and united against the Black Lanterns.
- Blood Knight: Hannu likes a fight.
- Captain Ersatz: Looks a lot like a gray version of the Thing, but without Grimm's softer center.
- The Fettered: He has morals, limits and lines he won’t cross.
- Fights Like a Normal: He only uses his ring for flight and creating barriers, otherwise he will fight using only his fists. The one enemy he has used his ring offensively is the Anti-Monitor.
- Good is Not Nice: Hannu is rude, loud and incredibly violent. But he's still a Green Lantern.
- Exemplified during Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns. Hannu saves Kyle, John and Soranik from Bodikka, by beating the ever-loving crap out of his former friend, very nearly killing her.
- And a short while later, he fights several Brainwashed and Crazy Alpha Lanterns. According to Kyle, John told him not to kill them, and Hannu just laughed. Indeed, he's shown tearing several of them to pieces, then beating several more with those pieces.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Very proud of his race.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: In fairness, he's a rock-person, so it's not like he needs to worry about the cold.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is red and his hair is green.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to both of his brothers Ghanrik's and Haasp the Hunter's Cain.
- Human Aliens: Other than his skin color, he looks rather human.
- Manly Facial Hair: Has an impressive mustache but hasn't lost any of his manliness, even after briefly retiring.
- Older Than They Look: He looks like a human in his sixties but he actually served as a Green Lantern for a hundred years before being forced to retire by the Guardians.
- Retired Badass: He was retired when his brother Ghanrik went mad with power and had to come back and stop him, having him committed to an Oan sciencell. He came out of retirement a second time, this time to face his other brother Haasp the Hunter.
- Stout Strength: He is stocky, but also muscular and strong.
Iolande is the princess of Betrassus, Green Lantern of Sector 1417, and partner of Soranik Natu.
- Alien Princess: Iolande, the Warrior Princess of Betrassus, and the Green Lantern of Sector 1417.
- Cain and Abel: Her brother Ragnar, whose obsession with joining the Lanterns lead him murder several people, including two of their siblings, and Soranik's former partner.
- Ermine Cape Effect: Everything in her wardrobe is essentially royal regalia. Even her Lantern uniform has a shawl that resembles the ones in her royal wear.
- Facial Markings: Considering she's the only one of her species who has them, they appear to be makeup.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Lavender/pink skin, and pretty to boot.
- Hot-Blooded: Iolande is high spirited and loves being a Green Lantern as it gives her an outlet when her role as a princess becomes boring. It's not uncommon for her to sit on her throne impatiently waiting for her ring to activate and tell her there's a crisis.
- Most Common Superpower: Especially noticeable compared to Soranik.
- Not Quite Back to Normal: When John Stewart uses his powers to restore the power rings of most of the surviving Green Lanterns at the end of Green Lantern (Infinite Frontier), she is displeased to find that she is now a Star Sapphire rather than regaining her Green Lantern ring.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Did we mention that aside from being the heir to the throne of her planet, she's also a Green Lantern?
- Warrior Princess: Princess to her planet, and a Green Lantern at that.
- Wunza Plot: She's a princess, and Lantern partner to Soranik, who's a neurosurgeon.
A reptilian soldier from Thanagar (Hawkman's homeworld) fighting against their enemies on Rann (Adam Strange's second home), Isamot Kol was selected during the post-Rebirth rebuilding of the Corps. Though it turns out that the other Lantern picked from his sector was Vath Sarn, a Rannian soldier. This went about as well as you'd expect, but they became Fire-Forged Friends soon enough.
- Determinator: All GLs are this, but Isamot deserves a special mention from the New 52 series. Long story short: the Corps are fighting enemies who can nullify GL powers and have a penchant for dismembering GLs. Isamot gets stuck on a planet full of them. Alone. He makes it back, all four limbs cut off, fighting off an ENTIRE ARMY OF THEM. With his ring. On his tongue.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: To the point that when Vath lost his legs in the Blackest Night, Isamot volunteered to have his own amputated and transplanted.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: with Rannian Vath Sarn.
- Killed Offscreen: Died on space when the central power battery exploded and his ring lost all power.
- Tuckerization: Named after editor Peter Tomasi, by reversing his last name.
Jack T. Chance
Jack T. Chance was an inhabitant of the planet Garnet, also known as Hellhole, populated by the most vicious criminals in the universe. Green Lanterns of the sector had frequently lost their lives trying to impose order there, until one told his ring to select his replacement from one of the natives — the ring chose Jack. While the Guardians weren't happy with Jack's methods, they acknowledged that he was the only one to have any sort of success on Garnet so they allowed him to continue — but only on Garnet.
Jack was presumed killed by Parallax on his rampage possessing Hal Jordan, but he survived the fight—only to be imprisoned by the Manhunters. Jordan rescued him years later, but Chance was murdered not long after in another fight with Parallax during the Sinestro Corps War.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is blue.
- Badass Creed: His creed makes the normal lantern badass creed look dull.
- Badass Long Coat: He usually wears a red long coat with patches of green armor on the sleeves, and when he has to replace it finds another long duster-like jacket.
- Expy: He's heavily based on Grimjack due to being a long-haired antihero in a long coat who fights to maintain order in a lawless Crapsack World.
- Good is Not Nice: A green lantern, but is racist and unlikable.
- '90s Anti-Hero: He’s violent, crude and with few morals.
- Not Wearing Tights: He avoids wearing a Lantern uniform entirely. When his ring tells him it's mandatory to wear something signifying his affiliation with the Green Lantern Corps, he compromises by agreeing to wear a badge depicting the Green Lantern Corps insignia.
- Pointy Ears: He has tall pointy ears.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Defied. When Jack found out the rings have this limitation, he started using it to soften enemies up for a gunshot.
- Wretched Hive Of Scum And Villainy: Garnet is essentially a cesspit where crime and corruption thrive.
A born gladiator, Jruk was recruited into the Green Lantern Corps in the aftermath of Wrath of the First Lantern. With little training, Jruk was sent on Jruk's first mission in a squad led by John Stewart. If there's two things Jruk loves, it's fighting and Jruk's trusty axe.
- An Arm and a Leg: In Lights Out, Jruk lost Jruk's left arm while fighting Relic.
- Blood Knight: Jruk used to be a gladiator and loved every minute of it."Finally! Tens of hours have passed since Jruk last spilled blood."
- Character Development: Jruk gradually learns what being a Green Lantern is about and develops a no-kill code.
- Handicapped Badass: Despite Jruk's missing arm, Jruk still fights with ease.
- Power Fist: After Jruk's arm was lost, Jruk can create a construct to replace it, though Jruk only uses it when necessary.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Jruk's entire species is this. They don't even have words for diplomacy and debate. Instead, they settle disputes with fights.
- Real Men Eat Meat: Jruk's not happy about the Corps' situational veganism while they build their new base on Mogo.
- Third-Person Person: A trait of Jruk's species.
Sinestro's successor as Green Lantern of Sector 1417, Katma Tui led a rebellion against her tyrannical predecessor and was chosen by the Guardians to be his replacement. However, because the Green Lantern had become a symbol of oppression on Korugar, Tui was shunned by her people, who named her "the Lost".
Tui served with distinction as a brave and loyal Green Lantern in the wars against Krona, Nekron, and the Anti-Monitor, and eventually fell deeply in love with fellow Green Lantern John Stewart, whom she married. Tragically, she was murdered by the Star Sapphire-possessed Carol Ferris just to terrorize Hal Jordan.
- Broken Pedestal: She was an admirer of Sinestro's, before his descent into tyranny. Afterward, she admitted to the Guardians themselves that while she still believed in the Green Lanterns as an idea, Sinestro's actions had shaken her.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Korugar refused to acknowledge her as a hero, even after she died.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Really didn't like seeing Hal and Carol together, and even tried to throw a monkey-wrench in it at one point (though the fact Carol had just fired John, in full view of everyone at Ferris Air, for petty reasons had a part as well).
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: She's a very good looking gal.
- Interspecies Romance: With John Stewart, a human.
- La Résistance: Leader of, against Sinestro.
- The Lost Lenore: For John.
- Redeeming Replacement: She replaced Sinestro.
- Sexy Mentor: She trained John. This even made it into the cartoon.Flash: John was teacher's pet? Sweet.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Was incredibly pissed at Hal one of the times he quit, given Hal had tricked her into staying with the Corps on her first mission.
Kho Kharhi, of the planet Khundia, is one of the Green Lanterns of Space Sector 422. She's teamed up with Wonder Woman, and recently was involved with the Green Lantern's war with the Durlans and the Khund. Kho sided with the Corps against her own people.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She's a member of the Khund's "pink" caste, which amusingly means her coloration is amongst the most human-like for Khunds.
- Brawn Hilda: By human standards Kho is very masculine and not an attractive woman, she has such layered bulging muscles they look like they should be tearing through her skin, but this is a fairly common look for khunds and her muscle tone being more defined than the average khund is a desirable trait for her people.
- Interspecies Friendship: While this is standard for Lanterns it is very strange for khunds, especially those from the khund homeworld at the heart of their empire. Her admiration of and burgeoning friendship with Wonder Woman was what lead to her being considered for the Corps at all, and Diana herself talked Procanon Kaa into taking her on as an apprentice and type of surrogate daughter in order to forge a truce with the Khundian Empire.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: She is incredibly muscular and strong.
- Odd Couple: The young proud muscle bound khund warrior and novice lantern is paired with the lithe ancient Procanon Kaa, who has been banned from most of the Khundian Empire and has become bitter and disillusioned with the Lantern Corps.
- Pointy Ears: Her ears are pointed.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: She's a khund, and while she's not as eagerly homicidal as her people have a reputation to be she is still a proud warrior.
- Super-Strength: Those muscles aren't just for show, she's a stronger than average khund which makes her much stronger than any non-superpowered human could hope to be.
Hailing from the planet Bolovax Vik, Kilowog is a monstrous-looking but good-hearted Green Lantern who serves as the Corps' most famed drill sergeant. His duty is to train rookies in using their rings and overcoming fear; he is also a dear friend of all the Earth Lanterns, and even spent a few years living on Earth himself after Bolovax was destroyed in the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Despite his brutish exterior, Kilowog is a genius engineer and mechanic.
After the horror he faced in the Blackest Night, Kilowog decided to step down as drill instructor and go back to active duty as a rank-and-file Green Lantern. He passed the DI torch to his old comrade, Stel.
- Back from the Dead: Killed by Hal when was the insane villain Parralax, his spirit was recalled to life by Kyle Rayner and Ganthet.
- The Big Guy: The biggest on the crew and wields light construct hammers.
- Catchphrase Insult: "Poozer" (see also Pardon My Klingon).
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Only when he's on-duty; after hours, he's the sweetest guy on Oa. Its Kilowog's drill instructor from his days as a rookie, Lantern Ermey, who instilled within him the drive of a drill instructor and inspired him to push his own recruits as hard as possible so they'll have a better chance of simply surviving once they graduate to full Lantern.
- Gadgeteer Genius / Mr. Fixit: The Justice League International often turned to Kilowog for all their tech needs. The most extreme example was probably when he built the Club JLI resort on the island of KooeyKooeyKooey for Booster Gold and Blue Beetle in a matter of hours.
- Genius Bruiser: He's one of the biggest Corps members, always fighting up close and personal and calling people "poozers", but he's also so smart that he designed the Rocket Red battle suits for the Soviet army.
- Gentle Giant: When in a good mood, he's an affable guy.
- Glorious Mother Russia: Kilowog helped create the Rocket Red Brigade for the Soviet Union, due to his then-interest in Communism.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can sometimes be grimly harsh, and is very agressive. However, he means well.
- Last of His Kind: Kilowog is the last survivor of his race after his home planet, Bolovax Vik, was destroyed during the first Crisis. However, it was briefly restored by Kilowog, only for Sinestro to destroy it once again. Currently, the remnants of the race exist within Kilowog's psyche due to Kilowog's Bizarre Alien Biology, but can only really communicate with them while he is on Mogo.
- Pardon My Klingon: He likes to call people "poozer" as both an insult and term of endearment, which he picked up from his old drill sergeant Ermey.
- Pig Man: He's big, pink, and has tusks.
- Scary Dogmatic Aliens: Subverted—Kilowog's people were basically communists, but it worked better for them than for humans because of their natural instincts.
- Sergeant Rock: He qualifies. Bonus points for also being a former drill sergeant and one of the highest ranking members of the Corps.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He's blue in the DCAU.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Downplayed. Before dying, he was the only one to realize Hal was a good guy again.
- Eye Patch Of Power: A gold one.
- Handicapped Badass: Missing an eye and an arm, but taught Boodikka how to live with that.
- Human Aliens: Other than his slightly different skin-tone, he could be mistaken for a human.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by a Manhunter while escaping Biot.
- Take Up My Sword: His ring passed to Boodikka after his death.
K'ryssma was a butterfly-like humanoid member of the Lantern's Honor Guard who went on to join the Darkstars after the central battery was destroyed.
- Collateral Angst: Killed to give John Stewart some motivation and angst. The writers even had her completely give up and tell John they were all screwed before carking it, seemingly forgetting she had previously been in the honor guard of a group that's run on its members near supernatural willpower.
- Insectoid Aliens: The extremely human looking end of the scale, especially under artists who draw her usually thin and tall head with more human-like proportions but she nevertheless has a bit of segmented carapace over her abdomen and larval and pupal life stages.
- Leotard of Power: Her uniform is styled as a french cut leotard with a turtleneck with thigh-high boots, originally all underneath a large red cloak with a lantern emblem clasp, but she ditched the cloak after her transformation.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: She has ankle length white hair, and an hourglass figure, to make her appear feminine despite her more alien qualities.
- Metamorphosis: Her species enters a chrysalis form to emerge in their imaginal state. She used her lantern ring to stave off her transformation until the destruction of the central battery forced her into a chrysalis.
- The Noseless: Prior to her metamorphosis she had a tiny bit of a nose, mostly just consisting of small nostrils, post her change she has no nose at all.
- Punctuation Shaker: K'ryssma's got one right after the K that starts her name.
- Winged Humanoid: After her metamorphosis K'ryssma gained large wings that looked reminiscent of abstract stained glass art.
Laira is an extremely skilled martial artist, trained by her father Kentor (himself a Green Lantern) until he went missing and she was named his successor. Tragically, her first mission involved going against her father, who had secretly returned to their home planet and overthrown its government. She continued her training under Lantern Ke'Haan; they would grew close, fueling rumors throughout the Corps, but neither dared act on their affections because Ke'Haan was married.
After Ke'Haan was killed in the Sinestro Corps War, Laira thoroughly embraced her new authorization to use lethal force, ultimately striking down Amon Sur even though he had surrendered. Despite her protests, the other Lanterns and the Guardians denounced it as murder and kicked her out of the Corps. A Red Power Ring soon noticed her fury and made her a Red Lantern; Hal would later try to talk her down during a fight with the Reds, but Sinestro killed her just as Hal started getting through. Learning of her demise, the Guardians view her as dying in disgrace as a Red Lantern and renegade despite Jordan's protests.
During The Blackest Night, Black Lantern Power Rings emerged with several travelling to Ysmault where they resurrected the Five Inversions as well as Laira thus turning them into members of the undead Black Lantern Corps.
- Action Girl: More than most Lanterns. Laira was a powerful warrior in life and death, and had plenty of training in her life before being chosen.
- Domino Mask: She wore one as part of her uniform.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Other than her purple skin, she's pretty human and rather attractive.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Subverted when Sinestro, shall we say, interrupts.
- Leotard of Power: Part of her attire.
- Ms. Fanservice: Of the Lost Lanterns. Laira was very attractive and always drawn in provocative poses.
- Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Averted for her, as noted above.
- Planet of Hats: Jayd is a Land of Dragons, giving Laira herself aspects of a Dragon Lady.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Very prideful and her temper proved it
- Tell Me How You Fight: Never looks at an enemy, so that every attack has the element of surprise.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Ke’Haan. And now that they're both dead, it never will.
- Arch-Enemy: Wants nothing more than eradicate Sinestro Corps member Despotellis from the Universe.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Who better to stop a sentient virus that's a Sinestro Corps member than their very own sentient virus who's also a Corps member?
- The Virus: A sentient smallpox virus (genus Variola), and an all-round nice guy.
Lok is from an amphibious species that has multiple stages of evolution. He is currently in stage 4 of the 5 stages through which he'll progress during his lifetime.
Former Green Lantern of Sector 2018.2 and 13th Earl of Everglow on the planet Melmoor. Killed by pirates of the Spider Guild.
The Mean Machine
Aldo, Bronchuk, Flint, Lee are a group of veteran Green Lanterns who hang out under Warriors. They are considered to be some of the toughest Green Lanterns in the Corps.
- Aerith and Bob: Three of them have pretty human names, with the exception of Bronchuk.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Aldo is blue, Bronchuk is reddish, Flint is purple and Lee is gray and white.
- Bald Head of Toughness: Aldo, Bronchuk and Flint are all bald and some of the toughest and manliest Corps members out there.
- Hellbent For Leather: Lee wears a black leather jacket.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: With the exception of Lee, they're all very similar to humans with some differences.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Aldo wears a sleeveless shirt.
Medphyll of J586 was one of the earliest members of the Corps recruited by the Guardians of the Universe. His race was a sentient vegetation species.
- Alien Hair: He's got a tall mass of leafy vines atop his head instead of hair.
- Badass Creed: "In forest dark or glade beferned, no blade of grass shall go unturned. Let those who have the daylight spurned, tread not where this green lamp has burned."
- Cyclops: Only has one eye and sometimes covers it with a One-Way Visor.
- Killed Off for Real: In an encounter with Jack Knight pre-flashpoint. Come New 52, he’s Back from the Dead.
- Plant Aliens: He's got bark-like skin and a bunch of vines instead of hair. His species also uses photosythesis in addition to feeding on organic matter.
Without a doubt the most powerful Green Lantern in the entire Corps, Mogo is ancient, wise, and nearly unstoppable in combat. The reason for this is simple: Mogo is a planet (he uses his foliage to present his Lantern Corps symbol). His history has never been revealed, and if anyone knows how a sentient planet came into being, they're not talking. Alone among Green Lanterns, Mogo can create energy constructs of any color, indistinguishable from "real" objects or people.
Mogo is known and loved by almost all Green Lanterns for his steadfastness and kindness. The living planet is frequently visited by Lanterns on leave who avail themselves of Mogo's wisdom to help deal with their personal problems, making him the de facto Corps therapist. He often shows visiting Lanterns visions of their deceased loved ones to help them move past their grief. He also serves as the Corps recruiter, helping guide the rings to those with the potential to overcome fear.
Because his gravitational field would tear Oa to rubble, Mogo "doesn't socialize."
Mogo was one of the Lanterns controlled by Parallax during "War of the Green Lanterns," with his powers - especially his role in recruiting - making him the most dangerous weapon in Krona's arsenal. Low on time and options, John Stewart pulled the trigger on Mogo. Though afterward, he seems to be Pulling Himself Together and by Wrath of the First Lantern, he's been fully reassembled.
After Lights Out, he's become the Green Lantern Corps' new base of operations after the destruction of Oa at the hands of Relic.
- Always a Bigger Fish: Into the first story where Mogo's mentioned, Tomar Re mentions that there are much bigger Green Lanterns, though they've never been mentioned since.
- Conveniently Close Planet: Justified as he could move himself to catch the fighting Supermen that flew through Krypton's sun at the end of Infinite Crisis.
- Earth-Shattering Kaboom: The reason for his lack of interest in socialization, as he risks destroying Oa if he gets too close. Turns out he's not exactly immune to one of these either. Not that it keeps him down for the count; he just needed time to pull himself back together.
- Expy: Alan Moore's homage to one of his favorite Jack Kirby creations, Ego the Living Planet, albeit a Good Counterpart of the same.
- Genius Loci: He's a sentient planet who is also a Green Lantern.
- Ghibli Hills: Mogo's terrain is made up mostly of verdant hills and lush forests.
- Hermaphrodite: Well, Mogo has No Biological Sex - it's a planet, after all - but Fatality discovered that Mogo is actually two consciousnesses, a mated male and female, meaning the Star Sapphires can use their love for each other to help out.
- Home Base: Takes this role for the Corps after Oa is destroyed in Lights Out.
- Planet Spaceship: For intents and purposes.
- Pleasure Planet: A lot of other Green Lanterns spend their vacation time on him.
- Running Gag: "Mogo doesn't socialize." Some variation of that usually tends to show up when Mogo makes an appearance in a big storyline.
- The Shrink: Lanterns go to him for his wisdom when the job starts feeling too tough on them.
- Telepathy: Mogo can read the mind of any being on his surface.
- That's No Moon: Bolphunga the Unrelenting spent years mapping Mogo's surface while searching for the greatest Green Lantern and has a major Oh, Crap! moment when he realizes the planet is the Green Lantern.
- Creepy Good: His position unfortunately. Lack of sociability makes him come off as this to fellow Lanterns, nonetheless he is a good guy and he does what he does as dutifully as any other Lantern.
- Drop the Hammer: He carries some sort of hammer/staff as weapon.
- Due to the Dead: He apparently volunteered for this position and takes it very seriously.
- Eating Lunch Alone: He doesn’t socialize with other Lanterns very much, and his bio in the Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files and Origins one-shot says that he eats lunch alone.
- In the Hood: Wears a hood to go with his grave-keeper's position.
- Loyal Animal Companion: He is always accompanied by 4 small flying creatures named dratures from his home planet.
- Killed Offscreen: He was hunted down and killed by the Qinoori.
- Number of the Beast: He comes from sector 666, the same sector as Atrocitus.
- Fish People: Comes from an ocean-like planet with a variety of these.
- Killed Offscreen: He was hunted down and killed by the Qinoori.
- Making a Splash: Kind of in that his constructs are more fluid and liquid, but he doesn’t control actual water.
- Mobile Fishbowl: Cannot be out of water for more than five minutes or he will die, which is why he always has a water helmet.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Zig-zagged as he appears to have a thin frame which suggests a smaller mass but it’s almost all muscle.
- Poisonous Person: His skin is said to be poisonous to many species in the cosmos.
- Super Not-Drowning Skills: Thanks to being a fish person. The traffic however is that he can’t breath air and needs to wear a helmet with water in it at all times.
The Puffball Collective
A collective entity comprised of billions of tiny "puffballs", each wielding the power of a Green Lantern ring. The Collective's sector, 1287, is considered one of the safest in the Galaxy because it is patrolled by billions of individual Green Lanterns, all of whom make up one individual.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Shunned by most of the Corps due to her being one of Krona's recruits, and leads to her seeking out John Stewart as her mentor, because he's the one Green Lantern they hate more.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She has light lavender skin.
- By-the-Book Cop: Implied to have been this on her homeworld of Calados before being "chosen" by one of Krona's rings in the middle of a drug bust gone bad.
- Mood Whiplash: Was overjoyed to be the first native of Calados to become a Green Lantern... then Krona's Mind Control kicks in in the next panel.
- Naïve Newcomer: One of the few "recruits" of Krona's to choose to remain with the Corps.
- Purple Is the New Black: Has bright purple hair and purplish-white skin.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Estimates she killed "everyone within five kilometers" while Brainwashed and Crazy by Krona before departing Calados for Oa.
Lantern of Space Sector 700; member of the black-ops unit known as "The Corpse".
- Braids of Action: She's a Lantern who keeps her hair on two braids.
- Cute Monster Girl: She is a butterfly alien woman and really attractive.
- Flight: Her wings are also sharp enough to be used as weapons.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: An orange-skinned beauty.
- Married to the Job: She develops an affection for Guy Gardener during their joint mission but after it is completed realizes that her dedication to The Corpse is more important and her focus must not waver.
- The Nose Knows: R'amey Holl has an impressive sense of smell. She was capable of scent detecting Von Daggle from a distance on Corona Seven, a snow covered planet.
- Reused Character Design: She looks like a more conventionally attractive K'ryssma after her metamorphosis, with pale skin, long white hair, thin antennae and glass-like wings.
- Telepathy: She develops a form of telepathy following her metamorphosis.
A former Yellow Lantern who stayed with and joined the Green Lantern Corps after Soranik ended the alliance.
- Bash Brothers: With Space Ape
- Eyepatch of Power: Adds to a villainous look along with the Beard of Evil but he’s was one of the more heroic members of the Sinestro Corps.
- Heel–Face Turn: like the other members who switched to the GL corps, he was never really a bad guy and after Soranik went Heel, becoming a Green Lantern was an easy choice for him.
- Pointy Ears: One of the few indications of his alien heritage. They seem to have turned rounded after he became a member of the Green Lanterns.
- Sizeshifter: Possess the natural ability to grow large.
Rot Lop Fan/F-Sharp Bell
Rot Lop Fan is an oddity among the Green Lantern Corps: he is not a Green Lantern, but is actually the universe's only F-Sharp Bell. Lantern Katma Tui was tasked with recruiting a new member into the corps from the completely lightless Obsidian Deeps, but the only suitable denizen she found was Rot Lop Fan, a humanoid from a race that had never evolved eyes.
Having no eyes, Rot Lop Fan had no concept of light, and thus the words "green" and "lantern" meant nothing to him. However, Katma was able to explain the power of the ring in terms of sound rather than light and changed his new power battery from a lantern to a bell that when struck would produce what he considered the most perfect of tones: an F-sharp. So it was that Rot Lop Fan joined the Green Lantern Corps and became the first and only F-Sharp Bell.
- Disability Immunity: Suggested that he would have no issue with the Corps' then-traditional weakness to yellow as his colourless environment meant that he'd never have to deal with it.
- Due to the Dead: Fan has made pilgrimages to Korugar in Katma Tui's name several times.
- Eyeless Face: Has no eyes because he species evolved on a world without light.
- Handicapped Badass: As a blind Green Lantern, although that's because of his species' physiology and not an individual handicap.
- Language Equals Thought: Justified in this case: the Obsidian Deeps are permanently shrouded in total darkness, so the inhabitants never developed eyes. The very concept of color, any color, is completely alien to them.
- Loud of War: "F-Sharp Bell".
- Starfish Aliens: More or less. He doesn't even understand the concept of light.
Salaak is a pessimistic, four-armed alien who serves as the Keeper of the Book of Oa and personal majordomo to the Guardians of the Universe. Despite his ill-tempered nature, Salaak has a heart of gold and always sides with what's right (as long as he can do so without breaking any rules).
- Badass Bureaucrat: He may be Mission Control most of the time, but he's still a Green Lantern.
- I Choose to Stay: Salaak decided to stay in the 58th century once everything was revealed, conveniently putting him on a bus. This was later undone.
- Jerkass Ball: He's not above holding it sometimes. Such as during the lead-in to "War of the Green Lanterns", refusing to listen to Hal when he tries telling him about the Book of Black or the Guardians' erratic behavior.
- Mission Control: Salaak is very capable in battle, but spends most of his time on Oa communing with the Guardians and administering the Corps's daily needs. He often requisitions help for other Lanterns.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His species has four arms, which are pretty useful in his role as Mission Control.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Subverted. Salaak is loyal to the Guardians, but even that only goes so far. After Blackest Night, he's just as pissed with them as Guy and Arisia.
- Odd Friendship: He was good friends with Ch'p, a wacky squirrel-like Lantern.
- The Other Darrin: In-Universe. He once got sucked into the role of "Pol Manning", the identity created for a brainwashed Hal Jordan when he was summoned into the 58th century every now and then. The love interest was included — they brainwashed her so she didn't notice the difference.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: The main reason Hal and Guy haven't been drummed out of the Corps could very well be that Salaak keeps smoothing things over with the higher-ups.
- Alien Hair: Of the no hair variety, Saarek and his species are bald.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Saarek has orange skin.
- Character Death: Killed offscreen when he and his partner are sent to find the Black Lantern Power Battery.
- Ear Ache: When sent into Secto 666, he hears the dead screaming so loud his eardrums burst.
- I See Dead People: Saarek has been able to communicate with the spirits of the deceased since childhood.
- Pointy Ears: Just like the Vulcans from Star Trek.
- Shout-Out: His name and the name of his home planet are Star Trek shoutouts.
Green Lantern Space Sector 1253. Mardin became a Lantern and a sheriff after her husband was killed in action. She has repeatedly requested support from the Oan Honor Guard to help in the fight against the criminals of her sector.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: She has looked quite different come New 52.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has pink skin and purple hair.
- Cool Shades: Wears a shades construct over her eyes.
- Fair Cop: Her Sheriff moniker isn't just for sure, and she's very attractive.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Other than pink skin and purple hair, she's pretty human and attractive.
- Lost Lenore: Became a Green Lantern after her husband was killed.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Her GL uniform doesn't have sleeves.
Called by some the Ultimate Green Lantern, Sodam Yat combines the power of Ion with the natural abilities of a Daxamite—a splinter race of the Kryptonians. Born on Daxam, a planet under a red sun with a xenophobic, fascist government, Sodam was horrified when a stranded alien whom he had befriended was murdered by his people. He built his own spaceship to abandon his world, only to be sought out by a Green Lantern ring as he finished. During the Sinestro Corps War, Sodam was chosen by the Guardians to bond with the Ion Entity, but in a battle with Superboy-Prime, Sodam was fatally poisoned by lead, forcing him to wear his power ring at all times. Soon afterward, he reluctantly returned to Daxam to drive off an invasion by the Sinestro Corps, plunging into its sun and using the Ion power to turn it yellow and empower the Daxamites.
Shortly after the Blackest Night, Krona pulled Sodam out of the sun and exorcised Ion (but left him a Power Ring), sending him crashing to Daxam. There, he finds that he has become revered among many for his sacrifice (though others just want to get their powers back by throwing him back in the sun). No longer a Lantern, Sodam has been manipulated by enemies into taking his followers on a quest to improve the universe - by going against the Guardians.
- All for Nothing: Subverted. As a boy, Sodam Yat grew disgusted with his planet's murderous xenophobia, including when his fellows murdered an alien astronaut whose ship crashes on his planet. In response, he labored for years to repair the alien's ship and leave, but just as he was finished, a power ring arrived to induct him into the Green Lantern Corps. While that meant that now he didn't need the ship to leave the planet, the fact that he worked with that much determination to repair a ship he didn't know, nor how to pilot it or even where he could have gone after he launched, all for the sake of leaving a place and its evil is an incredible display of courage worthy of the Corps.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Utterly disappeared after the New 52 reboot, aside from a few small appearances where he doesn't do a lot.
- He later reappears in Robert Venditti's Justice League run to warn the League about an impending invasion from the Eradicator, with John Stewart saying he resigned with commendations.
- Defector from Decadence: Defected from his xenophobic race.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Dad did not encourage Sodam's interest in astronomy. He eventually develops into an Archnemesis Dad.
- Flying Brick: Daxamites have all the same powers of Kryptonians when exposed to yellow sunlight
- Kryptonite Factor: Like all Daxamites he has a weakness to Lead instead of kryptonite, but their weakness to lead is more fatal. He was stabbed with lead by Superboy-Prime during the Sinestro Corps War with the power ring being the only thing keeping him from dying of lead poisoning.
- Last of His Kind: By the timeline of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the event Legion of 3 Worlds, he is the last Green Lantern in the universe and the last of the Guaridans.
- Messianic Archetype: What he became when he became Ion.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: His people are major xenophobes, which he is deeply ashamed of.
- Superpower Lottery: As mentioned above, he has all of Superman's powers (Flight, Eye Beams, Super-Breath, Super-Speed, Super-Strength, Nigh-Invulnerability etc) but a different Weaksauce Weakness (lead instead of kryptonite). He gains even more powers after wielding a power ring and fusing with the godlike cosmic entity Ion to gain its powers.
A young Xudarian who receives Tomar Tu's ring after he is arrested for killing Romat Ru.
- Affirmative-Action Legacy: The female successor to Tomar-Tu after his jailing.
- Genki Girl: She’s really excited to be a Green Lantern.
- Non-Action Guy: She doesn't take part in battle. Justified since while proven worthy even as a kid, she's still exactly that, a kid! The Guardians and Lanterns have made the decision to have her as a trainee until she’s older and more seasoned. As of The Green Lantern her Sector is being overseen by fellow Xudarian Green Lantern, Trilla-Tru.
- Tag Along Kid: She's the youngest recruit in a while up until Keli Quintela became Teen Lantern.
The latest Lantern from Korugar, succeeding Katma Tui and Sinestro before her. A young surgeon, the ring came to her in the middle of an operation, and desperate to save her patient's life she accepted the ring in spite of Korugar's hatred for the Green Lanterns. After some time to realize that not all Green Lanterns are like Sinestro, she joined the Lanterns permanently and has worked tirelessly in both roles as healer and peacekeeper ever since.
Unlike Katma Tui "The Lost", Korugar has eventually recognized Soranik's work and begun idolizing her as a savior - worrying her to no end, seeing it as asking her to become another tyrant like Sinestro. The fact that Sinestro himself views this the same way and is subtly encouraging it is no help at all, nor is the reveal that Sinestro is her biological father.
She recruited Iolande from the planet Betrassus, and was partnered with her since.
In Sinestro's ongoing series, Soranik reluctantly works with her father and the Sinestro Corps the safeguard the remaining Korugarians, after the planet was destroyed in Wrath of the First Lantern. When the Green Lantern Corps vanishes, her father inducts her into the Sinestro Corps.
- Archnemesis Dad: Sees Sinestro as this. While Sinestro is aware that she hates him, he believes that he can convince his daughter of his views.
- Boyish Short Hair: She's a woman who usually wears her hair at a masculinely short length.
- Combat Medic: Seems to be the only person in the entire Corps with any medical abilities.
- Enemy Mine: In Sinestro's ongoing, she begrudgingly works with her father to ensure the safety of the few remaining Korugarians.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Soranik is probably the only person in the universe who Sinestro actually cares about. The feeling isn't mutual.
- Face–Heel Turn: Subverted; even after joining the Sinestro Corps Soranik is a good person, actively working to change the Sinestro Corps from within into actual protectors of the universe and not just tyrannical thugs. Until it's played straight in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, where Soranik betrays and breaks off an alliance with the Green Lantern Corps due to events involving Soranik and Kyle's evil son from the future coming back to the past to prevent the two Corps becoming one.
- Facial Markings: It's subtle, but she has one in the shape of two inverted triangles under her left eye. It's eventually revealed that it's the Thaal coat of arms, placed by Sinestro along with a tiny transmitter to allow him to always know where Soranik is.
- Faking the Dead: The first arc of the 2006 Green Lantern Corps series has her fake her own death and making it appear that her ring has chosen Iolande's brother Ragnar as her successor in order to catch Ragnar and expose him as the one who had been murdering the Green Lanterns in his Sector.
- Interspecies Romance: With Kyle Rayner. They broke up after War of the Green Lanterns, and no mention of the relationship has been made post-reboot.
- Briefly brought back and teased during Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. It doesn't work out, as Soranik betrays the Green Lanterns and makes a point of branding Kyle with the mark of the Sinestro Corps.
- Kick The Son Of A Bitch: When she recruited Iolande, Iolande's brother Ragnar was obsessed with the Corps and murdered every possible Lantern candidate in their sector, so that he'd seem like the best choice. Those killed included Iolande's other brother Stentar, and Soranik's former partner Myrrt. After Ragnar was captured and set to be executed, he gives a false admittance of repentance and that he is not afraid to die for his crimes. At which, Soranik reveals who the new Green Lantern of Sector 1417 will be. Iolande. Soranik purposefully drew it out as long as possible just to mess with Ragnar right before he was beheaded.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Green Lantern Corps reveals that Soranik Natu's father is Sinestro. Apparently, Natu's mother thought that being the daughter of their planet's dictator would screw her up, so she was put up for adoption.
- Messianic Archetype: Korugar is starting to see her as one. She tries to fight it at every turn, thanks in no small part to the last Korugarian who saw himself this way.
- Most Common Superpower: Averted surprisingly commonly, Depending on the Artist of course. This becomes more apparent when compared to her partner Iolande, who has this trope in spades.
- Navel-Deep Neckline: Depending on the Artist. Her neckline ranges from "zipped down to stomach" to "zipped up". But mostly, her neckline is high enough to avert this trope.
- Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: Since her mother was Abin's sister, she's an Ungaran/Korugarian hybrid.
- Not Brainwashed: Has to explain this about her current membership in the Sinestro Corps, when the Green Lanterns return from the events of Edge of Oblivion.
- Put on a Bus: She pretty much disappeared after Flashpoint rewrote the universe.
- Reluctant Ruler: For a short time, Soranik was the leader of the Sinestro Corps, due to her father's injuries. She really wasn't happy about it.
- Slasher Smile: Briefly sports one to intimidate some Red Lanterns. Being the daughter of a notorious super-villain has its perks.
- Super Doc: Despite being a neurosurgeon by trade, she apparently has a pretty comprehensive understanding of medicine. She's treated amputees, transplanted limbs, delivered babies and cured a plague, among many other things.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: During Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Not initially, but after the death of a villain that turns out to be her and Kyle's son from the future, which was hidden from her until after she autopsied him, she starts acting a lot more like her father all of a sudden, even branding Kyle with the Sinestro Corps symbol just like Kyle did to Sinestro way back in Green Lantern: Rebirth.
- Villain Takes an Interest: Sinestro, being a Korugarian and a former Green Lantern, might see a bit of himself in her. This comes to a head when in a confrontation, she figured out that Sinestro was her biological father.
When Soranik Natu joined the Sinstro Corps, she formed an offshoot with some of it’s more benevolent members called the "Yellow Lanterns". Lorix was one of these Yellow Lanterns who formed an initially uneasy alliance with the Green Lanterns. When Natu decided to embrace her father's ideology, Lorix still disagreed and joined the Green Lanterns.
- Bash Brothers: With fellow former Yellow Lantern Raynunn when he grows who has size shifting powers.
- The Big Guy: He’s a giant gorilla who primarily uses his ring to enhance his physical attacks.
- Heel–Face Turn: Was originally a Yellow Lantern that, under the leadership of Soranik, joined a union with the Green Lantern Corps. When Soranik broke that union he decided to remain becoming a Green Lantern proper.
- Insistent Terminology: He prefers to be called Space Ape, at least until another simian joins the ranks. He also forbade his people from speaking his true name.
- Killer Space Monkey: Rare benevolent example.
- King Kong Copy: He's a giant gorilla.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's a prince on his home world and he joined the Green Lanterns.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The Yellow and Green Lantern alliance was not an easy one. He himself argued with his Green Lantern partner Gorin-Sunn quite a bit. Nonetheless they had each other's backs and things improved significantly when they split off from Soranik and he became a Green Lantern.
A sentient robot from the planet Grenda, Stel may have a heart of cold metal, but his devotion to justice burns as brightly as any other Green Lantern. He's been destroyed at least twice—by the bounty hunter Fatality, then by an Orange Lantern—but each time he's been rebuilt to continue his fight. After Kilowog stepped down as Corps drill instructor, he left the position in Stel's capable hands.
- Depending on the Artist: Has had a wide variety of body types over the years. Justified as he's a robot who can rebuild himself.
- Do Androids Dream?: While Stel is a machine, it's implied that he's got a soul, life essence, or spirit. This is obvious not only because he's a Ridiculously Human Robot if something of The Stoic, but it's been shown that even advanced and sophisticated A.I. like the Manhunters can't use a power ring because they lack the ability to feel and aren't truly alive. Stel on the other hand is a well regarded member of the Green lantern Corps and can be shown his greatest fears by an altered black mercy while Black Lanterns can see Stel radiate emotions.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With fellow Lantern Green Man.
- If My Calculations Are Correct: Not only calculates odds occasionally, but has expressed an interest in games of chance. A purely intellectual interest, of course.
- Mechanical Lifeforms: His form is as mechanical as the other two robot Lanterns.
- Robo Speak: How he talks.
- We Can Rebuild Him: Has been known to survive hits that would kill organics because of this. In a pinch, he can also replace missing parts with ring constructs.
A birdlike Green Lantern who served as a member of the Honor Guard as well as Internal Affairs, Tomar-Re was the one who uncovered Sinestro's abuse of his power and usually is depicted as Jordan's first real friend in the Corps. He served with distinction for years, but his greatest failure came when he failed to stop the destruction of a planet in his space sector: Krypton. Tomar-Re fought bravely in the Corps's first battle against Nekron, but died in the Crisis on Infinite Earths, killed by the villain Goldface. His son, Tomar-Tu, followed in his footsteps as a Green Lantern.
- Badass Bookworm: He's the Keeper of the Book of Oa - in essence, the Corps librarian.
- My Greatest Failure: The destruction of Krypton. He almost made it in time to save them, but got hit by a meteor shower and was unable to recover in time.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: His son, Tomar-Tu.
- Veteran Instructor: He is now usually the first to give Jordan lessons on properly handling his ring, even if he usually soon guides him to GLC headquarters for more formal training.
The son of Tomar-Re, he eventually followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Green Lantern Corps during the Mosaic storyline. He serves proudly until Hal Jordan's descent into villainy as Parallax, at which point he is defeated by his former friend and becomes one of the "Lost Lanterns", his fate unknown. After being rescued from the Manhunters on planet Biot, Tomar-Tu eventually becomes the only one of the Lost Lanterns to forgive Hal for what happened.
Later, when the Green Lantern Corps is forced to form an uneasy alliance with the Sinestro Corps, Tomar-Tu's repressed anger over his father's death comes to the forefront, and he murders the Xudarian Sinestro Corpsman (and serial child killer) Romat-Ru in cold blood. Dismissed from the Green Lantern Corps, Tomar-Tu joins the Darkstars, and sets off to enforce his own lethal brand of justice across the universe.
- Driven to Suicide: Overcome with remorse over his actions as a Darkstar, he kills himself.Tomar-Tu: No, Hal. No one else dies because of me.
- Face–Heel Turn: In Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, he snaps, murders Romat-Ru even after he'd surrendered, and joins the Darkstars, becoming the Big Bad of the Darkstar arc.
- Fallen Hero: From a proud legacy hero to a brutal vigilante.
- Kick The Son Of A Bitch: His first step of the path to becoming a Darkstar is to murder Romat-Ru, a Xudarian Sinestro Corpsman and serial child killer.
- Knight Templar: As a Darkstar, he goes on a crusade to kill criminals across the universe.
- Nice Guy: He was trusting, optimistic, and even forgave Hal Jordan for his crimes as Parallax, making his own Face–Heel Turn all the more tragic.
- Not Brainwashed: Subverted. He claims that the Darkstar mantle isn't affecting his mind, and that he chose to become one, but it's later revealed that the telepathic link between the Darkstars is actually allowing them to share each others' anger, thus resulting in a deranged "riot mentality" among them. When Tomar-Tu is finally stripped of his armor, he is overcome with guilt over his actions.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He is initially this to his father, Tomar-Re. Later stories give him more of his own personality.
- Vigilante Man: Enraged by Goldface's murder of his father, as well as the horrific crimes of serial child killer Romat-Ru, Tomar-Tu becomes a Darkstar, and begins murdering criminals in cold blood.
Tomar-Tu's replacement, Trilla-Tru is a mild-mannered Green Lantern who partners with Hal Jordan on several missions.
- An Arm and a Leg: In The Green Lantern Season Two #6, she loses an arm to her evil Qwa-counterpart.
- Cowardly Lion: She's quite terrified of the Qwa-Men, but will still dive right into battle.
- Distaff Counterpart: Of Tomar-Re and Tomar-Tu, being a female of the same species.
- Power Perversion Potential: During the climactic battle against the Weaponeers, she manifests a small army of giant, macho, shirtless rooster men to lay waste to her enemies.
- The Quiet One: Trilla rarely speaks about herself, preferring to focus on the mission at hand.
Turytt is the successor to Ke'Haan of Varva. Though Ke'Haan was killed by Anti-Monitor, Turytt holds Hal Jordan responsible for Ke'Haan's death and holds a grudge against Hal.
- Butt-Monkey: He's usually a background character but when he does something it's usually confronting then getting completely owned by an Earth Lantern.
- Flat Character: His defining trait seems to be that he hates Earth Lanterns and starts fights with them.
- Good is Not Nice: He is a Green Lantern for a reason! With that said he is an abrasive dick.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: He believes they’ve brought nothing but trouble to the corps.
- Palette Swap: He looks A LOT like the Superman villain Doomsday, only smaller and red.
- Alien Hair: Her people have five prehensile tentacles with finned tips in place of hair.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Two-six's lantern uniform has only one sleeve.
- Fire-Forged Friends: She and Xrill-Vrex became close companions after being in the same group that got stranded in the previous universe, getting thrown in the same cell after their rings were taken, and fighting their way to freedom together.
- Goggles Do Nothing: She has yet to wear her goggles over her eyes.
- In-Series Nickname: "Two-Six" was nicknamed as such by Hal Jordan who dislikes her culture's naming conventions considering them to sound like serial numbers, and also because her full name is quite long.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: She has a very humanoid build overall with spotted pale blue skin, odd colored eyes, pointy ears and tentacles in place of hair.
- Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes have a black sclera and pale orange-yellow irises. She sometimes uses her ring to tint them with enough green to make them look chartreuse.
- You Are Number 6: Her culture is mathematics based and everyone is designated according to their birth order in a given year. Hal Jordan nicknames her Two-Six for short.
- An Arm and a Leg: Loses his legs during Blackest Night.
- Due to the Dead: In the aftermath of the Sinestro Corps War, he sits in a bar and has a shot to honor every Lantern that died in the battle.
- Fantastic Racism: He's not very fond of Thanagarians, but his partnership with Isamot has made him ease up on some of this.
- Fire-Forged Friends: He and Isamot eventually become this.
- Human Aliens: He's a Rannian, and as such he looks pretty human besides his skin color.
- Killed Offscreen: Was hunted down by the Qinoori in the Dark Sector when his ring lost all power.
- More Dakka: His constructs are usually very big guns.
- Scars are Forever: Has a scar across his face.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Towards Isamot, after receiving some of his legs in a transplant. Thanks to a lecture from Iolande, he does at least stop trying to beat up his partner.
- Convection, Schmonvection: Because of the massive heat his body generates, he always has a protective shield around himself when working with other Lanterns.
- Eyeless Face: Pre-Fashpoint he had no face, but Post-Flashpoint he has the vestiges of a face, including something resembling eyes.
- Magma Man: He's a living volcano.
- Meaningful Name: He's a Magma Man named Volk.
Lantern of Space Sector 0571, Voz grew up on Eciram, one of the deadliest planets in the universe, surviving against much larger creatures through sheer force of will. After helping to bring the malevolent alien race known as the Draal to justice, Voz now operates as the warden of the new Sciencells.
- The Berserker: How he fights. Not only using his brute strength and claws, but his constructs are said to often explode forth instead of forming the way they do with most other Lanterns
- The Dreaded: The Sciencell inmates generally don’t try to make escapes out of fear of Voz’s punishment. The only one who ever escaped was Red Lantern Vice.
- Eye Scream: Got his eyes damaged while wrestling Vice. He survived and was taken to the infirmary before it got worse.
- Killer Space Monkey: He resembles a baboon and his upbringing on his home planet made him one of the deadliest Lanterns out there.
- Training from Hell: More like Upbringing from hell. His planet is said to have been one of the most dangerous in the universe. As large as he is he had to survive against larger.
Member of the Green Lantern Corps gifted with the ability of Morphic Empathy, which enables her to take the form and mindset of any species she encounters.
- The Empath: She can feel her companion's moods and injuries when in close proximity, and can amplify this for specific individuals by creating a temporary one-way bond by mimicking elements of their nature.
- Empathic Shapeshifter: She takes on elements of individual's appearances, speech patterns and behavior when she keys in to specific individuals, though she usually remains stoic and doesn't allow their feelings to dictate or change her actions. If she's keying into an individual who is humanoid and close to her size and mass she ends up looking just like them, though she seems to have trouble changing to colors further away from orange.
- Fire-Forged Friends: She and Two-Six became close after being in the same group that got stranded in the previous universe, getting thrown in the same cell after their rings were taken, and fighting their way to freedom together.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Two-Six are close, to the point that even when Xrill is already struggling with the emotional input of their fellow prisoners she keys into Two-Six's emotional state to try and comfort her when they see one of Two-Six's fellow rookies get executed.
- Mythology Gag: A bald humanoid extraterrestrial woman with the ability to take on elements of things around her who spends a lot of time orange has been seen in a DC Comic before, as the Ace Pilot of Wonder Woman's Space Pirate crew in Wonder Woman (1987).
- Power Incontinence: She has limited control over who her morphic empathy feeds off of, causing her to occasionally shift to resemble someone or something she didn't really want to mimic, but she normally doesn't have an issue with it. The feedback of strong emotions, especially negative ones like despair can overwhelm her if she's surrounded by enough of it, meaning she has to tamp down her powers in high stress situations with others present and their emotions are still going to affect her to an extent.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: Her default form seems to be of a tall bald athletic pale-orange woman with solid white eyes and hardly anything for ears.
- Spell My Name with an S: Is her name spelled Xrill-Vrex or Xrill-Vrek?
- Arc Welding: Created as an explanation for why Alan Scott's ring had a weakness for wood while tying it further to the Green Lantern Corps.
- Hero's Evil Predecessor: For Alan.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: Shown in flashback with a cape as part of his GL uniform, one much like Alan Scott's.
- The Paragon Always Rebels: Because he was one of the best Corpsmen they had, the Guardians decided to remove his ring's weakness to yellow. The power went to his head.
- Retcon: Introduced via one, and currently retconned back out. Green Lantern: Rebirth also changed the reason for the weakness to yellow from being a deliberate choice of the Guardians to being Parallax's influence.
The First Seven Green Lanterns
The first seven Green Lanterns, gathered by the Guardian Rami ten billion years ago to stop the mad First Lantern Volthoom. They didn't exactly succeed.
- Dead Guy on Display: The bones of the dead members of the original seven are preserved and displayed in Maltus, the Guardians' homeworld. They're guarded by the last survivor, Tyran'r.
- Flawed Prototype: Their Power Rings, being the first of their kind, had next to no limitations. Unfortunately, they were untested and lacked any safeguards. Because of this, if one of their wielders got too determined, their rings would overload them and destroy their bodies. Another weird quirk of theirs was that their AI didn't care if a wielder already had a Power Ring of their own, allowing Simon to wear four of them at once.
- Medieval Stasis: Or the sci-fi equivalent, all but two of them are from species that are, to one extent or another, still around ten billion years later.
- Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: They’re gathered from across the then still relatively young universe and it takes a time traveling Jessica and Simon to whip them in to being remotely ready to fight Volthoom. Even then, it’s not enough.
- Sufficiently Advanced Alien: And how! A lot of the DC universe alien races turned out to be significantly advanced billions of years before humans even existed. Krytonians were already involved in space exploration and colonization, Grenda, the planet where Stel comes from already had advanced robotics, Coluan culture was slightly ahead of modern Earth culture, Mars and Tamaran while relatively primitive still had a well developed society, and the Old Gods, well they speak for themselves.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome :
- During Wrath of the First Lantern it takes the combined might of the entire Green, Red, and Blue Lantern Corps, the Star Sapphires, the Indigo Tribe, a White Lantern, and Nekron to take Volthoom down. It stands to reason that a bunch of rookie members of a newly formed Green Lantern Corps are not going to do very well. So all but two of them are wiped out.
- They were given the first Power Rings, which hadn't been programmed, didn't have restrictions or safeguards, and had just been made on the fly by Rami. This made them extremely powerful, but also extremely dangerous.
One of the seven original Green Lanterns, and the only one to survive to present day. After Volthoom the First Lantern was defeated at the cost of five of the other original Lanterns, he volunteered to guard the mausoleum they were buried in. Gave up his power ring to Simon Baz, and is currently collecting the remaining five original lantern rings.
- Cat Folk: He's so ancient his feline ancestry is very noticeable, unlike modern Tamaraneans who look far more human.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was a simple bandit on his home planet. Then the lantern ring found him.
- Punctuation Shaker: Like all Tamaraneans.
- Sole Survivor: He's the only one of the Seven that survived into modern times.
- Time Abyss: He's roughly 10 billion years old, and is expected to live on for 1000 more.
- Your Days Are Numbered: He's growing too old for his immensely powerful ring to keep him alive. He only has a millenium left to live.
An Old God and the very first Green Lantern in history.
- Hot-Blooded: Being a gladiatorial warrior Old God will do that to you.
- Killed Off for Real: Volthoom vaporized her flesh with Red energy when she tried to grapple him. All that remained was her skeleton.
- Physical God: What with being an Old God and all. The name isn't just for show.
- Precursor: She's one of the Old Gods, the forebears to the New Gods of New Genesis and Apokolips. Her own homeworld, Galactica, is the Third World that separated into both worlds after its destruction.
- Precursor Heroine: She acts as one to all Green Lanterns, as she was the first of them all. Her own ring refered to her as "Lantern 001".
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Brilliant among Coluans, but apparently didn't see much effort in applying herself. Issue 30 of Green Lantern captions her as “The smartest dumbass of Yod-Colu”.
- Life Will Kill You: Of the first seven, she and Tyran'r were the only ones to survive the fight with Volthoom. She lasted a few years after, until dying of old age.
- One-Steve Limit: Maybe. She's a blonde Coluan with high intellect and the surname "Dox"... no word on whether she's related to Brainiac in any way.
- The Smart Girl: Being Coluan it goes without saying that she's this, but she's even said to be a genius for a Coluan by her mother.
A Grendan, like the modern day lantern Stel, Brill was venturing away from his hive to discover the origin of his species when a ring found him.
- Catchphrase: "Impossible shape. Impossible escape." was his.
- Despair Event Horizon: Leaving the hive and being disconnected from his species for the first time caused and overwhelming loneliness nearly leading to this. However he didn’t give into it and the ring found him because of his determination.
- Killed Off for Real: Volthoom tore him to pieces with Orange energy.
- Only Sane Man: Or robot, anyway. He was the only one not to lose sight of the seven's purpose when their first meeting went violent.
A Kryptonian space explorer who led her people bravely through an dust storm after their spacecraft crashed. This earned her a Green Lantern ring.
- Determinator: She kept hope that her shipwrecked crew would make it out of the harsh environment alive, and because of her, they did. Unfortunately, that was also her ruin, as her desire to save her crew steeled her into trying to take the other rings for herself, her Superpower Meltdown and her death, dooming her crew as well.
- Flawed Prototype: Jan becomes a rather dramatic lesson to the Guardians and the other prospective Lanterns about A: Keeping one's willpower in check, and B: Why there's a limit on how much willpower the rings store. Hers, being one of the first, does not have this limit, and the power overload fries her.
- The Fundamentalist: Very devout in her belief in Rao. Possibly a bit too devout, really, since she was unwilling to not label everything that happened his will, including her attempt to steal the other rings. Even as she dies, she's still screaming for Rao to help her, rather than thinking for herself.
- Killed Off for Real: The first Kryptonian Lantern was also the first Green Lantern to ever die, destroyed by her own power.
- Superpower Meltdown: Unfortunately, her will was too strong for the ring, and she was obliterated by her own power, reduced to a charred skeleton.
A White Martian, a good one.
- Aura Vision: He apparently can see the emotions of those around him, such as how Simon Baz has a strong willpower, but also has rage at its core.
- Creepy Good: He's a good guy, a rarity among the usually Always Chaotic Evil White Martians, but damn if he ain't a spooky guy.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: when he was a child, he was the Sole Survivor when other white martians massacred his village. When he grew up he found those same martians and exacted his revenge. On his own! He got a ring shortly after.
- In the Hood: He manifests a cowl and a scarf after obtaining his ring, to cover his face and his teeth.
- Killed Off for Real: Volthoom shot him in the chest with a mighty beam of Red energy, after he couldn't bring himself to finish him off.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Being a White Martian, who are naturally immensely violent and aggressive, he was this.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's a martian. His eyes are naturally red anyway.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Once he was old and strong enough, he tracked down the ones who slaughtered his village and tore them to shreds with his bare hands. And this was before he became a Green Lantern.
- Scars are Forever: One of the bandits that razed his village left a nasty cut in the middle of his face. As an adult, he still bore the scar.
The first Plant Elemental, Calleen started out as a small sprout on a dying planet. Refusing to die, its hope thrived and life flourished over the centuries and eventually the sprout became a sentient elemental.
- Killed Off for Real: Volthoom split the upper half of her body in two with a beam of Yellow energy.
- Plant Aliens: though she started out as a simple sprout, her will to survive in a harsh, environment caused her to grow and her vegetation to grow throughout the planet with her becoming a humanoid plant.
The Guardians of the Universe
The founders and upper management of the Green Lantern Corps. Originally from the planet Maltus, one of their scientists performed an experiment to observe the beginning of creation, which had dire consequences for the universe (just which consequences depends on which Cosmic Retcons have occurred). In atonement, the Maltusians swore to fight evil, and moved to the planet Oa at the geographical (cosmographical?) center of the universe. In studying energy sources for their new police corps, they began harnessing emotional energies, before settling on the green light of willpower as it was least likely to drop an Emotion Bomb on its users.
A Planet of Hats who like to think that their Hat is The Spock, though many readers (and some people in-universe) believe their Hat is actually Nice Job Breaking It, Hero. They mean well, but they're full of themselves (the fact that they appointed themselves "Guardians of the Universe" speaks volumes) and a number of their actions have come back to bite them. Since multiple Lantern Corps have emerged, they've been robe-wettingly scared (though they'd never admit it) and begun cracking down on threats to their authority; ultimately attempting to achieve order by doing away with free will altogether. Most of them were murdered by Sinestro at the end of Wrath of the First Lantern, to little dismay.
- Alien Fair Folk: One bizarre story says that Leprechauns are descended from Guardians that settled on Earth.
- All-Powerful Bystander: They're all a lot stronger than your average Green Lantern, but rarely get involved personally. Probably for the best considering their tendency towards Knight Templar.
- Big Bad: All of the events following the Rebirth storyline demonstrate the Guardians becoming more and more unhinged and draconian in the face of the appearance of the other Corps, culminating in their eventual decision to create the Third Army and begin eradicating all life in the universe aside from themselves.
- Big Good: They used to be this for The DC Universe but the more cynical modern take on them has them acting aloof and manipulative instead.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The males of the species all look remarkably like midget blue versions of David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel.
- Control Freak: They are essentially this, founding the Green Lanterns in the name of enforcing peace and maintaining order in the universe and purging their emotions, while despising deviations from their authority. An offshoot group called the Controllers outright tried to conquer the universe. Eventually out of frustrations to continued defiance to their rules, they decided to try to eradicate free will all together save their own.
- Emotion Suppression: Done deliberately to themselves, with their emotions sealed inside the First Lantern. Volthoom fixes this near the end of his run, and they are not happy about it.
- Enigmatic Empowering Entity: What they started off as. Slightly less enigmatic as the years have gone by, and we've learned more about them.
- The Evils of Free Will: The ultimate result of their long-brewing Face–Heel Turn.
- Face–Heel Turn: They have officially done one as of the New 52. Kyle Rayner feels they crossed the line by removing Ganthet's emotions, comparing it to a lobotomy, and Sinestro finds out they're preparing to replace the Green Lanterns Corps and convert all life in the universe into their mindless, emotionless Third Army.
- Faux Empowering Entity: Accused of this in-universe and out.
- Flanderization: They have always been distant and aloof, but were once wise and respected, having created an organization of star-patrolling peacekeepers that has survived for eons. With each passing year though, they become more incompetent, single-minded, and corrupt, lying to their members, holding their own mysterious agendas, and constantly having their mistakes blow up in the faces and inevitably needing to be saved by the Earth Lanterns (and then clearly resenting the aid). One comic even had a Guardian admit he didn't remember why they started the Corps in the first place. They would later lobotomize fellow Guardian Ganthet to strip him of his emotions, and in the Rise of the Third Army storyline, the Guardians became full-on villainous Knight Templars, conjuring up a plot to have all of their Green Lanterns, and eventually all life in the universe except for themselves turned into mindless, emotionless creatures via Assimilation. The process is clearly painful, kills them, and turns them into zombies without free will. By this point, it's a genuine curiosity how they got an organization as advanced and well-functioning as the Green Lanterns working outside of dumb luck.
- It's worth noting that much of this happens during the Johns run, in the run-up to Blackest Night and the rise of the other Lantern Corps, which cause the universe to spin completely out of their control and it's implied that this is what causes them to crack down all the harder. It also comes relatively shortly, In-Universe, after one of their own Lanterns slaughtered the lot of them and they needed another to a) resurrect them, b) restart the Corps from scratch. In short, they gave in to fear - not that they'd ever admit it.
- Good is Not Nice: On their better days, they are a genuine force for good. On their worst days, they're self-righteous control freaks.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: The list goes on and on. Their self-imposed Emotion Suppression created Volthoom and the concepts that would lead to the creation of the other Lanterns, their decision to use him to power their Third Army is what allowed him to break free, and it was their decision to impound the Yellow Central Power Battery on Oa that allowed Sinestro to absorb Parallax and use it to kill them when they were vulnerable.
- Humorless Aliens: Sometimes because of a genuine lack of a sense of humor. In one incident, Katma Tui had a momentary chill of fear when she realized a Guardian had cracked a funny.
- Irony: Founded the willpower-driven Green Lantern Corp and filled it with strong-willed people, but dislike anyone who disobeys their rules or displays a will of their own.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: The conclusion of the First Lantern crisis has Volthoom force them to feel all the emotions they suppressed, then Sinestro seize the power of Parallax and use it to slaughter all the guardians for the atrocities they committed, the Third Army being the most recent.
- Killed Off for Real: The Guardians were all killed by Sinestro for their crimes, the last of which were their attempt to replace all life with the Third Army and accidentally freeing the Omnicidal Maniac Volthoom when they used him as the power source of said army. The only survivors were Ganthet, who was spared due to his friendship with Hal and Kyle and the restoration of his emotions, and Sayd, who led the Blue Lanterns and had turned her back on the rest of the Guardians. After retiring for some time in another world, the two joined the Templar Guardians and lead the Green Lanterns once more.
- Knight Templar: They edged closer and closer to this since the Corps' rebirth before fully embracing it in the New 52. Amusingly, it's the Templar Guardians who are not this.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Most of their mistakes or dick moves usually tend to come back later to bite them in the ass and cause a lot of collateral intergalactic death in the process. Sinestro cites this as his justification for killing them.
- Leprechaun: Many leprechauns are in fact descended from Guardians that came to Earth.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: On occasion, they would actually get directly involved in a situation.
- Larfleeze's introduction shows they personally chased him across the universe when he stole a box containing Parallax from them.
- Averted during The Crisis, where the Anti-Monitor traps them to make sure they don't get involved. During the Sinestro Corps War, with the Anti-Monitor alive again, they decide to invoke this with a vengeance.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: When they started out, billions of years ago, they were the same size as a human. These days? Not so much. At first this was stated to be one of the ways they evolved over their countless eons of life, but flashbacks to their work with the First Lantern show that they started to shrink after suppressing all their emotions (which also meant they didn't really care).
- Motive Decay: Subtly pointed out during Vol. 4, when a flashback to four billion years ago shows the original Guardians wearing robes with the White Lantern symbol on their chest. At some point they purged all knowledge of this from the history books, and started focusing entirely on the Green. Modern day Guardians no longer remember even why they founded the GLC in the first place, straying from their original purpose to just being control freaks.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: A lot of their decisions tend to backfire spectacularly.
- Not So Stoic: Sometimes their façade of emotionlessness cracks, if only briefly.
- One-Gender Race: All male, before being destroyed and reborn (there were females, but most if not all left and became the Zamarons). In the New 52 retcon this was never the case.
- Planet of Hats: Ganthet and Sayd aside (or Krona, for that matter), they're all pretty much interchangeable, to the point where pretty much all of them have disavowed - and forgotten - their own names. That hat, meanwhile, is mostly The Spock, though others might argue it's Nice Job Breaking It, Hero or the Ungrateful Bastard.
- Screw You, Elves!: Often on the receiving end of the arrogant, all-knowing species being told off, especially when it comes to the Green Lanterns objecting to their authoritarian policies. Whether they listen is another matter entirely.
- The Spock: Deconstructed hard. Suppressing their emotions to better control the cosmos through logic robbed them of their ability to understand or even care about the people in it along with their emotion-powered corps. Combine this with their self-appointed Omniscient Morality License and the end result is a gaggle of self-righteous sociopathic control freaks.
- Sufficiently Advanced Alien
- Tautological Templar/Never My Fault: On their worst days, especially in Rise of the Third Army. They operate under the idea that as the oldest sentient species in the universe, they have the right to do whatever they please. Essentially Might Makes Right combined with ageism. Best shown in their quote when their authority is questioned:Guardians of the Universe: We are Immortal. We are the Guardians of the Universe. We can do whatever we want.
- Time Abyss: The Oans were the first sentient species to arise in the universe. They are billions of years old.
- Too Dumb to Live: During Emerald Twilight (when Hal Jordan became Parallax), Jordan was on his way to Oa to take nearly limitless power from the Central Power Battery. After stranding several Green Lanterns in space (where they probably would have died), Hal arrives on Oa. Jordan removes his power ring, effectively making him a normal human, and the Guardians, who have power on a cosmic scale (give or take) just let him walk into the central power battery. They knew Jordan would kill them if he had the chance, and they practically let him. The central power battery explodes, revealing Hal Jordan as Parallax. All but one of the Guardians died, and for no good reason.
- It's supposed to be because they don't directly interfere in anything. They tried that with the Manhunters and it didn't work out so well, which is why they give their powers to local mortals throughout the universe instead of doing everything themselves. It's still taken to the extreme here and later stories show them occasionally willing to get involved (at least some of them). Most times, it seems like no matter what they do, the writers make it backfire on them. Get involved, don't get involved, they will choose whichever is the wrong option and get a lecture from beings they are supposed to be vastly superior to.
- Especially problematic since, only 48 issues earlier, the Guardians had directly and personally fought and killed the Old Timer.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Hal Jordan managed to save them from Krona one time, along with their possession by the Emotional Entities. Their response was to fire him and instantly teleport him back to Earth. Given that he had just successfully killed a Guardian, no ifs, no buts, and 'just' with his Ring, it's heavily implied that it's because they were scared of him and saw him as a a major threat to their plans for the Third Army.
- Wingding Eyes: They're often shown with Green Lantern symbols in their eyes. Other characters get this, too, but it's most consistent with the Guardians.
- The lost Guardians instead have the White Lantern symbol.
- Banned from Argo: From Oa as of the end of Wrath of the First Lantern along with Sayd, mostly for their own good, by Sinestro. Eventually undone in DC Rebirth, after they're rescued from the Controllers' grasp, reuniting with the Templar Guardians to lead the Corps once more.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The other Guardians stripped him of his emotions shortly before Krona's death, making him into another emotionless Guardian fully willing to destroy all life. In that state, Ganthet expelled Hal from the Corps, considered the Blue Lanterns a mistake, led the creation of the Third Army, led the Third Army's invasion of Zamaron himself and nearly killed Kyle in a failed attempt to keep him from becoming a White Lantern. He was fortunately snapped out of it when Volthoom broke free and restored the Guardians' emotions.
- Cool Old Guy: He's over ten billion years old, and he's the only one of the Guardians who pretty much all of the Lanterns like - hell, even Sinestro is willing to spare him during his rampage at the end of Wrath of the First Lantern. This is largely because he retained some degree of his emotions and was far more willing to get directly involved with the Lanterns than his aloof fellow Guardians.
- Last of His Kind: Until the race got reborn. And again after Wrath of the First Lantern, along with Sayd.
- Like a Son to Me: Kyle Rayner. The two of them have a special bond, to the point where in New Guardians, Sayd - Ganthet's wife - explicitly states that Kyle is the only person in the universe who loves Ganthet as much as she does and he unlocks the literal Power of Love in defending Ganthet from multiple Corps and admitting that yeah, he loves him enough to believe that he can be saved.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Along with Sayd, one of the only Guardians to not be a total jerk, to the point that it borders on Only Sane Man.
- Nice Guy: Aside from his lobotomised period, he's consistently a friendly and reasonable figure, if not without a ruthlessly pragmatic streak, to the point where he's the closest thing that Kyle Rayner has to a father.
- Old Soldier: He was around when the Green Lantern Corps was formed. That was ten billion years ago. In the Blackest Night, he recruits himself as a Green Lantern deputy.
- Only Sane Man: Even going back to the Pre-Flashpoint continuity, Ganthet was always this, and the retcons that have taken place over the years have only made him more so. He was the only Guardian who cautioned that getting rid of their emotions might be a bad idea; the first of the Guardians afterwards to take a name for himself, beginning the expression of individuality that allowed him to reconnect with his emotions; the only Guardian to acknowledge the successes of the Green Lanterns stationed on Earth; the only Guardian to trust said Green Lanterns with the secrets of the Guardians past mistakes, as seen in Ganthet's Tale; the only Guardian who acknowledged that Hal Jordan's fall in Emerald Twilight was partially due to the Guardian's own negligence; and, along with Sayd, is the only Guardian willing to take the prophecy of the "Blackest Night" seriously. During the short time he was Brainwashed and Crazy and stopped being this, he helped create the Third Army and was perfectly willing to kill Kyle.
- Put on a Bus: Wrath of the First Lantern appears to end in his death, but the postscript indicates that he was spared by Sinestro and sent away together with Sayd. The Bus Came Back in DC Rebirth.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: No kidding. No wonder Lanterns respect him.
- Embracing his emotions which allowed him to relate to members of the Corps.
- Founding the Blue Lanterns after realizing that hope makes willpower stronger.
- Participating in battles during Blackest Night and became a Green Lantern in his own right for a little while after, earning the appreciation of the Corps for being willing to "get in the trenches."
- Time Abyss: He's somewhere between one and ten billion years old.
- Uniformity Exception: Visually stands out from the other Guardians by his ponytail.
During the Blackest Night, Sayd aided the combined Corps against Nekron, but at a cost—to gain the assistance of Agent Orange, Sayd agreed to become his slave. For now, she remains part of the slovenly creature's hoard.
- Banned from Argo: From Oa as of the end of Wrath of the First Lantern along with Ganthet, mostly for their own good, by Sinestro. Eventually undone in DC Rebirth, after they're rescued from the Controllers' grasp, reuniting with the Templar Guardians to lead the Corps once more.
- Damsel in Distress: Now that she's in Larfleeze's custody. Subverted. She's The Jeeves, and can readily manipulate the short-sighted Larfleeze, though his influence over her is implied to have corrupted her judgment as well.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Ganthet.
- I Gave My Word: Keeps her promise to become Larfleeze's Guardian, despite everyone's protests. Not that it prevents her from subverting his will when it suits her, even to the point of defying him on occasion.
- Love Makes You Evil: What leads her to steal rings from each of the corps (which causes the death of some of those whose rings she stole) and force them onto Kyle Rayner — she's seeking vengeance for what the Guardians did to Ganthet. Then again, it could also be a form of Love Redeems, given what happened to the Guardians.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Along with Ganthet, one of the only Guardians to not be a total jerk.
- Put on a Bus: She basically disappeared for a year during the "Brightest Day" storyline before returning in the New 52.
- Appa Ali Apsa, aka "The Mad Guardian"
- The Controllers (see "Other Villains")
- Herupa Hando Hu, orchestrated the Millennium (1988) event with his Zamaron mate Nadia Safir
- Pazu Pinder Pol
- Krona (see "Other Villains")
- Scar (see "Black Lantern Corps")
- Rami, who invented the Power Rings.
- The Zamarons (see "Star Sapphire Corps")
- Big Good: The successors to the original Guardians of the Universe.
- Emotions vs. Stoicism: Unlike the original Guardians, the Templar Guardains still have their emotions.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: They're unfamiliar with the universe after having been locked up for so long. They decide to temporarily abdicate their roles as leaders of the Corps to Hal Jordan to explore the current state of the universe.
- Redeeming Replacement: Unlike their predecessors they seek to actually familiarize themselves with the universe while retaining their emotions. A flash forward states they become more beloved than the prior guardians ever were.
- Sealed Good in a Can: The Guardians locked them away with the First Lantern and they were supposed to be released when all evil in the universe was eradicated. Having been released early, they are not pleased with how far the Guardians have fell.
- Secret-Keeper: After Lights Out, they agree to keep Kyle Rayner surviving his Heroic Sacrifice a secret so that his journey can truly begin.
The Green Light
In addition to the Green Lanterns and the Guardians, there are numerous unique beings with a connection to Oa and the Green Light of Willpower. For the Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, and those related to him, see the Green Lantern (1941) character sheet.
The Emerald Eye of Ekron
The origins of the mystic artifact known as the Emerald Eye are shrouded in mystery. It appears to be the right eye of a Cosmic Entity named Ekron, whose decapitated head eventually served a member of the Green Lantern Corps as a spacecraft. The Eye itself was removed from the Head of Ekron ages ago and kept locked up on Oa for an unknown period of time. The green energy it uses appears to be similar to that wielded by the Green Lanterns; some sources claim it is an early design of the green power rings.
The Eye has had countless wielders over the ages (and in various timelines), including Gavyn Bek of L.E.G.I.O.N., Lobo, Leland McCauley, Sarya of Venegar, Cera Kesh, Ingria Olav, and Salu Digby of the Legion of Super-Heroes; the last four each took the title of "Emerald Empress". In most cases, the Eye subverts its wielder's mind, turning her into a power-mad despot. The Eye grants almost limitless power, even more than the power rings—almost on par with the Guardians themselves.
- Achilles' Heel: It can be disabled by cutting off its ability to see its host, but this is extremely difficult, as it can see in almost the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Also, for some reason, kryptonite radiation irritates it.
- Faceless Eye: It's essentially a giant floating eyeball.
The Willpower Entity—the living embodiment of the Green Light, given life and strength from the willpower of every sentient being. Ion was the very first living creature in all the universe, whose will to live kindled the emotional spectrum, propelling the humble creature into near-godhood. Billions of years later, the Guardians of the Universe learned to tap into Ion's power, and the Green Lantern Corps was born.
Like all the emotion entities, Ion is capable of possessing mortal creatures, but unlike the others, Ion allows its host total freedom of will. Ion has been carried by several hosts to date, notably: Kyle Rayner, who used its power to rebuild the Central Power Battery and resurrect the Guardians; Jade, to whom Kyle passed the Ion power to rekindle her lost powers; and Sodam Yat, the "ultimate Green Lantern", who is destined to bear Ion for thousands of years to come.
- Always a Bigger Fish: The host of Ion is this in general to the Corps' enemies, being accurately described as the Green Lanterns' ultimate weapon, and in the Smallville Season 11 comics, it proved to be this to Parallax, which it derisively referred to as "runt" before delivering a brutal and well-deserved curbstomping. In the main continuity, they're a bit more evenly matched.
- Emerald Power: As the embodiment of the Green Light, it's capable of giving its host immense power.
- Energy Being: Being the representation of the Green Light, it's made of Energy.
- Flat Character: Initially appeared to have exactly zero personality, instead functioning as a supercharger to the wielder - which actually makes some sense, given that Green is in the middle of the Spectrum and is the only light not to have a direct mental effect on the wielder. And, of course, the Entity of Will would hardly be inclined to subvert the Will of the one wielding it. However, it's revealed in Lights Out that it just usually prefers to take a backseat, and it a) has a personality, b) will possess and hijack a host if deemed absolutely necessary.
- Humans Are Special: Muses on this in Lights Out when Kyle is possessed by 6 of the 7 Emotional Entities and managing to resist their control, remarking to the other Entities that humans are remarkable and it's why they're so good at wielding their Rings. Notably, none of the others disagree.
- The Leader: Subtly implied to be this in respect to the other entities during Lights Out - when they're all given reason to cooperate, and possess Kyle to get to the Source Wall, Ion seems to take the lead.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: Zig-Zagged. On the one hand, hosts have been chosen for it. On the other hand, it's pretty much entirely passive and will take whichever host has the Will to control it. However, it can take matters into its own hands.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Normally takes a total backseat, so much so that the host doesn't even know it's there, aside from the supercharge - and even that was passed off to Kyle as the next development in the Corps. When it takes an active hand in events in Lights Out, it's a sign of how serious things are getting.
- Put on a Bus: Currently sealed off in the Source Wall, alongside the other chromatic Emotional Entities, except for Parallax.
- Space Whale: Ion resembles a great, glowing, green dolphin.
- Neon (Celeste Rockfish)