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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Thou Shall Not Kill: Until Sinestro forces them to abandon this rule.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Traditionally, Green Lantern rings were useless against the color yellow. (This is no longer the case as experienced Lanterns can overcome the weakness.)
The Earth Lanterns
Green Lantern 2814.1: Harold "Hal" Jordan/Parallax/The Spectre II
Both the most famed and most infamous Green Lantern, Hal Jordan was a California test pilot who was summoned to the site where Green Lantern Abin Sur had crashed. Abin bequeathed his ring and power battery to Jordan before dying. Training under both Kilowog and Sinestro, Jordan went on to become a famed hero on Earth and beyond, helped found the Justice League of America, and rose to the top of the Green Lantern Corps. Sinestro, his traitorous former mentor, became his archnemesis.
Despite common belief, Hal Jordan was not the first human being ever recruited into the Green Lantern Corps. Earth's original Green Lantern originated in China, and was recruited in 814 B.C. Coincidentally, in Post-Crisis continuity, Alan Scott wielded this unnamed Chinese man's ring.
Hal's halcyon days ended when the fear entity Parallax, trapped within the Central Power Battery, reached out its psychic tendrils to taint his mind. The destruction of his native Coast City at the hands of Mongul and Cyborg-Superman was enough to push him over the edge—Jordan rushed to Oa, killed every Lantern that got in his way, and entered the Central Power Battery to gain the power necessary to rebuild Coast City, but was instead possessed by Parallax. Killing all the Guardians save one, Jordan/Parallax went on a rampage across the universe. Jordan's own nobility shone through, however, when Earth's Sun was being devoured by a Sun-Eater, and he gave his life to save his homeworld.
After his death, Jordan's soul was offered a chance at redemption: he was bound to the near-omnipotent Spectre, the Spirit of Vengeance. Jordan tried to change the Spectre's mission from vengeance to redemption, but to no avail: Parallax still remained bound to his soul, and the Eldritch Abomination tried to steal the Spectre's power for itself. But Jordan's successor, Kyle Rayner—with the help of all his surviving friends from the Corps and the League—defeated the monstrosity and restored Jordan to life. Now Hal Jordan is a Green Lantern once more, protecting Space Sector 2814 while seeking atonement for his actions under Parallax's influence.
After Krona's attempt to take over the Corps using the enslaved emotional entities, Hal managed to kill him. However, the Guardians were deeply freaked out (though they won't admit it) by the fact that he overcame his ring's restrictions against killing Guardians, deeming him as a dangerous renegade and ejecting him from the Corps. However, Sinestro of all people recruited his help, making a replica power ring for him to use. After an uneasy alliance, and a brief case of deadness, Hal and Sinestro managed to stop the Guardians' scheme. Though Hal found himself briefly placed in charge of the Green Lantern Corps, currently he serves in the Honor Guard.
Hal currently stars in the series Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps
- Ace Pilot: Hal was a flying ace in the U.S. Air Force, quite simply the best at his job.
- The Ace: Upon joining the Green Lantern Corps and unmasking Sinestro as a fascist, Hal quickly became known as the greatest Green Lantern, that is, until he was possessed by Parallax.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Not Hal himself, but his mother Jessica, brothers Jack and Jim, and niece Jane all fit this trope.
- All a Part of the Job: Hal loves being a GL despite his problems with the Guardians' rule and the obvious life-complicating consequences being a GL has.
- The Atoner: Hal seeks to undo the harm he did when he was possessed by Parallax.
- Back from the Dead: Hal Jordan's timely resurrection during the climax of Rebirth, thanks in no part to the Guardians preserving his corpse. Blackest Night serves as a huge lampshading and deconstruction of the whole thing.
- Badass Normal: Without his ring, Hal is a completely normal human. A completely normal human who is a member of the armed forces and who spent the Silver Age beating bears senseless bare-handed. Nowadays he's more tamed; he just likes to fight fellow Lantern, the superstrong Kilowog, ringless, for casual sport.
- Be All My Sins Remembered: Understandably, due to his becoming Parallax in the past.
- Beyond the Impossible: Hal's current ring is not a typical Corps ring- it's one Hal forged from his very own willpower."The Guardians told me once only they held the knowledge and ability to forge a ring. Can't believe it took me this long to prove them wrong."
- Big Damn Kiss: The very last page of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps's run was him sharing one of these with Carol.
- Blood Brothers: With his fellow Green Lantern earthmen: Guy, John and Kyle and fellow GL Kilowog, each owing each other his life many times over.
- Bonding Over Missing Parents: With Batman. Despite their differences, Hal and Bruce were able to find a common ground in this.
- Character Shilling: Other characters frequently declared Hal the greatest Green Lantern of all time - an impressive claim for an organization that has thousands of members at a time and has been in existence for three billion years. In actuality, while Hal was generally good at his job, he frequently got knocked around by foes nowhere near his league, and was infamously unimaginative, tending to default to giant boxing gloves. This was generally avoided when he returned, with writer Geoff Johns being careful to give all the human Lanterns moments in the sun, and requiring Hal to earn other people's respect, but occasionally someone like Batman will still revert to uncharacteristic gushing.
- Played straight later in Johns' run, when Hal was once again specifically called the Greatest Green Lantern. However, it should be noted that Hal does have the feats to back it up and it can hardly be argued to be considered a hollow statement.
- Characterization Marches On: Hal was brash and cocky at first, nearly two decades on he's clearly mellowed out and usually takes the role of Team Dad to the other Lanterns. He's still prone to reckless acts of heroism, however. In the '70s and '80s, Hal had a tendency to constantly question himself, quit the Corps at least once, and was at times a self-hating wreck. This came to a head with Emerald Dawn. Geoff Johns explained this away as Parallax's influence and eventually Retconned Emerald Dawn out of existence.
- That said, Johns did briefly bring back this aspect in the re-telling of his origin story, explaining it as being because of his father's death driving him to be reckless and push away the people who cared about him. He got over it when he became a Lantern, though.
- Chick Magnet: He has dated Carol Ferris (his principal love interest), Arisia (another Green Lantern) and Jillian "Cowgirl" Pearlman (another ace pilot).
- Clark Kenting: During the The Silver Age of Comic Books.
- Code Name: He has his own pilot code name: Highball, which was a call-sign used by old train operators which used to mean "Full speed ahead".
- Also an oblique reference to his history of drinking before it was retconned, and to the way he'd destroy expensive equipment rather than risk letting anyone die — if he's used, highball the losses instead of lowballing them.
- Cultured Warrior: Despite modern interpretation of the character, and the Idiot Hero trope, Hal did once quoted a passage from Shakespeare, specifically, Richard the II's Act V, scene 3, all the while beating the snot out of some villains without using his ring.
- Dating Catwoman: With Carol Ferris, when she's possessed by the Star Sapphire gem. Less so after she shakes its influence.
- Deadpan Snarker: Quite so. Considering that he's a hotshot pilot, he tends to come up with some quips and witty banter. Especially around Batman.
- Dressed in Layers: Hal used to wear his uniform under his clothes in the Silver Age, but he eventually realized he does not have to bother when he can simply use his power ring to change his clothes into that outfit.
- Easily Forgiven: Zigzagged, if not averted concerning his actions as Parallax. While the human Lanterns and some of the Justice League forgave Hal after he sacrificed himself to save the Earth, others only started to forgive him once it was revealed he was being influenced by Parallax the whole time. Others, most prominently Batman and the Lanterns Hal's rampage had directly affected, took much longer to fully trust him again. Hal himself has also admitted that he has yet to forgive himself for what he did.
- Epic Fail: Amusingly, Hal has been punched by his ring more than◊ once◊
- The Exile: Hal Jordan was exiled from Earth for a year by the Guardians, as punishment for not responding to a distress call from Ungara because he was helping Carol Ferris with business problems. Normally such an offense would have meant expulsion from the Corps, but his exemplary record saved him from that fate.
- He was later expelled from the Corps much later due to his cavorting with "known enemies of the Corps" (read:the New Guardians) and managing to will his ring into killing Krona, who was then like a Guardian in all but name.
- And again, post-Convergence, Hal was on the run without his ring, as part of a plan to take the fall for the rest of the Corps, whose reputation had suffered after the events of the Third Army and the Durlan war. Kilowog was in on the plan, so when Hal returned, he had someone to vouch for him.
- FaceHeel Turn: An infamous example: Back in the nineties, following the destruction of Coast City and a resulting mental breakdown, Hal completely lost his sanity and decided to fix his failure to save Coast City... by killing the Green Lantern Corps, killing Sinestro and then killing the universe... so he could remake reality "right". Fittingly he got better and went on to sacrifice himself to save the world in Final Night.
- Demonic Possession: Years later, Geoff Johns retconned the whole thing to Jordan being possessed by the anthropomorphic personification of fear, Parallax, that influenced Jordan to commit those villainous acts.
- Fallen Hero: After being possessed by Parallax, Hal killed several of his former friends and comrades in the Green Lantern Corps, the Guardians and destroyed the Green Lantern Corps utterly, becoming a villain of immense power. He died redeeming himself, got revived and now seeks to make amends.
- Fearless Fool: (In)famously considered to be without fear, even by other heroes. Hal reminisces that after his worst fear became real in front of him (his pilot father dying in a flying accident), he didn't have anything else to fear. Later he got wiser and realized it was not that he was fearless, but that he can overcome great fear.
- Fighting Your Friend: Did this a lot as Parallax, somewhat overlapping with "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight (though, of course, they didn't know he was possessed at the time). More recently, Hal had to fend against the revival of the Darkstars meting out Knight Templar justice- led by Tomar-Tu, one of Hal's closest non-human Lantern friends.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic.
- Hate Sink: After becoming in charge of the Corps, Hal attempted to invoke this on himself after the Universe has become disillusioned with the Corps by faking his abandoning of the Corps with the help of Kilowog so as to redirect the blame to himself.
- Another in-universe example, when he first returned to the Corps after Parallax, more than a few of the other Lanterns felt this way towards him (somewhat understandably). Hal has since worked hard to earn the trust of his fellow Lanterns back.
- The Hero: Whenever the four Earth Lanterns unite, you can expect Hal to be the leader and/or the character with the most importance to the story.
- Heroic Willpower: Brought to extremes on many occasions, and his will always comes out on top, even going as far as to control a Black Ring and Nekron himself. He is, in fact, considered to have the strongest willpower in the Universe.
- Let's also not forget that time he was the Spectre- something that requires more than a little strength of spirit to do.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Barry Allen and Oliver Queen. Occasionally implied with the other lanterns, but it's rarely held for long.
- Hope Bringer: "Our rings could be out of power, we could be trapped in the edge of a black hole facing Evil Star, but if I looked Hal in the eyes, if he told me we were going to get out of it, I always believed him"- John Stewart on Hal Jordan.
- Hot-Blooded: Not as much as Guy, but at least 60% of his characteristic recklessness is due to this. Though, since it's also what makes him such a good Lantern, it works in his favour as much as it puts him in danger... usually.
- Idiot Hero: During the Silver Age, to keep the guy with the near-omnipotent ring from ending any story in two minutes, he was portrayed as a bumbling moron who kept screwing up in hilarious ways. "Hal Jordan is a retard" is still a running gag among fans. Averted also, in that one does not become an ace fighter jet pilot for the U.S Airforce without being smart. Not only that, but Hal later on went on to actually learn how to build and repair aircraft, and of course, his literary inclinations cited above.
- Played amazingly straight in the first issue of Vol 5., where without his Green Lantern ring Hal is incapable of fitting in with regular people, or even talking to Carol without making an ass of himself.
- The Weaksauce Weakness compounds this, as Hal often figured out ways around the color yellow, only to forget them the next time it came up.
- Also, REAL LIFE has proven before that just because you're a pilot, you can still be an idiot. Just like in any profession, if you look hard enough, you can find news articles or videos of pilots being complete morons, Like This. So basically, just because someone can do something that you will need a brain for, does not mean you make good decisions.
- Ultimately, while Hal is not dumb, he does have idiot hero tendencies - usually stemming from recklessness or failing to think things through.
- While you might not need to be exemplary smart to be a pilot, you probably do need to be quite smart to be the ace combat pilot of your universe. In all, Hal does not have any more embarrassing moments in old comic books than most other premier heroes. It hasn't stopped Hal from being the most recognized GL, both in and out of universe.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Subtle, but it's there: while Hal is cocky and quick to boast, there are moments of Heroic Self-Deprecation and internal reflection that reveal he takes his mistakes very hard, blames himself often, and generally regards his own life as less important than that of those around him.
- Interspecies Romance: With Arisia.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be extremely cocky to the point of outright arrogance, and often clashes with other heroes, but is ultimately a good man and genuinely believes in being a hero.
- Jumped at the Call: He didn't hesitated a second before accepting the ring given to him by Abin Sur.
- In issue 4 of "The Road Back". He's spent the previous three and a half issues wandering around, taking odd jobs and trying to find some purpose in life in the absence of the Green Lantern Corps, which didn't exist at the time. When he finds out that an insane Guardian is taking cities from all over the universe and relocating them to Oa, he mans up, recites the GL Oath, and heads out into space to deal with the problem.
- The Leader: Briefly, of the Green Lantern Corps following the defeat of the First Lantern and the death of Guardians of the Universe. Subsequent events, however, forced him to take the blame for the Corps' mistakes, so the universe didn't revolt against them. He's happy with John being the Leader.
- Whenever the Earth Lanterns specifically are teaming up, the narrative tends to treat Hal as this too, probably by virtue of his greater experience/prominence compared to the others.
- Limited Wardrobe: Hal can always be seen wearing his father's brown pilot jacket when he's not in-uniform. He even forms an ethos around it, taken from a saying his father used to have: a real man wears his jacket proudly on his shoulders but keeps it unzipped, ready to be offered to anyone who might need it more.
- Locked into Strangeness: The explanation for the distinctive gray of Hal Jordan's temples was Parallax, the Anthropomorphic Personification of Fear, exerting its influence over him. When it possessed him first, and every other time afterward, he has had the gray-hair.
- Loveable Rogue: Despite being in the Air force and the GLC, Hal has some problems with authority and often goes explicitly against orders if he feels he's doing the right thing.
- Military Maverick: Can be both in the U.S. military and the Green Lantern Corps.
- Military Superhero: Hal's lifelong dream was to be a pilot like his dad. So he joined the U.S Air Force and became an Ace jet fighter pilot. He got himself dishonorably discharged so he could see his mother on her deathbed (she hated Hal being a pilot since Hal's dad died that way), but was given a second chance years later. At one point, he was even a POW. Unlike John, though, it's not a big aspect of Hal's background.
- Mr. Fanservice: Less so than Kyle Rayner, but there's still a great deal of attention paid to Hal's ass, hair and jawline - even in-universe.
- My Greatest Failure: The destruction of Coast City.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: The true underlying reason for Hal's constant problems with authority: it's not that he has a problem with authority as a concept- it's just that when it comes to choosing between his orders and his principles, he'll pick what he thinks is right over what other people are telling him is right.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Hal become the leader of the Corps after the Guardians' deaths. However, during his tenure the Corps was repeatedly attacked and seemed powerless to defend itself. To stop the universe from losing faith in the Green Lanterns, Hal decided to take the blame by stealing Krona's Gauntlet and making it seem like the Corps' ineffectiveness was entirely his doing. The plan worked... and then the entire Corps vanished, making it pointless.
- Strawman Political: In the "Hard-Travelling Heroes" arc of the '70s, Hal was portrayed as an unquestioning tool of the establishment for Green Arrow to knock down. Averted in the most famous story in that era; "Snowbirds Don't Fly", where Ollie is too disgusted at Roy's drug use to do more than punch him in the face and yell at him. Hal meanwhile helps him find a place to stay and aids him in kicking his heroin addiction.
- Averted in his first appearances, which were Fair for Its Day. He worked for a woman in a military role, without ever questioning her suitability, and while he came up with the racist nickname of Pieface for his sidekick Tom Kalmaku, Tom was also one of the first sidekicks shown not only worthy of his friend's absolute trust, but worthy of wielding his mentor's powers on occasion.
- 10-Minute Retirement: Hal resigned from the Green Lantern Corps in Green Lantern (vol. 2) #181, after Carol forced him to choose her or the Corps, but he rejoined them at the end of the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
- This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Tries to invoke this whenever anything involving emotional entities comes up thanks to his experiences with Parallax. His fellow heroes usually have none of it.
- Undying Loyalty: To the Corps, but more so to his fellow Lanterns. Tellingly, now that John Stewart is serving as Corps Leader, Hal 'problem-with-authority' Jordan doesn't question him nearly as much as he did the Guardians.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Oliver Queen and Guy Gardner on occasion.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Carol. Constantly.
Green Lantern 2814.2: Guy Gardner/The Warrior
When Abin Sur crashed on Earth, his ring detected two people who were sufficiently brave and honest to be named his replacement. Hal Jordan was closer in proximity and he gained the ring. Years later, however, the other candidate—a former football player named Guy Gardner—was contacted by the Guardians to act as Jordan's backup, and the Hot-Blooded Green Lantern has been kickin' butt ever since.
Following a clash with Jordan, in which the loser left the Green Lantern Corps, Guy acquired the presumed-dead Sinestro's yellow power ring to continue fighting evil. Later, after Jordan (under the influence of Parallax) destroyed the Green Lantern Corps, Guy challenged Jordan again, but lost the fight and his yellow ring. Soon after, however, he learned that he possessed traces of alien DNA from a race of Ancient Astronauts called the Vuldarians, granting him the ability to form his body into any kind of weapon. During this time, Guy called himself Warrior.
Just before Hal Jordan was resurrected, Parallax used the Spectre's power to force Guy's Vuldarian powers into dormancy while giving him back a Green Lantern ring to make Guy its slave. It backfired, and Guy helped defeat Parallax and restore Jordan. Today, Guy is once more a Hot-Blooded Green Lantern and the very first member of the Guardians' Honor Guard.
He later joined the Red Lantern Corps, where he is a Reverse Mole for the Green Lanterns so the Red Lantern Corps won't attack the Green Lantern Corps while they rebuild themselves and eventually rises up as their leader (for a while), before returning to the Green Lantern Corps..
He is currently featured in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.
- '90s Anti-Hero: As Warrior, though that might have been a Stealth Parody.
- Abusive Parents: Does not have a happy relationship with his dad, to put it lightly.
- Alliterative Name: Guy Gardner.
- Always Someone Better: Knows this, and uses these feelings to fuel his rage in fighting Atrocitus.
- Bash Brothers: With Killowog. They first reunite in-comic by beating the crap out of each other then laughing afterwords.
- He now has this going on with Yellow Lantern Arkillo; they first became friends by beating the crap out of each other...
- Becoming the Mask: Somewhat. He was sent by Hal to go undercover with the Red Lanterns. However, he ended up beating up Atrocitus, taking his ring, and taking leadership over the Reds. He chose to stay with the Reds, and moulded them into protectors of Sector 2814 for a time. But comics being what they are, the Reset Button was inevitably pushed, and he's back to green once more.
- Berserk Button: Hal Jordan. There's no one Guy hates more in the JLI comic and that's saying a lot. However, after a few years of Character Development to modern times Guy has become a Jerk with a Heart of Gold instead of the Jerkass he used to be and because of all of the things the Earth Lanterns have gone through, they all consider each other Fire-Forged Friends. Now Guy's relationship with Hal is more Vitriolic Best Buds.
- Blood Knight: His official job is a galactic peacekeeper, but damn if he doesn't love a good fight when he has to get his hands dirty.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's big, loud, aggressive, and enjoys what he's doing.
- Break the Badass: Kyle Rayner once related to Green Arrow how Guy Gardner (a Green Lantern notable for not just being able to "overcome" great fear, but being honest-to-God fearless) used to tell funny stories about some of the truly ridiculous villains Hal Jordan used to fight. But, Rayner notes, "Guy never told any funny stories about Sinestro", the one villain who ever scared the crap out of Gardner.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Initially. Guy Gardner's combined willpower and imagination give him the potential to be one of the most powerful Green Lanterns ever. Too bad he doesn't really care to try that hard or he's usually too pissed off to think straight.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Brooding to Ice's Gentle.
- Brought Down to Normal:
- During the Rise of the Third Army event, the Guardians revoke him of his ring and Green Lantern status. He later gets his ring back.
- Happened in the 90s, too, after his fights with Hal, but it never lasted long thanks to having the call on speed-dial.
- Butt-Monkey: One of the reasons he gets away with being a Jerk.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to his brother Mace's (aka. Militia) Cain.
- Characterisation Marches On: When he first appeared, Guy Gardner was polite, considerate and well-mannered. He was also a teacher for disabled kids.
- Chivalrous Pervert: In the Superbuddies he fondles Mary Marvel and is almost killed for it. He apologizes later on, admitting that it was inappropriate. The team is surprised, but forgive him... mostly.
- Cool Old Guy: He becomes one in the "Where Are They Now" epilogue of Geoff Johns' run.
- Cowboy Cop: He's not big on rules.
- Death Seeker: Has been searching for a Heroic Sacrifice for some time.
- Determinator: In spades. He doesn't quit a mission or give up a fight unless he is rendered incapable of going on, and even then he'll still try and complete his mission. When tortured, he taunts his torturers to hurt him more. This is because, while his fellow Green Lanterns are all capable of overcoming great fear, Guy is pretty much completely fearless.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Guy Gardner's middle name of Darrin.
- Everyone Has Standards: Even Guy. His first meeting with Jaime Reyes went a little screwy (GL rings do not like Reach-tech), but he eventually managed to rein himself in and left.
- Fiery Redhead: Extremely fiery redhead.
- Foe Romance Subtext: With Bleez, of the Red Lantern Corps.KISS ME YOU RED BITCH!
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: In the JLI. The only reason he wasn't kicked off within a few issues is that he spent a few issues being really nice due to a head injury, and by the time he turned back, he was one of the few powerhouses the team had, and thus couldn't afford to lose. Among the Corps, he's also this to a degree, though it's played up by those around him.
- Gender Bender: In one issue of Guy Gardner: Warrior, his demonic archenemy Dementor turns him into a woman ("Gal Gardner") for no clear reason, and later forces him/her to perform a fashion show for it by threatening hostages it has. (It would be highly cynical to suggest that the real reason was that, at the time, Guy was a rare example of a male character in a Stripperiffic costume, so naturally they wanted to show what it looked like on a female character.)
- Got the Call on Speed Dial: After losing his original ring as part of a deal with Hal Jordan, Guy took Sinestro's evil Yellow Ring just so he could continue fighting crime. After Jordan got possessed by Parallax and went nuts, he destroyed that ring, but Guy subsequently developed new, non-ring powers. Those were later sealed, and he got a new green ring. Since then, he's lost it (and gotten it back) at least two more times, once in the War of the Green Lanterns, once during the Third Army event.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Why he hates Superman. He even accused him of trying to steal Ice, even though she came on to him.
- Handsome Lech: Though mostly in his own mind.
- Heroic Willpower Up to Eleven: Guy's willpower is so strong that it almost overloads his ring. Every construct he creates has energy in excess causing them to sparkle, and even at rest, his ring is constantly releasing energy.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kyle and John.
- Hidden Depths: Who would have expected Guy Gardner to know how to play chess?
- Hot-Blooded: Literally when he had a Red Lantern ring.
- Identity Amnesia: In Justice League International. Tired of having Batman in command, Guy took off the ring and tried to settle things as men do. Batman thrashed the hell out of him in a single punch. When he woke up, he tried to retrieve his ring from beneath a desk, and got a second Tap on the Head. When he woke up, he was a new Guy Gardner, interested in poetry, good feelings, friendship, respectful, being nice to everyone... in short, everything that Guy Gardner is not. He stayed that way for several months (even across the Millennium crossover), and then returned to his true self against Lobo.
- Jerkass: His personality in the '80s.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His current personality, after a few years of Character Development. Most prevalent when involving a dire threat to his closest friends, the Corps, or Ice.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": He admired the JLI's General Glory and even behaved polite in his presence.
- Leader Wannabe: He wanted to be the leader of the JLI, so he challenged Batman to a fight for that position. Guy was then floored in one punch.
- Missed the Call: Initially. As revealed in Booster Gold, it is revealed to have been due to Booster and his time traveling. Who knew?
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Happened to him in the Emerald Fallout arc in Guy Gardner: Warrior, when he sees a vision of Oa's destruction, and Hal killing Sinestro, after his yellow Power Ring begins to malfunction.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In Green Lantern Corps #16, "Falling Star", Guy crashes a potential arms deal, which was an undercover operation that took 2 years to plan, by the Feds and the police to establish contact with an arms dealer, until Guy pulls a Leeroy Jenkins and botches everything up, ruining the mission and leading to his incarceration.
- Put on a Bus: Guy Gardner wasn't just put on a bus from 1977 to 1985, he was hit by a bus and rendered comatose for years.
- Red Is Violent: He's not evil, but he is a Fiery Redhead who also is impulsive and sometimes has a violent nature, especially in the beginning. Then for the Blackest Night event and onwards, he becomes a Red Lantern, first against his will and later controlling it by the War of the Green Lanterns saga.
- Tranquil Fury: Has mastered this, to power his Red Lantern ring.
- Twin Threesome Fantasy: Guy tried one with two robot Catgirls, only for them to fall for Salaak, the grumpy-no-fun-at-all guy who runs the Corps in place of the Guardians.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With the rest of the Justice League International crew, especially Booster Gold and Blue Beetle (except Batman, in which case it's just plain vitriol). After Ted's death, it turned out he'd given Guy some books as a way of reaching out to him.
Green Lantern 2814.3: John Stewart
When Hal Jordan needed a backup and Guy Gardner was out of commission, the Guardians selected John Stewart, a fearless marine turned activist, to wield the emerald light. John used the ring to shed light on society's ills as well as fight evil across the universe.He even for a time became the master of a patchwork community known as the Mosaic World. His light dimmed, however, when he failed to save a planet from destruction due to his own arrogance.
John was given a second chance when Kyle Rayner created a new power ring for him to wield. John aided in Hal Jordan's resurrection and went on to become his partner in Space Sector 2814. Today, John serves on the Honor Guard as a reliable soldier in the fight against evil and the Corps' voice of reason and compassion.
He currently co-stars in Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps.
- Angry Black Man: His Bronze Age personality.
- Ascended Extra: Initially, he was just Jordan's backup Lantern, then took over the title for a few years when Jordan's resignation had him called to regular duty and got his own series for a while until the Corps was largely depowered and disbanded. Twenty years later with the Corps restored, he is Jordan's regular duty partner for their space sector. He was also the most recognizable Lantern in real life for a time, due to the Justice League animated series leading many a viewer to associate John with the Lantern mantle.Now he has a major role in Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps As the leader of the Green Lanterns.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the leader of the corps and a definite ass kicker.
- Badass Bookworm: He's an architect in his day job.
- Bald, Black Leader Guy: Has been depicted as bald several times and is a high ranking member of the Corps.
- Batman Gambit: As the new leader of the corps, he's beginning to pull these off more and more Such as when Soranik Natu and her Yellow Lanterns betray the corps and he uses a 'Katma' protocol to shut down their rings with a 'Green Impurity'
- By-the-Book Cop: Most of the time yes, although he has his moments.
- Brought Down to Badass: Even when his ring is taken from him, he's still a trained Marine.
- Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: The Captain Smooth to Guy's Sargent Rough, although neither of them hold those exact rank.
- Cold Sniper: A common theme among his modern constructs are sniper rifles. It also what he used to (temporarily) kill Mogo.
- Court-Martialed: In the new 52 he was honorably discharged after knocking out an out of control superior.
- Characterization Marches On: During the 70's, he was an angry black man social activist. In the 80s, he was more good-natured, even committing the occasional act of Gaslighting. Then the 90's hit and he became an introspective philosopher. Now he's a soldier with a chip on his shoulder.
- Cultured Warrior: Quotes Nietzsche and during the 90's would often go into deep introspective monologues.
- Da Chief: Has become this now that the Guardians are gone.
- Dating Catwoman: With Fatality, not always of his own free-will.
- Or hers, as it turns out (though Stewart's equally upset to find out).
- Deadpan Snarker: When he first heard the Green Lantern oath, his immediate response was to call it corny.
- The Dreaded / The Friend Nobody Likes: Several other Green Lanterns are terrified of John, due to that whole "blows up planets" rep.
- Epic Flail: It's kind of like his version of the boxing gloves; if he's not using some kind of rifle, he's using this.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phelgmatic.
- Gaslighting: Used the ring to screw with Major Disaster's head, making him see an entire street of people dressed as Green Lanterns. Then he knocked him out.
- Heroic Willpower: More so than Hal, Kyle or Guy. John's willpower is so strong it almost caused his ring to blow up, something that's only happened before with Sinestro and Ganthet.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He's able to out-snipe Bedovian, who can snipe targets from light-years away.
- Interspecies Romance: With Katma Tui and, later, Merayn, then eventually Fatality. See a pattern? It carried into the animated series, too, with Hawkgirl.
- Jumped at the Call: John very eagerly accepted Hal's proposition to become a substitute Green Lantern.
- The Lancer: Normally when all the Earth lanterns meet up, he takes this role.
- The Leader: Takes this role after Hal's Taking the Heat moment, keeping the Corps together even when they're shunted into the previous, dying universe. Continues this role even after Hal comes back and things clear up.
- Military Superhero: Before joining the Green Lantern Corps, he was in the Marine Corps.
- My Greatest Failure: Failing to prevent the destruction of the planet Xanshi.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The planet Xanshi was doomed by his arrogance, as he thought he could save it all on his own.
- Open Secret: During the "secret identity" days, John was pretty open about his identity, so that several people in his neighbourhood already knew, but the news crews had a hard time catching up to a guy who could fly.
- Red Baron: The Master Builder.
- Refusal of the Call: When the Guardians summoned him to replace Hal and Guy full-time, John emphatically said "no" (that they'd summoned him while he'd been eating breakfast didn't help). Then several other Lanterns came into the room and started shaming him for it. John took the job just to show them otherwise. Some time into his career, he admits to Katma Tui that it's causing issues. He never wanted the job, but now he has it, he's determined to put his all into it.
- Ret-Canon: His animated incarnation, a gruff former Marine, proved so popular that his background and personality was retconned to match. Previously he was said to be a civilian architect. It was later established that he was a marine, but became an architect.
- Scary Black Man: Generally an incredibly nice guy, but piss him off and watch that change.
- Semper Fi: Oh definitely.
- Stiff Upper Lip: Has begun developing one over the past few years.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to be the situation between him and Guy.
Green Lantern 2814.4: Kyle Rayner/The White Lantern/The Omega Lantern
Kyle Rayner, a struggling artist, was just an average young man until Ganthet, the last Guardian of the Universe, appeared to him in a back alley and handed him the last Green Lantern power ring. Kyle was charged with preserving the light of the Green Lantern Corps, and for years was the only Lantern remaining in the universe.
Kyle briefly gained the power of the Will Entity, Ion, and used it to rebuild the Central Power Battery and revive the dead Guardians. Not long after, he was instrumental in the rebirth of Hal Jordan and revival of the Corps. Today, for keeping the Green Light alive, Kyle is renowned as the Torchbearer and one of the Corps' Honor Guard.
Later Kyle became a member of the New Guardians, a group of Lanterns from every Corps (sans Black and White) before mastering the rings of every single Corps, allowing him to become the White Lantern. He would later give up this ring for a short time, in order to negotiate a peace treaty between the Citadel and the Omega Men. He was apparently executed by the Omega Men on live TV. In actuality, he was revived, and would join the group himself. After regaining his ring, he was dubbed the Omega Lantern. Once the Omega Men overthrew the Citadel, Kyle returned to Earth.
Kyle currently appears in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Initially appearing as a White Lantern, he would return to his role as a Green Lantern, complete with his original costume.
- A God Am I: Had almost unlimited powers during the Ion arc until Superman pointed out that people were starting to worship him. This realization led him to give up the Ion energy and rebuild the Central Power Battery.
- Adorkable: His geeky adoration of drawings and old superheroes come off as this.
- All Your Powers Combined:
- New Guardians claims that he has the rare potential to channel all seven colors of the emotional spectrum.
- In New Guardians #16, Kyle masters all seven colors and becomes a White Lantern.
- However as of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 he has lost access to these abilities and once again becomes a Green Lantern.
- Art Attacker: Being an artist with the power to make shapes with his mind, his constructs are particularly detailed, and he generally treats them as he would artwork that is gradually refined. In-universe it's said that his constructs are initially "sketched" into exsitence before becoming more solid, and he has even edited them, making slight alterations to ones he has already "finished."
- Ascended Fanboy: Kyle grew up admiring Batman and Superman. Now he works side by side with them.
- Averted with Green Lanterns, however, as he didn't particularly like them.
- Audience Surrogate: Him being a fan of comics and more of an everyman in comparison to Hal made him this for a while. In The Omega Men, he went back to it, having the most "normal" morals in the series.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Kyle is often regarded by his enemies as one of the most dangerous and unpredictable Lanterns ever (yes, more than Guy Gardner), not because of his determination or a lack of mercy, but because as a comic artist his mind works creatively and thus he has no problems with beating the hell out of you with a giant teddy bear or making a Magical Girl and letting her kick your ass while he stands on the sidelines snarking. He's just too damn unpredictable, which is one of the reasons (besides his ability to overcome fear) he was chosen as the last of the Green Lanterns.
- Cartwright Curse: It's reached memetic levels in and out of universe. Of the four major girlfriends he's had, three have been killed off (the fourth broke things off when Kyle opened his fat mouth at exactly the wrong time). The two superpowered ones came back, but "people I care for die" has become a part of his character.
- Character Shilling: When he replaced Hal Jordan as Green Lantern. Having folks like Martian Manhunter, Superman and Batman say what a terrific guy you are, completely unsolicited, led to much eye-rolling even amongst fans of the character, who felt that such shilling validated many complaints that haters of the character had. Luckily, Rayner managed to survive the shilling and was officially rescued from the scrappy pile.
- It's been widely joked that Kyle got shilled specifically because DC were pissed off that fans (rightfully) saw how The Death of Superman and Azrael becoming Batman were temporary plotlines. DC were deadset that Kyle would stick, hence the shilling. However, Grant Morrison refused to give Kyle the same treatment in JLA. Yes, most of the team respected him, but he had to work to really be seen as something more than a rookie. And The Flash was open about his initial dislike of Kyle and it took a good amount of character development for them to become friends. As a result, Kyle Rayner grew his own crop of decidedly enthusiastic and loyal fans...
- Chick Magnet: He's considered very attractive and has dated a lot of attractive women. He's introduced as having just broken up with Alex, and would later have long-term relationships with Jade, the green-skinned model daughter of Alan Scott. After that, Kyle would date Donna Troy, who's basically a younger-looking Wonder Woman, who is acknowledged in-universe as one of the world's most beautiful women. After that, Kyle dated Soranik Natu, the Hot Scientist daughter of Sinestro. After that, he would date Carol Ferris, as she found herself more in love with Kyle than Hal Jordan. While working with the Omega Men, he also had a relationship with beautiful space princess Kalista, though with that one it wasn't clear if she really had feelings for him; at the very least, they had a physical relationship.
- Chosen One/Closest Thing We Got: Zig-zagged. The original scene with Kyle has him in an alley behind a bar, getting some fresh air when Ganthet shows up and says "You'll do" and hands him the ring. This plays into Kyle's character arc for the first several years with him and others doubting his worth; even Ganthet, who chose him, doubts the decision at one point. However, he earns his place as the Torchbearer, restoring the entire Corps and resisting the temptation of ultimate power. It reads like a Chosen One story in some places, but it doesn't seem like this was anyone's plan, certainly not the Guardians.
- Geoff Johns has commented that despite the actual sequence of events, he considers Kyle to be as chosen for the Corps as any other Lantern. New Guardians later puts forth that Ganthet perhaps did sense something special about him when giving him the ring.
- Combat Pragmatist: He has a habit of going for his opponent's eyes, especially in situations where he's de-powered/doesn't have the ring.
- He's also not adverse to letting the ring do all the work (and by "work", we mean he'll make a girl that will kick you in the lantern) while he just sort of hangs around and makes fun of you.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Supposedly modelled after Keanu Reeves in his original appearances.
- Deadpan Snarker: He snarks when the situation is too much for him.
- Depending on the Artist: His first costume was deceptively complex and subtle details would change from issue to issue. Handwaved by his artistic nature changing his outfit based on what he thought was cool at the time.
- The Determinator: Even among an entire group whose power is fueled by Determination, Kyle stands out.
- Disappeared Dad: He was raised by a single mother, Moira Rayner. This has an odd effect on him as he gravitates subtly to potential father-figures in his life, such as the other members of the Justice League or Ganthet.
- Dork Knight: He is a very dorky lover of drawing and superheroes.
- Executive Meddling: How he was created, of course, but also an interesting inversion: despite DC editorial mandate insisting Kyle was going to be the only Green Lantern following his debut, every writer on his comic for ten years did their level best to sneak the Corps back in, though only Jade and John Stewart kept their rings for any real length of time.
- Writer Brad Meltzer desperately insists that Kyle's defeat at the hands of Deathstroke in Identity Crisis was this because the big-wigs at DC Comics wanted to pump up Deathstroke's status as a badass, every time the fans mention it. In the fight in question, despite the fact that Kyle had the most powerful ranged weapon in the universe on his hand, and despite the fact that Kyle is recognized as having one of the strongest wills in an organization powered by willpower, Kyle not only moves in on Deathstroke (who is a much better fighter than Kyle) in order to punch him, but he comes very close to losing a battle of wills with the villain. Yeah...
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Guy after the Sinestro Corps War.
- Hollywood Nerd: Kyle's a pop culture and Anime/Manga nerd, yet he still looks like a movie star.
- It's Not Porn, It's Art: He used to date Donna Troy. They broke up when she caught him sketching a woman who lived in his building. Topless.
- In-Series Nickname: Christopher Priest had people jokingly mock Kyle's original costume by calling him "Crab Face Guy." Kyle's detractors ate it up.
- Interspecies Romance: With Soranik Natu.
- Jumped at the Call: More like performed a triple somersault at the call.
- Last of His Kind: Until the Corps got reformed.
- Mr. Fanservice: Kyle seems to be subject to the most gratuitous and numerous butt-shots in any comic he's in. Considering he's a Lantern, that's a lot. It's even acknowledged in-universe he has a nice butt.
- Mr. Imagination: Being an artist, he has one of the most powerful imaginations in the entire corps to take advantage of the ring, coming up with creative ways to beat bad guys.
- Not Allowed to Grow Up: Considering the three previous Earth Lanterns can't really age up anymore without their exploits becoming unfeasible (they're presumably in their forties now), Kyle will probably be stuck in his twenties forever.
- Perma-Stubble: In The New Guardians series.
- Pretty Boy: Generally drawn much prettier than the older Earth Lanterns to highlight his youth and more light-hearted personality.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Based on some of his constructs, the guy reads a lot of Shojo.
- Red Baron: After he wills his White Lantern ring back to him and seemingly single-handedly turns the tides of the Omega Men's war with the citadel, he's dubbed the Omega Lantern.
- Screw Destiny: Kyle experienced multiple futures over his early career that suggested that the Green Lantern Corps was never reformed. Then he helped to rebuild the Corps.
- Sequential Artist: He is a professional comic book artist and writer. If he's fighting alongside other Lanterns, this tends to be shown as influencing his style of combat.
- Shout-Out: A lot of Kyle's constructs are taken from Manga and Anime.
- Signature Style: Apparently his art style is distinct enough for people to figure out his identity based on his constructs. Also the way his constructs appear (being first "sketched" into existence before becoming more solid) is a dead giveaway.
- The So-Called Coward: Got a lot of grief early on because, unlike Hal, he actually felt fear and doubt over his role as a Green Lantern. While the other Earth Lanterns settled into their positions fairly quickly, he was openly intimidated by it. Eventually, his ability to feel fear and overcome it was what helped him avoid Parallax's influence in Rebirth.
- It has been pointed out, in-universe, that he is the living incarnation of the old saying that "courage is being afraid, but going ahead anyhow", and it has been remarked at least twice that it is the fact that he does become afraid that makes him a better Lantern than Hal Jordan.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Trope Namer of a sort, as it happened to his girlfriend.
- Suddenly Ethnicity: Kyle was firmly established as being a proud Irish-American in his early appearances, and could even speak Gaelic to his mother, an immigrant who supposedly met his father back when they were living in Ireland. When Judd Winick took over, Kyle's father was retconned into being Mexican-American, with his name changed from Aaron Rayner to Gabriel Vasquez. This aspect of Kyle's identity has been reinforced since then, with the Omega Men series depicting him as a fluent Spanish speaker and referencing a Mexican grandmother he was apparently close to as a child.
- Token Good Teammate: On the Omega Men. While no one in the group is particularly evil, all of them are very dark anti-heroes at best, Primus aside (maybe). Kyle framed the conflict between the Omega Men and the Citadel as a more typical superhero, with an oppressive government and a band of rogues looking to overthrow them.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Wally West. The two initially did not get along, but eventually became good friends. They just constantly jab at each other.
Green Lantern 2814.5: Simon Baz
A Lebanese-American and the Green Lantern of Earth as of the New 52's Green Lantern Issue #0. A life growing up with anti-Muslim and anti-Middle Eastern sentiments around him led to a career as a criminal and carjacker. He gains a Lantern ring during an interrogation by the police, which busts him out of police custody. He tries to prove his innocence when the Third Army attacks and he joins the rest of the Lanterns to save the Corps. After Wrath of the First Lantern, the charges are dropped when he becomes a member of the Justice League of America.
Currently, he co-stars in Green Lanterns alongside Jessica Cruz, and both are part of the post-Rebirth Justice League.
- Anti-Hero: When he was laid off, he started stealing cars, but only to support his sister and nephew until he could get another job. Deep down, he's a good person.
- Badass Driver: Before he became a Lantern, he had... some experience with street-racing. The first construct he makes with his ring is in fact a detailed sports-car. The next several constructs he makes are also cars.
- Beyond the Impossible: Simon manages to use his ring to will his brother-in-law out his coma. The Green Lantern accompanying him says this should be impossible, as the rings cannot cure illness or raise the dead. He concludes that the ring probably chose Simon for a greater purpose. However, even he cannot bring back the planet Korugar and its inhabitants from the dead when the First Lantern destroys them.
- Characterization Marches On: As written by Geoff Johns, Simon was pretty level-headed (minor acts of crime and familiar protectiveness and Sinestro-shooting aside). Green Lanterns makes him far more impulsive and hot-tempered, to better play off Jessica's introverted nature.
- Clear My Name: Simon wants to prove that he wasn't the one behind the bomb in the van he stole, which becomes near-to-outright impossible when the Third Army absorbs the man who was really responsible, and Agent Fed sort of accidentally destroyed all the evidence saving both their lives. He does, however, get his wish when he joins the Justice League of America.
- Contrived Coincidence: Poor Simon manages to steal a van that happens to also contain a large bomb. It'd be unfortunate stealing a terrorist's van even if he wasn't a Muslim.
- Determinator: A requisite for any GL, sure, but Simon manages to take it a step further. Despite being told by Bd'g that a Green Lantern Ring cannot bring his brother in-law out of a coma, he keeps pouring all his willpower into it, even beginning to bleed from his eyes due to the strain. And he succeeds.
- Fingerless Gloves: As part of his outfit. He also wore fingerless gloves prior to becoming a Green Lantern.
- Hidden Depths: To all outside appearances, Simon is a typical anti-hero, and former criminal... when he's really a nice guy, and only became a criminal to pay for his family when he was laid off from his job as an engineer. He also has a degree in engineering.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Given his ring was damaged, depowered and (partially) programmed by Sinestro, it took him several hours to figure out how it all worked. That said, he caught on incredibly quickly, managing to summon several constructs while running from the Justice League on a ring with low battery power, and without knowing how to get it to fly.
- It's All My Fault: Blames himself for the street-racing accident that crippled his best friend and brother-in-law, and as a result becomes increasingly distant from his sister. She refuses to accept this when they meet up again, stating that she doesn't blame him.
- Justified Criminal: The first couple pages of his first appearance are pretty much there to help you feel sorry for his life of crime.
- Magic A Is Magic A: Green Lantern rings aren't supposed to be able to heal others. And yet Simon has twice willed healing unto others: first bringing his brother-in-law out of his coma, and later, however temporarily, healing Bleez and shocking her out of the power of her red ring.
- Nice Guy: Minor crimes aside, Simon is actually an intelligent and reasonable person, with a clear sense of right and wrong. Which just makes the way his life went since 9/11 all the more unfair.
- Oh, Crap!:
- Simon's look upon realizing he's stolen a van full of armed explosives.
- Gets a second one when the ENTIRE JUSTICE LEAGUE shows up looking for him. To be fair, this is the appropriate reaction to being told you're in trouble by Superman.
- Phlebotinum Breakdown:
- His ring was unstable due to being a mashup of both Sinestro's and Hal Jordan's.
- When he meets Green Lantern B'dg, he helps him get his ring working and teaches him how to properly use it.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Simon and Jessica seem to be heading this way, as they've become incredibly close, with no hint of any romantic notions.
- Superhero Packing Heat: When his ring loses power during a confrontation, he grabs a handgun to defend himself. Once he gets his ring recharged, he keeps the gun as a backup, in case he can't use his ring again. It comes in useful when he's set upon by a ringless Sinestro. He gets rid of the gun after working with Batman to stop Scarecrow, having decided that he needs to trust his abilities as a Green Lantern over his gun.
- Tattooed Crook: He sports an Arabic forearm tattoo which stands for courage. It glows green when he's using his ring.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He's pretty much a low-level criminal with a rough life behind and ahead of him. He's packing permanent guilt over some things he's done, his family suffers for being related to him, and a magical ring breaks him out of prison and draws enough attention to him that the president of the United States, the Justice League and the Suicide Squad are all after him. All of that's going on while he's holding what's generally considered to be one of the most potent artifacts in the DC Universe. Even Agent Fed, who's more or less on his side, acknowledges that it's a dangerous combination of circumstances for everyone.
Green Lantern 2814.6: Jessica Cruz/Power Ring II
When Earth-3's Hal Jordan died in Forever Evil, his Power Ring sought out a new host in the main DC Universe, Jessica Cruz. The Justice League tracked the ring down, helping Jessica make use of it and fight its attempts to control her, until finally, during Darkseid War, the ring was killed... and Jessica unexpectedly found herself Earth's newest Green Lantern.
Currently, she co-stars in Green Lanterns alongside Simon Baz, and both fill the role of Green Lantern in Justice League.
- Adorkable: Her difficulties with social interaction often lead to her acting this way around people.
- Affirmative Action Legacy: To two legacies - Power Ring and Green Lantern.
- Ambiguously Bi: When setting up her profile on a superhero dating app, she lingered over the question "are you interested in men, women, or both?" She has repeatedly shown an attraction to men (and while her answer to the app's question is left unseen, she does get matched with Simon)
- Beware the Nice Ones: When Guy Gardner trains her in issue #23 of Green Lanterns he is such a Drill Sergeant Nasty that Jessica snaps and punches him, which she follows with an Oh, Crap! moment.
- Breakout Character: Downplayed Trope, but she has appeared in several animated projects and video games since her relatively recent introduction, to the point she's appeared more in animation than some of the previous Green Lanterns, especially compared to her canonical partner Simon, who has yet to appear in any adaptation at all)
- Clingy MacGuffin: The Earth-3 Power Ring.
- Cowardly Lion: Jessica never stops being scared of all the things she has to deal with as a Green Lantern, but her ability to overcome her fear is what makes her one.
- Hikikomori: Became a shut-in after some mobsters killed her friends, and she narrowly escaped, while on a hunting trip.
- How Do I Shot Web?: At the outset in Green Lanterns, having just received her GL ring.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: Like all green lanterns, she can make constructs (although it takes some time for her to manage it), but her constructs differentiate from most other human lanterns in that they are far more organic and, well, imaginative. She usually creates tentacle- or flower-like constructs, but has also made fantasy-style armor and weapons, and even a giant dragon and rockstar.
- The Mentally Disturbed: Suffers from intense agoraphobia, among other things.
- Nervous Wreck: Due to severe social anxiety, she has a habit of panicking at practically everything.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Simon and Jessica seem to be heading this way, as they've become incredibly close, with no hint of any romantic notions.
- Ship Tease:
- With Barry Allen in Justice League (Rebirth). In a possible future, they have three kids.
- With Simon Baz, as well. In the arc about a dating app, she came back with a 93% match for her own partner. She doesn't tell him, and briefly comments that she's not going to consider risking their friendship.
- Socially Awkward Hero: Shortly after fighting an army of Red Lanterns, she panics at the mere idea of spending the day with Simon's family.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: After issue upon issue of doubting whether she was worthy to be a Green Lantern, Jessica got a truly huge boost to her confidence in issue #14 of Green Lanterns. After putting on the Phantom Ring, which possesses the overwhelming power of all of the various types of power ring, she notes that "if you don't know how to control the Phantom Ring, it takes you on a ride through the various power emotions until it finds the one that applies to you most." It shifts her through all seven before finally setting on WILL. Because she is a true Green Lantern, and she is worthy of the power ring.
An eleven year old girl from Bolivia who hacked a Green Lantern Battery to become a super hero and took the name Teen Lantern. She ran into former members of Young Justice and got sucked into Gemworld with them all in her first outing.
- Adorkable : She hacked into the power battery to show that she could because she wanted to get an internship at the Hall of Justice.
- Fish out of Water: she jumps right into action but like Jinny Hex, is not ready for the craziness that super-heroics brings, let alone Young Justices special brand of weirdness.
- Child Prodigy : Lets face it, if youre an 11-year-old whos able hack into a Green Lantern battery, a complicated ancient sophisticated alien system and the most powerful and notably picky Empathic Weapon in the universe, youre definitely this.
A Green Lantern from the distant future and last member of the Corps in the 31st century. Rond Vidar was the son of the renegade Lantern Universo and even before he was inducted into the Corps, he devoted himself to fighting his father and righting his wrongs. As a teenager, Vidar was a genius inventor of time-travel technology, which he used to aid his century's greatest super-team, the Legion of Super-Heroes. As a Green Lantern, he joined their number.
When Superboy-Prime appeared in the 31st century, Rond Vidar was among the first Legionnaires to face off against him and the Legion of Super-Villains. While his comrades escaped the villains' rampage, Vidar bravely fought them off, allowing his friends to get to safety—at the cost of his life. After Vidar's death, the last Guardian, Sodam Yat, was moved to rekindle the light of the Green Lantern Corps once more.
In addition to the Green Lantern Rond Vidar, there was also a Rond Vidar of Earth-247. This Vidar was not the son of a supervillain, nor did he become a Green Lantern. He was, however, still an exceptionally brilliant time-travel researcher and stalwart ally of the Legion.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: The Preboot/Retroboot version of Rond who died holding back The Legion of Super-Villains, The Fatal Five, Universo, and Superboy-Prime.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrificed himself to hold of Superboy-Prime and his army of supervillains.
- Mad Dictator's Handsome Son: His father Universo is a psycho bent on taking control of the United Planets for himself. Rond twice sabotages his plans even before becoming a Green Lantern.
- The Professor: The non-GL version from the '90s Legion.
- Shout-Out: The outfit◊ he's wearing here looks suspiciously like one of the costumes of another time-travel enthusiast...
- Teen Genius: Possesses an intellect sharp enough to outwit his Evil Genius father, Universo.
Other Green Lanterns
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, who was killed by the woman now known as Indigo-1. 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-Nemesis: Iroque, the woman who murdered his daughter.
- 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".
- Famous Last Words: As of the most recent Retcon; "An Earthman in the Corps. Never though I'd... (see the day)"
- Good Is Not Soft: 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.
- 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.
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.
- The Chick: Pre-resurrection.
- 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).
- Legacy Hero: 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.
- Meaningful Name: Shares a name with the species of Benevolent Precursors from the Lensmen 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.
- 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.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Arisia was killed by the villain Major Force, who used her to get to Guy.
- Not Quite Dead: Or so it seemed—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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- HeelFace Turn: Doctor Ub'x eventually gave up his evil ways and became Ch'p's best friend.
- Intelligent Gerbil: He was a from a race that was a sort of raccoon/chipmunk hybrid.
- Odd Friendship: With 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.
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.
- Adult Fear: Her ring recruited her while she was with her child and flew her to Oa for training, leaving her son alone. Fortunately, a later issue reveals that the child's grandmother is taking care of him while Feska is away.
- 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: His appearance.
- 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: His appearance.
- 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.
- 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.
"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.
- 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.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: the second, with Stel
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Why he became a lantern.
- No Need for Names: A species-wide trait since Uxorians do not believe in individuality.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute
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 4 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 wont cross.
- 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.
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.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: His appearances are just marked with awesome.
- 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.
- 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: Jack was practically Lobo with a power ring. Of course, he would have to fight the REAL Lobo.
- Actually more of an expy of GrimJack
- Good Is Not Nice: A green lantern, but is racist and unlikable.
- '90s Anti-Hero: Hes violent, crude and with few morals.
- Not Wearing Tights: He avoids wearing a Lantern uniform entirely.
- 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.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a greenish-blue.
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.
- Handicapped Badass: Despite this, Jruk still fights with ease.
- An Axe to Grind: Jruk wields a normal battle axe along with Jruk's ring. Jruk rarely lets go of it.
- 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.
- Power Fist: After Jruk's arm was lost, Jruk can create a construct to replace it, though Jruk only uses it when nessecary.
- 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, an human.
- La Résistance: Leader of, against Sinestro.
- Redeeming Replacement: She replaced Sinestro.
- Sexy Mentor: She trained John. This even made it into the cartoon.Flash: John was teacher's pet? Sweet.
- Stuffed into the Fridge / Dropped a Bridge on Her: Murdered in a kitchen without being able to put up a fight, just to hurt Hal Jordan.
- 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.
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.
- Gentle Giant: When in a good mood, he's an affable guy.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Pūnct'uatìon Sh'akër: K'ryssma's got one right after the K that starts her name.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: 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.
- 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.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Subverted when Sinestro, shall we say, interrupts.
- Leotard of Power: Part of her attire.
- 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 KeHaan.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Grumpy Bear: Hes usually grumpy, but its justified by how much work he does and what little satisfaction he gets from it.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Utterly disappeared after the New 52 reboot, aside from a few small appearances where he doesn't do a lot.
- 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.
- Messianic Archetype: What he became when he became Ion.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: His people are major xenophobes.
- Superpower Lottery: Daxamites are like Superman with all his power (Flying Brick, Eye Beams, Super Breath, Super Speed and Super Strength) and a different Weaksauce Weakness (lead instead of kryptonite).
- Unfortunate Names: Just move that space one to the right. Probably intentional Getting Crap Past the Radar; Alan Moore was just writing a throwaway character at the time.
- In Spanish, it's backwards for "Taimados", which means "Wicked"
- Weaksauce Weakness: He has a special vulnerability to exposure from lead. This weakness is a common trait amongst Daxamites.
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.
- Absolute Cleavage: Depending on the Artist. Her neckline ranges from this trope to "zipped up". But mostly, her neckline is high enough to avert this trope.
- 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: Just look at the image.
- 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.
- 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 tranmitter to allow him to always know where Soranik is.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
A sentient robot from the planet Granda, 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.
- 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 mechanical.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Elite Army: He is part of, and took part in creating, the Green Lantern Honor Guard.
- Starfish Alien: His species look like pumpkins with long tendrils from beneath them and much shorter ones from the top.
- Time Abyss: He could be this since his age is unknown.
Ashel Sabian Formanta "Ash"
- Intelligent Gerbil: He looks like a squirrel.
- Mentor Archetype: He teaches Simon Baz how to use his ring and what the ring can do.
- No Pronunciation Guide: He was first introduced in Green Lantern #15 and it wasn't until Green Lantern #18 where it was revealed that his name is pronounced "badge".
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Can understand and communicate with Earth squirrels.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: An intelligent being that resembles a box.
- 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.
- FaceHeel Turn: Went from a noble Green Lantern to a mindless Alpha Lantern.
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: Named after Boudica a famous warrior queen, and is a serious brusier in her own right.
- Progressively Prettier: Initially looked very much like a total brute, but her features softened over time.
- Insectoid Aliens
- 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.
- Bizarre Alien Senses: Thirteen of them.
- 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.
- Legacy Character: The Earth's green lantern in the year 2029.
- Space Whale: Circa looks almost identical to a modern earth whale.
- Starfish Aliens: A bio-sentient mathematical equation.
- Accidental Hero: It all started when Duck Dodgers took Hal Jordan's laundry by accident, including his ring...
- Badass Creed: "Once there was but darkness, full and forever— but then came the light of the Green Lantern— and then myself— to do it justice!"
- Energy Beings: An abstract intelligence that uses its power ring to create a physical form.
- 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.
- Warrior Monk: He was a light monk of Karax who spent years fighting the Spider Guild before being recruited to the Corps.
- 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.
- Most Common Superpower: Especially noticeable compared to Soranik.
- 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?
- They Fight Crime!: She's a princess, and Lantern partner to Soranik, who's a neurosurgeon.
- Warrior Princess: Princess to her planet, and a Green Lantern at that.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Orangeish red skin.
- Horned Humanoid: Has a pair of curved horns on his head.
- Pointy Ears: His ears are pointed.
- Technicolor Eyes: Red eyes.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He's blue in the DCAU.
- Eye Patch Of Power: A gold one.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by a Manhunter while escaping Biot.
- The Virus: A sentient smallpox virus (genus Variola), and an all-round nice guy.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Alien Hair: Of the no hair variety, Saarek and his species are bald.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Saarek has orange skin.
- 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.
Thaal Sinestro (see Sinestro Corps)
- An Arm and a Leg: Loses his legs during Blackest Night.
- Fantastic Racism: He's not very fond of Thanagarians, but his partnership with Isamol has made him ease up on some of this.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Towards Isamol, after receiving some of his legs in a transplant. Thanks to a lecture from Ionlade, he does at least stop trying to beat up his partner.
- The Empath: She can feel her companions 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 individuals 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 dispair 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.
- Shapeshifting: While her overall shape remains the same she can key into the emotions of living things around her and her form morphs to resemble whomever or whatever she's currently focused on though her overall shape doesn't change much. When focusing on a humanoid individual she ends up looks much like a clone of them, though she can't give herself hair or hair substitutes much longer than a foot or change her size by much, and she also picks up their personality traits. This leads to an humorous bit where Kilowog looks like he almost wants to quit the corps when she morphs into a second Guy Gardner.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is her name spelled Xrill-Vrex or Xrill-Vrek?
- Human Aliens: She looks like a human of African heritage.
- Cat People: He's so ancient his feline ancestry is very noticeable, unlike modern Tamaraneans who look far more human.
- Time Abyss: He's roughly 10 billion years old, and is expected to live on for 1000 more.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was a simple bandit on his home planet. Then the lantern ring found him.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Evils of Free Will: The ultimate result of their long-brewing FaceHeel Turn.
- FaceHeel Turn: They have officially done one as of the New 52. Kyle Rayner feels they crossed the Moral Event Horizon by lobotomizing Ganthet, 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 Corp in the first place. 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.
- Good Is Not Nice
- 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
- Karma Houdini Warranty: The conclusion of the First Lantern crisis has Volthoom force them to feel all the emotions they suppressed, then Sinestro sieze the power of Parallax and use it to slaughter all the guardians for the atrocities they committed, the Third Army being the most recent.
- 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. Sinestro cites this as his justification for killing them.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: On occasion, they would actually get 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 an a human. These days? Not so much.
- 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.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: A lot of their decisions tend to backfire spectacularly.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The males of the species all look remarkably like midget blue versions of David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel.
- Not So Stoic: Sometimes their facade 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
- Proud Scholar Race Guy
- Space Elves
- The Spock
- Sufficiently Advanced Alien
- Tautological Templar/Never My Fault: On their worst days, especially in Rise of the Third Army.
- 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.
- 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.
- Last of His Kind: Until the race got reborn. And again after Wrath of the First Lantern, along with Sayd.
- 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.
- Old Soldier: He was around when the Green Lantern Corps was formed. That was billions of 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. The retcons that have taken place over the years have only increased this status for him. He was the only Guardian who originally acknowledged 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 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 back 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Ganthet.
- Distressed Damsel: 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.
- 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.
- Big Good: The successors to the original Guardians of the Universe.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Their footwear doesn't cover their toes.
- 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 Earth-2 Green Lantern 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.
- Eye Beams
- Faceless Eye
- Reality Warper
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.
- Neon (Celeste Rockfish)