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Beware your fears made into light
Let those who try to stop what's right
Burn like his powernote —Sinestro's might!
The Sinestro Corps are fueled by fear the way Green Lantern rings are fueled by willpower and their powers are very similar, including flight, constructs and communication. Whereas the Green Lanterns seek to bring order to the universe by promoting justice, the Sinestro Corps want to rule the universe through fear.
Since Sinestro was drafted back into the Green Lanterns, his corps have gone rogue without his rule to keep them in line. When Sinestro discovered that they had taken over his home planet of Korugar, he forcibly disbanded them, and most of the Corps were captured or killed in the aftermath.
With the destruction of Korugar in Wrath of the First Lantern, Sinestro has left his Corps with Parallax, leaving Arkillo in charge of the renamed "Yellow Lantern Corps", though he did eventually come back and bring the survivors of the planet's destruction to Necropolis, renaming it "New Korugar" while also taking back command.
- Ax-Crazy: Well over half the team is comprised of violent, unstable psychopaths.
- Bright Is Not Good: Yellow is the brightest color of the primary and secondary colors of any colorspace, and the Yellow Lanterns are made up of Ax-Crazy Knight Templars.
- Cowardly Yellow: Yellow is associated with fear on the emotional spectrum, with its embodiment Parallax needing a host to be afraid before possessing it. The Sinestro Corps play with this idea somewhat, as unlike the other lantern corps they inflict their emotion rather than feeling it. Among their ranks Amon Sur plays it straight, being a Dirty Coward who could never overcome fear like his father Abin and fled when the Green Lanterns were authorized to use lethal force.
- The Dreaded: To be part of the Sinestro Corps, you need to be able to inspire great fear, so it isn't surprising that many members of the Sinestro Corps are extremely violent and sinister criminals and monsters of the utmost notorierty. It really says a lot about this requirement when one Sinestro Corps ring came close to recruiting Batman.
- Early-Installment Weirdness: When the Sinestro Corps was originally formed, new ring wielders originally gained uniforms that were based on Sinestro's old black and blue costume, and instead of the Corps' symbol they simply had a yellow circle on their chests (similar to how Geoff Johns' run established rookie Green Lanterns as having blank white circles on their uniforms and not having Lantern insignias until after they finished training). They were later supposed to go through a process called a "Fear Lodge," where they were put inside stone rooms, cut off from the rest of the world, and would have to confront their greatest fears in order to ignite the power of their rings. Once that was done, they gained the proper Corps uniform as a symbol of being an official member. Considering the amount of the upheaval the Sinestro Corps' has been through, the lack of mention of the Fear Lodge is understandable, but ring wielders no longer start out with the preliminary uniform when they gain a ring.
- Egocentric Team Naming: They could, and have been called the Yellow Lantern Corps in some occasions, but they are officially named the Sinestro Corps.
- Funnily enough, it was actually Booster Gold who inadvertently named the corps during an attempt to distract Sinestro (see Line-of-Sight Name).
- After Sinestro's Heel–Face Turn, Arkillo's in charge, and wants to change the name because of the betrayal, now wanting to be called the Yellow Corps. Or the Fear Corps.
- Evil Counterpart: They are considered to be this to the Green Lantern Corps. The Green Lanterns Corps use the power of will, while the Sinestro Corps members use the power of fear. The fact that their founder, namesake and leader is himself a former Green Lantern helps.
- Galactic Conquerors: They use fear to dominate, and several of them were feared dictators prior to becoming Sinestro Corpsmen.
- Heel–Face Turn: After Sinestro re-joined the Sinestro Corps (then called the Yellow Lantern Corps) following Forever Evil (2013), having donned a Yellow ring once more since Wrath of the First Lantern, they have been more "defenders of Korugar" than "oppressors of them and everybody else". When the Green Lantern Corps suddenly vanishes from the universe, Sinestro wastes no time having his Corps take over the role of "universal police", and Soranik does her best to rein in the group's homicidal tendencies. However, once their role is accepted, Sinestro immediately orders them to once more bring terror to the cosmos.
- A House Divided: In Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps later recruits under Soranik don’t agree with Sinestro’s extremist ideology and they agree even less with being in the same Corps as a bunch of psychotic sadistic murderers and bullies. They willingly follow Soranik into an alliance with the Green Lantern Corps. This works so well that when Soranik goes nuts and embraces her fathers legacy, these recruits decide to stay and become Green Lanterns instead of following her.
- I Know What You Fear: Sinestro rings can materialize a victim's fears out of energy.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Their depredation of Daxam while under Mongul II's control was absolutely brutal, with wholesale slaughter and enslavement of the few survivors that they left being the order of the day. That being said, Daxam was one of the most xenophobic planets in the galaxy, with a cultural belief that they were the lone civilized species and that anything else was a mud race deserving of extinction. Sodom Yat was practically the only Daxamite who wasn't like this, and his disgust for the rest of his species was so great that he very nearly just left it to Mongul II and the rest of the Corps to tear apart.
- Psycho Rangers: A great deal of the initial recruits were basically psychotic, evil counterparts of big name Green Lanterns.
- Red Shirt: A common Sinestro Corps character trait in the New 52. In the opening arc of the relaunched Green Lantern book, any Sinestro Corps character introduced that was not existent from the group's inception, from the hunter sent after Sinestro in issue 2 to Evil Genius Professor Insidd, was killed off before the arc's conclusion. Meanwhile, most of the established Yellow Lanterns were said to have been forced into a hibernating state.
- Ring of Power: Yellow power rings work pretty much exactly like their green counterparts, with the addition of being able to sense their opponents' fears and project them as energy constructs.
- Shout-Out: You can find a Xenomorph and a Predator and many others in group shots, appropriately enough
Notable Sinestro Corps Members
- "Labeled the first renegade of the Green Lantern Corps, I was banished to the underbelly of the universe, the Antimatter Universe... and delivered back into darkness. For the first time in my life — I felt fear. And I was blinded by its brilliance. I believed fear to be a part of the chaos I abhor, but it was more controlling than all the willpower in the universe. And it would be mine."
Sinestro was a former Green Lantern who carried out his oath through the use of tyranny. When exposed, Sinestro was brought in by Hal and imprisoned in the Battery. There, he made contact with Parallax, a living yellow parasitic embodiment of fear. Years later, after his plot against Hal Jordan had run its course, he retreated to the Anti-Matter universe and built a Yellow Power Battery, making him the first to harness one of the new colors to form a Corps.
You can read his own take on himself here.
To learn more about Sinestro, see his character page here.
- " Only fear is beautiful."
Sinestro's right-hand man and most loyal supporter. Arkillo was the first being Sinestro chose to join the Sinestro Corps, and he quickly proved his worth as a leader and taskmaster. The hulking, ogre-like alien is the Corps' main drill sergeant and overseer of the ring forges. After the Sinestro Corps War, when Sinestro was imprisoned on Oa, Arkillo led the faction that remained loyal to him; he challenged the usurper, Mongul, for control of the Corps, but lost and had his tongue ripped out as punishment. Following Sinestro's return, Arkillo resumed his old duties.
Arkillo was off with the New Guardians when the Corps went rogue and Sinestro disbanded them, and was incredibly angered at Sinestro's apparent betrayal. The Weaponer provided him with a new (albeit likely flawed) battery, and Arkillo now serves no one but himself and the Yellow Light.
- Ax-Crazy: When you piss him off.
- Berserk Button: If you either mention Mongu-er, the M-word around him or ask about his necklace, he'll kill you on the spot. No questions asked.
- Boisterous Bruiser: A dark example. Extremely loud and always up for the chance to kill people.
- Character Development: Has received a great deal of this in Green Lantern: New Guardians, and went from a full-fledged villain who just had a great sense of honor, to an Anti-Villain, and then quickly progressed from a Nominal Hero all the way to a full-blown Unscrupulous Hero.
- Deadpan Snarker: For a being whose generally a violent brute, sarcasm is surprisingly common from him.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Guy Gardner beat him in a brutal fist-fight without their rings to secure his allegiance to the Green-Yellow Lantern union, correctly figuring that even if Soranik Natu was in charge, Arkillo was key to getting the Yellows to fall in line and recognising that Arkillo was his opposite number. After that, they became good friends, and remained so even after the alliance fell apart, meeting up for a monthly beer. It got to the point that Arkillo actually faced him down when a Darkstar possessed Guy nearly killed his father in a rage, telling him to Go Through Me if he wants to finish the job, refusing to fight back, instead challenging him to take off the Darkstar mantle and telling him You Are Better Than You Think You Are. The Power of Friendship actually snaps Guy out of it, after an extended pummelling.
- The Dragon: Sinestro's right-hand man.
- Dragon Ascendant: With Sinestro's Heel–Face Turn, Arkillo's in charge of the Corps. Unfortunately he's one of the few left.
- The Dreaded: The universe fears the Sinestro Corps. The Sinestro Corps? They fear him, and with good reason - even after he mellows out, he's one of the most dangerous ring-slingers in the universe. The only exception to this among the Sinestro Corps is Sinestro himself.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: If you fail his tasks in any way, shape, or form, he'll devour you then and there. Well, that's how he used to be; he's become far more reasonable since his life fell apart and he was forced to rebuild everything.
- Evil Counterpart:
- To Kilowog, the Green Lanterns' drill instructor and fellow hulking alien. They dueled twice in the Sinestro Corps War, with Arkillo initially being contemptuous of Kilowog, before going a few rounds with him and instead taunting/lamenting that such a warrior is let down by those around him.
- Guy Gardner sees Arkillo as the Yellow Lantern equivalent to himself. Which he proves with a knock-down drag-out bare-knuckle brawl
- Fatal Flaw: Although he believes his ring isn't working correctly, according to Carol the reason it isn't working is because (ironically) he's afraid that he isn't capable of measuring up to/surpassing Sinestro's legacy and isn't owning up to it.
- Fingore: He loses most of his left hand's fingers to Bekka during the events of Green Lantern: Godhead.
- Good is Not Nice: After his Heel–Face Turn, he's still the same Drill Sergeant Nasty savage he always was, he's just not going to eat you.
- Hidden Depths:
- He's always been portrayed as a bloodthirsty, murderous savage, but it was recently revealed by Carol Ferris that Arkillo actually loves Sinestro and is afraid he'll never measure up to him. Though it's not yet known if his love for Sinestro is in a romantic way or if it's loving him as a fatherly figure (Carol mentions him having "daddy issues"), it helps explain his Undying Loyalty to Sinestro and why he took Sinestro's betrayal so hard. Time will tell if this is also why Saint Walker has become his Morality Pet after Walker regrew his tongue.
- In general, he takes his friendships very seriously, as demonstrated with Saint Walker, and his friendship with Guy Gardner, to the point where he let the latter almost beat him to death to make a point.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Fail his tasks and he'll devour you on the spot. Well, he used to. He's mellowed out significantly.
- Insistent Terminology: Now that he's the leader of the Sinestro Corps, Arkillo would rather have the corps be called Yellow Lanterns or Fear Lanterns, as Sinestro betrayed them.
- Insult Backfire: When the Archangel defeats several members of different Corps. he advances on Saint Walker and Arkillo, saying that they're more black hearts, Arkillo lunges at him saying "The Blackest".
- Jerkass: During the Corps' initial run, he was an absolutely brutal and merciless drill sergeant who felt that fear was the best motivator and would keep lower-ranked members in line with the threat of being devoured alive. After his life fell apart and he had to rebuild everything, he became a hell of a lot more reasonable.
- Last of His Kind: After Sinestro betrayed and disbanded the Corps, Arkillo was the only Yellow Lantern left active. Didn't last for very long, though.
- Leeroy Jenkins: When the New Guardians encounter Invictus, a terrifyingly powerful archangel, what does Arkillo do? He charges right at him and decks him. Oh, and keep in mind that Invictus was otherwise curb stomping the rest of the New Guardians. And yet, in spite of all that, Arkillo is STILL going toe-to-toe with him.
- Lightning Bruiser: Extremely strong, tough, and fast.
- Memetic Badass: Considered this in-universe by his men, who simultaneously fear and revere him.
- Morality Pet: Saint Walker is one for him after he healed Arkillo's tongue. Their relationship grows more and more into this with time spent together. In issue 10 of New Guardians, as Saint Walker continues to fight while saying he'll never give up hope, Arkillo — who is fighting Reach soldiers at the time — tells Walker to "Fear not," which is notable since he's a bloodthirsty killer who gets off on inducing fear and despair but he just told Walker to not be scared. Then in issue 11 of New Guardians, for example, Arkillo is pleased with Saint Walker after he becomes adamant about making Larfleeze pay for the Reach invasion to the Blue Lantern homeworld. He pats Walker's shoulder and comments that he's glad to finally see some fire in Walker's belly.
- Odd Friendship: With Guy Gardner during the brief period where the Green and Yellow Lanterns were united. It endured, and they meet up every month for a beer. They're close enough that he can call on The Power of Friendship to snap Guy out of Darkstar possession.
- The Power of Friendship: You wouldn't think it, but his friendship with Guy ended up being strong enough that combined with a You Are Better Than You Think You Are speech, he could snap Guy out of a Darkstar possession.
- The Speechless: After his run-in with Mongul, Arkillo's tongue was ripped out and uses his power ring to communicate. Saint Walker eventually healed him.
- Super Strength: Even without his ring.
- Tongue Trauma: When Mongul ripped his tongue out.
- Took a Level in Kindness:
- Spending time with the New Guardians team has had this effect on him. This can be seen with his relationship with not only Saint Walker (see Morality Pet), but also Carol Ferris, who he doesn't want being insulted. Moreover, he doesn't seem to be as bloodthirsty as he was before joining.
- In Sinestro's solo comic, the Corps heads to Earth to defend it from an invasion of emotion-stealing creatures. After Arkillo protects a mother and daughter from one of the creatures, the little girl tells her mom not to worry because a superhero is protecting them. Arkillo instantly notices this. Shortly afterwards, the Corps heads out to fight some more, but Arkillo opts to stay behind in order to protect the defenseless civilians.
- Undying Loyalty: He's pretty much a very violent and barbaric brute, but he is also fiercely loyal, namely being Sinestro's most loyal Corps member. He's also been showing this towards Saint Walker after the latter used his ring to regrow Arkillo's tongue, first by trying to protect him from Invictus (though he finds it difficult to actually voice the word "friend" when referring to Walker) and then by quickly and with no hesitation coming to help Walker and the Blue Lantern corps fight against the forces invading their home planet. He later demonstrates this towards Guy, never failing to turn up when he needs help.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Arkillo, of all people, is the one to talk a Darkstar possessed Guy out of killing someone (his alcoholic, abusive father) by appealing to this and The Power of Friendship. Not bad for a guy who used to eat people.
- "Yes! The son of the great Abin Sur! Who fled the woman he loved to seek glory! Oh, yes! It is such an achievement to bear the most powerful weapon in the universe! It is so challenging when you can destroy everything blocking your path! You want to know what I am, Green Lantern of Earth? I am a man who once had nothing and made an army. I am a man without a destiny but who now controls the fate of thousands. And I am the man who killed Green Lantern."
The son of Abin Sur, his resentment over his father's death and jealousy of Hal Jordan drive him to become a Sinestro Corpsman. When he murders the family of the fallen Green Lantern Ke'Haan, he is murdered by Laira Omoto.
- Asshole Victim: Laira may have murdered him and cost herself her ring because of it, but it's not like he didn't have it coming.
- Bald of Evil: Like his father he's bald, but unlike his father he's a criminal, a coward and a murderer.
- Dirty Coward: The second he discovered that the Green Lantern Corps' rings were now allowed to use lethal force against Sinestro Corps members, he ran away to save his own skin.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Amon Sur was the son of the legendary Green Lantern Abin Sur. He grew up to be a leader of Black Circle Crime Syndicate. It was implied he was trying to live up to his father's accomplishments and angry that his father was not around to raise him. When he dug up his father body with Hal Jordan and he goes on to say how he should have been different and how his father was never there for him, and it the Green Lantern Corp fault. Hal Jordan had No Sympathy point out not having a father did not excuse his crimesAmon Sur: Things should have been different. I should have been different. My father was never there for me. He was never there because of the damn Green Lantern Corps. What I become for so long was their fault.Hal Jordan: You gotta be kidding me. You don't get a free pass because your father wasn't there. No one else did.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He hates Hal Jordan because he thought he should have his father's ring.
- Punny Name: His name sounds like "A monster."
A mysterious being resembling a hermit crab, Bedovian usually drifts through space, emerging from his shell only to feed. He was recruited by the Sinestro Corps, as their sniper. It was noted by Lyssa Drak that unlike the others, he did not have to train to conquer his own fears, as the centuries of isolation within his shell had numbed him to all emotions.
He was defeated in battle by John Stewart, who managed to figure out where he was and snipe him back. He survived, and in the Blackest Night, his greatest contribution to the war was to shoot the zombie Anti-Monitor in the head and destroy him.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Bedovian's alien metabolism enables him to survive for centuries in the harsh vacuum of outer space without air, food, or water.
- Cold Sniper: He's sniper and also stoic and humorless to an extreme degree.
- Eldritch Abomination: Considered something pretty close to it in-universe.
- Hero Killer: During the Sinestro Corps War, he was shown to have murdered the Green Lanterns, Barin, Diamalon, and Cundiff Cood.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Can snipe people from three space sectors away.
- Really 700 Years Old: It's been stated that he can go 600 years between meals.
- The Quiet One: Never seen speaking, only acknowledging commands and shooting.
- "Love. Love for you, my soldiers. But for you, Sinestro, for what we have both done here today, only damnation awaits."
- Brought Down to Badass: As a New God, she's more than capable of fighting even if her ring runs out of power.
- Defector from Decadence: Well, somewhat: she's one of the New Gods of New Genesis, who in post-Flashpoint continuity have suffered from severe Adaptational Villainy. The Sinestro Corps itself isn't much better.
Bizarro Green Lantern
A Bizarro duplicate of Hal Jordan who somehow got a Sinestro Corps ring. Made his debut during the "Escape from Bizarro World" arc of Action Comics, attempting to aid Bizarro alongside the rest of the Bizarro Justice League before his ring pulled him away to join in the Sinestro Corps' fight against the Green Lantern Corps during the Sinestro Corps War arc.
- Adaptational Badass: The Pre-Crisis Bizarro Green Lantern was a total coward and had no real power to speak of because he wasn't able to recharge his ring using Hal Jordan's power battery due to his ring having no power over green objects (in contrast to a Green Lantern ring having no power over yellow objects) and declined Bizarro's offer to use the duplicator machine to create a yellow power battery, while the Bizarro Green Lantern that appeared in All-Star Superman was depicted as too stupid to think of any constructs to make with his ring. This Bizarro Green Lantern is able to use his yellow ring without any issue and relishes in using his constructs to scare other Bizarros.
- Oddball Doppelgänger: As to be expected from a Bizarro duplicate, Bizarro Green Lantern is essentially Hal Jordan but with a pale, angular complexion and a yellow costume.
- Inconvenient Summons: His ring drags him into participating in the Sinestro Corps War while he's trying to assist Bizarro in his latest fight with Superman.
- Riddle for the Ages: It isn't explained how he became a Sinestro Corpsman when he is Hal Jordan's Bizarro World counterpart rather than a recruit who earned his yellow ring from a fearsome reputation.
- Evil Counterpart: Can be seen as one for Isamot Kol, being a humanoid dinosaur-like alien.
- Last of His Kind: He's implied to be the last of a race of carnivorous sea animals the Guardians of the Universe hunted into extinction.
- Time Abyss: He's said to be the oldest of the Sinestro Corps, dating back to when the Guardians still lived on Maltus.
A sentient virus recruited into the Sinestro Corps. Even before joining the Sinestro Corps, Despotellis was a genocidal maniac, having killed over three-fourths of the beings in Space Sector 119. Sinestro used Despotellis to murder Maura Rayner, using her death to break her son Kyle's will to make him susceptible to possession by Parallax. During the Sinestro Corps War, Despotellis infected Guy Gardner, but it was defeated by his counterpart in the Green Lantern Corps, the sentient smallpox virus Leezle Pon, whose partner Despotellis had killed. Despotellis is currently in custody on Oa.
- The Dreaded: He is considered the deadliest member of the Sinestro Corps.
- Evil Counterpart: To Leezle Pon, another super-intelligent smallpox virus and member of the Green Lantern Corps.
- Frame-Up: He infected Mogo in the form of mushroom spores and used this to Driven to Suicide two Green Lanterns, framing Guy Gardner for murder. But Guy and Soranik Natu found out the truth and freed Mogo from the spore's influence just long enough for Mogo himself to destroy the mother spore.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Even before joining the Sinestro Corps, Despotellis was a genocidal maniac, having killed over three-fourths of the beings in Space Sector 119.
- Art Initiates Life: She completed a ritual meant to bring her art to life by murdering her husband. Her pieces came to life and immediately slaughtered everyone in the vicinity.
- Black Widow: She murdered her husband in order to use his death to gain power.
- Creepy Painting: Her even prints of her paintings are outlawed due to fear that they'll take form and start murdering again.
- Facial Markings: Has some on her forehead and on her cheeks.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Looks incredibly like an attractive human woman, besides her odd hair and skin color.
Haasp the Hunter
- Beard of Evil: Unlike his brother's mustache, he has a wild beard that signifies his evil.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to his brother Harvid, a veteran Green Lantern's, Abel. He's dedicated himself to hunting down and killing his heroic brother in revenge for his brother arresting him for his many murders.
- Egomaniac Hunter: He hunts and kills endangered sapient species in order to sell their pelts and body parts.
- Evil Counterpart: The yellow lantern to offset his brother's heroic green lantern activities.
- Human Aliens: Unlike his brother's red skin, Haasp's skin color makes him look very similar to humans.
Born on a harsh jungle world, Karu-Sil was orphaned by a rival tribe. She was soon taken in by a small pack of predators, eventually thinking of herself as one of them and mutilating her mouth to look more like them. Eventually, a Green Lantern named Blish found her and killed her "fathers", thinking they were threatening her, and she was institutionalized until her yellow ring found her. She's now constantly accompanied by yellow constructs in the form of her pack.
Sometime after the Sinestro Corps War, Karu-Sil and several other female members of the Sinestro Corps are captured by Zamarons. Her body along with the two others are shown to the Guardians and Green Lantern Corps who visit the homeworld of the Zamarons. The trio are being subjected and conditioned to be members of the Star Sapphire Corps. The impurity of the subject to instill fear being eliminated, replaced by love it was not finished as she was released by Sinestro. During the Blackest Night, Karu-Sil was attacked by the corpses of her pack, reanimated as Black Lanterns. Although initially unwilling to fight her "fathers", she was convinced by a passing Green Lantern to join her light with him and destroy them. She then killed the Green Lantern herself.
- Adopt the Food: Possibly averted, according to her resurrected fathers they kept her alive as a kind of "livestock. Storage for a lean winter". Given typical Black Lantern ''Modus operandi'' how truthful this is up in the air.
- Butter Face: Gave herself a mouth like Mortal Kombat's Mileena.
- Death World: Her homeworld.
- Freudian Excuse: Grew up on a particularly brutal Death World, saw her entire family killed by a rival tribe, saw her adoptive family killed by a Green Lantern who had no clue what the fuck he was doing, and was thrown into an institution where she languished for some time until her ring found her. Given the sheer horror of her entire existence, it's a wonder that she wasn't drafted by the Red Lantern Corps instead.
- Morality Pet: She has three of them in the forms of her three dead adoptive fathers that are resurrected during Blackest Night.
- Punny Name / Meaningful Name: A play on the word "carousel," as her three animal constructs circle around her like a demonic merry-go-round.
- Raised by Wolves / Wild Child: Her origin story.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Sometimes depicted like one.
- Extra Eyes: Kiriazis has four eyes.
- Horned Humanoid: Four of her spiky growths are positioned like horns at the sides of her head.
- Humanoid Aliens: Other than her humanoid form, she's very much alien-looking.
- Spikes of Villainy: Her body is covered in thin needle-like spikes.
- Ear Wings: His ears look more like a combination of bat wings and fins than any earth based ears.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He has the reputation of engulfing whole planets in hellfire. Morbidly, it's stated that if you see a star blink out, it may very well be Kretch's doing.
- Our Demons Are Different: He comes from the planet Soh, but has a distinct appearance similar to classic devils and demons.
- "Only I can nourish the infant in the Lantern's womb. Nourish it with a power to snuff out the Green Lantern Corps forever. Nothing is going to stop me from taking that child. Nothing!"
During the Blackest Night, Kryb escaped Zamaron, and convinced Miri Riam into helping her find her children, who had become the Black Lantern Corphans. She found them attacking Oa, being destroyed by a Red Lantern Guy Gardner. She attempted to stop him, during which time Gardner tore off one of her arms and rammed it down her throat. She is however, later seen when all of the Lantern Corps assembled over the Earth to fight Nekron, and is seen fighting the Black Lanterns of Xanshi.
- Abusive Parents: Double Subverted. She claims to love all the children she's stolen and says she'd never harm any of them, to the point that even the Star Sapphires believe her love is genuine. But in at least one appearance she deliberately scratched the cheek of Green Lantern Jeryll's child to make Jeryll lower her defenses and kill her, and she generally keeps all her kidnapped charges fed on a liquid which brainwashes them into seeing her as their mother. So while she's not usually physically abusive, she's emotionally and mentally abusive because she makes those children love her.
- An Arm and a Leg: Red Lantern Guy Gardner rips one of her arms in his rampage.
- And I Must Scream: Was among those female Sinestro Corpsmen the Star Sapphires attempted to convert via crystal prisons. As she was in their custody during the Blackest Night and its lead-up, however, she was forced to hear the voices of her stolen children as they were abducted by Black Lanterns while unable to do anything about it. This causes her to cry, and Miri Riam feels a moment of Sympathy for the Devil.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Up close her eyes turn out to be black, and she's a mentally unstable being that kidnaps children.
- Body Horror: The "cage" on her back isn't just an inverted rib cage. It has nipples for her stolen children to suckle.
- Hero Killer: She is infamous for her method of instilling fear by murdering Green Lanterns who are parents, and stealing their children.
- Invasion of the Baby Snatchers: She was believed to be a ghost story parents told their children, but she is a very real monster and, in a twist of irony, the parents have more reason to be afraid of her than the kids.
- Mama Bear: Would you believe she genuinely loves and is protective of the children she steals?
- Mind Control: Whatever kind of milk she secretes has this effect, convincing whoever partakes that she is in fact their mother.
- Morality Pet: The kids she steals. She was not happy when they were missing.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She has four arms.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The Black Corphans were the direct result of nobody bothering to ask her where her children were. Which basically means the Green Lanterns and Zamarons were responsible for the mass starvation of thousands of innocent children of their own deceased comrades. Although Star Sapphire Miri points out if Kryb hadn't murdered their parents and kidnapped the children in the first place, they'd still be alive.
- Psychic Powers: Not that it's heavily expanded upon, but her milk apparently creates a telepathic connection between her and those who ingest it, which implies some level of Mind Control and Telepathy on her part.
- Punny Name / Meaningful Name: She's a crib.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Has the hair for it, at least.
- Bizarre Alien Reproduction: They lay a bunch of eggs in their victims which then hatch as slug like offspring before eating their way out and growing to the somewhat more humanoid adult form.
- Chest Burster: They lay eggs in their victims, which then eat and wriggle their way out.
- Eyeless Face: Their mouth takes up too much room for any eyes to fit on their face.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Their mouth is full of rows of sharp teeth.
- "—Do not rely solely on your rings— Their skin will be more pages in the book of Sinestro! Their blood will ink this chapter of our ghastly history!"
The Keeper of The Book of Parallax, she records the history of the Sinestro Corps in its pages. Her past is unknown, but she is incredibly loyal to Sinestro and her leader obviously trusts her with their group's greatest secrets. She also supervises the final test for membership: a potential recruit is locked in a Fear Lodge, a sealed box of absolute darkness, with an uncharged power ring. If they can overcome and master their own fears, they can ignite their ring and escape. Failure means death from thirst, starvation, suffocation, or suicide. She noted with interest the example of Bedovian mentioned above, and she unexpectedly gave Amon Sur a bit of encouragement by reading to him the tales of the others before him.
She was arrested and imprisoned on Oa, but broke free from her cell during a prison riot. While searching for her book, she found the mysterious Book of the Black, only for the Guardian known as Scar to trap her within it. During Brightest Day, Krona freed her and recruited her for his plans.
- And I Must Scream: When she was trapped in The Book of the Black.
- Badass Bookworm: Her primary job is to record the history of the Sinestro Corps, but she is just as capable as any other Yellow Lantern.
- Badass Cape: Part of her usual attire.
- Chained by Fashion: The Book of Parallax is kept chained to her wrist.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Though originally shown in a pair of evil go-go boots, her every appearance since has been barefoot.
- Face–Heel Turn: After Krona freed her, she turned against Sinestro for knowledge and not being rescued. She eventually came back around, though.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: A hot alien babe with blue skin.
- Hot Librarian: She qualifies as this, since she keeps the Book of Parallax
- Human Notepad: A Talokite Notepad. In the aftermath of Wrath of the First Lantern, Lyssa senses that the Book of Parallax has been destroyed, and proceeds to use her ring to burn it all into her skin from memory.
- Long-Lost Relative: Her surname implies she's a distant relation to Shadow Lass of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
- Mad Oracle: An insane oracle recruited for her lack of weaknesses and ability to inspire fear.
- Meaningful Name: You need Bilingual Bonus. "Lyssa" sounds sexy but it's Greek and means "rabies".
- Ms. Exposition: Her usual role in the Sinestro corps.
- Ms. Fanservice: A scantily-clad blue-skinned babe and also an Hot Librarian.
- Navel-Deep Neckline: Her outfits usually have a deep v-neckline that goes down (or past) to her navel.
- Pointy Ears: Long blue ears.
- The Storyteller: Lyssa loves to tell stories about her corps to anyone willing to listen. When she gets interrogated by some GLs, she only tells them stories about the corps.
- Stripperific: Her outfit again.
- Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Book of Parallax holds the life story of every member of the Sinestro Corps, and every atrocity they have done in the name of fear.
- Thong of Shielding: Her sinister attire.
- And I Must Scream: The top head does not in any way approve of his brothers' crimes, but he can't do anything about it from where he is.
- Conjoined Twins: Conjoined triplets, only the heads and minds of all three developed they're all sharing one body.
- Evil Counterpart: They are a criminal and murderer with a power ring designed to spread fear who shares his sector with the heroic but repenting Green Lantern Krista X, whose sense of morality keeps her away from Oa after becoming involved in a secret division practicing psychological warfare and manipulation which she later grew to regret.
- Evil Twin: Inverted. Maash is in fact a set of triplets that merged into one in their mother's womb. The bottom two heads are in control all the time and are the actual monsters. The very top head is completely innocent and has no ability to stop his siblings.
- Multiple Head Case: Three heads stacked atop each other.
Murr the Melting Man (Ausiin Snow)
- Poisonous Person: He can melt things with a touch.
- Was Once a Man: He used to be a normal scientist until he got mutated in a freak lab accident.
- Alien Abduction: Nax was part of and raised in an enclave of traveling scientists who abducted and experimented on lifeforms from various planets.
- Alien Hair: Nax has no hair, but does have two short thin tentacles hanging from the back of her head.
- Token Good Teammate: Most of the Sinestro Corps is made up of murderers and genocidal maniacs of all stripes and, while Nax isn't a complete innocent, she acts as a medic and does not act out of a malicious intent.
- "The whole universe will empower me as our terror spreads, old man. And Sinestro will control all."
The Fear Entity—the embodiment of the Yellow Light, given life and strength from the fear of every sentient being. It was born when early life experienced fear for the first time. The Guardians bound it on Maltus eons ago, until it was released by Larfleeze. Eventually, the Guardians ended Parallax's reign of terror by trapping it in the Central Power Battery on Oa, where it stayed for countless ages until everyone, even the Guardians themselves, forgot about its existence. Parallax was the Yellow Impurity that prevented Green Lantern rings from affecting the color yellow.
Like Ion, Parallax can possess a living host, but it either dominates them completely or subtly manipulates their actions. Hal Jordan was its best-known host, through whom Parallax destroyed the Green Lantern Corps and nearly remade the entire universe. During the Sinestro Corps War, Parallax possessed Kyle Rayner for a brief time.
- A Darker Me: How it usually manifests in comparison to its hosts, Sinestro excepted - probably because he controls it and because there's not much further it can drive him. Indeed, it's a bit unclear how much of a personality it has on its own; it's perfectly intelligent, it just doesn't seem to really show much sign of it without a host.
- Ancient Evil: Prior to being sealed away by the Guardians, it is said to have almost brought the universe to ruin.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the yellow light of fear, and fear itself by extension.
- Arch-Enemy: The Spectre absolutely despises it - and is somewhat afraid of it. Parallax, meanwhile, gleefully despises the Spectre for what he is and how he managed to chain it for a while in Hal's soul.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Downplayed in its regular form, which is far larger than a human but not towering. Played straight when possessing Ganthet at the climax of Green Lantern: Rebirth, where Hal is about the size of its eye.
- Ax-Crazy: Batshit insane bug whose personality is full of malice.
- Badass Boast: Makes several to the Spectre during Rebirth and Blackest Night.
- "You are more likely to eradicate the color yellow from reality than you are to eradicate me, Black Lantern."
- Berserk Button: Does not take kindly to the idea that it fears anything, especially Hal Jordan.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Its true form evokes this, mixed with a little dragonfly and serpent/eastern dragon. Though the extent of this does depend on the artist.
- Body Horror: Tends to do this to its hosts, with the tamest example being how it likes to give them grins with More Teeth than the Osmond Family. Sinestro is the usual exception, given his control of it, save when he really loses it with Volthoom the First Lantern in Wrath of the First Lantern. Since Volthoom had blown up Korugar and taunted him about it, as a way of regaining his full powers, this isn't exactly surprising.
- Break Them by Talking: Loves to attempt this, and the access it has to its hosts' memories and knowledge means it can make its lectures cut quite deeply indeed.
- Card-Carrying Villain: While the Sinestro Corps as a whole may hover somewhere around Knight Templar-hood, Parallax itself is utterly and gleefully Chaotic Evil, with absolutely no redeeming features or any real goals other than spreading fear.
- Civilization Destroyer: The reason the Guardians had to seal it away. In the past, any planet it landed on would have its civilisations collectively driven insane by fear, which Parallax would feed off until they ultimately destroyed themselves.
- The Corrupter: Was responsible for Hal Jordan's descent into insanity and subsequent villainy by influencing his mind from inside the Central Power Battery. And when Krona returns it to the Central Battery to control all the Green Lanterns during Brightest Day, even though the Earth Lanterns (plus Kilowog and Ganthet) are able to resist being outright controlled, its influence almost turns them against one another.
- Curbstomp Battle: Black Lantern Spectre didn’t even make it sweat.
- Demonic Possession: It can possess any being that feels even the faintest flicker of fear. People it has done this to include not just Hal and Kyle, but the Flash and Superman. Sometimes it likes to twist the knife by pretending to speak as the person it is possessing.
- The flip side is that it is unable to control anyone that has overcome or mastered fear, which is how Sinestro was able to turn the tables and control it instead.
- The Dragon: To Sinestro in Sinestro Corps War and Krona in Brightest Day.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Obviously doesn't care about Sinestro's goal of bringing order to the universe. It only sticks with him because if Sinestro succeeds, then the entire universe will be living under fear, which it wants very much to feed off of.
- Eldritch Abomination: It looks like a cross between a giant dragonfly and a serpent.
- Emotion Eater: Comes with being the embodiment of fear.
- Energy Being: Its body.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Superman points out that by it's very nature, it's probably incapable of truly understanding emotions like willpower and hope.
- Evil Costume Switch: Yeah, being possessed by Parallax is an objectively horrific experience. But at least you get a cool set of Instant Armor and a Badass Cape out of it!
- Evil Counterpart: To Ion.
- Eviler than Thou:
Sinestro: Don't make me repeat myself.
- It makes itself clear that while it may be a member of the Sinestro Corps, it owes them no loyalty and they will die if they get in its way.
- It is repeatedly subjected to this by Sinestro, whose combination of raw willpower and mastery of fear means that he can leash it for extended periods of time. It is not, in any way, shape, or form, at all happy about this. Sinestro, for his part, doesn't care and while just make it come to heel.
- Faux Affably Evil: At least acted this way towards Kyle Rayner when it had an internal conversation with his mind.
- Four-Fingered Hands: In some artistic interpretations.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Parallax used to be nothing more than an ordinary little bug... before it became the first being to experience fear.
- Fusion Dance: Once, while possessing Kyle Rayner, it absorbed Jordan into itself to become what appeared to be a merged body that visually combined the looks of both their respective uniforms while acting as its host, only yellow. It backfired on Parallax spectacularly, since absorbing Hal let him reach Kyle and help him break free.
- The Heartless: Embodiment of all fear.
- Hijacking Cthulhu: The Spectre took Hal Jordan as a host with the intent of separating his soul from Parallax, only for Parallax to use their merger to hijack the Spectre's power instead.
- Also on the receiving end courtesy of Sinestro.
- I Am the Noun: If you somehow forgot which emotion it represents, it will be more than happy to remind you.”You see, I’m not afraid, Superman... I am fear.”
- Invasion of the Baby Snatchers: Parallax deliberately kidnaps several children from Metropolis in order to get to Superman.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: Zig-zagged as while Parallax is usually referred to as an ‘it’, ‘he’ is also used occasionally. Parallax is definitely as inhuman and eldritch as this trope implies, however.
- Kryptonite Factor: Aside from literally being the yellow impurity that gave the Corps their original weakness against yellow, Parallax is a Green Lantern's kryptonite factor, as the rings require focus and willpower to wield and fear tends to disrupt that. Only Green Lanterns with the ability to overcome great fear can stand against it.
- Last of His Kind: The only non-humanoid (as with Black Hand) emotional entity not sealed into the Source Wall as of the end of "Light's Out". It couldn't care less.
- Light Is Not Good: Quite possibly the ultimate example of this, being both an embodiment of light and also completely evil.
- Locked into Strangeness: A telltale sign of Parallax’s influence is grey hair, either at the temples or as a skunk stripe.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: During Sinestro Corps War, we got a lovely look into what Parallax can do to its host's bodies: most prominently, while possessing Kyle Rayner, it turned his chest into a mass of yellow tendrils so it could absorb Hal Jordan.
- When a host is freed from its control, the usual way of portraying this is that both of them are literally ripped out of the 'merged' body, which is then discarded as a husk of skin and teeth and yellow goo on the ground. It's even less pretty than it sounds.
- Made of Evil: Well, made of fear, which should technically be more neutral... except Parallax is by far the most malicious of all the emotional entities. Thematically, it also represents the opposite of what all Green Lanterns strive for, being the manifestation of fear trying to overcome you.
- Mind Rape: It is able to instil doubt and fear into people’s hearts, which is how it got to Hal to begin with.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: It has rows and rows of needle-like teeth, a trait it loves to pass on to its hosts. Sinestro is usually the exception, unless he's particularly angry, thanks to his sheer control.
- Omnicidal Maniac: In case that time it made Hal Jordan destroy the universe wasn't enough proof:Spectre: You will be destroyed...Parallax: No. I believe that's everyone else.
- Orifice Invasion: It’s preferred method of directly possessing people. Thanks for not cutting away while it happens, comic artists!
- Powers via Possession: Anyone it possesses will essentially become a Physical God. Interestingly, it's implied that Parallax itself becomes much more powerful with a host, even if the host doesn't have any superpowers of their own. It is described as a 'parasite', after all.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Disturbingly, it tends to come off as this towards Hal, referring to him as its 'special someone'.
- Psycho Supporter: Inverted; it regards Batman as its disciple due to his methods of combating crime.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Green Lantern: Rebirth revealed that the long-established "yellow impurity" in the Central Power Battery was actually Parallax, the "yellow fear entity," an insectile manifestation of that emotion, released when Hal "Greatest GL of them All" Jordan entered the Central Battery years before. Before that, it was in a box that was stolen from Maltus by Larfleeze and his crew. Later it was imprisoned in a Sciencell, and finally got ripped apart and stashed in four separate batteries.
- Skewed Priorities: During Blackest Night, it’s so busy trying to kill the Spectre that it doesn’t even seem to notice or care that there’s still a Black Lantern invasion happening in their immediate vicinity that needs stopping.
- Slasher Smile: Its default expression. It only really drops it when it's angry.
- Speech Bubbles: Yellow ones with more angular lettering to match its demonic appearance and nature.
- Supernatural Fear Inducer: Well, duh.
- The Dog Bites Back: Sinestro’s use of Parallax as his own personal attack dog earned him the entity’s hatred for enslaving it, leading it to try and kill him in revenge once it finally got free.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: It saved The Spectre from the Black Lanterns just so they could have a proper rematch.
- Throat Light: It’s made of light, but the glowing fear symbol that represents the Sinestro Corps is located in its mouth.
- Time Abyss: Parallax was stuck in the Central Power Battery for at least ten million years, and existed long before the Guardians trapped it there. We find out in Blackest Night that it is the second oldest of all the emotional entities save for Ion, being born the moment fear was felt for the very first time.
- Villainous Breakdown: Right at the end of Green Lantern: Rebirth when Hal still refuses to give up, its frustration and fury are extremely evident.
- Villain Decay: Since the New 52, Parallax has been not so much a villain of its own as much as a tool for greater power over yellow energy, with its own personality having been ignored for the most part. Given that Sinestro long ago figured out how to control it, this isn't entirely surprising.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Ever since DC Rebirth, Parallax’s appearances in comics have been sparse at best, and its current location and activities are unknown. However, it's fairly reasonable to speculate that it's avoiding Sinestro.
- Yandere: Shows some elements of this to Hal, wanting to use him as a host again and sometimes calling him "my precious Hal".
Xudar's worst serial killer. A minor arrest led the Xudarian police force to discover the bones of thousands of children on his property. The intense fear he instills in the people of Xudar leads to him being recruited as a Sinestro Corpsman.
- Asshole Victim: He is murdered by Tomar-Tu after gloating about the children he'd murder in the future. This leads Tomar-Tu to eventually join the Darkstars.
- Ax-Crazy: A sadistic serial killer of children.
- Evil Counterpart: To Tomar-Tu.
- Sadist: He revels in the suffering he causes, at one point saying that he prefers to kill children exactly because they have their whole lives ahead of them.Romat-Ru: Why waste effort on the grown? Their lives are already behind them. I steal Xudar's leaders and surgeons and heroes of tomorrow.
- Serial Killer: He's murdered countless children.
- Undying Loyalty: While Arkillo was off fighting Mongul, Romat-Ru led the rest of the loyalists to free Sinestro.
- Would Hurt a Child: Police discovered the bones of thousands of children in his home.
- Continuity Nod: His home planet of Bismoll is the home of Matter-Eater Lad of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Or at least it will be in a thousand years.
- HULK MASH!-Up: A purple-skinned variation, he shares the Hulk's broad diet and is more articulate than the normal dumb brute characterization.
- Extreme Omnivore: He's a Bismollian so this is natural, but after his teeth were removed and he had them replaced with a set of dentures made from Bismollian steel, he can bite through anything.
- Tuckerization: His name's a variation of Adam Schlagman's.
- A God Am I: He's passed himself off as an ancient torture god and influenced thousands to murder in his name, including some of the worst serial killers in the universe.
- The Blank: He has no face.
- Charm Person: To a degree.
- Horned Humanoid: Two of his spiky growths are shaped and positioned like traditional depictions of little devil horns.
- Mind Rape: Scivor's method of implanting thoughts of murder.
- More than Mind Control: How much of these thoughts are Scivor's own doing or whether he just gives a little push towards murder is up for clarification.
- Spikes of Villainy: Covered in thorn-like spines across his body, and very evil.
- Tuckerization: Of Ethan Van Sciver's last name.
- Bald of Evil: She's a bald alien woman and a Mad Bomber.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Bald and orange skinned but not bad looking.
- Mad Bomber: Seer Ruggle is a renowned designer of various destructive devices including blink-bombs. She was the creator of the blink-bomb used in the attempted assassination of Mogo by the Children of the White Lobe.
- Pointy Ears: She's got pointy ears, one of the few indicators she's an alien.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: It's a giant insect that inhabits the space between universes.
- Hell Is That Noise: In-universe, it's said that the sound it makes when rubbings its legs together can drive men to madness.
- Blob Monster: His body is half slime, half corrosive acid.
- Hollywood Acid: Has an incredibly acidic interior.
- Starfish Aliens: One of the more alien members of the Sinestro Corps
- The Unintelligible: Communicates in squiggly lines, which are nonetheless understood by his compatriots.
- Evil Counterpart: To Salakk. They come from the same planet, but while Salakk is a gifted strategist and coordinator of the Green Lantern Corps, Smithwick is a firm believer in chaos and anarchy.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Being a Slyggian, Smithwick has four arms and is very much dangerous.
- Fate Worse than Death: He feeds on spines, which he removes using a hypnotic gaze, whip-like tongue, and a jaw like a steel trap. However, his victims are still alive after he's done with them.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: His teeth are numerous.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: He resembles an alien alligator which walks on two feet.
- " You forget that I'm a Natu by name, but a Sinestro by blood. Fear is the family gift. I feel it throbbing inside you. The fear that made you keep your secret. Fear that I wouldn't want to be with you. Fear that I'd be the love you let slip away. You fear a wounded heart! You can't hide from your fear, alley rat."
Ranx the Sentient City
One of the most powerful of the Sinestro Corps, Ranx is an interstellar city the size of a moon. Its origins are unknown, but it is said to be as old as the stars. The circuitry running through it allows it to be aware of every activity on its surface, and it can manipulate its own landscape and gravity, similar to Mogo. Ranx's only inhabitants were criminals and drifters, but it developed a grudge against the Green Lanterns for attacking it and taking them away. The other Sinestro Corps members used Ranx as a base and training ground, similar to Mogo and the Green Lanterns.
An ancient prophecy by Qull of the Five Inversions decreed that Ranx would destroy Mogo, and the Green Lanterns with it. But Sodam Yat defeated it and blew it up. Ranx' remains have since been merged with Warworld.
- Arch-Enemy: Very fixated on Guy, owing to their previous encounter in which Guy detonated a bomb in Ranx's sewers, causing the city to "void its bowels".
- The Chosen One: A malevolent example. Qull of the Five Inversions predicted he would finish off the Green Lanterns by killing the last of their kind, Mogo. But the prophecy failed due to the extermination of the Children of the White Lobe, who would've killed Sodam Yat and the Hazy-Feel Turn of the Red Lanterns. With Sodam (and many other Lanterns) alive, Ranx failed.
- Evil Counterpart: To Mogo.
- Fusion Dance: His remains were merged with Warworld, allowing him to take it over as his new body.
- Genius Loci: He’s a sentient spaceship.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: How he was defeated and destroyed. The bomb he tried to kill Mogo with was instead transported inside Ranx by Sodam Yat, blowing the Sentient City to pieces instead. Besides, even if he had succeeded in destroying Mogo with the bomb, he would eventually regenerate.
- Malevolent Architecture: A sinister world-sized city.
- Planet Spaceship: The personal and living headquarters of the Sinestro Corps.
- Shout-Out: To the Death Star.
- That's No Moon: What the Green lanterns find out the hard way.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Was a non-sentient drone initially. When its creators gave it free will, it became outraged at the slavery it perceived, and created a fear program to topple the planet.
- Mauve Shirt: He can be seen hanging around in many crowd scenes, often alongside Slushh and Romat-Ru.
- Undying Loyalty: He, Romat-Ru, and several others were still loyal to Sinestro after Mongul II took over. Tekik personally gave Sinestro his ring back.
- Verbal Tic: Speaks in a stilted, robotic manner, represented in his speech balloons by putting a period after every word he speaks.
- The Blacksmith: He's the Weaponer for a reason, and that reason is that he invented Sinestro's yellow ring.
- Genius Bruiser: He created Sinestro's original yellow ring.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Only known as The Weaponer, with his individual name unknown.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When the Corps broke up, he ditched his ring to avoid vengeful mobs. He can always make another, but probably isn't in a hurry to align with a group of ringslingers again.
- Asshole Victim: He led the gang rape on Bleez. He bites it as soon as she becomes a Red Lantern.
- Death by Origin Story: A villainous example. Bleez kills him upon becoming a Red Lantern.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in Bleez's backstory, but it was his actions that led to her becoming a prominent Red Lantern.
- No Name Given: He’s not named, just known to be the Sinestro Corpsman of Sector 465.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He attempted to have his way with Bleez, which led to his downfall when Bleez's rage at her plight made her a Red Lantern.
- When the Corps was first founded, Batman was offered a ring, but was rejected due to Batman's previous encounter with a Green Ring. This version of "Sinestro Corps Batman" was enough famous to have his own figure as well DLC costumes for Batman in various video games.
- Jonathan Crane was also offered a ring, but it was confiscated before it could get to him. He was temporarily deputized during the Blackest Night.
- Superboy-Prime was freed and later recruited as part of the Corps for Sinestro Corps War as herald for the Anti-Monitor (with his own agenda, by the way). For more details see here and here.