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The Crew of the Interceptor

    The Whole Team 
  • Badass Crew: This crew has achieved some impressive creds and is the one out in Frontier Space dealing with threats far from back up.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Razer's red and black attire deliberately stands in contrast with the rest of the green-themed team, particularly Aya, whose main colors are neon green and white.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Sanguine: Hal; incredibly social and good-natured, while also rather impulsive.
    • Choleric: Kilowog; the most fierce in battle and quick to anger, but with a compassionate heart.
    • Melancholic: Razer; intelligent, brooding, and by far the least social of the group.
    • Phlegmatic: Aya; gentle and eager to learn while being capable in her own right.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A human, a pig-like alien, an A.I. nav computer, and a reformed enemy.

    Hal Jordan 
Voiced by: Josh Keaton

Green Lantern of Sector 2814, homeworld Earth. Hal Jordan is constantly at odds with the Guardians due his tendency to do what's right, regardless of the political consequences. This attitude drives him to steal the Interceptor and hunt down the Lantern killers threatening frontier space.

  • Ace Pilot: His day job at Ferris Enterprises was testing planes and he was very good at it.
  • Bash Brothers: If he and Guy can stop one-upping each other for ten seconds, they easily fall into this.
  • Batter Up!: Seems to be his preferred construct for melee combat. He did say he used to play baseball.
  • Battle Couple: With Carol in "Love is a Battlefield"; an apt title.
  • Berserk Button: Do not try to flirt with Carol Ferris. Guy Gardner found this out the hard way via Hal punching them in the face. Also don't try to hurt her either, as Atrocitus found out via a similar method.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Anytime he's unable to use his Green Lantern Ring. As he puts it, "I was kicking butt long before I ever got this ring."
  • The Captain: Of the Interceptor, though he was only granted it "under protest" from Appa.
  • Chick Magnet: Besides Carol Ferris, he's drawn the attention of Iolande, the Star Sapphire queen's niece, and flirted with Aya, an artificial intelligence, to get her to cooperate.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: It's consistently noted that Hal will always put others' well-being ahead of his own. In "Steam Lantern", he'd rather take a chance at pulling an entire planet through a crack between universes than send himself back for sure while leaving it to die of cold.
  • Clark Kenting:
    • Mercilessly mocked by Kilowog and Guy Gardner. Both of them say it doesn't make any sense for him to hide his identity on the other side of the galaxy.
    • Lampshaded when Carol wonders how it ever fooled her after finding out his identity.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown eyes and hair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Whether it's a Red Lantern invasion or falling into a black hole, Hal always has a wisecrack ready.
  • Determinator: Naturally, being a Willpower-based Green Lantern, he never gives up.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Gets a spiffy Orange Lantern uniform when he's corrupted by the Orange Lantern Battery.
  • Expressive Mask: He has been maskless in two scenes over two seasons and still displays emotion. It could be justified by the fact that it's an energy construct and reacts to his thoughts.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When amplified by a Blue Lantern ring, his eyes glow green.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: He can outsmart criminals like Byth Rok with ease.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Hal is a genuinely nice person, but don't think that means he'll go easy on bad guys.
  • Guile Hero: in "Flight Club", he Out-Gambitted Byth Rok not only once but twice.
  • The Hero: Main good guy and the one advocating saving others, including people like Razer.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Happens during his second and third battles with Atrocitus. After being pummelled into the ground, he gets his second wind and beats Atrocitus unconscious. Justified, as his ring literally runs on Heroic Spirit.
  • Irisless Eye Mask Of Mystery: When he activates the power of the ring, it creates his mask.
  • It's All My Fault: Consider's Aya's rampage to be his fault since he was the one who stole the ship back in the pilot and rescued her from the Science Director.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": He admires Sinestro and models his own MO after him.
  • Lady and Knight: The White Knight (heroic green lantern) to Iolande's Bright Lady (benevolent queen), though Carol is his true love.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Cue puns, but seriously, it's there and heroic.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He uses the Star Sapphires' portal to go back to Earth and stop Atrocitus' invasion of Oa, but this results in him forgetting everything except for his love for Carol. Luckily, Carol quickly notices that something's up and helps him regain his memories.
  • The Leader: He leads by personality since he isn't much for masterminding or hierarchy.
  • Lovable Jock: Implied. Hal tends to make baseball constructs and joins Guy Gardner in using football constructs to destroy a Manhunter.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Hal will never leave someone in danger if he can do anything about it.
  • Papa Wolf: Addresses and looks out for Aya as if she were his own daughter. He was, in fact, the one who named her.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Has a tendency to be very reckless on missions and disobeys orders when he feels the need to, but is quick to complain when Aya ignores orders to do a mission he feels is too dangerous and risky for her. Kilowog lampshades the hypocrisy of it.
  • Praetorian Guard: Promoted to Honor Guard following the Red Lantern incident.
  • Reality Ensues: Since Hal was gone for months in the first season, people thought he was dead. In the premiere of season 2, he comes home to find that he had been replaced at his job.
  • Respected by the Respected: Hinted to be the case with him and Guy. Guy seems to have the respect and admiration of every person, Green Lantern, and Guardian in the show yet Guy surprisingly shows Hal a great amount of respect and trust in him despite only knowing him for less than a day.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: The main problem the Guardians have with him; despite being competent and meaning well, Hal has no problem stealing a prototype ship from them, disobeying direct orders to not go in a precise place or punching a viceroy in the face. note 
  • Secret Identity: He is the only Green Lantern so far to maintain one. He gets mocked for it by the other Green Lanterns. Even Guy Gardner makes no secret of his identity.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: He tried this on Atrocitus but it didn't work. His minions, on the other hand, were willing to talk after he punched out Atrocitus. He managed to get through to Aya eventually, but she had to nearly kill Razer first.
  • Team Dad: He provides a mix of guidance and discipline to Razer and was about to give Aya The Talk. Some fans have come to refer to him as "Papa Hal".
  • Token Human: The only human we see besides Carol for about half the first season and the only one that's ever on the ship.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While he often gets into conflict with Kilowog, they still have a deep respect for each other.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His attempt to take the Orange Lantern Battery resulted in the power of avarice corrupting him, complete with Red Eyes, Take Warning. note 

Green Lantern of Sector 674, the last survivor of Bolovax Vik. He serves as drill sergeant for the Corps. Kilowog often plays the voice of reason to Hal's impulsive actions. Like Hal, however, he has a strong sense of justice and joins him in his quest to find the Lantern killers.
  • Action Dad: Heavily implied to have been this in "Fear Itself". In the first nightmare he has, we see him interacting with two children who call him "daddy".
  • Badass Baritone: Per usual for Kevin Michael Richardson.
  • The Big Guy: The biggest on the crew and wields light construct hammers.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: More stoic than most examples but still gets into fighting with a grin.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: A rough and gruff guy who takes the Tough Love approach with his recruits and others.
  • Brooklyn Rage: He has something of a Brooklyn accent and is a drill sergeant.
  • By-the-Book Cop: He likes to stick to the regulations, believing that they exist for a reason, but he's not above disobeying orders if he feels it's necessary.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: At some point during his GL career, Bolovax Vik was destroyed, leading to the eradication of his entire species, his wife and children included.
  • Dating Catwoman: Falls in love with an alien named Galia, who becomes a Star Sapphire the very episode after her introduction. She may have gotten better after their collective Heel–Face Turn, but she hasn't been revisited since.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not to the extent of Hal, but he does have his fair share of moments when he's snarky.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Shown in the second half of the season. He tells Hal that his students are like his children, then immediately breaks into a string of insults at one offscreen for doing something wrong.
  • Drop the Hammer: His preferred type of ring construct is a hammer.
  • Foil: Tends to be this to Hal because he is a By-the-Book Cop and Hal is a Cowboy Cop.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Because he's a pig man he doesn't have human hands.
  • The Gadfly: When Hal tries to recruit him again in the second half of the season, he refuses. Upon Hal's suggestion that he beat Kilowog's best student to get his help, Kilowog has him fight Ch'p, the alien squirrel. Hal is soundly defeated, but Kilowog goes with him anyway; he just wanted to see Hal fight the squirrel.
  • Gentle Giant: When in a good mood, he's a big and affable guy.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When amplified by a Blue Lantern ring, his eyes glow green.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Mentioning the destruction of Kilowog's home planet tends to be a sore spot for him. When Hal hears of it during the premiere, Kilowog irritably changes the subject.
  • Jabba Table Manners: He eats a bowl of worms by smashing his face into it and chowing down.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can sometimes be grimly harsh, and is very aggressive. However, he means well.
  • Last of His Kind: His planet was destroyed. He was the only survivor.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Downplayed. Kilowog's a bit gruff, but he's one of the good guys. Unless you're a bad guy and on the wrong end of his hammer. Then you can take all the warning you want.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He's initially very unhappy about working with ex-Red Lantern Razer, leading the two to come to blows in the fourth episode. They gradually cool into a less combative working relationship, and by the end of the series, they have no qualms about calling each other friends.
  • Underwear of Power: Kilowog's Green Lantern uniform includes green briefs over his black skin-tight suit.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Hal. The two of them bicker and tease each other a lot, but they'll gladly die for each other if need be.
  • The Worf Effect: Zigzagging with this one; he has a fair body count but when the writers need to stress that something is really tough they use him. There's an In-universe example during "Fight Club" when Byth has him fight and lose to make his captors cocky and willing to up the stakes of a bet. Once they do so, he tells Hal to Attack Its Weak Point.

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle
The Interceptor's Nav-Com AI. She serves as the Naïve Newcomer to Hal's group, learning what it means to be a Green Lantern from their example.
  • Action Girl: She shows that she is quite capable in a fight in the episode "In Love and War".
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot:
    • The Guardians hold this opinion of her after "Homecoming", but Aya is never presented as anything other than fundamentally good (if naive). Until "Cold Fury", that is, where she shuts down her emotions to get over the pain of Razer rejecting her and betrays the crew after killing the Anti-Monitor.
    • It turns out she was this when she was first created, too. The Science Director gave her life by infusing her with a piece of Ion, the embodiment of willpower. With that, however, came curiosity and free will, and the Science Director quickly discovered that Aya would not obey her and would violently defend her right to exist, so she ended up erasing her memories and firewalling her emotions before installing her on the Interceptor as its navigational computer.
  • Arm Cannon: Her palms work like Green Lantern rings.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a state-of-the-art, combat-capable AI and her behavior is comparable to an inquisitive little girl asking her father, "what's that thing called".
  • Back from the Dead: She appears in an episode of Justice League Action without any memories.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Upon stealing the Anti-Monitor's powers and taking its place as the villain but she still has pupils.
  • Body Horror: She fuses with a damaged Manhunter in "Cold Fury". It's really disturbing. Aya herself realizes this and transfers herself into a spare body when Razer calls attention to it.
  • Body Surf: Survived her brush with Death at the hands of the Anti-Monitor by downloading into a disabled Manhunter.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Drusa hacks Aya over to the Red Lantern's side in "Invasion". Razer snaps her out of it.
  • Break the Cutie: In "Cold Fury". Razer rejects her, which causes her such pain that she shuts down her emotions and ultimately declares her disgust and refusal to have anything to do with organic beings.
  • Canon Immigrant:
    • Aya debuted in the comic before the series aired.
    • She's since immigrated to the Smallville continuation comics, where she is a Green Lantern with her own sector.
  • The Chick: Despite being an AI, she serves as the team's moral compass most of the time.
  • The Comically Serious: Doesn't have a grasp of humor so she can be funny while completely serious.
  • Cool Starship: She's the Interceptor's AI so her true form is the ship itself.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She made multiple backup copies of her robotic form (or rather, the associated parts) after losing several limbs to Atrocitus.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: As the Queen of the Manhunters, the eyes are more robotic and uncanny.
  • Dark Action Girl: After she shuts off her emotions and takes over the Anti-Monitor's role as the villain.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: She killed the Anti-Monitor with one attack.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Dies in Razer's arms after taking a hit from the Anti-Monitor for him. Thankfully, she found a way to survive. Then it happens AGAIN in the series finale after she comes back from her Face–Heel Turn and unleashes a virus that deletes her program. A Justice League Action episode reveals that she survived, albeit without any memories.
  • Easily Detachable Robot Parts: Aya's "body" is just a green energy construct designed to give her human form. Her armor is her physical self, and the individual pieces are all capable of acting independently. It Becomes significant when Aya changes parts in front of Razer, rather viscerally reminding him at the worst possible moment that she's a machine.
  • Emotionless Girl:
    • Downplayed. Her voice is consistently deadpan, even in dangerous situations, but she shows emotion in subtle ways. She displays stealth compassion for Razer and seems to be sensitive to Hal's flirting in the pilot. She doesn't show up on Manhunter emotion scanners, unless Razer, her Love Interest, is around.
    • In "Cold Fury", she shuts off her emotions to suppress her pain after Razer said he didn't love her. Cue her killing the Anti-Monitor and taking over as the new villain.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Goes from green-skinned, white-armored, and blue-eyed to icy blue-skinned, black-armored, and black-eyed in "Cold Fury".
  • Face–Heel Turn: After shutting off her emotions to defeat the Anti-Monitor, she takes over his body, accepts the Manhunters as her 'subjects', and rejects all organics as 'flawed'.
  • Face Stealer: One based on Razer's dead wife because she used it to free him from a Lotus-Eater Machine.
  • Fully Absorbed Finale: She appears on an episode of Justice League Action for a stint as Space Cabbie's GPS, meaning that she survived the events of this show's series finale.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Her eyes go completely green when she powers up her arm cannons in "In Love and War". In "Cold Fury", they turn bright white when she absorbs the Interceptor's entire power supply.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Declares herself queen of the Manhunters after her Face–Heel Turn.
  • Has Two Daddies: Hal and Kilowog jointly raise her. See Like an Old Married Couple.
  • Heart Drive: Her entire program exists in a small cylinder-shaped data core, making it easy for Hal to have her swapped out of her soon-to-be-dissected body for her incompetent replacement in "Reboot".
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Shoves Razer out of the path of the Anti-Monitor's beam in "Loss", which fatally damages her, though she recovers from that.
    • She makes another in the next episode, shutting off her emotions to enable her to drain the Interceptor's energy and kill the Anti-Monitor. This ends badly, however, because she had come to equate love with pain right before doing that, leading her to merge with the Anti-Monitor and turn on the heroes.
    • Another in the series finale, when she deletes her program to stop the Manhunters.
  • Humanity Ensues: At the end of "Into the Abyss" Aya constructs herself a humanoid body, if only so that she can be a "real" Green Lantern.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Wants to be counted as a Green Lantern in her own right. Little does she know this is exactly what she was commissioned for. The Science Director just wasn't happy with the results.
  • Informed Attribute: Though Aya claims to have shut off her emotions at the end of "Cold Fury", she certainly doesn't sound emotionless. In fact, she comes off as angry. It's a clue to her origins: Aya's emotions are not a product of advanced circuitry, but stem from the small bit of Ion inside her. As such, she cannot really shut off her emotions. It's hinted at by the fact that she attacks everyone on sight, save Razer.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Due to her young age and lack of experience, the eyes of her robotic body express innocent.
  • Lack of Empathy: Once she shuts off her emotions, she coldly sacrifices an entire Red Lantern warship just to give herself an opening to attack the Anti-Monitor. The finale, however, reveals that she hasn't been willing to kill precisely because she can't fully suppress her empathy.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Aya was originally created by the Science Director, but when she proved too willful to control, the Science Director erased her memories and installed her on the Interceptor. Aya had also discovered evidence of the Science Director's duplicity, which was another motivation.
  • Love Makes You Evil: It does when you shut off your emotions moments after equating love with pain.
  • Love Redeems: Fatally wounding Razer (and immediately regretting it) is what brings her back from the dark side.
  • Meaningful Name: "Aya" sounds like a corruption of "A.I", making it a slightly tongue in cheek reference to what she is. It also sounds suspiciously close to "Ion", the embodiment of Willpower. A fragment of said being was used in Aya's creation making her something close to either a child or an avatar of Ion.
  • Morality Chain: To Razer; she convinces him not to take revenge on Atrocitus for the sake of escaping Shard. Razer could also be considered one to her post-Face–Heel Turn. She came within seconds of destroying Zamaron, but Razer's mere presence was enough to make her back down and quickly think up an alternative which wouldn't involve having to personally murder him. When she fatally wounds him on impulse in the finale, it immediately puts her back on the side of good.
  • Ms. Fanservice: For a navigational computer, she designs herself an oddly hot humanoid form. She based it on Razer's wife, which might suggest that Ilana herself had quite the curves beneath those prudish garments. Her evil coloring seems to accentuate the fact, but this may simply be a side effect of the greater contrast between the blue skin and black armor compared to the lighter white and green palette she had before.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When she near-fatally wounds Razer, she immediately regrets it.
  • Nice Girl: Aya is always calm, accomodating, and wants to become a genuine Green Lantern so she can be a hero. Which makes her Face–Heel Turn doubly tragic.
  • Not So Different: With the Manhunters. She believes that they have the capacity to evolve as she does, but turns out to be wrong. The Manhunters try to turn this back on her, but she denies it.
  • Not So Stoic: She's stoic most of the time, but she has her moments. She sheds a Single Tear after she'd been brainwashed by Drusa in "Homecoming", for example, and her supposedly-emotionless new self in "Cold Fury" sounds angrier than anything she's ever displayed.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: She jumps on the "all life must die" bandwagon in "Love is a Battlefield" after her time on Zamaron convinces her that emotion makes beings act irrational. Unlike the Anti-Monitor, she plans to wipe it out all at once instead of just eating planets one at a time. In "Larfleeze", she started, as Kilowog and Razer see the stars above Okaara going dark at an alarming pace. Subverted later, when they discover she hasn't been destroying inhabited worlds.
  • Power Copying: She's able to copy the Star Sapphire teleportation power and improve it so she can teleport whatever she chooses.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After turning good again, she has to release a virus to destroy the Manhunters which she upgraded with her own programming, destroying herself in the process. Razer isn't convinced she's really dead and goes looking for her. It turns out she did survive, as she appeared in an episode of Justice League Action without any memories.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Whether this is used or not is ambiguous. Aya used the form of Razer's wife when creating a body, but Razer didn't notice the resemblance until it was pointed out by somebody else. At the same time, Aya was the only female he was attracted to, period, so he may have recognized it on a subconscious level.
  • Ride the Lightning: She can transfer her consciousness in the form of a green bolt of energy.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Justified; she wants to be a Green Lantern and her immediate role models are all humanoid.
  • Robot Girl: She's technically the ship but created herself a humanoid body.
  • Sapient Ship: Her true form is the Interceptor itself.
  • "Second Law" My Ass!: Aya obeys orders most of the time, but she isn't compelled to and has disobeyed orders on a few occasions, even ignoring the Guardians at one point. Amusingly, Hal doesn't approve but this is behavior she learned from him. As the Science Director discovered when she created Aya, infusing an AI with living willpower is a surefire recipe for something that will disobey you if it feels like it.
  • The Smart Girl: She's the AI of a cutting-edge starship so, yes, she's very smart.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female member of the crew.
  • Spaceship Girl: Kilowog tries to argue against Aya's attempt to classify herself as a Green Lantern, reasoning that she needs a physical body. Aya responds by making one.
  • The Stars Are Going Out: In "Larfleeze", Razer and Kilowog look to the skies and see numerous stars going dark. Kilowog tries to suggest that it's unrelated, but they both know that's just wishful thinking.
  • Tinman Typist: She engages in this trope several times. To make it even weirder, after the first example, she immediately explicitly states that she has total mental control over the ship.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She took her rather brutal loss to Atrocitus to heart. After that, she modified her palms into Green Lantern rings and kicks a fair amount of ass. Then comes "Cold Fury", where she takes on every bit of power from the Interceptor's power battery and kills the Anti-Monitor. Then she took his power, then kept absorbing star system after star system.
  • Touched by Vorlons: The Science Director reveals that Aya was given life by a piece of Ion.
  • Walking Spoiler: Becomes hard to talk about in the second half of the series for reasons that obviously can't be written here without putting them in spoiler tags.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: A variation; though Aya can comprehend Razer's past loss, she hadn't come to a full understanding of it at that point. In "Loss", while dying, she says she's come to understand the meaning of regret, specifically that she regrets the lost opportunity between them. She still has a bit of trouble with love, since she isn't able to precisely quantify Razer's love for her in the next episode.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After Razer tries to deny her love, she ends up shutting off her emotions, viewing the pain as an inhibition to stopping the Anti-Monitor. She absorbs the Interceptor's entire power supply, using it to kill the Anti-Monitor... but ends up plugged into his systems and decides she doesn't want anything to do with organics anymore, taking the Manhunters and fleeing. She heads to Zamaron to try and get some perspective on love, but only comes away convinced that it leads to pain and decides to wipe out all organic life.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In "Loss", Razer admits his love for her just before she "dies". When she comes back alive, however, he backpedals and declares she's just a machine. This leads to Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.

Voiced by: Jason Spisak
A Red Lantern who turns on Atrocitus after being pressured into destroying an inhabited world. Razer's wife died in the wars on his home planet, Volkreg, and her loss inspired the rage which drew the ring to him.
  • Anti-Hero: After joining the Green Lanterns, he's firmly against the Red Lanterns, but remains pessmimistic, cynical, and difficult to deal with. Notably, even as a good guy, Razer can still use a Red Lantern ring, powered by the user's rage and hatred. Character Development sees him soften over the course of the series, to the point that the ending implies that he'll become a Blue Lantern and a straight-up hero.
  • Anti-Villain: Before his Heel–Face Turn, he was driven by the death of his wife, Illana. He was also reluctant to kill in cold blood, his hunter-killer drones don't kill anyone, and he couldn't look at the detonator he presses to blow up a planet. He also blamed himself for pressing the button, to the point of regretting his own existance.
  • The Atoner: He expresses remorse over the things he has done, tends to use non-lethal force if possible, and would like nothing more than to stop relying on his anger to fight.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Despite forsaking Atrocitus and his crusade, Razer can still use the rage and hate-fuelled powers of a Red Lantern ring. It causes him no end of angst, as he abhors being so hateful, regrets ever having served Atrocitus, and finds the oath he needs to recite to recharge his ring to be vile. The series finale implies that he'll get a chance to be free of this; his faith in Aya's survival is powerful enough to attract a Blue Lantern ring.
  • Badass Armfold: His standard pose due to stoic annoyance is crossed arms over his chest.
  • Badass Boast: "I am not a friend. I am rage, I am vengeance, I am death."
  • Badass Bookworm: He was responsible for setting traps during his time with the Red Lanterns, and commanded the drone that damaged and tagged Aya with a tracer in the pilot (which he may have also designed). He is shown to have extended knowledge of space ships and their different sections and parts with enough knowledge to identify a ship's main engine power line. In his flashbacks, his wife implies he's well-educated, as she claims their society needs teachers, doctors, and builders more than soldiers.
    • He also causes a fake explosion in "Reckoning" as a diversion. Aya had trouble fully analyzing his program.
    • Hal recognizes this in "Invasion". When they find it necessary to destroy an ancient device, Razer is the person he turns to. True to form, Razer hotwires it to explode despite being unfamiliar with the technology.
  • Badass Creed: Defied. He thinks the Red Lantern oath is "disgusting and vile." He'd much rather use the one Aya wrote for him. If only it worked.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: From Red Lantern in the pilot to potential Blue Lantern in the finale. Storyboards for the unmade second season indicated that Razer would become a Blue Lantern.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting Aya will instantly invoke his rage.
    • Another time was when Atrocitus admitted he killed Illana.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: When not using his ring, Razer is the quietest and most controlled member of the team besides Aya.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: He can go without food for months at a time, which implies that he's ectothermic—in other words, cold-blooded.
  • Breath Weapon: In "Reckoning". The finest display of any Red Lantern.
  • Byronic Hero: Razer is very intelligent and talented, but brooding, self-loathing, snarky, and has suffered terrible loss that makes opening up or becoming hopeful again an uphill battle.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Finds it very difficult to admit his feelings for Aya, to himself or anyone else. Even when he finally does during "Loss", he backpedals in the next episode.
  • Canon Foreigner: Razer was created for the show.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Instead of fighting Atrocitus head-on (at first), he attempted to backstab him. Unfortunately, Atrocitus was a step ahead of him.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Whenever the universe wants to ruin someone's life, he's the bulls-eye.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Gotta be the only reason he carries around an array of knives and shuriken on his person despite wearing one of the powerful weapons in the universe on his finger.
  • Crusading Widower: Fights on behalf of his dead wife.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lost his wife and accidentally pushed a button that would destroy a planet, which he blames himself for and spent the whole first season dwelling on until he got help with letting it go.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shows his disdain for his teammates through sarcasm:
    Razer: [Sarcastic Clapping] Congratulations. After weeks of stalking Shard, you've unlocked the secret of when they dump their garbage. Can total victory be far behind?
    • He's so good at this he can snark without even speaking. In "Babel", when the crew's rings run out of energy before they're forced to fight a giant. Among the trophies it has collected is a Manhunter head, which Hal and Kilowog use to recharge their rings before tossing it to Razer, who holds up his red ring with a deadpan expression.
  • Death Seeker: He was hoping to die in the explosion of a planet, attempts to goad Hal into killing him afterwards, and doesn't struggle when stripped of his ring while Kilowog throws him around. His assassination attempt on Atrocitus may or may not have been planned to end in his execution, but Razer certainly wasn't struggling. He mentions not caring if he died against the Anti-Monitor in "Cold Fury", since Aya's dead.
  • Determinator: In the end, he goes to look for Aya, no matter how long it takes.
  • Facial Markings: In the comics based on the show, they were stated to be clan tattoos.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His fangs aren't as noticeable as Zox's, and, unlike him, he switches sides eventually.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When pushed far enough, Razer's rage causes his eyes to turn black with burning red irises, a sign that his powers are feeding off even more rage than usual. In such a state, he's powerful enough to overcome the negation effect Blue Lanterns normally have on Red Lantern rings.
  • Good Costume Switch: While the audience never sees it, it's heavily implied that Razer becomes a Blue Lantern at the end of the series.
  • Guyliner: His eyes are outlined heavily with black. As Razer lived in a desert until adulthood, this may be a biological feature to reduce glare from the sun.
  • Heartbroken Badass: The death of his wife drove him to Red Lantern levels of grief and rage. He finally seems to have moved forward in "Loss", only for things to go so much more wrong.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He becomes part of Hal's team after saving them.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes near catatonic after Aya dies, only able to hold what's left of her while the Anti-Monitor bears down on him.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: His default setting is a gruff mask over his Nice Guy nature which seems to be caused by the death of his wife.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: After Aya apparently dies in the finale, he remains steadfast in his belief that she must still exist in some form; a belief strong enough to draw a Blue Lantern ring to him.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: When de-powered or calm, Razer's eyes are a very pale blue and he himself is ruthlessly focused.
  • Ignore the Fanservice: Proves to be completely immune to the charms of the Star Sapphires due to the death of his wife.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for Aya's Face–Heel Turn and for all the harm she has or will cause in that state.
  • I Will Find You: At the end of the series, he leaves on a quest to find Aya.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He rarely gets along with Hal and Kilowog (especially Kilowog), pessimistic, snarks constantly and lacks empathy with the group, but his intentions are good. This improves in the following arc. In the second season, he shows a warmer side to the green lanterns, especially Aya who he falls in love with.
  • Knife Nut: When attempting to bribe a guard in "Babel", all he has in his pockets are a lot of knives.
  • Lack of Empathy: In the first season, to a degree; he's goal-oriented and tends to be insensitive to his teammates, although he clearly has concern for innocent people. This changes after he spends time with Saint Walker, although he's still does have a cold and distant demeanor most of the time.
  • The Lancer: Along with Kilowog, he serves as Hal's foil being pragmatically heroic and cynical.
  • Last of His Kind: Implied in "Loss". Razer remarks that his home planet was a dead world in the Forgotten Zone. As Razer had a sword and shield in flashbacks, it's highly unlikely his people were spacefaring.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Besides the obvious implication of its homonym "razor" (a sharp implement), it's also the present active form of the verb "raze" (tear to the ground).
    • Also his species: the creators have stated that he is from the planet Volkreg (named for producers Giancarlo Volpe and Jim Krieg.)
  • Never Bare Headed: Wears a horned headdress in costume and a skullcap/cowl in civilian clothes. His wife wore a hood, so this may be a cultural thing.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Right after telling Aya he loves her in "Loss", he goes back on it in the next episode, claiming he can't love her because she's Just a Machine. Aya is so heartbroken that she shuts off her emotions and ends up replacing the Anti-Monitor. While it's nothing new to see Razer suddenly retreat into his metaphorical shell, he could not have chosen a worse time to do it. Razer himself is painfully aware of this.
  • One Head Taller: Than Ilana and Aya, his wife and love interest respectively.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He can show shock, sorrow, smugness, and even happiness, but mostly he just looks angry and/or grumpy.
  • Pet the Dog: When Aya comes up with a new Lantern oath for him, since he finds the old one abhorrent, he thanks her for the effort despite the fact that only the old oath works.
  • The Power of Hate: Uses it despite the disgust and shame he feels for having to do so. In "Blue Hope", he realizes that it can be used for good, even if the power itself isn't.
  • Put on a Bus: After the first half of Season One. When asked where Razer is, Hal says he's "on sabbatical". It turns out he's on Odym, the new homeworld for the Blue Lantern Corps.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: They glow red when he loses control of his anger.
  • Robosexual: A very complicated version. Razer understandably has extreme difficulty reconciling his feelings for Aya, as she is a robot, he is a bereaved widower, and Aya is closely modeled after his deceased wife. The fact that Aya is a true sentient helps him deal with it, but far too late.
  • Screaming Warrior: Part and parcel of being a Red Lantern; RAGE! you know?
  • Single Tear: As he makes his way to kill Aya in the series finale.
  • The Snark Knight: He often makes pessimistic comments about the situation when in Hal's team, with a heavy use of Sarcasm Mode.
  • Spanner in the Works: To the Science Director. She had tried to seal away Aya's emotions because they made her impossible to control, but Razer reawakened those emotions.
  • Start of Darkness: The Spider Guild's torture device reveals the story of how he became a Red Lantern.
  • Suicide by Cop: He tries to goad Hal into killing him. When Hal realizes Razer wants to die, he refuses.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He sometimes feels this way around Hal and Kilowog, and shows this by throwing sarcastic comments at them.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Or rather, Tall, Pale And Snarky.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Before his Character Development started to develop, he was focused on the mission and suffers from a lack of empathy to anything outside of it.
  • Token Good Teammate: While he was still loyal to Atrocitus, Razer was the only one to voice any objections to killing innocent people in pursuit of their goals.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: His time on Odym has softened him, though he's still a rather angry fellow. However, he's become insignificantly more polite.
  • Tragic Hero: From losing his loved one, to blowing up a planet and being an accessory to several murders, Razer has just been through too much. This may also explain his harsh demeanor.
  • Trauma Conga Line: In order: His wife died. He was forced to blow up a planet. He found out his wife was killed by his former leader. He suffocated to the point of blacking out when a mind-stealer couldn't use his ring to keep him breathing. Aya died, came back, and went on a rampage after Razer told her he didn't love her. Then Aya returned to the side of good, only to kill herself to save all biological life. The universe just doesn't want him to be happy but he takes the last one surprisingly well.
  • Tsundere: Toward Aya. She's the only one he's nice to. In the mid-season finale, his feelings for her allow the Star Sapphires to teleport him to her location but refuses to tell her how he did so. He finally admits it in "Loss", then tries to go back on it. That backfired horribly. He also warms up to Hal and Kilowog after his return
  • Unstoppable Rage: He beat Atrocitus when it was revealed that Atrocitus killed Ilana. Razer also overcame the nullification effect of the Blue Lantern rings when Aya was shot by a Manhunter.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Retracting his declaration of love towards Aya, and later, telling her that in times of strife, he puts emotion aside and focuses on his task, result in Aya denouncing love as nothing but a source of pain, suppressing her own emotions, and assuming control of the Manhunters after the Anti-Monitor's defeat.
  • Vague Age: It's really not clear just how old Razer is supposed to be. Hal and Kilowog refer to him as "kid" fairly consistently, and it seems unlikely that Hal is any older than mid to late-20s. Kilowog is probably the older of the pair. This implies Razer is younger than everyone else, yet he was married and has a genius-level knowledge of engineering.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: A gender-flipped example. Do not hurt Aya. You will regret it.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Saint Walker. Razer provides the vitriol. Notably, Razer shared his past with Saint Walker, something he hasn't even been willing to do with Hal, Kilowog, or Aya (who discovered it on her own).
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In "Loss", he is ready let go of his widow pain and ready to start fresh with Aya. Then the Anti-Monitor shows up and kills her. Then, after Aya's Face–Heel Turn and back again, she dies again, seemingly much more permanently, and he embarks on a quest to locate her (because he refuses to believe she's really dead) without any idea where to start.


The Red Lantern Corps

    In General 

  • Adaptational Intelligence: In the comics, most Red Lanterns are The Berserker, so consumed with rage that they can barely speak until Atrocitus started experimenting to make more intelligent Lanterns. Here, every Red Lantern stays as clear-headed as before they were inducted into the Corps from the start.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In getting revenge on the Guardians, the Red Lantern Corps has become just as bad. Atrocitus in particular has become worse.
  • Karma Houdini: Though the Guardians blame themselves and try to atone for their actions against them, the Red Lanterns's crimes are ultimately swept under the rug in exchange for the ceasefire. Atrocitous is imprisoned but the Red Lanterns are never punished for their genocidal actions and Zilious's murder of a Green Lantern in the opening episode goes unmentioned. Similarly, later recruits like Drusa and Ragnar, who weren't unjustly wronged like the others, continue to stay on the RL's staff.
  • Revenge: Their plan is to get revenge on the Guardians for their past atrocities.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Their status is unknown after Aya goes off the deep end.

Voiced by: Jonathan Adams
Leader of the Red Lantern Corps. His world was destroyed when the Manhunters ravaged the Forgotten Zone. He created the Red Lanterns to exact vengeance upon the Guardians, who he believed sent the Manhunters on purpose. Despite his crusade being based on the deaths of so many, he is willing to do far worse if it means having his revenge.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Mostly for animation reasons. He's wrinkled as hell in the comics.
  • Adaptational Villainy: His comic book incarnation is by no means squeaky clean, but he's an anti-hero who cares for innocents. In this series, he's genocidal and will manipulate potential recruits into joining by forcing tragedy upon them. Poor Razer found this out.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Hal could stand against Zilius Zox or Razer with relative match, but Atrocitus was way out of his league. During their Final Battle, he still shows this. Hal holds his own slightly better, but Atrocitus dominates the fight until Hal's Heroic Second Wind kicks in.
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Jonathan Adams.
  • Badass Boast: "I am Atrocitus, Lord and Master of the Red Lantern Corps. I am the one who will destroy the Guardians and all they stand for. I am wrath. I am hate. I am RIGHTEOUS VENGEANCE!"
  • Badass in Charge: Atrocitus is, in his own words, "Lord and Master" of the Red Lantern Corps.
  • Bad Boss: Gives Zox a boot to the face for questioning his plans.
  • Berserk Button: When Atrocitus learns that Hal is alive (having fought him in the pilot), he responds with a very annoyed "You!" Seems Hal left quite the impression. Later, he accepts an offer from Aya to fight Carol simply because killing her would hurt Hal.
  • Big Bad: As the leader of the Red Lantern Corps, he's the main antagonist for the first arc of the series.
  • Breath Weapon: He gets some good mileage out of it, and one shot successfully killed Ghia'ta.
  • The Corrupter: He engineered a war on Razer's homeworld and murdered his wife in order to recruit Razer as a Red Lantern.
  • Dark Messiah: He comports himself as much a holy man as a warlord, and Shard includes a temple that casts him in a darkly messianic light.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Telling Razer the truth about his wife's death was a spectacular Kick the Dog moment, but Atrocitus was clearly unprepared for Razer's reaction.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He's bigger than both Hal's team and his followers.
  • Evil Plan: Revenge on the Green Lanterns for the loss of his homeworld.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He's voiced by Jonathan Adams, who's known for his deep, James Earl Jones-esque voice.
  • Freudian Excuse: The Guardians destroyed his homeworld (and very likely scarred him), and he seeks revenge on them. Notably even Hal tells him point blank that he's right to feel angry for what happened.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: While it is acknowledged that he has a legitimate reason to be angry, it's also clear that he's become so consumed with pain and anger that he's willing to inflict the same pain on others. Notably Hal makes a sincere offer to help rebuild the Forgotten Zone, Atrocitus rejects it.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: It's subtle, but Atrocitus' eyes glow when he's angrier than usual.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a large scar on his face, with one cheek burned or ripped away.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: If he was even good in the first place he's definitely bad now.
  • Hypocrite: He claims to be opposing the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps because they destroyed his planet. He has no problem doing the same to worlds protected by the Lanterns, which he says is for "the greater good".
  • Knight Templar: He will bring the Guardians to account for destroying his world—and anyone (or any planet) he thinks is in his way is dead meat.
  • Large and in Charge: He dwarfs his followers; even Skallox, despite this guy being almost as big as Kilowog.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He was the mastermind behind the wars on Razer's planet, and killed his wife so he would be recruitable as a Red Lantern.
    Atrocitus: It was I who conquered your world, who set your warlords against each other, to create destruction, and chaos, and hate! It was I who saw your potential and recruited you, and when I saw you needed only a nudge to become a truly hateful creature, then I sealed your fate. It was I who slaughtered your precious Illana.
  • Motive Decay: His reappearance in season 2 has him out for revenge against Hal and anyone close to him, even ignoring all the Manhunters around him. This may be easier to swallow with him being a hypocrite, but the killers of his sector are everywhere, and he doesn't even acknowledge the fact. Then again, he's been in a prison since his defeat, so he might not have been aware of what was happening at the time.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: There are a number of terms that his name would fit with: pain, evil, etc.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He probably shouldn't have told Razer that he was the one who killed his wife.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Talks about avenging those lost by the Manhunters, but his Lack of Empathy to anyone he hurts in the same way shows he's just a hate-filled madman.
  • Obviously Evil: Seriously, look at the guy's name, to say nothing of his demonic appearance. Ironically, he considers himself the good guy, since he's got it in for the Guardians for destroying his homeworld. Played with in that Hal admits that his anger is justified.
  • The Power of Hate: Uses it, advocates it, and spreads it.
  • Really 700 Years Old: In the mid-season finale, he mentions that he has waited centuries to take his revenge on the Guardians.
  • Redemption Rejection: In "Homecoming", Hal admits that what the Manhunters did to the Atrocitus' people was a tragedy, and that his rage was earned, but offers the Green Lanterns' aid in helping to rebuild the Forgotten Zone as restitution. But Atrocitus is too far gone and consumed with hatred to take the offer.
    Atrocitus: You can help, Earth man. Your dying screams shall help soothe the restless souls of our dead!
  • Revenge by Proxy: He was more than happy to engage in a Forced Prize Fight if it meant getting to kill Carol Ferris, Hal's one true love.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His Evil Plan in a nutshell.
  • The Unfettered: And how!
  • Villain Has a Point: Hal flat out tells him that he has every reason to hate the Guardians for what happened. The problem is that he's so consumed with rage that he refuses to consider alternate ways and is willing to inflict the same pain on others
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Twisted and evil though he may be, Atrocitus' villainy is driven by the pain and rage he feels over the loss of his homeworld.
  • Worf Had the Flu: In "Love is a Battlefield", he claims that his previous loss to Hal was due to fatigue from conquering Oa. Considering he barely did anything before fighting Hal, it's obvious he's just nursing his bruised ego.

    Zilius Zox 
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
Atrocitus' right-hand man, Zox is easily the most bloodthirsty of the Red Lanterns, to the detriment of his ability to rationally think things through. He takes over as leader of the Red Lanterns in the second half of the series.
  • Ax-Crazy: Even Atrocitus doesn't display as much pleasure in killing as this guy. When Razer comments it's pointless to kill a Green Lantern because his ring will find a new owner, Zox merely replies that they will be able to kill that too. Similarly, when Razer helped destroy Rev's planet, he was insanely happy and he took a sadistic pleasure in torturing Razer and being ordered to execute him.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: After succeeding Atrocitus, he starts displaying megalomania and plots to betray the Guardians, but it's obvious he isn't much of a threat.
  • Blood Knight: Until the Manhunters get involved he loved fighting.
  • Breath Weapon: Unlike most Red Lanterns in this show, he shoots his red energy from his mouth like Red Lanterns in the comic. It helps that his mouth is freaking enormous, especially compared to his tiny little baby arms.
  • Butt-Monkey: Regularly smacked around by Atrocitus
  • Cephalothorax: Lampshaded by Hal, who once called Zox a "demented beachball".
  • Dirty Coward: Would rather hide on the Interceptor than fight the Manhunters.
  • The Dragon: Atrocitus' Number Two.
  • Dragon Ascendant: He becomes leader of the Red Lanterns after Hal takes down Atrocitus.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Along with the 'blood' in his oath, you'd think he was a vampire.
  • Hero Killer: The first scene of the series has him killing a Green Lantern, though we can't see it, we can can hear it, and it doesn't sound pleasant.
  • Insistent Terminology: That's Prime Magistrate Zox to you.
  • It's All About Me: When the crew is being chased by Manhunters in "Loss", he's more concerned for his own safety than theirs.
  • Jerkass: Consistently unpleasant, even to his allies. The only one Zox treats with any actual respect is Atrocitus, and even that is largely sycophancy.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Pure white with no pupil or iris.
  • Oh My Gods!: Swears to a deity named Brotz on occasion.
  • Pet the Dog: For all his jerkass tendencies and anger, when he goes into battle against the Anti-Monitor who seems invincible, and the Manhunter army which destroyed his sector, he wishes Hal and the crew good luck in the fight.
  • The Starscream: Rather amusing, considering his voice actor.
    • Subverted in a tie-in comic, where he's seen experimenting with some powerful crystals, creating Goldface, and he continues to hide it from Atrocitus, trying to divert attention off of it. However, he merely wanted to impress Atrocitus with his creation, and if it failed, he would suffer none of the consequences of such failure, because Atrocitus didn't know about the experiment.
    • After the war is over, he explains to Bleez that he intends to use the Guardians' offer of peace to rebuild their strength, so they won't lose another war when they start it.
  • Sycophantic Servant: He's quick to agree with Atrocitus.

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

  • Absolute Cleavage: She would have had this, but it didn't clear Standards and Practices.
  • Ax-Crazy: After the Reds are forced to make peace with the Guardians, she wants to kill their envoy and hide the body. She even offers to dig the hole.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A very specific version. The Red Lantern symbol on her outfit is centered on her stomach, and the circle in the center is empty to show her belly button.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Like other Red Lanterns.
  • Combat Stilettos: She can fly, so it's not much of an issue.
  • Dark Action Girl: Evil, vicious and female.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the comics, she was The Dragon. In the series, Zox is The Dragon, so she has less screen time, though more than most Red Lanterns since she is the leader of the Quirky Miniboss Squad. She also gets to be Zox's Dragon later.
  • Designated Girl Fight: With Aya in "Regime Change".
  • The Dragon: To Zox, following his Dragon Ascendant status.
  • Flight: Not just from her ring, but from her wings, as well. This proved useful when her ring got shut off in "Regime Change".
  • Gunship Rescue: When Zox calls for backup, she comes in Shard to rescue the Interceptor, blasting at the Anti-Monitor with its cannons and Liberators. However, this proves a mere annoyance to the Anti-Monitor, who absorbs the Liberators then Shard. She evacuates with the rest of the population.
  • Winged Humanoid: A departure from the comics, where she has skeletal wing constructs after her real ones were amputated. Her wings have holes, but are otherwise intact.


  • Adaptational Badass: While the comic version is far from harmless, this version is given more muscle and upper body strength, likely to be a physical match for Kilowog.
  • The Brute: Acts as the muscle for the Red Lanterns.
  • Hulk Speak: Much like the comic!Red Lanterns, which were all mindless berserkers, his diction is poor and he's hunched over in a Primal Stance.
  • A Load of Bull: Though he's more goat-like than bull, he charges like one.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red lantern light.
  • Use Your Head: His preferred method of combat is headbutting.

Voiced by: Jason Spisak

    Cleric Loran 
Voiced by: Corey Burton

  • Affably Evil: When Hal posed as a Red Lantern soldier and asked him to relate Atrocitus' origin, he was rather nice to him and gladly accepted his request.
  • Badass Preacher: Implied to be as strong as his flock.
  • Canon Foreigner: Created for the show.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He doesn't approve when a few Red Lanterns rush into his chapel and start a fight.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: It's Corey Burton doing his Christopher Lee impression, so it's to be expected.
  • Eyeless Face: He doesn't have eyes, merely the Red Lantern symbol on his forehead. His staff, however, has a flaming eye, and it evidently allows him to see, given how it follows movement and sound.
  • Good Shepherd: In a Good Is Bad And Bad Is Good kind of way. Yes, he belongs to a Religion of Evil, but he thinks the Guardians are the evil ones and that he's preaching a righteous cause. As noted above, he's apparently this trope to his own flock.
  • Religion of Evil: He preaches Atrocitus' doctrine of rage and hate.
  • Staff of Authority: To put it simply, the man has Sauron's tower, complete with eye, as a staff.
  • Token Good Teammate: The closest the Corps has to one after Razer left. While he's still the supporter of a genocidal cause, he's one of the few Red Lanterns shown that isn't a complete Jerkass, and he seems to genuinely care about the other Lanterns.

Voiced by: Will Friedle

Iolande's brother. He is obsessed with becoming a Green Lantern, so obsessed that he murdered one thinking that the ring would come to him. Naturally, this failed, and Ragnar quickly spiraled out of control. His rage at his continued failure eventually drew a Red Lantern ring, granting him the power he was seeking.

  • Ambition Is Evil: His desire to become a Green Lantern and a king lead him to the Dark Side.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He was so eager to become a Green Lantern that he murdered one to get his ring. Needless to say, it didn't work and he Face Heel Turned into a Red Lantern. See Evil Cannot Comprehend Good.
  • Bald of Evil: Double subverted as his head was the same before becoming a red lantern.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He was acting and looking pretty nice in his first appearance, defending Iolande and expressing his admiration for the Green Lanterns. It's not until he believes his wish to become a Green Lantern has come true that we see his real self.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Double subverted as his eyes were the same before becoming a Red Lantern.
  • Dirty Coward: When his schemes are uncovered, Ragnar takes Iolande hostage and begs for her mercy when she overpowers him.
  • Entitled Bastard: Ragnar believes that he deserves to be king of Betrassus and a Green Lantern, but doesn't understand why he's unworthy to be either.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Unable to see that his obsessive desire and extremes he's willing to go through to become a Green Lantern, as well as how he was going to use his power, are the very reasons why he'll never become one.
  • Evil Is Petty: Unlike the other Red Lanterns, whose rage was born from incredible personal loss (Atrocitus and Zox's homeworlds, Razer's wife), Ragnar's ring is drawn to him by his jealousy toward his sister and rage over being denied the throne he doesn't deserve.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He envied his sister's right to the throne. That the ring chose her over him only serves to fuel his rage.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: After the disappearance of Green Lantern Duloc, he tells Kilowog that he is glad there are two Green Lanterns on the planet, even though there are three. The fact that he forgets to count Duloc indicates that he knows Duloc is dead, and no one knew that at the time.
  • It's All About Me: He murdered one Green Lantern and tried to murder another because he considered himself inherently worthy of their power, and he despises and tries to kill his sister because he feels the same way about the throne of Betrassus. It's even more evident when he becomes a Red Lantern; other Red Lanterns, even Atrocitus, are driven by rage over a personal loss. Ragnar is effectively driven by an overblown temper tantrum over his justly denied ambitions.
    Ragnar: This is my planet! I was born to lead!
  • Karma Houdini: Ragnar escapes the prison, joins the Red Lanterns and is still free and alive the last time we saw him.
  • The Power of Hate: Gets a Red Lantern ring thanks to his rage. As a notable exception to the other Red Lanterns (unless their origins change for this series), he's the only Red Lantern who is purely motivated by selfishness. Whereas they got the required rage due to the loss of someone close to them, he's only driven by an inferiority complex. By comparison, even this adaptation's far less sympathetic Atrocitus is still driven by great personal tragedy (the loss of his homeworld).
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Iolande; Ragnar is a cruel and selfish Red Lantern, while his sister is a kind and noble Green Lantern.
  • Smug Snake: Neither as smart nor as capable as he thinks he is; Hal and Kilowog manage to deduce his plot and con him into exposing his own crimes, and later, Ragnar is only a serious threat because he has the backing of the other Red Lanterns.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Iolande merely had him imprisoned after his betrayal. In the comic, he was sentenced to death.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Iolande spared his life despite Ragnar murdering Duloc, trying to kill Kilowog, and committing treason by trying to usurp the throne from his sister. Ragnar doesn't appreciate the mercy (despite begging for quarter when defeated) and just becomes more vicious towards his sister while in prison.
  • The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: He took over the place with help from the Red Lanterns.

The Green Lantern Corps

Voiced by: Tom Kenny


    Guy Gardner
Voiced by: Diedrich Bader

Earth's second Green Lantern. Originally set to be Green Lantern after Abin Sur's death, Hal was chosen instead because he was located closer to Abin's crash site. In the second half of the first season, the Guardians choose Guy to watch over Sector 2814 while Hal is unavailable.

  • The Ace: For all his bluster, he's a very competent Lantern (which may partly be why he's so full of himself) and true to the trope, everybody in the GLC seems to love him, even Appa Ali Apsa who doesn't like anyone. Hal comes around eventually, though he draws the line at giving him permission to date Carol after they break up. Guy literally calls himself this in "Ranx".
  • Alliterative Name: Guy Gardner.
  • Bash Brothers: If he and Hal can stop one-upping each other for ten seconds, they easily fall into this.
  • Bear Hug: Eagerly gives one to Hal during his introduction episode on live television no less. He doesn't even completely pull away once an unappreciative Hal points his attention to the camera.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Has this for everyone, but most noticably Hal. It's used by the writers to establish him as a Nice Guy. Despite his obvious rivalry with Hal, Guy seems to take protecting his sector's previous Green Lantern as a priority despite knowing full well that Hal can hold up quite well on his own. Most notable moments are when he pulls Hal out of the way from a spike trap wall in his introductory episode and then later in the finale he asks Kilowog to help him cover Hal while the latter is rushing into the thick of battle.
  • The Bro Code: Defied. Guy almost immediately asks for Carol's cell number once she and Hal had broken up.
    • There's a moment where the camera takes time to focus on Guy's expression as Hal leaves and the look on his face implies that he did it so that Hal could have an outlet for his sorrow/frustration since the latter would not accept his sympathies.
  • Bromantic Foil: To Hal.
  • Commonality Connection: He and Hal start bonding very quickly whenever they find out they have things in common starting with their general opinion of the Guardians, the inability to have a love life due to the nature of their job, sports, and even the simple fact that they're the only human Green Lanterns.
    Guy: We Earth Lanterns gotta watch each other's backs, right?
    Hal: You bet, pal.
    Guy: [hugs him without warning]
  • Dull Surprise: His response to Chaselon's report that Hal's team is the only one not among their army. The look on his face says it all.
  • Feud Episode: His debut episode centered around him and Hal constantly fighting and then teaming up with each other.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed; it's more a slow roast than a blazing fire.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Hal.
  • Friendless Background: This seems to be the case as Guy mentions that no one will miss him if he disappears...and is a little bit too happy at getting a fist bump and being called "pal" by a fellow Green Lantern.
  • Friendship Favoritism: Despite being friends with almost everyone on the show, he seems to favor Hal the most.
  • Hero of Another Story: Not only does everyone seem to know him, he gets the fastest promotion to Honor Guard in the history of the Corps. That's not something you get out of pure likability.
  • Hidden Depths: Guy sympathizes with Hal about not being able to get a love life...or a life at all. Were he to disappear, no one would even notice. When Hal mentions that Guy at least has fans Guy simply dismissed them.
    • This could also be why he doesn't keep a secret identity.
  • Jerk Jock: Toes a line between this and Lovable Jock; he's rude and full of himself but also friendly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes off as a self centered egomaniac, but underneath it, he's not that bad of a guy and gets along well with Hal once they get on the same page.
    • He immediately pulls Hal out of harms way after he just insulted him moments earlier...and then proceeds to gloat about it. Guy even seems to genuinely care for and respect him despite their rivalry.
  • Lonely Together: Him and Hal qualify as this.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: As in the comics, he's got a decidedly more casual approach to the Green Lantern outfit.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Say, is that Guy Gardner?"
  • Praetorian Guard: Gets promoted to it in "Ranx", the fastest such promotion in the history of the Corps.
  • Smug Smiler: Constantly has one on but is especially smirky while telling Hal he's just been bumped up to Honor Guard, the fastest promotion a GL has ever had.
  • Superheroes Stay Single: Discusses it with Hal, noting that lives such as theirs tend to put a strain on personal relationships and as such he avoids them.
  • Talk to the Fist: Ended up on the receiving end of this after he carelessly asked Hal for Carol's cell number right after she had just broke up with him on the phone.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Compared to his previous animated incarnation, this Guy is much more tolerable.
  • You Are Not Alone: Tries to invoke this with Hal when Carol had just ended their relationship over the phone. He places a comforting hand on the GL's shoulder and tells him he knows exactly what he's going through. Hal, however, refuses to believe him.

Voiced by: Tara Strong

Ruler of Betrassus. She becomes a Green Lantern following Ragnar's murder of Green Lantern Dulock.

  • All-Loving Hero: Even after Ragnar betrayed her, she still appeared to feel sorry for him.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Apparently she needed a husband to do the fighting for her but after she became a Green Lantern this ceased to be an issue.
  • Badass in Distress: Near the start of "Regime Change", she's been captured by her brother. After Hal gets her out, she joins the fight.
  • Facial Markings: Which may have something to do with her status as royalty.
  • Lady and Knight: The Bright Lady (noble queen) to Hal's White Knight (heroic green lantern). She knows that they can never be together however, and graciously ends their growing relationship with a chaste kiss.
  • Light Is Good: Her attire as "benevolent queen" is a white dress.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Wholly black, as is normal for her species.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: Her crown also turns green when in her Green Lantern get-up.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Sweet tempered subtype.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's very active in her role as a queen in addition to being a Green Lantern.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Ragnar; Iolande has all the grace, courage, selflessness, and overall worthiness that her brother lacks. Driving the point home, Iolande's nobility wins her a Green Lantern ring, while Ragnar's petty jealousy draws a Red Lantern ring to him.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Normally very sweet, graceful, and modest, but never afraid to hold her own against the opposition.


    Mogo, the Living Planet

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Personal assistant to the Guardians.

    Thaal Sinestro
Voiced by: Ron Perlman

  • Adaptational Heroism: While he does shows off a sinister side when purposely letting Neuroxis die and being smug about when facing him, he doesn't become a full-fledged villain and leave the Green Lantern Corps like in the comics.
  • Badass Baritone: As one would expect from a character voiced by Ron Perlman.
  • Badass Mustache: As always, Sinestro sports his signature pencil-thin mustache.
  • Broken Pedestal: It's implied that Sinestro allowing a prisoner to die shook Hal's faith in his friend and idol.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's very clever when it comes to dealing with an enemy. See Pay Evil unto Evil below.
  • Cowboy Cop: Hal's idol in this regard, being loose with the rules and disliking the authoritarian Guardians.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Exchanges Witty Banter with Hal in a calm voice despite the Spider Guild firing on him.
  • Loophole Abuse: As Hal notes, Lanterns aren't allowed to kill (at least with their rings, which in certain continuities is a built-in restriction). Sinestro points out that he didn't kill the criminal, just didn't save him from suffocating to death.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Not only does Sinestro con Neuroxis into getting himself killed, he takes a moment to taunt the criminal as he suffcates. Given that Neuroxis tried to kill everyone on the Interceptor, murdered everyone on the Spider Guild's ship, and had a long rap sheet besides, Sinestro is very much the lesser of the two evils.
  • The Paragon: A personal hero of Hal's, who considers him the greatest Green Lantern.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He deliberately sets up his plan to expose the mindjumping Neuroxis so that, whatever it does, it will die. It had spent the entire episode trying to get the crew to kill each other, caused the Spider Guild's station to self-destruct, and probably had a very large track record. As a result, Sinestro's action is, to some extent, understandable. He even points out the havoc Neuroxis could wreak if allowed to reach Oa.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Even moreso than Hal, and he's the one Hal got it from.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Hal; they share a disregard for the rules, clever planning skills, and Nerves of Steel, but Sinestro takes Hal's Cowboy Cop attitude into Knight Templar territory, allowing a criminal to die and even taunting him as it happens, which shocks Hal. Also, when Hal breaks the rules, he owns up to his actions and accepts the consequences; Sinestro, on the other hand, claimed Neuroxis' death to be an accident, covering up his deliberate role in the criminal's fate.
  • A Sinister Clue: He wears his ring on his left hand.

    Shyir Rev
Voiced by: Kurtwood Smith

A Frontier Lantern that Hal and Kilowog rescue from the Red Lanterns. He dies while delaying a Liberator from destroying his world, allowing Kilowog to save its populace.

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

  • By-the-Book Cop: He likes keeping the Guardians informed of his activities because that is what the book says. Though, like Kilowog, Hal is rubbing off on him.
    "It's better to ask for forgiveness than to ask premission."
  • Praetorian Guard: He's an Honor guard member, just like in the comics.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: His offensive construct of choice.
  • The Spock: Most definitely a 'logic and reason and rules' kind of guy.
  • Spock Speak: His strict manner of speaking.

The Guardians of Oa

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: They're not quick to accept any claims of grave danger to the Corps or the universe in general. It took Hal relaying visual proof of the Red Lanterns for them to accept that their Frontier Lanterns weren't just suffering a string of unlucky accidents. They've gotten slightly better about it in the second half; though they don't accept Hal's assertion that all the Manhunters are waking up on its own, they permit him to form a team to investigate it thoroughly.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: natural for the guardian race.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Nominally, they are a force for good in the universe. In practice, they are quite fallible and callous save for Ganthet.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: They're all extremely old and don't come up to Hal's waist.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: All of them to some extent, as they consider the Corps' reputation to be as or more important than the individual sectors they protect. Some of their more rebellious members acknowledge that, as a group, getting things done is difficult.
  • Only Six Faces: The only distinguishing features between them are their hairstyles and the fact that the women have visible eyelashes and lips.
  • Willfully Weak: The Guardians once possessed powers far greater than the Corps does now, but gave up those powers when they created the Corps. The Science Director thought that was a bad idea and never blocked her powers.

    Appa Ali Apsa 
Voiced by: Brian George

A Guardian of the Universe. By far the most vocal member of the council, Appa Ali Apsa believes in the Guardians' mission to maintain order in the universe, which puts him at odds with Hal's sometimes chaotic actions.

  • Adaptational Heroism: He gets this and Adaptational Villainy. The comics version started off as the Guardian who was most interested in human emotions, then went mad from loneliness, killed a GL, stole cities from across the galaxy and was eventually killed by the other Guardians. This version doesn't quite reach either of those extremes, just being a bit of a Jerkass.
  • Go Ye Heroes, Go and Die: He's nothing if not honest about the odds the GLC will face against Aya and her Manhunters.
  • Heel Realization: He's fairly unrepentant about the Manhunters laying waste to the Forgotten Zone, but finally realizes their folly after the Red Lanterns come pretty close to killing him and Sayd points out that the fear they're feeling is the same that the Manhunter's victims felt.
  • Jerkass: In contrast to his comic incarnation, who was sent to Earth in order to experience life there, this version of Appa displays a strong lack of empathy for people. His only consideration is respecting the rules of the Guardians. This puts him and Hal at odds, and he banishes Ganthet for feeling emotions.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Sayd points out that the fear they're feeling as Atrocitus is baring down on them is probably what the Manhunter's victims in the Forgotten Zone felt, he's visibly stunned by the comparison.
  • Not So Above It All: Even the stodgy and ill-tempered Appa Ali Apsa is friendly with Guy Gardner.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When Sayd compares their imminent demise to what the victims of the Manhunters must have felt, he finally decides to do the right thing and make amends for their past failures.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: To him, the loss of one planet is an acceptable sacrifice to ensure the security of all the galaxy.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He chews out Hal for preventing the Science Director from terminating Aya because it allowed her to go A.I. Is a Crapshoot and become the second Arc Villain.
  • You Are Number 6: Tends to refer to Lanterns as "Green Lantern of Sector [X]". He may include their name for formal purposes. As a sign of his increasing dislike of Hal, he forgoes the "Green Lantern" bit entirely and just calls him "2814". Switching back to Hal's name shows that he's lightening up.

Voiced by: Ian Abercrombie (up to "Blue Hope")

A Guardian of the Universe. Ganthet is the voice of reason on the Guardian council, tempering Appa's adherence to the rules over doing what's right.

  • Actor Existence Failure: Ian Abercrombie passed away in 2012, though he'd recorded his lines for up to Blue Hope before he did so. The tenth episode, "Regime Change", was dedicated to him.
  • Badass Creed: Wrote one for the Blue Lantern Corps.
    In fearful day, in raging night; with strong hearts full, our souls ignite. When all seems lost in the war of light, look to the stars, for hope burns bright!
  • Batman Gambit: Showing Hal the prototype Interceptor during a "coffee break" after talking about the Frontier Lantern deaths. Naturally Jordan jumped at the chance to hijack it for a rescue mission.
  • Cool Old Guy: He comes across as a grandfather who will give his grandchildren candy and say "Don't let me catch you eating that before dinner."
  • Guile Hero: While taking "the scenic route" to the commissary, Ganthet gives Hal the means to head to the Frontier.
  • Hope Bringer: "We need hope!" He's the founder of the Blue Lanterns for a reason.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: Discussed Trope in "Blue Hope". With or without the Cental Lantern Battery active, there will always be hope.
  • Nice Guy: Anyone who can singlehandly ignite a Central Lantern Battery based on hope qualifies.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In opposition to Appa's jerkass figure, he takes Hal's concerns seriously and provides a means to investigate them instead of writing him off on principle.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Seems to share Hal's sense of doing right no matter what the rules say. Ends up being what causes him to be banished by the other Guardians from Oa bcuse they are of the opposite mind.
  • Start My Own: Starts the Blue Lantern Corps proper after getting exiled by the other Guardians.

Voiced by: Susanne Blakeslee

  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Temporarily reverses Ganthet's banishment to aid in Hal's battle against the Red Lanterns. After Aya's Face–Heel Turn as the new leader of the Manhunters, she aids Hal & co. in deciphering the Science Director's notes after they broke into her personal quarters and then distracts an enraged Appa when he goes looking for the group to imprison them for their actions.
  • Token Girl: She is the only named female seen amongst the Guardians until the second half of season one.

    The Science Director 
Voiced by: Sarah Douglas

  • Abusive Parents: If you consider her a mother to Aya, as she was her creator, then she fits to a T for being emotionally abusive and attempting to dissect her.
  • Adaptational Heroism: She gets this and Adaptational Villainy. The original Scar was an agent of Nekron and sought to destroy all life. This one is more of a jerkass mad scientist. On the other hand, the Unnamed Female Guardian who became Scar had no notable evil qualities, being a standard guardian who helped defeat the Anti-Monitor, while this one is a ruthless Well-Intentioned Extremist.
  • Badass Boast:
    • "The Manhunters will obey the Guardians!" Followed by shutting them all down simultaneously.
    • Gives another one to the Anti-Monitor about how she existed back when he was nothing, and can return him to such. She can't back this one up.
  • Bald of Evil: While almost all of the Guardians are bald, she's the only one that can be called evil.
  • Canon Character All Along: She's never given an actual name during the series until her reveal she was still alive, with her referring to herself as scarred, causing Hal to label her as "Scar".
  • Composite Character: She fits both Adaptational Heroism and Adaptational Villainy because she's one character, while in the comics Scar was an undead entity, and The Guardian died when touched by the Anti-Monitor making them two different people.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even she considered the creation of the Anti-Monitor to be a horrific mistake.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: "Obey me!" was not her greatest idea. Krona was more powerful than her and he couldn't control the Anti-Monitor. That's why he sent it to another universe.
  • A God Am I: She seriously has one hell of a god complex about the Guardians' former powers she kept. When she declares that "I am a GUARDIAN", it sounds like she's leading up to a slightly different word.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Gets a nasty scar over her right eye after barely surviving her encounter with the Anti-Monitor.
  • Jerkass: Appa is practically a saint by comparison.
    • When LANOS was switched into Aya's body and tried to advertise that fact, she dismissed it as an attempt at self-preservation. In other words, she was perfectly willing to dissect Aya when she knew Aya would do most anything to avoid it.
    • Later, when she discovers Aya is still alive, she's pretty pissed, and her only reason for wanting Aya offline is that she isn't behaving within expected parameters. She's at least sensible enough not to press the fact when challenged by Hal.
    • When Aya dies, she considers it a good thing, and says so to Razer's face when it's obvious he's distraught about it. She's lucky Hal was there to claim she meant something else.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Even though she probably is one of the least sympathetic characters in the show, her affirmation that Aya's evolution was dangerous turned out horribly correct in light of her Face–Heel Turn at the end of "Cold Fury." Then there's her logic for tricking the crew into hitting her with a potentially lethal warhead.
  • It's All About Me: She places herself above even her fellow Guardians, believing she knows better than all of them. She also callously disregarding the feelings of others, and when the going gets tough, tries to kill Hal and Kilowog for questioning her, then abandons them and Razer to the mercies of an extremely angry Aya after being responsible for her rage (and existence) to begin with.
  • Karma Houdini: While she does have a huge scar on her face as a result of the Anti-Monitor's attack, and she's in hiding, she hasn't received any punishment per se for what she's done.
  • Mad Scientist: It's in the name, and it's revealed that she harvested a small piece of Ion to create Aya. No ethicl boundaries for this scientist.
  • Mr. Exposition: Explains the Anti-Monitor's back story and the importance of the Green-Red Lantern peace talks, then Aya's creation in "Scarred".
  • Never Found the Body: She's apparently vaporized by the Anti-Monitor, but actually teleported away.
  • No Name Given: Credits only call her Science Director, but fans of the Green Lantern mythos would know her better as Scar, which is confirmed when the Anti-Monitor's beam gets her right in the face in "Cold Fury". Hal uses her more familiar name in the finale.
  • Not Quite Dead: As of "Scarred" she is living in hiding.
  • Pride: The Guardians aren't exactly humble, but this one takes the cake. She considered the other Guardians wrong to lock away their powers, so she never bothered to, as well as considering herself worthy of using a portion of Ion to create Aya. She also reacts badly to being questioned, getting angry at best and trying to kill Hal and Kilowog at worst.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When her attempts to destroy Aya with a warhead made of yellow crystals like the ones in the Spider Guild prison fail, she callously leaves Hal, Kilowog, and Razer to Aya's mercy.
  • Voice of the Legion: Whenever she makes use of her powers, her voice gets an omnious echo effect.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She tricks Hal and the crew into building a missile that will kill Aya (or was supposed to, rather) under the pretense that it will merely paralyze her, and fires it when Razer is still in blast range. When called on it, she points out that their affection for Aya is keeping them from doing what needs to be done, and the loss of two lives is a small price to pay to avert the end of all life.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Seems rather interested in dissecting and terminating Aya. Fortunately, Hal had Aya's Heart Drive switched out in secret before that happened.
  • You Are Number 6: Like Appa, she refers to Lanterns by their number except she's even more of a Jerkass.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Does this to the Manhunters, and shuts them all down. Tries it on the Anti-Monitor but that doesn't work as well. She teleports away.

The Star Sapphire Corps

    As a whole 

  • Action Girl: They're more than capable of holding their own in combat.
  • Amazon Brigade: They're all female.
  • Blade on a Stick: The native Zamarons favor ornate spear constructs.
  • Crystal Prison: Another special ability of their rings, which can also double as a Lotus-Eater Machine.
  • The Empath: They have the ability to sense love, it being the emotion that powers them. This even works on a galactic scale when used with their teleportation ability.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They eventually come to see the error of their ways and become allies at the end of season 1.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Literally; putting on the ring affected their mind.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A whole group of them; those uniforms leave little to the imagination, something Carol Ferris openly complains about.
  • Pink Means Feminine: They're an Amazon Brigade powered by love and clad in pink uniforms, despite the fact that their lantern color is officially purple.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: By using the love between two individuals as a guide, they can create a wormhole between their home planet and wherever their target is. When Aya copies the ability, she can transport whatever she wants, but then she has the Anti-Monitor's power augmenting her.
  • The Vamp: Initially, they seduced men in order to imprison them.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The ring makes them crazy about love.
  • Yandere: Their conception of "love" involves trapping their loved ones in crystals to ensure they won't put themselves in danger. They fortunately realize how silly this is.

    Queen Aga'po
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Queen of the Star Sapphires and every bit the badass necessary for the job.
  • Badass Boast: Delivers a mix of this and Shut Up, Hannibal! to a Manhunter:
    Manhunter: No man escapes the Manhunters!
    Aga'po: I am no man. I am Aga'po, Queen of the Zamarons! (destroys him)
  • Badass in Charge: She's both Queen of the Zamarons and leader of the Star Sapphire Corps.
  • Benevolent Boss: Even before her Heel–Face Turn, the worst she does in response to Ghia'ta aiding Hal and his team is to say that she "has much to learn". Later, it turns out she did listen to Ghia'ta's arguments and let herself be convinced.
  • Berserk Button: Don't insult love in front of her.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: After learning Razer's true love was killed, she decided that the most clement thing to do was to kill him as well.
  • Fantastic Racism: She has some shades of this toward robots, due to seeing them as emotionless creatures.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: In her first appearance, she is an enemy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Becomes an ally to the Green Lanterns starting with her second appearance.
  • Hypocrite: Subverted; her first appearance seems to shape her as this, but it turns out she is just misguided, and truly believes in Love. When informed about her errors, she eventually admits it and get better.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She is the head vamp and the one directing the others.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after agape, one of the four loves (in this case, selfless, unconditional love).
  • Most Common Superpower: Since this is a comic adaptation, a superpowered lady with great endowment had to happen sooner or latter.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Aga'po is staunchly misandrist, considering men inferior to women, unworthy of positions of power, and fit only to be kept in stasis. Thanks to Ghia'ta, Aga'po has grown out of both her sexism and her villainy by her second appearance.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She personally takes part in fight when the Manhunters attack Zanmaron, proving quite a good fighter in the process.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's rather tall, and quite beautiful.
  • Straw Feminist: Averted. She doesn't really espouse feminism (as she never makes any complaints about men being sexist per se) so much as outright misandry in her first appearance. She doesn't think much of men's intelligence, believing them to be a bunch of primitive wild animals who not only should be kept far, far away from any position of power, but should also all be put into "love comas" whether they like it or not to keep them from ruining everything.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her position in her first appearance; yes, she traps males as a power source, but she truly believed it was for the greater good. Thankfully, she got better.

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

  • Character Death: By Atrocitus and his Breath Weapon.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The first of the Star Sapphires to reform. She spread it to the rest.
  • Heel Realization: Seeing Carol Ferris' love for Hal showed her that the Star Sapphires were operating under a misguided definition of love.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She is killed by Atrocitus in "Love is a Battlefield" when she takes the bullet for Hal.
  • Hopeless Suitor: It's clear her attraction to Hal is more than a mere attempt to seduce him, and it's made explicit in "Love is a Battlefield". Hal finds Ghia'ta appealing, but his heart belongs to Carol.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Not specifically said, but it's clearly her position toward Hal and Carol, as properly befitting her reformed idea of love.
  • Shrinking Violet: For a Star Sapphire, she was surprisingly shy at the beginning. Then more so as Hal consistently rebuffed her advances.
  • Token Good Teammate: Even before her Heel Realization, she's much nicer than the other Star Sapphires.

Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall

  • Action Girl: She's a warrior even before she gets the ring.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She evidently sees no problem imprisoning Kilowog forever after her recruitment. Then she attacks him with the rest of the Star Sapphires after Hal breaks him out. It's unclear if she got better following their collective Heel–Face Turn.
  • Love Interest: To Kilowog.
  • Pig Man: Due to being the same species as Kilowog.
  • Second Love: To Kilowog. Unfortunately, she becomes a brainwashed member of the Star Sapphires, another enemy to the Green Lantern corps.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Star Sapphires have appeared twice after she was inducted. Galia has not appeared in either instance. This is acknowledged in an interview with Giancarlo Volpe, published prior to "Ranx."
  • Yandere: Due to the Violet Light of Love's influence, she traps Kilowog in crystal.

    Carol Ferris
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

  • Action Girl: For an untrained Lantern, she can handle herself well in a fight.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Despite becoming Star Sapphire, she doesn't turn evil and her initial antagonism towards Hal after becoming her comic book counterpart's alter ego was a result of With Great Power Comes Great Insanity until she snaps back to herself in the same episode she dons her alter ego.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Upon losing the Star Sapphire uniform, she says that while it didn't suit her, she will miss the boots.
  • Battle Couple: With Hal in "Love is a Battlefield" against Atrocitus; apt title.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While fighting Atrocitus, Carol has no qualms about summoning back-up when she's outmatched by the Red Lantern, and she ends the fight by dropping a massive chunk of rock on Atrocitus while he's distracted by Hal.
  • Heroic Bystander: If it weren't for her, Atrocitus would have conquered Oan space due to an amnesiac Hal.
  • Love Interest: Hal's girlfriend.
  • The Paragon: Ghia'ta and the other Star Sapphires hold her in high regard due to her greater understanding of love and emulate her example. Because of this she was designated The Champion of Zamaron when Aya attacked.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: She keeps her hair short normally, but the Star Sapphire ring gives her an extra foot-and-a-half in addition to the powers and outfit.
  • Secret Keeper: She's the only non-Lantern to know Hal's identity.
  • She's Got Legs: During her transformation sequence, special attention was paid to her legs.
  • Stripperiffic: Her Star Sapphire outfit. Lampshaded by Hal in her first appearance, she herself bemoaned it the second time she had to suit up.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Briefly when she is recruited by the Star Sapphire Corps. She gives it up when it becomes clear that they aren't on the same page. It still shows a remarkable amount of willpower on Carol's part, considering the Violet Light of Love is on the extreme edge of the emotional spectrum and thus the most potent, along with the Red Light of Rage. She gets the ring back in "Love is a Battlefield", and this time decides to keep it.
  • Tsundere: Her relationship with Hal: One second, she's relieved he's alive, then yelling at him for wreaking a plane, the next they're almost kissing. This is exacerbated to Yandere extremes when she is first recruited as a Star Sapphire, where she displays extreme love toward Hal, then, when believing he was cheating on her, tries to kill him. This is just a side effect of the initial transformation, though, and wears off when she calms down.
  • Unfazed Everyman: She takes Hal's true identity, becoming a Star Sapphire, and teleporting to a distant alien planet with a surprising amount of grace.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Downplayed. Her actions don't lead to any catastrophes, but her definition of love as "Sacrifice" and "Doing what's best for the person you love" leads to Ghia'ta's Heroic Sacrifice to protect Hal from Atrocitus' Breath Weapon.

The Blue Lantern Corps

    As a whole 

  • Blue Is Heroic: Directly contrasting the Red Lanterns, the Blue Lanterns are extremely heroic and good natured.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: The blue light is powered by hope, and the Blue Lantern rings are drawn to those who feel and/or can inspire great hope, such as Saint Walker's faith that the war with the Red Lanterns can be won or Razer's faith in Aya's survival.
  • Oddly Small Organization: The smallest of the Lantern Corps to appear in the series (the Orange Lanterns used to have more members, but they died off), consisting only of a single Guardian and two Lanterns. Justified, as they're also the newest Lantern Corps. It's strongly implied that Razer ends up becoming a Blue Lantern after the end of the series, bringing the number of Blue Lanterns up to three.
  • Power Nullifier: Blue Lantern energy can negate Red Lantern powers, though Razer demonstrates that enough Unstoppable Rage can overcome this effect, so long as it is a "righteous" rage


See: The Guardians of Oa

    Saint Walker
Voiced by: Phil Morris

  • Adaptational Badass: Impressively, the show succeeded in making him even more badass than he was in the comic while retaining all his traditional characteristics.
  • All-Loving Hero: Even though the Red Lanterns destroyed his home, he greets Razer without a hint of bitterness and tries to sway him from the self-destructive path of a Red Lantern.
  • Badass Normal: Able to take on Razer single-handedly (literally; he keeps one hand behind his back during the fight) and unarmed.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pulls one in "Homecoming" along with Mogo to aid Kilowog against the Red Lantern armada.
  • Determinator: Climbs a mountain with his bare hands in search of a savior to battle the Red Lanterns. When he reaches the top, he is seemingly rewarded with nothing, and Mogo doesn't respond to his questions. Instead of giving up, he decides to keep hope and find another way to fight the Red Lanterns, which draws the Blue Lantern of Hope to him.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: After demonstrating martial arts, he becomes the first Blue Lantern.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Snuck up on Razer, casually talks to him about what the various ships in the ship graveyard were, somewhat somberly states that Razer might end up like the criminals who commandeered them, and then cheerfully introduces himself. As a Blue Lantern, he shows up like an angel out of nowhere and punches a Red Lantern warship to disable it.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Demonstrated by his reappearance in the second half of Season 1 with the giant monster worm.
  • Good Shepherd: In the second arc, gives off the air of a monk with his meditation and monastery HQ and helping Razer let go of his anger.
  • Hope Bringer: His ability to not only feel great hope, but inspire it, is what led the Blue Lantern battery to him. His arrival on the scene in "Homecoming" turns what Kilowog had assumed to be a hopeless last stand into a fighting chance.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: Like in the comics, he believes there is always hope, even when his quest for a savior is seemingly rewarded with nothing. The first Blue Lantern power battery is drawn to him for this reason and gives him the first Blue Lantern ring.
  • In-Series Nickname: Kilowog calls him "Moon Face."
  • It Was with You All Along: In search of a savior to turn the tide against the Red Lanterns, Saint Walker discovers that he is to be that savior. He sees his own reflection in the first Blue Lantern battery.
  • The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: He enjoys his fight with Razer as if they are out for a walk on a brisk autumn day.
  • Names to Trust Immediately: Saint Walker, i.e. 'walking saint'.
  • Nice Guy: An affable, friendly Hope Bringer.
  • Prophecy Twist: He came to Mogo because he was told he would find the savior that would defeat the Red Lanterns. Mogo sent him up a mountain, where he found nothing. His refusal to succumb to despair in light of this fact summoned the Blue Lantern battery to him, and reflected on its surface he saw himself, the savior he was looking for.
  • The Shrink:
    • Throughout his conversation with Razer, he continually tries to point him along a path not filled with hatred, even turning hostile remarks back on him as self-probing questions.
    Razer: You got a problem with me?
    Walker: Do you have a problem with you?
    • He's all but official in "Blue Hope", as he's seen counseling Razer on Odym.
  • Source Music: In "Blue Hope", he speaks with Razer and plays an instrument construct at the same time.
  • Technical Pacifist: The only attack he makes in his fight against Razer is a paralyzer to temporarily disable him.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Razer. Saint Walker tries his best to help Razer overcome his rage.

    Brother Warth
Voiced by: Brian George

The second Blue Lantern, introduced in "Blue Hope".

  • Acrofatic: He's quite nimble for a big guy.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He takes after Saint Walker in this regard, as friendship with others is part of part of being a Blue Lantern.
  • Gentle Giant: He's some kind of humanoid elephant and takes up the Blue Lantern Creed.
  • Number Two: Second in command of the Blue Lantern Corps (which admittedly, at the time, consisted only of himself and Saint Walker).

The Orange Lantern Corps

    The Whole Team 

The Orange Lantern Corps were said to be a team of warriors banded together by some unknown despot to stop Atrocitus from extending his reach into Okaara. However, while they did defeat Atrocitus, the entire Corps seemed to have disappeared overnight. Larfleeze is the only member left, and he obsessively guards the Orange Power Battery among mountains of treasure and unused Orange Power Rings.

  • Adaptation Distillation: In the comics, Larfleeze is the only true Orange Lantern, the rest being living constructs created from the souls/identities of those killed by his power. Here, they appeared to have been warriors strong enough to use the Orange Light without succumbing to it, though it looks as if they all either killed each other or were killed by Larfleeze once the battle against Atrocitus ended.
  • Greed: The orange light is fueled by avarice. The original Corps used individuals with a strong sense of duty, though Larfleeze demonstrates that the tactic wasn't entirely successful.
  • Mayincatec: Apparently had this as their aesthetic, down to subtle solar symbolism.
  • Never Found the Body: The legend of the Corps is that they all mysteriously disappeared. The piles of orange power rings surrounding their Power Battery indicates that they're all (with the exception of Larfleeze) dead.

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

"LIARS! It's minemineMINE!"

The only member of the Orange Lantern Corps left, Larfleeze is an unintelligent but extremely greedy and very smelly creature who refuses to release anything in his possession, including the flies that constantly buzz around him.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He is easily distracted; just don't touch or mention his battery.
  • Berserk Button: Heaven help you if you touch his stuff, especially his battery. He wants his "Shiny," damn it.
    Larfleeze: You stole my "Shiny," and now you're gonna pay with your lives!
  • Collector of the Strange: He wants everything and this would include the strange.
  • Determinator: When he's lost his battery, he wants it back. When Hal's using it, he keeps holding on to it even when Hal's flying and beating the others.
  • Expy: There's more than a little Gollum in this depiction of him.
  • Greed: His defining trait; he will fight to the death to keep the smallest thing he deems as "his". His obscene greed actually gives him the potential to be horrifyingly strong but also hampers his ability to keep focused on fighting.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Anything can set this guy off; step within his sight and he'll call you a thief.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Once a great warrior capable of standing toe-to-toe with the mighty Atrocitus, Larfleeze is now a disgusting, insane creature utterly possessed by the orange light.
  • I Am the Noun: When Hal accuses him of killing the Orange Lantern Corps, he responds, "I AM the Orange Lantern Corps." In this case, it's true; when Hal was corrupted by the Orange Lantern Battery he and Larfleeze fought each other to be the sole owner. If his power-set reflects the comics, which they very well might due to Glomulus, he's not kidding. Every "Orange Lantern" in the comics is a sapient construct of someone Larfleeze killed, making Larfleeze quite literally the entire Orange Lantern Corps in more ways than one.
  • It Must Be Mine!: The-one-of-a-kind Orange Lantern Battery belongs to him and no one else.
  • Large Ham: His greed causes him to be overdramatic.
  • No, You: Razer thinks that negotiating with him is pointless. He snaps "YOU'RE pointless!"
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He and the Orange Lantern Corps fought Atrocitus and his Red Lanterns to a standstill. A painting depicting this shows Larfleeze fighting against Atrocitus himself.
  • The Paranoiac: His extended isolation from the galaxy coupled with his extreme proximity to the Orange Battery has left him paranoid that anyone and everyone who enters his home is trying to steal what's his. To his credit, he's somewhat right in that people are coming to his home to take the Orange Battery. They just incorrectly assume the Orange Lanterns are dead and don't realize they're stealing.
  • Pet the Dog: Played with. He decided that Hal and the others deserved a gift before they left. Bringing out a treasure chest, he began rummaging through it, continually passing onto smaller and smaller pieces of treasure before settling on... one of the flies buzzing around his head, which he then ate. He wished them a safe trip home instead.
  • The Pig-Pen: The heroes note Larfleeze's ripe stench, and he's constantly surrounded by buzzing flies (one of which Larfleeze eats).
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His "MINE!" shouts sound like a child's temper tantrum. He also throws one via a giant construct proxy after Hal takes his battery while under its avarice-inducing thrall, screaming and howling exactly like a bratty little kid would.
  • Sanity Has Advantages: If the painting depicting the Red/Orange Lantern war is accurate, Larfleeze at one time could fight toe to toe with Atrocitus. In his current state, he can barely remain coherent enough to put up a decent fight against Hal and the others. Of course, he could've been just as crazy during the war with the Red Lanterns and was distracted by Hal stealing his stuff.
  • Synchronization: Though perhaps not to the same extent as the comics, where he's so connected to his battery that his power is essentially limitless; here, he's shown to be able to sense when Hal is taking some of his Orange Lantern rings.
    Larfleeze: He's touching my stuff! I can feel it! He's touching, touching, touching my stuff! (Angrish) Stop touching my STUUUUUUUUUUUUUFFFF!!! (Barrels off in Hal's direction)
  • Uncleanliness Is Next to Ungodliness: Hal caught his stench before ever meeting the man himself; when they meet him in person, he has a small cloud of flies buzzing around him.


A giant, multi-limbed Lantern construct that Larfleeze uses to defend his belongings.

  • Extreme Omnivore: Swallows both Kilowog and Razer whole, at the same time, though they blew up the construct before he could digest them.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Since he's a construct, Larfleeze can just make more if one is destroyed, though he was upset that Kilowog and Razer blew one up.
  • Me's a Crowd: Larfleeze can create multiple copies of him.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Larfleeze makes these for him.
  • The Voiceless: He doesn't speak in this version. Were it not for Larfleeze naming him, you wouldn't even know he's supposed to be intelligent.


Voiced by: John DiMaggio

  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He starts off as an arrogant warrior, but he gets nicer later on.
  • Badass Normal: A badass without a ring in a universe with many rings.
  • Bald of Evil: The transition in his character arc is moving from "evil bald guy" to "awesome heroic bald guy".
  • Carry a Big Stick: His primary weapon is a mace.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He questions Iolande's ability to lead and invokes a challenge to become her husband because he believes it's the best thing for his world. When she becomes a Green Lantern and kicks Ragnar's ass, he immediately apologizes for doubting her.
  • Kick the Dog: When Kilowog appears to die, Kothak writes it off as irrelevant to his and Hal's duel.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Instead of an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy, he's truly a warrior proud of his strength and concerned for his home.
  • Rebel Leader: Becomes one when Ragnar and the Red Lanterns take over Betrassus.
  • Red Herring: His first appearance sets him up as the apparent villain, being a guy who wants to marry Iolande apparently to seize the throne. It eventually turns out the real villain was Ragnar; He instantly submit to Iolande when she turns out to be to a Green Lantern.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's much nicer in his second apperance.
  • Undying Loyalty: By the end of "Heir Apparent", he pledges his loyalty to Iolande: "My queen and sovereign."

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

  • Bring My Brown Pants: He frequently inks himself.
  • Cyclops: A one-eyed creature.
  • Lovable Coward: No one can blame him for being squeamish about returning to prison, and he gladly takes up the title of warden after Hal and co. defeat Myglom.
  • Only Sane Employee: Is apparently this (for a given value of "sane"), as he's quite ready to turn over his job of warden when the Interceptor crew returns. Considering he's a small, squid-like being in charge of a prison full of dangerous criminals, it's a perfectly reasonable response.
  • Sanity Slippage: Goggan claims that digging an escape tunnel for 12 years kept him sane. As he says this during a fit of barely coherent ranting, Hal and Kilowog are skeptical of Goggan's sanity.
  • Third-Person Person: He pleads with the crew not to take Goggan back to the 'nightmare rock'.

Voiced by: Robert Englund

  • False Reassurance:
    • Myglom assures Hal that "nearly 100 percent" of his prisoners never resume a life of crime. An easy boast to make, since most of Myglom's prisoners don't resume living at all.
    • While hooking Razer up to a torture device, Myglom gently tells him not to worry, as he'll soon be "far, far away"; the machine forces its victims to relive the worst days of their lives.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Very polite to the Green Lanterns when they arrive with prisoners and he's just as polite when they are his prisoners and he's about to torture them.
  • Hellhole Prison: He runs one.
  • The Jailer: Proud of his jail and its 'rehabilitation program'.
  • Spider People: He's a spider that walks upright and carries a staff.
  • To Serve Man: His 'rehabilitation program' consists of torturing prisoners then eating them.

    General Zartok 
Voiced by: Clancy Brown

Stranded on Mogo, Zartok and his current bunch of cronies await hapless travelers for a shot at taking their resources and fleeing the place.

  • Alien Hair: The tentacles on his head.
  • Badass Baritone: He's voiced by Clancy Brown, so it's to be expected.
  • Badass Normal: In comparison to Kilowog, who has a Green Lantern ring and is much stronger than him physically, he only has a staff and his wits.
  • Blood Knight: Zartok is a bloodthirsty maniac who proudly recalls massacres he participated in, considers a good death to be "lucky", and actively wants to join the Red Lanterns to take part in Atrocitus's genocidal war against the Guardians.
  • Cyclops: Another one-eyed creature.
  • Evil All Along: Kilowog initially thought he was a noble warrior. He was wrong.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Comes with being voiced by Clancy Brown.
  • General Ripper: Is proud of his massacre and says 'honor' is worthless next to blind obedience. See The Social Darwinist.
  • Large Ham: While he puts up the facade of a calm, collected authority figure, once he shows his true nature, Zartok is practically frothing at the mouth with bloodlust and pride.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Drusa's blue, as he's much more impulsive and battle-happy than his second-in-command is.
  • Refused by the Call: He believes Atrocitus will recruit him as a future warrior for the Red Lantern cause. Drusa gets chosen instead and he's still stranded on Mogo.
  • The Social Darwinist: He's revealed to have led a massacre against an innocent planet, whose warriors ended up defeating his army, for no other reason that they were weaker and thus deserved it.
  • Weapon of Choice: A polearm weapon he took from a dead combatant.
  • Worthy Opponent: When nearly winning his fight with Kilowog, Zartok praises him on a battle well fought.

Voiced by: Juliet Landau

  • Ambiguously Gay: Drusa shows no interest in Hal's charms, and she gives Aya a Male Gaze while praising her as "perfect".
  • The Cracker: Twice disables Aya, and in the latter instance planned on removing her intelligence to make her more compliant.
  • Dark Chick: The devious female on Zartok's team.
  • The Dragon: Second in command to Zartok.
  • Evil Genius: Tech expert for Zartok and later the Red Lantern Corps.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Zartok's red, evidenced by how she keeps having to repair gadgets after he smashes them out of frustration.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: How she cons Aya and gets the Interceptor for herself; She pretended to sprain her ankle so Aya would take her to the ship.

    Byth Rok
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

  • Bald of Evil: More sneaky and manipulative than evil, but don't trust him to stick to your side.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Presumably betrayed his fellow Thanagarians to get himself locked up inside the jail cell and then betrayed the Green Lanterns to the Red Lanterns and then betrayed the Red Lanterns to the Green Lanterns.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Word of God says he's inspired by Jack Sparrow, and his voice is Tom Kenny doing Bob Hope.
  • Consummate Liar:
    Hal: If anyone can lie to themselves, it's Byth.
  • Exact Words: When Kilowog said "try and take it from me" concerning the dead lantern's ring he meant it as a threat. Byth interpreted it as a challenge.
  • Impossible Thief: He demanded the ring of a dead Green Lantern as payment for his help. Kilowog put it on and boasted that Byth would have to take it from him. He did. Kilowog didn't notice until Byth was long gone.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Strings Hal around to free himself but is ultimately Out-Gambitted by Hal.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: According to Kilowog, Thanagarians are known for being "organized, disciplined, and very clean," so of course only their pirates and scoundrels would end up in a prison.
  • Nerves of Steel: Even under torture, Byth has the nerve to try and haggle with Atrocitus over the information he wants.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: He is more of a Hawkman villain in the comic.
  • Serial Spouse: Has had eight wives, and breezily suggested that Aya be his ninth.
  • Smug Snake: He was very sure that he was the smartest person in the prison. He wasn't.
  • Uncertain Doom: Last seen in the custody of a very displeased Atrocitus. Byth apparently gave up the information his captor wanted, but what Atrocitus did with him after that is unknown.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Possibly lost it in the same fight that imprisoned him. He doesn't mind.
  • Winged Humanoid: As a Thanagarian.

    The Anti-Monitor
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

A supremely powerful being who was created in the Anti-Matter universe. Upon recognizing its superiority to organic life, it went rogue and was sent to another dimension. Now, it has returned to feast on ours.

  • Adaptational Wimp: He's taken down by a single synthetic being built by the Green Lantern corps, when in the original continuity he was defeated only by the combined forces of heroes from across The Multiverse.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: He's an AI invented by Krona in this continuity. Immediately upon being activated he realized his superiority and turned on Krona. Though it seems, like Aya, he is "alive" to some extent.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Over the Manhunters because his signal controls them.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He's as big as Shard.
  • Badass Boast: Gives one upon his first meeting with the heroes, and doles them out like candy in "Cold Fury".
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He was set up to be the main villain of the second arc, until Aya snatched the reins from him.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He agreed to leave the last world in his old universe alone if Duke Nigel sent him to Hal's, but he had already fed on the sun and destabilised it, dooming Nigel's planet to a slow and painful death. Later, after having the gall to ask Hal and company for help, the Anti-Monitor has no qualms about offering an alliance to Aya when she turns up.
  • Cranial Processing Unit: His life-force resides in his head, allowing him to survive decapitation. Unfortunately, all his power is in his body, which left him quite defenseless against Aya once she stole it.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He was all set to kick ass ...until Aya showed up.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: As befitting his giant size.
  • Eye Scream: Aya destroys his head by gouging his own fingers into his eye sockets before ripping it in half.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: His head is crushed by giant thumbs through his eyes.
  • Genius Loci: He installs his head into Ranx after his defeat at Aya's hands.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Krona created him as the ultimate being, able to do anything. Great job, buddy.
  • Grand Theft Me: Aya blows off his head and ends up taking over what's left of his body.
  • Hero Killer: The heroes have no choice but to run when he shows up, and he even takes a few down.
    • He very nearly killed Hal in his introduction to the heroes, who was saved because he happened to fall through the dimensional rift the Anti-Monitor used to enter this universe.
    • He came even closer with Aya, who only survived by Body Surfing into a nearby Manhunter. In this case, he did it unintentionally; he was busy absorbing the asteroids in the vicinity while the Manhunters did the grunt work, and just happened to hit something while feeding.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: With a Green Lantern powered and Aya shaped spear.
  • The Juggernaut: It's really saying something when it takes Aya, supercharged by absorbing the Interceptor's entire power supply, punching a hole through his chest and blowing his head clean off to stop him. His head survives the ordeal.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Scarring the Science Director's face when she tried to unleash her powers on him. Note that this was after she gloated to Razer that Aya appeared to have died.
  • Killed Off for Real: He survived Aya's first attempt to kill him within his disembodied head. She took care of that problem in "Ranx" and thus removed any possibility that he could come back a second time.
  • Loophole Abuse: His deal to spare Thornberry's world in exchange for travel to a different universe is upheld; the world itself was unharmed. Its local star, without which it would freeze, was not part of the deal.
  • No-Sell: The Interceptor's main cannon, fully charged, knocked him on his back. It didn't cause any damage and he was up in seconds. In "Steam Lantern", the titular hero's attempt to combat the Anti-Monitor was so ineffective that the Anti-Monitor either didn't care or didn't notice. He did flinch and protect himself from Shard's cannons and the Science Director's energy attack, but neither did any actual damage and he overpowered them quite quickly.
  • Off with His Head!: Aya blows it off in "Cold Fury". However, it still works until Aya crushes it in "Ranx".
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He desires nothing less than the destruction of entire universes to feed himself. He even condemned the last living world in his previous universe to die by destabilising one of its suns after negotiating a deal to leave them alone in exchange for being sent to a new universe.
  • Opinion Flip-Flop: Not that one can blame him for it, but he calls Hal's team for help in "Ranx", only to immediately turn on them when Aya shows up and disables them.
  • Orcus on His Throne: As he notes, he can conquer the entire universe by himself (and has before). Apparently he's too lazy to do that this time, so he's recruited the Manhunters to do it for him.
  • Planet Eater: He eats them and stars to feed himself.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The other universe was meant to be his can. Didn't pan out.
  • Time Travel: The Science Director mentions that Krona designed him with this ability, though he doesn't make use of it. Aya takes the time travel device from his head as part of her Evil Plan.
  • Touch of Death: Understandably, a being made of pure anti-matter is deadly to everything.
  • Tractor Beam: He can fire an immobilizing beam from his hands instead of a death ray, should he choose to.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: His regular hand blasts are enough to qualify, and he can use both to create an even more devastating blast.


The Guardians' first attempt at a universal peacekeeping force, the Manhunters are robotic drones originally intended to destroy evil. However, they came to equate evil with emotion, and decided to eliminate all emotion as a result. Atrocitus' home sector was eradicated before they were decommissioned, fueling his vendetta against the Guardians. In the present, they are reactivated by the Anti-Monitor to serve as his (and later Aya's) army.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: They were programmed to eradicate evil. Evil stems from emotion. Therefore, by their logic, emotion is evil as are all who feel it.
  • Artificial Stupidity: They are prone to monumental tactical errors when forced to focus on more than one task.
  • Badass Creed: "No man escapes the Manhunters".
  • Boom Stick: Their primary weapon is a staff-shaped blaster that can be used for long range combat.
  • The Empath: Subverted. They can detect emotions, which they are programmed to eradicate, but are otherwise just unfeeling machines.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: They were responsible for the destruction of the Forgotten Zone, inciting Atrocitus to become the monster that he is and setting off the threat for the first half of the series.
  • Hero's Evil Predecessor: To the entire Green Lantern Corps. The Manhunters were the Guardians' first attempt at an interplanetary police force, but they proved horrifically ill-suited to the task. They're even powered by the same green energy that empowers the Green Lanterns (which, conveniently, allows a Manhunter head to serve as a substitue for a Power Battery for Hal and Kilowog in a pinch) and are subject to the same power enhancement GLs get from the Blue Lantern rings.
  • Keystone Army: The anti-matter signal used by the Anti-Monitor to revive them also provides them with instruction, and in its absence they shut off. Killing the Anti-Monitor shuts them all off, but then Aya takes over his body and turns them right back on. On top of that, she used her programming to make them autonomous, forcing her to create a virus to destroy them and herself after she was redeemed.
  • Machine Monotone: "No man escapes the manhunters" sounds like a tape wedged into their mouths for all the feeling it has.
  • Made of Iron: Aside from the literal application, they are extremely tough, enough to shrug off all but the most powerful attacks of a Green Lantern.
  • Mooks: They are Mecha-Mooks serving the Guardians, then the Anti-Monitor, then Aya.
  • Not So Different: Played with with Aya. The Manhunter she tries to reform believes she's like him, driven by her programming, while Aya believes he has the capacity to evolve. Both are wrong. At least until "Cold Fury".
  • Not So Similar: Unlike Aya, the Manhunters have neither the capacity nor the desire to grow beyond what they are. And unlike her, they are nothing but unfeeling machines, whereas Aya is a living, growing being, capable of love and empathy even when she doesn't want to be.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: They have determined that emotion is evil, and all those who feel it are evil and must be terminated.
  • Simple Staff: Their staff-shaped blaster can also be used for short-range combat.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Ironically, their eyes are actually green beneath the faceplate.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Aya's reprogrammed Manhunters speak in her voice.

Voiced by: Brian George

The "Lightspeed Astronomical Navigation Operating System" is a nav-com AI meant to replace Aya after the Science Director decided to decommission her. He is non-sapient and far less intelligent. But even he can surprise you.

  • Captain Obvious: Painfully so at that. Repeatedly staing the ovious is part of what separates him from Aya.
  • Drives Like Crazy: When first introduced, his first act is to take off and fly across Oa at top speed while barely missing every building in his path.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's constantly cheerful, even when he really shouldn't be.
  • Expy: His hyper-cheerful personality brings to mind Eddie, the AI for the Heart of Gold in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Hal sets the Interceptor on auto-pilot, LANOS ultra-warps Aya to parts unknown once Hal has left the ship.
  • In-Series Nickname: Hal and Kilowog derisively nickname him "Lame-o."
  • Literal-Minded: Taking everything at face value is just one more thing that makes him an inferior replacement.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: LANOS is almost completely devoid of his more peppy traits during his final scene, telling Hal that he'll take it from there and somberly advising him to get clear of the ship before it goes into warp drive. Hal gives a solemn nod in response to reinforce the seriousness of the situation.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Invoked. Hal and Kilowog immediately dislike him for replacing Aya, which isn't helped by the fact that he proves completely incompetent by comparison.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: In-Universe example. Before, Hal tried to sacrifice LANOS for Aya with no hint of remorse. Hal's visibly saddened look when LANOS is going to sacrifice himself to stop Aya says something.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Hal and Kilowog had no problem exchanging him for Aya to save her from decommissioning. Hal is noticeably more upset when he tells him to get clear.

    Steam Lantern
Voiced by: Robin Atkin Downes

Gil Broome, the hero of an alternate universe who fights against the tyranny of Nigel Thortonberry. In reality, he started as a Fake Ultimate Hero, but not by choice.

  • The Atoner: He's done nothing wrong but feels driven by guilt to live up to his hype.
  • Cool Ship: An airborne one piloted by his girlfriend, which serves as his base of operations.
  • Determinator: His first action as a hero was a disaster, but he still carries on.
  • Engineered Public Confession: What Duke Nigel makes him do in the end. It backfires; people respect him more for telling the truth.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Though not by choice, and eventually Hal tells him that his fighting against Duke Nigel makes him a real hero after all, ultimately going on to make him defy the trope.
  • Powered Armor: Powered by steam and Unobtainium.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a reference to Hal Jordan's creators, Gil Kane and John Broome.
  • Unobtainium: What powers his suit. Lampshaded owing to its name: Hardtofindium.

    Lady Kathrine 
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

A lady who fights the tyrany of Duke Nigel alongside Gil Broomer.

  • Gadgeteer Genius: She is the one who invented the Steam Lantern armor. Gil just wears it.
  • The Leader: She's the brains behind the two-person resistance.
  • Skewed Priorities: When faced with the local star winking out and an oncoming, permanent ice age, her only concern is tea.
  • A Spot Of Tea: She really likes tea, to say the least.
  • Stiff Upper Lip: The end of the world is no reason to lose one's composure.

    Duke Nigel Thortonberry 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

The villain of Steam Lantern's world. Except it turns out he's not as bad as he appears to be.

  • The Atoner: He didn't mean to create evil mechas, but walking TVs. He feels a need to make up for it.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: He sounds a lot like Tim Curry.
  • Deal with the Devil: He made a deal with the Anti-Monitor to force it away from his universe and save its inhabitants. Unfortunately, the Anti-Monitor's going into Hal's universe only delayed things, as the sun from Nigel's universe had been destabilized by it already.
  • Evil Brit: Downplayed; in a world where everybody sounds British, it's nothing particularly exceptional.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After realizing he's seen as a villain, he reforms.
  • Heel Realization: He realizes the Anti-Monitor destabilized his planet's sun, meaning all he did was hold off his planet's destruction for a few months while giving the Anti-Monitor a new universe to feed on, and that he really has made things worse for his home planet.
  • Mad Scientist: Subverted; he was merely misguided. When he realizes that he's seen as a villain, he's more than willing to atone.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he realizes that he became the very thing he didn't want people to see him as and his Deal with the Devil with the Anti-Monitor just delayed his planet's destruction for a few weeks at the cost of untold numbers of lives in another universe, he is horrified.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a smashing one.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Willing to doom another universe to save his planet. He comes to realize what he had done later.


The creator of the Anti-Monitor which makes him responsible for most of the second half of Season 1.


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