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    Green Lantern Frequently Asked Questions

    By Bored at 3:00AM

    WHO IS GREEN LANTERN?

    Along with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash, Green Lantern is one of DC Comics' most popular and longest running super-heroes.

    Although many different characters have been Green Lantern, the concept is pretty much the same; a guy gets a ring that can do whatever he wishes and he fights evil with it. To power the ring, he has to charge it from a battery that looks exactly like a green lantern...hence the name.

    HOW MANY GREEN LANTERNS HAVE THERE BEEN?

    There are five main Green Lanterns, but there used to be thousands upon thousands of Green Lanterns in the past.

    WHO WAS FIRST?

    In 1940, Mart Nodel (with help from uncredited Batman co-creator Bill Finger) came up with ALAN SCOTT, a blond do-gooder who was chosen by a mysterious lantern during a train crash to fight evil with a magic ring as the "Green Lantern".

    Green Lantern helped form the Justice Society of America, comics first super-team, and remained one of DC's most popular heroes until the late 1940s, when most costumed crimefighters pretty much disappeared.

    WHO CAME NEXT?

    In 1959, editor Julie Shwartz asked John Broome & Gil Kane to revamp Green Lantern. Adapting the old pulp space opera epic "Lensman" into a superhero, Broome & Kane created fearless test pilot HAL JORDAN, who was chosen by a dying alien to protect Space Sector 2814 as a member of the interstellar Green Lantern Corps.

    Like the original GL, this new hero formed his own super-team, the Justice League of America and also became one DC's most popular characters until the late 1960s, when Marvel Comic's flawed and less idealised heroes began to dominate the comics industry.

    HOLD ON, WHAT'S THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS?

    Founded by the immortal Guardians of the Universe, The GLCorps was pretty much like the Jedi Knights from Star Wars or the U.S. Marshals in the Old West. They patrolled their sector of space and kept the peace. Sometimes, the Guardians would send them on a specific mission or they'd team up with other Green Lanterns from alien worlds. At one point, there were 3600 of them, one Green Lantern for every sector of space and one Guardian supervising every 100 GL. Their homebase is a planet at the center of the cosmos called Oa, where the Central Power Battery is, a giant lantern that powers all the smaller ones.

    OK, HOW'D GREEN ARROW GET INVOLVED?

    Facing stiff competition from Marvel, DC decided to try something different with Green Lantern in 1970 and teamed Green Lantern up with an outspoken superhero named GREEN ARROW, who bumped heads with Hal as they travelled America and dealt with the real life social issues that were brewing in America throughout the sixties and early seventies. Written by Denny O'Neil and drawn by Neal Adams, GL/GA was a turning point in comics history. However, despite great publicity and critical acclaim, the book was cancelled and GL/GA became a back-up feature in The Flash until finally getting their own book again a few years later. After that, the comic pretty much remained one of DC's best selling books for years to come.

    BUT WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER GREEN LANTERNS?

    In 1972, O'Neil & Adams introduced a new Green Lantern named JOHN STEWART, an angry young black man who refused to wear a mask and always spoke his mind. John was chosen by the Green Lantern Corps' founders, the immortal Guardians of the Universe, to serve as Hal Jordan's back-up as Green Lantern. Eventually, John took over the gig full time when Hal quit the Corps for the love of his life. Never a perfect hero, John has made quite a few tragic mistakes in his career and has gotten a mixed reception from fans, but his popularity is growing more and more with each year.

    In 1985, a fourth Green Lantern made a name for himself, GUY GARDNER. Guy was originally introduced in the mid 1960s as another man who could have been chosen to be GL instead of Hal. However, after Guy finally got his chance to be a GL when Hal was away in space, his lantern blew up and put him in a coma, causing him severe brain damage. As a result, Guy was a loose canon who's personality ranged from homocidal maniac to arrogant loudmouth to child-like boob and back again. Currently, he's a mix of all three. Guy's creation was kind of a collaborative effort by Steve Englehart, Joe Station, Keith Giffen & JM DeMatties. Some people love him, some hate him. Few ignore him.

    WHO'S THE NEWEST ONE?

    In a very contraversial move, DC decided to ditch all their old Green Lantern characters and create a new one in 1994. New writer Ron Marz and artist Darryl Banks were given the job of creating the new Green Lantern, KYLE RAYNER, a young hip artist living in New York City who got his ring and lantern from Ganthlet, the last Guardian of the Universe.

    Just like Alan and Hal, Kyle became one of DC's most popular characters and joined the revamped JLA. Although openly despised by some fans and pros, Green Lantern, with Kyle as its star, continues to be one of DC's best selling books.

    WHO'S THE GIRL WITH GREEN SKIN?

    That's Jenny Hayden a.k.a. "JADE", she's the daughter of Alan Scott. Jade was born with a power pulse in her hand that gives her the same powers as her father, but without the need for a ring or lantern. Jade was created by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway for the Infinity Inc. comic in 1984. She is currently Kyle Rayner's girlfriend and will soon be a member of the new Outsiders team. Like most female characters in superhero comics, Jade rarely gets written well, but has still managed to develop a loyal fanbase.

    WHAT DOES THE RING DO?

    Pretty much anything the ring-slinger wants it to. It responds to will power though, so some things are more difficult to do than others. Mainly, it gets used to create weapons, tools and objects made of emerald light like flaming swords, giant boxing gloves, big manga robots and buxom bimbos. Each GL has a different style. Being an artist, Kyle's creations tend to be more elaborate and detailed than previous GLs.

    HAS GREEN LANTERN APPEARED OUTSIDE OF COMICS?

    The Hal Jordan version had his own cartoon in the sixties and was alsp part of the Justice League of America cartoon during the sixties and the Superfriends (which was basically the Justice League with a different name) during the seventies.

    A Green Lantern who was a combination of both Kyle Rayner and Hal Jordan appeared in one episode of the Superman cartoon in the nineties. Basically, the character looked and acted like Hal but had Kyle's name, job and Peter Parker-style wise cracks.

    And, most recently, John Stewart (also mixed with several elements from the Hal Jordan version) is currently appearing in the new Justice League cartoon. Kyle Rayner/Hal Jordan hybrid GL from the Superman cartoon was explained as John's back-up, just as, in the comics, John was for Hal during the seventies and eighties. The Kyal Jordner hybrid is currently somewhere in deep space where the writers never have to deal with him again if they don't want to. Pretty clever idea.

    Alan Scott also appeared on Justice League as the Green Guardsman. Originally, the episode was to feature the Justice Society, but it was changed at the last minute to the Justice Guild. Although the costume is a little different, that *is* Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern.

    There is also tons of GL merchandise out there, including T-Shirts, life-sized Power Batteries, rings and action figures.


    WHY ARE SOME GREEN LANTERN FANS SO GRUMPY?

    Green Lantern was the unfortunate victim of a creative tug-o-war between different editors at DC Comics during the eighties and nineties. Although it was selling well, the long-running Green Lantern comic was ended in 1988 so Hal Jordan could star in another editor's weekly comic anthology.

    When this failed miserably, the old editor regained control of the character and spent the next year fixing everything the previous editor had done. Still, this relaunched Green Lantern comic was a huge hit for DC and spawned three different spin-off titles.

    However, when a new editor took over the Green Lantern books, the quality took a nose dive and so did the sales. In less than two years, the Green Lantern franchise went from a best seller to moderate seller.

    Trying to drum up interest in the book again, DC decided to turn Hal Jordan into a homocidal madman, killed off the Green Lantern Corps, turned Guy Gardner into a shape-shifting alien and stuck John Stewart into a team of lame GLCorps rip-offs that got cancelled within a year. Thankfully, Alan Scott was only made young, given a new costume, lost his ring and was re-named "Sentinel". He got off easy.

    Since then, DC has begun back-tracking. Alan Scott now wears his original costume and has reclaimed the name Green Lantern. John Stewart is also a Green Lantern again thanks to his appearances in the Justice League cartoon. The planet Oa has been rebuilt and its only a matter of time before the Corps returns. However, Guy's status is still up in the air, as is poor ol' Hal Jordan, who was eventually killed off and then brought back as a ghost, The Spectre.

    WHAT ARE THE RULES OF THE GREEN LANTERN MESSAGE BOARD?

    Basically, don't be a dick. Respect the person even if you're attacking their opinion. There's generally a lot of arguing here, but we usually keep it pretty light and fun.

    If you have any questions, no matter how stupid or lame, please ask. Chances are, its not nearly as stupid or lame as you think it is.

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    BY Patient Boy
    Hang on, didn't John wear a mask during Crisis? Wha' happened?


    BY Bored at 3:00AM
    When Denny O'Neil & Neal Adams introduced John in the seventies, they established that he wouldn't wear a mask because he didn't want people to think he had anything to hide. When Len Wein & Dave Gibbons reintroduced John as the new GL of Earth following Hal's resignation, John inexplicably started wearing a mask for some reason. As soon as Steve Englehart & Joe Staton came on board a few issues later, John immediately ditched the mask and revealed his identity to the world--which has caused him plenty of grief over the years.

    As a result, Perez ended up drawing John with a mask during Crisis, even though he wasn't wearing a mask in his own book. They explained this minor continuity glitch by saying that John wore the mask as a tribute to Hal, who John was still operating under the long shadow of--much like Kyle has been.



    BY Darkhawk
    Well, I guess this as good as thread as any to ask where should I start with GL? I'm kinda interested in him, are there any recent TPBs to get me up to speed with the ongoing? Is there a good jumping on point coming up? Thanks.



    BY Bored at 3:00AM
    Actually, a new creative team has just started, so this would be a good time to jump onboard the ongoing series.
    There are several GL TPBs out there. Your best bet is probably to check out the most recent TPBs. Ron Marz's last TPB was Emerald Knights (which features pretty much every major DCU character). Judd Winnick's got two TPBs of his run, which will get you up to speed on everything that's going on in the monthly series. And DC is finally putting out TPBs of some of the Hal Jordan stories.


    BY The Tall Hobbit
    How many rings currently?

    I've become lost and confused recently over how many power rings there are, who has them and where they came from. Can you sort the current situation out? Kyle's ring came from an Oan. Where did John's ring come from? I saw a ring that appeared to be Hal's in Green Arrow's possession. I remember Hal, however, destroying his ring when he became Parallax. I gather Kyle no longer has to power his ring up once a day. Is there an Oan battery though from which it derives its energy? Does Alan have a ring anymore or is he like Jade a living power ring? Does Guy have a ring? Does Gnort?

    Can you give me a short list of who does currently possess a ring and that ring's source? Thanks in advance.

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    BY Bored at 3:00AM

    Ooo-kay. This may take a while, so bear with me.

    Originally, there were thousands upon thousands of power rings and a power battery (or green lantern if you will) for each one of those rings. All those lanterns were powered by the Central Power Battery (also called the Great Green Lantern of Oa). These power rings were controlled in part by Artificial Intelligence (created from the ring-bearer's own subconscious). This AI allowed the ring to create new rings that could be powered siphoning off some of the energy of the original ring.

    When Hal Jordan went insane and rebelled against the Guardians, he plunged himself into the Central Power Battery and absorbed all its power into himself...becoming Parallax. As a result, all the various power batteries in the universe suddenly became useless...

    When Parallax crushed his old ring beneath his boot, it created a chain reaction that destroyed all power rings in the universe.
    Ganthlet, the last surviving Guardian, reforged the shattered peices of Hal's old ring into a new power ring without the 24 hour limit or weakness to yellow. This new ring also lacked the Artificial Intelligence of Hal's old ring. As a result, this new ring *can't* create new rings. It has since been revealed that the AI merged itself with Hal's "good" side when he went insane and split off from him, eventually becoming a strange little boy named Marty.

    The only other power rings left intact were Alan Scott's magical ring powered by the Starheart and Guy Gardner's yellow Qwardian ring. Parallax destroyed Guy's ring by grabbing his fist in mid-punch and pumping it full of so much power it exploded. Alan inexplicably gave up his ring to Kyle for some reason. Kyle promptly lost it and Parallax squashed it after taking out Superman with one punch.

    But I digress...Ganthlet remade a chunk of the destroyed Central Power Battery into a new Power Battery and gave it and the new ring to Kyle Rayner. While his ring can't create new rings, this Power Battery can create new Power Batteries--because it is directly linked to Oa's power.

    When Kyle got lost in time and bumped into Hal Jordan circa 1963 (which is only 12 or so years ago in comic time) and battled Parallax, the young Hal entrusted Kyle with a copy of his own ring--a ring capable of replicating itself.

    Now, Kyle could finally restart the GLCorps because he was now in possession of both a ring and a power battery capable of creating new versions of themselves. Unfortunately, because the writer and editor chose to portray Kyle as incredibly stupid and retarted, his attempt to restart the Corps failed miserably, resulting in the deaths of billions.

    So, rather than give rings to any of the old Corps members who were still trying to keep the peace without powers and getting killed off left and right, Kyle gave the ring to his girlfriend Jade--because Earth needs yet another superhero far more than the rest of the universe needs an intergalactic police force.

    Eventually, this ring was given to John Stewart, who now weilds it as the current GL of the Justice League.

    Thanks to Hal Jordan's old friend Tom Kalmaku and Marty, the boy created from the ring's AI and Hal's subconscious, Oa and the Central Power Battery were rebuilt. Kyle reabsorbed the power Parallax had released into the sun and reignited the Central Power Battery, which also reincarnated the Guardians as children.

    Recently, Ollie Queen recovered a power ring Hal had entrusted with him in case of a dire emergency. There's also another power ring on Apokalips that was in stasis. It belongs to a GL named Raker, who's been fighting a resistance against Darkseid for thousands of years. The Qwardians have also begun making new yellow power rings.

    So, technically, there are only five power rings at the moment.

    Kyle has Hal's reforged ring--but its been altered so that he never needs to recharge it that much and it will return to him whenever he wants it to.

    John has a copy of Hal's original ring--it presumably has the 24 limit and yellow weakness, but Kyle could have conceivably removed them.

    Ollie has another copy of Hal's original ring, but probably won't ever use it unless the $#it really hits the fan.

    Raker has an old Corps-style ring that he keeps in stasis so it doesn't ever run out of power. However, now that Oa is back, he can finally remove it from stasis and use it normally.

    And the Qwardians have a yellow power ring that siphons off power from Oan power rings.

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    BY Reno
    So the original green lantern(Alan Scott) is now known as the sentinel in the JSA, right?

    Another question. How does Sentinel have his powers without the ring? Sorry if I missed it above.


    Dustin Griffin
    I know its hard to beleive, but there was a good side to the "insane Hal Jordan" storyline that ended with Hals death.....

    Now whenever someone says "who would win between Green Lantern and ___________" you can pretty much say GL since he did almost destroy the entire universe in that arc.






    BY Bored at 3:00AM


    ********UPDATE***********

    WHAT ARE THE INSPIRATIONS OF THE GREEN LANTERN COMICS?

    Well, the similarities of Alan Scott to Aladdin are pretty obvious. According to the story within 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS, Aladdin is a Chinese boy who discovers a magic lamp containing a genie that grants him 3 wishes. Later in the story, Aladdin finds a magic ring that also contains a genie. Alan Scott was originally going to be called Alan Ladd, a play on Aladdin, but this was changed due so the charater wouldn't be confused with then popular screen actor Alan Ladd.

    As mention earlier, the Green Lantern Corps was inspired by the old pulp sci-fi series, LENSMEN by E.E. "Doc" Smith. The Lensmen were a intergalactic peace-keeping force founded by a race of immortals called the Arisians to battle the evil Eddorians. The Lensmen used a "lens" that amplified their thoughts and allowed them to perform incredible feats. The first Lensmen book, GALACTIC PATROL, was released in 1938 and was followed by three sequels. As a tribute to the obvious debt Green Lantern owes to Smith's Lensmen books, the GLCorps members Arisia and Eddore were introduced by Marv Wolfman during the eighties.

    However, Hal Jordan himself was inspired by the actual test pilots and Korean War flying aces of the fifties like Chuck Yeager and the Mercury 7 astronauts. Whereas his physical appearance was based on movie star Paul Newman.

    Kyle Rayner is based upon Marvel Comics' Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man--a wise-cracking everyman granted super-powers by chance who only realises his responsibilities after he loses a loved one.

    So, to sum it all up. Alan Scott was inspired by fables, Hal Jordan was inspired by the pulps and Kyle Rayner was inspired by comics themselves.

    Make of that what you will....

    Alan Scott absorbed the Green Flame of his lantern into his own body. As a result, he doesn't need a ring and, according to recent issues of the JSA, may not even be human anymore.

    And, yes, they call him Sentinel now. When Kyle became Green Lantern, all other GLs had to change their names or be killed off so Kyle was the only one. Yet another reason people hate Kyle.

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    BY ClarkWayne

    If a construct has sentience, can it create other sentient constructs?


    BY Bored at 3:00AM

    Its not known for sure if the power ring can create sentience. Even the sentience of the ring was always left kind of vague.



    BY ClarkWayne

    I ask because of the Oblivion saga. The ring created sentience, but I don't remember any of the constructs doing the same.



    BY Bored at 3:00AM

    I think Oblivion was a creation of Kyle's subconcious just as "Marty" from LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF HAL JORDAN was a manifestation of Hal's subconcious merged with his ring's AI.

    In other words, Oblivion was Kyle's dark side and Marty was Hal's good side.



    BY ClarkWayne

    Another question
    Can the ring clone biological life?



    BY Bored at 3:00AM

    Yep, Hal Jordan resurrected Green Arrow by cloning him from a microscopic peice of his body. However, the clone had no soul because Oliver Queen's consciousness had no interest in leaving Heaven. Granted, Hal Jordan was Parallax at the time, who's a heckuva lot more powerful than a GL. Its doubtful a normal GL could do it without extensive technical knowledge of genetics and cloning.



    BY SpiderNinjBot

    I have a question. I have only ever purchase one Green Lantern comic, and it wasn't a very good one. It starred that Kyle guy. anyway, in the comic it said something about Kyle's girlfriend dying. What's that about. And also, the comic mentioned a friend of Kyle's who is gay. Who is this guy and what is his status right now?


    BY Bored at 3:00AM

    When Kyle was first introduced, he was dating a photographer named Alex DeWit. Kyle was pretty much protrayed as an irresponsible flake but following the murder of Alex by Major Force (an old Captain Atom villain), Kyle bucked up and started taking the super-hero biz a little more seriously. Essentially, Alex was Uncle Ben to Kyle's Peter Parker. Personally, I thought Alex was a more interesting character than Kyle.

    As to Kyle's gay friend, his name is Terry Berg and he was the focus of a recent storyarc collected in the Brother's Keeper TPB. In an attempt to give the GL comic more social relevance like it had during the old O'Neil/Adams era, GL editor Bob Shreck and former GL writer Ron Marz came up with the character, who would be the victim of a gay bashing and force our intrepid hero to realise that, gee, some people hate gays. Ground breaking stuff, I know. When Marz left, it came down to Judd Winnick to actually write the story.

    Predictably, the story caused all the usual contraversy. Homophobic twerps complained that gay people were icky and had no place in a comic where *gasp* children might actually read about them and be indoctrinated into their mythical gay conspiracy. Other twerps praised the "bravery" of the story and honored it with various "Yay! This story has gay people in it!" awards. And still others, like myself, think that Terry served no other purpose but being a one-note character who's gay, gets beat up and spouts lame dialogue. But that's just my view.

    It should be noted though that the gay bashing story was the excuse DC used to get Kyle out of the way so John Stewart could become GL again, so at least one good thing came out of this.



    BY SpiderNinjBot


    Thanks, although that response didn't exactly make me want to run out and pick up Green Lanterm.

    So, John Stewart(from the cartoon,right?) is the Green Lantern now? Does he have his own book, or does the book still focus on Kyle's adventures in space or whatever? I've watched a few episodes of that Justice League cartoon, and John is starting to grow on me.


    BY Bored at 3:00AM
    Correct-a-mundo.

    When Bruce Timm made John Stewart the Green Lantern of the Justice League cartoon, DC had Kyle Rayner run off to space and John was given a ring back again so he could join the JLA comic.

    Kyle, however, still stars in the GL comic, patrolling Hal's old turf, Sector 2814. and trying to start up the GLCorps again. Fan reaction has been lukewarm to this new direction, but sales are holding steady.

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    BY YoungG

    Kyle ring can only be used by his genetic code rite?
    So how did Hal use it in that crossover when Kyle went back in time?
    Oh and Green Lanterns can make new rings?



    BY Bored at 3:00AM

    Hal can use Kyle's ring because it was made from the shattered peices of Hal's old ring. As a result, the "genetic link" thing don't mean squat to Hal. Technically, its still his old ring, so it will always work for him.

    Although Hal's Corps-style ring could make new rings, Kyle's reforged ring can't. Since young Hal gave Kyle a copy of his ring when he was in the present, new rings can now be made.



    BY YoungG

    Thx. So thats where Kyle ring came from. I thought the guy had one left over.

    Oh and what was the reason the Corps had that yellow weakness? I mean other than the writer doing it. Was it ever explained?



    BY Bored at 3:00AM

    The yellow weakness was originally explained as an "impurity" required to create the green light from the Oan's blue mental energy.

    BLUE + YELLOW = GREEN

    On a more metaphorical level, the yellow weakness was a reference to Hal's fearlessness. It was ironic that the only thing a fearless man would have to fear was "yellow", slang for cowardice. Calling cowards "yellow" isn't really that common anymore though.

    Later on, in the eighties, Christopher Priest (then named James Owsley) strongly implied that the yellow impurity was a ruse created by the Guardians to keep their servants in check. Gerard Jones made this implicit when he revealed that the mysterious Green Flame of Life that bestowed its power upon Alan Scott was a dead GL named Yulan Gur.

    Yulan Gur was the greatest GL of his time. As a result, the Guardians removed the yellow impurity from his ring. Soon afterwards, Yulan went insane with power and the Guardians imposed a new weakness on his ring--wood--so that the club-weilding villagers could defeat him.

    Later still, Kurt Busiek expaned upon the yellow impurity by explaining that without it, any ring bearer would inevitably succum to madness. It should be noted that Hal Jordan was one of the only Green Lanterns ever to know that the yellow impurity could be removed--something he learned shortly before going insane with power.

    Yep, that's right. Yet *another* loophole DC could use to get out of the whole Parallax mess.

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    Other than being fearless what other Qualifications are there to be a Green Lantern? Does the ring take into account ethical and moral considearations, character in general? Also what happens is there is more than one fearless person in a sector? IIRC that is what happened with Hal and Guy?

    I am curious, hypothetically of course Could Darkseid become a Lantern? And if not why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthless_Pryde
    Other than being fearless what other Qualifications are there to be a Green Lantern? Does the ring take into account ethical and moral considearations, character in general? Also what happens is there is more than one fearless person in a sector? IIRC that is what happened with Hal and Guy?

    I am curious, hypothetically of course Could Darkseid become a Lantern? And if not why?
    It also looks for willpower, if someone if fearless but has hardly any willpower the ring is useless to them since it runs on willpower.

    If Darkseid is near the ring when it is searching for a new owner I dont know why it wouldnt choose him. I mean he has got alot of willpower.


    Also I would like so see someone evil get the ring. That would be great as a parter series or just for a while under a new writer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Murphy
    It also looks for willpower, if someone if fearless but has hardly any willpower the ring is useless to them since it runs on willpower.

    If Darkseid is near the ring when it is searching for a new owner I dont know why it wouldnt choose him. I mean he has got alot of willpower.


    Also I would like so see someone evil get the ring. That would be great as a parter series or just for a while under a new writer

    Seeing as how the ring is for law enforcement, I'm sure there's some sort of caveat about the moral integrity of people using it. Also, I'm sure I don't speak just for myself when I say that I'm worn out on "evil latern" stories for the time being.
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    In the case of there being more than one person qualified it goes to the closest one. I am sure after what happened with Sinestro the Guardians probably made the new rings even more chosey than the old one. I would say it goes moral character, willpower, and then fearlessness.

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    i'd be a green lantern fo sho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthless_Pryde
    Other than being fearless what other Qualifications are there to be a Green Lantern? Does the ring take into account ethical and moral considearations, character in general? Also what happens is there is more than one fearless person in a sector? IIRC that is what happened with Hal and Guy?

    I am curious, hypothetically of course Could Darkseid become a Lantern? And if not why?

    The other qualification was Honest. Honest and Without Fear. As for whether or not an Evil person can use the ring. Yes they can. There have been numerous "Evil" ring-weilders (Malvolio, Sinestro, Jack T Chance, etc)

    However they wouldn't be welcomed into the Corps. The guardians would do what had to be done to get the ring back. Either send Lanterns to get it, or find some other temporary "agent" to do the job. Darkseid could easily get a ring, but he would have a hard time keeping it.
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    One about a GL enemy, can it be?

    What are really Effigys powers? I mean, he (his powers) seems vunerable to water and lack of oxygen, but we saw him using them in the vacum of space and under tons of ice. Also, he powers sometimes seems to act like fire, sometimes like something solid (or tangible) but that does not burn, and sometimes he even seems to do a "matter like thing" with it (if I recal he does a red batle armor that resembles his uniform, with his powers). Can he do all that a green lantern can do with his energy (eg convert it in physical prowess, varios forms of energy etc... ie "anything", it would make sense if he his to be some sort of conterpart to the GLC, made by the controllers)? Does he also have "normal" pyrokinesis/genesis?

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    Can a ring create another ring? Ex. Can Hal or another Green Lantern create a working duplicate ring as a backup or for someone else?

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