Saturday, August 14, 2010

Green Lantern: Green Lantern history as narrated on YouTube

Narration of DC Green Lantern's history on YouTube.  Gives you a nice history of Green Lantern in less than 10 minutes!!

Green Lantern: Newsrama review on Green Lantern #28

Review of DC Green Lantern #28 starts at 2:30 mark and ends on 5:00 mark.


Comics: Powers #28, Green Lantern #28, Dark Tower

Green Lantern: Green Lantern in MTV news

DC Green Lantern movie related news from 3:01 to 3:15 of the MTV news.


Green Lantern: Fan created trailer of Green Lantern movie

Another fan created Green Lantern movie trailer.  Looks pretty real.

Green Lantern: Fan created teaser of Green Lantern movie starring Nathan Fillion

Seems like another fan created trailer of DC Green Lantern movie starring Nathan Fillion.  Looks nice.

Green Lantern: Salaak profile

Green Lantern of Space Sector 1418; re-assigned to Sector 0; Protocol Officer and Keeper of the Book of Oa

Green Lantern
Status: Active:  The Clarissi and Keeper of the Book of Oa
Space Sector: formerly sector 1418; now assigned to Sector 0
Sector Partner:  Unknown
Homeworld:  Slyggia
Predecessor:  Unknown
Successor:  Unknown



History

Salaak is a pessimist and a loner, governed by protocol and laws. A veteran Green Lantern who has gone on many campaigns for the Green Lantern Corps. During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, he protected multiple sectors but found the experience depressing and went to Earth looking for company amongst his fellow Green Lanterns. He served with a contingent of Green Lanterns where he became good friends with Ch'p of H'lven. For a time, Salaak lived in the future filling the identity of Pol Manning as Hal Jordan had before him, married to a human woman, but returned to the present day to warn about the destruction of the Corps. He was too late for the execution of Sinestro. With the destruction of the Central Power Battery on Oa, his power ring became unusable. He requested transport to H'lven where he was reunited with Ch'p. Salaak served briefly as Ch'p's adviser and friend until the two journeyed to Oa to ask for reinstatement into the Corps. After the reconstruction of the Corps, he lived on Oa but was captured by slavers after the fear entity, Parallax, used Hal Jordan to destroy the Guardians Of The Universe. He was freed by Guy Gardner and was on Earth for a memorial for Jordan. With the second reformation of the Corps, he was selected to be the Guardians' protocol officer and the Keeper of the Book of Oa.


Green Lantern: Abin Sur profile

Honored Fallen Lantern of Space Sector 2814; predecessor of Hal Jordan

GREEN LANTERN:

Status: Deceased
Space Sector: 2814
Sector Partner: Service pre-dates sector partners
Homeworld: Ungara
Predecessor: Stakaor
Successor: Hal Jordan



BIOGRAPHY:

Before he became a Green Lantern, Abin Sur was a history teacher on the planet Ungara. His ring was passed to him by the Green Lantern Starkoar sometime around the earth year 1860.

Starkoar was dying after having battled the genocidal warrior Traitor. His ring took Starkoar to the nearest inhabited world, Ungara, where the ring recognized Abin Sur as a being capable of overcoming great fear.


Starkoar fought the monster Traitor to the death to protect Ungara from destruction
As protector of Space Sector 2814, Abin Sur traveled to Earth several times in his lifetime, including visiting the American old West, where he met an ancestor of Hal Jordan. He once met Alan Scott, and after losing his own ring, borrowed Scott's ring.


Abin Sur secretly protected an earth unaware of the Green Lantern Corps
Abin Sur was a widely respected Lantern amongst the Corps and was a close friend and ally to Tomar-Re and to Sinestro, the Green Lantern of Sector 1417. Years after Abin's death, Sinestro would confided to Hal Jordan that during his Lantern career he had regarded only Jordan and Abin Sur as his friends; seeing the other Lanterns he served with as merely "colleagues".

Abin Sur's life would forever be altered by a mission on the planet Ysmault. Eons earlier, before the elders of Oa ascended to become the Guardians of the Universe, the galaxy was still prevalent with the powers of magic.

Among the most horrific practitioners were the Empire of Tears, deathless demons of pure evil. The Oans decided that it was the time for technology and science to rule and sought to eradicate the evil of the Empire's magic from the universe.

Ysmault was the final battleground in their war. There, the Empire tortured those Oans who were not strong willed enough with visions of ghastly horrors.

The Oans prevailed in the battled however were unable to destroy their demon foes. The Oans chained down and crucified the demons on the surface of Ysmault and declared the planet permanently off limits to all.


Abin Sur becomes obsessed with the prophecy of "The Blackest Night"
Millennia passed until one day Abin Sur attempted to aid a badly damaged Ungaran starship that was sent careening to the surface of Ysmault. Ignoring the Guardians edict against traveling to Ysmault, the Green Lantern pursued the falling starship in an effort to save the lives of the many passengers on board.

Abin Sur located the damaged craft but was unable to locate its passengers. The entombed demons offered assistance to Abin, enticing him to free them. One of the demons, Quill of the Five Inversions, promised to give the answers to any three questions, free of charge.

After Quill answer Abin Sur's first question the Green Lantern located a young Ungaran girl, the only survivor of the crashed ship.

Although still skeptical Abin Sur was intrigued by the demon and returned to ask Quill a second question about his own fate. Abin was told that he would die when his ring failed him during a crucial moment and that his successor would eclipse him to become the greatest of all Green Lanterns.

Now annoyed by the demons obvious trickery, Abin Sur asked to know the fate of the Green Lantern Corps. The third question concerned the final battle of the Green Lantern Corps.

He was told a prophecy: "After untold millennia, t he Weaponers of Qward, Ranx the Sentient City, the Children of the White Lobe, and the Empire of Tears would rise united against the Green Lantern Corps".


A belief in the prophecy of "The Blackest Night" would lead to Abin Sur's doom
" Sodam Yat, a Daxamite hailed as the ultimate Green Lantern, would perish battling the lobe-spawn. The planet-form Green Lantern named Mogo would be the last to fall as Ranx the sentient city explodes a blink-bomb within his core".

Abin Sur laughed dismissively at the demons transparent attempts to rattle him and left the planet with the young girl, intent of wiping his mind of Quill's nonsense. The demons reportedly laughed for nineteen weeks after he left, convinced that they had broken the strong-willed Lantern.

Although he refused to admit it, the demon's warnings deeply troubled Abin Sur. He began charging his power ring excessively, trying to ensure that it did not fail him as Quill predicted. He also began using a spaceship rather then his ring for long space flights and missions.

Abin Sur's death has been reported in conflicting accounts. It had been widely reported that Abin Sur died after crashing his ship on Earth. Some contend that he fell victim to the being known as LEGION who mortally wounded Sur while hunting Green Lanterns. Abin Sur crashed on Earth, and his ring sought out Hal Jordan as the best replacement.

Later accounts have attributed the demon of Ysmault, Atrocitus, to Abin Sur's death. Now obsessed with the prophecy spoken by the Empire of Tears, Abin Sur was determined to find out everything he could about "the Blackest Night".


Abin Sur feels fear
He freed Atrocitus from Ysmault and took the demon with him to Earth, convinced he would be able to force Atrocitus to help him find the clues he was looking for. Abin Sur confided his plan to Sinestro and made his friend swear he would investigate this prophecy further in the event of Abin's death.

While in custody, Atrocitus taunted Abin Sur that he was acting out of fear. As Atrocitus struggled against his bonds he informed the Lantern that his fear was overtaking him and that fear was infecting and weakening his constructs.

With a final effort, Atrocitus broke free of Abin Sur's ring willed prison and mortally slashed the Lantern with his claws. Remarking on the irony of Abin Sur failing his ring, rather than the opposite of Quill's prediction, Atrocitus threw himself out of the rapidly descending starship to the Earth below.

Seriously wounded, Abin Sur directed his craft away from Coast City and crashed in the desert. Abin Sur knew he was dying and instructed his ring to find a suitable replacement. The ring found Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner and selected Jordan, the closer candidate.

With a final smile upon meeting his replacement, Abin Sur succumbed to his injuries and died. As he passed, he remarked to Sinestro that he thought he would never see the day a human was selected to join the Corps.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Green Lantern: Anti-Monitor profile

The Anti-Monitor is believed to be The Monitor's counterpart from The Antimatter Universe. He is responsible for the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, he was the sole Guardian of The Sinestro Corps and has now, against his will, become the source of The Black Lantern Corps Central Power Battery.



History

The Crisis
At the same moment that the universe was born, the antimatter universe was also created. Billions of years later, the being known as the Anti-Monitor began taking power.  

He conquered the weaponers of Qward, and from them he learned there was a different universe, a positive matter universe, and he wanted control of it, too.
Little is known about the Anti-Monitor's life before The Crisis began. He is believed to be the The Monitor of the Antimatter Universe, the Anti-Monitor was responsible for the original Crisis on Infinite Earths.

After a cosmic accident tore a hole between the positive and antimatter universe, antimatter began flooding the universe, resulting in the interdimensional "crisis."

It took Earth's greatest heroes to stop the Anti-Monitor, but in the end it was the sacrifices made by the Superman of Earth-Two, Superboy-Prime and Alexander Luthor of Earth-Three that resulted in his death.

When the 52 universes that form the Multiverse were reborn following the Second Crisis, the Anti-Monitor was as well, and he became the Sinestro Corps' sole Guardian and recruited Superboy-Prime, Cyborg-Superman and Parallax to become his Heralds alongside Sinestro.



Superboy-Prime's Revenge
He promised Hank Henshaw that if he served him, he would end his life. Henshaw, who was grateful for this, built a new War World which the Sinestro Corps could use to transport the Anti-Monitor and their Central Power Battery to Earth.

When he descended upon Coast City, Sodam Yat foolishly rushed into battle against The Anti-Monitor and was swatted away as if he were nothing more than a bothersome insect.

The Anti-Monitor was later seen watching Superboy-Prime engage Sodam (who had just become Ion a few moments earlier) in a vicious fight that would leave Sodam on the verge of death.

During the final battle, the Guardians of the Universe fought the Anti-Monitor at the heart of Coast City. Green Lanterns Guy Gardner and John Stewart made a plan to take down the Anti-Monitor.

They caught him off-guard and managed to toss War World onto his head, causing a giant, but contained, explosion powerful enough to wreck his armor, kill Henshaw and shave The Sinestro Corps' numbers down by a couple hundred members.

The Anti-Monitor survived the blast but was then hurled into space by Superboy-Prime, who wanted revenge for the Anti-Monitor destroying Earth-Prime.

The Anti-Monitor ended up the dead world of Ryut at the edge of Sector 666 where he was taken hostage by Nekron and imprisoned within The Black Lantern Central Power Battery, which is where he has remained ever since.

Recently, Dawn Granger used the powers she had recently gained from her connection to The Entity that embodies The White Fire of Creation on The Black Lantern Central Power Battery to see if her powers would have the same destructive effects on it as it does on the Black Lanterns empowered by it.


 A Slave No More
But in doing so Dawn awakened The Anti-Monitor, who had apparently grown back to full size during his time trapped inside the Central Power Battery, and was hit by a powerful surge of anti-matter feedback energy born from his awakening.

While Cyborg was tending to a visibly shocked Dawn, The Anti-Monitor demanded that Nekron set him free and began to claw his way out of the Central Power Battery by warping the dark matter composition of the Battery into a malleable form that would allow him to construct a new suit of armor for himself.

After a quick confrontation with Black Lantern Ice, Guy Gardner found that The Black Lantern Central Power Battery was rupturing open, allowing The Anti-Monitor to begin squeezing his way out.

Knowing that The Anti-Monitor would annihilate everything once he was truly free of Nekron's control, Gardner called for back-up and ordered The Anti-Monitor's extermination, seeing as actually killing him would rob Nekron and The Black Lantern Corps of their ultimate power source.


 Freedom!
However, because The Anti-Monitor had yet to become a full Black Lantern, the standard method for killing Black Lanterns was ineffective.

Munk, of The Indigo Tribe, was able to come up with a plan after seeing the effect Dawn Granger's powers had upon Black Lanterns.

His idea was that Gardner would create a distraction by having several Red Lanterns spew their liquid fire upon his eyes while Bedovian of The Sinestro Corps would form a bullet around Dawn and place her into a giant sniping rifle construct.

And upon firing said bullet, all of the Lanterns present would douse the bullet with their light and by doing so would effectively take out The Anti-Monitor for good.

The plan worked and The Anti-Monitor's head was blown apart, his body went into convulsions and eventually slumped down into a lifeless position.


 Headshot
For the first time since the original Crisis, The Anti-Monitor had not only been defeated but killed in the process as well.

But the victory was a bittersweet one, the Lanterns had failed to pull The Anti-Monitor out of The Central Power Battery all of the way before killing him.

Because of this, The Black Lantern Central Power Battery was still capable of using the corpse as an efficient power source for Nekron and The Black Lantern Corps.

Upon realizing the nature of the situation, Gardner and the other Lanterns wrapped a number of tethers around the gargantuan corpse, hoping that they could pull it out of the Battery before it swallowed The Anti-Monitor back up again.

Unfortunately, the Central Power Battery stopped the Lanterns before they could pull The Anti-Monitor's corpse all of the way out by cutting their tethers of light with a dark matter construct shaped like a scythe.

Defeated, the weary Lanterns looked on as The Central Power Battery pulled The Anti-Monitor's corpse back into the cage Nekron had built for him.


 A Slave No More: Redux
Later, during the final fight against Nekron, The Entity brought The Anti-Monitor back to life and freed him from The Black Lantern Central Power Battery.

Upon being freed, he lashed out at Nekron and attempted to kill him only to end up being shunted back to The Antimatter Universe.

Recently, Deadman's White Lantern Ring teleported its wielder to Qward, uncloaked him and demanded that Deadman "FIGHT".

The meaning behind these words quickly became clear as Deadman found himself staring up at the ominous form of The Anti-Monitor, who appeared more than ready to crush Deadman like an insect.


Home Invasion
Upon seeing him, The Anti-Monitor demanded to know who Deadman was, but before he could answer constructs of those who became White Lanterns during Blackest Night erupted forth from The White Lantern Power Ring and sent The Anti-Monitor crashing into a mountainside.

While The Anti-Monitor was bouncing back from the hit, Deadman asked the ring if the twelve superheroes and villains who had been resurrected after Blackest Night had been brought back to stop The Anti-Monitor, to which the ring replied "NO."

When Deadman realized The Anti-Monitor was getting up, he attempted to use The White Lantern Ring's power to bring him down only to find that the ring would not fire.

The Anti-Monitor then blasted Deadman off the side of a cliff, making Deadman's situation worse as the ring had made it so he could no longer fly.


Taking out the Trash
When Deadman realized that the ring had sent him to fight The Anti-Monitor as a lesson in learning to stay alive, he promised that the ring that he would try.

Knowing his promise rang true, the ring sent Deadman back to The DC Universe, leaving The Anti-Monitor to contemplate exactly what had just happened.


Powers

The Anti-Monitor is one of the most formidable beings in the DC universe, having caused more deaths than any other villain the DC universe has encountered.  He has destroyed and absorbed thousands of positive matter universes. The Anti-Monitor has immense strength and durability.

He was able to shrug off blows from Superman and stalemate the Spectre. He was able to defeat hordes of superheroes.  He is able to alter reality, fire bolts of energy, time travel, and is more powerful than his counterpart, the Monitor. He can also absorb his own shadow demons to recharge himself. It took all of the Multiverse to destroy him.

Green Lantern: Hank Henshaw a.k.a. Cyborg Superman profile

With his organic parts genetically identical to Superman's, many believed that the Cyborg truly was the Last Son of Krypton restored to life after dying in a battle with Doomsday.



History

Hank Henshaw, a brilliant scientist at the time, and three of his friends were returning from space when they encountered a freak radiation storm. The radiation affected the machinery of the vessel and the shuttle crash landed somewhere far away from its intended target.

When the four explorers had freed themselves from the wreckage, Hank discovered that his friends Steve and Jim had been horribly transformed. Steve had become living radiation and Jim's body had been destroyed and reformed out of debris from the ship and the surrounding area. Hank's wife Terri seemed to be fine, but Hank himself could feel radiation sickness beginning to eat away at him.

The group went to Metropolis in search of a LexCorp facility that they could use to fix their mutations but ran into Superman and were subsequently involved in a time consuming fight. Things were worked out but by then the radiation's affects on Hank had begun to show. His flesh was falling off his bones and he was obviously close to death.

Terri also started exhibiting symptoms, beginning to fade from existence. Hank tried his hardest to work on a cure for her but he was going fast. While he worked, Steve flew into the sun and Jim killed himself. Hank came up with a plan to fix Terri, but died before he could use it. Thankfully, Superman was still there and he was able to save Terri before she completely disappeared.

Some time later, Hank returned in a new form. When his physical body had died, his consciousness had been turned to energy and sent into the machine on which he had been working.

Somehow he had gained control over the machinery and was able to form it into a robotic body he could use as transport. His first thoughts once reconstituted were of his wife Terri who had been institutionalized after the traumatic events which he had witnessed.

Henshaw found Terri but after appearing as a robot and leaving suddenly when security came, Terri was left even more disturbed than before. When Henshaw heard how his visit had made Terri feel, he decided it would be best for him to leave Earth and continue his hunt for knowledge on his own.

Henshaw found his way to Superman's birthing matrix and made it his new body so he could travel space again, absorbing the knowledge of the universe in the process. Superman found him and tried to stop him, but Hank flew away.

Cyborg Superman's origin has been retold a number of times with slight changes each time (often showing Superman doing things he hadn't originally done), but usually with the Cyborg himself narrating.

Since Cyborg Superman is obviously insane and hates Superman, some things are clearly false, but with other changes, like the cause of the radiation storm and what happened with Terri, it's hard to tell if these re-tellings are just the result of a crazy man telling his story or official retcons. For that reason, any changes in the origin are in the following paragraph.

When the Cyborg met Mongul, it is revealed that for some reason Henshaw believes that Superman was responsible for his loss of humanity and that he had banished Hank from

Earth. When the Cyborg battled Blue Superman at the Source Wall, he explained that Superman had caused the deaths of his friends because he was jealous and afraid of their abilities. While attacking Earth as a part of the Sinestro Corps , the Cyborg said that Superman had indirectly caused the radiation storm when he threw Eradicator into the sun.

He also said that Terri had been near death when he went to see her as a machine and that he was trying to save her life but she jumped out of a window when she saw him and, as a result, Superman tried to kill him.

Reign of the Supermen

After wandering the Universe and eventually losing his sanity, Cyborg Superman would ultimately return to earth and after spending several weeks convincing the world of his legitimacy as the “real” Superman by saving the president from terrorists and throwing Doomsday into space (secretly implanting a device in him that would allow Hank to always know his location in the process).

After an Alien spacecraft (Commanded by the original Mongul who worked for Cyborg Superman and worshiped the very ground he walked upon) suddenly appeared over Coast City and was approached by the Eradicator to discover it’s intent, Hank would then commit an act that would have severe consequences on the DCU for decades afterward (such as Zero-Hour and it‘s consequences).

This act had been fueled by many psychotic motivations like his desire to remake Coast City into his image, to forever discredit Superman, and to erase the memory of his wife Terri who was from Coast City, Hank destroyed the Eradicator, Coast City, and all of it’s seven million inhabitants.

He would later attempt to do the same thing to Metropolis but a squad consisting of Superboy, Supergirl, Steel, a rebuilt Eradicator, and a reborn Superman would eventually arrive to stop him.

The battle would reach it’s climax as Hank, Superman, and the Eradicator fought in the reactor of the Hank’s remade Coast City or “Engine City”, the kryptonite radiation in the room where they fought was so fierce it was capable of killing non-Kryptonians, Hank would destroy the Eradicator once more.

But as his blast went through the him the Eradicator changed the radiation into yellow sunlight and directed it towards Superman giving him the power to at last defeat Henshaw and obliterate him.

Hank would later send his consciousness to the device he had placed on Doomsday long ago and after Doomsday at last landed on Apokolips Hank would remake himself using Apkoliptian technology, effortlessly assimilating the New God technology into his being.

With Doomsday at his side he layed waste to Apokolips’s defenses even using Doomsday to defeat Darkseid himself, but his plans of conquest were foiled by Superman who delayed Hank’s triumph long enough for Darkseid to recover and defeat him with the Omega Effect. Darkseid would ultimately undo Hank’s imprisonment within the effect after being angered by Superman and sent Hank to plague him once more.

Hank would later hunt down Superman at the behest of an intergalactic tribunal who mistakenly believed Superman guilty of destroying his home planet of Krypton.

After capturing Superman, Supergirl, Steel, Superboy and the Eradicator he would later be captured by alien tribunal himself after they learned of his many crimes and of Superman’s innocence, they ultimately decided to cast him into a black hole and after eventually escaping that he was attacked by Hal Jordan as Parallax.

Their battle would take them to the brink of the Source Wall, a wall made of fallen gods, containing unfathomable power, and serving as the barrier between the various 52 universes and the Bleed (the highly radioactive space between universes). Parallax would ultimately destroy the Cyborg’s body and disperse his consciousness into the wall.

Henshaw would survive however by commandeering a piece of the source wall itself and after a brief confrontation with Superman Blue he would eventually travel beyond the Wall and into The Bleed (eventually learning of 51 parallel universes that existed beyond his own) before eventually somehow making contact with the Manhunters and becoming their Grandmaster.


Powers

As a result of the cosmic radiation, Hank Henshaw underwent a rapid degeneration but at the moment of his death, his consciousness jumped into a nearby computer.

From that point on, his consciousness became tied to machines. He can posses machines and anything even remotely electronically mechanical and is able to control them completely with an ability he calls "technomorphing".

Unlike most technopaths, he doesn't just command them, he incorporates them into himself and any nearby technology becomes an extension of himself. He can take any machine and, once it's a part of him, he can transform it into anything his mind can imagine, and thanks to his time spent traveling across the universe, he can imagine a lot.

And, even before becoming a living energy signal, Hank Henshaw was a genius, so this only adds to what he can come up with. The Cyborg is not limited by the uses or parts in the original machine, which makes this ability all the more dangerous. Due to the fact that parts of the Cyborg are cloned from Superman's DNA, he has many of the Man of Steel's powers.

He has exhibited heat vision (and other kinds of vision), super strength, super speed, invulnerability, and flight. It is assumed that if he created biological lungs for himself he could duplicate Superman's freeze breath, but he has not done so at this time. As with machines though, Cyborg Superman can modify his Superman parts beyond their original limits and weaknesses.

He has already removed his Kryptonite weakness and his understanding of biology seems so complete that he can create more living Kryptonian parts from machinery. Cyborg Superman is also immortal, being able to live no matter what happens to his physical body.

Currently, Cyborg Superman possess several Green Lantern Rings and ten Qwardian, Sinestro Corps Power Rings. These weapons are not just for show either. He never used them much and usually relied on his Kryptonian powers, however when he did use them he appeared to be rather adept.

Other weapons at his disposal include Willhunters, nanites which he uses to enslave a person's mind and make them loyal to the Manhunters, as well as hundreds of Manhunter robots which he has upgraded and started mass producing and obey his every command.

Recently, he took control of The Alpha Lanterns just as he once did with The Manhunters and has been reproducing Alpha Lantern batteries in order to turn Lanterns that have been kidnapped by his new soldiers into Alpha Lanterns themselves.


Green Lantern: Superboy Prime profile

With a twisted sense of justice and morals, the Superboy-Prime blames the corrupted and ineffective heroes of post-Crisis Earth for his lost destiny as the "Universe's Greatest Protector": Superman.



History

Origin of Superboy-Prime

Retcon Punch
Superboy-Prime was raised on a parallel world dubbed Earth-Prime.  He was thought to be a normal child.  He was adopted by Jerry and Naomi Kent, who thought it would be amusing to name him Clark after the "comic book" character in their world.  It turned out he really was Kal-El and was teleported to Earth before the Krypton of his universe was swallowed by its sun, Rao.

The Superboy of Earth-Prime left his reality to join other heroes to protect reality itself from the  Anti-Monitor during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.  His reward, along with Alexander Luthor, Jr. of Earth-Three, Golden Age Superman, and Lois Lane of Earth-Two, was a chance to escape to an apparently heavenly pocket dimension before reality fixed itself after the Crisis.

Battle Of The Superboys

Never aging in the Paradise dimension, with a view of the world he can never be a part of (post-Crisis Earth), Superboy-Prime came to despise his situation.  He lost his childhood, and he can never grow up to be   Superman, his idol of Earth-Two.  His envy and anger boiled as he watched the world he had saved become darker.  

He believed its heroes were losing the fight for justice, and he was especially angered by Superboy,  Connor Kent, for taking his name and what he believed should be his life. Regretting his decision, he escaped with the help of Alexander Luthor, and the two set off the chain of events which brought about the Infinite Crisis, an attempt to recreate the world in their image. Having been exposed to yellow sunlight and reveling in his strength, he is the cause of many of the atrocities during the Infinite Crisis:

He destroyed the Watchtower on the moon and left the Martian Manhunter for dead.
He moved the planet  Rann into Thanagar's orbit, causing the two planets and their allies to go to war.
He almost beat Connor Kent to death in an attempt to regain his name, and killed a few  Titans before being trapped inside The Speed Force by the Flash family who then placed him under a Red Sun.
Upon his return four years later, he killed Conner Kent, as well as numerous Green Lanterns before being stopped by the Supermen of New Earth and Earth-Two. The Superman of Earth-Two was beaten to a pulp by Prime during the fight, however, and ended up dying in Power Girl's arms following Prime's defeat.

The Sinestro Corps

Herald of the Anti Monitor
Superboy-Prime was imprisoned by the Guardians of the Universe in the center of an artificial Red Sun Eater which was given to them by Donna Troy and was watched over by at least two dozen Green Lanterns at all times. This was commonly referred to as Prime Duty by The Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps and was a job hated by many due to the fact that, while in the process of keeping an eye on Superboy-Prime, they were not allowed to do anything else.

Superboy-Prime is released from his imprisonment by Sinestro and joins The Sinestro Corps.  He is a Herald of the Anti-Monitor, along with Cyborg Superman, Sinestro himself, and Parallax (with Kyle Rayner as its host).  He sports the uniform of the Sinestro Corps and a variant of the power suit he wore during Infinite Crisis and begins calling himself Superman-Prime.

As the  war against the Green Lantern Corps raged, Prime kept a post on the moon until The Sinestro Corps brought the fight to Earth.  After defiling the Memorial of Bart Allen, Prime re-waged his war against a number of spare heroes.  This time around, Prime tore off the other of Risk's arm's and may have killed Wildebeest before a faction of Team Superman joined the fight.  But even with their joined efforts, Prime managed to last until the sun rose and he was able to recharge. It was then that he ended up being challenged by the new Ion: Sodam Yat.

Prime ferociously battled Ion across the city.  They originally seemed to be evenly matched until the fight brought them to a nuclear powerplant.  The powerplant, made of lead, weakened Ion and Prime was able to impale him with a lead rod.  Ion managed to escape from the plant but Prime pursued mercilessly.  The fight continued into a cemetery.  Prime and Ion fought hard and long but Prime was too much for the young and inexperienced Green Lantern Corpsmen. Prime was able to beat Ion into submission. However, John Stewart and Guy Gardner arrived to save their comrade.


Superman-Prime vs. Ion
The battle in New York raged on as Prime battled the Green Lantern Corps and Earth's heroes.  After hearing the Anti-Monitor declaring victory, Prime turned on the Guardian of Fear and ripped him apart for destroying his homeworld.  Superman-Prime tossed the Anti-Monitor into space after achieving his ultimate goal of revenge. Prime then attacked the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps and slaughtered many of them.

The Guardians of the Universe attacked and began blasting Prime with energy. The Kryptonian managed to grab on to one of the Guardians but was shocked to see the Guardian self-destruct in his face, apparently killing Superman-Prime.  It was later revealed that Prime was trapped in the Multiverse looking much older and more powerful.


Powers


Superboy-Prime possessed just about the same powers as his counterpart Superman although they appear to be more powerful due to his insanity.  Superboy-Prime's power levels are reminiscent of the powerful Silver Age Superman, accomplishing such feats as overpowering two Supermen and defeating or killing many other DC heroes.  Superboy-Prime also wears a yellow sun powered suit of armor to further enhance his power.  His body is currently not energized with energy from a Guardian of The Universe, as he had used up his energy during his fight with Monarch.

Flight
He can fly at light-speed

Hearing
Prime can hear anything, anywhere like the Silver Age Superman.

Healing Factor

Heat Vision
He can generate an intense beam of heat to melt things and it was powerful enough to shoot through and penetrate the chest of superman

Invulnerability
He can fly into a sun unharmed like the Silver Age Superman.Able to survive a guardian of the universe exploding.When he was charged by Oan energy, he was able to withstand monarch's attacks.He can eat uranium without any discomfort and withstood Krypto's heat vision, Powergirl and Supergirl's attack.

Mental Powers
Prime has Silver Age Superman's powers to learn. He learned every Earth languages and 28 alien ones.

Super Breath
He can create hurricane, freeze foes or blow out stars.

Super Hypnotism
He has Silver Age Superman's hypnotic skills

Super Strength
He can move planets and take on two Supermans at one time.He was able to hurt Sodam Yat who had the power of Ion and tear off Aquaman's arm.

Super Speed
He can travel faster than the speed of light or fly faster to cross the timebarrier to travel back in time.

X-ray vision
He can see through things except for lead

Super Ventriloquism
Prime has Silver Age Superman's ventriloquism powers strong enough to speak to other contents.

Vision Powers
Prime has x-ray, microscope vision and telescope vision that was strong enough to see across universes.

Energy Absorbing
Prime like any Superman absorbs different forms of radiation and draws power from yellow sunlight however he loses yellow sunlight faster than Superman, but can absorb it back faster and reach full power sooner. He has also been able to absorb the energy from a Guardian of The Universe and used it to increase his age, but only temporally.

Prime's Armor

Prime's Original Armor
Prime has a suit of armor that absorbs and stores Yellow Sunlight just in case he has to fight at night or comes under attack from darkness-manipulating superheroes like Shadow Lass. The first incarnation of the armor, which was known only as "The Monitor Armor" was stolen from a museum that existed in a parallel universe which had somehow become trapped or replicated within The Speed Force.

But that first armor however was destroyed when the Supermen of New Earth and Earth-Two sent Prime flying into the Rao of New-Earth. The Sinestro Corps variant of the armor was designed by Prime, who was inspired to model it after The Anti-Monitor's Armor once he got a hold of the information that allowed him to see how his armor functioned. This version of the Armor was also destroyed during a battle with Earth's Heroes.


Sinestro Corps Armor
Shortly after his arrival in The 31st Century Prime got a hold of an exact and fully functional replica of his original armor that had been on a statue of him that was being sent into storage. The armor proved useful for a time but during Prime's fight with Superman and several L.O.S.H. members including two alternate versions of Cosmic Boy.

All of the armor save for the part covering his hips and the spandex uniform underneath were destroyed. Contrary to common belief, no version of this armor is capable of protecting Prime from the effects of Red Sunlight or powers that can reproduce the effects of Red Sunlight.

Time Trapper Powers
The immortal Time Trapper incarnation of Prime, who is much older than his modern day counterpart, has several abilities that his younger self does not. "Prime Trapper" has shown that he is not only capable of traveling through time without being seen but also manipulating it subtly as well. Prime also has displayed the ability to fire huge energy blasts and is somewhat well-versed in using psychic and psionic abilities. He can also cast an Astral Projection of himself into the minds of Future Seers such as The White Witch, is capable of manipulating his height at will and has the ability to control The Cockroaches that live with and on him at The End of Time.
 
Red Lantern Ring
Removing a red lantern ring causes death upon a user unless healed by a blue lantern ring. It is unknown if Prime truly wore a real red lantern ring during his temporary lantern empowerment while fighting various black lanterns. But if Prime truly wielded a real red lantern ring, his body was able to unwield the ring without suffering death.

Weaknesses

For the first time ever... Prime is susceptible to Kryptonite Radiation Poisoning
Due to the fact Prime comes from another dimension the Kryptonite of New Earth has no effect on him. Also the reality-altering powers of 5th Dimension Imps does not seem to work on him. Originally, Prime was entirely resistant to Kryptonite because in his world Krypton was consumed by Rao, it's Sun, and thus Kryptonite never came to be in his reality making the weakness non-existent.

Recently however while in the "Threeboot" L.O.S.H.'s version of The 31st Century, he was actually poisoned with a large abundance of Kryptonite Radiation, the reason for this is unknown but it has been hinted that the "Threeboot" version of The 31st Century may actually be a reconstituted version of Earth-Prime.

Prior to this his only weakness was Red Sunlight like the other Supermen. Unlike the other Supermen however Prime is completely resistant to magic as shown when he said that it only tickled when Black Adam punched him multiple times with magic-enhanced strikes and also when the 31st Century version of Mordu the Mystical blasted him with a mystical attack.

Aside from those weaknesses Prime has many psychological phobias such as a fear of the dark due to the fact that it saps his cells of sunlight and an irrational fear of speedsters that has been deemed "Flash-Phobia", primarily because it was The Flash Family who imprisoned him in The Speed Force and then left him to rot under a Red Sun for approximately four years (Time in The Speed Force runs faster than on Earth.)

Prime is also afraid of being forgotten now that he has learned that in The 31st Century, everything he did during both Infinite Crisis and The Sinestro Corps War was incorrectly documented (i.e., Prime was supposedly defeated single-handedly by Kid Flash, Conner Kent and Sodam Yat during his fights with them) and that he has been considered only as having been minor annoyance to Superman whose place in History matters so little that his statue in the Hall of Villains at the Superman Museum was put in a closet and was about to be thrown into a real storage locker once the statue of the villain called Neutron had finished getting it's new paint job.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Green Lantern: Grayven profile

The youngest son of Darkseid. Grayven has the ability to use a small portion of the Omega effect.



Grayven is the third and illegitimate son of Darkseid and a yet to be revealed mother. Although he is the youngest of his two older brothers, Kalibak and Orion, he bears the strongest resemblance to his father and shares the same, although less powerful, set of powers as well. Also like his father, Grayven is on a mission of conquering everything he can, planets or other wise, carving a path of conquest and destruction across the universe. During this time, he destroys most of the galactic police force known as the Darkstars. His quest of domination eventually leads him to the planet Rann, where he begins to look for a zeta-beam device. The zeta beam device is a machine created by Rannian scientists to instantly transport large quantities of just about anything to anywhere in the known universe. Grayven intends to use this device to transport his devices to Apokolips, his fathers personal planet and base of operations, and overthrow Darkseid along with his forces and make himself the new ruler of his fathers empire. During this time, the remaining Darkstars and Green Lantern Kyle Rayner gather together and decide to face Grayven and his army on Rann in an attempt to stop the would be Tyrant. The Darkstars then begin to fight off Grayvens forces, while Kyle and Darkstar John Stewart, who himself used to be a Green Lantern, confront Grayven. John suffers serious injury during the fight, but Kyle is eventually able to trick Grayven into the zeta beam device and transports him off the planet to an undisclosed location. Without their leader, Grayvens army has no other choice but to retreat.

It is later found out that Kyle transported Grayven to Earths very core. Grayven digs himself out and fights Kyle, but is somehow quickly overpowered by the young ring slinger. To prevent defeat, Grayven uses his experimental transport device to escape his captor and send Kyle to the thirtieth century. Grayven is later seen during the Imperiex crisis as part of an alliance that wishes to destroy the galaxy eating giant. Later, after being possessed by Brainiac-13. Gayven confronts both Superman and Darksied and is defeated by Superman. For his embarrassing defeat at the hands of his foe, Darksied banished Grayven to live on Earth.

Recently, Grayven has been shown to have been lobotomized and is nearly catatonic. Thunder and the Martian Manhunter restore his mind and then assist him in building a zeta beam transporter to send the unknown scourge of the New Gods to Darkseid's throne room. This would then force Darkseid and the killer to fight, with the result benefiting Grayven either way. Thunder and J'onn however, decide it is best to trick Grayven. J’onn shape shifts into the Black Racer, the New Gods' incarnation of Death, to get Grayven to use the zeta beam on himself in order to escape. Unfortunately, as soon as Grayven arrives at his destination he is found and murdered by the real killer, the Infinity-Man.

Green Lantern: Ganthet profile

Once a Guardian of the Universe, Ganthet was exiled from Oa along with Sayd, a fellow Oa'n. They went on to found the Blue Lantern Corps, the heralds of Hope. Ganthet inducted himself into the Green Lantern Corps to aid in the fight for the Blackest Night.



One of the founding members of the Guardians of the Universe, creators of the  Green Lantern Corps, Ganthet has played a large roll in the history of the Corps.

Ganthet is the oldest living Guardian of the Universe, and last of the Maltusians that voyaged to Oa from Maltus.  Already considered by many, the most powerful of the Guardians, it came as no surprise that he alone survived Parallax's attack. though the effect of their rebirth at Kyle Rayner's hands have had an unknown affect on his power.  Displaying an uncharacteristic interest in the affairs of humans Ganthet, served alongside Zeus, Shazam, and the Highfather in the Quintessence to keep watch over the Earth. Ganthet also had the distinction of being one of the few Guardians with which the Corps members felt they could Identify with. Despite these differences Ganthet began life much the same as any other Guardian...


Origins

Maltus, home planet of the Maltusians, a race so old, theirs was the apex of civilization when the first signs of life began appearing across planets of the universe. The blue skinned humanoids of Maltus were the immortal beings responsible for creating the scientific utopia that defined their planet. Eons of evolution and scientific discovery had gifted the Maltusian people with powerful telepathic and cosmic powers. The paradise the Guardians created seemed as though it would last forever, until the greedy ambitions of their finest scientist lead to its utter ruin. The Maltusian Krona, obsessed with gaining knowledge at any cost, had created a time machine  against the wishes and warnings of his fellow Maltusians. Krona used his machine to gain the knowledge of creation itself, traveling back in time to witness the Big Bang.

In his hubris, Krona unleashed an explosion of Anti-matter, erasing billions of years from the time-stream. The backlash of the devastation wrought by the explosion unleashed a new threat unto the cosmos. For the first time, evil had awakened in the Universe.

The vast amount of Anti-matter released in the explosion coalesced itself into the Anti-Matter Universe, and from the shattered fragments of space and time, the  Multiverse was born. More seriously, the Maltusians knew that, as it had in the past, the universe would one day contract upon itself to be reborn by a new "big bang".  Due to the anti-matter unleashed by Krona, the universe was deprived of sufficient matter necessary to ignite a new "big bang".  As a result of Krona's actions, the universe and all existence would one day simply die out, never to be reborn.

Feeling responsible for this, the Maltusians relocated to the planet Oa, located at "the center of the Universe", and became the Guardians of the Universe.  Their goal was simple: combat evil and create an orderly universe.  And they acted quickly on that goal.  During this transitory period, the Maltusians' appearance changed as they adapted to their new life as Oans.


Ganthet's Tale

When a renegade Guardian Dawlakispokpok (Dawly) attempts to use a time machine to change history Ganthet must call upon the greatest Green Lantern,
Hal Jordan, for help. Dawly, planning to use his own time machine to send Krona to the end of time,and prevent him from creating the Anti-Matter Universe, Hal and Ganthet arrive to stop him . In the ensuing battle Hal discovers that it is in fact Dawly that was responsible for the universe being "born old".  After his defeat, Dawly and his family are brought before the Guardians to stand trail, during which the Guardians erase the memories of all those involved. Ganthet however decided to shield Hal's mind, allowing him to retain his knowledge of on of the Guardians' darkest secrets


Emerald Twilight

After losing their greatest Lantern (Hal Jordan) to insanity, and the destruction of the Central Power Battery, the Guardians decide transfer all of their power to Ganthet, leaving him as the last remaining Guardian. Creating one last Green Power Ring from the remains of Hal Jordan's ring, Ganthet goes to Earth to find a new Green Lantern. After being turned down by his first choice Guy Gardner, Ganthet settles for Kyle Rayner, a struggling artist, reluctantly bestowing him with the ring, saying "You shall have to do".

 Kyle. During Kyle's first few months as a Green Lantern, Ganthet is rather unimpressed with him and decides to take back his ring. Kyle is finally able to prove his worth by facing Parallax without his Power Ring.


Ion and Restoration of the Corps

After absorbing the residual energy of the sun after the Final Night, Kyle Rayner became the godlike Ion, a being even more powerful than Parallax.  Soon coming to realize that continuing to wield Ion's power would cost him his very humanity, Kyle travels Oa and uses his power to recharge the Central Power Battery and restore the Green Lantern Corps. With the Central Battery restored, the a new group of childlike Guardians are born, both male and female. Entrusting Ganthet to raise and care for the new Guardians, teaching them to use their great power, and to embrace emotion rather than purge themselves of it. One Guardian in particular, a small girl named Lianna, demonstrated a proficiency and aptitude for her powers that far exceeded that of her peers. When a peaceful world under the Green Lantern's jurisdiction comes under attack, Ganthet realizes that Lianna has disappeared and so sends Kyle and Jade to investigate while he searches her. Upon their arrival Kyle and Jade come under attack from a female warrior, the missing Lianna. Arriving on scene, Ganthet qualms the fighting and take Lianna back to Oa, apologizing for his arrogance in thinking he could care for all the new Guardians himself. Deciding to seek aid in order to prevent such an event from occurring again, Ganthet sends for the Zamarons to aid him in raising the new Guardians.

Seeking knowledge of Parallax, Kyle Rayner travels to the end of the Universe. Upon his return Kyle relays his findings to Ganthet. Concluding that Parallax must have altered his memory after their last encounter, Ganthet tells Kyle the whole story behind the birth and imprisonment of Parallax. Realizing that their only hope my lay with Hal Jordan, Ganthet instructs Kyle to retrieve Jordan's corpse, so as to bring about his resurrection. Leaving immediately, Kyle is attacked by  Kilowog, a fellow Green Lantern. Under Parallax's control Kilowog tried to kill Kyle, but is stopped by Ganthet. Releasing Kilowog, Guy Gardner, and John Stewart, Ganthet sends Kyle on his way. Discovering that Hal's corpse still holds remnants of Parallax, it takes the combined efforts of Hal and the Spectre to fully cleanse his soul. Purged from Jordan's body Parallax instead, bonds itself to Ganthet.  Just before he is taken, Ganthet sends a beacon of  energy to guide Hal Jordan's soul back to his body. Now fully purified and resurrected, Hal Jordan leads the Kyle Rayner and the other Lanterns in defeating the Parallax-possessed Ganthet, returning Parallax to its prison in Central Power Battery.

In the aftermath of  these events, all of the new Guardians are restored to adulthood, becoming as cold and manipulative as their predecessors. The only notable difference being addition of female Guardians to their ranks. Ganthet, as ever, maintains his belief that they should embrace their emotions.


Sinestro Corps War

As events are set in motion that will ignite the long awaited war between the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps, Ganthet and fellow Guardian Sayd are their order for embracing emotion.

Having finally regained its true, monstrous form, Parallax attacks the Earth Lanterns for freeing Kyle Rayner from his control. Ganthet and Sayd arrive just in time to save them by banishing Parallax into their four power batteries (Hal Jordan's, Kyle Rayner's, John Stewart's, and Guy Gardner's, respectively). After revealing his and Sayd's expulsion from the order, Ganthet uses the last of his Guardian power to forge a new power ring for Kyle, and asks that he step down as Ion, to which Kyle readily agrees. Taking up their power batteries, the four Earth Lanterns hear the Sinestro Corps oath echoing in the distance, and, as one, recite the Green Lantern Oath, and depart to confront the Sinestro Corps.

To prepare them for the battle ahead, Ganthet and Sayd reveal the emotional energy spectrum created at the start of the universe. The seven colors of the emotional spectrum: green (will), yellow (fear), violet (love), red (rage), indigo (compassion), orange (greed), and blue (hope) each derive their power from their respective emotions. Those colors closest to either end of the spectrum are far more dangerous and unwieldy, often corrupting those they empower after prolonged use. Ganthet also reveals that, in the very near future, each color will develop its own Lantern Corps of followers, all gathering to fight one another, culminating in a War of Light that will lead to the cataclysm t known as the Blackest Night, the darkest secret concealed within the Book of Oa.

Green Lantern: Major Force profile

Major Force is an unstable villain of Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner, and Captain Atom. Constantly killing off Kyle Rayner's girlfriends, it's been proven time and time again, how unstable Major Force is.



History

Major Clifford Zmeck underwent the same test as Nathaniel Adam during the Vietnam War. When Nathaniel seemingly disappeared, the government deemed it a failure, and began testing on another subject, but with Cliff they increased the amount of metal used, in comparison to the original project. Clifford was found in a high security prison during his time with the USAF for a rape crime, and sentenced to life time in prison. He was offered a pardon, should he partake in the project, the results were the same. However, this time, Cliff arrived one year later than Nate. When he arrived, the government implanted micro explosives under the metal while it was still malleable, in order to control Zmeck in case he went rogue. He was first shown as an ally of Captain Atom, but after a brief scrap, Captain Atom left, and the newly dubbed Major Force became his successor. Constantly fighting Captain Atom, he eventually became a hired gun for General Eiling’s purposes. Major Force would prove to be unbalanced, and killed the Green Lantern Kyle Rayner’s girlfriend and stuck her remains Into a refrigerator. Infuriated, the Lantern nearly killed Cliff, but was stopped by the military of the United States. Cliff goes on to kill a different Green Lantern and, later in Tokyo, another Green Lantern, Guy Gardner, seemingly kills Cliff. However, he is completely made of energy, so in essence, Major Force is immortal.

It is later, the then president, Lex Luthor, recruits Captain Atom to organize a task force of sorts, to bring in Superman when a Kryptonite asteroid was heading towards Earth. Eventually, Major Force’s hands are sliced off, releasing the nuclear based energy contained in his suit. Captain Atom had to absorb him, quantum leaping him a few years. Major Force, at that point, had disappeared.

He would later appear killing another person close to Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner. Killing his mother, and then sticking her severed head into an oven. Kyle then decapitated Major Force and sent his head into space, his head still talking.

One Year Later, Major Force is causing a disturbance in Bl├╝dhaven, and during the battle, rips off the arm of a character named “ Major Victory“, and beats him to death with it. Captain Atom would later awaken, in the Monarch suit, to drain all of Major Force’s energy, leaving his corpse to fall to the ground.

Major Force has been identified as one of the deceased entombed below the Hall of Justice.


Powers and Abilities

Like Captain Atom, Major Force's superhuman abilities are tied to the Quantum Field. He is powerful, but not quite as powerful as Captain Atom is shown to be (since the ability to use the Quantum Field is based on imagination, intelligence, and willpower) due to his lack of a significant level of intelligence, as well as his psychotic nature. He possesses vast superhuman strength in excess of 100,000-ton range (having been able to knock Superman across three states and physically engage him in the same battle, knock around Wonder Woman and Resurrection Man, physically engage the likes for Vuldarian Guy Gardner, and stand toe-to-toe with Captain Atom, physically). His initially showed the ability to project blasts of dark matter for offensive measures, as well as hard constructs for other uses. He is also has a significant level of invulnerability (though, not as invulnerable as Captain Atom, due to having his durability exploited by things Atom can and has withstood), due to the Dilustel skin covering his body. Due to his lack of intelligence, he is unable to (or never learned to) absorb energy (as a result, can have his Dilustel skin melted down by extreme temperatures like they have been before, breached by Green Lanterns, or blasted through by powerful bursts of energy), cannot remove his Dilustel skin like Bombshell or Captain Atom, and was once unable to fly. Over the years, he has learned to project Quantum blasts much like Captain Atom, as well as dark Quantum energy that could drain solar energy from Superman's cells. He has also currently shown the ability to fly and project energy shields (finally!). Major Force is also immortal due to his connection to the Quantum Field.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Green Lantern: Hector Hammond profile

Hector Hammond is a DC Universe supervillain who is primarily an enemy of Green Lantern. The character was created by John Broome and Gil Kane, and originally appeared in Green Lantern (vol. 2) # 5 (March-April 1961). Unlike many supervillains, Hammond does not use an alias.



Hammond is a petty criminal on the run from the law when he discovers the fragments of a strange meteor in the woods (later retconned as part of the same meteor that lands in Africa, super-evolving Gorilla Grodd and the other gorillas of Gorilla City). Observing that radiation from the meteor has caused the nearby plants to evolve rapidly, Hammond decides to kidnap four scientists and expose them to the meteor. The radiation causes their intellects to evolve, but also has the side effect of sapping their wills. Hammond is able to force the scientists to use their heightened intellect to create amazing new inventions, which Hammond sells for his own profit.

Hammond rapidly becomes a rich celebrity due to the wealth he has acquired. Green Lantern Hal Jordan asks his friend and mechanic, Thomas Kalmaku, to take on the role of the Green Lantern while Jordan investigates Hammond. Jordan creates a duplicate power ring and costume for Kalmaku to fool Hammond. Unaware of the impersonation, Hammond kidnaps Kalmaku, steals his ring and turns him into a chimpanzee. Jordan confronts Hammond personally in a battle of power rings that ends only when the charge of Hammond's ring runs out, allowing Jordan to capture him and restore Kalmaku and the scientists.
Hammond returns in Justice League of America #14 (September 1962), where he has managed to escape from prison and deliberately exposes himself to the meteorite. The radiation causes his brain to grow to enormous size, granting him psionic powers as well as immortality in the process. Unfortunately, his body becomes immobilized and he loses the power to speak. Trapped in a motionless state, Hammond is still able to use his psionic powers to control the minds of others. He attempts to steal the Green Lantern's ring, but Jordan manages to command his ring to drain itself of power when it leaves his finger, after which Jordan renders Hammond unconscious.

Hammond is responsible for the creation of the second Royal Flush Gang in Justice League of America #203 (June 1982). Hammond and the Gang are defeated when Dr. Martin Stein, one half of the superhero Firestorm, subdues Hector on the astral plane.
In addition to battling Hal Jordan, Hammond has also fought Alan Scott as well as Kyle Rayner.

Powers and abilities
Hammond in his mutated state exhibits genius level intellect, potent telepathic and telekinetic abilities, and on occasion displays the ability to absorb and mentally redirect Green Lantern's emerald plasma. In some incarnations, his body has atrophied to the point where he cannot walk and he has to strap his head to a chair to support its weight.a

Green Lantern: Star Sapphire profile

Origin
Created by the Zamarons to collect the various emotions of emotional energy spectrum and to spread and protect love throughout the universe in order to promote order and revenge against males.



The Beginning
Carol Ferris reveals to Hal Jordan that during the most recent time the gem possessed her, she gained knowledge of the Star Sapphire: they come from Sector 1416 and comprise a corps known as the Star Sapphires whose purpose is to spread love throughout all 3600 sectors of the universe. The leaders of the Corps are Oans who, after migrating to Zamaron, found a parasitic crystal which they shaped into several Star Sapphires. These were used to empower females who had been loved and spurned, providing them the opportunity for revenge.

In the afterlude of this incident, the Zamarons are shown converting the Star Sapphire (which Hal Jordan had tricked into latching onto one of the Zamarons) into a power ring and lantern, which they place on a dais which contains a ring and lantern set of the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps, alongside several ring/lantern sets of different colors mentioning that they must collect all emotions in order to combat "the Prophecy".

After realizing the power of the Star Sapphire was too great for them to control, the Zamarons forged a Violet Power Battery and power ring out of the Star Sapphire (Gem). Violet power rings are fueled by the emotion of love, one of the two emotions, with the other being rage, that most influence their user.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Green Lantern: Parallax profile

Super Name:Parallax
Real Name:None
Aliases:Parallax Fear Anomaly
The Yellow Impurity
Parallax Entity
Hal Jordan
Kyle Rayner
Ganthet
Publisher:DC Comics
Gender:Male
Character Type:God/Eternal
1st Appearance:Green Lantern #50
Appears in:71 issues

An ancient horror, Parallax is an entity of comprised pure fear that can possess other beings. It is known to ravage planets and strike terror into the hearts of even the Guardians of the Universe.

Parallax is the living embodiment of fear, a demonic parasitic entity which would travel from world to world, causing entire societies to destroy themselves out of fear and paranoia.  Parallax is one of the seven Emotional Embodiments representing the individual aspects of the Emotional Spectrum.



Parallax is partially responsible for Larfleeze's ascension to Agent Orange
Originally, The Guardians Of The Universe trapped Parallax inside of a container which was kept safe on the planet Maltus. A group of thieves. led by Larfleeze, stole the containment unit along with a map that led them straight to the Orange Lantern Central Power Battery on the planet Okaara in The Vega System. During a struggle for the Orange Power Battery between Larfleeze and his former guildmates Blooch and Turpa, the Guardians and a group of Manhunters desperately tried to retrieve Parallax but, due to the intense power of the Orange Light of Avarice, all who attempted were killed in the process. 

The Guardians eventually were able to strike a deal that would allow the person who won the struggle for the Orange Light of Avarice to keep all of it's power as well as have total control of the Vega System, so long as they did not breech its borders. Larfleeze ended up being the victor and shortly following his transformation into Agent Orange, he handed over the containment unit that was keeping Parallax imprisoned as a sign of good faith. Sometime later, Parallax went from being contained within the box to being imprisoned within the Green Lantern Central Power Battery. This caused the color yellow's immunity to Green Lantern rings as well as the Green Lantern rings' weakness to the color yellow.

Parallax saw a "kink in the armor" in Hal Jordan as a way to escape. Parallax caused Hal to begin do have doubts, to begin to fear things. In doing so, Parallax inadvertently caused the premature graying of Jordan's temple, causing Hal to fear aging and believe himself to be ineffectual. A series of events led to Hal becoming even weaker to the influence of fear such as the  Death and Return of Superman and the destruction of Coast City, Hal's hometown.  Through this, Parallax drove Hal into madness, and when Hal entered the Central Power Battery, Parallax fused itself with Hal's soul.

When Hal Jordan sacrificed himself rekindling the sun, he became the Spectre, the Spirit of Vengeance. Still, Parallax remained bound to him.  The Spectre explained to Jordan the truth about Parallax. At the same time, at the headquarters of the JLA, Kyle Rayner shared similar information with Green Arrow. Rayner explained that he journeyed to the edge of the universe, and on the tenth planet from the star Pagallus, the inhabitants told him that Parallax was actually a yellow demonic parasitic entity that was born at the beginning of sentience, feeding on fear, creating terror in anything it came into contact with, and causing entire civilizations to destroy themselves out of paranoia.

The Guardians imprisoned this creature within the Central Power Battery on Oa, using fear's opposite energy, willpower. Rayner explained that there is an emotional spectrum from which the collective willpower of the universe is collected by the Central Power Battery, and that green willpower is the most pure. Parallax had lain dormant for billions of years, his true nature covered up by the Guardians to prevent anyone from trying to free it, and thus, it had eventually come to be referred to as simply “the yellow impurity.” This was the reason why the rings were useless against the color yellow. Parallax weakened its power over the corresponding spectrum, and hence only someone capable of overcoming great fear could master the power ring. The Guardians, therefore, selected only such persons to become Green Lanterns.

The Justice League Of America and Justice Society Of America arrived in the rebuilt Coast City to attack Parallax, but the entity inhibits their efforts by causing them to feel fear. The Spirit of Vengeance, however, manages to overpower Parallax, and finally removes the parasite from Jordan’s soul. Needing a soul to inhabit, Parallax attacks Ganthet, while Jordan’s soul is pulled toward the light of the afterlife. Ganthet manages to guide Jordan’s soul back to his corporeal body on the Moon. His soul and thoughts finally clear for the first time in a long time, Jordan emerges from the coffin resurrected as a mortal human, once again taking his place as a Green Lantern, the white portions of his hair even restored to their original brown. He and Sinestro engage in a fierce battle on the Moon. Eventually, Jordan forces the renegade back into the antimatter universe into which he was first banished. Jordan and Rayner then journey to Coast City, where they, along with John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kilowog, free Ganthet from Parallax’s possession, and imprison the parasite back in the Central Power Battery on Oa.

It was in the central battery that Parallax stayed for the next year, until the events of the Sinestro Corps War. When Sinestro began his bid for power, his first move was an assault on the citadel of the Guardians themselves, the planet Oa. During this initial assault many Lanterns fell, and Superman-Prime, as well as Hank Henshaw were released from the Sciencells. Yet these were not the only goals accomplished by Sinestro’s soldiers. They also managed to free Parallax and to booby-trap the Central Power Battery. He was not kept long without a host. As part of his own brand of vengeance, Sinestro had captured and broken Kyle Rayner, who would now serve as the new host for Parallax. It was after this that he was introduced to the Anti-Monitor, the guardian of the Sinestro Corps, to serve as one of his heralds. Parallax was able to use the trap the Corps of Fear had set to capture the rest of the Earth Lanterns. Reaching through the Central Power Battery, he drew John Stewart and Guy Gardner to Qward to be tortured. He also captured Hal Jordan. After first tormenting him with images of his father’s final moments, he then dragged him to Qward as well. He then proceeded to attack him, while berating him about having taken over Kyle and his capture of the other Earth Lanterns.

Creating two constructs, one of Kyle in his first Green Lantern costume, and one of him in his second incarnation as Ion, he began tearing into Jordan. After awhile of beating him around, he allowed the rest of the Corps to attack him, until the Lost Lanterns intervened. Parallax had no intention of allowing this opportunity to finish what he’d started so long ago to escape him. He attacked Hal and the Lost Lanterns full force, managing to torment and kill Jack T. Chance before they escaped. It was then that Sinestro returned to Qward, and Parallax went with him into the tunnels to hunt down the Lanterns. They managed to corner Hal and the other Earth lanterns, and while Sinestro dealt with Jordan, Parallax attacked Guy Gardner. He almost managed to kill the Lantern before the rest of the Lost Lanterns arrived yet again, this time with Ion in tow, and managed to escape again. Sinestro later sent him to scout ahead in Coast City and prepare for the final assault.


Even though he's back in prison he still lingers in Kyle's mind.
While all of this was going on, Parallax was also dealing with Kyle Rayner. Trapped inside his own mind when Parallax took over his body, Kyle has been forced to watch him commit these heinous acts. While he had been fighting Hal Jordan, he had tormented him about his lost loved ones, Donna Troy, Jade, Alex, and his mother. Using the power of his mind, Kyle attempted to fight back, but Parallax was stronger. He was able to crush his spirit, or so Parallax thought. Kyle managed to find hope and the power to fight back just as events in reality happened. Parallax’s first stop was the home of Hal Jordan’s brother’s family. Just as he was about to attack his family, Jordan arrived and attacked him, dragging him out into the desert and away from his family. Hal called out to Kyle, and managed to get through to him, but his power ring died just as he was about to save him. Parallax absorbed Hal as well, and now with both of them seemed more powerful than ever. John Stewart arrived just as this occurred, and was forced to face this new foe. John managed to hold him off until Guy arrived with a painting Kyle’s mother drew to help him snap out of it. Inside of Parallax Kyle and Hal together managed to find the willpower to escape. Parallax was not yet defeated and, while the Lanterns celebrated, he made his move to regain his prisoners. It was only with the timely intervention of former Guardians, Ganthet and Sayd, that he was denied his victory. The two Oans trapped him in the four individual power batteries of the Earth Lanterns. He is currently still trapped.  
  
He was released by Hal Jordan to battle the Spectre during Blackest Night, because Hal said that the Spectre was afraid of Parallax. Hal Jordan willingly offered himself to be Parallax's host again. Now fused with Parallax Hal was able to free the Spectre from his imprisonment in the Black Power Ring. The Spectre admits that he is afraid of Parallax and his kind. with the help of the Spectre and Carol Ferris Hal was released of being the parasites host. Just before Parallax was able to fuse with Sinestro, he was warped to a distant location by unknown means. 
 
During the Brightest Day arc, in issue #54 of Green Lantern. Parallax is seen chained to a pillar with it's corps symbol underneath. Other pillars have the other Corps symbols, but Parallax is currently only one of two being chained up, along with Ion. 
 
POWERS:
possession: the host of parallax gets a tremendous amount of energy and power by just feeding off fear.
limited reality altering 
energy constructs: creates constructs just like a sinestro corps lantern 
mind control: can install fear in others to be able to control them.