Green Lantern is a fictional character, created by DC Comics. Similar to Flash, there are five different characters who held the title as Earth’s Green Lantern. They are divided into the Golden Age character, Alan Scott created around 1940; Silver Age Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, who was a pilot; the Bronze Age character, which appeared around 1960 called Guy Gardner, the first black Green Lantern named Jon Stewart, and the Modern Age Kyle Rayner.

Alan Scott received his abilities from a meteor which fell in ancient China. There was a prediction, connected to that miracle. The meteor fell on Earth with a green flame. After some period of time, the lantern was transformed and turned into a ring. This ring gave special powers, and was held by its creator all the time. Alan Scott was the first Green Lantern, the Golden Age character who later become a member of Justice League of America.

All the powers and abilities which different Green Lantern characters had were a result of wearing a special ring. It grants a protective aura used a shield during fights, protecting a Green Lantern from harm. Green Lanterns can also fly faster than light and receive enhanced strength, durability, and the ability to create constructs.

Green Lantern is a member of the Justice League of America and Justice Society of America. Green Lantern is a friend to all Flash characters. Each Green Lantern character has its own arch enemies. Some of these include Vandal Savage, The Gambler, Sky Pirate, Knodar, Sportsmaster and so on. 


Green Lantern is the name of several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The first Green Lantern character, Alan Scott, was created in 1940 by Martin Nodell during the Golden Age of Comic Books and usually fought common criminals in Capitol City (and later, Gotham City) with the aid of his magic ring. For the Silver Age of Comic Books, John Broome and Gil Kane reinvented the character as Hal Jordan in 1959 and shifted the focus of Green Lantern stories from fantasy to science fiction.


The ring is powered by willpower. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants them a variety of possibilities. The full extent of the ring’s ability has never been rigorously defined in the stories, but two consistent traits are that it grants the power of flight and that all its effects are accompanied by a green light.

The signature power of all Green Lanterns is the ability to conjure “constructs:” solid green objects that the Green Lantern can control telekinetically. These can be anything, such as a disembodied fist to beat a foe, a shield to block an attack, a sword to cut a rope, or chains to bind a prisoner. Whatever their shape or size, these constructs are always pure green in color, unless a Lantern is skillful enough to know how to change the EM spectrum the construct emits. Hal Jordan has shown the ability to have a construct emit kryptonite radiation under Batman’s guidance.


Following a railroad-bridge collapse of which he was the only survivor, Alan Scott received instructions on how to fashion a ring from its metal to give him fantastic powers as the superhero Green Lantern. The character of Harold “Hal” Jordan was a second-generation test pilot, having followed in the footsteps of his father. He was given the power ring and battery (lantern) by a dying alien named Abin Sur, whose spaceship crashed on Earth. Abin Sur used his ring to seek out an individual who was “utterly honest and born without fear” to take his place as a member of the corps.


Green Lantern has several enemies throughout his long history. These include Sinestro, Parallax, Nekron, Star Sapphire, The Red Lantern Corps, Larfreeze, and Vandal Savage.


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