Green Lantern is a fictional character, created by DC Comics. Similar to Flash, there are 4 different characters who held the name “Green Lantern“. They are divided into Golden Age character, created around 1940; Silver Age Green Lantern, called Hal Jordan who was a pilot; Bronze Age character, which appeared around 1960, called Guy Gardner, and Modern Age character, called Kyle Rayner. There was a different reason why everyone of them received special powers.
The Golden Age Green Lantern 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. The next Green Lantern characters were given that ring and that’s why they had superpowers. The reason why Kyle Rayner, the Modern Age Green Lantern, received the ring, remains unknown.
All the powers and abilities which different Green Lantern character’s had were a result of wearing that special ring. Protective aura used a shield during fights, makes Green Lantern invulnerable. Green Lantern is able to flight at a speed faster than the light. He possesses enormous energy, and speed. Also, he can be easily transported across the galaxy, basically at any distance he wanted. Ability to travel through different time periods is one of the greatest advantages the ring gives to its owner. Besides, the ring serves as a connection with computers and can help its owner to get access to secret data. The user of the ring has x-ray vision, and can translate almost all languages on Earth, and throughout the universe. Green Lantern also have mental powers – telepathy, hypnosis, creating emissions of radiation – for instance, kryptonite, and transforming humans into suspended animation.
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. Golden Age character’s enemies are: Vandal Savage, The Gambler, Sky Pirate, Knodar, Sportsmaster and so on. Basically, it’s not easy to name all the arch enemies because bearing in mind there are four different Green Lantern characters.Simon Baz in the newest Green Lantern from earth in the modern era. The Red Lanterns are a modern era arch enemy of the Green Lanterns.
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.
POWER and ABILITIES
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.
ENEMIES & ROGUES
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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