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The Green Lantern Corps is one of the three known Lantern Corps, with itself serving as the intergalactic police force of the universe, led by the Guardians of the Universe.[1] Two Green Lanterns are assigned to each sector of space,[2] though Lanterns are not necessarily assigned to their home sector. Earth lies in Sector 2814.[3]

Green Lanterns are selected by the AI of their power rings based on their love of justice and ability to overcome fear with willpower.[4]

History

A millennia ago, the entire Green Lantern Corps rallied to halt the Reach's conquest of the galaxy. In defeat, the Reach signed a treaty with the Guardians of the Universe, henceforth forbidding them from annexing a planet unless invited by its inhabitants. A clause in the treaty stated that once permitted, the world was the property of the Reach, and no Lantern could interfere nor return to the planet ever again.[5]

In 2016, the Reach violated their agreement with the Guardians when they attempted to conquer the Earth using a bevy of deceitful tactics. After being exposed, the Reach sought to use Magnetic Field Disruptors to destroy the Earth to conceal their treachery; however, Earth's heroes stopped them and drove them off-world.[6] In the aftermath, the Green Lantern Corps declared war on the Reach for breaking the peace treaty.[7]

Tomar-Re and Kilowog arrived on New Genesis on August 27, 2020 to represent the Corps in trilateral talks with the New Gods and the Justice League. The New Gods wanted the Corps to act as a neutral third party between New Genesis and Apokolips, while the League wanted the Corps to do more to stop off-world meta-human trafficking. Tomar-Re explained the Corps was limited in how much more it could do due to its galaxy-wide responsibilities.[4] Following the death of Tomar-Re while saving New Genesis, a treaty between the three parties was reached. The Corps was determined to find Tomar-Re's killer.[8]

Member selection and oath

When a member of the Green Lantern Corps dies, their Green power ring will depart their body and begin an immediate search for a suitable candidate for the Corps. Upon finding said suitable candidate, the ring's AI will project an avatar of the previous owner which will state to the candidate that their ring has chosen them to become a member of the Green Lantern Corps and will ask them to recite the Corps’ oath:

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil’s might,
Beware my power, Green Lantern’s Light.[8]

Upon full recitation of the Green Lantern Oath, the candidate will have obtained full control of the power ring and it's abilities and bequeathed a Green Lantern uniform. The candidate will at this point be a probationary member of the Green Lantern Corps and will require training on Oa to become a full member of the Corps.[8]

Equipment

  • Green power rings: Green Lanterns access their powers by means of their power rings, which allow them to fly and create solid energy constructs of green light.[9]

Known members

Former members

Locations

Background information

The Green Lantern Corps is one of several Lantern Corps fueled by the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. The color green, which is at the center of the spectrum, embodies willpower and can only be wielded by those with an indomitable will. In the Emerald Twilight storyline, an emotionally distraught Hal Jordan destroyed the Green Lantern Corps.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (May 12, 2012). "Alienated". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 3. Cartoon Network.
  2. Weisman, Greg (2013-07-30). Question #18762. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  3. Weisman, Greg (2013-03-22). Question #18087. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Krieg, Jim, Volpe, Giancarlo (writers) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (April 21, 2022). "Encounter Upon the Razor's Edge!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 19. HBO Max.
  5. Weisman, Jon (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (February 9, 2013). "War". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 15. Cartoon Network.
  6. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (March 16, 2013). "Endgame". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  7. Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (January 18, 2019). "Evolution". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 7. DC Universe.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Sparrow, Aaron (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (May 5, 2022). "Odyssey of Death!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 21. HBO Max.
  9. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 4, 2011). "Failsafe". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 16. Cartoon Network.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Liu, Sam (director) (November 26, 2010). "Fireworks". (Part 2) Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 2. Cartoon Network.
  11. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (October 14, 2011). "Revelation". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
  12. Fullerton, Charlotte (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (May 12, 2022). "Rescue and Search". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 22. HBO Max.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Fujita, Akira "Mark" (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (May 26, 2022). "Zenith and Abyss". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 24. HBO Max.
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