Green Lantern/Characters/Other Villains
|This page needs some cleaning up to be presentable.|
Some or all of these characters need descriptions. A list of tropes is not a description.
Back to the Green Lantern character sheet.
Alex Nero was an artist committed to an asylum for multiple mental disorders. He was given a yellow power ring by the Weaponers of Qward in order to eliminate Kyle Rayner, at the time the last Green Lantern.
Despite having a yellow ring, Nero was never a member of the Sinestro Corps (though they did manipulate him prior to the Sinestro Corps War). Following the war, Nero was executed by the Alpha Lanterns.
- Ax Crazy
- Evil Counterpart: To Kyle Rayner.
- Shadow Archetype: Both are artists given weapons fueled by creativity.
- Mad Artist
- Parental Abandonment
- Hard to blame them, really...
Homeworld: The antimatter universe
The living embodiment of Antimatter, who wishes to destroy all positive-matter universes so his own can reign supreme - and in Crisis on Infinite Earths, he nearly succeeded. He was reborn after the multiverse was restored in Infinite Crisis, and came to the attention of the Green Lanterns when he became the Guardian of the Sinestro Corps. He was defeated in the war (in part by Superboy-Prime, avenging the destruction of his home universe) and his body was taken to be the power source of the Black Lantern Battery. The White Light resurrected him in Blackest Night, but Nekron simply banished him back to the antimatter universe, where he plotted to claim the White Lantern and consume its infinite energies but was stopped by Firestorm.
- Archnemesis: To.....Everyone really.
- Big Bad: The biggest, baddest threat in DC comic book history. Well until the next guy showed up.
- Dimension Lord
- Duel to the Death: Had this with The Spectre. Subverted though since they were interrupted.
- Eldritch Abomination: A malevolent, mostly energy being locked inside of a huge suit of armor.
- Evil Twin: of the Monitor.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy everything that isn't part of the Anti-Matter Universe.
- Now that the Firestorm Matrix is set to trigger a new Big Bang, no doubt annihilating the multiverse, he may get what he wants.
- Rasputinian Death: Read his page example.
- The Worf Effect: He was pretty easily deposed of by Superboy Prime.
Bolphunga the Unrelenting
- The Brute
- Depending on the Writer: Either a genuine fighter, when the Sinestros broke out of their prison cells and he fought with the Green Lanterns, or a joke character.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Well, not that sympathetic.
Homeworld: Unnamed binary star system
An offshoot of the Guardians of the Universe, the Controllers didn't want to merely fight evil, but totally annihilate it. Generally builders of doomsday weapons such as the Sun-Eaters, they also formed a rival police corps called the Darkstars. After that, they pursued other avenues in their quest for universal order, creating Effigy and attempting to steal the Orange Light from Larfleeze, but each time they failed. In the future, the Controllers later retreat to an alternate dimension and become frequent opponents of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
- Energy Blasts: The Controllers can produce energy blasts similar to those of the Guardians.
- Knight Templar
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
AKA: Hank Henshaw
The villain who, with Mongul I, destroyed Hal Jordan's home of Coast City, earning him the Green Lantern's eternal enmity. Years later, Cyborg-Superman resurfaced as the grandmaster of the mechanical horrors, the Manhunters, refitting them with internal power batteries designed to leech away a Green Lantern's power. After his defeat, the cyborg was locked away on Oa, but was freed by Sinestro's forces, who appointed him their quartermaster and captain of the new WarWorld.
All Cyborg-Superman wanted, however, was death, which Sinestro promised he would get after Earth was conquered—but this was not to be. Even though his body was almost totally destroyed in the Sinestro Corps War, the Manhunters found his corpse and rebuilt him. He has recently resurfaced and taken over the Alpha Lanterns through their Manhunter technology. While his plan with the Alphas failed, he might have gotten the death he desired.
See the Superman Character Sheet for more on Cyborg-Superman.
AKA: Neal Emerson
Neal Emerson was a man tortured by schizophrenia, his mind shattered by abuse from his father. Originally a research scientist with an interest in magnetism, Emerson learned to harness power over metal through rigorous meditation. Unfotunately, when his powers manifested, Emerson's split personality took over, and Doctor Polaris was born. He battled Hal Jordan for years before being killed by the Human Bomb in Infinite Crisis.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: To an absurd degree.
- Extra Ore Dinary
- Freudian Excuse
- Super-Powered Evil Side
AKA: Martin Van Wyck
Just like Kyle Rayner, Seattle slacker Martin Van Wyck was in the right place at the right time—but instead of getting a power ring from the last Guardian, he was given pyrokinetic powers by their enemies, the Controllers. And unlike Kyle, he didn't use his power to help people—he used it to lash out at a world he felt had walked all over him his entire life. The Controllers, whose Darkstar force had recently become defunct, wanted to create a force more like the Green Lantern Corps, but Effigy was found lacking, so they abandoned him. More than just producing flame, Effigy could shape fire into constructs just like a Green Lantern ring. He was eventually killed by The Spectre for participating in the murder of Martian Manhunter.
- Hellish Pupils: As a side-effect of his powers, Effigy's eyes seem to have a fire burning behind them.
- Meaningful Name
- Playing with Fire
- Shadow Archetype: To Kyle Rayner.
- Touched by Vorlons
A scientist from the planet Aoran, Evil Star created a device called the "starband" that drew down the power of the stars, aging his fellow Aurians to death but making him immortal. Drunk on power, Evil Star left his planet seeking new worlds to conquer, making himself an enemy of the Green Lantern Corps, especially Hal Jordan. His starband provides him the powers of flight, energy blasts, and hard light constructs, and also powers his Starlings, a squad of miniature Evil Stars with super-strength.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Dude, he calls himself "Evil Star".
- Drunk on the Dark Side
- Galactic Conqueror
- Immortality Immorality: If he accepted his mortality, there wouldn't be an Evil Star
- Last of His Kind: Because he killed all the others.
- Mad Scientist
- No Name Given
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: All of the Starlings.
AKA: Keith Kenyon
Keith Kenyon was a chemist in Coast City who discovered a sunken chest full of gold that had been irradiated by chemical waste. Using the irradiated gold, he created a serum that granted him super-strength and invulnerability for a limited time and became the super-criminal Goldface; eventually, the serum permanently turned his body into solid gold. After fighting Hal Jordan for years, moving to Central City and fighting The Flash, and killing Tomar-Re in Crisis on Infinite Earths, he was imprisoned. After time served, turned over a new leaf and became Keystone City's union commissioner.
- Heel Face Turn: After menacing Green Lantern for years, Goldface later resurfaced as a recurring character to The Flash, having given up supervillainy to become an honest union leader.
- Nigh Invulnerability
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Blacksmith, the leader of the New Rogues.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: He later became a Flash villain.
- Super Strength
The bastard offspring of Darkseid, an outcast among the New Gods, Grayven was a would-be Galactic Conqueror who crossed swords with Kyle Rayner on a number of occasions. After several failed attempts at building an empire, Grayven joined forces with the Sinestro Corps against Rayner, then the host of the Ion Entity. Shortly after, however, Grayven fell victim to the war in the Fourth World and died in the fall of the New Gods.
- Eye Beams: Grayven possesses a watered-down version of Darkseid's Omega Beams.
- Galactic Conqueror
- The Unfavorite: When Kalibak is a better son than you, you've got issues.
An arrogant scientist who worked as a consultant for Ferris Aircraft. While studying Abin Sur's ship, his carelessness led to an accident that freakishly enlarged his head and gave him psychic powers. As the years went by, Hammond's brain has swollen to over two meters in width and the rest of his body is now useless. His deepest desire is to steal Hal Jordan's thoughts so he can live vicariously through them.
- Disability Superpower
- Mind Control
- My Brain Is Big: One of the more extreme examples.
- Stalker with a Crush: He's obsessed with Hal Jordan, calling himself Hal's biggest fan. He's also obsessed with Carol Ferris.
- Touched by Vorlons
The Maltusian Mad Scientist that wanted to study creation (despite legends saying that this would be a bad idea) and ultimately prompted the race to become the Guardians. He was reduced to an Energy Being for his crimes, but occasionally returns to either take vengeance on the Guardians or pursue his obsession with creation. One of the greatest threats to the entire universe--and others. As his original experiment created The Multiverse and Anti-Matter Universe, he is indirectly responsible for the Crisis on Infinite Earths and all the disasters that followed as a result of it.
Recent developments in Brightest Day have revealed that he was once the keeper of the emotional entities, and can therefore bring them under his control. It's also explained that he induced the glitch in the Manhunters in order to highlight their flaws as emotionless beings. He used the entities to stage a takeover of the Green Lantern Corps and the Guardians, which was foiled by the Earth Lanterns. Krona was then killed by Hal Jordan, who overcame his ring's no-killing-Guardians restriction in the process.
- A God Am I: He became a god about twice in his lifetime. It went to his head.
- Arch Enemy: To the Guardians of Oa.
- Beyond the Impossible: His limitless life is made of this trope. First, by trying to find out how the universe was made, he ended up creating a presumably infinite amount. Next after being cast out from our dimension, he a got Nekron, the king of the dead, to give him extra powers and a ticket out of death because The Afterlife couldn't have an Immortal walk around without ripping itself apart.Third, he found a way to destroy entire Universes that couldn't provide him with the answers he wanted. Next, Krona beat Galactus to death, that's right, he killed a cosmic entity with his bare hands. And these are only the feats showed on-panel.
- Bigger Bad: Arguably the Biggest Bad in the entire DC universe. His experiment to see the creat he ion of the universe backfired spectacularly, creating numerous parallel universes as well as the Anti-Matter universe; originally, this was said to have been the origin of evil itself, but if that probably counts as Canon Discontinuity it still makes him responsible for the Anti-Monitor, the Weaponers of Qward (and by extension, Sinestro) and a host of other horrors. Its recently been revealed that he's also the boss of Parallax, and the other emotional entities and was responsible for the Manhunters going rogue. He's actually the reason the Guardians of the Universe even exist, as the Oans became this to atone for Krona's sins.
- Big Bad: Became this directly during the War of the Green Lanterns, where Krona poisoned the GL corps by placing Parrallax's fear energy in the main battery. Hal eventually beat him though.
- Energy Being: Became this several times, Though he can still assume his original humanoid form.
- Eldritch Abomination: He became a Formless energy caught between space and time during his first banishment.
- Mad Scientist
- Measuring the Marigolds: At least in the yearlong Trinity series.
- Omnicidal Neutral: He cares nothing for sides.
- Omnicidal Maniac: But if he can't get what he wants from a universe, he thinks nothing of destroying it.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed in a "Cosmic Egg" by the JLA and some otherworldly heroes for a while.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Has hints of this in Brightest Day. At the very least, he thinks he's one.
AKA: Paul Booker
- From Nobody to Nightmare
- Heel Face Turn: After Hal's death, Disaster became an Anti-Hero and even joined the Justice League (when they were desperate for help).
- Reality Warper: Limited to causing local-scale disasters.
AKA: Clifford Zmeck
- Ax Crazy
- Casting a Shadow
- Dark Is Evil: Hoo boy.
- Energy Blasts
- Evil Counterpart: To Captain Atom.
- Flying Brick
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: From Captain Atom.
Homeworld: Biot (formerly Oa, later Orinda)
Robotic precursors of the Green Lantern Corps. They wielded the same Green power source until the Guardians realized that they were too cold and inflexible to properly discern justice within the context of real cultures and real life situations. After being stripped of their status, the Manhunters formed their own group and have variously attempted to act upon their original purpose or exact revenge upon their creators. During the Sinestro Corps War, they joined forces with Cyborg-Superman, who became their Grandmaster and created a new breed of Manhunter that siphons power away from Green Lantern rings and recharges Sinestro rings.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Though in Brightest Day, it's revealed that their revolt was deliberately engineered by Krona.
- Big Bad: Collectively, of the Millennium crossover.
- Catch Phrase / Badass Creed: "No man escapes the Manhunters."
- Deceptively Human Robot: They look like normal humanoids... until their faceplate flips open.
- Hive Mind
- Knight Templar
- Robo Speak: Represented by square blue speech balloons.
Homeworld: Debstam IV
The son of Mongul I, despotic ruler of WarWorld and destroyer of Coast City. Like his father, Mongul II is a cruel and arrogant monster who lives for conquest. After the Sinestro Corps War, a yellow power ring found its way to Mongul, who used it to launch a hostile takeover of the Sinestro Corps; he nearly succeeded until Sinestro himself defeated him in single combat, trapping him within the yellow central power battery on Korugar. (See the Superman Character Sheet for his father, Mongul I.)
- 0% Approval Rating: Its pretty damn clear the Sinestro Corps only followed him because he'd kill them otherwise. And many that he conquer prefer to die instead of live under him.
- Detachment Combat: His first run-in with the Green Lanterns resulted in him losing an arm. Thanks to his Sinestro ring he was still able to control it until he eventually got it reattached.
- Doomed Hometown: His homeworld is a barren wasteland thanks to his dad.
- Eviler Than Thou: The first Mongul ranged from Faux Affably Evil at his best to irredeemably vile at his worst. His son doesn't even bother with putting on a nice face.
- Flying Brick: Once he got a power ring.
- Galactic Conqueror
- Jerkass: Not only is he a Complete Monster with a Lack of Empathy, but he's an asshole who thinks he's better than everyone else and doesn't bother even with pleasantries.
- Lack of Empathy
- Large and In Charge
- Laser-Guided Karma: Given to by Anti-Villain Sinestro
- Lotus Eater Machine: His "Black Mercy" plants.
- Overlord, Jr.: Is less about holding entire worlds at his mercy like his dad and more about just being the absolutely worst thing he can be, which generally includes forcing people to serve him.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: First appeared in Superman's comics.
- The Starscream: Borderline example, since Mongul started trying to take over the Sinestro Corps before he actually met Sinestro.
- Super Strength
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: for Mongul I.
Homeworld: Vega system
An early experiment of the Guardians' ancestors on Maltus, the Psions are a race of reptilian humanoids with a penchant for cruel scientific experimentation. They were abandoned by the Maltusians when they migrated to Oa, and later made violent contact with their Neglectful Precursors. When the Psions were defeated, the Guardians allowed them to settle in the Vega system (which was off-limits to them due to their deal with Agent Orange) so as to afford them peace. The Psions have since become a powerful galactic force thanks to their relative immunity to the Green Lanterns' jurisdiction.
AKA: Bito Wladon
The Spider Guild
Homeworld: Vega system
- Big Creepy-Crawlies
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: They (at least used to) routinely paint all their ships and military hardware yellow, just in case.
- Intelligent Gerbil: They're aliens who mimic terrestrial spiders in their appearance and habits.
AKA: Kal-El / Clark Kent
Once a young comic book fan in a world without superheroes, this Clark found that he was his universe's counterpart to Superman, with all his powers. He helped the united heroes in Crisis on Infinite Earths, but could not save his own Earth from the Anti-Monitor. With no home left to, he retreated into a paradise dimension... where he watched his favorite heroes descend into The Dark Age of Comic Books. The years of isolation eventually got to him, convincing him that the new universe did not deserve to exist, leading to a Roaring Rampage of Revenge in Infinite Crisis. The Guardians imprisoned him after his defeat.
Over a year later, the Sinestro Corps staged a breakout on Oa and recruited Superboy-Prime. However, Prime only did so to get close to the Anti-Monitor to avenge Earth-Prime's destruction. After a protracted battle against Sodam Yat, Prime betrayed the Sinestro Corps and killed the Anti-Monitor, hurling him into space before the panicked Guardians hurriedly banished him from this universe.
See the Superman character sheet for more on this character.
The Tattooed Man
AKA: Abel Tarrant
The Tattooed Man
AKA: Mark Richards
The Weaponers of Qward
The eternal enemies of the Green Lantern Corps. The Weaponers are a race of aliens who inhabit Qward, a planet in the Anti-Matter Universe that occupies the same space that Oa does in the positive universe. They are known for their ingenious skill at creating devastating weapons, such as the lightning-like Qwa-bolts, the Void Hound starship, the black rings of their short-lived Anti-Green Lantern Corps, and even the yellow rings of the Sinestro Corps.
The Qwardians have suffered under numerous conquerors, including the Anti-Monitor, the Crime Syndicate of Antimatter-Earth, and the Sinestro Corps. Their own leader holds the title of Highlord. The greatest Weaponers include Highlord Roval, the Weaponer (who created Sinestro's ring), and the caste of warriors called the Thunderers.
- Exclusively Evil: Apparently they worship evil.
- Recently it seems they don't fit this.
- Big Bad: The Qwardians were the main antagonists in the Silver Age, with Sinestro as The Dragon.
- Genius Bruiser: The Weaponer
- Proud Warrior Race Guy
- Rubber Forehead Aliens: They're basically humans with oversized eyes.
A warlord from the unmapped reaches of space beyond Sector 3600, Zardor desires conquest and has allied with Krona to achieve his ends. By abducting psychics to boost his own mental powers, he can clairvoyantly view events in distant sectors, and has used his psychic powers to mentally dominate numerous Green Lanterns. The first Earth Green Lantern to fight him was Guy Gardner.
- Eye Scream: Has his snakes gouge out the eyes of his psychic captives in order to focus their "mind's eye".
- People Puppets
- Psychic Powers