The superhero alias of a number of comic book, animated, and movie characters. Their powers comes from a ring and lantern. The first Green Lantern was in a comic book written in 1940.

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Why do Green Lantern rings recharge every 24 hours if they don't originate on earth?

Generally, Green Lantern rings require recharging every 24 hours. Why is this? The rings don't originate on earth, so it seems very coincidental that they require recharging every time the earth ...
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Was Comic Book Guy correct about Green Lantern?

In The Simpsons Movie, the following conversation occurs: Grampa Simpson: [in video] Twisted tail! A thousand eyes! Trapped forever!!! EPA!!! EPA!!! Marge: EPA? What could that be? Comic ...
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What would happen if an orange lantern's central power battery was destroyed?

Is it possible to destroy a lantern's central power battery, and if you did, how would you remake one?
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Fear is the enemy of will, but what is the enemy of fear? (And the rest of the emotional spectrum)

As Hal Jordan says, Fear is the enemy of will (Justice League - Doom 2012) This is, as far as I'm aware, a recurring theme across DC continuities. The Sinestro Corps (or Yellow Lanterns) has a ...
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Was there ever a lawsuit over Green Lantern ripping off Lensmen?

Green Lantern is very, very clearly a complete and utter ripoff of the Lensmen books. Was legal action ever taken over this? The title says lawsuit as the most obvious indicator, but I'm open to other ...
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Can a Green Lantern be made of constructs?

Can a Green Lantern keep replacing injured parts of their body with constructs, so that the Lantern is now made of constructs? Would they still be worthy of the ring?
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Why does the Green Lantern have to say the oath when charging his ring?

The Oath of the Green Lantern is spoken when charging his ring: In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, Beware my power... ...
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Is Green Lantern faster than Flash and Superman?

I am having a dilemma... Flash and Superman are supposed to be fastest superheros in DC universe but I think Green Lantern should be faster than them, and I mean a lot faster. I did some digging and ...
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What happened to Bruce Wayne in Green Lantern vol 4?

I currently read Green Lantern vol.4, and there is an unclear thing to me. In Sinestro Corps War yellow ring finds Bruce Wayne, later in Blackest Night Flash and Hal finds Bruce Wayne's grave dug, and ...
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Why did the ring choose Hal Jordan?

Why did the ring choose Hal Jordan? I know that he is supposed to "overcome great fear", but there many other superheroes who hypothetically can use ring. Is there any proof that Hal Jordan is the ...
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Seeking a Green Lantern story with a Lantern who only has 60 seconds left on the ring…and no way to recharge it

I am looking for a Green Lantern story from the Bronze Age of comics to the early Modern Age (circa 1975 to 2000); a wide swath I know, but this particular story had an unusual Green Lantern. I don'...
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In which comic-book issues did Hal Jordan's Coast City get destroyed?

I recently read 'Emerald Twilight' (Green Lantern vol. 3 #48-50) When the story starts, Coast City is a hole in the Ground. How did that happen? I tried to read the previous GL issues (#46-47), but ...
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Can a Green Lantern ring be summoned by its wielder?

Much like how Thor's hammer goes to him no matter where he is, can GL call for their rings?
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How many Green Lanterns has Earth had?

I know the "Big 5", Jennifer-Lynn Hayden, Simon Baz, and I'd probably throw G'Nort and Kilowog in there as well, but surely there are more.
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Why is the Green Lantern Corps “power object” manifested primarily as a ring?

I know that not all Green (or any other color) Lanterns wear physical rings, but most do and that seems to be the case historically as well. I'm curious as to whether or not there's a canon ...
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Is there anything a Green Lantern ring can't create?

I know it's limited by the user's willpower and imagination, but is there anything the rings truly can't create?
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Would altering the cosmetic color of a Power Ring affect its function?

A friend and I were looking into getting some Lantern Corps Rings from a really cool design site. During the discussion of which Corps to "join" my friend said he would probably fit well into Sinestro ...
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Does the planet Mogo have a Green Lantern ring?

Mogo is a sentient planet and part of the Green Lantern Corps. But, I've always wondered, does Mogo actually possess it's own Green Lantern Ring? If it does, where is it stored? And if not, how is ...
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What happens if a Green Lantern (or any color) ring is destroyed?

I know if the user is killed the ring seeks out a new host, but what if the ring itself is destroyed?
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What happens if a Green Lantern is unable to recharge the ring at the end of the 24 hr time span?

If I remember correctly, each of the versions of Green Lantern summoned the power source lantern with their ring. Without power, the GL would die in a hostile atmosphere. How does a GL access the ...
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Why do most people consider Green Lantern (2011) a disaster?

I never read the comic books but I watched the movie and although it wasn't well written or smart, it was at least fun and had a lot of cool visual effects. It was, at best a mediocre movie but ...
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Do green lantern constructs need to remain tethered to the ring?

Do a Green Lantern's energy constructs need to remain connected to the ring via a tether of green energy, or can they exist without being directly connected in such a way?
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Symbology in the Lantern Corps emblems?

I'm curious about the symbology and meaning behind the various emblems of the Lantern Corps. As I understand it, the Green is by far the oldest (both in- and out-of-universe), while the others are ...
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Why doesn't Batman seek out a Yellow Lantern ring?

I've seen a page from a comic numerous times where Bruce Wayne is chosen as a Yellow Lantern, due to his ability to "instill great fear". Here's half below (I couldn't find the first half, where the ...
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Can the Green Lantern make kryptonite? [duplicate]

Kryptonite is green.... Can the Green Lantern defend himself against Kryptonians? Or can the ring not make something that acts sufficiently like kryptonite?
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Can a Green Lantern's construct exist independently of the Green Lantern? And for how long? [duplicate]

If a Green Lantern can create a power ring for someone else. Can the Green Lantern then leave the new ring with that person indefinitely? How long will the ring last? Are there any example of this ...
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Can Green Lanterns make copies of their Power ring?

Suppose that a Green Lantern agent wants to assign a friend of his as his/her deputy for certain reason: for example, ensuring the safety of his home world while he/she is fighting crime several light ...
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What's up with Guy Gardner's Yellow Ring?

So I've been a Green Lantern fan for a while, and I know some of the history of Guy Gardner (everyone's least favorite Green Lantern not named Kyle). I know he was booted from the GLC, found himself ...
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Does Hal Jordan / Green Lantern have green skin?

I was watching the recent Green Lantern movie and noticed several references to Hal Jordan having green skin when he summons the Green Lantern costume. I am badly color-blind and would not have ...
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Can the Green Lantern ring be removed without the wearer's consent?

In mainline continuity, is it possible for a Green Lantern ring to be removed without the wearer's consent (e.g. by slight of hand or brute force)? The reason I bring this up is that an odd situation ...
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Can a handless character join the Green Lantern Corps?

Fish have no hands or fingers. Can a handless character become a member of the Green Lantern Corps?
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How does one become a Lantern (kind of)

OK, so recently I've been playing Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and yes I know that Lego games aren't always perfect in maintaining cannon but they are usually pretty good so if this is completely ...
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What's the reading order for “Red daughter of krypton” (2014)?

I've looked around the net, but can't find anything concrete. Any ideas? Thanks a lot.
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Green Lantern Corps and Krypton

I was wondering if the issue of "why the Green Lantern Corps did not do anything to save Krypton" has come up in the DC Universe. I don't really know enough about the Green Lantern mythology to know ...
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How many Rings has each Green Lantern ever held?

I realize that many Green Lanterns has/have multiple memberships in different color Corps. Can anyone tell me the number of rings (and colors) each one "has ever used" please? Regardless if it was at ...
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Was The Bookkeeper of Oa actually Sinestro?

I recently read Wrath of the First Lantern and towards the middle the future is shown where a young new Lantern speaks to a person in a cloak who seems to be The Bookkeeper of the Book of Oa. The ...
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How do Green Lanterns breathe in space?

I understand it is a power of the ring but I was curious if they ever explain how it works. It seems to be some protective aura that does it as they are never seen in space without that but it prevent ...
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Did Green Lantern ever have a 'Robin'

It seems like it was fairly common for Comic heroes to begin teaming up with kids in their crime fighting. Batman had Robin, Captain America had Bucky, Green Arrow had Speedy, Aquaman had Aqualad, ...
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Can anyone wield a Green Lantern ring?

Green Lantern power rings are based on concentration and focus, and the Green Lanterns themselves are famously chosen for their ability "to overcome great fear." Is that because using the ring is an ...
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Why was Abin Sur near planet Earth when he was attacked?

In the movie Green Lantern, why was Abin Sur near planet Earth so that he can escape to the nearest planet?
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When did Batman get a Green Lantern Power Ring?

What is this panel from? I tried googling it, but I just got people arguing about how powerful this combination would be, or why it hasn't happened yet. The only thing I can think of is the 1994 ...
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What does the Indigo Tribe oath mean?

The oath of the Indigo Tribe is: Tor lorek san, bor nakka mur, Natromo faan tornek wot ur. Ter Lantern ker lo Abin Sur, Taan lek lek nok--Formorrow Sur! Has it ever been translated? If so,...
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Where is the first instance of the Orange Lantern Oath?

I have done a bad job keeping up with Green Lantern ever since Brightest Day. I noticed that the Orange Lantern Oath has apparently been revealed: What I cannot seem to find is where the oath was ...
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What makes wood resistant to various fictional items?

In this question, the reason the Doctor's Sonic Screw Driver 'doesn't do wood' is covered. It's weakness is described below: As such, throwing in an arbitrary weakness, like being unable to do ...
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Has anyone attempted making a ring that combined Will and Fear?

In Green Lantern they make two rings: one for the yellow power of fear, and one for the green power of will. Has anyone in the Green Lantern setting attempted to make a single ring that combined the ...
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Is the Green Lantern's Power limited to physical manifestations?

I being a noob to the Green Lantern noticed in his movie that he was only able to manifest physical expressions of his power through his ring such as a physical sword or car or track or ray of light ...
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How are the Green Lantern Corps Sectors arranged?

How are the Green Lantern Corps Sectors arranged? I know 0001 is Oa, but how are they arrayed through the universe? Are they amorphous shapes like terrestrial geography or is there some uniformity in ...
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Why did Lanterns feel fear in front of Parallax? [closed]

In the movie Green Lantern, We saw that Kilowog was able to create a gravitational force equivalent to that of our Sun (He showed it to Hal Jordan). If creating Solar gravitational force was very-very ...
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Who was allowed to enter the “Chamber of Guardians” on Oa?

In the Green Lantern movie, when Hal Jordan entered the Chamber of Guardians on Oa, Sinestro was angry with him, saying: You dare enter this chamber? Who was allowed to enter that chamber? Is ...
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Why did Sinestro put on the yellow ring at the end of the Green Lantern movie?

In the Green Lantern movie, there was an after-credit scene which displayed that Sinestro put on the yellow ring of fear. Sinestro wasn't a dumb guy. He was one of the smartest Lanterns in the ...