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Encyclopedia > Alexandra DeWitt

Alexandra 'Alex' DeWitt was the girlfriend of Kyle Rayner before he received the Green Lantern power ring from Ganthet. She first appeared with Kyle at the end of Green Lantern (vol. 2) #48. Ion is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ... A fictional artifact used in DC comic books See Green Lantern Corps All Green Lanterns wield a power ring that can generate a variety of effects and energy constructs, powered purely by the user thinking about it. ... Ganthet is a fictional character from DC Comics who made his debut in the graphic novel Ganthets Tale, by Larry Niven and John Byrne. ...


Character history

Time with Kyle Rayner

Alex was a photographer for a newspaper in Los Angeles, who had a problem with Kyle's sometimes immature attitude to work. When Kyle revealed the new ring he received, she was at first apprehensive. However, she agreed to help Kyle train himself with his new powers, and even took photos of Kyle as Green Lantern when he would be in action. This article is about the largest city in California. ...

Her time with Kyle while he had the ring was tragically shortlived, however. In Issue 54, Kyle returns home to find that Major Force had come to his home, strangled Alex and stuffed her in the refrigerator. This drove Kyle to attack Major Force, and almost wound up losing his ring when his charge ran out (Kyle was saved when Major Force revealed the 'green rock' he had in his possession, which turned out to be a power lantern that recharged the ring). Major Force (Clifford Zmeck) is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ...

After death

In his first encounter with Hal Jordan as Parallax, Hal offered to resurrect Alex as part of his plans to recreate the universe. When Kyle moved to New York and joined with the Titans, he fell asleep once while manning the monitors and his ring made a projection of Alex. Later, when the demon Neron attacked, he attempted to 'tempt' Kyle by offering to bring Alex back to life. Kyle, having already rejected the same offer from Hal, similarly refused Neron. Finally, in a Green Lantern Annual, Kyle and Hal's spirits got switched, so that Kyle was in Hal's shoes when Hal was first starting out as Green Lantern, and Hal was filling in for Kyle when Alex was still his girlfriend. When Major Force came to attack Alex that time, Hal was able to come in time and stop him from killing her. However, when they eventually switched and came back to the present, Alex was once again deceased. Hal Jordan is a DC Comics superhero, the Silver Age Green Lantern, and arguably the most famous hero to bear that name. ... Parallax is a fictional comic book villain from DC Comics. ... Zero Hour was a 1994 comic book miniseries and crossover storyline that ran in DC Comics. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ... For the animated television series based on this comic book, see Teen Titans (animated series). ... Neron is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ...

A different version of Alex came about in the mini-series Circle Of Fire, when Kyle summoned six different versions of Green Lantern to help him fight off Oblivion - one of which happened to be Alexandra DeWitt as Green Lantern.

Women in Refrigerators syndrome

Because of the somewhat gruesome manner in which Alex was killed - and because of the different 'significant others' of superheroes that were in danger of being killed by a villain (including, ironically enough, Kyle Rayner again, when Major Force made Kyle believe he killed his mother and stuffed her in the oven) - a woman who is killed in a particuarly nasty manner is said to have suffered from the Women in Refrigerators syndrome. See the entry there for more details. Women in Refrigerators (or Wir) is a website that was created in 1999 by a group of comic book fans. ...

External links

  • Summary of Green Lantern #54



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