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Encyclopedia > Ganthet
Ganthet

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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale (1992)
Created by Larry Niven (story)
John Byrne (script and art)
Characteristics
Species Oan, from Oa,
formerly Maltus
Team
affiliations
Guardians of the Universe
Abilities Cosmic Energy Manipulation
Immortality
Telepathy
Telekinesis

Ganthet is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. He first appeared in the 1992 graphic novel Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale (ISBN 1-56389-026-7), by Larry Niven and John Byrne. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... For other uses of Oa and oa, see OA. Oa is a fictional planet located at the center of the DC Comics Universe. ... Maltus is the planet the Guardians of the Universe originated from previous to their move to Oa. ... The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ... Telepathy, from the Greek τῆλε, tele, remote; and πάθεια, patheia, to be effected by, describes the hypothetical transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses. ... Psychokinesis (literally mind-movement) or PK is the more commonly used term today for what in the past was known as telekinesis (literally distant-movement). It refers to the psi ability to influence the behavior of matter by mental intention (or possibly some other aspect of mental activity) alone. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ...

Contents

Background

Ganthet is one of the Guardians of the Universe. However, where most of the Guardians are very stern 'by-the-book' characters, Ganthet has a personality that is more human-like, including displays of empathy and concern for an individual, instead of only thinking of the Green Lantern Corps. In various DC crossover limited series, Ganthet is shown as being part of the Quintessence, a group of near-omnipotent beings who oversee the results of what happens on Earth. The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ... The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ...


Ganthet's Tale

The graphic novel tells the story of Hal Jordan's first encounters with Ganthet. Jordan is asked to help Ganthet battle a renegade Guardian, Dawlakispokpok (or Dawly, for short) who is attempting to use a time machine to change history. In the early era of the planet Oa, a scientist named Krona attempted to use a time-machine to see the beginning of time. In using his time-machine, Krona somehow 'bled' the universe of a billion years of life. Dawly is going to use his own time machine to thrust Krona to the end of time, preventing him from following through on his plan. In battling Dawly, however, it turns out that Dawly is responsible for the mishap that caused the universe to be 'born old'. When Dawly's family is brought before the Guardians, Ganthet shields Jordan's mind, allowing him to retain his memory of one of the biggest secrets of the Guardians. Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... For other uses of Oa and oa, see OA. Oa is a fictional planet located at the center of the DC Comics Universe. ... Krona is a fictional extraterrestrial villain in the DC Comics universe. ...


Emerald Twilight

After the destruction of Coast City (in the "Reign of the Supermen" storyline), the subsequent insanity of Hal Jordan, and the destruction of the Main Power Battery, the Guardians decide to focus all of their remaining power into Ganthet. As such, he becomes the last Guardian. Ganthet creates a new Green Lantern ring from Jordan's ring (which was crushed by the former Green Lantern after murdering Sinestro) and goes to Earth. He appears before Kyle Rayner, hastily hands him the ring, muttering "You shall have to do". Emerald Twilight is the name for the story that was detailed in Green Lantern Vol. ... Coast City was a fictional city that appeared in stories published by DC Comics. ... The cover of Superman #75 The Death of Superman was a comic book story featured in Superman #75 (January 1993), and the catalyst for DC Comics major universe crossover event of 1993 with the umbrella title The Death and Life of Superman, becoming a major media event. ... Sinestro is a fictional alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Kyle Rayner is a fictional character, a superhero from the DC Comics universe, known for most of his publication history as Green Lantern, a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, and at times as Ion. ...


It is later revealed that Ganthet first went to Guy Gardner but Gardner turned him down. During Rayner's first few months as Green Lantern, Ganthet is less than satisfied with Rayner and attempts to take back the ring. Rayner eventually earns the respect of Ganthet by facing Parallax without his ring. Guy Gardner is a fictional character, a comic book superhero published by DC Comics. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Parallax is a fictional comic book villain from DC Comics. ...


Ion and the new Guardians

When Rayner briefly becomes the godlike Ion, he possesses more power than Hal Jordan did as Parallax. Realizing that he can not continue as Ion without losing his humanity, Kyle travels to the recently restored Oa to recharge the Central Battery. By doing so, he creates a new set of Guardians, this time as small children (both male and female), with the intent that Ganthet will look after them and teach them how to be better Guardians than their predecessors. Ion is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe, with the secret identity of Kyle Rayner. ...


Following the return of Hal Jordan, all the Guardians are aged to adulthood and are just as cold and manipulative as before. The only change is that there are now female Guardians as well as male. Ganthet, of course still retains a sense of individuality amongst the Guardians, believing that they should retain their emotions.


  Results from FactBites:
 
Emerald Twilight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1181 words)
The Guardians, having realized that their cause was lost, had given all their remaining energy to the Guardian named Ganthet, who became the sole Guardian after Jordan killed the rest of them.
Ganthet went to Earth and found an illustrator named Kyle Rayner (who had been briefly introduced at the end of issue #48 when he saw Hal fly off and mistook his green flight streak for a shooting star) and gave him the last remaining power ring, thus making Kyle the last Green Lantern.
His soul and thoughts finally clear for the first time in a long time, Jordan was resurrected as a mortal human again, once again taking his place as a Green Lantern, the white portions of his hair even restored to their original brown.
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