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Katma Tui


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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Lantern v2 # 30 (July 1964)
Created by John Broome
Gil Kane
Statistics
Real name Katma Tui Stewart
Status Deceased
Previous affiliations Green Lantern Corps
Darkstars
Notable relatives John Stewart (husband)
Notable powers Power Ring

Katma Tui is a fictional comic book superhero, an extraterrestrial from the planet Korugar, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. She first appeared in DC ComicsGreen Lantern (vol. 2) #30 (July 1964), and was created by writer John Broome and artist Gil Kane. DC Comics (originally called Detective Comics, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... John Broome (aka: pen names John Osgood and Edgar Ray Meritt) was a writer-contributor to DC comics. ... Eli Katz (April 6, 1926–January 31, 2000), who worked under the name Gil Kane and in a few instances Scott Edwards, was a comic book illustrator whose career spanned the 1940s to 1990s. ... The Green Lantern Corps The Green Lantern Corps is a fictional, intergalactic police force of Green Lanterns that existed in the pages of DC Comics, chosen to patrol the vast reaches of the Universe, fighting evil wherever it could be found. ... Darkstars Issue 1 A fictional intergalactic squadron of cosmic cops that no one had heard of before 1992 in DC Comics. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, who appears in books published by DC Comics. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Superman and Batman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Extraterrestrial, as an adjective, refers to something that originates, occurs, or is located outside Earth or its atmosphere. ... The Green Lantern Corps The Green Lantern Corps is a fictional, intergalactic police force of Green Lanterns that existed in the pages of DC Comics, chosen to patrol the vast reaches of the Universe, fighting evil wherever it could be found. ... DC Comics (originally called Detective Comics, Inc. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ... John Broome (aka: pen names John Osgood and Edgar Ray Meritt) was a writer-contributor to DC comics. ... Eli Katz (April 6, 1926–January 31, 2000), who worked under the name Gil Kane and in a few instances Scott Edwards, was a comic book illustrator whose career spanned the 1940s to 1990s. ...

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Character History

Katma Tui hails from the planet Korugar, in the area of space designated Sector 1417 by the Guardians of the Universe, the extraterrestrials from the planet Oa who oversee and administrate the Green Lantern Corps. Korugar was also the home planet of the renegade former Green Lantern Sinestro, who used his Green Lantern powers to enslave his planet, and rule over them as a tyrant, unbeknownst to his Guardian superiors. Tui eventually led a rebellion against Sinestro, and even testified against him before the Guardians, who imprisoned Sinestro in the antimatter universe, on the planet Qward. Green Lantern Tomar Re nominated Tui as Sinestro’s replacement as Green Lantern of Sector 1417, and Tui accepted. The people of Korugar, however, came to view the Green Lantern symbol as one of oppression and pain, and saw Tui as a monster for joining them. Tui is now known among her people as “Katma Tui the Lost,” as seen in Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1 (November 2005). The Guardians of the Universe as depicted in Justice League Unlimited The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics superhero universe. ... Sinestro is a fictional character, a supervillain within the DC Comics universe. ... Antimatter is matter that is composed of the antiparticles of those that constitute normal matter. ... Qward is a fictional world existing within an antimatter universe that is part of the DC Comics universe. ... Tomar Re is a fictional DC Comics character. ...


In her first mission, which occurred during her probationary period as a Lantern, Tui and Korugaran scientist Imi Kahn destroyed a giant space amoeba creature that threatened Korugar. Tui and Kahn fell in love, and Tui decided to leave the Corps, though Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Earth, uses a ruse in order to persuade her not to. Amoeba (also spelled ameba) is a genus of protozoa that moves by means of temporary projections called pseudopods, and is well-known as a representative unicellular organism. ... Hal Jordan is a DC Comics superhero, the Silver Age Green Lantern, and arguably the most famous hero to bear that name. ...


Tui went on to become an exemplary Green Lantern on a number of adventures, including a prison breakout on the Guardians’ prison planet, her struggle against the telepathic influence of the alien Ffa’rzz the Mocker, her kidnapping by a group of terrorists who mistook her for Hal Jordan’s love Carol Ferris, the war against Krona, Nekron, the Weaponers of Qward, and the Anti-Green Lantern Corps, her search for a Green Lantern for the area of space known as the Obsidian Deeps, her encounter with Rot Lop Fan, who would eventually fill that role, the defeat of the extra-dimensional entity known as Maaldor, who had cut off the Lanterns from the Main Battery on Oa that powered them, the seminal event known as Crisis on Infinite Earths, subsequent conflicts with Sinestro, etc. Krona is a fictional extraterrestrial villain in the DC Comics universe. ... Rot Lop Fan was technically not a member of the Green Lantern Corps, although he unknowingly fulfilled that function for a period of time. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a twelve-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ...


When Hal Jordan resigned from the Corps for Carol Ferris, Tui was infuriated, given that Jordan had persuaded her to give up Imi Kahn for the Corps. When John Stewart initially turned down the offer of replacing Jordan as Green Lantern of Earth, Tui, projecting her anger towards Jordan upon Stewart, dismissed him as a coward, which provoked Stewart into changing his mind. Tui would eventually train him, and work closely with him on a number of missions. They two would eventually fall in love, and they married. John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, who appears in books published by DC Comics. ...


Death

Katma Tui was murdered by the villain Star Sapphire. Sapphire attacked an unpowered Katma at home, and murdered her in the kitching by slicing to death. She did this simply to prove a point to Hal Jordan. (Action Comics Weekly #601-602) For millions of years, an immortal race of warrior women, The Zamarons, had chosen physically identical mortals from across the cosmos to serve as host body for their Queen, whom they called “Star Sapphire”. The last incarnation of Star Sapphire was an Earth woman named Carol Ferris, the only child... Cover of Action Comics #1, which featured the debut of Superman. ...


Resurrection

During the Green Lantern: Mosaic series, John Stewart forged the Mosaic into a new society and eventually ascended to become the first mortal Guardian of the Universe, known as The Master Builder. As his reward for this new level of awareness, John was reunited with his late wife, Katma Tui. However, tragedy struck once again and Hal Jordan, possessed by Parallax, destroyed both the Guardians and the Central Power Battery, robbing John of his newfound powers and his resurrected wife.


Since there is much debate about the continuity of this series (based on retcons in the Emerald Twilight storyline), it is unknown if Katma's brief resurrection is considered in-continuity or not. Emerald Twilight is the name for the story that was detailed in Green Lantern Vol. ...


Oath

Originally, Katma Tui did not speak an oath, but she later spoke the familiar one Hal Jordan was known for in Green Lantern (vol. 2) #193 (October 1985):


"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!"


Other Media

Katma Tui in the Justice League episode Hearts and Minds
Katma Tui in the Justice League episode Hearts and Minds

In Justice League, Katma Tui (voiced by Kim Mai Guest) had a significant appearance in the second season episode "Hearts and Minds". This Katma seems to be the primary trainer of new Lantern recruits - taking the job over from the comics' version of Kilowog - and is portrayed as one of the more senior members of the Lanterns. While she is not specifically stated as being from Korugar, she shares enough physical similarities with the DCAU version of Sinestro to make the assumption viable. Image File history File links HeartsAndMinds. ... Image File history File links HeartsAndMinds. ... Justice League is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... Justice League is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... Kim Mai Guest is a voice actress, best known for her work in Metal Gear Solid as Mei Ling. ... Kilowog is a fictional character from DC Comics, a member of the Green Lantern Corps. ... The DCAU or DC Animated Universe is a general term made by fans of the animated television series based off of DC Comics, usually heavily developed by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. ... Sinestro is a fictional character, a supervillain within the DC Comics universe. ...


In "Hearts and Minds", Katma is first seen leading a group of Lanterns in a losing battle with the forces of Despero, whose Py'tar energy seems to match the Lantern energy blow for blow. Katma seems to sacrifice herself so to allow Kilowog to get away, which permits him to make it to Earth and tell John Stewart that Katma was in trouble. It is revealed that Katma trained John when he first joined the Corps, and also that they fell in love but were separated when their assigned sectors were too far away from each other. John arrived at Despero's planet Kalinor to find Katma as one of Despero's slave-maidens; however, she was merely pretending to be one so that she could infiltrate Despero's lines and discover his plans. As other Leaguers arrived (like Hawkgirl), John's subsequent inability to use his ring (due to Despero's influence) forced Katma to try and retrain him, an activity John took very poorly to. Angered by Katma's seemingly dispassionate treatment of John, Hawkgirl none-too-subtly implied that Katma's affair with John was her merely using him as a boytoy. When Despero was finally defeated, Katma offered John a place alongside her to help rebuild Kalinor, but John gently declined so to remain a member of the League and fulfill his current assignment of patrolling Sector 2814. Despero is the name of a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, who appears in books published by DC Comics. ... Hawkgirl is the name of several fictional superheroines in the DC Comics universe. ... Sexual slang is any slang term which makes reference to sex, gender and gender identity, sexuality, sexual activity, the sexual organs, or matters closely related to them. ...


Katma faded out of the show since then (to allow the show to focus on the burdgeoning relationship between John and Hawkgirl), but she wordlessly cameoed in "The Return" with many other Green Lanterns, who came to apprehend Amazo for seemingly destroying Oa. Like most of the Lanterns in this episode, she sported a design change, the reason behind which is unknown. Amazo is a fictional android from DC Comics. ... If you were looking for the Croatian Intelligence Agency, OA, click here for Obavještajna agencija Oa is a fictional planet located at the center of the universe in DC Comics. ...


Another version of the character appeared in the Duck Dodgers animated series, voiced by Tara Strong Daffy Duck, Mars Exploration Rover Mission patch Duck Dodgers is the fictional star of a series of cartoons produced by Warner Bros. ... Tara Strong (born Tara Lyn Charendoff February 12, 1973) is a Canadian-born American voice actress. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
The Unofficial Katma Tui Biography (3995 words)
While Katma Tui was still in her probationary period as a Green Lantern, Korugar was threatened by a giant amoeba creature.
Katma Tui focused on the sacrifices she had made to become a Green Lantern, the love of Imi Kahn she had denied to serve the Corps.
Katma Tui dismissed Stewart as a cowardly Earthman, her anger at Jordan's resignation was directed at his chosen successor.
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