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Green Lantern


Kyle as he appears after the War and during Countdown. Art by Talent Caldwell Ion, alias Violetta Todd, is a fictional supervillain character in the Marvel Universe. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Sinestro Corps War is an ongoing comic book storyline across DC Comics Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps titles. ... Countdown is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 9, 2007, directly following the conclusion of the last issue of 52. ... Talent Caldwell is a comic book artist best known for his work on Superman Godfall and Fathom: Killians Tide. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Lantern vol. 3, #48
(January 1994)
Created by Ron Marz
Darryl Banks
Characteristics
Alter ego Kyle Rayner
Team
affiliations
Green Lantern Corps
Justice League
New Titans
Sinestro Corps
Challengers From Beyond
Notable aliases Ion, Jade Dragon, Parallax
Abilities As Green Lantern:
Energy-based constructs, flight, various other abilities
As Ion:
Nigh-omnipotent with control over time and reality; flight, energy manipulation, and other powers similar to a Green Lantern Corps Power Ring and the Starheart.

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. He recently operated as a supervillain under the alias of Parallax, having been possessed by the creature of the same name. Created by writer Ron Marz and artist Darryl Banks, Rayner first appeared in Green Lantern vol. 3, #48, as part of the “Emerald Twilight” storyline, in which DC Comics replaced perennial Green Lantern Hal Jordan with the younger Rayner in order to attract younger readers. Following Jordan’s return to GL status in the 2004–2005 limited series Green Lantern: Rebirth, and the 2005 crossover event Infinite Crisis, Kyle returned to his alias of Ion. After the events of the Sinestro Corps War, Kyle returned to being Green Lantern again. Rayner is the son of Aaron and Maura Rayner.[1] 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. ... Ron Marz is an American comic book writer. ... Darryl Banks is an African-American comic book artist. ... 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. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... The Teen Titans, also known as “The New Teen Titans”, “New Titans”, or “The Titans”, a DC Comics superhero team. ... The Sinestro Corps is a group of fictional characters, a villainous analogue to the Green Lantern Corps in the DC Universe led by the supervillain Sinestro. ... For other uses, see Parallax (disambiguation). ... The three of the four (Alan Scotts Starheart powered ring exlcuded) known variants of the power ring Zamaron (magenta), Oan (green), and Qwardian (yellow). ... 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 three of the four (Alan Scotts Starheart powered ring exlcuded) known variants of the power ring Zamaron (magenta), Oan (green), and Qwardian (yellow). ... Alan Scott is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe and the first superhero to bear the name Green Lantern. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... For the upcoming parody of superhero films, see Superhero!. Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... 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. ... Ion is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe, with the secret identity of Kyle Rayner. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Parallax is a fictional character, a supervillain from DC Comics. ... Ron Marz is an American comic book writer. ... Darryl Banks is an African-American comic book artist. ... Emerald Twilight is the name for the story that was detailed in Green Lantern Vol. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... It has been suggested that Gaming crossovers be merged into this article or section. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ...

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Fictional character biography

The last Green Lantern

Kyle Rayner, Last of the Green Lanterns, ca 1994

Kyle Rayner's father is a supposed Mexican-American CIA agent named Gabriel Vasquez (Green Lantern vol. 3, #150), who has worked under various codenames including Aaron Rayner and currently the identity of Raymond Hauser. When Gabriel's deep-cover work threatened his wife and infant son, he was forced to sever all traceable ties with them, and even conspired with Maura Rayner in fabricating a false domestic violence incident to explain their abrupt separation. To Gabriel's regret, the resulting absence from his family's life and lack of his financial support forced Kyle and his mother into a rather modest lifestyle. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Before he acquired a Green Lantern power ring, Kyle Rayner was a struggling-but-gifted freelance graphic artist. He lived and worked in Los Angeles initially. After Hal Jordan, grief-stricken over the destruction of his home town of Coast City, went on a mad rampage, killing or depowering the members of the Green Lantern Corps, including most of the Guardians of the Universe, who oversee the Corps, Rayner was found by Ganthet, the last surviving Guardian, and given the last GL power ring, the powerful weapon wielded by each Green Lantern that allows them to conjure any form of matter or energy through sheer force of will. Ganthet's reasons for choosing Kyle to bear the ring have never been made completely apparent, aside from Rayner having been in the right place at the right time. Rayner then moved to New York City. Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ... Ganthet is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... The three of the four (Alan Scotts Starheart powered ring exlcuded) known variants of the power ring Zamaron (magenta), Oan (green), and Qwardian (yellow). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


His girlfriend, Alexandra DeWitt, helped Kyle train for his new role as a superhero, but was later murdered by the supervillain Major Force.[2] Kyle developed relationships with Donna Troy, and later Jade, the daughter of Alan Scott. Alexandra Alex DeWitt was the girlfriend of Kyle Rayner before he received the Green Lantern power ring from Ganthet. ... For the upcoming parody of superhero films, see Superhero!. Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Major Force (Clifford Zmeck) is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... Jade is the codename of Jennie-Lynn Hayden, a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ... Alan Scott is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe and the first superhero to bear the name Green Lantern. ...


Kyle grew up enamored with Superman and Batman, though had only a passing knowledge of Earth's various Green Lanterns. This soon changed, and he found that the Green Lantern ring was the ultimate expression of his imagination. While in battle, he often used the ring's power to create constructs of just about anything his artistic mind could imagine: other superheroes, anime characters, mystical characters, mechas, futuristic weapons and original characters from his comic books. While some questioned the practicality of those constructs, they often made Kyle an unpredictable opponent. Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... For the fictional robot, see Mecha. ...


Justice League

Rayner joined the superhero group the Titans for a brief time, during which he dated Donna Troy, but eventually became a member of the Justice League (JLA).[3] He initially clashed with the Flash (Wally West) early in his career. West had grown up with Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern and he had reservations about Kyle replacing Jordan, but he eventually became one of Rayner's best friends and biggest supporters. Surprisingly, another of Kyle's biggest supporters amongst the League was Batman, who often treated him with more respect than he showed certain other League members. Rayner also formed friendships with the Golden Age Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Scott's daughter Jade, Green Arrow (Connor Hawke), and Green Lantern (John Stewart). Teen Titans redirects here. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... Wally West is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe, the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Superman, the catalyst of the Golden Age, from Superman #14, January-February 1942. ... Alan Scott is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe and the first superhero to bear the name Green Lantern. ... Jade is the codename of Jennie-Lynn Hayden, a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ... Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) is a DC Comics superhero. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ...


Oblivion

Main article: Green Lantern: Circle of Fire

During the 5 Week Event "Circle of Fire," it was discovered that a cosmic entity named Oblivion is the embodiment of Kyle's fear, unknowingly created when he first received the ring. It wasn't until later that Oblivion came to "merge" with Kyle. The Justice League tried to stop Oblivion, but during the battle, Kyle was sent back to Earth to get reinforcements. When he reached Earth, Kyle recruited Power Girl, The Atom, Firestorm, Adam Strange, and the Circle of Fire — ostensibly a group of Green Lanterns from alternate realities and different time periods. In reality, Kyle created all of these Green Lanterns. The Circle of Fire consisted of Kyle's late girlfriend Alex (who, in an alternate timeline had received the power ring instead of Kyle), a pair of juvenile siblings, a descendant of Wally West and Kyle Rayner who possessed both the Flash and Green Lantern's powers but could only use one of those powers a day, a reprogrammed Manhunter robot, and a Green Lantern from the Middle Ages. Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a DC Comics superhero, making her first appearance in All Star Comics #58 (January/February 1976). ... The Atom is a fictional comic book superhero published by DC Comics. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Adam Strange is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. ... The Manhunters are a fictional race of robot warriors that exists within the universe of DC Comics. ... For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


This group was split up to handle different crises caused by Oblivion, or in some cases to search for a way to defeat him. Eventually they all realized that Kyle had created the Circle of Fire because he needed help. When they realized this, they decided that the created Green Lanterns should return to Kyle's mind. Doing so made Kyle unlock more power from the ring that he hadn't used before. In a confrontation with Kyle, Oblivion revealed that he was a distillation of Kyle's doubts and darker impulses, made manifest through the power of the ring. After facing up to this, Kyle was able to defeat Oblivion and restore the Justice League.


Ion

For a brief period, Kyle achieved godhood as Ion. This was after he absorbed the energy Hal Jordan had left in Earth's sun during the Final Night incident, energy which had merged and grown with energies released after Oblivion's defeat. With his new powers, Kyle could bend time, space, and reality. Kyle could even be in many places at once. Kyle's trans-godlike powers had drawbacks: Ion was one with everything, but Kyle Rayner could no longer sleep or separate himself from the overwhelming responsibilities. Rather than sacrifice his humanity, Kyle abandoned omnipotence, bleeding off the vast power, recharging the Central Power Battery on the planet Oa (the headquarters of the Guardians), and helping to create a new group of Guardians in the process. Before he purged all of the power, though, he modified his ring. Once again limited only by his willpower and imagination, Rayner's ring can still affect yellow, does not have a set time limit on its power, and is keyed directly to him. Kyle modified the ring so that it would always return to him, and so that it would always have a lifeline of power available (although the ring still required charging to get up to full power). Final Night was a 1996 comic book miniseries and crossover storyline published by DC Comics, which featured prominently the main heroes of the DC universe along with some of old. ...


After the brutal beating of his young assistant and friend Terry Berg, Kyle went on a lengthy self-imposed exile into space. Before leaving, he placed John Stewart, recently recovered from his paraplegia and given a new power ring, into his spot in the Justice League. On his return, he discovered that Jade had begun seeing someone new, and was doing so in his own apartment. He left New York and spent some time trying once again to find his place on Earth, and ended up staying with his mother for a brief time. Terry Berg is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe who first appeared in the pages of Green Lantern in 2000. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ... Paraplegia is an impairment in motor and/or sensory function of the lower extremities. ...


Green Lantern: Rebirth

Main article: Green Lantern: Rebirth

After being tricked into believing his mother had been murdered by Major Force, Kyle fought with the villain. Knowing Major Force was essentially immortal, Kyle decapitated him and shot his head off into space.[4] Feeling that he was a danger to those he cared for, Rayner once again left for the far reaches of space. During the events of Rebirth, he returned with Jordan's corpse and insight into the true nature of Parallax, risking his life to save Jordan when everyone else had practically given up on him - an action that, according to Jordan, proved that Kyle was worthy of the mantle of Green Lantern, whatever the likes of Sinestro claimed. This also established a close bond between the two, as Jordan took Kyle to Edwards Air Force Base after their fight with Parallax for a joy ride with one of the base's jets. With Hal's resurrection, Kyle no longer operates on Earth. He was given his first official Green Lantern Corps assignment from Kilowog just before Infinite Crisis during the Rann/Thanagar War, and met with the Guardians later, along with Guy Gardner, about his role in the Corps. There, he is given special status amongst the Guardians, who consider him the "Torch-Bearer,"[5] the Green Lantern who carried the legacy through the Corps' darkest period. Major Force (Clifford Zmeck) is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Parallax is a fictional character, a supervillain from DC Comics. ... 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. ... Kilowog is a fictional superhero from DC Comics, and a member of the Green Lantern Corps. ... Guy Gardner is a fictional character, a comic book superhero published by DC Comics. ...


Infinite Crisis and the return of Ion

Kyle Rayner as Ion, the Torchbearer of the Guardians of the Universe.
Kyle Rayner as Ion, the Torchbearer of the Guardians of the Universe.

In Infinite Crisis, Alexander Luthor reveals that had the Multiverse continued to exist after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Rayner would have been a native of Earth-Eight.[6] When Jade dies during the Infinite Crisis Rann/Thanagar War Special, she transfers her power to Rayner, catalyzing his transformation into Ion.[7] Image File history File links Ion-20060124115140093. ... Image File history File links Ion-20060124115140093. ... The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Alexander Luthor, Jr. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-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. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... Jade is the codename of Jennie-Lynn Hayden, a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Ion is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe, with the secret identity of Kyle Rayner. ...


In the series Ion: Guardian of the Universe, Ion seemingly destroys a fleet of starships and violently attacks two Green Lanterns, but Kyle has no memory of the destruction and only learns of his possible role in it after being attacked by a bounty hunter. Upon visiting the fleet's wreckage, Kyle loses control and finds himself near the sentient planet Mogo, also a Green Lantern. Once there, Kyle converses with former girlfriends Alex, Donna, and Jade and fights Major Force. Kyle realizes that as Ion, he is able to channel the green energy of both the Starheart and the Central Battery. This new energy is called the "Ion Power". It was revealed during the Sinestro War that Ion is the manifestation of willpower in the same way Parallax is fear. Mogo is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a superhero and member of the Green Lantern Corps. ... Major Force (Clifford Zmeck) is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Alan Scott is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe and the first superhero to bear the name Green Lantern. ... The three of the four (Alan Scotts Starheart powered ring exlcuded) known variants of the power ring Zamaron (magenta), Oan (green), and Qwardian (yellow). ...


The Guardians forbid the Green Lanterns to leave Oa to help Kyle but do not mention those off-world. Kilowog contacts Hal Jordan to check on Kyle. Jordan finds Ion destroying a planet and after scanning him with his ring, he discovers that the rampaging Ion is in fact Alexander Nero. Kyle catches up with Jordan, and Nero claims that his connection with Kyle and new powers are the result of a third party's interference. Kilowog is a fictional superhero from DC Comics, and a member of the Green Lantern Corps. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... Nero is a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ...


With Nero in tow, Kyle confronts the Guardians and asks what they knew about his becoming Ion, why Nero was wreaking havoc as Ion, and why they ordered the Green Lantern Corps to not assist him. The Guardians claim they ordered the other Green Lanterns not to help because he needed to pass one final test for them to be sure he can handle his power. They explain that they had planned for Kyle to hold an honored position among Green Lanterns as their Torchbearer, the next evolution of Lanterns, but that he now possesses the power to revive the Green Lantern Corps, should it ever be destroyed again. The Guardians tell Kyle that he will no longer be required to patrol, but will be called in during situations that the Corps cannot handle by themselves. The Guardians admit that they only know that some unforeseen enemy has set Nero on a path of destruction to Oa. Nero unleashes a massive amount of energy, but Kyle dissipates the energy into what is presumed to be a "pocket universe".


Back on Earth, Kyle is met by a mysterious Monitor, who tells him that he is supposed to be dead.[8] Kyle discovers that other enemies, like his old nemesis Effigy, are being put on his tracks. The captured Effigy could only say that Kyle's location was given to him in a subliminal way, and, as the Guardians discover while interrogating Nero, the knowledge of the enemy himself was expunged by his minions' mind.[9] The Monitor was a character created by comic book writer Marv Wolfman and comics artist George Pérez as one of the main characters of DC Comics Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. ... Effigy is the name of a DC Comics supervillain who fought against Green Lantern Kyle Rayner using the Flame Powers gained from the Controllers. ...


Kyle returns to the planet scorched by Nero while using his name, and clears his reputation. Later Guy Gardner meets him to tell "bad news" about his mother who's in a hospital dying with no known medical cause. After comforting her, Kyle is once again contacted by a Guardian who tells him he must return to Oa at once. Before leaving Earth, he is assaulted by two superpowered individuals, a male and female who claim to be the Atom and the Flash respectively (both are characters from DC's Tangent Comics event). After a brief fight, "Atom" gains the upper hand and knocks Kyle out. They then place the Lantern previously seen at the end of Infinite Crisis on his chest. After a brief flash, the Tangent Universe's Green Lantern appears, holding the Lantern. Guy Gardner is a fictional character, a comic book superhero published by DC Comics. ... Tangent Comics was a DC Comics imprint created in 1997-1998, developed from ideas created by Dan Jurgens. ...


Kyle awakens in "the Bleed," encountering the two children that found the Tangent Comics' lantern, as well as aiding Captain Atom, who is still sporting the Monarch armor, in a battle against Daemonites. Kyle enlists Captain Atom's help in escaping the Bleed, re-absorbs the Tangent Comics' superheroes back into the lantern, and returns to the Guardians of the Universe, who send him on a mission to sector 3888. Kyle Rayner discovers himself in The Bleed in Ion #10 (2007). ... Captain Atom is a fictional comic book superhero. ... The Daemonites are an alien race in the fictional Wildstorm comic books. ...


At a satellite base inside of an asteroid in sector 3888, Kyle discovers a number of dead Qwardian Weaponers, as well as an alive Donna Troy. Able to find Grayven, and battle him, but unable to make him confess anything on the mysterious conspiration, he's again faced by one of the Monitors, and once again spared,[10] his future to be reconsidered again. Qward is a fictional world existing within an antimatter universe that is part of the DC Comics universe. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... Grayven is a fictional deity and supervillain published by DC Comics. ...


Returned home, he tries to reanimate his mother's dead corpse using his powers, but after a tearful farewell she refuses, asking Kyle to let her pass. He agrees, and he is left again in mourning in his new home, unable to sort out his life and the mysteries surrounding his recent encounters.


The Sinestro Corps War

Main article: Sinestro Corps
Kyle Rayner as Parallax. Art by Ethan Van Sciver.
Kyle Rayner as Parallax. Art by Ethan Van Sciver.

Sinestro reveals to Kyle that he was responsible for his mother's death and infected her with the sentient virus Despotellis and killed her in a plot to break Kyle's will so that he could serve as Parallax's new host. Sinestro also reveals that Ion is actually a benevolent energy entity, similar to Parallax, that thrives on willpower and that Kyle was unknowingly its current host. The Sinestro Corps is a group of fictional characters, a villainous analogue to the Green Lantern Corps in the DC Universe led by the supervillain Sinestro. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 379 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (957 × 1515 pixel, file size: 173 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panel from Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 379 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (957 × 1515 pixel, file size: 173 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panel from Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #5 as drawn by Van Sciver. ... Despotellis is a member of the Sinestro Corps. ...


The Sinestro Corps confront Kyle, who has his powers drained out of him by Sinestro himself, and is immediately taken over by Parallax. Parallax then clothes itself in a new uniform which appears as a combination of the Sinestro Corps' uniform, Kyle's original Green Lantern costume, and the armor Hal Jordan wore as Parallax. Parallax's possession also turns the hair on top of Kyle's head gray, just as it turned the hair on Hal Jordan's temples. Parallax returns to Qward with the Sinestro Corps and is inducted into their ranks, becoming one of the Anti-Monitor's heralds.[11] The Anti-Monitor is a fictional comic book supervillain, the antagonist of the 1985 DC Comics miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths. ... Heralds, wearing tabards, in procession to St. ...


In Kyle's body, Parallax captured Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, and John Stewart and brought them to Qward. Before bringing them, Parallax made Hal relive one of the only times he ever felt fear: when his father died. Parallax also elaborated that since invading Kyle's mind, he now has nearly infinite creativity to call upon in his deeds. [12] During the battle with the Green Lantern Corps, who arrives to Qward to rescue the captured Lanterns, Parallax murders Jack T. Chance and crushes his Power Ring before it can find a replacement. During his fight with the Earth Green Lanterns, Parallax revealed that Kyle Rayner's "twisted desire" was to be the last Green Lantern again and special. He is stopped from murdering Guy Gardner by the intervention of the surviving Lost Lanterns and the Ion entity. The Embodiment of Fear is now leading an advance group of the Sinestro Corps, readying to attack Coast City. It is also suggested by the Guardians of the Universe that Kyle is no longer destined to be Ion following his being taken over by Parallax. Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... Guy Gardner is a fictional character, a comic book superhero published by DC Comics. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ... Qward is a fictional world existing within an antimatter universe that is part of the DC Comics universe. ... Jack T. Chance is a fictional character featured in comic books published by DC Comics he is a Green Lantern from the world of Garnet also known as Hellhole. ... The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ...


As seen in the one shot "Parallax" issue (released September 19, 2007) Kyle is currently trapped within his own mind. He is able to witness all that Parallax says and does from a third person perspective, but is unable to stop it. Kyle's personality watches Parallax's actions from inside the prison that his own imagination has constructed: his mother's empty house. The only fixture in the house is an old painting of uncertain origin and authorship that had belonged to Kyle's mother. As Kyle watches Parallax battle Hal Jordan and the Lost Lanterns a manifestation of the fear enity comes to pay him a visit. In the realm of his imagination Kyle is able to "transform" into Ion, and engage the parasite in battle. After being blasted back by Parallax and losing his Ion form, Kyle forms a power ring, places it on his finger, and appears in his original costume. Although he puts up a valiant fight, Parallax is too much for him and Kyle is defeated. Parallax taunts Kyle with his deepest fear: failing the people who depend on him, especially the women in his life. Many of the women in Kyle's life have died or come to harm because of their association with him and this causes Kyle to struggle with feelings of guilt and responsibility. The latest to die was Kyle's mother, killed by the sentient virus Despotellis on the orders of Sinestro. It was the grief and guilt that this revelation caused Kyle that allowed the Parallax entity to posess him. Sneering, Parallax mocks Kyle's helplessness and turns to depart but the enraged artist grabs a pencil and stabs the creature in the eye with it. Parallax, unfazed and unhurt, taunts Kyle once more with the hopelessness of his position and disappears. Left alone, Kyle is about to smash the painting in frustration when he notices his mother's signature in the bottom corner and realizes that she secretly painted it years ago. This deep and unexpected connection with his mother gives Kyle hope, the very thing he most needs to overcome his fear. With renewed faith in himself, Kyle walks into the painting and ends up in a field walking towards a bright, green star. Despotellis is a member of the Sinestro Corps. ... Sinestro is a fictional alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Free from Parallax

Kyle (as Parallax) is finally confronted by Jordan after threating his brother and his family. Hal actually manages to beat Parallax until his ring's power runs out. Parallax then eats Hal as John Stewart looks on in horror. John orders Guy to retrieve the real life painting seen in the one-shot of Parallax. As Guy returns and shoves the painting into Parallax's eyesight, Hal (who turns out to be the bright green light Kyle saw at the end of the one-shot) tries in vain to help Kyle fight Parallax, which has now begun sucking Kyle and Hal himself into the "ground." Kyle finally breaks free and with Hal escapes Parallax. Just as Parallax (now back in his monster form) attacks the Lanterns, Ganthet and Sayd arrive and suck Parallax into into four separate lanterns (Hal, Kyle, John, and Guy's, respectivelly). As Ganthet explains, he and the other Guardian have been kicked out of the Guardians of the Universe. Ganthet's final act as Guardian is to make Kyle a new power ring. He asks if Kyle is willing to downgrade himself to a normal Green Lantern, which Kyle quickly agrees to. The four men then take their Lanterns and hearing the Sinestro Corps oath, recite the classic Green Lantern oath, and the issue ends in fashion with a shot of Sinestro and Hal stating that "let's take them down!"


The story is ongoing.


Countdown and the Challengers From Beyond

In Countdown, Weeks 49-47, Kyle Rayner is among those 'anomalies' listed by the Monitors as being dangerous to the Universe, and so he is on their list for termination. Also on the list are Dick Grayson, Donna Troy, and Jason Todd. Countdown is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 9, 2007, directly following the conclusion of the last issue of 52. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... Jason Peter Todd is a fictional character published in stories by DC Comics. ...


Kyle briefly appears in All-New Atom #15, once again carrying a Green Lantern ring (through his narration, Rayner makes it clear that he is no longer Ion, stating that he "has to change [his] business cards"). He will be joining Donna Troy, Jason Todd, Bob the Monitor, and the Jokester in the Search for Ray Palmer. This story takes place after the events of the Sinestro Corps War, suggesting Kyle will be freed from Parallax at some point. Kyle's new uniform is an amalgamation of his previous Lantern uniform and his original one.


Rayner and Todd have a stand-offish relationship, mostly due to Kyle thinking Jason is trying to get romantically involved with Donna, and vice versa.


Powers and abilities

Ion's powers have been boosted following his absorption of Jade's residual energies during the events of Infinite Crisis. As a result, Kyle can now tap into the Central Power Battery and the Starheart at the same time. He now functions as a living power battery, much like Jade, and no longer requires a power ring or any periodical recharge whatsoever. His abilities have been boosted to the point in that he can now resurrect the dead, as he did with his dead mother, and can also absorb massive amounts of energy without any ill effects whatsoever. Jade is the codename of Jennie-Lynn Hayden, a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ...


It is revealed that half of his power comes from a benevolent green energy entity known as Ion, which thrives on willpower in the same manner that Parallax thrives on fear, although Ion willingly gives its energies to its current host rather than possessing the host completely.


Although now stripped of the Ion entity and being bonded with Parallax it has not been revealed what differences in powers and abilities Kyle will have if there are any at all.


Alternate versions

In Amalgam Comics, Kyle Rayner was combined with Kevin O'Brien to form the Green Guardsman, with Frankie Raye to form Frankie Rayner and with Cyclops to form Emerald Eye. Guardsman was the name of a superhero in the Marvel Universe, but was later applied to a small squad of agents. ... The Nova name has also been used by Frankie Raye. ... For other uses, see Cyclops (disambiguation). ...


Appearances in other media

Television

Kyle Rayner appears in the Superman: The Animated Series episode "In Brightest Day." He was voiced by Michael P. Greco. Kyle was a newspaper commercial artist for the Daily Planet (and a wannabe comic artist) when he was chosen by the Lantern ring. The ring had come from Abin Sur, who sent it off with his dying breath (having been shot down to Earth by Sinestro). Mere moments after receiving the ring, Kyle had to fight for his life against Sinestro. With Superman's help, Kyle defeated Sinestro and confirmed his place amongst the Lantern Corps. This story is closer to the origin of Hal Jordan, which is augmented by the fact that animated Kyle Rayner looks more like Hal than Kyle (Kyle having brown hair here, like Hal, rather than his usual black hair). During one of the battle scenes, the fight is taken to an Air Force base; "Col. Hal Jordan" can be seen stenciled on the side of one of the fighter jets shown. Image File history File links RaynerSTAS.jpg‎ [edit] Source: Screengrab of Kyle Rayner from the episode In Brightest Day. ... Image File history File links RaynerSTAS.jpg‎ [edit] Source: Screengrab of Kyle Rayner from the episode In Brightest Day. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... The Daily Planet is a fictional broadsheet newspaper that appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics. ... Abin Sur is a fictional character and a superhero from the DC Comics universe. ... Sinestro is a fictional alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ...

Kyle Rayner in the Justice League Unlimited series
Kyle Rayner in the Justice League Unlimited series

Later, the decision to pass on using Kyle in Justice League in favor of John Stewart caused mild controversy amongst fans. Stewart was established in Justice League as having been a Lantern for 10–15 years, which seemed to directly contradict the continuity established as having Abin Sur as Sector 2814's Lantern (the sector including Earth) and Rayner following him. This error was slowly fixed in the series by explaining further that Stewart's time as a Lantern before the actual timeframe of Justice League was spent in a different sector than 2814, and that he returned very recently to Earth. His return, it seems, was to take Abin Sur's place as the 2814 Lantern while Kyle was brought to Katma Tui for training (referenced in the episode "Hearts and Minds"). Kyle is seen amongst the mourners at Superman's funeral in "Hereafter", and finally returns with a speaking part in the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Return". This time, he is played by Will Friedle. Stewart is still stationed in 2814, and Kyle is stationed on Oa, acting as a sort of field commander for the Lanterns posted there. In his Justice League Unlimited appearance, Kyle has adopted a "variant" costume and hairstyle from the comics (thus lowering the resemblance to Hal Jordan). Image File history File links ThereturnJLU.jpg A screen shot of the DC Comics character Kyle Rayner, taken from the Cartoon Network series Justice League Unlimited. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired 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. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ... 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. ... Hereafter is an episode of season two of the animated series Justice League Unlimited. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Books

Kyle has also featured in the Justice League of America book series by Dennis O'Neil called "Hero's Quest", published by Pocket Star Books in 2005. The story takes place outside of both the JLA book series and the mainstream DCU storyline. It retells how Kyle came across the ring, changing the events surrounding it, and the origins of superheroes on Earth. Rather than Hal destroying the Corps, it was instead the Guardians abandoning the Corps to remake the Universe, and Kyle is chosen by Ganthet to be the one to stop them as the new Green Lantern.


Games

Kyle Rayner makes an appearance in Justice League Heroes as an unlockable character. Justice League Heroes is a console game released in the fourth quarter of 2006 across 3 different platforms. ...


References

  1. ^ Green Lantern vol. 3, #142–150, The Power of Ion
  2. ^ Green Lantern vol. 3, #54
  3. ^ JLA #1, 1996
  4. ^ Green Lantern vol. 3, #181, 2004. This was the last issue of the 3rd series, in anticipation of the return of Hal Jordan to Green Lantern status.
  5. ^ Green Lantern Corps #1, 2005 limited series
  6. ^ Infinite Crisis #5, 2006
  7. ^ Rann/Thanagar War: Infinite Crisis Special
  8. ^ Ion: Guardian of the Universe #6
  9. ^ Ion: Guardian of the Universe #8
  10. ^ Ion: Guardian of the Universe #12
  11. ^ Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps one-shot
  12. ^ Green Lantern vol. 4 #21

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External links

  • DCDP: Kyle Rayner - DC Database Project
  • Alan Kistler's Profile On: GREEN LANTERN - Comic book historian Alan Kistler gives this in-depth three-part article on the full general history of the Green Lanterns, from the original stories of Alan Scott all the way down through Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner, with discussions on their enemies, the characters that inspired them and the stories that were planned but never happened. Lots of image scans.
  • ‘ION’ THE FUTURE With the final issue hitting stores this week, Ion: Guardian of the Universe writer Ron Marz sat down to talk about Kyle Rayner’s journey and how the series leads into other DCU projects

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