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Encyclopedia > List of Green Lantern enemies

This is a list of fictional characters from DC Comics who are or have been enemies of the Green Lantern. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ...

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Golden Age enemies of Alan Scott

Villain First appearance Description
Vandal Savage Green Lantern #10 (Winter, 1943/44) Vandar Adg, an immortal Cro-Magnon altered by the rays of a fallen meteor. Vandal Savage has manipulated human history behind the scenes for centuries and has been an enemy of Alan Scott, the Justice Society, the Justice League, Secret Six, and many others.
The Gambler Green Lantern vol. 1, #12 (Summer, 1944) Steven Sharpe III, a gentleman thief, master of disguise, and expert knife-thrower who battled the Golden Age Green Lantern. Sharpe committed suicide after losing all his money to a corrupt casino. He was succeeded as the Gambler by his grandson, Steven Sharpe V.
Solomon Grundy All-American Comics #61 (October 1944) Formerly Cyrus Gold, a Gotham City merchant murdered and thrown into Slaughter Swamp, where he was transformed into an undead zombie-like creature. Grundy was initially an enemy of the Golden Age Green Lantern and the Justice Society, but has both battled and aided various heroes during his multiple resurrections.
Sportsmaster All-American Comics #85 (May 1947) Lawrence "Crusher" Crock was a former professional athlete who turned to a life of crime using various sports-themed paraphernalia. An enemy of the Golden Age Green Lantern, Sportsmaster later retired and married fellow villain, the Tigress.
Harlequin All-American Comics #89 (September 1947) Molly Mayne, secretary of Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott, developed a crush on the hero and sought to gain his attention as a costumed criminal. She used hallucinatory goggles provided by the Manhunters, but she was more likely to help Alan and the Justice Society than oppose them. Eventually reforming, Molly later married Alan and the two remain together to this day.
The Icicle All-American Comics #90 (Oct. 1947) Dr. Joar Mahkent, a scientist who created a powerful "ice-gun" capable of freezing the moisture in the air, was a foe of the Golden Age Green Lantern. He was slain by Krona during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. His son Cameron Mahkent, born a cryokinetic after exposure to his father's weapon, has become the second Icicle.
Star Sapphire All-Flash Comics #32 (Dec 1947/Jan 1948) Champion of the Zamarons, the female counterpart of the Guardians of the Universe, the Star Sapphire is a parasitic entity that has possessed various women over the years, including an enemy of the Golden Age Flash, Hal Jordan's girlfriend Carol Ferris, Deborah Darnell, and others.

Alan Scott is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe and the first superhero to bear the name Green Lantern. ... Vandal Savage is a fictional character and supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... A Cro-Magnon male skull Cro-Magnon man (IPA: or anglicised IPA: ) is one of the main types of Homo sapiens of the European Upper Paleolithic. ... Alan Scott is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe and the first superhero to bear the name Green Lantern. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of fictional superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... This article is about the historical Secret Six. ... Gambler is a fictional supervillain in the DC Universe. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Paula Brooks is a fictional comic book character published by DC Comics. ... For the Jokers sidekick, see Harley Quinn Harlequin is the name of four clown-themed DC Comics characters. ... Icicle is the name of 2 fictional DC Comics supervillains. ... Star Sapphire is the name of several female supervillains in DC Comics, all connected in origin. ... The Zamarons are a fictional extraterrestrial race within the DC Comics universe. ... The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ... Jay Garrick is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe and the first Flash. ... Carol Ferris is a fictional comic book character published by DC Comics. ...

Silver Age enemies of Hal Jordan

Villain First appearance Description
Hector Hammond Green Lantern vol. 2, #5 (March-April, 1961) A powerful psychic criminal with a grotesque, enormous head. Enemy of Hal Jordan, Hammond is obsessed with the Green Lantern and likes to live vicariously through his memories.
Sinestro Green Lantern vol. 2, #7 (August 1961) The archenemy of the Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. A former Green Lantern and mentor to Hal Jordan. When it was discovered that he had enslaved his home planet through fear, the Guardians exiled him to the planet Qward in the antimatter universe. He later returned, wielding a yellow, Qwardian power ring which was powered by fear.
Sonar Green Lantern vol. 2, #14 (July 1962) Bito Wladon, Master of Sound and former ruler of Modora. He wanted Modora, a very small county which hardly any one knows about; to be recognized, so be became a villain for that reason. An enemy of Hal Jordan, Wladon's son later became the second Sonar and battled Kyle Rayner with cybernetic implants.
Doctor Polaris Green Lantern vol. 2, #21 (June 1962) Dr. Neal Emerson, a scientist whose experiments granted his magnetic powers and unleashed a violent split personality (a "negative" to his normal "positive" persona). Enemy of both Hal Jordan and modern Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, Polaris was killed by the Human Bomb during the Infinite Crisis.
Tattooed Man Green Lantern vol. 2, #23 (September 1963) Abel Tarrant, a former Coast City sailor with a set of tattoos created from mysterious chemicals. The Tattooed Man was able to animate these designs and unleash them upon his enemies. He was apparently killed by the Mirror Master and Jewelee during a Suicide Squad mission.
The Shark Green Lantern vol. 2, #24 (Oct. 1963) Karshon, a tiger shark mutated by nuclear waste into a humanoid monstrosity. Despite his heightened intelligence, he is still motivated by his bloodthirsty instincts.
Black Hand Green Lantern vol. 2 #29 (June 1964) William Hand, a criminal inventor whose greatest creation was a device that drained power from Green Lantern rings. After losing his hand in battle with Hal Jordan, Black Hand has since gone mad and had his powers increased, allowing him to absorb human lifeforce.
Evil Star Green Lantern vol. 2, #37 (June, 1965) Twisted scientist of the planet Auron whose immortality experiments killed all life on his home world, Evil Star possesses the powerful "starband," which draws power from the stars themselves, and a legion of minion creatures called starlings.
Goldface Green Lantern #38 (July, 1965) Keith Kenyon, a criminal whose skin was turned to gold by an elixir of his own devising. Goldface later reformed and became an honest union commissioner in Central City.
Krona Green Lantern vol. 2 # 40 (October 1965) A renegade Oan scientist, Krona defied his brother Guardians by peering back to the beginning of time, an act which created the Multiverse and led indirectly to the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Major Disaster Green Lantern vol. 2, #43 (March 1966) Paul Booker, a crook with an invention that created earthquakes, shockwaves, and natural disasters. He later bargained his soul to the demon Neron for probability-altering powers. However, Booker came to regret this lifestyle and reformed, becoming a member of the Justice League. He was killed by Superboy-Prime during the Infinite Crisis.
The Controllers Adventure Comics #357 (June 1967) An off-shoot of the Guardians of the Universe with a more proactive approach, the Controllers seek to pre-emotively eliminate threats to the universe, rather than react to them. To this end, they have employed the Darkstars Corps and created pawns such as the villainous Effigy.
Manhunters 1st Issue Special #5 (August 1975) A race of robots, designed by the Guardians of the Universe, as a first attempt at an interstellar police force. Over time, they began to like hunting targets more than seeking justice. They rebelled against the Guardians, and were defeated. The remaining Manhunters hid throughout the galaxy. Their mission is to destroy the Guardians and their replacements, the Green Lantern Corps.

Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sinestro is a fictional alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Sonar is the name of a DC Comics supervillain. ... Dr. Polaris is a DC Comics supervillain, often clashing with Green Lantern Hal Jordan. ... The Human Bomb is a fictional superhero from the Golden Age of Comic Books. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... The Tattooed Man is the name of two of Green Lanterns enemies. ... Mirror Master is a fictional character, a recurring foe of the Flash with large technical knowledge and skills involving the use of mirrors. ... Suicide Squad is a name for a variety of organizations created for and owned by DC Comics. ... Suicide Squad is a name for a number of fictional organizations created for and owned by DC Comics. ... Shark is the name of 3 DC Comics characters. ... Black Hand (real name William Hand) is a DC Comics supervillain and a recurring foe to Green Lantern. ... Evil Star is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of Green Lantern. ... Goldface is a DC Comics fictional character, originally a foe of the Hal Jordan Green Lantern. ... Krona is a fictional extraterrestrial villain in the DC Comics universe. ... A multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes (including our universe) that together comprise all of physical reality. ... 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. ... Major Disaster is a former DC Comics supervillain and reluctant amoral superhero. ... Neron is also an alternative name of the Roman Emperor Nero. ... Superboy-Prime is a fictional superhero turned supervillain in the DC Universe. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... The Controllers are a fictional extraterrestrial race existing in the DC Universe. ... Darkstars Issue 1 A fictional intergalactic squadron of cosmic cops that no one had heard of before 1992 in DC Comics. ... The Manhunters are a fictional race of robot warriors that exists within the universe of DC Comics. ...

Modern Age enemies

Villain First appearance Description
Major Force Captain Atom vol. 3, #12 (February 1988) Clifford Zmeck was transformed into a quantum-powered super-soldier in an experiment similar to that which created Captain Atom. Major Force is a brutal murderer responsible for the death of Kyle Rayner's girlfriend, Alex DeWitt.
Tattooed Man II Skin Graft: The Adventures of a Tattooed Man #1 (July 1993) John Oakes, a former cellmate of Abel Tarrant who learned the art of mystical skin graft, allowing him to open gateways and absorb people into the tattoos on his body.
Parallax Green Lantern vol. 3, #50 (March 1994) A fear-inducing demon who once merged with Hal Jordan when he entered the battery of Oa.
Grayven Green Lantern vol. 3, #74 (June 1996) Illegitimate son of Darkseid, Grayven seeks to one day usurp his father's throne. He is an enemy of Green Lantern Kyle Rayner.
Fatality Green Lantern vol. 3 #83 (February 1997) Yrra Cynril, last survivor of the planet Xanshi, which Green Lantern John Stewart failed to save in a moment of arrogance. Since then, Cynril trained with the Warlords of Okaara in order to wage a vendetta against all Green Lanterns. She bears special hatred for John Stewart and Kyle Rayner.
Effigy Green Lantern vol. 3 #110 (March 1999) Martyn Van Wyck was once an aimless drifter until he was abducted by the Controllers and turned into a super-powered being capable of manipulating fire. Rebelling against his masters, Effigy became an enemy of Green Lantern Kyle Rayner.
Nero Green Lantern vol. 3, #132 (January 2001) Alex Nero, a disturbed mental patient with highly developed artistic skills. Nero was given a yellow power ring by the Weaponers of Qward, similar to that of Sinestro, and became a dark opposite of Green Lantern Kyle Rayner.
Amon Sur Green Lantern vol. 3, #162 (June 2003) The son of Abin Sur. Driven by his jealousy of Hal Jordan, whom his father had given his Green Lantern power ring, instead of to his son, Amon became a powerful interstellar criminal, and for a time, was the leader of the Black Circle Syndicate. He is currently a member of the Sinestro Corps.
Tattooed Man III Green Lantern vol. 4, #9 (April 2006) Mark Richards, a former US Marine turned hit man who tattoos the sins of his victims onto their bodies.
Sinestro Corps Green Lantern vol. 4, #10 (May 2006) After Hal Jordan's resurrection and the reorganization of the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro organized his own corps, with himself as their leader. Members wield a yellow power ring, like Sinestro's, and must be able to invoke fear in their enemies.
Arkillo Green Lantern vol. 4, #10 (May 2006) Drill seargant of the Sinestro Corps, the monstrous Arkillo consumes the weaker recruits of his organization.
Bedovian 2007 The resident sharpshooter and sniper of the Sinestro Corps, a hermit crab-like creature who lies in wait for his victims within his shell.
Despotellis Green Lantern Corps #10 (May 2007) A sentient virus and member of the Sinestro Corps, Despotellis is responsible for the death of Kyle Rayner's mother, Maura, as part of Sinestro's revenge against the Green Lantern.
Lyssa Drak Green Lantern vol. 4, #18 (May 2007) Member of the Sinestro Corps and keeper of the Book of Parallax, that organization's most cherished text.
Karu-Sil Green Lantern vol. 4, #19 (May 2007) Member of the Sinestro Corps, Karu-Sil is a feral alien who was raised by a pack of wolf-like creatures on her home world. After their deaths and her recruitment to the Corps, she used her power ring to create copies of her pack.

Major Force (Clifford Zmeck) is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Captain Atom is a fictional comic book superhero. ... The Tattooed Man is the name of two of Green Lanterns enemies. ... Parallax is a fictional comic book villain from DC Comics. ... For other uses of Oa and oa, see OA. Oa is a fictional planet located at the center of the DC Comics Universe. ... Grayven is a fictional deity and supervillain published by DC Comics. ... Fatality is a fictional character from the DC Comics universe. ... Effigy is the name of a DC Comics supervillain who fought against Green Lantern Kyle Rayner using the Flame Powers gained from the Controllers. ... Nero is a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Amon Sur is a fictional alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Abin Sur is a fictional character and a superhero from the DC Comics universe. ... The Tattooed Man is the name of two of Green Lanterns enemies. ... 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. ... Arkillo is a fictional alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Bedovian is a DC Comics alien and a member of the Sinestro Corps. ... Despotellis is a member of the Sinestro Corps. ... Lyssa Drak is a fictional alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Karu-Sil is a fictional American comic book character in the DC Comics Universe. ...

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