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Blue Lantern Corps

Official Name
Blue Lantern Corps
Status
Status

Organization Identity

Universe

Base Of Operations

Organization
Organization Leader(s)


Allies


Origin
Origin
Created to bring hope to the future in the light of so much destruction, when good faces overwhelming odds.

Place of Formation

Creators
Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis

Image:Quote1.png In fearful day, in raging night, with strong hearts full, our souls ignite! When all seems lost in the War of Light, look to the stars, for hope burns bright! Image:Quote2.png
-- Blue Lantern Corps oath

Contents

History

At the end of the war with the Sinestro Corps and after being exiled from the Guardians of the Universe for their individuality, Ganthet and Sayd started the Blue Lantern Corps by creating a Blue Power Ring out of their hope for the future. The Blue Lantern Power Rings are powered by the emotion of Hope. While an entirely separate corps they are meant to aid other benevolent wielders of the emotional spectrum rather then replace them.

After the Red Lantern Corps' ambush of Sinestro's prison transport back to Korugar for execution, Hal Jordan and several other Lanterns were infected by the rage and hatred of the Red Lanterns' pure anger. Saint Bro'Dee Walker then appeared and, using his Blue Power Ring, he purged Hal Jordan and the rest of the Green Lanterns from the poisoning, corrupting and controlling influence of the red rings. The Blue Lantern was able to remove the rage from the Green Lanterns with their blue rings. Their constructs are unique in that they are based on the psychosis of the Lantern they are trying to heal. In the case of John Stewart, his deceased wife Katma Tui appeared to him. Walker was able to cleanse them both spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Hal Jordan then journeys with Saint Walker to Odym, home of the Blue Lantern Corps, where he meets the leaders of the Blue Lantern Corps, Ganthet and Sayd. While passing by the Blue Lantern Central Power Battery Walker, warns Jordan not to get too close. The power of the Blue Lantern can supplement a Green Lantern ring above its maximum power level, but prolonged contact with the Central Blue Battery will cause a Green Lantern Power Ring to overload and explode taking, out the Lantern's hand and most of the Lantern with it.

Jordan and Walker then observe the initiation of the being known as Warth of Space Sector 0002; Warth then accepts Ganthet and Sayd's offer to join the Blue Lantern Corps. Jordan had a brief discussion with Ganthet and Sayd about the Blue Lantern Corps and joining their cause. Afterwards Walker, Warth, and Jordan journeyed to an unknown planet that was on the verge of being destroyed by a dying star that had yet to explode. While Jordan began efforts to evacuation the planet; Walker and Warth being channeling the hope of the millions of people on the planet's surface. With the combined hope of an entire planet they were able to reverse the age of the dying star and turn it into a new star that wouldn't burn out again for another billion years. Walker and Warth then explain to Jordan that their Blue Rings do not need to be recharged and that as long as there are beings that believe in the power of hope they will never lose their power. Walker then reveals that it is Hal Jordan's destiny to join the Blue Lantern Corps and become their leader and that Sinestro plays a larger part in the war to come then he realizes and that the fate of the universe rests on the survival of Sinestro.

Walker, Warth, and Jordan then travel to Ysmault to free Sinestro. When they arrive they find a band of Sinestro Corps members, that are still loyal to Sinestro, there to rescue him as well as Atrocitus and the entire Red Lantern Corps waiting for them. While Jordan makes his way towards Sinestro the Blue Lanterns take on both the Sinestro Corps and the Red Lanterns. The Sinestro Corps' Power Rings become useless and drained of all power. As Saint Bro'Dee Walker explains with the power of hope present fear is useless and holds no power. Warth and Walker began using their power to purge the Red Lantern's of the rage and hatred.

After releasing Sinestro Laira attacked Jordan in a blind rage, not wanting to have to lose another friend Jordan tried to get through to Laira and reach the part of her that was still in control. Just as he began to get through to her and she began to show a glimmer of the person she used to be Sinestro struck Laira down and killed her. Blinded by rage Hal Jordan furiously attacked Sinestro only to have Sinestro mock him for being week and sentimental, having only done what was necessary to their survival.

Exploiting Jordan's anger Atrocitus forced a Red Lantern ring on him and transformed Hal Jordan into a member of the Red Lantern Corps. Since he was equiped with both a Green Lantern and Red Lantern Ring Jordan was not under the complete control of the Red Power Ring. Jordan battled the red ring with his green one but it was slowly and steadily winning out against his willpower. Jordan lashed out at Walker with a Red Lantern construct of a fighter jet. Saint Walker could tell that part of the real Hal Jordan was still in there because he was forming sentimental constructs based on his life.

Atrocitus then confronted Saint Walker telling him he knew the true vulnerability of the Blue Lantern's power that they had attempted to hide from them all along. A Blue Lanterns power may be extraordinary but it does have its limitations. Without an active Green Lantern and Green Lantern Power Ring a Blue Lantern is near powerless.

Even thou the poisoning of the red ring had already begun, his heart had stopped and his body had already began expelling his own blood Walker still believed he could save him. Walker then said to Hal Jordan, "...I don't know whether you have great hope or not, but Welcome to the Blue Lantern Corps!" The combination of the Blue Lantern Power Ring with the Green Lantern Power Ring was able to override and destroy the Red Lantern Power Ring and restore Hal Jordan's body, restart his heart and get his blood pumping again returning him to a nearly normal state. But because he was wearing both a Blue and Green Power Ring they warped his uniform and left Jordan wondering what they had turned him into. Which Saint Walker simply replied I "...I don't know...".

Recruitment

The Blue Lantern Corps recruitment is unique in that it takes a process of three days in which the being in question is picked by the most recently recruited lantern. Then they are taken to the Blue Lantern Headquarters on Odym. Once on Odym they discuss with Ganthet and Sayd what it means to wield the power of hope. They learn that it is a responsibility to give one's self to the universe, and also their ultimate destiny. When they agree to the terms and conditions of wielding such power the Guardians of Hope bestow the ring upon them.

Paraphernalia

Equipment: Blue Lantern Central Power Battery, Blue Lantern Power Battery
Weapons: Blue Power Ring

Notes

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Trivia

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See Also

Links and References

  • Power Ring at Wikipedia
  • Blue Lantern Corps at ComicVine
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