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Relatives
Arin Sur (mother), Thaal Sinestro (father), Abin Sur (uncle), Amon Sur (cousin), Dgibb, Karoll Natu (adoptive parents)

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Tattoo under her left eye

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Neurosurgeon

Education
Medical school graduate

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First appearance

Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1
(November, 2005)
Image:Quote1.png There was no risk. I'm a doctor. A very good doctor. The best on Korugar. Image:Quote2.png
-- Soranik Natu

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History

A neurosurgeon by trade, Soranik Natu, like the rest of her race, saw the Green Lanterns and everything associated with them as a symbol of oppression, because the first Korugaran to have been a Green Lantern was the renegade Sinestro. Sinestro, unbeknownst to his superiors, the Guardians of the Universe, who recruit and administrate the Green Lantern Corps, used his GL power ring to enslave his people and rule over them as a dictator. As a result, he was known among Korugarans as "The Wicked." Although Sinestro's crimes were eventually exposed to the Guardians by Earth's Green Lantern Hal Jordan, and he was imprisoned as a result, the Green Lantern power ring and logo became to the Korugarans what the Nazi swastika became to the people of Earth. When another Korugaran, Katma Tui, subsequently became a Green Lantern, this did nothing to restore the Green Lanterns' image. Rather, Tui was seen as a monster by her own people for allying herself with them, even after she eventually gave her life in the line of duty, and is known among the Korugarans as "The Lost".

The Corps suffered devastation when the demonic parasitic entity known as Parallax took control of Hal Jordan, turning him into a psychotic mass-murderer, and killing almost all the other members of the Corps, including all the Guardians but their leader, Ganthet. The ranks of the Guardians were eventually restored by Jordan's replacement, Kyle Rayner, and after the Parallax entity was removed from Jordan, and Jordan restored as a Green Lantern, the Guardians set about to repopulate the ranks of the Corps, searching for 7,200 new Green Lanterns. When Tarkus Whin, the Green Lantern of space Sector 1417 (of which Korugar was also a part) was killed on his first day as a GL after Star 196 collapsed into a black hole, his ring sought out a replacement, and found Dr. Natu in the middle of delicate neurosurgery on her home planet, Korugar.

Natu was horrified at the appearance of the ring, and rejected it, but when her patient’s condition immediately began to worsen before her, Natu, desperate to save him, took the ring, and used it to conjure an elaborate medical apparatus that saved him, though her comrades in the operating room felt that by accepting the ring, she had damned herself. Although she allowed the ring to take her to the planet Oa, which served as the headquarters of the Guardians, she soon left, refusing to be inducted. However, on her way back to Korugar, she was haunted by thoughts of Tarkus Whin, because the rites of death are sacred on Korugar. Her ring took her to the black hole that had been star 1417.196, which sucked her in as it had Whin. She found herself at unknown location devoid of light, and found Whin’s corpse. Sensing that his killers were coming for him, and realizing that Tarkus’ ring obviously was not able to protect him, Natu demonstrated an impressive presence of mind and an ingenious level of creative thinking by swallowing her ring, ordering it to slow her vital processes and store her lifeforce within itself, so that she would appear to be another lump of organic waste to the spider-like creatures that took her. Her brain functions minimal, she remembered ordering the ring to send rescue signals when it was safe, and to respond to nearby power rings. When Kyle Rayner and his fellow Earth Green Lantern Guy Gardner found Natu, she came back to life. Rayner and Gardner convinced her to honor Whin’s memory by accepting the role of a Green Lantern.

Natu, Rayner and Gardner rendezvoused with Corps trainer Kilowog and new recruits Vath Sarn and Isamot Kol, who discovered that the recent rash of stars collapsing into black holes was caused by the subspace web created by the inhabitants of the Vega star system known as the Spider Guild.

Natu again demonstrated her emotional control when, during a battle against a horde of mechanical spiders and a group of bounty hunters, her ring faltered, because of the Parallax Fear Anomaly, which made GL power rings ineffective against anything yellow during times of fear or panic, until and unless the Lantern could muster their courage. With her fellow GL's power rings depleted in power, it fell to Natu to save them, which she did, by encasing them all in an energy sphere and retreating the Spider Guild’s Nest. Realizing that Oa's sun was the Guild's next target, the five Lanterns, along with Lanterns Green Man and Stel, raced back to Oa where the Spider Guild had already begun an attack on the planet, which Natu and her fellow GL's successfully repelled.

Natu participated in the defense of Oa from the onslaught of Superboy-Prime. She helped form the wall of emerald energy that slowed the rampaging Teen of Steel and arrived on Mogo in time to destroy the kryptonite threatening the life of Superman.

Natu's role as a Green Lantern, however, conflicted with her role as doctor. When her hospital fired her and suspended her license, and her neighbors evicted her from her appartment, Natu angrily burned her personal effects, declaring that "Soranik Natu is dead". Going to Mogo, the planet form Green Lantern showed her images of the patients she had failed to save, who thanked her for not giving up on them and for giving them hope. Following this, Natu went to work helping the disenfranchised of Korugar, leading to a few hostile encounters by the military police. By the time of the Sinestro Corps War, she was nearly in a face off with the police when Sinestro himself appeared. Sinestro and Natu fought, a battle which Sinestro easily dominated. Sinestro, however, allowed it to appear that she defeated him, so that she would remain on Korugar to guide the Korugarans to hail her as a hero.

Filled with anger, Natu went to Earth, where the Sinestro Corps was launching an invasion, gunning for Sinestro himself. Natu was particularly horrified to see the Green Lanterns using lethal force against the Sinestros. Regrouping in New York, she joined Sodam Yat and others in charging Sinestro and the Anti-Monitor over Kilowog and Salakk's orders. She later tended to Yat after his battle with Superman-Prime, and saved Guy Gardner's life when he was infected with Despotellis by injecting him with Leezle Pon. In the immediate aftermath of the war, Soranik would often assist wounded Green Lanterns by constructing replacement limbs created by manifestations of their willpower (via their rings and Power Batteries).

Shortly afterwards, Natu joins a a group of Lanterns searching for the assassins of rookie Green Lanterns families. During the mission, she works closely with Kyle Rayner, becoming much closer to him. Following the capture of the Quintet, Kyle and Soranik are pulled into KT21 and the Pree couple's mission to locate Kryb. During the search, Soranik, Kyle, KT21, and Matoo Pree are taken under Kryb's control, causing them to attck Amnee Pree and force her to go into labor. Kyle is able to break free of Kryb's control, and free the others, leaving Matoo and Soranik to help Amnee give birth. The Lanterns are assisted by Miri Riam, the newest member of the Star Sapphire Corps, and the baby is delivered, though KT21 is killed when she tries to kill Kryb. Though Soranik does feel that Miri's claim to rehabilitate Kryb is flawed, she make a rather profound revelation in the process, as when the Star Sapphires show her true love, it turns out to be Kyle Rayner. Upon returning to Oa, Kyle and Soranik confess their feelings for one another and being engaging in a relationship, despite the fact that the Third New Law prevents Green Lanterns from doing so with one another.

Powers and Abilities

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Abilities

Soranik about to perform a surgery on a fellow Green Lantern.

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Oath

Oath unknown.

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Footnotes

Green Lantern Corps member
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This article uses material from the "Soranik Natu (New Earth)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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