"The Master Plan": Guy Gardner finds himself surrounded by a number of people who share their appearance with Sinestro. When he remembers that Sinestro is supposed to be dead, they remove their masks, and reveal that they are members of
- If I'm right... It means I've gotta use my power... and stomach the pain... for as long as it takes. And if I'm wrong... it'll be for nothin'. Okay. So let's find out how smart I am.
- -- Guy Gardner
Appearing in "The Master Plan"
- Anti-Matter Universe
Synopsis for "The Master Plan"
Guy Gardner finds himself surrounded by a number of people who share their appearance with Sinestro. When he remembers that Sinestro is supposed to be dead, they remove their masks, and reveal that they are members of a Qwardian cult that worships the renegade Lantern. They worship a giant fire-breathing idol of Sinestro, which is the source of their anti-Oan energy.
When Guy refuses to divulge the location of Hal Jordan, even under torture, the Qwardians bring out G'nort's uncle G'newmann and threaten to kill him if G'nort doesn't tell where Hal is. G'newmann explains that the Weaponers of Qward had used he and G'nort as part of a scheme to discredit the Green Lantern Corps by giving rings to idiots. Even so, G'nort can't bring himself to see his uncle killed, and he gives Hal's location away, despite Guy's protests.
The Weaponers set off in search of Hal, leaving Guy and G'nort trapped in restraints. Because the restraints are powered by Anti-Oan energy, Guy can't use his Green Lantern Ring without being zapped. While trapped, Guy inadvertently comes to understand how to free himself: using his energy ring against the restraints will zap him, but eventually the zaps will deplete the energy source holding him back. Despite the pain of the zaps, Guy frees himself and G'nort, and they head back to the cult's chambers.
Guy uses a projection of Hal to distract the Weaponers, and attacks them. G'nort, left without his power ring catches the scent of the Weaponer who took it, and hunts him down as Guy flies straight into the cult's base. Unfortunately, though Guy's attack is valiant, he is subdued by the giant Sinestro robot's yellow flame. When G'nort confronts his target, he seems to be at a disadvantage, until his loyalty to Guy gives him the courage to attack without powers.
G'nort aims his ring at the robot, knowing that destroying it will remove his powers, and sacrificing them for the greater good. Then together, he and Guy fight without their powers to the transporter that will take them back to the Positive Matter Universe. They escape just as the chamber explodes.
Meanwhile Hal receives a message from Guy just in time to warn him of the Weaponers' attack, and he surprises them by getting backup from his most recent recruits to the Corps.
The transporter drops Guy and G'nort back in Sector 3273, the planet of the Poglachis. There, the fake Green Lantern Corps are waiting to fight, but when they realize they don't have power rings anymore, Guy is lenient with them, and leaves them to their stupidity.
G'nort is depressed that he has lost his power, but Guy, having taken a liking to the dog despite himself, suggests that he might put in a good word with the real Green Lantern Corps.
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