- For millennia, the Manhunters have been trying to eradicate all life in the universe. Under my direction, that has changed. We no longer need to eradicate life...we just have to control it.
Appearing in "Revenge of the Green Lanterns, Part Three"
Synopsis for "Revenge of the Green Lanterns, Part Three"
On Oa, Kilowog observes Morro, keeper of the Crypts of the Green Lantern Corps, destroy Tomar Tu's casket, a rare pleasure for the crypt keeper. Morro notes that most of the coffins in here are empty, such as Arisia's, as Kilowog quietly mourns his friend. Morro hopes that the other Lanterns who were lost during Hal Jordan's breakdown survived, but Salakk arrives and tells them that Jordan has gone over the edge again: his energy signature disappeared with Guy Gardner's on the edge of Sector 3600, even though the Guardians had told Jordan not to enter the sector. Kilowog doesn't care: they are good men and women who need to be rescued, and it's Hal's duty, assigned Sector or not, and it's only a violation if the Guardians notice. Salakk reminds Kilowog that his job is to ensure that they notice.
On Biot, Guy holds a barely conscious Hal, starring down their attack—Hank Henshaw, the Cyborg Superman and destroyer of Coast City. Unimpressed, Guy attacks him, only to discover that Henshaw has several Green Lantern Rings on both hands. Henshaw sums up Hal's mission: rescue the Lost Lanterns and all would be forgiven, so much like Superman. Ordering Guy to be taken to the Highmasters, Henshaw injects Hal with Willhunters, nanites designed to brainwash him and turn him into a Manhunter.
On Earth, Alan Scott watches a news report of Crimson Fox III commenting on her new membership in the Global Guardians, further denouncing the Green Lantern for his disregard of national sovereignty. Concerned, Alan puts a phone call to Oliver Queen. In London, the alien Loragg meets with another alien who wants the bounty on Hal Jordan. His competition, Hunger Dog, arrives, and the other alien fights him over the right for the job. Hunger Dog takes him down, and Loragg gives him the information.
Back on Biot, the Willhunters are forcing Hal to relieve his past mistakes: abandoning his family to join the Air Force, leaving Carol Ferris, allowing Cowgirl to be captured because he didn't have his ring on. Then he sees his former lover and fellow Lantern Arisia, who was killed by Major Force because Hal had drained the Central Power Battery and depowered her ring. Arisia then begins to tell Hal that she forgives him, and to fight the Willhunters. This allows Hal to awaken, and use his ring to destroy the Willhunters. Needing backup, Hal severs the wires connecting Ke'Haan, who immediately goes on the attack toward the Manhunters. Releasing the others, they all begin with their signature attack styles: Laira with almost artistic martial arts, Honnu with his bare fists, Graf Torren with his spider webs, Kreon with his almost instantaneous construct. The only one who doesn't attack is Boodikka, as she doesn't have her ring: it was severed with her hand by Hal years ago. As Hal tries to help, he remembers that time hasn't passed for them, and the Lost Lanterns attack him in full force, falling into a cavern. Henshaw orders the Manhunters to hold positions, as he's already activated the Hightmasters.
In the caves, the Lanterns attack Hal without restraint, but Kreon notes that he isn't even trying to defend himself, let alone fight back. As Jack T. Chance throws him against the wall, Graf grabs his right hand and tell Jordan that karma is about balance: he took Boodikka's hand, she has every right to take his. Just as Boodikka prepares to slice of his hand with a piece of metal, Kreon stops her, telling the others that something is very wrong with this situation. Hal explains that he left them in space, where the Manhunters took them to Biot, years ago. Hal assures them that Guy Gardner is with him, and if they can find him, he'll tell them the truth. Suddenly, Hal sees something out of the corner of his eye—it's Arisia, alive, and strung up to the wall. Using their rings to illuminate the cavern, the Lanterns find other Green Lanterns long though dead. This reinforces Kreon's belief in Jordan's story, and tells the other Lanterns to start cutting them down.
Suddenly, Kreon is struck in the back by an energy blast. As Boodikka rushes to him, the Lanterns come face to face with the Highmasters -- massive Manhunters with Green Lanterns inside them, one of which contains Guy Gardner.
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- New villain "Hunger Dog" will later be revealed to be John Stewart working undercover.
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- Green Lantern at Wikipedia.org
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