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- I'm done being the good guy.
- -- Guy Gardner src
Guy Gardner was born into a family of cops in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up in the shadows, never living up to the hopes of his parents. His brother Gerard was their first-born, and Gloria their princess. He was, as he described it, an "afterthought". Gerard was the star, at school and at sports, and Guy wasn't. The lack of love from his parents made it easier to cope with the death of his mother than the others. It definitely hurt Gerard, who started to take out his penned up anger on Guy. It went on for days, until Gloria intervened and Guy could beat his brother with a baseball bat. He let out all his anger on his brother, and it changed him. However, because he broke his brother's arm and ruled him out for the rest of the football season, his dad wasn't too happy with him. Gerard did show remorse. Guy and his siblings joined in the family trade, even after their father, the city's most decorated officer, was forced into retirement after being shot. Ebenezer found solace in the bottle, listening to the police scanner all day.
A bad decision ended Guy's career at the police academy, and meant his father cared for him even less. After his sister's graduation, Gerard tried to get Guy and their father to mend fences with Orioles tickets, but it only made things worse. After the fight, Guy overheard the scanner of Gerard's distress call. As it was just a few blocks out, Guy decided to help his brother, who was being attacked by a gang of drug dealers. Guy charged headlong into them, and somehow made it out alive. He extracted Gerard and his deceased partner, Marcus. Gerard was dying, and Guy, along with driving and shooting at the gang, had to comfort his brother, who felt sorry for being afraid, and for Marcus' young daughter. He made his way to the hospital, but not fast enough. He was found by a Green Lantern Ring, who detected his ability to overcome great fear, and safely dropped his brother off at the hospital.
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"We're red, you're dead!"
- Guy Gardner was created by Gil Kane and John Broome, first appearing in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #59. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Guy Gardner first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Green Lantern Corps (Volume 3) #1 by Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin.
- Under the effects of a Red Lantern Ring, Guy's pupils become red.
- 112 Appearances of Guy Gardner (Prime Earth)
- 98 Images featuring Guy Gardner (Prime Earth)
- 15 Quotations by or about Guy Gardner (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Guy Gardner (Prime Earth)
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