Katma Tui hailed from the planet Korugar, in the area of space designated Sector 1417 by the Guardians of the Universe, the extraterrestrials from the planet Oa who oversaw and administrated the Green Lantern Corps. Korugar was also the home planet of the renegade former Green Lantern Sinestro, who used his Green Lantern powers to enslave his planet and rule over them as a tyrant, unbeknownst to his Guardian superiors. Tui eventually led a rebellion against Sinestro, and even testified against him before the Guardians, who imprisoned Sinestro in the Antimatter Universe, on the planet Qward. Green Lantern Tomar-Re nominated Tui as Sinestro's replacement as Green Lantern of Sector 1417, and Tui accepted. The people of Korugar, however, came to view the Green Lantern symbol as one of oppression and pain and saw Tui as a monster for joining them. Tui was known among her people as “Katma Tui the Lost.”
In her first mission, which occurred during her probationary period as a Lantern, Tui and Korugaran scientist Imi Kahn destroyed a giant space amoeba creature that threatened Korugar. Tui and Kahn fell in love, and Tui decided to leave the Corps, though Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Earth, used a ruse in order to persuade her not to.
Tui went on to become an exemplary Green Lantern on a number of adventures, including a prison breakout on the Guardians' prison planet, her struggle against the telepathic influence of the alien Ffa'rzz the Mocker, her kidnapping by a group of terrorists who mistook her for Hal Jordan's love Carol Ferris, the war against Krona, Nekron, the Weaponers of Qward, and the Anti-Green Lantern Corps, her search for a Green Lantern for the area of space known as the Obsidian Deeps, her encounter with Rot Lop Fan, who would eventually fill that role, the defeat of the extra-dimensional entity known as Maaldor, who had cut off the Lanterns from the Main Battery on Oa that powered them, the battle against the Anti-Monitor, subsequent conflicts with Sinestro, etc.
When Hal Jordan resigned from the Corps for Carol Ferris, Tui was infuriated, given that Jordan had persuaded her to give up Imi Kahn for the Corps. When John Stewart initially turned down the offer of replacing Jordan as Green Lantern of Earth, Tui, projecting her anger towards Jordan upon Stewart, dismissed him as a coward, which provoked Stewart into changing his mind. Tui would eventually train him, and work closely with him on a number of missions. The two would eventually fall in love, and they married.
Katma Tui was murdered by the villain Star Sapphire. Sapphire attacked Katma at home and murdered her in the kitchen by slicing her to death. She did this simply to prove a point to Hal Jordan.
John Stewart forged the Mosaic into a new society and eventually ascended to become the first mortal Guardian of the Universe, known as The Master Builder. As his reward for this new level of awareness, John was reunited with his late wife, Katma Tui. However, tragedy struck once again and Hal Jordan, possessed by Parallax, destroyed both the Guardians and the Central Power Battery, robbing John of his new-found powers and his resurrected wife.
Katma Tui was among the many deceased Green Lanterns who were resurrected as Black Lanterns during the Blackest Night. After killing several Green Lanterns in Oa, she went to the recently resurrected Black Lantern planet, Xanshi. John Stewart was present at Xanshi's resurrection and went into the planet. There he found Katma Tui and the Green Lantern/Black Lantern hybrid, Driq. Driq encouraged John to destroy all the Black Lanterns, however, his attempts were futile and he had to escape to Earth. There, Black Lantern Katma Tui was definitively destroyed.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- 141 Appearances of Katma Tui (New Earth)
- 27 Images featuring Katma Tui (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Katma Tui (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Katma Tui (New Earth)
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- Katma Tui at Wikipedia.org
- Katma Tui at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
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