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Lantern Corps

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First appearance

Quote1 Seven corps will be born. Seven corps will shine their light brightly. Seven corps will be at war. Quote2


Originally only the Green Lantern Corps existed. Following the Sinestro Corps War, other color Lantern Corps were developed.

During the Sinestro Corps War, Ganthet and a female Guardian named Sayd are banished from the council for feeling emotion.

Just as Parallax (now back in his monster form) attacks the Lanterns for freeing Kyle Rayner, Ganthet and the other guardian Sayd, arrive and draw Parallax into four separate Lanterns (Hal, Kyle, John, and Guy's, respectively). As Ganthet explains, he and Sayd were kicked out of the Guardians of the Universe. Ganthet's final act as Guardian is to make Kyle a new power ring. He asks if Kyle is willing to downgrade himself to a normal Green Lantern, which Kyle quickly agrees too. The four men then take their Lanterns and hearing the Sinestro Corps Oath, recite the Classic Green Lantern Oath, and depart to confront Sinestro's Corps.

Ganthet and Sayd also explain to the four about the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum created at the start of the universe that is separated into 7 colors: green (willpower), yellow (fear), violet (love), red (hate), indigo (compassion), orange (greed), and blue (hope), each representing different forms of emotion, with green being the most center balanced of the energies. The further at one end an energy color is, the more wild its power is to control, leading to a corruptive influence over the user. Ganthet also reveals that in the coming future, each color will have its own forces like the Lantern Corps, and these forces will fight against the others in a battle across the universe that will lead into the event known as "The Blackest Night", the worst of the hidden prophecies of the Book of Oa.


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For over forty years, the dominant cosmic entity in the DC Universe has been the Green Lantern Corps, so named because of their color-coordinated costumes, equipment and weaponry. In 2007, writers Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons expanded upon the colorful concept with the introduction of a Yellow Lantern Corps. More popularly known as the Sinestro Corps (after its founder Sinestro), this organization serves as the arch rivals to the Green Lantern Corps. They were the primary antagonists of a multi-part storyline titled the "Sinestro Corps War". The final chapter of this story-arc, Green Lantern (Volume 4) #25 included an epilogue that teased readers with a taste of things to come... namely, the establishment of an ever-growing series of Lantern Corps organizations, each one corresponding to a different color. Green Lantern #25 sets the stage for a string of storylines that will be chronicled in 2008 and 2009 tentatively titled the "War of Light" and the "Blackest Night". Green Lantern #28 gets the ball rolling even further with the introduction of the Red Lantern Corps and the introduction of the first of the Red Lanterns, Atrocitus. According to writer Geoff Johns, Atrocitus will become a major adversary for the Green Lantern Corps in 2008.[citation needed]


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