Ranakar was a member of the Guardians of the Universe who at one time had joined with Superman to defeat a being known as the Weapons Master, who at the time had stolen a Green Lantern Ring and a Power Battery and was using the link to the Central Power Core on Oa to take control of several Green Lantern Corps. Ranakar chose to pursue this mission for failing to fulfill his duty to oversee the alterations in and wellbeing of the Main Green Lantern Battery in favor of his hobby of composing intricate poetry.


  • Maltusian Physiology: The Guardians are living reservoirs of cosmic energy. Ranakar has the ability to manipulate the emotional spectrum of energy that is willpower. The Guardians formerly called this power the "Glow". Ranakar generates this ability naturally and it is capable of all of the same effects as a Green Lantern power ring. This includes the ability to absorb and project great expenditures of energy as well as the power to create hard-light energy constructs.
  • 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.