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Thaal Sinestro of Korugar is the arch-nemesis of Green Lantern. At one point the greatest member of the Green Lantern Corps, he was corrupted by his power and exiled for crimes against his own people. He now seeks to impose his own order and control onto the universe, employing a yellow power ring to combat the green he has grown to despise. His prowess and ruthlessness have made him one of the most feared villains in existence, and eventually he establishes his own Sinestro Corps.
Returning to Korugar after the Guardians decide to leave him with the ring, Sinestro learns that his Corps have reverted to their brutal methods, terrorising and slaughtering the people of Korugar rather than ruling it. Sinestro creates a new Green Lantern ring for Hal Jordan, albeit one that he can shut off at will, so that Jordan can help him retake control of the Sinestro Corps, who now want him dead in the belief that his killer will become the new Sinestro Corps leader. After turning various Korugarian prisoners into a temporary Green Lantern Corps using short-lived duplicates of Sinestro's ring, Sinestro and Hal are able to hold off the Sinestro Corps long enough to drain the power away from the Central Power Battery of the Sinestro Corps, de-powering all of the Corps members on Korugar, although those more distant from the battery will still have access to their own power supplies. Later, all Lanterns' rings register that the Sinestro Corps have disbanded with 98% of all known Corpsmen dead or incarcerated, requiring Arkillo, who was cut off from the other Corps in the Orrery with the New Guardians during this attack, to use a new, independent power battery forged by the Weaponer from the fear of the Korugarians. It has since been revealed that the Guardians were responsible for Sinestro acquiring a Green Lantern ring in an attempt to undermine the Sinestro Corps as part of their future plans to destroy all seven Corps. During the conclusion of the "Wrath of the First Lantern" storyline, Sinestro once again becomes a member of the Sinestro Corps after the destruction of Korugar at the hands of Volthoom, and after bonding with Parallax, he reactivates the yellow rings and releases all the Sinestro Corps members who were incarcerated on Oa. Afterwards, he killed every one of the Guardians of the Universe but Sayd and Ganthet, exiling them from Oa instead, and left all of the corps' behind, nothing involving them having any meaning to him any longer with Korugar destroyed.
Sinestro is revealed to be among the villains split on the idea of how to handle Earth. He is said to have a good relationship with Black Adam. He returns to Earth due to the powerful use of a Qwardian Power Ring by Batman against Power Ring. He later tells Batman that he left himself vulnerable by resisting the bond with the ring, and destroyed Power Ring. Sinestro also mentioned that Batman would make a fine Sinestro Corpsman, vaguely hinting at Batman's experience with the yellow ring of fear in the past.
Sinestro's corps is attacked by the New gods and he declares war on them in retaliation.
- Fear Attunement: Sinestro has an innate understanding of the fears of others, even without access to his ring. He also seems to have some form of mental link with his corps members which possibly is attributed to his understanding of others fears as well.
- Indomitable Will: According to Ion, the living embodiment of willpower, Sinestro has the single most indomitable will in all of creation.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic)
- Genius Level Intellect
- Ultraviolet Power Battery
- Green Lantern Power Battery (Formerly)
- Qwardian Power Battery (Formerly)
- Indigo Tribe Staff (Formerly)
- Ultraviolet Power Ring
- Green Lantern Ring (Formerly)
- Qwardian Power Ring (Formerly)
- Indigo Power Ring (Formerly)
- White Lantern Ring (Formerly)
- Thaal Sinestro was created by John Broome and Gil Kane, first appearing in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #7. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Thaal Sinestro first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Green Lantern (Volume 5) #1 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke.
- 112 Appearances of Thaal Sinestro (Prime Earth)
- 79 Images featuring Thaal Sinestro (Prime Earth)
- 16 Quotations by or about Thaal Sinestro (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Thaal Sinestro (Prime Earth)
- ↑ Green Lantern (Volume 5) #1
- ↑ Green Lantern (Volume 5) #2
- ↑ Green Lantern (Volume 5) #4
- ↑ Green Lantern (Volume 5) #5
- ↑ Green Lantern: New Guardians #8
- ↑ Green Lantern (Volume 5) #12
- ↑ Green Lantern (Volume 5) #19
- ↑ Green Lantern (Volume 5) #20
- ↑ Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1
- ↑ Green Lantern: New Guardians #24
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