- In fearful day, in raging night, with strong hearts full, our souls ignite! When all seems lost in the War of Light, look to the stars, for hope burns bright!
- --Blue Lantern Corps oathsrc
At the end of the war with the Sinestro Corps, and after being banished from the Guardians of the Universe for their individuality, Ganthet and Sayd started the Blue Lantern Corps. The Blue Lantern Power Rings are fueled by the emotion of hope, and were created out of Ganthet and Sayd's hope for the future. While an entirely separate corps, the Blue Lanterns are meant to aid other benevolent wielders of the emotional spectrum rather than replace them.
The Blue Lantern Corps recruitment process is unique in that it takes three days, rather than being instantaneous like some other corps'. The contender is picked by the most recently recruited lantern and taken to the Blue Lantern Headquarters on the planet Odym. Once on Odym they discuss with Ganthet and Sayd what it means to wield the power of hope. They learn that it is a responsibility to give one's self to the universe, as well as their ultimate destiny. When they agree to the terms and conditions of wielding such power, the Guardians of Hope bestow the ring upon them. Because of this lengthy procedure, there are only a handful of Blue Lanterns.
Fall of the Blue Lantern Corps
The Blue Lantern Corps was destroyed when The Reach invaded Odym. During the attack, the Blue Central Battery was destroyed, and a number of corps members lost hope, whereupon their rings left them to find other recruits. The Corps took the Central Power Battery and moved it to the newly discovered world of Elpis.
The planet was visited by the ancient Relic who intended to eliminate the threat posed by the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. To achieve this goal, he decided to first target the Blue Light of Hope where he drained the Central Power Battery and eliminated the Blue Lantern Corps. This left Saint Walker as the only survivor who had managed to escape with the aid of White Lantern Kyle Rayner. Eventually the pain of losing the other members of his Corps after learning what happened became too much for Saint Walker and his ring abandons him, resulting in the end of the Blue Lantern Corps. Saint Walker is able to regain his confidence in his ring, restoring his abilities, and leaving him as the only active Blue Lantern.
Transportation: None known.
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Links and References
- 36 Appearances of Blue Lantern Corps (New Earth)
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- Organization Gallery: Blue Lantern Corps (New Earth)