It begins with Hal in the center of what used to be Coast City, clutching the remains of a doll. In a moment of pure anguish, Hal uses his power ring to re-create Coast City, down to the people who had previously died, including his father. When his ring's energy runs out, one of the [[Guardians
Emerald Twilight is an iconic 1994 Green Lantern storyline. Set in the aftermath of Reign of the Supermen!, it features the transformation of Hal Jordan into Parallax and the introduction of Kyle Rayner as the new Green Lantern.
It begins with Hal in the center of what used to be Coast City, clutching the remains of a doll. In a moment of pure anguish, Hal uses his power ring to re-create Coast City, down to the people who had previously died, including his father. When his ring's energy runs out, one of the Guardians of the Universe contacts him via a holographic projection to tell him he has violated the principle rules of the Green Lantern Corps, which forbids Lanterns from using their rings for personal gain. Enraged, Hal siphons off the energy from the projection and starts his journey to the planet Oa, with the intent of using energy from the Central Power Battery of Oa in order to permanently re-create Coast City.
The Guardians send fellow Green Lanterns to stop Hal Jordan. Jordan can't be reasoned with and continues head on destroying and killing anybody that stand in his way. The first to fall, and certainly not the last, was Tomar-Tu. The most notorious casualties included Jack T. Chance, Boodikka, Kreon, Ke'Haan, Graf Toren, Honnu, and Laira.
When Jordan arrives on Oa, he is forced to battle the renegade Green Lantern Sinestro, who had been freed from the Central Power Battery by the Guardians. Jordan kills Sinestro, as well as his fellow Green Lantern Kilowog. With no one left to defend them, the Guardians, having realized that their cause was lost, gave all their remaining energy to the Guardian Ganthet (who became the sole Guardian). This energy transference resulted in the death of the Guardians. Hal takes all the energy in the Central Power Battery, and when he emerges from it, he has a new costume and takes the name Parallax.
The consequences of Hal Jordan's rampage start to show up throughout the cosmos: Green Lanterns go missing, while others' rings mysteriously disappear. Even Guy Gardner, who's wearing Sinestro's yellow ring, sees a vision of the chaos on Oa.
Wanting answers for the disturbing events, Alan Scott visits Guy and briefs him about the recent events regarding the state of the Corps. Sensing trouble on Oa, Guy gathers a team of Justice Leaguers and leads them on a mission to the planet that once was home to the Green Lantern Corps.
Upon arrival, Guy and his team discover the horrors left by Hal Jordan's rampage: the ruins of the Citadel and Central Power Battery and the corpse of their old friend, Kilowog. Suddenly, Hal Jordan ambushes and incapacitates the League. Guy Gardner is the only one still standing, and he engages with Hal in an all-out fight. Refusing to let anyone stand in his way, Hal destroys Guy's ring and sends the League back to Earth.
When the unconscious Guy flies off in the distance, Hal promises he'll get the power to make everything all right again.
- Green Lantern (Volume 3) #48
- Green Lantern (Volume 3) #49
- Green Lantern (Volume 3) #50
- Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #8
- Important moments in this event
- Destruction of the Green Lantern Corps.
- Ganthet becomes the last Guardian of the Universe.
- Hal Jordan becomes Parallax, and this story sets up his role in the Zero Hour event.
- Kyle Rayner is handed the last Green Lantern Ring by Ganthet and becomes the last Green Lantern.
- The "Emerald Twilight" was to involve two set of Guardians with Hal choosing one group with the Corps choosing the other.
- The story "The Book of Endings" in Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #8 takes place at the same time as the fight between Hal Jordan and Sinestro, and it shows the Book of Oa being burnt to ashes due to the destruction of the Central Power Battery.
- Green Lantern (Volume 3)
- Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (Volume 1)
- "Green Lantern: Rebirth"
- "Green Lantern Corps: Recharge"
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