The Green Lanterns from Earth had a number of enemies, both on Earth and in outer space. While Alan Scott faced mostly petty thieves, his successors faced intergalactic threats like Sinestro, Star Sapphire and Atrocitus, as well as the Lantern Corps those villains lead.
Enemy Lantern Corps
Main article: Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum
- Sinestro Corps: Also known as the Yellow Lantern Corps, they are a the Corps that triggered the War of Light. They feed off of the Yellow Light of fear.
- Sinestro: Once called the greatest Green Lantern, was the mentor of Hal Jordan. He is also founder of Sinestro Corps and a member of the New Guardians.
- Parallax: The physical embodiment of fear and the reason Green Lantern rings are weakened by the color yellow. After the destruction of Coast City, Hal Jordan, infected by Parallax, destroyed the Green Lantern Corps, and became Parallax. Hal managed to control Parallax to save the universe from the Sun-Eater.
- Alexander Nero: Nero is schizophrenic kid who gained a Yellow Power Ring from the Weaponers of Qward. He easily defeated Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern, but he was defeated by Kyle Rayner and the Justice League of America. He was killed by the Alpha Lantern Corps.
- Amon Sur: Out of jealousy towards his father's successor Hal Jordan and hatred towards the guardians for not avenging his father's death, Amon joined the Sinerstro Corps in vengeance.
- Ranx the Sentient City
- Star Sapphire Corps
- Red Lantern Corps: The Red Lantern Corps were formed by Atrocitus of the Five Inversions, one of the five survivors of the Massacre of Sector 666. Using the blood magics of the Five Inversions, Atrocitus harnessed the red spectrum of light, allowing him to empower the rage within him. The Red Lantern Ring was born out of anger and crystallized the blood of the Inversions.
- Atrocitus: is the founder of Red Lantern Corps, he blamed the Guardians of the Universe for creating the Manhunters, he is also the killer of Abin Sur, Green Lantern of Sector 2814 and is responsible for Black Hand's rise to villainy. He served as the nemesis to Guy Gardener when they initiated the Red Lantern Civil war.
- Orange Lantern Corps: Millennia ago, (long even for beings as ancient as the Guardians) the Guardians of the Universe went to war with the Keeper of the Orange Light, in that war their forces were nearly decimated and peace was only reached by making a pact with the Keeper of the Orange Light. and it was covered by a peace treaty with the Spider Guild. The pact stipulated that as long as the Keeper of the Orange Light kept it buried deep beneath the surface of Okaara and the Vega system it would be outside the jurisdiction of the Green Lantern Corps.
- Black Lantern Corps: Prophesied to engulf the universe and be an enemy to all the Corps of Light, the Black Lantern Corps is an army of the dead who have been reanimated by their black rings. Ryut, a dead world since the infamous rampage of the Manhunters, serves as the homeworld of the Black Lantern Corps. This is where their Central Power Battery is to be found, and which is fueled by the remains of the Anti-Monitor.
- Scar: The Guardian who has come to be known as "Scar" was horribly burned during the Guardian's battle with the Anti-Monitor. Infected with evil and overwhelmed by Nekron's influence, she has worked to destabilize the Green Lantern Corps from within and to limit their effectiveness in fighting the Blackest Night.
- Black Hand: One of Hal Jordan's oldest foes, Black Hand has evolved from a gimmicky criminal into a sadistic madman capable of siphoning lifeforce from his victims. Reanimated after his suicide, he is now the incarnation of the Black power, and Herald of the Black Lantern Corps.
- Nekron: Nekron lives his days with the dead souls who have passed away to the underworld. Nekron become the embodiment of the Black Lantern Corps, the harbringer of the Blackest Night.
- Krona: A villainous former Guardian of the Universe. He has massacred countless lives and created the Anti-Monitor.
- Manhunters: before of Green Lantern Corps creation the Guardians of the Universe created the Manhunters to bring peace in the universe. However, the Manhunters became obsessed with the act of 'hunting' criminals. Their code, "No Man Escapes The Manhunters", became more important to them than seeing justice done.
- Cyborg Superman: After death of Superman, Hank Henshaw took his shield and destroyed Coast City in his name. After this Hal Jordan became Parallax. During the Sinestro Corps War, Hank became the new the Manhunters's Grandmaster. But he destroyed them after the Blackest Night, and took control of the Alpha Lantern Corps.
- Mongul I: Along side with Cyborg Superman destroyed Coast City and is an intergalactic tyrant.
- Weaponers of Qward: Along with Sinestro, the Qwardians are also responsible of the creation of the Sinestro Corps, because they forged the first Yellow Power Ring for the renegade Lantern. They clashed constantly with the Green Lantern Corps, waging war against the Guardians of the Universe.
- Anti-Green Lantern Corps: A Qwardian rip-off of the Green Lanterns. This army was equipped with Antimatter Power Rings, whose beams were capable of destroying anything (and anyone) made of Positive Matter.
- General Fabrikant: A mastermind who orchestrated a massive invasion on Oa, and, disguised as a child, attacked Hal Jordan on Earth.
- Guardians of the Universe: Although they are the creators of the Green Lantern Corps and they are highly respected by them, the Guardians also gained a reputation of being very secretive and distrustful about their Corps. Due to how ineffective their methods seemed, they become disillusioned and create the villainous Third Army and the Alpha Lantern Corps.
- Appa Ali Apsa: a Guardian who was stripped of his immortal powers after showing "emotional weakness." The other Guardians left him alone on Oa to look over the GLC during their absence. Following the first destruction of the Central Battery, Appa went mad due to the solitude, and he tapped Oa's power to steal cities from different planets and held them hostage to keep him company (a patchwork that would eventually be known as "Mosaic World"). The rogue Guardian was ultimately defeated when Hal Jordan called the other Guardians from their retreat and combined their energies to overpower him.
- Volthoom: The original enemy of the Green Lantern Corps and pretty much the reason for the Corps existence. He possesses a phantom ring, which allows him control over the whole emotional spectrum, but also makes him unstable.
Recurring Minor Villains
- Hector Hammond: A genius who evolved himself into a man of the future with a meteor. His futuristic brain grants him many powers that make him a very dangerous foe to Green Lantern.
- The Shark: a shark whose evolution accelerated thousands of years due to exposure to atomic waste. He earned a humanoid form and telepathic abilities, which he used to entangle in physical and mental combat against Green Lantern.
- Sonar: Bito Wladon used his knowledge of science to his advantage to create weapons that allowed him to fire devastating blasts of sound, becoming the "Master of Sound." Sonar's goal is to make his nation a more notorious one, expanding its influence in the world. He clashed on many occasions against the Green Lanterns of Earth and the Justice League.
- Evil Star II: A scientist and lone survivor of the planet Aoran who gained immortality and developed an evil personality by absorbing the energy of the stars. He harnesses that energy in his Star-Bands, a device as powerful as a Power Ring, and with the help of his little Starlings, he steals more solar energy from different stars. His attempts to steal the energy of Earth's sun led Evil Star to confront Green Lantern in many occasions.
Golden Age enemies of Alan Scott
- Vandal Savage: An immortal tyrant.
- The Gambler
- Solomon Grundy: An undead zombie that can be reincarnated an infinite number of times.
- Sportsmaster: A criminal with a penchant for sports themed crimes and weaponry.
- Harlequin: She was an enemy of Alan Scott and later married him.
- The Icicle:
- Rose and Thorn: A criminal with multiple personality disorder. She is the mother of the heroes Jade and Obsidian.
- Evil Star I
- White Star
- Adam Adams
- Green Dragon
- the Spider II
- Prince Peril
- Doctor Aqua
- Tin Soldier
- the Fop
Evil Alternate Versions
- The Dawnbreaker: An alternate Bruce Wayne from the Dark Multiverse and a rogue Green Lantern. He massacred his world's Green Lanterns, subjugated Coast City and attempted to kill Hal Jordan.
- Power Ring: The evil version of Hal Jordan from Earth-Three, member of the Crime Syndicate.
- Aerialist: a circus acrobat equipped with an electromagnetic suit and weapons who had a vendetta against the Ferris Aircraft company. He was one of the earlier villains of Hal Jordan.
- Bloch Family: Conrad Bloch had a personal grudge against the Ferris family and made it his purpose in life to ruin their company. His sons, Benjamin and Jason Bloch, carried out his dying wish to destroy the Ferris, even when the Green Lantern interfered in their plans.
- Bolphunga the Unrelenting: a legendary intergalactic prize fighter whose hunt for a worthy opponent lead him to "the most feared and mysterious" Green Lantern of them all: Mogo, the living planet.
- Brutus Force
- Controllers: An offshot of the Guardians of the Universe. The Conrollers departed from their Maltusian brothers and attempted to fulfill the same goals through different methods, namely the creation of their own Corps: the Darkstars.
- Lord Daalon: a rogue Controller who, in pursuit of restoring order to the universe, created three artificial being in the image of the Triarch, gods of Maltusian legends who would make the universe anew. It took the combined efforts of the Green Lantern Corps, Darkstars, and L.E.G.I.O.N. to stop the crisis.
- Crumbler: a minor criminal equipped with a glove capable of disrupting atoms. He crossed paths with Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Black Canary, but the heroes defeated him and stopped his plans of sabotaging his father's construction company.
- Doctor Light: A supervillain with light-based powers who crossed paths with Green Lantern in repeated occasions, usually drawn to Green Lantern's energy.
- Doctor Polaris: a physician who developed magnetic powers, as well as a split personality, turning him into a deranged supervillain.
- Doctor Ub'x: sworn archenemy of Green Lantern Ch'p. He was a conqueror with great knowledge of science and magic. His villain days were over after he realized he and Ch'p were the only H'lvenites left from the pre-Crisis universe.
- Eclipso: an evil entity who was tied to the human Bruce Gordon, who worked at Ferris Aircraft for a time. Eclipso attacked the company many times, trying to steal their solar-based equipment. He also managed to possess both Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and Star Sapphire.
- Ferenc Aldebaran
- Flicker: an intergalactic mercenary and head-hunter who offered his service to various clients, mostly for kidnapping people and selling them in slave rings.
- The Headmen: the despot leaders of the planet Garon who used the Cerebro-Ray to keep their subjects loyal to them. They were ultimately defeated by Green Lantern Hal Jordan, with the help of the Omega Men.
- Invisible Destroyer
- Legion: In the Emerald Dawn version of Green Lantern's origin, the enemy known as Legion, a hive mind capsuled in a yellow armor, was the one responsible for Abin Sur's death, causing his starship to crash on Earth.
- Major Disaster
- Major Force: An unstable villain of Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner, he is the killer of Kyle's girlfriend Alexandra DeWitt and stuffed her in a refrigerator.
- Myrwhydden: originally a villain of Abin Sur, Myrwhydden is a wizard who was locked inside the Green Lantern's ring. When the ring was passed on to his successor, Myrwhydden attacked Hal Jordan, thinking it was his old enemy.
- Ohm: a minor criminal who stole an electrical armor from S.T.A.R. Labs. He's the first super-villain to face Kyle Rayner.
- Professor Ojo
- Protonic Force
- Scarecrow: Due to his obsession with fear, Scarecrow has always had his eyes on a Yellow Lantern ring. He once created a device that would harness the ring's power without actually wielding one.
- Spider Guild
- Tattooed Man I
- Time Commander
- Tybalt Bak'sar
- Yellow Peril
- Green Lantern Vol 2
- Green Lantern Vol 3
- Green Lantern Vol 4
- Green Lantern Corps Vol 1
- Green Lantern Corps Vol 2
- Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight
- Zero Hour
- The Final Night
- War of Light
- Blackest Night
- Brightest Day
Links and References
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #150
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #125 - #129
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #81
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #200
- Green Lantern Corps #224
- Green Lantern (Volume 3) #1 - #8
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #14
- Justice League Europe #45 - #50
- DCU: Trinity
- Green Lantern Annual (Volume 3) #1
- Green Lantern (Volume 2) #160 - #161
- Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn #3