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.
- 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 Earth 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
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
- 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.
- 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
- Brutus Force
- Doctor Light
- Doctor Polaris
- Doctor Ub'x'
- Evil Star II
- Ferenc Aldebaran
- The Headmen
- Invisible Destroyer
- 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.
- 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
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