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Hal Jordan is the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814.

Red Lantern War

Hal was flying an experimental jet for his boss Carol Ferris when an earthquake hits Coast City. The earthquake destroys a bridge nearby, endangering a train, so Hal put the jet into auto-pilot and activated his Green Lantern Ring. Hal created a new bridge and saved the train; unfortunately, the jet was flying crashed.

Returning to Ferris Aircraft, Hal talked to an angry Carol, saying that the earthquake damaged his flying instruments. Calming her down, Hal invited Carol to dinner, to which she reluctantly accepts. Suddenly, Hal's ring received a transmission from Appa Ali Apsa, saying that Hal must report to Oa. Hal then left Ferris Aircraft, saying that he had to pick the jet's hard drive before one of her competitors does.

Hal flies to Oa.

Hal arrived at Oa, meeting up with Kilowog and Salakk, who told Hal the Guardians were expecting him. The three entered the Guardians's chamber, where the Guardians discussed Hal's behavior during a mission in which he physically assaulted an ambassador for his criminal activities. Suddenly, a Green Lantern ring fell from space and landed in the middle of the chamber, and Hal realized there must be a dead Lantern out there.

Salaak deduced the ring belonged to M'Ten, a Green Lantern from Frontier Space. The Guardians explained that Frontier Space was outside their normal jurisdiction, so they dispatched Green Lanterns there. These Lanterns received limited training from their ring, due to the large distance between Frontier Space and Oa. Also, many more Lanterns in Frontier Space were being killed by an unknown assailant. Hal suggested finding whoever was responsible for the killings and stop them, but Appa Ali Apsa dismissed this course of action, as it takes eighteen months to reach Frontier Space. Ganthet suggested they all take a break so that they can formulate a new plan.

Instead of going to the dining hall, Ganthet took Hal and Kilowog to a hangar containing the Interceptor, a prototype starship. Ganthet told them that it was the fastest starship ever created, it is powered by the green light of willpower, and contains an artificial intelligence. Hal wanted to test it out, but Kilowog stopped him, and Ganthet said that use of the Interceptor could only be authorized by the full approval of the Guardians. When Hal asked why he brought them to the ship, Ganthet merely says that he only took the "scenic route."

Later, Hal snuck onto the Interceptor, and Kilowog confronted him. Instead of stopping him, Kilowog decided to go with Hal. Entering the Interceptor, Hal and Kilowog met the ship's artificial intelligence, which Hal named Aya. Then, Hal told Aya they were going to play a game called joyride, giving Aya the coordinates to Frontier Space. The Interceptor then lifted off and left the hangar.

Suddenly, the Guardians tried to stop the Interceptor from leaving Oa. Hal told Aya to initiate ultra-warp, but Aya replied that she required to bypass several security protocols. Hal convinced Aya to ignore the protocols, saying that a Green Lantern's life was in danger. Accepting Hal's reasons, Aya initiated ultrawarp, and the Interceptor left Oa.

The Interceptor fell through an unstable ultra-warp conduit. Switching to manual control, Hal managed to steer the ship and the Interceptor safely reached Frontier Space. Aya picked up a distress signal from a nearby Power Ring, deducing that the Green Lantern in question was in trouble. Hal piloted the ship towards the distress signal, saying that they were now on a rescue mission.

Hal vs Razer.

The Interceptor reached a rocky planet, where Green Lantern Shyir Rev was being attacked by Red Lanterns Razer and Zilius Zox. Hal and Kilowog save Rev, but Hal's ring lost power, forcing Kilowog to defend Rev alone. Hal reached the Interceptor's engine, a massive Green Power Battery, and recharged his ring. Unleashing a massive energy blast, Hal threw Razer and Zox away from the planet, but the effort caused him to pass out.

Later, Hal awoke inside the Interceptor, being helped by Kilowog. Rev was also resting from the battle. Kilowog told Hal that he won't be on time for his date with Carol, but Hal replied that their duty was to stop the Red Lanterns no matter what or how long it took.[1]

After the battle, Hal, Kilowog and Rev contacted Guardians Ganthet, Appa Ali Apsa and Sayd. Appa Ali Apsa accused Hal of treason, but Hal relayed the Guardians the threat of the Red Lanterns. Although the Guardians were skeptical, Kilowog confirmed Hal's story. Suddenly, the Interceptor was attacked by a Red Lantern probe, forcing Hal to end the transmission.

Hal took manual control of the Interceptor and destroyed the probe, but not before the probe heavily damaged the Interceptor's ultra-warp coil. Aya estimated that reparation of the ultra-warp coil would take at least nine months, so Hal decided that they will remain in Frontier Space to fight the Red Lanterns. Seeing that Rev was injured, Hal suggested taking him to the nearest inhabitable world, and Rev told him to go to his home colony, which was the closest.

Arriving at the colony, Biara, Rev's wife, tended to his injury. Aya detected a homing beacon on the ship, and Hal smashed it. Then, the Red Lantern flagship descended from the sky and dropped a fortress into the ground. The fortress emitted a large hologram of Atrocitus, leader of the Red Lantern Corps. Atrocitus proclaimed that the colony had one solar hour to deliver the Green Lanterns to him, threatening to destroy the planet with a bomb, which the Red Lanterns called a Liberator.

Rev suggested they surrender, but Hal and Kilowog refused, saying the Red Lanterns would destroy the planet anyway. Hal suggested attacking the Red Lantern fortress, and Biala formulated a plan.

Hal goaded Atrocitus and Zox into attacking him while Kilowog and Rev infiltrated the fortress. Although Hal took down Zox fairly quickly, Atrocitus defeated him in combat but was forced to retreat when the bomb went off. Hal chased them, but the Red Lanterns escaped in their ship and the planet was destroyed in a massive explosion.

Scouring the planet's remains for survivors, Hal was attacked by Razer. After a short battle, Hal defeats Razer but spared his life, and took his ring instead. Then, Kilowog and Aya appeared, having saved the colony's population. The Green Lanterns took the colonists to a new world, which was named after Rev for his heroic sacrifice.

Afterwards, Hal and Kilowog resumed their journey, debating what to do with Razer, their new prisoner.[2]

Hal and Kilowog interrogated Razer about the Red Lanterns. When Kilowog began to physically assault Razer, Hal took over the interrogation. Hal told Razer that he should help them stop the Red Lanterns, as they left him to his fate. Razer replied that while he hated the Red Lanterns, he still hated the Green Lanterns, stated he only had even more people to hate.

After the interrogation ended, Hal and Kilowog contacted the Guardians. Appa was still wary of Hal's recent actions, but Ganthet calmed him down, saying that Hal and Kilowog were the Corps' only line of defense in Frontier Space, and Hal was too far away to be punished. Sayd agreed with Ganthet, and the Guardians tasked Hal and Kilowog with gathering intelligence on the Red Lanterns and stopping them in any way they could. When Hal asked the Guardians what to do about Razer, Appa replied that he should imprisoned. Aya told Hal and Kilowog that there was a nearby facility that could be used to hold Razer.

The Interceptor reached the prison complex hidden in an asteroid. There, Hal and Kilowog delivered Razer to Warden Myglom of the Spider Guild. Myglom expressed confidence that their rehabilitation program would work on Razer, and Kilowog was pleased, but Hal was doubtful.

As the Interceptor left the prison, Hal and Kilowog discovered a mysterious creature embedded on the ship's hull. Capturing the intruder, they placed it in the ship's cell. The creature identified himself as Goggan, an escapee from the Spider Guild's prison. Goggan told them that the prison applied torture on criminals until they were driven insane. Knowing that Razer was in trouble, Hal wanted to return to the prison, but Kilowog and Aya were reluctant, saying that criminals deserved to be tortured.. Hal answered that criminals deserved justice, even punishment, but never torture. When Kilowog asked how they would get in without getting caught, Hal replied that they would break into prison.

After discovering the truth behind the Spider Guild's prison, Hal and Kilowog are forced to fight prison guards.

Hal and Kilowog infiltrated the prison and reached one of the cells, confirming Goggan's claims of torture. Suddenly, they were attacked by prison guards. Their rings suddenly malfunctioned and the guards captured them. Afterwards, Hal and Kilowog were placed in cocoons and met by Myglom, who explained that the Spider Guild recently found a Yellow Element that nullified a Green Lantern Ring. Then, Hal and Kilowog were outfitted with special collars designed to make them relive their worst moments over and over again. Myglom also said that they will eat them.

Moments later, Myglom deactivated the collars, saying that they would eat their victims fresh. Fortunately, Aya, having projected her consciousness outside the Interceptor, freed Razer from his cell. Razer retrieved his Red Lantern ring and saved Hal and Kilowog, and the three defeated Myglom and the guards. After the battle, Razer handed his ring over to Hal.

Later, Myglom and the guards were imprisoned in their own cells, and Hal contacted the Guardians about what happened. The Guardians dispatched a new warden, who would arrive at the prison in eighteen months, and in the meantime, Hal chose Goggan as the temporary warden. Then, Hal gave Razer his Red Lantern ring and the three continue their journey.[3]

Hal discovers alien eggs on Goray's ship.

Afterwards, Hal and company received a distress signal from Captain Goray. Addressing the signal, the Interceptor traveled to Goray's ship, which was slowly being pulled towards a pinhole, a small black hole. Hal, Kilowog and Razer entered Goray's ship, and Goray informed them that he was transporting a small colony of endangered alien insects to a new world. As ship was dragged towards the pinhole, Kilowog tried to keep the ship from falling into it while Hal and Razer tried to repair one of the ship's damaged engines. Fortunately, Aya transferred her consciousness to small robots and repaired the engine. Hal took the ship's helm and slingshots around the pinhole, getting the ship to safety. Goray continued his mission, and Aya constructed a robot body so that she could provide better assistance to Hal and the team.[4]

Hal meets Iolande, Queen of Betrassus.

Later, the Interceptor traveled to Betrassus and Hal hoped that he could get help from the planet's Green Lantern in the war against the Red Lanters. Hal and Kilowog discover that Iolande, Queen of Betrassus, was the prize in a duel between Warlord Kothak and Dulac, Betrassus' Green Lantern. According to Betrassus's laws, the queen couldn't rule unless she married. When the time for the duel came, however, Dulac didn't show up, so Hal decided to take his place. Iolande trained Hal in combat, as the rules forbade him from using his ring. During their time together, Hal and Iolande grew closer. Also, Hal and company discovered that Dulac was murdered and his ring disappeared. The team believed that whoever murdered Dulac wanted his ring to become a Lantern, and in order to draw the murderer out, Kilowog faked his death, created a fake ring that would go to whoever tried to kill him. The plan worked and Prince Ragnar, Iolande's brother, was revealed to be Dulac's murderer. During their struggle, Hal revealed that Dulac's ring chose Iolande as its new wielder. Iolande put the ring on and arrested her brother. Afterwards, Hal asked Iolande to go with him so that they could fight the Red Lanterns. Iolande reluctantly declined, saying that she still had responsibilities as queen. Hal accepted and the two parted ways, but not before sharing a kiss.[5]

Aya detected that Shyir Rev's ring traveled to a distant planet, where the next Green Lantern might be located. However, an asteroid was about hit the planet. Combining their green power, Hal, Kilowog and Aya managed to slightly push the asteroid away, giving the team six hours before the asteroid collided. Landing on the planet, the team found a group of castaways: General Zartok, Drusa and Grood. Agreeing on searching for the new Lantern together, the group separated to scout the area, with Hal going with Grood. As they looked for the Lantern in the forest, Grood threw Hal from a small cliff. Suddenly, rocks began covering Hal, but before they completely engulfed him, the rocks reacted to his ring and released him. Hal had then gone after Grood and discovered he has been turned into stone. Looking for the others, Hal found Razer, who had found the new Lantern's ring. As they met up with Kilowog, they discovered that Zartok and Drusa had disabled Aya and hijacked the Interceptor. Suddenly, the landscape prevented the Interceptor from leaving the planet, allowing the team to capture the castaways. Discovering that the ring somehow connected to the planet, Hal threw it to the planet's core. The planet then unleashed a massive blast that destroyed the asteroid. Revealing itself to be sentient, the planet introduced itself to the team as Mogo, saying that it had held a lot of prisoners captive on its surface to prevent them from causing any more trouble in the universe. Mogo accepted its new place as a Green Lantern, telling Hal to call it whenever he needed it.[6]

The Interceptor sneaks behind the Red Lantern mothership so that the team can gather intelligence on the Red Lanterns. Razer, deeming that the Green Lanterns should attack the enemy directly rather than sneaking around, exits the Interceptor and triggers a small explosion that slightly damages the shipg. Deducing that the explosion was only meant to distract them, Hal believes that Razer is trying to assassinate Atrocitus. Hal, Kilowog and Aya infiltrate the Red Lantern mothership to try and rescue Razer. Hal disguises himself as a soldier and enters a small church where Cleric Loran explains the origins of the Red Lantern Corps. Apparently, the Guardians came to Ysmault, Atrocitus's homeworld, to establish peace and order, but their enforcers, the Manhunters, slaughtered Ysmault's population. Since then, Atrocitus has been harnessing the red energy of rage to create rings and give them to worthy people so that he can attain vengeance against the Guardians. Then, Kilowog is arrested by the Red Lantern soldiers, and to keep his cover, Hal knocks him out. Hal brings him to a chamber where Atrocitus and Zillius Zox is torturing Razer. With the help of Aya, who had hacked through the ship's computer, Hal rescues Kilowog and Razer. During their escape, Kilowog is injured while Aya is captured by Atrocitus. Hal takes Kilowog to the Interceptor while Razer saves Aya. Escaping from the Red Lanterns, Aya informs the team that she found an archive that reveals a fleet of Red Lantern warships.[7]

Running out of supplies, Hal and Kilowog travel to a nearby planet, hoping to find more food for their journey. As they land on the planet, Hal and Kilowog go separate ways to find food. Hal uses an EBD (Edible Biomass Detector) to track food, but his ring malfunctions, forcing Hal to explore on foot. Then, Hal meets a race of jellyfish-like aliens, the Nidara. Hal befriends one of the Nidara, naming it "Norman". As the Nidara work on a mine, Hal discovers that they are mining the same yellow crystals the team found on the Spider Guild's prison. He grabs a crystal an becomes violently paranoid, until Norman takes the crystal from him. The Nidara reveal that the crystals are their food source, and therefore, they are immune to its effects. However, a nearby race of aliens are consuming the crystals, unaware of their properties. This has caused the aliens to wage war against the Nidara. Hal and the Nidara meet up with the aliens, who are being led by Kilowog. Unfortunately, Kilowog has also consumed the crystals and now he is leading them to fight the Nidara. Hal manages to break Kilowog free from the crystal's influences, while the Nidara disarm the aliens. After Hal explains the true nature of the crystals, the two races declare peace and supply the team with sugar vines they can use for food.[8]

Hal and Carol are reunited on Zamaron.

Later, the Interceptor is attacked by an alien creature called the Sebilung. However, two new Lanterns, the Star Sapphire Corps, help the team subdue it. The Sapphires's Queen, Aga'po, and her niece Ghia'ta invite the team to their homeworld: Zamaron. Arriving on Zamaron, Aga'po explains Hal and Kilowog that the Star Sapphires are Lanterns that harness the violet energy of love to spread love throughout the galaxy. She also says that the Zamarons and the Guardians of the Universe descended from the same species, until they split up due to their philosophical differences about emotions. The team arrives at Aga'po's palace, and Ghia'ta gives Hal a tour of the palace. Suddenly, Carol Ferris arrives at Zamaron, having been chosen to become a Star Sapphire. Hal reveals his Green Lantern identity to her, but their reunion is short-lived, as Carol attacks Ghia'ta, believing that she was seducing Hal. After a short fight, Hal kisses Carol, bringing her back to her senses. Carol willingly rejects the ring, and Hal explains the Red Lantern war to her, saying that he cannot return to Earth until the Red Lantern Corps is defeated. Understanding Hal's duties, Carol returns to Earth, but not before she gives him a kiss of good luck. Suddenly, Hal receives a distress signal from Aya, who tells him that they are under attack by the Star Sapphires. Hal rescues Kilowog, who had been placed in stasis inside a crystal, and the two save Razer and Aya from Aga'po. As they try to escape, they are attacked by the Sebilung. Fortunately, Ghia'ta subdues it long enough for Hal and company to get to the Interceptor and escape from Zamaron.[9]

The crew of the Interceptor returns to Betrassus, only to find it overrun by Red Lanterns.

Hal contacts Appa Ali Apsa to discuss the Red Lantern situation. Appa states that he has mobilized the Green Lanterns to mount a frontal assault against the Red Lanterns, but Hal disagrees with this course of action, as they do not know what the Red Lanterns are capable of. However, Hal has to cut off communication with Appa, as the Interceptor receives a distress signal from Iolande, who says that the Red Lanterns have taken over Betrassus. The team returns to Betrasuss and discover that Ragnar, Iolande's brother, is now a Red Lantern and usurped the throne, while Iolande has been imprisoned. The Red Lanterns attack the team and place the Interceptor under their custody. Fortunately, Hal and company meet up with Kothak, who has been leading the resistance against the Red Lanterns. Kothak informs the team that the Red Lanterns have placed a Liberator in Betrassus' surface. Hal communicates with Ganthet and Sayd, asking them to make peace with the Red Lanterns, but Ganthet and Sayd reveal that the Manhunters indeed destroyed Atrocitus's sector. The Manhunters were the forerunners of the Green Lantern Corps, a special force that would be unburdened by emotion. Unfortunately, the Manhunters were unable to understand and interact with emotional begins, causing them to destroy entire sectors. While Hal and the team focus on the Liberator, Ganthet promises to convince the Guardians in revealing the truth about the Manhunters. Hal and Kilowog rescue Iolande while Aya and Razer retake the Interceptor. Although Hal and company assault the Liberator, the Red Lanterns overpower them. Hal calls the Guardians for help, but Appa informs him that Ganthet has been exiled from Oa. Fortunately, Ganthet remotely activates a Blue Lantern Battery on the Interceptor, giving Hal and company a power boost that enables them to defeat the Red Lanterns and launch the Liberator into outer space.[10]

The team returns to the Spider Guild's prison, hoping to find a clue to find the Lighthouse.

Hal and company receives a transmission from Appa, who tells them that the Red Lanterns will try to enter Guardian space through the Lighthouse, a mysterious superstructure hidden in the Maelstrom, the asteroid belt that separates Guardian space from the Forgotten Zone. According to Appa, a Green Lantern archaeologist named Taveras was sent to unlock a code that could activate the Lighthouse, but he disappeared. Appa tasks the team with destroying the Lighthouse in case the Red Lanterns arrive first. Aya also tells Hal that while she was connected to the asteroid prison's database, she discovered that a prisoner named Taveras is being held there. The Interceptor returns to the asteroid prison, and Goggan leads Hal and Kilowog to Taveras's cell. There, they find Taveras's corpse. Fortunately, before he died, Taveras left a message engraved in his torture device. The message says that to whoever wanted the code for the Lighthouse had to free Byth Rok, a Thanagarian prisoner. Hal and Kilowog enter the Thanagarian prison block, which the Thanagarians have converted into a fight club. They find Byth Rok, who has been taken captive by his own brethren. Byth Rok agrees to tell the Lanterns what they want to know, but only if they defeat Bumpy, the strongest Thanagarian in the cell block. Kilowog goes first, but Bumpy easily defeats him. Hal barely manages to defeat Bumpy when Byth Rok gives him some advice to take advantage of Bumpy's blind eye. Although Byth Rok regains leadership of the Thanagarians, he alters the deal: in exchange for the code, he wants freedom for himself and his men. He also wants Taveras's Green Lantern ring. Suddenly, a Red Lantern warship arrives at the prison asteroid. Hal replaces Goggan with Bumpy as warden to distract. He also uses a mind control collar to get Byth Rok to give them the code. Hal and the team refuge themselves in the Thanagarian cell block, where Hal agrees to let Byth Rok and the Thanagarians go free in exchange for their help in fighting the Red Lanterns. Instead, Byth Rok orders the Thanagarians to escape and leave the Green Lanterns to their fate. However, Hal predicted the Thanagarians would betray them, and the team hides in the cell block while the Red Lanterns chase after the Thanagarians. Although the team obtained the code to the Lighthouse, it turns out that Byth Rok stole Taveras's ring.[11]

The team arrives at the Lighthouse. Unfortunately, the Red Lanterns reached the Lighthouse first and used the automated defenses against the Interceptor, forcing the team to fall back. Aya sneaks into the Lighthouse and reprogram its defenses to attack the Red Lanterns, allowing the Interceptor to enter the Lighthouse safely. As the team installs detonation charges across the Lighthouse, they are attacked by a Red Lantern ship piloted by Atrocitus and Zillius Zox. Hal orders Razer to detonate the charges, and the Interceptor barely escapes from the tunnel's collapse. However, Atrocitus's ship also passes through the belt, albeit heavily damaged. Hal, Kilowog and Razer infiltrate the ship to arrest Atrocitus, but they discover that Atrocitus set the ship to self-destruct. Razer constructs a force-field to protect them from the destruction, but Atrocitus, Zillius Zox and Drusa have taken over the Interceptor and reprogrammed Aya to travel to Oa. Atrocitus also detonates several Liberators he placed on the Maelstrom, creating a hole large enough for his warships to enter Guardian space.[12]

Hal and Atrocitus fight at the Guardians's Citadel.

Hal comes up with a new plan to get to Oa before Atrocitus. Hal and Razer go to Zamaron, hoping to get to Earth and reach Oa first. However, Kilowog elects to remain behind to stall the Red Lantern fleet. As Hal and Razer get to Zamaron, they ask Queen Aga'po and Ghia'ta, who had become Aga'po's adviser, to teleport him to Earth. Aga'po and Ghia'ta tell Hal that that the journey to Earth could potentially render him unstable, but Hal replies that if Atrocitus exterminates the Guardians, he will destroy everything and everyone in Guardian space. The Zamarons teleport Hal to Earth, but as soon as Hal reaches Earth, he loses his memory of being Green Lantern. Hal stumbles upon Carol, remembering the he invited her for dinner. During their meal, Carol continuously asks Hal about his duties as Green Lantern, but Hal does not answer. Suspecting something is wrong with Hal, Carol takes him to Ferris Aircraft and finds his Power Battery. She convinces Hal to place his ring on the battery, and Hal recovers his memories. Hal departs to Oa and reaches the Guardians's Citadel, just as Atrocitus is about to attack the Guardians. Hal tries to reason with Atrocitus, saying that although what the Manhunters did was wrong, destroying innocent lives will change nothing. Unfortunately, Atrocitus refuses to listen and attacks Hal. After a short fight, Hal defeats Atrocitus, placing him under arrest. He and Appa also promise Zox and the Red Lanterns that the Green Lantern Corps will help restoring the Forgotten Zone. This effectively forms a truce between the Green Lantern Corps and the Red Lantern Corps. With the Red Lantern war over, Hal returns to Earth and reunites with Carol.[13]

Attack of the Manhunters

Unfortunately, things had changed while Hal was absent. Carol had been forced to replace Hal, while a new Green Lantern, Guy Gardner, had been chosen as the protector of sector 2814. Hal and Guy started on bad terms, their first meeting degenerating into a brawl. However, they were forced to investigate the disappearance of Dr. Nome Chilton in an ancient tomb. As they explore the tomb, Hal and Guy are attacked by three Manhunters, the robot enforcers that incited the Red Lantern rebellion. Working together, Hal and Guy defeat the Manhunters, gaining a mutual respect. After the battle, however, Hal receives a call from Carol, who has decided to break up with him, as she believes his duties as a Green Lantern will not let him have a relationship with her. Hal is then summoned to Oa, where the Guardians relieve him of his position as Green Lantern of Earth. Instead, Hal becomes a member of the Green Lantern Honor Guard.[14]

On his first mission as a member of the Honor Guard, Hal and Tomar-Re investigated a mysterious structure similar to the one he and Guy Gardner destroyed on Earth. After barely making it out of there alive, Hal deduced that there must be an activation signal that is reawakening the Manhunters. While Tomar-Re and the Guardians did not find any proof of the signal, they agreed that this threat must be investigated and allowed Hal to reassemble his team to investigate. First, Hal attempted to recruit Kilowog, who was busy drilling new recruits. While talking to Kilowog, the drillmaster had Ch'p, a small, squirrel-like Green Lantern trainee, spar with Hal Jordan, which the human promptly lost. After getting Kilowog on board, the two went to get the Interceptor and Aya, only to find that Aya had been replaced by a new AI and that she was scheduled to be dissected. The two Lanterns attempted to rescue her with Ch'p's help, but Hal found himself having to distract the Green Lantern Chaselon. Ch'p got Aya's AI out of their, but her body was left behind. Tomar-Re then informed Hal that he discovered a low-energy antimatter wave originating on Biot that could be the source of the Manhunters' reactivation.

With his team assembled, Hal, Kilowog, and Tomar-Re boarded the Interceptor and were off to Biot to investigate the antimatter wave without permission from the Guardians. The three Lanterns found another structure, and discovered that they were actually factories producing new Manhunters. After yet again barely making it out of the factory alive, the source of the antimatter wave revealed itself - the Anti-Monitor, a colossal extra-dimensional being who came to this universe to exterminate all life. The behemoth fired a powerful beam at the trio, which Hal blocked with his ring as Kilowog and Tomar-Re escaped on the Interceptor. Hal's ring eventually gave out, and was blasted into another universe.[15]

After being blasted by the Anti-Monitor, Hal Jordan found himself in a steampunk world where he met the Steam Lantern, Gil Broome, who has a suit with a nuclear reactor powered by the aptly named Hardtofindium. Gil designed his suit after Alan Scott's after Alan had saved their world in the past. Hal and Gil fight Duke Nigel, who saved Gil's world from the Anti-Monitor by sending it back into Hal's universe and wanted recognition for his deeds, however he was severely misguided in his actions. Eventually Nigel realized the error of his ways, and Hal and Nigel open a rift between worlds, which Hal used to move Gil's world into Hal's universe, which drained Hal's battery.[16]

Sometime later Hal, Kilowog, and Aya visit the Blue Lantern planet Odym to seek help in their battle against the Manhunters. However, they quickly learn that due to the Manhunters being powered by green energy, the blue energy powers them up just like Aya and the green lanterns, however they gained even more power than the others and overwhelmed them. Razer, who happened to be training to channel hope on Odym devised a plan to have Saint Walker summon a "friend" of his, a giant worm alien to move the main blue power battery, so that the Manhunters could be defeated by normal means. Razer departed with the others and they left Odym.[17]

After leaving Odym Hal received a distress call from the war hero green lantern, Sinestro, who was under orders to forcibly take a prisoner of the Spider Guild to the Oan Sciencecells. The spider guild warned Hal to not rescue Sinestro, as the prisoner he had taken from them was very dangerous. Hal ignored the Spider, and did so anyway, the Spider activated his ship's self destruct, but Hal managed to rescue Sinestro and get away. Once on board, the prisoner was put into the Interceptor's sciencecell, however some time later, Sinestro took up a spider guild weapon and tried to kill the Interceptor's crew. This was actually the prisoner's doing, it was a brain jumper, and could hijack other people's brains. As Aya's brain was artificial, it could not effect her. Sinestro caught on to this and depressurized the ship, claiming to not have depressurized the cell, in an attempt to exile the brain jumper from whomever he was currently possessing, as it could not use their rings to create a personal shield. Razer nearly choked to death, but it jumped back into its own body, only to find that Sinestro had compromised the cell when he escaped from it after being imprisoned for his attack, and the brain jumper suffocated.[18]

After dropping off Sinestro to Oa and reporting what happened to the Prisoner, the Interceptor team was ordered to Ysmault, the Red Lantern homeworld, which Shard was once part of, for a peace treaty signing. Once there, the Oan science director orders them to covertly take care of a manhunter. They defeat it, but Zilius Zox sees them, and they are forced to hold him prisoner on board the Interceptor, much to the Zox's and director's dismay. Hal and the director manage to convince Zox that the Manhunters are not being controlled by the Guardians, and the Red Lanterns help fight the Anti Monitor, however Aya, conflicted by the supposed rejection of Razer, turns off her emotions, and attacks the Anti-Monitor, only to take it over. The crew tried to console Aya to return, but she refused to listen and declared herself to be the queen of the Manhunters. She reactivated the Manhunters and continued to listen to Aya how emotions caused pain, before they were blasted by Aya.[19][20]

After being blasted by Aya, the crew was stuck in space and could not fly anywhere with their main battery empty and could not recharge their rings. The Interceptor was pulled by the gravity of a nearby planet, with the atmosphere filled almost of all of methane, and crash landed on it. The crew discovered a dome-sealed citadel and decided to hide over there, however the citizens were hostile against Green Lanterns and attacked them. The rings of Hal and Kilowog eventually ran out, making Razer, the only one with a working ring, a translator for both of them. The crew sneaked into the city, but after Razer's ring went out losing the only translator, they were discovered by the aliens. As the crew tried to escape they were captured by the aliens.

They were taken to a gladiator arena where they had to fight against a large creature with a whip. The crew had difficulty fighting it, but Hal noticed on the creature's belt a head of a Manhunter. He tried to make it clear to the others, and eventually his and Kilowog's rings by using the Manhunter's head. They returned to the ship, where the main battery had recharged, and after Hal boasted on his speech at the arena, confusing the other Lanterns as they could not understand him, they departed from the planet with Interceptor.[21]

Trying to get back to Oa in a short time, they had the plan to use the ultrawarp, but it had huge risks. After Razer calculated the trajectories, they used the ultrawarp, but they landed near a star, fortunately they escaped from its atmosphere. While they were near Oa, Hal noticed a portal showing up, revealing Carol fighting against Atrocitus. Hal flew in, arriving on Zamaron. There he was glad to see Carol again, however despite their combined teamwork, Atrocitus still had the hand in battle. When Atrocitus prepared to finish Hal off, Hal was protected when Ghia'ta jumped in to protect her love. Hal decided to finish it off, and with Carol's help, knocked out Atrocitus making them the victors of the battle between love and hate. However Hal was saddened that Ghia'ta had to die during the battle. Despite all that Aya was displeased of the match, seeing as Ghia'ta died because of love. Hal tried to persuade her to come back, but she refused. She prepared to finish Hal and Carol off, but they were saved by Razer and Kilowog. Hal was shocked that Aya declared she will get rid all emotional beings in unison, to replace them with emotionless Manhunters and watched as she departed with her Manhunters. After the ordeal, the crew and Aga'po mourned for Ghia'ta's dead. After Carol decided to keep her ring and went to return to Earth, she gave Hal a kiss on the cheek and bade farewell.[22]

Aboard the Interceptor, Hal was scolded by Appa Ali Apsa over Aya's recent evil decision. Hal admitted that their situation was his fault and tried to suggest talking to Aya before quickly being denied by Appa, whom stated that a new A.I. would be installed and ordered that after its instillation that Hal and the others go to Oa. After Hal asked what action they would take upon his arrival to Oa, Appa stated that the council would decide what to do regarding the universal threat that he had created. Following Appa's transmission's ending, Hal stressed to Kilowog that he did not believe that Appa and the other Guardians were making the right decision and that he believed Aya was still inside of herself somewhere, suggesting that the group try to talk to her. Following Kilowog questioning what the group would do if she attacked them while they tried to be nice to her, Hal stated that while they could not overlook that possibility and they would need something to even their odds. Hal was quickly confused over Razer's suggestion to use the Orange Energy. Hal allowed Razer to continue with his suggestion and learned of the Orange Lanterns. As Razer retreated to his quarters, Hal concluded that he was really hurting and upon their arrival to Okaara, suggested that Kilowog keep an eye on him. Hal made his way towards the Orange Lantern Power Battery and was soon met by Larfleeze, whom chose to question him as he approached it. Though Hal initially stated that he would return the battery after using it to save others, the power of its greed caused Hal to state that the Orange Lantern Power Battery was his and stated to run with it. Though Larfleeze initially sent several constructs to attack him, Hal managed to subdue each of them before Larfleeze attacked him directly, claiming that those whom tried to steal the Orange Lantern Power Battery would die. However, Hal was soon saved by both Razer and Kilowog. As Razer concluded that Larfleeze was insane, Hal insisted that the group did not have any time for him and quickly defeated him.

Hal shortly after becoming an Orange Lantern.

After returning to the Interceptor, Hal began to become obsessive over the Orange Lantern and quickly insisted that he was fine. Following Razer's suggestion that the group could use their Orange Lantern Power Battery to restore Aya to herself, Hal corrected him rather angrily by stating that the Orange Lantern Power Battery was only his. As Razer and Kilowog tried to help him, Hal wrongfully accused the two of trying to steal his Orange Lantern by double-teaming him before knocking the two out with the battery's power and transforming into an actual Orange Lantern. Following his transformation, Hal retreated to Larfleeze's lair and placed ten Orange Lantern rings on his hands, one on each finger. He was soon discovered by Larfleeze, Razer and Kilowog, addressing the latter two as his old friends. While they tried to explain that the Orange Lantern was filling him with greed, Hal ignored them and went outside, where they brought up Aya to him. As Hal uttered her name, the revelation that she was currently indulging in destroying the universe dawned on him and caused him to have enough strength to resist the Orange Lantern greed that had clouded him. With his original personality and will back in check, he watched with the others as Larfleeze become intrigued with his returned battery and realized that it could not help the group as he originally thought. Hal promised not to take anything and went off with the others after Larfleeze failed to give them a gift. Following Razer's suggestion that the group could turn Aya back, Hal believed in his theory due to his own transition to evil and restoration to good.[23]




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