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|As a result of the New 52 in 2011, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
- We will strike down as lightning!
- — Lightray src
Lightray joined the rest of the Council of Eight when Highfather informed them of his recent discovery of the Life Equation's whereabouts. He was tasked with locating and retrieving a Violet Ring of the Emotional Spectrum in order to merge the seven lights of the rings to channel the White Light of Life. It failed, however, since the lights didn't needed to be merged into a single one, but the rings themselves into a single White Ring. Highfather then commanded the Council to eliminate all the Lantern Corps and look for the mysterious White Lantern, the one who who holds possession of the Life Equation.
After Highfather successfully seized the Life Equation, Lightray and the rest of New Genesis was getting prepared for the invasion of Earth, but their plans were being tampered by a Yellow Lantern who modified the transportation device to summon reinforcements alongside the now-revived Source Titans. The forces of New Genesis fought to no avail, until Highfather returned the Life Equation to the White Lantern who managed to eliminate the Titans, but was unable to save the now ravaged city who was unable to remain in orbit.
Lightray and Orion tried to save as many as they could, but the city was ultimately saved from destruction by Lantern Jordan and the Blue Lantern alongside the rest of the Green Lantern Corps. Lightray and the rest of the Council were discharged from battle and the New Gods parted with good terms with the Lanterns, ending their war.
- New God Physiology
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Stamina
- Flight: Lightray has the ability to defy gravity and fly at high speeds.
- Energy Blasts: Lightray's hands can fire blast of fiery energy capable of piercing even Titan flesh.
- Lightray was created by Jack Kirby, first appearing in New Gods #1. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Lightray first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in New Gods: Godhead #1 by Van Jensen, Justin Jordan, Robert Venditti, Charles Soule, and Cullen Bunn.
- 26 Appearances of Lightray (Prime Earth)
- 6 Images featuring Lightray (Prime Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Lightray (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Lightray (Prime Earth)
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