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Thaal Sinestro is a former Green Lantern who was exiled for misusing his power to implement his dictatorship. He eventually acquired a Yellow Power Ring that utilized fear instead of will, and founded the Sinestro Corps, to bring order to the universe through fear.

Thaal Sinestro was born on Korugar and eventually became a member of the Green Lantern Corps, whose mission was to bring peace to the universe and protect all life from all threats. He was also a close friend of fellow Green Lantern Abin Sur and after his death at the hands of Atrocitus, became the mentor of Hal Jordan who had been chosen by Abin's Green Lantern Ring.[1]

Abin's death however led to Sinestro seeing the non-interfering ways of the Green Lantern Corps as useless. He started imposing his own dictatorial rule to bring order to his space sector and ruling it from Korugar, but was exposed by Jordan. The Guardians of the Universe exiled him to the Antimatter Universe as punishment. There, he met the Weaponers of Qward, who forged a Yellow Power Ring that allowed him to utilize fear instead of will-power, which the Green Lantern Ring used.[1]

Sinestro returned to his universe Earth-0 to impose order through fear and to take revenge on the Green Lantern Corps. He eventually established his own lantern corps called the "Sinestro Corps", who used a Yellow Power Ring like him, and acquired Parallax, the living embodiment of fear. Sinestro and his Yellow Lanterns launched a war on the Green Lanterns, which was eventually dubbed as the "Sinestro Corps War", but were defeated.[1]

As the most powerful wave of Infinite Crisis struck, realities were torn asunder and cast adrift into the Bleed. This resulted in Gotham City of Earth-19 and Gotham of Earth-0, which were adrift in the Bleed, to be merged together. Sinestro decided to band with the heroes to fight the threat endangering the multiverse, despite his conflict with many of them in the past.[1]


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