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Todd Rice is a Justice Society of America and Infinity, Inc. member known as Obsidian.

Todd Rice, alongside his sister Jennie-Lynn, were founding members of Infinity Inc. Unbeknownst to them both, they were the children of Alan Scott, the golden age Green Lantern.

Todd frequently struggled with mental illness, and at one point while off of his medication attempted to 'cloak the world in darkness'.

Todd Rice was supposed to exist on Prime Earth but his existence was erased after Doctor Manhattan prevented Alan Scott from becoming the Green Lantern and, as a consequence, his death prevented the creation of the Justice Society of America and Todd's birth.[3]

Later, Doctor Manhattan undid his actions and allowed Alan Scott to become once again the Green Lantern and form the Justice Society. Todd Rice was brought back to life and, as the superhero known as Obsidian, was part of the Justice Society that helped Superman defeat the metahumans who were ravaging Washington, D.C..[4]

When Alan was called to be the sentinel overlooking the Totality of their world, he decided to have a frank conversation with his twin children before he left. Having remained closeted for much of his life and inspired by his own son's openess, Alan came out as gay to his children. Todd and Jennie-Lynn accepted their father's truth, supporting him unconditionally.[1]

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