- By shield of day, and shield of night
we feed and grow, beyond all sight
your darkest self shall be our knight
wield the sword of unseen light!
- —Ultraviolet Corps Oathsrc
The Ultraviolet Corps is the Lantern Corps of the unseen light, part of the "Invisible Emotional Spectrum". The "heart" of the corps is a "Living Phantom Galaxy", powered by a sentient sun called "Umbrax".
Umbrax moves unseen through space, drawn toward planets where self-destructive forces are strongest. It surrounds these places, animating them with its energy, and then pulls them into its galaxy, adding it and it's inhabitants to the Ultraviolet Lantern Corps.
The very first recruit of the new corps would be John Stewart of Earth. Knowing John, Sinestro believed he would have an affinity for the darker aspects of the unseen light. Sinestro used John to draw Umbrax to the Sol star system and Stewart's home planet: Earth. inhabits, as the ultraviolet entity is drawn to the most self-destructive populaces which inhabit reality at the time.
The Corps is controlled by Umbrax, rather than each individual member controlling their own emotions; however this is not always the case. Sinestro found a way to bind and isolate the Ultraviolet power into himself, using his original costume with linen fibers that can distill the energy of Umbrax without succumbing to its thrall and now helms the Ultraviolet Corps. John Stewart was also able to overcome the influence of Umbrax and wield the Ultraviolet energy through his own force of will and confronting the negative emotions he held deep down.
Their emotion seems to be shame.
- 5 Appearances of Ultraviolet Corps (Prime Earth)
- 3 Images that include Ultraviolet Corps (Prime Earth)
- Team Gallery: Ultraviolet Corps (Prime Earth)
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