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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.|
Secret of the Indigo Tribe
Black Hand was kidnapped by the Indigo Tribe in the attempt of reforming him using an Indigo Power Ring.
When the Indigo Power Battery was shut down, Hand was set free from the power ring's control. When his ring tried to force him once more into the tribe, he killed himself by jumping off a cliff. His Black Lantern Ring emerged from his mouth and resurrected him.
- Black Lantern Ring
- Black Construct Creation
- Emotional Reading: Black Hand can scan the emotional state of a being and where it lies on the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum.
- Flight: Black Hand can fly with the power of his ring.
- Light Negation: Black Rings can generate a light devouring field of depleted photons causing a massive black out effect which weakens the effect of Lantern Rings.
- Reanimation: With his power ring Black Hand can raise people from the dead. These dead do not fully return to life, instead they are brought back as Zombies. When Black Hand is unconscious his zombies shut down as nobody is directly controlling them. His zombies are able to do his bidding even when he isn't directly concentrating on their actions.
- Regeneration: Black Hand can use his ring to heal any wound he suffers almost instantly. When Hal Jordan completely fried Hand's brain, it regenerated within a matter of minutes.
- Spectrum Nullification: With his black ring, Black Hand can cut off a Lantern ring bearer's connection to the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum.
- Black Hand was created by John Broome and Gil Kane, first appearing in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #29. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Black Hand first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Green Lantern (Volume 5) #6 by Geoff Johns and Michael Choi.
- 24 Appearances of William Hand (Prime Earth)
- 13 Images featuring William Hand (Prime Earth)
- Quotations by or about William Hand (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: William Hand (Prime Earth)
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This character is or was a member of the Indigo Tribe. These are individuals who show an incredible capacity for compassion, and were given Power Rings
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