In brightest day,
In blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power,
Green Lantern's light!
Welcome to the third installment of the newly dubbed NEED articles! Thanks to a suggestion from a fellow contributor, I've decided to change the name of this series of articles from WANT to NEED. Another change you may notice is a percentage after each suggestion I make. These percentages represent the chance I think that said suggestion has at being a part of a movie or TV show. These calculations were extremely difficult to determine, since the process involved a supercomputer, a magical tiger, two Infinity Stones, and thirteen bottles of apple juice (don't question my methods). Pretty neat, huh?
Anyhow, today I'll be recounting the Green Lantern Villains We Need. Be sure to check out my previous article, The Flash Villains We Need, and be on the lookout for my next article, The Suicide Squad Members We Need!
Sinestro/Yellow Lantern Corps
Appearance: 95% chance
Thaal Sinestro, originally an anthropologist from the planet Korugar, had a natural affinity for order as displayed by his meticulous reconstructions of ancient ruins. It was at one of these reconstructions that a wounded Green Lantern, Prohl Gosgotha, crash landed. He gave his ring to Sinestro who barely defeated the lantern's pursuer, a Weaponer of Qward , at the cost of the very ruins he had restored. When Gosgotha requested his ring back after the battle so that it might keep him alive Sinestro instead allowed him to die and took his place. The Guardians, unaware of his actions, allowed Sinestro to become the Green Lantern for sector 1417.
Sinestro assembled an army of yellow-ring-wielding fear-mongers dubbed the Sinestro Corps, as an attempt to bring to the universe the order that the Guardians couldn't, starting the event called Sinestro Corps War. He revealed the corps was part of his plans to have the guardians allow the Green Lanterns to use deadly force and become feared. Sinestro was given a sentence of death by the guardians and was to be sent to Korugar for the sentence to be carried out. En route to Korugar a group of Sinestro Corps lanterns attempted to free Sinestro, but were stopped when Atrocitus and his Red Lanterns attacked both sides. During the battle a Blue Lantern, Saint Walker, appeared and informed Hal Jordan that Sinestro must survive to face the upcoming Blackest Night.
Sinestro is to Green Lantern as the Joker is to Batman. The one villain that the Green Lanterns face the most is Sinestro and his Sinestro Corps based on the color of fear, yellow. Sinestro is a ruthless villain who would pose a major threat to Green Lantern since Sinestro used to be a Green Lantern himself. As proven by Loki, the Huntress and Deathstroke from Arrow, and Ward from Agents of SHIELD, the most dangerous enemies are the ones who used to be close to the heroes, and that is exactly what Sinestro is. There really isn't any other villain that should be the first one for Green Lantern to face...unless you're the 2011 movie. *sigh*
Atrocitus/Red Lantern Corps
At the beginning of his life, Atros was a family man and a Psychologist on the planet of Ryut. He lived with his wife and daughter until The Manhunters razed the entirety of Sector 666, Ryut included. After the Genocide of his people, he blindly sought revenge on the Guardians, torturing and killing several, as well as killing indiscriminately if it meant furthering his goals.
Atrocitus' pure and undying rage over the destruction of his homeworld, and the slaughter of his family allowed him to become the first Red Lantern. He cemented his power by christening his Red Lantern in the blood of his fellow Inversion, Qull.
Atrocitus constructed his Central Power Battery on the planet Ysmault and made it the home-world of his Red Lantern Corps. Red power rings were dispatched, bringing back to him an army of beings overcome with rage. At the root of their rage for many of them were actions committed by the Sinestro Corps.
The Red Lantern Corps would be the next logical lanterns to intorduce as the big bad for a Green Lantern movie. Once Sinestro and his corps has been well established, the Red Lanterns need to be introduced. Since Atrocitus and the Red Lantern's origin relies on Sinestro, he should be established before. The Red Lanterns could be reason enough to force the Green Lanterns to work with Sinestro to defeat an evil he helped create. Kinda like Thor and Loki working together to defeat Malekith in Thor: Dark World.
Black Hand/Black Lanterns
Appearance: 40% chance
William Hand is a disturbed young man working at his family's business, Hand Mortuary. He appears to hold a morbid fascination with the dead bodies within the mortuary and was twice seen secretly gazing at a corpse with an intent fascination. His morbid behavior is portrayed as an ongoing problem in his family with William's mother asking him at one point "why can't he be a good Christian like his brothers?" As if acknowledging his diseased mind, William responds "I don't know".
At this point, William is unaware that he is being stalked by the alien necromancer Atrocitus. Atrocitus has foreseen that William Hand contains "the power of the black", an as yet unspecified power which Atrocitus believes will provide him with the means for revenge against the Guardians of the Universe. Crafting a cosmic divining rod, Atrocitus follows the device to Hand intent on eviscerating the young man and claim the power within him. Hand is saved by the intervention of Hal Jordan and Sinestro, who was then still a Green Lantern. William then claims the cosmic divining rod as his own.
If you haven't read Blackest Night yet, what is wrong with you? Do you love zombies? Do you love DC Comics? Do you want to see some of your favorite DC characters zombified? If so, go and pick up the Blackest Night comics right now. Trust me, it's definitely worth your while. DC has the unique opportunity to kill some of their most important characters, like Batman and Superman, then resurrect them as Black Lanterns in Green Lantern. How awesome would it be to see Green Lantern go up against a zombified Batman? Now that's a movie I wouldn't be able to wait until 2020 for! I really want to see this happen right now, but it probably never will...
Appearance: 40% chance
Appearance: 30% chance
Appearance: 15% chance
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