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"We have entrusted each Green Lantern with a great power. A power which all have used wisely... all, but one."

Sinestro was a former member of the Green Lantern Corps and later became their greatest enemy.


Deemed unfit to wield the power of a Green Lantern by the Guardians of the Universe, Sinestro was brought down by his fellow Green Lanterns, including John Stewart, and stripped of his power ring.[2] At some point, Sinestro obtained his own yellow power ring that was as every bit as formidable as a Green Lantern's power ring, making him more dangerous than ever and a deadly threat to every Green Lantern in the universe. Swearing a blood oath of revenge and vowing to destroy the Green Lantern Corps,[3] Sinestro began hunting Green Lanterns and collecting their rings.[2]

Sinestro dispatched Abin Sur, but was defeated by his successor, Kyle Rayner and Superman.[1]

Later recruited into Grodd's Secret Society in a plot to destroy the Justice League, Sinestro was defeated once more.[3]

After that, Sinestro attempted his most ambitious revenge scheme, when he impersonated John Stewart to discredit him as a criminal. A weakened Stewart was nearly imprisoned as a result and was only able to defeat Sinestro and clear his name with Static's assistance.[2]

Sinestro later joined the Legion of Doom, notably taking part in a train robbery with Doctor Polaris, Tala, and Lex Luthor.[4]

When the Society split between loyalty to Grodd, the original leader, and Luthor, his usurper, Sinestro sided with Luthor. Surviving the battle between both sides, Sinestro saved the lives of his allies by shielding them when a newly resurrected Darkseid destroyed the Society's ship. Putting aside his feud with Green Lantern and the Justice League, Sinestro helped fight back Darkseid's forces, taking on Parademons in Tokyo. In the aftermath, Sinestro and the other surviving members of the Society were given a five-minute head-start to run in "consideration" of their help defending the Earth.[5]

Powers and abilities[]

Sinestro has the same powers and abilities as members of the Green Lantern Corps thanks to his yellow power ring. With his ring, he can fly, travel through space, project energy, use a force field, and generate yellow energy constructs.

Background information[]

  • In DC comics, Sinestro was once the Green Lantern of Sector 1417, often regarded as the greatest Lantern in the history of the Corps. When the Guardians assigned him to train Hal Jordan, he discovered that Sinestro used his power ring to bring peace to Korugar by installing himself as a dictator. The Guardians stripped him of his ring and banished him to Qward, but the Weaponers of Qward gave him a yellow Power ring and allowed him to return to his universe, where he became the archenemy of the Corps and Hal Jordan, who many now believed to be the greatest Lantern in the History of the Corps.
  • Starting from 2006-2007, the character was reinvented by writer Geoff Johns, most notably with the comic saga Sinestro Corps War, where Sinestro is depicted as the leader of his own army dubbed "The Sinestro Corps." Furthermore, his default black and blue look was replaced with a yellow and black suit, matching his yellow power ring.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bader, Hilary J. (writer) & Lukic, Butch (director) (February 6, 1999). "In Brightest Day...". Superman: The Animated Series. Season 3. Episode 7 (airdate). Episode 47 (production). Kids WB!.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Semper Jr., John, (writer) & Berkowitz, Stan (teleplay) & Drost, Chuck (director) (February 7, 2004). "Fallen Hero". Static Shock. Season 4. Episode 4 (airdate). Episode 43 (production). Kids WB!.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Justice League, "Secret Society"
  4. McDuffie, Dwayne (story) & Wayne, Matt (teleplay) & Riba, Dan (director) (March 4, 2006). "The Great Brain Robbery". Justice League Unlimited. Season 2. Episode 8 (airdate). Episode 34 (production). Cartoon Network.
  5. McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (May 13, 2006). "Destroyer". Justice League Unlimited. Season 2. Episode 13 (airdate). Episode 39 (production). Cartoon Network.

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