I’m sure if anyone has been following my villain lists as of late or are fans of the blog, I’m sure this list wasn’t a huge surprise. Of DC’s huge list of heroes, The Green Lanterns are my second favorites, so let’s talk about there foes, some in fact are huge scaled terrors and this time I have a controversial 7th I feel needs talking about. So, in no particular order, let’s start with…
1. The Manhunters-
Before the Corps and the Guardians decided to harness the green light of willpower, they created the Manhunters to keep order in the universe. They were machines they went hay-wired and started slaying instead being police. Several worlds fell under these mechanical cops gone bad and they still fight the Lanterns that came after. There influence brings us to my next villain…
2. Atrocitus and the Red Lantern Corps-
Atrocitus was a murderous fiend with a bloody grudge against the Green Lantern Corps because the Manhunters paid his world a visit, killing his family and slaying his race. He forged the red ring of Rage, creating his hate fueled Corps. With superior strength, the ability to create red constructs, as well as disperse molten blood from there mouths, the Red Lanterns are a force to be reckoned with, “We’ll burn you all, that is your fate!”
3. Hector Hammond-
Hammond is one of the creepier, underestimated bad guys on this list. This one is obsessed with Hal Jordan and envies him to a psychotic degree but hates him for being the man he can’t ever be. He was exposed to a energy source that grossly mutated him, giving him both telekinetic and telepathic abilities as well as greatly enhancing his intellect. What makes him creepy is the lust he has for Carol Ferris and the the errie thoughts he has running through his giant head.
4. The Black Hand-
William Hand has had a weird life. Sinestro and a cadet Hal Jordan saved him from a pre Red Lantern Atrocitus. His obsession with death lead him down a frankly disturbing path that lead him to kill his family and launch the prophecy of Blackest Night. His arm kills what ever he touches and one of his main weapons is a device that absorbs a lanterns light and fires it back. With his master, Nekron, The Black Hand is the small time villain that almost damned the universe and killed all the light..
5. Sinestro and the Sinestro Corps-
What greater threat to the Green Lantern Corps would there be than one of there own? Arguably the second most powerful Green Lantern of all time, Thal Sinestro learned the power of fear trying to cease a civil war on his home world. He used fear to bring peace, which cost him his ring and had him exiled, where he found the means to forge the gold ring of fear and start his own Corps of the fiercest monsters and killers of the universe to spread fear.
Sinestro controls fear; The Sinestro Corps enforces control through fear. Parallax is fear. He inhabits the bodies of others, causing cataclysmic devastation. After possessing Hal Jordan, with the power of will and fear, he caused nearly destroyed the galaxy and brought the Green lanterns to near extinction. Of all the Green Lanterns have face, none have done more damage than Parallax, except for maybe..
7. The Guardians of the Universe-
Here is the controversial part, folks. The Guardians don’t have direct malcontent: they want to provide peace and order to the universe. But because of them there were the Manhunters who slaughtered millions and created Atrocitus, they hid things like Parallax, Larfleeze, Volthoom as well as neglected the prophecies of Brightest Day and Blackest Night and turned several of there own Lanterns into the Manhunter / Lantern hybrid Alpha Lanterns. In essence, these immortal blue bastards caused more harm than good.
Besides these 7, of course I have to give a shout out to Larfleeze, The Star Sapphires, Dr Polaris, Volthoom, Krona, and Nekron who are badasses but these stuck out more to me personally. May the gaming gods bring you glory.