Post by Hal Jordan on Sept 13, 2020 10:47:31 GMT -5
Full Name: Harold "Hal" Jordan
Codename: Green Lantern
Age: Early/Middish 30s
Marital Status: Single
Affiliation: Green Lantern Corps., Justice League
Energy Construct Creation - Through willpower and the Oan energy that makes up his power ring, Hal can create constructs from thought and willpower alone. A lantern's constructs take on the imagination of the wearer, so no two constructs are the same. Hal is a pretty simple person, though, and sticks to things like giant hands, baseball bats, etc.
Energy Projection - Through willpower and the Oan energy that makes up his power ring, Hal can use the ring to project a beam of pure energy that hits with an concussive blast. Due to his own stubborn nature and willpower, Hal's projections had been strong enough to stagger the likes of Superman.
Enhanced Senses - Hal's ring can act like a sensor capable of performing complex scans for trace elements of chemicals, radiation, or other materials down to a molecular level. Additionally, the ring can act as sonar and radar.
Flight - Hal is capable of flying at speeds up to Mach 10 in Earths' atmosphere, 80% lightspeed in space, and up to twice the speed of sound whilst towing an individual/item.
Interstellar Travel - Hal's ring produces a forcefield around him that protects him from radiation, extreme temperature, decompression, and removes the need for him to breathe in oxygen allowing him to fly freely in space without the need of a spacecraft.
Enhanced Strength/Durability - The aforementioned forcefield also greatly enhances Hal's durability/strength to where he can easily lift and move up to 100 tons. Whilst not on the same level of Superman, his strength and durability still exceeds those of a human male who participates in rigorous training and exercise such as Batman.
Universal Translator - The ring's database filters all spoken language that Hal hears into English as well as filters Hal's own speech so that the other person hears their tongue in response. At this time, the ring is able to translate all known languages.
Aviation - Hal is an expert level pilot that is said to be greater than his father. Though reckless with his planes, Hal's instincts and reflexes make him unrivaled in the cockpit.
Indomitable Will - Hal Jordan's willpower is said to be the greatest in the universe. As a Green Lantern, Hal's power is only hindered by his own determination, will to live, and imagination. This grit has seen him stand toe-to-toe with impossible odds and walk away to tell the tale.
Leadership - Hal Jordan is a natural born leader who has led squads of Green Lanterns and even the entire Corps itself at a time despite being a loner at heart. Hal is described as having a cult of personality where people gravitate towards him due to his accomplishments in the Corps and JLA.
Hand-to-Hand Fighting - Hal has years of experience fighting in hand-to-hand combat as well as enduring military training from expert combat arts specialists Kilowog and Sinestro.
Mechanical Engineering - As a pilot, Hal has a working knowledge of engines and similar mechanical systems.
Green Lantern ring - The symbol and badge of a Green Lantern. It is the root of all of Hal's abilities. All Lanterns are assigned one and once their service ends, by either death or dismissal, the ring leaves the wearer in search of a worthy replacement.
Green Lantern power battery - The Green Lantern power ring requires charging after a prolonged period of time.
Yellow Impurity - Green Lanterns have an inability to affect things that are part of the yellow emotional spectrum of fear. If Green Lanterns can accept fear into their hearts, they can overcome the impurity however.
Speed Force - Strong vibrational frequencies have been known to impact the ring's ability to create constructs and their effectiveness.
Dependent on Will - Since the ring is powered by force of will, moments of doubt, despair, and depression can impact the effectiveness of the ring.
Battery Power - Since the ring requires recharging, once the power level reaches 0% the ring will stop working until it is recharged leaving the user unarmed and vulnerable.
Only Human - Without the Lantern ring, Hal Jordan is a human man who is susceptible to being killed by bullets, stab wounds, extreme temperature/exposure, asphyxiations, and more.
Reckless - Hal Jordan has always been a fly by the seat of his pants type person. This plus his stubborn streak can often put Hal in ugly situations that he seemingly has to fight his way back out of.
Before the Ring:
Hal Jordan was born the middle son of Martin and Jessica Jordan in Coast City. As a child, Hal idolized his father who was a test pilot at Ferris Aircraft and, unfortunately, had to live his greatest fear as he watched his father die in a tragic crash. Against his mother's wishes, Hal chose to follow in his father's footsteps by joining the Air Force when he became eligible and then, eventually, finding his way to Ferris Aircraft.
Abin Sur & Partnering with Sinestro:
During this time, Hal witnessed an alien spacecraft crashing into the Californian desert. When Hal went to investigate, he met the dying Abin Sur who was a member of the intergalatic police force the Green Lanterns. After dying, Sur's ring chose Hal as its replacement due to his ability to fly like his father despite witnessing his death. With the ring, Hal learned what being a Green Lantern meant and accepted his role as the protector of Space Sector 2814.
As such, Hal was called to Oa to be properly inducted to the Green Lantern Corps as well as go through proper training. To Hal's surprise, he learned there were thousands of Green Lanterns spread across the entire universe and received his first assignments from, the heads of the Corps, the mysterious Guardians. Hal made quick friends with the stern but fair Kilowag and was accepted under the wing of the Corps' greatest Green Lantern - Sinestro. Though the lessons he learned were crucial to his development in the role of GL, he also witnessed first hand the abuse that Sinestro subjected over people with his power. Hal reported Sinestro to the Guardians and, after a successful battle with his former mentor, Sinestro was stripped of his duties and banished to the Anti-Matter Universe.
Earth's Green Lantern & the Justice League:
After it was determined that Hal's training was complete, he returned to Earth to resume his duties stationed at Sector 2814. Hal also resumed his civilian identity by working with Ferris Aircraft and forming a "will they/won't they" relationship with the new owner Carol Ferris. Hal would go on to have many other short-lived relationships and short-lived career choices as time went by.
One thing that stayed constant were his duties as a Green Lantern. Not only did he contend with the likes of Evil Star, Star Sapphire (a transferred Carol Ferris), and a returning Sinestro, but there were many intergalatic threats that brought him into direct contact with other metahumans on the planet. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Flash, and Aquaman and many more would partner up with Hal in various incarnations of the Justice League where Green Lantern's will-based powers and access to the Guardian's database of alien history and knowledge made him a valued asset. Hal also formed lifelong friendships with Barry Allen aka the Flash as well as with Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow.
Additionally, as time went on, Hal became regarded as one of the senior Green Lanterns would would frequently be called away from Sector 2814 to engage in important cases or crises by the Guardians. While a loyal Green Lantern, Hal would often find himself questioning the wisdom of the Guardians which would put him at odds with the group.
Emerald Twilight & Parallax:
Tragedy struck Hal Jordan on a personal level more than once. Whether it was failed relationships, personal shortcomings, or being at odds with his contemporaries, nothing came close to the tragedy of what happened to his native Coast City. While away from the planet, intergalatic threats and monsters Mongul and Cyborg Superman laid waste to Coast City resulting in a loss of 7 million lives. When Hal returned and found there was nothing there but a crater, he flew into a rage and beat Mongul in hand to hand combat. That, however, did not undo what had happened to his home and all of the family and friends he lost as a result of it.
For the first time since the death of his father, Hal Jordan became susceptible to fear and the greatest secret the Guardian never spoke of came to find Hal in his lowest moments. The yellow impurity inside of all Green Lantern rings was not some sort of a programming error but, in reality, was an imprisoned, ancient monster called Parallax. Parallax, the embodiment of fear that gave the yellow piece of the emotional spectrum its power, latched on to Hal and began influencing his actions.
Hal began to act irrationally. He used his ring to recreate Coast City and began to speak to power constructs that looked and sounded like his friend and family. The Guardians recalled him to Oa, intent on punishing him for using the ring for personal gain, and Hal Jordan snapped completely. He battled and defeated several of the Corps' greatest warriors and took their rings after each fight. He touched down on Oa, killing his old friend Kilowag and his enemy Sinestro who had been freed by the Guardians as a last line of defense and he killed the two of them as well. With no one left to stop him, Hal absorbed the energy of the great Green Lantern power battery and killed the Guardians... as well as killing the entire Green Lantern Corp.
Hal Jordan wasn't a Green Lantern anymore. Now he was simply Parallax - one of the greatest threats the universe had ever known.
As Parallax, Hal Jordan did battle against many of his old friends and teammates in the Justice League as well as the new Green Lantern - Kyle Rayner. Hal's main focus, however, was set on one thing - fixing everything that he thought had gone wrong. He wanted to restore Coast City. He wanted to bring back the friends who had died not just in Coast City but everywhere. He had the entire power of the Green Lantern Corps inside of him but he needed more. He was a man possessed by a drive to fix the universe as well as a man possessed by an ancient creature driven by the desire to instill fear across the galaxy.
In a moment of clarity, however, Hal recognized the pain that he had caused and sacrificed himself to stop an inter-terrestial being called the Sun-Eater. Using all of the powers he had accrued through death and murder, Hal Jordan reignited the Earth's sun and died the hero he had always been.
That wasn't the end of Hal Jordan, however.
When the spirit of God's vengeance was in need of a host and demonic forces were at play attempting to take it, the Spectre chose Hal to be it's new host as it could sense Jordan's desire to redeem himself from the actions of he did as Parallax. As the Spectre, it was Hal's responsibility to seek out the damned and punish them for their actions. The ever stubborn Jordan, though, attempted to bend the will of the Spectre to seek out those in need of redemption and aid them. The two sides of his being would clash frequently until, reluctantly, Jordan accepted his role as an agent for vengeance.
Rebirth and the War of Light:
The Spectre revealed to Hal that there were other reasons why he had been chosen as a candidate to be its host. Hal learned from the Spectre the truth about Parallax and the yellow impurity and that it was Sinestro that had led the creature to him as a host. After a brief power struggle, Hal was able to separate his soul from both the Spectre and Parallax. Ganthet one of the few remaining Guardian, directed Hal's soul back to his body where he was reborn again. Teaming up with fellow Sector 2814 Lanterns Jon Stewart, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, and a reborn Kilowog the reborn Green Lantern Corps were able to defeat Sinestro and imprison Parallax back inside the Central Green Lantern Battery.
As the quartet went about restoring the Green Lantern Corps, they soon encountered new Corps devoted to the other emotional spectrums: The yellow Sinestro Corps (fear), the Red Lantern Corps (rage), the Blue Lantern Corps (hope), the Star Sapphires (love), the Indigo Tribe (compassion), and the lone Orange Lantern Larfleeze (greed). With each encounter, Hal found himself being drawn and/or vulnerable to the other lights and spent time wearing rings for most of the other Corps. These Corps either became friends, enemies, or uneasy alliances.
There is a lot of lore in the Green Lantern Corps but one prophecy that people spoke of no one ever thought could/would come true: the Blackest Night. Powered by Nekron and the Black Hand, the Black Lantern Corps assaulted the living using the resurrected bodies of friends and enemies alike as hosts. Hal and the Flash are pursued by Black Lantern rings due to being resurrected heroes in their own right. Along the way, they battle their own personal demons over the deaths and how they were remembered before learning two crucial elements: Nekron is the being who facilitated every hero and villains' resurrections and the embodiment of all life in the univerise didn't originate on Oa like the Guardians told them but on Earth. Teaming up and deputizing others into temporary members of the various corps, Nekron and the Black Lanterns were defeated.
The best part of being a Green Lantern?
Not having to be tied down to any one place in particular.
Sector 2814 was a pretty big place and he could hop from planet to planet without a concern. No bills. No dead end jobs. No judgmental family members who want to know why he's still not done anything with his life. No ex-girlfriends... that one was particularly good. Nope, all he had to do was serve and protect. Being a Green Lantern gave his life some meaning and direction. He felt like he was honestly making a difference in the worlds that he was called to and that feeling was amazing. Hal Jordan had never been great at much growing up. Average student. Okay athlete. Terrible boyfriend. Decent son. As a test pilot though? He couldn't be beat. Nothing was quite like being up in the sky. All of that open sky... all of that freedom. He'd stay up there all day if he could. It was the ground that had all the problems and the ground that kept him from feeling like he'd ever amount to anything.
Sure, the work was dangerous and, sure, his father had died when he was kid doing the same job... but he couldn't let fear of death keep him grounded. It was that bull-headed bravery that led Abin Sur to him and the ring on his finger. Who would have thought that being a stubborn, meathead would actually turn out to be a good thing for once? Take that, Carol!
*Lantern Jordan. We are receiving reports of an influx of tachyon radiation coming from an uninhabited planet in your sector. Please investigate and report your findings.*
The Guardians spoke through his ring like a police dispatcher. With Jessica and Kyle on Earth, and Simon, John, and Guy back on Oa, he was free to stay in space and monitor the sector proper. It wasn't that he hated Earth. Quite the opposite, he loved his home planet with all his heart... he just never felt like he belonged there. He was probably the only "hero" who didn't see themselves that way. In his eyes, Green Lantern was a cop and he did his job the same as any other officer of the law did. There was no need to celebrate him for doing the right thing. Plus, despite being a member of the Justice League and having friends like Barry and Ollie, there were still some in the hero community that either reminded him of bad times in his life or just plain out annoyed him.
Booster Gold? Ugh. Hate that guy.
"On my way."
Hal asked his ring mentally what the co-ordinates were for the planet in question. The ring received the co-ordinates from the Guardians and charted a course for him to arrive momentarily. Tachyon radiation meant one person - Krona. Krona was a former Guardian who became obsessed with observing the beginnings of the universe until he let that curiosity get the better of him and lead him down dark paths. No wonder the Guardians wanted him on this immediately. The Guardians were perfectionists by nature and Krona, along with the Manhunters, were blemishes on their reputations. If Krona was around, they would expect Hal to investigate the area, deduce what happened, piece together a plan of attack, and execute it perfectly. They were strict and hard to work with at times - but the Guardians of Oa were just as dedicated to protecting the universe as he was.
Hal approached the planet and entered the atmosphere, telling his ring to act as a geiger counter and point him towards the source of the radiation. He also used the ring to create a layer of energy around him to act as a shield. Tachyon energy was tricky. It could either blast you into the past or future, or make you younger or older. It was best to be cautious as he flew above the surface of the planet.
The planet itself was uninhabited and for good reason. At first he had thought it was entirely made out of water. The pitch dark water below him churned with the strong wind that swept the atmosphere of the planet. If it weren't for his ring's built in fail-safes, there was no telling if he'd even be able to breathe in this mess. Low and behold, however, the ring was pointing him to a small, man-made island that hovered above the surface of the water. It would have been undetectable from space and looked only large enough to support a small, squared off hut. The ring hadn't detected any life signs on the island but it also wouldn't have detected artificial intelligence.
"This is Lantern Jordan reporting."
*Report, Lantern Jordan.*
"I've found a small man-made structure near the planet's surface. No organic material detected but I'll be approaching cautiously."
*As you were, Lantern Jordan.*
Hal glided over to the island, carefully landing and performed a second scan, this time focusing on mechanical lifeforms as well. Nothing. The place was deserted it seems. The radiation was at it's strongest here, however, and he could see rust forming on the island as it aged at an accelerated rate. The ring guided him to the small hut where a metallic pyramid sat on a pedestal. The room itself was filled with a small cot to sleep in, empty containers of food rations, and the walls were lined with computer equipment. The pyramid itself, however, was the central point of the tachyon radiation. Hal could sense that it was unstable just standing near it.
"This is Lantern Jordan. The hut contained computer equipment, an unknown device of some kind, and signs that someone was here. If I had to assume as to when, I'm guessing at most 48 hours ago. I'm going to seal the device up using the ring and will bring it back to Oa for analysis."
*Excellent work, Lantern Jordan.*
Hal formed a bubble around the pyramid and lifted it off of the pedestal - however that is when he noticed the powdered bone fragments on the ground near it. He asked his ring to analyze it for a DNA match to Krona but no such luck. The ring was able to determine that the deceased had previously been of the planet Talok IV. He took a scan of the DNA to retain as well. With any luck, Oa would have the resources to find a match. Whoever this person was, though, they found out the hard way that there were consequences of manipulating time.
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