Ganthet is a male character that features in Green Lantern.
At some unknown earlier point, Ganthet made use of a time viewer in order to witness the origin of his species. Unlike Krona, the Maltusians renegade who had thousands of years earlier attempted to do the same, Ganthet used a yellow reflective mirror to witness the dawn of creation without introducing entropy into the universe. Thus, he learnt the truth of his ancestors savage beginnings and that his people orchestrated the great lie that they were always all powerful. The act had driven Ganthet insane for a time until he managed to recover himself. (Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale v1 #1)
He later came to Earth in order to recruit Hal Jordan to help save an entire race. (Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale v1 #1)
During the emergence of Fernus the Burning, John Stewart was badly wounded in an encounter with the Burning Martian. Green Lantern was then transported to Oa where Ganthet conducted surgery to save him. (JLA v1 #86)
He decided to resign himself from the Guardian's council and inducted himself as a officer of the Green Lantern Corps. This saw him forge his own Power Ring with Ganthet being assigned to patrol Space Sector 0 which was the location of Oa. (Green Lantern Corps v2 #48)
Upon Sinestro's re-admission as a Green Lantern, Ganthet did not agree with the decision of his kin at letting him return to the Corps. For his outburst, the Guardians decided that they would no longer tolerate his dissent and used a combined mental assault on his mind to change his mind-set to match their goals. (Green Lantern v5 #1)
In the aftermath, Ganthet and Sayd lived a life in exile on the planet Nok in Space Sector 2814. Their departure from the affairs of the universe was broken when a Green Lantern Power Ring forged by Hal Jordan arrived seeking its wielder with Ganthet impressed with the human at the achievement. (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps v1 #9)
Personality and attributes
He often stated that he did not joke and that there was only one joke which was his own existence. This was not a snipe at his own being but rather the fact of his peoples distortion of history and their complicity in introducing evil into the universe which Ganthet felt was a great cosmic joke. (Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale v1 #1)
Powers and abilities
Similar to the rest of his race, he had a lifespan that measured in billions of years. (Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale v1 #1)
As a Guardian, he was a source of energy that was used by the Power Rings and was able to automatically repower them. (Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale v1 #1) Such was his power that he could crack a planet with a thought. (Green Lantern: Rebirth v1 #3)
His body held a number of devices that were used to enhance his natural abilities with these tiny instruments allowing them to fully control their natural psychic abilities. Ganthet's knowledge was vast that allowed him to create advanced devices such as time-viewers allowing him to witness the origin of the universe. (Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale v1 #1)
- Ganthet was created by Larry Niven and John Byrne where he made his first appearance in Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale (1992).
- In Injustice: Gods Among Us prequel comics, an alternate version of Ganthet was shown in a universe where Superman was driven into tyranny following his intentional killing of Lois Lane. As a result, Supermam killed the Joker and formed the Regime that took over the planet that he placed under his harsh rule. His activities drew the attention of Ganthet and the Guardians of the Universe that Superman had begun to rule through fear. As a result, Ganthet came to Earth to ask Superman to stop but the Man of Steel refused and became enraged when he learnt that the Oans had allowed Krypton's destruction by not intervening to save it. Green Lantern Hal Jordan sided with Superman and claimed about the good they were doing to save the Earth but Ganthet saw only tyranny. Thus, he had the Green Lantern Corps arrest Hal Jordan whilst a move was made to take Superman into custody to stand trial for his actions. Ultimately, Hal Jordan opposed the Green Lanterns by fighting them with Ganthet stripping him of his power ring forcing him to become a Yellow Lantern in the Sinestro Corps. Ganthet battled Superman where he badly wounded him only for the Kryptonian to return empowered with a yellow power ring. Drawing upon the collective fear on Earth, he managed to overwhelm Ganthet who he smashed into Mogo whereupon he threw the pair into the sun killing both of them.
- In Green Lantern/Star Trek: The Spectrum War (2015), an alternate version of Ganthet appeared in the cross-over between the two franchises. A different version of the Blackest Night was shown whereby the universe lost its war against Nekron. As a last act, Ganthet activated the Last Light protocol that involved gathering a power ring from each part of the Emotional Spectrum and using them to open a doorway to another universe. This act also took a Lantern from each of the different Corps along with the shift to the other universe. However, the act killed Ganthet leaving his skeletal remains on a barren world that was visited by the U.S.S. Enterprise who recovered his remains.
In other media
- In Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Ganthet made an appearance in the cartoon where he was voiced by actor Ian Abercrombie.
- In Green Lantern: First Flight, Ganthet appeared in the animated film where he was voiced by actor Larry Drake.
- In Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Ganthet appeared in the animated anthology film where he was voiced by actor Michael Jackson.
- In Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Ganthet appeared in the fighting video game where he was voiced by Michael McConnohie.
- In Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Ganthet appeared in the video game tie-in to the live-action film where he was voiced by actor Michael Jackson.
- In Injustice 2, Ganthet was mentioned in dialogue in the fighting video game.
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