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One of his plots was using the Qwardians to abduct the thousands of inhabitants of '''Valdale''' on Earth before similarly abducting Hal Jordan to the Anti-Matter Universe. Jordan was encased in a yellow sphere until his Power Ring had run out of charge but the Green Lantern tricked them into thinking it was without energy. He then proceeded with defeating the Qwardians and trapped Sinestro in a green sphere of energy on Qward before returning back to Earth. (Green Lantern v1 #7) Though trapped, Sinestro was prepared and after the Green Lantern had left he pulled out his newly forged yellow Power Ring that drained green energy. With it, he freed himself and embarked on his next plot against the Green Lantern of Earth. Disguised as a human, he followed the Green Lantern and every moment he used his Power Ring then Sinestro used his own yellow ring to drain its energy to power it. He intended to charge his ring to ultra-high potency as he intended to replace Hal Jordan in a meeting he had with his fellow Green lanterns and use that as an opportunity to directly attack the Guardians. (After ambushing Jordan, he trapped him in a yellow construct cage before altering his appearance into the Green Lantern to meet at the rendezvous planet '''Yquem''' for the scheduled meeting. Once there, he crafted an illusion of an enemy to get the Green Lanterns to use their ring energy where he absorbed it into his yellow ring after which he departed Yquem but left a cloud of yellow energy to prevent pursuit. With the added power from the conference, he journeyed to Oa where he broke through the Guardians defences but before he could confront his foes he was challenged by Hal Jordan who had freed himself. The pair battled and Sinestro was defeated where the Guardians exiled him in a construct that launched him into space on a journey across the universe with this serving as his prison. (Green Lantern v1 #9)
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One of his plots was using the Qwardians to abduct the thousands of inhabitants of '''Valdale''' on Earth before similarly abducting Hal Jordan to the Anti-Matter Universe. Jordan was encased in a yellow sphere until his Power Ring had run out of charge but the Green Lantern tricked them into thinking it was without energy. He then proceeded with defeating the Qwardians and trapped Sinestro in a green sphere of energy on Qward before returning back to Earth. (Green Lantern v2 #7) Though trapped, Sinestro was prepared and after the Green Lantern had left he pulled out his newly forged yellow Power Ring that drained green energy. With it, he freed himself and embarked on his next plot against the Green Lantern of Earth. Disguised as a human, he followed the Green Lantern and every moment he used his Power Ring then Sinestro used his own yellow ring to drain its energy to power it. He intended to charge his ring to ultra-high potency as he intended to replace Hal Jordan in a meeting he had with his fellow Green lanterns and use that as an opportunity to directly attack the Guardians. After ambushing Jordan, he trapped him in a yellow construct cage before altering his appearance into the Green Lantern to meet at the rendezvous planet '''Yquem''' for the scheduled meeting. Once there, he crafted an illusion of an enemy to get the Green Lanterns to use their ring energy where he absorbed it into his yellow ring after which he departed Yquem but left a cloud of yellow energy to prevent pursuit. With the added power from the conference, he journeyed to Oa where he broke through the Guardians defences but before he could confront his foes he was challenged by Hal Jordan who had freed himself. The pair battled and Sinestro was defeated where the Guardians exiled him in a construct that launched him into space on a journey across the universe with this serving as his prison. (Green Lantern v2 #9)
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As the renegade Jordan headed to Oa, the Guardians in desperation felt that the only one to defeat their fallen champion was another renegade. Thus, they freed Sinestro from the Central Power Battery and equipped him with a Power Ring so that he could defeat his former protégé. On arrival, Jordan and Sinestro battled one another with the Korugarian surprised at the extent Hal was willing to go to achieve his goal. This was to the point that he did not believe Jordan would kill him but Hal ultimately broke the neck of Sinestro thus seemingly killing him. He then murdered Kilowog and then stole the energy from the Central Power Battery thus slaying most of the Guardians of the Universe as he became Parallax. (Green Lantern v3 #50)
  
 
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[[File:GreenLantern2011SinestroPoster.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Sinestro in Green Lantern.]]
 
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*In Challenge of the Super Friends, Sinestro appeared in the setting of the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Vic Perrin.
 
*In the DC Animated Universe, Sinestro made a number of appearances in the shared continuity setting.
 
*In the DC Animated Universe, Sinestro made a number of appearances in the shared continuity setting.
 
**In Superman: The Animated Series, Sinestro appeared as a villain in the episode "In Brightest Day..." where he was voiced by actor Ted Levine. It was revealed that he was once a Green Lantern but expelled due to his villainous motivations but he managed to acquire a yellow Power Ring by unknown means. This saw him murdering Green Lanterns and claiming their Power Rings to empower himself further. Among his victims was Abin Sur who crashed on Earth and was fatally wounded. However, before he could get the ring, Abin Sur had dispatched it to find a successor. Sinestro battled Superman as he sought to claim the Power Ring from its new wielder Kyle Rayner.
 
**In Superman: The Animated Series, Sinestro appeared as a villain in the episode "In Brightest Day..." where he was voiced by actor Ted Levine. It was revealed that he was once a Green Lantern but expelled due to his villainous motivations but he managed to acquire a yellow Power Ring by unknown means. This saw him murdering Green Lanterns and claiming their Power Rings to empower himself further. Among his victims was Abin Sur who crashed on Earth and was fatally wounded. However, before he could get the ring, Abin Sur had dispatched it to find a successor. Sinestro battled Superman as he sought to claim the Power Ring from its new wielder Kyle Rayner.
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Latest revision as of 10:26, 8 November 2019

Sinestro in Sinestro v1 #1.

Sinestro is a male comic supervillain that features in DC Comics.

Contents

Biography

Origin

Hal Jordan vs. Sinestro in Green Lantern v2 #9.

He later began to operate as an archaeologist where he cared for the history of his world. Thaal became obsessed with discovering the past thinking that this would reveal the future. It was during one such day that a Green Lantern ship crashed on his world. The Green Lantern Corpsmen inside was wounded and being pursued by one of he feared Weaponers of Qward. The Green Lantern bestowed his Power Ring on Sinestro which he managed to defeat the Weaponer. However, instead of returning the ring to the Green Lantern, he allowed the Corpsmen to die and became the Power Ring's new wielder whereupon he joined the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps. After being taken to Oa, he was inducted into the Corps with Abin Sur serving as his teacher. (Green Lantern v5 #23.4)

Thus, the individual from Korugar was chosen to become the Green Lantern of Sector 1417 with him combating evil on his own planet. In time, a subtle change began to affect the Korugaran where he used his ring's unlimited power to build a great headquarters for himself that eclipsed any building on his world. From there, he dispensed justice in strange with him being met by supplicants and he became dissatisfied in this role. One day, a supplicant challenged him and called him power-mad with the angry Korugaran striking the person unconscious with a power beam whereupon he dissolved the planetary high council and placed himself in command. (Green Lantern v1 #7)

He was brought before the Guardians who concluded that Sinestro had abused his position and stripped him of both ring and battery. They then sentenced him by banishing him to the Anti-Matter Universe to the planet Qward where evil flourished. Whilst there, he used his fiery energy to contact the Weaponers of Qward who ruled their universe and became master of their world where he directed their efforts in the defeat of the Guardians as well as the Green Lanterns. (Green Lantern v1 #7)

Renegade

One of his plots was using the Qwardians to abduct the thousands of inhabitants of Valdale on Earth before similarly abducting Hal Jordan to the Anti-Matter Universe. Jordan was encased in a yellow sphere until his Power Ring had run out of charge but the Green Lantern tricked them into thinking it was without energy. He then proceeded with defeating the Qwardians and trapped Sinestro in a green sphere of energy on Qward before returning back to Earth. (Green Lantern v2 #7) Though trapped, Sinestro was prepared and after the Green Lantern had left he pulled out his newly forged yellow Power Ring that drained green energy. With it, he freed himself and embarked on his next plot against the Green Lantern of Earth. Disguised as a human, he followed the Green Lantern and every moment he used his Power Ring then Sinestro used his own yellow ring to drain its energy to power it. He intended to charge his ring to ultra-high potency as he intended to replace Hal Jordan in a meeting he had with his fellow Green lanterns and use that as an opportunity to directly attack the Guardians. After ambushing Jordan, he trapped him in a yellow construct cage before altering his appearance into the Green Lantern to meet at the rendezvous planet Yquem for the scheduled meeting. Once there, he crafted an illusion of an enemy to get the Green Lanterns to use their ring energy where he absorbed it into his yellow ring after which he departed Yquem but left a cloud of yellow energy to prevent pursuit. With the added power from the conference, he journeyed to Oa where he broke through the Guardians defences but before he could confront his foes he was challenged by Hal Jordan who had freed himself. The pair battled and Sinestro was defeated where the Guardians exiled him in a construct that launched him into space on a journey across the universe with this serving as his prison. (Green Lantern v2 #9)

As the renegade Jordan headed to Oa, the Guardians in desperation felt that the only one to defeat their fallen champion was another renegade. Thus, they freed Sinestro from the Central Power Battery and equipped him with a Power Ring so that he could defeat his former protégé. On arrival, Jordan and Sinestro battled one another with the Korugarian surprised at the extent Hal was willing to go to achieve his goal. This was to the point that he did not believe Jordan would kill him but Hal ultimately broke the neck of Sinestro thus seemingly killing him. He then murdered Kilowog and then stole the energy from the Central Power Battery thus slaying most of the Guardians of the Universe as he became Parallax. (Green Lantern v3 #50)

Sinestro Corps

In the aftermath, he was formally inducted into the Green Lantern Corps by the Guardians who claimed that this was an opportunity for him to redeem himself for his past crimes with him being assigned his Space Sector. Sinestro observed Korugar to find the Sinestro Corps there where they enslaved his people. A Yellow Lantern discovered him forcing Sinestro to kill them and he destroyed the ring before it could report the discovery as he became determined to free his world. (Green Lantern v5 #1) To achieve that end, he went to Earth to recruit Hal Jordan for the task where he deputised him by giving him a ring construct linked to his own. Together, they helped Sinestro kill a Yellow Lantern that had pursued him to Earth intending to eliminate him to claim leadership of his Corps. (Green Lantern v5 #2)

No Justice

He was then recruited into Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom where he had the opportunity to now unlock the hidden half of the Invisible Emotional Spectrum. This allowed him to unlock a new light where he came to head the Ultraviolet Lantern Corps where he forcibly recruited John Stewart to be his first recruit. (Justice League v4 #2)

Overview

Personality and attributes

Wielder of the yellow ring in Green Lantern Corps v2 #56.

The Guardians had determined that he was a worthy wielder of a Power Ring and was absolutely without fear. (Green Lantern v1 #7)

It was believed that he had been infected with virus of power with this and pride becoming his undoing. (Green Lantern v1 #7)

Powers and abilities

Empowered by Parallax in Forever Evil v1 #5.

The yellow ring that he wielded could initially only draw upon the power of a real Power Ring and drained energy from emerald constructs. It was composed of yellow energy as if it was made entirely of the yellow impurities that afflicted the Green Lantern Power Battery. Once done, it was capable of a number of feats such as being able to emit beams of yellow energy. Similar to a green ring, he could create constructs made of yellow energy and also accomplish feats such as altering his appearance to make him appear as an exact replica as another person. The ring was capable of also crafting realistic illusions that were actually constructs that could be used as distractions. (Green Lantern v1 #9)

Notes

  • Sinestro was created by John Broome and Gil Kane where he made his first appearance in Green Lantern v2 #7 (August 1961).
  • On IGN, the character was ranked 15 among the greatest comic villains.
  • Pre-Crisis, the characters origins were different in that he was already a renegade by the time Hal Jordan first encountered him but in Emerald Dawn it was retconned with him being a mentor to Jordan whereupon he was removed from his position as a Green Lantern due to becoming a dictator on his homeworld.

Alternate Versions

  • In Countdown Presents: Lord Havok and the Extremists v1 #3 (2008), an alternate version of Sinestro was shown as being a Green Lantern known as Green Sinestro who joined Monarch's Multiversal army that sought to challenge the Monitors with him accompanying several warriors to attack Tracer of the Extremists.
  • In Flashpoint: Abin Sur - The Green Lantern v1 #1 (2011), an alternate version of Sinestro was shown in the altered timeline event known as Flashpoint. He was shown in this timeline as being still a member of the Green Lantern Corps.
  • In The Green Lantern v1 #12 (2019), Thal Sinestro was an alternate version that was native to the Anti-Verse where everything was opposite with this one was a hero though he considered himself a loveable rogue. He wielded a yellow Power Ring and aided Green Lantern Hal Jordan against the Qwa-Man who was a negative evil version of Jordan. This Sinestro was paid for jobs with the Qwa-Masters paying him to recover the Qwa-Man whilst the Blackstars paid him to lure the Anti-Matter Lantern to an isolated world.

In other media

Television

Sinestro in Green Lantern.
  • In Challenge of the Super Friends, Sinestro appeared in the setting of the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Vic Perrin.
  • In the DC Animated Universe, Sinestro made a number of appearances in the shared continuity setting.
    • In Superman: The Animated Series, Sinestro appeared as a villain in the episode "In Brightest Day..." where he was voiced by actor Ted Levine. It was revealed that he was once a Green Lantern but expelled due to his villainous motivations but he managed to acquire a yellow Power Ring by unknown means. This saw him murdering Green Lanterns and claiming their Power Rings to empower himself further. Among his victims was Abin Sur who crashed on Earth and was fatally wounded. However, before he could get the ring, Abin Sur had dispatched it to find a successor. Sinestro battled Superman as he sought to claim the Power Ring from its new wielder Kyle Rayner.
    • In Static Shock, Sinestro appeared as an antagonist in the animated series in the episode "Fallen Hero" where he was voiced again by actor Ted Levine. He had fought against John Stewart and stole his Power Battery whereupon Sinestro began masquerading as Green Lantern where he began committing various crimes. This attracted the attention of Static leading to a confrontation with the young hero until Stewart arrived where he had Sinestro reveal his true self.
  • In The Batman, the character appeared in the episode "Ring Toss" as a villain where he was voiced by Miguel Ferrer.
  • In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Sinestro appeared a an antagonist in the episode "The Eyes of Despero!" where he was voiced by actor Xander Berkeley. He was shown as being the Green Lantern of Sector 1417 who believed in bringing order. On one mission, he was dispatched to protect a pacifist world from the Warlords of Okaara where he defeated the invaders who surrendered but he instead destroyed their ships. For his actions, he was arrested and detained in a holding cell on Oa where he shared the room with Guy Gardner along with G'Nort who locked himself in when he was providing them food. At the time, the Green Lantern Corps was gone following a confrontation with Despero and Hal Jordan's Power Ring went to Batman. Batman came to Oa where he took Gardner, Sinestro and G'Nort with him to stop Despero. He and the others empowered Batman's suit for the job. When Batman was fighting Despero, the villain mentioned that Sinestro was in jail for destroying the Okaran warships, taking every living being on those ships with them. Sinestro then created a puppet government loyal only to him. He attempted to blow up Mogo, only to be stopped by Gardner. Gardner imprisoned Sinestro in his ring at the end.
  • In Green Lantern: The Animated Series, the character appeared in the episode "Prisoner of Sinestro" where he was voiced by actor Ron Perlman.
  • In Justice League Action, Sinestro appeared in the animated television series in the episode "The Ringer" where he was voiced by actor Darin de Paul.

Films

  • In Green Lantern: First Flight, Sinestro appeared in the animated film where he was voiced by actor Victor Garber.
  • In Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Sinestro appeared in the animated film where he was voiced by actor Jason Isaacs.
  • In Green Lantern, Thaal Sinestro appeared in the 2011 live-action movie where he was portrayed by actor Mark Strong.

Video games

  • In Injustice: Gods Among Us, Sinestro appeared in the story mode and as a playable where he was voiced by actor Troy Baker. An alternate version of the character appeared on a parallel Earth where he was an ally of High Councilor Superman's One Earth Regime. Among his Sinestro Corpsmen was this Earth's version of Hal Jordan who became a Yellow Lantern. Acording to Sinestro, the One Earth Regime was similar to the government that he himself had established on Korugar. He battled the main Earth's version of the Justice League and was later tasked by the High Councilor to get the One Earth Regime forces to prepare for the decimation of their Metropolis and Gotham City. During the final battle, he attacked the main Earth's Superman but was defeated by him and the superhero removed his yellow ring. In the ending sequence, it was shown that this Sinetro and their version of Hal Jordan was taken by the main Green Lantern to Oa to be detained by the Guardians of the Universe for their crimes.
  • In Injustice 2, Sinestro was only referenced in the fighting video game sequel where it was said that he was imprisoned in the Sciencells. In Green Lantern's ending, the cutscenes revealed that he was freed by his Sinestro Corps with Hal Jordan going undercover as a Yellow Lantern to apprehend him again.
  • In Infinite Crisis, Sinestro appeared as one of the Champion Protectors that were playable in the MOBA game where he was voiced by actor Troy Baker.
  • In DC Legends, Sinestro was a playable character in the mobile video game.
  • In DC: Unchained, Sinestro appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.

Appearances

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  • Green Lantern v5:
  • Forever Evil v1:
  • Sinestro v1:
  • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps:
  • Justice League: No Justice:
  • Justice League v4:
  • The Green Lantern v1:

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