#ComicBytes: History of all the Lantern Corps in DC

Rashi Bhattacharyya
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#ComicBytes: History of all the Lantern Corps in DC
#ComicBytes: History of all the Lantern Corps in DC

11 Nov 2020: #ComicBytes: History of all the Lantern Corps in DC

With the dawn of the universe, seven different entities emerged, each representing different emotions.

The famous Green Lantern Corps came into existence because of the entity Ion, representing willpower.

But, they are not the only ones.

Since we have previously discussed the history of the Green Lantern Corps, today we will focus on the other Lantern Corps, who have different oaths and motives.

Sinestro Corps: Sinestro Corps or Yellow Lanterns represent the emotion of fear

Created by former Green Lantern Thaal Sinestro, Sinestro Corps or Yellow Lanterns are the arch-rivals of Green Lantern Corps.

Their power rings are fueled by fear, their home planet is Qward, and their representative entity is Parallax.

Oath: "In blackest day, in brightest night, Beware your fears made into light. Let those who try to stop what's right, Burn like my power... Sinestro's might!"

Star Sapphires: The Star Sapphire Corps represent love, and the color violet

The Star Sapphires are currently the allies of Green Lantern.

Their color is violet, their power rings are charged with love, their home is the planet Zamaron, and their representative entity is the Predator.

Oath: "For hearts long lost and full of fright, For those alone in blackest night. Accept our ring and join our fight, Love conquers all -- with violet light!"

Red Lanterns: The Red Lanterns channel rage to fight the Green Lanterns

The Red Lanterns were created by Atrocitus, and are the sworn enemies of the Green Lanterns.

Their power rings channel rage, their home planet is Ysmault, and their representative entity is the Butcher

Red Lantern Corps Oath: "With blood and rage of crimson red, Ripped from a corpse so freshly dead, Together with our hellish hate, We'll burn you all, that is your fate!"

Orange Lanterns: Orange Lantern Corps channel avarice or greed

Another known enemies of the Green Lanterns are the Orange Lanterns.

Led by their leader Larfleeze (also known as Agent Orange), their power rings channel the emotion 'avarice' (greed). Also, their base is on the planet Okaara, and their representative entity is Ophidian.

Oath: "What's mine is mine and mine and mine. And mine and mine and mine -- Not yours!"

Blue Lanterns: Blue Lanterns are the literal beacon of hope

The Blue Lanterns are allies of Green Lanterns.

Their power rings are charged by hope, their home is the planet Odym, and their representative entity is Adara.

Blue Lantern Corps Oath: "In fearful day, in raging night, with strong hearts full, our souls ignite. When all seems lost in the War of Light, look to the stars -- for hope burns bright!"

Indigo Tribe: The Indigo Tribe channels the emotion of compassion

The Indigos are a tribe of wanderers, and allies of the Green Lantern Corps.

Their power rings channel compassion, their home is on the planet Nok, and their representative entity is Proselyte.

Oath (Indigo Tribe language is untranslatable by other beings): "Tor lorek san, bor nakka mur, Natromo faan tornek wot ur. Ter Lantern ker lo Abin Sur, Taan lek lek nok--Formorrow Sur!"

Black Lanterns: The Black Lanterns are the sinister representation of death

The Black Lanterns are the enemies of Green Lanterns, and are led by Black Hand.

They are fueled by death, their representative entity is Nekron, and their home planet is Ryut in Sector 666.

Oath: "The Blackest Night falls from the skies, The darkness grows as all light dies. We crave your hearts and your demise, By my black hand, the dead shall rise!"

White Lanterns: White Lanterns can bring life to the universe

When Hal Jordan merged with the Entity of Life during the Blackest Night and became the White Lantern, he resurrected several superheroes to defeat Black Hand. These Corps were disbanded afterwards.

Oath: "In brightest day, in brightest night let my ring shine the brightest light. When evil comes, I will join the fight. The power of the white lanterns is the strongest might!"