Who is the greatest green lantern of all time

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Posted by Batmarcus (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Most people say that it's Hal Jordan but I want multiple peoples opinions on this who is the greatest GL of all time?? Here are some options but pick any GL you can think of:  
1. Hal Jordan  
2. John Stewart  
3. Kyle Rayner  
4. Guy Gardner  
5. Sinestro
6. Kilowog  
7. Sodam Yat  
8. Arisia  
9. Boodikka  
10. Mogo  
11. Tomar-Tu  
12.Laira  
13. Ganthet     
14. Tomar-Re     
15. Alan Scott  
16. Jade 

 
Is it any of these beings did I miss your pick tell me who you think is the best GL of all time!!
  

#1 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Hal.

#2 Posted by Billy Batson (58319 posts) - - Show Bio

G'Nort. 

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#3 Edited by Deadcool (6754 posts) - - Show Bio

Alan Scott

 
#4 Posted by Osiris1428 (1347 posts) - - Show Bio

John Stewart's will exceeds his ring. He is the one Green Lantern who came close to recreating an entire solar system. He can make the hard decisions. He was the first human Guardian.  
 
SN: If H.E.A.T. didn't come along and retcon everything that Hal did as Parallax (Killing most of the GL Corp. Hey, remember Hal was the one who allowed fear into his heart so Parallax could get in there in the first place) would any of you still look at Hal as "the best"?

#5 Posted by Samimista (21019 posts) - - Show Bio

John Stewart and Kyle Rayner

#6 Posted by castleking (24119 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to like Hal but started to dislike him then Guy was my man especially knowing that Guy should have been and would have been the 1st Green Lantern on earth if not for urgency and distance something Guy loves reminding Hal Jordan every chance he gets. aside from that Guy Gardner is part of an elite GL unit, it's like comparing a Navy Seal to a soldier.
 
 
personally at the top of the list is:
 
Scott Alan ( the 1st and greatest althought technically not a corps member)
Guy Gardner
Kyle Rayner(although he only became a Lantern by lucky timing and nothing else)
John Stewart( his stories are just bad, they could be a whole lot better)
Hal Jordan(i stop liking him a long time ago)

#7 Posted by JCJQLB (2788 posts) - - Show Bio
 Jade
#8 Posted by castleking (24119 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome depiction of Jade
 

#9 Posted by King Saturn (225118 posts) - - Show Bio
Green Lantern Kilowog 
 
#10 Posted by castleking (24119 posts) - - Show Bio

pffff... what a poozer >_>

#11 Posted by ltbrd (562 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate the statement "the greatest green lantern of all time".........the Corps has been around for thousands of years with millions of members doing who knows what in that history. 
 
A better statement would be "who is the best current lantern" because really that's the only question that matters. Who is the best right now? 
 
If that's the question than the answer is obviously Sinestro (following War of the Green Lanterns). He is hands down the most powerful and tactical of all the Green Lanterns. Yes John Stewart had a huge run and accolades for awhile but in the end Sinestro is the best of the Corps. For one he's been recognized as the best by many. Second he took on the entire Corps singlehandidly for awhile. Third he started his own Corps. Fourth he manipulated the Guardians into adding the new laws. Sixth he conquered the Weaponer of Qawd. The list goes on.
#12 Posted by Billy Batson (58319 posts) - - Show Bio

SODAM YAT 

 

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#13 Posted by Daydream (2793 posts) - - Show Bio

 
Hal Jordan.

#14 Posted by progenitor (7533 posts) - - Show Bio

I gotta go with Hal Jordan.
#15 Posted by progenitor (7533 posts) - - Show Bio
@Osiris1428 said:
John Stewart's will exceeds his ring. He is the one Green Lantern who came close to recreating an entire solar system. He can make the hard decisions. He was the first human Guardian.  
 
SN: If H.E.A.T. didn't come along and retcon everything that Hal did as Parallax (Killing most of the GL Corp. Hey, remember Hal was the one who allowed fear into his heart so Parallax could get in there in the first place) would any of you still look at Hal as "the best"?

I don't think it's necessarily that Hal has pure of heart that gives him his popularity, he's just a great character with his own faults, just as John Stewart's a great character.  Emerald Twilight was a great arc, btw.
#16 Posted by YoungGunna (2439 posts) - - Show Bio
JOHN STEWART 
#17 Posted by Batmarcus (98 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

SODAM YAT 

 

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I really have to disagree here Sodam Yat was a pretty big let down for me I mean he was supposed to be the greatest Lantern ever according to the guardians and Superboy Prime would have killed him if it were not for Guy Gardner and John Stewart
#18 Posted by Dracade102 (8126 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by Batmarcus (98 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite has to be:   
Kyle Rayner:  

I mean he did restart the Corps and bring the guardians back to life also he was the very first being to become ION that we know of anyway
#20 Posted by utotheg38 (18861 posts) - - Show Bio

hal

#21 Posted by Billy Batson (58319 posts) - - Show Bio
@Batmarcus said:
@Billy Batson said:

SODAM YAT 

 

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I really have to disagree here Sodam Yat was a pretty big let down for me I mean he was supposed to be the greatest Lantern ever according to the guardians and Superboy Prime would have killed him if it were not for Guy Gardner and John Stewart

He'll be the greatest GL in the future :p 

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#22 Posted by velle37 (6037 posts) - - Show Bio

Mogo.............. 
#23 Posted by _slim_ (14091 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal.

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#24 Edited by dccomicsrule2011 (26889 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal or Kyle I like them both it is hard to choose.

#25 Posted by Darkseid Elite (8410 posts) - - Show Bio

Sodam Yat and John Stewart.
#26 Posted by Westlife (1798 posts) - - Show Bio

Sinestro 
then Hal 
Then John 
Then Mogo 
Kilowog

#27 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13647 posts) - - Show Bio
@progenitor said:
@Osiris1428 said:
John Stewart's will exceeds his ring. He is the one Green Lantern who came close to recreating an entire solar system. He can make the hard decisions. He was the first human Guardian.  
 
SN: If H.E.A.T. didn't come along and retcon everything that Hal did as Parallax (Killing most of the GL Corp. Hey, remember Hal was the one who allowed fear into his heart so Parallax could get in there in the first place) would any of you still look at Hal as "the best"?
I don't think it's necessarily that Hal has pure of heart that gives him his popularity, he's just a great character with his own faults, just as John Stewart's a great character.  Emerald Twilight was a great arc, btw.

exactly.  and John isnt perfect himself. He did blow up Xanshi, and it wasnt even out of maniacal grief and/or possesion from a the entity of fear.he was  just being an arrogant tool. 
 

Its between hal and kyle for me
#28 Posted by ssejllenrad (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal is the definitive Green Lantern both in and out of comics. But the greatest for me has to be Kyle. His actions at the end of HOG is a pretty much the deciding factor for me.

#29 Posted by Billy Batson (58319 posts) - - Show Bio

Tbh it's Hal but Sodam Yat will be the greatest. 

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#30 Posted by Osiris1428 (1347 posts) - - Show Bio
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@progenitor said:
@Osiris1428 said:
John Stewart's will exceeds his ring. He is the one Green Lantern who came close to recreating an entire solar system. He can make the hard decisions. He was the first human Guardian.  
 
SN: If H.E.A.T. didn't come along and retcon everything that Hal did as Parallax (Killing most of the GL Corp. Hey, remember Hal was the one who allowed fear into his heart so Parallax could get in there in the first place) would any of you still look at Hal as "the best"?
I don't think it's necessarily that Hal has pure of heart that gives him his popularity, he's just a great character with his own faults, just as John Stewart's a great character.  Emerald Twilight was a great arc, btw.
exactly.  and John isn't perfect himself. He did blow up Xanshi, and it wasn't even out of maniacal grief and/or possession from a the entity of fear. He was  just being an arrogant tool.  Its between Hal and Kyle for me
You don't read comics, do you?  
Green Lantern   John Stewart joined the Martian Manhunter in investigating Xanshi where they found the inhabitants stricken with a communicable disease. Stewart decided to venture ahead without J'onn J'onzz as the Anti-Life Equation had begun to manipulate the weather as well as turned it against them. During his investigation, Stewart discovered a   Blink Bomb   in the planet's core which threatened to destroy it and worse was the fact that it was coated in the color yellow. This prevented him from stopping the doomsday device which exploded and devastated Xanshi as well as sending it crashing into its sun thus killing all the native inhabitants.   
 
Yeah, because of the maniacal grief, it's okay that Hal went off to kill all the Green Lanterns for personal gain. Xanshi is basically not John Stewart's fault.
#31 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13647 posts) - - Show Bio
@Osiris1428 said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@progenitor said:
@Osiris1428 said:
John Stewart's will exceeds his ring. He is the one Green Lantern who came close to recreating an entire solar system. He can make the hard decisions. He was the first human Guardian.  
 
SN: If H.E.A.T. didn't come along and retcon everything that Hal did as Parallax (Killing most of the GL Corp. Hey, remember Hal was the one who allowed fear into his heart so Parallax could get in there in the first place) would any of you still look at Hal as "the best"?
I don't think it's necessarily that Hal has pure of heart that gives him his popularity, he's just a great character with his own faults, just as John Stewart's a great character.  Emerald Twilight was a great arc, btw.
exactly.  and John isn't perfect himself. He did blow up Xanshi, and it wasn't even out of maniacal grief and/or possession from a the entity of fear. He was  just being an arrogant tool.  Its between Hal and Kyle for me
You don't read comics, do you?  
Green Lantern   John Stewart joined the Martian Manhunter in investigating Xanshi where they found the inhabitants stricken with a communicable disease. Stewart decided to venture ahead without J'onn J'onzz as the Anti-Life Equation had begun to manipulate the weather as well as turned it against them. During his investigation, Stewart discovered a   Blink Bomb   in the planet's core which threatened to destroy it and worse was the fact that it was coated in the color yellow. This prevented him from stopping the doomsday device which exploded and devastated Xanshi as well as sending it crashing into its sun thus killing all the native inhabitants.    Yeah, because of the maniacal grief, it's okay that Hal went off to kill all the Green Lanterns for personal gain. Xanshi is basically not John Stewart's fault.

i know damn well what happened. john overestimated his abilities and went off on his own. i never said what Hal did was okay or excusable but it was understandable.
#32 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13647 posts) - - Show Bio
@Osiris1428 said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@progenitor said:
@Osiris1428 said:
John Stewart's will exceeds his ring. He is the one Green Lantern who came close to recreating an entire solar system. He can make the hard decisions. He was the first human Guardian.  
 
SN: If H.E.A.T. didn't come along and retcon everything that Hal did as Parallax (Killing most of the GL Corp. Hey, remember Hal was the one who allowed fear into his heart so Parallax could get in there in the first place) would any of you still look at Hal as "the best"?
I don't think it's necessarily that Hal has pure of heart that gives him his popularity, he's just a great character with his own faults, just as John Stewart's a great character.  Emerald Twilight was a great arc, btw.
exactly.  and John isn't perfect himself. He did blow up Xanshi, and it wasn't even out of maniacal grief and/or possession from a the entity of fear. He was  just being an arrogant tool.  Its between Hal and Kyle for me
You don't read comics, do you?  
Green Lantern   John Stewart joined the Martian Manhunter in investigating Xanshi where they found the inhabitants stricken with a communicable disease. Stewart decided to venture ahead without J'onn J'onzz as the Anti-Life Equation had begun to manipulate the weather as well as turned it against them. During his investigation, Stewart discovered a   Blink Bomb   in the planet's core which threatened to destroy it and worse was the fact that it was coated in the color yellow. This prevented him from stopping the doomsday device which exploded and devastated Xanshi as well as sending it crashing into its sun thus killing all the native inhabitants.    Yeah, because of the maniacal grief, it's okay that Hal went off to kill all the Green Lanterns for personal gain. Xanshi is basically not John Stewart's fault.

when you act like an arrogant douche and refuse all help in situations like this then yes iit is at least partially 
 

 
 yep cuz its not like j'onn vast expertise or not yellow-weakened super human strength could've helped much.............nope  only john and his douchey self-promoting monolouges.  an yippee for trapping your own teamate andf blasting him back to earth....awesome.
#33 Posted by velle37 (6037 posts) - - Show Bio
@Avenging-X-Bolt  
 

When in comics is dialogue so blatantly one sided like this? 
 
Obviously the scene was orchestrated by the writer for the purpose of defamation.
 
John Stewart hasn't acted like this at any other time but this. Neither has Martian Manhunter been so pejorative either.
 

#34 Posted by SpidermanWins (3963 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle Rayner IMO but shouldn't this be in the Gen. Discussion Forum?

#35 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13647 posts) - - Show Bio
@velle37 said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt  
 

When in comics is dialogue so blatantly one sided like this? 
 
Obviously the scene was orchestrated by the writer for the purpose of defamation.
 
John Stewart hasn't acted like this at any other time but this. Neither has Martian Manhunter been so pejorative either.
 


guess he learned from his mistakes. he seemed pretty toolish iin his first appearence but thats pretty much all ive read of him so i wont judge. 
 
as for mm given the situation id be pretty pissed off too.
#36 Posted by Osiris1428 (1347 posts) - - Show Bio
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@velle37 said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt  
 

When in comics is dialogue so blatantly one sided like this? 
 
Obviously the scene was orchestrated by the writer for the purpose of defamation.
 
John Stewart hasn't acted like this at any other time but this. Neither has Martian Manhunter been so pejorative either.
 

guess he learned from his mistakes. he seemed pretty toolish iin his first appearence but thats pretty much all ive read of him so i wont judge.  as for mm given the situation id be pretty pissed off too.
Seriously, @Velle has a great point. That one mistake written by that d!ck writer now defines everything that John is, but Hal basically becoming the DC Darth Vader...yeah, lets just forget about all that...yeah, it's the "dark side's" fault...whatever...
#37 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13647 posts) - - Show Bio
@Osiris1428 said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@velle37 said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt  
 

When in comics is dialogue so blatantly one sided like this? 
 
Obviously the scene was orchestrated by the writer for the purpose of defamation.
 
John Stewart hasn't acted like this at any other time but this. Neither has Martian Manhunter been so pejorative either.
 

guess he learned from his mistakes. he seemed pretty toolish iin his first appearence but thats pretty much all ive read of him so i wont judge.  as for mm given the situation id be pretty pissed off too.
Seriously, @Velle has a great point. That one mistake written by that d!ck writer now defines everything that John is, but Hal basically becoming the DC Darth Vader...yeah, lets just forget about all that...yeah, it's the "dark side's" fault...whatever...

hmmmmmm, i guess i can understand that, writers canbe f$%^$d sometimes.. i guess we can bury it.
#38 Posted by Silkcuts (5123 posts) - - Show Bio
@Batmarcus said:
My favorite has to be:   
Kyle Rayner:  
I mean he did restart the Corps and bring the guardians back to life also he was the very first being to become ION that we know of anyway
I am a Kyle fan as well.  If Geoff Johns didn't have attachment to Hal and rewrote history, Hal would be remembered as the Lantern that couldn't see books and had two series canceled and a third on the way if it was not for Kyle.  Kyle was needed to keep the mythos alive and that is why he is the Torchbearer, Hal was a murder and I would call racist with the whole Pie Face bit.  When I think Green Lantern I think Kyle.   
#39 Posted by Silkcuts (5123 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

Tbh it's Hal but Sodam Yat will be the greatest. 

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With the DCU going away from Alan Moore Mythos, I am likely to believe Yat will not be the greatest since Alan Moore created him in Tygers, which was first printed in Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 in 1986.  Didn't Mogo die as well?  Another Moore creation.
#40 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (1162 posts) - - Show Bio
#41 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13647 posts) - - Show Bio
@Silkcuts said:
@Batmarcus said:
My favorite has to be:   
Kyle Rayner:  
 
I mean he did restart the Corps and bring the guardians back to life also he was the very first being to become ION that we know of anyway
I am a Kyle fan as well.  If Geoff Johns didn't have attachment to Hal and rewrote history, Hal would be remembered as the Lantern that couldn't see books and had two series canceled and a third on the way if it was not for Kyle.  Kyle was needed to keep the mythos alive and that is why he is the Torchbearer, Hal was a murder and I would call racist with the whole Pie Face bit.  When I think Green Lantern I think Kyle.   

Hal wasnt a racist. Tom was Hal's best friend. that was an unfortunate nickname brought in by writer gil kane and was eventually scrapped once writers realized how offensive it was.
#42 Posted by Billy Batson (58319 posts) - - Show Bio
@Silkcuts said:
@Billy Batson said:

Tbh it's Hal but Sodam Yat will be the greatest. 

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With the DCU going away from Alan Moore Mythos, I am likely to believe Yat will not be the greatest since Alan Moore created him in Tygers, which was first printed in Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 in 1986.  Didn't Mogo die as well?  Another Moore creation.

Yeah I read the story. So is Yat leaving the DCU? Haven't been keeping up with the revamp. 

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#43 Posted by velle37 (6037 posts) - - Show Bio
@Silkcuts said:
@Billy Batson said:

Tbh it's Hal but Sodam Yat will be the greatest. 

BB

With the DCU going away from Alan Moore Mythos, I am likely to believe Yat will not be the greatest since Alan Moore created him in Tygers, which was first printed in Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 in 1986.  Didn't Mogo die as well?  Another Moore creation.

Where did you hear this?
#44 Posted by velle37 (6037 posts) - - Show Bio
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@velle37 said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt  
 

When in comics is dialogue so blatantly one sided like this? 
 
Obviously the scene was orchestrated by the writer for the purpose of defamation.
 
John Stewart hasn't acted like this at any other time but this. Neither has Martian Manhunter been so pejorative either.
 

guess he learned from his mistakes. he seemed pretty toolish iin his first appearence but thats pretty much all ive read of him so i wont judge.  as for mm given the situation id be pretty pissed off too.

John had several appearances before this. His first appearance, JLA christmas, GL/GA team up, then replacing Hal in 182 up until COIE and throughout the GLC (which ended at 224), along with several other appearances in other books. 
 
Then the Xanshi incident happened, after they already killed his wife. This instance was completely out of character.
#45 Posted by Batmarcus (98 posts) - - Show Bio
@Silkcuts said:
@Batmarcus said:
My favorite has to be:   
Kyle Rayner:  
I mean he did restart the Corps and bring the guardians back to life also he was the very first being to become ION that we know of anyway
I am a Kyle fan as well.  If Geoff Johns didn't have attachment to Hal and rewrote history, Hal would be remembered as the Lantern that couldn't see books and had two series canceled and a third on the way if it was not for Kyle.  Kyle was needed to keep the mythos alive and that is why he is the Torchbearer, Hal was a murder and I would call racist with the whole Pie Face bit.  When I think Green Lantern I think Kyle.   
That's my point Kyle was for a long time the "last" Green Lantern and the corps Tourchbarer and then he became ION and brought the corps and the Guardians back to life.
#46 Posted by difficlus (10632 posts) - - Show Bio
@Samimista said:
John Stewart and Kyle Rayner
even though John killed Mogo and destroyed a star system. pretty much this...
#47 Posted by Seth_Olympia (469 posts) - - Show Bio

Mogo

#48 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38789 posts) - - Show Bio
Hal Jordan.
#49 Posted by rogue_mar1e (19759 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle!

#50 Posted by longbowhunter (7718 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe not the greatest, but he's the most entertaining. My favorite is definitely Guy! 
 

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