33 Facts About Hal Jordan


Hal Jordan is a reinvention of the previous Green Lantern who appeared in 1940s comic books as the character Alan Scott.

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Hal Jordan is a former fighter pilot who works for Ferris Aircraft as a test pilot, a member and occasionally leader of an intergalactic police force called the Green Lantern Corps, as well as a founding member of the Justice League, DC's flagship superhero team, alongside well-known heroes such as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.

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Hal Jordan's powers derive from his power ring and Green Lantern battery, which in the hands of someone capable of overcoming great fear allows the user to channel their will power into creating all manner of fantastic constructs.

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Hal Jordan uses this power to fly, even through the vacuum of space; to create shields, swords, and lasers; and to construct his Green Lantern costume, which protects his secret identity in his civilian life on Earth.

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In subsequent years, DC Comics rehabilitated the character, first by having Hal Jordan seek redemption for his actions as Parallax, and later by revealing that Parallax was in fact an evil cosmic entity that corrupted Hal Jordan and took control of his actions.

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Outside of comics, Hal Jordan has appeared in various animated projects, video games and live-action.

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Hal Jordan made his cinematic debut in the 2011 film Green Lantern, played by Ryan Reynolds.

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Hal Jordan becomes romantically involved with an alien Lantern named Arisia, for which he comes under fire due to Arisia being only a teenager.

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Ganthet asks Hal Jordan to help him battle a renegade Guardian who has attempted to use a time machine to change history.

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Hal Jordan arrives on Oa and kills Kilowog, Sinestro, and all the Guardians except for Ganthet, who was protected by the other Guardians and survived without Jordan's knowledge.

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Hal Jordan uses the element of surprise, attacks, and easily defeats them, leaving Guy in a coma.

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Green Arrow then takes advantage of Hal Jordan's drained state and shoots an arrow into a weakened Hal Jordan's chest.

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Hal Jordan appeared in a 4-part story arc in the series Legends of the DC Universe .

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Hal Jordan becomes friends with Kyle Rayner after their first battle with Parallax.

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The series introduces new supporting characters for Hal Jordan, including a man from his and his late-father's pasts, Air Force General Jonathan "Herc" Stone, who learns his secret identity during a battle with the Manhunters and acts as his ally.

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Hal Jordan begins to develop a romantic attraction with his fellow pilot, the beautiful Captain Jillian "Cowgirl" Pearlman.

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Hal Jordan is a character of focus in the new Justice League of America series as a charter member of the revamped JLA.

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Hal Jordan is involved in the first plotline of the Brave and the Bold monthly series, teaming up first with Batman and later Supergirl.

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When teamed with the fledgling Supergirl, Hal Jordan is very impressed with her cleverness, although he finds her flirtatious behavior somewhat unnerving.

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Hal Jordan finds himself facing many of his deceased allies, enemies, and people he failed to save reanimated as undead Black Lanterns under the control of the Green Lantern Corps' ancient enemy Nekron.

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Hal Jordan finds himself not only teaming up with Barry Allen, who is resurrected from his death, but must work with his enemies Sinestro, Atrocitus, Larfleeze, and his former lover Carol Ferris.

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Hal Jordan is featured as a part of Justice League series relaunch as well.

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Hal Jordan believes with the ring he can overcome anything by himself by sheer force of will.

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Hal Jordan takes their power batteries and fuses them into a single battery to help the two bond as Lantern partners.

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Hal Jordan takes on several Yellow Lanterns before fighting Sinestro and getting injured.

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Hal Jordan is healed by Soranik, Sinestro's daughter who now is a Yellow Lantern like her father.

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Hal Jordan is reunited with the Green Lanterns who have entered a war with the Sinestro Corps.

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Hal Jordan is believed to be dead in the destruction that came with the shrinking of the planet.

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Hal Jordan has been transported to the Emerald Space, an afterlife for deceased Lanterns.

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Hal Jordan appears with the Justice League in the Dark Nights: Metal mini-series.

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The story seems Hal Jordan dealing with the threat of The Blackstars, while forming a dynamic with their general, Countess Belzebeth.

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Hal Jordan finds his old foe Evil Star's Star-Band stolen by The Blackstars.

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Hal Jordan dons the persona of 'The Man With No Name' to find intel.

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