GANTHET: Voice of the Guardian Council [bio]

GANTHET: Voice of the Guardian Council [bio]

"I welcome myself to the Green Lantern Corps."
--GANTHET



Comic Book History


Who is GANTHET?
GANTHET is a member of the ancient Guardians of the Universe. His first appearance was in the 1992 graphic novel Green Lantern: GANTHET's Tale. He was created by Larry Niven and John Byrne.
First Appearance



GANTHET's unusual characteristic is his "human-like" personality, which differs from most of the other Guardians who are very stern 'by-the-book' characters.


GANTHET is said to be a part of the Quintessence, a group of gods who oversee the universe in its entirety, though they hold special interest on Earth.


The Guardians lost their greatest Lantern (Hal Jordan) to "insanity" that went on a rampage and massacred the whole Green Lantern Corps, and destroyed their Central Power Battery. The Guardians decided to transfer all of their power to GANTHET, leaving him as the last remaining Guardian.


The Guardians are gone, and the Green Lantern Corps is destroyed, GANTHET created one last Green Lantern ring from the remains of the ring of Hal Jordan. GANTHET went to earth and gave this ring to Kyle Rayner


Later Green Lantern Kyle Rayner ascended to a godlike being known as Ion. Kyle traveled to the recently restored Oa to recharge the Central Power Battery. By doing so, he created a new set of Guardians, this time as small children. GANTHET became these new guardians’s "father figure".


GANTHET played a crucial role of resurrecting Hal Jordan; it was revealed that his "insanity" was due to his possession of the fear entity Parallax.


After the resurrection of Hal Jordan, GANTHET became possessed by the fear entity Parallax. He was soon freed thanks to combine efforts of the Earth Lanterns.


Later GANTHET will be banished from the Guardians of the Universe because of him embracing his "emotions". After his banishment, he formed the Blue Lantern Corps, which is powered by the "Hope" emotion.


GANTHET would later return with the Green Lantern's not as a guardian but as one of them.


GANTHET






ANIMATED APPEARANCE
Duck Dodgers
GANTHET along with the other Guardians of the Universe appeared in the Duck Dodgers episode "The Green Loontern" voiced by John Stephenson.


Green Lantern: First Flight
In Green Lantern: First Flight, GANTHET was voiced by Larry Drake. He appears as Hal Jordan's silent supporter.


Emerald Knight
GANTHET also appeared in DC's animated movie Green Lantern Emerald Knight.


Green Lantern Animated Series
Here's GANTHET and other Guardians in the 2011 Green Lantern Animated Series





LIVE MEDIA APPEARANCE
Green Lantern (2011)
GANTHET and the other Guardians of the Universe appeared in the 2011 Green Lantern movie directed by Martin Campbell. They were computer generated in the film. The movie fairly followed the same history as their comicbook counterpart.




POWERS & ABILITIES
Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.

Cosmic Awareness

Dimensional Manipulation

Energy Absorption

Energy Shield

Force-Field

Light Projection

Invulnerability

Matter Absorption

Phasing

Healing

Teleportation

Energy Constructs

Siphon Abilities

Siphon Life-force

Size Manipulation

Holographic Projection

Genetic Manipulation

Immortality

Telepathy

Astral Projection

Illusion Casting

Technopathy

Telekinesis

Flight

Levitation



Abilities
Genius-Level Intellect

Omni-Lingual


Sources : http://www.comicvine.com/ganthet/29-6951/ : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganthet : http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Ganthet_(New_Earth) :


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