GANTHET: Voice of the Guardian Council [bio]
"I welcome myself to the Green Lantern Corps."
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.
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 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.
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 AwarenessDimensional 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
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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