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Kyle Rayner is the latest human chosen to be a member of the Green Lantern Corps. He is known as "The Torch-Bearer" because he was the only one to bear the Green Lantern power ring and shed the light of justice through the galaxy after the Green Lantern Corps was destroyed by Parallax.

Background[]

Kyle Rayner was a struggling-but-gifted freelance graphic artist who lived in Los Angeles when Hal Jordan, grief-stricken over the destruction of his home town, Coast City, went on a mad rampage killing the members of the Green Lantern Corps and the Guardians of the Universe under the influence of Parallax. Rayner was found by the last surviving Guardian of the Universe, Ganthet, who gave Kyle the last working Green Lantern power ring.
While Kyle took possession of the ring very lightly, his girlfriend, Alexandra DeWitt, encouraged him to be more responsible and helped him train for his new role as a superhero. Her murder and stuffing in a refrigerator by Major Force drove Rayner to take his role more seriously and he strove to be the best Green Lantern he could be.

After relocating to New York City, Rayner joined the superhero group the Titans for a brief time, during which he dated Donna Troy, but eventually became a member of the Justice League of America where he embarked on a relationship with  Jade, the daughter of Green Lantern (Alan Scott).
For a brief period, Rayner achieved godhood as  Ion after absorbing the energy Hal Jordan had left in Earth's Sun. With his new powers, Rayner could bend time, space, and reality. Rather than sacrifice his humanity, however, Rayner eventually abandoned omnipotence, bleeding off the vast power to recharge the Central Power Battery on Oa and helping to create a new group of Guardians and reviving the Green Lantern Corps in the process.
After the brutal gay bashing of his young assistant and friend, Rayner went on a self-imposed exile into space. On his return, he discovered that Jade had begun seeing someone new. He left New York and spent some time trying once again to find his place on Earth, and ended up staying with his mother for a brief time.

After being tricked into believing his mother had been murdered by Major Force, and feeling that he was a danger to those he cared for, Rayner once again left for the far reaches of space. He returns with Jordan's corpse and the discovery of the true nature of Parallax. Rayner is given special status among the Guardians, who consider him the "Torch-Bearer", the Green Lantern who carried the legacy through the Corps' darkest period.

When Jade dies during the Rann/Thanagar War, she transfers her power to Rayner, catalyzing his second transformation into Ion.
Rayner learns his mother is dying of an unknown cause he returns home to attempt to reanimate his now-dead mother's corpse with the newly acquired powers, but she declines resurrection, asking Rayner to allow her to die, a request that the grief-stricken Rayner grants.
Sinestro abducts Rayner from Oa and reveals to Kyle that he was responsible for infecting his mother with the sentient virus Despotellis to kill her in a plot to break Rayner's will so that he could serve as Parallax's new host.
When Kyle is taken over by Parallax as Jordan once was, Parallax returns to Qward with the Sinestro Corps and is inducted into their ranks, becoming one of the Anti-Monitor's heralds.

With the help of Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner and John Stewart, Kyle is freed from Parallax's possession during the Sinestro Corps War on Earth.
After the war he is assigned to the Honor Guard and sent to counsel Sodam Yat, the new Ion. Since his promotion to Honor Guard, Rayner has acted as a troubleshooter for the Corps, participating in actions such as the defeat of Sinestro Corps member Mongul and the capture of Sinestro Corps member Krybb. Following this, Rayner and Lantern Soranik Natu, daughter of Sinestro, began a romantic relationship.

Combat Statistics[]

  • Kyle Rayner (Coast City)
  • Kyle Rayner (Mist Recovery)
  • Kyle Rayner (Legends PvP)

Involvement[]

Heroes[]

Villains[]

  • Kyle is the first boss in the Assault and Battery Tier 5 Operation for Villains. He is assisted by Brother Warth in taking down the player group.

Trivia[]

  • Kyle Rayner first appeared in Green Lantern Vol 3 #48 (January, 1994)
  • Kyle is voiced by Robert S. Fisher
  • When not operating as a Green Lantern, Kyle used to have a civilian job as a Graphic Artist; designing and drawing art for comic books and novels. One of the novels he drew for was Wonder Woman's own book called "Reflections: A Collection of Essays and Speeches".
  • Kyle had briefly served as the second host for the entity of fear, Parallax.
  • Kyle initially clashed with Wally West over his replacing Hal Jordan as Earth's Green Lantern as Barry Allen and Hal were best friends and he felt Kyle wasn't taking the responsibility seriously enough. However as time went on, like Barry and Hal, Wally and Kyle became best friends and served together in the Justice League.

Gallery[]

Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) Gallery Page

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External links[]


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Villains Amon Sur - Anti-Monitor - Arkillo - Atrocitus - Black Hand - Bleez - Doctor Light - Eclipso - Evil Star - Glomulus - Hank Henshaw - Hector Hammond - Krona - Larfleeze - Lyssa Drak - Major Force - Nekron - Parallax - Qwardian Thunderer - Qwardian Weaponer - Ranx - Sinestro - Solomon Grundy - Vandal Savage - Vice
Other Fatality - Indigo-1 - Munk - Predator - Star Sapphire (Carol Ferris)
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Light - Power Ring - Power Battery - Rage
Weapons Blue Energy - Green Energy - Hard-Light Shield - Power of the Starheart - Red Energy - Starheart Fragment - Yellow Energy
Apparel Alan Scott's Wrapped Treads - Ascetic's Ragged Shirt - Avatar of Ophidian - Black Lantern Corp Emblem - Blue Lantern Corp Emblem - Cap of Hope - Cybernetic Semblance - Death's Vest - Disciple of Parallax - Energy Armor - Energy Battery - Energy Battery Backpack - Energy Battery Gloves - Enhanced Green Lantern Emblem - Alan Scott - Fatal Gloves - Ferris Aircraft Hoodie - Gardner-style Vest - Green Knight - Green Lantern Corp Emblem - Green Lantern Emblem - Alan Scott - Green Lantern Hoodie - Heart of The Predator - Herald of the Black - Indigo Tribe Emblem - Life Shell - Manhunter Circuitry - Oan Tech Mask - Orange Lantern Corp Emblem - Qwardian Fighter - Qwardian Thunderer Elite Helm - Red Lantern Corp Emblem - Ryut Shoulderpads - Scion of Ion - Sector 13 Shoulderpads - Sector 3601 - Sector Agent - Sector Incendiary - Shepherd of Adara - Sinestro Corp Emblem - Sinestro Hoodie - Sinestro's Banded Gauntlets - Star Helmet - Star Sapphire Designer T-Shirt - Star Sapphire Emblem - Tunic of Greed - Vestments of Rage - Vesture of Proselyte - White Lantern Corp Emblem - Wings of the Betrayed
Other Amber Mist Container - Amber Mist Container Device - Amethyst Mist Container - Amethyst Mist Container Device - Azure Mist Container - Azure Mist Container Device -Black Energy Tendrils - Black Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Blight Corruption (Wall) - Blue Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Citrine Mist Container - Citrine Mist Container Device - Crimson Mist Container - Crimson Mist Container Device - Emerald Mist Container - Emerald Mist Container Device - Green Lantern Corps Memorial Statue - Green Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Indigo Tribe Wall Banner - Model of Mogo - Model of Ranx - MY Piggy Bank - Orange Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Power Ring Prison - Red Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Sinestro Corps Wall Banner - Spectrum Poster - Star Sapphire Console - Star Sapphire Console Column - Star Sapphire Crystal - Star Sapphires Wall Banner - Star Sapphire Wall Monitor - Star Sapphire Wall Seal - Violet Beacon - White Lantern Corps Wall Banner
Locations
Coast City - Ferris Aircraft - Korugar - Mogo - Qward - Ranx - Oa - Zamaron
PvE Downtown Metropolis Battlezone - Metropolis Battlezone - Metropolis City Hall - Mogo's Command Center - Oa Central Power Battery - Oan Sciencells - Ranx's Command Center - Secret Research Facility - S.T.A.R. Labs Research Facility
PvP
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Blackest Day - Blackest Night - Corrupted Zamaron - Fight for the Light - Oa Under Siege - War of the Light Part I - War of the Light Part II

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Items
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Locations
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A Rip in Time - Age of Justice - Prison Break - Earth 3
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