Green Lantern IV


Nick Name
Civilian ID
Guy Gardner


Green Lantern

Social Worker


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a juvenile criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Baltimore, Maryland
Group Affiliation

Green Lantern Corps

Green Lantern Corpse

Guardians of the Universe

Justice League

Base of Operations


Space Sector 2814

200 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Human/Vuldarian hybrid with Green Lantern Ring enhanced abilities granting the wielder the ability to create forms and devices of green energy from their imagination, transmute materials, phase through solid objects, become invisible, fly at supersonic speeds; achieve superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, immunity to harsh environments and an ability to communicate with all known sentient species.

Above average reflexes with skills as an athlete.

Note: Vuldarians are a race of shape-shifting warriors capable of transforming into living weapons.

Note: The imprisonment within the Central Power Battery of Parallax - a yellow being composed of pure fear - created an impurity making Green Lantern Rings incapable of manipulating objects colored yellow, and the champions of the Guardians of the Universe, the Green Lanterns, susceptible to the only thing that could break their will - fear.

With few exceptions the Power Ring is limited to a 24 hour charge and must be recharged in the Power Battery on a daily basis.


Green Lantern Central Power Battery: Repository of the mental energies of the Oan race.

Green Lantern Power Battery: Portable power batteries capable of drawing power from the Central Power Battery.

Green Lantern Ring: Device worn upon the finger to focus the energies of the Central Power Battery.

Yellow Power Ring: Device worn upon the finger to focus fear energy.

Note: Gardner for a time possessed the ring used by the former Green Lantern Sinestro.

Common Enemies
Regularly Appearing

Green Lantern Vol. 2, 3, 4 & 5

Guy Gardner: Warrior Vol. 1

Justice League Vol. 1

First Appearance
Green Lantern Vol. 2 #59 (March, 1968)
John Broome & Gil Kane

The origin of Guy Gardner predates his birth by billions of years on the planet Vuldar, where lived a heroic race of warriors.

After Vuldar was destroyed by the evil Tormocks, the remaining Vuldarians spread throughout the universe, trading their advanced science in exchange for the genetic material of each civilization's greatest warriors to add to their own bloodline, hoping to endow themselves with abilities to defeat the Tormocks.

Centuries ago the Vuldarians came to Earth were they would successfully assimilate within the human population creating human/Vuldarian hybrids.

Unknown to Guy Gardner he was born of the lineage of the pairing of humans and Vuldarians, and would not discover this until years after fulfilling another destiny.

Growing up with an alcoholic and abusive father, Gardner would constantly lose out to his brother Mace, who despite being less than innocent, could do no wrong in his father's eyes. Embittered Gardner decided that he would get attention by becoming a delinquent.

Mace eventually became a police officer and have an opportunity to help his brother Guy steer back onto the right track.

After graduating college with prospects of a professional football career, Guy Gardner returned home to discover that his brother Mace had been gunned down by drug dealers that Mace was extorting for money. Mace soon after apparently committed suicide by drowning and Gardner's father drank himself to death with grief.

Gardner went on to play professional football until he was injured, ending his career. Looking for an outlet to direct his rage, Gardner became a prison social worker.

Meanwhile the Green Lantern, Abin Sur, was piloting his crippled spacecraft to Earth. With the alien police officer near death, Abin Sur's Green Lantern Ring found several successors, but due to proximity to the crash site the ring chose Hal Jordan over Guy Gardner.

It would not be until the Crisis on Infinite Earths that Gardner would be called before the Guardians of the Universe to serve as a Green Lantern.

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