|“||I always was the best.||„|
|~ Guy Gardner.|
|“||I'm the guy who died playing the game your way, and didn't even get a gravestone as thanks for it. And you know what? That's fine by me, because now I know how the world really works. Someone has to be the garbage man for you people. And guess who just got hired. Don't thank me... just stay out of my yard, and I'll stay out of yours. Until you mess up again, of course.||„|
|~ Guy Gardner.|
|“||It doesn't matter. It's a power ring. Whatever color... all that matters is what I do with it.||„|
|~ Prime-Earth Guy Gardner.|
Green Lantern (real name Guy Darrin Gardner) is a megahero from DC Comics.
He is a core and top member of the Green Lantern Corps, and is one of the founding members of Justice League International. He is known for his brash and arrogant attitude, but also his strong sheer-will and compassion to protect the world and his sector from threats. It's possible that history will determinate that Guy to be the greatest Green Lantern, but he is in competition with Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner.
He was created by John Broome and Gil Kane.
(NOTE: the following is the pre-New 52 origin) Among the many mistakes they've made in their millenia of existence, making Guy Gardner a Green Lantern is probably one of them. The by-product of an abusive childhood, Guy managed to have a promising career as a football player in college until an accident forced him to quit. Landing a job as a caseworker for a prison, Guy made friends with one of his charges and future fellow GL, Hal Jordan.
After working as a special needs gym teacher, Guy was one of the two men chosen to be the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814, but since Hal was closer, he got Abin Sur's ring, with Guy being his back up. A series of later incidents altered Guy's personality, turning him into a rude, brash, obnoxious, aggressive, arrogant jerk who somehow managed to become a founding member of the Justice League International.
Though most of his "friends" (they use the term lightly) find him to be a regular jackass, Guy has also shown to have the soul of hero and has proven his worth time and again....when he's not arguing with his fellow GL's, or getting decked by Batman.
Powers and Abilities
Guy Gardner has past training as a criminal and football player.
Guy wields a Green Lantern ring, allowing to create construct by his sheer will.
During his time as Warrior, Guy's Vuldarian DNA gave him a formidable set of powers: superhuman strength, shapeshifting, organic weapon production (the ability to grow weapons from your body), energy projection and absorption, and a regenerative healing process
- Gil Kane patterned the characters appearance on Martin Milner.
- The character was not named after the astronaut Guy Gardner, but after fan Guy H. Lillian III and writer Gardner Fox.