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The Crew of the Interceptor
Voiced by: Josh Keaton
Green Lantern of Sector 2814, homeworld Earth. Hal Jordan is constantly at odds with the Guardians due his tendency to do what's right, regardless of the political consequences. This attitude drives him to steal the Interceptor and hunt down the Lantern killers threatening frontier space.
- Batter Up: Seems to be his preferred construct for melee combat.
- Brought Down to Badass: Anytime he is unable to use his Green Lantern Ring. As he puts it, "I was kicking butt long before I ever got this ring."
- Brown Eyes
- Chick Magnet: Besides Carol Ferris, he's drawn the attention of Iolande, the Star Sapphire queen's niece, and flirted with Aya, an artificial intelligence, to get her to cooperate.
- Clark Kenting: Mercilessly mocked by Kilowog. Lampshaded when Carol wonders how it ever fooled her after finding out his identity.
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Determinator
- Genre Savvy: When Green Lanterns start mysteriously disappearing on the frontier, he is quick to assume foul play despite the Guardians treating it as unimportant; when a Green Lantern died without his ring going back to Oa, he was able to deduce the new owner was Queen Iolande; when Razer leaves his group while making sure they couldn't follow him, he correctly guesses that Razer intends to assassinate Atrocitus on his own.
- He also played the Thanagarian Leader in "Flight Club" easily, anticipating his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder.
- Guile Hero: in "Flight Club", he actually Out-Gambitted a Thanagarian leader.
- The Hero
- Heroic Second Wind: Happens during his Final Battle with Atrocitus. After being pummeled into the ground, he gets his second wind and beats Atrocitus unconscious. Justified, as his ring literally runs on Heroic Spirit.
- Pretty Good Judge of Character: Lampshaded.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: The main problem the Guardians apparently have with him; despite being competent and meaning well, Hal has no problem stealing a prototype ship from them, disobeying direct orders to not go in a precise place or punching a viceroy in the face 
- Talking the Monster to Death: He tried this on Atrocitus but it didn't work. His minions, on the other hand, were willing to talk after he punched out Atrocitus.
- Team Dad: To the point that some fans have come to refer to him as "Papa Hal".
Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
Green Lantern of Sector 674, the last survivor of Bolovax Vik. He serves as drill sergeant for the Corps. Kilowog often plays the voice of reason to Hal's impulsive actions. Like Hal, however, he has a strong sense of justice and joins him in his quest to find the Lantern killers.
- The Big Guy
- Boisterous Bruiser
- By-The-Book Cop: To a point. He likes to stick to the regulations, believing that they exist for a reason, but he's not above disobeying orders if he feels it's necessary.
- Dating Catwoman: Falls in love with an alien named Galaea, who becomes a Star Sapphire, another enemy Lantern corps, the very episode after her introduction.
- Drop the Hammer: His preferred type of ring construct.
- Foil: Tends to be this to Hal.
- The Lancer: Along with Razer.
- Last of His Kind: His planet was destroyed. He was the only survivor.
- More Dakka: When it isn't one-on-one, Kilowog goes for the big guns. A lot of them.
- Pig Man: Just like his comic self.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. Kilowog's a bit gruff, but he's one of the good guys.
- Second Love: Galia who becomes a brainwashed member of the Star Sapphires, another enemy to the Green Lantern corps.
- The Worf Effect: Zigzagging with this one so far.
Voiced by: Grey De Lisle
The Interceptor's Nav-Com AI. She serves as the Naive Newcomer to Hal's group, learning what it means to be a Green Lantern from their example.
- Action Girl: She shows that she is quite capable in a fight in the episode "In Love and War".
- Blue Eyes: That glow in two shades.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Drusa hacks Aya over to the Red Lantern's side in "Invasion." Razer snaps her out of it.
- Canon Immigrant: Aya debuted in the comic before the series aired.
- The Chick: Despite being an AI, she serves as the team's moral compass most of the time.
- The Comically Serious
- Cool Starship
- Emotionless Girl: Subverted. Her voice is consistently deadpan, even in dangerous situations, but she does show emotion in subtle ways. She actually displays stealth compassion for Razer, and seems to be sensitive to Hal's flirting in the pilot.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Wants to be counted as a Green Lantern in her own right.
- Ms. Fanservice: For an navigational computer, she designs herself an oddly hot humanoid form.
- Face Stealer: One based on Razer's dead wife.
- Robot Girl: Kilowog tries to argue against Aya's attempt to classify herself as a Green Lantern, reasoning that she needs a physical body. Aya responds by making one.
- Sapient Ship
- The Smart Girl
- Token Girl: So far, she is the only female member on the crew.
- Took a Level In Badass: She evidently took her rather brutal loss to Atrocitus to heart. After that, she modified her palms into Green Lantern rings and kicks a fair amount of ass.
- Warrior Poet: Not only able, but made a sort of an attempt to weaponize it, considering: After hearing Razer's troubles with the oath of the Red Lanterns on a fundamental level, she actually composes a different oath for him. He appreciates the attempt and genuinely wishes it worked.
Voiced by: Jason Spisak
A Red Lantern who turns on Atrocitus after being pressured into destroying an inhabited world. Razer's wife died in the wars on his home planet, and her loss inspired the rage which drew the ring to him.
- Anti-Villain: Between Type II and Type I at his beginning. Becomes a Anti-Hero after his Heel Face Turn.
- The Atoner: After his Heel Face Turn.
- Badass Creed: Defied. He thinks the Red Lantern oath is "disgusting and vile." He'd much rather use the one Aya wrote for him. If only it worked.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: He can go without food for months at a time.
- Blue Eyes
- Breath Weapon: In "Reckoning". The finest display of any Red Lantern, in fact.
- Canon Foreigner
- Combat Pragmatist: Instead of fighting Atrocitus head-on (at first), he attempted to backstab him. Unfortunately, Atrocitus was a step ahead of him.
- Evil Genius: He was responsible for setting traps during his time with the Red Lanterns, and commanded the drone that damaged and tagged Aya with a tracer in the pilot (which he may have also designed). He is shown to have extended knowledge of space ships and their different sections and parts with enough knowledge to identify a ship's main engine power line. In his flashbacks, his wife implies he's well-educated, as she claims their society needs teachers and doctors more than it needs warriors.
- He also causes a fake explosion in "Reckoning" as a diversion. Aya had trouble fully analyzing his program.
- Hal recognizes this in "Invasion". When they find it necessary to destroy an ancient device, Razer is the person he turns to. True to form, Razer manages to hotwire it to explode despite being unfamiliar with the technology.
- Fangs Are Evil: Though not as much as Zox, and, unlike him, he switches sides eventually.
- Heartbroken Badass: After the death of his wife.
- Heel Face Turn: He becomes part of Hal's team after saving them.
- Ignore the Fanservice: Proves to be completely immune to the charms of the Star Sapphires. His Heartbroken Badass status seems to be the primary reason why.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is rude to Hal and Kilowog (especially Kilowog), pessimistic, snarks constantly and lacks empathy with the group, but he is actually well-intentioned.
- The Lancer: Along with Kilowog.
- Pet the Dog: When Aya comes up with a new Lantern oath for him, since he finds the old one abhorrent, he thanks her for the effort. This is despite the fact that the old oath is the only one the Red Lantern battery responds to.
- The Power of Hate: Uses it despite the disgust and shame he feels for having to do so.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow red when he loses his temper.
- The Snark Knight: He often makes pessimistic comments about the situation when in Hal's team, with a heavy use of Sarcasm Mode.
- Start of Darkness: The Spider Guild's torture device reveals the story of how he became a Red Lantern.
- Suicide by Cop: Subverted; he tries this against Hal and fails.
- Token Evil Teammate: Even as The Atoner, he's focused on the mission and suffers from a lack of empathy to anything outside of it.
- Tsundere: Type A Toward Aya. She's the only one he's nice to. In the first season finale, his feelings for her allow the Star Sapphires to teleport him to her location. Not that he'll admit it.
The Red Lantern Corps
Voiced by: Jonathan Adams
Leader of the Red Lantern Corps. His world was destroyed when the Manhunters ravaged the Forgotten Zone. He created the Red Lanterns to exact vengeance upon the Guardians, who he believed sent the Manhunters on purpose. Despite his crusade being based on the deaths of so many, he is willing to do far worse if it means having his revenge.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Mostly for animation reasons. He's wrinkled as hell in the comics.
- Adaptational Villainy: His comic book character is by no means squeaky clean, but he's an anti hero who cares for innocents in the comics. In this series, he's genocidal and completely crazy, to the point he will manipulate potential recruits into joining by forcing tragedy upon them. Poor Razer found this out.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Hal could stand against Zilius Zox or Razer with relative match, but Atrocitus was way out of his league.
- Badass Boast: "I am Atrocitus, Lord and Master of the Red Lantern Corps. I am the one who will destroy the Guardians and all they stand for. I am wrath. I am hate. I am RIGHTEOUS VENGEANCE!"
- Bad Boss: Gives Zox a boot to the face for questioning his plans.
- Berserk Button: When Atrocitus learns that Hal is alive (having fought him in the pilot), he responds with a very annoyed "You!" Seems Hal left quite the impression.
- Big Bad
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Knows better than to trust Razer immediately after a long absence in which he was thought dead.
- He also easily sees through Aya's attempt at a diversion and quickly finds her on Shard.
- Dark Messiah: He comports himself as much as holy man as warlord, and Shard actually includes a temple that casts him in a darkly messianic light.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Eyes of Gold
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a large scar on his face, one cheek burned or ripped away.
- Hypocrite: He claims to be opposing the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps because they destroyed his planet. He has no problem doing the same to worlds protected by the Lanterns, which he says is for "the greater good".
- Knight Templar: He will bring the Guardians to account for destroying his world--and anyone (or any planet) he thinks is in his way is dead meat.
- Large and In Charge: Thus far, he dwarfs his followers. Even Skallox, despite this guy being almost as big as Killowog.
- Manipulative Bastard: he was the mastermind behind the wars on Razer's planet, and killed his wife so he would be recruitable as a Red Lantern.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast
- Obviously Evil: Seriously, look at the guy's name, to say nothing of his demonic appearance. Ironically, he would appear to consider himself the good guy, since he's got it in for the Guardians for destroying his homeworld.
- The Power of Hate
- Really Seven Hundred Years Old: In the season finale, he mentions that he has waited centuries to take his revenge on the Guardians.
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
Atrocitus' right-hand man, Zox is easily the most bloodthirsty of the Red Lanterns, to the detriment of his ability to rationally think things through.
- Ax Crazy: Even Atrocitus doesn't display as much pleasure to kill as this guy. When Razer comments it's pointless to kill a Green Lantern because his ring will find a new owner, Zox merely replies that they will be able to kill the new one, as well. Similarly, when Razer helped destroy Rev's planet, he was insanely happy. Not to mention he took a sadistic pleasure in torturing Razer and being ordered to execute him.
- Breath Weapon: Unlike most Red Lanterns in this show, he actually shoots his red energy from his mouth like Red Lanterns in the comic. It helps that his mouth is freaking enormous, especially compared to his tiny little baby arms.
- The Dragon: To Atrocitus
- Dragon Ascendant: He becomes leader of the Red Lanterns after Hal takes down Atrocitus.
- Fangs Are Evil: And how.
Voiced by: Grey De Lisle
- Black Eyes of Evil
- Dark Action Girl
- Designated Girl Fight: With Aya in "Regime Change".
- The Dragon: She shares the role with Zox, except she's more active now that Zox no longer has Razer as a partner.
- Winged Humanoid: A departure from the comics, where she has skeletal wing constructs after her real ones were amputated. Her wings are torn up, but otherwise intact.
- The Brute
- Hulk Speak
- A Load of Bull: Though he's more goat-like than bull, he charges like one.
- Primal Stance
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
Voiced by: Corey Burton
- Affably Evil: Seems to be so; when Hal posed as a Red Lantern soldier and asked him to relate Atrocitus' origin, he was rather nice to him and gladly accepted his request.
- Badass Preacher
- Canon Foreigner
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Good Shepherd: In a Good Is Bad and Bad Is Good kind of way. Yes, he belongs to a Religion of Evil, but he thinks the Guardians are the evil ones and that he's preaching a righteous cause. As noted above, he's apparently this trope to his own flock.
Voiced by: Will Friedle
Iolande's brother. He is obsessed with becoming a Green Lantern, so obsessed that he murdered one thinking that the ring would come to him. Naturally, this failed, and Ragnar quickly spiraled out of control. His rage at his continued failure eventually drew a Red Lantern ring, granting him the power he was seeking.
- Ambition Is Evil
- Ascended Fanboy: A violent deconstruction; he was so eager to become a Green Lantern that he ended up murdering one in order to get his ring. Needless to say, it didn't work, and he Face Heel Turned.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He was actually acting and looking pretty nice in his first appearance, defending Iolande and expressing his admiration for the Green Lanterns. It's not until he believes his wish to become a Green Lantern has happened that we really see his real self.
- Black Eyes of Evil
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Unable to see that his obsessive desire and extremes he's willing to go through to become a Green Lantern, as well as how he was going to use his power, are the very reasons why he'll never become one.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He apparently envied his sister's right to the throne. That the ring chose her over him only serves to fuel his rage.
- The Power of Hate: Gets a Red Lantern ring thanks to his rage. As a notable exception to the other Red Lanterns (unless their origins change for this series), he is arguably the only Red Lantern who is purely motivated by selfishness. Whereas they got the required rage due to the loss of someone close to them, he is only driven by his own inferiority complex. By comparison, even this adaptation's far less sympathetic Atrocitus is still driven by great personal tragedy (the loss of his homeworld).
- Spared by the Adaptation: Iolande merely had him imprisoned after his betrayal. In the comic, he was sentenced to death.
- The Wrongful Heir to the Throne
The Green Lantern Corps
Voiced by: Kurtwood Smith
A Frontier Lantern that Hal and Kilowog rescue from the Red Lanterns. He dies while delaying a Liberator from destroying his world, allowing Kilowog to save its populace.
Voiced by: Ian Abercrombie
A Guardian of the Universe. Ganthet is the voice of reason on the Guardian council, tempering Appa's adherence to the rules over doing what's right.
- Actor Existence Failure: Ian Abercrombie passed away in 2012, which means a case of The Other Darrin will be needed.
- Cool Old Guy
- Green Eyes
- Hope Springs Eternal: "WE NEED HOPE!" He's the founder of the Blue Lanterns for a reason.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In opposition to Appa's jerkass figure.
Appa Ali Apsa
Voiced by: Brian George
A Guardian of the Universe. By far the most vocal member of the council, Appa Ali Apsa believes in the Guardians' mission to maintain order in the universe, which puts him at odds with Hal's sometimes chaotic actions.
- Green Eyes
- Took a Level In Jerkass: In contrast to his comic incarnation, who was actually sent to Earth in order to experience life there, this version of Appa displays a strong lack of empathy for people, his only consideration being respecting the rules of the Guardians. This puts him and Hal quite at odds, and he even banishes Ganthet for feeling emotions.
- Took a Level In Kindness: When Sayd compares their imminent demise to what the victims of the Manhunters must have felt, he finally decides to do the right thing and make amends for their past failures.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: To him, the loss of one planet is an acceptable sacrifice to ensure the security of all the galaxy.
- You Are Number Six: Tends to refer to Lanterns as "Green Lantern of Sector [X]". He may include their name for formal purposes. As a sign of his increasing dislike of Hal, he forgoes the "Green Lantern" bit entirely and just calls him "2814". Switching back to Hal's name shows that he's lightening up.
Voiced by: Susanne Blakeslee
- Green Eyes
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Temporarily reverses Ganthet's banishment to aid in Hal's battle against the Red Lanterns.
- Token Girl: So far, she is the only named female seen amongst the Guardians. There are others, but they don't speak.
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
Personal assistant to the Guardians.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has four arms, and in battle makes swords for all four of them.
Voiced by: Tara Strong
Ruler of Betrassus. She becomes a Green Lantern following Ragnar's murder of Green Lantern Dulock.
- Black Eyes
- Love Interest: To Hal.
- The Messiah: Even after Ragnar betrayed her, she still appeared to feel sorry for him.
- Monochromatic Eyes
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is very active in her role as a queen.
Mogo The Living Planet
Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
- Big Damn Heroes: Pulls a major one alongside Saint Walker to aid Kilowog against the Red Lantern armada.
- Beam Spam: His default weapon.
- Genius Loci: He is a planet with a mind.
- Gentle Giant
- Penal Colony: Decided to act as one in hopes of rehabilitating criminals.
- The Voiceless: Initially, he was apparently unable to talk. This was corrected after he got his Green Lantern ring.
- Wave Motion Gun: Has one.
The Star Sapphire Corps
Tropes that apply to the Corp as a whole:
- Action Girl
- Heel Face Turn: they eventually come to see the error of their way and become allies at the end of season 1.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Literally.
- Ms. Fanservice: A whole group of them.
- Pink Means Feminine
- Yandere: Their conception of "love" involves trapping their loved ones in crystals to ensure they won't put themselves in danger. They fortunately end up understanding how silly this is.
- The Vamp: initially.
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle
- Blue and Orange Morality: Thought the most clement act toward Razer after his true love was killed was to kill him as well.
- God Save Us From the Queen
- Manipulative Bitch
- Heel Face Turn
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
- Heel Face Turn: The first of the Star Sapphires to do so. She spread it to the rest.
- Heel Realization: Seeing Carol Ferris' love for Hal showed her that the Star Sapphires were operating under a misguided definition of what love is.
- Shrinking Violet: For a Star Sapphire, she was surprisingly close to this at the beginning.
- Token Good Teammate: Even before her Heel Realization, she seemed much nicer than the other Star Sapphires.
Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall
- Action Girl: She's a warrior even before she gets the ring.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She evidently sees no problem imprisoning Kilowog forever after her recruitment. Then she attacks him with the rest of the Star Sapphires after Hal breaks him out. It's unclear if she got better following their collective Heel Face Turn.
- Love Interest: To Kilowog.
- Pig Girl
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
- All Women Love Shoes: Upon losing the Star Sapphire uniform, she says that while it didn't suit her, she will miss the boots.
- Brown Eyes
- Love Interest: to Hal.
- Took a Level In Badass: Briefly when she is recruited by the Star Sapphire Corps. She gives it up when it becomes clear that they aren't on the level.
- Stripperiffic: Her Star Sapphire outfit. Lampshaded by Hal.
- Tsundere: Her relationship with Hal appears to have shades of this. One second, she's relieved he's alive, then yelling at and slapping him for breaking a plane, the next they are almost kissing. This is exacerbated to Yandere extremes during her short time as a Star Sapphire, where she displays extreme love toward Hal, then, when believing he was cheating on her, tries to kill him.
Voiced by: Phil Morris
- Badass Normal: Able to take on Razer single-handedly and unarmed.
- Badass Abnormal: Later becomes the first Blue Lantern.
- Big Damn Heroes: Pulls a big one in "Homecoming" along with Mogo to aid Kilowog against the Red Lantern armada.
- Black Eyes
- Determinator: Climbs a mountain with his bare hands in search of a savior to battle the Red Lanterns. When he reaches the top, he is seemingly rewarded with nothing, and Mogo doesn't respond to his questions. Instead of giving up, he decides to keep hope and find another way to fight the Red Lanterns, which draws the Blue Lantern of Hope to him.
- Establishing Character Moment: Manages to sneak up on Razer, casually talks to him about what the various ships in the ship graveyard are and what were on them, and then cheerfully introduces himself. As a Blue Lantern, he shows up like an angel out of nowhere and punches a Red Lantern warship to disable it.
- Hope Springs Eternal: Like in the comics, he believes there is always hope, even when his quest for a savior is seemingly rewarded with nothing. The first Blue Lantern power battery is drawn to him for this reason and gives him the first Blue Lantern ring.
- The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: He almost seems to be enjoying the fight, as if he and Razer are out for a walk on a brisk autumn day.
- Prophecy Twist: He came to Mogo because he was told he would find the savior that would defeat the Red Lanterns. Mogo sent him up a mountain, where he found nothing. His refusal to succumb to despair in light of this fact summoned the Blue Lantern battery to him, and reflected on its surface he saw himself, the savior he was looking for.
- The Shrink: Throughout his conversation with Razer, he continually tries to point him along a path not filled with hatred, even turning hostile remarks back on him as self-probing questions.
Razer: You got a problem with me?
Walker: Do you have a problem with you?
- Technical Pacifist: The only attack he makes in his fight against Razer is a paralyzer to temporarily disable Razer.
- ↑ Well, technically, he punched the viceroy in the stomach, then headbutted him in the face.