Real Name: Re Tomar
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Tomar Re is a bearer of the Green Lantern Ring and one of the most powerful of the Corps. The abilities the ring grants him are:
•Animating: A Green Lantern can will things to move how he wants.
•Artificial Intelligence: Every ring has a connection to the Main Battery on Oa, which taps into an artificial intelligence. It acts as an "on-board computer," telling the wearer what they need to know. It can either respond out loud, or silently directly to the wearer's mind. The AI contains a large database of information that may be crucial to a Lantern's success. The ring also translates nearly every language to and from the wearer (though they have difficulty translating profanity), which is why the Corps can communicate with each other. When the bearer of a Green Lantern ring dies, the ring will seek out a suitable replacement for their sector. The AI can be used to play a holographic playback sequence complete with colors across the spectrum based on information in memory banks. The ring can dictate when to pause or stop the playback should an interruption arise where the Lanterns undivided attention is needed. The AI can also alert the wielder of incoming threats or of attempts to manipulate the wielders construct by an outside party.
•Communicator: The ring can act as a personal communicator between Green Lanterns. They have also been seen connected to telephones.
•Costumes: The wearer of the ring may create any costume they choose, based on their personal preferences, whenever they choose. The ring projects the costume over any clothes already worn at the time. The only rules that the Guardians of the Universe implement on the creation of a individual costumed is that the ring bearer display the insignia of the Green Lantern Corps.
•Energy Projection: The rings can also project beams, form protective bubbles and force fields, and fire destructive blasts. Sometimes, depending on the wearer, the beams and blasts make sounds. Kilowog's ring is one such example of blasts making sounds.
•Energy Constructs: The rings can construct anything the wearer can imagine from hard-light energy, as long as they are willing to make it. The more determined the wearer is, the more complex and intricate these things can be. The constructs can even be so complex as to form working machines, computers, and even people.
•Flight: The ring allows the wearer to fly in atmosphere or in space, and can achieve incredible speeds, moving from planet to planet in a matter of hours.
•Invisibility: The ring can make the wearer or anything else invisible.
•Matter Manipulation: A Green Lantern can use their ring to manipulate nearby matter, such as water, for various purposes such as a construct that acts like an energy construct but can block something yellow and may serve a purpose that an energy construct couldn't perform.
•Phasing: The ring allows the user to go through walls. This ability however required great concentration on the bearer of the ring
•Power Absorbing: In the JLA's first fight with Amazo, it was GL who defeated him by drawing out all of Amazo's powers. In Green Lantern/ Silver Surfer: Unholy Alliances, Kyle defeated Parallax with SS' power and Thanos with Oa's energy by drawing out all that extra energy from them which made them unconscious. However he couldn't hold all that power nor could his Ring like Hal did with Amazo's powers, so that move isn't often used with so much power.
•Recharging: The rings need to be recharged by means of a Power Battery. Other large sources of power may be used to recharge a power ring, however effectiveness may vary. The internal power source of a Manhunter Android is, in effect, the same as a power battery, and can be used to recharge a power ring. During the JLA / Avengers crossover, a Cosmic Cubewas used to recharge a depleted ring, although this is not an ideal solution and is available if there are no other options.
•Ring Duplication: Each ring can duplicate itself, creating a second ring which may be given to another as a backup, for protection, or to help the lantern in times of great need. This duplicate ring is exactly like a normal ring.
•Temperature Control: The Ring can increase or decrease the temperature of anything, even something as large as stars, or even create bubbles of intense heat or cold, even down to Absolute Zero. This could be seen in the recent Sinestro Corps War when Sallak used his ring to incase an enemy in a force bubble an incinerate him.
•Transforming (former): The ring can transform anyone or anything, be it into an animal, altering their state of appearance, or their size. Once Hal and Alan turned the two Flashes ( Barryand Jay) to light protons in order to free them from prisons.
•Electro-magnetic scanning: The ring can allow(through the use of x rays) the user to see through walls, without the people on the other side knowing. it can also scan along the Electromagnetic spectrum.
•Wormhole/Warps: The ring can open wormholes to cut down on distance.
•Sub-routines: The power rings have inner programmings or mechanisms which can executed without the users permission. One such sub-routine is the autoshield. This shield automatically protects a wielder from external harm and has been proven to be capable of protecting the wielder from planetary level attacks.
Mental Incapacitation: The ring cannot be wielded correctly if the wearer is under the influence of drugs or if there is an involvement of neural interference.
Yellow Impurity: In the beginning the Green Ring was vulnerable to the color yellow. It was unable to defend against attacks from wielders of the Sinestro Corps as well. This weakness however has now be changed and can be overcome by veterans who have the ability to overcome great fear. Hal Jordan was of the first of the Green Lanterns to show that this weakness could be overcome.
Recharge: Previously had to be recharged every 24 hours or when it has been depleted of energy. This can be accomplished if the bearer of the ring recites an oath into his power lantern while holding the ring to it. However now, the power ring only needs to be recharged when it runs out of energy. Sinestro stated to Hal that it was possible for a Green Lantern to store his.her battery in a pocket Universe and take it with them wherever they went but so far Hal has not displayed the ability to do this.
Red Lantern Corps. Bearers of the red ring have the ability to drain a Green Power Ring of its energy. The ring of a Blue Lantern however has the ability to charge a Green Lantern Ring or negate this negative effect. Blue Lanterns rings also have the ability to purge the negative effects that a Red Lanterns Ring can cause upon the wielder of a Green Lantern Ring.
Ability To Kill: One of the main weaknesses of the Power Rings that greatly disturbed Sinestro was the fact that the bearers of the Green Lantern Ring were unable to kill. Recently however, this restriction on the rings has been lifted but murder is still against the law of the GL Corps. This restriction was lifted by the Guardians of the Universe during the War of the Green Lanterns
A Xudarian and former Green Lantern of Space Sector 2813. He is Hal Jordan's mentor in pre-Crisis continuity.
Tomar Re was working as a scientist on his homeworld Xudar, when he was approached by the Guardians of the Universe who wanted him to become one of their Green Lanterns. Tomar became an important member of the Corps as he trained numerous recruits and served as a member of the honor guard.
Tomar Re first appeared in Green Lantern #6 in 1961 in a story written by John Broome.
First Appearance: Green Lantern (1960) #6
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Across the Universe: DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore (2003)
TPB Action Comics (1938)
- 'Across the Universe: The DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore'
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (2009)
HC Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
- 'Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps'TPB
- 'Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps'#3
#5 Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups (2005)
- 'Worlds In Limbo'#8
- 'A Flash Of The Lightning!'
DC Challenge (1985)
#10 DC Comics Presents (1978)
- 'Jules Verne Was Right!'#11
- 'How Can You be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?'
DC First: Green Lantern/Green Lantern (2002)
DC Retroactive: Green Lantern - The '80s (2011)
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Special (1975)
#17 DC Special Series (1977)
- 'presents Green Lantern'
#1 DC Universe by Alan Moore (2012)
- '5-Star Super-Hero Spectacular'
DC Universe Online: Legends (2011)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
TPB Green Lantern (1960)
- 'DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore'
Annual 03 Green Lantern (1990)
- 'Tales of the Green Lantern Corps'#6
- 'The World Of Living Phantoms!'#9
- 'The Battle Of The Power Rings!'#11
- 'The Strange Trial of Green Lantern!'#15
- 'Peril of the Yellow World!'#19
- 'The Defeat of Green Lantern!'#38
- 'Menace Of The Atomic Changeling'#46
- 'The Jailing of Hal Jordan!'#47
- 'Green Lantern Lives Again!'#52
- 'Our Mastermind, The Car'#55
- 'Cosmic Enemy #1'#56
- 'The Green Lanterns' Fight For Survival!'#85
- 'Snowbirds Don't Fly'#127
- 'Battleground: Oa!'#132
- 'Sabotage Sinister!'#150
- 'From Qward With Hate!'#172
- 'Judgment Day!'#172 (Canadian Edition)
- 'Judgment Day!'#181
- 'Take This Job...And Shove It!'#181 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Take This Job...And Shove It!'#185
- 'In Blackest Day...!'#188
- 'Decent Exposure'#198
- '1 and 0'#200
- 'Five Billion Years'
Green Lantern (2005)
#13 Green Lantern Corps (2006)
- 'Revenge of the Green Lanterns: Part 4'#17
- 'Wanted: Hal Jordan: Chapter 4'#31
- 'Secret Origin: Book 3'#35
- 'Secret Origin: Book 7'#37
- 'Rage of the Red Lanterns: Part 3'#43
- 'Blackest Night Prologue: Tale of the Black Lantern'
#39 Green Lantern Corps Through the Ages (2009)
- 'Fade To Black'#40
- 'Heart Of Darkness'#41#42#44
- 'Red Badge of Rage, Part 2'#60
- 'War of the Green Lanterns, Part Eight'
Green Lantern Gallery (1996)
Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Hal Jordan (2011)
Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Kilowog (2011)
#1 Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Sinestro (2011)
- 'To Build a Better Lantern'
Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Tomar-Re (2011)
Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Special (2007)
#1 Green Lantern Super Spectacular (2011)
- 'Prologue: The Second Rebirth'
Green Lantern vs. Aliens (2000)
Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn (1989)
#4 Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn II (1991)
- 'The Corps'#5
- 'The Test'#6
- 'The Dawn'
#4 Green Lantern: Mosaic (1992)
- '90 Days (Part IV): The Will to Power'#6
- 'The Power And The Glory'
Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004)
#3 Green Lantern: Willworld (2001)
- 'Force of Will'
Guy Gardner: Reborn (1992)
History of the DC Universe (1986)
JLA: Incarnations (2001)
JLA: Secret Origins (2002)
OGN SC Justice (2005)
- 'JLA: Secret Origins'
#12 Justice League of America (2006)
- 'Justice, Chapter Twelve'
#59 Justice League of America: Another Nail (2004)
- 'Eclipso Rising, Part 6'
Secret Origin Mini Comic (1980)
Secret Origins (1986)
#7 Silver Age: Green Lantern (2000)
- 'Starring Green Lantern & The Sandman'#23
- 'Starring Floronic Man & Guardians of the Universe'
#1 Superman (1939)
- 'Alone...Against Injustice!'
#257 Superman: World Of Krypton (2008)
- 'Superman Battles The War-Horn!'
TPB Tales of the Green Lantern Corps (1981)
- 'Superman: World Of Krypton'
Annual 01 The Flash (1959)
- 'Those Who Worship Evil's Might...'#1
#319 The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
- 'A Slight Touch of Death!'#320
- 'The Final Purge!'#321
- 'Hell In The Fast Lane'#322
- 'Burning a Speedster at Both Ends!'
HC The Green Lantern Corps (1986)
- 'The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years'
Annual 02 The Outsiders (1985)
- 'Tales of the Green Lantern Corps'
#6 The World's Greatest Super-Heroes (2005)
- '...Nothing Can Stop - - The Duke Of Oil!'
HC Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'The World's Greatest Super-Heroes'TPB
- 'The World's Greatest Super-Heroes'
Black Lantern Corps
Green Lantern Corps (DC)
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