Kyle Rayner

White Lantern Kyle Rayner

First Appearance
Kyle Rayner
First Appearance
Green Lantern (vol. 3) #48 (January, 1994)
Ron Marz, Darryl Banks
Team Affliations
Green Lantern Corps, Justice League, New Titans, Blue Lantern Corps, Sinestro Corps, New Guardians, White Lantern Corps
White Lantern, Green Lantern, Blue Lantern, Ion, Oblivion, Jade Dragon, Torch-Bearer, Parallax
Base of Operations
Los Angelas
Energy-based constructs, flight, various other abilities
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience, Strong Willpower, Professional Artist
Tools and Weapons
Green Lantern Ring and Power Battery, White Lantern Ring and Power Battery

Kyle Rayner is a prominent Green Lantern and was, for a time, the last Green Lantern in the DC Universe.


Kyle Rayner was a graphic artist who was given the final Green Lantern ring by the last guardian so he could become the defender of the universe.


Not much of his past has been revealed, but Kyle was raised by his mother Maura Rayner and lived a relatively normal childhood in North Hollywood.  His father, Aaron, abandoned the family when Kyle was still quite young.  Kyle became a graphic artist, but was often struggling for success.  

Unbeknowest to Kyle at the time, a war was occurring between the Guardians of the Universe and Hal Jordan, the superhero once known as Green Lantern.  Hal, possessed by an evil entity, proceeded to kill the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps, the intergalactic organization dedicated to defending the universe.

He was giving the last GL power ring after the destruction of the GLC. Before he acquired a Green Lantern ring, Kyle Rayner was a struggling but gifted freelance graphic artist. He lived and worked in Los Angeles initially. After Hal Jordan grief-stricken over the destruction of his home town of Coast CIty, he went on a mad rampage killing most of the GLC and almost of all of the Guardians of the Universe who guide the corps.
Kyle rayner new costume
Kyle was found by Ganthet, the last guardian alive, gave him the last GL power ring, the powerful weapon wielded by each Green Lantern that allows them to conjure any form of matter or energy solely by their willpower. Though it has not been told why he was chosen, he probably at the right place at the right time.

Kyle, unsure of what to think about having this new power, went to his ex-girlfriend, Alexandra Dewitt, apartment showing her that he now was a Green Lantern. After his first adventure, everyone thought he was Hal Jordan so she recommended that he redesign his costume to look different from Jordan. The new look did not stop Mongul from trying to tear him apart during his first week as a Green Lantern.  However, when Mongul came looking for revenge against Green Lantern for his defeat in Engine City, Mongul decided any Green Lantern would do. With some help from Superman, one of his heroes, Kyle defeated Mongul. It took the alien warlord by surprise that Kyle's ring could work against his yellow skin. Superman was shocked when Kyle knew virtually nothing about Hal Jordan or the Green Lantern Corps. Kyle and Alex got back together and she helped Kyle train for his new role as a superhero. Shortly thereafter, she was brutally murdered by the super villain, Major Force,  who had been sent to learn the truth about the new Green Lantern after some operatives recovered the final battery. Force made the mistake of showing the battery to Kyle during the fight, allowing Green Lantern to recharge his ring at a crucial moment. Kyle stopped just short of killing Major Force when the authorities arrived. Oh and he puts on eventually the white power ring which lets him use all of the ring corp's rings abilties


Kyle Rayner appeared in Superman The Animated Series Season 3 where he took on much of the history of Hal Jordan and fought Sinestro. Kyle Raynor (The misspelling appeared on all of the Kyle merchandise)appeared in The Justice League cartoon.

Powers and Equipment

White lantern power ring and battery which gives him all the powers of all the corps (which include Green Lantern, Red Lantern, Blue lantern, Black Lantern, Orange Lantern, Star Saphire corps, the Indigo Tribe.

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