Real Name
Paul Sinestro
First Appearance
Green Lantern (vol. 2) # 7 (August, 1961)
John Broome, Gil Kane
Team Affliations
Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro Corps, The Secret Society, Injustice League, Anti-Justice League, The Legion of Doom (Super Friends)
Green Lantern, White Lantern, Yellow Lantern, Indigo Lantern, Parallax
Base of Operations
Can use his ring to fly, create constructs (Yellow Ring Powered by Fear, Green Ring Powered by Willpower)
Skills and Abilities
Great Understanding of Fear, Hand-To-Hand Combat Expert
Tools and Weapons
Yellow Lantern, Green Lantern

Thaal Sinestro (usually simply referred to as Sinestro) is an alien supervillian (and sometimes superhero) in the DC Universe. A former Lantern for the Green Lantern Corps, Sinetro was considered one of the greatest Lanterns to ever grace the Corps. The mentor of Hal Jordan, Sinestro turned against the Corps when he was persecuted for conquering the planet Koruger and ruling as a dictator. Wanting to instill fear upon the planet rather than fight it, he forged a yellow power ring (the power of fear). Since then, he has become the ultimate enemy of the Green Lantern Corps.


An anthropologist from Planet Korugar who becomes a Green Lantern, Thaal Sinestro was considered the greatest Green Lantern of all, until it was revealed that he maintained peace in his sector of space through rule with an iron fist. Sinestro was soon ejected and vowed revenge, using a special yellow ring to achieve his goals.


Not much has been revealed of Sinestro's youth. Thaal Sinestro was once an anthropologist from the planet Korugar who was born with a focus on order, best represented by his ability to adeptly reconstruct the ruins of lost civilizations. During a reconstruction, Sinestro came across the dying Lantern, Prohl Gosgotha, who gave Sinestro the ring so that he may defeat Prohl's persuer, a Weaponer of Qward. Sinestro did so (sacrificing a reconstruction that he spent his life on), but once he did, he let Prohl die by not giving him the ring, becoming the next Green Lantern of his sector.

Soon, Sinestro became a respected member of the Corps and his ability to keep order in his sector earned him the title of the greatest Green Lantern. Neither the Guardians of the Universe, or the other Corps members realized that Sinestro ruled his sector like a tyrant in order to maintain order, having conquered his homeworld shortly after joining the Corps.

TV ShowsEdit

He comes out in the Green Lantern movie and in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

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