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[Green Lightning]
Real Name: Ali Rayner-West*
Known Relatives: Wally West (ancestor), Kyle Rayner (ancestor)
First Appearance: Green Lantern: Circle of Fire #1 (2000)

A future descendant of both the West and Rayner families, Green Lightning inherited super-speed from her mother and the Green Lantern ring from her father. Torn between two legacies, she developed a mental block that prevented her from using her speed and her ring on the same day.

Green Lightning and several other Green Lanterns appeared in the present day to battle the threat of Oblivion, a villain that Green Lantern Kyle Rayner thought he had made up years earlier for a comic book. She and Adam Strange stopped Oblivion’s machinations on the planet Rann, then rejoined the others to battle Oblivion himself. Eventually it was revealed that all the “new” Green Lanterns—and the villain they opposed—were inventions of Kyle’s subconscious mind, given reality by his ring.

Text by Kelson Vibber. Do not copy without permission.

Top of Page Primary Sources

  • “We Rann All Night” - Green Lantern & Adam Strange (October 2000), Brian K. Vaughn


  • Green Lantern and Adam Strange #1 (October 2000) - Rodolfo Damaggio & Kevin Nowlan


  • Green Lantern Secret Files #3 under Circle of Fire Green Lanterns (July 2002)


  • Green Lantern: Circle of Fire #1–2 (2000), Brian K. Vaughn
  • Green Lantern and Adam Strange (October 2000): “We Rann All Night,” Brian K. Vaughn


*Thanks to David Okamura for providing Green Lightning’s “real” name.

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