"The Blackest Night falls from the skies, The darkness grows as all light dies. We crave your hearts and your demise, By my black hand, the dead shall rise!" —Black Lantern Corps oath


The Black Lantern Corps symbol

The Black Lantern Corps is an inter-galactic force prophesied by the Guardians of the Universe to be unleashed at a point of great chaos between the aspects of the emotional spectrum and consume all life in existence; returning it to its original state of darkness.







  • The symbol on the Black Lantern Corps is the same as that worn by the group's herald; the Black Hand.
  • Black Lantern power rings are unable to resurrect an individual who died in a state of peace with themselves, such as the original Dove, Don Hall. They similarly can not steal the hearts of people able to balance their emotions in a peaceful white aura, as with the second Dove.
  • Black Lanterns sense individuals through their emotions, as such they are unable to detect an individual who feels no emotion at all.
  • Similar to zombies, the bite from a Black Lantern is capable of imparting an infection that slowly kills the victim and turns them into a new member of the Black Lantern Corps.
  • Black Hand is the physical embodiment of death that empowers the Black Lantern Corps in the same manner that Ion is the embodiment of willpower for the Green Lantern Corps


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