The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Green Lantern Corps CBR Scale: M

Name: Adara

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Green Lantern (vol. 3) #56 (Nov. 1994): "Last of the Breed"

Creators: Ron Marz, Darryl Banks, Romeo Tanghal

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 2

Teams/Affiliations: Green Lantern Corps

Occupation: Green Lantern

Location: Sector 62

Gender: female

Most members of the Green Lantern Corps are members of races alien to Earth. To various extents, most of these Corps members retain the religious and ethical values and beliefs they were raised with prior to becoming Green Lanterns. After all, these individuals were chosen because of the character and values they already possessed, not so that their personalities and values could be changed into something different.

But for some individuals, membership in the Corps becomes all-important, eclipsing the influence of their native backgrounds. Adara is a classic example of this. When the Central Power Battery on Oa was destroyed, Green Lanterns through the universe found themselves powerless as their rings disintegrated. Many moved on with their lives. But Adara could not. "Being a Green Lantern was the only thing that mattered to Adara." For Adara, the Guardians of the Universe and membership in the Green Lantern Corps had become her soul source of motivation, her reason for living. This was literally her religion. Whatever inspired her or motivated her before she was chosen to become a Green Lantern seems to have been forgotten. Even the name of her native planet was never revealed.

When Adara saw Kyle Rayner in an alien cantina, she was surprised to see he had a functional power ring. She managed to steal his ring in an attempt to become a Green Lantern again. She did not know that his ring had been modified so that it only worked for him. Adara almost died in her attempt to become a Green Lantern via Rayner's ring.

When Adara finally realized the she would never be able to use Rayner's ring and she would never again be a Green Lantern, she was so distraught that she committed suicide. Being a Green Lantern was literally her only raison d' etre, her "reason for being." Without that, she decided to live no more.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Green Lantern (vol. 3) #56 (Nov. 1994): "Last of the Breed"

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