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Soranik Natu / Green Lantern
Status Alive
Last Seen Lantern

Soranik Natu is a member of the Green Lantern Corps.

Season Eleven

On the Moon, a group of Green Lanterns, including Soranik Natu, explain to Superman and John Stewart that there is no treaty between the Guardians and the Manhunters and one of them suggests that these Manhunters were rogue units that have gone mad without a purpose. Superman asks who created the yellow rings that powered the robots and the Lanterns explain that in order to battle the Manhunters, the Guardians took extreme measures. After this revelation, Soranik and the other Lanterns decide to return to their sectors and report to their post.

In space, a small group of Green Lanterns, including Soranik, observe the battle on Earth. The Green Lanterns are not sure if they can fight Parallax because the last time they did it, most the members of the Corps were killed and Oa was almost destroyed. Salaak then plays John's message about the one thing that frightens Parallax, so they decide to find it and stop the fear entity once and for all.

When Parallax is about to attack Superman and the depowered John Stewart, the real help comes when the Green Lanterns arrive on the scene with the entity of willpower. Unfortunately with the yellow power rings getting reset the same happens with the green ones, leaving the Green Lanterns temporarily depowered as well. The two entities begin to battle and with an assist from Superman, they banish Parallax to its realm, which was his greatest fear.

In the aftermath, the Green Lanterns reevaluate their mission parameters and as their rings finish their reboot, they decide to choose their own destiny.

In the Comics


Soranik Natu as she appears in the comics.

A neurosurgeon by trade, Natu, like the rest of her race, saw the Green Lanterns and everything associated with them as a symbol of oppression, because the first Korugaran to have been a Green Lantern was the renegade Sinestro. When Tarkus Whin, the Green Lantern of space Sector 1417, of which Korugar is also a part, was killed on his first day as a Green Lantern, his ring sought out a replacement and found Dr. Natu in the middle of delicate neurosurgery on her home planet, Korugar.

Natu was horrified at the appearance of the ring and rejected it, but when her patient’s condition immediately began to worsen before her, Natu, desperate to save him, takes it. She uses it to conjure an elaborate medical apparatus that saved him, though her comrades in the operating room felt that by accepting the ring, she has damned herself. Although she allows the ring to take her to the planet Oa she soon left, refusing to be inducted. However, on her way back to Korugar, she is haunted by thoughts of Tarkus Whin, because the rites of death are sacred on Korugar. Her ring takes her to the black hole that had been star 1417.196, which sucks her in as it had Whin. She finds herself somewhere devoid of light, along with Whin's body. Sensing Whin's killers and realizing they are able to defeat a ringbearer, Natu swallows her ring. She orders it to alter her body so she appears to be a lump of dead matter to the nearby spider-killers. Fellow Lanterns Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner rescue Natu and convince her to stay in the Corps.

Natu demonstrates powerful emotional control against the mechanical spiders and many bounty hunters. She works past the Parallax Fear Anomaly and with her fellow Lantern’s power rings depleted in power, it fell to Natu to save them, which she did, by encasing them all in an energy sphere and retreating from the Spider Guild’s Nest. Natu and a small grouping of other Lanterns defeat the Guild's attempt to destroy Oa's sun.

Eventually, Natu realized that not all Green Lanterns are as corrupt as Sinestro as her people believed, but feels that her ring, which once belonged to Sinestro, is tainted by his evil.

As of the One Year Later timeframe, Natu has completed her training and become an active member of the Corps. After seeking advice from Mogo, she elects to return to her homeworld and continue her work as a surgeon: this along with her Green Lantern duties. This has met with considerable resistance from her former colleagues, who find her use of the Green Lantern power offensive. After using her power ring in a surgery room again, she is forbidden to practice medicine on her home planet forever. Soon after, she is evicted from her home, her things thrown into the street. She burns her old belongings, proclaiming that Korugar had already killed Soranik Natu and left her home in tears. Natu is forced into living on the streets. However, after using her ring to surgically save a dying homeless man, the poor underclass of Korugar begins coming to her for medical help. While happy with this development, Natu is uncomfortable when the people begin championing her as their savior and using her as a symbol for revolution against the planet's elite.

During the Sinestro Corps War storyline, Sinestro himself returns to Korugar to confront his successor, Soranik Natu. Sinestro defeats her, but spares her life, calculating that this will force her to stay on Korugar to fulfill her responsibilities as "the Savior of Korugar" and keep the planet safe until he returns. The people of Korugar, believing that Natu repelled Sinestro herself, begin holding her in higher regard. Soranik Natu came to Earth to aid her fellow Green Lanterns participating in the events of the Sinestro Corps War. She acts as field medic for the Corps during the battle in New York City, saving Guy Gardner when he was infected by the sentient virus Despotellis. Natu injects him with a syringe containing Leezle Pon, a fellow Corps member and smallpox virus. After the war's end, Soranik was seen on Oa, fitting an injured Lantern with a mechanical limb. Later, she is instrumental in the defeat and capture of Sinestro Corps member Kryb. Following this, Natu and Rayner express their mutual romantic interest in each other.

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Soranik with her father Sinestro.

During the events of the Emerald Eclipse storyline, Soranik makes her way to Korugar to talk to her people on why Sinestro was not killed. After her speech to her people, she along with Green Lantern Iolande talk about the people of Korugar. Sinestro then appears and knocks out Iolande, revealing that he is Soranik's father. Natu does not believe Sinestro, but he tells her a convincing story of her parentage. Shortly after her birth, Sinestro came to the conclusion that the disorganized and chaotic world of Korugar was not the kind of place that he wanted to raise his daughter, as well as later his wife, Arin Sur, the sister of Abin Sur, left him taking Soranik with her. The young girl was left in the care of Karoll and Dgibb Natu, the former of whom being the obstetrician who delivered Soranik. Soranik would adopt their surname and come to believe they were her parents. Initially, Sinestro had trouble locating his daughter and assumed that it was for the best. However, he did eventually locate her, as well as used his ring to leave a mark on her face whilst she slept. The mark, shaped like his family's coat of arms (the two downward pointed triangles underneath her left eye), contained a micro transmitter that would enable him to find her easily from then on. Sinestro then said he visited Soranik occasionally, sometimes in disguise, even during Soranik's graduation from medical school (where he took a photo of Soranik and her adopted parents for them). Sinestro concludes his story by telling Soranik that he has proud of her and everything she has accomplished, namely succeeding where he failed by bringing order to Korugar. Sinestro then tells her that despite how she feels about him they must work together to stop the Blackest Night event, , also warning her of the Green Lantern Corps' longtime enemy, Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps, would try to find her to seek revenge against Sinestro. Realizing that Sinestro was telling the truth, Soranik later tries to remove the mark on her face using a laser construct created by her ring to destroy the evidence of her relation with her despotic father, but fails thus leaving her a bitter reminder.

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Soranik and Kyle Rayner.

In the Blackest Night storyline, while on their way back to Oa, Soranik and Iolande meet up with Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner. The group are then passed by a swarm of black power rings. The rings enter Oa's Green Lantern crypt and transform all the corpses within into Black Lanterns, who promptly attack the living Lanterns. As the battle rages on, Soranik and Iolande make a stand in the Oan infirmary, desperately trying to defend the wounded from the Black Lanterns' assault. Eventually realizing that they could not fight and defend the patients at the same time, Soranik uses her ring to transport all the patients to Mogo, with Iolande providing an escort. Soranik then assists Kyle against his former love, Jade. Soranik tries to dismiss Jade's various taunts, but is enraged when Jade says that Soranik will meet the same fate as all of Kyle's lovers. Soranik then shoves her fist into Jade's mouth and powers up her ring. Their confrontation is interrupted by the announcement that the Black Lanterns' power levels have reached one hundred percent. Soranik later watches in horror as Kyle sacrifices himself to shield the Green Lanterns from the resulting explosion. As Soranik attempts to resuscitate Kyle, Guy is consumed with rage over Kyle's death. As Guy battles the Black Lanterns, Soranik tries to fight off a black ring that attaches itself to Kyle and attempts to resurrect him, but Munk of the Indigo Tribe destroys it before it can. He and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps defend her and Kyle's body from the swarm of Black Rings around them. Miri Riam of the Star Sapphires arrives, having sensed the true love between Kyle and Soranik in jeopardy. Riam uses her ring's power to connect Soranik's heart to Kyle's and combines their power of will together with her power of love, successfully restoring Kyle to life. At the end of the incident, Jade is one of the dozen heroes and villains restored to life and she promptly kisses Kyle, leaving Soranik to watch in shock.

In the Brightest Day storyline, Natu and Jade discuss their relationships with Kyle. Jade reveals that while she loves Kyle, both of them have moved on and that she can see Natu's and Kyle's love for each other. She then indicates that she will not interfere with the relationship. During a battle on Korugar, Natu is abducted by the Qwardian Weaponer who made Sinestro's original yellow ring, forcing Kyle to contact Sinestro for aid in rescuing his daughter, thus eventually the revelation of her true parentage.

During the War of the Green Lanterns, Natu, like the rest of the Corps, falls under the control of Krona after he infects the central power battery with Parallax. In the final battle, Natu and the Green Lantern Corps are freed from Parallax's control-emotions and preparation for the final confrontation with Krona. Afterwards, Natu's anger at her temporary control is made worse by her anger at Sinestro's return to the Green Lantern Corps, with things becoming even worse when Kyle admits that his encounter with the Star Sapphires actually showed him Jade rather than Natu: he only said that he had seen Natu because Jade was dead and he did not want to live in the past. Even so, she felt played and left him in a somewhat calm fashion.


  • Even though Soranik Natu has not officially appeared in other media, she was used as a background character in Green Lantern: First Flight and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

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