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Tomar-Re / Green Lantern
Status Deceased
Last Seen Lantern

Tomar-Re is a former member of the Green Lantern Corps.

Early History

Tomar-Re was the Green Lantern of Sector 2813, until he was killed during Krypton's destruction.

Season Eleven


Tomar-Re appears to Clark Kent.

Because of the formation of the new kryptonian colony, Tomar-Re's ring travels through space looking for a new recruit worthy to be the bearer of its power to protect this new planet. Unfortunately, none of the inhabitants of Argo serve as suitable hosts, because they are artificial lifeforms, being clones of the original Kryptonians, so the ring has to find someone else.

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Tomar-Re and Clark say the oath of the Green Lanterns.

When his ring finds a new host, Clark Kent, he is surrounded by green light and sees before him the projection of a being, who identifies himself as Tomar-Re. The alien says to Clark that if he is seeing him, it is because he has received his ring and his duty. Together they recite the oath of the Green Lanterns and when the light fades, Clark is revealed, wearing a green and black costume along with a glowing ring on his finger, which welcomes him to the Green Lantern Corps.

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Tomar-Re reveals the origin of the Corps to Clark.

At Watchtower, Clark is discussing his new powers and the history of the Green Lantern Corp with a projection of Tomar-Re. Tomar reveals he died in attempt to defend Krypton from destruction and now his ring, sector and duty is handed down to Clark which is mainly due to the return of the Kryptonian species the Argo colony. Clark tries to explain to Tomar that Earth is the home he has sworn to protect but Tomar tells him that his assigned sector is 2813. Clark then tells him that he knows for a fact that he isn't supposed to interact with the citizens of New Krypton. He asks why not choose someone worthy from the Kandorian army?

In the Comics

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Tomar-Re as he appears in the comics.

Tomar-Re was a Xudarian, a race of aliens from the planet Xudar in Sector 2813 (Pre-Crisis Sector 9). He was a scientist on his homeworld before joining the Green Lantern Corps and becoming the Green Lantern of his sector. Tomar-Re became a pivotal member of the Corps, training new members, like Arisia, and serving in the Honor Guard. He also investigated reports of abuses of power by Sinestro on Korugar. He was close friends with Abin Sur, Green Lantern of neighboring sector 2814 and he was the first Lantern to meet Sur's replacement, Hal Jordan, with the two getting along equally well.

Tomar's most famous mission while serving in the Corps dealt with the planet Krypton. Krypton, a planet in sector 2813, was growing increasingly unstable. It was due to explode, caused by internal pressures deep inside the planet's core. Tomar-Re sought to use a rare compound called stellarium to absorb some of the tectonic pressure, thus saving the Kryptonians. He gathered the compound, and was en route to Krypton when a yellow solar flare blinded him, and forced him to drop the stellarium. He quickly recovered, but discovered he was blind. He gathered what little stellarium he could without his sight, and proceeded towards Krypton. He was closing in when his vision started to clear. The first thing he saw upon his sight returning was Krypton exploding. The Guardians recovered Tomar and brought him back to Oa, where he healed and rested.

Tomar was retired when the Anti-Monitor sought to conquer the multiverse. He still served alongside the Corps, including John Stewart, who had become the GL for 2814. The war against the Anti-Monitor would be Tomar's final fight, as he was killed by the villain known as Goldface. Before his death, Tomar-Re selected Stewart to be his replacement, thus forcing John's ring to go to Jordan, who had resigned from the Corps, and returning him to the organization.

In the New 52's storyline War of the Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and Sinestro are trapped in the Dead Zone by the Guardians of the Universe, until they encounter a mysterious figure lurking in the zone observing them. This mysterious stranger says he was Hal's friend and Sinestro's enemy, and states that they are both dead. The mysterious stranger is revealed to be Tomar-Re, who was undead, asking Hal and Sinestro to stop Volthoom before he goes about bringing changes to reality in history. Hal and Sinestro are then confronted by the dead members in the Dead Zone. When Hal questions how Tomar-Re knew this, he explains that those beings who had died gathered information in the Dead Zone. Later, they are approached by Green Lantern Simon Baz who was transported by Black Hand to the Dead Zone and pulled him back after he split his ring which Sinestro claimed and unintentionally went with him, leaving Hal trapped in the Zone. Tomar views that Sinestro will not take Volthoom down easily. After Tomar unsuccessfully tries to persuade Hal from killing himself in order to gain a Black Lantern ring and escape the Dead Zone to stop Volthoom, he is pleasantly surprised when Hal's plan manages to succeed.

Other faces of Tomar-Re

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