By Erin Oakley
Hal Jordan rose from humble beginnings on Earth to become “the greatest Green Lantern.”
As a child, Hal idolized his father, who was a test pilot. When Martin Jordan was killed in a tragic plane crash, young Hal began to fear flying. However, as he grew older, he managed to master his fear and follow in his father’s footsteps, becoming an ace pilot in his own right.
Unbeknownst to Hal (and most of the denizens of Earth), the Green Lantern Corps were watching over them. Set up as an intergalactic police force, the Green Lanterns patrolled the universe and kept order. One fateful day, one of the members, an alien named Abin Sur, crash landed on Earth. Since Abin had not named a predecessor, his power ring chose Hal Jordan, sensing his extraordinary willpower.
Hal Jordan accepted, becoming a Green Lantern and beginning his training. He quickly distinguished himself as a true hero, both working with the Green Lantern Corps and becoming a member of the Justice League on Earth.
All members of the Lantern Corps get their superhuman abilities from power rings, which must be recharged by the light of the spectrum they represent. The Green Lantern Corps draw on the green light of Willpower, and its members are adept at overcoming fear. Hal Jordan can use his ring to fly, communicate with other members, and create physical constructs of green light using sheer willpower.
In the world of DC Universe Online, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps battle the Sinestro Corps in Metropolis, and Hal has taken a lead role in the ongoing War of the Light. Heroes follow his guidance, and villains must face him and his Blue Lantern ally Saint Walker in the culmination of the War of the Light Part I DLC Pack. Players can also play as Hal Jordan himself in competitive Legends PvP.
Join Hal Jordan and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps – or stand against them – today, and play DC Universe Online for free at http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/!