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4/20/2023 3:32 pm  #1

Green Lantern (Alan Scott)


Real Name: Alan Ladd Wellington Scott

Occupation: Businessman, Crimefighter

Identity: Secret

Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record

Other Aliases: Sentinel, Emerald Crusader

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marital Status: Widowed

Known Relatives: Molly Mayne (wife, deceased), Todd Rice (son)

Group Affiliation: Justice Society of America

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: All-American Comics #16 (July 1940)

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 192 lbs.

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Powers: As the Green Lantern, Alan Scott possesses a power ring that allows him to create constructs out of green energy. The ring is powered by his willpower, and can also create force fields, fly, and manipulate the environment. Additionally, Alan has a healing factor that allows him to quickly recover from injuries.

History: Alan Scott was a young engineer on a train when a mysterious green lantern crashed through the window and bestowed him with a ring and a lantern that would change his life forever. Using his new powers, Alan became the first Green Lantern, battling evil and protecting the innocent.

After World War II, Alan retired his superhero identity and focused on his business career. He eventually married Molly Mayne, a fellow employee, and the two had a son named Todd.

In the years that followed, Alan would return to superheroics as the Emerald Crusader, fighting alongside other heroes as part of the Justice Society of America. He battled against foes such as the immortal Vandal Savage, the villainous Doctor Polaris, and the sorcerer Eclipso.

Alan has also had to deal with personal tragedy, including the death of his wife Molly and his estrangement from his son Todd, who later became the superhero Obsidian.

Personality: Alan is a brave and determined hero, willing to put himself in harm's way to protect others. He is also a shrewd businessman, using his wealth and resources to aid his superheroics. Despite his stoic exterior, he has a kind heart and a deep love for his friends and family.

Equipment: Alan's only piece of equipment is his power ring, which he uses to create energy constructs and manipulate the environment.

Weaknesses: Alan's power ring is vulnerable to yellow objects and energy, which can disrupt its energy field and leave him powerless. He is also vulnerable to magical attacks, which can affect his healing factor and leave him susceptible to injury.

Summary: Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern, has been a key figure in the DC Universe for over eight decades. A businessman who gained his powers from a mystical lantern, Alan has fought against some of the most dangerous villains in the world. He is known for his determination, bravery, and devotion to protecting the innocent, and his legacy continues to inspire new generations of heroes.

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4/20/2023 3:33 pm  #2

Re: Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

At least in the pre-New 52 continuity, Molly was still alive. Jade of course should be listed as his daughter.

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4/21/2023 11:03 am  #3

Re: Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Molly is not the mother of Alan Scott's children.  That would be his first wife, Rose Canton, who was also the Golden Age villainess known as the Rose and the Thorn.  (Not to be confused with the more recent anti-hero Rose and the Thorn, aka Rose Forrest, although there are people who in fact are very confused about the two different characters not being one and the same [and even after learning the truth, have demanded that DC Comics retcon them into being the same character anyway]).


4/21/2023 12:21 pm  #4

Re: Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Fans can be weird sometimes. Canton is definitely more of a flat-out villain in Thorn mode whereas Forrest is an anti-hero. I think the concept works better with a multiverse than a single Earth because you have two women named Rose with dissociative identity disorder taking on the name Thorn, but in a single Earth model, that can be explained by the second Thorn subconsciously recalling the first.

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