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Manga DC 2012: Green Lantern by effektdmentality Manga DC 2012: Green Lantern by effektdmentality
Next up as part of my 2012 revamp of the Manga DC Universe I designed back in 2004 is the Green Lantern.

When I originally designed the Manga JLA, I wanted another girl on the core team to balance it some more (usually it's just Wonder Woman and a bunch of dudes), so I made GL female; since each Lantern is actually part of a large group, it allows me to vary the character a bit more.

Backstory:
Hikari Jorudan was a test pilot for Japan Air Self-Defense force, and one of the best. One night she was suddenly bathed in a green force field and carried to the wreckage of an alien craft. The dying alien gave her a green ring, which enveloped Hikari in green light before materializing into a uniform. Hikari was then transported to Oa, where the Guardians of the Universe explained that she had been chosen as the Green-designated "Lantern" for the sector 2814 team of "the Corps," an intergalactic peacekeeping force. Each sector had a team of Lanterns, each with their own color designation and emotional power to wield.

Hikari took on the responsibility of being the Green Lantern, wielding the power of will. Along with her team, led by the fear-wielding Yellow Lantern named Sinestro, Hikari patrols sector 2814 and the planet Earth, protecting it against all intergalactic threats. As she grows accustomed to her powers and assignment, Hikari realizes the greatest threat to the Corps and peace in the universe may be from within.

Notes:
- The character is obviously based on Hal Jordan. "Hikari" is a Japanese female name for "radiance," fitting for a superhero using light. Her surname "Jorudan" is a Japanese phonetic spelling of Jordan.
- Visually, Hikari is based a lot on Motoko from Ghost in the Shell, most notably in the hairstyle. However, the idea of her as a member of a multicolored team (akin to Super Sentai), is an idea created by :iconnightshade475: that I really liked. I grew up on Power Rangers in the 90s so the idea of differently colored Lanterns (the equivalent of rangers) fit pretty well. The test pilot background, ring, and powers are basically the same (hard-light constructs formed out of willpower).
- I simplified her look a bit more from the '04 design. Gone are a lot of the bulkier elements, in order to make her look more feminine. I removed the long braided ponytail. I also added a light-constructed visor; sunglasses and masks tend to separate authority figures from normal citizens (Secret Service, MiB, highway patrol, cops, etc).
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
I have an idea for another pic
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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well RJ
I have something to say to say Your mangaverse version of DC is nice but i prefer a "male" mangaverse version of Hal jordan in green lantern form will be a lot better and he might be based on Bleach's Ichigo Kurosaki maybe Fairy tails Leader natsu or maybe fullmetal alchemists edward elric,You can redesign if you want it or not i wont stop you
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effektdmentality Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate your comments, but I stick to my female GL. I felt that there were too many male characters in my JL, and since the Green lantern is more of a position/rank (in the Corps) instead of one single superhero, it would be easier to change the person inside the suit. There's more than one GL in the universe (Hal Jordan, Jon Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, etc), so this female GL could just be one of many other GLs, some of which are male.
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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually arisia is a green lantern (one of the few green lanterns who are female) and actually there is a a guy named joey2132132 who made this: [link] but he wishes his character he made for you will be added in your and Nightshade475 DC manga universe and will be redrawn in yours or Nightshade475. (ps he is based on saint seiya)
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effektdmentality Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Right. But Arisia was never the main GL of Earth, and never part of the Justice League. As the most powerful team of superheroes on Earth, I felt it needed to be more balanced in terms of gender. It's usually a whole bunch of guys and 1 or two women, and again, the GL position gave me the most room story-wise to change the gender.
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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True.I mean i appreciate you gender equality i understand ,But I am uncomfortable with this, so tell you what I'll give you the commission to make the one by joey 2132132 :[link] in your own style with color and well you know make this character as the co-main green lantern in dc mangaverse (like how Hal and Kyle rayner are co-main green lanterns) what do you say? should i pay you in commission to design Joey2132132's Mangaverse green lantern character in your own style?
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effektdmentality Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Send me a note and we can talk about a commission :)
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AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wondering what the green light emitters are for, but a very simple design.
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effektdmentality Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The emitters on her shoulders and hands channel her powers through her suit, so that light constructs can be created quicker and independent from the orientation of her ring.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Cool one
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