Years ago, Hal Jordan was among the many Green Lanterns dispatched to Korugar to investigate claims of Sinestro abusing his power to rule the planet. Hal was Sinestro's protege, and he was horrified and greatly saddened at the sight of his mentor having fallen so far. As Sinestro was restrained with a net construct, insanely howling and raving that he would destroy the Corps, Hal Jordan could only quietly ask, "What have you become?" as he stripped his friend of his ring.
Some time before the events of the original series, Hal saved the world from what Ollie described as a "planet-core-eating zombie moon" and decided to take him and Dinah out for drinks. Hal was reluctant, simply wanting to go home and relax after being away from the Earth for so long, which caused Dinah to tease him for not wanting to be more active, and Hal counters that he doesn't like being a third wheel. Dinah further teases him for not settling down and only having relationships that lasted a week. Hal smirks at that as they step into the bar, before reminding Ollie and Dinah that he just saved the world.
Dinah is then accosted by some bikers but easily beats them all single-handedly, and flirts with Ollie afterwards, promoting Hal to remind them, "Third wheel." To cheer his friend up, Ollie declares a toast to Hal for saving the world and the "finest third wheel a man and his girl could have."
Five years before the events of Injustice, Green Lantern assisted the rest of the Justice League in their search for Lois Lane. He subdued the Joker and Harley Quinn by swatting them with a large hand construct. He watches Metropolis become decimated by a nuclear warhead, and helps his fellow Leaguers evacuate people within the fallout zone.
He confronts an enraged Superman, and accidentally reveals the location of the Joker. Hal tries to reason with him, but is badly outmatched in speed and temporarily stripped of his ring. Hal again tries to convince his friend not to do something regretful, having his ring returned before the resolute Superman flies away.
Green Lantern is seen again alongside Princess Diana, called to reason with Aquaman bent on revenge. Wonder Woman orders him to move the endangered ships out of harms way as the League battles Aquaman's forces. Hal uses his ring to lift all of the ships out of the water before they are struck by oncoming waves, but Aquaman summons a kraken to knock him and the rest of the League out of the air.
Green Lantern struggles to save as many sailors from the kraken with his ring as possible when Superman arrives and forces Aquaman to call off the Kraken. After Aquaman's armies rise over the world at various ports and harbors, Superman orders Hal and his fellow Justice League members to lift Atlantis onto the Sahara Desert as a threat. Green Lantern keeps a force field around Atlantis to contain water around the city, until Aquaman relents.
Atlantis is returned to the ocean, but Hal expresses discomfort in such ruthless action.
Green Lantern is seen aiding Superman in preventing two communication satellites from falling onto Russia. It is also revealed he aided Shazam in Syria by creating a force field over the city while Shazam destroyed the missiles with his lightning.
Hal is lying unconscious in a crater that was a city. Cyborg stumbles upon him before being attacked by the one who knocked him out: Black Adam.
Hal is seen in the Watchtower alongside Superman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg as they discuss the distress signal from the ruins of Metropolis. When Superman tries to leave for Metropolis to find the source of the signal, Hal quickly reminds him of how their recent actions have angered several powerful people and points out the suspicion of the signal. GL chooses to accompany Superman to Metropolis, saying his ring can protect him from the radiation.
Once in the city, Hal's ring begins to pick up the signal and the three trace it a collapsed building, directly under it. GL works with Superman and Wonder Woman to lift the building aside and after Hal sarcastically points out that a narrow tunnel is the perfect setting for a trap, is ordered by Wonder Woman to stand guard. When Clark and Diana locate the source of the signal, a large vault like bunker, Hal suggests they try other means of opening it, comparing the situation to a horror movie.
When the bunker is opened and Lex Luthor discovered alive, Green Lantern is last seen on the Watchtower and is among the many heroes shocked to learn that Luthor knew his secret identity all along.
Green Lantern is among the gathered League when they learn of Hawkgirl's kidnapping and Batman's sudden move against them, along with Hawkgirl's seeming return.
Green Lantern observes the League's arguing after Hawkgirl's return, as well as Lex Luthor's press conference proposal, but does not say anything or accompany Superman to Paris for the conference.
Hal is shocked by the Parademons invasion and further horrified when he learns the monsters are launching attacks all over the world.
Green Lantern accompanies Superman and Wonder Woman to Gotham to break up a fight between Batman's team and a cult that worships Superman.
Hal is present on the Watchtower when Lobo rams his way through it, and Hal uses his ring to seal off the breached walls to save Cyborg and Robin's life.
Hal is present among the gathered Justice League as Luthor is wrapping up his presentation on the completed enhancement pill. Hal is incredulous after Luthor suggests they draw up a list of candidates they can trust to be given the supplements, thinking Luthor and Superman want to build an army, though Lex assures him it will only be a peace-keeping force, something Lantern should fully understand.
Hal joins Superman, Wonder Woman and Flash as they head to the Batcave to negotiate the release of Hawkgirl after her week long capture and replacement by Martian Manhunter. Though Superman insists it's just a conversation, Hal is quick to bring up how many 'big guns' they're bringing for just a conversation.
Once at the cave's waterfall entrance, Hal is silent as he watches Batman and Wonder Woman converse, but when Flash attempts to stop 'Bruce' from heading back into the cave, he suddenly takes to the skies above and Hal realizes it is Martian Manhunter in his place and follows after him with Wonder Woman and Superman.
In the cloudy skies above Manhunter vanishes. Hal attempts to locate him with his ring, but is taken out by a single blow from the invisible Martian, plummeting into the seas below.
Hal is with the rest of the Justice League as they stand before the United Nations with Superman unveiling his new army.
Hal is at Ollie's funeral, mourning his departed best friend along with a large gathering of other superheroes. After the other mourners leave, Hal attempts to speak to Dinah, trying to convince her that Superman is bettering the world and that Ollie's death was an accident, but Dinah refuses to hear him out. Hal sadly leaves after this.
Hal is flying a test plane at Ferris Aircraft when the plane fails in midair, with the controls frying and the aircraft beginning to fall apart as it rapidly descends in a crash. Carol Ferris orders him to eject but Hal insists he can land the plane safely. His radio cuts out and he uses his ring to safely land the plane. He meets up with a confused Carol on the runway, and when she asks him how he was able to land the plane, he brushes it off as "Skill. Talent."
Carol suddenly asks to see his hand, and with a defeated smirk, Hal raises his right hand up, revealing he was wearing his ring. Hal just tries to make a joke about her preferring her plane and pilot scattered in chunks across the runway, but Carol is flabbergasted that Hal would wear his ring while flying, noting he never wore it when he was flying in a plane.
Hal reluctantly admits that with everything that has happened recently, form Ollie's death to the government attempting to kill Superman, he feels he can't let go of the power. Carol assumes he's afraid but Hal insists he's being pragmatic when he cuts himself off before saying he's needed. He starts to walk away but Carol manages to keep him after reminding him how difficult the situation will be to explain in the paperwork.
Hal apologizes but Carol just gently tells him that he doesn't have to pretend with her and that it's okay to admit when he's afraid.
Sometime later, Hal flies through the sky as Green Lantern when he is contacted by Superman, the Man of Steel informing him that Congress is about to shutdown the government. When Hal asks what he wants him to do about it, Superman tells him to convince them not to. Hal is worried about interfering with government affairs, feeling it is going above what he is allowed to do as as a Green Lantern but Superman reminds him that since he is the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 this is not interference but protection. Hal finds he can't argue with that.
Hal then asks Clark how Diana is doing, and learns from him that the doctors helping her have no idea when she will wake from her coma. Hal writes that off as them not being trained to treat an "Amazonian warrior hit by a massive nuclear blast in space". Hal then asks if Superman will join him in Washington but Superman admits he's barely restraining himself since they tried to kill him. Superman instead sends Flash to join him. Before Hal cuts the connection, he assures Clark about Diana, reminding him, "She's Wonder Woman. She doesn't know how to stay down."
At Congress, joined by the Flash, Hal prevents the speaker from officially declaring a shutdown and seals the doors to the chambers closed with his ring with a single declaration: "No one leaves."
The speaker attempts to remind Green Lantern that they have been democratically elected but Hal quickly snaps back that they have forgotten that they serve the people who elected them before calling all of them out for the petty and blatant corruption and tells them that no one will leave until the shutdown is averted. The speaker declares that Hal has no right but Hal retorts, "I have every right! I am the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814. I have been charged with protecting this planet by an authority much higher than yours. This is my duty. Do yours."
Afterwards, Congress averts the shutdown and Hal thanks them for doing their job, but is threatened for taking them hostage. Hal and Barry step outside and are greeted by a large battalion of armed forces that order them to stand down. Before either can react, Guy Gardner and Ganthet arrive, with the Guardian ordering Hal to take him to Superman.
Hal is present during the meeting between Ganthet and Superman in the Hall of Justice. Hal is mostly silent as Superman and Ganthet argue, though he becomes visibly shocked when Superman asks if the Guardians allowed Krypton to be destroyed by refusing to intervene. Hal calls to Ganthet, but the argument between the Guardian and Kryptonian intensifies, and though Guy tries to smooth things over, Superman ultimately orders Ganthet to leave.
Ganthet calls both Guy and Hal after him. Hal hesitates for a moment before reluctantly following after the Guardian.
Hal meets up with Carol at a hanger in Ferris Aircraft, informing her that he's leaving, though he makes it clear that it won't be like other times he has left the planet and tells Carol not to wait for him. Carol gets angry and starts to give him a piece of her mind when she spots Ganthet watching them from a window. Hal tells Carol he's sorry before moving over to Ganthet after the Guardian tells him it's time to leave.
Hal tells Ganthet he's not comfortable leaving the planet and the Guardian informs him that Guy Gardner will be on Earth in his place.
Hal has returned to Oa along with Ganthet and is standing before the Guardians of Universe attempting to argue for Superman's actions. He makes it clear he understands that they fear what an out of control Superman would represent, but he claims that Superman is acting out of peace and not for himself. When Ganthet says that when he confronted Superman on Earth and saw he was not acting in peace, Hal counters that Kal-El had just learned that the Guardians of the Universe were complicit in the destruction of his home planet, and he tells them that if they want to judge him they should look at their own actions.
The Guardians remind Jordan that they are not on trial, and Hal reveals that Superman has lost his city and his wife, and instead of being consumed by hate as lesser men would be, he's trying to make the world a better place. Hal tries to tell them of the wars they have ended and the dictatorships they've overthrown but the Guardians only acknowledge the legitimate governments Superman has also toppled before questioning Hal on the 'super beings' Superman is rumored to be creating. Hal explains that a peace force is being assembled and that the Justice League cannot be everywhere.
The Guardians only focus on the fact Superman is creating an army of enhanced soldiers, and Hal points out the hypocrisy of this, telling them that they should reconsider their modus operandi. Hal tries to bring up that Superman has not only saved lives by ending violence, he's been working with Lex Luthor to stamp out hunger and implement renewable energy around the world, but the Guardians dismiss him.
As he moves down the spire, Hal bumps into his old drill instructor Kilowog, who is delighted to see him and gives him a rib crushing hug. The two's reunion is cut short when Ganthet calls Kilowog before the council. As Jordan watches them go, a familiar voice calls out to him and Hal sees John Stewart approaching.
The two friends share a handshake as Hal asks why he is back on Oa, and John was hoping Hal could tell him. Hal explains that it's most likely because of the situation on Earth and he explains what Superman has begun to do in his absence, transforming their planet. Both Lanterns note the thousands of returning Lanterns when Hal spots Kilowog stepping back down, only with a much more serious and sober expression.
Hal is shocked when Kilowog explains that the Guardians have ordered him to take a squad of Lanterns to Earth to bring Superman for trial. Hal makes it clear he believes what Superman is doing is right and refuses to help them. Kilowog reveals that the Guardians don't trust him and that he has been asked to hand over his ring.
Furious, Hal asks if they expect him to just allow them to attack his planet when he sees he is surrounded by dozens of Green Lanterns, John among them. Kilowog warns Hal not to be stupid. Backed in a corner, Hal screams for the Lanterns to back off and unleashes a burst of power from his ring, stunning the Lanterns and giving the chance to fly into the sky, attempting to escape the planet.
The other Lanterns quickly recover and give chase, but Hal's head-start and stronger will has allowed him to remain significantly ahead. But just as he is about to escape the planet, a wall of emerald energy blocks his path, stopping him in his tracks. Hal can only scream in denial as he attempts to smash the wall to no avail before he is bound by several Lanterns and dragged back down to the planet.
John pleads with Hal to stop fighting and Hal tries to reach out to his friend, to convince him what Superman is doing is for the best for their planet and that the Guardians can't be allowed to interfere. Kilowog punches Hal across the face to silence him. Bloody but not unconscious, Hal goads Kilowog to release him from his restraints but Ganthet prevents this and orders Kilowog to finish it.
Hal attempts one last goad as John forces him to his feet but Kilowog knocks him out with a single punch. Hal's ring is then stripped from him and entrusted to John before his unconscious body is carried off to a cell.
Hal is locked in a cell and pleading with Salaak to release him so he can stop the confrontation between Kilowog's squadron and Superman. Salaak makes it clear that it is the will of the Guardians and that they do not want it reversed. Hal calls this "Unbelievably stupid" and tries to tell him that starting a fight with Superman is a bad idea, but Salaak firmly believes there will be no fight.
Another Green Lantern arrives, claiming to be there to relieve Salaak of guard duty when he suddenly knocks Salaak out, shocking Hal. Hal is further shocked when he sees it was John Stewart who knocked Salaak out. John tells him it's time to go, though Hal is quick to remind him that he thought he was against him.
John makes it clear he trusts both Hal and Superman completely and that standing against him was an act as he presents Hal his ring again. As the two escape Oa, Hal is still in disbelief as he exclaims, "An act? You held me while they beat me unconscious." Stewart merely deadpans that he is very convincing.
Hal and John arrive just outside of the Earth, with John asking what the plan is. Hal responds that they're going to break up whatever is happening on Earth, when John suddenly points out an approaching Green Lantern ring. The ring passes them, stating it's wielder is deceased and is searching for a replacement in sector 1014. While John doesn't recognize the sector, Hal does as Ch'p's.
The two arrive on Earth and see Kilowog and his squad of Green Lanterns engaged in a brutal battle against Superman, Hawkgirl and Shazam. Both Hal and John are shocked to see Sinestro also battling the Lanterns, and while John questions his presence, Hal only tells him to break up the fighting first before they start asking questions. While John goes to intercept Sinestro, Hal intervenes between Superman and Kilowog, ordering Kilowog to stand down.
Before anyone can react, the Sinestro Corps suddenly arrive en mass, and Hal demands to know what is going on from Sinestro. Kilowog suddenly pleads submission and requests to be allowed to return to Oa, though Sinestro denies this. Hal gets right up in his former mentor's face and tells him, "You don't get to make that decision, Sinestro." Sinestro convinces Superman that the Lanterns cannot be allowed to leave, lest they warn Oa and return with the rest of the Corps.
Hal is shocked when Superman agrees and sees his fellow corpsmen surrounded by the Sinestro Corps.
Hal observes the Sinestro Corps holds his fellow Green Lanterns captive, save for John Stewart. When Sinestro suggest to Superman that they be exterminated, Hal shouts, "No one is exterminating anyone." After Kilowog speaks up, Arkillo decides to torture him by painfully contorting his body with several binding yellow constructs.
Hal springs into action, defending his former drill sergeant as he places a vice construct around Arkillo's head and demands Kilowog's release. Though Arkillo refuses and continues to torture Kilowog, after Superman reiterates Jordan's demand, Sinestro orders Arkillo to cease. Sinestro then manages to convince Superman to hold the Lanterns as prisoners on Earth.
After Superman has the Green Lanterns remove their rings, he tells Sinestro to remove his Corps from Earth. Sinestro tries to dissuade Superman of this, but John and Hal both tell Sinestro to leave, but Superman tells Hal that while Sinestro's Corps have to go, Sinestro does not. Hal is shocked but Superman tells him that there is more going on than he knows, as well as revealing Sinestro saved him from being captured by the Green Lanterns and brought to Oa.
Hal is summoned by Superman along with Sinestro and informed that the Guardians are seeking one of the Weaponers of Qward most dangerous creations, the Ur-Forge. Hal is silent as Superman confirms the forge's existence to a doubtful Sinestro before Superman explains that their combined knowledge of both the Guardians and the Weaponers will prove useful and then tasks the two to bring him the Ur-Forge.
As Hal and Sinestro fly into deep space for the coordinates of the moon where the Ur-Forge is located, a place both Hal and Sinestro believe to be where the Weaponers originated from before moving on to the Anti-Matter universe. Hal and Sinestro are attacked by one of the Weaponers leftover creations, which Hal destroys with two chain-gun constructs despite Sinestro trying to defend him. Hal warns Sinestro to back off, and when Sinestro tries to remind them of all they've been through, Hal only throws that back in his face.
Later, the former student and mentor decide to rest by a fire and wait for dawn, with Hal quickly rebuffing Sinestro's offer to take watch. Sinestro then tells Hal that he knows he doesn't trust him, and says that he doesn't need to, only trust in Superman himself. Hal accepts that Superman chose Sinestro to accompany him on this mission before clarifying that Kal-El is his friend.
Sinestro then asks what became of their friendship and how they fell so far that they now eagerly long for the day they can hack and slash at each other like civilized killers, though Hal is quick to snap, "Lanterns aren't killers." Sinestro only rebuffs that the same could once have been said about Superman himself. Sinestro tells Hal that he has seen many worlds die because of one man who would declare himself their savior and that he was once one of those me and Hal's friend once.
Sinestro tells his student that he believes he sees a second chance in Superman, and that he truly sees Sienstro in the Man of Steel, a second chance to stop him and save many more lives. Hal is silent and contemplating as Sinestro turns in, making a quick joke over who will make breakfast in the morning. Hal retorts, "Sense of humor come with the genocidal starter kit?"
Sinestro reminds Hal that he has seen many worlds die and that gallows humor is all they have in the end, "Unless..." "Unless what?" Hal asks. "You know unless what." Sienstro responds.
Hal thinks to himself, "Unless someone does something. Unless the world does not die.." Hal understands that the Weaponers tore their homeworld apart and rebuilt it into something obscene rather than let it die, and realizes Superman could do something similar if he obtains the forge. Hal falls into an uneasy sleep but is quickly awoken when he and Sinestro are attacked by another mechanical monster. Sinestro suddenly reports that he has the Ur-Forge's signal and Hal quickly points out that they're nowhere near the coordinates Superman gave them.
Sinestro realizes that the forge has been moved and the two fly off, with Sinestro baiting the monster to chase after them. Hal realizes the monster wants to convert them into machines and has self-repairing abilities. Hal and Sinestro then find the Ur-Forge being moved by a small group of Green Lanterns.
Hal smiles and greets his former comrades with a, "Hi, guys." He and Sinestro then sic the mechanical beast on the Lanterns and abscond with the forge, Hal telling the Lanterns, "Superman says "Hello"."
Hal and Sinestro carry the Ur-Forge a safe distance away, with Jordan expressing shock that they actually obtained the object. Internally, Hal begs for forgiveness and curses himself and Sinestro for getting the forge. Hal thinks to himself as Sinestro studies the Ur-Forge, "It will pass into Superman's hands, or Sinestro's, or the Guardians'. I don't know which is worse." Hal is at a total loss when Sinestro suddenly destroys the forge, with Hal barely able to throw up a barrier construct to protect himself from the blast and shrapnel.
Hal is shocked that Sinestro of all people would destroy the forge before smiling as he realizes and says, "No one can use it now." When Sinestro asks if he was more afraid of it ending up in Superman's, the Guardians or his own hands, Hal replies, "How could I be afraid...when you were the one at my back?" and clasps hands with his former teacher, their friendship renewed.
Hal and Sinestro return to Earth, where an enraged Superman demands to know what happened to the Ur-Forge. Hal lies to the Man of Steel, telling his friend, "The Ur-Forge was destroyed. We couldn't salvage it." Superman admits that it was probably for the best and that their people will be safe at least, before flying off, leaving Hal to stand by his mentor as they watch Superman leave.
Seven months later, Hal along with John are informed by Cyborg of a burning meteor about to hit Chicago. They arrive in time to see that the meteor, actually Despero, was stopped by Sinestro. Both aliens are grappling with each other, with Despero's hands around Sinestro's neck, seemingly forcing Sinestro to kill Despero in self-defense. Sinestro apologizes to Hal, who tells him he understands and is thankful that he arrived in time to stop him from doing more damage.
As Sinestro flies ahead to begin helping the wounded, John notes he didn't believe Sinestro could have redemption, with Hal telling him to believe it, saying people can change. Neither Hal or John were aware of Sinestro manipulating Despero's appearance to further gain their trust.
Hal worked with fellow Green Lantern John Stewart, Sinestro, Hawkgirl and Superman in toppling 'rogue nations' over the course of the missing seven months.
Hal is present alongside John Stewart just outside the Earth, witnessing the arrival of the Green Lantern Corps. Though John is shocked by Mogo's presence, Hal notes that Guy has brought over half of the Corps. Though Guy Gardner flies over to greet them, Hal is silent as Superman and Sinestro arrive along with Sinestro's Corps.
Hal then forms a bubble construct around himself, John, Guy and Superman, allowing the Man of Steel to converse with Guy. When peaceful negotiations fail and Superman shatters the bubble construct after breaking Guy's arm and throwing him through it, Hal flies alongside his leader and mentor in confronting the attacking Green Lanterns, though the attack is actually a feint and Hal finds himself caught in a massive beam fired from the living planet Mogo.
Hal was saved from death alongside Sinestro by Superman. Hal then uses his ring to form another bubble construct around them, allowing Superman to contact Cyborg.
Hal has joined the war between the Corps and is fighting against his former allies in the Green Lantern Corps when he is contacted by Carol Ferris. Hal tries to tell her he's "A little busy!" but when Carol tells him that the resistance is attacking Ferris Aircraft, Hal immediately flies back down to Earth for Ferris Aircraft. Hal creates a hand construct to force a stolen plane flown by Huntress to land before landing in front of Carol, asking her how she is.
Hal and Carol's conversation is cut short by Guy Gardner's arrival. Guy demands that Hal let the plane go, but Hal refuses, and while the two former friends prepare to fight, Carol gets between them, refusing to let them, when Guy is sent flying back by a blast of yellow energy. Hal sees Sinestro has arrived, flanked by two of his Corpsmen, and Hal reassures a nervous Carol that they are on their side.
A wounded and weary Guy tells Hal that he did his best to convince the Guardians that Hal had not joined with Sinestro and that he was supposed to be better than this instead of acting as Superman's puppet. Sinestro orders his Corpsmen to kill Guy but Gardner is protected by a shield of green energy before revealing to Hal that the Guardians had given up on him, just as Ganthet arrives. Hal is shocked by Ganthet's presence before he is suddenly thrown back by a burst of green energy from Ganthet.
Hal flies into the sky to avoid the battle between Sinestro and Ganthet when he sees Guy carrying Carol. Infuriated, Hal demands Guy hand her over to him, despite Carol trying to convince him Guy saved her. Not listening, Hal snatches her by her wrist, and ignores Guy's demands that he calm down, as well as Guy trying to warn him that the Guardians won't let him use their own power against him. Hal responds by summoning a mace construct to smack Guy across the jaw, knocking him away.
When Ganthet sees this, he strips Hal of his powers by calling back his ring, causing a shocked Hal and Carol to begin plummeting from the sky. Sinestro flies over to his protege, and Hal pleads to him, "Save Carol." But Sinestro refuses and tells Hal that he is needed in this war, before presenting a yellow power ring to him, telling him to save Carol himself.
A conflicted Hal stares at the ring, but when Sinestro reminds him that he is both powerless and Carol will die, Hal reluctantly claims the ring, and following Sinestro directions, uses Carol own fear to empower himself and form a hand construct to catch and save her. Hal then floats in the air dressed in the Sinestro Corps uniform as a Yellow Lantern, while his mentor gleefully notes how the Guardians have tried to take Carol from him but in doing so, they have forced them to be part of the same Corps.
Hal reassures a shocked Carol that he has her. When Carol asks what has happened to him, shocked by the sight of his new appearance as Yellow Lantern, Ganthet declares Hal has fallen. Jordan is silent as Sinestro retorts that he has found a truer path but Ganthet only reiterates that both Hal and Sinestro were terrible mistakes. Hal is silent as Ganthet and Guy Gardner begin to leave and doesn't join Sinestro and his two corpsmen when they attack Ganthet, only for the two corpsmen to be killed and Sinestro forced back.
Hal is revealed to be in the thick of the war between the Corps when Sinestro suddenly appears, calling to him while carrying John Stewart's body. Hal is shocked at the sight of his wounded friend and Sinestro orders him to get John medical help despite Hal's weak protests that he is needed in the war. Before Hal can do anything however, he is forced to watch in horror and despair as John's ring leaves his body, signifying his death as it begins to search for a new bearer.
Saddened to lose another friend, Hal asks Sinestro, "Who did this?" Sinestro tells him it doesn't matter but an enraged Jordan reiterates his question, the light of fear surrounding his body flickering dangerously, sparks flying from his eyes. Sinestro reveals to Hal that it was Guy Gardner.
Sinestro tells his protege that John was trying to protect both sides of the war and to stop all the death when Guy struck him down in a sneak attack. Enraged, Hal continues to listen as Sinestro tells him that Gardner always wanted to be the only Green Lantern of Sector 2814. Taking John's body from a barely restrained Hal, Sinestro tells him that Guy brought the war to Earth and planned everything,
This causes Hal to snap and he charges at his former friend, calling his name before striking him with a hammer construct despite Guy's protests. Hal screams in fury as he summons blade constructs to stab at Guy while ranting, "You brought them here! You did this!"
Guy protests that he never wanted any of this while Sinestro goads Hal on to kill him. Guy tries to tell Hal that the Qwardian Ring is affecting his mind even as Sinestro tells him that Guy will take both the Earth and all of Hal's loved ones from him. Guy tries to convince Hal that he can still be the greatest of the Green Lanterns.
Infuriated and unwilling to listen, Hal rips off Guy's broken arm with his bare hand with a furious scream. Jordan then unceremoniously drops Guy, watching with an unreadable expression as his former friend silently falls to his death.
Hal joins his mentor Sinestro at Superman's side as they confront Ganthet. The Guardian is all that remains of the Green Lantern Corps that came to Earth, and when the immortal states that he cannot allow Superman's threat to spread to other worlds, Hal shouts, "Ganthet! Don't do this!" The immortal refuses to heed Hal's plead and unleashes his power on the three, pushing both Hal and Sinestro back but failing to so much as make Superman flinch.
The fear empowered Man of Steel uses his increased might to tackle Ganthet into Mogo and push both the immortal and living planet into the sun, killing them both. Hal watches this unfold alongside Sinestro in space as the float aloft, surrounded by bodies of both Green Lanterns and Sinestro Corpsmen. Hal brokenly asks Sinestro, "What have we done?" Sinestro tells him they accomplished what they set out to do and saved the world.
Yellow Lantern floats alongside Sinestro as the two stand outside the ruins of the Hall of Justice, with Hal telling his mentor, "Flash. Cyborg. Robin. All gone." When Sinestro asks where, Superman reveals Batman's allies have taken and hidden them from him, quickly realizing magic is the culprit when their rings fail to aid them in locating their allies.
Hal stands behind Superman's throne in the Hall of Justice while Lex Luthor, Hawkgirl and Shazam stand before the Man of Steel as Superman questions Lex on the location of their allies. When the Spectre arrives, Hal flies outside with the rest of the flyers to confront the Spirit of Vengeance. When the Spectre reveals that powerful forces are working against Superman, Yellow Lantern asks, "Are you one of these powerful forces, Spectre?" though God's Wrath rebuffs this, revealing he believes in their cause and will use his power to protect them.
Yellow Lantern is the first to react when the Spectre returns to the Hall of Justice to inform them that Superman has gone missing. Turning to look down at Lex Luthor, Hal asks if they can track him by his com-link, but Luthor informs him that it's off. When Superman manages to reactivate his communicator, Hal sees the location on a nearby monitor and reveals the Man of Steel is in Gotham. After Shazam heads ahead of the rest, Yellow Lantern accompanies Sienstro and the Spectre to Gotham and confronts Constantine after Shazam frees Superman from the mage's trap from Ragman.