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Real Identity: Kyle Rayner
Affiliation(s): Green Lantern Corps.
Appearances (STAS): In Brightest Day...
Appearances (JL/U): Hereafter Part One and The Return
Appearances (JLI): The Mirror Crack'd Part Seven
Powers: Wields a Green Lantern Ring
Voiced By: Michael P. Greco and Will Friedle
Kyle Rayner was once a star quarterback at Metro High School in Metropolis. He then took a job at the Daily Planet drawing ads as a freelance artist. Rayner spent his days doodling at notepads in a cubicle in his own world, wondering if he was meant for something else. Perry White still preferred Rayner's ads than the more modern applications of technology. Rayner tried time and time again, to break into the comic book industry but failed.
Meanwhile, a Green Lantern named Abin Sur was mortally wounded by the ex-Lantern, Sinestro. Sur's ship crash landed on Earth. Drawn by Rayner's superb sense of imagination, Sur's power ring chose Rayner as its new wielder. After defeating Sinestro, Rayner was still hesitant about accepting the role of a superhero but with the guidance of Superman, Rayner was ushered into the Green Lantern Corps. After John Stewart was permanently assigned to Abin Sur's primary position in Sector 2814 that encompassed Earth, Rayner was sent to train under the tutelage of Katma Tui, Stewart's former teacher. Though still hesitant, Rayner shows dedication and resolve when he is needed. Rayner's strong sense of imagination is reflected in his array of solid construct manifestations.
Kyle Rayner was among the Green Lanterns who journeyed to Earth to get revenge on AMAZO. Despite being a trainee, Rayner managed to display some leadership potential and had a reportee with John Stewart.