Green Lantern (John Stewart)
Born in Detroit, Michigan, most of John Stewart's life was marred by poverty and constant run-ins with the police. John's mother was a community organiser who inspired him to try and improve the world.
To pay for college, John joined the Marines despite his mother's objections since she thought he was becoming part of "the man". However, he was an excellent sniper and soon advanced to the rank of Sergeant.
During a mission to evacuate refugees and his brash commander's actions, he was forced to take the lead and save everyone. Unfortunately, he was honourably discharged for laying hands on his superior officer.
Still focused on bettering humanity, John got a degree in architecture and moved to California. A project he worked on was at Ferris Aircraft, where a Manhunter attacked the facility. He was saved when the Guardians of the Universe sent a Green Lantern ring for his terrific willpower and got partnered with Hal Jordan as the second Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814.
A determined and disciplined hero, John has allied himself with many space-based heroes and has even served on the Justice League and Indigo Lanterns for his compassion - their emotional source of power.
POWERS: John wields a Green Lantern ring with great precision and skill, making structured and fortified constructs due to his architectural genius. John is also a brilliant tactician and skilled fighter, being one of the best in his Marine unit. His strong sense of duty and his talent make him a naturally inspiring leader.
WEAKNESSES: John's tendency to make advanced constructs take slightly longer than most other Lanterns and fast enemies can exploit this to strike him while focusing.