The Green Lantern Corps Podcast

The good brother, Harvid

Posted in Profiles by mrread7 on March 21, 2008

Wrapping up yet another week on the spotlight, we turn to veteran Green Lantern, Harvid. This red skinned GL has been around since the eighties and pretty much disappeared around the same time. In the last year, Harvid has been coming back into the lime light since his brother, Haasp is now part of the Sinestro Corps. However, Haasp is second brother of Harvid’s to go bad. There was one long before him. I’ll let the wonderful people at the GL Corps tell the first half of the story.

A Green Lantern for over one hundred years, Harvid was forced into retirement by the Guardians of the Universe. Although he had no duties to perform, he was allowed to keep his power ring. His quiet life was spent in his garden, tending his plants.
Harvid first became a Green Lantern around the time Ghanrik, his brother, had disappeared. Harvid was proud of his abilities, but he knew his limitations. He would later fight Ghanrik, who controlled destructive heat blast powers.
After overpowering him, Harvid gave Ghanrik over to the Guardians who placed him in solitary confinement for one hundred years. Although he became older, the imprisonment seemed to retard some of the effects Ghanrik’s aging.
Ghanrik returned to face his brother after so many years had past between them. As the two battled, a storm brewed, the rain lashing at the two combatants.
The years had weakened them, yet they continued to fight. Behind them, a dam overflowed to the breaking point.
Harvid braced the dam with the power of his ring, Ghanrik used his heat blast to fuse the weakened material. Working as one, they held the dam together. After the storm broke, the two shared a bottle of wine and finally made peace.

Despite the happy ending for Ghanrik, the same couldn’t be said for Harvid’s other brother, Haasp the Hunter. After Haasp went mad during his hunting of sentient beings, Harvid had Haasp committed to a science cell on Oa and wanted retirement from the Corps, which he did just before Emerald Twilight and the fall of the Corps at the hands of Parallax. Haasp escaped during this time and following the restarting of the Green Lantern Corps a few years later. Harvid made it his mission to find his missing brother and bring him back in the name of justice. Things changed when Haasp was made a member of the Sinestro Corps and the two have been clashing since the Sinestro Corps War. However, every time Harvid tries to capture his brother he hesitates due to their relation. Most recently in Sector 2937, Harvid failed to capture his brother again and faced an army of Manhunters until Alpha-Lantern Boodikka saved him from the robots but put him on watch. Telling him to capture Haasp and not to hesitate again or he would be kicked out of the corps. Now, Harvid searches space for his evil brother knowing if he has too, he might have to kill him when they face off again.

Talk about the Cain and Able relationship going on here, even more, Haasp will be showing up again during the War of Light in early 2009. So, it’s safe to say these two are going to be going at it while they are facing the other 5 Lantern Corps. Well, that’s it for this week, everyone have a safe and happy Easter and I’ll be back to wrap up Booster Gold month with Blue Beetle week. See you then.


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