Last week’s premiere of DC’s Stargirl introduced us to Jenni-Lynn Hayden, perhaps better known as Jade, the ring-slinging daughter of original Green Lantern Alan Scott. If you’re unfamiliar with Ysa Penarejo’s fiery new hero, don’t feel bad—after all, Courtney clearly doesn’t know who she is either. Jade’s been a member of some of DC’s biggest superteams and has quite a storied history within the DC Universe. Heck, she’s even at the heart of DC’s currently in progress event miniseries, Infinite Frontier. But to keep things simple, here are the five main things you should know about Jade before you see her in action again in tonight’s new episode.
She’s the Daughter of the Golden Age Green Lantern
We mentioned this above, but just to dive a little deeper, Jade has unusual parents in the comics. Her mother is Rose Canton, a plant-based villain named Thorn, and her father is Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern. Rose was afraid that her split personality Thorn would harm her children, so she secretly gave Jenni and her twin brother up for adoption. That’s right, Jade has a twin brother! And if you find that surprising…well, so did Jade! She didn’t learn about her brother Todd until she was grown.
Like Jenni, Todd is a superhero, but a much different one from her. Todd weaponizes shadows and fights evil under the name Obsidian. Meanwhile, Jade wields light as a weapon. That’s right, one sibling uses light and the other uses darkness. And you thought YOUR family had some differences!
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