Later that same night, John witnesses a spaceship crashing near his house. John runs toward the crash site and tries to help the blue alien trapped in the wreckage. However, the Guardian dies before him after telling John he was looking for him. The Guardian disintegrates, and from his remains, a green, glowing ring starts floating and speaks to John, saying he was selected to be part of the Green Lantern Corps, and places itself on John's finger. Unable to take it off or even know how it works, John asks for someone to help him, and the ring takes him flying to the Justice League Watchtower.
Wanting to save the hostages, Jordan travels to Llaran Prime and is confronted by warships and someone with a yellow power ring. The Yellow Lantern declares to be the defender of Llaran Prime's sector, and demands Jordan to leave. Knowing that fighting back will only provoke a war, Jordan complies. Meanwhile several Yellow Lanterns start appearing throughout the galaxy. They later go to Oa and destroy every Manhunter in existence. Their leader, The Last Guardian, wants to bring order to the galaxy with the power of his yellow rings, which are more powerful than the green ones. He asks the Green Lanterns to join him. Jordan, Arisia and most of the Corps decline his offer. Some members, including Sinestro, willingly join the Yellow Lanterns.
Three years later on the planet Qward, a city is under attack. A Qwardian runs to a building with the Central Battery nearby, crying out for the "Guardian's" help. Coming from out of the building in a green streak of light Hal Jordan, very much alive, flies off to save the day while insisting that people stop calling him "Guardian". 2b1af7f3a8