Real name: Todd James Rice
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-2A
Hair: brown
Eyes: brown
Relatives: Alan Scott (father); Jennifer-Lynn Hayden (sister)
Base: Los Angeles
New York City
Affiliations: Justice Society of America
Infinity, Inc.
Voiced/Played: N/A

Obsidian is a superhero who is the son of Alan Scott, who is also a superhero known as the Green Lantern.

Powers and Abilities

Super powers

  • Shadowlands Connection: Obsidian has various shadow-based powers from his father's exposure to Shadow energy after a battle with Ian Karkull. Obsidian is connected to the Shadowlands, a dimension of primordial, quasi-sentient darkness.
  • Shadow Form: Obsidian possesses the power of shadows. He does this by tapping into the dark energy of a dimension known as the Shadowlands. Todd can turn into a living, three-dimensional shadow by merging with his own shadow, turning it completely black. If he wished he could merge whatever he is wearing with his shadow as well. He can turn any part or all of his body two-dimensional.
  • Intangibility
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Stamina
  • Flight
  • Shadow Possession
  • Size Alteration
  • Shadow Constructs
  • Darkside View: Obsidian also has limited telepathic abilities and by coming in contact with a victim's shadow he could cause them emotional agony by subjecting them to their innermost fears.
  • Psychic Link: Obsidian could communicate with his sister Jade through a limited form of telepathy.




  • Light: His shadow-form was easily injured by bright light.
  • Schizophrenia: He inherited this from his mother.


Super Powers Collection


Obsidian first appeared in All-Star Squadron # 25 (September 1983).[1]


  1. For more information about that DC comic book, click here.

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