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Comic Book History

HECTOR HAMMOND is a DC super-villain with strong mental powers who occasionally appears in Green Lantern comics. HECTOR HAMMOND was created by John Broome and Gil Kane, first appearing in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #5. (1961)

First Appearance

HECTOR HAMMOND started out as a petty criminal laying low in the California hills when he discovered a glowing meteorite that has the ability to evolve life-forms.

HECTOR HAMMOND would then willingly expose himself to the meteorite. The radiation causes his brain to grow to enormous size, granting him psionic powers as well as immortality in the process.

Hector unfortunately, had his body became immobilized and he loses the power to speak. Trapped in a motionless state, Hammond was still able to use his psionic powers to control the minds of others.

In a re-telling of Hal Jordan's early days as a Green Lantern, HECTOR HAMMOND claimed to be Carol Ferris' boyfriend. However it was revealed that he is just a private consultant for Ferris Aircraft and that they had gone out to dinner, according to Carol, "on business".

In this version HECTOR HAMMOND inspected Green Lantern Hal Jordan's predecesor's crashed aircraft, while investigating Hammond was affected by the meteorite fragment in its reactor. This leads to his brain growing bigger, and able to read minds. It is revealed that Hammond wants the power of a god in order to gain revenge on Hal Jordan/Green Lantern.

As Hector knowledge and power grows, his head grows as well to ridiculous-sized proportions.

During the "War of Light" storyline HECTOR HAMMOND swallowed the Orange Power Battery and became possessed by the entity Ophidian, physical embodiment of avarice, who has now given him much greater powers.


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HECTOR HAMMOND's first adaptation outside the comicbook pages was in the live-action Green Lantern film directed by Martin Campbell, He was one of the main antagonist in the movie. He acquired his telepathic powers while investigating the dead body of Green Lantern Abin Sur.

Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.


Mind Control


Beyond Genius-level Intellect

Hammond craves and feeds off of positive thoughts. He is so starved for them, he tries to actually rip them from other people's minds and take them for his own.

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