Purgatory (comics)

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This article is about the DC Comics character. For the Chaos! Comics character, see Purgatori. For the 2000 AD story, see Purgatory (2000 AD).
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Lantern Vol 3. #66 (as Paul Christian)
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #68 (as Purgatory)
In-story information
Alter ego Paul Christian
Abilities Emits green fire

Purgatory is the name of a DC Comics supervillain.


Paul Christian is a man who lost his legs in a subway accident. Years later, he was almost injured during a battle involving the Green Lantern Kyle Rayner. To make amends, Kyle used his Power Ring to give Paul new legs.[1] Following another accident, it affected Paul's willpower causing him to lose his legs.[2]

During the Underworld Unleashed storyline, Paul was desperate to get his legs back. He accepted Neron's offer to regain his legs and had his powers augmented. As the green flame-emitting Purgatory, he was sent to attack Green Lantern. After failing twice, Purgatory joins Neron's minions in Hell.[3]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Neron gave Paul Christian the ability to emit green flame as an attack.


  1. ^ Green Lantern Vol. 3 #66
  2. ^ Green Lantern Vol. 3 #67
  3. ^ Green Lantern Vol. 3 #68

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