Mr Farr, who holds a black belt in Ju Jitsu, was initially able to restrain Spillane.But when Mr Farr let go, Spillane rammed his head into a gate and tore off a chunk of his right ear with his teeth, saying 'you are not so hard now' as he walked away.
Created by writer Ron Marz and artist Darryl Banks for Green Lantern vol.
3, #48 (January 1994), Parallax was originally devised as the new supervillain identity for then-former Green Lantern protagonist Hal Jordan.
After further changes for the Hal Jordan character over the subsequent years (sacrificing his life in order to reignite Earth’s Sun in the 1996 crossover storyline "The Final Night", and Jordan’s soul subsequently becoming the newest host of the Spectre in the 1999 miniseries Day of Judgment), 2004's Green Lantern: Rebirth once again cast Jordan as a heroic Green Lantern and explained Parallax as an ancient entity embodying the yellow light of fear which possessed Jordan and drove him to villainous action.
Parallax was revealed to have been once imprisoned within the Central Power Battery on the planet Oa, from which all Green Lanterns derive their power, and was the reason for the yellow impurity that in the past rendered the rings useless against anything yellow.
While Kyle Rayner became the primary Green Lantern of Earth for the next decade, Hal Jordan terrorized the DC universe as the villain Parallax and attempted to make the Cyborg Superman pay for the destruction of Coast City.
Hal eventually sacrificed his life to reignite Earth's sun after it was nearly completely eaten.
His soul not at peace, Hal then became the new Spectre to seek redemption for what he did as Parallax.
In 2009, Parallax was ranked as IGN's 92nd Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.
In 1994, in an effort to generate interest in its Green Lantern comics, DC replaced Hal Jordan, who had been the primary Green Lantern since the late 1950s, with the character Kyle Rayner, and eliminated the Green Lantern Corps which had served as supporting characters in the series. Following the complete destruction of his home town Coast City by the villain Mongul, Hal Jordan descends into madness, destroying the Green Lantern Corps, killing his friend Kilowog and all of the Guardians except for Ganthet.
This was done in the story "Emerald Twilight", beginning Green Lantern vol. After this, Jordan assumed the name Parallax and became a supervillain.
As detailed in the crossover Zero Hour: Crisis in Time, Parallax attempted to rewrite history in order to stop the destruction of Coast City by using chronal energy, pulled from the universe by the combined power of the rings of the Green Lanterns he had killed.