Jeryll came from Glirell, a tranquil world whose people are pacifists. Years earlier, Glirell was constantly at war. The world since had lived in absolute peace since the days before recorded time.
The Green Lantern had stopped a disturbed man from striking another. She had underestimated his insanity, and the man turned his attack to her. Thrown at a wall, Jerryl's power ring protected her from true harm, but lashed out, striking the madman.
The people of Glirell were aghast at the Green Lantern's actions. Jeryll was called before the High Council of Glirell. Though they condemned her actions, they realized she differed from the norm. She would get one more chance. If she repeated her crime, she would be banished from Glirell.
Shortly after, Glirell was attacked by Drelite warships. Though they had a treaty with the Drelite slavers, the attackers considered Glirell weak, and easy to be enslaved. Jeryll would have to meet the attackers in peace.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #152]
During the attack, the Drelite slavers destroyed a school full of children. This act so enraged the people of Glirell that they took up arms against the Drellites.
Jeryll told her people not to fight, because that was not their way. Wishing to save her people, Jeryll would have to attack the slavers. Although the Green Lantern was pained by the neccessity of her actions, she was saddened all the more by the feeling that she enjoyed the savagery.
She had cleared away the Drelites and returned to bid farewell to her world. The councilors realized her actions were neccessary, and asked forgiveness from her for their prior decision. They believed they were fools to think all could be solved through their beliefs.
The Green Lantern defended their beliefs, as Glirell had been, so it must remain. Jeryll believed it was she who belonged elsewhere for taking joy in the violence she committed.
Jeryll left Glirell, to find her place in the stars.
[Green Lantern Vol. 2 #153]
Jeryll is memorialized in the Crypts of the Green Lantern Corps on Oa.
[Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps: Secret Files #1]
Script: Paul Kupperberg
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Pencils: Carmine Infantino
Inks: Frank Chiaramonte
Colors: Anthony Tollin
Letters: Milt Snappin
Edits: Dave Manak