Date: 2009-11-11 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com
Again - not seeing why this necessarily translates to evil, any more than the Green Lanterns representing Absolute Will does. Indeed, at the risk of going Godwin, I can think of at least one real-world political movement that makes me one hell of a lot more scared of Absolute Will than Uncontrollable Rage ...

Date: 2009-11-11 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com
Again, no more so than ABSOLUTE will, which I still consider far more inherently evil.

Then again, I happen to think that certain injustices SHOULD inspire uncontrollable rage in people, to the point you kind of lose your right to call yourself human if you DON'T rage uncontrollably over them.

It's kind of like the Punisher - I don't think every character (or even a majority of characters) should be like him, and I've protested rather loudly when they've tried to turn other characters into him, but given Frank's background, and all that he's seen, being an unstoppable killing machine is arguably the only SANE response that a human being could have in such circumstances.

Date: 2009-11-11 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagaoka.insanejournal.com
Well that's the thing, they have shown that absolute will can be put to excellent evil usage. They've also shown that red lanterns aren't evil (except at the very least a certain someone), but that because of their nature they can't control their actions anymore, thus creating bestial monsters.


Oh but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if they did show another red lantern that could control the power and use it in a more heroic or neutral light. Hoping Gardner goes this route really.

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