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Well, that Green Lantern Bible thing in Playgrounds of the Mind, for one thing.

...also, Ganthet's Tale, a 58 page oneshot by my apparent count.

There's also some John Byrne on script and art, so fun times all around for everyone.

That of Krona's, specifically.

But there's a twist:

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yeah, something very different happened.

and to make sure it doesn't happen again, the Guardian Ganthet needs some help.

First, Hal Jordan, who he catches at the worst of times:

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And then it's off to pick up some leprechauns, who it turns out have Maltusian genetics; they're needed because the Corps were recently decimated (Legion, was it?), and the scope of the threat requires powers on that level.

Along the way, we learn something interesting about Guardian housing, which may or may not be true today:

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And then Earth's Maltusians are found:

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Their existence on Earth's explained:

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Ultimately, only Percival comes along, as the others just don't care about their past anymore.

The three go to space soon after, to track down something Ganthet realizes must be dealt with now; but first, it's revelation time:

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" My god.. it's full of nothing.. "

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... fuck, Krona really fucked up, didn't he?

Ganthet, at any rate, has reason to believe a rogue Guardian, his Zamaron wife, and their two children plan to do that again.

And a billion more years gone isn't something he wants; only by training Percival, and with Hal on hand as backup, can he stop this.

But is that what these antagonists really want?

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spoilers: no it's not

Battle is joined, at any rate: Hal finds himself contending with the kids, who've got power rings (well, obviously)

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As the inexperienced Percival is overpowered in battle, Hal prepares a strategy Ganthet laid out:

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constructs? and physics? oh, this is larry niven

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in retrospect, hope becomes will, fear becomes greed, and will becomes fear the farther you go. almost works.

but it turns out that the kids, having Maltusian derivative parents, don't need the rings to work their mojo.

Hal and Ganthet are defeated soon enough, and tied up to have the antagonists reveal their true plan:

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while Percival does pretty neat construct battle with Doranchatok, the male of the earlier pair:

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double heh.

anyway, their battle ends up damaging the Krona-killing device in mid-function:

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the Guardian, Dawlakispokpok, is killed; the Zamaron, Thwarcharchura, surrenders herself and her son to Oan law. Percival is brought back to Oa.

As for the daughter, Darthardeen?

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and so the Guardians gained yet another person with an axe to grind against them.

Line starts behind Sinestro, lady.

bonus: In 1602, Peter Parquagh is attacked by Baron Octavius's Curtis Connors, a man who turned himself into a lizard via self-experimentation. The reason? Octavius needs certain blood to not be a freaky octopus man anymore.

Also, pirate Wilson Fiske's remarkably accurate gunner, the Bull's Eye, is tracking Peter to kill him as per his captain's orders.

When the two fight setups collide?

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Anticlimax happens. Perhaps an " I missed! I never miss! " moment, as well.. probably not.

(okay, mildly amusing accidental resolution, but that's longer to say.)

Peter is, nonetheless, captured and lightly experimented on by Octavius's thrall Henri Pym:

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(and yes, that is 1602!Beast in the cage. Once again, Hank downs his own serums, and that happens.)

Pym and Peter escape the Carcassone guardsmen, but the former needs more of the latter to formulate his cure; luckily, Octavius has got that nice and tight as he retreats to Venice. See, Peter's found a job with the Watsonne acting troupe, and he's gotten on rather well with the actress Marion Jane:

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Date: 2009-12-22 01:13 am (UTC)
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There's a fair amount of it on the backup, IIRC.


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