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One page from GL Corps #49.

So in the last chapter of "War of the Green Lantern" The men 2814 utilized the power rings of the now imprisoned Corps leaders. I thought it was fairly stupid, and it would appear Ganthet agrees with me.

Date: 2011-04-23 08:18 am (UTC)
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That actually makes it a little worse IMHO because they had a chance to retcon in a proper link, a visual foreshadowing to a concept is one thing, but there is nothing about John's personality as it has ever been presented that suggests compassion is a particularly dominant theme in his life. He's been a soldier, an architect, a Green Lantern.

If they bothered to include a hint in a retconned past experience, then they should have worked out a way to hint at the emotion, not just the symbol.

Date: 2011-04-23 11:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
if the run with Kyle as the only GL there was a retconned in dead little sister. Supposedly he actually suppressed the memory of her it was so traumatic to him.

There was a story where he taught a slave race to be more than slaves.

I only know a little bit about his original intro, but what I recall is there's at least one story where Hal thought he was something of an angry black man, but he was shown sticking up for someone.

bascially I think the idea is that John cares about the little guy and it's a motivation for him

Date: 2011-04-26 03:51 pm (UTC)
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>>bascially I think the idea is that John cares about the little guy and it's a motivation for him

I totally agree with this. Compassion can be a fierce kind of thing. Oddly enough, this would have been my choice for alt!John too.

In a certain warped way, compassion can almost depersonalize the people for whom one is caring. It can become compassion "for the poor" rather than an individual poor person, for instance.

It's like the scandal when they found out that PETA euthanizes a larger percentage of the animals that they "rescue" than even the most under-funded local dog pound. The logic was expressed by several PETA executives that (and I'm paraphrasing) in a world of cruelty like this one, perhaps the best thing is to take the poor animals out of this life.


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