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While reading GREEN LANTERN #3 I was thinking about Hal, Sinestro, and Batman. And then it hit me like a power ring construct of a giant green boxing glove:

Hal Jordan doesn't like Batman because Batman reminds him too much of Sinestro.

Any validity to this theory? Maybe Geoff Johns is just writing Sinestro to sound as Batman would at his most Batdickish.



Wrong PARALLEL

Date: 2011-12-07 06:16 am (UTC)
blue_bolt: Fat Watcher (Default)
From: [personal profile] blue_bolt
Sinestro is a standard utilitarian dictator became frustrated when everyone was ungrateful for his help because his methods were too harsh. Sinestro clearly belongs in Dark Age Europe or perhaps Somalia - places were harsh methods of maintaining control are accepted due to lawlessness. After the GLC sent him to the negative universe, he seemed more like the Ealpis herth-3 Owlman or the Wrath. Swearing vengence against "order" because he'd fought for order his entire life and it had brought him nothing but pain and misery. Sinestro fought without mercy and was driven slightly mad when his allies rejected him. It's his rejection of others and their weakness that reminds me of Batman, not his distrust of Hal Jordan.

Date: 2011-12-07 06:27 am (UTC)
freezer: (Broke My brain)
From: [personal profile] freezer
...I can totally see that.

Date: 2011-12-07 07:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
You know, I didn't like the Hal boosting and 'he's the greatest GL' stuff from before, but I'm already getting tired of the 'Hal's a half-trained incompetent,' stuff too.

If it wasn't the same writer I'd assume it was character assassination by a creator handed a character they didn't like.

Date: 2011-12-07 10:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
It seems more likely that he mislikes Sinestro, Bruce, and the Guardians for the same reason - a general, pre-existing dislike of the dictatorial and humourless personality traits they all share, as well as significant chafing under any sort of authority (which he's also been shown to have in his air force career, and working for Carol).

Date: 2011-12-07 10:19 am (UTC)
eyz: (Hal Jordan)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Mmmh... I can see this and imagine that!
Well said!

Or at least, Johns writes his Sinestro like the few Batman he writes :P

Date: 2011-12-07 12:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
If Hal can somehow equate planetary dictator and warmongering bastard (He DID set up the Sinestro Corps) Sinestro, and Batman (Who has little or no sense of humour at times, and is a control freak, but has the advantage of NOT being an actual amoral, murdering psychopath), then he's more of an idiot than usual.

Date: 2011-12-07 01:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
I have to agree that 'can do no wrong Hal' is bad, but 'can do no right Hal' is even worse. If Sinestro knew all these tricks and powers and such to do with the ring and Hal doesn't, that's the corps fault, not Hal's. I mean, he spent years with other members of the Corps beside Sinestro.

This also looks like it's suggesting Dragonball Z levels of power-creep for the Lantersn, who are already super-powerful magic wishing-ring bearing intergalactic policemen. I realize the plots never let them actually be any more effective at being space-cops than Reed Richards can be at solving cancer or even curing his friends radiation-based disfigurement, but STILL.

Date: 2011-12-07 06:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Isn't it a little odd that Hal is surprised the Lantern can go black, since it's been generating a green, white AND BLACK costume since the 1960's?

Date: 2011-12-07 08:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
Mahnke really is great

Date: 2011-12-08 02:14 pm (UTC)
ar_feiniel: (pietro)
From: [personal profile] ar_feiniel
Worth noting that a yellow ring did court Batman too.

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