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pyrotwilight ([personal profile] pyrotwilight) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-07-13 11:16 pm

The Secret Origin of Sinestro!

So as some might know their was some big news concerning Sinestro so I thought this'd be an interesting time to post an origin story of his written in 1999 (funnily enough at a time he was dead) in Secret Origins of the Supervillains.

Oddly enough I only really got it for the Encantadora tale but eh.

3 and 1/3 pages of a 10 page story.


His favorite thing to do was restore the ancient ruins. Something he had been doing for years and had planned to do for years after. 

But as with tales of other Green Lanterns a crash occurred.


Prohl urged this man to come near him and bequeathed him his Green Lantern ring. 

And just then the being who attacked and injured Prohl appeared. A Qwardian Thunderer.

The young fellow at first tried using the ring only to realize it was useless against the Qwardians yellow energy.

Love how the talk here completely negates the possibility of the whole parallax retcon but whatever...

The young man thought on his feet going into the ruins he so carefully fixed knowing what he'd have to do. 

And so the fellow went back to see how Prohl was doing. In bad shape Prohl asked the young man to give him his ring back so that it could keep him alive until help arrived.

And so Sinestro was born. Allowing Prohl to die rather than giving him back his ring and we then get a general overview of Sinestro's rise to villainy expulsion from the Corps and so on...


Hope you all enjoyed. It was an interesting story. 

Shame Geoff Johns couldn't remeber Sinestro was never Sinestro's ACTUAL name (as he's now Thaal Sinestro).                                    

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[personal profile] equinox216 2011-07-14 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Wait, so the lesson here is that Sinestro literally stole power from the phonetic "Prole" to become the tyrant who rules through fear that he is today?

That's either a magnificently authorially-self-concealed parable, or a clumsily heavy-handed political statement. Or neither, I suppose.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2011-07-14 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know - I think his name actually being 'Sinestro' makes a hell of a lot more sense than it being a codename he chose. I also dislike the notion he was immediately tainted by the power of the ring, as opposed to being genuinely noble before becoming corrupt. I also feel sorry for that y-fronts wearing alien.

As it is, I still think Johns' and Tomasi's work in retconning him to be genuinely noble and having the sadness of giving up his daughter because of his duties feels stronger than the conventional moustache-twirler he was before.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-07-14 07:29 am (UTC)(link)
Spectre!Hal just keeps reminding me of the almost painful absurdity of his return.

"I'm a pseudo-mortal agent of an omniscient/omnipotent deity, serving a penance for a combination of murder, attempted temporicide (annihilation of a timeline) and colossal hubris... Except none of that was me, I was innocent and it was all a giant sodding fear-worm living inside me THAT THE DEITY APPARENTLY DIDN'T NOTICE"

Sigh... sorry about that, just needed to vent.
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Absurdity? In comics? Inconcevable!

[personal profile] nefrekeptah 2011-07-14 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
Actually, according to "Secret Origins," the Specter knew about Parallax the whole time - the whole reason he drew Jordan to him was to draw out the fear parasite (or as he put it, burn it out) and punish it for all the horrors it had committed over the millennia.

It didn't really work, but hey it's the thought that counts, right?
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Re: Absurdity? In comics? Inconcevable!

[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-07-14 08:48 am (UTC)(link)
There's almost an Old Testament vibe to that, so it almost works as a plan.

[identity profile] 2011-07-14 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
>Love how the talk here completely negates the possibility of the whole parallax retcon but whatever...

Unless, of course, Ganthet's lying, following the Guardian party line.

[identity profile] 2011-07-14 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
He has excellent reason to lie, actually.

Yes, he's talking to the Spectre. Who, as per the retcon, is *infected* with Parallax. Can't imagine he'd want to wake that sleeping bear.


[identity profile] 2011-07-14 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Why'd you black out the part where Sinestro rebuilds the ruins?