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Power overwhelming...in a positive way, for once. Plus, a refresher course from "The Secret of the Indigo Tribe". Check it!



The Story:

Wannabe Lantern Frank Laminski gets hold of the wildcard Phantom Ring.

For Reals Lanterns Baz and Cruz try to negotiate with him, but are drawn into a fight, They're quickly blindsided by the Phantom Ring's constant cycling of colors and unrestrained emotional spectrum output.

Just as they're on the ropes, the ring switches to the Indigo Tribe's emotion, compassion:


I don't know why, but "I never see them." is kind of hilarious.





He promptly gets his ass handed to him. I love how self-defeating it is, like Libra vanishing to nothing back in that JLA story.

Anyway, Jessica nabs the Phantom Ring and gets some reassurance vibes from it:



I wish Jess had more learning curve moments, but I guess that's not off the table yet, with the "villain possesses mentor" thing this arc had.

Still a nicely left field, non-combative resolution here, and I like the cookies callback!

For supplementary stuff, here's the Indigo Tribe's origin:



And the double plot twist of this arc:





I wonder why the League doesn't reach out to the Indigo Tribe for rehabilitation options. Lack of intergalactic extradition legislation, I guess? Is there like a superhero Senator, or something?

Date: 2017-01-11 05:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coldfury
I guess it's kind of like the Ark from Stargate: Ark of Truth. Sure, you can force people to see the 'right thing', but if you're forcing them, are you doing good things? Or are you taking their free will?

I doubt Batman or Superman would be very keen on making villains Indigo Lanterns because of that aspect.

Date: 2017-01-11 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
except, for Iroque, it seemed to actually work. By allowing her to feel compassion, she developed compassion. A problem for "sociopaths" is their inability, or numbness, to empathy. But once you feel something... it's kinda hard NOT to feel something... .... kinda?

Date: 2017-01-12 12:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
Also there is no telling what affect it would have on Batman's people as the vast majority have real mental problems, not just sociopathy.

Date: 2017-01-11 07:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] captainbellman
I also wonder why the power of Compassion makes female-identified people look more naked.

Date: 2017-01-12 12:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
That Special Snowflake panel...that guy with the twirly mustache looks like Snidely Whiplash. :)
Edited Date: 2017-01-12 12:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-12 08:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] outlawpoet
Why is he blue if he's on Indigo?

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