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Old 06-17-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Anyone can become a Green Lantern?

Well, no, despite what the Hollywood PR machine is claiming.

That has happened only once, in the case of Kyle Rayner.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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ok, thats been known that its a tagline for merchandising, so whats the point of this thread?
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:12 AM   #3
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What, you buy their GL shit and that'll make you a GL? That's what it means?

And if yu buy their Superman shit, that makes you Superman?

No, I don't think so. I think it means just what it says.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:12 AM   #4
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Well, no, despite what the Hollywood PR machine is claiming.

That has happened only once, in the case of Kyle Rayner.
but he has the will to be one does he not?
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:16 AM   #5
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That's exactly what Kevin Dooley and Ron Marz used to say back in the bad old days when they ruled the roost. "Anyone can be a Green Lantern."

I think that's when some of those marketing folks started reading the comic. In the bad old days.

Dooley and Marz also said repeatedly that the power of the ring "is limited only by the wearer's imagination." In other words, that it could do anything.

Anyone could be a GL, and a GL ring could do anything. That's what they said, again and again.

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Old 06-18-2010, 12:17 AM   #6
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What, you buy their GL shit and that'll make you a GL? That's what it means?

And if yu buy their Superman shit, that makes you Superman?

No, I don't think so. I think it means just what it says.


'i think its just an andvertisement for merchandise i wouldnt read to much into it smasher.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:20 AM   #7
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Well, it's not true, and that idea did a lot of damage to the comic.
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What's the advertisement?

I haven't seen it yet.
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What's the advertisement?

I haven't seen it yet.


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Old 06-18-2010, 01:08 AM   #10
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Read Silver Age GL. Hal's ring was capable of a LOT more than it is now, including making permanent objects, non-green constructs, and even pharmaceuticals. Can't blame the Kyle era for that one!
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At least the silver age had some humour about it like Superman having super basket weaving powers and Hal making a Turkish to English dictionary with his ring despite not knowing Turkish himself.

This time round it cheapens all the lanterns in general.
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That tag line is just to get people on board for merchandising, it is not the tag line for the movie. If it was, I'd be right with you saying how it is the wrong message to send, but that's not what it is. It's just telling merchandisers that DC is willing to make a deal with them if they are interested in doing movie merchandise for GL.
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Well ... the Mosaic kids became deputy GLs. Although I dunno much about 'em. G'Nort became a GL. And he was an idiot who rose to the task. Guy Gardner was brain damaged when he was tapped during the Crisis. I recall a really old GL who kept his ring even after he was becoming senile (one of Sinestro's tales to the Mad God of Sector 3600 or something). There's that insane bird fron the Dead Earth annual that's an official GL. Then there was Ayla (I believe) who enslaved his planet and was taken down by zombies (he clearly had issues).

I dig the exclucivity of being a GL, but depending on the mythology we're using, it's correct to say anyone can become a GL.

Back in the Silver Age the ring could do anything. Hal routinely wiped the memories of people who found out his secret ID. Just for kicks he made, I think it was Major Disaster, unable to say or write his name instead of just mind wiping him. Yeah, just not to be boring. He would effortlessly time travel (although the Crisis made it requite effort). Arisia used it to age herself. Guy used it to keep young. When Hal was turned into a Guardian (in Trinity, Vol3) he used the ring to change him back. It could protect the bearer from *all mortal harm*. I mean ... the ring's pretty rediculous sometimes. The Kyle era actually has the ring step away from all the rediculous things it used to be able to do instead focusing more on construct creation.
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Hal Jordan was just anybody back in the early 60's................ so yeah anybody can be a Green Lantern
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How about Ted Bundy? Could he have become a GL?

And can GL ring wipe out the whole universe?

See if you really think about the stuff Dooley and Marz said, it was absurd. But their fans never did much thinking.

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How about Ted Bundy? Could he have become a GL?

And can GL ring wipe out the whole universe?
Sure why not they let Sinestro get a ring after all. You would think that with Sinester in his name would have been a red flag so yeah anybody can become a Green Lantern, plus the GL ring is the most powerful weapon in the universe so yeah I think it can
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Last time I checked, GLs were "chosen" based on their ability to overcome great fear. That has nothing to do with their personalities.
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Anyone can rise to the task and become GL. Just like anyone could become a Sinestro if they let their power corrupt them.

Can a GL ring destroy the universe? Well, i guess there's one thing it CAN'T do. But absorbing the Central Power Battery's power could let you do that.

Can it destroy a planet? Create a planet? Time travel? Animate the dead? Make the inanimate talk? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.

There's no need to be facetious about it. It could remind you of the good 'ol days or the Silver Age. The ring was MUCH more powerful in the Silver Age.
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How about Ted Bundy? Could he have become a GL?

And can GL ring wipe out the whole universe?

See if you really think about the stuff Dooley and Marz said, it was absurd. But their fans never did much thinking.

dude your taking something thats so small and making a big deal out of it. it probably has nothing to do with the movie but the marketers probably thought hey lets come up with a slogan to get non green lantern fans to notice the product.
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dude your taking something thats so small and making a big deal out of it. it probably has nothing to do with the movie but the marketers probably thought hey lets come up with a slogan to get non green lantern fans to notice the product.
Most likely, exactly, what they said
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Yo.

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Well, no, despite what the Hollywood PR machine is claiming.

That has happened only once, in the case of Kyle Rayner.
also (somewat) Charlie Vickers and Jade.




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Read Silver Age GL. Hal's ring was capable of a LOT more than it is now, including making permanent objects, non-green constructs, and even pharmaceuticals. Can't blame the Kyle era for that one!
no, but thats due to it all being based on will, and no real limit to power output; the oft-repeated "no limit to the imagination" & "most powerful weapon in the universe" came about during the 90s.




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Everybody who says anybody can become a GL:

COULD TED BUNDY HAVE BECOME A GL?

Everybody who says a GL ring can do anything:

CAN A GL RING TURN YOU INTO GOD?

Anwer affirmatively to those questions and then justify your answers in detail, or else give it up and admit that everyboy can't be a GL and that a GL ring can't do anything.
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Al Bundy can.
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