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My Natu Hatred Post

Posted 12-17-2009 at 01:08 PM by JohnnyV
Updated 12-17-2009 at 01:33 PM by JohnnyV

Ok, after Green Lantern Corps #43 I created a Natu hatred signature which has been receiving some backlash. For some it's stirred up some crazy defense mechanism, while others just want to know why I have a loathing for her character. Which gave me the idea of writing this blog post to explain why I have what some believe a non-sensical hatred for the pink/orange skinned Korugarian.

1. Looks and Style

I'm going to go in reverse order for reasons I hate Natu. While her character design isn't the worst that's ever been dreamed up, it certainly isn't the best. When I see the likes of Arisia, Laira, Katma Tui, Iolande, Carol Ferris, all rather impressive designs. And if some of them aren't impressive, at least they're some eye candy for certain pages. Unfortunately, Natu's design is neither.

You know who I see when I flip through pages of GLC and Natu stares back at me with that short, militant hair cut?

Rachel Maddow, if you don't know is a pundent on MSNBC. If you can stand watching her show for more than 3-5 minutes then you deserve some kind of medal. Whenever I see Natu on a page, it basically reminds me of a well endowed, pinkish orange version of Rachel Maddow. Actually, even her facial bone structure reminds me of Maddow. And she's someone I don't want to be reminded of when reading about interstellar, cosmic adventure.

2. Origins (Go back and read Recharge)

Cliches are cliche for a reason. There's an amount of truth in them. The cliche that deals with my hatred for Natu is, "first impressions are the most important". So, I want you to think back to the first five issues of GLC, Recharge. We were introduced to Natu as a doctor, which we'd come to be reminded of time and time again throughout GLC. She didn't want to be a GL. Sure, her outwardly reasons for wanting to quit seemed noble enough, she was a doctor and wanted to stay on Korugar and help her people...blah blah blah. She also had a distrust of GL's because of Sinestro.

You can stick up for her all you want, but what it comes down to is Natu's origins are that of a quitter. Not necessarily a great way to make your start in the GLC. I know if I were leading a squad of ring slingers, I wouldn't want a weak link who fancied quitting to watch my back. So, ever since Recharge my detest for her has grown little by little. But it all started with her origin.

3. Dammit Kyle I'm Just A Doctor!!

If Natu has a character design reminiscent of Rachel Maddow, then her personality and dialogue reminds me of Dr. "Bones" McCoy from Star Trek. Who throughout the run of the show was always reminding someone he was a doctor. He couldn't do this or that cause "dammit, I'm just a doctor!".

When you think about it, why the hell would GL's need a doctor anyway? If they sustain injuries which are repairable isn't that something a ring could fix? These all powerful rings are capable of creating complex constructs yet they can't diagnose a sprained ankle and create a solution for its bearer? I guess if this were possible, Natu's significance would be drastically lessened.

4. She's Always Whining or Barking At Someone

There's a code of leadership which states, "it's not your words that define leadership but your actions". If that's the case then Natu's presence as a leader in the GLC hasn't been because of her daring heroics. Whenever Natu is around Iolande, or anyone who's supposed to be seen as an inferior she's always barking at them. That or she's whining about things not going her way. Which I think leads back to her quitter like origins.

I don't know if she got this trait from her father, but who the hell does she think she is? She's not Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, or Kyle Rayner, or even Kilowog for that matter. She's still a relative noob compared to the true leaders of the GLC. Therefore, why is it many times I see her she's always barking orders at people? She doesn't know military strategy, and she has no fighting background. Dammit she's just a doctor!

I have to tell you, if I was Iolande I would have laid a smackdown on Natu by now. I feel for Kyle, I can't imagine how much of a dominator she is in bed. Just remember the safe word Kyle....remember the safe word.

Other Various, but not big reasons for Natu hatred
- Her Princess Leia story of being Sinestro's daughter
- Her out of nowhere romance with Kyle Rayner, who's been the b/f of many a dead girlfriend.
- She, for no reason whatsoever gets more play time than any of the other recent GLC additions. Sometimes even more love than some of the older members.
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    Shingo Wol's Avatar
    You know I never looked at it that way.
    Posted 12-17-2009 at 03:27 PM by Shingo Wol Shingo Wol is offline
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    W.West's Avatar
    The ring can only create a construct of the wearers will. You can make a giant scalpel for surgery but you still have to know how to use the shit. I don't think the GLs need a resident doctor per say but Natu is a doctor who just happened to have will strong enough to join the corps..its not like she took her resume up to Oa and applied for the position. lol

    I think your hatred is really for Tomasi and his storylines. lol I'm not huge on the chick, but hatred for her seems pretty strong

    oh, and Carol is a good design? She's Lois Lane pt. 2!
    Posted 12-17-2009 at 04:49 PM by W.West W.West is offline
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    JohnnyV's Avatar
    Yes, but the ring also has knowledge. How many times has a GL member asked the ring for biological information of a creature. Or wanted to know if a living being was on a certain planet. Yet, it can't find diagnoses in its own bearer?

    Also, I didn't say she joined the GLC cause she was a doctor but that element of her character is always at the forefront. I actually really like Tomasi's storylines, more times than not the stories he tells are better than the main GL. He does a good enough job to balance appearance time, but his one flaw is Natu. I don't know why he has so much love for her.

    I guess I hate her because it keeps GLC being more than it could be, and it's more fun to make a 'I hate Natu post', than to create a 'I hate Tomasi using Natu so much post'.

    Carol isn't necessarily a good design, but she is eye candy. Especially in that Star Sapphire outift, yowza!!
    Posted 12-17-2009 at 05:06 PM by JohnnyV JohnnyV is offline
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    Sylent_Asassin's Avatar
    Entertaining piece!

    Oh, for the days when the ring would heal mortal injuries. That would make things much more simple.

    I too hate Natu's butch haircut. Mostly, I think it's the way Gleason pencils her. Half the time, her anatomy is out of proportion, her boobs are too big and her face just looks strange. In GLC #43, the panel where she's kneeling over Kyle, she looks like a cross-eyed muppet! Most of the ocular reasons I don't like Natu is Gleason's fault. I can deal with her bitchy personality but for the love of Pete! Pencil her correctly!
    Posted 12-17-2009 at 05:17 PM by Sylent_Asassin Sylent_Asassin is offline
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    Fearless's Avatar
    I'm waiting for Natu to bite it during Blackest Night...
    Posted 12-17-2009 at 08:48 PM by Fearless Fearless is offline
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    I will completely stand behind you on this assessment of Natu. I could not agree more on all points you've made. You have expressed rather perfectly all the reasons I despise her as well.

    It's amazing that as a 'new' character she's everywhere. It's amazing that she has all the answers and that she's just so amazing! My god she's a female Jesus! Right? This past GLC issue (#43) really put me at my breaking point for not only lackluster writing of this book, but for sheer and utter hatred for Natu. For the duration of Blackest Night, I'm no longer reading GLC. I just can't stomach it. No more than 3 issues ago, we were told of how Kyle had seen Jade and Natu saw Kyle. Now we're supposed to buy that his love for her is like absolute? Can I please get a reality check on this writing? I can't handle it. Kyle being sidled with Natu is destroying him in my eyes. He's no longer anything special. And his lame-ass resurrection? Killed the amazing sacrifice in my eyes. Thanks Natu... for being useless and worthless. You're rubbing off on everyone around you.
    Posted 12-18-2009 at 05:40 AM by Jade
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    Out of all the noobs that have came out of GLC I hate her the most.
    Posted 12-21-2009 at 10:13 PM by The Deadpool
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    You sir, are retarded, gay, lame, horrible, and over all uninteligent! Good day to you!
    Posted 12-22-2009 at 11:02 AM by Rainbow Lantern
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    JohnnyV's Avatar
    And a good day to you as well, the Rainbow Lantern who called me gay...
    Posted 12-22-2009 at 11:56 AM by JohnnyV JohnnyV is offline
    Updated 12-22-2009 at 04:21 PM by JohnnyV
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    Groot's Avatar
    Well, she does have nice boobies...

    But I hate how she does steal the spotlight from Vath and Isamot, they're my favorite new Corps members.
    Posted 12-26-2009 at 02:39 AM by Groot Groot is offline
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    but she's hot...
    Posted 12-30-2009 at 02:45 AM by the power battery the power battery is offline
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    Colonel Xonic's Avatar
    She is hot... and I've been told gay is now pink for dudes, and rainbow is Bi-.
    Posted 12-30-2009 at 03:04 AM by Colonel Xonic Colonel Xonic is offline
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    Soranik Natu's Avatar
    Hm. I believe my thoughts are different. But alas, you'll still get hugs for probably now being my favourite jerkwad. <3 n_n
    Posted 06-10-2010 at 11:47 PM by Soranik Natu Soranik Natu is offline

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