History Headscratchers / GreenLantern

25th Sep '17 8:22:37 AM AntMan
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** There might be no direct translation for what they were saying. Like in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' when the always lovely ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} told ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} that there is no word for "escape" in Kryptonese. (Which, as good ol' ComicBook/AnimalMan immediately notes, explains quite a bit.)

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** There might be no direct translation for what they were saying. Like in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' when the always lovely ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} told ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} that there is no word for "escape" in Kryptonese. (Which, as good ol' ComicBook/AnimalMan immediately notes, explains quite a bit.)
25th Sep '17 8:20:59 AM AntMan
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**** He probably has a custom-made ring like G'nort's, designed to wrap around his entire form
6th Sep '17 11:37:53 AM Silverblade2
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*** Well, the yellow ring ''did'' try to conscript Franchise/{{Batman}} and Jonathan Crane first. It's probably for the best that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker didn't get his hands on it.

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*** Well, the yellow ring ''did'' try to conscript Franchise/{{Batman}} and Jonathan Crane first. It's probably for the best that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker didn't get his hands on it.
29th Apr '17 2:40:17 PM tafelshrew
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** And the less charitable possibility: Geoff Johns wanted Hal to be cool enough to say "You can't tell me what to do, Dad!" Maverick heroes need stupid/evil bosses, otherwise they're just arrogant assholes.
24th Sep '16 9:48:38 AM nombretomado
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*** That's like saying you could kill BruceLee with a knife just because he's not wearing armor.

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*** That's like saying you could kill BruceLee Creator/BruceLee with a knife just because he's not wearing armor.
6th Sep '16 3:16:18 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** '''Out of universe answer:''' [[GenreSavvy You really don't]], but as a friend to left handed people, I have to say that Sinestro is derived from the Latin "left handed" which is only used as a synonym for evil "out of dark ages" ignorance. And yeah, Sinestro wears his ring on his left hand most adaptations I've seen him in, so his parents may well have literally named him "Lefty" on purpose. So even if I ran into someone named Sinestro in real life, I'd at least give them the benefit of the doubt.

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** '''Out of universe answer:''' [[GenreSavvy You really don't]], don't, but as a friend to left handed people, I have to say that Sinestro is derived from the Latin "left handed" which is only used as a synonym for evil "out of dark ages" ignorance. And yeah, Sinestro wears his ring on his left hand most adaptations I've seen him in, so his parents may well have literally named him "Lefty" on purpose. So even if I ran into someone named Sinestro in real life, I'd at least give them the benefit of the doubt.
3rd Sep '16 4:27:54 PM deadpool616
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*** Hal '''was''' the closest match for the ring when Abin Sur summoned him. This has been an actual plot point once with Guy Gardner being passed over because he wasn't close enough. Also remember that Abin Sur triggered the search himself rather than leaving it to Mogo as standard procedure would dictate, so criteria would be somewhat different.

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*** Hal '''was''' the closest match for the ring when Abin Sur summoned him. This has been an actual plot point once with Guy Gardner being passed over because he wasn't close enough. Also remember that Abin Sur triggered the search himself rather than leaving it to Mogo as standard procedure would dictate, so criteria would be somewhat different.different.
*If the Green Lanterns are SpacePolice than whose law do they enforce? The law of the individual planets they patrol? The Guardians'? ValuesDissonance seems like it would cause problems either way and I imagine people don't want foreigners coming in and enforcing foreign law on them.
24th Aug '16 12:20:42 AM Shrekdaly
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** There's also a potential StealthPun of Sapphire/Sapphic as the Star Sapphires are all female.
7th Aug '16 12:13:16 PM nombretomado
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*** Aliens? I think you're reading too much into Gaiman's remark that Cain and Abel just happened along. No, in ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'', the Phantom Stranger notes that in prehistory Earth was both a globe that cooled from star-stuff and developed life over eons ''and'' a disk that was created by the gods and overrun by demons. TheDCU has a MultipleChoicePast. Both Vandal Savage and Cain of Dreaming are the Biblical Cain, and doubtless others besides, depending on the story being told. Why? I dunno, Hypertime or whatever.

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*** Aliens? I think you're reading too much into Gaiman's remark that Cain and Abel just happened along. No, in ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'', the Phantom Stranger notes that in prehistory Earth was both a globe that cooled from star-stuff and developed life over eons ''and'' a disk that was created by the gods and overrun by demons. TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU has a MultipleChoicePast. Both Vandal Savage and Cain of Dreaming are the Biblical Cain, and doubtless others besides, depending on the story being told. Why? I dunno, Hypertime or whatever.
5th Aug '16 9:30:02 PM vorpalgirl
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***This works for species like DexStar's where there's a tail but it does beg the question of how B'ox, a literally box-shaped GL with no visible limbs ''at all'', wears one.


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** Also, from an actual Real Life perspective? [[http://www.gemselect.com/other-gems/pink-sapphire.php I am delighted to expand your knowledge by informing you that not all sapphire aka corundum stones are even blue]]! (Yeah, [[RealityIsUnrealistic I was surprised too]]) It's just that blue is the most famous and iconic color of "sapphire" stones. Notice the ones on ''that'' page though include some that could easily double as "Star" Sapphires, whether we're going for Magenta shades or the more purple violets! (And in before somebody mentions "about that magenta thing, pink is not violet!!" - yes, it is, at least in Fuschia/Magenta hues it can be. Specifically, the hues they tend to color the Star Sapphires in in classic color schemes from Silver Age onward are classifiable not just as "pink" but ''also'' as a variant of "red-violet", which I discovered when I actually Googled the latter. FridgeBrilliance since it keeps it separate from blue-violet...which is what actual "indigo" is in Real Life!)


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*** Probably a bit of both: I recall a panel where John Stewart is telling Guy to stick to the "telepathic" communications on their Rings so as not to ruin their attempt at stealth or something. So there's obviously an option for telepathic communication, even if it's just "I think we should make a net".
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