History YMMV / GreenLantern

3rd Feb '16 1:11:53 AM SunriseWarrior
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* TheUntwist: A yellow ring is forged, and... [[spoiler:no one ever actually uses it. Sinestro is still with the Corps at the end and ends up rescuing Hal after he collapses post-victory. [[SequelHook He does put it on during the credits,]] but with the film's planned sequel getting canned, this too ended up going nowhere.]]

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* TheUntwist: A yellow ring is forged, and... [[spoiler:no one ever actually uses it. Sinestro is still with the Corps at the end and ends up rescuing rescues Hal after he collapses post-victory. [[SequelHook He Sinestro does put it on during the credits,]] but with the film's planned sequel getting canned, this too ended up going nowhere.]]
11th Jan '16 1:27:27 PM rafi
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Many characters qualify, but DC tends to treat Guy Gardner as the black sheep of the Earth born Green Lanterns. Other examples are Kilowog, Ch'p, G'nort, Dex-Starr, Larfleeze, and Mogo.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Many characters qualify, but DC tends EnsembleDarkhorse:
** In the 80s, it was Kilowog, who's still a fun character and a foil
to treat the four Earth Lanterns. Recently, it's Mogo the living planet, who was introduced in the 80s and then rarely used until ''Green Lantern: Rebirth''. He's had a lot to do since then, including being a key being in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar storylines.
** And of the four Earth Lanterns,
Guy Gardner as is himself the black sheep darkhorse; originally a one-shot character who was brought back just so that he could be injured and John Stewart could take his place, writers just kept using him. He eventually became a sort of {{tragic|Hero}}-[[PluckyComicRelief comic]] AntiHero, and his popularity and thus notability increased dramatically. He even got his own solo series for a while in the 90s and another in 2010.
** In an odd example, the Sinestro Corps War storyline was originally meant as a [[BatFamilyCrossOver minor storyline]], the big stories
of the Earth born Green Lanterns. Other examples are Kilowog, Ch'p, G'nort, Dex-Starr, Larfleeze, DCU were supposed to be ''Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' and Mogo.''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack''. However, Sinestro Corps War was a massive hit, and both ''Countdown'' and ''Amazons Attack'' were massive failures. In fact, Sinestro Corps War was such a great success, that its sequel, Comicbook/BlackestNight, became THE next major CrisisCrossover, and DC's way of [[AuthorsSavingThrow repairing the damage Countdown has done to their reputation]]. Fan outlook on the books is positive.
** [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Larfleeze]].
--> The fanbase is '''MINE'''!
** Hell, the [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Red Lantern]] Corps as a whole (especially the leader Atrocius, the TeamPet [[CatsAreMean Dex-Starr]] and the MsFanservice Bleez). They got their own series.
** Ganthet. The only non-LawfulStupid Guardian on all of Oa. Had the FridgeBrilliance moment of realizing that when a Lantern's hopeful, their will exponentially increases. Hence why he's the man.
25th Dec '15 5:43:54 PM nombretomado
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* EthnicScrappy: The SilverAge GreenLantern Hal Jordan had an Inuit sidekick called Pieface who served as his mechanic. Today, he is strictly called Tom Kalmaku and depicted with respect as an engineer. In a retelling of Hal's origin, the "Pieface" nickname is used by a {{Jerkass}} rival pilot.

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* EthnicScrappy: The SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} GreenLantern Hal Jordan had an Inuit sidekick called Pieface who served as his mechanic. Today, he is strictly called Tom Kalmaku and depicted with respect as an engineer. In a retelling of Hal's origin, the "Pieface" nickname is used by a {{Jerkass}} rival pilot.



** Carol Ferris was always Hal's girlfriend, and like many SilverAge comics, he engaged in SuperDickery to toy with her over whether she preferred Hal or Green Lantern, as well as generally manipulating her for his own amusement. Outside of her ties to Hal, however, Carol was strikingly progressive for a late-50s character: she was a female owner of a MilitaryIndustrialComplex business, and was never shown as anything less than completely competent at her job. Despite Hal being her love interest, she was also his boss, and could and did call him to task for misbehavior on the job.

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** Carol Ferris was always Hal's girlfriend, and like many SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comics, he engaged in SuperDickery to toy with her over whether she preferred Hal or Green Lantern, as well as generally manipulating her for his own amusement. Outside of her ties to Hal, however, Carol was strikingly progressive for a late-50s character: she was a female owner of a MilitaryIndustrialComplex business, and was never shown as anything less than completely competent at her job. Despite Hal being her love interest, she was also his boss, and could and did call him to task for misbehavior on the job.
13th Nov '15 10:21:42 AM LaptopGuy
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* VindicatedByHistory: Not fully, but after the disastrous [[Film/FantasticFour2015 ''Fantastic Four'' reboot]] came out it took ''Lantern'''s title as the most infamous failure in comic book movies of the 21st century. It's still not seen as a good film, but not as bad as ''Fantastic Four''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Not fully, but after the disastrous ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fantastic Four]]'' [[Film/FantasticFour2015 ''Fantastic Four'' reboot]] came out it took ''Lantern'''s title as the most infamous failure in comic book movies of the 21st century. It's still not seen as a good film, but not as bad as ''Fantastic Four''.
13th Nov '15 10:20:28 AM LaptopGuy
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* VindicatedByHistory: Not fully, but after the disastrous [[Film/FantasticFour2015 ''Fantastic Four'' reboot]] came out it took ''Lantern'''s title as the most infamous failure in comic book movies of the 21st century. It's still not seen as a good film, but not as bad as ''Fantastic Four''.
9th Nov '15 4:11:34 PM ThallianGold
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** Carol Ferris was always Hal's girlfriend, and like many SilverAge comics, he engaged in SuperDickery to toy with her over whether she preferred Hal or Green Lantern, as well as generally manipulating her for his own amusement. Outside of her ties to Hal, however, Carol was strikingly progressive for a late-50s character: she was a female owner of a MilitaryIndustrialComplex business, and was never shown as anything less than completely competent at her job. Despite Hal being her love interest, she was also his boss, and could and did call him to task for misbehavior on the job.
** John Stewart's earliest appearances were little more than AngryBlackMan stereotypes, but John was also shown to be objectively correct in his anger (just short-tempered). He was also always the most-educated of the earthbound Green Lanterns, being an architect when Hal was a pilot who never attended college and Guy's original status as a public defender all but forgotten in {{Flanderization}}.


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*** Soranik Natu and her sector-partner, Princess Iolande, had shades of this in Iolande's first appearance. While rings tend to fly onto fingers when they select a new candidate, Iolande's entry into the Corps is by Natu manually sliding the ring onto Iolande's finger. Iolande's wearing a white dress at the time, making it almost look like the two women are getting married.
5th Nov '15 6:59:10 AM Anddrix
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** Another problem noted by some is that the producers went with Hal Jordan as the lead character when it was John Stewart that the general public was more familiar with after several seasons of the DCAU's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
5th Nov '15 6:31:22 AM kchishol
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** ** Another problem noted by some is that the producers went with Hal Jordan as the lead character when it was John Stewart that the general public was more familiar with after several seasons of the DCAU's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.

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** ** Another problem noted by some is that the producers went with Hal Jordan as the lead character when it was John Stewart that the general public was more familiar with after several seasons of the DCAU's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
5th Nov '15 6:30:46 AM kchishol
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** ** Another problem noted by some is that the producers went with Hal Jordan as the lead character when it was John Stewart that the general public was more familiar with after several seasons of the DCAU's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
1st Nov '15 11:23:51 PM Eagal
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* HarsherInHindsight: During the BlackestNight Guy and an Indigo Lantern teamed up to fight black lanterns. This was before it was revealed that the Indigo Tribe targets sociopaths and forces them to feel nothing but compassion.
-->'''Guy:''' Still feel compassionate, Munk?\\
'''Munk:''' Always.
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