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MysteryMan


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...the ring seemed to indicate Hal was approaching a speed force singularity. Has a GL ever been hinted at accessing the Speed Force before this?


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Daveym 

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So far as I am aware no one reaches the Speedforce - the Speedforce reaches out to you.
The story you are speaking of is a character-piece, not a physics exercise. So we see that Hal is racing across the universe in a hopeless pursuit of New God Lightray. My interpretation of events is that Hal's willpower is duly pushed wholly into speed to the point where it is exceeding the capacity of his Power Ring's ability to keep his 'ship' together - or rather he hasn't the willpower to perform these two tasks together, hence the ships integrity is buckling s it is an extension of his will, and his will is being focused to catching up to Lightray, not his shield integrity.

After his near collapse and some unexpected support from his father's spirit Hal reconsolidates his efforts and finally pushes up to those limitations, and by doing so surpasses both them and himself. He finally has the strength to, impossibly, catch up to and match Lightray!

I don't read the events as him tapping into the Speedforce, more like the Ring warning him that there was the possibility his effort might form a Speedforce Singularity... whatever that might be...




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Knight


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It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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