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Prathios




If Cap were to be given a green lantern ring and an hour to practice with what could he do? Well as far as I can tell Drax thinks Cap would be a lamo with the ring. This IMO underestimates Cap and shows a lack of knowledge for the character. If you think he cant do anything of great value you simply dont understand how Cap works. Cap has the ability to master new skills and technologies in short order when he finds them. His adaptability to new problems is one of his greatest strengths. In an hour Cap isnt going to be Hal Jordan but hes going to be very skilled with the ring and can probably boast one of the toughest to break shields ever used by a GL. A shield construct fueled by Caps willpower would be nigh unbreakable, even with a mere hour to use it. If you hate Cap thats one thing but to underestimate his ability to adapt like this is flawed. My whole team was based around several key ideas and your refusal to even grant me this kills the whole point of my team. Well that and your ability ignore that my team would act as a team, you simply reviewed them on their individual power levels. So why do teams if thats all your going to do?

But I thought it would be interesting to see what the battle boarders at large thought about Cap with a GL ring. Its an interesting idea to say the least. How would he do?

"I am his will made manifest."


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JD




> If Cap were to be given a green lantern ring and an hour to practice with what could he do? Well as far as I can tell Drax thinks Cap would be a lamo with the ring. This IMO underestimates Cap and shows a lack of knowledge for the character. If you think he cant do anything of great value you simply dont understand how Cap works. Cap has the ability to master new skills and technologies in short order when he finds them. His adaptability to new problems is one of his greatest strengths. In an hour Cap isnt going to be Hal Jordan but hes going to be very skilled with the ring and can probably boast one of the toughest to break shields ever used by a GL. A shield construct fueled by Caps willpower would be nigh unbreakable, even with a mere hour to use it. If you hate Cap thats one thing but to underestimate his ability to adapt like this is flawed. My whole team was based around several key ideas and your refusal to even grant me this kills the whole point of my team. Well that and your ability ignore that my team would act as a team, you simply reviewed them on their individual power levels. So why do teams if thats all your going to do?
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> But I thought it would be interesting to see what the battle boarders at large thought about Cap with a GL ring. Its an interesting idea to say the least. How would he do?
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> "I am his will made manifest."

I think Spidey would be a much better candidate for the ring. His willpower is through the roof, and he is extremely creative (invented web shooters at age 15!).

I think Cap would be very similar to Hal Jordan. Very high-end will power, but boring.


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Progressive Lantern




...which is a mistake. Willpower has more to do with courage rather than mental stregth/power.
Of all the Marvel characters, I think that Captain America (and not Professor X, as many Marvel fans mistakenly believe) would be the most suitable to use a GL ring. The ring works on willpower, which holds a tighter connection to courage and mental resistance rather than mental power, or psy. Really, psy has nothing to do with willpower.
Honestly, I think that Captain America with a GL ring would be as good as Hal Jordan, but not better. It'd be interesting to see what kind of constructs he can come up with, and what his personal style would be like.
Post-Green Lantern: Rebirth the styles of many different Green Lanterns have been clearly defined. Hal Jordan's greater strength with his ring has been said to be his precision; John Stewart makes perfectly structured constructs; Kyle's strength is his imagination and his artistically rendered constructs; Guy's ring sparks all the time; Kilowog's ring is the only one that emits a sound-effect... and there was a (now deceased) member of the Emerald Twilight Green Lanterns rescued by Hal and Guy in the Revenge of the Green Lanterns storyline, named Kreon, whose mind worked so fast that you'd never see a beam coming out of his ring, the constructs just appeared there.





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> I think Spidey would be a much better candidate for the ring. His willpower is through the roof, and he is extremely creative (invented web shooters at age 15!).
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> I think Cap would be very similar to Hal Jordan. Very high-end will power, but boring.


...given that Kyle is probably, the most creative Green Lantern ever known. Still, all that doesn't necessarily makes Spiderman better than Captain America with a GL ring, specially if Cap is being compared to Hal Jordan.
Hal and Kyle's styles are different, but they're both as good.





"Alright you primitive screw-heads, listen up. See this? This is my boomstick! It's a 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan; retails for about one hundred nine, ninety-five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right, shop smart, shop S-Mart!"
(by Ash Williams, from Army of Darkness).


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Drax the Legend




> If Cap were to be given a green lantern ring and an hour to practice with what could he do?

That's 2+ as of the second fight, but you also fail to take into account that he's the leader of your team... he has to learn about his foes and come up with a plan on top of practicing...


>Well as far as I can tell Drax thinks Cap would be a lamo with the ring.

Em level Lantern aka Fodder...

>This IMO underestimates Cap and shows a lack of knowledge for the character. If you think he cant do anything of great value you simply dont understand how Cap works.

Yes, yes, nothing new here...

>Cap has the ability to master new skills and technologies in short order when he finds them. His adaptability to new problems is one of his greatest strengths.

He will be able to use the ring, I gave him that much...

>In an hour Cap isnt going to be Hal Jordan but hes going to be very skilled with the ring and can probably boast one of the toughest to break shields ever used by a GL.

Even name Lantern's would be P.Metas if they relied solely on constructs. I don't see Cap unlocking anything else and certainly not mastering the art of construct-making...

>A shield construct fueled by Caps willpower would be nigh unbreakable, even with a mere hour to use it.

Lantern constructs break all the time, rookie Lanterns certainly can't make "nigh-unbreakable" shields. His normal shield is tougher than any Lantern construct that I've encountered...


>If you hate Cap thats one thing but to underestimate his ability to adapt like this is flawed. My whole team was based around several key ideas and your refusal to even grant me this kills the whole point of my team.

Were you expecting everyone to just agree with you, I wonder...

>Well that and your ability ignore that my team would act as a team, you simply reviewed them on their individual power levels. So why do teams if thats all your going to do?

Individual levels are the alpha & omega to teams. When half your team can be taken out by one lone guy of the other team(as I explicitly stated in my vote), then no amount of teamwork's gonna save the day. The best way to make your team functionally powerful is to not have weak links...


>But I thought it would be interesting to see what the battle boarders at large thought about Cap with a GL ring. Its an interesting idea to say the least. How would he do?

Miserably ;-> ?


Drax the Legend, Captain of the Fist, The Starwalker, The Jade Slayer


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