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Subj: A lot of posters confuse will-power with mental strength . . .
Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 at 09:53:02 pm EST
Reply Subj: Captain America with a green lantern ring... how good would he be? response to DtL
Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 at 07:57:17 pm EST
...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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(by Ash Williams, from Army of Darkness).