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Subj: I agree that the rings are not given their due respect around this board...
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 at 11:14:56 pm EDT (Viewed 104 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Lanterns As Surfer's Equals...
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 at 09:12:10 pm EDT (Viewed 28 times)

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        Yeah, I know.... People always say how Surfer is versatile this, versatile that... Green Lanterns are just as versatile but don't get any love. Surfer's cool, but I doubt he's any more special than Hal Jordan.

      ... Just won't work. The Lanterns, in the end, are glorified telekynesists, whereas the Surfer has the Power Cosmic. The Lanterns have regular forms, while the Surfer's is superpowered at his base. Maybe they match him in power magnitude, but certainly not in scope. The only thing they have in common is that both cruise spaceways.

      Take the Parasite, merge it with Firestorm, Dr Fate, plus one of DC's countless flying bricks (they're all more or less the same), and that construct would be closer to what the Surfer would be in DC- but still inferior, IMHO.

    Gotta disagree with the GL assessment.  Their power scope is unlimited as well.  When Hal Jordan entered the central power battery and stole its power, he had the magnitude to do what is within a GL's scope.  Before, he was only able to remake Coast City.  After becoming Parallax, he remade the universe.  This means he also created all the natural laws, matter, and forces within.

More things a GL ring can do....

...they are plot device on their own with absolutely next to no limit to what they can achieve. Sure not all showings show that but it's the same for all characters. As usual if people go for one character best showing they HAVE to do the same for the other characters... and GL's have frightingly powerful showings to be sure. For me a top GL like Hal is a excellent and even match for surfer. The best herald vs the best GL. Both with ubber versatility and extra ordinary intensity. The only down side for Hal is he has to end the fight before 24h has elapsed. Otherwise it would be an incredible fight.

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