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Subj: Re: Thought of a way to make Hal even stronger withOUT going White Lantern
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 at 05:40:59 pm EDT (Viewed 1019 times)
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Okay so we know his will power is pretty much unmatched these days.

We know he managed to kill Krona, a Guardian, despite the rings being coded to not allow that and despite lethal force against all Corps enemies being enabled.

He wore Krona's gauntlet and soaked up way too much power and was becoming one with the spectrum, forged a new unique ring for himself that he honestly may not even need but uses as a focal point for his power.

But now that the Doomsday Clock story has restored the power battery of the long lost original Alan Scott as a precursor to the JSA coming back, what if in order to gain some unique extra power to fight the Darkstars, Hal somehow links up with Alan Scott's battery?

Alan's battery is basically the starheart and channels magic energy that only wood can stop, and needs will power to control.

So imagine if Hal is wielding green spectrum power combined with the magic power of Alan Scott's battery?

I think I'd rather see that then Hal learning to channel indigo and violet energy (the only 2 he has not wielded) and going white lantern as a result.

It might seem apocryphical, but I do remember back in the mid 1990's DC did a Green Lantern Annual that broached just this subject!
Granted this was Hal in his Parallax identity, searching out Alan Scott's power Battery with Kyle as Green Lantern becoming embroiled with stopping his efforts. Hal tries tapping the mystical Battery's power and some side-effect sends Kyle and he through time, where Kyle finds himself back in Hal's earliest days being 'Hal', as Green Lantern.
At the end of the Annual (possibly part of the Year One brand) Hal abandons his efforts with Scott's Battery, the power too uncontrollable and unpredictable.

I think if you bear in mind the reasons the Guardians collected mystical energy from their Main Battery and inadvertently created the Starheart the proof does show that that power is indeed volatile and only able to be wielded by very particular and selected people. Alan Scott was chosen by it, for whatever reason he was selected as fit to use it, and I am not at all sure that despite his willpower and experience in standard Power Rings and the Emotional Spectrum Hal could gain the control of the Mystical Green Flame... as by its nature this power and Ring is very different to what he is accustomed to wielding, I would even suggest it isn't at all compatible to his will and rigid outlook.

Of course, on the other hand there was that story in Green Lantern Quarterly where a visiting Abin Sur briefly used Alan's Ring to foil some intergalactic crooks he had pursued to earth... but with the revisions to the mythos and the positioning of the Green Spectrum at the center of the Colour Spectrum it does make sense that the wilder energies of Alan's Ring would be as difficult for Hal to wield as the Blue, Yellow, and Red Spectrum's were - Green Will is what he specialises in exploiting, and that is due to it being the most stable of the Emotional Spectrum range. Everything else he has struggled to use, yet alone master as he has the Green light. \(coffee\)

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