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Subj: Re: A question from GL: REBIRTH that I do not think was ever subsequently answered
Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 at 04:32:38 pm EDT (Viewed 1177 times)
Reply Subj: A question from GL: REBIRTH that I do not think was ever subsequently answered
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Kyle states Ganthet forgot all about what Parallax truly was until Kyle was informed and confronted him.

Green Arrow called that a lie and that the Guardians cannot be trusted.

Ganthet confronts Parallax and tells him his reprieve from imprisonment is over and Parallax calls him a liar and that the Guardians allowed for him to escape so that they could have a new sense of purpose.

Give how the Guardians could have easily shut down Hal's rampage, did the Guardians allow for Parallax to escape as part of a long term plan for regeneration of themselves and their purpose?

I don't recall there being a subsequent confession from any of the Guardians over this, but as I remember it Parallax had been dormant and forgotten in the main Battery for Billions of years and when it began to awake (thanks to Sinestro) he and it made sure to quietly influence the unsuspecting Guardians into 'forgetting' all about Parallax being in there and hence their actions in Emerald Twilight. Parallax may have subtly influenced their erratic behaviour and rash decisions here. Though I may be wrong in all of this I fully admit...

Oliver Queen is/was prone to suspecting everybody, so his views have to be taken as being subjective. And whatever we think of the Guardians does anyone really think Ganthet was lieing in Rebirth?
Granted, it would be well within their history from the early 1990s on to be manipulating events with Parallax infecting Hal Jordan and he destroying the Corps to further some agenda, after all they did reveal previously that they had set Appa Ali Apsa up to go mad, and earlier than that they revealed they knew that the original Corps would disintegrate once they left with the Zamorans and the Corps would be alone. But what sense would it make for them to have Hal annihilate the Corps, then allow him to kill them too?! If they were in limbo with the Zamorans when the original Corps disintegrated and Sinestro awoke Parallax HOW could they have manipulated Sinestro into doing this?

The notion they engineered Parallax' awakening and its possession of Hal etc is an intriguing possibility certainly, but when looking at the facts, the chain of events, and the fact that neither Ganthet or Sayd have ever commented on this accusation or indeed are of the type to consent to its having happened, I take it with a large grain of salt on the whole...