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Off My Mind: Does The White Lantern Have Good Intentions?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
Will we see a twist or is the White Lantern truly good?
Perhaps my suspicions are simply a result of some "bad guys" being part of the twelve that were given a second chance at life. Why were Maxwell Lord and Captain Boomerang brought back? According to issue #7, Max Lord has to stop the war with Magog that apparently leads to Kingdom Come while Boomerang's "mission" is to throw a boomerang at Dawn Granger to try to kill her (you can see their 'missions' here). Obviously stopping a war is a good goal but trying to kill someone (just for another resurrected person to try to prevent it) seems a little weird.
The White Lantern claim they have been brought back to protect the world until the arrival of its new champion. Is that really what's going on? What happens to the resurrected twelve once that champion is found?
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There's also what the Lantern said to Deadman about "truly living." Are we to surmise that they aren't actually alive? Is the second life they've been given something that the Lantern might take away if they don't attempt to do what it wishes?
I know I sometimes read into things just a tiny bit. I just feel that Geoff Johns definitely has something up his sleeve. If these twelve are going to be given another chance to live, there has to be a price. It would be interesting to see what would happen if they immediately refused to do what the Lantern instructed them to do. What gives the White Lantern the right to choose who lives and who doesn't? Why does it have the power to bring the dead back, yet it can't bring about the "new champion" on its own?
I really want to believe that the White Lantern is a force for good. After the evil things the Black Lanterns did, it would be nice to know that there is a force that represents the true lighter side. Maybe it's due to the downfall that the Green Lanterns have seen. For the longest time it seem they really had good intentions in protecting the universe. But we've seen that they often have their own agenda and have made some bad decisions. Does the White Lantern truly want everyone to "embrace life" or will we discover that there is a price to that brightness?