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Off My Mind: Will Eclipso Corrupt the DC Universe?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
Eclipso is coming back and everyone better watch out.
Everyone has a darkness in them and Eclipso, a vengeance demon, will be seeking that out and using it to his advantage. Eclipso is summoned by feelings of rage and revenge. Eclipso has tried take over Earth before but failed. In order to succeed this time, Eclipso has to corrupt powerful heroes in order to use their strength and skills for his own means. That's where the Justice League of America comes in.
The current roster is made up of several powerful characters. They do have their share of experience fighting evil but are still getting used to fighting together as the Justice League. If Eclipso can fully corrupt the Justice League, his next target will be the Spectre. It was the Spectre that gave Eclipso a sound defeat recently. In order to succeed this time, Eclipso needs to take out Spectre quickly. If it fulfills any need for revenge, I'm sure that will be okay with Eclipso.
What is Eclipso's true motive? Does he simply want to try to take over the Earth again?
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In the upcoming "The Rise of Eclipso" story arc in next month's Justice League of America, the Lord of Darkness will begin his attack against mankind. It might seem odd that Eclipso could so easily corrupt such noble characters as the members of the Justice League. In the past, he's simply been able to corrupt heroes by attaching to their rage. How could heroes not feel any anger or rage when they're faced with a never-ending battle against evil. These heroes are only human after all...well, most of them are. If even Superman can get possessed, the new Justice League can as well.
We've seen the big stories where evil tries to win but always gets defeated. When Eclipso starts to unravel his plan, it's going to be bigger than anything he's tried before. Villains should learn from their mistakes. Eclipso has made several in the past. That's what will make his so dangerous this time. Despite the feeling of Brightest Day in the DC Universe, there's is still darkness.
It appears that Eclipso's attack will also bring in a new Lantern to the Justice League, Saint Walker the Blue Lantern. We will see if his power of hope is strong enough to cut through the darkness Eclipso unleashes.
Does Eclipso stand a chance? Besides Saint Walker, are there heroes free from anger and rage? Superman recently lost his fellow Kryptonians on New Krypton, Batman just needs to be reminded of the evil that takes away innocent lives, Hal Jordan has the memory of the destruction of Coast City and being possessed by Parallax. We know that Jade and Obsidian will play a part in balancing the darkness. It will be interesting to see what hidden rage the heroes are hiding inside. If they can't contain and overcome it, Eclipso will win.