Will Bruce be the most skilled and most capable Green Lantern?

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#1 Edited by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

Imagine that one of the Lanterns of Sector 2814 gets relocated to another Sector or maybe one of them just left Earth. So, one of the Green Lantern rings select Batman. Most of the other characters worry if Batman is gonna let all that power go to his head and corrupt him but he just sees this as an opportunity to help people a bit more. He goes to Oa, trains with the best, learns everything he can about The Guardian's science and technology, uses meditation and other methods to fully utilize the ring's power to it's fullest potential, studies every single thing he can from the ring's database and learns to use the rings power to create complicated, technological constructs and even manipulate matter and energy. He trains to do all of this for five years. So, how powerful and how effective a Lantern do you think Bruce would be at the end of those five years? Will he be able to take on the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, by using the most powerful weapon in the Universe?

Will Batman be the most dangerous, the most powerful and the greatest Green Lantern?

#2 Posted by DEGRAAF (7876 posts) - - Show Bio

absolutely. With his mind, he strives to master his weapons and the ring wouldnt be any different. I would say he would be Sinestro

When he did have Superman's powers in Superman/Batman he became corrupt. Im not sure if he became that way because he had more power or if it was a side affect from the spell that granted him the powers

#3 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF: I agree with you. With his mind he can master the ring. But, do you think he would be able to bring complete order in Gotham by being a Green Lantern?

#4 Posted by DEGRAAF (7876 posts) - - Show Bio

Idk, i would say yes but Gotha has a way of rising up to the heroes and bringing on new villains as a challenge for him. Most likely if DC ever gave him a ring (which might as well be considered impossible) they would give his villains rings as well.

Scarecrow - Yellow Lantern

Two Face - Red Lantern/ Blue lantern (i know this is impossible but maybe his mind is so separated that it would work for him)

Joker - Anti-Green Lantern Corps

Penguin - Orange Lantern

Cat Woman - Sapphire Lantern Corps

Black Mask - Black Lantern

Hush - Indigo Tribe (only because all others were taken)

#5 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF: I would love if they give Bruce a Green Ring. It would be an awesome storyline. I can imagine all of Bruce's friends and family worrying that getting a Power Ring may cause Bruce to lose his humanity and his training in Oa.

Anti-Green Lantern Corps?

#6 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF said:

absolutely. With his mind, he strives to master his weapons and the ring wouldnt be any different. I would say he would be Sinestro

When he did have Superman's powers in Superman/Batman he became corrupt. Im not sure if he became that way because he had more power or if it was a side affect from the spell that granted him the powers

#7 Posted by batmanary (798 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman would be able to be a Sinestro, but a Green Lantern? I don't think so. He's cynical, and as it was shown, Green Arrow has considerable difficulty using the ring because of that. I would say that Batman couldn't either.

#8 Posted by BlackArmor (6137 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmanary said:

Batman would be able to be a Sinestro, but a Green Lantern? I don't think so. He's cynical, and as it was shown, Green Arrow has considerable difficulty using the ring because of that. I would say that Batman couldn't either.

Cynicism has never negatively effected his willpower, if anything its made him believe he must fight harder

#9 Edited by Deadcool (6810 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-man would be better =P

Note: For me Batman belongs to Sinestro corps...

#10 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

No there is a being that has the highest willpower in the DCU, you call him Lucifer Moringstar

#11 Posted by TDK_1997 (14718 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes he would because his mind is capable of wielding the ring but I don't think it would work out so much if DC actually try it.

#12 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997: Yeah, if Bruce is able to utilize the ring to it's fullest potential, he will become really powerful. Already he has done things even super-powered beings can't. Already he is incredibly dangerous. With that much power in his hands, he will outclass almost every other hero.

#13 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadcool: Spiderman will be good as a Green Lantern, if he learns to master the ring. Imagine, green energy webbing. But, with batman's intelligence and skills, combined with the fact that if he learns to master the ring, use it to it's fullest potential, he would be one of the greatest Lanterns.

#14 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadcool said:

Spider-man would be better =P

Note: For me Batman belongs to Sinestro corps...

Spiderman would be a better Blue Lantern I think. On second thought, he could be extremely powerful for both.

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#15 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nerx: Okay. But, what do you think of Bruce as a Green Lantern? With his intelligence, skill and the fact that if he learns to master the ring to it's fullest potential.

#16 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

I also feel a Yellow Ring would suit him better. 
 
Scarecrow should've kept his Yellow Ring, it was the coolest thing anyone's ever done with the character imo.

#17 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Adnan: But, doesn't the Yellow ring have a corrupting influence on a wielder?

#18 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio
@darkazrael999: That's new to me. The only GL stuff I know are the bits that spill into other titles, so you're probably more knowledgable about this than I am.
#19 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Adnan: The Yellow Ring has a corrupting influence on a wielder and even more so on anyone who doesn't have mastery over fear. Because ultimately, the fear projected by the ring's power overwhelms them. That is why Batman was able to fight off the ring's influence...because he has mastered fear.

Even Hal Jordan, when he wore the ring during 'War of The Green Lanterns', he was able to wield the ring without getting corrupted. But the ring was influencing him very slowly.

That is why you don't see a Sinestro Corps member as one of the good guys.

#20 Posted by PeterParked (61 posts) - - Show Bio

I am pretty sure the batman and GL fans know what they are saying, but I think with Bruce's indomitable will and strengthened mind, he could perform unseen feats, if he chooses to.

#21 Posted by SoA (4777 posts) - - Show Bio

i'd say bruce would end up like sinestro , before he went corrupt

#22 Posted by Deadcool (6810 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkazrael999 said:

Spiderman will be good as a Green Lantern, if he learns to master the ring. Imagine, green energy webbing. But, with Batman's intelligence and skills, combined with the fact that if he learns to master the ring, use it to it's fullest potential, he would be one of the greatest Lanterns.

A Green Lantern is willpower, for Batman everything is about Fear, I can't think on him as a Green Lantern, but you are right, he should be great.

@Deranged Midget said:

Spiderman would be a better Blue Lantern I think. On second thought, he could be extremely powerful for both.

Blue is hope, in my opinion, Spider-man comics are about helping the people with a great amout of willpower, Spider-man doesn't give up, he would try to save anyone even if that kills him.

For me he is more like a Green Lantern or an Indigo.

#23 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7704 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkazrael999 said:

@Adnan: The Yellow Ring has a corrupting influence on a wielder and even more so on anyone who doesn't have mastery over fear. Because ultimately, the fear projected by the ring's power overwhelms them. That is why Batman was able to fight off the ring's influence...because he has mastered fear.

Even Hal Jordan, when he wore the ring during 'War of The Green Lanterns', he was able to wield the ring without getting corrupted. But the ring was influencing him very slowly.

That is why you don't see a Sinestro Corps member as one of the good guys.

Batman can be a good GL

He would never be corrupted by any of the other rings also.

#24 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkazrael999: As long as there are green batarangs and batmobiles

#25 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil: The other rings don't really have a corrupting influence. Only the rings with 'negative' emotions like Fear, Avarice and Rage. And you are right, he will be the best GL.

#26 Posted by BlackArmor (6137 posts) - - Show Bio

@Adnan said:

I also feel a Yellow Ring would suit him better. Scarecrow should've kept his Yellow Ring, it was the coolest thing anyone's ever done with the character imo.

I think the green ring suits him better, but I couldn't agree more with the Scarecrow thing

#27 Edited by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nerx: Yeah. With that power, he can augment his tech to an incredible level. Imagine a dozen green Batplanes

#28 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadcool: Yeah. And which Lantern Corps do you think the other characters like DareDevil, Punisher, Moon Knight and Cap should join?

#29 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

The only reason Bruce Wayne isn't a GL is due to him being Batman. It makes no sense editorially. In-Universe, he would easily be the greatest GL. He has far, far more willpower, and better feats, than any of the GLC.  
 
 Also, for the GL "fans";
DO NOT READ GL VOLUME 4 AND THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO GREEN LANTERN. 

#30 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

Would he be the greatest Green Lantern? Sure, unless Johns is writing it.

#31 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4710 posts) - - Show Bio

Take Bruce and give him powers and it ruins the whole dynamic of working with what he's got, mainly the wit and grit. But that's just my opinion.

#32 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@jrock85 said:

Would he be the greatest Green Lantern? Sure, unless Johns is writing it.

Wait... Johns writes things? I thought he just ejaculated on a page and hoped it formed letters. 
#33 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt: I'd rather look at a page covered in semen than whatever the hell that is in the current JL and GL.

#34 Edited by Deadcool (6810 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkazrael999 said:

@Deadcool: Yeah. And which Lantern Corps do you think the other characters like DareDevil, Punisher, Moon Knight and Cap should join?

In my opinion, in this way:

Marvel Lanterns

Edit: And Moon Knight, well, maybe a Sinestro Lantern, because he is like Batman, but crazy...

#35 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadcool: I guess he has extremely strong will considering the enemies he's fought and with some he's fought to the death. An Indigo doesn't really make sense.

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#36 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt: Yep, you're right. Anyway, I would love it if Bruce get's a ring and Dick continues to carry on the mantle of Batman. And knowing Bruce, he would obviously use the ring only if he has to and not always like the other Lanterns.

#37 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor:Which other DC Characters do you think are best suited for the Yellow Ring?

#38 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7704 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkazrael999 said:

@Jnr6Lil: The other rings don't really have a corrupting influence. Only the rings with 'negative' emotions like Fear, Avarice and Rage. And you are right, he will be the best GL.

But than again he could stil be corrupted. Rage can corrupt him

#39 Posted by Deadcool (6810 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@Deadcool: I guess he has extremely strong will considering the enemies he's fought and with some he's fought to the death. An Indigo doesn't really make sense.

Isn't Indigo about help people?

#40 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadcool said:

@Deranged Midget said:

@Deadcool: I guess he has extremely strong will considering the enemies he's fought and with some he's fought to the death. An Indigo doesn't really make sense.

Isn't Indigo about help people?

I don't think so? In that sense, every hero would be an Indigo Lantern.

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#41 Posted by yotaman (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF said:

absolutely. With his mind, he strives to master his weapons and the ring wouldnt be any different. I would say he would be Sinestro

When he did have Superman's powers in Superman/Batman he became corrupt. Im not sure if he became that way because he had more power or if it was a side affect from the spell that granted him the powers

from which comic the pic?

#42 Posted by Deadcool (6810 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: .... Then what is Indigo Tribe about?

#43 Posted by Soulstealer (825 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadcool said:

@Deranged Midget: .... Then what is Indigo Tribe about?

Empathy. Compassion and Empathy. Sure they help people, but compassion is their light and having compassion isn't always helping the way conventionally thought of. If I see a man starving my compassion could lead me to giving him a sandwich or killing him then and there. After all it ends his prolonged suffering does it not? A single sandwich wouldn't do that. Compassion in and of itself isn't as clear cut as you'd think, but it depends more on whom is feeling said compassion.

Also I remember it being said that lights get more influencing the farther they go down the light spectrum either way. That's why green was the optimal light for the Green Lantern Corps usage. R O Y G B I V.

#44 Posted by Deadcool (6810 posts) - - Show Bio

@Soulstealer: Thanks!!!

#45 Edited by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Soulstealer: Besides, the green energy of will is the purest form of energy in the Emotional Spectrum

#46 Posted by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadcool: Thor? White Lantern? Why do you think so?

#47 Posted by Deadcool (6810 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkazrael999 said:

@Deadcool: Thor? White Lantern? Why do you think so?

Oh... Because he is a Doctor and doctors bring life... I just made up that =P...

I just needed to fill that part, but just ignore it...

#48 Edited by DEGRAAF (7876 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkazrael999 said:

@DEGRAAF: I would love if they give Bruce a Green Ring. It would be an awesome storyline. I can imagine all of Bruce's friends and family worrying that getting a Power Ring may cause Bruce to lose his humanity and his training in Oa.

Anti-Green Lantern Corps?

an old story line anti-green lantern corps

@yotaman said:

from which comic the pic?

IDK, i found these on line.

#49 Posted by DEGRAAF (7876 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

The only reason Bruce Wayne isn't a GL is due to him being Batman. It makes no sense editorially. In-Universe, he would easily be the greatest GL. He has far, far more willpower, and better feats, than any of the GLC. Also, for the GL "fans";DO NOT READ GL VOLUME 4 AND THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO GREEN LANTERN.

i thought the reason why he isnt a gl or part of the sinestro corps is bc he is afraid of the power. He thinks it is wrong or something for a human to have (this is just what i thought the reasoning was)

#50 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7704 posts) - - Show Bio

@Soulstealer said:

@Deadcool said:

@Deranged Midget: .... Then what is Indigo Tribe about?

Empathy. Compassion and Empathy. Sure they help people, but compassion is their light and having compassion isn't always helping the way conventionally thought of. If I see a man starving my compassion could lead me to giving him a sandwich or killing him then and there. After all it ends his prolonged suffering does it not? A single sandwich wouldn't do that. Compassion in and of itself isn't as clear cut as you'd think, but it depends more on whom is feeling said compassion.

Also I remember it being said that lights get more influencing the farther they go down the light spectrum either way. That's why green was the optimal light for the Green Lantern Corps usage. R O Y G B I V.

What is bigotry?

But that's true. Compassion is many things.

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