Before we go further, here are some pink facts tastefully ripped from Wikipedia:
- Pink is associated with dawn, love, calm, health, spring, Easter, beauty, glamour, and fairies
- Cherry blossoms only have a pink color when they bloom in the springtime
- The hue "Schauss pink" was invented to calm prisoners in 1979, albeit to mixed results
- Pink is associated with Anahata, the heart chakra. Anahata is related to the thymus, located in the chest. The thymus is responsible for maturing T-cells that fend off disease; these T-cells dwindle in times of stress. Anahata covers complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, unconditional love for self and others, equilibrium, rejection and well-being.
The Pink Corps would consist of heroes who died heroically without regrets. When such a hero would die, a pink glow envelops their sight. The glow burns brighter and warmer until the deceased lands on a grassy field. Shimmering pink marvels would drape the hero in pink costume.
The idea grew on me when I realized that there are no saints in the DCnU. Kingdom Come and Final Crisis were works that mythologized superheroes into deities, for better or worse. The Emotional Spectrum at least recognizes people for their auras (e.g. willful, aggressive, greedy). Black ties with death. What if there was a color that attracted the spiritually-rich?
Pink Corpsmen are enlightened supers who encourage heroism invisibly. Heroes close to losing their will or morals are washed in the glow of a Corpsman boosting their spirit. Afterwards, the heroes forget the encounter entirely. Pink Corpsmen would also steer future heroes on the right path, albeit imperceptibly.
The criteria of a Corpsman is someone who gave their life in the service of humans without question.
Well, there are plenty of heroes alive who fit the bill. Dick Grayson and Barry Allen are two examples.
Here's where things get interesting. It had occurred to me that many of our beloved heroes are missing in the DCnU. Wally West. Donna Troy. Eel O'Brien. Stephanie Brown. They're all gone, lost in the ether. What if these heroes lost to Flashpoint were drafted into the Pink? It's an idea.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Is there another thread with a pink fetish? Is the idea redundant?