Off My Mind: How the Third Army Will Change the Green Lantern Corps

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Posted by G-Man (36682 posts) - - Show Bio

Who are the Guardians of the Universe? They are an alien race that have dedicated their lives to protecting the universe. They have taken it upon themselves to ensure the safety of all planets. In trying to govern the entire universe, they haven't always made the best decisions. It seemed their greatest accomplishment was the creation of the Green Lantern Corps. The intergalactic peacekeeping corps has survived many conflicts but soon they will face their greatest challenge, the Guardians themselves.

The Guardians are no longer content with the actions of the Corps. They have decided to begin preparations for their replacement. This has included taking drastic actions no one thought the Guardians were capable of. They are prepared to write off the Green Lanterns in favor of their mysterious Third Army.

The rise of the Third Army will result in major changes for the Green Lanterns and they will find themselves having to become allies with their greatest enemies. No longer will they be peacekeepers of the galaxy. They will now have to fight for their very survival.

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The big question is, who is the Third Army? We know that the Guardians' first army was the Manhunters, artificial beings whose lack of emotions caused them to become killers instead of protectors. The second army is obviously the Green Lantern Corps. The third remains a mystery but the Guardians are sure it will be more than enough to deal with the Corps and is one they should have brought about long ago.

It's hard to pinpoint when the Guardians decided to change their ways. During the War of Light, we saw the former Guardian, Krona, unleash his attack against the Universe. It was Hal Jordan who took it upon himself to put a stop to him. This meant using his power ring to destroy Krona.

GREEN LANTERN, Volume 4 #67

Despite Krona's imprisonment for past deeds, the Guardians didn't take Hal's actions lightly. They stripped him of his ring and sent him back to Earth. At the same time, Sinestro, the Green Lantern Corps' greatest enemy was deemed worthy of becoming a Green Lantern once again during the fight.

Green Lantern, Volume 5 #6

Having Sinestro back in the Corps could be a good way to cause its self destruction but they were equally surprised over this event. It's been Sinestro's new role that has allowed Hal to become aware of the Guardians' past secrets. Somehow Sinestro uncovered a lot of information about the power ring and the Guardians. Recently gaining possession of the Book of the Black, Sinestro knows the Guardians need to be stopped.

When Sinestro obtained the book, he got a few glimpses of possible things to come. We've already seen Sinestro forced to become a member of the Indigo Tribe as well as Black Hand getting his mind back. There are a couple other images that are pretty interesting and could be a result of what's coming up.

All this is going on unbeknownst to the Corps. They are aware that Hal has been banished and Sinestro has been allowed to keep the power ring that chose him to become a member once again.

The Corps do not know that the Guardians are ready to discard them. They have no idea the lengths the Guardians will go to in trying to get what they want (like the Book of the Black).

The Third Army will be able to take the Corps by surprise unless Hal and Sinestro can get word to the others. Hal is slightly limited with what he can do since he is using a green power ring created by Sinestro and still hasn't been allowed back by the Guardians.

DC has recently revealed a little more information. In the October comics, we will see the rise of the Third Army. We will also see a new Green Lantern from Earth who "may have been wrongly chosen." Why would a new Green Lantern be chosen from Earth? The bigger question is where does all this leave Hal Jordan? Despite running around with a green power ring, he still hasn't been re-inducted into the Corps.

There's also the images that Sinestro saw from issue #6 (seen up above). Both Hal and Sinestro appear to be taking some fatal blows. Could this have anything to do with the need for a new Lantern from Earth? Also, how come the interlocking covers for the October GREEN LANTERN titles don't feature even a glimpse of the two?

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The October solicits also do not contain any mention of either Hal or Sinestro. Obviously we'll have to wait until October to find out. The Third Army doesn't look too intimidating (if that is them in the image above) but we can assume there's more to them than it seems if this is who the Guardians feel can deal with the GL Corps. There was also mention of the "First Lantern" being the one to lead the Third Army.

It doesn't look like October is going to be a great time to be a member of the Green Lantern Corps. The last time we had a major event in the Green Lantern comics, there were big changes. We're likely to see more big changes this Fall.

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#1 Posted by saoakden (1066 posts) - - Show Bio

So this new Lantern isn't the First Lantern? I wonder what's going to happen to the Green Lanterns.

I haven't read all of Geoff Johns run on Green Lantern yet but my best guess was sometime before the War of the Green Lanterns began is when they decided that things need to be change. They were looking at what had happen from the Sinestro Corps War, the War of Light, and Hal's actions. I think they decided to go for tthe new army after the Krona was killed by Hal and Sinestro was chosen to be a Green Lantern once again.

#2 Edited by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't like that the Guardians are going from good/neutral guys to bad/neutral guys. It's still interesting though. Hopefully they will get rid of all these other lantern corps. There are just too many right now. 
 
I'm going to be disappointed if the new GL takes the book over from Hal.

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#3 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope nothing happens to Hal and Sinestro. They're the reasons why I am reading Green Lantern.

#4 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

This Third Army is what intrigues me the most...that and it looks like the Lantern titles may be having a crossover if that picture is to be believed. Great stuff!

#5 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

carol is back in action!! but no cleavage? and an s&m green lantern that hiddes his face but not a very distinct and easy to spot tattoo. not a very good start.

#6 Posted by blur1528 (1055 posts) - - Show Bio

The cover for Red Lanterns is tempting enough for me to buy it... even though that series has been a little lackluster

#7 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not surprised. The Guardians have always been kinda jerklike in their whole "We are the oldest, smartest race in existence, therfore we know better than you what's best for you" behavior. Not too dissimilar from Timelords, or arguably Vulcans.

#8 Edited by Bobzenub (120 posts) - - Show Bio

"Why would a new Green Lantern be chosen from Earth?"

Neither Kyle, Guy or John are currently assigned exclusively to Space Sector 2814 (and as we all know, Hal has been relieved from duty permanently). They all have been promoted Honor Guard long ago, giving them more authority than regular officers, including the permission to operate in any sector they see fit, which could be overruled only by the Guardians and the Alpha Lanterns. With the absence of Kyle from active duty (being part of the group titled New Guardians) and John Stewart exempted for killing a fellow officer, Guy Gardner is the last remaining Honor Guard (meaning he is the last commanding officer dictated by rank in a possible combat situation threatening Oa) - technically speaking there is only one Green Lantern now assigned to Earth's respective sector instead of two: Sinestro.

I think the biggest challenge for the Corps against this "Third Army" will be the army part of the equation. It is heavily implied that the Third Army will be strictly militaristic enforcing martial law, while the Corps is quite frankly a very badly organized and regulated, almost anarchistic police force at best. The irony of the current situation is only Sinestro would be able to pull them together (and Guy - maybe, with the help of Kilowog) but understandably noone trusts him with the exception of Hal, who is not even part of the Corps anymore. Well played Guardians, well played... dirty little blue bastards.

#9 Posted by Lvenger (20704 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder where Hal and Sinestro will be whilst the Third Army event will be taking place. This shake up makes things a whole lot more interesting though. Who are the Third Army? Why is this new Green Lantern fighting the Justice League? Is this the end of the Green Lantern Corps? Probably not but I'm excited about this now!

#10 Edited by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bobzenub said:

"Why would a new Green Lantern be chosen from Earth?"

Neither Kyle, Guy or John are currently assigned exclusively to Space Sector 2814 (and as we all know, Hal has been relieved from duty permanently). They all have been promoted Honor Guard long ago, giving them more authority than regular officers, including the permission to operate in any sector they see fit, which could be overruled only by the Guardians and the Alpha Lanterns. With the absence of Kyle from active duty (being part of the group titled New Guardians) and John Stewart exempted for killing a fellow officer, Guy Gardner is the last remaining Honor Guard (meaning he is the last commanding officer dictated by rank in a possible combat situation threatening Oa) - technically speaking there is only one Green Lantern now assigned to Earth's respective sector instead of two: Sinestro.

I don't think so for several reason. Like it was suggested he wasn't meant to get the ring. The protector of that sector doesn't have to be human. there have been several non human Green Lanterns who protected that sector. Kilowog and Abin Sure being just two of them.  The Guardian have been systematically targeting human Lanterns to get rid of them first because of the risk the pose. 
 
The only reason I could think of them choosing another one, especially one that wasn't meant to get the ring was to further make the human Green Lanterns look bad. That's if it was their chose for him to get a ring he wasn't meant to and not some reason beyond their control.
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#11 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

So is that the Third Army behind everyone? And where is Kilowog? And last time I checked it was Guy and Kyle on Honor Guard and Hal and John were the Lanterns for Sector 2814. So why are people thinking Sinestro is the Lantern of 2814? He's not even from that sector. Does anyone not remember when they made it two Lanterns per sector? This new guy is supposed to be John's partner... Unless he did in fact move up to Honor Guard...

#12 Posted by wowylied (238 posts) - - Show Bio

What happened to the emotion beast ? Why was hal able to kill a guardian ? Will the chamber of shadow and stormwatch act (the guardians are aware fo them) ? Breaking a ring, twice ? Why rankorr is not is this big picture ? Still no news of ranx ?

Why does i feel this army even will still be bad ?

#13 Edited by Bobzenub (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman:

I don't think so for several reason.

Sorry for my confusion, but you don't think so - what? I mean, I haven't proposed any speculative idea, I just presented the in-world argument how could there be another Lantern coming from Earth accordingly to the rules the comic layed down for itself throughout its continuity.

Kilowog and Abin Sure being just two of them.

Kilowog was never assigned to any other Space Sector other than SS#674 prior to he's become a drill sergeant.

Mind if I ask what GL titles have you been following from the New 52? It seems you are little bit behind the current storylines.

#14 Edited by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bobzenub:  

Sorry for my confusion, but you don't think so - what? I mean, I haven't proposed any speculative idea, I just presented the in-world argument how could there be another Lantern coming from Earth accordingly to the rules the comic layed down for itself throughout its continuity.

I don't see what is hard to understand?  I presented the in-world counter argument against that. 

Kilowog was never assigned to any other Space Sector other than SS#674 prior to he's become a drill sergeant.

IIR Although short tenure it was his sector during the time he was a member of Justice League International.
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#15 Posted by Eyz (3095 posts) - - Show Bio

Woah! Looks like a fun new game changer!

A'right! Sign me in!

#16 Posted by Bobzenub (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman:

I don't see what is hard to understand? I presented the in-world counter argument against that.

Your counter argument seems to rely too heavily on speculation, but please, correct me if I'm wrong (I don't have the New 52 issues with me at the moment). First of all: it has not been revealed yet why Sinestro got a Green ring back if he is trully not supposed to have one. Your species argument has no relevance in light of the fact that at the moment only one Green Lantern is assigned to SS#2814 and there is no decisive evidence the Guardians have been breaking any of the rules they layed down before Mogo got killed regarding how the new/old rings are sent out.

#17 Edited by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bobzenub said:

@Dernman:

I don't see what is hard to understand? I presented the in-world counter argument against that.

Your counter argument seems to rely too heavily on speculation, but please, correct me if I'm wrong (I don't have the New 52 issues with me at the moment). First of all: it has not been revealed yet why Sinestro got a Green ring back if he is trully not supposed to have one. Your species argument has no relevance in light of the fact that at the moment only one Green Lantern is assigned to SS#2814 and there is no decisive evidence the Guardians have been breaking any of the rules they layed down before Mogo got killed regarding how the new/old rings are sent out.

It doesn't really.  
Not speculation: Guardians themselves said they don't want any more humans because of the way they are.  
Not speculation: Guardians are trying to get the Human Lanterns out of their way first
Not speculation: There were non human Lanterns patrolling the sector.  
Speculation: The only speculation I did was in why he would received the ring from them when he isn't meant to have one. As apposed to outside forces.
Not speculation: It was said that he wasn't meant to recieve ring.     

First of all: it has not been revealed yet why Sinestro got a Green ring back if he is trully not supposed to have one. 

What?  I never said anything about Sinestro. That has has nothing to do with anything I said? 

Your species argument has no relevance in light of the fact that at the moment only one Green Lantern is assigned to SS#2814 

No what is irrelevant is the number of Green Lanterns assigned to the sector on why they chose someone from Earth. The only relevance that has is on why they need another Green Lantern at all. Not why it was chosen from Earth.       Edit: Which is why my species argument does has relevance. 

  and there is no decisive evidence the Guardians have been breaking any of the rules they layed down before Mogo got killed regarding how the new/old rings are sent out. 


Not that I said they actually broke a rule but the evidence would be in the fact that he was never meant to receive one. Something the writers said. There is no other reason for him not to have a ring unless it was against a rule.   Regardless that is only if the Guardians chose him and he didn't get a ring some other way.
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#18 Posted by arachnidzpr7 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds fun

#19 Posted by Bobzenub (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman:

What? I never said anything about Sinestro. That has has nothing to do with anything I said?

Well, I WAS talking about Sinestro in the comment you replied to in the first place, telling that currently he is the only Green Lantern assigned to Earth's respective sector when there was supposed to be two Lanterns patroling each. I did not touch upon the in-world or creative intentions behind the new masked Lantern and he being from Earth too, all I've been trying to say is according to the in-world rules and logic, it makes perfect sense to chose another Lantern from SS#2814.

Are we clear now?

#20 Edited by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bobzenub said:

@Dernman:

What? I never said anything about Sinestro. That has has nothing to do with anything I said?

Well, I WAS talking about Sinestro in the comment you replied to in the first place, telling that currently he is the only Green Lantern assigned to Earth's respective sector when there was supposed to be two Lanterns patroling each. I did not touch upon the in-world or creative intentions behind the new masked Lantern and he being from Earth too, all I've been trying to say is according to the in-world rules and logic, it makes perfect sense to chose another Lantern from SS#2814.

Are we clear now?

We are clear but for the record the question as asked didn't bar any of the other factors from whether or not  it makes sense. Also your argument assumes the Guardians to have not chosen the new GL or you would have to take those other factors in. It also assumes that there are no other races in that sector other then Humans. Which isn't necessarily a fact. 
 
Edit: I meant have not.
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#21 Posted by Aeroman (508 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope those blue bastards die

#22 Edited by Bobzenub (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman:

Also your argument assumes the Guardians to have not chosen the new GL or you would have to take those other factors in.

That's my point, there is no desisive evidence for either of the above options.

It also assumes that there are no other races in that sector other then Humans. Which isn't necessarily a fact

Dude, I know there are other intelligent species in Earth's sector capable of prominent willpower (plenty of instances demonstrating this since Johns' takeover on the series), but still, without knowing the Guardians' true intent and the true meaning of "wrongly chosen", there is no reason to uphold the assumption that the second Green Lantern assigned to SS#2814 CANNOT be another human.

#23 Posted by LordRequiem (1318 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully Hal will start his own corps or something. I am getting fairly tired of the Guardians constantly being behind lots of rubbish that goes on with the green lanterns e.g. Scar, Krona and now this, I'm sure there's more. They seem to be a plot device that constantly leads into big catastrophic events. Someone should wipe them out.

#24 Posted by DaughterOfHades (17 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait for this. I wish it was already october...

#25 Posted by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio

That's my point, there is no desisive evidence for either of the above options.

Right which negates some of your original argument and that's still ignoring the other factors that are not based on the assumption and not precluded by the original question. 

Dude, I know there are other intelligent species in Earth's sector capable of prominent willpower (plenty of instances demonstrating this since Johns' takeover on the series), but still, without knowing the Guardians' true intent and the true meaning of "wrongly chosen", there is no reason to uphold the assumption that the second Green Lantern assigned to SS#2814 CANNOT  be another human.

But you are making a case for why it makes sense for Human to be chosen when it would make more sense for another race be chosen. The reason being  Lanterns already have several Humans from that sector. It would make more sense to try another race this time for the differences another race would bring to the corps. You also claimed your assumption on factors you already said you were not considering in you original post. If  you now are then we would have to now consider all factors and use my entire argument. Also it's a bigger leap to assume the guardian were the ones to choose him. Which is the other reason I mention it it the first place. The only reason they would want him is to mess with the corps and make the human GLs look bad because we know they don't want any more humans as GL. Which doesn't make sense because one that will just be another human GL to deal with. Also if he was wrongly chosen by then then they would be breaking the rules. So if you then go the other was and it wasn't them to choose him then it still wouldn't make sense because of the other races that could have been chosen instead of yet another human.
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#26 Edited by Bobzenub (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman:

Right which negates some of your original argument

I'm getting a bit frustrated here. What are you trying to prove? Are you trolling?

Is Sinestro the only Green Lantern currently assigned to Space Sector 2814 while there are supposed to be two of them?

Yes or No?

Don't come up with the BS argument that the number doesn't matter - the Guardians care or should pretend caring about these details either way.

You replied "I don't think so" to my first comment under this article. I ask again:

What the hell are you trying to refute here? Originally I did not say anything about the Masked Lantern.

It would make more sense to try another race this time for the differences another race would bring to the corps.

*facepalm* Let me spell it out for you. It doesn't matter what "would make more sense". The race doesn't f*cking matter.

Having the willpower capable of overcoming great fear does.

By default, the ring chooses its weilder. Mogo only guided the rings in accordance with the selection criteria the Guardians previously defined.

#27 Posted by edtie97 (81 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks like the end for Hal Jordan.

#28 Posted by herrweis (435 posts) - - Show Bio

ok,so am i to believe that all the green lantern storylines that happened pre dcnu is still relevant?

#29 Posted by kuma_far (510 posts) - - Show Bio

The masked lantern haves an arabian looking tattoo in the right arm, so it can be that he is from arabic family

#30 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

I find it odd that Hal's not in the four interlinking covers, I hope they don't kill him again.

#31 Posted by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bobzenub:  

I'm getting a bit frustrated here. What are you trying to prove here? Are you trolling?

Not at all. Just setting things strait. I thought we settled things when I agreed on being clear. Then you replied. 

Is Sinestro the only Green Lantern assigned to Space Sector 2814 while there is supposed to be two?

Yes or No?

What has that have to do with any of the points I made or the basses of your whole argument?  


You replied "I don't think so".

What the hell are you trying to refute here? Originally I did not say anything about the Masked Lantern

The entire discussion is about you trying to prove how it makes sense for a human to be chosen to this question.

"Why would a new Green Lantern be chosen from Earth?" 

So yes you did mention the Masked Green Lantern because he was the one chosen. Regardless of who chose him. 

*facepalm* Let me spell it out for you. It doesn't matter what "would make more sense". The race doesn't f*cking matter.

*Double facepalm* Let me type it out for you. It does matter what makes sense. Not only is it make sense for a human to be picked your entire argument but it matters in the fact the all the recent Green Lantern from that sector from humans ignoring all the other races.    


Having the willpower capable of overcoming great fear does.

Something of which isn't exclusive to Humans. Which shouldn't have been brought up because we don't even know if that was a factor in him being chosen. 

By default, the ring chooses its weilder. Mogo only guided the rings in accordance with the selection criteria the Guardians previously defined 


But if we go by your statement about assuming.then you can not assume the ring was the one that chose him. If you do allow the assuming then you would have to consider the other factors. Like the one where is makes sense for the ring to choose another race over the humans. Shoot even if it's just based on odds. It makes sense it would choose another race
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#32 Posted by ambigu0us (41 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay! Kick-Ass joined the GLC.

#33 Posted by The Average Bear (2080 posts) - - Show Bio

Too lazy to look through all the comments, so I apologize if someone has said this. But maybe the Third Army is that bunch of white alien-looking creatures in the background. Like maybe the Lanterns are trying to escape the Third Army

#34 Posted by Bobzenub (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman:

Something of which isn't exclusive to Humans.

What matters is who is the best candidate for being a Green Lantern - if the Guardians have not been tampering with the Rings' original programing. If this is the case, none of your factors matter - the Ring has chosen another human and that's it.

I don't understand why can't you deal with this option.

#35 Posted by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Average Bear: I don't believe anyone said so but I believe that is what they are.
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#36 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1672 posts) - - Show Bio

Plain stupid. All Guardians acting as a bunch of disappointed kids wanting to get rid of their old toys? Green Lantern stories have become more imbecilic than ever. They managed to destroy Hal Jordan's persona...But, hear ye, hear ye...the third army is coming, everybody hide. Hide yourselves from this arc.

#37 Posted by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bobzenub

What matters is who is the best candidate for being a Green Lantern - if the Guardians have not been tampering with the Rings' original programing. If this is the case, none of your factors matter - the Ring has chosen another human and that's it.

I don't understand why can't you deal with this option.

Because it doesn't make sense for another human to be the best candidate yet again.  Also you are wrong. My argument is supported by both sides of whether the Guardians tapered with it or not. If the guardians tampered with it to choose a candidate to make the humans look bad it wouldn't make sense because it would leave them with another human to deal with. If the ring chose the candidate itself not only would it note make sense simply for the fact that it doesn't make sense for yet another human to be the best candidate   Which you yet again are ignoring the fact that he was WRONGLY CHOSEN. If he was the best candidate then he wouldn't be WRONGLY CHOSEN,.
  
I can't understand why you can't deal with that simple truth or the fact you original post was wrongly presented. Which is all I was pointing out when I thought we came to an agreement back there before it started the second half of the discussion.
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#38 Edited by DEGRAAF (7895 posts) - - Show Bio

im surprised Rankorr isnt in the ranks of the Red Lanterns in the Red Lantern Cover for the event. Also is the guardian in the lower left of this scan holding a white lantern ring? and do we know which guardian it is?

@TheMess1428 said:

last time I checked it was Guy and Kyle on Honor Guard and Hal and John were the Lanterns for Sector 2814. So why are people thinking Sinestro is the Lantern of 2814? He's not even from that sector. Does anyone not remember when they made it two Lanterns per sector? This new guy is supposed to be John's partner... Unless he did in fact move up to Honor Guard...

I believe John is an Honor Guard now and Hal was removed from the Crps. Sinestro was named guardian of Sector 2814 (our sector) which means we still need another guardian for our sector to back him up

@Bobzenub:@Dernman: It's not that Sinestro isnt supposed to have a ring they were more or less surprised he was sought out by one. The Guardians even judged him and decided to let him keep the ring and let the events unfold to see what happens. I dont believe he was ever banned from getting a ring.

Sector 2814 here is the information of our sector in space. there have been more earth lanterns then any other from our sector. It makes sense another would be chosen. Also according to Stewarts page he is part of the honor guard.

#39 Posted by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio
@DEGRAAF: I think they are going to harness the white light for the new army. No Rankorr? Maybe he is the one that dies. Doubt it though. I don't think they will do all this work to push him to kill him off that soon. I thought it would be Bleeze. Not only would that stop the questions on who the leader is but that would give a reason why she will replaced in the New Guardians.
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#40 Posted by CrystaljDesign (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Puck is the new GL from Earth.

#41 Edited by Bobzenub (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman:

Because it doesn't make sense for another human to be the best candidate yet again.

Why?

If the guardians tampered with it to choose a candidate to make the humans look bad it wouldn't make sense because it would leave them with another human to deal with.

Not necessarily. If they tampered with the selection programing of the Masked Lantern's Ring, they could've just as easily built in a self-destruction device as a failsafe which then could be easily turned off by the Guardians just by thinking about it, maybe even killing the Lantern with same thought. And that's just one option. The possibilites are endless.

If the ring chose the candidate itself not only would it note make sense simply for the fact that it doesn't make sense for yet another human to be the best candidate

Again, why doesn't it make sense? The Ring chooses by the merits of willpower in one particular Sector, not by how the new Lantern would fit into the rest of the Corps or by what was the species of previous candidates.

Which you yet again are ignoring the fact that he was WRONGLY CHOSEN.

The "wrongly chosen" could easily mean he was chosen against the will of the Guardians. Also he MAY have been wrongly chosen, the sentence in the article is in conditional mood.

I can't understand why you can't deal with that simple truth or the fact you original post was wrongly presented.

Please, show me exactly where was I wrong in my first comment, because at this point, I'm almost certain I've been trolled here.

#42 Posted by mattwing87 (433 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do they keep calling it the 3rd army? The Manhunters and the GL Corps were not an army intentionally. They did not fight wars or battles. The GL corps fought wars and battles but because of the huge threats that caused them to unite. It's just like in Star Wars, the Jedi were not an army intentionally but they were used later to fight big threats like the Clone Wars.

#43 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3599 posts) - - Show Bio

When will the Star Sapphires start gaining new members and new power source?

#44 Posted by Wowlock (233 posts) - - Show Bio

If the third army is in the last picture.... I have a bad feeling of ''Manhunter 2.0'' coming....

This ''First Lantern'' better be someone who can live up to the hype...because if he ends up as a disappointing character...this whole event will crumble around him. Think of it as how bad would Blackest Night be if the ''conduit'' of Nekron was just a random guy instead of Black Hand .

As for the Guardians... I was waiting when these little twerps to go mad on the galaxy. It was almost shocking to see them ''resist'' the urge to be bad for so long. Of course in their mind they are right....every maniac think they are.....I wonder why the Corps be more prepared after Krona's threat. Hell the guy is a guardian and he was able to wreak havoc himself ! You have other twerps who have the Same arrogance and same fallability ( Ironicly, they think they are perfect.... ) .

The good thing is, we might finally see somekinf of ''Order'' in the Corps... I mean as its said the whole idea of Lanterns are getting out of hand in a rapid rate. You cannot wrap your head around all of it anymore. This Third Army might bring the trimming tools to fit things together or they may end up as yet another mindless shock troopers/Henchman getting wasted on the field for their ''numbers''.

This event has potential but also has many risks. Its success will be determined by the execution.

#45 Posted by Wolverine0628 (398 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome!  Another GL story arc that's getting me really excited.

#46 Edited by Emperormeister734 (819 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW All these events and we still don't know what the rest Ten Laws of the Green Lantern are? The Blue BASTARDS (except Lobotimized Ganthet and Sayd) are going to get rid of The Corps , I like to see them try.

#47 Posted by Dernman (15234 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bobzenub:  

Why?

Already said one of the reasons why.   

Not necessarily. If they tampered with the selection programing of the Masked Lantern's Ring, they could've just as easily built in a self-destruction device as a failsafe which then could be easily turned off by the Guardians just thinking about it, maybe even killing the Lantern with same thought. And that's just one option. The possibilites are endless.

Not really because humans have shown to over come such programming such as the one where Humans can't kill a guardian. They wouldn't be stupid enough to trust programming on such a thing when Hal killed a guardian and others have proven they can over come the rings programming in other ways. Shoot if that was a trust worthy process they wouldn't need the Alpha Lanterns or be worried about rogue Lanterns like they are. They could just program that into all the rings. 


Again, why doesn't it make sense? The Ring chooses by the merits of willpower in one particular Sector, not by how the new Lantern would fit into the rest of the Corps or by what was the species of previous candidates.

Because it simple doesn't make sense all the best choices are all coming from Earth. It doesn't make sense that out of all the races out there billions and billions of aliens it's Earth people that are always the best choice.   
 
Also you asked a very simple question.  "Why would a new Green Lantern be chosen from Earth?" Then you went on to explain why Earth needed a Green Lantern and not why from Earth. It wasn't until later you made an assumption about the ring picking the best candidate and it choosing a human that even addressed why a human be chosen. 
 
Something that lets face it is not only and assumption but invalidated by the wrongly chosen part.


The "wrongly chosen" could easily mean he was chosen against the will of the Guardians. Also he MAY have been wrongly chosen, the sentence in the article is in conditional mood.

No it couldn't. According to what you said there is a certain criteria that makes a right or wrong choice. So by that logic Guardians has no bearing on whether he was rightly chosen. The only way it could be conditional the guardians chose him thinking him unworthy only for him to prove them wrong

Please, show me exactly where was I wrong in my first comment, because at this point, I'm almost certain I've been trolled here. 

I already did several times. There was a very simple question. A question you answered without talking into consideration all the other factors. Factor you later claimed you were not considering them. Hence why it was presented wrongly. If you were not going to take all the factors in consideration and only mean in a certain way then you should have presented it as such but you failed to do so.  

Your certainty on your being trolled just asserts your poor grasping of the entire situation. 
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#48 Posted by lightfright12 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the new green lantern is bane!

#49 Posted by Panelbomber (17 posts) - - Show Bio

Sort of hefty to take in all of this information even if someone is familiar enough with the attitudes and stories of this book since its restart in 2005. It however is intriguing to note a possible significant change in a well known and established universe. This could mean big things and new possibilities.

#50 Edited by ThomasElliot (362 posts) - - Show Bio

Also notice those white creatures behind the 'new guardians' also have detail on their chests that look similar to lantern-logos.

Which, by the way... from left to right, we're looking at 3 titles: GL New Guardians, The Green Lantern Corp, and the Red Lanterns. So it could be we don't see Hal and Sinestro simply because the cover to that title hasn't been shown yet.

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