Who is truly the greatest green lantern?

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#1 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal Jordan the one that got that name after Sinestro became renegade?

Kyle Rayner, the torchbearer? The one that had to carry the green lantern legacy by himself?

Or Sinestro, he was once the greatest, if he became again a green lantern corp, would he still be the greatest?

#2 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

I say kyle.

#3 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Copy says:

"I say kyle."

my vote is for him too

#4 Posted by Blue Lantern 2814 (310 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a toss up between Kyle and Hal.

#5 Posted by Mighty Thorion (797 posts) - - Show Bio

Has to be Hal. I'm glad he's a Green lantern again - all that Parallax / Spectre stuff was dross.

#6 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

Mighty Thorion says:

"Has to be Hal. I'm glad he's a Green lantern again - all that Parallax / Spectre stuff was dross."

Honestly I thought that was some of DC's greatest work

#7 Posted by Mighty Thorion (797 posts) - - Show Bio

Resonate says:

"Mighty Thorion says:
"Has to be Hal. I'm glad he's a Green lantern again - all that Parallax / Spectre stuff was dross."
Honestly I thought that was some of DC's greatest work"

Wow - guess that goes to show one man's meat is another man's poison! I really didn't appreciate what DC did to one of its greatest Silver Age characters and couldn't see why Hal Jordan had to become Parallax / Spectre. Having said that I did try some of the Ron Marz Kyle Rayner issues and was quite impressed.

#8 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

Mighty Thorion says:

"Wow - guess that goes to show one man's meat is another man's poison! I really didn't appreciate what DC did to one of its greatest Silver Age characters and couldn't see why Hal Jordan had to become Parallax / Spectre. Having said that I did try some of the Ron Marz Kyle Rayner issues and was quite impressed."

people have different opinions I guess

#9 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't think Alan was a Green Lantern. Anyways Kyle gets my vote.

#10 Posted by Barry Flash (1573 posts) - - Show Bio

Nobody says:

"I didn't think Alan was a Green Lantern. Anyways Kyle gets my vote."

I know he's not like the other Lantern's but i still like him more than Kyle.

#11 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle gets my vote...

To me, Kyle's most defining characteristic was his complete unwillingness to give up.

  1. When Parallax beat the ever living crap out of the entire DCU, then Kyle is left to fight him alone on Oa, Kyle might not be able to beat him in a fight, but he destroyed a planet (which he didn't expect to survive the explosion of) to stop Hal's plan.

  2. In Parallax View Hal just beat Kyle half to death across the city, took his ring, then beat the entire JLA and Superman, Kyle goes after him with a lead pipe because he's not dead yet and he's not going to give up.

  3. In the Obsidian Age he willingly lets a Manitou Raven rip out his heart, because that's the only way to win.

  4. In Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax when all else fails he stabs Parallax in the eye with a friggin pencil.

  5. Being Green Lantern has brought Kyle a lot of pain, he's lost a lot of loved ones... but he never freaking gives up.

Is Hal a better GL? Yes.

Is John smarter than Kyle and just as skilled artistically? Yes.

Is Guy tougher and more badass than Kyle? Yes.

But Kyle will never ever give up, he will fight to the bitter end, no matter what it takes.

Not to say Kyle isn't a damn good Lantern. He's had combat training from Donna Troy, and Orion... Gods taught him how to fight, for a time he was a GOD, and he willingly gave that up... That's willpower that can't be beat!

M

#12 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew it was a matter of time until Methos noticed this thread lol

good post by the way, you took that from your blog right?

#13 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup :p

M

#14 Posted by Barry Flash (1573 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope Methos doesn't ban me for this but...


I like Hal the best, I think he is positively the greatest Green lantern ever.

Second is Alan,

Third is John,

Fourth is Sodam Yat,

Coin Toss between Kyle/Guy.


The reason i do not like Kyle is because of the fact he could have helped/prevent alot of stuff during the cockups in the DC world, don't get me wrong, he is by far the best ION ever.

#15 Posted by Clantern (666 posts) - - Show Bio

Barry Flash says:

"I hope Methos doesn't ban me for this but...
I like Hal the best, I think he is positively the greatest Green lantern ever.Second is Alan,Third is John,Fourth is Sodam Yat,Coin Toss between Kyle/Guy.
The reason i do not like Kyle is because of the fact he could have helped/prevent alot of stuff during the cockups in the DC world, don't get me wrong, he is by far the best ION ever."

OH FFS, sorry guys, i posted this on Barry's one instead of Clantern, he logged in and didn't log out.

So for Barry Flashes second post on this thread, was actually Clantern.

#16 Posted by Legendary Bio Vishanti (3333 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle.

#17 Posted by Tao Ming (940 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal is the man. The only thing that any of them have over him is more creatively.

#18 Posted by Firestormnuclerman (2097 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal is the best. A guy that can fight, and is one of the most skilled in using the power ring with a extremly level of willpower. I always thought it was cool style of being arrogant but not overconfident, and one that goes into battle no plan looking to find a win during the battle.

#19 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle and Jordan are equal firsts.

#20 Posted by _Obsidian_ (5028 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal might be the greatest GL...but Kyle is my favorite of Earth's GLs^^

#21 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

my vote goes to hal

but all the lanterns are great in there own right

#22 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle has the attractive male ability in his favor

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#23 Posted by _Obsidian_ (5028 posts) - - Show Bio
Twilight Man said:
"Hal might be the greatest GL...but Kyle is my favorite of Earth's GLs^^"
Aaaaand I suppose my avatar shows what I want to happen with Kyle... :p

So Hal gets the vote :p
#24 Posted by The_MVPs (84696 posts) - - Show Bio

Jon Stewart

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#25 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sorry are we talking Ion Kyle or what? That guy is way more powerful than Hal (non-Parralax state).

#26 Posted by The_MVPs (84696 posts) - - Show Bio

Guy Gardner

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#27 Posted by TheDrifter (26556 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to say John Stewart but I'm gonna say Hal Jordan.

#28 Posted by Kuja (67 posts) - - Show Bio
Andferne said:
"Kyle, but followed closely by Hal
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#29 Posted by Barry Flash (1573 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say Hal Jordan.

#30 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always thought Hal was awesome -- he's the Captain Kirk of the Green Lantern Corps. Kyle is good and all, but the cocky pilot who is almost too stubborn to be beaten, and still has time to seduce every alien he ever meets? Come on!

#31 Posted by Onyx (189 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll go a diffrent route with this one. Hal is the greatest of the earth born GL's. But I suppose it will depend on the writer who is truly the greatest of the Corp.
I suppose greatness will depend on the abiloty of the ring bearer, the dedication to the Corp and his sheer willpower

Hal might not be the best in all catergories but he is the most rounded. Where Hal is the most fearless and headstrong of them
Alan not being a member of the Corp stills bears the name and is the truest hero of the group
Guy has the heart and spirit of a warrior, in a dog fight you want Guy as your wingman
John would be the soul ( no pun intended) He believes in what the Corp stands for and the role they play the most
Kyle..Kyle is the heart of the Corp...Kyle was given the mantle of the Last Green Lantern
No one else would have the passion to create a new one, no matter how lame the attempt was
no one would have taken the steps to share the rings

So who really is the Greatest? With all the thousands of planets and Corp members, I think the greatest has yet to be seen

#32 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

I always liked to think of it as Hal, but I dont know everything about Kyle

#33 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio
Gambler said:
"Jon Stewart
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#34 Posted by SeSAW (3677 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal is the best id put John stewart a close second

#35 Edited by Gold Eradicator (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle for sure, just look at my icon

#36 Posted by the human Juggernaut (7224 posts) - - Show Bio

Alan Scott

#37 Posted by inferiorego (26770 posts) - - Show Bio

One Man: Gnort...

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#38 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman

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#39 Posted by Vance Astro (91286 posts) - - Show Bio

Kilowog.

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#40 Posted by Akira Overdrive (10077 posts) - - Show Bio

Guy hands down.

#41 Posted by Precise (22886 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle, no contest

#42 Posted by Dead Lock (196 posts) - - Show Bio
Akira Overdrive said:
"Guy hands down.
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Gives Akira the kill bill glare moment
#43 Posted by Vance Astro (91286 posts) - - Show Bio
Vance Astro said:
"Kilowog."

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#44 Posted by Buckshot (18919 posts) - - Show Bio
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#45 Posted by Vance Astro (91286 posts) - - Show Bio
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Damn.Wassup with that hair.
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#46 Posted by Akira Overdrive (10077 posts) - - Show Bio
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#48 Posted by batosaims (248 posts) - - Show Bio

Hal Jordan
Kilowag
John Stewart
Abin Sur

#49 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio
Buckshot said:
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impressive
#50 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

The Book of OA clearly says that Sodam Yat will be the greatest Green Lantern EVER....

personally i'd love Kyle to take that page and use it as his toiler paper for the next couple of years, but it's there in continuity if you need it

M

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