Kyle Rayner - A Blue Lantern

#1 Posted by RedHoodJT (528 posts) - - Show Bio

So I just finished up parts four and five of the War of the Green Lanterns. And I gotta say I kinda saw this coming. But for the most part I'm glad to see Kyle as a blue lantern. I think he looks pretty damn cool.

What are your thoughts on him as a blue light wielding lantern?

#2 Posted by SmoothJammin (2350 posts) - - Show Bio

I won't be satisfied until Dick Grayson and Barry Allen join the Bl Corps too. Jk.. Kyle wielding wielding a blue power ring is most fitting.
#3 Posted by Kallarkz (3295 posts) - - Show Bio
eh...i don't know. I like the idea behind it I suppose because how the emotional spectrum works I think Kyle could go both in the Blue and the Green. I just don't like seeing the dependency of the Blue Lantern Ring (won't work unless a Green Lantern is around...will only give flight and a shield without). I grew up reading Kyle as a strong Green Lantern and I loved seeing him as Ion...with the handicap on the Blue Ring he just seems less.
#4 Edited by RedHoodJT (528 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kallarkz:  I grew up reading him as GL and Ion as well. And I do agree with you on the handicap situation of the Blue ring I have to say though that I think that he will wield both the Green and the Blue when this is all over. I think that it would be pretty awesome to see him wielding both one feeding off the power of the other would be awesome. In my opinion he is the best GL. I like the others but he is my favorite and I see him being the one that saves this whole thing from being the worst fate for everyone.


@SmoothJammin: I like that idea of Dick and Barry becoming blue ones too but I mean to be honest I think that Dick would be better off in either the indigo or the Green. And of course Barry fits the Blue one we saw that in BN which was great. I think it would be cool. And I would have to add Jason Todd to the Red corps due to his anger and rage he has.
#5 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

I get the feeling that Kyle is going to find some powers or abilities or at least uses of the Blue rings we haven't seen yet. The fact that they were all kinda shocked that he'd pick the least useful ring to me means he's going to make it useful.

#6 Posted by RedHoodJT (528 posts) - - Show Bio
@PrinceIMC:  I agree. I have a funny feeling he is going to find a way to merge the two rings (green and blue) and become a Blue-Green Lantern that is doesn't need to charge his green ring as long as he is hoping while using his will to use the green ring to make constructs.
#7 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

It wont last, Kyle's going to die at the end of the arc. ****ing Johns.

#8 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@RedHoodJT said:
" @PrinceIMC:  I agree. I have a funny feeling he is going to find a way to merge the two rings (green and blue) and become a Blue-Green Lantern that is doesn't need to charge his green ring as long as he is hoping while using his will to use the green ring to make constructs. "
See I dunno about merging the two rings, maybe just find something in the Blue ring or because he was Ion twice he'll have powers beyond that of a regular Blue Lantern. Or maybe he'll just continue working alongside John or other Green Lanterns so he's always got constructs and they've always got a charge.
#9 Posted by RedHoodJT (528 posts) - - Show Bio
@PrinceIMC:  Now that I really think about it. I'm almost positive that we will finally get to see just what makes the blue ring so special. Kyle will be the one that helps us see that power and why Saint Walker says that the Blue light is the strongest of all the other light.
#10 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1033 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I don't like it because I don't think Kyle is the best lantern to embody HOPE. I think Hal should be the Blue Lantern (you know, like he was supposed to be according to Ganthet and Sayd's original plan) plus he was double ring-slinging during Rage of the Red Lanterns and Agent Orange.  Kyle should be Yellow again. He was Parallax for a pretty long time, and was in the Sinestro Corps before. I really don't see Hal being able "to cause great fear" among anyone except a few Sinestro Corps and Red Lanterns, and that shouldn't be enough for him to wield that ring.

#11 Posted by velle37 (6038 posts) - - Show Bio
@Fantasgasmic said:
Honestly, I don't like it because I don't think Kyle is the best lantern to embody HOPE. I think Hal should be the Blue Lantern (you know, like he was supposed to be according to Ganthet and Sayd's original plan) plus he was double ring-slinging during Rage of the Red Lanterns and Agent Orange.  Kyle should be Yellow again. He was Parallax for a pretty long time, and was in the Sinestro Corps before. I really don't see Hal being able "to cause great fear" among anyone except a few Sinestro Corps and Red Lanterns, and that shouldn't be enough for him to wield that ring.


Among all of the 4 earth GLs, Kyle embodies hope batter than any of them. He's a dreamer as an artist, and he kept the dream of the GL corps alive, and eventually revived it against all odds.

Ganthet and Sayd didn't want Hal to lead the Blue Lanterns as a Blue Lantern. The Blue Lanterns need a Green Lantern to function, and Ganthet said Hal's will could power the entire corps.

Hal wasn't double ringslinging during Rage of the Red lanterns, his green ring went inert, but for some odd reason Guy Gardner was able to wield green and red at the same time when he thought Kyle had died.

Kyle was not Parallax for very long at all. While Hal was Parallax for a very long time, before that he had wielded Sinestro's ring in the Justice Story arc, and in the Sinestro Corps War he wielded several qwardian rings at once, he also became parallax again in GL 50, so he has the most experience with the power of fear.

 


 

#12 Posted by RedHoodJT (528 posts) - - Show Bio
@velle37: Exactly. Couldn't agree more.
#13 Posted by ironshadow (1455 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle should have blue and a green power ring.

#14 Posted by RedHoodJT (528 posts) - - Show Bio
@ironshadow: I totally agree with you on that.
#15 Posted by Ultimate_Nighthunter (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Noticed something when reading the issue in which they get their rings. Ganthet complained about their choises because Guy basically killed himself by using the red ring, that john was ill suited for indigo and hal using a yellow ring...well that is just a bad idea. 
 
The complain with Kyle wasn't that he wasn't able to use it, but that he wasn't ready yet. Reading too much between the lines or foreshadowing?
#16 Posted by RedHoodJT (528 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going with foreshadowing. I honestly believe that something major is going to happen to Kyle regarding the blue ring. He is going to unlock the rings full potential some way. Or at least something to that effect.

#17 Posted by Mercy_ (91887 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the spoiler warning! Not all of us are current. -___-

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#18 Posted by fodigg (6136 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's a little weird that someone who was once the host for the green entity so readily slips into the role of a blue lantern. I mean, he might be the most hopeful earth-based GL, but he's still traditionally a willpower guy.

#19 Posted by RedHoodJT (528 posts) - - Show Bio
@fodigg: I thought that same thing but honestly if any of them have the ability to take and wield the blue ring effectively its Kyle. I personally feel he will be a duel wielder.
#20 Posted by Feliciano2040 (654 posts) - - Show Bio
@PrinceIMC: Seems like something Kyle could deffinitely do.

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