By BlueLantern1995 5 Comments
A few months back I thought of telepathy and how it could(at least temporally) cure the world of evil. This of course would wipe out free will and in a sense would put telepaths in power over others to dictate their morality and so I discarded it and realized that wouldn't work.
But then a few weeks later, I remembered in the DC Universe a team of superheroes called the Indigo Tribe. Now the Indigo Tribe is in all intends and purposes just another old Lantern Corps. Green Lanterns are powered by Will, Red Lanterns by Rage, Star Sapphires by love, Orange Lanterns by Greed and I could go down the list for all of them.
Indigo Tribe(lets call them Indigo Lanterns to make it easier for me) is powered by compassion. However there is a twist here that makes them very, very different. They need as their members people who are devoid of compassion.
Now that got me thinking, why is the tribe so small then? I know of a lot of people who lack compassion. I know you do too. How many pscyopaths, rapists, and the like have appeared in comics alone? Now all these people are devoid of compassion. So why then is the Indigo Tribe so small. DC's Earth(and those very important to its history) if given lets say 20 would be changed forever. Imagine if the 20 I am about to mention were given Indigo Power Rings: Lex Luthor, Joker, Darkseid, Brainiac, Scarecrow, Riddler, Ares, Deadshot, Ra's Al Ghul, Felix Faust, Gorilla Grodd, General Zod, Deathstroke, Bane, Vandal Savage, Black Adam, Black Manta, Harley Quinn, Mongul, and Circe.
So now you say I've gone to far with their concept. But I haven't, and here is my proof. Before Hal received his ring, Abin Sur had it, he heard that the Guardians would go bad and created the Indigo Lanterns to help in the final battle, and so he caught a killer(who killed his daughter by the way) and gave her a Indigo Power Ring(and staff) at that moment she changed to a compassionate person and one of the good guys. Now if it works on your average murderer/psychopath why not on these big guys or maybe even your average day villain.
Now I think I just made the DC Universe much more boring. Joker is a good guy. Harley is a good guy. Heck we even have Darkseid! What good stories do we now have? Well I left out Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze, Talia Al Ghul, and a few others I couldn't think of. Well wait! Give me more Indigo Power Rings! Now! Give them to these 3, They are good guys now too! Now what do we have? Name one. I'll give it to him or her.
So now I ask you. Does the DC Universe have potential of Universe wide Peace? I say yes. Even those people with enough compassion to not warrant a power ring, they would be guarded by the thousands of Lanterns already around. Lets face it, we're reading DC stories cause the writers are overriding this thought and so in a sense we could cry WIS(or writer induced stupidity) for every one of the stories ever in the DC Universe. We could also cry PIS(Plot induced stupidity).
So, if you have a answer to refute my claims, please give it, but to be honest I doubt anyone will. If you are able to refute this, I'd love to here your answer so I can enjoy DC Universe stories again like I used too(as when you accept everything as WIS and PIS enjoyment is kinda clouded or completely destroyed in some cases).