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View Poll Results: Should Sinestro be redeemed?
No way, no how. He's evil. Never. 9 64.29%
I don't see how it's even possible, but a good story might change my mind. 3 21.43%
I really don't know. 0 0%
Maybe, down the road. 1 7.14%
It was Parallax, maybe. He's guilt-free on what he did before. 1 7.14%
What he did was unforgivable, but he's earned enough to be given a chance. 0 0%
Yes, he should be. 0 0%
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:15 AM   #1
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Default Should Sinestro be redeemed? Really?

I mean, really. Think about it. There's been a lot to do in the Geoff regime and beyond about "Can he be redeemed?" Now, if you go back far enough... to the 80s... the guy literally wiped out whole space sectors while harboring the Mad God Sector and all that -- and we're talking about potentially billions, if not trillions of lives snuffed out directly because of him, by his hand -- so it doesn't immediately seem like there's all that much coming back from such, but I'm curious what the general consensus is.

Sure. Vader massacred a gang of younglings and all that but he still got a nice Return of the Jedi celebration... but is that really right? Should he get to come back to the "light" with full fanfare, a murderer of trillions?

Me, I fully appreciate him. He's a multifaceted character, perhaps the strongest in the whole library of Green Lantern. But he's no hero. He can't be. Not even an anti-hero, but he can be, at times. But that's it.
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:06 AM   #2
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No. Not really. He has potential to be One of DC's best Characters,but he always gets mismanaged. I like the idea of him being scariest Villian amongst villians. They Kinda Guy Darkseid is afraid to piss off. In Short the master of Fear.

If DC could get thier shit together. His book could be huge. I like the idea of the worst the galaxy has to offer hidding under the covers because the Boogyman of the Boogy men will come after them. And what makes it even cooler is that the fear makes him more and more powerful. That's Why I feel the Resavoir is stupid. Emotions should fuel the rings.

That being said no one is just a one sided coin. Not being somene who wants to see good people get hurt, I would like to see him deal with the damage he has done. Ocoasionally try to make amends for some of the things he has done. Never apologize for what needed to be done but try to clean up the after math of what gets left behind.

Sinestro is a complex character that has never been done right.The fact that his book gets out sold by Harley Quinns disturbs me.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:46 PM   #3
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I like the layers they have added to him to make his motives more believable than simple moustache twirling. Sinestro was one of the things I think Geoff Johns left in a better position than when he found him.

But with all of that, I want him to stay a villain. Why take away GL's one truly good villain? You wouldn't really redeem the Joker or Lex Luthor. You can make them more interesting, but the biggest villain of each character should keep that role.
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I don't think anyone post-Johns is trying to redeem him. In the last Sin issue he ordered his own people on a suicide bombing without their knowledge. He's an unrepentant evil man who sometimes does beneficial things.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:36 PM   #5
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I don't think anyone post-Johns is trying to redeem him. In the last Sin issue he ordered his own people on a suicide bombing without their knowledge. He's an unrepentant evil man who sometimes does beneficial things.
And that's the way I want him. I don't mind him THINKING he's in the right. I just don't want them portraying him as ACTUALLY being in the right, and just misunderstood.
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:40 PM   #6
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Sinestro should not be redeemed, even though he has a few redeeming qualities, like his twisted love for his people. I'm glad he's been made into a character that is more complex than performing selfish deeds and maniacal cackling, but at the core, Sinestro is still a murderer and a despot, so he should stay a villain.

Unless I missed something along the way, we still don't know why Sinestro was given a green ring by the Guardians to kick off the NU52, other than the the Guardians strange corruption made them perform acts to sabotage the corps from within.

This is the most I've discussed Green Lantern in months.
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Unless I missed something along the way, we still don't know why Sinestro was given a green ring by the Guardians to kick off the NU52, other than the the Guardians strange corruption made them perform acts to sabotage the corps from within.
Probably one of a variety of other ideas and plot threads Geoff introduced and then lost interest in or forgot about in favor of furthering the next big event/spectacle.

I wonder what the rest of those Guardians' laws were, anyway... or where Cowgirl went.
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Though I don't want him to be an anti hero exactly. I would like to see a Villian that is diffrent then to others. I like him to be brutal. His constructs being things so horriable that only some one who has lived in Qward for as long as he has could come up with. I like the depth of a superhero who is willing to be the villian to get the desired results. I can understand the frustration of the character as a Green Lantern. For every one we lock up two more rise to take thier place and by the time you lock up one of the new ones 5 of the old ones just got released. He is willing to sacrafice anything for the greater good even his former morality.


Now that's a character I wanna read about.
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i just don't like the character one way or the other.
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i just don't like the character one way or the other.
Well, that's an honest answer.

Truthfully, he was never my favorite GL baddie. My first favorite was the Tattooed Man. Then, it was Black Hand (the pre-Johns version). Sinny would probably fifth or so on the list---I didn't dislike him (he could be done well), but he just wasn't as cool.
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Unless I missed something along the way, we still don't know why Sinestro was given a green ring by the Guardians to kick off the NU52, other than the the Guardians strange corruption made them perform acts to sabotage the corps from within.

i guess you did miss it, because it was explained. the guardians manipulated sinestro into thinking the ring chose him and was trying to redeem him so that he would get rid of the sinestro corp so they wouldn't have to.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:16 PM   #12
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Sinestro, Luthor & Joker SHOULD NEVER be on the side of good!

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I like Villians with the same power set. It is a good writting tool,it let's you exploire what the Hero could do if they ever went rogue. I would like to see Sinestro amp up his game oldskool style. Bring Inanimate objects to life,do mind wipes,do some time travel,break all the rules that the Guardians set for the Green Lanterns. Cross that line! He probably can't do any of that stuff now that DC has GL rings working at about 20 percent of what they use to be able to do.

They should start calling it the Jewlery formerly known as the most powerful Weapon in the universe...
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Silver Age lanterns would wipe the floor with the modern ones. Even the undoing of the 24-hour charge is now a hindrance since the lanterns can waste it all in a second if they just strain enough.
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What I find is super funny about the crappy direction of the Current Green Lantern is. When Hal had the most powerful weapon in the universe he spent most of his time jaw jacking bad guys. Now that he finds out that he is killing the universe with his ring,he hardly ever punches anybody.
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i guess you did miss it, because it was explained. the guardians manipulated sinestro into thinking the ring chose him and was trying to redeem him so that he would get rid of the sinestro corp so they wouldn't have to.
What issue was this? I didn't read a couple of issues from sheer frustration of the direction... or perhaps I just didn't retain any of the information.

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They should start calling it the Jewlery formerly known as the most powerful Weapon in the universe...
Especially since they're damn near useless against the New Gods.
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I don't know because I stopped reading it. But I figgured they were going to get punked by the New Gods. Green Lanterns are so freaking week now. I love when DC dose a cover of Rings falling back to the Homeworld and expect it to be a shocking image. Killing a Green Lantern now means next to nothing now,they are like Stormtroopers just dissposable characters. Mean while Batman can conquer the universe with his mad dectitive skillz, and Boomerangs!

Superman VS Batman.... People are excited about this? That should be a 2 second snuff film. Reading Comic books, I am starting to see why people think it is a dumb hobby.
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I don't think so.No one still has addressed the fact that the man got his ring by deceit.The Guardians should've known that.
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Yeah well that is a retcon of a retcon. Originally Sinestro meet and exceeded the qualifacations of the Ring. To Be fearless and Honest. Now you just have to have the ability to overcome great fear,So Sinestro being chosen by the new standards is not so far fetched.

It's a far more boring story then the Silver Age A Good man turned bad,Darth Vader angle,but who gives a shit about Good stories? Just keep putting out those alt covers DC!
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I really have no interest in him, and there's no redeeming him for some of the things he's done, but here's an idea. Make him realize how bad he was and feel remorse, but be a fugitive Lantern for the rest of his life, doing whatever good he can along the way.

And lose that silly-assed mustache.
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I really have no interest in him, and there's no redeeming him for some of the things he's done, but here's an idea. Make him realize how bad he was and feel remorse, but be a fugitive Lantern for the rest of his life, doing whatever good he can along the way...
Like Xena, the warrior princess?
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Like Xena, the warrior princess?
I watched that a few times because I thought her sidekick was cute but I didn't know the backstory.
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Yeah, she was supposed to be a conquering raider who sees the light and devotes the rest of her life to righting wrongs. I'm watching it intermittently on Netflix for the first time.
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I would like to see him acomplish his goal. Make the universe a utopia through fear and brutality. He killse every bad guy so brutally that no one is ever brave enough to step out of line again. Then he trains a successor who runs the universe with kindness and compassion. The twis at the end of the minni is that he makes his new sucessor kill him in the most brutal fassion imaginable because he always realized all villians deserve the same fate.

It's a little dark but I think it would be a cool read.
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Yeah, she was supposed to be a conquering raider who sees the light and devotes the rest of her life to righting wrongs. I'm watching it intermittently on Netflix for the first time.
I don't know whether Xena was actually a wanted fugitive but i think that would be the best thing to do with Sinestro. His good deeds might make his punishment a bit less severe if he's caught but he faces great punishment regardless.
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