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Old 04-12-2017, 02:34 PM   #51
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Yeah, it does seem close to Kyle's WL ring. I was thinking the same thing.

At first (during Brightest Day) the WLs did their own thing (healed people and made permanent constructs). Then, Kyle found out he could use the whole spectrum with it (after training). Now, the Phantom Ring seems to do that for anyone (no training), but randomly (even uncontrollably?).
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:12 AM   #52
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Yeah, it does seem close to Kyle's WL ring. I was thinking the same thing.

At first (during Brightest Day) the WLs did their own thing (healed people and made permanent constructs). Then, Kyle found out he could use the whole spectrum with it (after training). Now, the Phantom Ring seems to do that for anyone (no training), but randomly (even uncontrollably?).

It's the lack of consistency that's bothering me. Like DC doesn't care if the fans notice all the plot holes or they assume new fans will always replace the disillusioned ones who walk away from the brand.

Green Lantern Lost Army. Near the end John Stewart sees "Renegade" Hal Jordan sealing away the old universe Source Wall with Krona's Gauntlet. Nobody cares or addresses that?? Especially since Hal no longer sports that look so how will that be retconned?

Kyle Rayner in Omega Men. He's in trouble has the WL ring taken away. Where are the other six newly minted White Lanterns to the rescue? Where is GF Carol Ferris? Doesn't care? Not aware? Told to stay away? We dunno.

Sinestro Comics. They pal up Saint Walker with Arkillo. What happens that leads to him being trapped on that volcano planet fighting the "Despair elemental"? Are there other emotional elementals now? Is there an elemental for smugness??

Kyle's WL ring is no more. Again, other 6 WL to the rescue? Who's gonna corral the other 6 rings and have them combine Voltron-style to recreate the white ring?

How hard is it to keep the continuity barely consistent so they can somewhat mollify fans?


Oh, about the Phantom Ring my hypothesis:

The only people who would be really good at using/manipulating the PR is Kyle Rayner and Sinestro. This is because they have a better understanding/insight in manipulating other rings/emotions to the degree they can be effective, with other lantern rings. Not just use them, but excel with them. Well, I guess I can add Guy Gardner to that too as he can excel with either Will or Rage.

There was this Nintendo Wii game that came with this fitness attachment. It was all about balance. You moved in any one direction and it would tend to slide or slip into that space so you had to really be cautious the degree to which you would lean. All to manipulate a marble through a maze. I think the Phantom ring generally works to that degree.

Can you dip 90% of yourself into rage but keep that 10% in reserve so you can pull yourself out and shift into another spectrum? So it's not so much (just) having experience with other rings but to really having a profound understanding/expert training in order to be able to do that effectively.

Which pretty much explains this really bad introduction of the guardian Rami into the GL universe. The guy is fucking psycho to create something like the phantom ring. Maybe he's retarded mad-professed wise because his definition of "innovations" seems synonymous with "features that will result in immediate disaster".

It is interesting that the Phantom ring does not appear to be destructible in the same way we've seen the there rings get wrecked. I bet it has something to do with access to all the emotional spectrums. I bet it takes all the rings from each spectrum to destroy it or something.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:50 AM   #53
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I'd also mention Guy has a solid grasp on the yellow rings as well having used Sinestro's original for quite some time...

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