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Old October 16 2011, 12:42 AM   #31
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Re: Has there ever been a Kryptonian Green Lantern?

No, I know. But an acute dose of ionizing radiation will often not give you cancer.
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Old October 16 2011, 12:42 AM   #32
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Post-Crisis Kryptonite has always been eventually hazardous to humans as well as a power source. Being exposed to Green K for years is what gave Lex Luthor cancer so bad he had to have his brain transplanted into a new body.
You mean Lex couldn't find a cure to cancer? What a pussy.
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Old October 16 2011, 12:45 AM   #33
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No, I know. But an acute dose of ionizing radiation will often not give you cancer.



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Old October 16 2011, 12:48 AM   #34
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Yeah, that was really sad.
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Old October 16 2011, 01:37 AM   #35
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Post-Crisis Kryptonite has always been eventually hazardous to humans as well as a power source. Being exposed to Green K for years is what gave Lex Luthor cancer so bad he had to have his brain transplanted into a new body.
You mean Lex couldn't find a cure to cancer? What a pussy.
I dunno. Cloning a replacement body is a pretty good stopgap measure.
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Old October 16 2011, 02:01 AM   #36
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Or would the Guardians, or the Power Ring reject a Kryptonian because of all the additional powers the combination would incur?
Wouldn't those powers only happen on planets with yellow suns? So, like on Krypton he/she would be like everyone else...
...with a Green Lantern Power Ring.
Right. That's my point. There wouldn't be "additional" powers. Superman is like Hal on Krypton. So the Guardians wouldn't reject a Kryptonian based on the fact on ANOTHER planet for some reason he could fly.
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Old October 16 2011, 02:18 AM   #37
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Re: Has there ever been a Kryptonian Green Lantern?

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Wouldn't those powers only happen on planets with yellow suns? So, like on Krypton he/she would be like everyone else...
...with a Green Lantern Power Ring.
Right. That's my point. There wouldn't be "additional" powers. Superman is like Hal on Krypton. So the Guardians wouldn't reject a Kryptonian based on the fact on ANOTHER planet for some reason he could fly.
But on a planet with a yellow sun, which there are quite a few of in the DC Universe, the Power Ring, becomes superfluous.

Without the Power Ring, Hal is Hal everywhere; Superman is Superman and a Green Lantern under a yellow sun, and a Green Lantern in other star systems. Theoretically, he could create the radiation of a yellow sun inside the protective field generated by the Power Ring and be "Superman, the Green Lantern" where ever he is.
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Old October 16 2011, 07:40 AM   #38
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Re: Has there ever been a Kryptonian Green Lantern?

Only a red star takes away Clark's powers. As long as he is in a sector with a yellow star or similar spatial object he will be fine. The yellow sun of course also acts as his personal power battery which he can use to power up if he gets weak.
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Old October 16 2011, 08:28 AM   #39
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And just how powerful a Green Lantern would he/she be?

Or would the Guardians, or the Power Ring reject a Kryptonian because of all the additional powers the combination would incur?
You pretty much answered your own question. We know a Daxamite that 's been chosen, and clearly the powers that be had no problem with that.

And since we know that race is in power equal to Kryptonians I don't see what logical reasons there would be to exclude them.

The only real difference between them is one race has a weakness to lead, one has a weakness to kryptonite.

Are both equal vulnerable to magic?
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Old October 16 2011, 08:38 AM   #40
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That magic thing is so inconsistently portrayed. Like, if Superman is vulnerable to magic, and we define "vulnerable" as "the magical act would have the same effect on Superman as a normal human," then Captain Marvel would have turned him into a red mist back in 84 in All-Star Squadron and Wonder Woman would've laughed Max Lord's threats off and garrotted Superman till he passed out (wait, can you strangle a man who breathes in space?).
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Old October 16 2011, 10:14 AM   #41
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Plus I don't think it has ever been explained why Clark is vulnerable to magic. It might have been a thing invented when they first introduced Mxy.
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Old October 16 2011, 10:19 AM   #42
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Magic moving a typical physical force or object doesn't change the obect of force... Unless if a typical force or object is being enhanced by magic that it changes the nature of that object or forces "aura" just like Superman's "aura" protects his earth made uniform making it as strong as he is or the flashes aura protects him and his uniform form friction which should melt any speedster into gel.

1. Post crisis, (prezero hour?) all the kryptonians were genetically locked tot he planet for some reason. This had been the status quo for so many millennia, that they forgot about it when they started up their space program again and several thousand colonists died as their ship left the atmospheric boundary. If the Guardians didn't work around this, because they couldn't be stuffed, that would mean that any kryptonian was given the power of spaceflight would immediately die if they edged a freckle too far form the planets surface.

2. A Kryptonian can move and think and react at relativistic speeds. Just the same as if Barry Allen had had a Green Lantern Ring and he could create half a billion deadly constructs rushing towards endgame and checkmate picosecopnds after he'd decided to destroy the opposition.
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Old October 16 2011, 11:49 AM   #43
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Plus I don't think it has ever been explained why Clark is vulnerable to magic. It might have been a thing invented when they first introduced Mxy.
I always thought it might be a neat idea if he were vulnerable to magic because he was raised as a human and thus possessed of a human imagination and human belief structure. I.e., an Alan Moore's Promethea take on magic as applied to the DCU. How would an alien have reacted to the "apocalypse"*?--which there (spoiler for a five year old book!) was depicted as a global hallucination correlated with electromagnetic field disturbances (it's left explicitly ambiguous whether the EM flux causes the hallucination--which would raise the question where the EM flux came from, or whether the magic-driven hallucination caused the EM flux; the point is, magic was a physical phenomenon, but mainly confined to your own subjective experience of the world).

Whereas were Supergirl to fight Captain Marvel, all she sees is just a little boy. And then she breaks his neck, because even though he's not really threatening, those black soulless eyes compel her hands.

It almost certainly couldn't work, but I think it's a fun notion to think about, asking the question "What the hell is magic, anyway?"

*Well, the robot experienced it as well, so maybe just the same. P.S. The Painted Doll is the awesomest Joker pastiche ever, and frankly he's a lot cooler than that lame duck of an IP. But he's trapped in America's Best Comics forever because Alan Moore wants all his ideas to die with him.

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2. A Kryptonian can move and think and react at relativistic speeds. Just the same as if Barry Allen had had a Green Lantern Ring and he could create half a billion deadly constructs rushing towards endgame and checkmate picosecopnds after he'd decided to destroy the opposition.
Yeah, that'd be a broken character. Like, Zatanna Broken. Worse.

Tangent! I have never, ever understood how Gorilla Grodd became like the no. 2 Flash villain. Like, Batman? Yeah, Batman would have trouble with a super-intelligent telepathic gorilla. But the fucking Flash? You can't mind control a man who thinks at lightspeed. And the "strength of a mountain gorilla" is, honestly, not terribly impressive. 5.56X45mm NATO standard cartridges rather easily surpass the strength of a mountain gorilla. You can't mind control bullets either.

To be fair, I have the same problem with 90% of the Flash's Rogues Gallery--other than Captain Cold, who can explicitly counter his speed, the Top, who has super-speed, Kadabra, who is the future, and of course Thawne and Johns' weak-ass, worst-villain-concept-ever knockoff--none of these guys should ever give a man who has the mass of a planet any trouble at all. I mean, fucking Heat Wave? A man with a flame thrower is a super-villain? Really?
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Old October 16 2011, 04:54 PM   #44
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Gorillia Grodd is dangerous for the same reason Vandal Savage is dangerous.

They eat people.
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Old October 16 2011, 04:59 PM   #45
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I thought Myx's magic derived from the fact that he was extradimensional, and Superman being from our four-dimensional spacetime continuum was therefore as vulnerable to that as any normal being from our universe.
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