Green Lantern Corps-Alpha Wars

Yea. This happened.

So John is in another pickle. I feel for the guy, I think it happens a lot that he gets screwed over. In the Animated series, he where put on trial for destroying his whole planet, now he is on trial for killing a fellow lantern. What is weirder is the whole thing has about the same feel. John gets a raw freaking deal. The difference is, in the animated series he didn’t do it.

I shot a man in Reno once…just to watch him die.

And it wasn’t an easy choice, but it makes sense. He is a marine after all, and they usually don’t leave their own. They also don’t like it when you go against the group. And that is what Kirrt was planning on doing. While again, is understandable, they were being tortured for information. And you have to protect the corps. To John, and to anyone with a military background, a good solider protects others first.
Does John deserve to be punished for it? I don’t know to tell the truth. It is always a pain when they let characters just, get away with murdering people. It usually is addressed, but at the end of the day the let them go. Like when Diana killed Maxwell Lord. Aside from Batman being a dick, which is par for the course for him, they really just gave her a slap on the wrist. And he ends up alive after the blackest night. Because status quo is god.
I don’t John deserve to die for it. After all, it isn’t like he didn’t have a good reason for it. And who really has a justice system for the universe is so clear cut? There really is no room for gray in this? After, this a group of cops we are talking about, space cops, but freakin’ cops none the less. Can’t they just, you know, kick him out of the corps for manslaughter? I mean, that isn’t a slap on the wrist, that is a whole, you lost your freakin’ job. Hell, That is what they did to Hal. He lost his ring and they just sent him home. And he killed a fucking Guardian. I guess the Alphas don’t give a shit about that. They didn’t come after Hal. It’s good thing to know that you can kill guardian just fine, but fuck you if you kill lantern.

And they are the LAW!

I’m to think that the Alpha’s are just racist. They don’t go after Hal, who did something much worst, but go after John…. And what is the main difference between the two? That is right, Hal is a white guy. John is black. I see what game you are running here Alphas. Trying to keep the black man down. That is bullshit.

Or they hold a teammate much higher than a leader. Which would make sense. John should have coached Kirrt into not telling, not just short cut to killing him. But what can you do. It will be interesting to see how they play out because Guy is not taking this laying down. Which isn’t surprising because he never takes anything laying down. Because they aren’t going to kill John. Status Quo is God.

You are boned.

 

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5 Comments

  1. As an aside: the “Justice League” episode you mentioned where John Stewart was accused of the destruction of an entire planet was actually based on an old “Justice League of America” comic featuring the Manhunters, albeit with Hal Jordan as the framed Green Lantern instead of him.


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