Hal as Indigo Lantern
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Here's the fifth palette idea I've had for our Hal Jordan character to commemorate the Blackest Night crossover. It's pure speculation, because thus far Hal hasn't wielded the Indigo light, and (SPOILER ALERT!) it looks more likely that Ray Palmer will have that honor. I didn't plan it this way, but this week in Blackest Night #3 our heroes finally meet the Indigo Tribe, and we the readers start to see what they're capable of -- just in time for me to try and figure out what that would mean for Hal to wield their spectrum of emotional energy, the light of compassion.
So far we the readers don't have a lot of information about what the Indigos' shtick actually is. They appear to wield staffs as their power focus, but are depicted using rings as well. They also seem to have a knack for using / redirecting the energy of the other light corps: so far we've only seen this with green and yellow (in the "Tales of the Corps" miniseries a few months back), but there's no reason to think it won't work with the others as well. They also forsake individuality, even giving up their names when they join the tribe! So for that reason I don't really see Hal "Question Authority" Jordan fitting in well. But these palettes are pretty crazy already, and I don't see Hal joining the Violet corps (the Star Sapphires) without certain... biological alterations (they appear to have a females-only roster), so let's just run with it, shall we?
So what kind of customizations am I going to give Hal for this palette?
- As with the others, custom intro and win/lose poses
- New special move to absorb / redirect energy from other corps (e.g. GLs, Sinestro, etc)
- Increased resistance to energy-based attacks
Kind of coming up short, here. I'm thinking I need more ideas... so if you've got any thoughts, feel free to post them in the comments below.
Next time, we imagine Hal as a Black Lantern!
Labels: Blackest Night Hal
@Matiax: heh, yeah, the Indigos seem to like it that way. ;)
Mugen fan from Russia
So instead of requiring him to absorb from his opponent, maybe you could just make each of Indigo Hal's special moves an attack of a different color? Or give him 7 supers, where each one is a different emotion. I also think it'd be cool to see the logo of whatever corps he's copying appear over his head or in the background or something and have a voice clip play of him or his ring yelling "Rage!" or "Fear!" or whichever he's doing when he does the move.
Anyway, I really like your idea for having a series of moves inspired by the other corps. I may very well go in that direction.
I wish I could remember where it was said so I could give a link and some specifics.
It happened at San Diego Comic Con. Geoff was asked if we'd see a male Star Sapphire. Geoff responded that anyone could join, but most men were deemed unworthy.
And for the record, I think it was only weak against Mongul because he's almost totally devoid of a conscience or morality of any kind. ;)