"The very concept of the Green Lantern ring and battery is a very powerful one, in my opinion. We’ve had characters who were given their power through birth or accident, and we’ve had characters who became heroes through training and discipline, but the GL concept is a wholly unique blend of both. The wielders are given great power…but only if they have the discipline and the will to use it. Only if they have the pure heart and the unflinching courage. The idea that the content of one’s character can elevate a being to one of the most powerful beings in the universe…thats pure inspiration. Thats pure poetry.
The Corps themselves. A pan-universal group coming together, putting aside whatever differences they might have (and with planet-GL’s and mathematical progressions, there are serious differences) and working for the greater good without question, without flinching. The comradery it affords, the commentary it makes about humanities ability to work together and celebrate what unites us rather than what divides us.”
This is a quote from Astro at http://www.comicbloc.com
I randomly came across his post a long time ago while browsing Green Lantern things on Google, and was lucky to find it again today after a while of searching. His quote is so true, and it really gets down to the core of what makes the Green Lantern mythos great and unique.
When somebody hears the Green Lantern Oath it might sound or come across as a bit cheesy or stupid, but… If you take into consideration the great burden that is placed on each Green Lantern - the responsibility of being the sole guardian of vast sectors of space armed only with your own very mortal courage and with a special ring assigned to you that runs off of your own willpower and imagination - You can start to see that their oath becomes a sort of mantra for them.
In a job that you more than likely never asked for, where you can never afford to be on anything other than your A-Game, in a job where if your courage falters even briefly or you lose your focus or concentration even for seconds, you can and will die alone in deep space. You can start to see how the oath is a thing of beauty. Like The Corps, the oath is light in the darkness - something to look to, to stay courage, and sharpen focus.
So, I don’t think it’s silly at all. I think its great and inspirational.
Posted on June 30, 2012 with 9 notes.
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