Why can't Alan Scott affect wood?

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#1 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3976 posts) - - Show Bio

Was a reason ever given? Was it ever retconned away? Do you think he'll have this affliction in the new Earth 2?

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#2 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

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#3 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

*slow clap*

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#4 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

He has a weakness to wood to be exact.

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#5 Posted by cattlebattle (15472 posts) - - Show Bio
@BlackArmor said:

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

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#6 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
@BlackArmor said:

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

LOL.
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#7 Posted by KainScion (2991 posts) - - Show Bio

the guy is straight

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#8 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio
@BlackArmor said:

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

I see what you did there...
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#9 Posted by AmazingFantasy15 (353 posts) - - Show Bio

His vulnerability to wood was because his green energy was an incarnation of “green, growing things” and thus could not be turned against them.

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#10 Posted by Redberry (818 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm gonna ruin the joke by saying that it's because he's gay. :|

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#11 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

@Redberry said:

I'm gonna ruin the joke by saying that it's because he's gay. :|

The joke's already been run into the ground too many times.

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#12 Posted by The Stegman (35307 posts) - - Show Bio
@BlackArmor:  
 

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

bwuahahaa!
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#13 Posted by AweSam (7527 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

*Sees thread*

Me: Please let me be the one to make a gay joke. Please let me be the one to make a gay joke.

*Reads first reply*

Me: Damn it!

*Replies with description of what happened five seconds ago.*

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#14 Posted by Redberry (818 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam said:

@BlackArmor said:

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

*Sees thread*

Me: Please let me be the one to make a gay joke. Please let me be the one to make a gay joke.

*Reads first reply*

Me: Damn it!

*Replies with description of what happened five seconds ago.*

Sigh... Me, too. :\

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#15 Edited by Redberry (818 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion said:

the guy is straight

Straight as a 2-dollar bill.

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#16 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion said:

the guy is straight

If by straight you mean gets turned on by wood, then yeah, hes as straight as an arrow.

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#17 Posted by hunterscarlet (74 posts) - - Show Bio

There was once a story that suggested it was a manifestation of his subconscious since his ring isn't like the others for some reason. In his first appeerrence (if you can find it) you'll see he gets hit from behind with a wooden club, and he therefore thought that it was because the ring could not effect it, and since he thought it it became true since the ring is limited only by it's users will power. I think before the parallax retcon the same thing was said about the corp's rings inability to effect the color yellow and that the guardians mad this told the corps this weakness in order to create a fail safe in case any Lantern went rogue. but I think that Alan Scotts weakness still stands as a manifest of the time he was hit by the club.

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#18 Posted by Ston3face (95 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion said:

the guy is straight

Not anymore. And as to why he cant affect wood, every superhero with great power needs an exploitable weakness (i.e. color yellow, kryptonite, lead, self-doubt, etc.)

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#19 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1809 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

Dammit BlackArmor, I saw this thread and immediately planned to make that exact joke. Imagine my disappointment when I saw you beat me to it.

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#20 Posted by gravitypress (2102 posts) - - Show Bio

Wood. His only weakness.

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#21 Posted by TeamUnitedNerds (411 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

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#22 Posted by beatboks1 (8418 posts) - - Show Bio

@kal_smahboi: The pre Flashpoint Alan had the wood weakness retconned away some time ago after absorbing all the power of the starheart. Basically it came from the fact that his original power came from the good magic of the power of life and as such he couldn't adversely affect life. SInce the DNA of wood is very similar to life his power won't affect it .

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#23 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17179 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like he affects plenty of wood nowadays.....if you know what I mean

LOL

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