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    Sent to Earth as an infant from the dying planet Krypton, Kal-El was adopted by the loving Kent family and raised in America's heartland as Clark Kent. Using his immense solar-fueled powers, he became Superman to defend mankind against all manner of threats while championing truth, justice, and the American way!

    Would Supeman Be the Greatest Green Lantern?

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    #1  Edited By mysticmedivh
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    According to the Spectre, his will and sense of purpose is the strongest in creation.

    Thoughts?

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    Pretty sure the greatest Green Lantern is Mogo and that sentient math equation. Oh and Sodam Yat

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    #3  Edited By WF_Mxyzptlk

    Good to see you're using the scan I showed you.

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    He'd be good but not the best

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    Pre crisis Superman was destined to be the greatest GL but Krypton was destroyed and the guardians thought that it was the universe at play and let him be.

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    He would be one of the greatest Lanterns for sure.

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    Maybe, I could see it happening.

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    #8  Edited By mysticmedivh

    @wf_mxyzptlk said:

    Good to see you're using the scan I showed you.

    Naw. I knew about it before you showed me.

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    I think he shouldn't be. Considering how little struggle he puts into his fights since he is so OP. Make a better Blue or Purple Lantern.

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    #10  Edited By ZariusII

    I recall the Armageddon 2001 story "Executive Action", a "What If Clark became President of the United States" tale where he was able to wrest control of Guy Gardner's ring from him, but Clark ultimately gave up power over the ring and told Hal to pass it over to someone else

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    Definitely top 5. I've seen Superman give up though, to be honest...the only lantern I haven't seen give up and accept a loss is Hal.

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    Another example of writer's poor attempt to make Superman look like he is more than he actually is. The answer is no.

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    I think he shouldn't be. Considering how little struggle he puts into his fights since he is so OP. Make a better Blue or Purple Lantern.

    I think he'd be even more powerful if he were a Blue Lantern.

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    @squalleon: Very interesting. He gave the ring to Hal in SA didn't he?

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    Let have Hal/Kyle have that role.

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    Since he hasn't attracted a GL Ring in the proper fashion yet... he's clearly not even a contender.

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    @outside_85: actually I think there was a GL comic that stated he and Nightwing are potential Lanterns but he was disqualified because he's not native to Earth's space sector.

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    @kiba said:

    @outside_85: actually I think there was a GL comic that stated he and Nightwing are potential Lanterns but he was disqualified because he's not native to Earth's space sector.

    Well, if that was the case, he could have attracted a GL ring from the sector Krypton was in. That said, right now both are atleast 6th in line.

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    I don't think that role belongs to him.

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    I'd say Batman would be a better GL.

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    @mysticmedivh: And yet, in Action Comics 642, when Hal summons a group of potential replacements (one of them being Clark Kent), it's stated they have "lesser wills" than Hal does. *Winks*

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    So, who has the greater will is open to interpretation, who your more of a fan of, and who you choose to believe. ^_^

    But to answer your question, no...Superman wouldn't be the greatest GL if he had a Green Power Ring. Sodam Yat (a Daxamite) had a ring and that still didn't stop Hal from being the Greatest Green Lantern. Would Superman be one of the greatest? Yes, but he wouldn't be THE greatest.

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    #24  Edited By Quinlan58

    @knight101: Hal's title as the greatest has less to do with him being the most powerful (which he isn't) and more to do with his accomplishments, which are more impressive than those of pretty much everyone else. Even without a ring, one could easily argue that Superman's accomplishments exceed those of Hal.

    Also, notice Nightwing is there but not Batman.

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    #25  Edited By RaunJisto

    @wallywest042: I think his strong ties to fear could make that difficult. Batman would be a phenomenal member of the Sinestro Corps.

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    @raunjisto: Nah, his willpower exceeds his ability to instill fear.

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    #27  Edited By johanshieh

    @raunjisto: Yeah, Batman and Scarecrow with Yellow lantern.

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    @knight101: Hal will never be the greatest Lantern when Sinestro still lives

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    Green lantern superman vs red lantern hulk

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    Nah, that's Kyle's spot. I don't care what Johns says.

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    #33  Edited By KrleAvenger

    @samconery: Hulk would win. Hulk's rage > Superman's willpower.

    On Topic:

    The answer is still no. Clark's willpower is not on par with Hal Jordan's, Alan Scott's and Sinestro's, as much as his crazy fans can't accept that and try to prove otherwise based on nothing more but extreme hype and statement that has nothing to do with anything but writer's own bias and fan service.

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    Nah - Hal's willpower is still greater than his.

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    @kgb725: Why would you say that? Batman instills fear, yes. But his willpower is insane. Probably on par with Hal.

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    @kgb725: Why would you say that? Batman instills fear, yes. But his willpower is insane. Probably on par with Hal.

    Batman can't become a green lantern because of his fear. He has great willpower, yes, but his fear is too present. That's why he hasn't ever received a ring.

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    @laughingbatman: Didn't he obtain the ring for in Johns' GL run, but he put off in a fleeting moment. He saw his parents and couldnt handel it.

    This is what I recall at least.

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    @eto said:

    @laughingbatman: Didn't he obtain the ring for in Johns' GL run, but he put off in a fleeting moment. He saw his parents and couldnt handel it.

    This is what I recall at least.

    I would have to take a look. I wouldn't doubt something like that happened.

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    #39  Edited By jumpstart55
    • No he probably would be well above Average or just really good..But certainly not the greatest(Nowhere near).
    • Force of will is one of his strong suits but its not his strongest suit...Uncompromising optimism,ungodly strong faith in hope, even in the face of completely bleak odds is what Superman excels at...So he,d proably make a far greater Blue Lantern then Green.
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    • No he probably would be well above Average or just really good..But certainly not the greatest(Nowhere near).
    • Force of will is one of his strong suits but its not his strongest suit...Uncompromising optimism,ungodly strong faith in hope, even in the face of completely bleak odds is what Superman excels at...So he,d proably make a far greater Blue Lantern then Green.

    This. Superman would make a hella great Blue Lantern. However he'd make a pretty amazing Green Lantern too much like Sodom Yat with supplemented powers.

    The main problem is I don't think it would add too much value though in that a lot of the things like flight, speed, physical strength, energy projection are all things he can do already but I feel the greatest value add would be resistance to red solar radiation and kryptonite. The lantern aura provides a biosphere that protects them for conditions in space so I can see it protecting him from radiation that he doesn't favour as well. Aside from that though the value add is much higher for any other being without such an intense and versatile power set.

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    @wallywest042 said:

    @kgb725: Why would you say that? Batman instills fear, yes. But his willpower is insane. Probably on par with Hal.

    Batman can't become a green lantern because of his fear. He has great willpower, yes, but his fear is too present. That's why he hasn't ever received a ring.

    Batman regularly overcomes his fears. That's what matter to be a GL.

    Although I know it would never happen. Imagine Batgod becoming a Bat-Lantern God!

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    @laughingbatman said:
    @wallywest042 said:

    @kgb725: Why would you say that? Batman instills fear, yes. But his willpower is insane. Probably on par with Hal.

    Batman can't become a green lantern because of his fear. He has great willpower, yes, but his fear is too present. That's why he hasn't ever received a ring.

    Batman regularly overcomes his fears. That's what matter to be a GL.

    Although I know it would never happen. Imagine Batgod becoming a Bat-Lantern God!

    Or after the most recent JL issue-Bat-Lantern-Luthor God

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    @laughingbatman: Holy crap I forgot about that. Lets see him kick some timeless ass next issue.

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    #44  Edited By laughingbatman
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    @eto: Actually, Hal took off his ring and let Bruce put it on. Hal was trying to get Bruce to let go of the pain that the death of his parents has caused. But Batman refused to let go and gave the ring back, thanking Hal for what he tried to do. :-)

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    I think Kal-El would be a better blue lantern honestly.

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