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Monday, July 02, 2007

Kyle is in deep doodoo.

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I think that we can all agree that with the recent events portrayed so lovingly in Sinestro Corps, that Kyle Rayner is in for a world of trouble. For one thing, back in Rebirth, he had the misfortune to seriously piss off Sinestro himself, and I think that there is one thing about Sinestro, that we can ALL agree on...he never forgets, and he never forgives. He is also very single-minded when it comes to skullduggery...he's been laying his plans to destroy the Green Lanterns for quite some time. All the crap that happened to Kyle during the Ion mini-series, seems to have been initiated by Sinestro, up to and including the death of his mother by Despotillis.

After being snatched right from the presumed safety of Oa, Kyle wakes up on Qward, the proud possessor of a new yellow ring, which eve deigns to talk to him. Kyle's not too impressed at first, but that soon ends when he begins to realize just what he's up against. There are literally thousands of Sinestro Corps members...and they ALL want his guts for garters. Kyle does put up a valiant resistance, but the odds against him are pretty overwhelming. Or as Kyle put it so eloquently...

"...$#?% Me!"

You can tell that he's been hanging out with Guy.

I am impressed with Kyle's constructs when he trying to fight off the thousands of Sinestro Corp members, a giant axe-swinging Viking and a giant robot. Kyle may be in huge trouble, but he still has flair. And admit it, he does get taken down from behind. Lousy fear-mongers!

Sinestro now has Kyle pretty much where he wants him, hurt, bleeding and restrained by some rather creepy looking corpsmembers. Kyle is still defiant however...not that it's going to do him any good. And let us remember that like Hal, although he's incredibly brave and sweet, Kyle isn't the brightest in the brain department, so of course he's going to take everything that Sinestro tells him as gospel. Then Sinestro rips the living embodiment of Willpower, the essence of Ion right out of his chest.

That HAS to hurt. A lot.

It also renders Kyle completely powerless, he's naked and alone, in another universe, and surrounded by people who really really want to kill or maim him. Sinestro just won't let up with the psychological attacks either, and finally really hits Kyle where it hurts the most, through the death of his mother. It was pretty obvious from the last issues of Ion, that the death of his mother may have been the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back moment for Kyle. Now Sinestro tells him that HE was the one responsible for her death, that being a hero is what has doomed everything and everone that Kyle has loved. Subconciously, Kyle has to agree with what Sinestro is saying...at least to some degree. Everyone...EVERYONE has a weakness.

And that's when Sinestro feeds him to Parallax.

Now I do have a quibble or at least a question here. As far as I know, Parallax was imprisoned once again in the Central Power batterly on Oa. In fact we see him, in the scene where Ganthet is whispering to Salakk, just before Guy butts in. Did the Sinestro Corps free Parallax when they freed Superboy Prime and the Cyborg Superman? That's the only explanation that I can come up with.

Also, the fight on Qward seemed to be simultaneous with the battle on Oa, but I'm not completely sure that it is. Kyle gets snatched from Oa, and BOOM! The evil hordes start attacking, Bedovian starts sniping, and in fairly short order, things get completely out of hand. Not that much time seems to elapse between the attack on Oa, and the freeing of Superboy Prime, and the others from the Sciencells. I think however, that more time has elapsed on Qward before Kyle actually arrives and wakes up, his battle may have taken more time too, so that there would indeed be time for all the baddies to show up and check in with Sinestro, before Parallax makes a tasty meal out of Kyle. At least that is my theory so far.

Fortunately I have faith in Geoff Johns.


At 12:56 PM, Blogger Patrick said...

They're still putting Cyborg-Superman back together, so S-Prime and Hank couldn't have been on Qward too long.

I was wondering about the Parallax thing also, when did he escape? Of course, maybe that's a different Parallax (think there are 52 of them? that's a scary thought).

At 6:43 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well THAT's an uncomfortable thought!

But the reassembling of Cyborg Superman actually shows me that a little bit of time has passed, so that they did have time to swoop into Oa and snatch everybody away, before they starting beating up on Kyle.

Or something of that nature.

At 7:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please forgive some anonymous griping, but there should not be an apostrophe in "Butt's". Handy reference.

At 7:59 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I was using an apostrophe to signify the possesive form.


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