Well...now that we know what was REALLY going on with the Indigo Tribe...can that explain exactly why John Stewart was acting so weird when he decided that the Compassionate thing to do was to blow up Mogo?
This has been bothering me. The Indigo ring of Compassion was cooked up together by Abin Sur and Natromo, as a way to rein in the Guardians when they decided to go bonkers, in a vision seen by Abin Sur himself. So they took the worst criminals in the Universe, slapped a ring on them, and lo and behold, they were suddenly nice as could be. Sort of. Now of course, Abin is dead, Hal and Sinestro are running for their lives, and Natromo, is busy trying to throw in the towel. However, they did manage to prove that the rings actually worked! Sort of.
But what happens when you put an Indigo Ring of Compassion on someone who ISN'T a raving lunatic? Such as John Stewart for example. Because the way that he was acting during the recent War of the Green Lanterns, was just...off. He was picking fights with Guy. He was picking fights with Kyle! Seriously, Kyle?
Without really even trying, he decided that the thing to do, was to kill Mogo. Who happened to be the very heart of the Green Lantern Corps. And it must be said, that without him, thing have certainly been going to hell in a handbasket. He hasn't been behaving too compassionately since he gave up the ring either, breaking the neck of a fellow Lantern, rather than let him spill the beans on how to access the central battery. There wasn't anything else that he could have done? Did he even try?
Now of course, he's on trial for his life. And naturally, its only going to go downhill from here. I hope that John can find redemption. I hope he appreciates that Guy is backing him up 100% even if he's never treated Guy particularly well. I hope...I REALLY hope that sooner rather than later, the Guardians are finally going to get their comeuppance. Because it is seriously over-due. But I would also like to see if they address the problem of an Indigo ring. DID the ring cause John's problems, or would all of this have played out whether or not he had the ring at all?
For that matter, will wearing the Indigo ring have any consequences for Ray Palmer? I think he's around...but who knows? And now of course, that Black Hand has a Black Ring again, the whole deathly can of worms is about to be reopened.. So I am certainly looking forward to the upcoming Green Lantern stories.
And I wouldn't mind seeing more of John in a light-hearted mood for a change.