When the new DCU begins there will be four Green Lantern books, but one that seems to stand out (at least in my mind) is Green Lantern: New Guardians. The book stars Kyle Rayner and a team of misfits from the other Lantern corps.
Writer Tony Bedard has revealed the “main” team consisting of Kyle, Arkillo, Saint Walker, Bleez, Fatality, Monk and Glomulus. An interesting group that Bedard has promised will continually change.
So who else could join the New Guardians? With the new universe I guess it can be anybody, but let’s name one Lantern from each Corp (excluding the GLC) that can definitely bring a new element to the mix.
Red Lantern Corps Representative – Laira
Yes I know she met her demise during the Rage of the Red Lanterns story arc, but who’s to say that when Flashpoint ends and the DCnU begins that those who died will not return? It’s well documented that some arcs and events may or may not stay in continuity. Or rather some parts of stories may not stay in tact.
So what if Laira did not die and instead remained a Red Lantern as she tries to control the rage. Her fighting prowess and years as a Lantern would make her a great fit for the team and her “hatred” towards Hal may warrant her to follow Kyle in his endeavors.
If anything, it’s worth thinking about.
Orange Lantern Corps Representative – Tournas
The Orange Lantern Corps doesn’t necessarily exist as Larfleeze is the only bearer of an orange ring. However, it seems that Glomulus will be the representative despite his body being assimiliated by the orange light. Since Larfleeze’s introduction, Glomulus and Blume, the giant floating head, are the only two lanterns that have been given personlity and even a backstory. So I think it’s time to introduce some more.
When the promotional art for each corps was released Tournas’ picture stuck out. And why wouldn’t it? Tournas is an alien that seems to be engulfed in flames. Maybe she’s from a star planet or somewhere really close to a sun. It would be interesting to see how Larfleeze got her.
Sinestro Corps Representative – Tekik
The Sinestro Corps have many formidable and memorable ring slingers. Kryb, Bedovian, Fatality and Arkillo, who is joining Kyle on his new team are just a few. But one member really sticks out to me and that is Tekik the fear robot.
Tekik’s backstory was revealed during the Sinestro Corps War Special and it is a doozy. Created on the planet Potter-59-3, his master gave him the ability to feel emotions. This new program gave him the perception that he was being enslaved and he wanted to change it. Tekik would create a “fear program” and download it into the other robots on the planet. In time, the entire planet was overrun with robots forcing the inhabitants to flee their world. This use of fear made Tekik a perfect candidate for the Sinestro Corps.
Besides being equipped with a Sinestro Corps ring, Tekik has built in weapons such as rocket launchers. He also has the ability to repair himself when necessary. Tekik would bring a lot of fire power to the New Guardians. It will also be interesting to see a robot who is relatively new with emotions interact with a group of beings flooding with emotion.
Blue Lantern Corps Representative – Sister Sercy
The Blue Lantern Corps are arguably the strongest lanterns in the universe. That may be one reason why there are currently four members. Readers have seen Brother Warth during the Rage of the Red Lanterns story line and Saint Walker has been spotted in everything, even the Justice League.
But what of the other two members Brother Hymn and Sister Sercy?
Sister Sercy is a very intriguing character. Not much is known of her besides the fact that she comes from a world where Evil Star has been oppressing it. She wanted to use her new found powers to put a stop to his tyranny. This subplot would be great for a story arc involving the New Guardians. The team could travel to Sister Sercy’s homeworld and fight the old foe of the Green Lanterns.
Indigo Tribo Representative – That Stork looking Lantern
Yea I know, this Lantern does not even have a name yet but whenever the Indigo Tribe is shown this bird-like Lantern seems to always be around. Not much of the Indigo Tribe is known, but what we do know is that each member was once a criminal. What could this bird have done that the Indigo Tribe had to enlist it?
Oh the possibilities.
Star Sapphire Representative – Miri Riam
The Star Sapphires have been around for a long time, almost as long as the Green Lanterns. They have a very good following amongst readers and more stories about them are needed. Rumors have it that the Sapphires may have had their own book, but that’s a discussion for another day.
Green Lantern readers know Carol Ferris, queen of the Sapphires, and Fatality long-time John Stewart hater. Fatality will be joining the New Guardians in September, but there is another Sapphire who has had some spotlight, Miri Riam.
Miri was first introduced during the Sins of the Star Sapphires storyline. Her husband was killed by Mongul and she was on the verge of the suicide. The Star Sapphires gave her a chance to gain power and protect love, which she accepted. Since then she was essential to Kryb’s imprisonment and even more importantly the revival of Kyle Rayner during Blackest Night. Unfortunately, she also was kind of responsible for the breaking up of Kyle and Soranik Natu.
What would make her inclusion interesting is that she vowed to protect love and she may feel obligated to help Kyle find love again. Her and Kyle would make an unbeliveable duo.
So what do you guys think? Give me some of your suggestions in the comments section below.
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