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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Reason #46 to love Guy Gardner,

It occurs to me that Guy Gardner is one of those characters that can do pretty much *anything* a plot requires and it'll be hilarious and yet oddly fitting.

Anything from opera singing, cooking, sewing, juggling, riding a unicycle. *anything*.

Seriously.

It'd be like:

Lantern A: "Wait? You mean we've got to bake a *quiche* for 14 people in the name of Galactic Peace?! And we can't use our rings?"

Lantern B: "What the hell is a Quiche?!

Then, we have Guy, who rolls his eyes and pulls on an apron, "Step aside, rookies." And he will show them how it's done.

It'd be completely random, and yet...it'll be somehow completely believable every time. Sure he can play the pan-flute! Why *wouldn't* he know all the words of "H.M.S. Pinafore"?! Of *course* he can speak Norse-Ice-Deity!*

(*I didn't make this one up. He speaks Norse-Ice-Deity in Warrior 25. Ice taught him.)

It doesn't work with sane characters like Hal, John or Kyle. But Guy, Guy's just crazy enough to be able to do *anything*.

Except style hair.

10 Comments:

  • At April 15, 2006 2:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Who's the only hero that can beat a 50-foot interstelar monster and make a mean frittata?

    Guy Gardner

    That made my day

    You should totally do a Cooking for Justice series of posts

     
  • At April 15, 2006 2:53 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Unfortunately, I don't know anything about cooking. I just picked "quiche" because it sounds funny.

    Hmm...

    Well, maybe...

    I'll see what comes up. :-)

     
  • At April 15, 2006 9:33 AM, Blogger Steven said…

    That sort of power is (appropriately) a very anti-Batman power. If the script call for someone to know how to do something obscure but useful, Batman can step up. But if it's completely ludicrous that anyone would know, you know it going to be Guy.

     
  • At April 15, 2006 1:51 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Yep! Exactly! There's a coolness factor too. If it's cool to know, Batman might. (Especially if as you say, it's obscure and useul).

    If it's something like needlepoint, showtunes or fashion design. Guy could definitely step up. And it will always be bizarrely plausible.

     
  • At April 15, 2006 10:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeah,I could see Guy in a whole kick-ass, Iron Chief, save-the-universe kind of deal....

     
  • At April 15, 2006 10:26 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Especially if it involves an embarrassing apron.

     
  • At April 16, 2006 5:43 PM, Anonymous Dan Coyle said…

    I think that's just part of Guy's personality- he wants to be the best GL, the best at his job, so he'll learn and make sure he knows all sorts of stuff that, say, Tomar Re or Hal Jordan wouldn't even think of.

     
  • At April 16, 2006 5:49 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I think that's part of it. And there are things like college electives, part time jobs, and other excuses. But the best part about it is that you don't really even need to ask why he'd know it.

    He just does. :-)

     
  • At June 26, 2006 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't forget that Guy is the one
    who when he discovered that John
    Stewart loves Streisand, started
    waving his arms and singing,
    "Humanoids...Humanoids who love
    Humanoids. Are the luckiest
    Humanoids..." At which point, he
    was thankfully interrupted.

    Well, I thought it was funny

     
  • At June 26, 2006 4:16 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Heheheh.

     

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