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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Reason 472 to like Kyle Rayner.

I'm essayed out today, so I'm going to do a cute filler post instead.

Reason #472 to like Kyle Rayner:

He knows how to win an argument. I'm not talking about bickering with Wally or Ollie, or even fighting with Donna or Jade.

I'm talking about when Kyle Rayner, for whatever reason, needs to shut someone the hell up for the sake of the world or the universe. He doesn't get to do it often, but when he one delivers a verbal smackdown like Kyle Rayner.

Exhibit A: JLA WWIII: The ring is busted, the JLA is getting their asses kicked, and reinforcements arrive...including Guy Gardner.

"Anybody got any questions?"

Exhibit B: Green Lantern 135: psycho gets his hands on a Qwardian ring, Kyle gets the JLA (and others) to help. Kyle mentions the possible necessity of using deadly force. The others voice scornful skepticism. Surely Kyle's overreacting.

The best part is Warrior's smirk...

A Raynerian smackdown is calm, matter-of-fact, completely honest and 100% effective. It can even be used (with some modification) for interrogation. As Kyle demonstrates in the GA/GL Black Circle crossover:

Kyle doesn't need a "bad cop"

So the "years" is a bit of hyperbole, but that's as effective an interrogation technique as *I've* ever seen. Kyle's one of the few DCU heroes that can be scarier when he's *not* angry. :-)


  • At January 14, 2006 10:52 AM, Blogger CalvinPitt said…

    I love that second one. You can just tell Batman's thinking about moving Kyle up his list of most dangerous heroes.

    Damn right! Respect the Rayner!

  • At January 14, 2006 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    He'd still loose against Silver Surfer.

  • At January 14, 2006 7:03 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    calvin: *nod nod* People forget how dangerous the ring is. Though after reading that, I was disappointed that neither Sinestro nor Nero ever bothered with the split atoms thing...must not have thought of it. Heh, Kyle would perhaps be a scary villain.

    mallet: :-P

  • At January 14, 2006 8:57 PM, Blogger Ragnell said…

    Well, he's known for his creativity.

    I can see Kyle sitting down and thinking of ways around all of the Guardians' restrictions. I mean, did you see Rann-Thanagar War? He just talked his way around every "No" he got.

  • At July 22, 2011 11:29 AM, Anonymous Viagra Online said…

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  • At December 05, 2011 4:47 AM, Anonymous said…

    It cannot have effect in reality, that is what I consider.


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