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 Guy Gardner - Most Depressing Past Ever!

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PostSubject: Guy Gardner - Most Depressing Past Ever!   Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:03 pm

I don't think it's been released yet for several reasons, but in the Emerald Warriors Online (Green Lantern Site)'s podcast Bob and I talked about some of the pasts of the GL's, and we realized how depressing Guy Gardners' past was. You should check it out, it's pretty crazy. A little teaser is below the link...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Gardner_(comics)#Green_Lantern_Corps

The appointed Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814, an alien named Abin Sur from the planet Ungara, crash-landed on Earth after being mortally wounded. As Sur died, his power ring sought and found two potential successors: Guy Gardner and Hal Jordan. Jordan was nearer to the crash, so he was chosen over Gardner. In the later Booster Gold series it was shown that a time traveling Booster convinced Gardner to visit his dying father, thus ensuring that Jordan would be the candidate in closest proximity. Gardner was relegated to backup status should anything happen to Jordan.

When Jordan became aware of Gardner's status as his backup, he went out of his way to set up a chance meeting, and the two became friends. Though Gardner was originally naive to Jordan's secret identity, he eventually assisted Jordan during his adventures.

During an earthquake, Gardner was hit by a bus while attempting to rescue one of his students. During his recovery, the Guardians recruited John Stewart to be Jordan's new backup.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg...it really makes sense how screwed up he's become now.


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PostSubject: Re: Guy Gardner - Most Depressing Past Ever!   Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:01 pm

Well yeah being hit by a bus is pretty harsh, I don't know a lot of people who've been hit by a bus and lived to talk about it... Laughing

No, but his early life and the whole thing with his Father which he overcame and became a teacher for the disabled is bittersweet to say the least.
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PostSubject: Re: Guy Gardner - Most Depressing Past Ever!   Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:37 pm

Not to mention having a Lantern explode in his face while he's subbing for Hal Jordan, being trapped in the Phantom Zone, having his girlfriend almost marry the guy he took over for, was tortured by General Zod, suffered massive brain damage and when he was finally released from the Phantom Zone he was in a coma because he suffered so much brain damage.

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