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    Default Wally West's role model for rehabilitation: Hal Jordan?

    Once upon the time, in the mid-1990s, DC Comics utterly destroyed one of its most important characters: Hal Jordan, the Silver/Bronze Age Green Lantern, at the time perhaps the best-known iteration of Green Lantern. Through stories such as EMERALD TWILIGHT, ZERO HOUR, and FINAL NIGHT, DC dismantled Hal's character, leading to a decade-long period in the wilderness for Hal. At the turn of the century, prospects were dim for Hal ever returning to glory as Green Lantern.

    In 2005, the improbable happened: Geoff Johns restored Hal to life as a Green Lantern, and provided a reason for Hal's past transgressions that absolved him of all blame. Almost miraculously, Hal was rehabilitated and restored to his former glory.

    Could Hal's journey become the model for the restoration of Wally West?

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    Well, Wally did not become a deranged genocidal mass-murderer, so that's a score for him. Also, he did not intentionally kill the people he did, pretty much his biggest transgression was framing others for it to cover his tracks, so I think his "redemption" angle would likely be way easier to do than Hal's. I can see the similarities in terms of what could happen if a character with a lot of power loses control, which I imagine would be explored in the Flash Forward book. And uncle Hal can make a guest appearance since who else knows better than him what it means to fall from grace and make a huge comeback.

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    All you need is an administration at DC Comics who doesn't like the story and for them to come out and publicly admit it was character assassination and say the story never happened in continuity, and push it off to some kind of Elseworld. And that would be that.

    That's all I would do if I was in charge. I wouldn't even bother jumping through any kind of narrative hoops to try to get something to gel with that. I'd just retcon it out of continuity.

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    Maybe he can reboot the DCU like Hal and Barry have.
    That would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    Maybe he can reboot the DCU like Hal and Barry have.
    That would help.
    They say three heads are better than one, so let's have all three work it together.

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    I don't want rehabilitation. I want this story to be taken out of continuity.

    If it takes a reboot, so be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    They say three heads are better than one, so let's have all three work it together.

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    I'm amused by how you mention Final Night as part of his destruction. Final Night was his redemption. GL Rebirth was him being absolved of crime. They're different concepts.

    Wally will never, ever, ever get Hal's treatment. Hal is part of the roster DC wants to support in media in general and Wally is not. They're not comparable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BohemiaDrinker View Post
    I don't want rehabilitation. I want this story to be taken out of continuity.

    If it takes a reboot, so be it.
    Rehab shouldn't be the solution. The solution is never letting horrible ideas like this see the light of day.
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    1.) Get a good writer.

    2.) I'll get back to you when we get past Step 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pohzee View Post
    1.) Get a good writer.

    2.) I'll get back to you when we get past Step 1.
    Lol, this is so accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pohzee View Post
    1.) Get a good writer.

    2.) I'll get back to you when we get past Step 1.
    Wait 10 years, until a new A-list writer and futur architect of Dc, who was a fan of Justice league Unlimited when he was a chid, decide that Wally West is the only true Flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordozone View Post
    Wait 10 years, until a new A-list writer and futur architect of Dc, who was a fan of Justice league Unlimited when he was a chid, decide that Wally West is the only true Flash.
    We already have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordozone View Post
    Wait 10 years, until a new A-list writer and futur architect of Dc, who was a fan of Justice league Unlimited when he was a chid, decide that Wally West is the only true Flash.
    Ultimately, this solves nothing, as all we'll get is decade after decade of Barry fans and Wally fans taking turns one-upping each other. There was never meant to be two opposing camps of Flash fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordozone View Post
    Wait 10 years, until a new A-list writer and futur architect of Dc, who was a fan of Justice league Unlimited when he was a chid, decide that Wally West is the only true Flash.
    Those fans are already here and they've done little to nothing. The vast majority of current writers have professed that they prefer Wally when asked. I'm not sure what generation you're waiting on but 10 years from now all you'll get is people who only grew up with Barry. People who love Barry from the show or only started with the New 52.

    This fabled day where Wally gets his day in the sun is passed.

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