Mike Pellegrino Might Be the Smartest Person Ever
THERE STILL ARE SPOILERS HERE! I’ll stop tomorrow.
I wish I could take credit for this. I wish I had thought of it. Heck, I should have thought about it. So I was talking to Mike P of Feelin Big Mike after he read my last post (see below) and this was his response:
there is something that could rob people of their free will
Holy crap. The ALE. Holy crap. It was so obvious. Of course you are thinking, why would someone armed with the ALE, like say Darkseid, want Green Arrow to attack Black Canary? The answer: he probably doesn’t. However, if you remember the presence to the ALE in the universe has caused many different reactions in many different people. This is where I got out the old comics and started my searching.
Let’s go back to Jim Starlin’s Cosmic Odyssey. Yes, I know it is not the most in-continuity story ever but still. Remember what happened when the ALE had a foothold on the plant Rann. No? Well check this out.
Out of the mouth of Lightray. So the ALE causes people to attack each out of simple rage and mania.
Let’s jump forward just a hair to John Byrne’s Genesis, in which the Source Wall exploded. Now thanks to the back ups in Countdown we know the Source Wall protects each universe from pure Anti-Life Energy. So when the Source Wall started to crumble in Genesis what happened?
That’s right mobs of crazed people attacking each other.
I’m not saying I like what happened to the Green Arrow but I’m starting to come around to it. Again assuming these theories are true and my boy pulls through in the end.