Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Braugi

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zvelf

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: if they run into Darkseid or Thanos, Hal is in serious trouble...Flash has a shot
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 at 08:54:24 pm EST (Viewed 6 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Mathematically this is the best choice
Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 at 08:43:50 pm EST (Viewed 226 times)

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    Average showings. GL and Flash vs. Superman. GL can't touch Superman, Flash made him look silly (then Supes made Flash look silly but each was obviously the two most powerful there). 1000 GL's vs SBP GLs lose, SBP vs. 3 Flashes Flashes win. Flash is on average at least equivalent and if not superior to GLs.


I'm not sure that's a fair analogy. SBP had a phobia when it came to Flashes. Also, Hal's given Superman a tough fight before.


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    However I can understand the versatility argument and can agree that in many situations you are correct, but not all.


Of course Flash is going to fare better against some opponents than Green Lantern, but in general, Flash's versatility options are seldom used compared to Green Lantern's. Who's going to have more trouble against Flash's traditional rogue's gallery between Flash and GL? Captain Boomerang? Captain Cold? Heat Wave? Mirror Master? Trickster? Reverse Flash? On average, I think Green Lantern's going to have an easier time.

But what about GL's rogues - Solomon Grundy, Hector Hammond, Sinestro, Star Sapphire, Doctor Polaris, Krona, Major Force, Parallax, Atrocitus? I think it's pretty clear that Green Lantern will have a slightly easier time against most of them than Flash. It's also apparent that GL's rogue's gallery is much tougher.


so yeah, in general, both Hawkgirl and Flash are more vulnerable than other picks, but if they run into really big league stuff...thats generally out of the class of a super team to deal with, Flash has a shot to take them down by dumping them in the Speed Force, freezing them in place, etc. In other words, the chance to reach out of their league.

Hawkgirl doesn't have that level of punching above her weight, but has the capability to impact herald levellers and disrupt magical beings and effects.

A team with Cable and Green Lantern in their places will be a very effective team, and better in certain situations, but on a team with Thor and Professor X, Hawkgirl gives them enough more power hitting (paper tiger as it is) to make up for the Flash/GL differential.

I will say that good arguments can be made for Reed, Tony, or T'challa, but again, even without infinite prep, Reed happens to 'have' technology around to do anything too often to ignore, though admittedly the gap has closed in the past decade or so.


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