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My Green Lantern by kameleon84 My Green Lantern by kameleon84
I had the idea to redesign key members of the JLA which ended up with me revamping the league itself down to a slight name change (Justice League Alliance).
I haven't gotten round to doing any others as of yet but here is my Green Lantern.

I think the inspiration for this is kind of obvious and doesn't need a lot of explaining but I will anyway. To me, thing Green Lantern ring is supposed to be the most powerful weapon in the universe and can create anything the wearer thinks of. This seems to include what they are wearing. So I started thinking, why imagine a costume but instead a battle suit powered by the ring in which all the Green Lantern capabilties could be used, ie. flight, energy projection, survival in space, shield, whatever?
Looking at it now it does kind of remind me of the Iron Lantern comic that came about a few years back (really showing my age there) but I still like it. The suit is basically an armoured version of Hal's original costume (mask included) but mixed with elements of Kyle's original costume as well. My idea was that ALL the Green Lantern Corps would have the same armour unlike the actual Corps who'se costumes all seem to differ. the only exceptions would be people like Kilowog who would have a more Hulkbuster-ish look to his armour.

For those interested, here's my original Batman and Superman:

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Kmon13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Artist
Interesting concept for the corps uniforms. 
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Thanks very much. The idea seems to keep evolving. I'm still tweaking it every so often.
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Master-Quan-Chi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Now this was a concept I liked that I felt didnt remind me of Iron Lantern or Iron Man. To me, it showed that Hal Jordan's imagination was that no person could simply do the things that the ring allows him to do. Instead his imagination forms a suit of armor, a space suit that allows him to do all that he does. Because in his mind, its not possible without that suit and so the suit was created from his imagination.

However I do not agree with your fan concept that everyone should wear a suit of armor. It is based on the imagination, so in my opinion everyone should have a different costume.

That aside, great art work here. Truly nicer than some of the fan concepts.
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
I don't think everyone should wear the same armour but yeah, I think they should all have armour. This wasn't so much a redesign as a reconcept.
What I had/have in mind was the Guardians originally built the Manhunters so it is within their collective know-how to create highly sophisticated robotics. The established flaw with the Manhunters, however, was the lack of emotion. So my concept was the Guardians used their pre-existing tech, gave it a bit of an upgrade, but allowed beings to wear it. So the Green Lanterns are effectively Manhunters with a conscious/emotion but with a few adjustments here and there.

Having the suit be technological in original, for me, makes it prone to say, a virus (ala Parallax) and if infected could alter the colour of the suit (make it yellow). If the suit is a hard-light suit (which in my mind it is) the shape could be altered by reprogramming the original wireframe of the suit. The wireframe makes more sense on this version kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…

I have went through a few version of this. I'm still tweaking. Although I do think they would all have armours, I do think all the armours would be individual. Not to hammer home the Iron Man concept but if you imagine Guy GArdner would probabl;y have a more War Machine look to him to suit his personality, Kilowog the Hulkbuster, etc. Hal's I alwasy imagine being specifically designed for flight so would need to look very aerodynamic.
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Master-Quan-Chi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
But what of the Lanterns that are planets, or robots themselves, or aliens in the sense that their figures would not adequately fit a suit of armor? The ring is left to the imagination of the wielder, so whilst I do understand where you are coming from, I do not believe all should be given this. I mean how do you give a ball shaped creature with tentacles a suit of armor that is reminiscent of the Manhunters?
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
To be honest. Easily. How do you make a planet like an armoured Green Lantern? Make it like War World. The armour is just of the same technology. They don't neccesarily have to LOOK like Manhunters. For example, even the human ones would look different. I see Hal having attachment to better aid his flight were as Guy would just be weapons galore.
And the armour isn't finite. Attachments can be thought into place like constructs. Have you ever played Marvel vs Capcom 2? If you have, if you think about Iron Man's plasma cannon move, like that.

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Master-Quan-Chi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
I can see what your getting at, and it would make excellent sense but perhaps the armour itself is the first construction the ring makes when finding a host. As in, its the initial uniform that some might replace entirely and others only subtly with things you said like the plasma cannon and flight capabilites. 

Its a very interesting idea that I quite like and can see being something entertaining. 
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Ah, yeah, see, it is. The suit is a construct in itself. Even the current GL suit is a construct but made physical. My idea is that similar to the way that plasma cannon appears on that gif, the ring would create like a wire-frame around the wearer and that wire-frame would take the shape of the armour. Once the suit is in place, the wearer can continue to create additional constructs/weapons as required.
My more recent (but not final by a longshot) illustrates that a little:
kameleon84.deviantart.com/art/…
However, I have contemplate putting like a space suit under the armour and the wire-frame goes over the space suit. I suppose, yeah, like Samus Aran. She wears that blue suit under the armour.
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Master-Quan-Chi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Well Iron Man has that concept, forever wearing a suit under his everyday outfit that allows his armor to bond with that suit. While the under outfit might be beneficial to some, I do believe what you have done is where you should stop. Its hard to believe a squirrel or tentacle monster would wear an undersuit before their ring created an armor. That the ring would produce a wireframe model across the host is a good idea to me, because should something happen to the host the ring can then take that into account. For example if Guy lost his arm, rather than give up on him, or produce an ill fitting uniform, the ring can take into account the missing arm and counter it. Perhaps just making the suit with two arms, only having the missing arm controlled by thought. Or perhaps turning the missing arm into a weapon, like the plasma cannon in question. 

The ring would itself find a way to help the wearer, first by scanning the body using a wireframe model, then by producing something for the wearer. 
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Exactly my thinking. I think the space suit idea was more just so the idea/look of the original costumes so there's a degree of consistency. I've never personally liked the whole if they're wearing clothes the shape of those clothes just disappear. Like, Hal always wears his dad's jacket but as GL he has a skintight suit. So where did the jacket go? He could just take the jacket off I guess. It just irks me.
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Hal watched "Iron Man"...didn't he? 
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Iron Man. Steel. Techjacket. Gundam. Power Rangers. Any of the above.
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devasthion Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
super los cocetos
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royalcain Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Reminds me a lot of Iron Lantern. Its a solid concept combining two the most awesome non mutant or metabiological powers ever. A power ring and power armor.
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Yeah I get that quite a lot. The intent was never Iron Lantern, nor was it Iron Man. The intent was more Power Rangers than anything but the movie version of their suit. I had to chunk up the legs though to suggest he was capable of flight.
I think any armoured character is going to get some kind of feel of Iron Man in the end. And that kind of suit does make sense for a Lantern. Let's check powers: flight, strength, speed, energy projection/repulsar rays, onboard computer system all check. I think it's be cool if maybe the Lanterns could communicate and download information from the Book of Oa kind if like how Tony talks to JARVIS in the movie.
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SUP-FAN Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It'd be cool if this was the Green Lantern uniform for the movie. Nice job. 
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Yeah. I do think if/when Green Lantern shows in a movie the suit will have a more tech looking suit than his previous movie version. Don't get me wrong, as costume designs I really like the reasoning behind the suits design. It works for the movie. I just think for the comic, an armoured suit doesn't just look cool, it's completely logical too. The ring is basically a computer hooked up to a central super-computer. Plus the Giardians made the Mahunters beforehand but their weakness was no emotions and reprogrammable. So why not take that tech and it ON a being. Hell, even Stell could be a former Manhunter that evolved to have emotion (like Data in Star Trek). So much potential in that idea I think.
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CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional
Definitely too Iron Man for my tastes. Although tweak the design a bit, and it could make a fantastic design for Stel, the robot Green Lantern. Or maybe even Tekik, the robot Sinestro Corps member.
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mrdudemeister Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
so, basically ultimate iron man with a green lantern paint job? looks awesome
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Granted, I did look up images of Iron Man but equally I also looked up Techjacket, Robocop, Steel, Ultron, etc. I actually had more in mind a scene from a film I loved as a child:


Yes, Michael Jackson: Moonwalker. But this kind of armour being created from light was always the goal. And those little red light things that appear about 1:38 into the video creating additional shielding is why this design has so many little lights on him.
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freaking cool, freaking cool!
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Well stay tuned mon ami because I've updated the armour and has also designed Ion and am in the process of designing Sinestro for a redesign contest.
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Supersketch1220 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That actually makes a lot of sense. Just use the ring as more of a power source for a suit that can tap into the capabilities of the ring instead of using the ring itself and draining power.

Brilliant.
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Exactly. I liked the idea moreso because the Guardians created the robotic Manhunters first so they already had the technology, it was just a matter of putting a conscience in it. I also like the idea of Parallax being a sentient computer virus corrupting the wearer since it's tapped into their nervous system. Similarly, Ion would be like a base-program for the lanterns.
I didn't look too much into the other lanterns except Black; corpses reanimated by technology (kind of like the Reanimen from Invincible).
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AzraelFallen18 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Every had any thought of bringing this design of yours to life????
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Bring it to life how?
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AzraelFallen18 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Build the suit, I've designed a DC Iron Man character myself and I aim to bring it to reality!!!
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Ah right. Well in that case I'll not be doing that lol
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AzraelFallen18 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well I'm not saying do it, I'm just suggesting it.
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L-SaDiablo13 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Can I have a Red Lantern one, please?
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Edgeworth1001 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Now, I was going to say something. But from the comments, I'll won't say it.
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Lol that might be best :-)
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leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Iron Lantern Man. Cool concept.
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Yeah I get that a lot with this.
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DavidClimie Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Iron Lantern nice touch
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Kuba52 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Artist
awesome
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I've been meaning to redo this for awhile. I have an idea for the helmet that should distance him a little from Iron Man. When I get time I'll do it. I have a cool pic of Ion ready to post though.
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Kuba52 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Artist
can u do a futuristic picture of green lantern with a robotic arm
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Could do. Probably won't though to be honest. Not that I don't want to but my own redesign if the Green Lantern has taken a backseat for so long now due to everything else I'm trying to do. The only thing I do ahead of that is commissions whenever I get them.
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Kuba52 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Artist
ok
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Lukostello Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
let those WHO worship?
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
:lmao: I just noticed that. Thanks for pointing it out buddy.
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alfonsord25 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
too much Iron Lanternish but cool, It may as well be Green Guardsman
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Yeah, I still like the idea. I wasn't going to give him a helmet at the risk of the Iron Man similarity but I didn't want him to rely on a green glow to protect him in space. The overally suit was to give him as many GL abilities as possible whilst keeping with the overall look.
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3rdMillhouse Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Very interesting idea. I like it a lot.
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I've actually re-done this now. Same idea mind you, I just streamlined it more to make it look more like a Power Ranger than Iron Man like my original intention. I'll post it soon.
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eijikuniscoot Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Student General Artist
looks like iron man without iron covering his mouth.

i suggest you try not making him look... mechanic. it might work.
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kameleon84 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
The whole point is to make him look mechanic. That's the idea. There's a lot of mechanic superheroes out there, Techjacket for Image, Steel for DC, I think the armour idea works perfectly for Green Lantern. I have redesigned it mind making the armour more steamlined looking more like Nova's armour than Iron Man's but the logo is still on the chest to the similarity will still be there I guess.
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radicalthunder Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool design! I'd say the galaxy could do with some space-flying refrigerators beating down the baddies!
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
I like it: it definitely looks like a Green Lantern / Iron Man amalgam, though.
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