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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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Master-Quan-Chi Featured By Owner 6 days ago
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.
kameleon84 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
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…

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.
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Hal watched "Iron Man"...didn't he? 
kameleon84 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Iron Man. Steel. Techjacket. Gundam. Power Rangers. Any of the above.
devasthion Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
super los cocetos
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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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