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Blackest Night – Obsidian

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Son of the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, and twin brother to Starheart branded, Jade, Obsidian has always been the odd one out in the family because of his shadow powers.  Sure, we were told because of his father’s mystic connection to the Starheart and battles with Ian Karkull, Todd gained superpowers in the womb but how exactly does that work?

So this got me wondering – could Obsidian’s ability to manipulate the Shadowland (a dimension of primordial, quasi-sentient darkness) actually be connected to the Blackest Night or Nekron’s realm?

On the surface his power gives him the traditional superhuman strength, endurance, blah, blah, blah but it does make him virtually immortal and the ability release people’s dark side, as well as, being a living shadow. In fact, being born with the black light inside of him could have easily given him an advantages like Jade. No zombie face, no need to rip out hearts, just black light manipulation and functionally immortal (and resistance to antimatter). Even similar character such as Shade (who also manipulates the Shadowlands) can create constructs similar to the Green Lanterns.

It will be interesting to see  how the Black Lanterns see him and how his powers effect them. If they are faced with their dark side, will the Black Lanterns remember their past lives? Who knows but I can’t wait until this story is completely told.

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