‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ – S01E22 – “Love is a Battlefield”

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Hell hath no fury like an AI scorned!

Here’s how “Love is a Battlefield” is described:

The evil Aya Monitor invades the planet Zamaron, blaming the Star Sapphires for the pain she feels from her heartbreak. The unsuspecting Carol Ferris is summoned to represent Love in a battle against Hate’s champion, Atrocitus of the Red Lantern Corps.

I look forward to your thoughts, opinions, gripes, live-blogging, etc.


Comments

  1. I haven’t seen this episode yet, but now I’m praying that Dark Aya’s Manhunters have an oath that goes something like, “We are strong/No one can tell us we’re wrong/etc…”

  2. It was nice seeing Carol and Atrocitus return even if it was for one episode. I was kind of hoping Carol would join the crew of the Interceptor for the remainder of the season buy it’s nice to see she kept the ring this time.

    • Did you notice the characters this episode kept putting their rings on the “ring” finger? I don’t know if that’s been going on all season, but in the comics they always (Green, Sinestro, Blue, Larfleeze, etc) put them on the middle finger.

    • I thought I saw that with Atrocitus but then noticed that he’s got four fingers, not five. I’ll have to go back and double check though.

    • Looked like they all had them on their middle fingers to me.

    • Yeahs, I went back and they put them on their middle fingers.

    • Even Carol? I swear either her or Hal put their ring on the ring finger somewhere in the episode. It’s a trivial thing I know, but then again I still get annoyed when Atrocitus shows up and doesn’t look like the comic version.

  3. I loved (see what I did there?) this epsidode, another week where GL came out ahead of YJ in terms of story. Aya’s Hate vs Love match was fun to watch, twisted logic aside. I think she’s just through the motions of her new philosophy, anything short of Razor’s proclamation of love for her is not gonna bring her back to the light. Speaking of, does anyone find the Star Sapphires mission in the comics (pre-blackest night, early Johns’ run) really twisted on it’s face? Star Sapphire goes to a planet, seduces “true love”, then encases entire planet in crystal to forever preserve “Love”; can’t help but feel there’s some kinda symbolism there about love and it’s portryal in comics. Sorry, off-topic. I liked that Aya’s not gonna go planet to planet destroying them (too Galactus, right?), hope she doesn’t learn that by destroying Earth she can destroy the whole 52 multiverse.

    • I’ve always been curious as to why Geoff Johns made love’s emotional entity / embodiment a vicious beast called “The Predator.” lol

    • Well, I think it sort of fits the Zamarons twisted philosophy of love literally “conquering” all. I thought it was some sort of play on those fanboys that can never “get” a woman and thus have this twisted view on woman and love. It’s just a theory, I’m probably reading too much into. It would be sort of boring if the Predator was this fluffy harmless entity that spreads love everywhere.

  4. Another great episode. I am really enjoying heartbroken and evil-ish Aya.

  5. There was a lot of clever writing here.

    “Not again”
    “The Buffet closes in five minutes”
    “We are sorry to take you away from such important matters.”

    My favorite “Are those surated teeth?” when she sees Atroctus.
    I’m glad she kept the ring but doesn’t she need a battery?

    I feel sorry for Aya, she’s in pain yet she got the ‘you’re only a machine’ speech. You think a love based power planet would be kinder.

  6. You know how you know Carol is rich? She’s just eating at buffets for no damn reason.