Originally Posted by HighFivingMF
Hal Jordan going crazy, chopping off Boodika's hand, murdering Kilowog, and destroying the entire Green Lantern Corps is also a defining point in Green Lantern's history. Doesn't make it not stupid. The legacy mantle would have worked just fine if Barry and Iris got to ride off into the sunset like his comic series ended and then have Wally take over. But they had to bring him back in Crisis to throw another body on the pile.
Have him do something so big he loses his powers or something. Don't kill him.
Emerald Twillight was a great proposal for a story, but should not have been done in such a rushed manner over 4 issues. I'd have done a story where Jordan is possessed by Parallax had I been in charge of the Green Lantern franchise.
When I think of the ultimate hero sacrifice I always think of Barry. It's defining to his character. The same way Jordan suffered one of the ultimate failures as a hero, failing to defend his people.