Luis lived in fear of Brian — every day he would give his lunch money to Brian, but Brian still beat him up. He said that if Luis ever told anyone, he would beat him up in front of all the other kids in his class. Luis was embarrassed and felt so bad about himself and about school. Finally, Brian got caught threatening Luis and they were both sent to the school counselor. Brian got in a lot of trouble at home. Over time, Brian learned how to make friends and ask his parents for lunch money. Luis never wanted to be friends with Brian, but he did learn to act strong and more confident around him.
I don’t want to blow your mind, but it wasn’t long before DC realized “my batteries might die!” didn’t allow for a lot of sustained dramatic tension, Thus the focus shifted from the necessity of the battery to the willpower of Hal Jordan. I can’t find the exact date when willpower was specifically referenced in a Green Lantern comic, but I do know by 1965, in Justice League of America #36 , Hal was hit with a disease that sapped his willpower, rendering him powerless, so by that point Green Lantern’s powers were definitely more about willpower than the lantern recharge.
We just lost our Storm of 13 years. Last Saturday was darkness for me n my family. I feel like I let him down n maybe he would have felt better the next day. But, his eyes told me different. Altho, he tried not to look at my tears. At the end we held him tight in our arms until our baby fell asleep. I cry every day I hear him bark I thought I saw him. But I think it’s my grief. Today my husband brought him home. I can’t bear to look at the box bc I want him back. Storm I hope you can run n breath now and all your pain is gone. I’ll always remember sitting with u late at night I see your face so clear. U were a pillow for the grandkids just a big beautiful yellow Lab. I will always love n miss U