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A Power Ring is a piece of jewellery that grants the wearer incredible and incomprehensible powers and abilities. Considered by some to be the most powerful weapon in the known universe, the ring's power and abilities depend on the skill, imagination and mental attributes of the wearer.

The rings use pure energy supplied by a Power Battery, which in turn is supplied by an emotion entity such as Parallax or Ion. This energy allows the ring the ability to affect and use fundamental forces of the known universe; including electromagnetic energies such as gravity, radiation, heat, light, and concussive force.

Background[]

Oan Power Ring[]

Members of the Green Lantern Corps use green power rings built and developed on Oa. Powered by the willpower of the user, the green power ring is an autonomous item that can assist its wielder in various capacities in addition to providing its service as a weapon capable of creating constructs of varying strengths depending on the wielder's willpower. The strength of a green power ring can be negated through the manipulation of a wielder's emotional state, focus and concentration.

Qwardian Power Ring[]

Members of the Sinestro Corps use yellow power rings built on Qward. Though functionally similar to a Green Lantern's power ring, yellow power rings are fuelled by the fear within an environment instead of willpower. Members are selected for their skill at intimidation and terror. The ring amplifies the aggressive tendencies of the wearer. The yellow rings are charged by yellow power batteries, which are in turn linked to a yellow Central Power Battery based on Korugar. Aside from the recharging limitations common among the various Corps, their only known weakness is that their power can be drained by a Blue Lantern's power ring.

Okaarian Power Ring[]

Members of the Orange Lantern Corps use orange power rings first developed on Okaara which are powered by the avarice (greed) of the wielder.
While possessing similar abilities to Oan and Qwardian rings, Orange rings possess the side effect of instilling the user with an insatiable hunger for all things. The power of the orange light allows the user to "steal" the identities of those they kill, transforming them into "Orange Lantern" constructs. Additionally, these "Orange Lanterns" are able to steal the identities of others for the user in the same way. The orange light also has the power to absorb the energies of other power rings, however, it cannot absorb constructs produced by Star Sapphire or blue power rings. Blue power rings can also nullify an orange lantern's insatiable hunger when in close proximity.

Ysmaultian Power Ring[]

Members of the Red Lantern Corps use red power rings forged through blood magic on Ysmault. Powered by rage, red lantern rings feed on the rage of their users and the surrounding environment and can be additionally charged by the blood of those the user kills.
Unlike Green Lantern rings, which provide a helpful commentary to their user, red rings constantly emit violent commands that can further drive their wearers insane with rage, reducing them to little more than snarling beasts. Once attached, the ring functionally replaces the user's heart, tainting their blood with red energy, and forces it out of their body through their mouth as a highly corrosive substance. A red ring's energy can also corrupt the energies of other power rings, keeping them from functioning properly. A Blue Lantern's power ring is the only known power source capable of neutralizing the red ring's influences, and are also the only means of removing a red power ring from its user without killing them.

Odym Power Ring[]

Members of the Blue Lantern Corps wield blue power rings built by the Guardians Sayd and Ganthet on Odym. Fuelled by the wielder's capacity for hope, while possessing similar abilities to the Oan power ring, Blue Lantern rings only possess the capacity to utilize defensive abilities (eg shields, etc) unless they are near an active Oan power ring; whereupon the abilities of both rings are augmented considerably.
While augmented by an Oan power ring, Blue Lantern rings have the ability to heal wounds and regenerate lost body parts. In contrast, blue lantern rings can negatively impact the performance of red, yellow or orange rings; neutralizing the corruptive effects of red and orange power rings, blocking the energy-stealing properties of orange rings, and draining the power of yellow power rings.

Noktian Power Ring[]

Members of the Indigo Tribe use indigo power rings created by the Green Lantern (Abin Sur) and the Noktian Natromo. Fuelled by the power of compassion, an Indigo lantern's ring is used in conjunction with their staff to mimic the emotional energies and abilities of other power rings.
In addition to typical power ring abilities, the indigo ring, on its own, inflicts upon its wielder the capacity to feel empathy (much like how Okaarian rings inflict their wielders with constant avarice) as long as physical contact is retained. Classified as a "parasitic ring" (like the red, violet and orange rings), indigo rings bond most effectively with wielders that originally lack compassion as the ring's ability to wield multiple emotions is then not hampered by whatever the wielder's original "feelings" were.

Zamaron Power Ring[]

Members of the Star Sapphire Corps use violet power rings forged by the Zamarons from the Star Sapphire Crystal.
Empowered by the emotion of love unleashed, violet rings have the unique ability to create crystal constructs (in addition to typical light constructs) to "preserve that which the wielder loves". The rings can also detect when a love is in jeopardy, locate it, and enable the wielder to teleport to alternate locations.

Involvement[]

  • The power rings of the Sinestro Corps and Green Lantern Corps have been experiencing malfunctions, tracing the energy disturbance to Metropolis, each group accuses the other of interfering and inflict petty brawls throughout the Historic District.
  • During the Winter Holidays Christmas Seasonal Event, Larfleeze takes advantage of the conflict between the Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps and steals their rings; hording them in a Secret Research Facility in order to bolster the power of his own Orange Lantern Corps.
  • In the Downtown Metropolis Battlezone, Power Rings will randomly approach and scan the player for potential recruitment.
  • A Power Ring appears as a captured artifact within the Nexus of Reality. Due to it's presence, green orbs will spawn within the arena of the final battle that bounce and ground a player if they get too close to them.
  • The power ring of the benevolent Star Sapphire of Earth 3's Justice Underground can be seen trapped within a Power Ring Prison within the Municipal Building.

Heroes[]

  • As their growing conflict against the Sinestro Corps continues, the Green Lantern Corps starts deputizing new heroes into their ranks; issuing Oan power rings for the new deputies to wield in their duties.
  • Mogo's Oan power ring can be seen within the main room of Mogo's Command Center.

Villains[]

  • As their growing conflict against the Green Lantern Corps continues, the Sinestro Corps starts deputizing new villains into their ranks; issuing Qwardian power rings for the new deputies to wield in their duties.

Associated Equipment[]

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • The Power Ring first appeared in Showcase #22 (October, 1959).
  • The first Power Ring on Earth was crafted and worn by Green Lantern (Alan Scott) and powered by the Starheart.
  • Krona's Gauntlet of Power; a gauntlet that harnesses the powers of the emotion entities, is a prototype of the Power Ring.
  • Kyle Rayner's ring is unique in the Green Lantern Corps and was for a time the only working Green Lantern power ring throughout the universe. His ring is not dependent on the Central Power Battery, and the ring no longer needs to be charged every twenty-four hours; instead, its use is based on how much power it absorbs when recharging and how much is expended when it is in use. Before giving up the power of Ion, Kyle further modified his ring and gave it a permanent back up charge (so his ring could never be totally powerless). He also designed a recall feature that if his ring were ever removed from his hand that it could be summoned by him where ever he was.
  • As a precautionary measure, the Oan power rings have a failsafe that prevents the wielders from using the rings to directly kill their opponents. A vast majority of the Sinestro Corps rely on this "handicap" when fighting Green Lantern corpsmen.

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Characters
Heroes Arisia Rrab - Brother Warth - Green Lantern (Alan Scott) - Green Lantern (Guy Gardner) - Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) - Green Lantern (John Stewart) - Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) - Ion - Kilowog - Saint Walker - Mogo
Villains Amon Sur - Anti-Monitor - Arkillo - Atrocitus - Black Hand - Bleez - Doctor Light - Eclipso - Evil Star - Glomulus - Hank Henshaw - Hector Hammond - Krona - Larfleeze - Lyssa Drak - Major Force - Nekron - Parallax - Qwardian Thunderer - Qwardian Weaponer - Ranx - Sinestro - Solomon Grundy - Vandal Savage - Vice
Other Fatality - Indigo-1 - Munk - Predator - Star Sapphire (Carol Ferris)
Items
Light - Power Ring - Power Battery - Rage
Weapons Blue Energy - Green Energy - Hard-Light Shield - Power of the Starheart - Red Energy - Starheart Fragment - Yellow Energy
Apparel Alan Scott's Wrapped Treads - Ascetic's Ragged Shirt - Avatar of Ophidian - Black Lantern Corp Emblem - Blue Lantern Corp Emblem - Cap of Hope - Cybernetic Semblance - Death's Vest - Disciple of Parallax - Energy Armor - Energy Battery - Energy Battery Backpack - Energy Battery Gloves - Enhanced Green Lantern Emblem - Alan Scott - Fatal Gloves - Ferris Aircraft Hoodie - Gardner-style Vest - Green Knight - Green Lantern Corp Emblem - Green Lantern Emblem - Alan Scott - Green Lantern Hoodie - Heart of The Predator - Herald of the Black - Indigo Tribe Emblem - Life Shell - Manhunter Circuitry - Oan Tech Mask - Orange Lantern Corp Emblem - Qwardian Fighter - Qwardian Thunderer Elite Helm - Red Lantern Corp Emblem - Ryut Shoulderpads - Scion of Ion - Sector 13 Shoulderpads - Sector 3601 - Sector Agent - Sector Incendiary - Shepherd of Adara - Sinestro Corp Emblem - Sinestro Hoodie - Sinestro's Banded Gauntlets - Star Helmet - Star Sapphire Designer T-Shirt - Star Sapphire Emblem - Tunic of Greed - Vestments of Rage - Vesture of Proselyte - White Lantern Corp Emblem - Wings of the Betrayed
Other Amber Mist Container - Amber Mist Container Device - Amethyst Mist Container - Amethyst Mist Container Device - Azure Mist Container - Azure Mist Container Device -Black Energy Tendrils - Black Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Blight Corruption (Wall) - Blue Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Citrine Mist Container - Citrine Mist Container Device - Crimson Mist Container - Crimson Mist Container Device - Emerald Mist Container - Emerald Mist Container Device - Green Lantern Corps Memorial Statue - Green Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Indigo Tribe Wall Banner - Model of Mogo - Model of Ranx - MY Piggy Bank - Orange Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Power Ring Prison - Red Lantern Corps Wall Banner - Sinestro Corps Wall Banner - Spectrum Poster - Star Sapphire Console - Star Sapphire Console Column - Star Sapphire Crystal - Star Sapphires Wall Banner - Star Sapphire Wall Monitor - Star Sapphire Wall Seal - Violet Beacon - White Lantern Corps Wall Banner
Locations
Coast City - Ferris Aircraft - Korugar - Mogo - Qward - Ranx - Oa - Zamaron
PvE Downtown Metropolis Battlezone - Metropolis Battlezone - Metropolis City Hall - Mogo's Command Center - Oa Central Power Battery - Oan Sciencells - Ranx's Command Center - Secret Research Facility - S.T.A.R. Labs Research Facility
PvP
Miscellaneous
Alpha Lanterns - Black Lantern Corps - Blue Lantern Corps - Green Lantern Corps - Guardians of the Universe - Indigo Tribe - Justice League of America - LexCorp - Manhunters - Orange Lantern Corps - Red Lantern Corps - Sinestro Corps - S.T.A.R. Labs - Star Sapphire Corps - White Lantern Corps

Blackest Day - Blackest Night - Corrupted Zamaron - Fight for the Light - Oa Under Siege - War of the Light Part I - War of the Light Part II

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