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White Lantern Power Ring
White Lantern Power Ring
General Information
Official name: White Lantern Power Ring
First Appearance: Blackest Night #7
Type: Power Ring
Used by: White Lantern Corps


History

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A White Lantern Power Ring

The Blackest Night

The White Lantern Corps Power Ring channels the power of the White Light, the combined power of the seven Light Based Corps. The White Lantern Power Ring was first seen during the zenith of the Blackest Night: Nekron, Lord of the Unliving and mastermind of the Blackest Night, murdered one of the Guardians of the Universe and used his energy-ridden organs to summon the Entity. Nekron used his scythe to try and kill the Life Entity while Hal Jordan attempted to join with it to give it a chance to fight back. Sinestro, claiming his right to the being and stating that Jordan had "had his chance" with Parallax, absorbed the Life Entity into himself. Emerging as the first White Lantern, Sinestro bore the first White Lantern Ring.

After Sinestro was separated from the entity, his White Ring returned to a Quardian power ring. Hal Jordan then allowed the Entity to possess him; in the process, his Green Lantern Ring was temporarily transformed into a White power Ring. Jordan then gave nine other heroes White power rings (in some cases, bringing their wielder back from the dead or overriding their current power ring). Together, the group raised Black Hand back from the dead, who then regurgitated a single White Power Ring that raised the Anti-Monitor from the dead. Black Hand then regurgitated 12 more White Power Rings that destroyed Nekron and brought 12 more characters to life again.

The Brightest Day

Currently, Deadman is the only one of the 12 heroes and villains resurrected to still posses a White Lantern ring. As He picks up a dead baby bird lying next to his grave, the ring brings the bird back to life. The ring then calls out "Boston Brand of Earth. Help Me," after which the ring pulls him along to watch first Aquaman and Mera; followed by Captain Boomerang; Hawkman and Hawkgirl; Maxwell Lord; The Martian Manhunter; Jade; Ronnie Raymond, who merges with Jason Rusch to form Firestorm, Osiris, Hawk, and finally the Star City. The ring then shows Boston what will happen to the others who were resurrected while telling him "Help me...help them." Suddenly, the energy given off by the ring causes the explosion site in Star City to sprout trees and vegetation. Boston then asks the ring why they were brought back, and the ring replies by saying "Help Me Live."

In an attempt to find the chosen one that the Power Ring spoke of whilst he was wearing it, Boston Brand went on a desperate search on Earth to find various heroes that could be this chosen individual. He later believed that Batman was to be the one that person and forced the Ring on the Dark Knight. This caused the White Lantern Power Ring to reach violently and Brand was seemingly killed during a crime scene when several burglars attempted to escape. As a result, the Ring forced Brand to relive all the experiences of his life that ultimately led to his death whereupon he showed a desire to leave. This led to the Power Ring saving him from his death and removing itself from Batman whereupon it stated that instead of actively searching for the chosen one Brand should simply wait till he found the individual who would bear the White Lantern Power Ring. Following this incident, Brand began an active attempt at living life to its fullest and enjoying his activities. This led to his Power Ring mysteriously powering up in its charge and it later teleported him to Hawkman and Hawkgirl where it forcibly separated the two lovers after they completed their labor given to them much to the horror of Boston Brand himself.

Brand yells at the Power Ring to resurrect both Hawkman and Hawkgirl back but it refuses and states they are part of its plan to protect the Earth from its own contamination form mankind (plus Nekron) and from the Dark Avatar. The Power Ring also states that the twelve it resurrected play a role in saving the soul of Earth but only Aquaman, Ronnie Raymond (Firestorm), J'onn J'onzz and Carter and Shiera Hall are unique and significant to its purpose. After stating its reason for  killing the Hall's, Brand refuses to take part in its plan which it replies that he and none of the others have no choice and teleports him away. 

The Power Ring takes Brand to Miami where Aquaman and Aqualad try to defend the surface from the recently escaped Xebel soldiers. It refuses to allow Brand to participate in the fight and reveals it had opened the Bermuda Triangle that allowed the Xebel's to escape. When asked why, the Power Ring states that Aquaman needed to learn the truth about Mera so that the Power Ring could see what he does with it. After Aquaman and Aqualad re imprison the Xebel soldiers back in the Bermuda Triangle with Mera and Aquagirl's help, the Power Ring dissolved Aquaman into the water after his life was returned. After Martian Manhunter completes his task and his life returned, the Power Ring takes Deadman to him where he begs J'onn to understand what the ring is making him do. J'onn knows this and accepts the role he will play to save the Earth and the Power Ring sinks J'onn into the Earth. Afterwards it takes Brand to the Star City forest where he meets with Firestorm after they completed their task and retrieved the White Lantern Power Battery. The Power Ring also gives its reasons for allowing the lantern battery to be captured and why Ronnie needed to witness Professor Stein's death. At the same time, it refuses entry for the people outside the forest that Green Arrow begs to it to let them in. It then teleports Dove and Hawk into the forest to begin the final preparations for its plan. It soon announces the arrival of the Dark Avatar and fires at Firestorm who soon begins to be engulfed by flames.

It then reveals that it had killed the others to convert them into elements (The Hawks = Air, Aquaman = Water, Martian Manhunter = Earth and Ronnie Raymond = Fire) to help protect the tree in the middle of the forest and fight off the Dark Avatar. The Power Ring soon announces that Earth's ultimate savior is the deceased Alec Holland and recounts Holland's death and how the swamp absorbed his memories and became Swamp Thing. It also states that the Dark Avatar is Swamp Thing corrupted by Nekron's essence and calls for the elements to join with Holland's corpse. After urging Captain Boomerang to throw his boomerang at Dove, it reveals that in order for Holland to live, someone must die. Digger's boomerang slices at Hawks hand and Deadman sacrifices himself to save Dove. The Power Ring states to Dove that it cannot help Brand and flys off into Alec Holland and resurrects him thus transforming him into Swamp Thing. 

Powers

White Energy Conduit: The rings use white energy, supplied by the White Lantern Central Power Battery, which in most cases takes the form of white light. A White Power Ring is the most powerful type of Power Rings, which themselves are one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. White Power Rings have the ability to affect and use fundamental forces of the universe, including gravity, radiation, heat, light, and blasts of concussive force. The ring can also create fields of force formed from an energy bound by the users' will. The limitations of such use are the skill, knowledge, and imagination of the ring wearer.

  • White Energy Blasts: The ring can be used to fire blasts of white energy or create weapons such as projectiles of them. The ring can project beams of force powered by the will of the user. The weapons power is more an indication of the user's will to live.
  • Force-Field Generation: The ring can create force fields to protect the wearer and others around him/her. With the cosmic scope of a White Lantern's abilities, it is only natural that the power ring is designed for operation in space. The ring creates a force-field around the wearer, protecting him/her/it from the hazards of the void, including filtration of stellar radiation and microscopic particulate matter which would ordinarily be fatal should the space debris strike the ring wielder at high speeds. An atmosphere appropriate to the ring wielder's biology is created inside the force-field, body temperature is maintained and waste products are removed. Gravitational stresses which could cause injury are stabilized for the ring wielder.
  • Energy Constructs: The ring can form constructs of white energy. The ring is a weapon capable of transforming the wearer's thoughts into physical constructs through the wearer's mastery of the will to live. A White Lantern can create any particular items or construct that they can imagine as long as they have the mastery of the will to live necessary to conjure it into existence. The constructs are made out of white energy, which is a tangible form of pure life, and they exist only as long as a White Lantern is fueling it with their mastery of the will to live. Items created by the rings are not indestructible and are only as powerful as the will of the Lantern creating them.
  • Environmental Playback: Upon request, the ring can recreate a holographic environment based on data in its memory banks. The ring wielder can observe events, but the wielder cannot alter the outcome of the playback. Objects in the playback will appear in the full spectrum of colors, regardless of the wielder's level of expertise creating simulacrums. The ring will automatically end the playback if outside interference warrants the wielder's undivided attention.
  • Flight: By the manipulation of anti-gravitons and directed molecular movement, the ring allows the user to fly at incredible speeds. In space, a White Lantern's speed can be significantly greater and can approach 80% of light speed in normal space. Flight is possible at velocities exceeding light-speed. In atmospheres, air friction is not a hindrance, since heat is either absorbed or reflected by the ring's field.
  • Energy Twin: The ring allows the wearer to create an "energy twin" of his/her/itself that can travel far faster than the wielder's physical form. While the energy twin is active, the ring wielder remains motionless, his/her/its life force is needed to guide the twin. The twin can not alter its surroundings, and may only be perceived by Guardians or another ring wielder as a ghost like image. Any knowledge gained by the twin is transferred back to the wielder's physical form upon recontact with the body. As a rule, a wielder can not create actual, independent duplicates of him/her/itself.
  • Ring Duplication: Most rings are capable of duplicating themselves. Each duplicate typically shares the capabilities of the original ring. Each duplicate still needs to be recharged by a power battery. All rings, as being based upon the green ring templates created by the Guardians of the Universe, are all programmed to be able to duplicate themselves on a specialized command known apparently only by the Guardians and Sinestro.
  • Mind Alteration: Though the ethics of mind tampering may be debatable, sometimes it is necessary. As the power ring relies on thought and will to operate, mind tampering is not impossible. The difficulty lies in properly applying the power. There lies a risk of catastrophic damage to the mind should mistakes be made. A ring wielder can use the power ring to erase portions of an individual's memories. The ring can also be used to beam information from the ring wielder to another. Lanterns have used this technique to share information during combat situations.
  • Energy Absorption: The ring can absorb and store most other energies. Doing so does not replenish the normal store of energy the ring has. A ring that needs recharging but contained a store of electricity could only discharge that electricity.
  • Wormholes & Spacial Warps: The ring grants its wearer access to wormholes in space, enabling the ring wielder to rapidly cut time and distance needed for transport. Black holes can be navigated by experienced ring wielders.
  • Limited Cellular Regeneration: This ring has an ability to heal physical injuries.
  • Electromagnetic Scanning: The ring has a wide range of detection abilities based on the imagination of the user. If one can conceive of it, he/she can probably detect it. Magical effects like clairvoyance, seem to be beyond the scope of the ring. Most normal electromagnetic phenomena are within the range of the ring, including radio, television, infrared, ultraviolet, and high frequency band communications.
  • Xenolinguistics: The power ring acts a universal translator.
  • Material Alteration: A White Lantern's uniform is not made out of fabric. It is created by the Ring whenever the wearer wills to wear it. It automatically appears over the wearer's normal clothing, and vanishes when the wearer wills to return to their civilian attire. Most White Lanterns wear similar uniforms that are programmed into the ring by default. However, each White Lantern is able to adjust their uniform to fit their own needs, personalities and whims.
  • Emergency Beacon: A White Lantern in distress can use his/her/its power ring as an emergency beacon. The alert can be directed to an another Lantern's neighboring sector, or it can be a Corps-wide alert.
  • Homing Beacon: A homing beacon in the power ring can lead one White Lantern to another. The ring can be ordered to disguise itself to elude power ring wielding trackers. Most often ring wielders will allow the beacon to signal their location to others.
  • Invisibility & Light Refraction: A ring wielder can render him/her/itself invisible by willing the ring to bend light waves around his/her/its form, as well as that of the power ring. Presumably, a similar action allows an experienced ring wielder to create objects of colors other than white.
  • Time Travel: Time travel is possible with the power ring, though the further forward in time a ring wielder travels, the more will it takes.
  • Phasing: The ring allows its wearer to pass through solid objects. Which objects not penetrable are not known, but it may depend upon the strength of the wearer's will to live and the density of the object's molecular structure. The wielder can pass through the fourth dimensional gap or dissemble their own molecular structure.
  • Pocket Dimension: Within the ring exists the possibility of an entire world.
  • Security Protocol: The rings can be programmed. They are coded to the wearer to make them unusable if stolen.
  • Preset Conditions: Commands can be stored in the ring to be executed at a later date, even if the bearer is not wearing the ring.
  • Thought Relay: Otherwise known as a telepathic link.
  • Levitation
  • Overriding: White Power Rings can "override" rings of other colors, temporarily turning them into White Power Rings also.
  • Resurrection: White Power Rings also have the notable power to bring deceased beings back from the dead.
  • Other: The full extent of the White Power Rings is unknown. Presumably, they have the standard powers and functions as rings of other colors.

Weakness

Current Owners

Previous Owners

Notes

  • It appears that a White Lantern Power Ring can recharge itself when the bearer embraces life (e.g. when Deadman went on a joyride on a motorcycle).

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