The White Lantern Rings first appeared at the end of the Blackest Night saga, as the rings destroyed the Black Lantern Rings controlling the still living heroes, as well as resurrecting certain heroes and villains that were previously dead.
White Lantern Rings work just like any other rings, having the same powers. However, Sinestro and Hal Jordan are the only ones shown using the rings' powers to form constructs. Since White is a neutral color in the Electromagnetic Spectrum, it can be assumed that White can overwrite the powers of all other Power Rings if it chooses to. After Sinestro had the Entity removed from him and Hal Jordan took his place as host of the Entity, the White Light overwrote his Green Lantern Ring, along with the rings of any other corps (including Black Lantern Corpsmen). The white rings act as a conduit for the power of the white light of creation. As such they can project and manipulate the white light.
Life Energy Conduit: The white ring draws on and is connected to the powers of life and creation.
- Emotional Spectrum Dominance: The white light is the first light and in essence, all of the other colors of the emotional spectrum combined. As such, a user of a white ring can generate any color of the emotional spectrum and use the powers of each color. The white ring also allows the user to access the rings of any member of any of the other corps and observe these members.
- Energy Blasts: They can fire energy blasts.
- Force Field Generation: The white power ring can create various forcefields of various sizes and shapes to protect the user and others around him/her. These force fields protect him/her 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 person'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. Theoretically, a white lantern could use the ring as his/her/its sole source of life support.
- Energy Constructs: The white ring can form constructs of white energy. The primary function of the Power Ring is to provide a weapon capable of transforming the wearer's thoughts into physical constructs through the wearer's mastery of life and the entire emotional spectrum.A white lantern can create any particular items or construct that they can imagine as long as they have the mastery of emotions necessary to will 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 life energy. Items created by the rings are not indestructible and are only as powerful as the force of emotions of the white lantern that created them.
- Phasing: A white power ring allows the wielder to pass through certain solid objects, such as walls. Which objects that are not penetrable are not known, but it may depend upon the strength of the user and the density of the object's molecular structure.
- Environmental Playback: Upon their will, the white lantern can recreate a holographic environment based on data in its memory banks.
- Invisibility & Light Refraction: A white lantern can render him/her/itself invisible by willing themselves to bend light waves around his/her/its form.
- Energy Absorption: The white ring can absorb and store most other energies including the energy of the other colors in the emotional spectrum.
- Flight: By the manipulation of anti-gravitons and directed molecular movement, they can fly at incredible speeds. In atmosphere, a white lantern has been known to fly as fast as Mach 10 in atmosphere by creating an aerodynamic envelope around his body. Towing others, usually within a bubble, his/her speed is limited to the twice the speed of sound or 1440 mph. In space,a white lantern speed can be significantly greater and has been known to approach 80% of lightspeed 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.
- Wormholes & Spatial Warps: Their power grants its wearer access to wormholes in space, enabling the them to rapidly cut time and distance needed for transport.
- Healing: The white rings have the ability to heal almost any injury, initial complete cellular regeneration, and in some instances resurrect the dead.
- Connection to Life: The white ring uses the energy of life and so is connected to all life. The ring can allow users to see the foot prints of life and see the past and present conditions of all life in a limited area around the user and even the "souls" or essence of those who have recently died.
Limited Free-Will: Bearers of the white ring become servants to the Life Entity.
- Appearances of White Lantern Ring
- Item Gallery: White Lantern Ring
- Images featuring White Lantern Ring
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