Phantom ring: is it dc's most powerful lantern?

Phantom Ring: Is It DC's Most Powerful Lantern? The Phantom Ring is one of the most powerful, and most dangerous, weapons in the DC Universe. Who made it, who wields it, & where is it now?

At the dawn of DC Rebirth, the Green Lantern line was split inkhổng lồ two books. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps followed the eponymous heroes on their space-based adventures. Meanwhile, Green Lanterns followed rookie Lanterns Sitháng Baz và Jessica Cruz as they grew together as protectors of Earth.

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One of their first charges was protecting an exiled Guardian of the Universe, Ramày. In the distant past, Rami had created the first Green Lantern rings, khổng lồ battle the crazed First Lantern, Volthoom. After Volthoom was defeated, the rings were locked away for billions of years because the Guardians feared the power of the Emotional Spectrum. However, Rangươi wasn"t done with rings. He created another ring, more powerful than any other. Based on Volthoom"s ring, the First Ring, that provided hyên ổn with a direct connection to the Emotional Spectrum, Ramày created the Phantom Ring.

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Phantom Ring
The Phantom Ring could access the full Emotional Spectrum, & since it directly connected the user to lớn the Spectrum, it required neither a Power Battery nor recharging. What made the Phantom Ring so singularly powerful, however, was that it did not choose a wielder.

Anyone could pichồng it up & wield the full might of the Emotional Spectrum. However, being mainlined into the full power of those emotions made the ring dangerously unstable, and it would overwhelm almost anyone who put it on. The rest of the Guardians, shocked at Rami"s recklessness, sent him into exile, until he found a way lớn destroy the ring.

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Phantom Lantern
After Ramày shows up on Earth with the Phantom Ring in tow, the ring is stolen by Fred Kaminski, a former demo pilot obsessed with becoming a Green Lantern. Manipulated by the specter of Volthoom, returned to the l& of the living through his connection khổng lồ the Emotional Spectrum, Kaminski uses the ring lớn finally fulfill his dream, albeit with a slight catch.

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The Phantom Ring is wildly unstable and dooms hlặng to explode. Unfortunately, he"s still mainlined inkhổng lồ the Emotional Spectrum, which gives Simon and Jessica plenty of trouble in trying khổng lồ save hyên. He rattles between channeling all seven colors of the spectrum, based on whatever emotion he happens khổng lồ be feeling in the moment. Jessica and Sitháng eventually cause Kaminski lớn feel compassion, which taps hyên ổn into the brainwashing Indigo light. Overwhelmed with compassion for those he"s hurt in his rampage, he removes the Phantom Ring willingly, which is quickly confiscated by the Green Lanterns. The Guardians lock the Phantom Ring away in a vault on Mogo, where it remains safe for a time.

The Phantom Ring would remain untouched và unmentioned until the series" final arc. Hank Henshaw, the Cyborg Superman, begins manipulating the Green Lantern Corps by remotely hacking in to lớn the Central Power Battery & corrupting Lantern rings whenever they recharged. His primary target is Sitháng Baz, who eventually frees Henshaw from his prison in Superman"s Fortress of Solitude, & unknowingly hand-delivers the Phantom Ring right to his hand.

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Henshaw then uses the ring and a massive armadomain authority of Ravagers to lớn assault Mogo. They are pushed baông chồng by the remaining Green Lanterns, although they laông xã the use of their rings until Henshaw is driven away by Hal Jordan, wielding the last uncharged and uncorrupted, ring. Henshaw flees bachồng lớn Earth, where he tries to destroy Coast City yet again. Hal stops hlặng, và Henshaw escapes along with the Phantom Ring. Oddly, Henshaw never seems khổng lồ make full use of the Emotional Spectrum while wielding the Phantom Ring, sticking lớn basic energy blasts và constructs. His escape is also a major dangling plot thread that is yet to lớn be addressed, as the series ended almost immediately after his escape, to be replaced by Grant Morrison"s The Green Lantern, which is entirely focused on its own story.

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