Thursday, February 11, 2010

Power Rings - Blue

First of all I'd like to thank my friends and family for the wishes they gave me. I really appreciate what's given to me, even if most of the time I don't want the others to know it. And now, let us proceed to the main post.
Normally I'd write about Indigo and Compassion, but I think that right now the blue light of Hope kinda seems more... useful. So, here we go.


In fearful day, in raging night,
With strong hearts full, our souls ignite,
When all seems lost in the War of Light,
Look to the stars-- For hope burns bright!

As the Sinestro Corps War comes to a close, in Green Lantern (vol. 4) #25, former Guardians of the Universe Ganthet and Sayd are shown using the emotion hope to create the first blue power ring. In their discussion, they mention the formation of their Blue Lantern Corps. The first Blue Lantern introduced is Saint Walker, who comes to the aid of the Green Lanterns after they were ambushed by Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps. It's learned that Saint Walker is from Sector 1, and he locates their second recruit (Brother Warth) in Sector 2. In this way, Warth recruits a new Blue Lantern from Sector 3, and so on.
Though Saint Walker describes the blue light as being the most powerful, Atrocitus reveals that without an active Green Lantern in their proximity they are only capable of the default flight and protective aura abilities. While inside of the proximity of a Green Lantern's influence, a blue power ring has the ability to heal wounds, neutralize the corrupting effects of a red power ring, recharge a green power ring to twice its maximum power level, and can drain the power from yellow power rings. If the Blue Lantern wishes it, it can also dampen the hunger caused by the orange light. A noteworthy ability of blue rings is the power to scan a target's psyche and create illusions based on their hopes. A blue power ring is capable of feeding off the hope of other beings, eschewing constant recharging while still performing impressive feats, including reversing a dying sun's age by 8.6 billion years. The home planet of the Blue Lanterns and the Blue Power Battery is the planet Odym, an idyllic planet orbiting the star Polaris.

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