The Green Lantern Corps Podcast


The Power of Hope

Posted in Blue Lantern Corps by mrread7 on March 3, 2009


All Blue Lanterns are armed with a blue power ring, that has control over the emotion of hope. The ring has the ability to heal wounds, neutralize the corruptive effects of the Red Lantern rings, recharge a green power ring to twice its maximum power level, and drain the charge of yellow power rings. The blue rings are unique since they act on the psychosis of their targets, rather than normally creating offensive or other effects as other power rings do. When Hal visits Odym and sees the Blue Lantern Power Battery, he is warned not to get too close, as his ring will absorb too much of the raw power and explode. A blue power ring feeds off the hope of other beings, as shown when Saint Walker and Warth use their rings to reverse the age of a dying sun 8.6 billion years and their rings feed off the hope of the billions of alien beings who witnessed the act. Geoff Johns has stated on ComicBloc that “the Blue Lanterns are the most powerful Lanterns…but there’s a catch to it all…”.
The Blue Lanterns’ power rings are revealed to have one major weakness: despite being the most powerful rings of any corps, the Blue Lanterns must be near an active Green Lantern power ring to tap into their rings’ full power. Otherwise, the rings are only capable of the default abilities of flight and the generation of a protective aura.

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