|Device or Vehicle||
|Green Lantern Ring|
|Creator or Inventor|
Note: At least one known Green Lantern ring was crafted by sentient being other than the Maltusians. That ring was created from a portion of the Starheart by Allan Scott (Green Lantern I).
|Owner or Possessor|
|Green Lantern Corps|
|Function or Uses|
Device worn upon the finger granting abilities to the wielder to create forms and devices of green energy from their imagination, transmute materials, phase through solid objects, become invisible, fly at supersonic speeds; achieve superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, immunity to harsh environments and an ability to communicate with all known sentient species.
Note: The imprisonment within the Central Power Battery of Parallax - a yellow being composed of pure fear - created an impurity making Green Lantern Rings incapable of manipulating objects colored yellow, and the champions of the Guardians of the Universe, the Green Lanterns, susceptible to the only thing that could break their will - fear.
With few exceptions the Power Ring is limited to a 24 hour charge and must be recharged in the Power Battery on a daily basis.
All American Comics
Green Lantern Vol. 1, 2, 3,4 & 5
Justice League America
Justice League of America
|All-American Comics #16 (July, 1940)|
|Martin Nodell & Bill Finger|
After failing with the android Psion and Manhunter projects, the Guardians of the Universe decided to use living agents as their intermediaries, to challenge the forces of evil and injustice in the universe.
Three billion years ago they formed the Halla, a group of galactic police using stun pistols and power batteries similar to the devices used by the android Manhunters. The Halla were the immediate predecessors of the Green Lantern Corps.
Forming a new corps of galactic law enforcement agents, the Guardians created a Central Power Battery which they charged with their own mental energies to focus the willpower of all sentient beings. This central depository of power in turn charges smaller individual Power Batteries in the shape of luminous lanterns that are used to recharge the most powerful weapons for justice in the universe, the Green Lantern Ring.