Lantern Rings lose their title as most powerful.

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#1 Edited by Dernman (21797 posts) - - Show Bio

I was thinking. Should the Power Rings lose the their title as most powerful weapon in the universe? At one point they really were powerful and could do almost anything but they seem to have been downgraded from the past for a long time now. We now have the Scarabs and other weapons in the DCU that seem pretty powerful in their own right.. 
 
So should they lose their title? What other weapons seem to rival the power ring?

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#2 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe I just haven't read enough GL, but I've never really seen the true potential of a Lantern Ring. What makes it the most powerful weapon in the universe?

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#3 Posted by fodigg (6239 posts) - - Show Bio

If you count a white lantern ring as "a lantern ring" then I'd say yeah it's still the most powerful.

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#4 Posted by lvenger (28438 posts) - - Show Bio

The Green Lantern ring shouldn't be labelled as the most powerful weapon in the universe anymore but I don't see why the White Lantern ring shouldn't be considered the most powerful weapon in the universe. Though Swamp Thing doesn't seem to be using it in the New 52.

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#5 Posted by AtPhantom (14434 posts) - - Show Bio

Power rings have lost much of their potency, but I still don't see any other non-unique weapon out there that can match them. Sure scarabs are powerful, but scarabs were made specifically as an answer to GL rings so I don't think that counts.

@Gambit1024 said:

Maybe I just haven't read enough GL, but I've never really seen the true potential of a Lantern Ring. What makes it the most powerful weapon in the universe?

Originally, the ring could do anything you could imagine. Like, need to cure yourself from a lethal illness? No prob. Need to slow down time in a certain area? Just tell the ring. Need to teleport to the other side of the universe? Already there. Need to rewrite your genetic code and turn yourself into something else? Piece of cake. Literally the only limits were you willpower and imagination.

This has been toned down considerably since Johns took over. Now they can just create any construct you can think of and the amount of power they have (Like, how big you can make something) has been scaled down considerably, but they're still very goddamn powerful.

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#6 Posted by TDK_1997 (17217 posts) - - Show Bio

It still should be called the most powerful weapon because it can do anything you can imagine.

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#7 Posted by Walker696 (1014 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still kind of lost on the radiation thing, can they or can't they copy different types of radiation?

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