Green Lanterns are the most dedicated and heroic warriors of the Emotional Spectrum, so why do they choose to work with Blue Lanterns, the weakest? In the vast annals that make up the Green Lantern Corps mythos, the Blue Lanterns are a Corps powered by the emotion of hope.
The Green Lantern Corps may command the power of will, but the White Lantern Corps commands the very light of life, granting them far greater power.
The Blue Lantern Rings also have less offensive capability than the Green Lantern Rings. While they have exhibited the ability to emit energy blasts and manifest contracts like the Green Lanterns, they do so to a lesser degree and generally aren't as strong.
All of this, emotional understanding of both the user and the people they protect, coupled with its uses in the field have make the Yellow Lantern ring much more effective than a green one.
The Grey Lantern Corps is one of the Lantern Corps. The Grey Lanterns draw their power from their members' absolute apathy. As such, only members of Hattar's species can qualify for being Grey Lanterns.
The Red Lantern Corps are a major villainous organization, functioning as anti-heroes throughout much of the DC universe and they were enemies of the Green Lantern Corps. Their power is derived from the emotional spectrum, particularly the Red Light of Rage.
Each White Lantern possesses a power ring that lets the user create white energy constructs powered by life itself. The original wielder of the Entity, Sinestro, displays the ability to eradicate swarms of Black Lanterns effortlessly and is described as "godlike".
DC's Gold Lantern is a power ring wielding member of the future's Legion of Superheroes, whose powers may exceed those of the modern day Lanterns. The Green Lantern Corps is just one of many ring-wielding users of the emotional spectrum, with the verdant knights embodying the force of willpower.
Powers and abilities
All Blue Lanterns are armed with a blue power ring, fueled by the emotion of hope. While hope is the most powerful of the seven emotions, Blue Lanterns must be near an active Green Lantern's power ring to tap into their own rings' full power.
Violet rings have several unique abilities. They can create crystals which can be used to imprison members of other Lantern Corps on the Zamaron planet. Over time, the rings of the prisoners trapped in stasis within the crystals are infused with violet energy.
Life Extinguishing: The Black Lantern rings are capable of taking hold of a person who had been killed and resurrected, putting them under their control, effectively killing them again.
With the added benefit of having an entire army of what are essentially avarice ghosts at your beck and call, the Orange Lanterns are an overwhelming force of evil that is twisted further by the power of a ring that always wants more.
The founder and leader of the Red Lantern Corps, Atrocitus is by far the most powerful of all the Red Lanterns. After the former psychologist survived the massacre of his people at the hands of the Red Lanterns, Atrocitus became a criminal who fought against the Guardians of the Universe.
"Before The Days, After The Nights, Let us charge on the final stage. In the cloudy storms, or the shining sun, Patience will release us from our cage." - Silver Lantern Corps Oath.
The Green Lantern. Frank Laminski. Frank Laminski is the Phantom Lantern, a powerful villain of all the Lantern Corps. With his Phantom Ring, he can channel all colors on the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum.
There usually seems to be no more than ten Blue Lanterns at a time, as strong hope is scarce in the universe. A few other heroes have taken up the blue light temporarily, with Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner all harnessing the power of hope for a short while.
Powers. The power of the Gold Lantern appears near-limitless and benefits from having a weilder who is practiced at self-control. Using the power of the Elders of Oa, he can construct anything he can imagine from his ring. It also enables him to fly unaided in space, at speeds faster than light.
The Red Lantern ring is unique in that the user can manipulate its base of power, rage. A Red Lantern can detect the rage in the heart of others and, by connection, the blood that pumps that rage.
The Sinestro Corps, also known as Yellow Lantern Corps, is a group of fictional characters, a villainous analog to the Green Lantern Corps in the DC Universe, derived from the emotional electromagnetic spectrum. It is led by the supervillain Sinestro.
As if that weren't enough, rage plasma works negatively toward other lantern rings and their bearers. First off, the plasma eats through their energy constructs; second, and far worse, the plasma can actually corrupt other rings, turning them red.
Love Influence: Love can be fatal to a Red Lantern. Being the opposite of anger, any Red Lantern who feels love for another being may immediately be rejected by their ring and die without its life support.