Qwardian Power Ring
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The first yellow ring was acquired by Sinestro following his banishment to the antimatter universe of Qward.

On Qward, Sinestro met the Weaponers,[1] and told them of the Yellow impurity, how the Green Lantern Rings could not affect anything colored yellow. Having been working on a weapon similar to the power rings for several millennia, the Weaponers developed a Power Ring, designed to project yellow energy and and take advantage of the Green Lanterns weakness.

Unlike a Green Lantern's power ring, yellow power rings are fueled by fear instead of willpower, but otherwise function the same.


Qwardian Energy Conduit: The rings use Qwardian energy, supplied by a Qwardian Power Battery, which in most cases takes the form of yellow light. The ring has the ability to affect and use fundamental forces of the known universe, including electromagnetic energies such as gravity, radiation, heat, light, and powerful blasts of concussive force. It is also theorized that the ring also has a basis in other dimensional energies commonly called magic by users of such energies. The ring can also create fields of force formed from an unknown energy that was bound by the users' will. The limitations of such use are the skill, knowledge and imagination of the user.


Recharge Protocol: Formerly, the rings needed to be charged after a period of 24 hours, regardless of how often it was used. Currently the rings retain a charge until they run out of power. This variability ensures that the wearer takes greater effort to keep it charged. Sinestro's ring was originally charged by attacking Green Lanterns, presumably to tap into the yellow light of fear provided by Parallax who was trapped in the Green Lantern's Central Battery for eons. With the construction of the Sinestro Corps' Central Power Battery, a Qwardian Ring has the same power limitations as a Green Lantern Ring.


  • The Qwardian Power Ring first appeared in Green Lantern, Vol. 2 #9 (December, 1961).[2]
  • The Qwardian Power Ring was created by John Broome and Gil Kane.


  1. The Weaponers of Qward are a society of smiths and engineers that comprise a large population of the native Qwardian race.
  2. Go to DC Database for more on Green Lantern, Vol. 2 #9 (December, 1961).
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