I realize that many Green Lanterns has/have multiple memberships in different color Corps. Can anyone tell me the number of rings (and colors) each one "has ever used" please? Regardless if it was at the same time or a different one.

So to narrow the question down, please list the numbers of membership(s) ever held by the following Green Lanterns please. I am trying to determine who has achieved the most rings.

  • Hal Jordan
  • Kyle Rayner
  • Guy Gardner
  • Jon Stewart
  • Alan Scott
  • Sinestro
  • Abin Sur
  • Do you mean "currently possess" or "have ever used"? – Valorum May 31 '14 at 16:42
  • "have ever used"....wanting to know the numbers of rings ever possessed by the following characters:Hal Jordan? Kyle Rayner? Guy Gardner? Jon Stewart? Alan Scott? Sinestro? Thanks, Richard. – user26787 Jun 1 '14 at 19:56
  • A special case: Mogo has had temporary custody of most of the green rings, to direct them to new recruits. – Gaultheria Jul 15 '18 at 6:00

Kyle Rayner has worn each color of the spectrum and is a member of the White Lantern Corps.

Kyle with each ring.

Rings on the fingers

Despite the initial shock of being chosen to weld all of these after the Green Lanterns were all but destroyed in Blackest night, he learned to weld all of them.

Welding all

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    Strictly speaking, Kyle only ever actually wore six of the spectrum colors, because the orange ring that "chose" him was fake. But he did eventually learn to wield the Orange Light, alongside all the rest. – The Spooniest Jun 2 '14 at 12:33
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    This is possibly the dumbest thing I've ever seen. And I've seen the movie. – Valorum Dec 8 '14 at 21:33
  • Has Kyle every worn someone else's Green ring? – user31178 Feb 24 '15 at 20:45
  • @CreationEdge: Considering his ring's duplication function was used to repopulate the GLC, I'm pretty sure he's technically worn EVERYONE'S ring. – Jeff Jun 22 '15 at 19:28

As a general rule, each Green Lantern has one green ring.

This is more than just a general rule for the Green Lantern Corps, in fact: with the exception of the Orange Lanterns (all of whom are Ring Constructs of people Larfleeze has killed and/or eaten) each Lantern is a member of a single Corps and has a single ring.

There are very few exceptions:

Mongol briefly possessed several Yellow Rings, which he though made him stronger (and given your belief partially powers any ring, may have been true) before he was beaten into the pavement by Sinestro.

Guy Gardner was once possessed by a Red Ring. It didn't last long, Saint Walker (I believe) helped him purge the red energy from his system.

The Star Sapphires had a habit of kidnapping other ring bearers (especially those with yellow rings) and 'Converting' them. They were encased in sapphire and essentially brainwashed to serve as Star Sapphires. A few of the Sinestro Corps (yellow lanterns) converted to Star Sapphires (violet lanterns) this way, though they then stopped wearing their Yellow rings.

Hal Jordan briefly had a Blue ring forced upon him. It didn't let go until he had mastered it (by telling it what he Hoped for) and then it was released. Hal didn't want the blue ring to start with, and wearing two colored rings interfered with his ability to use either properly.

Hal has a bad day

Hal has also worn a red ring (briefly), it seems:

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Frankly, I'd be willing to guess that Hal has worn more rings than anyone else, because the War of Light was seen by many writers as a way to dress Hal up in as many costumes as they could.

All of the above happened during the War of Light. Further back in time, Sinestro gave up his Green Ring in favor of the first Yellow ring (alternatively, as the backstory changes, he was given the boot from the GL Corps and forged the yellow ring).

Guy Gardner wore a Yellow ring for a while, back before he became the Warrior (let's not talk about that, ok? It was the 90s, it was a bad time). This was the ring he used when he went up against (and was put down by) Doomsday. He couldn't use it very well (he didn't speak the language it used) but he made it work well enough. Batman still put him down with one punch.

Long story short: it isn't common for any Ring-based hero to use more than a single ring at a time, or for them to use rings of different colors simultaneously.

During Blackest Night, Black Rings found dead (and later, formerly dead) characters. Many dead Lanterns were risen as Black Lanterns, but they didn't retain any of their former colors.

  • Hal's Green Lantern Wiki page lists him as a member of the Green Lantern corps, and the former member of 6 other corps. White, Blue, Red, Orange, Black, and Sinestro corps are all listed. Looks like he might be missing Indigo and the Star Sapphires. – Ellesedil Jan 28 '17 at 0:58
  • @Ellesedil: Yeah, in Blackest Night he wore White, Blue, Black (I think), and Green at various times. Not sure when Red happened, but screen above. That just leaves Orange and Yellow unaccounted for. Frankly, I'm not surprised - Hal is the first one they put a new outfit on, and him in a different color sells comics. – Jeff Jan 28 '17 at 2:31
  • In War of the Green Lanterns, Hal actually wields Yellow and Orange at the same time, although he had been wielding a Yellow ring for a bit previous. Here's a really good summary of the overall story: youtu.be/Tjf0qe_-vzY?t=15m27s. In Wrath of the First Lantern, he intentionally wields a black ring: youtu.be/fpCHIaagLvI?t=6m38s – Ellesedil Jan 28 '17 at 6:12

Most colors: Kyle Rayner

As has been mentioned in previous answers, Kyle Rayner has worn a ring of every color of the emotional spectrum and is the only White Lantern (which also encompasses all colors of the spectrum).

Kyle Rayner

Most rings: Hal Jordan

During the Emerald Twilight storyline, Hal Jordan, enraged by the destruction of Coast City, rampages toward Oa to take revenge on the Guardians. The Guardians send all their best Lanterns to try to stop Hal, but Hal beats them one by one and takes their rings.

This scene shows him wielding ten rings at once:

Emerald Twilight 1

And this cover art (so, take it for what it's worth) shows him wielding no less than thirteen:

[Emerald Twilight cover2

  • I'd even add that throughout the years, Hal has even wielded his original ring, then another one, then a dupe made by Sinestro when Geoff Johns made him green again, (probably some others in the meantime) and recently built his own ring out of his own pure willpower. So yeah, not only has wielded the most at once, but also the most separated rings. – Jenayah Jul 13 '18 at 19:16

With the exception of Orange, Black, White, and Phantom. Guy Gardner has had them all. If you consider the Phantom Ring (Rebirth: Green Lanterns 10) to count as every ring (when using the Phantom Ring, the possessor is able to use the powers of any color, cycling through them based on what they're feeling) Simon Baz would've had possession of the most rings as he is the only Green Lantern to date to use the Phantom Ring. enter image description here

  • I don't see how the comic page relates to the text. This may just be an ordering issue: If it just relates to the first sentence, then you ought to put the part about the Phantom ring after the image. – Bobson Nov 27 '16 at 11:52

It's Hal because out of Kyle and Hal they both have equipped all the color rings (except Kyle didn't wield the orange ring only the light) and both equipped a non-color ring. Hal equipped the black ring while Kyle wielded the white ring. So Hal wore 8 and Kyle wore 7.

  • How does this answer the question "How many Rings has each Green Lantern ever held?" Perhaps you meant this to be a comment on one of the answers that suggest that one Green Lantern has held the most rings. – Blackwood Aug 27 '16 at 0:30

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