- For the version of this location before the Super Genesis Wave, see Lake of Rings (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
A Lake of Rings is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. They are naturally-occurring bodies of water on Sonic's World that produce Power Rings used to empower certain beings or technology.
Shattered World Crisis
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where the Lake of Ring's original timeline ended.
The Freedom Fighters discovered a Lake of Rings in the Chao Garden adjacent to Meropis' Eusebes Shrine, and were able to gather a number of Power Rings to power their Sky Patrol mobile base. Another Lake of Rings was also found on Isolated Island, and went mysteriously dormant during the Shattered World Crisis. Curiously, under the influence of a Chaos Emerald, it produced a strange new object known as the Red Star Ring.
- The Lake of Rings was originally a plot device developed for the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon series. Ironically, the comic series would not incorporate the Lake of Rings until just after the cartoon series was canceled. Ian Flynn would combine aspects of the Lake of Rings with that of the lakes in the Chao Gardens in the video games.