- For the version of this object before the Super Genesis Wave, see Power Ring (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Rings are objects that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. They are golden rings found all around Sonic's World, and are great sources of energy. Several bodies of water around the planet are known to produce them, which are referred to as Lakes of Rings.
Powers and traits
Shattered World Crisis
Rotor the Walrus built the Sky Patrol and designed it to run on Ring energy, necessitating occasional resupply as he did at the Eusebes Shrine. Dr. Eggman also determined that the Dark Gaia energy emanating from the broken planet exceeded the total energy of the world's Rings.
Red Star Ring
The Red Star Ring is a unique Ring produced by a Lake of Rings under the influence of a Chaos Emerald. While Dr. Ellidy determined that it possessed roughly the same qualities as a regular Ring, it had the potential for much greater energy output. This was later demonstrated effectively when Nicole used that energy to transform into Overclocked Nicole.
- Rings are an element originally taken from the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, though their role in the comics is closer to that of their depiction in the Sonic the Hedgehog television series.