I know a Green Lantern can travel through space, but how exactly do they do this (i.e. wormholes, warp, hyperspace, etc.)? I mean they have to be able to move at faster then light speeds to move farther then a light year right and if they can use their rings to move at FTL speeds then have they ever used this ability in combat?
Shouldn't a Green Lantern be able to move at FTL speeds?
One good thing about the rings, is you can basically just say "it's magic". And I don't mean that it's a cop-out. The energy is supposed to be refined from the magical energy of the star-heart (or w/e...that part of GL history is convoluted in my brain) and comics say magic is just energy science can't explain/understand yet....so there's not a lot of need to explain how the rings (/energy) can accomplish what they can.
I was under the impression the Green Lanterns got from their sector to Oa and back again via some-kind of portal or hyperspace flight, but can only go those distances.
it can be said that they can move and fight pretty quickly if they can will themselves to do it, as if to augment their physical abilities, but, this isn't seen very often in comparison to the use of constructs.
I've been reading the Sinestro Corps crossover and from what I've read they fly though something called trans-luminal space. They don't really get into specifics about it.
Also I looked this up on a few threads where fans asked the same question. Here are some of the answers I found...
GL's create wormholes , bypassing the roughly four million light years between galaxies (galaxy distribution is startlingly even). Some use black holes to travel, emerging from the corresponding white hole.
I think there was some mention during Kyle's turn as GL that he could roughly duplicate pretty much every power in the JLA, but he wasn't quite as good as the 'original' source because they had more practice with that power.
Depending on who you talk to, you still can't really go faster than the speed of light in the normal DC universe - you have to either use wormholes, hyperspace or some other workaround. In the past, exceeding the speed of light either threw you into the Time Barrier, or you wound up at the Rock of Eternity, which was a cosmic waystation allowing you access to all of time and space.
BTW, any green lantern can travel faster than flash. Flash is limited to the speed of light, wheras a GL can trave across the entire universe within a matter of days or less.
- Flight, including flight at speeds beyond that of light, although this creates an enormous expenditure of energy.
- Relatively instantaneous transport across the galaxy and other distances through generated wormholes
- Teleportation (an ability that has not been used in quite some time and is outside the ability of modern Green Lanterns. In modern stories, only the Indigo Rings allow instantaneous teleportation)
- Pre-Crisis, the rings allowed for travel faster than the speed of light.
- Time travel, though several power rings are needed to complete this.
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