Created By: fleb on February 14, 2009
Nuked

Power Ring

Name Space:
Main
Page Type:
Trope
Or Magic Ring. Or Ring of Power, if you want to go with Tolkien. Maybe we could use a few redirects.

A ring that gives powers. Possibly magic or sci-fi.

Community Feedback Replies: 37
  • February 14, 2009
    Pinata
    There are plenty in Dungeons And Dragons, at least in earlier editions (this troper hasn't played anything copyrighted after 1980). "Ring of protection plus 1" comes to mind, though as I've already stated only old-school players may remember it.
  • February 14, 2009
    Micah
    Wow. We really don't have this already?

    • The ring that gets stuck on Ringo's finger in Help is, at the very least, improbably resistant to removal (in addition to marking its wearer for human sacrifice).
  • February 14, 2009
    foxley
    The Iron Man villain with ten rings is the Mandarin.
  • February 14, 2009
    legendarylugi
  • February 14, 2009
    calronmoonflower
    Dn D has magic rings in 3rd and 4th editions as well as ealier ones.
  • February 14, 2009
    MetaFour
    Not to be confused with the trope Green Lantern Ring.
  • February 14, 2009
    RyokoTK
    Ring Of Power is definitely the best name for this trope.

    Of course, magic rings are powerup fodder in many RP Gs. Rings qualify as accessories in Final Fantasy games, and have a broad variety of powerups; Diablo and its clones all have an enormous catalog of magic rings; most MMORPGs have them too.
  • February 17, 2009
    PkMARIO
    Rune Scape has various enchanted rings with diverse effects, some give recoil damage if you are hit, help in skills, teleport you or turn you to stone. The Charos ring makes you a Charm Person.
  • February 17, 2009
    Kinitawowi
    We don't have this? Seriously? And it's not under The One Ring? Wow.

    Killing the evil wizard Zaks in Magicland Dizzy requires stabbing him with a trident and then casting his ring into the Cracks Of Gehenna.
  • February 17, 2009
    32_Footsteps
    Going a bit old-school, magic rings were the method Link used to improve his armor in the original Legend Of Zelda.

    Dracula's ring is an artifact with different powers in a couple Castlevania games (first appearing in the second).
  • February 17, 2009
    foxley
    The comic book superhero The Fly used to get his powers by rubbing a magic ring.

    In the Superboy comics, Lana Lang was given a ring by an alien that allowed her to become the superheroine Insect Queen. She later became an honorary member of The Legion Of Superheroes.
  • February 17, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    I suggest One Ring To Rule Them All for the trope name.
  • February 17, 2009
    Kuciwalker
    Nah. Ring Of Power or just Magic Ring is better.
  • February 17, 2009
    DarkSasami
    Definitely Ring Of Power. The thing about One Ring is that there's only one of it, see?
  • February 18, 2009
    Jallen
    Sonic The Hedgehog anybody?

    If you don't think the game rings fit then some of the Cartoon/Comic verions certainly do.
  • February 18, 2009
    32_Footsteps
    Someone will have to remind me, but didn't the Wonder Twins put rings together to activate their Wonder Twin Powers?
  • February 18, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Net Hack has a whole slew of rings that a character can wear to obtain various powers and resistances.
  • February 18, 2009
    triassicranger
    There was a story arc in the 90s Spiderman cartoon which had these people who had superpowers and were given rings to turn them on and off.
  • February 18, 2009
    WhiteRoseDuelist
    • In SPaceballs, Lonestar got a ring to focus his Schwartz with though it didn't actually do anything, so this is an aversion.
    • The Rose Seals in Revolutionary Girl Utena were not inherently powerful, but they did grant the ability to duel for the power to revolutionize the world
    • Roland can become engaged to witches (and gain many of their powers) by taking power from their Unity Rings in Luminous Arc 2
  • February 18, 2009
    VorpalSoda
    In RP Gs, characters are usually only able to wear one magic ring on each hand. Sometimes explained as multiple rings on one hand causing interfere with one another, the main real reason is that allowing as many rings as you could fit on your hands would get out of hand very quickly.
  • February 19, 2009
    Arivne
    Western Animation
    • Hanna Barbera cartoon Shazzan. When Chuck and Nancy put their two halves of a magical ring together and say "Shazzan!", the title genie appears.
  • February 19, 2009
    32_Footsteps
    Dungeons And Dragons has had magical rings of all varieties since its inception. From the simple Ring of Protection 1 to the Ring of Three Wishes, and everything in-between.

    So, is this being launched soon?
  • February 19, 2009
    Madrugada
    Massha, in Robert Asprin's Myth series, was at the start, a self-described "gimmick magician"; she exclusively used magic rings, bracelets and other baubles. Later she apprenticed herself to Skeeve in order to learn how to really do magic.
  • February 19, 2009
    hszmv
    • In Titan AE, Cale is given a ring by his father. It turns out to be a map that can only be accessed by someone with his father's DNA and is the key to the titular ship.
  • February 19, 2009
    TheNifty
    Aren't the Mandarin's rings through his spine?
  • February 19, 2009
    foxley
    The Manadrin's rings were definitely on his fingers when he originally appeared and for most of his existence. (I don't know what the current situation is as I haven't read Iron Man in years.)
  • February 19, 2009
    Wulf
    In at least one of the Twisted Metal games that didn't happen, the origin of Calypso's powers were Retconnned to this from "stole them from a demon on the way to Hell."
  • February 19, 2009
    FreezairForALimitedTime
    The original Legend Of Zelda had two magic rings, but Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages took it one further--they included a huge variety of different magical Rings Link could equip, whose effects ranged from "slowly recover health" to "attack even when unequipped" to "turn youself into a Subrosian (which doesn't do anything)." And yes, the Red Ring and Blue Ring were included, as tribues to the original.
  • February 19, 2009
    DarkChronicler
    Ring of Whatever. The titular character from Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors had this gimmick, too.
  • February 21, 2009
    32_Footsteps
    Bump.
  • February 21, 2009
    Earnest
    Whatever you guys decide on as a name, there's a ready and waiting inbound link in Amplifier Artifact.
  • February 27, 2009
    NeeNee
    Bump for Ring Of Power.
  • February 27, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    If no one objects, I'll launch this.
  • February 27, 2009
    NeeNee
    Everyone agrees on Ring Of Power?
  • February 27, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    I vote for it.
  • February 27, 2009
    32_Footsteps
    Ring Of Power looks great to me.
  • February 27, 2009
    Goldfritha

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=q0rd9d7p1s583fhj5ssnk99x