Thinking about Green Lantern power rings

I’d be interested to see DC’s exact description of what a power ring does.

  •  Is it just a force projector?
  • Can it do anything?
  • Is it intelligent?

I think the ring should only be a powerful telekinetic device that
allows you to create force bolts, provide telekinetic transportation
and create temporary “solid energy” constructs. At the very least, all
of its abilities should only have a temporary duration.
For example,
it can make a cage to hold Evil Star in, but that cage shouldn’t exist
for ever. However, it could bend and mold regular matter into a cage
that would be more or less permanent.
In my opinion the power ring shouldn’t
be an energy force (except for “paddle boat”-like engines). It
shouldn’t be able to rearrange molecules unless the wielder actually
understands the molecular workings. Nor should it create dimensional
You can use telekinesis for a lot of things, but you have to know how to use it right, otherwise you end up with a jumbled mess.
The ring shouldn’t just magically fill in the knowledge gaps of the user.
the ring can in fact do anything, then why even have a Green Lantern?
The guardians could just sit on Oa and blast people from afar.
the ring is intelligent (an implication that has been made when G’nort
used one), then I ask again, why even entrust it with a Green Lantern.
Just have it float through space, righting wrongs.


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