A close-up in "The Conqueror"
|First appearance||A Hero for Earth|
The Fire Ring is one of 5 magic rings created by Gaia to help defend the planet.
It debuted in the series pilot along with the other 4 rings, being sent to 5 corners of the globe by Gaia. The Fire Ring was sent to North America, where it is shot from a flaming drum into Wheeler's hand after he had defended a man from a thug.
The Fire Ring has a red stone with a flame emblem. It is activated when the holder says "Fire" while clenching their fist. In the series' pilot, Wheeler unintentionally activates his ring in the Geo-cruiser, creating a small fire by saying "Fire Fight". When activated by Wheeler, it produces red energy in the form of a fluctuating flame.
The Fire and Heart Rings are the only ones to have silver bands in seasons 1-3. From Season 4 onward, the Fire Ring loses its unique sound effect, no longer produces its standard flame shape and now has a gold band instead of its original silver one.
It is probably the most offensively used of the 5 magic rings. It has been shown to be able to instantly ignite, heat, melt, and or weld targeted surfaces and objects. It can also shoot laser like fire beams that usually incinerates anything it comes into contact with, conjure streams of flames similar to a flamethrower, and used as a light in dark areas. Being used as a light doesn't seem to require the holder to say "Fire" as the ring doesn't produce any energy but alternatively glows brightly red.
The Fire Ring in all likelihood conveys Captain Planet his ability to transform into fire and to be able to withstand extreme heat including traveling through lava. It is always the 2nd ring used in the process of summoning him.
Like the other rings, the Fire Ring will not activate if: Captain Planet has been summoned, the ring has come in contact with pollution, pollution in the vicinity is high, and if the user's mind is polluted.
There are some metals and objects that are fireproof or highly heat resistant and therefore are unaffected by the Fire Ring. Although the ring can create fire, it has never been shown to be able to manipulate already existing fire. It is also ineffective underwater.