A close-up in "The Conqueror"
|First appearance||A Hero for Earth|
The Wind Ring is one of five magic rings created by Gaia to help defend the planet.
It debuted in the series pilot episode, seen with the other 4 rings being sent to five corners of the globe by Gaia. The Wind Ring was sent to Eastern Europe (formerly the Soviet Union) where Linka retrieves it from a bird while playing songs on her electric keyboard.
The Wind Ring has a pale blue (or periwinkle) stone and three squiggle lines representing wind as its emblem inside it. It is activated when the holder says "Wind" whilst clenching their fist. When activated, it casts white energy (when summoning Captain Planet the energy is often light blue) in the form of a spinning pinwheel. It is one of the three magic rings (along with Water and Earth) to have a gold band for the entirety of the series. Starting in Season 4, the Wind Ring loses its unique sound effect and no longer produces its spinning pinwheel shape.
It is often confused with the Water Ring, which also has a blue stone (albeit a different shade), a gold band, and a wave emblem that is similar to one of the "wind squiggles".
It can create small whirlwinds, open some barricaded doors, blow away objects and gases, and lift people including the user to new heights. However it is very draining on Linka when she engulfs herself with wind enabling her to fly momentarily. It can also be used to create gusts of wind to aid in transport in various types of transportation such as a sailboat. It has the unique ability out of all the magic rings to be able to create and manipulate its element, as opposed to the others which can do either or but not both.
The Wind Ring is responsible for Captain Planet's flight ability and presumably his hurricane-like breath and the ability to create wind based weather conditions. It is always the 3rd ring used in the process of summoning him.
Like the other rings, the Wind Ring will not activate if: Captain Planet has been summoned, the ring has come in contact with pollution, pollution level in the immediate area is high, and if the user's mind is polluted.
It has been shown that the wind created from the ring can be disrupted causing it to dissipate. The strength of the wind created varies but is never shown to be as violent or strong as a tornado or hurricane.