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Encyclopedia > Carol Ferris
Star Sapphire


Carol Ferris as Star Sapphire Image File history File links StarSapphireSA.gif‎ Summary http://glfreak. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance as Carol Ferris: Showcase #22 (Sep-Oct 1959)
as Star Sapphire: Green Lantern v2 #16 (Oct 1962)
Created by John Broome
Gil Kane
Characteristics
Alter ego Carol Ferris
Previous affiliations Zamarons, Extreme Justice (Facility Administrator)
Notable aliases Predator
Notable powers Flight, Repelling Ray, Mind Over Matter (similar to a Green Lantern power ring)

Carol Ferris is a fictional comic book character published by DC Comics. She is one of many super-villains who has used the name Star Sapphire. She is also a long-time love interest to Green Lantern. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... Showcase #4 (September-October 1956, the first appearance of the Silver Age Flash. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ... John Broome (1738 - 1810) was a New York political figure. ... Eli Katz (April 6, 1926–January 31, 2000), who worked under the name Gil Kane and in a few instances Scott Edwards, was a comic book illustrator whose career spanned the 1940s to 1990s. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ... The Zamarons are a fictional extraterrestrial race within the DC Comics universe. ... Extreme Justice #0. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Star Sapphire is the name of several female supervillains in DC Comics, all connected in origin. ... Hal Jordan is a DC Comics superhero, the Silver Age Green Lantern, and arguably the most famous hero to bear that name. ...

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Character history

Early history

Carol Ferris debuts in Showcase #22.
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Carol Ferris debuts in Showcase #22.

As Ferris Aircraft's Vice President, Carol Ferris (the only child of aerospace mogul Carl Ferris) had hired Hal Jordan and quickly found herself attracted to the fearless test pilot, who was secretly the superhero Green Lantern. However, the young couple’s romance quickly became complicated when Carol took over the company from her father and the Zamarons crowned her the new Star Sapphire. When the Zamarons discovered that she was in love with Green Lantern, a servant of their estranged mates, The Guardians of the Universe, they sent her to defeat Green Lantern in battle as Star Sapphire. Hal Jordan is a DC Comics superhero, the Silver Age Green Lantern, and arguably the most famous hero to bear that name. ... Hal Jordan is a DC Comics superhero, the Silver Age Green Lantern, and arguably the most famous hero to bear that name. ... The Zamarons are a fictional extraterrestrial race within the DC Comics universe. ... Star Sapphire is the name of several female supervillains in DC Comics, all connected in origin. ... The Guardians of the Universe as depicted in Justice League Unlimited The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics superhero universe. ...


Over the years, Star Sapphire and Green Lantern would duel again and again, but each time Jordan would defeat Ferris and revert her back to normal.


Predator

When Carol Ferris had been cured from her evil Star Sapphire persona, she developed a third subconscious identity, the male Predator. Deprived of Hal Jordan's love at the time, Carol found everything she wanted from a man in the Predator - masculinity, strength, and care. Physically separated from Carol's body, the Predator repeatedly appeared as a mysterious figure, protecting Carol's beloved company Ferris Aircraft from the threats of Eclipso, the Demolition Team and Jason Bloch. He also established the company Intercontinental Petroleum (Con-Trol) to let her regain control of Ferris Aircraft. Finally, the Predator started to court Carol (who did not know that the Predator was a part of herself) and battled Hal Jordan for her love. Hal defeated the Predator and witnessed him merging with Carol into Star-Sapphire. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Demolition Team are a team of comic book mercenaries in the DC Comics universe. ...

Predator and Hal Jordan battle over Carol Ferris.
Predator and Hal Jordan battle over Carol Ferris.

Later, the Predator reappeared and revealed that it was actually an ancient parasite from the planet Maltus. With Jordan powerless, The Predator transformed Carol into a totally evil incarnation of Star Sapphire (who eventually murdered Katma Tui), and he impregnated Star-Sapphire with a demonic entity. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (694x1037, 248 KB) Summary http://img19. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (694x1037, 248 KB) Summary http://img19. ... Katma Tui is a fictional comic book superhero, an extraterrestrial from the planet Korugar, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ...


Still later, Carol became the newly-hired administrator for Extreme Justice's Mount Thunder facility. Soon, both the Predator and the Star Sapphire were completely separated from Carol, and Star Sapphire actually gave birth to the child (it was revealed that Carol Ferris and Star Sapphire are two separate beings, and Sapphire was not Carol transformed as had previously been believed, but some sort of energy being who inhabited Carol's body). Shortly afterwards, the parents (Predator and Star Sapphire) were killed by Neron, who departed with their baby in his arms. (Extreme Justice #10-11) Extreme Justice #0. ... Neron is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Extreme Justice #0. ...


End of Star Sapphire

Star Sapphire discovers her powers in Green Lantern #16.
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Star Sapphire discovers her powers in Green Lantern #16.

In Green Lantern Vol. 3 #119, Hal (as The Spectre) decides to visit Carol. He makes himself visible and tells Carol he is going to help her, but she won't remember his visit. He reaches "into" Carol and pulls out the Star Sapphire gem, which causes Star Sapphire herself to re-emerge (it appeared she was previously killed by Neron, but somehow a part of her survived in Carol). The Spectre detains her and puts her back in to the gem. He hands the gem to Carol and lets her finish the job, which she does (essentially finally killing the Star Sapphire persona that would take control of her), and starts feeling much better. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x880, 168 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x880, 168 KB) Summary http://www. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ...


In Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, Hal and Carol finally come to terms with their relationship


In Northern California at Ferris Aircraft, Carol Ferris says she thinks she understands. Hal tells her that he knows it's hard and that he can barely get his head around it himself. Carol asks if he remembers anything from when he was the Spectre. Hal says kind of, but just like he was watching it from the outside. How Spectre thinks, who he talked to beyond this life, Hal can't recall. Hal apologizes for everything Carol had to go through. Carol says she survived and that she's not going to sell the airbase. She says that if Hal can rebuild his life, so can she and that she's going to do it with her husband, Gil. Carol says that she can use a good pilot. Hal says that he appreciates the offer, but he has other plans.


Carol hugs Hal and tells him to take care of himself, and Jordan tells her to do the same. She says it's "funny." And Hal asks what. She says that he's not so cold anymore.


Powers

Star Sapphire can use her gem of power to fly and to hurl blasts of force nearly equal to the power of a Green Lantern's ring. Moreover, the Sapphire bestows upon her a certain amount of invulnerability and allows her to survive in airless space.


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Carol Ferris (196 words)
Carol Ferris fell in love with the hero Green Lantern, unaware that he was her test pilot Hal Jordon.
Coincidently, Ferris was selected to become the queen of an immortal race of extraterrestrial women warriors known as Zamarons.
When she was defeated by the emerald gladiator, the Zamarons deemed Ferris unworthy of leadership and removed her memory of being Star Sapphire, although they left behind both the gem and a subconscious knowledge of her powers.
Green Lantern (2295 words)
When Carol Ferris attracted their attention, their hope was that she would eventually return to the Zamarons and slay the other pretenders.
Carol Ferris felt intense pain shoot through her limbs, seizing hold of her heart and seeming to pull it in a thousand different directions.
Deathstroke and Carol's 'father' had taken her from the grounds of Ferris Aircraft, locking her away in a room at a small house outside the city.
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