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Encyclopedia > Star Sapphire (comics)
Star Sapphire
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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance All-Flash Comics #32
(Dec 1947/Jan 1948)
Created by Robert Kanigher
Lee Elias
Characteristics
Affiliations Zamarons
Abilities Vast weapons, including a replicate Zamaron star sapphire

Star Sapphire is the name of several female supervillains in DC Comics, all connected in origin. For millions of years, an immortal race of warrior women, the Zamarons, had chosen physically identical mortals from across the cosmos to serve as host body for their Queen, whom they called Star Sapphire. She is then given the Queen's symbolic weapon, a crystal resembling an actual star sapphire which grants the user powers similar to the power ring of a Green Lantern. Image File history File links AnimatedStarSapphire. ... Image File history File links AnimatedStarSapphire. ... 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. ... Robert Kanigher (June 18, 1915 - May 6, 2002) was a prolific comic book writer whose career spanned five decades. ... Lee Elias (Born May 21, 1920, died April 8, 1998 is an American comics artist. ... The Zamarons are a fictional extraterrestrial race within the DC Comics universe. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... The Zamarons are a fictional extraterrestrial race within the DC Comics universe. ... A star sapphire ring with two diamonds on a silver band. ... A fictional artifact used in DC comic books See Green Lantern Corps All Green Lanterns wield a power ring that can generate a variety of effects and energy constructs, powered purely by the user thinking about it. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ...

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Character History

Golden Age Star Sapphire

Star Sapphire battles the Flash in All-Flash Comics #32.
Star Sapphire battles the Flash in All-Flash Comics #32.

The first version of the character appeared during the Golden Age and battled the Flash twice. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (538x780, 171 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (538x780, 171 KB) Summary http://www. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ...


A later retcon connected her with the Zamaron Star Sapphires, explaining that she had been chosen as Queen of the Zamarons, but had proved unworthy, hence her banishment to the 7th dimension. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Zamarons are a fictional extraterrestrial race within the DC Comics universe. ...


Carol Ferris

Main article: Carol Ferris

The second Star Sapphire was Carol Ferris, girlfriend of Hal Jordan. She battled Jordan (as Green Lantern) for many years, and once Jordan became the Spectre he removed the Star Sapphire persona from Ferris. Carol Ferris is a fictional comic book character published by DC Comics. ... Hal Jordan is a DC Comics superhero, the Silver Age Green Lantern, and arguably the most famous hero to bear that name. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ...


Dela Pharon

Dela Pharon as Star Sapphire III (Green Lantern v2 #41).
Dela Pharon as Star Sapphire III (Green Lantern v2 #41).

A third woman became Star Sapphire during the same time as Carol Ferris. Image File history File links StarSapphireDela. ... Image File history File links StarSapphireDela. ...


During a charity event, Carol Ferris is mysteriously attacked. Green Lantern rescues her and takes her to the hospital. There, she awakens and seeks out the star sapphire jewel. When she finds it, she resumes her Star Sapphire identity. Green Lantern finds her, but she stuns him and leaves.


When Hal recovers, he follows Star Sapphire. He finds her battling another woman who is also Star Sapphire. The Zamarons meet GL and explain that the other woman is Dela Pharon from the planet Xanador. The Zamarons chose her as their new queen, but the woman became angry when dissenters claimed that Carol would have made a superior queen. Dela came to Earth and attacked Carol. This provoked Carol to become Star Sapphire again.


The two women finish their duel with Carol seemingly the victor. She then challenges and defeats GL, forcing him to return to Zamaron as her husband. Before the wedding, GL discovers that the woman is really Dela Pharon. She has tricked everyone in order to marry GL. Hal brings the real Carol, who was living Dela Pharon's life on Xanador, to Zamaron. He then defeats Dela and returns Carol to Earth with no knowledge of events or her Star Sapphire persona (Green Lantern v2 #41, Dec 1965). Dela Pharon has not been seen since, and her current status is unknown.


Deborah Camille Darnell

The fourth woman known as Star Sapphire is Deborah Camille Darnell. She is an alien of the planet Pandina who came to earth and joined the Secret Society of Super Villains. After spending several years in a coma following a battle with the Justice League, she returns to action with her former Society teammates. Later in Infinite Crisis #6, several magic-users (including Darnell) summon the Spectre. He singles out Darnell, and kills her for her past sins. Deborah Camille Darnell is a fictional comic book character published by DC Comics. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ...


New Star Sapphire

Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns has stated that a new Star Sapphire will debut at the end of the Wanted: Hal Jordan storyline in the current GL series. In issue 15 the gem takes possession of a girl named Krystal who is visiting Salisbury, England. She is only a temporary host as the gem seeks out "the body that its chosen Earthmate desires".


Powers

The Star Sapphire's powers, while vast, are poorly defined. She seems equipped with an arsenal of weapons, including a replicate Zamaron star sapphire, but their origins are largely unknown. She also seems to have a variety of personal powers, through whether they stem from herself or her personal armament is also unknown.


As with her powers, the limitations of the Star Sapphire are unclear. Psychologically, she has displayed a bizarre preoccupation with gender, suspected of reflecting a pathological fear of men. She also has a less than accurate grasp of the variations in physics between dimensions. She has been foiled in both of her recorded cases primarily by her own over-confidence.


Other versions

In the Amalgam Comics title Iron Lantern #1, Carol Ferris and Madame Masque were merged to become the character Madame Sapphire. Amalgam Comics was a metafictional American comic book publisher, and part of a collaboration between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters to create new ones (e. ... Iron Lantern is a fictional character and an Amalgam Comics superhero, whose true debut was in Iron Lantern #1, though his first appearance in the Amalgam universe was in Showcase of Suspense #1. ... Madame Masque (Whitney Frost) is a fictional character, an occasional love-interest and villain of Iron Man in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Madame Sapphire is a supervillain from Amalgam Comics and a foe of Iron Lantern. ...


In the Elseworlds title "In Darkest Knight", where Bruce Wayne (rather than Hal Jordan) is granted Abin Sur's Power ring, Selina Kyle is apparently granted power by Sinestro and calls herself Star Sapphire. Among her abilities, she is able to perceive Bruce in an invisible state, to which Binary Star (a similarly powered Harvey Dent) exclaims "You have the eyes of a cat, Star Saphire." Bruce recognizes her as "that woman I met in the bar. I nearly died that night. Elseworlds logo. ... Hal Jordan is a DC Comics superhero, the Silver Age Green Lantern, and arguably the most famous hero to bear that name. ... Abin Sur is a fictional character and a superhero from the DC Comics universe. ... A fictional artifact used in DC comic books See Green Lantern Corps All Green Lanterns wield a power ring that can generate a variety of effects and energy constructs, powered purely by the user thinking about it. ... Cover of Catwoman #2, February 2002. ... Sinestro is a fictional character, a supervillain within the DC Comics universe. ... Two-Face, from Batman #234, August 1971. ...


personality

Powers: Light based powers similar to Green Lantern's, except fuchsia in color and channeled through a star sapphire gem on her forehead.


Origin: Carol Ferris was Hal Jordan's boss and lover, before having a psychotic breakdown and developing a secondary personality. She was given a star sapphire gem by the Zamarons to make her their queen. Zamarons are the female counterparts to the Guardians. She has been primarily a Green Lantern villian.


Comments: All of Star Sapphire's origins have basically been ignored. Hal Jordan's abscense from both Superman and Justice League make it difficult to explain her origin in the cartoon. It seems as a side effect to the vast amount of supervillains in Injustice for All, many origins of villains were simply ignored. Even when Star Sapphire made a second apperance in Fury her origin was still left out.


Star Sapphire makes an excellent Green Lantern villain since their powers are so alike, but she doensn't have the power to match the entire league. It's likely that if we see her return, she'll make it with other villains.


Other media

Star Sapphire has appeared in episodes of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited played by Olivia d'Abo. Justice League is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was an American animated television series produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Olivia dAbo as Nicole Wallace on Law & Order: Criminal Intent Olivia dAbo (born January 22, 1967 although she claims to have been born in 1971 according to her own personal website in London, England) is a former child actress (aged 13?-17), and sometime singer, whose career has...


Star Sapphire joined Lex Luthor's cause when he asked for villains to help him destroy the Justice League. When that failed, she joined forces with Aresia to destroy the men of the world. She successfully tricked Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl into believing that she cared about the men, leading them into a trap that took them and Wonder Woman's mother, Hippolyta, on board of Aresia's plane. She was knocked out by Wonder Woman and she fell to the sea, but later she showed up again to battle Green Lantern, losing that battle as well. She was seen several times during the final season of Justice League Unlimited. She was part of Grodd/Luthor's Legion of Doom. Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain. ... Fury was the codename of two DC Comics superheroines, who are mother and daughter. ... It has been suggested that Wonder Woman (Earth-Two) be merged into this article or section. ... First and foremost, the term hawkgirl orignates from her being part Hawk, part Girl, and full idiot. ... For the Marvel Comics character, see: Hippolyta (Marvel Comics). ...


Star Sapphire's power comes from the stone in her mask, giving her Green Lantern-like power that enables her to form shields, make objects, and generally cause havoc. Her origins are never elaborated upon.


External links

Golden Age Queen of the 7th Dimension:

Dela Pharon:

Animated:

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