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Star Sapphire is the name of several characters in the DC Universe, all connected in origin.

Carol FerrisEdit

Star Sapphire

Star Sapphire

Real Name
Carol Ferris
First Appearance
Showcase #22 (September-October, 1959) [as Carol Ferris], Green Lantern (Vol. 2) #16 (October, 1962) [as Star Sapphire]
Creators
John Broome, Gil Kane
Team Affliations
New Guardians, Star Sapphires, Zamarons, Ferris Aircraft, Justice League
Aliases
Predator
Base of Operations
Coast City
Powers
Flight, Repelling Ray, Mind Over Matter
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience, Business Experience
Tools and Weapons
Star Sapphire

Carol Ferris is an ally to Hal Jordan, but has also lead a double life and second personality as the villainess Star Sapphire of which she was unaware.

OriginEdit

Carol Ferris was the owner of an aircraft company who was forcibly given the Star Sapphire, an alien object that turned her into Star Sapphire, a warrior woman seeking her perfect mate..

BiographyEdit

An immortal race of warrior women (the Zamarons) were held the ancient tradition of choosing physically identical mortals from across the cosmos to serve as the host body for their queen. The woman they choose to serve this role is called Star Sapphire. She is given the queen's symbolic weapon; a crystal resembling an actual star sapphire that grants the user powers similar to the power ring of a Green Lantern.

In her original appearance, Hal Jordan becomes employed at Ferris Aircraft and (after asking her to dinner) she makes it clear that she does not date employees. However, she would go on to play an on and off romantic role in his life. As Star Sapphire, she battles Jordan (as Green Lantern) for many years. This first happens as the Zamarons want to prove men are inferior, so they make her battle Green Lantern. When she is first defeated by him they take away her memory of the event, but the persona keeps resurfacing. When Jordan becomes the Spectre, he removes the Star Sapphire persona from Ferris. While seeking to inhabit the body that Jordan most desires, the Star Sapphire gem again possesses her for a brief period. Her reunion with the Star Sapphire entity is short however, as it soon learns that Jordan most desires Jillian Pearlman and as a result abandons Ferris. Though she no longer holds the singular position of Star Sapphire, she receives a violet power ring sent to her by the Zamarons. It attaches itself to her and she leaves for Zamaron to be inducted as a member of the Star Sapphire Corps. As the Queen dies at the end of Green Lantern, Carol is named queen by her predecessor.

Dela Pharon Edit

Dela Pharon was introduced as the third woman to hold the position of Star Sapphire in Green Lantern vol. 2, issue #41 (December 1965). In the story, Ferris is injured testing out one of her new flying machines, and is brought to the hospital for treatment. However, she awakens and finds herself drawn away from the hospital. It is shown that Ferris is being lured off by the Star Sapphire gem, and upon finding it she once again takes on the mantle of Star Sapphire. As Star Sapphire she returns to pursuing her quest to marry Green Lantern; however, conflict arises with the arrival of an alien woman who also appears to be the Zamaron's queen and Star Sapphire. Jordan discovers Ferris' transformation upon finding her fighting the second, alien, Star Sapphire. The Zamarons arrive to meet Jordan and explain that Dela Pharon (from the planet Xanador) is the woman that Ferris is fighting.

Deborah Camille Darnell Edit

Remoni-Notra, of the planet Pandina, was chosen by the Zamarons to be their queen, an honor previously bequeathed upon Earth's Carol Ferris, but refused. Remoni-Notra was given one of the five star sapphire gems and was told of the existence of the other four. Using her powers, she came to Earth to locate and steal Carol Ferris' gem and joined the Secret Society of Super Villains as the new Star Sapphire in hopes of finding a clue to the gem. On Earth she took the name Deborah Camille Darnell and became a stewardess at Ferris Aircraft, in hopes of getting closer to Carol to take the Star Sapphire gem. As Star Sapphire, Darnell 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. As Debbie Darnell, she often dated long-time hero Captain Comet. She also portrayed a French real estate agent named Camille on Earth. Her whereabouts were unknown until recently when it was revealed that she was mind-wiped and put in a coma. She was most likely mind-wiped at the request of Green Lantern, Hal Jordan to protect Carol Ferris. She was in a coma following the mind-wipe, and was revived by her teammates in the Secret Society. Together, they again battled the Justice League of America.

Jillian Pearlman Edit

The fourth child of a Texan rancher, Jillian enlisted to the United States Air Force after she turned nineteen. Her sharp wit, attitude, and Texan accent earned her the call sign "Cowgirl." Jillian met Hal Jordan's alter-ego, Green Lantern, after he saved her life when the engine of her jet, an X-2020, was failing and later met Jordan face to face at Edwards Air Force Base. Jordan and Jillian felt a romantic attraction to each other, and eventually realize that they have a lot in common. During the lost year, Cowgirl, Hal "Highball" Jordan, and Shane "Rocket-Man" Sellers were sent on an Air Force mission, on which Jordan, per usual, did not wear his Green Lantern ring. During the mission all three of their jets were shot down and the pilots taken as prisoners of war. Jordan filed down his chains in an attempt to escape the camp, finally doing so when his captors attempted to torture Cowgirl in front of him to get him to reveal secrets, since torturing Jordan himself wasn't working. Cowgirl and Jordan used the surprise to overcome their jailers, located Rocket-Man, fled the camp, and eventually made it to a campsite and a hospital. Upon their return to America they were awarded POW medals in a ceremony interrupted by a ship piloted by Tomar-Tu crashing to Earth. When the three recovered POWs were put back on active Air Force duty, it was done so on the condition that they attend therapy sessions. All three skip the sessions, deciding instead to get together at Pancho's, the station bar, and work through it.

In other media Edit

Usually this character (Carol Ferris) is not used as a heroine in cartoons. The Justice League cartoons and the Justice League: Doom animated film used the plot of the jewel that corrupted it. The cartoons Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Justice League Action and the second version of the cartoon DC Super hero girls, used this plot, but replaced the jewel with a ring. The first cartoon to put the character as a hero was the cartoon Green Lantern: Animated Series, the producers of the cartoon made their own version of the plot of how she became a villain and then went from villain to heroine, the second cartoon to using her as a heroine was the cartoon DC Super Hero Girls. Anyway, all these cartoons (except Justice League: Doom which is for adults) put the character in the villain outfit or some variation of the outfit because it is less revealing than her hero outfit and thus easier to show for children. Carol Ferris appears in movie Green Lantern.

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