Star Sapphire is a DC comics character with a long history. She was born in the Zamaron, a rare race of females, and later became a member of the Star Sapphires corps. Her origin, power source, and identity have changed many times throughout her publication history. But here, we tried to make it as precise as possible for you to learn everything about this magnificent character.
History of Star Sapphire
Star Sapphire aka Carol Ferris first appeared in All-Flash Comics #32 in 1948. She was created by Robert Kanigher and Lee Elias. She was originally a member of the Zamarons, an all-female race that lived on the planet Zamaron. She was given the power of Star-Sapphire to protect the Queen of Zamaron.
Origin of Star Sapphire
Carol Ferris grew up not knowing her true identity or purpose until she met Queen Aga’po during an attack by the Sinestro Corps that destroyed much of the planet’s population. The Queen explained to Carol about her destiny as a Star Sapphire and sent her back to Earth.
After receiving the powers, Carol used the powers of the Star Sapphires for personal gain, using them to fight crime with Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. She eventually became a member of the Sinestro Corps during their attack on Oa by trapping Kyle Rayner in an energy construct.
The Zamarons, however, had a hard time understanding the power of the Star Sapphires and Carol’s refusal to use them for good. They eventually kicked her out of their group until she went on a pilgrimage that changed and hardened her heart because of how much people seemed to need help from others, those only seeking personal gain or revenge, and those who succumb to evil.
Powers and Abilities
Carol has the ability to wield energy constructs and fire blasts of pure violet light. The Star Sapphire’s power is based on love and emotion. The more she feels, the stronger it becomes. As a result of this, her powers are strengthened by feelings such as compassion or empathy but weakened by negative emotions like anger, jealousy, or fear.
She has also been shown to be able to use other colors of light (such as red) to attack her opponents. She also has the power to form solid holograms of herself that she can use for observation or even combat.
As a Star Sapphire, Carol has super strength and power over light waves. She can transport herself from planet to planet or galaxy to another by just using her thoughts thanks to their quantum powers of teleportation, faster than light travel, and other abilities that are considered too complicated for humans to understand.
Romance and Relationships
Carol was romantically involved with Hal Jordan and later became his wife during their time on Oa. Their marriage ended when they left for Earth. During her time with Hal Jordan, Carol Ferris was known as the “girlfriend” and confidante of Green Lantern.
In addition to this, she is also romantically involved with Kyle Rayner in DC Comics’ The New 52 event. That relationship ends after Star Sapphire’s power source changes from fear to love during an attack by Krona on Oa.
Teams and Affiliations
Carol Ferris is a member of the Star Sapphire Corps. The corps is made up of females born on Zamaron, Carol’s home planet, and one in which she has served as Queen at different points in her timeline.
She was also a member of the Legion of Doom and the Sinestro Corps during her time in the DC universe.
There have been many iterations of Star Sapphire over the last 70 years. Here we tried to stick to the original ones as much as possible. So, do you like this emerald star from DC comics? What is your favorite Star Sapphire moment?