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Leader: Formerly Queen Aga'po (deceased). Currently Carol Ferris
Base of Operations: Zamaron
Before the Guardians became the Guardians, an all-female tribe left, feeling that they shouldn't suppress their emotions. One day on the planet Zamaron, they found a pair of lovers whose love was so great it formed a crystal of pure love around them. They began to use it to form the Star Sapphire with the goal of preserving love. For years, they selected women across the universe and gifted them with the Sapphire, appointing them the Zamaron Queen.
Years later, they realized that placing this potent emotional font in its raw form on the wearer's head left her with no control over her actions. To that end, they refashioned the gems into rings placed on the finger to allow the wearer some emotional distance and control over their actions. In addition to flight, force fields, and energy blasts, the rings are able to sense sources of great love and are informed whenever love is placed in jeopardy.
- Crystal Prison: A number of violet constructs take this form, especially for restraints.
- Dating Catwoman: Carol Ferris and Hal Jordan. Fatality and John Stewart.
- Good Powers, Bad People: There's a reason the previous Star Sapphires were supervillains.
- Heel-Face Brainwashing: What they do to the female Sinestro Corps members.
- Human Resources: Their Central Battery was powered by the bodies of two dead people: the previous incarnations of Hawkman and Hawkgirl, whose love was strong enough to fuel the entire Corps.
- Love Redeems: Why they use Conversion crystals on female criminals. Though as of yet, they've only succeeded on one Sinestro Corps member (Fatality).
- Love Makes You Crazy: Since love is on the far end of the emotional spectrum, wielders of its light are more susceptible to being overwhelmed by it.
- Mate or Die: Their old MO. They kill you anyway.
- One-Gender Race: The Zamarons specifically, and chances are slim of there ever being a male Star Sapphire (not counting the Predator, the physical embodiment of love).
- The Power of Love: LOVE CONQUERS ALL... WITH VIOLET LIGHT!
- Stalker with a Crush: The pre-Corps Sapphires.
- Stripperiffic: For the most part originally; though Miri Riam's was pretty modest. Lampshaded by Guy Gardner; when given his choice of rings he turned down the violet one because he didn't want to be stuck in a pink thong. Scaled way back in the New 52 reboot, as Fatality still shows cleavage, but it seems to be less than before and she has proper pants now; while Carol Ferris now has a pink-and-black bodysuit that doesn't show any skin below the neck.
- Yandere: All of them, at least before they were organized into a Corps.
Notable Star Sapphires
The queen of the Zamarons. Aga'po spearheaded the creation of the Star Sapphire Corps after their use of the sapphire gems proved a failure. She also began the practice of brainwashing captured Sinestros during the War of Light.
After the Predator escaped and the bodies of Khufu and Chay-Ara were taken from the Violet Central Power Battery in Brightest Day
, Aga'po used her own personal power to fuel the Star Sapphires' rings, eventually dying from the strain. She named Carol Ferris as her successor.
Daughter of the CEO of Ferris Aircraft (and later the CEO herself), Carol found herself attracted to Hal Jordan but she held to her rule of not dating employees. Noticing her Unresolved Sexual Tension
, the Zamarons sent her the Star Sapphire gem, creating a Superpowered Evil Side
that Hal would occasionally have to fight. She was eventually freed when she got caught in a Love Triangle
and the Zamarons made Hal choose a girl - "winner" became the new Star Sapphire (Hal decided to Take a Third Option
and chose a Zamaron, forcing them to retreat to deal with it).
With the War of Light looming, the Zamarons have recruited Carol as Star Sapphire once more, only this time as one of many. She agreed in order to help protect Hal. The dying Zamaron Queen was later impressed with how she handled the Predator and appointed Carol her successor.
After the War of The Green Lanterns, Carol refused to remain a member of the Star Sapphires and put her Star Sapphire Power Ring away for safe keeping. Hal, no longer a part of the Green Lantern Corps, tries to rekindle things with Carol after them being at war for so long, though Carol is irritated at Hal's lack of commitment after all these years. However, Hal is soon recruited by Sinestro to liberate Korugar from the Sinestro Corps. When Hal returned to Earth he mentioned that he wanted the last thing to see was her, and Carol decides to give him one more chance. When Sinestro comes again to work with Hal, he refuses. Sinestro, unsatisfied, takes Carol hostage briefly. As Hal and Sinestro clash, Carol puts her Star Sapphire Power Ring back on and once again becomes a member of the Star Sapphires, intending to help Hal. By the time she does so, however, Hal is gone. The Indigo Tribe had teleported Sinestro and Hal across the universe. Thanks to her ring, Carol still knows Jordan's alive, but keeps herself busy helping Kyle Rayner with his team of New Guardians in hopes that she'll be able to rescue Hal with him.
- Ace Pilot: Can keep up with Hal while he's flying. Provided Sinestro doesn't decide to interrupt.
- Action Girl: When she has the ring on.
- Dating Catwoman: With Hal.
- Defrosting Ice Queen
- Love Interest: The most famous living one in the Green Lantern mythos.
- Love Martyr: When the propositioned by the Sapphire to join the new corp, the ring pointed out that many of Carol's decisions were prompted by love for others: she gave up her dream of being a full-time pilot to run her late father's company and put up with all the crap that being with Hal brought her because of the Green Lantern. Instead of condemning her, the ring says this selfless love makes her the perfect candidate for a Star Sapphire ring.
- Morality Pet: Surprisingly, for Kyle, as her projections of the things he loves helped him escape from losing himself to the orange light.
- Also functions in a similar way to Larfreeze during said incident.
- Only Sane Man: It's believed that Carol's continued exposure to the gem allowed her to develop a resistance to the more controlling aspects of the Violet Light.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She is Hal's boss. Stubborn, anti-authoritarian Hal. And she keeps letting him fly planes even when he crashes them or they get blown up.
- Reluctant Warrior: Doesn't exactly look forward to being an intergalactic warrior, but will step up to help those she loves.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension
- Will They or Won't They?: With Hal, over and over again. A flashforward indicates the former, along with them becoming Happily Married.
AKA: Yrra Cynril
Once a member of Xanshi's ruling family, she was offworld when Green Lantern John Stewart's carelessness led to its destruction. Not knowing exactly who was responsible, she swore vengeance against the Green Lanterns as a whole and targeted Kyle Rayner, the only one left at the time. Some time after learning that John was the one at fault, she joined the Sinestro Corps, only to be captured by the Zamarons and converted into a Star Sapphire.
Upon meeting John and interrupting his battle against Larfleeze by using her newly acquired Star Sapphire Ring, she passionately kisses him, clearly stating that, with the anger in her heart replaced by love, she's now able to let go her survivor's guilt, and forgive John Stewart, as she's now able to see that her former nemesis did everything in his power to try saving her home world. As she returns to Zamaron, she merely asks John to forgive and absolve himself.
Currently co-stars with John Stewart in Green Lantern Corps
Golden Age Star Sapphire
A woman of unknown name from an unknown world, this Star Sapphire was chosen by the Zamarons to be their champion years before the Star Sapphire Corps was formed. She was found unworthy, however, and was banished to the Seventh Dimension. Jay Garrick, The Flash
, battled her twice when she escaped.
Miri was on her honeymoon with her beloved Kered when they encountered Mongul II, who wrecked their ship and casually killed Kered. Two days later, she was about to commit suicide in despair when the violet ring appeared and offered her a new purpose saving the love of others. For some unexplained reason, she seems to be in full control of herself (most of the time, anyway).
In Blackest Night, Miri helped resurrect Kyle Rayner by connect Soranik's love to his heart. She and the other Lanterns got pulled to Mogo, due to his "Primary Directive" protocol for the Central Battery.
- Blue Skinned Space Babe
- Na´ve Newcomer
- Only Sane Man: Along with Carol Ferris. Or at least Miri is better than hiding it than others.
- Subverted: When her attempts to help Kyle Rayner finding (and keeping) his true love fail, she's left on the verge of an hysterical crisis.
Homeworld: Zamaron (originally Earth)
The Love Entity—the living embodiment of the Violet Light, given life and strength from the love of every sentient being. Its form is that of an alien dragon-like creature.
Back when Star Sapphire was considered merely a Split Personality
of Carol's, the Predator was a third personality that emerged when she was "cured" of the Sapphire. The masculine animus
to Sapphire's anima
, the Predator used the gemstone's energy to exist as a separate being, in the form of Carol's ideal man. He eventually reintegrated with Carol, turning her into Star Sapphire once more.
With the revelation of the emotional spectrum, it is now known that the Predator is not part of Carol's psyche but the embodiment of the Violet Light of love. The Zamarons had it trapped in their Central Battery hoping Carol could tame it, but it was freed when the Black Lanterns invaded. When found again, it was when it possessed a stalker in Las Vegas. Carol managed to calm it, and then convinced the Zamarons to let the Predator remain free.
- Big Friendly Dog: Acts like on, when Carol tames it.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Enemy Without: When it was believed to be a Split Personality of Carol's.
- Love Makes You Evil: Inverted. Despite its name, the Predator is representative of love in its purest form. But its hosts are a different story, as they usually have all kinds of hangups and problems, resulting in the corruption of the power that the Predator provides.
- Good All Along
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Let's be honest, the Predator is an awful name for a love entity. But it's actually pretty nice most of the time.
- Retcon: Several. For example, first Carol killed Katma Tui; then no, the Predator had corrupted her and led her to murder; oh wait, Carol got free of the Sapphire and some other Sapphire killed Katma.
- Screw Yourself: The first time Predator possessed Carol, he split her masculine side from her feminine side and tried to force them to fall in love with each other.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Shut up in the Star Sapphire's central battery because they honestly thought that was the only way to power it. Queen Aga'po and Carol proved otherwise.
AKA: Deborah Camille Darnell
The fourth known Star Sapphire to be chosen by the Zamarons, Remoni-Notra took the human identity of Deborah Darnell on Earth to steal Carol Ferris' Star Sapphire gem. She was a long-standing member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains under Darkseid. Unlike Ferris, Darnell was thoroughly evil and took delight in tormenting men. Remoni-Notra was killed by the Spectre as revenge for her sins.
Other Star Sapphires
- Dela Pharon
- Yandere: Encased her husband and his entire planet in crystal so she'd never leave him.
- The Lost Sapphire
- All There in the Manual: Her only appearance has been in a Blackest Night promo image.
- Aborted Arc: No, we're never going to find out who this was supposed to be, are we?
- Diana Prince was temporarily deputized during the Blackest Night.