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For those alone in blackest night,
Accept our ring and join our fight,
Love Conquers All— with violet light!
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.
- Art Evolution: The Zamarons started out as looking like Caucasian Human Aliens. In modern comics they have violet skin, no hair on their heads, and pupil-less eyes, and are taller than the Earthlings.
- Combat Stilettos: Common in the uniform, usually as part of pink thigh-high boots.
- Cool Crown: Part of standard issue Star Sapphire uniform; in fact, it used to be where the brainwashing gem would sit. Now it seems to mostly be decorative.
- 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 Freak: Justified. For one thing, Love is the source of their power and is a big part of their culture and ideology, so of course they’ll greatly respect love and preach about it. As for the crazy and nutty part of this trope, well, see Love Makes You Crazy below.
- Love Redeems: Why they use Conversion crystals on female criminals. Though as of yet, they've only succeeded on one Sinestro Corps member (Fatality). Or so it seemed. She was in fact brainwashed against her will and is royally pissed off when she returns back to normal.
- 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.
- More than Mind Control: They claim they're simply reigniting the inherent love in the hearts of their recruits, but Fatality eventually disproves this.
- One-Gender Race: Played straight with the Zamarons specifically, but this is also played with. Though a person of any gender can obviously feel and express "great love," it is rather rare for a male Star Sapphire to be seem among the Sapphires' ranks (not counting the Predator, the physical embodiment of love).
- One example would be Kyle Rayner, who mastered each light in the emotional spectrum (until becoming a White Lantern eventually).
- A second instance can be seen in Issue #36 of the New 52 Green Lantern comic, where none other than John Stewart himself became a Star Sapphire for a time.
- The Power of Love: LOVE CONQUERS ALL... WITH VIOLET LIGHT!
- Psycho Pink: The Star Sapphires wear pink/purple outfits. Originally, Carol Ferris's Star Sapphire persona was evil and was even responsible for the murder of Katma Tui, John Stewart's wife. The Star Sapphire emotional entity is even called the Predator and has been known to drive Star Sapphires mad with love
- Purple Is Powerful: They wield the violet light of Love and their costumes are normally the same colour. Their rings are among the most powerful weapons and tools in the Universe.
- 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.
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.
- Bald of Authority: She doesn't have hair and she's both the Queen of Zamarons and the head of the Star Sapphire Corps.
- The High Queen: She's the Queen of Zamarons.
- Meaningful Name: "Aga'po" is a lot like agape, one of the Four Loves in ancient Greek thought, and more specifically, unconditional love.
- Passing the Torch: To Carol Ferris, essentially making her the leader of the Star Sapphires.
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.
- The Confidant: Regardless of whether she and Hal are in a relationship, she tends to be the one he goes to when struggling with something since by his own admission she is the one person that knows him best.
- Dating Catwoman: With Hal back when Star Sapphire was her villainous alter-ego.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments; credit must be given to anyone willing to snark at Sinestro to his face.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In some stories Carol can be downright cold, but she is nevertheless a moral person with good intentions at heart.
- Lonely at the Top: Most pronounced in Secret Origin, but in general being CEO of Ferris Air doesn’t leave Carol a lot of time for personal relationships or doing the thing she loves most, flying.
- Love Interest: The most famous living one in the Green Lantern mythos.
- Love Martyr: When the propositioned by the Sapphire to join the new corps, 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.
- Loves My Alter Ego: Her Silver Age version. She won't give Hal the time of day, but who loves Green Lantern... who is, of course, Hal Jordan. Hal constantly moans that he wants Carol to love him as himself, and yet he continues to make out with Carol while in his GL uniform, sabotaging his own efforts.
- Loving a Shadow: Discussed, with Carol musing that her feelings for Hal may have some elements of this, since being Star Sapphire is dependent on her ability to love, and the baggage that her relationship with Hal has makes it difficult at times.Carol: The only way I can go on loving you is if I’m not with you.
- Morality Chain: Surprisingly, for Kyle, as her projections of the things he loves helped him escape from losing himself to the orange light. She 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. A less reasonable boss would have done more than fire him after all the planes he's crashed, because he usually has a good reason.
- Relationship Revolving Door: With Hal, something she’s becoming increasingly tired over.Carol: I’m tired of giving you second and third and twentieth chances. Someday there’s going to be a last chance.
- Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Prior to New 52, the Star Sapphire outfit was, uh, revealing, something that Carol herself made a few rueful jabs at.
- Reluctant Warrior: Doesn't exactly look forward to being an intergalactic warrior, but will step up to help those she loves. In the New 52, she starts enjoying being a Star Sapphire much more, and somewhat resents the paperwork at her day job.
- Second Love: Married a man named Gil while Hal was dead, and did indeed state that she loved him. This didn’t stop her from "coincidentally" getting a divorce not long after Hal came back to life.
- She was also in a relationship with Kyle Rayner after breaking it off with Hal... which ended shortly before Kyle joined the Omega Men, as over the course of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Kyle attempted to rekindle things with Soranik Natu, and the series finished its run with Hal and Carol rekindling their own relationship and sharing a kiss.
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside: During Secret Origin, it’s shown that Carol was not at all popular with the pilots at Ferris Air initially, in part due to her cold, hostile front. However, it later becomes clear that this front is a means of coping with the intense loneliness she feels due to having to run the business by herself while covering up that her father is incredibly ill.
- Spoiled Brat: By her own admission, she used to be this as a child.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Carol tends to be serious and all-business, but she was chosen as love’s light’s champion for a damn good reason.
- Uptown Girl: For Hal, given he’s an almost perpetually broke pilot and she is a CEO and (depending on the continuity) a millionairess. Ditto for Kyle, as he is an equally frequently broke artist.
- Wacky Cravings: In the 2019 New Talent Showcase, there was a short story when she was dating Kyle when she offhandedly noted her grumpiness at being dragged away from a dessert she'd been particularly craving. Kyle noted out loud that she'd been craving that exact sort of thing repeatedly over the last couple of months, before having an Oh, Crap! realisation before telling himself to be cool about it. However, despite the very strong implication that she was pregnant, it never went anywhere and they broke up.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Hal, over and over again. A flashforward at the end of the Johns era indicates the former, along with them becoming Happily Married.
- Yandere: In a rare twist, not a willing example, as the crystal responsible for making Carol a Star Sapphire in the first place forcefully amplifies her jealousy and anger towards Hal.
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.
She has recently returned to her old self after her kidnapping by the Durlan shapeshifters and the destruction of her ring and has returned to being her old murderous self while swearing eternal vengeance on John Stewart and the Star Sapphire Corps.
- Action Girl: Fatality has been trained by the Warlords of Okaara — she is thus a stupendous master of armed and armed combat, and a great warrior.
- Artificial Limbs: After her clash with Kyle Rayner, her left arm was replaced by an artificial one made of some sort of liquid metal — although it could morph to look like her normal arm, which was the default mode.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saved John from being torn limb-from-limb by Larfleeze's constructs.
- Brainwashing for the Greater Good: This trope was inflicted upon her by the Star Sapphires which allowed her to let go of her hate and actually fall in love with John Stewart, the very man she tried to kill for destroying her race and her planet. The brainwashing eventually wore off and she returned to her old self and gave John a scathing "Reason You Suck" Speech for trying to establish a relationship based on the fact she was brainwashed.
- Dating Catwoman: Initially John Stewart is NOT dating Fatality, despite her borderline obsession. They do eventually begin dating after Wrath of the First Lantern. According to the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue in Green Lantern #20, John & Yrra get married & grow old together.
- However, the canonicity of this relationship progression is called into serious doubt as recent events have shown that what was thought to be Fatality was actually an alien shapeshifter for a number of months and the real Fatality had returned to hating John, stating the ring was forcing her to love him against her will, and the entire Star Sapphire Corps.
- Ear Ache: In Villains United, Scandal Savage bites off her ear and swallows it.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: It'd be Slap-Slap-Kiss if not for Fatality's body count while she's hating on John.
- Hopeless Suitor: Even after her quasi-Heel–Face Turn, John doesn't really want anything to do with her. Until after the Wrath of the First Lantern storyline.
- Human Alien: She looks like an African human. The only alien feature is the shape of her ears. And since she's a Shameless Fanservice Girl, we have seen almost all of her anatomy.
- Karma Houdini: She's killed a number of Green Lanterns and untold others since her planet got destroyed and she's never faced definite punishment for it besides being temporarily locked in an Earth prison and being converted to the Star Sapphires.
- Last of His Kind: Her entire planet was destroyed, suggesting there aren't many left of her kind.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: It's pointed out in canon that, despite her being a love based character, her name emphasizes the concept: love hurts.
- Royal Inbreeding: At one point she tried to get her missing arm regenerated, but according to a doctor who looked at her later due to inbreeding and genetic tampering her cells couldn't replicate properly.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl / Stalker with a Crush: She had no problem with stripping near/completely nude and grinding against John's lap... while he HAD a girlfriend!
- Token Minority Couple: She's a dark-skinned Human Alien pursuing a dark-skinned man.
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. Her connection to later-day Star Sapphires was only made in her third appearance 60 years later.
- Designated Girl Fight: With all the men banished, Joan and other women tried to fight her, but she used her powers to spin them around until they started to disintegrate from the friction. Jay helped get them back to normal.
- Dimension Lord: She's the queen of the Seventh Dimension and has control over all its facets.
- Does Not Like Men: She banished all men from Earth, including the Flash, in her second appearance.
- Multiversal Conqueror: She tried to take over all dimensions at least twice.
- No Name Given: She doesn't have a name, unless her name is Star Sapphire as opposed to it being a title.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In a meta sense, as while she started as and remains a Flash villain the Star Sapphire name became associated with Green Lantern.
- Smug Snake: She's very fond of boasting how her seventh dimension powers make her unstoppable, but is quick to panic when her plans fail.
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: A cute alien with blue skin.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She was on her honeymoon with her husband Kered that end killed by Mongul II that needed their ship to escape. For two days, Miri held Kered's body and she is nearly Driven to Suicide.
- Naďve Newcomer
- Only Sane Man: 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.
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 one, 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: As far as the entities go, if driven by a sane person, Predator's pretty benign.
- Good is Not Nice: Tends to join with male hosts who walk the line between love and dangerous obsession.
- 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.
The Prixiam (Queen) of the criminal organization known as the Braid Clann, Nol-Anj was arrested by the Green Lanterns and held in a Sciencell on Oa when a Star Sapphire ring found its way to her, drawn by the love Nol-Anj holds for her Clann. Nol-Anj used the ring to escape before immediately rejoining the Braid Clann, and subsequently came into conflict with the Green Lanterns. She eventually returned the Star Sapphire ring in exchange for a promise from Hal Jordan to leave her alone.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She seduces and murders a Green Lantern jailer on Oa, and later switches sides during the Uprising storyline.
- Femme Fatale: She is charming and seductive, but is ultimately an opportunist who's only real loyalty is to her Clann.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Grey-skinned, to be precise.
- Leotard of Power: She's actually introduced wearing a legless pink leotard, even before earning her Star Sapphire ring. When she later gives up the ring, she switches to a more modest outfit.
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.
- Dating Catwoman: She had an on-again-off-again romance with superhero Captain Comet.
- Literally Shattered Lives: Shattered into pieces by the Spectre.
- Taken for Granite: The Spectre turns her into stone, and then he shatters her.
- Human Aliens: Looks like a blonde human woman.
- Yandere: Encased her husband and his entire planet in crystal so she'd never leave him.
The Lost Sapphire
- Aborted Arc: No, we're never going to find out who this was supposed to be, are we?
- All There in the Manual: Her only appearance has been in a Blackest Night promo image.