STAR SAPPHIRE: Carol Ferris

STAR SAPPHIRE: Carol Ferris

"For hearts long lost, and full of fright, for those alone in Blackest Night, accept our rings and join our fight. Love conquers all with violet light!"
--STAR SAPPHIRE



Comic Book History


Who is STAR SAPPHIRE?
CAROL FERRIS is one of the many characters who has used the name STAR SAPPHIRE, and is a long-time love interest of Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of sector 2814. She was created by John Broome & Gil Kane, and as STAR SAPPHIRE by Robert Kanigher & Lee Elias. The character first appeared in Showcase #22.
First Appearance



CAROL FERRIS appearing as STAR SAPPHIRE for the first time in Green Lantern Vol 2 #16



CAROL FERRIS was Ferris Aircraft's Vice President, daughter of the owner of the company. She hired Hal Jordan and quickly found herself attracted to the fearless test pilot, who was secretly the superhero Green Lantern. However, the young couple’s romance quickly became complicated when Carol took over the company from her father and the Zamarons crowned her the new STAR SAPPHIRE. When the Zamarons discovered that she was in love with Green Lantern, a servant of their estranged friends, the Guardians of the Universe, they sent her to defeat Green Lantern in battle as STAR SAPPHIRE.


In Green Lantern: Secret Origin storyline Carol's history was retconned. In this retelling, Carol met Hal when they were eight, as they watched Hal's test pilot father crash to his death.


Over the years, the guilt over what had happened ate away at Carol's father, eventually driving him to sickness, forcing Carol to give up her dream of being a pilot, and take over as CEO of Ferris Air. When Hal, who had hated Carol's dad for what had happened, discovered the truth, he and Carol found solace in each other's grief. However, their relationship is stifled by Carol's refusal to date employees


Another complication in their romance was Carol being possessed by the STAR SAPPHIRE. Every time it happened, she was forced to fight Hal in his guise as the Green Lantern. No matter how many times it happened, the Green Lantern was able to free Carol from the power of the STAR SAPPHIRE.


After many years, Carol once again was endowed with the power of the STAR SAPPHIRE. Unlike previous transformations that caused her to fight the Green Lantern, Carol was to assist the STAR SAPPHIRE Corps in preparing for the Blackest Night prophecy.


CAROL FERRIS as STAR SAPPHIRE, returned to Zamaron in time to battle the former Green Lantern Sinestro who now has his own corps with yellow "fear" power rings. Sinestro's Corps was in Zamaron to reclaim their captured female comrades.


Unlike the other STAR SAPPHIREs and her previous incarnation, Carol is now resisting the influence of the Zamaron's STAR SAPPHIRE's power now in the form similar to the Green Lantern's ring. She was free to act of her own accord, since she had apparently built up a resistance from her previous transformations. As such, Queen Aga'po suspected that Carol might be the perfect STAR SAPPHIRE, able to tame the sentient embodiment of love, the Predator.
CAROL FERRIS with the Love Entity - Predator



When Carol in her STAR SAPPHIRE guise came face to face again with Green Lantern Hal Jordan, she informed him that she is now in control.


CAROL FERRIS : STAR SAPPHIRE




ANIMATED APPEARANCE
Justice League Animated Series
CAROL FERRIS as STAR SAPPHIRE appears in episodes of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited; Olivia d’Abo voiced her.




Batman: The Brave and the Bold
CAROL FERRIS appears as a central character in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Scorn of the STAR SAPPHIRE" with CAROL FERRIS voiced by Rachel Quaintance while her STAR SAPPHIRE persona is voiced by Vicki Lewis. The episode features her in both her human and STAR SAPPHIRE forms, but she is shown to be unaware of her transformations into the Sapphire.




Justice League: The New Frontier
CAROL FERRIS appears in Justice League: The New Frontier voiced by Brooke Shields. In the film she does not have any superpowers, as she is not shown becoming STAR SAPPHIRE.


Green Lantern: First Flight
CAROL FERRIS had an appearance in Green Lantern: First Flight voiced by Olivia d'Abo, who already provided the voice for STAR SAPPHIRE in the Justice League series. In the film, Carol is still Hal Jordan's employer but they are also having a relationship before Jordan becomes Green Lantern.


2011 Green Lantern Animated Series
Carol once again is set to appear in Green Lantern Animated Series.






LIVE MEDIA APPEARANCE
Blake Lively
Blake Lively in Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern Movie plays Carol. Aside from her callsign Sapphire as a pilot in the movie, no mention or connection are indicated about her superpowered persona.






POWERS & ABILITIES
Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.

Carol possesses no inherent superhuman powers. However, when possessed by the STAR SAPPHIRE gem, she exhibits:

Superhuman Strength
Superhuman Speed
Superhuman Stamina
Superhuman Agility
Superhuman Durability
Supersonic Flight
Immunity to Harsh Environments.

Energy Projection The jewel can be used to fire blasts of Zamoran energy or create weapons such as projectiles of them. If the user wishes, they can alter the form of the blasts.

Force-Field Generation The jewel can create various forcefields of various sizes and shapes to protect the wearer and others around her.

Energy Constructs The jewel can form constructs of Zamoran energy. Virtually anything can be created depending on the user. If simulating a being, the user can direct the construct. Feedback occurs if a construct is destroyed, but this is usually a minor issue.

Flight


Sources : http://www.comicvine.com/carol-ferris/29-18276/ : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Ferris : http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Carol_Ferris_(New_Earth) : http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Sapphire :


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