Injustice League redesigns, part 8 of 10.
Having asked you all pick your favourite Injustice League members from a selective list, Star Sapphire placed third. Out of 86 votes, she received 14. Not bad for a Green Lantern villainess up against Gotham City-based baddies.
Given the current context the Star Sapphires had, Carol Ferris was one of the characters I theoretically had to really give an overhaul in order to make her villainy make sense. As such, my reinterpretation of Carol is largely linked to a re-envisioned origin of the Star Sapphire Corps. Once an all-female faction of the Green Lantern Corps, the women warriors who would eventually become the Star Sapphire Corps were abandoned by the Guardians on a planet known as Zamaron after a mission gone awry. On an integrated mission to apprehend the alien dictator Mongul, the women Lanterns were betrayed by the men who had made a deal with Mongul. They were stripped of their rings and tortured before being left to die on the planet Zamaron. Unbeknownst to Mongul and the rogue Lanterns, Zamaron housed a powerful crystal that responded towards the women's hatred towards the males who had betrayed them. It granted them a power superior to that of the Green Lantern Corps and they set out on a mission to seek 'justice' for the females across the universe who had been betrayed by the males in their lives. They sent their rings across the galaxies to find the perfect hosts for their powers and one of those hosts turned out to be the pilot-turned-CEO Carol Ferris.
Known for her ball-busting attitude, Carol Ferris was once Hal's ultimate goal. Her vibrancy and undeniable beauty attracted him instantly as did her sassy attitude. He found in Carol an equal who could keep up with him and perhaps even surpass him. Carol, of course, enjoyed the adventure that Hal brought into her life and fulfilled something in her that had been longing for spontaneity since she took over the desk job she never wanted as CEO of Ferris Aircraft. However, Hal's ties to the Green Lantern Corps ensured that he was absent for stretches of time. It was during these absences that Hal developed a close friendship that turned into something more with his fellow Corps member Katma Tui. When Carol discovered the affair, she broke things off and found herself spiralling into depression... which is the precise moment the Star Sapphire ring found her. With a renewed sense of purpose and a major hate-on for Hal, Carol fashioned herself as the ultimate enemy of the Green Lantern Corps and has relished her role as the supposed 'champion' of females across the galaxies. She has since allied herself with the Injustice League due to their similar hatred for superheroes. Of course, what Carol and her fellow Star Sapphires don't realize is that their rings have a flaw and they are being corrupted by an impure power. It remains to be seen whether Carol can save herself or if she will completely lose herself to her dark side.
With characters like Livewire and Cheetah, I went really sexy but I wanted to go the other direction with Star Sapphire. I wanted to cover her up completely. My biggest inspiration was the way in which they used a black bodysuit to cover Carol in "Justice League: Doom." I took elements of her contemporary suit and adapted it into this one. It's not exactly my most original design but it does its job. I wanted her to look dangerous and like a real warrior. I also wanted to make sure her breasts were strapped in nicely. Overall, I'm very pleased with how she came out.
Remember, the other Injustice League members and Justice League members can be found in my gallery. Also, the character profile here is obviously not canon and is instead merely my own musings on a potential re-interpretation of the Justice League and the universe surrounding them.