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Injustice League - Star Sapphire Redesign by Femmes-Fatales Injustice League - Star Sapphire Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
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.

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Warriorking4ever Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
nice work, I see ya went the villain route with Carol. Do ya think Star Sapphire works better as a solo villain as opposed to a corps powered by love like nowadays?
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an interesting dimension to have her and the other Corps start out as villains. It shows how love can be aggressive and overpowering.
DarthYan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Why do the green lanterns have to be evil
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Green Lanterns aren't evil. Are you referring to the Guardians?
SVG4911 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Great drawing of Star Sapphire! Love the colors and the personal info! Nicely done!
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
Spoiler-Ticket Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe in the New 52 now she is covered up as well correct? I think I saw a comic cover and was surprised since I suspected Star Sapphire to be the last woman for DC to cover up. Also THANK YOU for the easy to understand and nicely summarized background for Carol. I swear when I read about the Star Sapphires and how she got her powers before I just went 'What?'

And you're right its not the most original but it fits more then her old costume where yes it was trying to scream 'sexy' but I feel as though in an outfit such as this Carol can still show that side of herself without having everything hanging out. Excellent work once more.
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I'm not sure. I haven't followed the Green Lantern titles from the New 52 so I've only seen Fatality's Star Sapphire costume which is fairly covered up except for some cleavage.

I have to agree with you on the "What?" when it comes to the Star Sapphires. They have this puzzling history that is convoluted and I imagine it's improved somewhat since the New 52 continuity can properly ignore the Silver Age stories. It's good to have at least one person come out and address the thoughts I had regarding Carol's character and what I'd do with the Star Sapphires. It proves there are still a handful of individuals out there who don't see blocks of text and then turn off their brain.

Again, thanks for the comment! I'm glad you like the costume!
Spoiler-Ticket Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, I'll have to go look it up and see. It was awhile back ago that I sw the comic cover and it may have been on Tumblr so who knows could ahve been edited.

I like your side of things and to read what you put about different characters cause whether you believe it or not you have really cool ideas for how to remake characters or how to tell their stories and just reading your point of view on things is an interesting perspective.
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good to hear. Honestly, it is. I am grateful that this particular batch of redesigns (all the DC Comics ones) have gone over fairly well and that my redesigns in general are well-received. It's good to get the comments though particularly when they're positive because they work to really balance out the negativity that is out there in terms of some rather nasty, hateful things people can say because of their prejudices. So... speaking with more open-minded people is what I enjoy. :)
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