Star Sapphire is the name of several supervillain in DC Comics, all connected in origin. Within DC continuity, an immortal race of warrior women (the Zamaron) were depicted as having the ancient tradition of choosing physically identical mortals from across the cosmos to serve as the host body for their queen. The woman they choose to serve this role is called Star Sapphire. She is given the queen's symbolic weapon; a crystal resembling an actual star sapphire that grants the user powers similar to the power ring of a Green Lantern.
In the 2000s the term came to refer to the Star Sapphires, a fictional organization whose members in part include women previously depicted as the singular Star Sapphire in DC titles. Not clearly defined as superheroes or supervillains, the Star Sapphires first debuted as a corps in Green Lantern (vol. 4) #20 (July 2007). They were created by writer Geoff Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver.
The first version of the character appeared in All-Flash Comics #32 (Dec-Jan 1947) and Comic Cavalcade #29 (Oct-Nov 1948) and battled the Golden Age Flash. This Star Sapphire claims to be a queen from the 7th Dimension, and attempts to conquer Earth.
A later retcon connected her with the Zamaron Star Sapphires, explaining that she had been chosen as Queen of the Zamaron, but had proved unworthy, hence her banishment to the 7th dimension. In this story, she attempts to manipulate Carol Ferris into using the Star Sapphire stone to destroy the Zamarons. The Flash is able to break the connection. This was the Golden Age character's sole modern appearance.
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