The love entity has inhabited several hosts over the last millennium, most notably the Earth-woman Carol Ferris. The entity emphasizes the aggressive nature in one's being, making the subject paranoid and highly obsessive. The Predator imbues its host with the power to latch onto and manipulate people's minds, and is able to change and affect them at the host's will.
The origin of the Predator is unknown. A Maltusian myth claims that the Predator was a demon that originated after the Triarch killed their father, Lord Daalon. Predator swore to get revenge on the Triarch by attacking their immortal heirs, the Guardians, the Controllers, and the Zamarons. But how much of that myth is true remains unknown.
Finding a weak link to the Guardians, Predator took the human Jason Belmore as a host to get closer to Carol Ferris, who contained the psyche of the Zamaron warrior, Star Sapphire. In time, he possessed Carol.
Possessing Carol Ferris
Defeated time and time again by Green Lantern and losing her memory every time she returned to her human form as Carol Ferris, Star Sapphire formulated a plan to get revenge and take her rightful place as queen of the Zamarons. For that matter, Star Sapphire created a third personality: the Predator, a male figure based on Carol's business side, responding to her father's expectations as head of Ferris Aircraft. This Predator protected the company from different threats, such as Eclipso, the Demolition Team, and Jason Bloch. Creating a fake company called Continental Petroleum (Con-Trol) and using the mysterious Mr. Smith, Predator expanded his influence over Ferris Aircraft, planning to buy it eventually. Deep in Carol's subconsciousness, Star Sapphire used her love for Hal Jordan to force him into quitting the Green Lantern Corps. The Predator stalked Carol Ferris, trying to seduce her, which lead Hal to investigate and confront him, even without the ring. When Predator kidnapped Carol, he merged with her, giving way to a new version of Star Sapphire, more evil and sinister than ever. She took her place as queen of the Zamarons and even killed former Green Lantern Katma Tui only to haunt Hal Jordan.
The next encounter between Star Sapphire and the Green Lanterns ended when Hal Jordan and John Stewart purged the Star Sapphire personality out of Carol Ferris. They would later learn that the Zamaron personality was still dormant inside Carol, and her control broke when Eclipso tried to possess her power. The fight between the two entities caused Predator to lose control over Carol, and he emerged out of her body to find a more suitable host. He then possessed Arisia to fight Hal Jordan. But again his hold over her weakened, and he was forced to flee and find a new host. It was later revealed that Predator planted his seed on Star Sapphire, making her pregnant with his child.
Powers and Abilities
- The Predator entity is love incarnate with all of love's power at its disposal.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- 35 Appearances of Predator (New Earth)
- 14 Images featuring Predator (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Predator (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Predator (New Earth)