is a fictional character
, a supervillainess
in the DC Comics universe
Artist Ethan Van Sciver
said on Karu-Sil's creation, "With Karu-Sil, I had the idea for Ghost Rider
. If I ever did Ghost Rider
, she was going to be a Ghost Rider
villain. And I just mentioned the idea to Geoff [Johns
], and we turned her into part of the Sinestro Corps
." On explaining her name, Sciver said "She's got animals all around her. She's a human carousel. So [Geoff] called her Karu-Sil and came up with her origin."
Fictional character biography
Karu-Sil was born on Graxos III in Sector 2815
, a primitive and violent jungle world. At a very young age, her parents are slaughtered in a raid on her village by a rival tribe, and she is forced to fend for herself in the jungle. She is adopted by a pack of predators. In order to resemble her new family better she carved off her lips, permanently exposing her fanged teeth.
One day, in her adulthood, she is drinking water from a river when she is discovered by a young man from a nearby village. Though the man approaches her in friendship, she strikes him down. As her pack began devouring the corpse, the Green Lantern of the sector shows up and kills them all. Not realising she had been part of the pack, the Green Lantern Blish intervened killing the pack and taking her away to Graxos IV, a more technologically advanced world, to be cared for. There, she brutally kills a psychologist who was treating her, and she is institutionalized.
It is during this imprisonment that she is recruited into the Sinestro Corps. Once she obtains the power of the ring, she uses it to create duplicates of her pack. Despite the fact that they are energy constructs, Karu-Sil still cares for them deeply, even comforting one after Guy Gardner kicked it. She refers to them as her "fathers three", and when her ring runs low on power, she states "they need to be fed!"
Powers and abilities
As a member of the Sinestro Corps, she use yellow power rings built on Qward. The rings can create objects based on the wielders own thoughts. The power rings are fuelled by fear instead of willpower. The yellow rings are charged by Manhunter androids that have yellow power batteries built into themselves, which in turn are connected to a large yellow Power Battery based on Qward. The rings have no known weaknesses, unlike a Green Lantern power ring's previous vulnerability to yellow. Also, the yellow rings are not restricted from killing sentient beings as the Green Lantern's power rings were.