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Ripley was hired by Tony Stark to interview Captain Marvel, who wanted to rejoin the Avengers after she had come back from a sabbatical and needed to rebuild trust with the public.

When she met Carol for the first time to interview her, they were attacked by the Nuclear Man, who managed to defeat both Captain Marvel and the Avengers long enough to kidnap Ryan and take her through a portal to nearby Roosevelt Island. Captain Marvel was the only hero able to follow, though Spider-Woman, Hazmat, and Echo were already there.[1] Eventually, Carol was able to defeat Nuclear Man by forming an army of the women civilians and heroes he had captured. Ripley was a part of that fight, and all women where able to return home.[2]

Falling Star

At some point, Ripley found out about Minn-Erva's efforts to genetically engineer humans into human/Kree hybrids. Ripley volunteered for the experiment to receive superpowers. Ripley was the only survivor of Minn-Erva's experiment.[3]

Ripley had become a Human/Kree hybrid, but had no superpowers to speak off. Since Minn-Erva had promised superpowers, she decided to steal them from Carol. She created a Kraken with a virus in its blood and unleashed it on New York.[1] Carol defeated it, but was infected by the virus. The virus mutated inside Carol and formed an device on her heart to siphon off her powers and give them to Ripley.

Minn-Erva wanted Carol to join her cause since Carol was half Kree herself. Minn-Erva staged a P.R. stunt to turn the public agents Carol, so when the time would come Carol would join her cause. At the the same time, Ripley appeared as Star, who helped battle against an armada of Acanti-like ships who fired upon Manhattan. After the destroyed ships crashed into the Hudson River, Star stood by as Danvers pulled out one of the pilots who happened to be a member of the Kree.

Star asked Captain Marvel if she wanted her to take the pilot off her hands but Danvers told her that wouldn't be necessary. When Carol tried to get some answers from the newly fashioned hero, Star told her she had to leave due to some occurrence taking place downtown. This led to Ripley becoming an up-and-coming superhero who quickly rose in popularity as Carol's popularity plummeted.[4]

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Star fighting alongside Captain Marvel

When Star found out Minn-Erva was planing on recruiting Carol, she nearly killed Minn-Erva, and left the message "You're not as smart as you think you are." written in Minn-Erva's own blood.[5]

Carol brought Minn-Erva to Tony Stark for medical treatment. Minn-Erva revealed her plan to Carol, causing Carol to confront Star in Time Square. The two fought, but Carol was quickly growing weaker from the device. Running out of options, Carol ripped the device from her own chest, severing the power connection to Star, causing both women to fall to earth.

Carol was seriously injured, while Star seemed fine. Star revealed that she had infected all of New York City with the virus, declaring if she can't draw power from one large battery (Carol), she will draw from millions of tiny batteries (all of New York Cities citizens).[3]

Carol defeated Star by ripping out the device in Star's chest, causing her to lose her powers and was sent to the Raft. However, it was revealed Ripley had merged with the Reality Stone and escaped from the Raft.[6]

Ripley herself seemed a polite, average, young woman. As Star she first appeared to be a hero, fighting crime and saving lives. However as the story progresses her true personality is shown, that of an apathetic, power hungry psychopath who cares little for others and views them as tools to further her own agenda. Ripley believes saving people only makes them weaker, and gets in the way of them helping themselves.

It is unknown her her personality was always this way, or if Minn-Erva's experimentation drove her insane.

Powers

After merging with the reality stone, Ripley now has the ability to alter reality to however she sees fit.

Human/Kree hybrid. Despite becoming half Kree, Ripley showed no changes in strength or appearance, despite Kree usually being stronger and faster than the average human.

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