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Real Identity: Jessica Cruz
Affiliations: Green Lantern Corps and Super Hero High School
Appearances (Comics): Oa Snap, Stay Calm, Krypton, Barry-foot in the Bark, Space Walk With Me, and Planet of the Bots
Appearances (Webisodes): Ring Me Maybe Part 1
Powers/Skills: Hard Light Construct Generation, Force Field Generation, Green Energy Blasts and Flight
Voiced By: Cristina Milizia
Jessica Cruz worked with Lois Lane as her cameragirl. They covered Green Lantern Hal Jordan's going away party at Capes & Cowls Cafe. While Jordan was explaining another power ring was going to be sent to Earth to find a new Green Lantern to protect Earth, Cruz was startled by a balloon popping. Batgirl checked if she was okay. Solomon Grundy burst in and wanted revenge on Green Lantern. Cruz ran under a table. Lois Lane checked to see if she was still recording. She managed to get the fight. Once Grundy was defeated, Jordan pointed out Earth would be safe then helped up Cruz. Lane cleared her throat. Cruz put the camera back on Lois and she signed off telling the audience Earth had nothing to fear. Cruz became the newest student at Super Hero High School and Green Lantern after she was chosen by a Green Power Ring sent to Earth. However, she found it terrifying to wake up one day with superpowers. With Hal Jordan on Oa, the planetary headquarters of the Green Lantern Corps, finishing his training, Cruz was the sole Green Lantern on Earth.
After two weeks at Super Hero High, Cruz was still having issues controlling her fears. During her first simulation in Coach Wildcat's P.E. class, she froze in battle against Harley Quinn's pet monkey Calliope after it slapped her sword construct. She tried to request an end to the exercise but Wildcat instead sent in Star Sapphire as backup. Sapphire easily defeated Calliope by slamming a barrel construct on it. Cruz apologized to Wildcat but he admitted it wasn't the worst first try he ever saw. Beast Boy was proud he still retained that title. Cruz was suddenly jumped by Krypto and licked. Supergirl apologized and explained he was still learning how strong he was. Cruz could relate. Cruz was summoned to the principal's office. She thought she was being suspended and stated she was really trying. Waller explained she was going to Oa for her official induction ceremony as the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814. She freaked out and asked to be suspended instead.
Cruz wondered how she would remember and pronounce the names of all the other Lanterns or how she was supposed to get to Oa. Waller revealed she was sending her most well-space-traveled students with Cruz, Supergirl and Big Barda. Star Sapphire barged in and declared she was coming, too. She just wanted to see Hal Jordan but Waller got an idea and assigned her to help Cruz prepare for the ceremony. Sapphire asserted being a Lantern was super easy to Cruz' chagrin. As they launched in Supergirl's rocket ship, Cruz wondered why the ring had to choose her and mused she could have been safely at home watching cartoons and eating Firecracker Chips. Cruz tried to practice her greeting but kept slipping up on her own name. Sapphire tried to get some beauty sleep but Cruz kept talking and revealed it was her first time on a space ship. She admitted she had never been on an airplane yet. Sapphire told her not to fear and shared the story of her birth on a private jet in the middle of a flight over the Atlantic Ocean to London for a Ferris Air board meeting.
Supergirl reassured her it was natural to be nervous. Big Barda told Cruz about the first time she went into space and had a near-death experience after a missile pierced the hull of the Female Furies' ship during a raid. Supergirl got upset. Barda insisted Cruz had nothing to worry about with Supergirl's ship. Cruz asked Supergirl if she built the ship. Supergirl told her about the events that led to her parents building it on Krypton. Cruz instead freaked out about exploding planets and disappearing space ships. Sapphire corrected her and stated the Phantom Zone was in another dimension. That did little to ease her fears. With one hyper-jump to go, they discovered the ship had a hitch hiker. Beast Boy was discovered. He revealed he wanted to come on the trip but he failed six tests in a row. Cruz was the only one who could relate. Supergirl forgot to add Beast Boy's weight to her calculations once he turned back to his regular form and they jumped to the middle of an asteroid belt.
While Beast Boy gloated about the mistake, Cruz pulled him away from Supergirl and Barda. Since the ship lacked enough firepower, Barda sent Sapphire and Cruz outside to clear a path to Oa. Naturally, Cruz freaked out and began listing how the mission combined three things that terrifying her. Cruz disagreed with Sapphire's belief it would be easy. They were dumped into space. Cruz stressed out and held her breath. Sapphire advised her to trust her ring and take a deep breath. She tried it and formed an energy field around herself but was still too scared to fire at the asteroids. Sapphire admitted she got a little frazzled sometimes but learned how to center her soul with a mantra. Cruz tried using the Green Lantern oath and destroyed several asteroids with constructs. Cruz found Oa beautiful but she was concerned there weren't any Green Lanterns around in the Welcome Center. They conducted an initial search but found no one. Cruz was eager to get back to Supergirl's ship and leave but Supergirl overheard Kryptonian Terraformer Robots at work nearby.
The robots concluded all but Supergirl were hostile aliens and attacked. Cruz went into a panic because she didn't train for robot fights yet. Sapphire reminded her to think of her mantra. Cruz recited the oath in her head and formed a golf club construct then fired lasers. She took a laser blast in the back from one of the robots and lost consciousness. General Zod introduced himself and believed they were Supergirl's captors. She found them and cleared things up. Non escorted them to the New Krypton Visitors' Center while Zod and Faora spoke with Supergirl. The center was oddly pitch black. Cruz remembered she had nyctophobia, fear of the dark, then Non launched the center into space.