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Starfire

Cover of Tales of the New Teen Titans #4 (Sep 1982). Art by George Perez.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980)
Created by Marv Wolfman (writer)
George Pérez (artist)
In story information
Alter ego Koriand'r
Species Tamaranean
Place of origin Tamaran
Team affiliations Teen Titans
Outsiders
Notable aliases Kory Anders
Abilities Superhuman strength, stamina and durability,
Flight,
Energy Projection,
Linguistic Assimilation.

Starfire is the name of several fictional comic book characters published by DC Comics. The most prominent Starfire is Koriand'r the third character to use that name. She debuted in DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980), and was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez . George Pérez (born June 9, 1954 in The Bronx, New York) is a Puerto Rican-American illustrator and writer of comic books. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... DC Comics Presents. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... Tamaran is a fictional planet in DC Comics, inhabited by Tamaraneans, an extraterrestrial race. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ... The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... DC Comics Presents. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... New Teen Titans #1. ...

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Fictional character biography

Koriand'r is a princess of the planet Tamaran, and was in line to rule the planet as Queen. Komand'r ("commander", also known as Blackfire), her older sister, developed a bitter rivalry with her after suffering a disease in infancy that robbed her of the ability to harness solar energy to allow her to fly, and by extension, her right to the throne. This rivalry continued and intensified when the siblings were sent for warrior training with the Warlords of Okaara. Things came to a head during a sparring exercise in which Komand'r attempted to kill her sister. As a result, Komand'r was expelled and she swore vengeance. Tamaran is a fictional planet in DC Comics, inhabited by Tamaraneans, an extraterrestrial race. ... For other uses, see Blackfire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Blackfire (disambiguation). ... “Baby” redirects here. ... The thrones for The Queen of Canada, and the Duke of Edinburgh (back) in the Canadian Senate, Ottawa are usually occupied by the Governor General and his/her spouse at the annual State Opening of Parliament. ...


That revenge came in a plot where Komand'r betrayed her planet with detailed information about Tamaran's defenses to their enemies, the Citadel. They conquered Tamaran with ease, and the surrender conditions included the enslavement of Koriand'r who was never permitted to return, since that would mean the Citadel would devastate the planet for abrogating the treaty. To Kory's horror, she learned that Komand'r was her master; Koriand'r's older sister made the most of her sibling's bondage with years of horrific servitude and torture. When Koriand'r killed one of her captors, Komand'r decided to execute her as punishment, but the sisters were attacked and captured by the Psions. Psions, a group of sadistic alien scientists, performed a deadly experiment on both sisters to see how much energy their Tamaranean bodies could absorb before exploding from the overload. During the procedure, Komand'r's forces attacked the Psion ship to rescue her. While the Psions were distracted, Kory broke free using her starbolts - destructive blasts of solar energy - which were a result of the experimentation. Against her better judgment, she decided to free Komand'r, who was still absorbing energy. However, far from grateful, Komand'r struck her sister down with the same, but more intense, power, and had her restrained for later execution. Psions are a fictional alien species in the pages of DC Comics. ...


Kory escapes by seducing one of the guards and stole a spacecraft to flee to the nearest planet, Earth, where she met the first Robin and his compatriots; she joined them in forming the Teen Titans. She became a charter member of this team and remained a member for years; during this time she was frequently romantically involved with Robin. This article is about Earth as a planet. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ...


Koriand'r displays the traits of Tamaran's joy-seeking culture, coupled with a no-nonsense warrior attitude. For a time, Koriand'r had a career as a fashion model.


Marriage

Koriand'r has been married twice, both times to Tamaranean men: once to the prince Karras to seal a peace treaty, and once to General Phy'zzon out of duty. Karras died in battle, while Phy'zzon died trying to defend Tamaran against the Sun Eater. She nearly married Dick Grayson, but their wedding was interrupted by Raven (who was evil at the time). Raven murdered the priest before he could pronounce Dick and Kory husband and wife. The relationship was already on unsteady ground, with Kory fearing that Dick was rushing into marriage and also concerned by the anti-alien sentiments that sprang up in response to the news of the impending nuptials. In the Titans of Tomorrow storyline, Batwoman said that Starfire would have a wonderful future with Nightwing. This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Raven is a fictional character and superhero in the DC Comics. ... Titans Tomorrow is a storyline of a possible alternate future in the DC Comics Universe, from Teen Titans (vol. ...


Mentor

Starfire has served as mentor/teacher to the latest roster of Titans. She joined the Outsiders in Fall 2005 at the request of Jade and to be closer to Nightwing as asked by Batwoman. The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ... Jade is the codename of Jennie-Lynn Hayden, a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Bette Kane is a fictional character in DC comics. ...


Infinite Crisis

Main article: Infinite Crisis

During Infinite Crisis, Starfire joined Donna's New Cronus Team that went to investigate a hole in the universe that was found during the Rann-Thanagar War. They arrived at the re-set center of the universe and with the help of an assorted heroes aided in the defeat of Alexander Luthor, who was attempting to re-create the multiverse and build a perfect Earth from it. She is reported missing at the end of the crisis. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... Rann-Thanagar War #1; cover by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos. ... Alexander Luthor, Jr. ...


52

Main article: 52 (comic book)

On the seventh day of the fifth week of 52, Starfire is shown to be stranded on a paradise-like planet with Animal Man and Adam Strange. In the same issue, it was revealed that energy ripples caused by Alexander Luthor Jr. altered the Zeta Ray Beams the space heroes were going to use to return home; it has led, among other things, Koriand'r, Adam and Buddy to be teleported together on this place. 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... Animal Man (Buddy Baker) is a fictional DC Comics superhero. ... Adam Strange is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. ...


A week and some time later, Starfire has been eating an odd narcotic native fruit. Luckily, Adam's tough love seems to snap her out of it, or at least make her stop eating the fruit. She then flies off to "clear her head." Two days later, Devilance, a being whose presence Buddy had sensed earlier, appears to Starfire. A week, two days and two nights later, Adam and Buddy go looking for her. Unfortunately, they find her caught in a large net, hanging from above. Just as Buddy realizes it's a trap, he and Adam get caught in a similar net, with Devilance staring at them. Three days and two nights later, Starfire awakens to find herself hanging upside down by vines beside Buddy, who's in the same position. Starfire says that the whole planet, from the fruit to the vines that are binding them, was set up by Devilance. She says she's had enough and works together with her comrades to distract Devilance. She pays Devilance back for capturing her by stealing his staff and striking him with it before catching up with Buddy and Adam. As the trio head back to the ship, hoping to use the staff as a power source, Devilance broods, bound by the same vines he had used to restrain his captives. 19th century Heroin bottle This article is about the drug classification. ... Tough Love is also an Australian radio program hosted by comedian Mick Molloy, aired on the Triple M network. ... Devilance is a character existing within the DC Comics universe. ... Devilance is a character existing within the DC Comics universe. ...


At the end of week 16, the repairs on the ship are completed and the trio take off for Earth. On week 17, day 2, the ship encounters an asteroid field and Starfire attempts to help clear a path for the ship. Two days later, hope seems lost as they have yet to navigate the asteroids and Adam reveals that the ship doesn't have the resources to make it back to Earth. That night, Starfire talks with Buddy about him missing his family and when he "[saw] the whole universe." While Buddy professes a belief in an underlying order to things, Starfire counters that "On Tamaran, we're taught to make our own destiny..." Suddenly, Devilance attacks the ship and takes back his lance. Just as Devilance is about to destroy the ship, he is torn apart by Lobo. This article is about the DC Comics character. ...


Believing he is going to attack them next, Starfire goes out to negotiate. She convinces Lobo to help the trio by offering payment, but not before he rips her top off. She returns to the ship to explain the situation to her companions while Lobo hitches the ship to his space bike. Animal Man lends Starfire his shirt to cover herself. Starfire also explains that Lobo has apparently found religion, has turned his back on violence and, apparently, needs their help. They follow Lobo in his new stronghold in Sector 3500, a sector of space mysteriously ravaged, and ruled by Lobo acting as religious man. To save him, and the inhabitants, from a swarm of strange creatures, Starfire is forced to use the Emerald Eye of Ekron, alerting Ekron himself. The ragtag team is then forced to flee, with Lobo acting as their guide, gaining Ekron's help and discovering their real enemy, Lady Styx, bringing havok and mayhem in the entire Galaxy. Starfire agrees to fight her, and she is brought as a prisoner of the galactic villainess by Lobo, in an attempt to foil her defences. The attempt succeeds, but Buddy is seemingly killed, and Lobo leaves. The Emerald Empress is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain that is an enemy of the Legion of Super-Heroes and a member of the Fatal Five. ... Lady Styx is a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Starfire and Adam are left alone in space, their ship slowly breaking apart, still pursued by angry Lady Styx followers. Starfire is badly injured, and a blind Adam Strange, who is reliant on machinery which is no longer useful, cannot do anything to help her. Just as they're going to crash into a sun, however, Mogo and a rookie Green Lantern come to their rescue. Cured, but still recovering, she travels to Earth in order to return Buddy's jacket back to his wife Ellen, unaware that Buddy was resurrected and arrived on Earth shortly before her. Upon her return, she manages to destroy two of Lady Styx followers from attacking Buddy and his wife. She then returns Buddy's jacket to his wife, before passing out from exhaustion and is left in the care of The Baker Family. Mogo is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a superhero and member of the Green Lantern Corps. ... The Green Lantern redirects here. ...


Countdown to Adventure

Main article: Countdown to Final Crisis

Starfire, Adam Strange, and Animal Man are fated to join forces again in the coming Countdown to Adventure eight-issue Miniseries. [1] In issue one of the series, Starfire is still sleeping, apparently recharging her energy. When she awakens she discovers her powers have gone but rather than seek help to get them back, she decides to make an attempt at a normal life. Buddy invites her to stay with the family as an after-school sitter despite Ellen's discomfort with how close Buddy and Starfire seem. This worsens when Buddy's son attacks Kory whilst under the effects of Lady Styx's virus. Animal Man's decision to follow Starfire rather than watch over his son in hospital leads Ellen to ask if he is in love with her, to which Buddy does not reply. Despite the loss of her powers, Starfire demonstrates her combat abilities as she and Animal Man fight off crowds of people infected by the virus. Countdown, retitled as Countdown to Final Crisis from issue 26 onwards, is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 9, 2007, directly following the conclusion of the last issue of 52. ...


They are later trapped in San Diego with the infectees where they are joined by the Teen Titans who are trying to break through a force field to get to the Healers ship. After seemingly curing a mob of people infected by Lady Styx's virus, they test the cure by reflecting concentrated sunlight on Animal man's son, which happens to work. Buddy Baker is immediately captured by the Healers soon after, naming Buddy, "Patient Zero". After Buddy is captured, Ellen joins Starfire to save Animal man from dissection. They are then interrupted by more victims of the lady styx virus. Alanna and Adam Strange arrive at the scene via the Zeta Beam and meets up with Starfire and Ellen Baker. The zeta beam which they used to teleport to earth caused the force field around San Diego to become permeable at the area the teleported from. Alanna then blasts through the permeable force field and enters the Healer's ship. They then save Buddy and teleport with the aid of the zeta beam to Rann to restore Starfire's powers. After being teleported to Rann, Starfire recharges her powers and rids Rann of the Lady Styx virus. Teen Titans redirects here. ... Adam Strange is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. ...


Adam and Champ start fighting each other, which is later ended by Buddy stopping them. The team finds out that the sterilization is taking place in San Diego. Starfire uses her powers to heal the people, and is later seen leaving the Baker household for parts unknown. Starfire, Animal man, Ellen and Adam strange are teleported by a broken zeta beam to Earth. Buddy uses alien languages to communicate with the Healers. The Healers the stop the sterilizers from attacking. Starfire attempts to rid the disease but is soon tackled by Champ hazard into the ground. Adam Strange blasts Champ off Kory and she cures San Diego of the Lady Styx virus. She then leaves the Baker's household to return to the Titans.


Rann-Thanagar Holy War

Main article: Rann-Thanagar

The trio have to yet again join forces in the Rann-Thanagar Holy war. Adam Strange has Zeta beamed Starfire and Animal Man from Titans tower to Rann after a meeting at Titans Tower. Apparently the belief of Lady Styx still remained even after the virus has been eliminated. Their plan is to use a telepath to show the horror of Lady Styx.


Powers and abilities

Like all Tamaraneans, Starfire's alien physiology constantly absorbs ultraviolet radiation and converts it to energy for flight, which leaves a distinctive energy contrail behind, looking as if it is coming directly from her hair. The solar absorption experiments performed on her by the alien Psions granted her the ability to channel and project that same energy into destructive blasts called "starbolts". As shown in the "Insiders" crossover story arc (Teen Titans and Outsiders), Starfire can also release a tremendous amount of stored energy as a powerful omni-directional explosive burst, many times more powerful than her standard blasts. The released energy leaves her in a weakened state. Starfire possesses superhuman strength - even though Starfire is not as strong as Wonder Woman or Supergirl, the uppermost level of her strength is not known as yet, but it is much greater than that of normal human beings; early promotional materials referred to her as having the strength of "eight men". She is also capable of assimilating other languages through physical contact with another person. For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Supergirl (disambiguation). ...


Starfire is also extremely proficient in armed and unarmed combat, having been trained in those arts by the Warlords of Okaara.


Other versions

Red Star

Main article: Red Star (comics)

The first DC Comics character to use the name Starfire was Leonid Kovar, a Russian national. In his second appearance in New Teen Titans #18 (1982) he changed his name to "Red Star" in acknowledgment of Starfire's appropriation of the title. Red Star (a. ...


Sornaii Champion

Main article: Starfire (DC Comics)

The second DC Comics character to use the name Starfire was a dark haired woman. The character's series took place on a strange alien world called Pytharia. Starfire is a DC Comics fictional superhero. ...


Elseworlds

Amalgam Comics was a metafictional American comic book publisher, and part of a collaboration between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters to create new ones (e. ... Shatterstar (aka Gaveedra-Seven and Benjamin Russell) is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Shatterstarfire is an Amalgam Comics superheroine and member of the X-Patrol. ... Time Commander is a DC Comics supervillain who first appeared in Brave and the Bold # 59 (1965). ...

Other media

Television

Teen Titans animated series

Starfire in the Teen Titans Animated Series.
Starfire in the Teen Titans Animated Series.

Starfire appears in the Teen Titans Animated Series, voiced by Hynden Walch. She is the only Titan in the series who does not have a season focusing on her own storyline. Instead, she has her own storyline scattered in different episodes throughout all five seasons, in which she deals with her arch-foe and sister Blackfire (also voiced by Hynden Walch), the responsibilities of being a princess, and her insecurities about being an alien on Earth. Starfire was born and raised on the distant planet Tamaran before arriving on Earth and joining the Teen Titans. Her race, the Tamaraneans, are an emotional race who see feelings as the force that drives their very livelihood. Their emotions fuel their natural abilities of flight and superhuman strength, as well as Starfire's starbolts. Because of this, Starfire is inherently the most sensitive of the Titans. The animated Starfire also has the ability to travel faster-than-light without a ship (first mentioned in Divide and Conquer, and used in Transformation). Starfire's background also has some similarities with her comic version. In the episode "Go!", Starfire is held prisoner as a "prize" by a group of Gordanian slavers, working for an interstellar power known as the Citadel. She manages to escape and flees to the closest planet, which happens to be Earth. Starfire runs into Robin and the other soon-to-be Titans who help her fight off the Gordanian forces pursuing her. After the battle, Starfire elects to stay on Earth with the Titans. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Teen Titans was an American animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami, developed by David Slack, and produced by Warner Bros. ... Teen Titans was an American animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami, developed by David Slack, and produced by Warner Bros. ... Hynden Walch (bornFebruary 1, 1971) is an American actress. ... For other uses, see Blackfire (disambiguation). ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Tamaran is a fictional planet in DC Comics, inhabited by Tamaraneans, an extraterrestrial race. ... Faster-than-light (also superluminal or FTL) communications and travel are staples of the science fiction genre. ... The Citadel are a fictional fascist empire in the DC Universe. ...



This version of Starfire is naïve and somewhat insecure, but her naivete is not to be mistaken for stupidity; it is this naivete that endears her to others, especially to Robin, who occasionally shows signs of caring for Starfire. She and Robin are the closest out of all the Titans, and he takes time out to explain the ways of Earth to her. An alien and an outsider, she is still rather new to Earth and its customs. This leads to much confusion for her and others, such as the awkwardness in casually drinking mustard, or sleeping with her head hanging off the foot of the bed and her feet on the pillow. Presumably because English is not her first language, Starfire speaks without contractions, and misuses idioms (e.g. "Kick the butt!" as opposed to "Kick butt!" or "The mall of shopping" instead of "shopping mall"). Additionally, she uses several Tamaranean nouns, such as "bumgorf" (term of endearment), "K'norfka" (parent or guardian), "klorbag" (insulting term), and "shlorvak" (dream). A recurring source of comic relief is her continuing unfamiliarity with many of Earth's habits and customs, and her rather peculiar taste for food - like consuming mustard as a soft-drink - is something her friends are still not used to. She has a pet giant moth larva named "Silkie" in the series, given to her by Beast Boy. Starfire takes friendship very seriously, and is easily distressed when others, especially her friends, argue or fight. When Robin's plan of disguising himself as a thief known as Red X in order to get close to Slade fails, Starfire was the most hurt by his deception. Above all, she wishes to be friends with everyone she meets, and for everyone to get along. Starfire will not, however, hold back on someone who threatens innocent bystanders or her teammates. “Stupid” redirects here. ... In traditional grammar, a contraction is the formation of a new word from two or more individual words. ... An idiom is an expression (i. ... In linguistics, a noun or noun substantive is a lexical category which is defined in terms of how its members combine with other grammatical kinds of expressions. ... Beast Boy (real name Garfield Mark Gar Logan) is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a shapeshifting superhero who is a former member of the Doom Patrol and member of the Teen Titans. ... Friendship is a term used to denote co-operative and supportive behavior between two or more humans. ...


In Teen Titans Go #46, it is revealed that Starfire has a younger brother named Wildfire - presumed in this case to be Ryand'r in his animated incarnation. When the Gordanians attack Tamaran, her parents sets up a ship to save him by launching him to another planet. Afterwards, Blackfire in an attempt to make a treaty between the Tamarans and Gordanians, gives them Starfire as a slave (setting up her appearance in the episode Go). As a result of Starfire and Wildfire's absence, their parents die of a broken heart (which explains their absence in the episode Bethrothed according to the footnote of the comic). Wildfire seemingly comes to Earth to meet up with his sister, but he is revealed to be the shapeshifting Madame Rouge, who was aided in the deception by Blackfire. Discovering this, Starfire closes off all ties with Blackfire (stating that they are no longer sisters), and states that she will find her lost brother. Madame Rouge is a fictional DC Comics supervillain. ...


As an homage to the comic books, the series hints at the potential relationship between Starfire and Robin, in some episodes more heavily than others. Episodes in the fourth season, such as "Stranded", have shown Starfire obviously having feelings for him, as when she is offended when he says "She is not my girlfriend". Though she is very outgoing, when it comes to her crush on Robin she can be very shy and timid. Other episodes outlining the relationship of Robin and Starfire are: "Sisters", "Go!", "Date With Destiny", and "Betrothed". At the Teen Titans panel at Comicon 2005 in San Diego, Sam Register asked Story Editor Rob Hoegee if Robin and Starfire would ever kiss. "Pretty safe bet. But we're not saying for sure," Rob replied. In the season 5 episode "Go!" (a flashback episode showing how the Teen Titans became a team) Robin and Starfire's first kiss is shown. However, since she started speaking English immediately afterward, this was most likely just her way of assimilating the English language. She did the same in The New Teen Titans Vol. 1 #2. She did admit that she didn't have to kiss Robin to assimilate English, but said it was "more enjoyable" that way. In Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, moments are shared between the two. In one moment, Starfire admits she truly wishes their relationship to be more. However, much to Starfire's dismay, Robin claims that they can't be anything more than heroes. Soon after, Robin states that he's learned they can be more without it hurting the both of them. Finally, Robin and Starfire then share the "actual" kiss in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo after the Ink Monster is defeated. As stated by Cyborg, "Well, it's about time." Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. ... For other uses, see Girlfriend (disambiguation). ...


Video games

  • Starfire is a playable character in the Teen Titans video game for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Starfire is a playable character in both "story" and "Master of Games" modes for the console Teen Titans game.

“GBA” redirects here. ... The second Teen Titans video game based on the Teen Titans animated series made for the Playstation 2, GameCube, and Xbox. ...

References

  1. ^ Newsarama.com article on Countdown to Adventure

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