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First appearance

Teen Titans Episode: Final Exam

Contents

History

Starfire was born and raised on the distant planet Tamaran by her knorfka (caregiver) Galfor before arriving on Earth and joining the Teen Titans. Shortly before the events of the episode "Go", Starfire is held prisoner as a "prize" by a group known as the "Citadel" as a result of her sister negotiating a "truce" with the Gordanians by giving her to them (see Teen Titans Go! comic #46). 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 Citadel forces pursuing her. After the battle, Starfire elects to stay on Earth with the Titans.

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!"). This also may be due to her being Tamaran's princess and future queen--she cannot forget her manners that she learned in the palace. Additionally, she uses several Tamaranian nouns, such as "bumgorf" (parental term of endearment), "K'norfka" (parent or guardian), and "shlorvak" (dream).

Starfire is naive 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 romantic interest in Starfire. 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.

Relationships

  • Starfire takes friendship very seriously, and is easily distressed when others, especially her friends argue or fight. 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 very much deserves justice.
  • The series hints at the potential relationship between Starfire and Robin.[1] [2] [3] [4] 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 five episode "Go!" Robin and Starfire's first kiss is shown (this was just her way of assimilating the english language, but she was smiling when she flew away). A major subplot of the Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (Movie) is centered on Robin and Starfire's relationship. At the end, two finally kiss and become a couple.

    Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Flight: Starfire (as well as other Tamaraneans) can fly up to speeds that are faster than light (see season one episodes "Final Exam" and "Sisters") under her own willpower without the aid of wings or any other external applications.
  • Energy Projection: Stafire can project green bursts of "starbolt" energy from her hands (including her fingers). In fact, she is shown using a small starbolt from her index finger in order to free Raven from the cage she was in (see season three episode "Bunny Raven...or...How to Make a Titanimal Disappear"). It appears that she is able to engulf something in her starbolt energy without having to touch it or throw a starbolt at it (see season one episode "Divide and Conquer" when she melted the metal rod that was in Cinderblock's hand and watch carefully). After going through a later part of the Tamaranean version of puberty (referred to as the "Transformation"), she gained the ability to channel her starbolt energy through her eyes, which was largely reserved as a surprise attack or when her limbs were restrained. [5]
  • Self-Sustenance: Starfire also has the ability to survive in the vacuum of space without any sort of protection or survival gear. She also doesn't get as cold as others and will be unharmed by very cold weather unless she is caught in a severe storm (see season five episode "Snowblind"). In fact, in the season five episode "Kole", she is the only Titan who does not have a special outfit for cold weather.
  • Invulnerability: Starfire possesses moderate invulnerability. Radiation doesn't harm Starfire (see season five episode "Snowblind"). In fact, she is shown pushing a meteor away in the season 2 episode "Transformation".
  • Superhuman Strength: Her uppermost level of strength is not known. In the season 4 episode "The End Part One" and the season 5 episode "Go!", she was able to shake the entire city (or at least a large part of it) when she slammed her fist(s) down. She is much stronger than Cyborg (see season three episode "Betrothed" and season four episode "Overdrive"), and he was able to pick up an entire building in the season four episode "The End Part One", so it makes sense that she would be able to do that too and more.

    Abilities

  • Language Assimilation: Starfire can learn any language instantaneously through lip contact. She becomes trilingual in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (Movie). She speaks English, Tamaranean, and Japanese. It is unknown if they learn any at all by regular physical contact.

    Weaknesses

  • Starfire, like many Tamaraneans, is allergic to Metallic Chromium. When she sneezes, she unleashes Star-Bolt energy out her nose and mouth. [6] This may or may not be considered a weakness.

Notes

  • This version of Starfire is exclusive to the continuity of the Teen Titans animated series and the Teen Titans Go! comic book adaptation.
  • Her name in Tamaranean is Koriand'r, which she is referred to by her knorfka Galfor in the episode Betrothed. "Starfire" is revealed to be the English translation of Koriand'r in the episode "Go".
  • The Tamaraneans are an emotional race whose powers fuel their natural abilities of flight and starbolt power. Because of this, Starfire is inherently the most sensitive of the Titans.
  • The role of Starfire was voiced by actress Hynden Walch.

Trivia

  • Has a pet larvae named Silky.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. Teen Titans Episode: Stranded
  2. Teen Titans Episode: Sisters
  3. Teen Titans Episode: Date With Destiny
  4. Teen Titans Episode: Betrothed
  5. Teen Titans Episode: Transformation
  6. Teen Titans Episode: Apprentice (Part I)

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