Powers: Starbolts, brute strength, laser eyes (following her Tamaranian transformation stage) Alignment: Hero Background: Starfire was born and raised on the distant planet Tamaran before arriving on Earth and joining the Teen Titans. The Tamaraneans are an emotional race who see feelings as the force that drives their very livelihood. In fact, it's their emotions that fuel their natural abilities of flight and starbolt power. Because of this, Starfire is inherently the most sensitive of the Titans.
Starfire's only family of which we know is her older sister, Blackfire. She was cared for as a child by Galfore; no mention is ever made of her parents.
Starfire came to Earth as Koriand'r, alien princess being transported by the Gordanians in exile as a slave to the Citadel. Through the use of her innate Tamaranian strength, she broke free from her prison and landed in Jump City. While attempting to free herself of the handcuffs with which she had been laden, she ends up both destroying buildings and cars, and running into four young teenagers with whom she would later fight crime.
It is Raven who suggests that fighting may not be the answer, and only then does Robin notice the handcuffs. Carefully, he talks Koriand'r down and takes off the handcuffs. In thanks, she grabs and kisses him, and warns him to leave her alone if they do not wish to be destroyed. (This falls in line with how Tamaraninans in the comics learned language through touch, and suggests Starfire simply felt like kissing Robin as a preference.) Once freed, she sought out food in the form of popcorn and candy at the local video store.
Having been tracked by the Titans, she reunites with them and fights off the wave of Gordanians sent to recapture her. Angered at Lord Trogaar's promise of destruction, she yells at Robin, reminding him that she told him to leave her alone. The two get into an argument, but the situation is quickly defused and the decision made to work as a team to save the city from the Gordanians' particle weapon.
Having infiltrated the ship, she "brings a-pol-o-gy" and thanks him for the kindness shown. The five fight and defeat the Gordanian horde and Lord Trogaar. As the team stands on the island which will become their home, she finally tells them her name, in English, "Starfire," and asks for permission to stay on Earth.
Her clothing at the beginning of the episode was identical to that of her sister, Blackfire, suggesting this may be the clothing of Tamaranian royalty. At the end of the episode, she changes into what we have seen is civilian clothing (see "Betrothed"). It is this outfit which she wears for the rest of the series.
Starfire has not had many episodes devoted to her. Her nemesis is her sister, Blackfire, whom, through jealousy or simply out of spite, is always trying to get rid of Starfire.
Her first scheme involved giving her sister a Centauri Moon diamond. Blackfire knew the Centaurians were after her, and giving her sister the diamond made them mistake their identities. Blackfire also seems spiteful and possibly vindictive, as she slowly befriends all the Titans, endearing herself to them through sharing dark poetry and playing video games.
Seeing her sister getting along so well with her friends, she decides to leave Earth, sure that her sister would be a better Titan than she. Robin catches her as she is leaving, asking why she hadn't said goodbye. Before she can say anything, however, she is captured by the Centaurians, arrested for high crimes throughout the Centauri system.
Realizing the case of mistaken identity, Starfire seeks out her sister, who just so happened to have been leaving Earth at that exact moment. During their confrontation, Blackfire asserts herself as having always been stronger, faster, and all around better than her sister. With a cry of "not anymore!" she takes her sister down for what is apparently the first time. Blackfire is arrested and not seen again until "Betrothed."
Starfire was the first to befriend Terra in season 2, and one of those hurt most by her betrayal. While angered at Terra for this and for exploiting her natural lovingkindness, she still wished to help Terra at the end of "Afterhock Part 2," and stated at her memorial service that she would miss her.
In season 3, Blackfire reappeared again, sending a message to Starfire that she would return to Tamaran in order to be married. Having not been to Tamaran for assumedly four years, she has been "having a bit of the sick-home feeling," and wished to see her planet dearly. Her happiness at her homecoming and reunion with her k'norfka, Galfore, are cut short when she finds Blackfire had escaped from prison and become Grand Ruler of Tamaran.
True to her nature, Starfire is willing to sacrifice her happiness to do what is right for her home planet, agreeing to marry Glgrdsklechhh because she believes it will stop the apparent war going on.
When it is discovered that the exalted Schlurch of Drenthax IV really does not have an army parked outside the castle, Star challenges her sister for the crown. The two once again fight, and once again, Starfire is victorious. Wishing to stay on Earth, she appoints Galfore as Grand Ruler.
She acquired a pet moth, Silkie, from Beast Boy in season 4, whom she loves dearly, and frequently takes on walks around the castle. The two also dine on Zorka Berries from Tamaran whenever they can, as it is Silkie's favourite food.
While Robin sought out what was left of Raven in season 4, Starfire stayed with Beast Boy and Cyborg, fighting first Trigon and later, the most evil part of herself. While Starfire is caring and kind, Starfire's evil self is cold, calculating, and vindictive. None of the Titans could defeat themselves, and it is she who figures out that they could defeat each other's evil selves. It is Starfire who defeats Cyborg's evil self, while Beast Boy defeats her evil self.
In Season 5, it is Starfire who befriends the young Russian, Red Star. Lost in a snowstorm, he rescues her and the two bond over a traditional Russian soup. True to her nature, Starfire wishes to help Red Star use his powers to help the village and wants him to come out of his self-enforced isolation. Knowing he is truly a good person, she defends his honour against the insults hurled by General Raskov. After Red Star defeats the creature, he asks Starfire to take him to space because of a change occurring inside him. While Red Star burned brightly as a red star in the sky, she was convinced he would come back and return their kindness "...someday."
In "Calling All Titans" she delivered Argent's communicator to her and was the one to respond to Argent's call for help. Though she was too late to help Argent, she was attacked by Kitten and Killer Moth, the two of whom took great pride in their act of revenge. She, however, was not captured and resurfaced with Red Star and others at the Brotherhood of Evil's hideout in Paris, helping free her friends and taking part in the final fight against the Brotherhood.
Personality: Starfire is naive and somewhat insecure, but her naivete is not to be mistaken for stupidity. Though it is this naivete that endears her to others, especially to Robin. 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. She takes friendship very seriously, and is easily distressed when others, especially her friends, argue or fight.
She is arguably the most social of the Titans, regularly meditating with Raven, or lifting weights with Cyborg. Above all, she wishes to be friends with everyone she meets, and for everyone to get along.
Starfire's personality changed dramatically from her first meeting with the Titans. In "Go!" she demonstrated her immense power and strength as she escaped from the Gordanian ship. While others saw rampant destruction without a cause, Robin saw her trying to free herself from her handcuffs. As mentioned above, it seems Tamaranians learn language through touch, and having gotten what she wanted from him, she leaves him with a warning to leave her alone, knowing full well that the Gordanians were still hot on her trail.
As she fought against the Gordanians with the four other young heroes, her personality calmed dramatically, and she eventually apologized for the destruction she had caused during her escape.
This change in behaviour suggests Starfire truly was, at heart, the friendly, warm-hearted character we had known since the first episode. The reckless behaviour seen in the beginning of the episode might lend some credence to why Tamaranians are so feared throughout the galaxy -- their strength is not easily matched. It also proves that Starfire is much, much stronger than she lets on and, when the time is needed, she's not afraid to kick a little butt.
While naive, she is extremely perceptive, and was the first to realize Robin was Red X. When the other Titans got angry, she kept her cool and scolded him calmly and rationally. While knowing he and Slade had similar personalities, she refused to believe he had gone to be Slade's apprentice of his own accord, spending hours looking for him in "Apprentice Part 2." Later in the episode she states that she "cannot live in a world where they must fight," showing that she values her friends more than anything.
Her relationship with Robin is extremely important to her, and throughout the series she and he have continued to bond.
While she at first got on Raven's nerves, the two have become closer friends as the series has progressed. Their first major moment of bonding occurred during "Switched," when the two found themselves in the other's body. Having to learn to adapt to each other's powers, they were forced to learn about each other in order to help save their friends from the Puppet King. Since their switch, the two have become closer friends, spending time meditating or conducting seances.
Starfire is also good friends with Cyborg, with whom she lifts weights, and Beast Boy, from whom she acquired Silkie.