Alias

Red Star

Starfire I


Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Leonid Kovar
Occupation

Adventurer

National Hero


Legal Status
Citizen of Russia with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Russia
Group Affiliation
Teen Titans
Base of Operations
Science City, Russia
Height
5' 10"
Weight
180 lbs.
Eye Color
Gold
Hair Color
Reddish Blond
Known Powers

Normal human mutated by an extraterrestrial radiation enabling superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and an ability to transmute into an energy form capable of directing massive amounts of heat force.


Accessories

Spacecraft: Alien ship similar to the one that irradiated Kovar when he was a teen.


Common Enemies
Teen Titans
Regularly Appearing
Teen Titans Vol. 1
First Appearance
Teen Titans Vol. 1 #18 (Nov. - Dec. 1968)
Creator
Len Wein, Marv Wolfman & Bill Draut
Origin

Leonid Kovar and his archaeologist father were investigating the site of a 1908 meteor crash in Russia's Yenesi River when they discovered the wreckage of an alien spacecraft. Curious, the young Kovar ventured inside the craft and began to experiment with the alien controls when a power surge irradiated his body enhancing his physical abilities. Offering his services to the Russian government he became a symbol of national pride codenamed Starfire.


In the waning years of the Soviet Union the communist government changed Kovar's code-name to the even more patriotic Red Star.


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