|Citizen of Russia with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Science City, Russia|
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.
Spacecraft: Alien ship similar to the one that irradiated Kovar when he was a teen.
|Teen Titans Vol. 1|
|Teen Titans Vol. 1 #18 (Nov. - Dec. 1968)|
|Len Wein, Marv Wolfman & Bill Draut|
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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