|Voiced by||Hynden Walch|
|“||There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes, their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people that do not judge people based on how they look, or where they came from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.||”|
–Starfire about racism in "Trog"
Starfire is an alien girl from the distant world Tamaran and one of the five founding members of the Teen Titans.
Starfire was born and raised on the planet Tamaran before arriving on Earth and joining the Teen Titans. The Tamaraneans are an emotional race who see feelings and sensations as the force that drives their very livelihood and strengthens their abilities. In fact, it's their emotions that further increase their natural abilities of flight, and projection of pure ultraviolet energy. Because of this, Starfire is inherently the most sensitive member of the Titans.
Starfire was cared for as a child by Galfore, who first appeared in "Betrothed". Her only family of which we know in the series is her evil big sister Blackfire, who, despite having rescued her often when the two were little, despises her. Later, in the comic Teen Titans Go, it's revealed she also has a younger brother named Wildfire; he was sent away when the Gordanians attacked Tamaran. was traded as a slave by Blackfire to the Gordanians in order to bring peace to a war-torn Tamaran, after which their parents died from grief.
Joining Teen Titans
Starfire came to Earth as Koriand'r, a Tamaranean princess being transported by Gordanians, in exile as a slave to the Citadel. Through the use of her innate Tamaranean superhuman strength and incredible agility, she broke free from the brig aboard a Gordanian ship and landed in Jump City. While attempting to free herself of the handcuffs with which she had been laden, she ended up both destroying buildings and cars, and running into four young teenagers, with whom she would later fight crime.
Raven suggested that fighting may not be the answer, and only then did Robin notice the handcuffs. Carefully, he talked the mysterious girl down and took off the handcuffs. She grabbed and kissed him to learn the English language, and warned him to leave her alone if they do not wish to be destroyed. (This falls in line with how Tamaraneans learn a spoken language through lip contact with another life form.)
Once fully released, she sought out food in the form of popcorn and candy at the local video store.
Having been tracked by the Titans, she reunited with them and fought off the wave of Gordanians sent to recapture her. Angered at Lord Trogaar's promise of destruction, she yelled at Robin, reminding him that she told him to leave her alone. The two got into an argument, but the situation was quickly defused after they apologized to each other, and the decision was made to work as a team to save the city from the Gordanians' particle weapon. The five teenagers founded the Teen Titans shortly after.