- For the episode of the same name, see Koriand'r (episode).
- "We're not born good or bad. The choices you make define your destiny. Trigon chose darkness. I have to choose what my future holds. You will, too."
- —Kory Anders to Rachel Roth[src]
Koriand'r (born November 11, 1991), anglicized as Kory Anders and code named Starfire , is the deuteragonist of the Titans TV series. She is an extraterrestrial warrior crown princess from the far-off planet Tamaran and the sister of Komand'r/Blackfire. Sent to Earth to destroy a powerful demonic entity known as "the Raven", Kory sustained temporary amnesia in a car-crash and forgot her mission. Unknowingly befriending her target, she decided to protect Rachel, and teamed up with Dick Grayson and Gar Logan to destroy the Organization.
Kory soon began regaining some of her memories and learned of her true nature as well as her target's father, Trigon. Later gathering with Dick's other vigilante allies to confront Trigon, Kory became one of the victims trapped in the demon's false reality, before being freed and witnessing Rachel defeating her father. Kory then moved to Chicago and partnered with Donna Troy for a time before rejoining the Titans in San Francisco, where she helped in stopping their old enemy Deathstroke and reunited with old flame Faddei; warned of Blackfire's return, Kory was forced to kill Faddei after her sister, who revealed herself as responsible for their parents' deaths, mind-controlled him.
Kory and the Titans later relocated to Gotham City after the death of Jason Todd, where she began experiencing intense visions and blackouts related to her sister. After searching for the source of her visions, Kory reunited with her sister.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Early life
- 1.2 Earth and losing her memory
- 1.3 Meeting Rachel, Dick, and Gar
- 1.4 Forming an alliance
- 1.5 Regaining her memories
- 1.6 New friends and old ones
- 1.7 Arriving at Titans Tower
- 1.8 Queen Blackfire
- 1.9 Hopelessness at Elko's Diner
- 1.10 Unexplained power loss and saving Gar
- 1.11 Jason's death and move to Gotham
- 2 Alternate realities
- 3 Personality
- 4 Powers and abilities
- 5 Equipment
- 6 Appearances
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Behind the scenes
- 10 References
Kory Anders was born November 11, 1991 on the planet Tamaran. She was born into a family of monarchs, therefore giving her the title of a princess along with her sister Komand'r. Much to her sister's dismay, Kory was beloved and far more successful than her sister, thus fueling rivalry and contempt between them as they grew older. There was also a time where Kory committed an illegal act becoming romantically involved with a royal guard named Faddei. The discovery of this led to the end of their relationship and public scrutiny.
Unknown whether it is due to customs or her royal status, it has been implied that Kory has been well educated and physically trained in intense tests such as "The Glass Games" and "Two Moons Race."
Eventually, Kory was deemed worthy enough to take on an ancient prophecy listed in a sacred book titled "Gul'ron Dez Dire" ("Death of Worlds"). She was tasked to avert the inevitable return of an inter-dimensional demonic conqueror, Trigon, who would engulf the life-sustaining planets within the entire universe in a fiery darkness, including her homeworld. She was then given the codename "Starfire" and tasked with the mission to travel to Earth and secure Trigon's only doorway to her dimension: his half-human daughter Rachel Roth, codenamed "The Raven." Once the mission was complete, Kory would become the new monarch of Tamaran.
Earth and losing her memory
After arriving on Earth, she anglicized her name and went undercover, using the identity "Kory Anders," purported to be a California native and chose a rather unique attire. In late 2016, she visited Saint Paul's Convent, hoping to find Rachel but failed. She also started a series of updates regarding her ongoing investigation on Rachel Roth, the latter of which was recorded on November 6, 2017.
A year later, Kory started to operate in Vienna, Austria, at the service of Konstantin Kovar, a shady man and crime lord. Kory pretended to work closely with him in order to find the whereabouts of Rachel. Also, with his assistance, she could afford to own the entire top floor at the Hotel Das Alpen. During this time she committed many ruthless acts, often torturing men to get information out of them.
One day, she was apparently exposed by Kovar's men and woke up in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, being the only survivor, but with no memory of who she was. Afterward, she was randomly pursued by armed men and luckily escaped to a service station where she went through her belongings and found an ID and a card for Hotel Das Alpen. Returning to the hotel, Kory was greeted by an employee named Lena, who Kory ultimately asked for coffee before retiring to her room. While there, she found a tied-up man, who she forced to reveal the name of their employer, Konstantin. As he broke free and fought back, Kory overpowered him with wondrous strength and killed him by snapping his neck, leaving her perplexed. Kory headed for the Das Schäman, where she wandered behind the scenes to meet with Konstantin. He aggressively questioned her betrayal but she admitted to not remembering anything. He professed his love to her, to which she coldly admitted never feeling the same way. Kovar pulled out his gun and shot at Kory, but before the bullet could hit her, she involuntarily blasted fire from her hands, charring all three men in the room, before reclaiming the unscathed photograph of Rachel.
Meeting Rachel, Dick, and Gar
Kory eventually found herself back in the USA, investigating the Roth residence in Traverse City, Michigan. She found old photos, before being interrupted by police officers. She pretended to be an FBI agent but ultimately incapacitated them, escaping with a single photo. Eventually, Kory traced Rachel in Coolville, Ohio, where she encountered Nuclear Dad and burned him alive before rescuing Rachel. In the process, Kory questioned Rachel if she knew who she was. Unfortunately, Rachel denied but Kory still rescued her from her captors.
Driving elsewhere, she explained to Rachel that she could not remember anything but hoped that Rachel would be the key to figuring out who she is. They made a quick stop at Bulldog's Diner for food, where Kory physically dealt with an unruly patron, Travis. Next, Kory took Rachel to Saint Paul's Convent in Covington. The head nun met them at the door, recognizing both of the girls. She welcomed them, explaining that Kory had been there the previous year, while Rachel had been there as a baby with her mother. While Rachel checked out her old room, Kory asked about some keys she had found, which the nun mentioned a roller rink nearby. Rachel and Kory headed there next and Kory found yet another key, identifying it for a storage facility in the area. The duo was intercepted by Dick Grayson, who Kory recognized as being the one having been mentioned by Rachel. They headed back to the convent and while Dick and Rachel had a talk, Kory stole Dick's car and headed to the storage facility. She found documents and tapes as well as text in an otherworldly language she could surprisingly understand. She was soon joined by Dick, who was intrigued by her research, but they were interrupted by a massive explosion, which came from the convent nearby. Running back outside, they noticed smoke billowing in the distance, as well as a flock of ravens flying overhead.
Kory, along with Dick, headed back to the orphanage where they found half of it blown up, along with the head nun injured. She explained that Rachel had escaped despite them trying their best to keep her safe. She was then taken to the Covington Police Department, while she waited in the car for Dick to get information on Rachel's whereabouts. After attaining the name and address of a man, Kory was driven to the reporter's location. Upon arrival, Dick began to interrogate the suspect, but when he refused to talk to another cop, Dick barged into his house and began beating him. After Kory noticed the man's young son, she restrained Dick. Once Dick left, the man gave Kory the only possible location of Rachel he could think of, the Caulder house on Danny Street. Apologizing for Dick's hostility, she offered the man money before being ordered to leave. Once they reached their next location, they ran into three of its occupants. They eventually found Rachel and saw Dick calming her down from a demonic rage. Shortly following, the group left, joined by Garfield Logan.
Forming an alliance
After Dick traded his Porsche for a minivan, they made their way to the Do-Si-Do Motel, where they hoped to lay low. Deciding that they needed to understand how to work better together, they found an old building where they could demonstrate their abilities. However, while Rachel's powers got a little out of control, Kory saved the group by firing a blast of fire at her darkness. Later that night, Kory got the chance to know Dick a little better and the two bonded. She went to the liquor store and brought a bottle of tequila visited Dick's hotel room. Determined to get him to open up, they both eventually made love. However, he remained guarded despite this. Returning to her room where Rachel was, Kory was ambushed by Nuclear Biff and Nuclear Sis, and forcibly knocked them downstairs. Taking the fight outside, Kory was eventually incapacitated by Nuclear Stepdad. She regained consciousness, seeing everyone pull all of their strengths together and easily overpower the Nuclear family. Shortly afterward, they were tied up and interrogated. Failing to get answers out of them for the time being, Kory was prompted to kill them but was forbidden by Dick. After Dick left to go find their boss, Doctor Adamson, Kory returned to the room to find the family's heads blown off, primarily fearing that Dick would suspect it was her.
Kory eventually received a call from Dick, having taken Doctor Adamson. He had Kory and company meet him at a safe house, where they met Jason Todd. After Dick left, Kory looked after Adamson, who was unconscious. She woke him, attempting to get him to speak, but he refused to speak to anyone but Rachel. After Rachel and Gar seemingly ran away, Kory and Dick chased after them. Following them to a location known as Agnews Asylum, they were cornered by a group known as The Organization. They were eventually captured and Kory was kept in a dark, isolated room where she attempted to break free. She unwisely used her solar-based powers until they were completely depleted and she was knocked unconscious by a gas. The doctors transported her body to a separate room, where they bounded her to an operating table and performed live operations to test her limitations. Before things could become too grave, such as having her finger cut off, she was rescued by Dick, Rachel, and Gar. Once the group escaped alongside Rachel's mother, Kory blew up the asylum.
Regaining her memories
Startled awake from nightmares about her traumatic experience at the asylum, Kory was told by Dick that she was mumbling in her sleep. Questioning if there was anything revealed about her, she was told otherwise. Realizing that Dick had his belongings packed, he confirmed her suspicions that he would be leaving due to something personal.
She was eventually left in charge to look after the rest of the group while taking a train to Angela's home in Ohio. Suddenly, in the midst of their travels, Kory was bombarded by unclear flashbacks and memories. Meanwhile, a strange man kept looking in her direction, causing her to grow extremely suspicious of him. Following him to a separate cart, she tried to get information by threatening him but failed. Shortly afterward, the train made a prolonged stop and Kory gathered her friends to get off the train. Soon, Kory was pursued by the FBI and caused a massive explosion in order to devise an escape. She ran into her group in a stolen truck and drove the rest of the way to Killdeer, Ohio. Upon her arrival, she confessed to Rachel that she struggled to understand her intrusive memories. Rachel offered to help heal her mind to see if it could help her regain her memories. Seeming ineffective at first, Kory's memories came flooding back, reminding her that her true task was not to protect Rachel, but to kill her. Becoming enraged, she grabbed Rachel by the throat.
She was momentarily stopped by Gar, but ended up grabbing him instead and threw him into Dick as soon as he entered the home. Seconds away from setting Rachel ablaze, she was restrained and subdued by Donna Troy's lasso. After she was knocked unconscious, she came to shortly afterward with no memory of what just happened. Distraught, she left the home and took off in their recently acquired truck, still being haunted by more memories.
With Dick and Donna on her tail, she approached a warehouse where she claimed the puzzling memories were leading her. She entered the warehouse and was surprised to find her spaceship, X'Hal. She welcomed Dick and Donna to follow her inside and enlightened them on Tamaran and her mission to stop Trigon. Flipping through the pages of an ancient manuscript on her ship, Donna informed that Angela might willingly be playing a significant part in fulfilling Trigon's prophecy. While on their way back to the home to try and stop her, Kory changed into her stealth suit. However, a blackout occurred, cutting off the power of the vehicle. They all continued on foot and reached an empty location where the house formerly was. Realizing that the house was just cloaked in an invisible field, Dick was the first to run through. As Kory and Donna attempted to follow, the field deflected them and prevented them from entering.
Kory continuously tried to get through the barrier by ineffectively unleashing her power, however, she was stopped by Donna who warned her of wasting her strength. Interrupting their brief quarrel, Jason, accompanied by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger, showed up to their location. Both Kory and Donna were informed that Rachel contacted them through their dreams. In return, Kory briefed them on Trigon and his plan to potentially harm Rachel and countless planets.
As time went on, the barrier was mysteriously opened and Kory was the last to enter. Unknowingly, as she entered the house, she also entered an illusion. When Rachel and Gar suddenly appeared, Rachel ran into her arms but motivated Kory to kill her, implying that it would all end with her death. With some hesitance, Kory proceeded to strangle Rachel while incapacitating Gar in the process. Apologizing, Kory unleashed her flames and reduced Rachel to ash within seconds before it crumbled in front of her. Ultimately, everyone else gave into Trigon's darkness, cornering Rachel and Gar, and beating up the latter. Trigon finally claimed Rachel's heart, regaining his true form and exiting outside to enact his plan.
Mindlessly, Kory and the rest waited as Trigon began to corrupt earth. Once Rachel eventually regained control and defeated Trigon, the impact from the battle knocked Kory off her feet, having her awaken on the porch of the Roth residence. During the departure of the team, Kory was offered the chance to leave with Dick and the kids but she respectfully declined, wanting to venture elsewhere. She gave her farewell, leaving with Donna, Hank, and Dawn.
New friends and old ones
Contrary to their first impression of one another, Kory and Donna grew close over time and began operating as a vigilante team in Chicago. Having just picked up a box of donuts in an entirely new getup, Kory approached a surveillance van with Donna sitting inside. Following up on intel, both were on the lookout for a criminal named Shimmer and, meanwhile, Donna grew impatient of waiting around, but Kory insisted otherwise. While stating that impatience did not pay off on Tamaran, she implied her keen interest on Earth and its people. To Donna's annoyance, Kory endlessly listened to '70s music as time went on. Getting nowhere, they eventually called it quits and exited the van. However, they ran into Shimmer on the streets. Due to her being non-cooperative, a battle broke out between them and Shimmer was easily apprehended. When the FBI and police arrived, Kory was fascinated by an officer's uniform while the arrest took place. Planning to reward themselves with tacos, Kory stepped away from Donna and encountered Faddei, an old flame. Unhappy to see him, she is debilitated when her guard is lowered and carried her off elsewhere.
Regaining consciousness, Kory found herself in a hotel room with Faddei and her hands bound. Attempting a surprise attack, she failed due to her powers being inhibited by the cuffs. Voicing that it was what he expected, Kory demanded to be released, but before he could do that, she was shown a message that stated she needed to accept her role as royalty or else more consequential threats would track her down. Again, she demanded that he removed her cuffs, to which he obediently did. Eventually, Kory's personal belongings were returned back to her during dinner and she left the room to return Donna's phone call. When asked on her whereabouts, Kory told Donna that she ran into an old friend, but when Kory was informed about the escape of Arthur Light, Kory asked if she was needed. However, she was told that things were under control and that Rachel missed her. Kory returned to the hotel room and caught up with Faddei, questioning who sent him. He mentioned her sister Blackfire and said that he volunteered only after Kory cited her romantic past with Faddei.
While walking the streets of the city, Kory expressed to Faddei that she found Earth liberating, stating that it was nothing like living as royalty on Tamaran because she could make her own decisions. While walking past a jewelry store, their eyes met a necklace that seemed "fit" for royalty. For amusement, Faddei broke the window and took the necklace for her and both of them fled from the scene. During the drive, Kory and Faddei recalled their romantic history with one another. Bringing Kory near tears, she acknowledged that his return without her could mean a death sentence, ultimately putting her in a difficult situation. Making the decision to return home, Kory took Faddei to where X'Hal was located. Shortly afterward, Kory received a call from Rachel. As she spoke to her, Rachel confessed that she was having a hard time with her powers and had no one else to turn to for support. Once she realized the seriousness of the situation, Kory decided at the last moment to return to Rachel. After getting off the phone, Kory directed Faddei to her ship and allowed him to step on first before locking him in. Despite his warnings, Kory still left.
Arriving at Titans Tower
Kory kept her word and drove to the airport in Chicago to take a plane to San Francisco. When she arrived at the tower, she was welcomed by Rachel and was casually informed that Jason was missing and that the rest of the Titans had gone to search for him. Among other things, Kory was told of Rachel's uncontrollable power, being shown self-inflicted wounds. She tried to reassure Rachel by relating to her situation--noting that her bracelets are meant to keep her and other Tameranean's power moderated. She explained that no one was born evil and that Rachel can pave her own destiny with the choices she makes.
After some time, the rest of the Titans returned and Kory followed up on Jason. Led to another part of the tower to have a confidential discussion, Kory was enlightened about Deathstroke and his relation to Rose Wilson. At some point, Hank suggested trading Rose for Jason, but Kory strongly advised against it and insisted they think like a team. However, Rose tried to escape after overhearing them. After she was chased down, Kory and the team witnessed her being mortally wounded by Rachel's provoked power. Despite Kory's attempt to console her, she was shunned. Kory then proceeded to get answers out of Donna but all she implied was bad history. Understanding the situation, Kory told Donna about her personal encounter with Faddei and confessed to Donna about her status as royalty. Over time, Dick summoned them all to discuss a plan to ambush Deathstroke. When Kory and Dick get the chance to be alone, he questioned if she was there to stay permanently, following up with a compliment of her being a leader. He opened up about why he moved to San Francisco with the Titans and Garth's death. Lastly, she was told that her help would be needed.
While the team did not realize that Dick secretly planned to face Deathstroke on his own, Kory closely followed Dick and stopped Deathstroke from harming Jason, who was handcuffed to a scaffolding rigged with explosives. Eventually, a battle commenced between them. Kory deflected bullets with her powers and fought Deathstroke on her own so Dick could rescue Jason. However, Kory was repelled by an explosion and was stunned. As Deathstroke prepared for a finishing strike, she was saved by Dick, giving her time to recover and retaliate. Deathstroke then threw a flash bang, giving him time to press the trigger and set off the explosives. Kory, fearfully, watched from afar as Jason managed to grab Dick's hand but slip from his grip. Fortunately, Jason was caught by Conner. Kory and Dick went to the ground to meet up with Jason, but Conner was shot with Kryptonite bullets just before they got there.
Kory took Conner to Titans Tower and placed him in a bed to be treated, but she could not seem to inject an IV into his arm due to his skin being impenetrable. Not knowing what he was shot with, Kory was unable to treat him. At one point, Conner woke up and grabbed Kory's wrist blurting out Kryptonian words. Failing to break free, she protested back in his language, which prompted him to let go. Conner suddenly became unconscious again, whispering for Eve, which Dawn noticed. Later, Eve arrived at the tower, having been led by Krypto. Gar was hesitant to let her in, but Kory recognized the name, and allowed her to enter. Eve told Kory that the only way to heal Conner would be to give him radiation equal to the sun's. With help from Rachel, Kory used her own abilities to give Conner the necessary radiation. After this was done, Conner suddenly recovered and was happy to see Eve again.
Later, Kory followed sounds of commotion coming from another part of the tower and noticed a predicament with the Titans and Jason, who left. Afterward, Jason appeared with Dick, who confessed his dark past involving the death of Jericho. After nearly everyone walked out on him, Kory got an important message from Faddei, who managed to escape from X'Hal. Kory met up with Faddei to discuss important matters involving her sister, Blackfire, who now wore the crown and terminated her entire court. Since her ship was no longer operational, they journeyed to locate to Faddei's ship.
Making a quick stop for lunch at a small diner, Kory thought Faddei was acting peculiar. The pair exchanged words about Blackfire, who Faddei suddenly seemed to show sympathy for. They got back on the road and Faddei's ship was located out in the middle of an isolated area. Using this moment as her chance, Kory addressed him as Blackfire, now aware of a mind-controlling device she used on him. Faddei, who struggled to regain control, begged to be killed as an act of mercy since the mind-control would most likely be fatal. Hesitant, Kory burned him to ash and a projected transmission of Blackfire stood in his place. The two quarreled and Blackfire revealed that she was now ruling Tamaran on her own terms. Once the transmission ended, Faddei's ship blew up. Kory jumped into Faddei's car and drove off.
Hopelessness at Elko's Diner
Drunk at an arcade, Kory was having hallucinations of flying back to Tamaran while on an arcade ride. A young girl, however, snapped her out of it, telling Kory that she needed to straighten out her prioritizes. Moments later, Kory was getting intimate with a random man who just so happened to be a psychiatrist. He informed her that she may be having a manic episode due to her signs of risky and impulsive behavior, ultimately seeking escapism by using him as a transitional object. Feeling exposed, Kory somewhat confessed to him that having amnesia was the first time she was not obsessed with her destiny and that it allowed her to discover new things such as friendship, love, and freedom but now, felt as though she had nothing. Kory then requested that the stranger leave and she be left alone. Drawn to a loud static from the television, it suddenly cut to a commercial for a diner called Elko's Diner in Nevada. Kory, stared ominously at the television as the commercial looped.
When Kory got to Elko's Diner, the first thing Kory ordered was jelly donuts. The cook respectfully told her that they do not serve donuts. As they went back and forth over the jelly donuts, Kory became so frustrated that she slammed her hand on the counter bell, unintentionally melting it. The cook, and Kory herself, was stunned and frightened by the reaction and the cook ran off to make her the donuts. Surprised by the arrival of Rachel, Dawn, and Donna she was even more perplexed when Bruce Wayne showed up next. Kory and the others are informed that Dick was imprisoned and when it was time to finally depart, Donna and Dawn decided they were going to rescue Gar and Conner, ignoring Rachel's pleads to help Dick. Leaving Kory with no choice but to help Dick, she grabbed Rachel and went to search for him.
Once they reached the prison, they incapacitated the security guards and located Dick's cell. When Kory tried to knock open the cell doors, her abilities gave her difficulties and she was unsuccessful. During her second attempt, she successfully knocked the door down. Entering the cell, Dick was nowhere to be found and left writing on the wall that stated, "Jericho is alive."
Unexplained power loss and saving Gar
Making a quick pit stop at a gas station, Kory appeared to be having more trouble using her abilities for unexplained reasons, despite it being part of her physiology. When Rachel reappeared, Kory was asked if she was upset at someone, in which Kory sarcastically replied by telling her that she was thrilled by having to search for someone who does not want to be. Back in the car, Kory was informed via text message that something happened to Gar. Telling Rachel that they were going back to San Francisco, Kory replied to Rachel's inquiries, remarking that someone needed to make adult decisions instead of going by dreams an "intergalactic space witch" had. Offended, Rachel threw some insults back and mispronounced Tamaran, prompting Kory to correct her. Now on the verge of tears, Kory told Rachel that it was not her fault and that she was agitated and that it was because she no longer felt like she was in control of her life. After she was reassured and given some empowering words by Rachel, they both apologized to one another and Rachel agreed that it would be best to go to San Francisco. Kory apologized a final time for failing to save Dick and explained that she believed Dick would find his way back.
Kory and Rachel met Donna and Dawn at the tower and told them about what they found in Dick's cell. Kory and the others were enlightened about Cadmus labs and are shown a map of the interior. She was told that that Rachel and her are all the fire power they need, with Kory unfortunately revealing that her powers have mysteriously vanished. Suddenly, they get a notification about a disturbance at Golden Gate Park where people were getting attacked by a wild animal. While on their way to the scene, they are ambushed by Deathstroke, who was armed with a machine gun. Kory attempted to stop the fire power but gets painfully shot in the arm. Thankfully, Dick arrived just in time, in a new suit, and distracted Deathstroke. Rachel took the opportunity to heal Kory's arm, telling her that she has never seen Kory bleed and did not think she could. Seconds later, Kory's wound was fully healed, leaving Kory obviously satisfied and proud of Rachel's growing power.
Kory, Donna, Dawn and Rachel made it to Golden Gate Park and interrupted a confrontation between Gar and Conner, who were both under Cadmus' control. Very hesitant to engage, Kory fearlessly grabbed Conner's attention. Donna eventually fought with Conner but she was eventually repelled and knocked out. Kory proceeded to step up but her punches were useless, only causing her to be grabbed by the throat. Hank surprisingly, stepped in to help but ended up being grabbed as well. Just before Conner could use his heat vision, Dawn deflected it back at Conner, allowing him to drop both Kory and Hank.
Minutes later, after Gar and Conner were freed from Cadmus' control, Kory sought out Mercy and knocked her unconscious with a single punch. Unfortunately in the midst of the battle, Donna was electrocuted to death. Her body was brought to the tower and they all arranged and attended her funeral. In remembrance of her, the team had a dinner to honor her. While there, Kory thanked Bruce for bringing them together at Elko's Diner but Bruce revealed having no recollection of being at being there, which only made things more confusing. This only left Dawn and Kory with the belief that Rachel somehow had something to do with it. Suddenly, Gar informed the team that there were cops and a bomb squad at the Mission District because of a disturbance. Despite having no powers, Kory still joined the team to deal with the threat.
Jason's death and move to Gotham
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Trigon's false reality
In Dick's illusion conjured by Trigon, Kory was an old friend and detective he ran into while investigating Gotham City. She appeared in the hospital after the Joker was brutally maimed by Batman, stating that the Joker was going to live. Once she was informed by Dick that he arrived in Gotham to visit Bruce, she attempted to convince him to turn back and return to his family. However, just as Dick considered, Batman appeared at the hospital and murdered the Joker.
Later, Kory reached out to Dick to notify him that there was carnage, caused by Batman, at Arkham Asylum. Upon his arrival, Kory showed him the bodies of prisoners including those of nurses, guards, and warden. She came to the conclusion that Batman could not be saved and that he must be stopped. When Batman's identity is revealed, the Gotham police department planned to raid the Wayne Manor. Before departing, Kory promised Dick that she would not kill Bruce Wayne but just so happened to be the last to show up to the raid, witnessing nothing but carnage. Among the dead bodies of officers, she spotted Captain Frank Finney, who was Trigon in disguise, dying among them. When noticed Batman, she prepared to kill him but ended up being shot at with a cold gun and was fatally frozen solid.
- "You may have gone through some bad shit. I may have, too. I don't know. But what I do know is that no one manages alone. I don't have to remember much to remember that."
- —Kory to Dick Grayson[src]
After losing her memories, Kory was reduced to an alien woman lacking a moral compass, thoughtlessly resorting to violence to get what she wanted. However, she showed a great level of tenacity, determined to find answers no matter what. For instance, when discovering a photograph of Rachel, Kory tracked her down. Believing that she was meant to protect Rachel, Kory was willing to put her brash methods aside to accomplish it. Kory has also shown herself to be supportive of people who have difficulties standing up for themselves. For instance, she subdued an abusive man from harming his ex-girlfriend. She also showcases a dauntless attitude, unable to back down from a fight.
Although Kory tends to be belligerent, she has more of a softer side than she lets on when it comes to dealing with people who she thinks of as friends. She also has a witty sense of humor as well, making ironic remarks about Gar's veganism and other risqué innuendos. Even though she was not the best at showing affection, she can grow quite attached and sometimes feels the need to lend a helping hand to others who are facing emotional challenges. For instance, she supported Gar's decision when he was having difficulties coming to terms with harming a man who nearly killed Rachel. She would also make several attempts to get Dick to open up about his past and would feel saddened if she failed and was impressed when he finally did. However, this trait of Kory can be to a fault, seeing that she rarely seeks help for herself until she reaches a breaking point.
After regaining her memories, Kory became a lot more sensible. If anything, her feelings towards her friends doubled and she was willing to disobey the orders of her initial mission to protect and fight with them. Over time, she has become curious and fascinated with Earth. She also tends to have a peculiar taste in fashion and 70's music, most likely due to her coming from a planet where customs and culture are vastly different from Earth's, as well as becoming a voice of reason within the Titans, stopping arguments between the senior members and proposing not only rational ideas but also upholding morality, so that the heroes do not turn into villains themselves.
Powers and abilities
- "I think it comes from the sun. I can absorb its power and direct it. I'm weaker at night, though. I'm sometimes empty. And it takes me a while to recharge."
- —Kory Anders to Dick Grayson about her power.[src]
- Tamaranean physiology: Kory possesses all of the various superhuman attributes common among the Tamaraneans, including extraordinary strength, durability and accelerated healing. Also, she is able to constantly absorb solar radiation and store it within her body for later use.
- Superhuman strength: Due to her Tamaranean physiology, Kory possesses superhuman strength, as she can overpower beings of lesser or equivalent power with relative ease. Her incredible strength allows her to inflict significant bodily damage to opponents and launch them through the air with mere strikes. She was able to break a metal chain apart just by pulling on it with both hands, During her fight with Deathstroke, Kory was able to overpower him, despite his enhanced strength.
- Superhuman durability: Due to her Tamaranean physiology, Kory has greater durability and physical endurance than any human. With it, she possesses an inhuman resistance to direct collisions or temperature and pressure extremes. Her physical condition is elevated to solar levels as her body absorbs solar energy without inflicting bodily damage and fatigue. She also resisted the blows of the superhuman Nuclear siblings and recovered shortly after being struck by Donna Troy. Kory was completely unharmed after being thrown at various metal objects by the explosion generated by the bombs dropped by Slade Wilson.
- Regenerative healing factor: When being experimented on, it was revealed that Kory regenerated remarkably fast after having her resistant skin seared with a laser.
- Ultraviolet energy absorption: Kory’s cells act as miniaturized solar/ultraviolet energy-receptors which are designed to harness the plasma and energy expulsions released by the Sun and metabolizes the energy into usable forms. This solar ray absorption process occurs constantly when Kory is directly exposed to sunlight at a rate determined by the expenditure of energy for her bodily needs. With the Sun being her power source, her enhanced capabilities become diminished during the night. After three months, it was shown that Kory is able to maintain her powers at night, since during the fight with Shimmer, she used her powers to the fullest and without being limited at night, as previously happened.
- Starbolts: Koriand’r can release limited quantities of solar energy from her cells that travel throughout her body and direct the energy outwards through her hands where it explodes into fiery bursts of energized plasma. The searing heat can turn flesh into smoldering ash within seconds, liquefy metals, and the shock wave forced ahead pulverizes brick and stone. When using this ability, a piercing glow radiates through her skin and hair; equally, her eyes, cast over with bio-luminescence, shine bright green.
- Thermal shield: For defensive purpose, Kory can expand her solar energy to create personal thermal barriers that she can conform as needed. She utilizes these shields for cover and hinder from enemy fire or greatly enhance her combative skill to parry attacks from opponents without suffering damage. She was shown to use one to levitate while deflecting bullets.
- Heat Generation: Koriand'r can emit enough heat from her hand without releasing a starbolt to heat up a gun.
- Master combatant: Kory is well versed in self-defense and a highly skilled unarmed combatant, even while being amnesiac. As she was capable of immobilizing multiple armed officers with relative ease and simultaneously dominated both of the Nuclear Siblings on equal terms, despite their ambush upon her. Kory was able to fight on par against Deathstroke, blocking many of his punches. Her fighting style seems to consist Muay Thai, Aikido, Tai Chi, Krav Maga, Kali and Kung Fu.
- Multilingualism: Kory is capable of fluently speaking English, German, and Russian, in addition to her native Tamaranean. She also appears to know Kryptonian, utilizing it to communicate with Conner. Thus, Kory is the most polyglottic of her friends.
- Ultraviolet energy depletion: Using her powers to its maximum for an extended period can significantly drain her solar energy to the point where Kory is unable to use her ultraviolet energy-based powers until she can "recharge."
- Emotions: Kory’s powers are linked to her emotions as shown when she started to lose them after confronting Blackfire's hologram and finding out her parents are dead.
- Starfire suit: To be added
- Sawar bracelets: Kory owns a pair of Sawar bracelets. These bracelets are used for keeping Kory's abilities somewhat suppressed, so they don't get out of control.
- X'Hal: Kory Anders came to Earth with a massive Tamaranean spacecraft equipped with a cloaking device and artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, it was destroyed and apparently engulfed in flames.
- Gul'ron Dez Dire: A Tamaranean history book, which has a prophecy about Trigon.
- She has a bed in her storage unit, possibly to recharge her energy reserves with the artificial ultraviolet rays.
- Kory has an Uber account.
- Kory is a fan of AC/DC and Sister Sledge.
- Kory's passport claims that her place of birth was California.
- Kory is about six feet tall.
- She does not like jelly doughnuts.
- Kory is a big fan of 70's pop and disco music.
- She loves the color purple.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, Starfire is one of the main members of the Teen Titans as well as a long-time love interest of Dick Grayson/Nightwing, the two nearly wed until an evil version of Raven put a stop to the wedding. Her first appearance in the comics was DC Comics Presents #26 (October, 1980).
- Like her original comic incarnation and her animated one, Starfire possesses an extremely passionate and intense personality, Anna Diop’s version of the character is the closest adaptation to New Teen Titans we have received yet.