How strong is Starfire?

#1 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been wondering, just how powerful is Starfire anyway?  I mean, I've heard that she's stronger than Wondergirl and Donna Troy (who rank in the lower 100s power class) but how does she stack up against Wonderwoman, Supergirl, Powergirl, Martian Manhunter, Superman, etc, etc?  I mean, is she right up there with them in terms of strength, raw power, and invulnerability or less so?  Could a battle between her and any of these powerhouses I've mentioned go either way or would she win/lose every time?
 
I adore Starfire as one of my fave Lady Titans but I've become curious about her exact power levels and how she compares to other badass powerhouse heroes and heroines in the DC universe.

#2 Posted by HulkisAwsome (20 posts) - - Show Bio

she isnt a powerhouse.
 
but she does have overwhelming powers, in the original comics, she was merged into an amazing hero.
 
shit.. from a marvel comic readers perspective?
 
-- she is stronger then most norm super heroes. :\ hope this somewhat answers your question.

#3 Posted by Jetshade (421 posts) - - Show Bio

Good question. Unlike most superheroes, Starfire's strength limit has never been quantified (i.e. can lift X-number of tons) by any official source that I can determine. Believe me, I've checked around. The only quantification I've seen is "has the strength of eight men," which is pretty lame by superhero standards. But that quote appeared very early in her history and I think it's safe to say she is actually far stronger than that. 
 
Starfire was always shown to be stronger than Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) when they sparred as Titans teammates. The problem is that Donna's strength level was not quantified back then either. Donna's origin has since been retconned into being a magical duplicate of Wonder Woman (Diana), so she's gotten stronger. Donna's strength is now in the low class-100 level, so she can lift around 100 tons under normal conditions. I think it's safe to say that Starfire is roughly on the same level. If she absorbed a vast amount of solar energy, she could temporarily become stronger than that. She could also temporarily become stronger if she flew into a berserker rage, which she has been known to do. So I'd say Starfire is a low class-100 strength character, with potential variables. A step below Wonder Woman and the Kryptonians, but still plenty strong. Anyway, that's my best answer. Hope it helps.  
 

#4 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jetshade:   Yep, you've been very helpful, thanks for the info!  Hopefully we'll get to see Star go up against a strong opponent someday that will give us a better idea of her power levels, but what you've told me gives me some idea at least (she's still my fave though, totally kickass)
 
BTW, do you know the title of the storyline where she goes off into space and fights evil alongside Animal Man and Adam Strange for a while?  She apparently had this big time adventure away from the Titans but I have no idea if its in a hardcover or trade paperback format yet, or what title she appeared in.
#5 Posted by Jetshade (421 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sinestro2828:  Glad to be of help. The storyline you are referring to appeared in the 52 title. It may have since been collected into trades. 
#6 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

Recent issues of Titans have shown Kory to still be stronger than Donna.
#7 Posted by Jetshade (421 posts) - - Show Bio
@Zoom: I figured that was the case, but thanks for the confirmation. So Starfire is just above Donna's low class-100 strength level. 
#8 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio
@Zoom:   Thanks for the info Zoom!  Which issues were these? 
#9 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jetshade:    I wonder if such strength is common to all Tamaraneans or if Starfire's strength and durability is also due to the Psion's experiments on her, just as her starbolts were (though i believe the power of unaided flight through space is common to everyone of her race except for those like Blackfire who suffered from a rare childhood disease).
#10 Posted by justice teen (494 posts) - - Show Bio

i always thought donna was stronger seeing as how she a magical copy of diana, and when she was reborn as the titan of the moon her power were greatly increase proof of this is shown when she fought her sister and gave her a very hard time
#11 Posted by QuasarPrime (57 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought Donna Troy was slightly stronger than Starfire back in the early days of the Titans. Is this not so? Donna's strength has continually increased over the years, and now, as a magical duplicate of Wonder Woman, should be just as strong as Diana. Even when empowered by solar energy, I didn't think Kory's strength ever ventured anywhere near those levels. Has she ever fought Supergirl, Power Girl or Mary Marvel?

#12 Posted by PowerHerc (85335 posts) - - Show Bio

Things have changed a lot for Donna since the early "New Teen Titans" days.

While Donna is now easily in the low end of what would be the Class100, it's my opinion that Kory1 would probably be Class 25 at normal level and Class 50, at most, when amped by solar energy. Kory doesn't have any feats that would suggest of imply that she is now on the same level with Donna, let alone WW, PG, Supergirl or Mary Marvel.

#13 Posted by Lord Shiva (806 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Things have changed a lot for Donna since the early "New Teen Titans" days.

While Donna is now easily in the low end of what would be the Class100, it's my opinion that Kory1 would probably be Class 25 at normal level and Class 50, at most, when amped by solar energy. Kory doesn't have any feats that would suggest of imply that she is now on the same level with Donna, let alone WW, PG, Supergirl or Mary Marvel.

True. Kory was said to be a better fighter then Donna but its never been said she was stronger. Like Diana, Donna can adjust her strength when fighting....meaning when she sparred with Kory she didn't fight at full strength. At best Kory is 25 tons, which is not that bad giving her overall abilities.

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