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Origin and History

Starbreaker was a being that existed before the Universe itself. He was known by many names and was considered to be a Cosmic Vampire because of his ability to absorb the energy of planets, stars, and even galaxies. Mostly he controls the gravitational pull of those planets and slams them into their own Sun, unleashing vast amounts of energy and absorbing it. At some point, he found out that he could absorb a lot of energy from negative emotions of other living beings. This turned him into one of the most powerful beings in the Universe.

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Source: Justice League of America #96 - "The Coming of--Starbreaker!"; The Origin of "Tick-Tock" Tyler The Hourman; "The Monkey's Circle!"

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He also stated that he is an adult version of the Sun Eater, beings that consume Stars.

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Source: Justice League of America #34 - Welcome to Sundown Town Conclusion: The Dharma Initiative

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After he was finally killed, Dharma stated that death is less than a final for someone like Starbreaker.

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Source: Justice League of America #34 - Welcome to Sundown Town Conclusion: The Dharma Initiative

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This led to a confrontation with the Justice League of America. Starbreaker tried to destroy the planet Earth by colliding it with it's Sun, but he was stopped by the JLA and was imprisoned by the Guardians of the Universe.

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Source: Justice League of America #98 - No More Tomorrows!; The Woman Who Wanted the World!; The Three Comets!

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Eventually he escaped and became the rules of Maxima's world Almerac.

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Source: Justice League America #62 - Pawns

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However, Starbreaker was stopped once again and was almost completely drained.

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Source: Justice League America #65 - Of Ashes and Justice

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Eventually he was found by the Wing Commander of Thanagar's Imperial Fleet, Sh'ri Valkyr, who considered herself to be a Herald of Starbreaker and she worshiped him as the Ultimate Force of the Universe. Thanagar's spies informed Valkyr of Zeta Beam technology, the Omega Beam device that can transport unlimited amounts of energy, allowing Starbreaker to absorb all of it and become the Universe itself. Knowing this, Valkyr send two Bounty Hunters to find the Omega Device, but the only thing they were able to find was a Zeta-Beam Module. But because he knew that Starbreaker will find the Omega Device eventually, Sardath, one of the elders of the planet Rann and father in law to the super hero Adam Strange, made it look like Rann was destroyed because their Sun was going Super Nova. Without Rann, there will be no Omega Device, and Starbreaker won't be able to use it for himself, while Sardath teleported Rann and it's inhabitants into the dead Universe with no life and used the Omega Device to create another Star for teleported Rann.

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Source: Adam Strange #7 - Planet Heist - Part Seven

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When Starbreaker found out about this thanks to Valkyr, he was teleported to new Rann system and started to absorb the new Sun to recharge his energies while Valkyr steals the Omega Device.

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Source: Adam Strange #8 - Planet Heist - Part Eight

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However, Valkyr was killed by Alanna Strange (Adam Strange's wife and Sardath's daughter) and were teleported to their original Universe along with Rann and it's new Star, with Starbreaker being left in the dead Universe without energies to absorb.

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Source: Adam Strange #8 - Planet Heist - Part Eight

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Eventually, Starbreaker was teleported back to New Earth/main DC Universe by Carl Sands, Shadow Thief.

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Source: Justice League of America #32 - Welcome to Sundown Town Chapter 4: Nyctophobia

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He tried to absorb the power of Dharma and get revenge on the Justice League, but thanks to the combined power of Earth's heroes, he was drained of most of his energies and was killed by Paladin, the alternate version of Bruce Wayne. However, Dharma knew that Starbreaker will eventually come back.

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For the sake of making it complete, here's also Starbreaker's official bio/handbook entry.

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Source: Who's Who in the DC Universe Update 1993 #1 - Abra Kadabra to Yankee Doodle Dandy

Powers and Abilities

Starbreaker is one of the most powerful beings in the Universe. While he does not fall into the category of ridiculously powerful beings who can warp reality, he is still one of the most powerful non Skyfather level characters. He proved time and time again to be capable of beating teams of most powerful heroes of Earth and beyond, like the Justice League. In other words, he is a Teambuster, capable of absorbing unlimited amounts of energies and having the potential to become even more powerful if he absorbs more energy. He was so powerful, he was able to kill Dharma, a being who can hold realities together (however the fight happened off panel so we don't know how impressive the feat actually is).

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Source: Justice League of America #33 - Welcome To Sundown Town, Chapter 6: Metathesiophobia

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Starbreaker's powers and abilities include...

  • Energy Absorption
  • Energy Manipulation
  • Energy Projection
  • Gravity Manipulation
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Reflexes
  • Invulnerability
  • Immortality
  • Power Distribution
  • Bio-Fission
  • Size Manipulation
  • Flight
  • Teleportation
  • Dimensional Travel
  • Interstellar Travel
  • Telekinesis
  • Telepathy Resistance
  • Energy Tracking
  • Time Manipulation

Strength and Striking Power

Starbreaker doesn't have a ton of strength/striking power feats. Actually he has like only one strength feat and the rest are just striking power feats, and even those are limited in number. However, that is because he mostly relies on his energy manipulation which is incredibly powerful already. That being said, when he wants to strike someone, those can still be incredibly effective.

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Way weaker clone of Starbreaker easily overpowers Silver Age Hawkman.

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Source: Justice League of America #96 - "The Coming of--Starbreaker!"; The Origin of "Tick-Tock" Tyler The Hourman; "The Monkey's Circle!"

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Casually shatters the ice durable enough to hold Silver Age versions of Barry Allen, Aquaman and Oliver Queen, while weakened. Feat is probably stupid but it is still there LOL.

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Source: Justice League of America #98 - No More Tomorrows!; The Woman Who Wanted the World!; The Three Comets!

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Slaps Ray Palmer who tried to attack him.

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Source: Justice League of America #29 - Star Struck!

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Reacts to Silver Age Barry Allen's attack and two shots him casually.

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Source: Justice League of America #97 - The Day the Earth Screams!

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Reacts to Post-Crisis/Pre-New 52 Barry Allen's attack and one shots him.

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Source: Justice League of America #29 - Star Struck!

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One shots Martian Manhunter as Bloodwynd.

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Source: Justice League America #64 - The Revenge of Starbreaker

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Durability/Invulnerability

Starbreaker is pretty much invulnerable, getting hurt only when his energy was separated in multiple weaker bodies/clones or when he was drained of most of his energy. He can tank blows and energy attacks of DC's strongest powerhouses without taking any damage.

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Even tho he was weakened, Starbreaker did not take any damage from Silver Age Aquaman throwing ice at his face.

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Source: Justice League of America #98 - No More Tomorrows!; The Woman Who Wanted the World!; The Three Comets!

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He did not take any damage from Blue Beetle's punch.

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Source: Justice League America #64 - The Revenge of Starbreaker

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A clone of Starbreaker who is way way weaker than the original did not even feel the punch from Silver Age Hawkman.

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Source: Justice League of America #96 - "The Coming of--Starbreaker!"; The Origin of "Tick-Tock" Tyler The Hourman; "The Monkey's Circle!"

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While weakened and drained of most of his energies, he still tanked a punch from Silver Age Hawkman.

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Source: Justice League of America #98 - No More Tomorrows!; The Woman Who Wanted the World!; The Three Comets!

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His clone tanked a punch from Hawkman which send him fly few feet away, put it took a blow from Superman to the face to known him out afterwards.

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Source: Justice League of America #29 - Star Struck!

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Doesn't even feel blows from weakened Icon.

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Source: Justice League of America #33 - Welcome To Sundown Town, Chapter 6: Metathesiophobia

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Doesn't even feel multiple punches from Silver Age Superman.

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Source: Justice League of America #97 - The Day the Earth Screams!

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And Post-Crisis/Pre-Flashpoint Superman.

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Source: Justice League of America #29 - Star Struck!

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While almost depowered, Starbreaker tanked a punch from Hawkman and four punches from Barry Allen.

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Source: Justice League of America #29 - Star Struck!

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He tanked blasts from Icon, then Firestorm and then multiple other powerful energy manipulators, including Firestorm, Icon, Doctor Light, Zatanna, Hardware and John Stewart.

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Source: Justice League of America #34 - Welcome to Sundown Town Conclusion: The Dharma Initiative

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Get buried under a huge chunk of rocks and is fine. But for some reason it holds him for few minutes LOL.

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Source: Justice League of America #34 - Welcome to Sundown Town Conclusion: The Dharma Initiative

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This is probably the most impressive showing of durability for Starbreaker. After Zatanna was prepared to unleash one of her most powerful spells to kill Starbreaker, which weakens her after being used because it unleashes all of her power, Starbreaker tanked it without much trouble (even tho he was hurt, but he didn't show any signs of being hurt), even tho Zatanna stated that the spell should erase him from existence.

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Source: Justice League of America #34 - Welcome to Sundown Town Conclusion: The Dharma Initiative

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Energy Absorption/Empowerment

Like I said before, Starbreaker is a cosmic vampire who absorbs the energy to empower himself. Mostly he manipulates the gravitational pull of planets to collide them with their stars in order to destroy them and unleash absorbed energy, or absorb stars themselves. He can also empower himself by feeding on negative emotions of other sentient beings, such as fear or aggression. That is why he mostly destroys planets with sentient beings on them. Therefor he will not only absorb the energy of destroyed planet but he will also empower himself with fear of it's inhabitants.

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When it comes to actual feats, Starbreaker was able to absorb a portion of energy of Rann's new Star System.

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Source: Adam Strange #7 - Planet Heist - Part Seven

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He absorbed so much energy to the point that he became almost as big as the Sun itself.

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Source: Adam Strange #8 - Planet Heist - Part Eight

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He can also absorb the energy of other living beings, like some random political dissidents.

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Source: Adam Strange #6 - Planet Heist - Part Six

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When Darkstars (who are very similar to Green Lanterns) started to absorb Starbreaker's energy, they were overwhelmed and ended up being absorbed themselves.

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Source: Adam Strange #8 - Planet Heist - Part Eight

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He was about to drain Vixen.

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Source: Justice League of America #34 - Welcome to Sundown Town Conclusion: The Dharma Initiative

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He also drained energy from Fire, than his clones drained Fire again as well as Martain Manhunter as Bloodwynd.

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Source: Justice League America #64 - The Revenge of Starbreaker

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Absorbs the energy of his clones who failed to defeat the JLA.

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Source: Justice League of America #96 - "The Coming of--Starbreaker!"; The Origin of "Tick-Tock" Tyler The Hourman; "The Monkey's Circle!"

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States that if Hal uses his ring, it's power will only increase his own. Fact that he easily manipulated his constructs prior to saying this, this statements can easily be considered as a fact.

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Source: Justice League of America #96 - "The Coming of--Starbreaker!"; The Origin of "Tick-Tock" Tyler The Hourman; "The Monkey's Circle!"

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States that Hawkman's every move increases his power. This implies that he feeds on his emotions.

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Source: Justice League of America #96 - "The Coming of--Starbreaker!"; The Origin of "Tick-Tock" Tyler The Hourman; "The Monkey's Circle!"

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Absorbs the explosion of the ship he destroyed.

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Source: Justice League of America #97 - The Day the Earth Screams!

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He was about to drain Superman's energies. But he decided not to do so because reasons/plot.

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Source: Justice League of America #97 - The Day the Earth Screams!

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Casually stops and either nullifies or absorbs Firestorm's blast. And then traps him in a force field he can't escape from and pushed him backwards.

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Source: Justice League of America #32 - Welcome to Sundown Town Chapter 4: Nyctophobia

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Absorbs a blast from Doctor Light like it is nothing and then drains her of her energy, depowering her.

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Source: Justice League of America #32 - Welcome to Sundown Town Chapter 4: Nyctophobia

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Steals 100 million years of life span of a star.

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Source: Justice League of America #32 - Welcome to Sundown Town Chapter 4: Nyctophobia

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Energy Manipulation and Projection

Starbreaker can't just absorb energy, he can unleash it as well as manipulate it. He is not limited to his own energy manipulation. He can manipulate other energies even before absorbing them. He often uses it in combat by shooting powerful blasts of energy at his opponents.

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When it comes to energy manipulation feats...

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Starbreaker also created blazing flames around Silver Age versions of Barry Allen, Aquaman and Oliver Queen and then making it disappear and then freezing them without hitting them with any ice attacks.

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Source: Justice League of America #98 - No More Tomorrows!; The Woman Who Wanted the World!; The Three Comets!

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Versatility and Hax

Aside from energy manipulating powers and physical stats, Starbreaker is extremely versatile and full of hax. He has a lot of crazy abilities, one of which is the ability to control the gravitational pull of other planets and slam them into their Sun. You know about it already. He did that countless times for millions of years. When it comes to on panel evidence, he did so to an unnamed planet, Almerac (when he was separated in three bodies) and Earth (Pre and Post Flashpoint).

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He can also create clones of himself and/or separate himself into multiple bodies. However, his other bodies are not as nearly as powerful as the original, so Starbreaker can't be at full power when he is separated. Most of the time he created two duplicates of himself the most.

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He is also capable of Interstellar travel which allowed him to travel 25 trillion miles per second/seconds in order to come to Earth. He did that Pre-Crisis and was seen again during flashback in Post-Crisis continuity.

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Source: Justice League of America #97 - The Day the Earth Screams!and Justice League of America #29 - Star Struck!

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He can also teleported himself and others. He teleported his defeated clones back to him and his clones also teleported various members of the Justice League to different locations on the planet Almerac

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Source: Justice League of America #96 - "The Coming of--Starbreaker!"; The Origin of "Tick-Tock" Tyler The Hourman; "The Monkey's Circle!" and Justice League America #64 - The Revenge of Starbreaker

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He also has telekinesis. He used it to stop and open a ship, lift skyscrapers and throw stuff at Silver Age Superman while being weakened. When he uses his telekinesis it looks like he is creating ropes/constructs composed of his energy to move those objects.

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Source: Justice League of America #97 - The Day the Earth Screams! and Justice League of America #98 - No More Tomorrows!; The Woman Who Wanted the World!; The Three Comets!

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He can also change his size without absorbing more energy.

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Source: Justice League of America #97 - The Day the Earth Screams!

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Starbreaker can resist telepathy. He forced Martian Manhunter/Bloodwynd to leave his mind.

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Source:Justice League America #64 - The Revenge of Starbreaker

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Starbreaker also has the ability to send others through time and space, past and future. While this drains him of a lot of energy, he was able to send Silver Age versions of Black Canary, Hawkman and Hal Jordan into in a Central City during the year 972 A.D. and fight them, while sending Barry Allen, Aquaman and Oliver Queen to 30th Century version of Central City, in year 2972.

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Source: Justice League of America #98 - No More Tomorrows!; The Woman Who Wanted the World!; The Three Comets!

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Summary

Starbreaker definitely is a Teambuster, which he proved almost every time in his limited number of appearances. He is almost impossible to put down, he has impressive striking power, he has a lot of hax abilities, he is incredibly versatile and most characters who are using energy attacks will be done for if they fight against someone like Starbreaker. Also, fact that he is an adult version of Sun Eater probably means that he has the powers of Sun Eater and that their feats apply for Starbreaker as well. However, other Teambusters with a lot of hax that is not limited to energy based powers or the ones that are just out right incredibly strong can beat Starbreaker. Because of that, I don't think I should put him in a category of weaker or stronger Teambusters because on whether he will beat another Teambuster or not is based solely on their set of abilities and fighting style. Fact that he defeated Silver Age versions of Pre-Crisis heroes is ridiculous, but hard to calculate because of inconsistencies of Silver Age versions of DC powerhouses. Hope you enjoyed this respect thread and as always, there is more to come.

~ KrleAvenger

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#1 Posted by kbroskywalker (13408 posts) - - Show Bio

looks nice

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Dang this guys is crazy. Nice work Krle.

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#3 Edited by KrleAvenger (26339 posts) - - Show Bio

Note: The reason why scans from Justice League of America Vol. 2 #29 are almost identical to scans from Justice League Vol. 1 #96-98 is because issue 29 of volume 2 is just Starbreaker's flashback of his first encounter with the JLA, which despite Crisis on Infinite Earths rebooting 90% of their continuity, is still canon to Post-Crisis Universe.

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#4 Posted by KrleAvenger (26339 posts) - - Show Bio
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#5 Posted by ThEBeStOfTheBeST (11092 posts) - - Show Bio

Believe me, I was thinking of doing a SB respect thread, but you beat me to if plus it is beautifully written mate, nicely done.

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#6 Posted by Darth_Nimrod (2758 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome work, man.

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@krleavenger: LOL its fine, plus yours is much more better :P

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#10 Edited by destinyman75 (14220 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always liked Star breaker, nice thread and feats I may use at some point kudos for putting it together. He's one of the big guns

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#12 Posted by WollfMyth209 (16484 posts) - - Show Bio

N-n-n-noice!

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#13 Posted by Keenko (5186 posts) - - Show Bio

Great job, reply to me pls so I remember to put this in the directory tomorrow

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#15 Posted by NightIight (73 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow this respect thread was really helpful. I know way more about this mysterious power house now thanks to it, very neat.

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@krleavenger: In fact I believe henwas the first DC villain I ever encountered yep one of the best

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@krleavenger: Also had a set of cards he was one of the best art wise in that set way back when 80's or early 90's

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#21 Posted by LegendaryLeague (107 posts) - - Show Bio

Good job.

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#24 Posted by destinyman75 (14220 posts) - - Show Bio

@krleavenger: yeah I should seee what series they were Star breaker and Hawkman were the ones I had don't remember Clark or batsy or Diana green lantern also I had old hal Jordan good stuff

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#25 Posted by ODIN619360 (2612 posts) - - Show Bio

Great read, I like this character now. what comics does he appear in?

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#26 Posted by KrleAvenger (26339 posts) - - Show Bio

@odin619360: Comics are in chronological order...

Justice League of America Vol. 1 #96-98

Justice League America #62-65

Adam Strange Vol. 2 #4 & #6-8

Justice League of America Vol. 2 #29

Justice League of America Vol. 2 #32-34

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#27 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice thread. Well labeled sourcing. Sourcing shit is too much for me lol. So much time to track sources down. Input it in. If you can bear that kinda thing, good on ya.

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#28 Posted by KrleAvenger (26339 posts) - - Show Bio

@sirfizzwhizz: Thanks. Well the thing is, every time I grab a scan from the comic I have read, I immediately add a caption after I save it on my computer.

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#29 Posted by HigherPower (12293 posts) - - Show Bio

What other Teambuster would be a good match for him?

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#30 Posted by KrleAvenger (26339 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_vulcan: Depends on what you view as a Teambuster. I guess you can come to a conclusion yourself, since you've (I assume) read the respect thread and all. Although if you really want to hear my thoughts on it, Fernus, Larfleeze and Thanos seem like pretty good match-ups. Although Adam Warlock (without the gem) and/or Magus vs Starbreaker is probably the best option, since both are powerful energy manipulators.