Who is Starhawk:
Starhawk is a member of the original Guardians of the Galaxy that existed in an alternate timeline in the 31st century. Starhawk has knowledge of different life times and basically relives his life over and over again. He comes back to his infant state after a cataclysm happens in the future. He is also united in one body with his adopted sister Aleta. He may be one of the weirdest, trippy characters that Marvel has ever made. Some consider Starhawk to be Star-Lord's potential father in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
First Appearance: Defenders #27
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Due to Starhawk's knowledge of the future he is often called the one who knows:
One of his famous lines is:
"I am the wisdom and the glory of your ancestors. I am the light and the giver of light. I am your heritage and your destiny! I am the POWER that was Arcturus!"
|Starhawk is constantly trying to make sense of the time stream|
Get ready to open a big can of weirdness.
Starhawk is born in modern times, he is the child of Quasar and Kismet (Artificial like Adam Warlock) and is half human and half artificial life form. He is sent into the future and is first raised by mutants on the planet Arcturus, then by an Arcturian Reaver named Ogord who names him Stakar. He is raised as Ogord own son along with the rest of his family. Stakar studies science and archeology and begins to explore the ruins of the old gods of Arcturus. After exploring ruins of the Hawkgod he is transformed. His body and the body of his sister are combined along with powers of the Hawkgod into Starhawk.
He becomes trapped in a cycle of rebirth where he is born again and again. Each time he remembers the past events of his former life. He is able to move and alter time, however despite these great powers he is unable to prevent a future cataclysm.
Part of Starhawks plan to avoid the cataclysm is to form the team known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. He has forced this team together at various points in the time line to save the universe.
There are various different forms taken by Starhawk, sometimes with Stakar and Aleta seperate sometimes with one or the other controlling the form. There is even a dark, almost evil form of Starhawk where Stakar forcibly joined Aleta. Eventually, Aleta regained control. In the end Stakar always ends up as an infant and is sent back in time to relive his whole live over again.
|Aleta returning infant Stakar to the past|
Starhawk is powerful but his powers are not always super defined. They sometimes vary based on whether he is controlled by Aleta or Stakar, or whether they are joined together.
He can travel at speeds faster than light. Is immune to radiation, and most diseases. Is super strong, durable and fast. Can survive and travel in space.
He can control light, make beams and objects out of it.
Starhawk is sometimes considered to have precognition but what he really has is memories from his previous lives. His memories can be faulty and be tampered with making him imperfect and sometimes a bit crazy. Do to confusion over time stream other characters sometimes consider him to be crazy
There are some Aleta cosplays but I have not seen any Starhawks.
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