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Flight via natural wings - capable of traveling in excess of light speed; able to track "anything" - her range is substantial but not unlimited.Dawnstar's unique powers include the ability to track life forms and objects across light years of distance and through interstellar space. She can survive in deep space for long periods of time without a spacesuit or oxygen. Dawnstar and other Starhavenites have pairs of large, white-feathered wings that grow out of their upper backs, the result of genetic engineering. In deep space, she can travel at faster-than-light speeds. In an Earth-normal atmosphere or in a sizable gravity well, her speed is diminished. She wears a Legion flight ring to signal for help, for monitoring of her location, and for other non-flight uses.
a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Dawnstar is her real name (she has no Legion code name), and she is from Starhaven, a planet colonized from Earth in the 23rd Century. Her name is derived from the planet Venus, the "morning star." This is why Dawnstar wears an eight-pointed star ornament on her forehead.
Dawnstar had a lengthy, tragic romance with fellow Legionnaire Wildfire. They each respected the other's defiant, outspoken personality, although they each counseled each other on working with their talents as part of a team instead of acting as individuals. Wildfire was an anti-energy being in a containment suit, and thus had no physical body. When he briefly was able to partially reverse this, they attempted a physical relationship, but were unsuccessful.
Dawnstar was possessed by an evil entity called Bounty who amputated her wings and forced her to use her tracking powers as an assassin. Dawnstar was later freed from the Bounty entity's control.
After Bounty left Dawnstar, the injured Dawnstar stayed in the Legion's infirmary for a while, and for a while did not respond verbally to any stimulus. She has improved and been returned to Starhaven for further assistance. She has since confronted her traumas and fears, and has met the active Legionnaires on Weber's World, including Wildfire, whose return she's uncertain how to deal with...and the feeling is mutual. In the end this was moot, as she became one of the first disappearance victims of Zero Hour.
Created by Mike Grell & Paul Levitz
First Appearance: Superboy (1949) #226
Dawnstar (DC)(Legion - 5 Years Later)
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#4 Action Comics (1938)
- 'Dances With Monsters'
HC Adventure Comics (1938)
- 'Superman And The Legion Of Super-Heroes'HC
- 'Superman: Reign of Doomsday'TPB
- 'Superman And The Legion Of Super-Heroes'TPB
- 'Reign Of Doomsday'#858
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 1: Alien World'#859
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 2: Illegal Aliens'#860
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 3: Lightning and Shadows'#861
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 4: Chameleons'#862
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 5: Revenge of the Rejects'#863
- 'Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Chapter 6: Sun Rise'#900
- 'The Black Ring, Finale-Reign of Doomsday'#900 (2nd Printing)#900 (Hughes Variant)#900 (Newsstand Edition)#900 (Ross Variant)
Adventure Comics (2009)
#1#2#4#8 All-New Collectors' Edition (1978)
- 'Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton, Prologue/Awake, Part 1 of 3'#9#11
- 'Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton: The Epilogue is the Future/Man of Valor, Finale'
C-55 Booster Gold (2007)
- 'Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes'
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
#1 DC Comics Presents (1978)
- 'The Summoning!'#2
- 'Time And Time Again!'#3
- 'Oblivion Upon Us'#4
- 'And Thus Shall the World DIE!'#5
- 'Worlds In Limbo'#8
- 'A Flash Of The Lightning!'#10
- 'Death at the Dawn of Time'
#13 DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (2011)
- 'To Live In Peace--Nevermore!'
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Universe (2008)
#0 DCU Holiday Special 2010 (2011)
- 'Let There Be Lightning'
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (1981)
Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds (2008)
HC Green Lantern (1960)
- 'Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds'TPB
- 'Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds'#2
- 'Book Two'#3
- 'Book Three'#4
- 'Book Four'#5
- 'Book Five'
History of the DC Universe (1986)
JSA Kingdom Come Special: Magog (2009)
#12 Justice League of America (2006)
- 'Justice, Chapter Twelve'
#9 Justice Society of America (2007)
- 'The Lightning Saga, Chapter 3: Suicide'#10
- 'The Lightning Saga, Final Chapter: The Villain Is the Hero in His Own Story'
#1 La Legion des Super-Heros et les Nouveaux Jeunes Titans (1984)
- 'The Next Age, Chapter 1'#4
- 'The Next Age, Chapter 4'#6
- 'The Lightning Saga, Chapter 4: Three Worlds'
#17 Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths (1999)
- 'Titans: Les cendres aux cendres!'
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
Annual 01 Legion of Super-Heroes (1984)
- 'Monster in a Little Girl's Mind!'Annual 02
- 'Whatever Gods there be...'Annual 03
- 'The Curse'HC
- 'The Great Darkness Saga Deluxe Edition'HC
- 'The Curse Deluxe Edition'TPB
- 'The Curse'#263
- 'Day of Judgment'#264
- 'Dagon's Cavern of Doom!'#265
- 'The Brigadoon Syndrome'#272
- 'The Secret Origin of Blok!'#272 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'The Secret Origin of Blok!'#273
- 'A Murderer -- Among Us?'#275
- 'Of Pride, Passion and Piracy!'#280
- 'O! Call Back Yesterday!'#281
- 'Madness is the Molecule Master'#282
- 'If Answers there be...'#284
- 'The Soul-Thief from the Stars'#286
- 'Old Friends, New Relatives And Other Corpses!'#288
- 'The Legionnaires Made for Burning'#289
- 'A Cold and Lonely Corner of Hell!'#290
- 'And the Servant Shall Be a Sign...'#291
- 'A Sign of Darkness Dawning'#292
- 'Darkness Transcendant'#293
- 'Within the Darkness...'#294
- 'What do You do the Day after Doomsday?'#298
- 'The Edge of Nowhere'#299
- 'Not a Ghost of a Chance'#300
- 'The Future is Forever!'#302
- 'Family Matters'#303
- 'Those Emerald Eyes are Shining...'#304
- 'Siege Perilous'#305
- 'Violet's Story'#308
- '...And the Sky Itself Shall Burn!'#311
- 'Destruction by Design'
Annual 03 Legion of Super-Heroes (1989)
- 'There's No Substitute for the Real Thing'Annual 04#2
- '...Where A Villain?'#3
- 'Everywhere A Villain...?'#4
- 'Lest Villainy Triumph'#5
- 'An Eye For An Eye, A Villain For A Hero'#11
- 'Taking Care of Business: Old Business'#12
- 'The More Things Change'#14
- 'Unto The New Generation'#15
- 'Hostage On A Hostile Star'#16
- 'Has Anyone Noticed A Crisis Going On?'#19#20
- 'To Control A World'#22
- 'Dead End'#23
- 'Back Home In Hell!'#25
- 'Going Home'#28
- 'The Lost Hero'#30
- 'Brainy's Lucky Day'#35
- 'Forgotten Friends'#36
- 'Peace, Quiet and Impending Doom'#37
- 'A Twist In Time'#38
- 'The Greatest Hero Of Them All'#40
- 'What Starfinger Touches...'#41
- '..Shall Ne'er Burn So Bright'#45
- 'Unlucky Streak'#46
- 'On The Fourth Hand...'#47
- 'Conspiracy Theory'#49
- 'A Time To Live'#51
- 'The Trial Of Brainiac Five'#54
- 'Strength In Numbers'#56
- 'By Hope Ensnared'#57
- 'Under A Watchful Eye'#58
- 'If Thine Eye Offend Thee'#59
- 'Ghosts In The Clubhouse'#62
- 'The Magic Wars, Part 3: Why Must Magic Triumph?'#63
- 'The Magic Wars, Part 4: Where Has All The Magic Gone?'
#105 Legion of Super-Heroes (2005)
- 'Time Won't Let Me'
Legion of Super-Heroes (2010)
Annual 01HC vol. 02 Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years in the Future (2008)
- 'The Scream Heard 'Cross the Universe'#2
- 'The Day After Titanfall'#4
- 'That Which is Purest Among You'#5
- 'A Choice of Destinies'#8
- 'The Shape of Death'#9
- 'One Last Durlan'#10
- 'Hiding in Plain Sight'#11
- 'False Start'#13
- 'False Hopes'#14
- 'False Dreams'#15
- 'False Victory'#16
TPB Secret Origins (1986)
- 'Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years in the Future'
Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes (1981)
#1 Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes (2011)
- 'The Past...Seen Darkly'#3
#1978-06 Superman/Batman (2003)
- 'Superman: Killer mit dem stählernen Herzen'
#15 Tales of the Legion (1984)
- 'Absolute Power, Chapter Two: "What Price Freedom...?"'#75
#316 The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
- 'Shadows of Future Past'#319
- 'If Memory Should Fail'#321
- 'Into Exile'#322
- 'Lost Among the Missing'#323
- 'Look Homeward, Legionnaires'#324
HC Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
- 'The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years'
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Legion Academy (DC)
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