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Starman
STAR

Real Name

Ted Knight

Homeworld

Earth

Species

Human

Affiliation(s)

Justice Society of America

Abilities and Powers

Induced Flight, Solar Energy Emission, and Above Average Intelligence

First Appearance

Crisis: 22,300 Miles Above Earth!

Voiced By

Jeff Bennett

HistoryEdit

OriginEdit

Starman aka Ted Knight was a wealthy heir and playboy in Opal City. Bored with his life of leisure, Knight often focused on his true passion of science. He was interested in how stars bombarded Earth with energy and sought to harness it. Along with Professor Abraham Davis, Knight created the Gravity Rod. Knight also helped develop the atomic bomb and later married Adele Doris Drew. Together, they had two sons: David and Jack. Knight became the hero Starman and joined the Justice Society of America.

During a mixer, Starman was disappointed Superman was not a member of the Justice League International but admitted the Watchtower was definitely bigger than the JSA's Brownstone headquarters in Civic City.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Using the Gravity Rod, also called the Cosmic Rod, Knight could fly, levitate other objects, and fire energy blasts. He seemed to develop an almost Green Lantern-like ability to know the Rod's capabilities and summon up new levels of power. The Rod was said to have been powered by an alignment of cosmic stellar and planetary bodies.      

In one version, Knight even theorized that the sudden appearance of 'Mystery Men' in the 1930's and 1940's was the result of energies he unleashed in creating the Rod.

Trivia

  • In the episode, his voice sounds somewhat like that of the late actor Ted Knight, often associated with Filmation and Hanna-Barbera's animated DC Comics shows. Knight's most famous role was that of the somewhat shallow news announcer Ted Baxter, which Starman's depiction here also seems to emulate.

AppearancesEdit

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