Princess of Tamaran
|Member of the royal family of the planet Tamaran.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Tamaran, Vega System|
|Base of Operations|
New York, New York
San Francisco, California
Biologically typical Tamaranean with the ability to convert solar energy into flight and absorb language knowledge through physical contacts.
Biologically enhanced ability to channel stored solar power through a concussive force from her hands known as Starbolts.
Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with training as a warrior by the galactic renowned Warlords of Okaara.
New Teen Titans
Teen Titans Vol. 2
Titans Vol. 1 & 2
|DC Comics Presents #26 (Oct. 1980)|
|Marv Wolfman & George Pérez|
The second child of Queen Luand'r & King Myand'r of Tamaran, Koriand'r was chosen to be the heir to the throne due to her older sister Komand'r being deemed unworthy due to a childhood illness that crippled her power of flight. This triggered a lifelong rivalry between the sisters.
At roughly nine years of age, the sisters were sent to the Warlords of Okaara to be trained in the martial arts. Besting her sister in battle, Koriand'r cemented the hatred of Komand'r - prompting her to attempt murder against her sibling. Expelled by the Warlords of Okaara, Komand'r allied herself with the Citadel, aiding them in breaking through Tamaran's defenses. As part of the treaty that followed, Koriand'r was surrendered to the Citadel and enslaved by Komand'r. In captivity, Koriand'r was tortured and humiliated for six years before she, and her sister, were captured by Psions, a race known for their cold-blooded dedication to scientific experimentation.
The Psions conducted experiments to determine the Tamaraneans' maximum abilities to absorb solar energy. During the experiment the Citadel retaliated against the Psions. The Psions fled and the sisters were left to die. The experiment backfired giving Koriand'r the ability to project solar energy through her hands as Starbolts. She used this ability to free her sister and was rewarded with betrayal and imprisonment.
Deceiving a Citadel guard, Koriand'r escaped, commandeered a spacecraft and was pursued to Earth where she was aided by and became a member of the Teen Titans as Starfire.