STAR I
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PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Star
Real Name: Peter Klaptin
Former Aliases: N/A
First Appearance: Savage Dragon #3
Death Issue: Savage Dragon#100 (Back-Up)
Cause of Death: Punched in half by Dragon
Group Affiliations: N/A
Height: Around 6’
Weight: Unknown
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Date of Birth: Unknown
Place of Birth: Unknown
Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
Other Distinguishing Features:
Marital Status: Unknown
Known Relatives: N/A
Powers: Star has the strength and endurance of a normal man in peak physical condition. He's fairly well trained in the martial arts.
Weapons: Star has four star shooters that fire razor sharp shurikens, one on each forearm and each leg. Star can attach thin wire for climbing.
Special Equipment: Star's costume has a bulletproof chest and headpiece. He drove a number of special motorcycles, cars and other vehicles.

HISTORY:

The singer and actor Peter Klaptin grew up dreaming of being both a superhero and a rock star. After becoming an incredibly successful musician, he decided to focus his energy in the pursuit of his seemingly unattainable goal and designed a costume. The celebrity went out on a single mission but was defeated by the supervillain Basher with ease. Depressed with his failure, Klaptin walked the dangerous streets of downtown Chicago alone and was attacked by a gang of young toughs. His life was saved by the timely arrival of Chris Robinson, using his marine-trained fighting skills to save Klaptin. The singer offered the young man a job as both his bodyguard and the costumed hero of Star. If he could not actually be a hero, he would make the world think he was by disappearing every time Star is in action.

This business relationship continued very well for a few years until the Vicious Circle decided to uncover Star’s true identity so that they could prevent him from interfering with their activities. Peter Klaptin was taken to a hidden warehouse and suffered an horrendous beating, the criminals believing he was the vigilante. He is only saved by the real Star, revealed to be the bodyguard of the celebrity, Chris Robinson. The singer fired his employee after he is rescued.

Peter Klaptin attempted to claim glory by placing his well-trained limousine driver as the third Star and installed him as the leader of Freak Force, becoming the team’s financial benefactor. This new Star was killed by Dr. Nirvana during a battle between Freak Force and the Frightening Force.

In the reality that Dragon found himself in after his clash with Damien DarkLord, the partnership between Peter Klaptin and Chris Robinson ended a lot sooner than in the previous universe. Star had his race revealed when he was badly injured during the breakout at Stronghold Penitentiary due to Mighty Man II not making his presence known. Peter fired his bodyguard and opted to return to the costume himself.

Peter Klaptin’s first outing since his return from retirement proved to be his last as he went to face the possessed Dragon. With no Mace around to save his life, Star was hit with a powerful blow that severed him in half. It was later assumed that this was indeed the true Star and that Chris Robinson was an imposter. After having witnessed the fate of his predecessor, Chris decided not to don the costume again and instead returned to civilian life.

APPEARANCES:

DRAGON
5 (Image Only)

FREAK FORCE v2
1, 3

IMAGE
00 (Image Only)

SAVAGE DRAGON
3, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 25, 26, 28 (Video) , 29 (Video) , 32 (F/B) , 33, 36, 100 (B/U)

STAR
1, 2, 3, 4