BURSTARR

Real Name: Burstarr

Identity/Class:
Extra-dimensional (Negative Zone, Baluurian), adolescent

Occupation:
Minion of the Supreme Intelligence,
former guardian of a star in the Negative Zone

Affiliations:
Allied with Supreme Intelligence and Ronan, former partner of his father Blastarr

Enemies: Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell), Illerans, Una-Rogg, Blastarr

Known Relatives: Blastaar (father), Nyglar (presumed mother, deceased)

Aliases: Burstaar (see comments)

Base of Operations: Hala, formerly the Negative Zone

First Appearance: Captain Marvel V#24 (December, 2001)

Powers: Burstarr possesses superhuman powers similar to those of his father Blastarr, albeit on a lower scale. He possesses superhuman strength (Class 10) and the ability to generate nuclear energy from his fingertips. He can project this energy behind him in order to fly, or direct it as offensive energy blasts. The blasts can shatter meteors but were easily stopped by Captain Marvel's photonic shields. Burstarr is an inexperienced combatant. He is somewhat clumsy in battle and can be easily emotionally manipulated.

History: Little is known about Burstarr's past before he battled Captain Marvel. He was exiled from Baluur along with Blastarr, but Blastarr hid him in an undisclosed location during much of his life.

(Captain Marvel V#24)- Captain Marvel and Una-Rogg had come to the Negative Zone to collect unique energy particles from a star for the Supreme Intelligence. Burstarr had been assigned to guard the star by his father and refused to let Captain Marvel collect the particles. Captain Marvel then attacked Burstarr and was having his way with him until Blastarr showed up and blindsided him.

(Captain Marvel V#25)- While Marvel and Blastarr fought, Burstarr harassed Una-Rogg who was observing the battle from a meteor. Unknown to her, the meteor was drifting into the sun. Burstarr made her beg for his help and still refused to save her. Una then jumped onto Burstarr's back and put a blade to his throat. She told Blastarr to either let Captain Marvel take what he needed or she would kill Burstarr. Blastarr refused to surrender and sacrifice his pride, even to save his son. Enraged, Burstarr threw off Una-Rogg and savagely attacked his father. During the melee, Marvel took what he needed and left the Negative Zone.

Later, Burstarr was seen on Hala, plotting revenge with the aid of Ronan and the Supreme Intelligence.

(Captain Marvel VI#13)- As part of a secret alliance between the Kree and the Badoon, Burstaar was dispatched to the planet Illera, who had overthrown Badoon forces on the world Kahafan. Before Burstaar could slay the Illerans' magister, he was halted by Captain Marvel. Burstaar and Captain Marvel fought, but Burstaar was unprepared for Genis' newfound ruthlessness, and was killed when Genis snapped his neck.

Subsequently, Genis brought Burstaar's body back to life (his neck still broken) (See Comments) to complete his mission, after Genis observed that the Illerans were unable to recognize how their subjugation of Kahafan was morally flawed.

Comments: Created by Peter David and Chris Cross.

Burstarr could make a great foe for Genis in the future. He'll be a better fighter under Ronan's tutelage, and his hatred of Blastarr is a nice counterpoint to Genis' attempts to live up to his father's legacy.

Nyglar--mentioned as his presumed mother under known relatives above--was seen as the mate of Blastaar (note the more common spelling--not used in these issues). They never mentioned any kids, and he could have gotten jiggy with some other hairy Baluurian babe, but Nyglar would be a logical ASSumption.
    An interesting addendum on the above spelling comment. In Captain Marvel VI#13, he was referred to as Burstaar, a spelling more in line with his father's name's preferred spelling. Either they just messed up, it can go either way, or they just realized their mistake from the first time.
    --Snood.

It's unclear from Captain Marvel VI#13 whether Burstaar is permanently back from the dead, or was only temporarily resurrected.
Actually, it was recently revealed that Captain Marvel never actually brought Burstaar back to life, but merely empowered his corpse, as Marvel did not have the ability to truly raise the dead. As soon as he withdrew his energy from Burstaar's body, it collapsed into a corpse once again. --Stunner

by Chuck D

CLARIFICATIONS:
Burstarr should not be confused with:


Last updated: 04/02/04

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