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STAR SIGN

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Initiative, Point Men (3-D Man/Delroy Garret, Devil-Slayer/Eric Simon Payne, Magnitude (Skrull, deceased), Paydirt)

Affiliations: "Hank Pym" (Criti Noll, deceased), Prodigy (Richard Gilmore)

Enemies: "Magnitude" (unidentified undercover Skrull)

Known Relatives: Unidentified mother

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Lookout Point (Point Men headquarters), Hawaii

First Appearance: Avengers: The Initiative#14 (August, 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Through unrevealed ways, Star Sign gained the ability to read people's auras. She can detect (changes in) moods by the shifting colors of their auras. A yellow aura indicated fear, distrust or apprehension for instance. She can generate a bright, sparkly form of light energy she can fire from her hands. These blasts can be used for offensive purposes or to send a distress call. Star Sign has a small, red star tattoo under her left eye. A native of Hawaii, Star Sign is easy going, mellow and an avid believer of astrology, the working of karma and other new age philosophies (see comments).

Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 120 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(Avengers: The Initiative#14 (fb) - BTS) - With the implementation of the Superhuman Registration Act and the launch of the Fifty State Initiative, the Hawaiian heroine Star Sign registered herself with the United States government. After completing basic training at the Initiative's headquarters at Camp Hammond, Hank Pym (actually the Skrull impostor Criti Noll) assigned her to join the Point Men, a team of superheroes assembled to protect the island state of Hawaii from any and all threats from the east. Star Sign, along with team members Devil-Slayer, Magnitude (secretly a Skrull as well) and the particle telekinetic Paydirt were headquartered at Lookout Point, an artificial island based on the designs of the original Hydrobase.

(Avengers: The Initiative#14 ) - Star Sign and Paydirt were at the airport to welcome the Point Men's newly appointed leader 3-D Man (Delroy Garret, formerly known as the Avenger Triathlon). As his plane landed, Star Sign told Paydirt she was sure Garret was a Leo, since they're known to be natural leaders. When 3-D Man came down the step ladder, Star Sign welcomed him with the traditional Hawaiian "Aloha" greeting, and planted a kiss on his cheek while putting on the even more traditional flower lei around his neck. Feeling properly welcomed, 3-D Man was a little apprehensive to see Paydirt use his powers to pick up his bags, which Star Sign noticed because 3-D's aura turned yellow. She assured him that her teammate's control over particle (dust) matter was so precise, his bags would be even cleaner as soon as he put them down. After arriving at Lookout Point, she introduced 3-D Man to Devil-Slayer and called in their last remaining teammate Magnitude who was training in the gym. When he joined the party, 3-D Man's Skrull detecting goggles immediately saw through the alien's disguise, causing Magnitude to drop the act and attack the Point Men, knocking out Paydirt with his first blast. Confused, Star Sign begged the newly revealed Skrull to stop, appealing to the fact they were once teammates. She then tried to send a distress call using her light powers but the Skrull unleashed an electromagnetic pulse that fried both the Lookout Point's machinery as well as Star Sign's brain. She fell to the floor, badly injured by the pulse. Eventually, 3-D Man and Devil-Slayer managed to kill the Skrull formerly known as Magnitude. Devil-Slayer then checked on Star Sign and Paydirt. Relieved to find they were still alive, he stored them within the dimensional folds of his Shadow Cloak. After teleporting the 3-D Man to the Initiative's headquarters at Camp Hammond to inform them of the Skrull infiltrator, Payne made sure the two young heroes got to a hospital for treatment.

(Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt#1 - BTS) - At some point, Star Sign recovered from her injuries and resumed her duties as a member of the Fifty State Initiative.

(Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt#1) - When Steve Rogers ordered Prodigy (Ritchie Gilmore) to head a new Initiative following the crisis involving Sin and the Hammer Wielders, Star Sign was one of the many Initiative members who responded to his call to arms. She attended Prodigy's rally in Washington D.C. along with dozens of other recruits and received her marching orders: Keep mankind safe during this latest fight between good and evil.

Comments: Created by Dan Slott & Christos N. Gage (writers), Stefano Caselli (pencils), Daniele Rudoni (inks).

There was never an on panel explanation about Star Sign's powers. It's always fun to speculate about her powerset, though. For my money, the little red star tattoo on her face grants her abilities that correspond with the different zodiac signs. That would, potentially, give her at least 12 different superpowers. More if the signs of the people she's around determine what abilities she has access to, apart from the single power of her own sign which she can wield indefinitely.  It's a shame we haven't seen more of Star Sign and the other members of the Point Men. They seem like a diverse bunch of characters.

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Star Sign should not be confused with


images: (without ads)
Avengers The Initiative#14, p10, pan5 (main image)
Avengers The Initiative#14, p13, pan2 (body)
Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt#1, p10&11 (present with the Initiative)


Appearances:
Avengers: The Initiative#14 (August, 2008) -
Dan Slott & Christos N. Gage (writers), Stefano Caselli (pencils), Daniele Rudoni (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt#1 (July, 2011) - Sean McKeever (writer), Mike Norton (pencils), Veronica Gandini (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 05/05/14

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