Starro prior to being destroyed.

Starro is a large alien starfish-like creature with mind-controlling abilities.


Early life

After being frozen for millennia, the still-frozen creature was found by Atlantean scientists led by Vulko. Starro was transferred to Poseidonis's Science Center, where it was carefully studied.[1]


August 27, 13:00 UTC-2

On behalf of the Light, Black Manta staged an attack on the Science Center to retrieve the creature. The plan was thwarted by Aqualad and Garth, and Black Manta blew up the creature out of spite. A small piece survived the blast and began regenerating. Prince Orm decided that it would be best that the piece be taken to the surface world for further studies, considering the fact the Science Center had been greatly damaged and could not safeguard the piece.[1] It was eventually examined in Gotham City's STAR Labs.[2]

Gotham City
November 5, 22:07 EDT

While Klarion and his band of sorcerors had split the world into two dimensions, one for adults and one for children, Lawrence Crock led a mob of angry and confused parents to the STAR Labs facility in Gotham, demanding answers. This distraction gave Riddler a chance to sneak into the facility and steal the echinoderm sample.

Riddler and Sportsmaster later presented the tentacle to the Brain and the rest of The Light. The tentacle had regenerated slightly since being blown up.[2]

New Orleans
December 5, 22:18 CST

The Light arranged for Professor Ivo to be broken out of Belle Reve Penitentiary to work on the echinoderm. With Klarion and Brain, he turned it into Starro-tech,[3] tiny chips of biocircuitry that enslaved whomever was exposed to it.[4]

The Watchtower
December 31, post-23:16 EST

While under the influence of the Starro-tech, Atom was dissecting a piece of Starro, when suddenly, it began to levitate. This provided enough distraction for Miss Martian to tag him with cure-tech.[5]



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  3. David, Peter (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 31, 2012). "Insecurity". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 23. Cartoon Network.
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  5. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael, Montgomery, Lauren (directors) (April 21, 2012). "Auld Acquaintance". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.